- Sunday, April 21, 2013
Kathy Gibbons: Being a friend — to friends and animals
Sometimes you encounter people who can leave you speechless – in a good way. Karen is the latest. I met her recently and as we got to talking, learned that she is a guardian angel for a brood of animals who need one. A couple she’s known since she wContinued ...
Cleaning up the earth, one stretch at a time
Angie Lappin will spend Earth Day the same way she's spent it for the last four or five years: cleaning up the beach and campground at Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park.Continued ...
Books in Brief: 04/21/2013
Book briefs for 04/21/13.Continued ...
Best Sellers: 04/21/2013
Northwest Michigan - Hardcover fiction - 1. “Leaving Everything Most Loved” by Jacqueline Winspear, Harper, $26.99Continued ...
Terry Wooten: World in poetry, through eyes of children
The young woman working behind the cash register recognized me. She said I’d visited her Fife Lake School when she was in fifth grade, and again when she was a sophomore.Continued ...
Iron Industry Museum to host activities
The Michigan Iron Industry Museum will host a full schedule of family fun and educational activities for visitors of all ages this summer.Continued ...
- Sunday, April 14, 2013
Art Rapids! creates sculpture installation in Elk Rapids
It won’t be long before Elk Rapids’ “Walk of Art” outdoor exhibition begins to take shape.Continued ...
Scout's project means 'Little Free Libraries' for neighborhoods
Keegan Kaipio would rather skateboard than read. But when the former Boy Scout needed to complete a community project as a requirement for becoming an Eagle Scout, he did a 180 and decided to research and build Little Free Libraries.Continued ...
Marta Hepler Drahos: Library on every corner
Shortly after seeing a national broadcast about the Little Free Library movement sweeping the country, I was assigned a story on the region’s first registered Little Free Library at Spruce and Sixth Streets.Continued ...
Books in Brief: 04/14/2013
Trevae at Horizon; ‘Ruby Blue’ author; Book sale.Continued ...
Ed Hungness: Old friend resurfacing is sign of spring
Last fall I had a reoccurring encounter with a chipmunk who took great delight in visiting our garage on sunny afternoons.Continued ...
Best Sellers: 04/14/2013
Northwest Michigan — Hardcover fiction: 1. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn, Crown Publishing, $25.Continued ...
Travel in Brief: 04/14/2013
Concerts in GR; Historic site; Wyeth exhibit.Continued ...
Traverse City writer Noga is on a roll this year
TRAVERSE CITY -- April is turning out to be a banner month for Traverse City writer Cari Noga. In the space of a week, Noga launched her debut novel, "Sparrow Migrations," and a shorter, excerpted book; read from and signed copies of the novel at a dContinued ...
- Sunday, April 7, 2013
Gun safe mom: Brother's shooting death prompts advocacy
The way Missy Carson Smith sees it, advocating for gun safety in the home is not about gun control or gun ownership. It’s about keeping kids safe in their homes and the homes of friends they visit.Continued ...
Gun safe talk
How do parents ask other parents if they have guns in their home, if they’re locked, unloaded and inaccessible to children?Continued ...
International clubs explore language, culture
Once a month, like clockwork, Frank Lahde heads to Right Brain Brewery for some beer and friendly conversation — in German.Continued ...
Loraine Anderson: Northern Living story postscript
Last Sunday I wrote a Northern Living story about Joe VanderMeulen, executive director of Land Information Access Association, a nonprofit he founded in 1993.Continued ...
Best Sellers: 04/07/2013
Northwest Michigan — Hardcover fiction: 1. “Tale for the time Being” by Ruth Ozeki, Viking Books, $28.95.Continued ...
Library to host first eBook launch party
The Traverse Area District Library will host its first eBook launch party on Friday, April 12.Continued ...
On Poetry: Poetry geezers write about lives
April is National Poetry Month. And Sydney Lea and I, two poetry-geezers if there ever were, are launching our e-book of essays, Growing Old in Poetry: Two Poets, Two Lives. E-Book?Continued ...
- Sunday, March 31, 2013
Joe VanderMeulen started a nonprofit in Traverse City during the early 1990s as an experiment to see if better access to information leads to stronger citizen engagement and local decisions on community issues.Continued ...
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