Monthly Archives: October 2012

Carols at the Lighthouse, Candles in Your Hair — Celebrating the Holidays in Traverse City

By MIKE NORTON It’s not easy wearing lighted candles on your head. Nevertheless, every year in mid-December a young girl in a long white robe wanders the grounds of Traverse City’s former mental asylum delivering warm sweet rolls to holiday … Continue reading

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A Walk in the High Country: The Red (Wines) of October

By MIKE NORTON I’m a sucker for a good fall weekend. The weather can be cold, wet and miserable for weeks on end, but give me two straight days of sunshine, and all is forgiven. Especially when all that beautiful … Continue reading

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Fall Splendor, Even in the Rain/A Hike at Pyramid Point

By MIKE NORTON I’m looking out my window right now at a misty landscape where rain squalls chase each other across the surface of the Bay like fretful and obnoxious children. Good weather for ducks, as they used to say … Continue reading

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Fall cycling (and leaf-peeping) on the Old Mission Peninsula

By MIKE NORTON They told us we weren’t going to have any fall color this year. The summer had been too hot and too dry, they said, and when autumn arrived the leaves would all just curl up, turn brown … Continue reading

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Chubby Squirrels & Concrete Dinosaurs: The Return of Right Brain Brewery

Morning light on East Bay: somber, but lovely! By MIKE NORTON In most places the season of rebirth and renewal usually takes place in the spring, not the fall. Autumn, with its hectic colors and shortening days, has more somber … Continue reading

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