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First short sleeve day in Traverse City coincided with fish stocking day: The DNR truck is pulled up behind the Chamber of Commerce building. I love a city that values its aquatic life!…See More
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Red Hot Best of Northern Michigan: Sleeping Bear Point Trail

What a fickle, fun summer it's been. From cold to hot to cool again. Rain in between. What to do (besides shop!)? Do as the thousands who voted for the Red Hot Best Northern Michigan Trail on MyNorth.com: Hit the hands down favorite, Sleeping Bear Point Trail. There is no bad weather on this trail that begins near the…See More
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Red Hot Best of Northern Michigan: Sleeping Bear Point Trail

What a fickle, fun summer it's been. From cold to hot to cool again. Rain in between. What to do (besides shop!)? Do as the thousands who voted for the Red Hot Best Northern Michigan Trail on MyNorth.com: Hit the hands down favorite, Sleeping Bear Point Trail. There is no bad weather on this trail that begins near the…See More
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2014 Northern Home & Cottage and Farm Market Tour

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2014 Northern Home & Cottage and Farm Market Tour

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2014 Northern Home & Cottage & Leelanau Wine Country Tour

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Three homes on our 2014 Northern Home & Cottage tour are tucked into the heart of Leelanau Peninsula wine country. The peninsula’s 25…

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2014 Northern Home & Cottage Home & Old Mission Wine Country Tour

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Three homes on our 2014 Northern Home & Cottage Tour are tucked into the heart of Old Mission Peninsula. Purchase your $15 ticket (complete with home tour directions for…

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2014 Northern Home & Cottage Tour! Editor's Sneak Preview

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This year’s Northern Home & Cottage Tour features 10 homes set along 113 miles of drop-dead gorgeous Northern Michigan scenery. Some might find that mileage a bit wearying … but for dyed-in-the-wool home tour aficionados that route merely says LETS GO!

 

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Fish Stocking Day in Traverse CIty

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First short sleeve day in Traverse City coincided with fish stocking day: The DNR truck is pulled up behind the Chamber of Commerce building. I love a city that values its aquatic life!…

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At 5:56pm on December 22, 2009, Dean Bull said…
Hi Elizabeth,
I saw the nice brief piece in January's issue of Traverse Magazine. That is a well-told story in a nutshell. Thanks so very much for covering it so thoroughly in such a small space.
Dean
The offer to tour the bonsai trees still stands, but wait until spring--it will be much more enjoyable then...
At 9:34pm on June 5, 2009, Jeremy Truog said…
Hi Elizabeth. I am a home energy rater. I certify new homes for the Energy Star program as well as do energy audits for existing home. I also do LEED for Homes verification in this area. as well as some green building and energy efficiency consulting.
At 11:02am on May 28, 2009, Salon Verve, Organic Salon said…
Hi Elizabeth or Lissa! I am responding to your "green product recommendations" email. We love Soap Nuts for laundry. Soap nuts are a berry that grow on the soap berry tree in Asia. To berries in a muslin bag and throw it in with the wash. When wet, they release a natural saponin that cleans the laundry! We retail it here at the salon and I have a 5 load trial bag for $3.50 if you want to give 'em a shot. We also sell Kilo size bag (200 loads) for $42-so it comes out to 21 cents per load which is cheaper than any other natural laundry detergent.
We also retail "SUDS" which is a very versatile cleaner. $18 for a tub that lasts us about 2 month. You can use it full strength for spot treatment or jewelry polish, dilute it in water and fill a spray bottle for counter cleaner, window cleaner, etc. You can use it in carpet cleaners etc. Great product!
Also, we had a booth at this year's Natural Health Expo and we learned of a Michigan based company called "Wow Green." They make everything from window cleaner to toilet cleaner to a stain stick for laundry. What I liked most about them was that you only buy the spray/squirt bottles once. Then you buy little concentrated sachets to refill all your big bottles. I got a sample pack from them at the Expo and we've been trying it out on everything at the salon and we are thrilled! So fun to find a great MI company! The contact I made: www.wowgreen.net/12804
Another great laundry detergent is "Celestial Soap." The maker of Celestial Soap is one of our clients and we love her detergent! She's a local business too (Traverse City). Her products are available at Eastfield Laundry and I've purchased it at Olson’s too.
http://www.eastfieldlaundry.com/products
Hope this helps!
Mackenzee
Front Desk Coordinator
At 6:08am on January 7, 2009, Daar Fisher said…
Hi Elizabeth , 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).


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At 9:24pm on November 24, 2008, Mike Bloom said…
Hi Lissa

77 through 79. Lived in East Hall 77 & 78 and then moved to the NMC Appartments 78 and moved mid year to a house on Garfield. My roomates where Jim Bay, Jeff Dufort and Steve Trupiano. Did you know Dave Berry?
At 10:56am on November 19, 2008, Jim Bay said…
Bill sent me a link to your Blog which started this whole thing. Very nicely done and I THANK YOU for the memories!
So you have the fortune to still be living in TC? I have to settle for my cottage on Elk Lake, well at least for now!
At 10:43am on November 19, 2008, Jim Bay said…
All those names (yours, I assume being Turak at the time) sound familiar as in West Hall residents perhaps?
I was on Barth's floor, he being my roll model at the time!!! ;-)
I grew up in TC, spent as much time at Sugar Loaf or Crystal Mountain (with Bill Queen) as I did at school (hence the 4 year approach to a 2 year school), and hung with the likes of the Bantien's , Mike Bloom, Steve Trupiano, Keith Klein, etc. My roommate was Willie De Young whom I have not been able to locate for a LONG time.
At 10:07am on November 19, 2008, Jim Bay said…
Greetings Lissa,
I was at NMC
Maritime Academy 77-78
Automotive Technology 78-79
Electronic Technology 81-83
Jim
At 1:28pm on October 13, 2008, Carol Hilton said…
I will be on Mackinac Island with your mom for a scrapbooking weekend! Darn, you know I'm always up for girls night out especially with Dick gone.
At 9:57am on October 1, 2008, Jodi Simpson said…
It's E.F. Hutton. Pretty dapper looking guy, eh?
 
 
 

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