Shanty Creek Resort, New Year's Eve in the Grand Ballroom, Beach Party-Piano Dinner Show doors open 6:30 p.m., Kid's Night Out Party 6-10 p.m.; in Ivan's-- Tommy Tropic 3-5 p.m. and DJ Stosh 8 p.m.-midnight Dec. 27-28; Tommy Tropic 3-5 p.m. and Northern DJ Connection 8 p.m.-midnight Dec. 29-30; New Year's Eve, Three's a Crowd, doors open 9 p.m.; DJ Stosh 8 p.m.-midnight Jan. 1-3; Kathy Ford Band 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Jan. 4-5; Lee Malone 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Jan. 11-12; Blue Effect 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Jan. 18-19; Frog & the Beef Tones 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Jan. 25-26; Stereo Deluxe 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Feb. 1-2; Banana Connection 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Feb. 8-9; Jedi Mind Trip 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Feb. 15-16; Blue Effect 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Feb. 22-23; Life Support 9 p.m.-1 a.m. March 1-2; Stereo Deluxe 9 p.m.-1 a.m. March 8-9; DJ Stosh 8 p.m.-midnight March 15-16; Northern DJ Connection 8 p.m.-midnight March 22-23; in the Lakeview Lounge — 8-11 p.m. with Jeff Woolsey Dec. 27-28; Younce Duo Dec. 29; Lee Malone Dec. 30; Nelson Jan. 4; Younce Duo Jan. 11; Lee Malone Jan. 18; Nelson Jan. 25; Jeff Woolsey Feb. 1; Nelson Feb. 8; Younce Duo Feb. 15; Lee & Willy Feb. 22; Nelson March 1; Jeff Woolsey March 8; 5820 Shanty Creek Road, Bellaire, 533-8621.
Short's Brewing Company, pub hours 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat.; 121 N. Bridge St., Bellaire; events, dates and times subject to change, call to check, 533-6622; www.shortsbrewing.com.
Bayview Grille, Sat. 7-9 p.m. Singer/Songwriter Series, featuring local artists performing original music, no cover charge; 727 Main St., Frankfort; 352-8050.
Cabbage Shed, Open Mic Night 8 p.m. Thurs.; 198 Frankfort Ave., Elberta; 352-9843 or www.cabbageshed.com.
Crystal Palace Lounge, DJ and karaoke 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat.; four large-screen TVs for sports viewing; full menu, daily specials; 17170 Vondra Road at M-115, Thompsonville; 378-3104.
Geno's Sports Bar & Grill, DJ 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Sat.; home of Lucille's St. Louis-style ribs 5 p.m. every Thurs.; open noon-midnight Mon.-Thurs. and Sun., and noon-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat.; 14848 Thompson Avenue, Thompsonville; 378-2554.
Lumberjacks Bar and Grille, karaoke 9 p.m. Thurs.; music 9 p.m.-close Fri.-Sat.; 10919 Main St., Honor; 325-2262.
Mayfair Tavern, open 4 p.m. Mon. and Thurs.-Sat., 3-9 p.m. Sun., closed Tues.-Wed.; 515 Frankfort Ave., Elberta; 352-9136 or www.themayfairtavern.com.
The Roadhouse Mexican Bar & Grill, live acoustic music with Jake Frysinger 6-8 p.m. Wed., no cover; 1058 Michigan Ave., Benzonia; 882-9631.
Back Porch Coffee House, 7 p.m. second Sat. of the month through May, performance followed by "circle jam session," family friendly, smoke- and alcohol-free, suggested donation $5 each or $10 families at the door to benefit the performers, light refreshments included; Charlevoix Senior Center, 06906 Norwood Road, Charlevoix; Pam Luce, 622-2944.
