Recent and Featured Events Articles

  • Ron Gianola's Abstract Art

    Ron Gianola’s abstract art.

  • Bill Thompson: Iceman Climbeth

    An interview with Bill Thompson, avid ice climber in the Upper Peninsula and sponsor of the Michigan Ice Climbing Festival.

  • Art Alive in East Jordan

    East Jordan has a flourishing arts scene set in restored downtown sporting the Jordan River Arts Center, galleries, shops and restaurants.

  • Snow Play

    Travel with snow at its heart including the Cherry Capital Winter WonderFest and Mackinac island’s Scenic Postcard Run. Information on music, events, outdoor snow activities and lodging.

  • Discover Dennos Museum

    Description of the Dennos Museum Center, a premier art museum in Northern Michigan featuring permanent galleries, rotating exhibitions and one of the largest exhibits of Inuit art collections in the country.

  • Beach Day in Charlevoix

    A day at a Lake Michigan beach in Charlevoix that includes gourmet food, shopping and restaurants.

  • Petoskey’s Got Art

    Gallery tour of Petoskey including Crooked Tree Arts, Center, Michigan Artists Market and the Gaslight Gallery.

  • Lynne Rae Perkins’ Bookshelf

    Lynne Rae Perkins, Newbery Award winner for her young adolescent novel for girls, Criss Cross, publishes Pictures From Our Vacation to great reviews. Here is Perkins’ list of books.

  • Wander Charlevoix's Castle Farms

    Tour Charlevoix’s Castle Farms, the historic French-chateau farmstead built by Albert Loeb, the former preseident of Sears, in 1918. Includes tour, picnic places and a museum.

  • Beach Reads

    Great beach reads recommended by The Bookstore in Frankfort and the Traverse staff.

  • Kayak The Crystal River

    Paddle, kayak, canoe or tube the gentle current of the Crystal River in Glen Arbor.

  • Governor Milliken's Environmental Legacy

    Interview with Dave Dempsey, author of William G. Milliken, Michigan’s Passionate Moderate.

  • Dewey Blocksma: Art With Soul

    Dewey Blocksma walked away from his job as an emergency room doctor to become an artist and sculptor whose materials are every day objects of life.

  • Traverse Classics: Rufus Snoddy's Journey North

    Traverse Classics: Moving from the edge and energy of Los Angeles to the placid North forced artist Rufus Snoddy to look deep inside and adjust his bearings.

  • Adventures with Jonny: Let’s Go Fishing

    Wanna reel your small fry into fishing? Try this great kids book.

  • Singin' Us Home

    A profile of Seth Bernard and Daisy May Erlewine, two musicians whose new take on old-time music is taking the region by storm and, they hope, preserving the Great Lakes to boot.

  • Classic Photos from Mackinac Island

    Vintage photography from the turn of the century, Victorian era on Mackinac Island.

  • Safe Boating Book

    Boat Smart Chronicles teaches boating safety by telling the story of more than 200 boating mishaps.

  • 8 Ski-Out-Your Door Vacation Spots

    Eight ski getaways where skiing is right out the door including Boyne Mountain in Boyne Falls, The Homestead in Glen Arbor, Shanty Creek in Bellaire, and more.

  • Secrets of the Great Golf Course Architects

    Michael Patrick Shiels’ new book,”Secrets of the Great Golf Course Architects,” will be available late October.