brave men and women have worn and do wear the military uniform of the
United States of America. They put their lives at risk and have lost
their lives to protect our freedom, our loved ones and our right to
Academy Award winning actress Susan Sarandon granted Rick Coates an exclusive pre- Traverse City Film Festival interview. The interview may be heard in its entirety on the Omelette & Friends Show Tuesday, July 31 at 7:30 am and again on Wednesday August 1 at 9 am.
A flood of new businesses give Benzie County a lift
Okay, it may not be a “boom,” but several new businesses have opened that have added an economic shot in the arm to mostly rural Benzie County. From a natural foods market to a sports outfitter to an alpaca farm store and many others, they have filled up empty spaces and brought new ideas to the area.
For awhile, all I hear is the rustling of dry corn stalks in
the wind. Then, I hear the laughter of a child somewhere toward the
west. I can’t see anyone, but I know they are wandering like me through
this maze of maize.
No cement pond, no BMW or lavish lifestyle for Mancelona dealer
Circuit Court Judge Philip Rodgers went further, telling Bigger: “Did you live a big lifestyle? Were you sitting out next to the cement pond with a BMW parked in the driveway? No, you weren’t. You lived a pretty crummy lifestyle, from time to time in a camper in your daughter’s front driveway.
Make Northern Michigan the Culinary, Cultural and Craft-Farming Capital of America
Typically, resolutions are for individuals, but maybe now is the time
for Northern Michigan to have a New Year’s Resolution. I have a
suggestion. The time is right for Northern Michigan to work collectively
to become the “culinary,” “cultural” and “craft-farming” capital of the
Scott Smith was two years old when he became “hooked” on fishing. Smith, who has a dental practice in Adrian (south of Jackson/Ann Arbor)
and place on the Au Sable River outside of Grayling, now shares his love
of fishing with others. He will be one of several volunteer instructors
at the 43rd Annual Michigan Council Trout Unlimited Fly Fishing School.
The threeday school will be held June 7-9, on the Boardman River at
Ranch Rudolph, southeast of Traverse City.
He took pains to find a family-owned Chicago supplier for superior corned beef. He also makes a variety of baked bagels daily, homemade soup in the fall and winter, fresh salads with local ingredients, and an impressive array of dips, spreads, cheese and olives.
Volunteers bring an old farm back to life within the city limits
“We’ve got 30 full garden plots now and most are pretty active,” says gardener Mike Haynes, adding that many of these are divided into half-plots of 12 by 30 feet -- more than enough for a family garden. “I think we have about 40 gardeners here now.”.