Kayaking on Bower's Harbor, on the way to Power Island for a gourmet picnic with Michael Gray, kayak guide. (Yes, actually, this is as good as it gets.)
Sunday morning started gray but calm and soon brightened on our way to Power Island, in West Grand Traverse Bay. Michael Gray, of Uncommon… Continue
Added by Jeff Smith on June 13, 2010 at 10:00pm —
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 —
Offield Preserve Work Day - Saturday, April 24, 2010.
Want to celebrate Earth Day/Earth Week by giving doing something for nature? Join staff and volunteers of Little Traverse Conservancy at the new 390-acre Offield Family Nature Preserve this Saturday, April 24, anytime between 9 am - 3 pm. This preserve is located between Harbor Springs and the ski resorts, just 10 minutes from Petoskey. Park at Quick Road to help with clearing trails, pulling… Continue
Added by Little Traverse Conservancy on April 22, 2010 at 1:30pm —
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 —
Most Traverse City people know John Robert Williams as one of the guys who founded the Traverse City Film Festival and as a local photographer who has operated his photo studio in town for 30 years. His studio also shares his moniker, John Robert Williams Commercial Photography. Some know of his 22 years of creating zany laugh-out-loud floats in the National Cherry Festival’s Cherry Royale Parade.… Continue
Added by Missy Luick on September 18, 2009 at 3:09pm —
My wife Deborah is a Michigan girl. Born and raised and proud. She's not shy about it either when talking on blogs and over the Internet. She's "smitten with the mitten," as she likes to tell her out-of-state friends. And a couple of years ago, when we were thinking of taking our vacation out east, she said,
"I don't know. I think I'd like to relax and go Up North. Besides, everything we want to do and our boys want to do is there anyway."
Except whales. And the ocean. She… Continue
Added by Darren King on July 25, 2009 at 10:00am —
Not a day for yachting you say? Certainly not the most thrilling. Despite thick gray threatening clouds overhead, the Traverse City Yacht Club held it's Wednesday races. And despite the dead calm over Grand Traverse Bay the boats did make it back to the marina, eventually. And I was in attendance.
Inspired by the June issue of Traverse Magazine
, one of the items on my summer list was to enjoy a drink on the deck at Scott's Harbor Grill while watching the Wednesday yacht races.… Continue
Added by Rachel North on June 17, 2009 at 11:52pm —
In the 20 years that the Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area has produced the Parade of Homes, over $250K has been given back to the community. The HBA utilizes local non-profit organizations to host each Parade Home and then rewards the organization with a stipend as a thank you for their service. Many local non-profit organizations use this as a primary fundraiser for their group to raise money for their cause. Much of the money… Continue
Added by Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area on May 25, 2009 at 9:00am —
It’s that time of the year when the Home Builders Association opens many doors to you with the 2009 Parade of Homes. Nothing is quite like the feeling of a brand new home; and I invite you to experience the 17 special homes on tour in the Grand Traverse Area. Our participating builders and trades have been working closely together to put the puzzle of these fine homes together.
As you visit this 2009 collection of homes, I’m sure that your… Continue
Added by Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area on May 22, 2009 at 3:00pm —
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 —
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 —
Tonight, as I walked from the main cabin to the Wee House, the wind was howling.
It sounded like a freight train, circling around our “40″.
I stopped along my snowy trail and listened. Closing my eyes in the dark, I relied on one of my five senses to capture the full moment. My two canine companions also stopped.
I have no doubt our trilogy of horses also had their eyes fixed on us, in the dark… Continue
Added by Sherry Sutherby on March 25, 2009 at 10:47pm —
Go ahead women of Northern Michigan, breathe my rarified air. Yep. I touched Carter Oosterhouse
, the carpenter-model-star of a slew of HGTV shows (currently, Red Hot and Green
and Carter Can
). Want the sizzling truth? He put his arm around me. Okay, enough. I'm old enough to be his mother (he was born when I was a freshman in college—I did the math). But here is what I really want to say about Carter: He’s a really good… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Edwards on March 2, 2009 at 3:00pm —
I got to know Brandon Stout this weekend. Before Saturday afternoon, he’d only been a name—a part of the backstory to the piece I wrote about Traverse City Iraq war veteran in September of 2008 Michelle Rudzitis
. On January 22, 2007, Michelle had her leg blown off by a roadside bomb when she was serving in Iraq. Brandon was her driver. The blast killed him.
Since his death, Michelle has gotten to be friends… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Edwards on January 29, 2009 at 10:36am —