Monthly Archives: January 2013

Snow Tubing: Lots of Fun, No Training Required

  By MIKE NORTON Some winter sports require skill. A lot of skill. Others require impressive reservoirs of strength and endurance. But let’s face it: there are times when you want to go outside in the middle of winter and … Continue reading

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Lake-Effect Weather: Good News for Two Great Local Ski Races!

By MIKE NORTON It looks as though an extended period of cold weather has finally arrived here in Traverse City. We woke up this morning to a fine mistlike snow, the kind that comes when temperatures get down to the … Continue reading

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Traverse City’s Winter Microbrew & Music Festival — and Craft Brew Week!

By MIKE NORTON All right – that was without a doubt the strangest January weekend I’ve ever experienced! On Friday morning we had snow on the ground and temperatures in the 20s, but by Saturday morning the snow had vanished … Continue reading

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Snowshoes and Chili: a Two-Pronged Strategy for Winter Fun!

By MIKE NORTON Everybody loves the first Christmas-card-pretty snowfall of winter. Maybe even the entire first month of winter. But after a few weeks, opinions begin to diverge sharply among those of us who live in the northern regions. Some … Continue reading

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