September 19, 2019

Molly Korroch | Author

Solid as a Rock

March 30, 2019

Diane Walton is the founder and director of The Rock, a youth center in Kingsley. She seems to be everywhere at once. She’s checking kids in, tidying up pillows on couches, and preparing dinner in the center’s commercial kitchen, all while keeping an ever-watchful eye on her c... Read More >>

Getting In

March 23, 2019

Interlochen Center for the Arts is like Hogwarts for artsy kids. It’s a place where they can go to be themselves and explore creative pursuits with the guidance of teachers and mentors at the top of their fields. The main performance venue, Kresge Auditorium, is an outdoor amphithea... Read More >>

The Death Doula

Jan. 5, 2019

“The human brain learns from stories,” says Traverse City birth and death doula, Krista Cain. As she sits with a mug of hot herbal tea at Cuppa Joe in the Village at Grand Traverse Commons, she explains her own story and the not-so-strange duality of her business, Sweetwater D... Read More >>

Deciphering Fortnite

Nov. 10, 2018

If you are the parent to a pre-teen, you know about the emotes. And Ninja. And that weird way your kid and the random kid across the soccer field seem to telepathically know the same quirky dance moves.
If the above is true, you are a parent of a Fortnite Battle Royale ga... Read More >>

Choose Her Own Adventure

Oct. 27, 2018

Maybe International Day of the Girl — Oct. 11 — slipped by you this year. Local STEM enthusiasts over at Traverse City’s Quarkmine Space, however, celebrated with a day of tech: Girl Powered. Inside the space, late elementary and early middle school girls wander from sta... Read More >>

The Night Shift With Corrections Deputy Alison Sumerix

Oct. 27, 2018


Grand Traverse County Corrections Deputy Alison Sumerix works the midnight shift. The front office is quiet, and the parking lot outside is almost empty. Deputies draw their shifts based on seniority, and Sumerix has only been a corrections officer for three years. She&rsqu... Read More >>

Date Your Dog

Oct. 20, 2018

Taking your significant other on a date might be fun, but let’s be real. Nothing will ever compete with the love you have for your dog. A quick online search reveals that northern Michigan is a place for dogs—and their owners. In Traverse City alone, there are two official dog... Read More >>

Health Inspectors

Sept. 15, 2018

Each year, every restaurant in Michigan receives a surprise visit from an environmental health sanitarian. Empowered with the ability to both end livelihoods and protect the public, environmental health sanitarians spend their days examining things like expiration dates on food containers... Read More >>