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what you need in your Northern Michigan car at all times this summer

Posted on July 7, 2014 at 1:30am 0 Comments

“So that’s what you do; you just have that stuff with you all the time?” said my downstate friend. That was my eureka moment. I had just described the key stuff a Northern Michigan mom needs to have in the car at all times to be ready for the impromptu beach swim, bonfire or boat ride. My friends had been up for a…

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dancing with dad then, and now at the Zonta Father Daughter Dance in Traverse City

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

Dad wanted to Fox Trot, but I didn't know how. I'd only had one ballroom dance lesson and it was months earlier. Everyone was watching and I didn't want my first dance with Dad to be me watching his feet trying to keep up, so he acquiesced to just swinging side to side.



On that day, my…

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Leelanau ice caves —magnificent! here’s how to enjoy them

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 2:00am 0 Comments

PLEASE NOTE: Tom Skowronski, of Leelanau County’s Office of Emergency Management, has announced that as of Friday, February 21st, wind has moved some surface ice away from beach, and open water is visible within feet of the caves.  There are now large cracks in the arches and they are expected to start collapsing…

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turning up the heat: generating romance for Valentine's Day in Northern Michigan

Posted on January 24, 2014 at 11:44am 0 Comments

“Anything that makes my wife more comfortable skiing, is good,” said Jim Galliger walking into an ad agency conference room for a meeting. 1988. We’d been scoffing about ski boots with battery powered heaters in them. And Jim shut the conversation down.

It is one of the sexiest, most romantic things I’ve ever…

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first and last times skiing northern michigan, a parent's milestone maker

Posted on January 12, 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

Before you’re a mom, other parents will tell you, “it goes by so fast.” No one has any advice for slowing it down. As they think about it though, one can see them just launch into a mental slideshow of milestone moments whizzing by. They say things like, “I remember when my daughter wasn’t sleeping …

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Inland Seas Classic Boat Show & Great Lake Celebration at Inland Seas Suttons Bay

July 26, 2014 from 11am to 5pm
The 2014 Inland Seas Classic Boat Show and Great Lakes Celebration will be held on Sat. July 26, 2014, from 11 AM to 5 PM. This year's event will focus on the Great Lakes as a whole, and will bring together all of ISEA's past and present supporters.  Join us for family fun all day! "We are pleased to bring…See More
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what you need in your Northern Michigan car at all times this summer

“So that’s what you do; you just have that stuff with you all the time?” said my downstate friend. That was my eureka moment. I had just described the key stuff a Northern Michigan mom needs to have in the car at all times to be ready for the impromptu beach swim, bonfire or boat ride. My friends had been up for a week and on the…See More
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what you need in your Northern Michigan car at all times this summer

“So that’s what you do; you just have that stuff with you all the time?” said my downstate friend. That was my eureka moment. I had just described the key stuff a Northern Michigan mom needs to have in the car at all times to be ready for the impromptu beach swim, bonfire or boat ride. My friends had been up for a week and on the…See More
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Northern Home & Cottage Home Tour at 10+ homes in Traverse City, Leelanau County and on Old Mission Peninsula

September 13, 2014 from 10am to 5pm
Northern Home & Cottage has collected 10+ homes to tour across some of the most beautiful landscapes in Northern Michigan. Take in the lakes, villages and vistas of Leelanau County, Old Mission Peninsula and Traverse City and see how these 10+ homes are designed for life Up North.And while you're researching your dream home, you're supporting Child & Family Services of Northwest Michigan. …See More
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Northern Home & Cottage Home Tour at 10+ homes in Traverse City, Leelanau County and on Old Mission Peninsula