Boyne Mountain Resort, in Everett's — 7-10 p.m. with Ben Overbeek Dec. 21; Nelson Olstrom Dec. 22; Charlie Reager Dec. 23; Charlie Reager Dec. 26; Ben Overbeek Dec. 27; Greg Seaman Dec. 28; Michelle Chenard Dec. 29; Charlie Reager Dec. 30; Greg Seaman Dec. 31; Nathan Bates Jan. 2; David Cisco Jan. 3; Michelle Chenard Jan 4; Pete Kehoe Jan. 5; Ron Getz Jan. 9; Charlie Reager Jan. 10; Nelson Olstrom Jan. 11; Greg Seaman Jan. 12; Ron Getz Jan. 16; David Cisco Jan. 17; Michelle Chenard Jan. 18; Ben Overbeek Jan. 19; Nelson Olstrom Jan. 23; Nathan Bates Jan. 24; Ben Overbeek Jan. 25; Michelle Chenard Jan. 26; Nelson Olstrom Jan. 30; Ben Overbeek Feb. 1; Nathan Bates Feb. 2; Nelson Olstrom Feb. 6; Michelle Chenard Feb. 7; Ben Overbeek Feb. 8; Ron Getz Feb. 9; Charlie Reager Feb. 13; Michelle Chenard Feb. 14; Nathan Bates Feb. 15; Pete Kehoe Feb. 16; Ben Overbeek Feb. 20; Nathan Bates Feb. 21; Nelson Olstrom Feb. 22; Michelle Chenard Feb. 23; Ben Overbeek Feb. 27; Chris and Memorie Feb. 28; Greg Seaman March 1; Michelle Chenard March 2; Ron Getz March 6; Nelson Olstrom March 7; Nathan Bates March 8; Chris and Memorie March 9; Ron Getz March 13; Ben Overbeek March 15; Nathan Bates March 21; Michelle Chenard March 22; Chris and Memorie March 23; Ben Overbeek March 28; Charlie Reager March 29; Nelson Olstrom March 30; Michelle Chenard April 5; Pete Kehoe April 6; Nathan Bates April 13; Michelle Chenard April 20; Nelson Olstrom April 27; Michelle Chenard May 5; Hipps n Ricco May 11; Ron Getz May 24; Nelson Olstrom May 25; in the Snowflake Lounge — 4-7 p.m. with David Cisco Dec. 22; Ben Overbeek Dec. 28; Hipps n Ricco Deb. 29; Ron Getz Dec. 30; Hipps n Ricco Jan. 5; Hipps n Ricco Jan. 12; David Cisco Jan. 19; David Cisco Jan. 26; Greg Seaman Feb. 2; David Cisco Feb. 9; Ben Overbeek Feb. 16; Hipps n Ricco Feb. 23; David Cisco March 2; David Cisco March 9; Hipps n Ricco March 16; and 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. with DJ J2xTrubL Deb. 14-15; Charlie's Root Fusion Dec. 22; Mac Daddy Dec. 22; DJ J2xTrubL Dec. 23; DJ J2xTrubL Dec. 26; Charlie's Root Fusion Dec. 27; Mac Daddy Dec. 28; DJ J2xTrubL Dec. 29-30; TBD Dec. 31; DJ J2xTrubL Jan. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19; Mac Daddy Jan. 25; Ciao Band Jan. 26; DJ J2xTrubL Feb. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16; Mac Daddy Feb. 22; DJ J2xTrubL Feb. 23; DJ J2xTrubL March 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30; in Stein Ericksen's — 6-9 p.m. with Bob Bryan Dec. 21-23; Pete Kehoe Dec. 24; Bob Bryan Dec. 25-31, Jan. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, Feb. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, March 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23; 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls; 549-6000 or www.boyneresorts.com.
Boyne Highlands Resort, in the Slopeside Lounge — Pete Kehoe 8 p.m.-midnight Thurs. Jan. 10-March 14; plus Chris Calleja and Memarie Gayle 9 p.m.-midnight Dec. 21; IDK 9 p.m.-midnight Dec. 22; Michelle Chenard 8:30 p.m.-midnight Dec. 23; Ben Overbeek 8:30 p.m.-midnight Dec. 26; Sean Bielby 8:30 p.m.-midnight Dec. 27; TBA Dec. 28; IDK 9 p.m.-midnight Dec. 29; Adam Engelman and Sean Bielby 9 p.m.-midnight Dec. 30; Sundogs 9 p.m.-midnight Dec. 31; Sean Bielby 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 4; Yankee Station 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 5; Chris Calleja and Memarie Gayle 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 11; The Remedee 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 12; Ben Overbeek 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 18; IDK 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 19; Michelle Chenard 8:30 p.m.-midnight Jan. 20; Pete Kehoe and Michelle Chenard 6 p.m.-midnight Jan. 24; Jeff Fitzgerald 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 25; The Remedee 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 26; Michelle Chenard 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 1; IDK 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 2; Union Guns 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 8; The Remedee 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 8; Michelle Chenard 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 15; IDK 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 16; Michelle Chenard 8:30 p.m.-midnight Feb. 17; Pete Kehoe and Michelle Chenard 6 p.m.-midnight Feb. 21; Chris Calleja and Memarie Gayle 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 22; The Remedee 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 23; Ben Overbeek 9 p.m.-midnight March 1; Charlie's Root Fusion 9 p.m.-midnight March 2; Chris Calleja and Memarie Gayle 9 p.m.-midnight March 8; The Remedee 9 p.m.-midnight March 9; Michelle Chenard 8:30 p.m.-midnight March 10; Chris Calleja and Memarie Gayle 8:30 p.m.-midnight March 11; Michelle Chenard 8:30 p.m.-midnight March 13; Pete Kehoe and Michelle Chenard 6 p.m.-midnight March 14; Jeff Fitzgerald 9 p.m.-midnight march 15; The Remedee 9 p.m.-midnight March 16; 600 Highland Dr., Harbor Springs; 526-3000, www.boyne.com.
The Inn at Bay Harbor, in the South American Grille and Wine Bar — 7-10 p.m. Wed. and 7-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., with Nathan Bates Dec. 21; Michelle Chenard Dec. 22; Adam Engleman and Sean Bielby Dec. 26; Pete Kehoe Dec. 27; Josh Hall Dec. 28; Pete Kehoe Dec. 29; Ron Getz Dec. 30; Green Chinmey Trio 8 p.m.-midnight Dec. 31; 3600 Village Harbor Dr., Petoskey; 439-4000 or www.innatbayharbor.com.
Grand Traverse County
Aerie Restaurant & Lounge, John Pomeroy 8 p.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat.; GT Resort & Spa, 100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd, Acme; (800) 748-0303.
Bayview Inn, karaoke Thurs.; 5074 U. S. 31 N., Acme; 938-1610.
Bud's of Interlochen, live music 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thurs. with singer/songwriter Jim Hawley; 3061 M-137, Interlochen; 276-9090 or www.budsville.com.
Dillinger's Pub/Bootleggers, Trivia Live 7-9 p.m. Thurs.; open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-2 a.m. Sun.; Dillinger's, 121 S. Union, TC, 941-2276; Bootleggers, 119 S. Union, TC, 922-7742.
Ground Zero @ Streeters, Thurs. College Night with DJ Dominate; Fusion Saturday 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sat. with a blend of Michigan's hottest DJs; 1669 S. Garfield Ave., TC; www.groundzeroonline.com or 932-1300.
Hayloft Inn, open mic night 7:30 p.m. Thurs. for musicians, poets, comics, hosted by Bill Dungjen; 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. live country and western entertainment; M-72, TC; 941-0832.
Hide Away Bar & Grill, DJ music by Hot Traxx 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri.; hours: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon., 11:30 a.m.-midnight Tues.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat., noon-10 p.m. Sun.; 211 E. Main St., Kingsley; 263-4059.
Hofbrau, 4 p.m.-midnight Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-midnight Sun.; 2784 M-137, Interlochen; 276-6979.
Holiday Inn West Bay Shimmers Nightclub, DJ and live entertainment Thurs.-Sat., times vary; 21 and older with valid picture ID; 615 E. Front, TC; 947-3700 or www.tcwestbay.com.
Horizon Books, live music 8:30-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. with Songwriters in the Round Dec. 21; Dede & the Dreamers Dec. 22; Acoustic Dynamite Dec. 28; Reunion Dec. 29; 243 E. Front, TC; 946-7290, (800) 587-2147 or www.horizonbooks.com.
InsideOut Gallery, Release party for Ben Swan's latest album "Kensington" Dec. 28, with opening acts Ratone and Audio Monarch, tickets $5 each or two for $9, after-party at the InsideOut bar, CDs and merchandise available; every Fri. 5-7 p.m. Acoustic Dynamite with Bob Downes and Jim Moore; 229 Garland St., TC; 929-3254 or www.facebook.com/insideoutgallery-tc Events.
Jacob's Well, hours 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Thurs.-Sun.; 1121 E. Front, TC; 946-4476; www.jacobswell.info.
