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“It’s not what’s under the Christmas tree that matters, it’s who’s around it.”

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The events highlighted at the beginning of each issue in our “On the Town” section include many of the individuals who are contributing to our community in countless ways. Make sure you check out photos for these fabulous outings: The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Michigan evening at The Boathouse, Munson Hospice Golf Outing at LochenHeath Golf Club, Home Builders Association Scholarship Dinner, and the Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center event.

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his is the season for giving and receiving, a time to show gratitude and reflect. As I write my first “Letter from the Editor”, I am reminded of all I am thankful for this holiday season: my family, friends, health, and happiness. For me, the “star on top of the tree” has been being blessed with an amazing new position as Managing Editor with BayLife Magazine. I am overwhelmingly grateful for the opportunity and the ability to balance both work and motherhood. I have the honor of creating, which is one of my deepest passions in life. I am thankful! What I have always loved about magazines is that each issue is different. It’s a tangible item that is constantly changing itself, yet once printed, the hard copy remains forever. With every new edition we are reinventing, rewriting, and renewing to make a product that people enjoy reading. So, for my first issue as Managing Editor, which happens to be our Holiday Issue, I wanted to create a gift for everyone involved. Not just for our cherished readership but for owners Tom and Teri Gorsline, the entire staff at BayLife, and our advertisers who help make a publication like this possible. I want this issue to be the BEST and thanks to a massive group effort, I think we succeeded! Here are some of the glorious gifts found throughout the issue:

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Your taste buds will thank you after you bite into a slice of Alley’s Market pizza, featured in Wicked Eats. This pizza is Detroit-style, with a crisp buttery crust and fresh toppings. It’s one of my favorites and will be yours too! Good thing the holidays are not about eating low carb… That’s what New Year’s resolutions are for! New contributing writer Amanda Renkiewicz gives us an in-depth look at family traditions in Northern Michigan. From cutting down your own Christmas tree to watching the Cherry Ball Drop on New Year’s Eve, we explore all of the family holiday goodness our region offers. Amanda is a wonderful writer who is a Traverse City native. We are excited to have her on board! The gift of gratitude is found sewn throughout this magazine, and for me, this is a concept that is cherished. I am honored that Tom and Teri have trusted me to come on board and help expand their editorial vision. Since launching in 2012, they have created this beautiful publication and given back to our community in countless ways, including distributing over 60,000 free copies of BayLife in the past year alone. Recently, the duo decided to take a risk and made some impressive changes, including a larger matte cover and an expanded editorial staff. It is paying off! They are consistently supporting local charities and reaching out to give a hand up to small businesses and entrepreneurs. Thank you, Tom and Teri, for gifting our community with a beautiful magazine that celebrates what makes Northern Michigan so special! From our family to yours-

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Saving the Slopes: Hickory Hills Ski Area Hickory Hills Ski Area has been saved thanks to a huge community effort. The newly renovated ski area is scheduled to be up and running for the winter 2018/2019 season. Many updates have been made, including a new ski lodge. In addition, four new downhill ski runs have been created. The terrain park, bunny hill and rail park have been moved to accommodate more features. The Nordic ski trails have been expanded to allow for beginner through advanced terrain. This project has truly been a collaboration, enlisting the help of the City of Traverse City, Preserve Hickory, the Joint Rec Authority, the Hickory Meadows Advisory Committee, and countless volunteers from a variety of user groups. Time to hit the slopes! www.preservehickory.com

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Pets Welcome at Pets Naturally 1117 W South Airport Rd, Traverse City

Northern Michigan’s only holistic pet supply retailer, Pets Naturally, has moved into a new location with expanded inventory and fresh baked goods from their DOG Bakery. The space includes a much-anticipated self-serve dog bathing station, available to rent in half-hour increments featuring an elevated, stainless steel tub, the same setup used by industry professionals. “Pets Naturally customers, both two-legged and four-legged, are more than just shoppers… they are like family,” said owner Kathy Hyland. “We are so thrilled to be able to share our passion for healthy food and holistic pet supplies throughout Northern Michigan. The staff and I are incredibly grateful to our community for their support.” www.petsnaturallytc.com

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Coffee Buzz Move over Bardon’s Wonder Freeze, Starbucks is coming to town! Ice cream lovers, don’t fret. Bardon’s isn’t moving locations, but directly next door will be Traverse City’s first freestanding drive-thru Starbucks located on the corner of East Front Street and Garfield. Drink your mocha next to a fireplace and enjoy patio seating. In addition, a new Rite Aid will open in January 2019.

