BAYLIFE MAGAZINE JAN/FEB 2022 10th Anniversary Issue #59

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ISSUE 59 | JAN/FEB 2022

10TH ANNIVERSARY

JOHN RUSSELL PHOTOGRAPHER

50 Years Captured in Time

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NOTE FROM THE 2017 - Teaghan at the green screen weather desk

2013 - Teaghan with new Anchor Kristen Lowe

2011 - 7 Monks owners Matt Cozzens and Jim Smolak

2017 - TV 7&4 News Anchor Marc Schollett

2013 - Petoskey - Carters Kids park opening with Amy Smart and Carter Oosterhouse

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2011 - 3 Year old Teaghan, and I.

2016 - With Bob Sutherland and his Mom, Mary at Cherry Republic in Glen Arbor

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heers to you and the year 2022! Tom and I are excited to have earned the bragging rights to boast that BayLife has been around for 10 years. We launched our first issue in January 2012, when everyday life was still in a recession. Tom and I were still pretty new in town, moving here in 2010 from Washington D.C. (Tom is an East Lansing native.) People thought we were crazy, founding a company relying on c Studios aphi togr Pho rne Windbo selling advertising alone, in uncertain economic times. Who would have thought 9 years later we would endure a worldwide pandemic and global shutdown? We feel so blessed that over the years BayLife has been embraced by our community to represent the heart of Traverse City.

As I look back at that first issue, the welcome page featured our daughter Teaghan and I. She was a tiny 3-year-old, wearing a nautical little dress and a pink bow in her hair. The perfect baby teeth smile. (Years before she would have to endure 2-year braces that just came off, thank you Dr. Scott Schulz). In that old photo I have a lot less wrinkles. Although I do recall asking photographer Mike Windborne to Photoshop them out. He said he left some in, so I wasn’t unrecognizable. Funny huh? If you have been reading our magazine through the years you have seen Teaghan grow. She has only ever known parents that publish a magazine, calling our family “Magazine People.” It’s the one thing I absolutely love about what we do for a living. She doesn’t realize that it’s normal to her, that she knows most chefs at the restaurants new and old, the owners of most stores and has the inside scoop on most of goings on in Traverse City. It’s the best part of being “Magazine People.” We get to introduce you first to the faces and stories of soon-to-be new neighbors and old friends that have returned home. In the last 10 years our vibrant pages have featured so many fresh-faced, hopeful entrepreneurs taking the leap to make their dreams a reality. New restaurants like PepeNero, The Good Bowl, Brew, 7 Monks Taproom, Sparks BBQ, The Little Fleet, Bonobo Winery, Hop Lot Brewing Company, and Mama Lu’s, to name a few. They were all just starting their journey and now they have shaped the town. We have brought you stories on expansions, second locations, new bank acquisitions and always tell the story of one door closing but another opening. That is what community is all about. As our town has grown and evolved, so have we.

2013 - Pepe Nero new owners Monica and Giorgio Lo Greco

2013 - Teaghan eating Giorgio’s pasta - Pepe Nero

2015 - Brothers Steve and Drew Lutke - Owners of Hop Lot, Suttons Bay 2015 - Teaghan on the photo shoot with Ray Minervini

As much as our town grows so rapidly the one thing that always connects and grounds us all, is our community’s charitable and giving spirit. We are a big small town. We are so very proud to have featured hundreds of local faces representing so many worthy non-profits in the pages of BayLife, giving back to our community. Raising millions of dollars to make our home a better place to live for everyone. A special thank you to my non-stop working husband Tom, for attending each event with me. He captures all of those endless “On the Town” photos. He spends hours editing and downloading, and then naming everyone. But it’s what makes our magazine so unique, special, relevant, community driven and loved. After a crazy year and a half of uncertainty we are ready for the next 10 years. Bring it on. We got this.

