Northern Express - Features <![CDATA[Eat Like a Chef - ]]> With all of that culinary knowledge at their disposal, do you ever wonder what our local chefs prefer to prepare … and eat … at home? We tapped some of the region’s top chefs to find out the go-to meals they make when they’re off the clock and have a hankering for something delicious.]]> <![CDATA[Two Foodies Aim at a Fruit Juice Revolution - ]]> The amount of sugar in most fruit juices today rivals that of manufactured sodas — a problem that turns off many health-minded consumers, and one that friends and foodies Chad Anderson and Luc Hobson decided to tackle with their new product, Edit Fruit Juice, made right in Traverse City.]]> <![CDATA[An Extra Dime For Every Lunch - ]]> One dime per meal might sound like peanuts, but it can have a drastic impact on the quality of food and on the local farm economy, said Diane Conners, a Groundwork senior policy specialist. Consider that the amount spent on food for each school lunch is just $1.]]> <![CDATA[Nothing Tastes Better Than Home Cookin’ (that someone else makes) - ]]> What’s for dinner? That familiar lament can bring the response “Let’s order pizza,” “Whatever you’re fixing,” or everyone’s favorite: “Leftovers.” With busy lives focusing on work, school, vacation, visitors and the like, folks today seem to have less time than ever to fix a healthy, appealing meal.]]> <![CDATA[Michigan’s Ironmen - ]]> Fundraising and planning takes place year-round for the festival, which takes many volunteers and hundreds of manhours to make happen. It’s also a reunion of sorts, as men who worked on the bridge, as well as many other ironworkers from across the United States and Canada, meet up for this annual event.]]> <![CDATA[A Native American Showcase - ]]> The Annual Odawa Homecoming Pow Wow, an extensive all-day event that runs annually every summer in Harbor Springs, doesn’t only bring together the Odawa people to honor their own.]]> <![CDATA[Going Nuts in Williamsburg! - ]]> HIDDEN HEALTH “The company was actually started by Katie,” Tim Kearney explained [Katie Kearney is out on maternity leave.] “She was experimenting in the kitchen, making nut butters on her own. She wanted to make a healthier version of peanut and almond butter, since at the time there were only a few organic versions.]]> <![CDATA[Spotlight Shines On MSU at Traverse City Film Festival - ]]> As the main educational sponsor for TCFF, Michigan State University is ushering in the next generation of creative talent, partnering with the festival to offer a dazzling array of student-produced films, filmmaking classes, an interactive multimedia gallery, and a special Spartan Headquarters open to the public.]]> <![CDATA[Free Parking? - ]]> Take an experiment in June, when the city proposed a pop-up park at Lot O, at the corner of State and Cass streets. Intended as a three-day dry run for a theoretical city square, the pop-up park sparked impassioned debate over whether space in the city should be reserved for parking or could be used for other activities.]]> <![CDATA[The Pointer Returns - ]]> Constructed in Chassell, Mich., in 1934, the low-slung wooden water vessel known as The Pointer has been a longtime icon of Harbor Springs. It first served as a water taxi to tony Harbor Point, then later retired to the backyard bay waters outside Stafford’s Pier restaurant on Bay Street.]]> <![CDATA[Parking Is A Problem - ]]> From Petoskey to Frankfort, towns that attract tourists are dealing with the same conundrum: How do you make sure parking is available for visitors when they arrive? How do you encourage more people to bike or walk into town? How do you get employees to park in satellite lots?.]]> <![CDATA[Changing Lives On The Red Dirt Road - ]]> “Laura introduced me to [physicist/novelist/educator] Alan Lightman and his Harpswell Organization,” Eckstein said. “He was taking a trip to Cambodia to check on his work there and invited me to meet him there to see what he does with his foundation to empower women.]]> <![CDATA[History is Stored in Horton Bay - ]]> After moving up to Horton Bay from Traverse City 35 years ago to open a deli in Boyne City, the Lorengers were drawn to the uniqueness of the general store, built in 1876. They purchased it in 2000, prepared to take on the renovations that the store badly needed.]]> <![CDATA[Life in the Past Lane - ]]> Deb Matthew is a charter life member of the Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers Club. Her commitment to the club isn’t simply because she’s a fan of tractors, engines and other farming mechanics. Her parents, Larry and Darlea Matthew, founded the club back in the 1980s.]]> <![CDATA[Catch Me If You Can Hits Interlochen Stage - ]]> While we won’t spoil the ending for you, the penultimate scene of Steven Spielberg’s movie Catch Me If You Can is the opener, where protagonist Frank Abagnale Jr. (Leonardo Di- Caprio) is a contestant on the old game show To Tell The Truth.]]> <![CDATA[See the Future at the Woz - ]]> Started three years ago, The Woz — inspired by and named for Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak — already has grown by leaps and bounds, said TCFF Creative Director Meg Weichman.]]> <![CDATA[A Century of Stories - ]]> When Traverse City’s Lyric Theatre opened its doors on July 4, 1916, it already had competition. Two other theaters had long since staked claim to Front Street. But it was evident from the moment the Lyric’s long line of gilt front doors swung open to the enraptured public, this particular movie house was special.]]> <![CDATA[2016 Traverse City Film Festival - ]]> With over 200 films screening at this year’s Traverse City Film Festival, there’s something for every type of moviegoer attending the event.]]> <![CDATA[The Heart And Soul - ]]> If you like contagious rock ’n’ roll that’s catchy enough to stick with you for days, you’ll dig Huey Lewis and the News — if you’re not already a fan.]]> <![CDATA[Six Sensational Festivals - ]]> July 16–23 The Venetian Festival got its start 86 years ago as a candlelit boat parade. That’s a far cry from the big, friendly bustle that now takes over Charlevoix, but according to organizers, in 2016, the city’s signature event is bigger and better than ever.]]>