- Sunday, December 22, 2013
Nathan Payne: A 'batteries not included' Christmas
What happened to the words “batteries not included?” That phrase, once a godsend to most parents of young children, vanished from toy store shelves in recent years.Continued ...
Ed Hungness: Nothing like a helping hand from a friend
It’s a ratty old thing that really needs to be replaced but like an old friend, it would be missed.Continued ...
- Saturday, December 21, 2013
Rob Ford: Spread cheer one cookie at a time
It’s the holidays, so here is a recipe for you. Preheat your oven to 350°, and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.Continued ...
- Thursday, December 19, 2013
Recipe of the Week: Fruit Cake
This week’s recipe of the week comes from Sally DeWeese of Traverse City. DeWeese says the recipe makes a great fruit cake.Continued ...
- Monday, December 16, 2013
Northern Notes: Emergency responders praised
Traverse City couple praises emergency responders.Continued ...
- Sunday, December 15, 2013
Garret Leiva: Maybe Santa doesn't have it that easy
Santa Claus seems like an ideal job: summers off, free cookies and flying around the world without airport pat downs.Continued ...
Lifelines: Two poems for Christmas
On Christmas Eve a long time ago, mom took us little kids to town for some forgotten reason. We left dad napping in our parents’ bedroom, just off the living room.Continued ...
- Saturday, December 14, 2013
Adapted in TC: Five years on paper and still making a difference
Five years ago this month, I began writing this column about living with a disability. Sixty-two columns later, I’m struck by what I’ve learned.Continued ...
- Thursday, December 12, 2013
Foodie with Family: Healthy food that tastes good hard to find
Have you ever stumbled on a recipe that made you holler because it was so good?Continued ...
- Sunday, December 8, 2013
Marta Hepler Drahos: Crafty Christmas helps mend broken heart
For years I’ve been on the receiving end of gifts lovingly made by hand — gifts like a picture frame decorated with beach stones I helped its creator collect, caramel and chocolate sauces for a favorite baked pear recipe, quilted wall hangings depicting my wedding and my beloved pets.Continued ...
Ed Hungness: Scooping the ashes
This fall we have been using our fireplace more than in years past. The season made its appearance and the first snow arrived before a final leaf raking.Continued ...
- Saturday, December 7, 2013
Rob Ford: Spread holiday cheer with eye contact
‘Whatever you do, don’t make eye contact” I said to myself. “It’s OK to look at your hands, look at your shoes, look at his beard or look at anything else, but just don’t make eye contact.”Continued ...
- Monday, December 2, 2013
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 ...
- Sunday, December 1, 2013
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 ...
- Thursday, November 28, 2013
Foodie with Family: Hunkering down
Blowing, drifting, snow, arctic temperatures: they all make me happy on a regular day.Continued ...
- Sunday, November 24, 2013
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 ...