Prior to about 120 years ago, the human race was a nomadic one. If you were going to cross a distance of land, you probably were going to be walking. You could ride a horse or be pulled in a wagon, but your pace would be set by someone or something putting one foot in front of another.
TRAVERSE CITY — If not for the color of his beard and mode of travel — brown and beaded versus snowy white; and a three-masted sailing ship, versus a reindeer-pulled sleigh — Anthony Mikula might be mistaken for being the Santa Claus of the Seven Seas.
TRAVERSE CITY — As graduation season comes to a close, one Traverse City school rises above all others when counting the number of years graduates have graced its doorways.
The “infrastructure” initiative that includes a variety of expenditures designed to improve our lives in a variety of ways is opposed by those who choose to be literalists as to what that word means.
As Pride month blooms and rainbows flutter around town you may find yourself more motivated to reflect on the language you use and ways you are an ally. This can be intimidating as learning about the LGBTQ+ community, labels, terms, or pronouns can sometimes be overwhelming at first glance.
THOMPSONVILLE — Thompsonville’s past and future roll into the present June 19 when the community dedicates its Diamond Crossing historical marker and simultaneously conducts a public visioning session for capturing community potential.
I’ve seen kingfishers at our cottage, or at least the quick flash and the sudden dive from the cedar tree by the dock. The only ones that live in Michigan are the belted kingfisher, not bright like the tropical ones, but gray, with a ragged crown that looks like it just got out of bed.
TRAVERSE CITY — Grieving the death of a loved one is a long, hard journey. Worse, there is no clear road map because each person’s path is different. And there are no shortcuts. You can seek out detours, delays and distractions, but grief will be waiting for you at the end — with all its sad…
Traverse City’s Cowell Cancer Center opened in 2016. Before and after the opening, I served on the center’s patient advisory committee. The majority of the committee members had personal experience with cancer — either as patients or family members. Like many people, a few of my loved ones h…
TRAVERSE CITY — An annual northern Michigan rainbow color-infused celebration to uplift a diverse array of sexual and gender orientations and identities is on hold.
TRAVERSE CITY — Fruit trees blossom and warm breezes sweep up from the south: It’s May in Northern Michigan. Fruit from those trees will either be eaten whole, or processed into a variety of tempting foods.
Stanley Holzhauer won’t be attending any Memorial Day services this year. He passed away at 94 on October 16, 2019. I considered him a good friend.
May is a month of full of things to pay attention to: Mental Health, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage, Remembrance for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls, Pets … spring showers … tulips.
On a recent weekday morning, several dozen people circled a ballroom in NMC’s Hagerty Center, listening to vaccine types and dose counts. Some wore military uniforms; others donned scrubs or a green badge reading “volunteer.”
In his “Personal Narrative,” Jonathan Edwards (b. 1703) reports that in a thunderstorm he saw the majesty of God. His contemporary, Benjamin Franklin (b. 1706) saw lightning. They represent the evolving split between religion and science in the 18th century.
Now is the time of year that so many people wander over hills and dales doing little more than staring at the ground looking for free things to eat.
This Week's Circulars
- High tensions on Mackinac Bridge: Fatal crash and two gun-involved road rage incidents in one day
- BREAKING: TCAPS releases 2019 complaint letter against former superintendent
- BREAKING: Two lift trucks tip on Cass Street Bridge
- Community reacts as TCAPS releases complaint letter against former superintendent
- District Court probation officers eliminated
- TCAPS trustees vote to release complaint letter against former superintendent after 20-month legal battle
- Local man dies after being stabbed near Goodwill Inn
- Local man, "Tommy," dies after being stabbed near Goodwill Inn
- Family of crash victims healing at hospital; fundraisers set up to help with medical expenses
- Be-Deviled: TCSF robs No. 5 Richmond for shot at title