1. "River Swimmer" by Jim Harrison, Grove Press, $25
2. "Chickadees at Night" by Bill O. Smith, illustrations by Charles Murphy, Sleepytime Press, $18.95
3. "Prairie Evers" by Ellen Airgood, Nancy Paulsen Books, $15.99
1. "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain, Ballantine Books, $15
2. "50 Shades Freed" by E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95
3. "Litigators" by John Grisham, Bantam, $9.99
1. "Help, Thanks, Wow" by Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $17.95
2. "Underwater Dogs" by Seth Casteel, Little, Brown & Co., $19.99
3. "8 Hour Diet" by David Zinczenko, Rodale Books, $26.99
1. "7 Habits of Deeply Fulfilled Artists" by Ellie Harold, Clear Light Press, $14.95
2. "Waist Away" by Mary Clifton, Doctor Doctor Press, $14.95
3. "Team of Rivals" by Doris Kearns Goodwin, Simon & Schuster, $21
-- Horizon Books
1. "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn, Crown, $25
2. "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $28.99
3. "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich, Harper, $27.99
1. "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain, Ballantine, $15
2. "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel, Mariner, $15.95
3. "Wolf Hall" by Hilary Mantel, Picador, $16
1. "Help, Thanks, Wow" by Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $17.95
2. "The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies?" by Jared M. Diamond, Viking, $36
3. "Behind the Beautiful Forevers" by Katherine Boo, Random House, $27
1. "Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey Into the Afterlife" by Eben Alexander, M.D., Simon & Schuster, $15.99
2. "Team of Rivals" by Doris Kerns Goodwin, Simon & Schuster, $21
3. "The Swerve," Stephen J. Greenblatt, Norton, $16.95
-- American Booksellers Association
Downtown retail in high demand
Pleasanton Bakery owner Jonathan St. Hilaire recognizes the value of a downtown Traverse City retail outlet.Continued ...
Sled dog rescue team makes winter debut
Sarah Dobbrastine has three words for this winter: Keep it coming. That’s because Dobbrastine is spending her first season giving sled dog rides with her dream team.Continued ...
Editorial: Years of effort, commitment created Sleeping Bear plan
Back in 2002 the National Park Service decided that about half of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore needed additional protection against development, vehicle traffic and commercial activity.Continued ...
Teams focus on ending season with titles
The girls will crown four state champions Saturday. The boys will be down to the Elite Eight in each class Wednesday night. March Madness is heading down the home stretch.Continued ...
Zoning question to delay decision
A decision whether to use a city-owned warehouse for an emergency homeless shelter likely will extend into summer as city planners devise a new zoning ordinance.Continued ...
Sports business nets new owners
Dave and Lin Harvey have seen a lot in their 32 years in the sporting goods business. The owners of Dave Harvey’s Athletic Supply, 901 S. Airport, witnessed hockey rinks in the Traverse City area come and go.Continued ...
Serendipity in poetry: Judy Hartley finds an outlet in language
Judy Hartley has written poems about almost everything under the sun. And she has stacks of composition books to prove it.Continued ...
Heroin floods court docket
Another day, another heroin case. Illegal drugs inundated Grand Traverse County’s court docket last week.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 03/09/2014
Protect our minds; Recognize the effort.Continued ...
Forum: A better formula for school reform
Over the past generation, school reform has been predicated on the notion that accountability to student performance on standardized tests would drive improvement.Continued ...
Marta Hepler Drahos: Crowdfunding reaches height of absurdity
It takes a village to raise a child — and, apparently, money for your wedding, your prom dress and even your next vacation.Continued ...
Fred Goldenberg: Putting the 'pot' in 'potholes' and other ideas
Michigan legislators are increasingly discussing the prospects of legalizing marijuana in the state for recreational purposes.Continued ...
Ed Hungness: Now this was a 'real' winter
"When I was a kid, I walked three miles down a country road during the middle of winter to get to school. There were no sidewalks, we walked in the wagon ruts and the snow was higher than our heads!"Continued ...
Taxes paid, code violations still remain
A downstate bank paid Sugar Loaf Resort’s outstanding taxes, but whomever owns the property needs to address a slew of building code violations before any major changes can occur at the long-shuttered Leelanau County winter retreat.Continued ...
TC West JV wins state title
The Traverse City West junior varsity won a state powerlifting championship Saturday at Whitmore Lake.Continued ...
Books in Brief: 03/09/2014
Author signings; Poet workshop.Continued ...
Sports in Brief: 03/09/2014
Weber receives scholarship; Bellaire’s Emery commits to Albion; Girls hoops travel tryouts March 16. (Plus more)Continued ...
Judge sides with township in Kasson gravel case
A local judge ruled against a landowner who challenged Kasson Township zoning rules because she wanted to mine gravel on her Leelanau County property.Continued ...
Low-income housing project lost
A development group lost control of 15 acres on the city’s west side, and along with it their proposal to develop 102 low-income, work-force housing apartments.Continued ...
Best Sellers: 03/09/2014
Best-selling books across northwest Michigan and the country:Continued ...
Community in Brief: 03/09/2014
Grow Benzie dinner; Northwest MI Jazz Experience hosts concert; League of Women Voters Leelanau County screens documentary; and more.Continued ...
- Poll: Do you support the Sleeping Bear Dunes Act?
- Sunday, March 2, 2014
Editorial: Settling public comment suit hardly a conversion
The headline was promising: “Grand Traverse County settles open meetings lawsuit.” The rest of the story, however, brought on that all-too-familiar exasperation with the powers that be.Continued ...
Some Front Street businesses rise above it all
Corbin Design employees see their hard work pay off when they peer out their third-floor office windows in downtown Traverse City.Continued ...
TC West bows out
The lack of offensive production came back to bite the Traverse City West hockey team one last time on Saturday.Continued ...
- Downtown retail in high demand