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I follow Alice Wong’s Disability Visibility Project. Recently, Alice posted a piece by Emily Wolinsky, president of NMD United, a nonprofit organization connecting adults living with neuromuscular disabilities. Emily and her family live in Texas. They lost power during the recent storms. In …
TRAVERSE CITY — The COVID-19 pandemic turned many lives upside down in March 2020, and for one woman who grew up in Grand Traverse County, the pandemic helped bring her home.
TRAVERSE CITY — On March 1, most libraries in the Traverse Area District Library network, formerly closed because of the pandemic, reopened their doors to the public.
The emergency alert sirens were blaring as we drove into town. People were hurrying to find shelter and the sky had turned to shades of violet, gold, and chartreuse. I was unable to process my surroundings, couldn’t put these things together in a way that would explain what was happening. My…
An early scene in “Judas and the Black Messiah” shows FBI director J. Edgar Hoover describing the Black Panther Party as “the greatest threat to our national security.” He’s played by Martin Sheen, nearly unrecognizable under ghoulish facial prosthetics, as if to put a literal, sneering face…
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City singer-songwriter Joshua Davis has called the training and national television exposure he received in 2015 as a third-place finisher on NBC’s “The Voice” a “great experience” and a “golden” opportunity to expand his audience.
Ice fishing in the southern half of the Lower Peninsula is pretty much done for the season. Ice can still be found in the Northern Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula however anglers will still need to be cautious and pay close attention to deteriorating ice conditions.
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One of the hottest walleye baits on Houghton Lake this winter defies logic; Kenders’ T-Rip is a tiny (3/4th inch) light (3/32nds ounce) jigging bait that looks like it would be perfect for panfish, down to its size 14 treble hook (with a single hook included).
CHEBOYGAN — Mark Martin made his name as an angler by walleye fishing and while that remains the focus of his annual ice fishing schools, his events always take advantage of whatever the lake has to offer. The focus of his most recent outing, at Mullet Lake, turned to something completely di…
Grass River Natural Area hosts "The Science of Making Maple Syrup" from 1-3 p.m. March 4. Attendees must wear face coverings. Register through NMC Extended Education.
As the thoughts of spring start to appear I cannot help but get excited. It has been a rough winter. Actually, its been a rough past year for all of us. Somehow the thought of new sunlight and warmer air seems like the stress relief we all need. Let’s face it, we all need a little more excit…
Luddites, supposed followers of General Ned Ludd, a fabricated name for their movement, were skillful cloth manufacture artisans in England, who in the early 1800s resorted to violence against the newly developed mechanized looms that threatened their livelihood. The term has evolved to deno…
When we think of politicians, the typical descriptors are of the “one word” or “one issue” variety — Democrat, Republican, pro-this, pro-that, anti-another thing, Whig, Bull Moose, or whatever.
TRAVERSE CITY — After four decades of hearing stories from survivors of sexual assault, Barbara Cross summarized what she’s learned about the people of northern Michigan with three words.
The mercury dipped down below-0 degrees this morning. Brrr! It is cold outside and even colder with the wind chill. Yesterday we woke up to more than 10 inches of snow, which canceled work for everyone.
Maybe you have been dreaming of spending springtime in Italy, but circumstances just don’t allow it. Take my advice and console yourself by cooking real Italian food. I’m not talking the ubiquitous pizza and spaghetti. It’s the rich, pure tastes of Italy I’m after.
When last I wrote, I was getting anxious to kick things off and begin moving back to normal. Hah! I don’t even know what the “new” normal is or will be. Apparently, my optimism about re-opening the Old Town Playhouse this spring for performances is still a way off. Meanwhile, it’s February. …
After a gypsum plant in Empire, Nev. closed in 2011, the town emptied so quickly that its ZIP code was discontinued. Apparently, the US Postal Service does this all the time, but I had no idea. And in a lot of cases, the reasons are mundane: post offices close, municipalities are reconfigure…
The 2021 fishing licenses will go on sale starting Monday, March 1st. This gives anglers one month to purchase their new license which is required by April 1st of each year. Anglers in the southern half of the Lower Peninsula are reminded that ice shanties must be removed by midnight on Marc…
Submit your best photo of the week to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post it online and pick our favorites to run in our reader shot roundup in the GO: Great Outdoors section that runs on Thursdays.
LINWOOD — If you’ve fished Saginaw Bay for walleyes much in the last decade or so, you’ve probably had those days when it was over just as you were getting started. They’ve become less common since the limit was raised from five fish to eight, but the walleye fishing has been, in a word, out…
This Week's Circulars
- Charter jets, dinners with Trump: New details surface in Antrim County election lawsuit
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- Lawsuit against Northern Lakes Community Mental Health highlights staff shortages
- Michigan expands vaccine eligibility to those age 50 and up
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- Paul McMullen, '96 US Olympic runner, dies in ski accident
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- Woman, unborn child among 3 killed in western Michigan crash