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Aug 20
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Traverse City Music Boosters’ Used Instrument Sale at TC West Middle School

September 6, 2014 all day
Do you have an instrument to sell or would you like to score a used instrument? This is your day! The TC Music Boosters hosts its annual Used Instrument Sale on Saturday, Sept 6, 2014 at TC West Middle School. If you have an instrument to sell, drop it off between 9:00 and 11:30 am. Appraisers will be on hand to help you determine the value of your instrument. Return between 4:00 and 5:00 pm to pick up your check or unsold instrument. TC Music Boosters retains 15% of all proceeds to help fund…See More
Aug 20
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Traverse Symphony Orchestra Presents: Beethoven! at First Congregational Church, Traverse City

May 11, 2013 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
The Traverse Symphony Orchestra closes its spectacular season with two of the greatest works ever written on Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 12 at 3:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Traverse City. Grammy-nominated Caroline Goulding returns to perform Beethoven's only Violin Concerto, a crown jewel and one of the most demanding works of the violin repertoire. Well loved for its energy and beauty, Beethoven himself spoke of his celebratory seventh symphony as one of his…See More
Apr 3, 2013
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Interlochen Arts Academy (IAA) Percussion Ensemble at Interlochen Center for the Arts/Dendrinos Chapel

April 20, 2013 from 7:30pm to 9pm
The IAA Percussion Ensemble performs in Dendrinos Chapel.$6 Seniors and students, $9 adults.Interlochen is located about 12 miles southwest of Traverse City where US-31 meets M-137.See More
Apr 3, 2013
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Apr 3, 2013
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Apr 3, 2013
Jodi Simpson is attending Traverse Area District Library's event

Friends of the Library One Day, One Dollar Book Sale at Traverse Area District Library, Main Branch

April 20, 2013 from 9am to 5pm
Celebrate National Library Week (April 14-20) with the Friends of the Traverse Area District Library as they present their annual One Day, One Dollar Book Sale.Look for your favorite fiction, non-fiction, children's books, CDs, DVDs, and other audio-visual pearls. You may need to bring your front loader instead of your wagon to tote out your treasures. The Friends of TADL hauled all the items out of storage, please don't make them transport them back. First come, first served. Credit cards…See More
Apr 3, 2013
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Interlochen Arts Academy (IAA) Orchestra Concert at Interlochen Center for the Arts/Corson Auditorium

March 15, 2013 from 7:30pm to 9pm
The IAA Orchestra performs in Corson Auditorium.$7 Seniors and students, $10 adults.Interlochen is located about 12 miles southwest of Traverse City where US-31 meets M-137.See More
Feb 27, 2013

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Seersucker Ride and Pincord Picnic--summer fun in Traverse City

Posted on August 17, 2011 at 3:54pm 0 Comments

I've been looking forward to the first annual Seersucker Ride and Pincord Picnic ever since my sister and I joined the Tweed Ride in May (see my earlier blog). And now my schedule is overbooked, and I can't attend after all. Drat.


It promises to be a highlight of the summer…


First Ever Tweed Ride Traverse City!

Posted on May 19, 2011 at 11:49am 0 Comments


Northern Michigan’s social and stylish urban cycling tour. Celebrating our lovely community and a common affection for tweed, wool, steel, leather and chrome (no lycra, please!).


The Inaugural Tweed Ride will take place on Saturday, May 21, 4:00 PM, gathering at the Open…


Sound of Music Sing Along comes to Traverse City

Posted on October 7, 2010 at 4:33pm 0 Comments

Mark your calendars for a fun-filled and memorable evening on Tuesday October 19. Traverse City’s State Theatre will screen The Sound of Music like you’ve never seen—or heard—it before. To commemorate the 45th anniversary of this classic family film it’s been fully restored in high def. But that’s not all.

Moviegoers are encouraged to sing along (the lyrics will be projected on the screen complete…


Preserving pickles, dilly beans and sweet summer memories

Posted on August 16, 2010 at 4:00pm 2 Comments

Last Thursday evening was one of the highlights of my summer. Granted, there have been a lot of bright spots this season, but this one rises to the top of the heap. Eight women from TC, Leelanau and Bellaire gathered at Birch Point Farm just north of Traverse City to learn the latest techniques in making pickles and dilly beans.

