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When in Rome, right? I’ve eaten boiled cow’s hoof in Jamaica, alligator tails in Louisiana, seafood off a roadside cart in Belize, raw conch in the middle of the ocean somewhere and even brussel sprouts at my mother-in-law’s house in Iowa.
When I was 10, my…Continue
Deb Lake of the Comedy Festival says Bob Saget is sold out and others are close or on their way.
For once I was on the ball when it came to getting tickets for something.
I got online right at 9 a.m. today, just as tickets for the Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival were going on sale.
I ordered two for…Continue
Added by Tom Carr on January 30, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
We've all heard the legend that Eskimos have a whole bunch of words for snow.
Looks like that's kind of a myth, though some of the Inuit-Aleut languages have compound snow words to help describe…Continue
Added by Tom Carr on January 29, 2011 at 1:19pm — No Comments
It may be old-hat these days to those of us who've been watching the cherry industry for years, but apparently tart cherry juice is continuing to gain notice.
Still, it's always good when someone new catches on to one of our signature local products.
Like when Good Housekeeping just listed the juice as one of the top 10 food trends of the…Continue
Added by Tom Carr on January 27, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
More and more, home buyers are looking for ways to incorporate home technologies that increase the long-term value of their house but also provide convenience, safety and comfort. These days, energy management tops the list of desired features in new homes, according to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
NAHB’s consumer preferences survey of more than 2,300 recent and prospective home buyers examined the features, products, amenities and layouts…Continue
Added by Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area on January 27, 2011 at 12:02pm — No Comments
If you live near the Great Lakes, you probably already know about the Asian Carp.
Fish farmers brought them to the U.S. decades ago to clean the tanks of catfish who were getting too uppity to do it themselves. And the new…Continue
Added by Tom Carr on January 26, 2011 at 2:46pm — No Comments
Added by Ray & Linda Benson on January 25, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Got a good eight inches last night. Big, wet and sticky – just like I like it! So wonderful to wake up to that – just makes me hope to get more this afternoon.
A friend asked, “What’s your favorite thing to do in the winter – now that you’ve seen a long stretch of it?”
“Curling up in my den with a warm fire, reading a fat book and watching the snow…Continue
Miriam Pico can belt out "I Will Survive" alone on an acoustic with the force of a five-piece band and can also write
songs with hooks. She demonstrates both on her home page.
She'll perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 11 at…Continue
Added by Tom Carr on January 25, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
In the studio of pushpin artist Eric Daigh as he readies for a show at Chicago's Carl Hammer Gallery. Daigh's self portrait is the black and white image near the center of this photo; a pushpin portrait of his wife Meg is propped behind his image.
Have been doing some interviews with…Continue
Added by Jacob Wheeler on January 20, 2011 at 2:59pm — No Comments
As we settle into the new year, plans for the 51st Annual Artcenter Traverse City Outdoor Art Fair are coming together. The fair, which features 100+ fine artisans on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College, is always held the last Saturday of July. This year, on Saturday, July 30, 2011, the Outdoor Art Fair will share the campus once again with the Traverse City Film Festival. Each of these amazing events bring both Traverse City residents and visitors into the town.
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Victims of traumatic brain injury can be victimized a second time when they try to find practical, well prepared help on the subject. Dr. Glen Johnson, who has lived in Traverse City for about 25 years, wrote a book on this subject many years ago. It is brief, concise, and well-written in every-day language. It is also offered online, free of charge. If you or someone you know is, or even might be a victim of a brain injury, please send them this link. There is a questionaire that will help…Continue
Added by Dean Bull on January 19, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments
Springing up everywhere are the most beautiful sculptures. Similar to lovely yard ornaments, these wind catchers I see cropping up are big enough to serve a higher purpose. These larger sculptures catch enough wind to support the energy needs of our neighbors. My favorite is the one on Mawby’s vineyard.
Another beautiful one I saw recently is on the Spencer property. On the night I stopped by to pick up my daughter, there was a fierce wind and I saw the beautiful blades turning…
Added by Rachel North on January 17, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments
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While the “New Energy Efficient Home Tax Credit” (45 L) has been renewed and extended through the end of 2011, the “Existing Home Retrofit Tax Credit”, 25 c, did not fare so well and has been substantially reduced.
The 45 L credit, which is the only federal incentive available that rewards efficiency in new home construction, will continue to provide $2,000.00 in tax credits to builders and developers for the construction and sale of homes that achieve a 50% energy efficiency…Continue
Added by Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area on January 17, 2011 at 10:03am — No Comments
Added by Jacob Wheeler on January 16, 2011 at 1:10pm — No Comments