Tag Archives: Bellaire

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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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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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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A Goldfinch Epiphany: Rubber Ducks and Paddleboard Races

Cyling up Smoky Hollow Road (Without Goldfinches) By MIKE NORTON One of the things I’ll never forget about my four-year stint in the Coast Guard was standing the occasional bow watch on the old USCGC Blackhaw and watching the dolphins … Continue reading

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