Sophie Brown wrote a new post, Saving Waterfalls and Forest on the Upper Peninsula’s Yellow Dog River, on the site MyNorth.com 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Up by Big Bay, locals succeed in a four-year effort to protect one of Michigan’s most cherished stretches of water and the rich lands around it—the Yellow Dog River in the Upper Peninsula.
This gue […]
Sophie Brown wrote a new post, Bike the Tunnel of Trees: Pro Tips From McLain Cycle and Fitness, on the site MyNorth.com 6 months, 3 weeks ago
A few miles northwest of Harbor Springs, M119 wanders a serpentine route along the Lake Michigan coastline. The road makes a climb just outside town to a bluff, and then continues north for 26 miles, […]
Sophie Brown wrote a new post, A Route Carved by River: Explore These Upper Peninsula Waterfalls, on the site MyNorth.com 7 months ago
Feel the optimism of the earth on a springtime visit to Upper Peninsula waterfalls (Scroll for a video and stunning photos!).
This article is featured in the May 2017 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s […]
When you retire at 55 from the Chrysler Corporation as its assistant treasurer, and then become a cherry farmer for the next three decades, what does that look like? For Tom and Louise Lawton, it meant […]
Sophie Brown wrote a new post, Trending Strong: Realtors Share Thoughts on Northern Michigan Real Estate Market, on the site MyNorth.com 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Northern Michigan Realtors talk trends in lakefront, small towns and countryside living. Real Estate 2017 is featured in the April 2017 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.
Get your […]
He fixes bikes, gives them away, changes worlds. Don Cunkle is an old car-repair guy who likes bikes and people. For the past several years, the Traverse City resident has turned his mechanic skills and […]
Sophie Brown wrote a new post, Hear My Heritage, Eric Hemenway Talks Being Native American, on the site MyNorth.com 7 months, 3 weeks ago
At 40, Eric Hemenway has already lived an interesting life. And not just because he took off backpacking for 10 years in southeast Asia and almost never came back. Or because he’s seen his fair share o […]
Sophie Brown wrote a new post, Traverse City’s Doctor Terrie Taylor Continues Fight Against Malaria, on the site MyNorth.com 7 months, 3 weeks ago
In the June 2016 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine we profiled the work of Dr. Terrie Taylor, the Traverse City–born-and-raised physician doing globally significant malaria research in M […]
Sophie Brown wrote a new post, Traverse City Ride of Silence Honors Cyclists Killed or Injured on Public Roads, on the site MyNorth.com 7 months, 3 weeks ago
On Wednesday, May 17, Cherry Capital Cycling Club is participating in The Ride of Silence. The annual worldwide event honors the lives of cyclists who have been killed or injured while biking on public roads and […]
Sophie Brown wrote a new post, Charles Kretschmer and Bill Koucky, Grand Traverse Culinary Oils, on the site MyNorth.com 7 months, 3 weeks ago
When he first planted oil seeds eight years ago, Bill Koucky was thinking biodiesel—canola and sunflower oils. Seeing more promise in culinary oils, Koucky turned his non-GMO crops to a new venture, G […]
Sophie Brown wrote a new post, Spring Camping in Northern Michigan (Gear Tips + Trail Recommendations), on the site MyNorth.com 8 months ago
Cool, clear air, zero bugs and no crowds. Spring camping is as fresh as can be.
There are few better ways to immerse in the great northern woods than spending a night in it. Go […]
Sophie Brown wrote a new post, Snow Lovers, You Can Still Head to the U.P. for March Snowshoeing, on the site MyNorth.com 9 months, 1 week ago
Enjoy the last of the snow with a trip to the Upper Peninsula. Munising and the Keweenaw Peninsula should still have enough white stuff for a week or two (fingers crossed!). March is an enlivening month, […]
Sophie Brown wrote a new post, Modern Magnificence: Glen Lake Home Gets Contemporary Remodel, on the site MyNorth.com 9 months, 3 weeks ago
A contemporary remodel helps an old Glen Lake home with a modern soul embrace its sparkling setting.
Midcentury modern architecture is enjoying a strong revival. The style’s simplicity and e […]
Fat-tire bikes in winter are all the thing. Hop on a saddle and roll through the snow to see what the buzz is about.
February typically serves up winter’s best conditions for fat-tire b […]
Sophie Brown wrote a new post, Red Hot Best 2016 Northern Michigan Lunch Venues (Vote Now for Best of 2017!), on the site MyNorth.com 10 months ago
More than 10,000 voters from across the state weighed in on 101 things they love about Northern Michigan. Their votes determined over 300 Red Hot Best winners and 700 honorable mentions. Here you’ll find No […]
Sophie Brown wrote a new post, Snowmobile Cognoscenti at Dave’s Yamaha Suzuki Shares Winter Wisdom, on the site MyNorth.com 10 months ago
If you’ve never really “gotten” the whole snowmobiling thing, leave it to a guy who’s been in the business for more than 40 years to distill it for you: “If you’re not into the whole winter exercis […]
Sophie Brown wrote a new post, 10 Snowy Sanctuaries for a February Vacation in Northern Michigan, on the site MyNorth.com 10 months, 1 week ago
Senses will be on full alert in these sanctuaries of silence, 10 Northern Michigan getaways in which quiet is interrupted only by flowing water, the squeak of snow or the pop and sizzle of your in-room […]
Sophie Brown wrote a new post, Fun with “Ipad Mini,” a Renovated 1970s Harbor Springs Condo, on the site MyNorth.com 10 months, 1 week ago
It hadn’t taken long for the new owners of a three-bedroom, circa 1970s condo in Harbor Springs’ Marina Village to decide to buy it. The small but efficient unit had an enviable view of the marina and […]
Sophie Brown wrote a new post, Northern Michigan’s Joshua Davis After “The Voice”, on the site MyNorth.com 11 months ago
The national TV buzz has ebbed, and weekly trips to L.A. are done, but the momentum (and life of dad and husband) goes on for singer-songwriter Joshua Davis.
This article is featured in the January 2017 […]
Sophie Brown wrote a new post, Florip Toolworks Preserves Tradition with Handcrafted Woodworking Tools, on the site MyNorth.com 11 months ago
Thirty-one-year-old Erik Florip hasn’t been at this woodworking thing long, but he’s already chased his passion to a pretty “meta” place. Just five years after hacking together his first DIY bookshe […]
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