Monthly Archives: December 2012

Nordic Nostalgia: A Return to the Sand Lakes Quiet Area

  By MIKE NORTON New Year’s is all about looking ahead, but sometimes it helps to take a little glance at where you’ve been. That’s what led me and my cross-country skis out to the deep woods east of Traverse … Continue reading

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What’s Happening in TC on New Year’s Eve: Parties, Dinners, Hotel Packages, etc.

(This isn’t a regular blog post, so don’t look for any of our usual literary brilliance — it’s just a handy guide for your own information. There’s a lot going on in TC on Monday night, and we didn’t want … Continue reading

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Oh, the rising of the sun and the running of the deer…

By MIKE NORTON Whitetail deer are no rarity in Traverse City. We see them often: at the edge of the forest, down along the lakeshore, or framed by the bare branches of cherry trees in midwinter orchards. But for some … Continue reading

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Welcome Home, Women’s Winter Tour! We Missed You!

By MIKE NORTON The event that helped thousands of American women stop worrying about how they look in ski pants is returning this winter to its birthplace: the resort community of Traverse City. The Women’s Winter Tour, a good-humored “celebration … Continue reading

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Midwesterners and Weather, Free Skiing on Christmas, and a Chance to Do Something Good

By MIKE NORTON Finally, some real snow! I took a long walk along the escarpment above the Mission Point Lighthouse on Sunday afternoon, strolling through the cozy hemlock forest as the snow fell gently around me. It was a profoundly … Continue reading

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Tree-Lightings, Lighthouses and Winter Golf

The 2012 Traverse City Christmas Tree — all lit up. By MIKE NORTON Maybe it was the warm weather, or maybe everybody was overdosing on Christmas spirit — but Friday night’s tree-lighting ceremony in downtown Traverse City was packed with … Continue reading

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