September 13, 2014 from 10am to 5pm
Northern Home & Cottage has collected 10+ homes to tour across some of the most beautiful landscapes in Northern Michigan. Take in the lakes, villages and vistas of Leelanau County, Old Mission Peninsula and Traverse City and see how these 10+ homes are designed for life Up North.And while you're researching your dream home, you're supporting Child & Family Services of Northwest Michigan. …See More
Jun 23
Rachel North commented on Rachel North's event Inland Seas Classic Boat Show & Great Lake Celebration
"The number of beautiful boats on display is incredible. And you can buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a stunning wood canoe. Proceeds benefit the Inland Seas Program."
Jun 21
Rachel North commented on Rachel North's event Inland Seas Classic Boat Show & Great Lake Celebration
"There are interesting displays at this event. Great for kids and adults!"
Jun 21
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Inland Seas Classic Boat Show & Great Lake Celebration at Inland Seas Suttons Bay

July 26, 2014 from 11am to 5pm
The 2014 Inland Seas Classic Boat Show and Great Lakes Celebration will be held on Sat. July 26, 2014, from 11 AM to 5 PM. This year's event will focus on the Great Lakes as a whole, and will bring together all of ISEA's past and present supporters.  Join us for family fun all day! "We are pleased to bring…See More
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At 3:22pm on March 19, 2013, Northern Wine Loop said…

Thanks, Rachel! We are excited to pair with MyNorth Tickets for our April event! 

At 11:48am on January 30, 2013, Kristin J. Molby said…

Hi Rachel!  Thanks for the note.  Im glad you enjoy the Leadership Lunch Club events.  Our next meeting is next Friday, February 8th at 11:30 (Traverse City Country Club).  We have some great speakers lined up.  It would be great to meet you!  http://www.leadershiplunchclub.com.

Best Regards, 

Kristin

At 10:39am on July 11, 2012, Darren King said…

Hi Rachel, it was very kind of you to drop a note. I hope this one finds you well, enjoying your beautiful bay.  I love TC in the early morning hours.  What's happ'n? Oh, the usual really; work and family. Gratefully, all is well here.  I went to a Dave Matthews Band concert last night so I’m tired this morning and at once feel a great sense of possibility! Which I suppose is the measure of a good concert.  Work demands are great, reading seems a luxury, haven’t written it seems in years, but I stop in at MyNorth from time to time and recently, learned and was saddened to hear about your brother.  I was moved by your beautiful essay.  Please know my thoughts are with you and your family… 

I'm planning to make a couple of visits to Sleeping Bear this summer/ fall which is always a deep source of joy for me, my family. All our years there, our trips - one memory for me now.  And with each return I experience it just as T.S. Eliot said our exploring would be; “to arrive where we started.  And know the place for the first time.”

 

I'll try not to stay away for so long...

Take care,

Darren

 

 

At 11:57am on August 30, 2011, Thom Villing said…
Couldn't agree more.  In fact, I feel like I looked at that very scene last time we were in Fishtown, but the light was nothing like what you captured.
At 11:37am on August 30, 2011, Thom Villing said…
Nice shot on the home page today.
At 8:35pm on June 15, 2011, Darren King said…
The Red Hot issue is awesome Rachel!
At 12:30pm on September 28, 2010, Dean Bull said…
It does all of that and more. One is forced to grieve for the person, even though he is sitting there looking at you. It is such a difficult, incomplete, frustrating type of grief--fingernails-on-a-blackboard grief. I miss him so terribly sometimes, especially in the fall, when he would recite that poem. Yes, it did help. The tears felt OK. Again, thank you.
At 8:22pm on September 27, 2010, Dean Bull said…
Rachel, Thank you so very much. I had not tried a search for it this year. Last year was a bust, so I presumed it would be this year as well. My Father, now 91 and with Alzheimer's, would recite the poem for me every fall as I grew up--as I read the poem, I could hear his voice; see his facial emphasis. This one line is the only one that stuck in my memory. His memory is now a thing of the past. When he first contracted the illness, I tried to learn the author from him, but he had it wrong. I am so pleased you took the time to check it out for me. It means so much more than I can relate in a post like this.
Dean
At 10:24pm on August 8, 2010, PEACE Ranch said…
Thanks Rachel!
At 6:20pm on July 31, 2010, PEACE Ranch said…
Thanks Rachel! It's great seeing all the changes happening in the kids.
 
 
 

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