- Sunday, June 1, 2014
From empty drywall box to high design
Laurie Kowaleski saw nothing but potential five years ago when she walked into one of three condos perched atop the Plante Moran building.Continued ...
Cart barn concierge: Retiree is 'first face' at golf course
Dave Paulson steered a golf cart around Elmbrook Golf Course, a yellow “ranger” flag flapping in the breeze. “No mushrooms,” he called to a golfer stalking his errant golf ball in the rough, searching the golf course fringe like a ‘shroomer hunting for the elusive morel.Continued ...
Nathan Payne: Fireworks lose their shine
Somehow fireworks have lost some of their glimmer. It might be the fact that getting the good stuff — the high-flying explosives which promise serious bodily injury if used improperly — now requires only a trip to the corner store.Continued ...
On Poetry: An early morning sonnet
We can see across acres of fields, and then over to Meijer, from our new third-floor condo in the Commons.Continued ...
- Best Sellers: 06/01/2014
Books in Brief: 06/01/2014
Author signings; VanHouten at library.Continued ...
- Sunday, May 25, 2014
Men travel, donate time to perform military honors
Bill Volkening’s white-gloved right hand snapped to attention, fingertips set just off his eyebrow, as the last rifle volley echoed across the cemetery.Continued ...
Walking for a cure: Juvenile arthritis affects 10,000 in state
Brynn Hubbard bounced out of dance class at the Alden Dance Academy alongside her classmates. Her sneakers scuffed against the pavement under her tired footsteps as she wrapped her arms around her mother’s leg.Continued ...
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About the walk: The Walk to Cure Arthritis will start at 10 a.m. from the West Bay Beach Resort-A Holiday Inn Resort, 615 E. Front St., on May 31.Continued ...
Garret Leiva: Necktie the fashion that hangs around
I recently did something totally out of character – I wore a necktie. It usually takes a wedding, funeral or job interview to put myself in a Windsor-knot choke hold.Continued ...
Ed Hungness: Don't fret, it's just a skinned-up knee
Like a wounded warrior, home from the war, I made my way up the front porch steps and into the house.Continued ...
- Best Sellers: 05/25/2014
- Sunday, May 18, 2014
Parenting PTSD: Disorder tough on caregivers, too
Margaret Muench Learner knitted. She started a community newspaper. She raised worms. Keeping busy helped Learner cope with the constant anxiety of her kids’ deployment to combat zones.Continued ...
Artist overcomes sight difficulties, launches solo show
Peggy McNew was labeled legally blind years before she picked up her first paintbrush. Yet this month, through a combination of grit and positive attitude, the watercolor artist launched her work in three shows simultaneously.Continued ...
Marta Hepler Drahos: Eurovision keeps eye on equality
It felt good to be in Copenhagen, Denmark, last week.Continued ...
- Best Sellers: 05/18/2014
Lifelines: Keeping worker bees busy isn't always easy
Bruce McLachlan’s family were cherry farmers most of his life. One of my favorite stories he used to tell was about his dad’s bees.Continued ...
- Sunday, May 11, 2014
Local woman fights for daughter, home, job
Eleven hours behind the wheel of a borrowed car gave Carol Clous plenty of time to think about the choices she faces.Continued ...
'Karaoke Cab' lures passengers with music
Enthusiastic bar goers have a tough time walking past Malachy Godfrey’s 2011 dodge Grand Caravan Crew.Continued ...
Loraine Anderson: Taking a walk in a national cemetery
There is something about a national military cemetery that gives pause. Almost 13,000 federal Civil War soldiers rest in Chattanooga National Cemetery – 13,000 human drops in the 1861-1865 national bloodbath that saved the Union and ended slavery.Continued ...
Books in Brief: 05/11/2014
Speakers announced; Author signings; Storytime day.Continued ...
- Best Sellers: 05/11/2014
Ed Hungness: Mother made more than just great pie
I ran up the porch steps, burst through the door and headed for the kitchen, knowing that’s where she’d be.Continued ...
- Sunday, May 4, 2014
Cyclists Don Finest: Tweed Ride brings out the class
Mike Coco wears tweed only one day of the year — and not at an academic conference. Coco and his family are among scores of area cyclists who don their British best for Tweed Ride TC, a “genteel and stately bicycle tour” around Traverse City.Continued ...
Magician's tricks are in his hands, not his hat
The show is as much about emotional misdirection as the technical kind. It’s not supposed to be all snap, pop and polish.Continued ...