Monthly Archives: April 2011

Who knew? TC turns out to be great bass-fishing country!

Chris Noffsinger shows off a little “living proof” of  Traverse City’s world-class smallmouth fishery.  Now THIS is more like it! Sunshine, warms breezes and people getting out to enjoy the water. Especially fishermen, who’ve been wading out into the bay for … Continue reading

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Some great new Leelanau wines, and three new Leelanau wineries!

Tossing back some whites with my daughter Liz last summer at Willow Vineyards. (By the way, their Pinot Noir was excellent!) By MIKE NORTON  Here in northern Michigan, we talk about the weather a lot. Partly because it’s a subject … Continue reading

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Have a Spring Fling Apr. 19 at “Traverse City’s Coolest Happy Hour”

Gathering the spring harvest of beach glass along West Bay By MIKE NORTON At last! After a balmy weekend  and a couple of generous spring thunderstorms, the flowers are popping out all over, the birds are singing, and life in … Continue reading

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April doesn’t have to be “the cruellest month.” Just get outside!

Hoary Puccoon, one of my favorite spring beach wildflowers at Sleeping Bear Dunes. (It’s intensely bright, but I REALLY love that name…) By MIKE NORTON Here in Traverse City, we have a whole collection of sayings with which we console ourselves … Continue reading

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