Monthly Archives: April 2012

Ready for the new Great Wakes Festival?

By MIKE NORTON One thing about Sam Porter. The guy never runs out of ideas. Traverse City’s 35-year-old promotional wunderkind has ruffled feathers, shaken foundations and seismically altered the town’s musical landscape since moving his company, Porterhouse Productions, here from … Continue reading

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A Pterodactyl in the Fireplace: Living with Wildlife in TC

“Our” bald eagle, on sentry duty Sunday morning. By MIKE NORTON Every morning as we leave for work, Karen and I look up at the end of the driveway to see if our eagle is in his tree. We’ve never … Continue reading

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Springtime, Cherry Blossoms and the Passage of Time…

By MIKE NORTON Spring. You spend weeks and months wondering when it’s going to arrive, and then one morning you walk outside and it’s there. Not just the warmth, but the moist maternal feel of the air on your skin, … Continue reading

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A New Festival to Honor Our Most Famous Cow

Flowering plum trees on the high trail at Old Mission Point Park By MIKE NORTON It was a splendid Easter weekend in Traverse City. A bit brisk (which is what we normally get in April, in case anyone has forgotten) … Continue reading

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Yum! Looks Like It’ll Be an Early Mushroom Season, Too!

Sweet Cherries in Bloom on the Old Mission Peninsula By MIKE NORTON I made another discovery this weekend. With all the talk about the early onset of cherry blossom season – nearly a month early – another of Traverse City’s … Continue reading

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