Northern Express - News <![CDATA[12 Cool Winter Concerts - ]]> The off-season may be devoid of outdoor music festivals in our neck of the woods, but that just means you’ve got more time to hop in the car and head downstate for a show at one of Michigan’s big venues. Get your tickets now, because these are poised to become some of the coolest concerts of the winter.]]> <![CDATA[The Motor City Comes to Crooked Tree - ]]> “Each Woman chooses her own repertoire and brings her original or cover songs to the group,” she said. “We like to give the audience a very unique experience, and when you write your own music, ideally you can showcase your own individual vocal strengths.]]> <![CDATA[Tattoo Leads to Western Wear Store - ]]> Ironhorse is open Mon. through Fri.10am- 7pm; Sat. 10-6; and Sun. 11am-4pm. Taylor said the store’s website is currently under construction; but they are on Facebook. Call (231) 932-0095. 4125 Cedar Run Road, Traverse City..]]> <![CDATA[Dinghy's New Lifeline: Families, Ribs - It used to be last call in Frankfort was usually at Dinghy’s.]]> The nautical décor at Dinghy’s is prominent, from the record-setting brown trout caught in Betsie Bay displayed behind the bar, to paddles, a ship’s bell and other seafaring items. Car ferry signs hang from the ceiling, while old maritime maps and photos adorn the walls.]]> <![CDATA[Spring Fever Hits the Ramsdell - ]]> “Both are music heroes, and their songs became the vehicle for the festival,” he said. “Music has got me through a lot of tough times, and helped celebrate good times too. That’s what I hope this festival does for people, and why it’s so powerful to me.]]> <![CDATA[Bottoms Up - ]]> Another incentive for bourbon fans: A bottle of Low Bar’s house spirit comes included free with a locker rental, where for $450 per year frequent customers can store wine and liquor bottles on-site for future visits..]]> <![CDATA[Poor Standards - ]]> So, now we’ve been “downgraded” by the estimable Standard and Poor’s (S&P). We’ve fallen from a top-of-the-line AAA rating to AA+. No one is certain exactly how far the ripples from this will extend.]]> <![CDATA[NATURAL GAS BLUES - ]]> When Jan Stuhlmann heard how much a company wanted to pay him for oil and gas rights to his 80 acres in Kalkaska County, he couldn’t believe his ears.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC SAFETY - ]]> Police were called about a fi ght in progress Aug. 12 at around 2:20 a.m. at the intersection of Newcomb and 17th Street but no one was there when they arrived. A short while later they were called to Munson Medical Center to interview a 20year-old man with a broken jaw.]]> <![CDATA[THE RETURN OF HENRY MORGENSTEIN - ]]> The Traverse City Chamber of Commerce should be handing out Henry Morgenstein’s new book, “TC, I Love Thee,” to every tourist and prospective resident. Real Estate agents should buy cases of the books to give as gifts at closings. If you would like to join in a song to our beautiful area, this is that song.]]> <![CDATA[The Art of Wine - ]]> California winemaker Robert Mondavi once said, “Making good wine is a skill; making fine wine is an art,” a statement that is reflected by the award-winning wines of Northern Michigan.
<![CDATA[The Summer of 1811 - ]]> <![CDATA[Party for the Afterlife - ]]> <![CDATA[A Festival of Petoskey’s Own - ]]> “Nine years ago, it was suggested to the chamber that Petoskey develop a signature festival,” explains Kathy Bardins, Festival Coordinator. “Festival on the Bay was the result, and began as a jazz festival for the first two years.]]> <![CDATA[Sailing the Lakes on The Lynx - ]]> The term privateer was given to the ships via a special permission, or “letter of marque,” which allowed private vessels to prey upon the enemy’s shipping. The Lynx, with its superior sailing abilities, was an inspiration to future ships in the fleet - but was captured early in the war.]]> <![CDATA[’SUP DUDE? - ]]> Surf´s up on Lake Michigan? For that matter, all of the Great Lakes have become a surfers’ paradise in recent years. While these salt-free waters may not get the big waves enjoyed by surfers off the California, Hawaiian and Australian coasts, one must not forget that the waves of the Great Lakes have sunk hundreds of large ships.]]> <![CDATA[My style - ]]> Cindy Toranzo is crazy, quirky, fun! Her global fashions span across continents; one day wearing an African dashiki, the next, a sari from India. This former New York City gal is always fabulous. When it comes to her clients, the stylist at Salone de Capelli prefers a more classic and chic look.]]> <![CDATA[Gear box - ]]> “We built it to take on the most extreme lifestyles with an insanely tough design,” states company literature. “we’re talking shockproof, dustproof, and waterproof to a depth of 10 feet And built-in image stabilization smooths out even the roughest ride.]]> <![CDATA[TASTE makers - ]]> Arecent visit to some of the farmers’ markets in Northern Michigan produced everything I needed to make fresh pasta sauce. We are so fortunate living here with our agricultural diversity and for the next couple of months the harvest is on which bodes well for all sorts of canning projects.]]> <![CDATA[BOTTOMSup - ]]>