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  • simple pleasures 2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour #2: Simple Pleasures

    The second stop on the 2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour is located in Petoskey at 4812 Lake Grove Road. The kitchen is centered around the idea […]

  • Edited food corps Video: School Gardening at Traverse Heights

    Students at Traverse Heights Elementary school in Traverse City recently got their hands dirty learning about seeds. Traverse Heights is one of the four schools in TCAPS […]

  • Soiree pic Mt. Holiday’s Soirée Under the Stars

    Enjoy an evening under the stars at Mt. Holiday in Traverse City. On Saturday September 27, 2014 beginning at 5:30 pm, cruise over to Holiday Hills to […]

  • River's End party The 2014 River’s End Block Party in Traverse City

    Join the Traverse City community for a day-long block party on Saturday September 27, 2014. The River’s End Block Party from 1-9:30 pm, is being hosted by The […]

  • edit_Inland Seas Become a Volunteer for Inland Seas

    Located in Suttons Bay, Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to science education on the Great Lakes. Interested in becoming a volunteer […]

  • Edit_Glen Noonan Northern Michigan Farming: Glen Noonan’s Acres

    Northern Michigan Farming: How Leelanau’s iconic farmer and respected conservative came to embrace the land conservancy way of land preservation.

  • ymca YMCA in Traverse City Announces Opening

    After much anticipation, the new YMCA facility located at 3700 Silver Lake Road in Traverse City is scheduled to open its doors on Monday, September 22. The […]

  • hands_logo Run to Prevent Domestic Violence in Northern Michigan

    On Saturday, October 11, run to prevent domestic violence in Northern Michigan—and enjoy fall colors at the tree-filled grounds of the Village at Grand Traverse Commons in […]

  • Spend an evening at Wuerfel Park to watch the Beach Bums during Labor Day weekend. How to Have the Best 2014 Northern Michigan Labor Day Weekend

    Here are a handful of Northern Michigan travel ideas to make your 2014 Northern Michigan Labor Day weekend the best slice of your summer. Whether you’re planning a […]

  • GUTSEE Girls at the ready! From left: Lidia Frasz, Sarah Johnson, Norah Frasz, Kayden O’Neil, Katelyn Dittmar, Kami Chapp and Jade Fazio. Raven Hill Discovery Center Hosts Educational Programs for Girls

    During the summer of 2014, the Northern Michigan non-profit Raven Hill Discovery Center in East Jordan has provided middle school girls the opportunity to both learn and […]

  • SEEDS Youth Corps at the Grand Traverse Commons. Photo courtesy of SEEDS. SEEDS in Traverse City Promotes Green Education in Northern Michigan

    With crews of enthusiastic teens constructing trails and rebuilding barns in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and programs promoting eco-conscious living for all, Northern Michigan non-profit […]

  • All photos by Todd Zawistowski The Story of the Inland Seas and Its Captain Emeritus, Tom Kelly

    With 25 years under its belt, the Inland Seas Education Association—a Northern Michigan non-profit that sails its namesake schoolship with kids and adults in tow—has had to take […]

  • Photo by Todd Zawistowski Rheanna’s RACE: One Teen’s Rally Against Cancer

    With fumes of petroleum and clouds of dust wafting through the air, the Cherry Raceway in Fife Lake isn’t the typical venue for a Northern Michigan non-profit […]

  • Speak Up Zine Video: Speak Up Zine in Traverse City Gives a Voice to Homeless

    As a community that often lacks a unified voice, Northern Michigan’s homeless have become much more audible through a collaboration with a non-profit homeless advocacy program. Speak […]

  • TC Waterman SUP challenge 2014 TC Waterman Stand-Up Paddleboard Challenge in Traverse City

    The TC Waterman Stand-Up Paddleboard Challenge returns for a 5th year on Saturday, August 16th to combine a stand-up-and-coming Northern Michigan sport with Northern Michigan beer, food […]

  • Father Fred Foundation Father Fred Foundation Seeks Back-to-School Donations

    The Traverse City-based, Northern Michigan non-profit Father Fred Foundation is seeking donations of $20 to help send Northern Michigan kids back to school in brand new shoes […]

  • Northwestern Michigan fair Video: Northwestern Michigan Fair’s Food for Kids

    All told, 450 Northern Michigan kids flocked to Traverse City’s Northwestern Michigan Fair’s Food for Kids booth, where Oryana Natural Foods Market, Crystal Mountain Resort, TCAPS, Cherry Capital Foods […]

  • See 11 stunning professionally designed kitchens like this one from Jethany Lee at Preston Feather in the 2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour Volunteer for Northern Home & Cottage Home Tours

    Volunteers Help Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan We are gathering volunteers to help with two Northern Home & Cottage Tours: Northern Home & Cottage Home […]

  • All photos courtesy of Andrew R. Bender and Hoxeyville Music Festival 2014 Hoxeyville Music Festival

    The Hoxeyville Music Festival is set within the Manistee National Forest on 85 acres of pristine, heirloom farmland and features nationally touring and Northern Michigan musicians for […]

  • Photo courtesy of the Michigan Legacy Art Park. Michigan Legacy Art Park’s 2014 Legacy Gala

    On Saturday, August 16th, the non-profit Michigan Legacy Art Park will host its principal fundraiser event, the Legacy Gala, at Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa. The gala […]