- Sunday, June 29, 2014
Author scores hit with inspirational novel
Jake Smith hit a home run during his first at-bat. The former St. Francis High School baseball star and assistant coach not only found a publisher for his first inspirational novel, "Wish," but also could see the book on stands at Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers.Continued ...
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Teen races against cancer
There is one place in the world where — if only for a few minutes — Rheanna Doberstein thinks about nothing but what’s ahead of her.Continued ...
Loraine Anderson: A true grand father
I find myself humming “I come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses,” as I walk through a rural cemetery on an early Sunday morning.Continued ...
Student book signingTORCH LAKE — The Garden Cafe and Wine Bar at Pine Hill Nursery will host a book signing over lunch at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 1. Students of Mill Creek Elementary in Elk Rapids, their teacher Kim Ranger, and several of their comContinued ...
- Friday, June 27, 2014
New this weekBelle: An illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle. Rated PG for thematic elements, some language and brief smoking images. (ER)Citizen Koch: A documentary that follows the moneyContinued ...
Arts and Entertainment Briefs
Poet Laureate of Delaware to speakTRAVERSE CITY — JoAnn Balingit, the Poet Laureate of Delaware, will share her poetry at 7 p.m. July 3 at the Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Ave.Anishninabek presentationELK RAPIDS — “Anishninabek of theContinued ...
- Sunday, June 22, 2014
Couple sees big picture in tiny house
Two empty plastic tubs — that’s all that remains of Debbie Hanson’s “keep it just in case” mindset. She banished the practice of “bargain shopping” and no longer goes to Target for one item and leaves with six.Continued ...
Park ranger retires after 22 years
Jim Dal Sasso was a horse packer in Wyoming, a search and rescue crew member in the Florida Keys and a backcountry ranger in California. But his job as a park ranger with the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has been one of his most fulfilling.Continued ...
Marta Hepler Drahos: Buying clothes in a house of mirrors
I’m in the dressing room hastily trying on a top — any top — that I can swap out with the one I’m wearing before heading to my evening book club meeting.Continued ...
Ed Hungness: Up in a puff of smoke
I accept full responsibility for the weather we all endured last winter. It wasn’t climate change, it was me.Continued ...
Books in Brief: 06/22/2014
Book signings; Fiction workshop.Continued ...
- Best Sellers: 06/22/2014
- Sunday, June 15, 2014
Riders celebrate 50 years of cross-state riding
Breaking a trail from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron would require enormous political clout and connections, not to mention 220 miles of back-breaking labor. They say it couldn’t be done today.Continued ...
Warehouse worker turns fashionista with shopping spree
The most valuable thing Katie Wells ever won was $2 in the lottery. So when she found out she’d won a Meijer fashion promotion sweepstakes, she was skeptical.Continued ...
Garret Leiva: A salute to dad's day this year
Millions of men today will receive a tie, gadget or gizmo destined for the back of a closet. Most guys think it’s the greatest gift in the world — fatherhood.Continued ...
Saturn Booksellers will host two representatives from Random House, a division of the world’s largest publisher, to discuss the latest and greatest reads and to preview the upcoming summer season at 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday, June 24.Continued ...
Lifelines: Returning to the Stone Circle
Stone Circle fires up for its 31st season next weekend, and runs every Saturday night through Labor Day weekend.Continued ...
- Best Sellers: 06/15/2014
- Sunday, June 8, 2014
Equality For All
John Ellinger loves the United Methodist Church but thought about leaving it over what he considers to be inequality in its doctrine.Continued ...
Of glaciers and grizzlies
Justin Bailey has dreamed of seeing the majestic glaciers of Alaska since watching his first nature show about “America’s last frontier.”Continued ...
Allison Batdorff: Sleepless nights, mortgages and staying put
My dreams last night were straight out of the psychoanalyst playbook. I was running late for a flight at the airport. I couldn’t find my child. I smelled something burning. I jump at night noises and in the daytime, it feels like someone is sitting on my chest.Continued ...
- Best Sellers: 06/08/2014
Ed Hungness: Days you never forget with dear old dad
Throughout the ages and around the world, societies look to their elders for wisdom and guidance.Continued ...
Books in Brief: 06/08/2014
Author signings; Store celebrates.Continued ...