May 27, 2020

Patrick Sullivan | Author


Bahle’s at 140

Nov. 30, 2016


When Bahle’s of Suttons Bay celebrated its centennial in 1976, Owen Bahle’s five children had moved away, and the business was struggling in a village filled with shuttered storefronts. Bahle decided his store needed to be reinvented. And maybe if he turned around his st... Read More >>

Millions of donors' dollars flow through northern Michigan

Nov. 21, 2016

It you haven’t heard about all of the money being raised for nonprofit projects around northern Michigan recently, it’s probably because your bank account is too small.
In recent years there’s been an explosion in capital campaigns, or pushes to raise enormous sums ... Read More >>

Sun, wind and a cutthroat business on the bay

Nov. 17, 2016

Saburi Boyer was in a coma when he stopped making payments on a contract he’d signed with an East Grand Traverse Bay resort owner to ensure his parasailing operation wouldn’t be run out of business.

Boyer’s wife, Danielle, didn’t like the messages demanding... Read More >>

A Traverse City Film Festival Oral History

July 27, 2014

A MODEST FESTIVAL BECOMES A POWERHOUSE
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A Traverse City Film Festival Oral History

July 20, 2014

It appeared from nowhere. It crawled from din... Read More >>