The Good Bowl Eatery: Tony Vu, Soon Hagerty, Michael Evans, and staff

Pho a Good Cause Traverse City’s only Vietnamese restaurant, The Good Bowl Eatery, donated over $11,500 to charities since its doors opened this summer. Their unique mission-driven business model incorporates a charity component by donating one dollar per bowl of food to a local, national, or global non-profit that changes quarterly. After the restaurant’s first round, local non-profit Father Fred received a check for $6,289, national charity St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital received $2,781, and the global organization UNICEF received $2,521 to support the Syrian refugee crisis. “Our entire restaurant is built on three pillars: Cuisine, Community and Culture. Contributing to local, national and global charities is a strong part of who we are,” said Soon Hagerty, founder and co-owner. “We are so proud to be able to contribute to these great causes.” Congratulations to everyone involved and keep eating Pho to help others! www.goodbowleatery.com

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Local ingredients paired with mouthwatering meats are what Adam McMarlin, Chef and Owner of Wren Restaurant, formally Wren the Butcher, highlights in his new location in Suttons Bay. The restaurant offers an ever-changing dinner menu of modern rustic comfort food for a casual and unique dining experience. McMarlin sources from local farms as much as possible, an aspect you can taste when you bite into one of his homemade sausages. “It all happened very quickly, but perfectly. We are so happy to be in Suttons Bay,” says McMarlin. “Wren is my baby (well, one of them). I am able to go to work and fulfill my passion every single day." www.wrenthebutcher.com


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Yield: 2 Qts.. Pan size: 4 Qt

Portion size: 4 Oz. Temperature: 350°

Ingredients: 4 Oz. Onion, minced 4 Oz. Celery, minced 4 Oz. Bacon fat or butter 1 .5 Lbs. Bread, cubed, day-old (I prefer focaccia) 8 Fl oz. Turkey Stock, hot - Chicken stock may be substituted 1 Ea. Egg 1 Tbsp. Salt, kosher .5 Tsp. White pepper, ground 1 Tsp. Rosemary, fresh chopped 2 Tbsp. Parsley, fresh chopped 1 Tsp. Sage, fresh chopped 8 Oz. Pecans shelled, roasted, chopped 2 Oz. Butter, melted - For drizzle with maple syrup 2 Fl oz. Maple syrup - Mixed with melted butter, (above) Method: • Sauté the onions and celery in the bacon fat until tender. • Combine the bread, stock, and egg and add to the onion/celery mixture. • Add the parsley, sage, rosemary, pecans, salt, and pepper. Mix well. • Place the stuffing in a buttered 9”X13”, cover with parchment paper and foil. • Bake at 350°F/177°C for 45 minutes. • Remove the foil and parchment evenly drizzle the maple/butter mixture over the stuffing. • Enjoy.

Portion size: 4 Fl oz.

Ingredients: 5 Oz. Butter or mild olive oil Divided – 4 oz. & 1 oz. 4 Oz. Onion, minced 2 Oz. Celery, minced 2 Oz. Parsnip, minced 3.5 Oz. Flour, AP 2.25 Qt. Turkey or Chicken Stock - Warmed to 180° F

1 Cup 1 T. .5 Tsp. 1 Tsp. .5 Tsp. .25 Tsp. 1 Ea.

White wine, dry Salt, kosher White pepper, ground Sage, rubbed Thyme, dry, crushed before adding Rosemary, dry, ground Bay leaf

Method: • Sauté the onions and celery in the bacon fat until tender. • Combine the bread, stock, and egg and add to the onion/celery mixture. • Add the parsley, sage, rosemary, pecans, salt, and pepper. Mix well. • Place the stuffing in a buttered 9”X13”, cover with parchment paper and foil. • Bake at 350°F/177°C for 45 minutes. • Remove the foil and parchment, evenly drizzle the maple/butter mixture over the stuffing. • Enjoy.

