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Determining Whether Remodeling is Worth the Money

There is always a point when homeowners look at their homes and wonder if it is time to remodel.  Just like everything else in life, homes need to be spruced up every once in a while in order to look nice.  Sometimes it is only a bathroom or a basement that needs a little extra tender love and care, and other times the whole house needs a make over.  No matter the project, money is always a factor.  U.S. News suggests that homeowners be careful when making the decision to remodel.  Even if…


Added by raija fusmo on August 15, 2014 at 11:36pm — No Comments


Hidden from view is the trailhead behind the old YMCA.  Cross the field following the river and it will soon appear.  While following the path there are almost continuous views of the Boardman river, along with a couple of creek crossings with woods and meadows.  Because this is a flat terrain it quite easy to walk, plus the Fox Den Trail, if you follow it to the right, has a long boardwalk. Following these two trails can lead to the Sabin Dam which is one of the dams to be torn down.  It is…


Added by Gloria Halligan on June 16, 2014 at 9:56am — No Comments


In my quest to bring more of you who live in Grand Traverse County and surrounding counties downtown, two Labor Day’s ago the Traverse City Labor Day Bridge(s) Walk began.  This kind of welcoming family-friendly walk provides the opportunity for all to rediscover the beauty of town by traversing the perimeter, including crossing over four bridges, viewing the Boardman River and the Grand Traverse Bay almost the entire way, and realizing that when the trails are messy and muddy or too buggy,…


Added by Gloria Halligan on June 6, 2014 at 9:16am — No Comments


As I run out of adjectives to describe our myriad of trails all around us in the Traverse City area, I continue to love this little trail behind Grand Traverse Crossings off of Airport Road near Division St. Miller Creek trailhead and parking are found behind Aldi’s (which is where I prefer to begin) and also in-between the Bam Bookstore and Ulta.  Explore little by little and each time you can find something new to explore.

Woods, creek, swamp, meadows, and well-marked trails - in…


Added by Gloria Halligan on May 29, 2014 at 9:24pm — No Comments


Those of you with families could try this trail as it meanders through the woods and then down steps along a trail that brings the river into focus.  If you hike far enough you could climb back up on the over 200 stairs provided or you could turn around and return via much fewer stairs that you originally came down.  I so want families - especially those of us who live here - to get out and enjoy what the trails have to offer.  But I do caution those with children…


Added by Gloria Halligan on May 6, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

FIND YOUR PATH - Traversing the TART Trail

Inhaling the beauty of the outdoors through running, biking, gardening, walking, etc. will all contribute to our wellness.  What is your preference?  Mine is walking through our Northern downtowns or across our hiking trails.  Are you like me and have considered that the TART Trail is mostly for bikes? How many of you can say, "I walked the TART Trail!" (from Bunker Hill in Acme to Cherrybend in Leelanau, in both directions)?  Beginning May 19 through an Extended Education NMC class you have…


Added by Gloria Halligan on April 4, 2014 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Boyne Mountain Renovates Lodging and Offers Enhanced Golf Options

At Boyne Mountain Resort of Boyne Falls, the 2012 golf season features a half million dollar newly remodeled Clock Tower Lodge and a forthcoming renovation to the Boynehof hotel, discounted day of arrival play, fresh bunker sand on The Monument course and new Ten Play Cards.…


Added by BOYNE on March 29, 2012 at 10:19am — No Comments

Freed from Fear by Mark J. Davio - a poem with pictures...enjoy!

Freed from Fear


Boats at seas…


Added by Mark J. Davio on January 20, 2012 at 8:14pm — No Comments

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

Click the image above.

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

Homestead Open House Features New Salon & Resort Upgrades

Open House & Block Party at The Homestead

Open House & Block Party

The open house at The Homestead’s new beauty salon was a big success. Despite the threat of rain, resort guests, property owners and the local residents came to tour the new salon, Cavanaugh’s, the newly-redesigned deli & general store, and many improvements in the Village including new walkways, ponds, landscaping and lighting.



