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Under Tom’s experienced guidance, he chose to directly mail our last issue to more than 7,000 homes, 700 businesses and 3,000 copies were placed around town in high-traffic areas: medical offices, restaurants, coffee shops and through our advertisers. More than 20,000 people read the online issue, and we are blown away by the success of the digital version. On any device, phone, tablet or computer you can read, for free, any issue we have ever published. We have readers in almost every state and even in other countries, including England, Russia, Italy and South Africa. Pretty cool, huh? So, get ready, buckle up, we are in for an exciting ride ahead. Tom and I are so proud to be a small family company, which represents our rapidly growing area of small local familyowned businesses. Wonderful things happen when we do little things to support each other. The little things don’t just mean a lot, they mean everything.

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WHAT DO YOU THINK HAS MADE YOUR PRACTICE SO SUCCESSFUL? Aesthetics is a very exciting field. Any time you can make someone look better, they feel better, and that is a great place to be and at the end of the day. We definitely build confidence and empower people. I’m a firm believer that if you are passionate about something and believe in what you provide, you will be successful. Our situation is unique though. Not only do we have a team of aesthetic experts who are passionate about what they do, we have no distractions. Our practice is simply all cosmetic, all the time. Our treatments are results-driven but with minimal risk and downtime. We offer treatments in the “sweet spot,” where you are going to see a result but have a minimal risk.

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WHAT ARE THE MOST EXCITING ADVANCEMENTS IN AESTHETICS IN 2018? The newest – PRP! Platelet rich plasma, otherwise known as PRP, makes a lot of the treatments we already offer much better. We draw a little bit of blood to harvest your platelets, to then either apply topically or inject to stimulate growth factors and recruit stem cells. PRP makes results from dermal fillers to last longer by stimulating your own collagen, and PRP facials return aged skin to its bouncy tone. The other half of our PRP practice is devoted to hair loss and sexual health. It wakes up dormant hair follicles and grows new hair! It also offers a completely natural solution for vaginal dryness and stress incontinence. Technique is key. We trained with the developer of PRP and “Vampire Facial and Vampire Facelift,” Dr. Runel.

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WHAT DO YOU FIND MOST FASCINATING ABOUT AESTHETICS? I still love injections and it’s been fascinating to be in business prior to injectables and then to grow with them. The newer fillers are so much softer and longer lasting. They’ve improved just in the past year or two! If I was only filling lines with filler, I might be bored. Fillers are honestly used more now for reestablishing a youthful shape to the face and lifting the cheek and eye area. It’s amazing what they do! Recently my husband came up to me and said, “OK look at this picture of me from 2 years ago – why do I look so much younger?” It was just because his filler had worn off and fortunately we were able to fix it that weekend.

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WHAT HAS PROGRESSED THE MOST IN AESTHETICS? When we opened, nothing worked for skin tightening other than a facelift! Now there are three excellent noninvasive or minimally invasive treatments that can achieve amazing results. Ultherapy offers an overall “Spanx”-like effect for skin on the face, chest, and neck. This ultrasound treatment has no downtime and is really popular as a maintenance treatment every couple of years. Laser Lift reduces jowls and tightens skin on the neck dramatically, with no stitches or scars and results that last five years. My mom just had her second Laser Lift. She was our first Laser Lift about nine years ago! And of course the technique has advanced dramatically since then. The newest treatment for skin tightening is Instalift, a new take on the “thread lift.” A few dissolvable thread-like sutures are placed under the skin, which we are then able to use to reposition sagging skin on the lower face, providing an instant lift. As the threads are reabsorbed, collagen is stimulated around them, allowing for a long-term result.

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WHAT IS MOST SURPRISING ABOUT AESTHETICS? You may be surprised to know that we do a significant amount of vaginal rejuvenation treatments. Women don’t want to take hormones if they don’t have to, and both ThermiVa and the PRP “O–Shot” both have nearly 100% satisfaction for increased lubrication, reduced incontinence, and improved orgasmic function. ThermiVa also offers significant internal and external tightening. And although you may be surprised to hear how much vaginal rejuvenation we do, you certainly won’t be surprised to know that men don’t complain about the money spent on that nearly as much as they do about the money spent on wrinkles!

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WHAT ARE THE FASTEST GROWING TREATMENTS? The fastest growing treatments at Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center are in the area of body sculpting. Coolsculpting, for instance, reduces stubborn fat bulges by 20% each treatment by cryolipolysis (freezing your fat) – it’s great for perimenopausal bellies or stubborn love handles. For a more dramatic result, Smartlipo is the way to go. It even tightens skin, too! Smartlipo is performed right in the office with just local numbing.


