- Kayla Kermode, of Maple City, recently graduated from Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, Calif.
- The following students received scholarships from the Glen Lake Women’s Club. The following were awarded $1,500 scholarships to Northwestern Michigan College: Madison Gerding, Casey Kahler, Marriah Sobczak, Robert Peplinski, Nathan Therrien, Brittany Noonan, Cheryle Harrington, Shane Carlson, and Austin Flees. A $1,000 scholarship went to a 2011 winner, Karoline Griffard. Andrew Gutzka won the $2,000 Jeanine Wessinger Dean Scholarship. Sarah Scarborough and Logan Marr won scholarships to Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. GLWC will also donate $1,000 to the Laker Leadership Retreat, their program for ninth-graders.
- Jennifer Chantalle Ghering recently graduated from Lake Superior State University, cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with minors in substance abuse counseling and criminal justice. She will pursue her master’s degree at Grand Valley State University in Traverse City at the Northwestern Michigan College University Center campus.
- The Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District Career-Tech Center student and Kingsley High School graduate Makya Voight earned his second consecutive state champion title in Marine Service Technology during the Annual Skills USA State Leadership Conference held in Lansing.
- Seven Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District Career-Tech Center students earned top awards in the National Cherry Festival 2012 Art Competition: Brook Olesnavage, Leland High School; Marissa Lindsay, Home Schooled; Nicole Ballard, Benzie High School; Molly Longton, Traverse City West Senior High; Mandy Collins, Kalkaska High School; Julius Bush, Elk Rapids High School; Devyn Mathias, Kingsley High School.
Alumni from three different decades have been named as Northwestern Michigan College’s 2012 Outstanding Alumni: Kathleen McManus, who earned a nursing degree in 1974 and is now executive vice president and chief operating officer at Munson Medical Center; Steven Rawlings, a 1991 aviation alumnus who is now regional manager of corporate and government affairs for DTE Energy; Timothy Young, a 1982 graduate who is founder, president and chef of Food For Thought, Benzie County-based creators of organic and wild-harvested gourmet specialty foods.
Movie Capsules: 12/06/2013
New this week — All Is Lost: After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language. (GAR)Continued ...
Community in Brief: 12/06/2013
Torch Lake Association party; ISEA Great Lakes Seminar; and more.Continued ...
One Cookie at a Time
Avid home bakers work tirelessly throughout the holiday season to create their beloved confections for family and friends. But dozens come together each year to spread the wealth of their secret family recipes, to make their efforts carry more impact than just expanding waistlines.Continued ...
Stone House Cafe closes
The owners of Stone House Cafe, a landmark bakery and eatery for the past 18 years in Leland, have announced the restaurant will close its doors.Continued ...
Recipe of the Week: 12/05/2013
This recipe of the week comes from Unity of Traverse City. The church will host its annual cookie sale fundraiser Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3600 Five Mile Road.Continued ...
Food in Brief: 12/05/2013
International cookies; Christmas dinner; Lights, Bites and Books. (Plus more)Continued ...
A quiche that keeps the carbs and fat at bay
After you’ve stuffed yourself with turkey and taters and gravy and pie and — of course — stuffing, you might be ready to do penance before the next rush of holiday calories.Continued ...
Bourbon mixes it up: New styles, flavors, brands
Picking a bourbon isn’t the one-two-three choice it used to be. There’s been a boom in brands, especially from small, premium producers, not to mention a flood of new styles.Continued ...
Hotels loosen the rules on outside food
Mariam Hashimi and her husband, Munis Alkouz, chose the hotel for their November wedding reception mainly for one reason: It allowed them to use a local caterer to bring in the traditional Afghan rice and meat dishes that hotel chefs often aren’t trained to prepare.Continued ...
Chestnuts: Not just for roasting over open fires
Who doesn’t love chocolate truffles? They are the essence of chocolate, and a sure-fire mood enhancer.Continued ...
Japanese spurn rice in favor of Western food
Washoku, the traditional cuisine of Japan, is being considered for designation as part of the world’s priceless cultural heritage by the U.N. this week.Continued ...
ABC's 'The Chew' biting into its 500th episode
When ABC’s “The Chew” premiered in September 2011, it begged the question: Was it biting off more than a show like this could chew?Continued ...
Community in Brief: 12/05/2013
Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at GT Resort; Cottage Coffee program; "Meet Mr. Dickesn"; and more.Continued ...
- Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Community in Brief: 12/04/2013
Peace Corps get-together; GARSP group meets; visit with Santa in Kingsley; and more.Continued ...
- Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Community in Brief: 12/03/2013
Merry Marketplace; Cookie Extravaganza; Art lecture. (Plus more)Continued ...
- Monday, December 2, 2013
Historical Photo of the Week: 12/02/2013
Can any readers identify the young woman in this photo?Continued ...
News From 100 Years Ago: 12/02/2013
Honor Couple in Hands of Sheriff — Sheriff Tucker of this county returned last night with Joseph Hunt and Mayme, wife of Frank Hunt of this village whom he had arrested in Grand Rapids upon a serious charge.Continued ...
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 ...
Service News: 12/02/2013
Air Force Airman Ben Kubesh graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.Continued ...
- Sunday, December 1, 2013
Santa's new digs
Marty Rhein takes his three children to downtown Traverse City every year to see the Christmas tree lighted and to visit Santa’s House.Continued ...
TC native makes music on world stage
Dan Trahey’s first foray into instrumental music wasn’t anything spectacular, but it led to a career in music that never would have been possible without the opportunity.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 ...
Best Sellers: 12/01/2013
Northwest Michigan Hardcover fiction 1. "First Phone Call from Heaven" by Mitch Albom, Harper, $24.95 2. "Chickadee Spirit" by Bill Smith, Sleepytime Press, $18.95 3. "Brown Dog" by Jim Harrison, Grove Press, $27 Paperback fiction 1. "The Whole GoldeContinued ...
Loraine Anderson: Long road to civil rights not over
I am grateful to PBS-TV for its documentaries looking back at American historical events from early in my lifetime and before. For most of this year I have been trying to write an essay that explores how slavery, the Nazi Holocaust, the Civil War andContinued ...
Books in Brief: 12/01/2013
Author expo; Author signings.Continued ...
- Movie Capsules: 12/06/2013