January 27, 2020

Kristi Kates | Author

2016 Gift Guide

Nov. 21, 2016

It’s never too early to start thinking about what gifts to buy this holiday shopping season. Here are 20 suggestions available at local shops or online for everyone on your list from art lovers to that certain someone who aspires to live in northern Michigan.

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Beneficial backpacks: Two local programs help children

Nov. 21, 2016

The four divisions of Petoskey’s Manna Food Project, the nonprofit that helps feed the hungry in Emmet, Charlevoix and Antrim counties, complement each other well.
The first three are the food bank; the food rescue program, in which Manna rescued and redistributed a half-milli... Read More >>

The past, present and future of a ‘Christmas Carol in Prose’

Nov. 21, 2016

The title, as Parallel 45 Theater’s executive director Erin Anderson Whiting explained, is as traditional as it gets. 

“The original story is actually called ‘A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas,’” she said. “It jus... Read More >>

Tastemaker: Boyne City Bakery’s kouign-amann

Nov. 21, 2016

When the head baker hails from Brittany, France, you can pretty much expect exceptional pastries, and that definitely rings true at Boyne City Bakery.
One of the bakery’s most popular items is the kouign-amann (pronounced kween a-mon) as baked by Gildas Berrou. He has more than... Read More >>

‘A Christmas Story’ comes to Cadillac

Nov. 21, 2016

A lamp shaped like a stockinged leg, with a garish fringed shade and a black high-heeled shoe at the base. A Little Orphan Annie secret decoder pin. And a Red Ryder range model air rifle that’s spoken of with the foreboding warning, “You’ll shoot your eye out.” 

‘An Irish Christmas in America’ arrives at Dennos

Nov. 17, 2016

Five years ago, Oisin Mac Diarmada and his traveling variety show, “An Irish Christmas in America,” made not one, but two journeys — one by plane across the Atlantic to get from Ireland to America, and the second a two-hour boat ride to Beaver Island, Michigan’s ow... Read More >>

Adult Classes At Interlochen Ignite Artistic Ambitions

Nov. 11, 2016

Interlochen is synonymous with all things artistic for no less than five reasons. Four differ... Read More >>

New Concert Series Barnstorms Into Traverse City

Nov. 11, 2016

Seven years ago, Sam Porter fell in love. With a barn.

“I did!” Porter laughed. “The cathedral barn is one of the most amazing places for music I’ve ever seen.”

Locals know that Porter takes his passions and runs with them. He’s the man ... Read More >>