Northern Notes: Decorate Interlochen Mitten Tree
The Holiday Mitten Tree is up at the Interlochen Public Library, 9700 Riley Road, and ready to be decorated with new mittens, scarves and hats.Continued ...
On Poetry: Holidays time for children's poems
Holiday time. Time for a poem for the kids. What’s to say about this one except that it makes me smile?Continued ...
Foodie with Family: Hunkering down
Blowing, drifting, snow, arctic temperatures: they all make me happy on a regular day.Continued ...
Nathan Payne: Maybe we're generation lost to 'selfie'
I’ve never been known for choosing my words particularly wisely.Continued ...
Ed Hungness: Turkey isn't thankful, but rest of us are
Once in awhile, a President of the United States makes a proclamation that everyone is happy with.Continued ...
- Saturday, November 23, 2013
Rob Ford: Origins of popcorn unclear, but give thanks for it
This is a Thanksgiving story that I never get tired of telling. I was once equally certain that my father was the creator of popcorn as people were 500 years ago that the world was flat. Follow me.Continued ...
Senior Focus: Earhart remains inspirational 76 years later
As a young girl, I was always fascinated with flying. Piloting my own airplane, soaring above the Earth in the vast blue of the sky, became my dream and Amelia Earhart became my image of what a successful woman aviator might accomplish.Continued ...
- Monday, November 18, 2013
Northern Notes: Vets, military receive acts of kindness
Sean Mugerian , a Traverse City resident and a student at Lake Superior State University, also serves with the 182nd reserve unit out of Traverse City. After weekend training recently, he and a fellow soldier, both still in uniform, were joined by thContinued ...
Service News: 11/18/2013
Service news for 11/18/13Continued ...
- Sunday, November 17, 2013
Garret Leiva: Deer camp for this rhinestone cowboy
I know it sounds weird, but Glen Campbell is stalking me. The country crooner follows my every move. He is in the car, at work, and even in the bathroom while I brush my teeth.Continued ...
- Sunday, November 10, 2013
Marta Hepler Drahos: From GO to grannyhood in 1 turn
I admit it: There’s not a maternal bone in my body. It’s a fact I made peace with a long time ago, after years of hiding it and wondering at the missing link in my genetic makeup.Continued ...
Terry Wooten: Poet's salute to veterans
I first met Maurice (Fuzzy) Guy at a Veterans’ Association meeting last summer.Continued ...
Ed Hungness: Salute to Greatest Generation
Tomorrow is a special day, Veterans Day. Unlike Memorial Day which honors the departed, Veteran’s Day honors those who live, having served with honor and love of our great country.Continued ...
- Saturday, November 9, 2013
Rob Ford: Life can be like a drawer of T-shirts
Is it possible that the human condition can be explained simply by examining the contents of our T-shirt drawers?Continued ...
- Thursday, November 7, 2013
Foodie with Family: Frozen scones cut time
My crew is about to embark on a new-to-us adventure.Continued ...
- Monday, November 4, 2013
News From 100 Years Ago: 11/04/2013
Resort Hotel Burned Down — Neahtawanta hotel is a mass of ruins.Continued ...
Northern Notes: 'Act of kindness' overwhelms woman
Lori Jurgens of Bay City wrote to share a “profound act of kindness” that her disabled sister received.Continued ...
- Sunday, November 3, 2013
Nathan Payne: Sometimes you have to go superhero
When is it inappropriate to wear a superhero T-shirt under your work clothes?Continued ...
On Poetry: Slow down, read the page
You should know as you read this poem that the poet, Wendell Berry, is also a farmer and a long-time outspoken advocate of small farming and local economies.Continued ...
- Saturday, November 2, 2013
Mental Wellness: Time to grow 'Novembeard'
Yesterday I started growing a beard to help raise money for students who are going to Oklahoma with Alternative Spring Break.Continued ...
- Thursday, October 31, 2013
Intentional Minimalist: Mutsu apples make great butter
Fall apple season brings with it childhood memories of baking apple crisp, eating apple cider donuts, drinking hot apple cider and picking out our family pumpkin at the local pumpkin patch.Continued ...
- Monday, October 28, 2013
Northern Notes: Girl knows how to get things done
Frankfort 12-year-old sets her sights on raising money for skatepark/longboard features in Frankfort.Continued ...
- Sunday, October 27, 2013
Anne Stanton: What makes a super hero?
I watch a lot of movies with my 9-year-old son. A recent movie, "After Earth," wasn't exactly a commercial or critical success, but I liked the message: you can choose fear -- or not. In this case, there were these blind, predator monsters called UrsContinued ...
Ed Hungness: Popcorn balls, taffy apples
The time has arrived to dig to the bottom of the closet in search of the Halloween decorations and the costume box.Continued ...
- Saturday, October 26, 2013
Rob Ford: Sometimes best personal trainer pays you
I’ve been a chub my entire life. I was the poster kid for terms like “husky” and “big boned” and I was indeed fat.Continued ...
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