Kate Withington-Edwards, a native of England now living in Benzie County, says it’s pretty typical in the U.S. for people to pop a cup of water into the microwave, stick a teabag in it and call it good.
It’s the busy season on our northern rivers. Hordes of paddlers and anglers take to the rivers. It’s an annual tradition enjoyed by many outdoor people, myself included. But what if it weren’t available?
Editor's note: This story was published in Grand Traverse Scene magazine's Summer 2017, Part 2 issue. For more stories from the magazine, click here to read Grand Traverse Scene in its entirety online.
People may think of the canal-filled Italian city of Venice when they hear the word “Venetian.” But it has another meaning in northern Michigan: the Charlevoix Venetian Festival, which runs July 15-22.
I am an insufferable, certifiable bird brain. With the exception of a good hunting dog (even a not-so-good one), birds are quite possibly the coolest critters the Big Guy ever invented. I’ve been writing about how to hunt, shoot, and prepare them for the table for years, but rarely do I writ…
Story by Cymbre Foster Photos by Nancie Billingsley and Fran White
Every year when Thanksgiving week rolls around, Fran White and her husband Joe haul out the holly and start decking the halls. When they finish, their home is transformed into a showplace that would give Santa Clause pause.
Story by Kathy Gibbons Photos by Tessa Lighty and Jan-Michael Stump
Something happens at the farmers market in the fall. The greens, golds and reds of lettuces, herbs, peppers and berries give way to the deeper, heartier tones of produce that is also sturdier and heavier than its spring and summer counterparts.
Seeing autumn in all its glory means abandoning the open road and tapping your inner adventurer. Here are some of our favorite ways — from tracks and trails to waterways and airways — to get your fall on in northern Michigan.
You won’t find Rebecca Tranchell at a party wearing the same shirt as you. Tranchell, 28, makes a point to avoid big box clothes shopping for precisely that reason, among others. Tranchell instead scouts her favorite resale stores for unique clothing that suits her style and makes her feel good about buying it.
A lot of trout fishermen hang up their fly rods once the Hex hatch has finished in mid-July. The water temperatures in the rivers have risen — especially in marginal trout streams – to the point that anglers worry about overstressing the fish.
Lavender's soothing scent wafts from farmers markets, roadside stands and area fields throughout the spring and summer, a time when farmers boast their fresh or dried bouquets, essential oils and body butters, and refreshing lavender lemonade.
To go whole hog means to do something as completely as humanly possible — like, for example, a cook who spends hours tending a pit of charcoal or stoking an open flame to slow-roast an entire pig. It's a whole hog enterprise.
An empty nest was looming, so I did the logical thing –– brought home an 8-week-old puppy, Maizy. Then, while my kids moved out or finished up college, I focused my time and energy raising her to be my well-mannered sidekick.