May 22, 2019

Flying Civilians Saving Lives

Pause. Honor. Remember.

Five ways to recognize Memorial Day Up North.
For many in northern Michigan, Memorial Day weekend means the unofficial kickoff to summer — with cookouts, sports events and, if the weather allows, fun in the ... Read More >>

Judgment Day for a Dog

Does Chili deserve to die? An animal rescuer says no; an animal control officer, judge, and dog's attacked owner say yes.
Based on appearances, the small, fluffy Norwich terrier looks fun-loving, with a little hint of mischief in his eyes.Based on a court ruling handed down on May ... Read More >>

The Towne Plaza

A former architect raises food to art at his Traverse City restaurant.
Sooner or later, the weather in northern Michigan will warm up! And when it does, you might want to beat the summer crowds and head over to ... Read More >>

Yankee Boy’s Cheesecake

Saving room for dessert can be a tough task, especially when a restaurant serves good food. But save yourself from this dilemma and order the cheesecake first ... Read More >>

Keweenaw Brewing Co.’s Borealis Broo

Bottoms Up
Fans of cold brew coffee, take note. The Borealis Broo from Keweenaw Brewing Company — based in Houghton, Michigan — is a brewer’s twist on the popular ... Read More >>

Go Big. Go UP This Summer, Eh?

Top 10 summer spots to visit in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Summer isn’t summer without a trip to the Upper Peninsula. Huge forests, wee towns, long stretches of uncrowded beaches, and endless character (and, some ight say, characters), ... Read More >>



The sun was high in an azure sky as John Block stubbed out his cigarette, hoisted luggage from the back of the family’s Ford Ranchero, and packed it neatly inside the white and green ...

May 18, 2019 | COMMENTS


Johan’s Sour Cream Old Fashioned

Johan’s Pastry Shop in Petoskey should be mildly ashamed of itself for its obnoxiously fresh offering of mouth-wateringly delicious donuts, cakes, breads, and other delights. But of particular offense to the vigilant waist-watcher is ...

May 11, 2019 | COMMENTS


Vampire Weekend – Father of the Bride –  Columbia

The follow up to the Weekend’s 2013 set, Modern Vampires of the City, is produced by band founder Ezra Koenig and wraps 18 tracks into an album that shifts the band into a new ...

May 18, 2019 | COMMENTS


Food Lunacy

Some extreme vegans would like us to avoid California almonds and avocados. Not because they've been tainted by pesticides or other chemicals, and not because they've been adulterated with non-vegan food products ...

May 18, 2019 | COMMENTS

Virtual Express



Bring On the Buttermilk

More acts have been added to the lineup for the Buttermilk Jamboree 2019, happening June 14–16 at the Circle Pine Center in Delton, Michigan. In addition to previously announced Michigan singer-songwriter May Erlewine and East L.A. band Las Cafeterias, the roster will include performances from nationally-acclaimed singer-songwriter ... Read More >>

Criss Angel to Appear — and Probably Disappear

Criss Angel is revered as one of the best magicians out there. Among his accolades, he’s been named the Magician of the Decade, the Magician of the Century, even the Greatest Of All Time. The escape artist, illusionist, and sleight-of-hand master is bringing his bag of tricks ... Read More >>

Learning to Listen

On May 6, the United Nations shared findings from the most comprehensive assessment ever conducted on the impact of human development on the natural world. The landmark study from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) involved hundreds of expert authors and other contributors who ... Read More >>

New Facilities for Antrim Amount to Handcuffs for Taxpayers

The Antrim County Commissioners are working on very expensive plans for new and/or upgraded facilities including a jail, administrative building, courthouse, sheriff’s office, and more. Estimates for these renovations or new buildings range from $40 to $76 million, according to the Antrim County Facilities Master Plan. Before ... Read More >>