JOEL PAPCUN, GREAT LAKES CULINARY INSTITUTE

"As a culinary instructor, I believe it is my responsibility to not only pass on the traditions and knowledge of the kitchen, but to help the student see the big picture as it pertains to food sustainability and the greater good of our food system."


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Alley’s Market

113 East State Street, Traverse City

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

The best Detroit-style pizza in Northern Michigan can be found in a back alley at Alley’s Market. This hidden gem boasts amazing “red top” pizzas that will make you want to carb load. Their pies have a perfect golden crunchy crust, just the right balance between cheese and sauce, and are topped with high-quality fresh toppings. The pepperoni and cheese pizza is a Motor City classic, however they offer a number of other delicious options. Meat lover? Try the “Hunter” pizza which is loaded with pepperoni, ham, bacon, spicy Italian sausage and onion. Vegetarians prefer the “Gatherer”, a pizza topped with green peppers, onion, olives, jalapeno, mushrooms and garlic. Alley’s Market also offers to-go local beer, wine and other goodies, making it a one stop shop for easy take-out. As an added bonus, they have gluten free pizza! www.alleysmarket.com

The Best Riesling in the World: Black Star Farms 2017 Arcturos Dry Riesling Who knew that the best Riesling in the world can be found in the heart of Michigan’s wine coast at Black Star Farms! The winery’s 2017 Arcturos Dry Riesling was awarded ‘Best Riesling in the World’ at the 19th Annual Canberra International Riesling Challenge (CIRC), scoring 98 points, in addition to taking home Best Dry Riesling and Best American Riesling. This is only the second time in CIRC's 19-year history that an American wine has come out on top. Hosted in Canberra, Australia, a record number of 567 Rieslings from six countries were judged at this year’s Challenge. Kerm Campbell, the owner of Black Star Farms, beams, “This medal is a compliment for our growers, our vine care managers, and our winemaking team, and on a broader scale, a game changer for Northwest Michigan in particular.” Black Star Farms entered six wines in the competition and each won a medal: • 2017 Arcturos Dry Riesling trophy for ‘Best Riesling in the World’ (98 points). Also received Best Dry Riesling and Best American Riesling. Kerm Campbell, k Star Farms Blac Grower/Owner of

• 2016 Arcturos Winter Harvest Riesling received an Elite Gold (96pts). Only 18 wines at the Challenge were awarded an Elite Gold.

• 2017 Arcturos Semi-Dry Riesling received a Gold (95pts).

• 2016 Arcturos Dry Riesling got a Silver (90pt).

• Both the 2016 Arcturos Semi-Dry Riesling and the Sparkling Riesling have been awarded Bronze medals (89pts). www.blackstarfarms.com HOLIDAY 2018 | BAYLIFE MAGAZINE

