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It was a cold, windy day on Crystal Mountain, and my daughter and I were on our way inside for a nosh and some warmth. I watched as a man picked up a tray and some cocoa cups left behind by patrons, who--I like to think--were distracted by some child's emergency or something similar. He returned the items to their…Continue
Added by Rachel North on January 29, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments
I just received this e-mail from Lt. Mark Grant (standing on the right in the above photo, next to Charlie Company sniper Shaun Menard), whose soldiers I embedded with for 30-hours for a story in our October 2010 issue of Traverse, Magazine…Continue
I stopped by Cedar Creek Interior in Traverse City yesterday for a casual workshop with their house artisan, Karen Brennan. I was really blown away with the way the owners, Kim Hooker and Kevin Graves, have transitioned from Up North rustic to a globally sophisticated style that is completely rooted in Northern Michigan. Their equation is three fold and begins with the natural tasteful style of Kim and Kevin. They complement that with fabulous one-of-a kind works made from salvaged material…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Edwards on January 26, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Late last September at a still-dark wee hour of the morning I left my house in Glen Arbor in a pelting rainstorm to make the two-hour drive to the Mackinac Island ferry. Miraculously, I juggled my garment bag filled with a black blazer, gray pants, white blouse, conservative little black dress and pearls, into the backseat without trolling it through the mud. As I slid behind the wheel, this question weighed heavy on my mind: When to swap my sandals for the high heels jammed into my…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Edwards on January 25, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Last Spring, when Paula McLain, bestselling author of The Paris Wife (about Ernest Hemingway's first wife, Hadley) was in Traverse City as a guest of the National Writers Series, I helped arrange a tour for her of Hemingway's Northern Michigan haunts.
It was an incredible day that began with the…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Edwards on January 24, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
The February issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine has a story about the National Writers Series. Here's a vignette I found while doing research that didn't make it into print but really wanted to share because of what it says about the series and our…Continue
Miners Falls is on the Miners River in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore near Munising, Michigan in the Central Upper Peninsula.
The 40-foot falls spills over the sandstone lip of a canyon that was once the shoreline of Lake Superior, but today is a few…
Added by Tim Tebeau on January 17, 2012 at 12:15am — No Comments
I love the quiet of the scenery from the ski lift and the view from the top. I relish the time with my daughter to talk about everything and nothing. I like the camaraderie of apres ski and glow of the fireplace. And the freeing release when one takes off a ski boot is a sweet reward.
But my favorite…
Added by Rachel North on January 15, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
Finally, the snow we've all been waiting for has arrived - and at just the right time! About 8" of nice powder arrived overnight and while we are hoping for more, this gives us a great base for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. This picture was taken on the ski trail behind my house! Doesn't get…Continue
Added by Kerry Kelly on January 13, 2012 at 11:09am — No Comments
Added by Aaron Peterson on January 12, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Sunday morning I set out with my daughter, Cassidy, her future mother-in-law, Betsy Fisher, and friends Leah and Carol Hilton, Katie Wiesen and Mason Query to hit the Downtown Traverse City Bridal…Continue
Know this: Mario Batali hasn’t eaten at Nonna’s at The Homestead in Glen Arbor.
As always and forever kudos to Batali, Northern Michigan’s celeb chef who has put the divine, earthy, gourmand foodie secrets of our region on the world’s culinary map. But I’d stake a plate of handmade gnocchi on the fact that Batali has missed one of the best-kept secrets in Northern Michigan’s culinary scene:…Continue
PHOTO BY MARK J. DAVIO ©2012
I hope this year brings you even more happiness and joy than…Continue
Added by Mark J. Davio on January 7, 2012 at 7:23am — No Comments
In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Superintendent Dusty Shultz is pleased to announce that the entrance fee to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) will be waived during the upcoming holiday weekend, beginning Saturday, January 14 and continuing through Monday, January 16.
The National Lakeshore, along with the other 397 units of the national…Continue
Sitting on a Northern Michigan ski lift, my daughter and I watched a man throw a ski pole at his young son like a javelin, plunging dangerously towards his face. It was one of many transgressions we saw at two ski resorts over the busy New Year's ski weekend, inspiring this list of ski etiquette:
1. Pick up…