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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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Not So Crazy After All These Years: Success at the Asylum

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, seen across the Munson Arboretum Lawn TRAVERSE CITY, MI– When Ray Minervini  agreed to take over the redevelopment of Traverse City’s 117-year-old mental asylum , more than a few people thought the idea was, … Continue reading

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Stand by for a Full Calendar of Christmas Art Fairs, Sales and Bazaars!

Winterberries, cedars, and a tamarack about to lose its needles By MIKE NORTON I can’t believe how long the fall colors are hanging on in Traverse City this year. This has got to be a month later than usual, and … Continue reading

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Fall Golf at Shanty Creek, Apples Downtown and Wine at Chateau Chantal!

The View of Lake Bellaire from the Lakeview Lodge at Shanty Creek Resorts By MIKE NORTON When it’s a perfect fall day, with just a hint of color in the trees, a light wind blowing clouds across the sky, and … Continue reading

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Proud to be a TC-er! (And here’s what’s coming up this week….)

Goodbye, Cherry Festival visitors — Until next year! By MIKE NORTON Well, that had to have been about the most perfect weekend ever. Saturday was a splendid finale to the National Cherry Festival, from the huge Cherry Royale Parade to … 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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Have a Spring Fling Apr. 19 at “Traverse City’s Coolest Happy Hour”

Gathering the spring harvest of beach glass along West Bay By MIKE NORTON At last! After a balmy weekend  and a couple of generous spring thunderstorms, the flowers are popping out all over, the birds are singing, and life in … Continue reading

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