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Leelanau County Trails around the dunes - FIND YOUR PATH

In the past few months fortune has been with me to find a friend who is willing and actually has a goal to check off many of the Leelanau trails. So far some of the trails have been Alligator Hill; the 2 mile stretch of the Heritage Trail from Glen Haven to Glen Arbor (did the stretch from Glen Haven to the dunes twice last year); Windy Moraine Trail and Shauger Hill.

I enjoyed Alligator Hill the most traversing the easy and moderate hiking loops. The two views on the easy…

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Added by Gloria A. Halligan on August 16, 2014 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Determining Whether Remodeling is Worth the Money

There is always a point when homeowners look at their homes and wonder if it is time to remodel.  Just like everything else in life, homes need to be spruced up every once in a while in order to look nice.  Sometimes it is only a bathroom or a basement that needs a little extra tender love and care, and other times the whole house needs a make over.  No matter the project, money is always a factor.  U.S. News suggests that homeowners be careful when making the decision to remodel.  Even if…

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Added by raija fusmo on August 15, 2014 at 11:36pm — No Comments

Wishing Witch

Wishing Witch

My Halloween screenplay is funny as can be

It’s funny how witchcraft is what we need to see

Brewing up trouble with all your classmates

The teacher will get angry, make no mistake

Crazy riddles from a child can be so scary

Being her classmate leaves you feeling wary

You may start a princess and end as a boar

As her riddles will leave you in an uproar

Will you return to normal after all this nonsense

Is the question…

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Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on August 12, 2014 at 5:35pm — No Comments

How much are good manners worth? Ensure your teens succeed!

How much are good manners worth? To help ensure your teens succeed in school, work, and life, I'll be signing my new book Smile & Succeed for Teens at Horizon Books in downtown Traverse City, Friday, August 22,…

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Added by Kirt Manecke, Smile book on August 11, 2014 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Broken Souls

Broken Souls

I talk to producers of books and screenplays

My tormented farm life strayed my way

Strict sheltered home and harsh realities

Today’s modern world and mental tragedies

Constantly under pressure, was pure and healthy

I find I was repressed by everything I’d see

Never exposed to the world most know

By turning on t.v and watching a show

The day finally came, I had to leave home

To the hard tough world, I felt so…

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Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on August 7, 2014 at 10:09am — No Comments

The Warmth Of Homemade

The Warmth Of Homemade

Cooking, freezing, and raspberry jam

Beef stew, salmon pie, and egg rolls out of ham

Quick party foods and a hunters breakfast

Castle cake, feather bed, and little trees for Christmas

Cakes of Dolphin, Smurf, and Muno too

Butterfly, Barbie Doll with thousands of views

Baby items, aprons, and dresses to sew

You can make your own maple syrup, you know

Wreaths, snowmen, and Christmas logs are a craft

Helping…

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Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on August 6, 2014 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Read All About It

READ ALL ABOUT IT

Stories all of 100 years old

Bribery And Blackmail

They have to be retold

Definitions of words have surely changed

as Kilts And Reefers are now explained.

Two Kinds Of Success stories

That Work Both Ways

Stealing From Cities

and the Faithful Toby way

No Poison In The Wallpaper

is History Rewritten

With A Humble Helper

and Powerful Competition

Like a Scene In A Play

The Counterpane Got…

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Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on August 3, 2014 at 8:57am — No Comments

New Future Of The Internet

New Future Of The Internet

Cable cost are up too high

You turned to the internet and so have I

My Youtube channel is the way to go

Now I can even make video shows

I group the videos to make a show

To bring you the best of where I go

For kids the mower and stove videos

I also have vehicles and some scarecrows

Kids can watch from morn til night

with lots of things for a kids delight

Light houses, ship building, and horses…

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Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on July 28, 2014 at 5:11pm — No Comments

City of Riesling Event, Traverse City

Panel discussion at City of Riesling event, Traverse City.

I'm not opposed to asking the obvious question, and I especially enjoy asking the obvious question when I have the chance to ask it of people who really have meaningful answers. Today I had that opportunity at the…

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Added by Jeff Smith on July 28, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

2014 Northern Home & Cottage and Farm Market Tour

2014 Northern Home & Cottage and Farm Market Tour

Three homes on our…

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Added by Elizabeth Edwards on July 25, 2014 at 5:04pm — No Comments

River Report : 7/25/2014

Saturday July 26th is the Au Sable River Canoe Marathon. On that Saturday, thousands of fans and canoe enthusiasts will gather around the gentle waters of the Au Sable and Manistee Rivers with great anticipation and excitement for the 67th annual marathon.

