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My Field Trip to Second Spring Farm

Reid Johnston wasn't raised on a farm, wasn't born into the agricultural world with some innate green thumb or generational calling. A city boy, he found his first job after high school like most of us do- on a whim. Turns out for Reid, this job as a farmhand led to a passion he now devotes his life to. After four years of working on organic and sustainable farms for others, and another four years farming his own plots, Reid now owns his own business, Second Spring Farm- a little farm…


Added by Lindsey Perry on December 4, 2011 at 7:40pm — No Comments

Go North for That Old-Time Shopping Experience



            Once upon a time … when bright windowed storefronts stood along glittering urban walkways, and bell ringing Santas and Salvation Army bands dotted every other corner, holiday shopping was a magic bundle-up, hometown experience – two parts entertainment, one part mindless bustle. It was a feast for the senses – wafting warm chestnuts and steaming hot chocolate tantalized cold-nosed shoppers, dueling recorded carols sang their…


Added by Up North Bill on November 17, 2011 at 12:38pm — No Comments

World Series = Time to Plant Garlic!

Garlic hanging in the barn at Sweeter Song Farm, Cedar, Michigan

A couple of months ago I asked my neighbor Jim Schwantes about the best time to plant garlic—he and his wife Judy Reinhardt own the organic CSA farm called Sweeter Song Farm, and they grow lots and lots of the marvelous…


Added by Jeff Smith on November 1, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

TCFF suing TCSFF is stuff and nonsense

Traverse City Film Festival suing Traverse City Short Film Festival for trademark infringement is a whole lot of stuff and nonsense if not down right bullying. Here's how it works in the the big city where people don't seem to be confused by such trifles:

Los Angeles Film Festival

Los Angeles Arthouse Film Festival

Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival

Los Angeles…


Added by Angeline Duran Piotrowski on September 23, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Themed Events & Prix Fixe Dinners at the Inn

Sept. 28 - Presented by Bob Moler and the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society

Dinner at 7:00pm $30/person

Desserts Only at 8:00pm  $10/person

Presentation/Night Skys at 8:30pm $5/person



Added by Black Star Farms on September 14, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Traverse City Events: Distinctive Architecture Home Tour Next Weekend!

Traverse City Events: If the calendar isn’t telling us summer is over, the weather is blowing up a roaring North wind sea on Lake Michigan that is so wild I can hear it from my house a block away from Sleeping Bear Bay. It’s Labor Day 2011, and okay universe, we hear you: time to turn our thoughts inside…


Added by Elizabeth Edwards on September 5, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

5 Delightful Days in Northern Michigan

The Grand Traverse Bay area abounds with possibilities. There are endless miles of beaches alongside quaint towns with unique shops and galleries, wineries and breweries galore, and an array of culinary destinations. There is certainly something for everyone. Here we have compiled 5 days of itineraries filled with activities that will delight your senses and leave you with the most memorable experiences.

Day One:

Start your tour in the village of Suttons Bay.…


Added by Black Star Farms on September 2, 2011 at 1:07pm — 1 Comment

Traverse City Film Festival -- Behind the Screens with the New Foreign Jury

It's almost noon on Sunday, two days before the start of the 7th Traverse City Film Festival.  The New Foreign Jury has just watched the French film Queen to Play.  Leave it to the French to make chess sexy.  Queen to Play makes my jury's eighth foreign film so far. We've been ensconced in the cozy 35-seat Dutmers Theatre at the Dennos Museum on the southwest edge of NMC's campus since Friday morning.  All in all we'll have seen eleven films by the end of tonight.  After a…


Added by Rebecca Reynolds on July 24, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Traverse City Events: Thursday Wine Tastings at Burritts Fresh Markets

Sometimes the gods smile. Or god. And maybe it was more a wink, but Bacchus was definitely playing me yesterday evening. I’d arranged to meet friends at Burritts Fresh Markets on West Front in Traverse City for a lift home to Glen Arbor after work. Early, I figured to buy a half-pound…


Added by Elizabeth Edwards on March 9, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Traverse City National Writers Series: Night Out With Sarah Brokaw and the Girls!

