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Sidewalks, Chalk Art, and Circle of Hearts

  At the beginning of April, Traverse City resident Christine Krzyszton was feeling cooped up and in need of doing something to […]

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Let’s Keep It Rolling: Happy, Healthy, Strong Families and Your New Favorite Shirt

  Awesome news, our friends at Tee See Tee have just released your new favorite t-shirt! Proceeds will benefit our work of […]

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TAAR and Norte Join Forces For 2020 Explore Academy

The Traverse Area Association of REALTORS® (TAAR) has received a $4,250 Smart Growth Grant from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) in […]

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Norte Programs Go Virtual

With COVID-19 canceling our school-based, in-person spring programs, we’re excited to offer our programs virtually to families in the Grand Traverse region. […]

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Bicycle Grand Traverse: Essential Transportation For People in the Grand Traverse Region

Bicycle Grand Traverse is a community campaign to connect people with quality used bikes to people in need of reliable, economical, and […]

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Raising My Words: I Advocate

  For better or worse, I’m pretty soft-spoken. If only I had a nickel every time someone’s first response to me was, […]

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Advocacy Newsletter: A Strong Community, Built for the Challenge

Advocacy Newsletter, April 8, 2020 Thank you to all of our essential heroes working to keep us healthy, keep us fed, and keep […]

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Changing the odds in favor of more happy, active-for-life kids in the Grand Traverse Region

This column originally appeared in the Traverse City Record-Eagle on March 12, 2020. In case you missed it, the City of Traverse […]

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Outside Still Not Canceled: A Refreshed 20 Mile Family Walk Challenge Continues With Stretch Goals, School Competition and More Kindness

With in-person school canceled and being active as a family unit more critical than ever, the 20 Mile Family Walk Challenge – […]

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The Wearing of Cloth Masks/Norte Buffs During this Pandemic

We recommend the fold and hook method for a Norte Buff as a mask.   CDC RECOMMENDATION AND NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER   The […]

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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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