They’ll rent and/or bring boats to enjoy the rivers while waiting for the main event at nine o’clock Saturday night. The traffic on the river will be huge . . . you’ll see virtually every kind of craft that floats.

For the…

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Added by Old Au Sable Fly Shop on July 25, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

2014 Northern Home & Cottage & Leelanau Wine Country Tour

 

Three homes on our 2014 Northern Home & Cottage tour are tucked into the heart of Leelanau Peninsula wine country. The peninsula’s 25…

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Added by Elizabeth Edwards on July 25, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

2014 Northern Home & Cottage Home & Old Mission Wine Country Tour

 

Three homes on our 2014 Northern Home & Cottage Tour are tucked into the heart of Old Mission Peninsula. Purchase your $15 ticket (complete with home tour directions for…

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Added by Elizabeth Edwards on July 24, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

2014 Northern Home & Cottage Tour! Editor's Sneak Preview

 

This year’s Northern Home & Cottage Tour features 10 homes set along 113 miles of drop-dead gorgeous Northern Michigan scenery. Some might find that mileage a bit wearying … but for dyed-in-the-wool home tour aficionados that route merely says LETS GO!

 

Yes, it is totally doable to tour all…

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Added by Elizabeth Edwards on July 24, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Top 8 Romantic Destinations in London

London can be a standout amongst the most romantic urban areas on the planet. Use the evening walking around the city, and begin to look all starry eyed at you adore once more over the London skyline by taking a private late night ride on the thousand years wheel. The thousand years wheel offers private cases for couples that include a trek on the thousand years wheel in a private case for just you and your couple, a flask of champagne, and a crate of chocolates. London is home to a mixture…

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Added by Betty Elizebeth on July 24, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

The 45th Parallel - Night of the Reaping Moon

My book, The 45th Parallel - Night of the Reaping Moon was just published by Taliesin Publishing and is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Taliesin Publishing, Smashwords and just about anywhere you can buy an eBook.  It is a paranormal thriller set in Northport, Michigan.  Writing this book was so much fun because it allowed me to combine my love of Northern Michigan, wine and scary stories!  You can check out my blog on The Story Behind The 45th Parallel - on maureenhands.com.

Added by Maureen Hands on July 10, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

what you need in your Northern Michigan car at all times this summer

“So that’s what you do; you just have that stuff with you all the time?” said my downstate friend. That was my eureka moment. I had just described the key stuff a Northern Michigan mom needs to have in the car at all times to be ready for the impromptu beach swim, bonfire or boat ride. My friends had been up for a…

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Added by Rachel North on July 7, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

Local author gets write-up in Grand Traverse Insider for "Amazing Grace, Our Littlest Hero"

‘Amazing Grace’ - Grand Traverse Insider - Morning Star Publishing

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Added by Ashleigh Rose Bottorff on June 25, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

When Not in the Woods

Foregoing expeditions to the Manitous and other Greats' like the Jordan Valley, sometimes I can be content right in town. Especially with these cool easy sleeping nights and mornings.



I can be content to pass through town at sunset amidst the vapours of evening. The reds, the whites, the IPA's, the funky porters, Nolans' tobacco perfuming freshly wrung yoga bodies, and the lilac which seems to emanate from/through cooler air deeper than in warm air. I exchange glances with…

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Added by Michael Curiel on June 17, 2014 at 6:54pm — No Comments

The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay Announces “Nautical-inspired Art” Call for Artists

The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay invites artists to apply to their nautical-themed juried art show, taking place Sept. 18-Oct. 24. An opening reception will be held Sept. 18 from 5-8 p.m. in conjunction with the Maritime Heritage Academy’s Schooner Festival.

All mediums are welcome, but should be inspired by the waters of the Grand Traverse Bay watershed, which encompasses portions of Grand Traverse, Antrim, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties. Entry fee is $10 for up to three…

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Added by Watershed Center on June 17, 2014 at 2:57pm — No Comments

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