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FEELING

GOOD

BY AMANDA RENKIEWICZ

PETS THAT

PULL

Dog Sledding with Mike King Children may be on the alert for Rudolph and his reindeer friends pulling Santa’s sleigh, but they’re more likely to see Mike King and his beautiful Siberian Huskies around town! Twelve dogs make up the perfect team of Pets That Pull. Mike and wife Lee first decided to try their hand at sled dogs when a friend needed to re-home his husky. They resolved to raise it, and soon thought that it needed a puppy friend. Once the second dog arrived, Mike realized that adding a third dog would allow them to sled! The decision was the start of canine cheer. The sled team is led by Cookie and Jynks. Jynks is the Alpha dog, and instructs the others with his dominant personality. New to the group are two young dogs, Abbott and Costello, and a Border Collie named Maya helps herd them all. Although often confused for racing dogs, these purebred huskies are more approachable and less energetic, making them child friendly. Mike’s favorite local place to sled is the TART trail, where the dogs are kept in shape during the off season by pulling Mike on a cart with wheels. In the winter, these happy pups also demonstrate their adoration of children by waiting for them outside of the ski school, ready to be hugged and petted. Mike works at Shanty Creek Resorts in Bellaire, Michigan, teaching skiing and snowboarding. He offers dog sled rides on Saturday afternoons and during the holidays. The not to be missed sled rides are offered at the Schuss Nordic Center at Shanty Creek Resorts. The half-mile long adventure loops around the fairway. For a fun, unique and thrilling dog sledding experience, the rides are booked through the front desk in Schuss Village.

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Christian Dior once said, “You can wear black at any time. You can wear it at any age. You may wear it for almost any occasion.” Moral of the story, you can’t go wrong wearing black, especially for a night on the town. Choose a beautiful fitted black top or an elegant black dress, then add textured accessories. Throw on a gold necklace and earrings for a go anywhere style.

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BLING RINGS

Quartz Rings, Becky Thatcher Designs: Price upon request

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EXPERIENCE INTERLOCHEN

Swan Lake Interlochen Arts Academy Dance Co. Dec. 6-8 Sounds of the Season Interlochen Arts Academy Band and Choir Dec. 14 Stefan Jackiw & Conrad Tao Jan. 19 WINTERLOCHEN with brotha James Feb. 16

NPR’s From the Top Mar. 15 RED GREEN - THIS COULD BE IT! April 1

Tartuffe Interlochen Arts Academy Theatre Co. April 19-20 In The Mood - a 1940’s musical revue April 23

PEG + CAT - LIVE! Feb. 22

Jeff Coffin with Interlochen Jazz Ensemble April 26

Cirque Mechanics 42FT - A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels Mar. 5

Chloe Benjamin, author May 1

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Mar. 13

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame Interlochen Arts Academy Theatre Co. May 10-11

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FAMILY HOLIDAY

Traditions THE SCENT OF PUMPKIN PIE

and the sound of jingle bells are finally here! The holiday season is upon us, and there are more ways to celebrate than ever. From picking your own turkey for Thanksgiving dinner to brunch with Santa, we’ve provided a list of fun and exciting family events.


Turkey TIME

Everyone’s favorite meal is just around the corner. Find your perfect turkey at a local Northern Michigan farm.

For amazing side dishes, shop small and support local. From mashed potatoes to pies, they have everything you need to make Thanksgiving easy!

“After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” -Oscar Wilde

Biehl’s Circle B Turkey Ranch Mancelona www.biehlsturkeyfarm.com

Peninsula Market Traverse City www.thepeninsulamarket.com

Duerksen Turkey Farm Mancelona www.duerksenturkeyfarm.com

Edson Farms Market Traverse City www.edsonfarms.com

Hubbell Farm Cedar www.hubbellfarm.com

Folgarelli’s Market Traverse City www.folgarellis.net

Otto’s Turkey Farm Middleville www.ottosturkeyfarm.com

Louie’s Fresh Market Petoskey www.louiesfresh.com

Burritt’s Fresh Markets Traverse City www.burrittsmarket.com


Santa Claus

IS COMING TO TOWN

Search for Santa and find him all around town. Meet the kindly old soul at tree lightings, brunch and more. Don’t forget to tell him your Christmas wish!

Downtown Light Parade, Santa’s Arrival & Tree Lighting November 17th 5:30pm – 9pm The Downtown Traverse City Association hosts the Downtown Traverse City Light Parade, Santa’s Arrival, & Tree Lighting. Santa will arrive at 6pm to light the tree at the corner of Cass and E. Front Street. The parade will begin at 7pm and travel along E. Front Street, Franklin to Union. www.downtowntc.com Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Celebration November 23rd 3pm-6pm Join your friends and family at the Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting Celebration in downtown Charlevoix. www.charlevoix.org Stafford’s Downtown Petoskey Holiday Parade Saturday, November 24th Ho, ho, ho! The holiday spirit will be coming your way during the Stafford’s Downtown Petoskey Holiday Parade, starting at 10am. The parade will wind through downtown and end at the Perry Hotel, where children will have those allimportant conversations with Santa. Boathouse Brunch with Santa December 8th-9th Bring your Christmas list and an appetite to meet Santa Claus and have a delicious brunch. Carving and omelette stations, oysters on ice, specialties from the chef, pastries and more make this magical event one not to miss. www.boathouseonwestbay.com Breakfast with Santa December 15th The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa Santa Claus is coming... to breakfast! The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is hosting breakfast with Santa. They are serving a family friendly buffet and Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick will be on hand for photos and to visit with children. In addition, this one-of-a-kind event includes face painting, balloon artists, DJ music, a Christmas cookie design station, and more Christmas magic! www.grandtraverseresort.com Jingle Bell Run Sunday, December 16th Put on a Santa suit and lace up those tennis shoes! Support the Acme Christian Thrift Store and Food Pantry and run for a local cause. Bring a non-perishable food to donate and have fun racing in festive attire. www.runsignup.com/jinglebellrun


GOING ON A

Tree

HUNT…

Continue a family tradition or start a new one by cutting down your own Christmas tree. Wander through an enchanted winter wonderland on your quest for the perfect evergreen. Bill’s Farm Market, Petoskey When temperatures fall and snow flies, the farm becomes a romantic Currier & Ives postcard with a Christmas tree and wreath farm. A family owned business for over 100 years, Bill’s Farm Market grows Balsam, Blue Spruce and Fraser Fir trees. www.billsfarmmarket.com Goslin’s Greenery, Petoskey Goslin’s Greenery specializes in Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands, and other holiday decorations handmade in their barn shop. They offer 20 acres of trees to choose from. Enjoy a walk back into their farm to cut your own, or purchase a pre-cut tree from the front. www.goslinsgreenery.com McPherson Evergreens, Ellsworth Offering 17+ acres of choose-&-cut or fresh, pre-cut Christmas trees including the following varieties: Black Hills, Blue & Norway Spruce, Scotch & White Pine and Balsam, Canaan, Concolor, Douglas & Fraser Fir. They also offer tree stands, fresh boughs, garland, roping and wreaths. (231) 588-6137 Schmuckal Christmas Tree Farm, Kingsley Schmuckal’s offers wagon rides, free bonfires, free hot chocolate and free popcorn balls. It’s a wholesome, traditional family holiday experience that you’ll cherish forever. www.schmuckalchristmastreefarms.com


OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE

Woods 231.252.4132 130 Hall St., Traverse City, MI

‘Tis the season to cozy up with sleigh rides and hot chocolate!

Antler Ridge Farm, located on M-72 just one mile west of Turtle Creek Casino, offers horse drawn sleigh rides throughout the winter season. A team of two grand Percheron Draft Horses pull groups of up to 12 people through the woods on a ride that’s sure to be the highlight of anyone’s winter. Halfway through the scenic

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trip, guests unload for a bonfire to roast marshmallows and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. This old-fashioned fun lasts about an hour, and upon return guests are greeted by three reindeer. Sleigh rides are weather dependent and reservations are usually taken mid-December through the end of February. Book fast, these horses are hot to trot! Sleigh rides are $15/person (3 and under are free) www.sleighridestc.com

We specialize in unique gifts and custom flower arrangements for the Holiday Season! The Village at Grand Traverse Commons 800 Cottageview Dr, Traverse City (231) 947-1167 premierfloraldesign@yahoo.com


HOLIDAY

Shopping SCENE

Is your shopping list overwhelming this year? Never fear. There are lots of opportunities to find unique and personalized gifts for friends and family at these fun and festive events. From stocking stuffers to cocoa crawls, holiday shopping has never been so easy!

Zonta Festival of Trees November 8th – 11th Stop by Golden-Fowler Home Furnishings to shop hundreds of professionally handcrafted Christmas home designs including wreaths, table and wall decor plus gift baskets and Christmas trees of all sizes. Shop Your Community November 10th Downtown Traverse City will be saluting the community and sharing a portion of proceeds towards the community’s favorite charities. Get all of your holiday shopping done in advance and 15% of your purchase amount will be donated to the charity of your choice. www.downtowntc.com Holiday Merchant Open House in Charlevoix December 1st ‘Tis the season for the holiday festivities to begin! Merchants will be armed with entertainment, samples, snacks, refreshments, special sales, raffles and more. www.charlevoix.org Holiday Pop-Up! December 4th 10am – 6pm Pop into The Center for Plastic Surgery and Skin Care at Copper Ridge for discounts, demos, refreshments, and gift ideas.

Cocoa Crawl December 2nd 11am-2pm Spend the day shopping local for the holidays and sipping on hot cocoa. Participants vote for their favorite. www.downtowntc.com Ladies Night in Traverse City December 6th A tribute to the ladies! Join the restaurants and merchants of downtown Traverse City for a night filled with specials, food, and refreshments while you conquer some holiday shopping. www.downtowntc.com Christmas in The Village December 7th-9th The Village of Grand Traverse Commons is hosting a holiday celebration filled with shopping and fun. This weekend long celebration will be filled with music, carriage rides, Santa Claus, and much more. www.thevillagetc.com Men’s Night in Traverse City December 13th This night is a salute to the men! Enjoy food, refreshments, and specials while you shop the night away finishing up those last minute holiday gifts. www.downtowntc.com


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THE MOST

Wonderful TIME OF THE YEAR

There’s endless fun at these amazing children’s events.

From cookies to sleigh rides, there’s no shortage of holiday cheer. Parents can have their share of excitement too, and enjoy some relaxing downtime while watching movie classics like Elf and Miracle on 34th Street.

Toys for Tots Kick-Off Party at The Great Wolf Lodge November 17th, 12pm-2pm Santa arrives via helicopter at The Great Wolf Lodge to kick-off Toys for Tots in Traverse City. The event is free and open to the public and includes refreshments, children’s activities, Christmas carols, and door prizes. traverse-city-mi.toysfortots.org Kids New Year’s Eve Party at The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa December 31st, 6pm-1am The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa hosts a kids New Year’s Eve party for children ages 6-12. The event includes pizza, crafts, games, swimming, a balloon drop and toast at midnight. Registration is $40 per child for guests ($30 per child for club members).

Classic Films at the State Theater Catch a family feature for only twenty-five cents. From a Christmas Story to Home Alone, enjoy a classic film at the beautiful State Theater all season long. www.stateandbijou.org Festival of Trains December 14th - December 31st All aboard! It’s time for the annual Festival of Trains, a Traverse City holiday tradition. Come see the massive 0-gauge model train layout along with spectacular HO-, S- and G-gauge layouts. There’s a special kids layout, too, where the young (and young-at-heart) may operate the controls. www.traversecity.com Gingerbread Party at Moomers Holidays are always a very special time at Moomers. Make a reservation to experience the sweet tradition of making gingerbread cookies and houses. The ice cream shop makes several seasonal flavors to enjoy. www.moomers.com HOLIDAY 2018 | BAYLIFE MAGAZINE

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“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” -Elf

DAYS OF

GivingBack

Whether it’s raising your voice with carols, donating food or helping a neighbor, the holidays are the perfect time to share joy. Random acts of kindness are inspiring and can cause a ripple effect. Make this holiday season magical for others with these giving ideas.

1

Bake cookies for a senior living center

2 Donate wipes, diapers and supplies to a local baby pantry

3 Drop off dog or cat

items to your nearby animal shelter

5 Adopt a family 6

Help a friend and watch their children for a few hours

4 Volunteer at

a holiday event

7 Shovel a

neighbor’s driveway

8 Sign up to be

9 Deliver

a Big Brother or Big Sister

 Leave a friendly

festive treats to your neighbors

holiday note in a stranger’s mailbox


 Donate blood

 Write a letter

and save a life

to our soldiers

 Participate in a fundraiser  Make dinner

 Run a 5k for

for a family in need

a good cause

 Thank a teacher with a

handmade gift

 Bring in

snacks for your coworkers

 Leave your

waiter a generous tip

 Walk a

neighbor’s dog

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Buy a movie ticket for the person standing behind you

 Pay it forward at

a local coffee shop by buying someone’s coffee

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Bring coloring books and crayons to a local family shelter

Donate to Toys for Tots

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Party Time

Are your resolutions ready? Put on your dashing party attire and celebrate 2019 at one of these fabulous New Year’s Eve events. The Boathouse Restaurant Celebrate the new year in style at The Boathouse's annual New Year’s Eve Dinner. Early bird seating starts at 4:30pm! www.boathouseonwestbay.com Black Star Farms New Year’s Eve Wine Dinner The talented and inspired culinary team at Black Star Farms will present a very special 5 course, wine-paired dining experience for you and your loved ones hosted in our luxurious Inn. www.blackstarfarms.com 10th Annual Cherry T Ball Drop Ring in 2019 with thousands of revelers at the corner of Front and Park streets in downtown Traverse City this New Year’s Eve. Enjoy a live DJ for dancing in the streets starting at 10:00pm with the countdown to the Dropping of the Cherry at midnight. www.cherrytballdrop.com New Year’s Eve Celebration at The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa This family friendly New Year’s Eve celebration takes place in the Governors’ Ballroom at The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. The event, held for overnight guests and club members, will have a variety of retro-style arcade games, a DJ, food and other fun activities. www.grandtraverseresort.com


“Too much of anything is bad, but too much champagne is just right.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald

TWIST ON A CLASSIC:

Champagne Bar BY AMANDA RENKIEWICZ

A chilled glass of bubbly is a New Year’s Eve classic, but to truly impress your friends, have a champagne bar! Self-serve options allow guests to replenish their glasses at their leisure, while the hostess gets credit for a stunning display. Follow these easy steps to have this trendy presentation at your next holiday bash. Step 1: Bring on the Bubbly Don’t skimp on quantity, while you can sneak in less expensive champagne! From local sparkling wines done in the Methode Champenoise fashion to medium shelf French champagnes, anything will do. Throw in an Italian prosecco for a fun option! Step 2: Bring on the Booze Dust off your bourbon and more! Vodka, gin, St. Germaine, absinthe, cognac, whiskey and flavored liqueurs can all brighten a champagne cocktail. Step 3: Mix It Up Variety is the spice of life, and it’s certainly a thrill behind a champagne bar. Some exciting mixers include sugar cubes, bitters, juices and simple syrup. Add in herbs like rosemary for a colorful effect. For a touch of glamour, have edible gold flakes or candied rose petals.

Step 4: Gorgeous Glassware Champagne flutes are classic, but never fear an array of vintage glasses of different sizes. From your grandmother’s china cabinet to local stores, find barware that speaks to you and your taste. Step 5: Garnish Dress up those cocktails with fruit! Raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, iced grapes or cranberries, and lemon twists are just some options to decorate your drink. Go out of the box with kiwi or pineapple. A hint for unforgettable fun? Pre-soak some of the fruit in a favorite spirit like vodka. Step 6: Set Up and Pop An artsy display will be well-worth the effort once your guests arrive. Set up a table with buckets of ice to chill your champagne, and place the mixers, garnishes and glassware in front. Labels for specific items are a nice touch to add in some style and flaunt your fancy! A cocktail shaker, bar spoons and small napkins complete the display. With your champagne bar ready, ring in the New Year with panache and a toast!

