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Avoiding Inspection Nightmares

Finally. You've spruced up your home, kept it looking good, picked up and generally uninhabited; and after weeks of tire kickers and an occasional promising prospect you have your first real offer in your hands.  Your problems are behind you -- right?  All they need is an inspection. What could go wrong? Well....

Most residential pu…


Added by Up North Bill on April 17, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Boyne Mountain’s Winter Season Spans 5 Months and Still Going

Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls kicked-off the winter 2013/14 season five months ago today, and it’s still going!  The resort is the only ski area in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula with chairlifts still spinning this season.  Skiing and snowboarding at the resort is open daily through Sunday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and could continue on weekends after April 20 for as long as conditions allow.

After getting an early start on snowmaking with the resort’s proprietary Boyne…


Added by BOYNE on April 16, 2014 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Local farmer takes a page from ski areas' playbook

Like many of us, the desire to (or at least the thought of), eating healthier and exercising more this summer linger somewhere on our mental to-do list. And, like most things “good for us,” they fall into the “Easier Said Than Done” column. But, alas, we’ve found a way to change all that. Here at Coveyou Scenic Farm Market we are forging a new path (literally) that makes healthy eating and exercising practicably irresistible. We call it OPEN MARKET. It’s like an unlimited ski pass with…


Added by Marie Law on April 16, 2014 at 1:02pm — No Comments


Purposeful - the latest buzz word, but what a powerful word it can be as it literally means committing ahead of time a planned action such as a body wellness activity.  On Friday I did just that, set the date, time and place to hike.  Arriving at the Grand Traverse Commons with 4 friends it was the intention to walk for 2 hours utilizing hills trying to build up endurance.  After an hour of icy paths these 4 friends decided to call it a day for this type of movement.  I almost did the same,…


Added by Gloria Halligan on April 13, 2014 at 8:02pm — No Comments

Avalanche Bay Named Among ‘The World's Coolest Indoor Water Parks’ by Condé Nast Traveler

Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark at Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls, Mich. known is attracting big attention from leading news sources.  The indoor waterpark, the largest in Michigan, has been heralded as one of “The World’s Coolest Indoor Water Parks” by Condé Nast Traveler.  The premier travel magazine featured an elite eight waterparks…


Added by BOYNE on April 7, 2014 at 10:28am — No Comments

FIND YOUR PATH - Maple Bay Natural Area

Families came out on Saturday to watch maple trees being tapped.  Some of these families took to the snow-covered trails that end up on this exclusive beach.  Taking a side trail myself I ended up in knee deep snow when the trail did not quite reach the bay, but the main trail went all the way through.  A newcomer to our area was in awe as I still am of this area, and stated that she wanted to keep this a secret from all others!  I know what she means - another gem being taken care of Grand…


Added by Gloria Halligan on April 7, 2014 at 10:04am — No Comments


After the term "Yooper" was finally accepted into the Merriam Webster Dictionary last week, it now gives it the "official" validity that the term deserves. Unbeknownst to many, I coined the term back in the late 1970's when I proposed a single panel "outdoors" cartoon to newspaper editor Bob Skuggen of The Daily Mining Gazette. Bob was a L'anse native and told me if he was going to publish my cartoons that I definitely had to conjur up some sort of name. There were no…


Added by Dan on April 5, 2014 at 10:53am — 1 Comment

FIND YOUR PATH - Traversing the TART Trail

Inhaling the beauty of the outdoors through running, biking, gardening, walking, etc. will all contribute to our wellness.  What is your preference?  Mine is walking through our Northern downtowns or across our hiking trails.  Are you like me and have considered that the TART Trail is mostly for bikes? How many of you can say, "I walked the TART Trail!" (from Bunker Hill in Acme to Cherrybend in Leelanau, in both directions)?  Beginning May 19 through an Extended Education NMC class you have…


Added by Gloria Halligan on April 4, 2014 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Northern Michigan in a Day: How To Get The Most Of Your Grand Traverse County Trip

Known for being a spectacular “four-season playground” in the northern part of the United States, the Traverse City here in Northern Michigan offers unparalleled natural beauty for travelers all year round. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts will love its miles of sugar sand shorelines, glacier sculpted landscapes of orchards and vineyards, and over 20 golf courses to choose from. Prominent activities include biking, sailing, paddling, swimming,…


Added by Allie Cooper on April 3, 2014 at 6:31am — No Comments

What’s New in Golf at BOYNE

New this summer, golfers can play the newly redesigned Crooked Tree Golf Club, plug-in with new carts featuring USB ports at Bay Harbor Golf Club, get custom club fitting from the newest Scratch Golf Fitting Center at Boyne Highlands, and learn from award-winning instructors with the all-new BOYNE Golf Academy.  


