Headed from Lars Hockstad to the The Opera House for the 3:00 show of “The Tillman Story.” The mood of the crowd seemed to change as we entered the auditorium, which was more stately and formal than the previous theatre. Perhaps it was an instinctive sense of needing to switch from the frivolity of the first full day of the Traverse City Film Festival morning, and Continue
the lighter and more humorous films most of us had seen thus far, in…
Added by Mary Ellen Geist on July 29, 2010 at 3:30pm —
"Me and Orson Welles": I decided that I simply could not face…
Added by Mary Ellen Geist on July 29, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Added by Mary Ellen Geist on July 29, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Filmgoers in line to see Castaway on the Moon. Time to find out where they're from. There's Elk Rapids, Empire, Suttons… Continue
Added by Jim Carpenter on July 28, 2010 at 10:21pm —
Lissa, Larry and I enjoy a great meal at Amical, from our ring side seats, watching as the audience lines-up for The Kids Are All Right
at the State Theatre. 7PM Opening Night for TCFF 2010!
Added by Rebecca Reynolds on July 27, 2010 at 8:23pm —
5PM, Judy tells us they're keeping it clear for fire trucks. Hot town in the old town tonight!
Added by Rebecca Reynolds on July 27, 2010 at 8:18pm —
4PM. Larry Brand and I arrive in downtown TC. Linda and crew are getting the party started -- blocking off traffic setting up, loading in. The fun's about to begin.
We stop by the TCFF festival office for our official badges: for me, Fiction Jury; for Larry, Shorts Jury.
Headed down to the Box Office to get our…
Added by Rebecca Reynolds on July 27, 2010 at 8:13pm —
....and I haven't even really started yet! Last night all the volunteers got together at Lars Hockstad Auditorium and had popcorn , a movie and lots of laughs with Michael- contagious energy to the power of 10! Free tickets to movies were had by all and guess what? Tonite, LARRY KING will be broadcasting live in the streets of TC! The 200 block will be closed to traffic so come on down! And---if you want to have fun with us the TCFF is still looking to fill in the gaps with more volunteer help… Continue
Added by Jill on July 27, 2010 at 9:00am —
Director Larry Brand flies back to TC to serve on the Short Fiction Jury. Came in a day early, b/c all the flights coming in to Cherry Capital are booked solid tomorrow!
Camera: "Rolling." Sound: "Speed." Director: "Action!" It's show time!…
Added by Rebecca Reynolds on July 26, 2010 at 9:26pm —
We would be honored if you would join us for the premiere screening of XINGU, a locally produced short film featuring an all-star Traverse City Area cast and crew. The film stars: Brad Aspey, Sheryl Hayward, Kit Wiener, Jim Foley,… Continue
Added by Angeline Duran Piotrowski on July 26, 2010 at 10:00am —
Downtown stores display film-related fare. At the theatre Cecily manned the souvenir table -- customers few and far between. For now.
A few folks meandered up to read the list of films. Festival staffers hung around the perimeter, ready to roll. But the only real action today -- the PURE dance and music troupe bringing "change, beauty and awareness to the world," not to mention drum music and Middle Eastern-style dancing, as they sashayed up and down Front Street. But, not to worry,… Continue
Added by Rebecca Reynolds on July 25, 2010 at 5:30pm —
My husband and I are Just back from our mini-vacation at the Bear River Writers Conference. We kicked it off by attending a fabulous evening at the Perry Hotel in Petoskey listening to readings by poets Jack Ridl and Jane Hirshfield and essayist Thomas Lynch. We laughed, flirted with tears, and fell in love with words all over again. …
Added by Elizabeth Edwards on June 6, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Big 3-OH! June 5 Code: orchard Enter on MyNorth.com/big3oh
Guess how long the PBS series This Old House
has been on television? Thirty years. Yep, 3-0. Long enough so that the homes remodeled in those first few years the show aired have probably been through at least one remodel since Bob Vila (who left the show in 1989) walked us through their plumbing and electrical. In an era of over-the-top… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Edwards on June 2, 2010 at 4:30pm —
This Saturday May 29 the Friends of the Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere branch, is hosting a used book sale. They've named it the One Dollar, One Day Book Sale.
Everything's a buck--books, DVDs, books on tape, CDs. This is your chance to stock up on your summer reading and still have a jingle in your pocket.
Don't worry. This sale isn't replacing the library's Almost Rare Used Book Sale. That's scheduled for September as usual.
The sale begins at 9:00… Continue
Added by Jodi Simpson on May 25, 2010 at 9:45am —
Uncorked has just selected 29 different wines from local wineries for customers to sample.
There are 5 reds, 5 whites, 5 Rieslings, 6 cherries, 5 specialty wines, and 3 dessert style wines that you can try before purchasing a bottle.
For more information or to check out the tasting list and drink menu before stopping in, visit our website:
Added by Uncorked on March 21, 2010 at 3:02pm —
is still up and rolling...6 weeks and a lot of work but we surpassed the 1000 hit in a week mark on Friday for the first time.
Also had my first radio interview with Ron Jolly on WTCM (doesn't seemed to be archived
) that went better than expected. Throwing leading edge ideas out into a community reluctant to change is a scary endeavor. Self doubt has a nasty way of creeping into the picture. However, as MyWHaT
generates more readers and comments, I'm… Continue
Added by GLHowe on February 13, 2010 at 11:05am —
It's a beautiful sunny day in the village of Suttons Bay, Michigan. Our month in Florida seems like a distant memory already sad to say. But we've been very productive since we've returned to winter in Michigan.
I've made good on my New Year's goals of incorporating healthy oatmeal into my breakfast routine. I'm pleasantly surprised to admit publicly that after all the years I've given it such a bad rap.....the taste and texture is actually growing on me. Of course the taste is so… Continue
Added by Linda Munro on February 11, 2010 at 2:00pm —
Despite years of citizen input and requests for the need, the 2010 opportunity
for Traverse City to retrofit an additional portion of Eighth Street with bike lanes may fail to pass the test.
The current design maintains the status-quo and includes two new turning lanes at Barlow and Eighth--encouraging cut-through traffic
For a larger recap of the issue, visit… Continue
Added by GLHowe on February 2, 2010 at 8:30am —
It was a great numbers week at My Wheels are Turning (MyWHaT for short
)...I was proven not to be crazy, or rather, that if I am crazy, then a whole lot of other people are crazy as well. Interest is strong for pushing for better than the-good-enough attitude and design of public space.
Posts from this week
. A mix of short stimulants, how walkability/livability
increase wealth, Detroit's new branding, a man rides a bus (big news
) and… Continue
Added by GLHowe on January 30, 2010 at 8:33am —
It's a beautiful sunny day today; perfect for a stroll downtown Traverse City!
Whether you're shopping, or just getting some exercise in, Uncorked in the back of The Cherry Stop is a great place to stop in and warm up with a sample of wine for $0.50 or a half shot of some MI made spirits for $2.
Tonight we have live music brought to you by The Music Factory
Check them out on their site: http://www.themusicfactorytc.com
So Stop on in Tonight for some great drinks and some… Continue
Added by Uncorked on January 9, 2010 at 3:59pm —