This elixir, aphrodisiac and star of Chinese myth is also an Up North native and still sprouts in our forests. Foraging the magical root helped Northern families survive the Depression. But how much longer […]
Jeff Smith wrote a new post, Leapin’ Leprechaun 5K Race 2017, Traverse City: Mickey Fivenson’s Running Race Notebook, on the site MyNorth.com 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Michelle Elliott, race director for the Leapin’ Leprechaun 5K located in the Warehouse District, Traverse City on Saturday, March 11, 2017, welcomed nearly 750 runners, interns and volunteers to the 7th annual S […]
Jeff Smith wrote a new post, Obsessions: 5 Young Foodie Entrepreneurs in Northern Michigan, on the site MyNorth.com 5 months ago
Young energy, clear vision and passion for a food ideal propel the entrepreneurs behind these local businesses in Traverse City and Petoskey. Get to know the next generation of foodies in Northern Michigan.
Jeff Smith wrote a new post, Seriously, You Won’t Believe What It Took to Get This Bridge Truss to the Boardman River, on the site MyNorth.com 5 months, 2 weeks ago
The mission: transport a 2,100-pound, 55-foot-long steel truss through a thick forest and down a steep river valley, and then place it to make a bridge across the Boardman River in the Brown Bridge Quiet […]
You might know him as the CEO of Crystal Mountain, but statewide, renewable energy advocates know Jim MacInnes as one of the most effective voices of a smart energy future.
Jeff Smith wrote a new post, 10 Ideas for Entertainment and Dining During Vasa Race Weekend, on the site MyNorth.com 6 months, 1 week ago
In town for the Vasa Races February 11–12? Check our ideas for pre- and post-race chill time in Traverse City.
Check out what’s new at this year’s races here.
Winter Microbrew and Music F […]
Jeff Smith wrote a new post, Bigfoot 5-10K Snowshoe Race, Mickey Fivenson’s Running Race Notebook, on the site MyNorth.com 6 months, 3 weeks ago
The thunderous sound of 1,150 Bigfeet pounding along a pristine, wooded trail, greeted race director Jen Teeples as 575 snowshoers/runners headed down the trail in the Bigfoot 5-10K Snowshoe Race, at Timber Ridge, […]
Jeff Smith wrote a new post, After the Sleeping Bear Dunes Wind Storm: Is Fire a Risk?, on the site MyNorth.com 7 months, 1 week ago
In August 2014, a tremendous wind storm blew through the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, hitting the area around Glen Arbor particularly hard, and leaving a massive swath of downed trees in its wake. One […]
Jeff Smith wrote a new post, Resolution Run/Walk 5K, Mickey Fivenson’s Running Race Notebook, on the site MyNorth.com 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Race director Karl Bastion welcomed about 200 runners and walkers to the 2017 version of the Resolution Run/Walk 5K, held at The Little Fleet, in downtown Traverse City, Jan. 1. The course flowed through downtown, […]
Jeff Smith wrote a new post, Sleeping Bear Dunes Winter Photos Through the Lens of Julian Bunker, on the site MyNorth.com 7 months, 4 weeks ago
A disciple of Northern Michigan’s beauty shares his favorite Sleeping Bear Dunes winter photos bathed in rare light.
Photographer Julian Bunker
Julian Bunker swims every day he can. […]
Jeff Smith wrote a new post, Ancient Strain of Lake Trout Discovered in Elk Lake, on the site MyNorth.com 8 months, 1 week ago
What do we like? Good news stories about the environment, and here is one about lake trout that we like a lot.
Fish researcher Jory Jonas, of MDNR’s Charlevoix Fisheries Research Station, was on a f […]
Ever since artist Glenn Wolff and author Jerry Dennis first collaborated—in 1992 on the national bestseller It’s Raining Frogs and Fishes—they have deployed their remarkable talents on helping us understand, imme […]
Jeff Smith wrote a new post, Turkey Trot: Mickey Fivenson’s Running Race Notebook, on the site MyNorth.com 8 months, 2 weeks ago
The Race: Traverse City Turkey Trot 5K and 5 Mile Run/Walk, November 24, Thirlby Field, Traverse City
Brian and Enid Hagerty, Michelle Elliot, from the National Cherry Festival, and Laurie Anderson, along with […]
A half-dozen years ago Beth Price was looking for a self-assignment to re-ignite her artist fire—something she’d pursue just for herself, no clients involved, no money on the line, no voices to pull her vision thi […]
Jeff Smith wrote a new post, Anne-Marie Oomen & Keith Taylor on the Poetry of Science, on the site MyNorth.com 8 months, 3 weeks ago
A poet among scientists …
Widely published Michigan poet Keith Taylor has spent the past 11 summers at the University of Michigan Biological Station, in the forests surrounding Douglas Lake, near Pellston. He s […]
Longtime Traverse City runner Mickey Fivenson share’s fitness inspiration from everyday people he meets at running races in Northern Michigan. Watch for more of Mickey’s notebook entries on MyNorth.com, and more i […]
Jeff Smith wrote a new post, Austin McPhilamy, M.D.: Providing Essential Care for Accident Victims, on the site MyNorth.com 9 months ago
“High energy trauma injuries” refers to injuries sustained from car accidents, motorcycle accidents, snowmobile accidents, falls … any injury that involves great impact to the body. Understandably, hig […]
Jeff Smith wrote a new post, Cowell Family Cancer Center Blending East and West to Ease Cancer Trauma, on the site MyNorth.com 9 months, 1 week ago
Cancer, like any major disease, attacks more than just the body. It affects a patient’s emotions, spirit and mindset. The situation is exacerbated by treatment protocols—chemo and radiation—that take their […]
Jeff Smith wrote a new post, 9 Gorgeous Northern Michigan Winter Vacation Ideas, on the site MyNorth.com 9 months, 2 weeks ago
We’ve paired the splendor of winter with nearby places to stay and local restaurants to create the perfect Northern Michigan winter vacation without the stress of planning. (Looking for summer ideas? Click he […]
Jeff Smith wrote a new post, New Initiative, Shape Up North, Helps Promote Healthy Lifestyles, on the site MyNorth.com 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Start where you are! That bit of advice and encouragement is at the heart of a community-wide health initiative coordinated through Munson Healthcare that is aimed at helping people live more active and healthy […]
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