Monthly Archives: March 2011

Still Waiting for Spring? Hey, Take a Cooking Class!

 Cooking with Chef Nancy at Chateau Chantal By MIKE NORTON Well, it’s been a typical on-again, off-again spring here in Traverse City. So naturally, as I do whenever the weather gets iffy, I’ve been thinking about food. By now … Continue reading

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Stalking the Dutchman’s Breeches: Come to TC for Spring Wildflowers

The trillium, star of our spring woodlands, turns pink late in its bloom. By MIKE NORTON Every spring, the forested hills around Grand Traverse Bay begin to fill up with crowds of eager, determined hunters. But none of them have … Continue reading

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Hey, Birders! The Leelanau Peninsula BirdFest is June 1-4

A great blue heron, one of the region’s most majestic wading birds. I love the birds of the Grand Traverse region. From the bald eagles and orioles that hang out near our house to the beautiful tanagers and indigo buntings … Continue reading

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Mud Season? No, Spring in Traverse City is Chocolate Season!

Friends debate the best chocolate selection at Phil’s on Front By MIKE NORTON It’s time to talk about Chocolate… Spring in the dunelands of northwestern Michigan is a beautiful time of blossoming orchards, flower-carpeted forests and warm sunny afternoons.  But … Continue reading

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