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Northern Michigan: The Man Who Loved Brown Bridge Pond

Tribute to a Pond, from the May 2012 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine

I wanted to share a little backstory on how a surprise relationship evolved into the photo feature about Brown Bridge Pond in the May 2012 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.



Added by Jeff Smith on April 27, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Landscaping Tips: Choose The Right Tree


The trees you choose to landscape your home not only add beauty, they can help cut energy costs by providing shade in the summer and buffering cold winds in the winter. Trees clean the air, reduce noise, create privacy and can increase a property’s value by improving the appearance.

It is important to consider a number of factors when choosing the right trees for your particular environment and the best locations to plant trees in your yard.




Added by Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area on April 24, 2012 at 10:41am — No Comments

the mystery of my brother's life & death on Omena Bay

When people ponder the mystery of my brother's death, I expect they will shake their heads and say, "What a shame." They'll say, "It was too early to be canoeing," and, "What was he doing so far from shore?" They'll ask, "Why did he go by himself?" And they'll talk about the mishaps that…


Added by Rachel North on April 22, 2012 at 6:00am — 16 Comments

5 Ways NOT to Sell a House


We all have encountered them -- friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and strangers who "inexplicably" can't sell their home. They'll tell you it's the market, the economy, the neighborhood, stingy lenders, even the weather. And sometimes they're right. Other…


Added by Up North Bill on April 20, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

World Book Night in Northern Michigan

  World Book Night 2012      


They did it in the U.K. in 2011 with such success, the U.S. and Ireland are following their lead in 2012. World Book Night: Spreading the Love of Reading, Person to Person, is celebrated on April 23, 2012, when tens of thousands of people go out into their…


Added by Monterey Wheeler on April 17, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Ultimate Take Out: Outdoor Kitchens in Northern Michigan

Smoked local (Noonan farm) ribs on the grill this weekend. Ate them early Saturday evening with some of my favorite peeps in the world in a pool of sunshine on my deck at my house in Glen Arbor. Sides: homemade coleslaw, homemade baked beans (ye old Van Camps kicked up with kidney beans, lima, bacon, bbq…


Added by Elizabeth Edwards on April 16, 2012 at 9:38am — No Comments

enjoying the sculpture Michigan in order to really see Lake Michigan

When you first look at the Brian Ferriby sculpture of Lake Michigan, called Michigan, you might see the outline from a map. That is if you're practiced at thinking of the Great Lakes as positive space instead of the void around a land mass. Michigan joins a Lake Superior sculpture in the Michigan Legacy Art Park. The underwater typography sculpted out of layers of weathered steel is what Brian calls a geometric abstraction. His vision turns what is usually considered space…


Added by Rachel North on April 14, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

BOYNE Partners with Forest Dunes Golf Club for 2012 Golf Season

BOYNE is pleased to announce a new partnership with Forest Dunes Golf Club of Roscommon, Michigan for the 2012 golf season.  Golfers staying on any of BOYNE’s 2012 golf packages now have the option to add a round of golf at Forest Dunes for significantly discounted rates starting at $59. …


Added by BOYNE on April 12, 2012 at 11:53am — No Comments

Fantastic Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Trail, Story in Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine

Story opener, April issue, Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine

One of the stories I’m loving most in the April edition of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine is titled “Flow.” I suppose that idea could be attached to lots of things, but what it applies to here is…


Added by Jeff Smith on April 9, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Northern Wine Loop Wine Release Weekend

Have you heard about the Northern Wine Loop yet? We are a group of 10 wineries all located north of Suttons Bay's M-204 in Leelanau County. To kick off our brand new wine loop, we are holding a Wine Release Weekend!

Join us on Saturday, April 14th. You're invited to participate in judging at our first ever People's Choice Awards…


Added by Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery on April 8, 2012 at 11:08am — No Comments

Boyne Mountain’s Solace Spa Offers Yoga Teaching Certification

Solace Spa at Boyne Mountain Resort has partnered with UNION/YOGA of Lake Leelanau to offer a 200-hour classic Yoga Teacher Certification available to guests this spring and fall.  The 28-day courses are scheduled for April 15 to May 12, and October 21 to November 17.  The program also benefits those with a desire for personal…


Added by BOYNE on April 6, 2012 at 10:09am — No Comments

getting deep about northern michigan coffee--Deep Blue Coffee

Am I the only one with a passionate relationship to my coffee? My husband is a sommelier. He's trained in wine, but his skills apply to a great many things including coffee. And so in our house the run of the mill Folger's doesn't cut it. Northern Michigan is lucky to have so many great choices for…


Added by Rachel North on April 5, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

M-22 Matt Myers at Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine

All of Northern Michigan was pulling for Matt Myers (aka one of the M-22 Broneah Bros) when he was diagnosed with chordoma, an extremely rare brain cancer. Happy ending: The surgeon he chose, Dr. Paul Gardner of UPMC in Pittsburgh, was brilliant, the surgery in February went perfectly and Matt is well on his way to…


Added by Elizabeth Edwards on April 2, 2012 at 3:32pm — 1 Comment

a quiet hero of northern michigan's snowmaggedon blackout

We passed a snowplow stuck in the ditch a third of a mile from my parents home on the day the power went out.

The plow got stuck backing out. The road to my parents house had downed trees and the plowman decided to turn around, rather than try to blast his way through them. In backing up, he slid off the road.…


Added by Rachel North on April 1, 2012 at 10:32pm — No Comments

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