Kilkenny's Irish Public House, Mon. 7-9 Team Trivia Night and 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Karaoke by the Bay; Tues. Levi Britton; Wed. 8 p.m.-midnight. Open Mic Night; Thurs. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. with Mike Moran and Pauly Jams; live music 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Fri.-Sat. with Paper Plane Pilots Dec. 21-22; Brett Mitchell and the Giant Ghost Dec. 28-29; Soul Patch Jan. 4-5; 12 Year Reunion Jan. 11-12; One Hot Robot Jan. 18-19; Sweet J Band Jan. 25-26; Lucas Paul Feb. 1-2; Paper Plane Pilots Feb. 8-9; Blue Effect Feb. 15-16; Soul Patch Feb. 22-23; Sweet J Band March 1-2; Alter Ego March 8-9; Risque March 15; Song of the Lakes/Wild Sullys March 16; Lucas Paul March 22-23; One Hot Robot March 29-30; Brett Mitchell & the Giant Ghost April 5-6; 12 Year Reunion April 12-13; Paper Plane Pilots April 19-20; Scarkazm April 26-27; Sweet J Band Mary 3-4; Jetty Rae May 10-11; Lucas Paul May 17-18; 12 Year Reunion May 24-25; Blue Effect Mary 31-June 1; Alter Ego June 7-8; Risque June 14-15; One Hot Robot June 21-22; Sweet J Band June 28-29; Paper Plane Pilots July 5-6; Blue Effect July 12-13; Brett Mitchell & the Giant Ghost July 19-20; Jetty Rae July 26-27; Scarkazm Aug. 2-3; 12 Year Reunion Aug. 9-10; One Hot Robot Aug. 16-17; Sweet J Band Aug. 23-24; Paper Plane Pilots Aug. 30-31; Risque Sept. 6-7; Lucas Paul Sept. 13-14; Blue Effect Sept. 20-21; Alter Ego Sept. 27-28; Jetty Rae Oct. 4-5; Paper Plane Pilots Oct. 11-12; Lucas Paul Oct. 18-19; Soul Patch Oct. 25-26; One Hot Robot Nov. 1-2; Sweet J Band Nov. 8-9; Scarkazm Nov. 15-16; Blue Effect Nov. 22-23; Paper Plane Pilots Nov. 29-30; Soul Patch Dec. 6-7; Lucas Paul Dec. 13-14; Alter Ego Dec. 20-21; Jetty Rae Dec. 27-28; basement level of North Peak Brewing Company, 400 W. Front, TC; www.kilkennyspub.com.
Left Foot Charley, Open Mic Monday 6-9 p.m., Happy Hour 5-7 p.m. Thurs. with one-plate ethnic meals available, $15 dine-in, $10 take-out; 806 Red Dr., Grand Traverse Commons, TC; 995-0500.
Little Bohemia, TC Celtic Tues. 7-9 p.m.; plus Willie & the Wannabe 8:30-11:30 p.m. Dec. 21; third annual Early New Year's Eve Party with the Corvairs 8:30-11:30 p.m. Dec. 22; North Shore 10 p.m.-midnight Dec. 28; Live Wire (Getz, Wire, Tarczon & Davis) 8:30-11:30 p.m. Dec. 29; 540 W. Front, TC; 946-6925 or www.lilbo.com.
Mt. Holiday, lounge opens 5 p.m. Wed.-Fri. for dinner, Thurs. trivia 6 p.m.; Fri. Kids Club 5 p.m. and live music 7 p.m.; 3100 Holiday Road, TC; www.mt-holiday.com.
Park Place Hotel in the Beacon Lounge, Tom Kaufmann on piano Thurs.-Sat.; 300 E. State, TC; 946-5000.
ParkShore Resort, live DJ 8 p.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat.; 1401 U.S. 31 N., TC; 947-3800 or www.parkshoreresort.com.
Phil's on Front, live music 8-10 p.m. Wed. and Thurs., and 9-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., with Elizabeth Sexton Rivers and Al Jankowski Dec. 21-22; Christmas Eve "Latin Night" special with Miriam Pico 8-10 p.m.; Hipps n Ricco Dec. 26; Miriam Pico and David Chown Dec. 27; Elizabeth Sexton Rivers and Al Jankowski Dec. 28; Miriam Pico and Al Jankowski Dec. 29; New Year's Eve with Elizabeth Sexton Rivers and Al Jankowski 9 p.m.-midnight; 236 E. Front St., TC; 929-1710.
