Salon Verve has been voted "Best Hair Salon in Northern Michigan!"…
Added by Salon Verve, Organic Salon on May 13, 2009 at 1:30pm —
Our hen, Chicken Little, has one slight problem.
She doesn't know she is a chicken.
Last week, she strolled into our fenced dog yard while I was scooping and Rustic Russ
was feeding, only to play a game of avian pinball with the sled… Continue
Added by Sherry Sutherby on May 13, 2009 at 6:44am —
Springtime in Michigan is an angler's dream,,,.and for good reason. With so many beautiful lakes and streams, the fishing options are endless. They can can range from fast paced smelt dipping in gallon buckets or riding through the open waters charter fishing on the Great Lakes. Others may seek out a quiet afternoon on a winding stream casting for the elusive trout or tossing a line out for perch from a pier. For others, the perfect fishing experience is trolling for crafty walleye from a small… Continue
Added by Moescorner on May 12, 2009 at 11:00am —
Glen Lake Marine Covers Both Ends of the Summer Boating Season!
In the fall, and before the snow falls, we begin the process of winterization for local boat owners. We shrink-wrap boats, remove boat docks and hoists, and begin the process of storing, on site at Glen Lake Marine, boats for winter storage. Please call 231.326.5666 or 231.883.9417 to make your reservations for inside boat storage.
In the springtime we reverse the process. After the ice melts we are busy… Continue
Added by Jeff Gardner on May 12, 2009 at 8:14am —
We Have the Boats and Water
You Have all the Fun!
The two combined Glen Lakes - Big Glen Lake and Little Glen Lake - have over 6,000 acres of surface water which many boaters and fishing enthusiasts enjoy during the summer months in Leelanau County. Big Glen Lake has a depth of up to 130 feet, and Little Glen Lake has a maximum depth of 13 feet. Both lakes are perfect for fishing, whiling… Continue
Added by Jeff Gardner on May 12, 2009 at 8:13am —
Tonight, Rustic Russ
has his first Horse Show. (Click HERE
Who says you can't relive your childhood dreams?
This will be an every Tuesday night event ~ for the entire summer.
Follow along...won't you?…
Added by Sherry Sutherby on May 12, 2009 at 6:58am —
One of the coolest things about my job is the Chamber office, which is right on the Manistee River Channel. My window looks right out at the US 31 bridge, so from time to time I watch boats navigating the river. It’s a good thing – when boats (whether business or pleasure) are moving that means money is also moving. It’s especially good to see boats moving now, after a long winter with all boats tucked safely away.
Boats spend the winter safe in the harbor, but that’s not what boats… Continue
Added by Manistee Chamber on May 11, 2009 at 2:30pm —
It’s been a few days since I’ve attended the Wisconsin Cheese Throw Down at Bowers Harbor Inn, and I apologize for the delay in the post-party blog. But you see, I’ve been in a cheese coma.
This is what happens when a cheese lover attends an event showcasing a thousand-plus chunks of fine cheese and a dozen cheese-inspired gourmet dishes, all of which is washed down with her favorite local beers and wines.
Judging by the turnout (Bowers Harbor Inn, its fabulous new outdoor… Continue
Added by Lynda Twardowski on May 11, 2009 at 2:30pm —
As the day nears the end, and another Mother's Day has passed, I am reminded of all things cyclical.
My thoughts turn to Freddie the Leaf.
If you have never read the book, "The Fall of Freddie the Leaf",
by Leo Buscaglia, you must seek it out. (Click HERE
It's a book about a… Continue
Added by Sherry Sutherby on May 11, 2009 at 7:43am —
This morning as I ran along the Little Traverse Wheelway from the History Museum to a little way past the main entrance to Bay Harbor and back I noticed something different from a similar run ten days or so ago. This time there were arrows, numbers, and lines, all in pink, on the asphalt. This can only mean one thing. It’s a sign that the sections on which the pink inscriptions appeared are being prepped for maintenance and that the City of Petoskey,… Continue
Added by Tom Stanley on May 10, 2009 at 11:08am —
Upon arriving home Friday night, I found company in the corral.
Excitement about being outside, the sunshine, the warmth, the horses.…
Added by Sherry Sutherby on May 9, 2009 at 6:41am —
Full. That's how I'd describe our days as of late, as we rush headlong into summer with every waking moment spent outside playing and exploring and planting and eating and, well, just living. I have to admit, as much as I love the still quiet world of winter, I am humbled by the bursting energy of spring. It makes me realize (again and again) how fantastic our little nook in this world really is....
My top five reasons for loving Up North (today).
The fact that… Continue
Added by Kate on May 8, 2009 at 1:00pm —
The Sun Ranch, a scenic 18,500-acre real estate development in Montana, is for sale.
Owner Roger Lang said he’s selling the property in order to buy and preserve more land in another spot. 98% of the land is protected with a conservation easement
“Maybe there’s some other ranches that I can get involved with purchasing, restoring and protecting,” Land said in an article in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.
Added by Kirt Manecke, Smile book on May 7, 2009 at 8:48am —
and I love it when people "get it".
When they understand why we live the way we do.
Why we would rather spend… Continue
Added by Sherry Sutherby on May 6, 2009 at 7:05am —
Last Wednesday did not start off very well for your hardworking Chamber director – in fact, I think of it as my own version of “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day”. My dog was sick, I was not feeling well myself (Different causes since she ate the kitchen trash and I didn’t.) and as I dropped my coffee cup in the kitchen sink. I also dropped my phone and my keys in the dishwater. By the time I got to the Chamber office, late, after following a 1992 Plymouth Acclaim… Continue
Added by Manistee Chamber on May 5, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Living now in Traverse City, a place I consider a food lover’s paradise, it sometimes shames me that my three favorite foods haven’t changed as I’ve become an adult. They are, exactly as they were at age six: pizza, ice cream, and cheese.
These are my deserted-island three. My last-meal trifecta. My go-to, triple-time-healer of a broken heart, bad hangover or even slightly irritable episode of P.M.S.
I eat the big three, I feel joy. It’s very simple.
They don’t… Continue
Added by Lynda Twardowski on May 5, 2009 at 9:11am —
Not for us.
Certainly, not for Rustic Russ
We had a wonderful time at the Yoder Horse and Carriage Auction in Mount Pleasant.…
Added by Sherry Sutherby on May 4, 2009 at 6:51am —
Remember how as kids we used to mess around in the back yard, at the lake, the crick, the woods? How we played outside with adult supervision but mostly without? Well, apparently kids don’t do much of that anymore.
According to various studies there has been a cultural shift over the last few decades in which children spend more time indoors in sedentary activities. The predictable result has been kids who not only don’t know much about nature but are increasingly obese and out of… Continue
Added by Tom Stanley on May 3, 2009 at 3:11pm —
Today's the day.
Our annual trek to the Amish horse and carriage auction. Yoder style.
While chatting about our Saturday trip to see the Amish, Rustic Russ
and I both agreed ~ we mirror the Amish in many of our thoughts and ways of doing business.…
Added by Sherry Sutherby on May 2, 2009 at 7:30am —
Almost every year for forty years, no matter where I lived, summer vacation meant Lake Michigan. I’d load up the car with my son, my dog, shorts, bathing suits and flip flops and head west to the beach. Vacations here meant family, a slower pace and so much fun that I hated to leave. (That’s why I moved here the first chance I got!) I’m no different than the thousands of visitors we host every summer here in Manistee. I saved up all year for a week or two here and I usually went home with not… Continue
Added by Manistee Chamber on May 1, 2009 at 2:30pm —