2013 - Otto Belovich with Teaghan. New Cadillac Showroom opening

2018 - The Good Bowl owners - Soon Hagerty and Tony Vu

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contents JAN/FEB 2022

PHOTO BY JOHN L. RUSSELL

Celebrating 10 Years!

departments

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ON THE TOWN

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LOCAL SCOOP

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BEHIND THE DISH

features

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HOME GROWN & LOCAL

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TRENDING NOW

34 MY OFFICE TODAY We share a sneak preview of John Russell’s book, “My Office Today.” 50 years in the making, it’s a collage of history in photographs that he captured as a local photojournalist.

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STYLE IN THE CITY

52 THE WRIGHT WAY A house built in the true style of the historic architect Frank Lloyd Wright graces our pages in all its glory.

KRISTEN TURICK PHOTOGRAPHY

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A VIEW FROM ABOVE by Michigan Sky Media

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HOME STYLE

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PROJECT HOME

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THEN & NOW

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NORTHERN ENCOUNTERS by Todd and Brad Reed Photography


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BayLife Magazine is a family owned, Traverse City based publication with over 37 years experience in the industry. We are proud to be 100% made in Michigan. PUBLISHERS Teri and Tom Gorsline EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Tom Gorsline editor@baylifenorth.com COPY EDITOR

Brittany Darga CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Rachelle Robinson, Todd and Brad Reed Brittany Darga, John L. Russell Shirley Maddalena CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Tom Gorsline, Jaqueline Southby Tyler Leipprandt – Michigan Sky Media LLC, Todd and Brad Reed Photography, John Russell, Windborne Photographic, Kristen Turick Photograph, Courtney Jerome GRAPHIC DESIGNER Bethany Gulde bethanydesigntc.com ADVERTISING SALES Teri Gorsline teri@baylifenorth.com ABOUT THE COVER Blue Ice on Lake Michigan by John Russell BAY BREEZE MEDIA LLC 10966 S West Bay Shore Drive Traverse City, MI 49684 231-715-6088 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR AND INQUIRIES editor@baylifenorth.com @BayLifeMagazine @BayLifeMagazine BAYLIFE Magazine Number 59 is a bi-monthly publication of BAY BREEZE Media, LLC. Advertising Rates available at baylifenorth. com. or calling 231-715-6088. BAYLIFE Magazine is a controlled subscription, direct mailed to 8000 affluent homes located on Old Mission Peninsula, Wayne Hill, Slabtown, Traverse City, Incochee and distributed to locations throughout the Grand Traverse Bay and Northern Michigan. BAYLIFE Magazine is owned exclusively by BAY BREEZE Media, LLC. 2022. All content of this publication is protected by copyright and may not be reproduced in whole or in part for any reason without prior approval of the publisher. BAYLIFE Magazine is family owned and is a registered trademark of BAY BREEZE MEDIA, LLC.

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ON THE

Honor Flight Dinner

TOWN

Traverse City Golf & Country Club October 9, 2021

Joanne Smith & Shauni Schneider

Shauni Schneider, Donna Rubin, Rene Jacobson

VFW Cherryland Post 2780 American Legion Post 35 Honor Guard

Patty West, Vinny Collins

Bob & Patsy Burkhart, Becky & Chuck Geer

Lynne Moon, Louise McDermott Mission XII, September 18, 2019

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ON THE

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7th Annual Home Builders Association Scholarship Dinner NMC Hagerty Center October 7, 2021

Sara and Robert O’Hara,

HBA President

Jennifer Birnbaum, Chris & Denise Ostrowski, NMC President - Nick Nissley, Elise Ballinger, Jennifer Teahen

Stacy & Jason Slade, Tim Vandermeulen

Ed & Cory Beuerle, Aimee & Brett Fedorinchik

Marcy & Joe Hurst

Mary Dorman, Mandy Sogge, Naomi Eickenroth, Amy Fritz

Jennifer Birnbaum, Denise Ostrowski, Lauren Tucker, Marsha Stratton

Dean Adams, Patrick Bard, Michael Tucker, Jennifer Bard

Dan & Joy Goodchild, Colleen & Jerry Tomczak

Jordan Anderson & Christal Frost, Kendra Balderach

Kate & Brent Boerema, Beth & Terry Walters Tyler & Kelly Town


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We’re here to stay Rooted in community, we’re committed to creating your life’s grand adventure.

