Grupo AyÃ© has a bona fide local connection to the Grand Traverse region. Band founder Robert Mulligan spent part of his childhood in Omena in Leelanau County, where his mother lives. We caught up with Robert to learn more about the band, about his love for Latin music, and about his northern Michigan roots.
Groundwork’s annual Harvest at the Commons celebration is a community collaboration, and one that wouldn’t be possible without key partners who lend their talents, and their love for the northern Michigan community.
The Afro-Caribbean Salsa band Grupo AyÃ© will heat up the dance floor at Harvest at the Commons. In preparation for our annual celebration, we’ve partnered with local dance teacher Mykl Werth and Right Brain Brewery to offer four Salsa Dance lessons, beginning Sept. 11 and running every Monday night until Oct. 2. Sign up here.
Fernando Meza, CEO of the digital marketing company OneUpWeb, represents Traverse City’s growing tech scene. As a Mexican-American born in Los Angeles, Meza also reflects on Traverse City’s tolerance and inclusiveness, despite this region’s racial homogeneity.
Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities honors Cherry Capital Foods owner Chip Hoagland -the “Warren Buffet of northern Michigan foods” -with Milliken Leadership Award during annual Harvest at the Commons celebration.
On October 11, MLUI will present [email protected], a community farm-to-table event that will feature the best ingredients northern Michigan has to offer. You are invited! Not only to the event, but to help generate a buzz about all the good work this community is doing. The task is simple: