Monthly Archives: June 2011

Traverse City is Getting to be an Exciting Place for Cyclists!

Cherry-Roubaix Cyclists on the Brick Streets of Old Town By MIKE NORTON Finally — a summer weekend that FELT like a summer weekend! What splendid weather we had, and it looks like there’s more just around the corner. Karen got her … Continue reading

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Farewell, Balloon Classic –Hello, Parrotheads!

Launching balloons at the West Bay Open Space on Friday Night.   By MIKE NORTON Well, the first-ever Grand Traverse Balloon Classic certainly drew the crowds down to Traverse City’s bayfront  – and it was a thrill to see those … Continue reading

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Father’s Day: Kids & Fish, Wine & Tapas, and Some Historical Walking Tours

Is there anything as cute as a kid with a fish? By MIKE NORTON Ahh, how lovely it is to be in Traverse City this week! Warm enough for some serious sunbathing, if not quite warm enough for swimming (not … Continue reading

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The Grand Traverse Balloon Classic is Coming (and so is the World’s Largest Waterslide-a-thon!)

Monday’s Balloon Ascent at the Open Space By MIKE NORTON No sooner did I arrive in my office this morning, but I looked out the window and saw an enormous hot-air balloon being filled at the Open Space Park on … Continue reading

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