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Merry Christmas to all and now a letter from Santa...Enjoy!

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And have a

Merry Christmas!…


Added by Mark J. Davio on December 23, 2011 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Slide, Savor and Save This Winter in Northern Michigan

With the Thanksgiving holiday on the horizon, it won’t be long until Northern Michigan ski resorts begin making snow in anticipation of a turkey day opening. Weather experts are predicting a “Snowmagedon” this winter with long-range forecasts calling for cold temperatures and above average snowfall. That is great news for snow sports enthusiasts. The Homestead, located in…


Added by The Homestead on December 13, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Michigan, don't be too cheesed at Wisconsin

Many of my fellow Michiganders are up in arms because Wisconsin has a new promo claiming the state looks like a mitten. Well, everyone knows that Michigan is the state that really looks like a hand.

But I do want to ask people in my state to be nice. After all, imitation is the sincerest form of…


Added by Tom Carr on December 9, 2011 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Michigan's Vibrant Vineyards

We were recently featured in the Autumn Issue of Michigan Home and Lifestyle Magazine as part of their "Michigan's Vibrant Vineyard Vacations" segment.

Check out the article …


Added by Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery on December 3, 2011 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Traverse City Named One of Top Bike Vacation Destinations

Traverse City was named one of the world’s “Six Best Cities for a Bike Vacation” by Bicycling Magazine.

Bicycling Magazine says,

Visit this northern Michigan city in August for the Cherry-Roubaix (with Euro-style cobbles), the Third Coast Bicycle Festival, and DALMAC, a huge multiday…


Added by Grand Traverse Mtn Bike Assoc on December 1, 2011 at 4:41pm — No Comments

An artists' artist

Lindy Bishop likes to paint musicians, singers and songwriters while they're performing.


Every month, she invites an aural artist to Seed Studio/Gallery in Elk Rapids to entertain the visual artists while they capture it on canvass or …


Added by Tom Carr on July 19, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

So many blessings in life to celebrate

We consider living in Michigan one of our many blessings, yes Michigan!


Despite the bad rap, it’s is a beautiful place filled with pristine lakes, beaches, dunes to climb and great trials just waiting hiked. We frequent the…


Added by Mark and Susan Emerick on April 2, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Incredible Ice Photograph by Mark Lindsay

Mark Lindsay posted this photograph and comments on Facebook this week. They were so beautiful and awe inspiring that we had to share them here.


Ice Mound on Lake Michigan by Mark Lindsay

Ice Mound on Lake Michigan by Mark Lindsay

This is, or now once was, one of the…


Added by Sleeping Bear Dunes Visit Bureau on March 29, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

My new little friend

One thing I've noticed at the cabin, I can't stop claiming ownership of everything.  That is MY pine tree, that is MY Downy Woodpecker and this is MY clean air.  So I guess it's no surprise as I discovered a little baby red squirrel that I became a "proud mama" who had to share photos with all her friends of MY baby.


I mistakenly discovered my new baby as I was searching through my binoculars for eagles one day from the cabin deck.  A furry little head caught my eye.…


Added by Shelley Martinez on March 9, 2011 at 8:51pm — 1 Comment

Bear Creek, A favorite of mine.

One of the best things to do is to find a place that is out of the ordinary and right in your backyard. Fortunately for us we are in a rare area that has many of these gems a few miles away.

First off we took advantage of a little hiking trail down the road from home at the Spirit of the Woods Club. It was a dreary day with the sky unable to make a decision between spitting and downpouring. However we took to the woods anyway. Thank goodness that we did too.…


Added by John Edward Yonkers III on March 7, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Michigan's (relatively) skinny kids

Just found this bit of good news for Michigan:


A Slate map on childhood obesity in the United States shows Michigan in the lightest possible shade of pink.


That means our kids are thinner, or less fat, than the kids in many of the other states. We're even doing better than a lot of our neighboring states. Note that Illinois is among the…


Added by Tom Carr on March 5, 2011 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Versatile fiddler adds local show

Violinist Jeremy Kittel is playing a recently-added show Friday at the Insideout Gallery in Traverse City. 


Kittel, who has worked with the popular indie band My Morning Jacket and won a Grammy as part of Turtle Island Quartet, is…


Added by Tom Carr on February 24, 2011 at 11:12am — No Comments

Erik James - a singer to watch

I mean that in two ways.


Erik James is a singer to watch because he's ambitious and finds audiences where he can. He's played before weekend movie events at the State Theatre and he played a set at the Traverse City Winter Microbrew & Music Festival earlier this…


Added by Tom Carr on February 23, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

State landmark for sale

UPDATE: TC's Jeff Haas tells me the club has been sold and the new owners plan to keep it a jazz club. Great to hear it!





I know this is not a northern Michigan topic. It is a Michigan topic.


The Detroit Free…


Added by Tom Carr on February 1, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Refresh Your Soul

Welcome to the Soulfish Outfitters blog. Here we'll share trips we've taken, tips we've learned and all the cool trends in gear that we come across. And we'll also let you know about our great deals. With the holidays coming up, there's a lot to see in our little shop just south of Suttons Bay,…


Added by Soulfish Outfitters on December 10, 2010 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Winter Birding


One of the things I look forward to on our winter weekends to our cabin, is the bird watching opportunities this season brings. The feeders get a little busier and I look forward to some of my favorite friends returning such as the redpolls and pine siskins. Recently I was thrilled to get a photo of the pileated woodpecker (pictured above.) I cannot tell you how many times I have reached for my camera and this bird goes screeching off, I swear…


Added by Shelley Martinez on November 27, 2010 at 9:40pm — 4 Comments

Michigan Writers

Hello everyone. I too am a Michigan writer eternally striving for novel publication. I also keep a blog for Michigan Writers, which I update with freelance jobs, markets and other stuff for writers. I started it because I have found the resources for writer's in Michigan to be somewhat lacking. Please check it out and if anyone is ever interested in starting a writer's group, please contact me. I would love to get involved in another one - my last disbanded. My blog address is… Continue

Added by Jacki Erickson on November 19, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

dining overlooking Omena Bay with

We'd had one of those tumultuous fall days where I'd seen cyan blue skies and hail within a five minute span. I watched a storm tumble over Omena Bay as our guests gathered for the MyNorth Wine & Dine with a View.

One couple came from the Upper Peninsula. Another Grand Rapids. And they… Continue

Added by Rachel North on October 22, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

We are not just talking green. We are doing it!

I have been asked several times Jeff, "What type of renewable energy system do you have at home?" My answer has always been nothing.

I got to thinking why should I try sell someone this stuff if I wasn't doing it too. If it is so great I should use it, right?

Well after months I finally installed grid-tied solar panels on the roof of our garage. They been up there for about 12 days and they are doing GREAT! Actually they are doing better than I…

Added by Jeffery D. Stratton on August 26, 2010 at 9:29pm — No Comments

watch the northern lights over grand traverse bay

Here's an opportunity of a lifetime for me: the sun is sending us a little northern lights entertainment late tonight or tomorrow. There's been an eruption on the sun's surface sending plasma our way. The plasma will take as much as two days to get here and will cause a geomagnetic storm when it arrives, sending red and green curtains of light across the northern sky. Can you hear the glee as I write? I've never seen them. And I'm going to do my best to see them, plus I have a list of… Continue

Added by Rachel North on August 3, 2010 at 5:34pm — No Comments

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