Added by The Homestead on October 5, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Homestead Unveils New Salon With Winning Name

Lillyjade Sign

When construction began on The Homestead’s, full-service luxury salon, there was never a question that everything—from the building itself to the amenities inside—would be done impeccably right.  The only mystery, until now, was what to call it.  And for that The Homestead turned to its guests.

“We spared no expenses in the construction of the new Lillyjade salon and that included the effort that went into finding the…


Added by The Homestead on September 4, 2011 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Good Morning America Gets Taste of Sleeping Bear Dunes & The Homestead


There has been so much buzz throughout the Leelanau Peninsula since Good Morning America announced the Sleeping Bear Dunes as one of the top 10 “America’s Most Beautiful Places”. 

We were tipped off by our friends at Traverse…


Added by The Homestead on August 11, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

6th Grader Experiences Owl Release at The Homestead

Two Easter Screech Owls
Easter Screech Owls

By Guest Blogger Hanna VanDuzen, Soon-To-Be Sixth Grader at Glen Lake School

The screech owl release at The Homestead resort, put on by Wings of Wonder founder Rebecca Lassard, was inspiring, amazing and extremely fun! I learned about the screech owl as they were…


Added by The Homestead on August 9, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Chicago’s Annual Randolph Street Market Festival - Whether you refer to it as old, antique or vintage, there’s something for everybody!

Just as the fascinating syndicated television program Antiques Road Show has the ability to mesmerize viewers – when lucky participants discover their bric-a-brac is worth a small fortune – Chicago’s Randolph Street Market will captivate you with the prospect of finding that once-in-a-lifetime…


Added by Shane D. Inman on July 17, 2011 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Grand Illusion - What You See Isn't Always What You Get...

Congratulations! You finally found it - your beautiful new home! After months of combing the local real estate market, stressing over offers and counter-offers, you may feel as if your dreams are finally coming true. But before you begin unpacking grandma’s china and propping the glossy wedding…


Added by Shane D. Inman on July 4, 2011 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Eight tips that will lead you straight to the "Designer Bedroom" you've always wanted.

1. Padded Headboard

A padded headboard adds additional fabric to your bed, allowing you to tie in more texture and color with your surrounding fabrics for cohesive  harmony. A wooden headboard tells a story of  heirloom quality, whereas a padded…


Added by Shane D. Inman on June 12, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

“Seasons Full of Sand” by Photographer Mark S. Carlson

By Guest Blogger Mark S. Carlson  (

Aging Large-flowered Trillium in foggy woods c markscarlson com

 Aging Large-Flowered Trillium in Foggy Woods (c

It was mid summer when my parents informed my brother and I that our family would soon visit the Sleeping Bear Dunes for a few days vacation in the ‘Little Finger’ of Michigan. At the time, I was just a…


Added by The Homestead on March 2, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Videos from opening day of Run Across Ethiopia

This morning at 9:38 a.m. local time (1:38 a.m. in Michigan), the much anticipated Run Across Ethiopia put feet to the road and began jogging south, out of Addis Ababa toward Yirgachefe. Here a few short videos taken shortly before, during and after the run's beginning.

Just before the Run Across Ethiopia embarks, Earthworks musician Seth Bernard leads the crowd in a prayer.

"Start making your feet move .... all the way to… Continue

Added by Jacob Wheeler on January 9, 2011 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Prelude to the Run Across Ethiopia: videos from our first couple days in Addis Ababa

Most of the northern Michigan-based Run Across Ethiopia crew arrived in Addis Ababa late on Thursday night, Jan. 6, in preparation for their departure southward on Sunday, Jan. 9.


Here are a few videos of the excited group's arrival and what they did during days of preparation before running 250…


Added by Jacob Wheeler on January 8, 2011 at 5:03pm — No Comments

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