Poppycocks, On Quartet every Fri.; 128 E. Front St., TC; 941-7632.
Sail Inn Bar & Grill, karaoke 8 p.m.-midnight Thurs.; open 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-2 a.m. Sun.; 1104 Barlow, TC; 946-4195.
Side Traxx Video Dance Bar, open daily 5 p.m., gay-owned/operated, straight-friendly atmosphere; 520 Franklin St., off East Eighth Street, TC; 935-1666.
Sleder's Tavern, restaurant open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., and noon-9 p.m. Sun.; bar open until 10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 9 p.m. Sun.; 717 Randolph, TC; 947-9213.
TASTES of Black Star Farms, Mon. 6-8:30 p.m. open mic night with Ronnie Hernandez, bring portable instruments, no full bands because of limited space; The Mercato at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons, TC; 944-1349.
Trattoria Stella, live jazz 6-9 p.m. Tues.; Building 50, The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, off West 11th Street, TC; 929-8989 or www.stellatc.com.
Traverse City Senior Center, Saturday Night Dance 8-10:30 p.m. every Sat., live music for ballroom-style dancing, refreshments, $3/members, $5/non-members, public invited; 801 E. Front St., TC; 922-4911.
Turtle Creek Casino, in Level 3 Lounge — every Thurs. Team Trivia 7-9 p.m. and comedy 9 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat. DJ Ricky T; plus John Archambault Blues Band Dec. 22; Zeal for Days Dec. 29; 12 Year Reunion Dec. 31; Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials CD release party for "Jump Start," 9 p.m. Jan. 12, no cover charge; hours 6:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Thurs., 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat., 2-9 p.m. Sun.; 7741 M-72, Williamsburg; 534-8888.
Union Street Station, Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys 9 p.m. Jan. 18; open mic night 10 p.m. Tues.; open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-2 a.m. Sun.; 117 S. Union TC; 941-1930.
Dingman's Bar, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat. karaoke; 11021 M-72, halfway between Kalkaska and Grayling.
The Roadhouse, 8 p.m.-midnight Tues. open mic night, sound system and mics provided; 8 p.m.-midnight Thurs. karaoke; U.S. 131, halfway between Kalkaska and Mancelona.
Cedar Tavern, karaoke 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Fri.; 9039 S. Kasson, Cedar; 228-7445.
The Inn at Black Star Farms, Jazz Cafe concerts 7 p.m. Wed., featuring Mike Davis, Ron Getz and Jack Dryden, $15 tickets available at the door include entertainment and one drink voucher, bistro small plates also available; 10844 E. Revold Road, Suttons Bay; for reservations, call 944-1251, for details, visit www.blackstarfarms.com.
Leelanau Sands Casino, in Elements Lounge — Wed. Team Trivia 7-9 p.m. and comedy 9 p.m.; Thurs. 45th Parallel Polka Band 1-5 p.m.; Sat. 6 p.m. cribbage; plus ReBooted Dec. 22; The Knuckleheads Dec. 29; Mac Daddy Dec. 31; in the Leelana Sands Showroom — Kenny G Dec. 21; Peshawbestown; (800) 922-2946.
O'Keefe's Firehouse Pub, open mic 8 p.m.-midnight Sat. hosted by WNMC's Sandy B.; 303 N. St. Joseph, Suttons Bay; 271-2999.
Stampede Saloon, Tues. Ladies Night, Wed. Men's Nite; 3885 Old U.S. 27 South, Gaylord; (989) 705-7100, www.stampedesaloon.com.
Timothy's Pub, DJ/karaoke mix 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat.; 110 S. Otsego Ave., Gaylord; (989) 732-9333.
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 ...
- Saturday, November 30, 2013
Mental Wellness: Parenting and those launchpad errors
I was recently at a book signing event for my new parenting book. I had five separate moms that came up to me and joked, "Do you have a book for how to get your adult kids to move out of your house?" I couldn't believe that five moms all made the samContinued ...
Community in Brief 12/01/2013
Holiday art programs; Bear Lake's Sparkle in the Park; Christmas Village opens; and more.Continued ...
- One Cookie at a Time