Northern Express - Features <![CDATA[Halloween Happenings! - ]]> Oct. 29 A trio of Mackinaw-area venues combine for three times the fun this Halloween. From 9am to 1 1pm, the McGulpin Point Light-house, decorated for Halloween this year in a Wizard of Oz theme, will offer special lighthouse events and eerie surprises.]]> <![CDATA[Healthy Food for Healthy Pets At Pets Naturally - ]]> When Kathy Hyland’s Boston terrier, Lucy, became ill with intestinal and skin problems, Hyland began researching foods to help her ailing pet. That cause, close to her heart, would become the catalyst for opening Pets Naturally, a shop focused on feeding and caring for the “whole pet.]]> <![CDATA[Creepy Clown Production Coming to Cheboygan - ]]> When artist Eddie Renner and aspiring filmmaker Haynze Whitmore met at a Cheboygan restaurant to discus their latest project, a film centered around a creepy clown, they had no idea they had just tapped into what would become a zeitgeist; today,...]]> <![CDATA[Life In This Dog’s Army - ]]> Merrill, who started working in the finance industry right out of high school, was attending college in pursuit of an MBA in finance when a simple addition to her family took her life down an entirely new path: She adopted a German Shepherd, Zuri.]]> <![CDATA[Taking On The Big Dog - ]]> Dr. Randy Wysong, a part-time Traverse City resident, has been trying to make healthier pet foods for 35 years by carefully studying which ingredients should be included and which should not. Now his company, the Midland-based Wysong Corporation, is taking on six companies that he contends use misleading packaging on dog and cat food.]]> <![CDATA[Struggles of a Blind Man - ]]> Now he’s got a job, and he hopes to soon have his own apartment..]]> <![CDATA[Feel Fabulous This Fall - ]]> From cutting-edge skincare treatments and new hair and makeup services to rejuvenating massage therapies and luxurious spa getaways, here’s your guide to getting — and feeling —gorgeous in northern Michigan this fall..]]> <![CDATA[Up North Instagrams! - ]]> Spending half of the year in Grand Rapids, where she teaches, and the other half on the Leelanau Peninsula, Alt finds she appreciates northern Michigan’s beauty even more when she’s been away for a while.]]> <![CDATA[Microscopic Masterpieces - ]]> You might have glimpsed the surface of this world before, if your eye doctor had a certain kind of imaging camera, or if you’ve ever broken a bone and viewed your own X-ray. But a group of professors, scientists and students at the University of Michigan are taking the photography of what’s inside our bodies to a whole new artistic level.]]> <![CDATA[Fall/Winter Races 2016/17 - ]]> SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016 Orchards at Sunset 5K & Fun Run 3672 N. Stowe Rd., Suttons Bay]]> <![CDATA[It’s Apple Season! - ]]> APPLE MONTH Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has declared October 2016 as Michigan Apple Month. More than 11.3 million apple trees on over 800 family-run Michigan farms fuel the state’s commercial production of apples, and this year’s crop is expected to hit a record-breaking 31 million bushels.]]> <![CDATA[Who’s The Carpetbagger? - The race for the 1st District congressional seat is proving to be a knock-down, drag-out fight.]]> Airwaves have been inundated with ads from the National Republican Congressional Committee that claim the Democrat running in the 1st District congressional race doesn’t live in northern Michigan, but rather, in a Detroit penthouse. The ads end: “For Lon Johnson, it’s all an act.]]> <![CDATA[Two For Brew! - ]]> Cost: $15 admission includes a complimentary glass and drink ticket Don’t Miss: A side trip to the always gorgeous Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore next door is the perfect morning activity before you indulge in this microbrew extravaganza. More Information: www.]]> <![CDATA[Preserving Fall’s Bounty In Jars: Canning With Crosshatch - ]]> On a sunny afternoon on the piazza at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons farmers market, a small but focused crowd gathered. They weren’t there to shop, nor to admire the grounds; they could be seen busily cutting vegetables, pouring liquid into jars, and carefully submerging the fruits of their labors into steaming hot water — all at a mobile kitchen that’s revolutionizing how locals are learning to preserve healthy food.]]> <![CDATA[Winemakers Looking at Strong Bounce-Back Year - ]]> Lee Lutes wasn’t worried the lack of rainfall this past summer would threaten the wine grape harvest. The head winemaker at Blackstar Farms said the warm, dry weather in June and July was actually beneficial for the grapes, and if it held form, he said, “There will be a bunch of winemakers dancing a jig.]]> <![CDATA[Lost at Sea - ]]> Murdick remembers that his father’s story especially resonated in 1975, when he saw the classic film Jaws at the movie theater in Charlevoix. One of the characters, Quint, portrayed by Robert Shaw, played an Indianapolis survivor who hauntingly described what had happened.]]> <![CDATA[Fall Into Fun at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park - ]]> Fall Into Fun at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park.]]> <![CDATA[Color Your Fall Fantastic - ]]> <![CDATA[State of the Odawa - ]]> A timeline of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians’ history, as chronicled on the bands’ website, begins in the 1600s, when the ancestors of the people who would make up the modern tribe first settled in northern lower Michigan.]]> <![CDATA[Fall Into the Past - ]]> The first steam locomotive is thought to have gone into operation in 1804, a new travel innovation for the time that produced its power via a steam engine, which was in turn fueled by burning combustibles (usually coal, wood, or oil.]]>