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A dog at Wags West opening celebration

Three Woofs for Neighborhood Advocacy

Three Woofs for Neighborhood Advocacy Groundwork Center and Norte recently wrapped up the 2021 Advocate Academy. This year’s academy was slightly different […]

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Image of smiling kids on bikes and Norte team members.

More Kids on Bikes is the Answer

After years of being asked, “how can we start something like Norte in my town,” Norte is finally ready and willing to […]

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Jessie Williams in the Norte Clubhouse

Attracted by a Desire to Help

Last January, I decisively told myself that I didn’t know what I would do for Summer 2020. This is definitively unlike me. […]

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2021-Jill Feature

It’s Not Magic, but it is Magical

I witnessed confidence grow in my daughters that I had yet to nurture in other ways. My girls became experts at navigating […]

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AmeriCorps VISTA Opportunity at Norte

Norte is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA to join our team for 2021. The ideal candidate will be passionate about happy, healthy, strong communities […]

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Donor Relations Specialist Wes Sovis

Meet the Newest Members to Team Orange

Norte recently welcomed Wes Sovis to the Norte Staff as their Donor Relations Specialist. The youth-focused organization also added three new members to […]

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Russ Soyring on a boat and relaxing.

35 Years of Community Celebration with Retiring City Planner, Russ Soyring

Russ Soyring has served as the City Planner of Traverse City since 1986. His impact on the community is far and wide. […]

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Volunteer bike coach, Amy Strom, with her golden retriever Milo.

Life is always better on a bike. Just ask Amy.

  The temperatures might be in the teens outside, but here at the Clubhouse and Wheelhouse, we’re gearing up for spring and […]

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Eleanor Brockway arriving to work at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City

Making Change One Step at a Time

Eleanor Brockway walks daily, and it’s by design. Winter Walk Wednesday or not, when the temperatures hover around zero, it can take […]

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Matt Jones Winter Bike

Ready to suit up and be counted?

Real winter is finally here, let’s get out there and enjoy it.   I love to ride a bike. I don’t love […]

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Jean navigating snow in crosswalk downtown Traverse City

Doing Better, All Winter Long, Everywhere

We applaud the City of Traverse City for continuing to improve on a decade of improvement. Ten years ago, the City didn’t […]

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In Memory of James Emmett Boardman

Jim Boardman riding his tricycle in Elk Rapids, shortly after moving into the area in May of 2020.   Our thoughts have […]

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Cranksgiving Team celebrating at the Wheelhouse at the Civic Center

Norte’s Annual Civic Center Report

Norte is very proud to call the Civic Center home. It’s a perfect fit, actually. Each year we submit a report to […]

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A summer summer intern smiling.

Summer Internships at Norte

We’re seeking 2021 Summer Interns to join Team Orange. We have both paid and unpaid, full and part-time internships available.  Submit Applications by 5 […]

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Bike Camp Photo

Measuring Inspiration Three Hours at a Time

Each spring and fall, we’re fortunate to spend three hours a week with some amazing kids. The young riders who participate in Youth […]

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Lee Elston smiling at the Grand Traverse Civic Center

Walking and Talking With Lee Elston

Although we’re recognized for our work getting kids on bikes, Norte is a firm believer in the power of walking. When we […]

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Jim Bruckbauer at the 2020 Advocate Academy

Accelerate Your Advocacy Efforts

Accelerate your advocacy efforts with Norte’s fourth annual Advocate Academy The partnership of Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities’ T.C. Mobility Lab, and […]

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Frozen Rabbit runners, one with bunny ears, in front of the Norte Wheelhouse.

Let’s See What We Can Do, 2021

Before we get too far into the New Year, let’s reflect on the accomplishments of 2020. Specifically, on Norte’s advocacy efforts, which never stopped. […]

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Ty and Jim walking at the Grand Traverse Civic Center.

Jim and the Three Lapper

Norte’s Executive Director describes the joy of walking and talking with friends and mentors at the Grand Traverse Civic Center. I have […]

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2020 Holiday Lights in Traverse City Michigan

Action and Imagination to do Better

Norte is committed to continued hard work, persistence, and engagement to find solutions. As I reflect on 2020 and look towards the […]

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