Recent and Featured Live Here Articles

  • Good News for Women's Healthcare in Northern Michigan

    Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey has ramped up its commitment to women’s health care, including installing a breast MRI.

  • Featured Northern Michigan Open Houses & Real Estate Listings for September

    Featured real estate open houses and property for sale in the Traverse City area and all over Northern Michigan to enjoy this fall while you look for your special place Up North.

  • Video: Getting Rid of Fruit Flies in Your Northern Michigan Home

    Northern Michigan is one of the fruit-growing capitals of the world and that means fruit flies. In this video we explore techniques for ridding your house of these fall pests.

  • Lobdell's, NMC's Teaching Restaurant, Opens for the Season in Traverse City

    Lobdell’s, Northwestern Michigan College’s teaching restaurant on West Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City, has fabulous views, delicious food and an enthusiastic staff of students.

  • Want to Hide the Mess in Your Kitchen? Find Out How

    Do you love to cook but hate to have your guest see the mess in the kitchen? Read about the Bailey family solution and then check it out for yourself: #17 on the Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour.

  • Balloon Kyphoplasty Can Mean No More Back Pain

    Vertebra can break or slump down because you slung too much snow in that shovel or just due to age. It used to mean immobility but balloon kyphoplasty, done at Munson Medical Center, can have you waking up pain free.

  • Green Homes More in Demand, Realtors Study Up

    The Traverse Area Association of Realtors develops a nationally recognized class to help agents navigate the “green” marketplace for their clients.

  • Michigan kids discover nature through a camera in Parks in Focus program

    A week in the Upper Peninsula with cameras in hand helps youth discover the joy and mysteries of nature.

  • Cutting Edge Healthcare: Reduce Your Leg Pain, Maybe Save Your Life

    Dr. Roberto Corpus, of Munson Medical Center, explains a procedure that removes plaque from arteries that not only reduces leg pain overnight but can actually save your life.

  • Real Estate: Affordability Is Now

    The Housing Opportunity Index holds good news for home buyers in Michigan.

  • Cutting Edge Healthcare: Your Information's There When They Need It

    Northern Michigan may be relatively small in population but it is cutting edge when it comes to your healthcare. Here’s the first way these medical innovations are helping you: Your medical information’s on hand when a doctor needs it.

  • Music Is in the Air at Petoskey’s Bay View. Listen In.

    Bay View’s Classical Jam Band Camp director, Ranaan Meyer, double bassist for Time for Three, introduces us to the camp and accompanies a visual tour of the beautiful, turn-of-the-century Methodist retreat in Petoskey with a rendition of “Amazing Grace” on the double bass.

  • Earthy Home Style Picks—and Earth-Friendly

    It can be a challenge to bridge interior design styles from one season to the next, but these earthy—and earth-friendly—delights send summer off in style.

  • The Not So Big Cottages of Walloon Lake

    Builder Jim Meathe and architect Greg Presley designed new cottages on Walloon Lake that bring back traditional Victorian and farmhouse styles in updated houses with small footprints.

  • kir cocktail A Flowery Twist on the Kir Cocktail

    Floating pansy flowers when serving kir cocktails, makes this cocktail beautiful as well as delicious.

  • Ten Reasons Why a Cottage LLC Makes Sense

    Good succession planning when organizing your estate can make all the difference when passing your cottage, cabin or family home onto the next generation. Here are ten reasons to consider a Cottage LLC.

  • Danny Forster's Cool, Green House

    The charismatic star of Discover Channel’s Build It Bigger builds a house in Omena that is smaller, greener and brimming with innovation.

  • Bonfire Cooking: Breakfast in a Bag

    Watch a step-by-step demonstration at Grass River Natural Area, just outside Bellaire, on how to cook breakfast in a bag at a bonfire.

  • Leelanau County Home Blends into Lake Michigan Dunes

    Ben Begley and Kathleen Wills designed a house using organics and careful site selection that results in a gorgeous Leelanau County home going incognito on the Lake Michigan shoreline.

  • The Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour 2009

    Here’s a peak at what’s in store on the Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour 2009, produced by Northern Home & Cottage and National Kitchen & Bath Association, sponsored by Wooden Hammer and Fustini’s Oils and Vinegars.