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Rotary 100th Anniversary Party City Opera House December 11, 2021

Sid and Maria Lammers, Dan & Peg Jonkhoff, Ken and Pat Musson

Kathy Haynes, Doug Meteyer.

Kevin and Regina Jaeger

Jason Allen, Chuck Korn, Pat Parker, Haider Kazim, Alisa Korn

John and Linda Racine Kristin Kelley, Andy Robitshek

Carey and Mike Wills, Susan Kraus

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ON THE

27th Annual TACS Fundraiser

TOWN

Traverse Area Community Sailing Great Gatsby Gala Traverse City Golf & Country Club November 13, 2021

Brent & Shannon Boncher

Jackie & Andy Keller

Heather, Mac and daughter Grace Van Stratt

Alexandria Budd, Ryan Wells Ginni & Eric Lind

Liz & Scott Zimmerman

Megan & Ben Smith

Daniel Kinga & Jess Ashmore Deanna & Josh Russell

Emcee’s WTCM’s Talk Radio Christal Frost & Vic McCarty


Louie & Lisa Rodriguez

Marta Couturier, Emily Wolfe, Shannon Hicks

Cliff & Bonnie Vatter

Angela & Randy Chapman

Laurie Fisher & Teri Gorsline

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NMC Fellows Dinner

ON THE

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Honoring Bill Marsh Jr. & Dr. Roberta Teahen NMC’s Hagerty Center October 5, 2021

Barb & Kerr

y Marsh

The Fellow is Northwestern Michigan College’s highest honor, awarded annually since 1964.

Jean Howard, Nancy Brick, Bill Howard

Bill Marsh Jr, Grant & Donna Porteous

The Fellows of NMC

Janis & Larry Esch, Bill Teahen

Diane Meyer, Susan Ford

John Marr, Sandra Balkema

Vicki Cook, Sue DeCamillis, Susie Janis, Joan Berg, Nancy Johnson


Dianne Keelan, Dr. Roberta Teahen, Carol Ann Stark, Karen Howie, Marguerite Cotto, Kathleen O’Connell, Sondra Hardy

Tawnya Rowden and Jim Weigand

Mary & Al Zelinski, Cecilia Chesney, Robin Smillie

When your parents become your top priority... Lynne & Chris Mortiz

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ON THE

TOWN

Swingshift and the Stars Round Up Event The Grand Traverse Event Center December 10, 2021

Sherry Galb

raith, Judy Ha

rrison & Kristal Flatea u

Peg & Dan Jonkhoff

Colleen & Chris Fowler

Lisa Brady, Bob Brick

Adam & Chelsy Boelkins, Julia & Ryan Confer, Jessi & Andy Kempf

Clover Keyes Roy, Aaron Harris, Kimmee Wenkel

Brad & Judy Harrison

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Charlie Sessoms, Judy Harrison, Clark Harner, Jen Lake, Marshall Cronican-Walker


Northern Michigan Vacations Room to roam. Room to rest. Ashley Moeggenberg, Sherry Galbraith & Bell Allen

Teri Gorsline & Judy Harrison

STAFFORDS.COM Larry Avery & Betsy Willis

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MOVER & SHAKER Nick Nissley

MEET

Nick Nissley, Ed.D. P R E SI D EN T OF N O R TH W E ST ER N MI CH I GA N COL L EGE

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JACQUELINE SOUTHBY

You are two years on the job and are receiving great reviews on your leadership. What are you most proud of so far? That’s easy. Every day I wake up inspired by the mission of NMC: We deliver lifelong learning opportunities to transform lives and enrich our communities. I am proud of the employees and community members who help breathe life into that mission, day in and day out. I am most proud of our students who’ve bravely committed to learning something new. Their grit and resilience, overcoming challenges to better their lives and their loved ones’ lives makes me proud. Best of all, these students live, work, and prosper in our community – they in turn give back to our community. Their personal transformation leads to community transformation. Where are you from originally and what has been your journey to Traverse City? I think of Hershey, Pennsylvania as home, having had the life-saving opportunity to attend and graduate from the Milton Hershey School. Given a “messy” childhood which included homelessness and food insecurity, the Milton Hershey School afforded me safety and hope. Experiencing Mr. and Mrs. Hershey’s generosity and servant leadership has also grown in me an “attitude of gratitude.” I am deeply grateful for the opportunity I was given, and feel I have a responsibility to pay it forward. I believe there’s no better way to share my strengths then to be leading a community college, impacting students’ lives and bettering our community.