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This year marks Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center’s, Northern Michigan’s only exclusively aesthetic practice, 10 year anniversary in Traverse City and 17th year in Petoskey. As part of the anniversary, CSLC is expanding their Traverse City office in a new location, more than doubling their current space. Plans include opening a Skinceuticals Advanced Clinical Spa (one of only 100 in the nation), adding on two new procedure wings, and bringing their Traverse Beauty Bar, which was previously downtown, to the CSLC location. This “little” gem is repeatedly recognized as one of the top Botox and injection practices in the state. They’ve performed over 2,000 Smartlipo procedures and 1,000 Coolsculpting procedures. “If you’re passionate about something, the awards and expertise just naturally follow,” states Courtney Lo, the Center’s Founder and Clinical Director. “With modern medicine, people are living longer and they feel good, too,” she explains. “When they look in the mirror, they want to feel good about what they see. They don’t want to look tired or harsh or mad.” It’s certainly believable – who doesn’t want to age gracefully? CSLC has treatments that completely restore the jawline (like Laser Lift), injectables that soften lines and provide a lift that lasts a year or two, and skin rejuvenation lasers that take you back 5-10 years – all with minimal downtime. “That’s our niche,” states Lo, “providing natural yet dramatic changes with minimal downtime and minimal hassle. It’s not all about turning back the clock.” Cosmetic Skin and Laser Center didn’t stop at just the face.They were also on the forefront of laser liposuction when they started their Body division a decade ago, and continue to lead with the most extensive choice of body sculpting treatments in Northern Michigan. “People are amazed that we can really completely transform a body, right in our office, with no general anesthesia,” states Gustav Lo, MD, medical director. The body division also permanently gets rid of underarm sweating, tattoos, and hair. Thinking about all this can be a bit intimating. Don’t let it be! Here’s an idea: treat yourself to the award-winning Hydrafacial – your skin will be immediately clean, radiant, smooth, and hydrated, basically creating the perfect platform for beautiful makeup for a night on the town. And you can get a complimentary consultation to learn about all the other services while you’re there! Want to learn more? Visit their website at CSLCMichigan.com or follow them on Instagram or Facebook at CSLCMichigan.

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MOVERS & SHAKERS CONNOR MILLER

Connor Miller

Governors Service Award Winner Volunteer of the Year TAAR Communications & Marketing Director

You spent 2017 volunteering with a different nonprofit organization every single week of the year. Do you know how many you helped? I do! I created a Google Document in which I could schedule and record each volunteer opportunity throughout 2017. In total I volunteered for over 200 hours at 64 opportunities with 54 different nonprofit organizations. Which had the most profound impact on you personally? It was an overnight shift with Safe Harbor of Grand Traverse. I volunteered alongside my friends Steve Haskin and Jylle Duguid for this 10 hour shift from 8:30 pm to 6:30 am. I heard many similar stories of people who just like me had a 9 to 5 job and a home before they lost their job, or had a tragic event occur in their lives. It made me thankful to live in a community with these services, helping to provide a helping hand and safety net for all of us. Who is your hero? I have been very fortunate to work for some incredible leaders in our community including Marsha Smith with Rotary Charities, Ranae McCauley with United Way, and now Kim Pontius with Traverse Area Association of REALTORS®. Within all of these individuals I have found two common traits: Resiliency and Trust. Do you have any Words of Wisdom you live by? It is a quote from the book the 4 Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss that reads “A person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have.” I have expanded this into my daily life where I attempt to try to do at least one thing that makes me uncomfortable every day. What three words could describe you best? Dedicated, Practical and Resilient. What’s one thing that would surprise us about you? I am a pretty good singer. I have performed solo pieces in the last two Traverse City Rotary Shows, What’s next on your list of goals to accomplish? To pursue a bucket list item of mine, writing a book. Volunteerism has provided so much for me, both personally and professionally, and I hope through writing about my experience others may be inspired to pursue their passions through volunteerism, too.

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The private clubs are all abuzz this summer! Lochenheath snagged Re-known Chef Eric Nittolo to wow their members and guests with his worldwide cuisine flavors. They exclusively announced very limited club membership opportunities for a select few. Their stunning greens and restaurant boasts breathtaking views of the water. (why we all moved here, right?) Lochenheath.com Traverse City Golf and Country Club recently unveiled a huge expansion, to become more family friendly. Plans include adding a dedicated children’s activity room, and after years of rumors finally an outside pool, with an Aquatics Complex. Making the club a much more family orientated place for existing and potential new members. Tcgcc.com

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Mark your calendars to attend Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center annual luncheon; Circle of Friends, Tuesday October 2nd at NMC’s Hagerty Center. This important event supports A World Without Abuse Expanding the Circle. It creates vital awareness and much needed funds to continue the tireless work at TBCAC, saving children from abuse in our very own backyard. Consider sponsoring or hosting a table. Traversebaycac.org


