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2014 Northern Home & Cottage and Farm Market Tour

2014 Northern Home & Cottage and Farm Market Tour

Three homes on our…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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

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…


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


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…


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…


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

A love of Loons

If you know me, then you already know that my twitter handle is Loonchick1205, my cabin is decorated with Loon decoys and I will drop whatever I am doing once I hear the Loon's haunting call across the lake.  My husband says "The True North begins when the Loon greets you." I agree.

I love them for…


Added by Shelley Martinez on June 16, 2014 at 3:51pm — No Comments


Hidden from view is the trailhead behind the old YMCA.  Cross the field following the river and it will soon appear.  While following the path there are almost continuous views of the Boardman river, along with a couple of creek crossings with woods and meadows.  Because this is a flat terrain it quite easy to walk, plus the Fox Den Trail, if you follow it to the right, has a long boardwalk. Following these two trails can lead to the Sabin Dam which is one of the dams to be torn down.  It is…


Added by Gloria Halligan on June 16, 2014 at 9:56am — No Comments

Do I Know You, Poppy and Iris?

Arriving home in a haste to ready herself to jury an art exhibition at the Old Art Building in Leland, Brenda J. Clark had an hour plus to.... Relax on the back patio? Stew about cleaning the house for the weekend? Or paint?

She chose the latter.

"Wallowing in front of the Iris and Poppies patch seemed like the most productive option," Brenda said.

As I wondered in my last post, "How would she paint the flowers this…


Added by Johnston M. Mitchell on June 15, 2014 at 3:01pm — No Comments




Michigan Author Encourages Animal Rescues Through New Ebook


June 9, 2014—MICHIGAN--Author Ashleigh Rose Bottorff has channeled her passion for helping animals live better lives into an ebook that combines her personal experiences with practical information about how to help both domestic and wild animals. The ebook, entitled Amazing Grace, Our Littlest Hero, features…


Added by Ashleigh Rose Bottorff on June 14, 2014 at 9:54am — No Comments



Self-employed marketing consultant with 30+ years experience and published author can write for you and assist you with all kinds of business writing - Marketing Strategies, Business Plans, Demographic Studies, Employee Manuals, Advertising Slogans, Publishing, Trademarks and Implementation, Brochures, Real Estate Property Descriptions that gets the Potential Buyer to say "WOW, I have to see THAT…


Added by Ashleigh Rose Bottorff on June 14, 2014 at 9:47am — No Comments

River Report 6/13/2014

June 11, 2014

The Brown Drakes are certainly upon us now. You can find them just about everywhere on the Au Sable system. The North Branch, South Branch, and Mainstream all have bugs and anglers on the Manistee River as well as most of the Northern Tier streams are start starting find drakes as well. 
I’m having a great drake year. Only one skunk on good fish since June 2nd. Be patient out there and you will have that…

Added by Old Au Sable Fly Shop on June 13, 2014 at 10:09am — No Comments

The First Tee of Northern Michigan is Now Offering Programs at Mistwood Golf Course

The First Tee of Northern Michigan is excited to expand to the Traverse City area by offering programs at Mistwood Golf Course. Golf is more than a game, and The First Tee portrays that philosophy in each lesson plan by integrating 9 Core Values (honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment) into the game of golf.

The First Tee is open to all youth ages 5+.Youth may enroll in multiple programs and camps throughout the…


Added by The First Tee Northern Michigan on June 12, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Most Michigan of Mushrooms

Like everyone else I harbor memories of the mysterious outings I used to make with family (as a kid) to hunt for Morel mushrooms. It's not like we spent all that much time in the woods either, but for some reason never explained we would for Morels. The only reason in evidence was the evening's frying pan which rendered them very tasty. Still, perch seemed better fare (and more fun).

As a member of NMC's Mycological Society I don't spend much time talking about Morels. In fact no one…


Added by Michael Curiel on June 10, 2014 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Summer's Flood

Up Leland way, summer’s flood of flowers, and their quest for brilliance, has begun in earnest.


Some are already asking, “How will Brenda J. Clark paint me this year?”


At the wellhead out back…


The Poppy buds of a sole plant – some 20 strong – swell, waiting to burst forth in their vibrant orange. They do not seem to mind being boxed in by mounds of Catmint to the back. Nor do they object to being flanked in front by the soft purple…


Added by Johnston M. Mitchell on June 10, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments

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