Traverse City businesses prepared for the National Cherry Festival

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The annual National Cherry Festival is July 1-8 this year and Traverse City was busy preparing in recent weeks for the thousands of attendees, including both tourists and citizens. Steve Heap, a professional at the Association of Festival Organizers, says that communication is key when a city prepares for a festival. He also says it gets easier with experience, but still takes the whole year to prepare for the annual festival. Kaylie Camp, 19, has worked two previous Cherry Festivals at Fustini’s, an oil and vinegar store located in downtown Traverse City.

Program teaches citizens how to run for office

By KAREN HOPPER USHER
Capital News Service
EAST LANSING – Running for office doesn’t have to be confusing. The Michigan Political Leadership Program at Michigan State University teaches you how to do it. The fellowship teaches campaigning, policy, bipartisanship and other skills. The application deadline is Friday, Sept. 23.