Category Archives: lodging

Change may be Inevitable, but it’s also Inscrutable

IMPORTANT NOTE: I’VE MOVED! Dear friends and readers, “Loving Traverse City” now has a new address. (It’s a lot easier to remember, too)  You can reach it easily by going to Or just follow this link. Thanks! Mike By … Continue reading

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A Lovely Harvest Day (And Traverse City’s Least-Known Hotel District)

Stomping out the 2011 grapes at Chateau Chantal on Saturday By MIKE NORTON The last day of September was about as miserable a fall day as you can get around here – cold, wet, gray and windy. Who would have … Continue reading

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The Grand Traverse Balloon Classic is Coming (and so is the World’s Largest Waterslide-a-thon!)

Monday’s Balloon Ascent at the Open Space By MIKE NORTON No sooner did I arrive in my office this morning, but I looked out the window and saw an enormous hot-air balloon being filled at the Open Space Park on … Continue reading

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Black Bears, a Treat for Vets’ Families, and some Splendid Wine Dinners!

Mike Onthank of the fire department got this photo of our weekend visitor By MIKE NORTON Well, it’s been a wild weekend in Traverse City so far. And I mean WILD! Everybody’s talking about the black bear that wandered into … Continue reading

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The Grand Traverse Resort Opens a New “Store” in Downtown TC!

Amy Tringali welcomes visitors into the Grand Traverse Resort’s new Downtown Store By MIKE NORTON After the 80s temperatures we had this weekend, I think it’s safe to say that spring is definitely here — and summer is just around … Continue reading

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