Caption: Sarah Brokaw and old friend and Traverse City resident Stephanie Long


I want to think that the couple I watched slinking out soon after Sarah Brokaw took the stage at the City Opera House in Traverse City last night didn't leave because it was the man's idea. If it was, she should have…


Added by Elizabeth Edwards on March 4, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Northern Michigan Events: February, O What a Month! From the Traverse City Comedy Festival to the Cherry Capital Winter Wow!Fest

Time was, February in Northern Michigan was for hibernation. Those days are over. Blink nowadays and you've missed an incredible event. Here are some snapshots of a month of fun:

Feb. 3: New York Times bestselling author Doug Stanton takes to the City Opera House stage for the kickoff of the Traverse…


Added by Elizabeth Edwards on February 19, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Vote For the Red Hot Best of Northern Michigan—Restaurants, Events, Attractions, Hotels and More

Okay Northern Michigan. Here's your chance to sound off about what you love best about our people, places, food, wine and events. Click to vote for the Red Hot Best of Northern Michiganand we'll be announcing the top three winners in each category in the June 2011 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine. You'll find nominations on the ballot—but if you think you…


Added by Elizabeth Edwards on February 18, 2011 at 10:36am — No Comments

Northern Michigan Event: Traverse City Comedy Festival Kickoff Party!

Traverse City Comedy Festival kickoff party number two is freshly tucked under my (still quaking from belly laughs) belt, and I’m declaring these parties must-do’s. Great food, drink and a buzz that starts climbing as Michael Moore and Jeff Garlin walk in and climaxes when they take the stage for a cameo stand up…


Added by Elizabeth Edwards on February 11, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Call for Entries: Artcenter TC Outdoor Art Fair

As we settle into the new year, plans for the 51st Annual Artcenter Traverse City Outdoor Art Fair are coming together.  The fair, which features 100+ fine artisans on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College, is always held the last Saturday of July.  This year, on Saturday, July 30, 2011, the Outdoor Art Fair will share the campus once again with the Traverse City Film Festival.  Each of these amazing events bring both Traverse City residents and visitors into the town.

If you…


Added by Artcenter Traverse City on January 19, 2011 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Logging Miles and Building Schools in Ethiopia

On Sunday, Jan. 9, a team of American runners (most with northern Michigan roots) will leave the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa on a 250-mile run. For 10 days they’ll jog through the ancient Rift Valley, sleep in highland villages and raise awareness with folks back home about rural poverty and lack of…


Added by Jacob Wheeler on January 8, 2011 at 4:38pm — No Comments

We are Skiing

The VASA has been groomed and the skiing is great!

The groomers worked for over ten hours yesterday (Monday December 6, 2010) and their work really paid off. They rolled the entire system in the morning, and by the…


Added by John Heiam on December 7, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Closing Night at the Traverse City Film Festival, "The Girl Who Played With Fire"

It’s odd to sit in a dark movie theatre and cheer for a woman who set her father on fire and likes to terrorize and tie up people, and tattoo things like “sadistic pig” on their stomachs while they are unconscious.…


Added by Mary Ellen Geist on August 2, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Saturday at the Traverse City Film Festival: "Please Give"

I had heard quite a bit about this film: interviews with the stars, Catherine Keener and Amanda Peet; discussions about a moment in the film when Keener’s character, Kate, tries to give a man she thinks is homeless her

doggie bag from a New York restaurant, but it turns out he’s a customer waiting

in line. I had also heard about a controversial scene in which Keener’s

character and her husband buy

their daughter a pair of 230 dollar bluejeans. I was…


Added by Mary Ellen Geist on August 1, 2010 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Friday at the Sixth Annual Traverse City Film Festival: "Happy Poets" and Rock Stars

The premise is so simple. The story seems so small: an unemployed, dirt-poor writer with no business experience decides to open an eco-friendly organic vegetarian food stand in a park in Austin and finds meaning, love and success in the process. But there is nothing small about this

film at all. It was the first standing ovation I experienced at the Traverse City…


Added by Mary Ellen Geist on July 31, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Friday at the Sixth Annual Traverse City Film Festival: Where do people go to burn the Midnight Oil?

Ever since Michael Moore launched the first Traverse City Film Festival six years ago, I have wondered: where do the filmmakers and film lovers from all over the world go to play late at night in Traverse City, after all the movies and interviews and obligatory social events are over? I found out tonight: for many of them, especially filmmakers from out of town, it's the Park Place Hotel, on the Tenth Floor.

When I boarded the elevator in the lobby, a filmmaker who looked…

Added by Mary Ellen Geist on July 31, 2010 at 2:30am — 3 Comments


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