Monthly Archives: March 2012

Cooler Weather: A Return to Spring (and Wildflowers!)

A Carpet of Trilliums, Superstars of an Up North Spring By MIKE NORTON Come on. You knew it couldn’t last. Several weeks of astoundingly warm temperatures had some Traverse City folks dreaming of an early summer, while local fruit growers … Continue reading

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What a Warm March! (Will the Cherries Blossom Early?)

Vineyards, Cherry Trees and East Bay seen from Chateau Chantal By MIKE NORTON Traverse City has been having absolutely amazing weather for March – highs in the 70s and 80s, people sunbathing on the beaches before there are even leaves … Continue reading

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Vintage Cars to Throng Traverse City During The Great Race

Photo by Tommy Lee Byrd, The Great Race A vintage Packard ambles down a rural road during the 2011 Great Race, which went from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Bennington, Vermont. By MIKE NORTON What a strange month March is! Last Sunday, … Continue reading

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Blizzards, Power Outages — and a Hushed Beauty…

After the Blizzard: Traverse City Glows with New Snow By MIKE NORTON See what I mean about March? Treacherous month. One day everybody‚Äôs complaining (again) about the lack of snow. Then, in one single night, Mother Nature gives us enough … Continue reading

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