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Who are your mentors or heros in life, and what have you learned from them? Oh, there’s so many. But one who I often hear his words in my ear, is a former boss and mentor, Johnny O’Brien, who was president of the Milton Hershey School (and a fellow alumnus). While I never heard him speak the oft-quoted Teddy Roosevelt words, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care,” I observed Johnny role model those words, and in all his interactions. What is one thing that would surprise us to know about you? For more than 20 years, I have found great joy acting in performances on stages throughout the US and Canada, as well as England, Poland, and Slovenia. While living in Cincinnati, before moving to Traverse City, I played a role with Cincinnati’s True Theatre, where I coached storytellers/performers and helped curate stories for this theater of personal storytelling. Do you have any words of wisdom you live by? I have been moved by the words of NMC alumna and the outstanding Traverse City citizen, Peg Jonkhoff, who shared with me, “If you wish to live in a better place, then better the place in which you live.” Tell us three words that best describe you? Lifelong Learner; Possibilitarian; and Servant Leader


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Celebrating 10 YEARS

WORDS OF

Wisdom

As we charge head-on into a New Year we take a look back at words of wisdom shared by our community leaders in Movers & Shakers that we have published over the years.

“Just do it. It’s so cliché… but Nike got it right. It applies to everything from making your bed in the morning to finish an Ironman triathlon. Don’t overthink it.” – Marc Schollet, Anchor TV 7&4

“The strength of a tree lies in its ability to bend.”

– Juliette Schultz, Executive Director Women’s Resource Center

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“People in the community that give from their heart and soul make a strong and vibrant place to live.”

– Lynne Moon, Residential Builder - Real Estate One Realtor - 2017 Recipient of the Athena Award

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– Ray Minervini, President The Minervini Group, Developer The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

“If you try to find the time to volunteer, you probably won’t find it. But if you decide to make the time, you will find it for certain.”

“Enjoy the struggle because if you learn to, everything else is cake!” – Dan Brady, Owner, Dan Brady Painting & Wood Restoration

“I love the people that are the doers in this world. My dad’s favorite saying was, ‘When all is said and done, there is lot more said than done.’”

– Susie Janis, 2015 Recipient of The Chamber Distinguished Service Award

“Do something – even if it’s wrong. I had a boss that used to say that a lot. You can’t sit around waiting for life to happen. You won’t always be right, but you learn from the experience and move on.” – Trevor Tkach, President Traverse City Tourism

“Can’t is not in my vocabulary.” – Lenny Allgaier, “The Paver Guy,” Owner of Peninsula Pavers


“Never forget you work for the client. My paycheck may come from the bank, but I work for my clients. You can never take that relationship for granted, it’s too competitive a business.” – Sid Van Slyke - Senior VP Market Leader, West Shore Bank

“Be the reason someone smiles today. I don’t remember where I heard it, but I just love it.”

“As it relates to my work, I love the quote by the famous architect who shaped much of Chicago and their amazing waterfront, Daniel Burnham, “Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir people’s blood...Make big plans, aim high in hope and work.”’

“Be passionate, honest and positive about whatever you do. An attitude that includes all three is infectious.” – Tom Ranville, Market President Independent Bank

“Play every shift like it’s your last!”

– Marsha Smith - Retired Executive Director - Rotary Charities of TC

– Connie Deneweth, Developer, Copper Ridge Co-owner, Lakemore Resort, 2015 Recipient of the Athena Award

– Cecilia Chesney, Executive Director Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan

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BEET TACOS Beet Tacos

4 grilled corn tortillas 1 medium beet 1/4 cup minced onion Shredded lettuce Baja sauce Carrot hot sauce Served with lime wedge

Instructions

Medium chop your beets and boil for about 20 minutes or until fork tender. Chop onions and lettuce for toppings. Once beets are finished, drain and cook on skillet with a slab of vegan butter for a minute or so. Pan sear your tortillas and assemble adding salt and crack pepper to taste. Top with sauces and ENJOY!