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Food Friends Sunshine

Bodacious Brunch & Burgers From once-a-month pop up, to a weekly wonder. A few months ago, we told you not to miss the opening of Glendale Ave., where Bray and Brittney McCabe now offer their scrumptilicious brunch at The Little Fleet. It’s a Summer Sunday Must Do. From 10am to 2pm, plan to indulge in their unforgettable offerings. If you have out of town guests, even better. Amaze them with your in-the-know wicked good eats expertise. Bray makes the entire menu from scratch, including baking the bread, served up with Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas from the bar! Glendale Ave. inside The Little Fleet. 448 E. Front St. TC.

Frankfort Bound

Dean Sparks is taking over Traverse City’s Front Street, one street block at a time. Sparks BBQ is lighting a bigger fire at the corner of Cass and Front street, expanding Sparks’ empire with a second location. It’s a wild ride that started in 2015 with a food truck at The Little Fleet. The training wheels came off with a brick and mortar store at 439 East Front Street, and now he’s adding a full-blown restaurant and bar. His renowned BBQ sundae recently caught the attention of the Food Network on their show “Seaside Snacks & Shacks.” Dean is certainly making sparks fly!

Birch and Maple is a new hip restaurant overlooking the beautiful Betsie River in Frankfort. Its menu is sure to tickle your taste buds and your adult beverage cravings. Launched as a breakfast, lunch and craft cocktail spot, the owners Natalie and Nick just stepped up their game, announcing a mouthwatering dinner service too. They boast modern food made from scratch. For breakfast, try the Short Ribs Benedict. For lunch, how about French Croque Monsieur. For dinner, sample the Bourbon Brined Pork Chop. Craft cocktails, you ask? Birch and Maple looks to the classics with a killer Manhattan Old Fashioned, Theand Good Bowl and they celebrate ‘It’s 4 o’clock somewhere,’ with a Frankfort Sunrise and Coconut Dreaming Owner Soon Hagerty

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Topping ¼ cup butter ¼ cup brown sugar ½ cup blueberries 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon corn syrup 12 brioche slices (dry as possible) 2 cups assorted fresh berries and cherries ½ cup pure maple syrup, for garnish Fresh mint leaves, for garnish

Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Make Filling In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Make Egg Mixture In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, half-and-half, vanilla, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Make Topping In a small saucepan, heat all topping ingredients together over medium heat until butter is melted, and everything is well incorporated.

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Assemble Add 6 slices of brioche bread to cover the bottom of the baking dish, then evenly spread the filling over the bread slices. Add 1 cup of the fruit, then add remaining 6 slices of bread. Pour the egg mixture over the entire dish. Press down to soak all pieces. Evenly pour the topping over the egg-soaked bread and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until done. Wait 10 to 15 minutes before serving. Garnish with remaining fresh fruit, maple syrup and mint leaves.


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GOOD EATS Off the Beaten Track! Foodie Gems you need to discover.

Dave and Jennifer Sears, Owners

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In Long Lake, there is a new contender at the corner of Healthy and Happy on N. Long Lake Rd and Strait Rd—Fieldstone Market and Deli. Jennifer and Dave Sears took over in December of last year and have added more than 10,000 new grocery items (800 are gluten-free), 400 craft beers and 150 wines. “We really believe as consumers are becoming cleaner and healthier in their food choices there is a need for a mini ‘Whole Foods’ store outside the city,” says Dave. “We just launched our custom salads, and we added a new line of gourmet grab-and-go deli items. We are all about the people, and [buying] local. We have 200 local brands in our store.” Fieldstone Deli has a custom Northwoods soda fountain and an entire natural organic baby food section. “We feel there is a real need for healthy foods in a rural area; people don’t want to have to drive all the way into town. We believe in quality first and local second,” says Dave. “You can buy flowers here that were handpicked this morning from Lucky Clover Flowers and get a baked turnover and produce from 9 Bean Rows Bakery and Farm.” He is excited to launch their new coffee shop in the fall. Big news—the store will carry the Fustini’s oils brand. “We will be one of only three places you can buy it in town,” says Dave. “We are busy and have lots to accomplish. I didn’t know there were eight days in a week!”

A SUTTONS BAY BEAUTY Gorgeous West Bay views, tons of natural light, open floor plan and 700’ of shared frontage, just minutes from Suttons Bay! This fully remodeled home features an amazing main floor master suite, granite kitchen counters, all new stainless steel appliances, beautiful wood floors, cathedral ceilings and custom light fixtures. Don’t miss your opportunity to own your piece of Northern Michigan. 1758 Cherry Blossom Lane MLS 1844636 $399,900 150’ OF DIRECT LAKE LEELANAU WATERFRONT Tucked at the end of a private road, this spacious home offers privacy, loads of natural light, an expansive view of Lake Leelanau, an art studio or guest house just 20 minutes from Traverse City. Step out the door onto the sandy shore and jump on your favorite water toy, relax on the wrap around deck and enjoy a S’more at the waterside fire pit. Truly a unique opportunity. MLS 1846823. $999,995!

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FEELING

GOOD

Go the extra mile, it’s never crowded

“Boards for Reasons donations helps [me with] the financial cost of the materials, but [also] allows me to make boards exclusively for charities.”

Boards for Reasons

PHILIP HUTCHINSON PHOTOGRAPHY

Little Bay Boards is a widely successful company based in Petoskey. Founder Jason Thelen makes hand-crafted custom hollow wooden paddle boards. They may be named Little, but they are mighty! As the story goes, the company began with a simple request from Jason’s nine-year-old daughter. She wanted a paddleboard, but she didn’t want one bought from the store. As a master carpenter, Jason knew he could create something as special and as one-of-a-kind as his daughter. In the spring of 2012, he crafted his first custom stand up paddle board. Fast forward five years later, and through Jason’s artistry and passion, he has built a sought-after brand. His carefully sourced materials and superior craftsmanship have led the boards to take on their own wave of celebrity. Jason recently launched Boards for Reasons, using his company’s celebrity status to raise needed money for charities. The cost of each custom hollow wooden board starts at $2,600, in a recent charity raffle 66 tickets were sold at $100 each, with the winner winning a board. “Boards for Reasons donations helps [me with] the financial cost of the materials, but [also] allows me to make boards exclusively for charities,” Jason said.” I’m making the local high school one to raise money for The Women’s Resource Center,” he added. Charities will receive 100% of the profit for their cause. “My goal is for one board donated per month, and a different charity benefits each time. It doesn’t take much more than a big heart and a $1 or so a month to help.” You can donate five bucks and feel good. A little bit goes a long way, and many hands make light work! Sign up on Jason’s website littlebayboards.com today.


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Don’t Worry. Beach Happy. By Kristy Kurjan

Vacation Mode Summer is in full swing and we are loving every minute of it! Whether you are a visitor to Northern Michigan or enjoying a well deserved stay-cation it is easy to slip into relaxation mode with these bright items. Pack your beach bag with sunscreen, reading material, and a to-go drink. Throw on a breezy cover-up and a pair of flip flops you are ready for the perfect afternoon!

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THE LANDING IN CHARLEVOIX

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Flip Flop PARADISE

aise a rum-filled glass of Heck Yeah! And hail “cheers” to living the Island life this summer with a trip to The Landing in Charlevoix. Heck Yeah! Is the restaurant’s most popular drink and part of The Landing’s illustrious history, which has been serving up memories on the shores of Lake Charlevoix for more than 50 years. It recently got a bold facelift with a Key West style remodel. Now this oneof-a- kind happy place instantly transports you to a tropical paradise. It exudes the casual atmosphere that delights the soul with sea, salt and sands. Whimsical decorations and bright colors will change any mood into a sunny disposition. Check out the happening tiki bar with margaritas and Oberon ale on tap. Fresh seafood is flown in for dining Al Fresco while live music serenades you, and a plethora of exotic drinks are on hand with fancy little umbrellas. What more do you need? 32

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Get your summer Rum Fix with the Rum Flight

It’s vivid persona of today almost didn’t happen. The legend of The Landing is that of an old gas stop with a shack, which became a bait and tackle shop that also served pizza. Right next door sits the 91-year-old historic Ironton Ferry. Over the years, it was a coveted place to dine on the water for thousands of locals and visitors. “It was a ramshackle pieced together, full of character. It looked like a Joe’s Crab Shack, but not on purpose,” laughs Adam, the executive chef. It was slated to be torn down to make way for a waterfront RV park. Instead, investors swooped in to save and preserve it. Under new ownership, the renovations and updates make it possible to serve loyal guests for another 50 years. Keeping true to the small-town feel, they incorporated unique elements. Local artist Karen Brennan made the hostess stand and custom menus. Traverse City artist Shelly Drews’ hand-carved funky fish decorate the

Landing at The Landing will be a summer memory you won’t quickly forget walls. At the bottom of each table are propellers forged in Grand Haven. And, in the kitchen, a true wood fire grill made by Grillworks in Atwood helps The Landing join the ranks of famous kitchens around the world. We set out on a sunny afternoon from Traverse City. It’s a destination well worth the drive or boat ride to experience The Landing and its Fresh-FestPalooza ambiance. Okay, that’s not a real word, but from the fresh air, fresh-faced fun staff and the fresh, bursting flavors of the freshest fish and lobster to the perfectly paired decades-old finely aged rums accented with freshly squeezed fruit juice, this place rocks.

At the helm of the fun food ship are a dynamic husband and wife team, Renee and Adam Guerriero. Renee grew up right across the water in East Jordan and spent many summers working at The Landing. “This is my 13th year working, and my 6th year running it,” she says. She met Adam while she studied for her teaching degree at CSU. He was studying to be a chef and attended culinary school in Monroe. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, they work the entire summer, employing more than 140 people. “My sister is a teacher in Mancelona, and she recruits the kids for us,” Renee says. The staff is young, well trained and eager to please. Fixing our JULY/AUGUST 2018 | BAYLIFE MAGAZINE

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The masterpiece is The New England Lobster Roll: Chilled, hand-picked fresh Maine Lobster with lemon and herb mayo on a buttered and toasted split brioche bun.

Maryland Blue Crab Cakes

drinks was Parker, a fetching bartender who just graduated from Michigan State in engineering. “This is my fifth summer,” he says. “The Landing paid for school.” Parker made sure to serve us the Heck Yeah! It is a delicious concoction of Mount Gay Black Barrel rum, Meyers dark rum, pineapple juice, orange juice and tropical syrup. It comes in a ceramic coconut shell with a bamboo straw, a slice of orange and a pirate flag. I should have realized the pirate flag may be a warning. Like a pirate, it was heavy on the rum! But no complaints, it was yummy. The Rum Flight was where I found my inner pirate! AAARGH… We have tried wine and whiskey but never rum. The Pres’ Rum Pick included El Dorado 15, Pilar Blonde and Atlantico Private Cask. It is served with your choice of chaser. We chose pineapple juice. It was new to us, so it was entertaining, fun and memorable.

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Bloody Mary and a Heck Yeah!

As we sipped on rum, becoming cultured experts, bountiful plates of scrumptious delights arrived at our table, and so did the chef. The masterpiece is The New England Lobster Roll: Chilled, handpicked fresh Maine Lobster with lemon and herb mayo on a buttered and toasted split brioche bun. It is simply out- of-this-world mouthwatering. “In our first year, I called Brewer, Maine, and said I want to do this. Ship me everything, even the same buns, we overnighted everything,” says Adam. “People went crazy, saying they were just as good on the East Coast, and I would laugh because it was just there yesterday!” It was a huge expense, but over time, they have perfected their East Coast delicacy shipments. If you love lobster, this a must. “We serve only wild caught domestic,” Adam says. “Our crab comes from J.M. Clayton in Baltimore, MD.” We are good guinea pigs for a crab cake that claims to be from Maryland. We lived there over 20 years, and our go-to picks were on the shores

of the Baltimore Harbor. In the last eight years in Northern Michigan, we have yet to find anything to compare; all have left us feeling empty and crabby! Until now, fulfilled and crab happy, we became believers. “Our crab cake is 97% Maryland Blue Crab,” boasts Chef Adam. They were epic. For meat eaters, Chef Adam also whips up some bodacious burgers, a Greek lamb burger, and slow roasted barbecue pulled pork. Order any of these with fries sprinkled with Old Bay Seasoning and malt vinegar fry sauce. Lip-smacking good. Landing at The Landing will be a summer memory you won’t quickly forget. I’m already craving crab cakes and a Heck Yeah! Or maybe two. (We were assured it’s a judge-free zone.) But they do have a lot of people’s photos on the walls. So, what happens at The Landing stays at The Landing, but be aware of photographic evidence. Either way, people have been having summer fun here for years and will be for a lot more summers to come.


2018 JULY PERFORMANCES Sunday, July 1 World Youth Symphony Orchestra Michael Francis, conductor Martin Chalifour, violin July 2, 3 & 5 A Doll’s House, Part 2 Interlochen Shakespeare Festival Tuesday, July 3 The Capitol Steps Wednesday, July 4 The Glenn Miller Orchestra Thursday, July 5 Sarah Cahill, pianist Friday, July 6 Detroit Symphony Orchestra presents an Evening of Chamber Music July 6 & 7 Much Ado About Nothing Interlochen Shakespeare Festival Saturday, July 7 Koresh Dance Company Sunday, July 8 World Youth Symphony Orchestra Guillermo Figueroa, conductor Tuesday, July 10 Interlochen “Collage”

Wednesday, July 11 George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic and Robert Randolph and the Family Band Thursday, July 12 Creedence Clearwater Revisited Friday, July 13 An Evening With Lindsey Stirling Sunday, July 15 World Youth Symphony Orchestra Larry Rachleff, conductor Tuesday, July 17 The Beach Boys

AUGUST PERFORMANCES Aug. 2 - 5 MEREDITH WILLSON’S THE MUSIC MAN High School Musical Theatre Co. Sunday, Aug. 5 World Youth Symphony Orchestra and Les Préludes Jung-Ho Pak, conductor Friday, Aug. 10 The Avett Brothers Saturday, Aug. 11 Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life with the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko

Wednesday, July 18 Brentano String Quartet Saturday, July 21 THE PEKING ACROBATS Sunday, July 22 World Youth Symphony Orchestra JoAnn Falletta, conductor Sarah Chang, violin Tuesday, July 24 Reba McEntire

Aug. 13, 15, 18 The Telegraph Quartet Thursday, Aug.16 Jim Gaffigan Tuesday, Aug. 21 Earth, Wind & Fire Friday, Aug. 24 Jeff Daniels & Ben Daniels Band Acoustically Speakin’ Summer ‘18

Saturday, July 28 Friction Quartet Sunday, July 29 World Youth Symphony Orchestra Brett Mitchell, conductor Jeff Thayer, violin

Tuesday, Aug. 28 Chick Corea Akoustic Band with John Patitucci and Dave Weckl

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Keepers LAND O F T HE

Exploration of The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy

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e are all so lucky to call this place home with the unparalleled natural beauty that serves as the backdrop for countless memories and experiences. Endless beach days on the Lake Michigan coast, boating on your favorite inland lake, hiking through pristine woods, grabbing a bucket and heading out to the cherry orchard – all of these activities and many more are fundamental parts of the “Up North” experience for so many of us. Without careful protection of the resources that make this region so special, the very things that make our region attractive could quickly disappear. Development is inevitable as the region gains notoriety and grows, but it’s vitally important to balance that development with efforts to preserve and protect the many places worth saving for future generations. Since 1991, the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy has worked hard to protect the places that make our region so special. They’ve safeguarded more than 41,000 acres of natural, scenic and farm lands in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Manistee Counties. Those efforts have preserved more than 125 miles of shoreline on our rivers, lakes and streams and opened 61 preserves and natural areas for public enjoyment. This work preserves the very essence of northern Michigan. Imagine driving up Old Mission peninsula and seeing house after house instead of beautiful, rolling farms. Or not having access to pristine, undeveloped shoreline along our lakes and rivers. Imagine the Traverse City area losing its very identity and becoming just like any other place in the state or country.

Experience Explore Discover

The best way to understand the impact of GTRLC’s work? Get out and enjoy the land! What follows is a list of some of our favorite preserves and natural areas. All of these lands were protected by GTRLC and are either owned by GTRLC or by various municipalities. Visit them with friends and family this summer and see first-hand why it’s important to set these types of places aside for future generations.

UnEarth Pioneer Observe

For more about the Conservancy, visit www.gtrlc. org. Check out the public events calendar, read about volunteer opportunities, show your support, and browse an interactive map of preserves and natural areas. Directions to the preserves and natural areas listed below, along with specific trail maps, can be found on the website. JULY/AUGUST 2018 | BAYLIFE MAGAZINE PHOTO BY DREW SMITH

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Arcadia Dunes: The C.S. Mott Nature Preserve This huge (3,600 acre) preserve in Benzie and Manistee counties was created a little over a decade ago as part of GTRLC’s ambitious Coastal Campaign, which also protected Green Point Dunes (see below). This incredibly diverse and action-packed preserve offers many opportunities to explore dunes, forests and many other landscapes. The Dry Hill and Camp Arcadia trails are tremendously popular for mountain biking, and the grassland portion of this preserve is an excellent birding spot. Pete’s Woods and other trails are known for eye-popping displays of spring wildflowers. The highlight of this preserve, however, are the views from Old Baldy – a large dune that towers over Lake Michigan – and from a platform at the end of the newly completed Overlook Trail at Arcadia Dunes. The Overlook Trail is a Universal Access (UA) trail designed to accommodate people of all ages and mobility.

New & Craveable Summer Favorites

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Green Point Dunes Want to snorkel a 150-year old shipwreck or experience some of the most stunning coastal views around? Green Point Dunes is the place for you. Just up the road from Arcadia Dunes, this preserve offers truly stunning coastal views with the added attraction of beach access for those willing to make the hike in through beautiful and calming coastal forest. The wreck of the City of Boston, a 19th century schooner that sits a short distance from shore, can be seen from the second of two overlook platforms, which also offers a unique view of the piers of Frankfort to the north. Hike down to the beach and you can snorkel the wreck, but please be careful to not disturb it.

Explore Seven Bridges Truly one of the most enchanting natural areas protected by GTRLC, this property features a series of bridges that pass over the Rapid River as it spills through a lush and pristine forest of cedar and hemlock in northeastern Kalkaska County. The river is braided into multiple channels here, creating a beautiful blend of land and water. Although the natural area is quite large, the most scenic views are just a stone’s throw from Valley Road a few miles from Rapid City. Visit in all four seasons for a different twist on this favorite spot

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Discover

Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy FOUNDED IN 1991 SERVES ANTRIM, BENZIE, GRAND TRAVERSE, KALKASKA AND MANISTEE COUNTIES MORE THAN 41,000 ACRES OF LAND PROTECTED OWN AND OPERATE 35 PUBLIC NATURE PRESERVES HELPED CREATE 26 PUBLIC NATURAL AREAS CREATED AND MAINTAIN 66 MILES OF TRAIL

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Love Welcomes All. Church in the Park at 9 am Sunset Park, Downtown Traverse City Traditional Service with Organ at 11 am Sanctuary at 222 Cass, Downtown Traverse City

Every Sunday Morning. tccentralumc.org 222 S. Cass Street Traverse City, MI 49684 231-946-5191 exploring faith & spirituality through worship

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Timbers Recreational Area This former Girl Scout property in Grand Traverse County’s Long Lake Township has more than 2,000 feet of frontage on Long Lake and includes the entirety of Fern Lake, a gorgeous, undeveloped 20-acre gem. The hiking trails here wind through a diverse set of habitats – including striking forests of mature beech and hemlock – and offer one of most scenic set of hikes within close proximity of Traverse City. An added attraction are gorgeous old barns that date from near the turn of the century, when the entire property was a summer estate.

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Glacial Hills Pathway and Natural Area The more than 31 miles of trail at this 765-mile preserve near Bellaire mean you’ll never have to take the same hike – or complete the same ride – more than once. Rolling hills and beautiful forest make for the perfect backdrop to whatever activity you choose. Cycling has become increasingly popular here, with cyclists from around the state seeking out Glacial Hills for its fun and varied terrain. The ecological diversity here means the views are as diverse as they are magnificent. The property contains 12 distinct habitat types that support more than 20 species of trees and over 100 species of flowers. In addition, more than 100 species of resident or migratory birds have been observed at this truly exceptional place.

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Maple Bay Natural Area This 452-acre natural area is located along U.S. 31 between Traverse City and Elk Rapids, right where you see those big beautiful sunflowers every year. In addition to hiking trails through coastal woods, Maple Bay is increasingly popular for its long stretch of beach along East Grand Traverse Bay. GTRLC owns and operates the Maple Bay farm, which is on the left as you pull into the natural area. This protection project joins many others in the area – particularly several that preserved working farms – to create a scenic corridor along U.S. 31. Where possible, GTRLC works to protect not just pieces of land, but the larger landscapes that inspire us day after day.


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BY J I M A N D E R S O N

SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE PARK – LAKE MICHIGAN Jim Anderson of Anderson Aerial Photography shot this stunning image of Sleeping Bear Dunes looking North to South with Little and Big Glen Lake in upper left and Lake Michigan to the right. Notice the dune trail leading from the climbing hill to Lake Michigan. www.andersonaerialphotography.com

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Create Your Own Sunshine

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ASK

ANGELA

BY ANGELA GOODALL

Party Porch on the

PART 2

Last issue we talked about extending your living spaces to the outdoors, designing a porch or deck to act as living and entertainment spaces in the summer. As the long days fade into the evening hours, so many of us just don’t want to give up and go inside. We extend our outdoor entertainment with a camp fire. A little music, a couple good friends, scary stories or just good conversation is a favorite past time around the Goodall home. How do you incorporate a space for this into your exterior you ask?

cleanliness. If you choose to do an authentic wood burning pit, don’t forget the wood cart often offered with a cover to keep the wood dry. So, enjoy the long, lazy days of summer by making your outdoor areas comfortable and set up for lounging around. Buy some graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows and you have everything you need to make summer fun last into the twilight hours.

Firepit on your patio? Of course! These areas are typically constructed at ground level out of concrete, interlocking stone, or paver material. Using an experienced landscaper that regularly installs hard-scapes is a good place to get started. They can expertly make your firepit blend in using the same material as the patio itself. If a built in is too big a commitment, there are many freestanding firepits on the market. Some that when not being used as a firepit, can do double duty as yard art. This option is easy to move out of the way if need be and can be stored for the winter. If you go with a built-in unit, it is easy to have a gas line run to its location for help starting the fire or using a gas log insert for ease and

Angela Goodall is the lead designer and co-owner of Kitchen Choreography with her husband Mike.


