Book signing by TLC star Amy Roloff at Horizon Books, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.; Roloff, star of "Little People, Big World" reality series, will sign her new cookbook "Short & Simple Family Recipes," set for release Oct. 1. Details at 946-7290, (800) 587-2147 or www.horizonbooks.com; Horizon Books, 243 E. Front St., TC.
Author program at Peninsula Community Library, 7 p.m.; by Ozzie Zehner, author of "Green Illusion: The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism," free, public welcome. Details at 223-7700 or www.peninsulacommunitylibrary.org; Peninsula Community Library, 2699 Island View Rd., TC.
Evening Book Discussion at Interlochen Public Library, 6:30 p.m.; discussion of "Between Shades of Gray" by Ruta Sepetys. Details at 276-6767 or www.tadl.org/interlochen; Interlochen Public Library, 9700 Riley Rd., Interlochen.
Story Stew, 11 a.m.; for preschoolers; Peninsula Community Library, 2699 Island View Rd., Traverse City.
Darcy Library pre-Book Sale sale of Special Value Books, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.; vintage collectible books and best sellers suitable for gifts. Details at 352-8004 or 882-0411; Darcy Library, Beulah.
Darcy Library Book Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Trail Head Building, Beulah.
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Leelanau Birding Festival runs May 29-June 2
Robert Parsons has traveled to Texas, Arizona, Florida and even Costa Rica to seek out unusual birds. Now Parsons is adding Michigan to that list.Continued ...
Sand in his veins: Mountz has 38 years at Sleeping Bear
Tom Mountz is the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore’s longest-serving employee. He can’t think of one other place in the world he would rather work.Continued ...
Kathy Gibbons: Time to say goodbye — once again
It’s been three years since I’ve actually lived here full-time in the summer. This year will mark the fourth.Continued ...
Terry Wooten: One poem leads to another — and friendship
I was watching my own kids ride a miniature tilt-a-whirl, when I heard this old man yell, “MIMI SIT DOWN!” I looked around to see who Mimi was, and there was this little carney girl slouched on a plastic chair on a merry-go-round.Continued ...
Travel in Brief: 05/19/2013
Agritourism listings; New exhibit; Disney at Palace. (Plus more)Continued ...
- Sunday, May 12, 2013
Keeping memories alive on Mother's Day, all year long
Some spend Mother’s Day with their mothers. Others devote the day to remembering them.Continued ...
Nothing's off-limits on mother-daughter podcast
Shelley Watkins grew up reading and discussing a wide range of topics at her family’s cottage on Lake Leelanau.Continued ...
Marta Hepler Drahos: Tiny dogs teach big lesson
Linda Gottwald was out of town when her Pine Cone Farm rescue facility got a call asking for help with several Pomeranians from a backyard breeder who had more than 40 dogs.Continued ...
Writers Series welcomes Nathaniel Philbrick
The National Writers Series welcomes author Nathaniel Philbrick to the City Opera House on May 14.Continued ...
Ed Hungness: Heinous acts tarnish American staple
Recently a friend of mine was in the national news. Sadly, the two Boston terrorists made use of two pressure cookers to construct improvised explosive devices. The result was tragic.Continued ...
Best Sellers: 05/12/2013
Hardcover fiction: 1. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn, Crown, $25.Continued ...
- Sunday, May 5, 2013
Village hosts Green Elk Rapids Days
It takes a village to keep one green. That’s the message an Elk Rapids group hopes to deliver with its fifth annual Green Elk Rapids Days.Continued ...
Secret connects house's former, current occupants
A downstate family had a mystery on their hands after discovering a letter hidden in the ceiling of their Royal Oak home until clues in the letter and some online research led them to Sandra Serra Bradshaw of Suttons Bay.Continued ...
Loraine Anderson: Geneaology is just plain fun
Genealogy is a form of time travel, a scavenger hunt of sorts that turns one into the archaeologist of ancestral times.Continued ...
Mystery author delves deep in 'Dead Little Dolly'
Fans of Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli’s Emily Kincaid mysteries finally get to learn more about their favorite crusty deputy.Continued ...
On Poetry: Poetry harnesses ordinary life
I chose a poem by Billy Collins only a year ago, and there are SO many more poets I could introduce you to! The last time was in spring also. I think I start feeling a little silly and springy and he’s who I think of.Continued ...
Travel in Brief: 05/05/2013
Wildlife photos; Book signings.Continued ...
Benzie libraries launch programs
The Darcy Library of Beulah and Benzonia Public Library are launching a series of monthly programs featuring regional authors and their works.Continued ...
Best Sellers: 05/05/2013
Northwest Michigan — Hardcover fiction: 1. “Leaving Everything Most Loved” by Jacqueline Winspear, Harper, $26.99.Continued ...
10 writers win awards
Ten high school freshmen writers have received awards for participating in the Bruce Catton Essay Contest.Continued ...
- Sunday, April 28, 2013
Group gears up for cycling tour of Tuscany
Matt and Judy Vajda will tour Italy at an average speed of 20-24 miles an hour.Continued ...
Law enforcement, schools offer cybersafety tips for parents
Call it the digital dilemma. School kids today know more about the Internet, computers, social media, cellphones and chat rooms than their parents.Continued ...
Garret Leiva: Searching for signs of spring
My internal clock is either wound too tight or merely spring loaded. Every year — shortly after the vernal equinox — I come down with spring fever.Continued ...
Rotary Show lampoons hot-button issues
Audiences never quite know what to expect at Traverse City’s annual Rotary Show — and neither do its producers.Continued ...
Travel in Brief: 04/26/2013
New ‘Adventures’; Museum Mile; ‘Trail Town’.Continued ...
- Leelanau Birding Festival runs May 29-June 2