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I was born in Sault Ste. Marie of the Upper Peninsula, so technically I’m only a “troll” by naturalization. My family left the land of “aboot” and “eh” when I was eight; however I’ve never lost my Yooper influences. The Upper Peninsula stays with you long after the shore of Superior can no longer be seen in the
rear view mirror.
The U.P. was an adventure that became a lifelong love. The cold, turbulent waters
of Lake Superior…
Fresh stuff for the pile. Photo by Trevor Smith
Pumpkin plants sprout boldly from my compost pile earlier this spring. Several now grow in the garden. Others I just plucked and threw into the other compost pile.
Added by Jeff Smith on June 27, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments
Ha! After an afternoon of hiking the woods of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in search of Showy Lady's Slippers without success,I got some additional direction and found my reward.
In fact, this little-used unofficial trail near Good Harbor Bay was like walking through a garden. Not only did I find a big patch of these orchids, but also some Tufted Loosestrife and several other unusual…Continue
The Glen Arbor Art Association sponsored a concert by Three Men and a Tenor at the historic Thoreson Farm in the Port Oneida Rural Historic District of Sleeping Bear Dunes tonight. The farm was a terrific place for families and friends to enjoy the beautiful setting under clear skies with…Continue
Added by Kerry Kelly on June 26, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Summer’s here, and when we’re lucky, the days unwind lazily. Cool lake breezes provide the air conditioning. Glorious shades of blue, where Lake Michigan gets lost in crystal clear skies, are most appreciated when toasted with a taste of local wine.
In this little slice of heaven, wine tasting rooms dot Leelanau Peninsula and Old Mission Peninsula. July also brings the National Cherry Festival, and for wine and food lovers, a must-attend is…
The new-urbanist architecture at Boyne City's One Water Street allows the development to integrate seamlessly with, and lend momentum to, the town's existing vibe.
Added by Jeff Smith on June 24, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments
Added by Leelanau Conservancy on June 16, 2010 at 12:15pm — No Comments
By Kara Wahlgren, FrontDoor.com | Published: 2/02/2009
Considering all the blood, sweat and tears (not to mention money) it takes to make your…
Added by Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area on June 16, 2010 at 8:41am — No Comments
The TC Coop Loop was a blast! My daughter and I biked the tour following the chalk chicken footprints along the way.
At each stop we…Continue
Added by Jodi Simpson on June 14, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments
Kayaking on Bower's Harbor, on the way to Power Island for a gourmet picnic with Michael Gray, kayak guide. (Yes, actually, this is as good as it gets.)
Sunday morning started gray but calm and soon brightened on our way to Power Island, in West Grand Traverse Bay. Michael Gray, of Uncommon…Continue
Piping plover, an endangered bird species that makes it’s home in the Great Lakes, nests in a few places in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Each year volunteers and park staff monitor the birds and put up enclosures to protect the nests from predators. I know a lot of people are…Continue
Beware the Bears! Are there bears in Sleeping Bear Dunes? Yes – and not just the Mother Bear Dune or the baby bear Manitou Islands. Real bears roam the wilderness at Sleeping Bear Dunes. This past week, there have been several reports of bear sightings in the southern part of the park around the Platte River or Otter Creek areas!…Continue
My new used bike.
I have biking on my brain, here's why.
I'm editing a piece about Traverse City's Susan Vigland, (written by Kandace Chapple) who is currently the No. 1 road bike racer in the state despite being (hope she doesn't mind this) 41 -- that is some super…Continue
A warm breakfast and a warm smile greeted bus riders at the Traverse City bus station this morning, on Try Transit Day. Pancakes, whipped cream and coffee by Grand Traverse Pie Company.
Added by Elizabeth Edwards on June 8, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Added by Little Traverse Conservancy on June 7, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments