Monthly Archives: December 2010

Merry Christmas, anyway! And Here’s What’s Happening on New Year’s Eve!

Last Year’s Inaugural Cherry T-Ball Drop in Downtown Traverse City By MIKE NORTON  In traditional times and places, where the rituals and ceremonies of life aren’t governed by the rules of retail sales, the Christmas season isn’t over. In fact, … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Start to Christmas Week: And Who’s Open for Dinner on Christmas Day?

By MIKE NORTON At last! Early winter’s persistent overcast disappeared late Sunday night, revealing a bright winter moon and giving us a splendid pink-and-lavender dawn to mark the start of the Christmas week! It was a cold walk to work … Continue reading

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Snowmobiling “Traverse City Style”

    Snowmobiling the Boardman Valley Trail near Muncie Lakes By MIKE NORTON Wow! What an amazingly wintry weekend it was! There’s snow all over the place — the snowshoe trails, the ski hills, the tubing runs are all open … Continue reading

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Lake-Effect Weather, and some Christmas Enchantments!

The Downtown Christmas Tree, Corner of Front and Cass By MIKE NORTON  Ah, the famous Lake Effect! Once again, our winter snow machine is churning away.  Here on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, lake effect is a regular winter … Continue reading

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