September 26, 2018

A War in the Waters of Lake Michigan

St. Independent

The only classical curriculum in the North, unaffiliated with any parish or diocese
Commencement at St. Michael Academy in spring 2017 marked the first time students had graduated from a Catholic school in Petoskey in more than 45 years. That’s ... Read More >>

The Bay View Wine Trail

An uncrowded amble to meet the next generation of northern Michigan libations
The Bay View Wine Trail might not be as well-known as the wineries of the Old Mission and Leelanau peninsulas, but it’s quietly building a solid reputation ... Read More >>

POUR Kitchen & Bar

Fancy a creatively crafted cocktail or a fine glass of wine in sophisticated, yet unpretentious surroundings? Longing for exciting New American cuisine, reinterpreted to bring you a ... Read More >>

McLaren Nurses' Motivation to Improve Cardiac Care in Rwanda?

Their in-country cardiac emergency
Vianney Ruhumuliza wanted to give back to his home country. The mass murders of Tutsis during the Rwandan Civil War was one of the most harrowing acts ... Read More >>

Rebirth of a Resort

The revitalization of a Western style ranch-turned-Up North resort
The view across the lake hadn’t changed much since the old resort closed down. But for Janice and Scott Lampert, it was a constant reminder of possibility. ... Read More >>

Four Roses Bourbon

Bottoms Up
When a certain author, who shall remain nameless, called the organizers of Harbor Springs Festival of the Books to make certain he could find his preferred bourbon ... Read More >>


Fall Getaway Triple Play

Whether you’re a bibliophile, a beer enthusiast, or a fan of the humble apple, the Little Traverse region and Charlevoix are the places to be in autumn. Craft a color tour to or from ...

Sept. 22, 2018 | COMMENTS


Grain Train’s Awesome Chicken Salad

Lunch at Petoskey’s Grain Train Market Café offers a few tasty surprises, including the (correctly named) Awesome Chicken Salad. An invention of Chef Evans Woodhouse, it’s one of the most popular items on the ...

Sept. 22, 2018 | COMMENTS


Don't Protest This Album Release

Protest music record label Appleseed Records has put together a huge compilation album celebrating its 21st anniversary, Appleseed’s 21st Anniversary: Roots and Branches. The set will exclusively feature Bruce Springsteen’s version of the Pete ...

Sept. 22, 2018 | COMMENTS


The Wrong Target

You might have noticed Republicans running for federal and statewide office are no longer touting their connections to and love for President Donald Trump. It's not that their infatuation has necessarily ended, but ...

Sept. 22, 2018 | COMMENTS

Virtual Express



Lose Yourself Among Hartwick’s Ancient Pines

Covering just a shade under 10,000 acres, sprawling Hartwick Pines State Park is one of the largest state parks in Michigan. Its rolling hills, formed by an ancient glacier deposit, overlook the verdant valley of the east branch of the AuSable River north of Grayling, four small ... Read More >>

The Politics of Celebrity

In the new movie First Man, there’s an obvious omission in Neil Armstrong’s 1969 planting of the United States flag on the moon. Director Damien Chazelle’s controversial decision notto include a scene that depicts the historical moment, for seemingly political reasons, has created a conversation in the ... Read More >>

Where Have All the Whitefish Gone?

Whether you grill it, bake it, bake it, steam it, boil it, or broil it, Lake Michigan whitefish is one of the most popular — and tasty — dishes available across northern Michigan.                                   Its sweet, light flavor has long made whitefish a staple enjoyed by locals ... Read More >>

What Happens When Weed is Legal?

Voters in Michigan will decide Nov. 6 whether to legalize recreational marijuana, a measure that observers on both sides believe is likely to pass.What’s it going to mean for northern Michigan? Mark Clark, an attorney who specializes in marijuana at Traverse Legal in Traverse City, said he ... Read More >>