Crooked Tree Golf Club Receives Facelift from Arthur Hills

Work began last fall at…


Added by BOYNE on April 1, 2014 at 10:58am — No Comments

Incompetence of the Town of Smithfield

Incompetence of the Town of Smithfield

Smithfield is a small community that is a nice quiet place to relax, play and live. Our town was incorporated on February 29, 1840 making it "Maine's only Leap Year Town". There are many things that make this town an enjoyable place, but lately the people hired in the town office have made it a difficult place to live. Specifically the selectmen Richard A. Moore, Dale M. Churchill, and Justin S. Furbush have chosen to neglect their responsibilities…


Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on March 29, 2014 at 12:13am — No Comments

FREE Tours of Sugar Bush

Maple Moon Family Sugary is offering FREE tours of their sugar bush and facility during the Maple Syrup Season (March & April).  Tours start at 2, 4 or 6 PM on Saturdays and Sundays.  Come and see the magic and taste Earth's goodness.  No reservations needed. To find out more, you may visit our web site or find us on Facebook.

Added by Christi Petersen on March 28, 2014 at 11:39am — No Comments

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

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…


Added by Rachel North on March 26, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Suttons Bay Robotics Team Needs Your Help

We are a small but powerful robotics team from Northern Michigan!

The robotics program is an extracurricular that is very unique to our school district. It teaches important skills that are very useful in the workplace and is a great avenue for students looking for a career in…


Added by Suttons Bay Public Schools on March 26, 2014 at 2:22pm — No Comments

A Night at the Opera: National Writers Series' George Packer

My girlfriend and I were already five minutes late to a National Writers Series’ symposium when we tiptoed across an ice-coated parking lot behind the City Opera House.  We snuck through Brew to the Opera House’s Front Street entrance, and—with two will-call tickets in hand—I set out in a polite jog up a long flight of stairs to the Opera House’s second story theater.  Elise casually walked up the steps in tow despite my simultaneously encouraging and exasperated gaze from above.  “I need to…


Added by Evan Perry on March 21, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Calling All Artists~Parkside Arts Council 2nd Annual Beer Inspired Art Show and Sale

Parkside Arts Council is proud to announce

2nd Annual “Beer Inspired Art” call for artists.

“Beer Inspired Art” -A tribute to Beer! Parkside Arts Council is helping to celebrate Short’s Brewing Company 10th Anniversary Bash by sponsoring a “Beer Inspired Art” show. All mediums are welcome and are expected to be on display throughout their entire show.

Entry fees is $15. Artists will display their inspired art from April 24, 2014 - May 25, 2014 at the downtown Bellaire…


Added by Jamie Creason-Applesauce Inn B&B on March 19, 2014 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Inspiration Through Robotics

The FIRST Robotics program at Suttons Bay High School provides an incredible opportunity for students to participate in a mentor-based program that builds science, engineering and technology skills, while inspiring innovation, self-confidence and leadership. Suttons Bay is competing in the FIRST…


Added by Suttons Bay Public Schools on March 19, 2014 at 10:08am — No Comments

A Student's Reflections on Suttons Bay

The following essay is from a scholarship application written by Suttons Bay senior, Kaitlin Gaudard. It is a reflection of the impact…


Added by Suttons Bay Public Schools on March 16, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Ski Free this spring at BOYNE with Purchase of a 2014/15 Pass

This winter has offered plenty of snowfall (over 180"!) and for those who missed out on a season pass, you can purchase a 2014/15 BOYNE Pass now and take advantage of skiing out the best spring conditions in years!  Already have this season’s pass, then lock in up to a 35% savings by purchasing next season’s pass now. 

To buy now and ski now, visit…


Added by BOYNE on March 14, 2014 at 10:40am — No Comments

Suttons Bay Students Give Back to the Community

The Senior Project is designed to be the culmination of each student’s academic experience at Suttons Bay High School. It is a genuine opportunity for seniors to merge their various interests, passions and curiosities with their academic lives at school. Similarly, the project is a vehicle for seniors to…


Added by Suttons Bay Public Schools on March 10, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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