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Carrot Hot Sauce

2 carrots 1 tsp. vegan chicken base 1/4 cup chopped onions 1/2 small habanero

Instructions

Chop your peeled carrots, onion and minced habanero. Place in pot and add enough water to cover your veg. Once boiling add your Vegan chicken base and stir. Boil until carrots are fork tender. Add salt to taste then add to a high-speed blender until silky smooth.

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Baja Sauce

1 cup vegan mayo 1 rehydrated morita chili 3 juiced limes Fustini’s Garlic Oil 3 finely chopped cilantro 1 tbs chopped jalapeños

Instructions

Boil water and add your morita chili. Cover and let steam. Once soft and cooled take out seeds, stem and skin the rough chop. In a blender add all ingredients above until smooth. Add salt to taste.

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CHEERS with Darric from Folgarelli’s

winter wine Winter is in full swing in beautiful Northern Michigan and with it, sipping on some wine made for the season seems perfect. With that in mind, you should try Vin Glogg from the Glunz Family Winery in Paso Robles, CA. The Glunz family has a long history in the wine and spirits industry creating this German inspired Vin Glogg. Made from half dry wine and half port blended with a mix of cardamon, cinnamon and orange peel, it is meant to be enjoyed warm. This is perfect to enjoy on a snowy day.

The New York Restaurant offers eclectic cuisine in a comfortable setting, overlooking Little Traverse Bay’s waterfront featuring fine gourmet dining, a professional and attentive wait staff and talented bartenders.

Speaking of Paso Robles, if you haven’t tried private label, it’s time to try Folgarelli’s Paso Robles Cabernet. We teamed up with Donati Family Vineyard, picking this wine because of its excellent flavor, great balance, and true varietal correctness. This cabernet sauvignon is a crowd pleaser with its full bodied texture, dark berry, and cocoa notes on the palate, and soft powdery tannins on the finish. We are very proud of this bottle of vino.

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HOME GROWN & LOCAL baabaazuzu

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HOME GROWN &

Local

with baabaazuzu - The Original Sweater Gloves made in Lake Leelanau Baabaazuzu has been around since 1993! Tell us the short story of how it started.

“It’s the result of a laundry error, which produced a carnage of my favorite sweaters due to Kevin’s good intentions of helping with the task. The sweaters became quite small and misshapen. I blended my sewing and design skills to repurpose the sweaters into wearables for our then young daughters. The designs were quickly coveted by many and baabaazuzu was born.”

“People just fall in love with what we do.” — Sue and Kevin Burns, Owners

What’s with the name?

“I’m the “Zuzu” of baabaazuzu, it’s my nickname for Sue and the baabaa is a nod to the wool fabric used in our designs.”

Your company is the true epitome of re-cycle and up-cycle. How have you continued to stay so successful over the years?

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Thanks to partners Rotary Club of Traverse City, the State of Michigan, Chemical Bank, TCF Bank, and Huntington Bank, a new vibrant place is coming to Traverse City that will embody the spirit of community. Rotary Square is a 20-year dream that will finally become a reality. Transforming the corner across from the post office on Union Street and Cass Street into a long-anticipated vision of a Civic Square bustling with activity.

As a commemoration of The Rotary Club of Traverse City’s 100 years of service to our region, Rotary Charities awarded a grant of $1 million to the Traverse City Downtown Development Authority. TCDDA will develop Rotary Square, a gathering space in the heart of downtown designed by, and for, the people of Traverse City. The possibilities are endless; A year-round hub where friends meet, musicians play, cultures mix, and ideas are shared. Maybe even the Christmas tree, Santa’s house and ice skating in the winter, or a farmer’s market, music, and place to eat and hang out in the summer months. The immediate next steps will be demolition and planning. But it’s exciting news. Rotary’s motto is, “Service above self,” and with that they will certainly be serving all who gather.

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The future location of Rotary Square at the corner of Cass and Union Street in Old Town across from the downtown Post Office.


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MY OFFICE TODAY 


50 Years of Northern Michigan Images

Photography and Captions by John Russell

John Russell at the top of the Mighty Mac

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t is said that life is an open book full of blank pages and you write the stories as you go. This rings true with local photojournalist John Russell. He has shared half a century’s worth of news stories he reported on to create his newly published book, “My Office Today: 50 Years of Northern Michigan Images.”

It’s a history book, containing a myriad of memories of the past, that tell the news of the day, forever frozen in time with pictures and captions. This “labor of love,” as John refers to it, has been three years in the making. He tirelessly sifted through over 84,000 frames choosing two strict criteria to narrow down the coveted winning photos that shape the book. “Impact and story. They had to bring a smile or have a wow factor. We had to include humor too,” says John. Some of the funny photos he had a hand in directing. “There are two answers to any question, yes and no, when you ask someone to do something silly,” he laughs. “We need more humor in this world.”

THIS SIDE DOWN - JANUARY 1978 My friend, Marty Lagina, stands next to the training vessels at The Great Lakes Maritime Academy. Powerful north wind storms pushed high waves over the break wall capsizing them.


OVER THE EDGE 1985-Construction of the Grand Traverse Resort tower. I boldly ventured out to the end of the crane in a safety harness, camera in hand. I was glad to get back on solid ground.


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hrough the lens of his Nikon camera, he seized moments of the unexpected. Page by page, the astounding fact to remember is John was actually on-scene – boots on the ground and camera in hand, capturing in a single frame the snapshots of life. From Mother Nature, all-powerful in glory or wrath, to human emotions of man-made drama. To one time only, never to happen again events, John was in the right place at the right time. As we lingered through the book together his memory of each adventure is remarkable. “It’s easy the pictures meant a lot to me,” he says.

BIG MAC’S UNDERBELLY 1977 - Mackinac Bridge worker Bob Campbell took me on a tour. Up until that day, I had no concept as to how the underside appears. Or how 5 miles of beams hold up the roadway.

PRACTICE BURN April 1980 - Several departments were graduating firefighters so I waited until this practice house in Greilickville was fully engulfed in flames. A fitting graduation photo.

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ohn, a Traverse City native, received his first paying gigs while attending Michigan State University. There, he started shooting photos for the student paper. “I carried my camera everywhere; my goal was to have a cover shot every day! I got paid $3 a picture,” he laughs. “I wasn’t officially on the staff because I wasn’t a journalism student. But I prevailed.” As he progressed into real world newspapers his stories of lessons learned are many. “One time I was challenged, I’ve only got these limited lenses. ‘Get closer’ came words of wisdom from Tony Spina, the chief photographer of the Detroit Free Press. I’m quite sure I was a pain in the butt, I was always asking questions.”

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STACKED JUST RIGHT 2016 - I have been honored to work with the U.S. Coast Guard for five decades. At its request I shot this photo for a magazine cover in 2016.

SPARK SHOW 2018 - Buckley Old Engine Show. I had set up my camera and tripod not knowing what to expect. Sparks filled the sky with sparkling ash, a beautiful sight.

HELICOPTER MOON A Hunter’s Moon shone as the U.S. Coast Guard was doing circles awaiting a flight over Thirlby Field for the Trojans - Titans football game at the end of the national anthem for a fly over. I willed this shot - third time was the charm for a once in a lifetime shot. It ran in the Associated Press wire. The Coast Guard were over the moon with the publicity!


 MANISTEE LIGHT To lessen the pain of my father’s recent passing after closing out his apartment, I soaked in the shoreline beauty. I captured this shot that I offered to the Associated Press, which sent it to newspapers all across the United States.

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EMERGENCY AT CHERRY CAPITAL AIRPORT A wheel collapsing dropping the left engine propeller onto the concrete apron forcing the plane nearly out of control.

FLYING UPSIDE DOWN 2003 Cherry Festival Air Show. I was invited to by the Red Barron Pizza Squadron to fly formations as a passenger. What a thrill it was.

TREE CRUSHER December 1986 - Grandview Parkway. This 1981 Chevrolet Caprice was crushed by a 15 foot tree that was being transported on a tree-digging truck. The truck driver mis-judged the turn. Miraculously no one was hurt.

 ICE HEAVES

ON SOME DAYS, IT TAKES A TIRE IRON February 1987

2015 - Lake Michigan, Empire I laid down to capture this at a low angle. People hurried over to make sure that I hadn’t slipped and injured myself. It renewed my faith a little in good humans.

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ST. FRANCIS - MAKING WAY FOR THE NEW June 1977 - Witnessing the removal of St Francis Assisi Catholic Church. A crew from Elmer’s carefully removed the bells one at a time. Thousands of bees left the steeple as the first punch from the wrecking ball collapsed part of the 90 year old structure. Sister Mary Ann Catherine and Sister Mary Edith get a close up.


GOVERNOR BILL MILLIKEN

HOWE ARENA’S GORDIE HOWE

A BIG WIN Lansing 1985 - Traverse City Central’s big semi-final win over Ann Arbor Pioneers. Nick Edson, the Record-Eagle sports editor, told me it was the most powerful and largest image ever to be printed on the cover of any Record-Eagle sports page.

SUNTAN THE BEACH BUM BEAR Bites Bill Erikson

 VASA LEGEND VOJIN BAIC An Olympic cross-country skier, he helped create the VASA race and transformed Traverse City.

DR. DEATH - February 1993. Dr, Jack Kevorkian, a champion of terminal patient’s right to die. Being escorted away by Leelanau County police after helping a Leland resident and another end their lives.


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ameras in tow, chasing a story down has become his life legacy. His long list of accolades boast prize-winning photographs, and powerhouse affiliations including Newsweek, TIME, The New York Times and The Times, a London-based newspaper, to name a few. Publications closer to home include The Detroit Free Press and the Traverse City Record Eagle. Along the way he credits many mentors that have shaped his life, inspiring him greatly. “I wanted to be the kind of person that people want to say hi to.” John’s zest for life and adventure is palpable. “My mom was a painter, she gave me the gift to be able to see things, she would say “you have the vision, develop it.” I’m always looking. I leave early in the morning for my road trips of discovery. I call them my drive-by (photography) shootings.” After lively conversations with John, you can vividly imagine him in the car, camera at the ready on the hunt. For enduring that lifestyle alongside him, he dedicates the book to his wife Meg, of 30 years. “She’s amazing,” he says. She aided and abetted him on many a chase. And finally, to the question posed, what is your best photograph? John answers “I hope I haven’t shot it yet. I’m always pushing myself to learn and do better.” John’s signed editions of his book are available at Horizon Books in Traverse City. JohnRussellphoto.net, tcphoto@aol.com GreatLakesImages@gmail.com

JOHN Summer 1975 - during The National Cherry Festival

LIGHTHOUSE February 2019 - I was belted in and shot this photo over the flight crews shoulder as we hovered mere feet from the light tower.



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THE WRIGHT WAY KRISTEN TURICK PHOTOGRAPHY

TO SAY THAT STEVE AND LORY CASSENS HOME located on Old Mission Peninsula, is inspired by the legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is a huge understatement. Their impeccable Prairie-style home pays homage to the groundbreaking era of modern America with every meticulous detail. Wright’s 1901 design was inspired by the broad flat land of America’s Midwest, “living in harmony with nature” as Wright described it. He believed a structure should reflect the surrounding environment, with an emphasis on horizontal rather than vertical, earth tones, and a continuous blending of interiors with exteriors.


“We took a flat roof home built in 1965, and took it back in time to 1910,” laughs Steve.


