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Cowboy coffee. That's what you are looking at here, with a MyNorth logo formed into the surface, of course.
Why is this important? Because cowboy coffee is your ticket to completely bonafide excellent java out on the trail. This photo was taken deep in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, miles from…Continue
Added by Jeff Smith on August 11, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments
From left: Brit Marling, Zal Batmanglij and Michael Moore
The morning panel discussion at the Traverse City Film Festival had Michael Moore talking with Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling, who have a decade-long friendship and have collaborated…Continue
Added by Jeff Smith on August 1, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
As Traverse City's food and drink scene continues to evolve, we've seen a number of new microbreweries enter the mix. The newest one is Brewery Terra Firma, just south of Traverse City on Hartman Road. Terra Firma is the region's first microbrewer to expand the concept to include a farming component. The brewery will grow hops onsite and raise other vegetables to add flavor to the fermentation. I recently had a tour of the new digs by management crew Josh Janowiak, Charles Kinzel and John…Continue
Added by Jeff Smith on July 24, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Dr. Rev. Robin Long, my friend, is taking a sabbatical from the Suttons Bay Congregational Church and needed folks to fill the pulpit while she's gone. In an act of desperation, I'm sure, she asked me if I would deliver a sermon this morning and here it is:
Luke 10:38 -42
Now it came to pass,…Continue
Added by Rachel North on July 21, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Renowned Chippewa artist and craftsman Ron Paquin is demonstrating how to build a birch bark canoe from start to finish in downtown Suttons Bay. He started Wednesday at the corner of St. Joseph and Jefferson streets (along M-22) under a white tent and will finish on Sat., July 20, at the…Continue
Added by Rachel North on July 19, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
I am originally from downstate and around me, there are no old movie theatre drive-ins, so when my cousins (whom I am staying with in Interlochen) took me and my younger cousins to the Cherry Bowl Drive In I was so excited! I had no idea what to expect!
We showed up early enough to make sure to get a good spot just a few rows back and we spent about an hour throwing around a couple of frisbees and working up an appetite before the movie started. So of course I had to help myself to…Continue
Added by myoung on July 17, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Tony Stark lay on the ground totally defeated. Driven by fear, he'd been working non-stop for months building every possible Iron Man suit trying to protect Pepper from Armageddon--something he'd experienced up close. Workaholic? Yup. And now all that work was absent or battery dead. Tony is sleep-deprived,…Continue
Added by Rachel North on July 12, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
When I drove through Leland on the early hours of the Fourth and already saw folding chairs staked out along Main Street, I knew it was going to be a busy day. It was cloudy and a bit cool before noon, so I was beginning to feel skeptical that it would feel like the sunny Fourth of July's of summers past. But I should have known better. By noon (the actual Fourth of July Parade did not start until 3pm) the sun was out and the sidewalks were filled with families and little ones darting around…Continue
Added by Kathryn Fluehr on July 5, 2013 at 4:51pm — No Comments
The July Cover of Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine shows a lovely surfer wearing a wetsuit. Our covers are usually shot a year before, so that they are ready when we work on the July issue in April, sometimes with snow still on the ground. In April, July is a warm promise of picnics, fireworks…Continue
Added by Rachel North on July 4, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Summer. I felt it fleeting. A colleague of mine has yet to experience a whole Northern Michigan summer as a resident. I felt a responsibility to introduce her to some of the landscape. We had one night and an entire Leelanau peninsula to cover.
Our itinerary included:
A wine tasting at…Continue
Added by Rachel North on June 29, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments
For the past eight or so summers, I have either been in Traverse City with my family for Cherry Festival or wishing that I was. For the summers that I have been here, it is always a whirlwind of activities for kids and it’s just so much fun with my nieces and nephews. However, there are so many things to do—a lot of…Continue
Added by Hannah Bauer on July 1, 2013 at 1:59pm — No Comments
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore often first comes to mind when picturing Northern Michigan’s sandy cliffs. However, about twenty miles north, just outside of Leland, lies another spot of sand-sculpted wonders.…Continue
Nodding Trillium of Michigan
Nodding Trillium (Trillium cernuum) is a the shyest trillium of our eight species native to the Great Lakes region. She hides her blossom beneath a tight whorl of…Continue
Added by Great Lakes Photo Tours on May 28, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments
On the way home from our Presque Isle birthday party, we stopped by the Ocqueoc Falls, the highest falls in the lower peninsula … (pronounced AH-key-ock) … okay, they are the only…Continue
Added by Rachel North on June 3, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments
There’s a lumber-era photograph of Front Street, Traverse City, hanging on the wall in the conference room at Traverse City’s Downtown Development Authority office. In that moment so long ago, the photographer captured a working city where…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Edwards on June 19, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Ten reasons why you shouldn't miss the 2013 Northern Home & Cottage Tour on Saturday, September 7.
1. Windows so large that the glass had to be shipped over from Europe—they don't make glass panels this large in the U.S.
2. A blue-and-white granite that I've never seen before and that looks like the sky.
3. A wet bar faced in corrugated metal.
4. The home that Dr. Munson (as in Traverse City's Munson Medical Center)…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Edwards on June 3, 2013 at 2:17pm — No Comments
Some of my favorite bouquets are from simple blooms so common you almost don't see them anymore. My yard has been overgrown with violets this spring. Thousands of purple blossoms are nearly spent, now. Today, I found that these delicate white ones have spread across the northwest corner of my hosta beds. I almost…Continue
Added by Rachel North on June 6, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments
In May 2012 my daughter and I were purchasing wet suits at Play It Again Sports in Traverse City, having learned some lessons about cold water. Cmdr. Joe Buzzela was checking out with his son. Buying baseball equipment I think. A complete stranger, I approached him to thank him…Continue
Added by Rachel North on June 10, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
My great weekend treat is to take my coffee cup into the garden for discovery. The visions inspire the voices of past experiences to rise to the forefront of my mind's eye. A poppy plant has reseeded in a spot that will be too shady for it and hide its blooms from view. Some phlox have escaped their bed for the sedum…Continue
Added by Rachel North on May 26, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
My daughter turned 10 this spring. Double digits. Worth an extra layer of sophistication than the princess, cup-cake-focused, plastic party favor events of her past. She remembered the lobby of the Grand Traverse Resort from the November Chamber Expo, when she helped set up our corporate booth. While this may sound…Continue
Added by Rachel North on May 20, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments