Monthly Archives: August 2011

Whether Visitors or Residents, it’s a Privilege to Know and Love this Place

Interpreter Ryan Locke answers questions on the Sleeping Bear Point Trail By MIKE NORTON Sometimes I wonder if we Traverse City folks get so caught up in all of our town’s great food and wine, entertainment and shopping that we … Continue reading

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Take a Trip to the Islands — Right Here in Traverse City!

The Wreck of the Francisco Morazan on South Manitou By MIKE NORTON There are things that once impressed me with their size and power that seem sadly diminished when I’ve returned to them years later. South Manitou Island is not … Continue reading

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A Goldfinch Epiphany: Rubber Ducks and Paddleboard Races

Cyling up Smoky Hollow Road (Without Goldfinches) By MIKE NORTON One of the things I’ll never forget about my four-year stint in the Coast Guard was standing the occasional bow watch on the old USCGC Blackhaw and watching the dolphins … Continue reading

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Ah! August mornings, great sailing, and LOTS of foodie events!

A Cool August morning: Kids and ducks on Boardman Lake By MIKE NORTON It was a lovely thing to wake up this morning and feel a touch of cool, dry, pine-scented breeze coming through the bedroom window. Don’t get me … Continue reading

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Sunday at Platte Point Beach — and Hey, Save Me Some Paella!

Platte Point Beach, looking North to Sleeping Bear Dunes By MIKE NORTON Go ahead, hate me — I live at the beach. Well, across the street from it, anyway. But one of the great things about living in Traverse City … Continue reading

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