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The Wearing of Cloth Masks/Norte Buffs During this Pandemic

How do you wear it?   CDC RECOMMENDS CLOTH MASKS  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends “wearing cloth face coverings […]

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Norte’s Spring Programs: Canceled

According to the Governor’s Executive Order, we will cancel all after school programs for the spring. This is obviously a major disappointment […]

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Are You Keeping a Six Foot Distance from Others on the Sidewalk?

Bikes Belong on the Street   If there’s one thing we are learning from the global pandemic and stay home orders, it’s […]

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Happy, Healthy, Strong Communities by Design

The happy, healthy, strong community provides dignified accessibility for everyone. When we cross the street, we don’t need to run or play […]

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Happy, Healthy, Strong: Read Norte’s Very First Annual Report

We’re excited to share our first hot-off-the-presses Annual Report! A lot of love, sweat, and grateful tears went into this project. There are […]

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Advocacy Newsletter: Hunker Down and Continue to Explore

Advocacy Newsletter, March 24, 2020 What creative solutions are you and your neighbors doing to maintain a physical distance and continue to be […]

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Stay Home. Stay Safe. Stay Active, Responsibly

Stay Home. Stay Safe. Stay Active, Responsibly Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order No 2020-21,” putting “Stay Home, Stay Safe” in effect until April […]

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Happy March! Norte’s Spring Programs are Right Around the Corner

Spring is on the horizon! Here are a few updates from your favorite Norte Program Director, Mr. Ben Boyce. Classes are available […]

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Advocacy Newsletter: The Time is Now, Let’s Act

Advocacy Newsletter, February 25, 2020 Policy specialist Jim Bruckbauer of Groundwork Center delivers at 2020 Advocate Academy. Hello Everyone! This is your February advocacy newsletter. Below, you’ll […]

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What are the Best Ways to Walk or Bike to a School Near You?

As part of our three year systems acceleration project with the area schools and funded by Rotary Charities,  we’re developing informational tools to […]

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Active Kids, Healthy Grand Traverse

The Center for Disease Control recently unveiled its Active People, Healthy Nation campaign to “help 27 million Americans become more physically active.” […]

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These Traverse City Kids Are Alright

Earlier this year, I wrote about the national trend of fewer and fewer kids opting outside to play and be active. The […]

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Advocacy Newsletter: Do You Whistle When You Shovel the Sidewalk?

Advocacy Newsletter, January 28, 2020 We believe that an advocate’s work starts at the front porch, includes a nice snow shovel, and a tune […]

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Bike Life: Are You Winter Biking with Matt?

  Winter Bike to Work & School Day! Friday, February 14   Meet Matt Jones  Great Lakes Maritime Academy student, Matt Jones, […]

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