Most of us had at least a smattering of pickling experience. I,…


Local Foods in Traverse City

Posted on June 22, 2010 at 12:07pm 0 Comments

A quick word about three quintessential summertime foods.

Sunday afternoon we went to Urka's south of Chum's Corner to pick strawberries. Given all the rain we've had lately I thought maybe it would be slim pickings. Boy, was I wrong. The berries were huge and gorgeous. It took us longer to drive to the farm than it did to fill our flat!

That evening we stoked up a little bonfire and roasted the jalapeno cheese hotdogs we had sampled at Burritt's the day before. They're… Continue

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At 8:45am on June 17, 2010, Jacqueline Southby Photography said…
Hi Jodi, Good to hear from you. We're very excited about the summer, camping, swimming, cook outs, all the fun in TC. Also keeping my eye on upcoming events published in Tmag. Such a great resource! Loved reading your entries, and that you and Aili (sp) enjoyed the Coop Tour. I want to do that next year with the kids!!
At 6:12am on January 7, 2009, Daar Fisher said…
Hi Jodi , I’m the Internal Communication Director for the Michigan FairTax Assn. As you’re aware, our state legislature has recently enacted the Michigan Business Tax [MBT] as a response to ending the Single Business Tax [SBT] (a gross receipts tax). Our goal is to inform Michiganders about a proposed Michigan FairTax alternative that would both simplify, and stimulate, Michigan's business / jobs climate in order to stem the mass-emigration of businesses and families currently taking place.

The proposed Michigan FairTax would REPLACE the income tax and current sales tax, with a consumption tax (sales tax at point of retail sale). Under this plan, no more state tax will be withheld from Michigan wage-earners' paychecks. What's more, every Michigan resident-family will receive a monthly "prebate" check, in amount based on family size. This will ensure that NO Michigan family will EVEN BEGIN paying the MI FairTax on goods / services unless, or until, they exceed poverty-level spending.

Under the MI FairTax plan, points of collection are substantially reduced to just retailers, many of whom are already collecting sales tax. Because service providers must account for income tax withholding and compliance costs, their prices carry a hidden tax which a FairTax will make visible. (Business-to-business purchases would not carry the tax, as this would, again, hide the cost of taxation in prices.)

Because of the "prebate" (advance rebate calculated as .0975 x $ [poverty level spending per family size]) to ALL Michigan-resident households, the MI FairTax rate would effectively be 0% on all monthly family spending to the poverty level; thereafter it's 9.75%. A reasonably inferred average effective rate would be ~5.5% (see p.2 of pdf brochure, also review an economic analysis [pdf] on MI FairTax effects prepared by the Hillsdale Policy Group).

Please, join our email list to be kept informed!

Mike Gravel (D) - Mike Huckabee (R) - Ron Paul (Libertarian R)

Why the FairTax idea is right for America's working families.

Dr. Laurence Kotlikoff believes that it will take the FairTax to reverse unfunded obligations, now above $53 trillion and counting!

At 10:00am on October 1, 2008, Elizabeth Edwards said…
whoda thought EF was a hottie!
At 7:32pm on September 30, 2008, Lynda Twardowski said…
And this (your headshot) is yet another reason why I love you, Jodi Simpson.
At 8:27am on September 26, 2008, Elizabeth Edwards said…

Who is your pix? He is so very suave.
At 12:55pm on September 25, 2008, Jeff Smith said…
Jodi -- Hey. Come and visit my chicken coop again. Jeff
At 4:29pm on September 24, 2008, Jill said…
12 years thus far!
The first months I lived here you always guided "little Nicky" and me to all the good stuff to do up north!
At 4:23pm on September 24, 2008, Elizabeth Edwards said…
hey jodi! how's it going across the aisle?
At 4:21pm on September 24, 2008, Bethany Kucera said…
Hey there friend! See you by the cooler!
At 3:08pm on September 24, 2008, Monterey Wheeler said…
I'd be happy to be your friend, Jodi. We look like twins!


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