YEARNING FOR SIMPLICITY LED BY WRIGHT, bold American

architects claimed their independence, reshaping the landscape one home at a time. It was a time to be freed from the shackles of the Victorian lavish era and the countries and customs of old Europe. “I’ve always had an interest in architecture,” says Steve. “I had a drafting table at age 10, with protractors at the ready.” It’s also not the first time the couple took on a specific project house. “We built a Maple Island log home before they came to Traverse City. It’s very interesting to us.” The fun fact is this house began as a hobby. “We own about 50 Frank Lloyd Wright books and love the era in furniture, lighting and woodwork.” That was the catalyst to finally evolve into a full-blown home renovation. “We took a flat roof home built in 1965, and took it back in time to 1910,” laughs Steve. They didn’t do it alone. To create the ultimate transformation they needed professional help! “Architect (Frederick Ball) works out of Harbor Springs, he was very gracious to work with us, right down to the five-foot overhangs.” The polished final showcase you see in the photographs has been 20 years in the making. “Our next door neighbor Terry Farrugia owns West Lake Construction. He helped with the super structure and over the years we have made modifications.”


INSIDE THE HOME ITS WARMTH AND STRENGTH SHINES THROUGH THE NATURAL ORGANIC ELEMENTS. It exactly replicates Wrights concept of custom quarter sawn red oak, traditionally cherry stained. “In the kitchen, Frank Lloyd Wright always used white oak, so everything is custom built.” It’s also a chef’s kitchen complete with all the bells and whistles — high end appliances, like Wolf and a Sub-Zero. Their commitment to stay true to the iconic design is mind-blowing. “We have a number of items that are actually licensed through the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.”



THE PLANTERS THAT WELCOME YOU gracing the

entrance are the duplicates of the Allen House, located in Wichita, KS. Commissioned in 1916 and finished in 1918, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Allen House is named after its first owners, newspaper publisher Henry Allen and his wife, Elsie. The lights are duplicates of the Frederick C. Robie House, in Chicago, IL. Built for Frederick C. Robie who was the owner of bicycle and automobile companies, he commissioned a three-car garage, which was exceedingly rare in 1910. The stained-glass ceiling lights are duplicates of the Meyer May House in Grand Rapids, MI. Designed in 1908 for a prominent Grand Rapids clothier, these were painstakingly designed from scratch. The weight of actual stained glass would be too much. So, they were recreated in mylar pieces on a slate of tempered glass. They are backlit with LED so there are no hotspots on the glass. It creates a beautiful warm honey glow. Wright’s inside living style was very modern in thinking. Gone were the small chopped up Victorian rooms, instead favoring light airy open plans that flowed out from the kitchen and the living room. You will also see a practical Prairie-style calling card, built in bookcases and this house has a plethora.

As you venture from room to room it’s apparent how Steve and Lory’s house has completely evolved over the years. Accruing accent pieces from treasure hunts and perfecting the fundamentals that highlight its uniqueness. Their home is pure perfection, it’s flourishing and blooming, shining bright to attract a new family to love it. For Lory and Steve, it’s time for a new chapter. They have listed their home for sale with Ted Schweitzer. They are blessed with two grandchildren, ages six and three. “We winter in Florida and love spending time with them. I’ve got a lot of knowledge of what to do and what not to do that I have to share. I want them to grow up and be good citizens and contribute.” Back in Traverse City their new chapter involves a motor home, “My folks did it and they loved it,” laughs Steve. Along with lots of golf and social time with friends at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. It was a tradition for all of Frank Lloyd Wright homes commissioned to be named after the owner. The Cassens House is well deserving of such a title. Plus, they have public figure community ties too. As you linger a little longer at the photos does the style start to look slightly familiar?



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you may start to see a resemblance. Steve spent 32 years in management at the Cherry Capital Airport. When it was time to plan the south side new terminal, many designs were on the table. Eventually airport management along with the Northwestern Regional Airport Commission landed on a Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie design. They felt like it reflected the personality and lifestyle of Up North with the aesthetics and atmosphere. “From the concept to concrete it took about eight years. It opened in 2004. We really wanted to make it be an asset to our community, we have Munson Medical Center, Northwestern Michigan College and Interlochen Center of the Arts. We knew we needed a vibrant airport because it connects us to the world.”

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When the south terminal was still under construction it was hidden by trees, everyone kept asking Lory and Steve’s son what it looked like. To which he would reply, “It looks just like our house, but super-size!”


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