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on’t cry over the past; it’s gone. Don’t stress about the future; it hasn’t arrived. Live in the present and make it beautiful.

How many times in life do you get the chance for a do-over? And totally on your own terms? That’s the silver lining way to think about life after a divorce. This was the foundation for interior designer Kristin Lutz’s client, who was looking for a new place to call home. Her kids were in college, and her original home had become too much house. She was searching for a fresh start where she could write the next chapter of her life. “No, no, no, you’re going to have to do so much to this place,” laughs Kristin’s client, as she recalls her first meeting with the designer at the house. “Esthetically I didn’t love it, but it had 50 feet of West Bay frontage, and by pure coincidence, it was right next door to my neighbors from my previous home. They were like family, so there was an emotional attachment,” she says.

Even the way she bought the house was unconventional. “I knew who the owner was, and we negotiated via text. My realtor laughed and said, ‘you can’t buy a house with a text,’ and I laughed [and told her], I just did.” It all worked out for the realtor though; she got to list the old house. Working as the project manager, Kristin had a lot to accomplish. Her client wanted a master bedroom on the first floor, which originally housed two bedrooms. “I also wanted to add a breezeway that went all the way to the garage. It was a new build and lot financially, but it turned out great.” JULY/AUGUST 2018 | BAYLIFE MAGAZINE

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They contracted Jessica Van Houzen Stroud as the architect and Jack Biedron as their builder. It was all-hands-on-deck, and the demo began in November of 2016. It was move-in ready July 1st, 2017. Even though this is a house for a newly single gal, being a mom is her most important role. Her now-grown kids had to feel at home too, so they had input in the design of their spaces. “Kristin helped my daughter have a voice. Her room is so beautiful, it reflects her so perfectly.” The room is whimsical yet sophisticated. “Kristin is so Cra-Mazing, crazy and amazing! In the boy’s rooms, she did some fun things with their initials, naval flags and lacrosse sticks. In the bathroom, she found just the perfect framed picture that matched the stone floor.”

“It is a sanctuary. Kristin did such a wonderful job of capturing my spirit, putting it all together,” she said.

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“Every person feels a level of joy in here. It’s still comfortable for when the husbands of my friends come over. And when I have a boatload of people, like when my sister’s family of eleven stays, I still don’t feel like we are all on top each other.” The house has endless nooks and crannies that surprise at every corner, and where the new build starts, a hallway was created and two bedrooms for her sons, a striking bathroom, laundry room and tons of storage. In the beautifully

finished breezeway, two sets of French doors and a wall of windows is her pampered pooch’s realm, complete with a doggie door to the outside.

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It’s a more serene and subtle design in the powder room, and it makes a strong and chic statement in the daughter’s room. White on white shiplap accents the A-frame ceiling of the living area, keeping it bright and airy with a coastal cottage feel. Much of the furniture came from the old home, but the first purchase was the beachy bar stools. “We picked those from Serena & Lilly,” says Kristin. The master bedroom is the epitome of refined elegance; a huge picture window lets in lots of light and views of the sparkling crystal blue water of the Bay. It’s pure contentment, matched only by the blissful space of the master bathroom. Heated marble floors, a soaking tub and spectacular floral tile. An overflowing vase of white roses adds to the spa-like ambiance. Tranquil and calm, the home speaks volumes about the lady of the house, without saying a word.

“I feel safe and happy, I love to be here,” she says. It shows.

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It’s a Goldilocks house, not too big, not too small; it’s just right. From the moment you step onto the stylish and casual porch that can comfortably seat 12, it’s evident this home is loved and lived in with dear friends and endless family. “We sit out here and all drink wine on Thursdays,” Kristin says, as the client is also a cherished friend. It means she gets to enjoy the results of this project, which became a labor of love. On the beach, just outside her front door, is more evidence of a life well lived, including a deck with a grill and picnic table. Along the shoreline, stand up paddle boards are stacked high, and a pontoon boat sits at the ready on the dock over the water. “I’ve always boated, but I’ve never had a pontoon boat before. It has something called sea legs so I can take it anywhere. I can take it to Power Island or West End Beach. It is so fun.” This family enjoys being on the water, reflecting and rejoicing in the little things that mean everything. JULY/AUGUST 2018 | BAYLIFE MAGAZINE

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JAY SMITH WALKWAY

THEN: Busy Bee Restaurant 131 Front Street Downtown Traverse City - circa 1944

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NOW: The building was demolished in 1948 and today is the Jay Smith Walkway located between Kilwins Chocolates and Pangea’s Pizza.

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