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Grand Traverse FAMILY HOLIDAY

Traditions Family, friends and traditions make this time of year special. Here are some local families celebrating the season in their own memorable ways:

“We love Christmas brunch at The Boathouse. Their Santa makes me believe again! He is incredible!” –Betsy, The Corbett Family

“Christmas Jammies” for all the cousins! They truly enjoy it and we all love seeing how much they grow from year to year. What’s better than lounging around in some cozy pj’s all day?” -Mandy, The Brown Family

“We cut down our own tree in this family, including a smaller kid’s tree, “Charlie Brown style”, that the kids decorate themselves…” –Brittany, The Luea Family

“One of our family traditions is all the boys (including grandpa) get matching pajamas that they wear Christmas Eve (prior to Santa coming) and Tristin will read a story.” -Sue, The Kessel Family

“There is a tree farm we visit every year with a little sign that says Christmas Trees. Vito, the owner, trims and shapes the trees all through the year so they are perfect looking. Plus, he’s hilarious!” –Jaclyn, The Clever Family


“Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army is an excellent way to be able to volunteer alongside your kids. We bundle up, head downtown with our Bluetooth speaker, and ring bells to our favorite Christmas Songs. The kids have a ball and I’m confident that we raise more money than if an adult was bell ringing themself. I encourage all families to spend two hours of your holiday season with a red apron on, and a bell in your hand.” –Tricia, The Adams Family

“Every Thanksgiving we cut down a Christmas tree at my in-laws Christmas tree farm.” -Kristin, The Lutz Family

“We spend a relaxing Christmas day in our family Christmas jammies opening gifts, spending time with family and watching Christmas movies." –Laurel, The Leithauser Family

“This is a photo of the past four years of visiting Santa at the resort with our good friends and our kids! We have taken a photo in front of the big Christmas tree each year and it’s so fun to see how both the kids AND our families have grown!” –Kaley, The McMarlin Family

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

LOOKING WEST OVER TRAVERSE CITY Jim Anderson of Anderson Aerial Photography shot this expansive image of early winter in Traverse City. The impressive photo was taken from the air facing west over the city. Look close to identify numerous hidden gems and local hot spots. www.andersonaerialphotography.com


Happy Holidays

from

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Financial Consulting Group of Wells Fargo Advisors

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www.HBBFCG.com Ryan M. Black, Financial Advisor; Glenn C. Hirt, Managing Director – Investment Officer and Renae A. Brown, Senior Registered Client Associate Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC.

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Merry everything and a happy always...

Holiday Home Finds The holiday season is filled with food, fun and fabulous décor! Spice up this season with some new items in the kitchen and around the home. Try a unique textured wreath, like this magnolia leaf wreath from HomeWorks Interior in Traverse City. Woo your guests at a holiday party with this chic olive dish or use a larger platter to display a mouthwatering appetizer. Attending a holiday dinner party? Bring a gourmet hot chocolate mix for the hostess who has everything!

MUDPIE BOWL SET Suhm-Thing Gift Shop, Traverse City $34

OLIVE SERVING DISH

At Home, Suttons Bay $17

PRESERVED MAGNOLIA WREATH

by Magnolia Home HomeWorks Interiors, Traverse City $99

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE COCOA Christmastide, The Village at Grand Traverse Commons in Traverse City $10

OVAL SERVING PLATTER

At Home, Suttons Bay $48

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Everything you need to prep your home for guests

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ASK

ANGELA BY ANGELA GOODALL

STAIRWAY STYLE

As an Interior Designer, one of the biggest challenges I encounter is when I am asked to help design a client’s stairway. Often this element is one of the first structural components you see when entering through the front door, so it sets a little of the stage for the home’s overall feel. If it is a multi-level structure, it may often travel up, down and up, and down. It may be winding with a landing or just a straight run. Some of my clients opt for a simple approach with a wood capped ½ wall that would be either drywalled or clad with a wood treatment like the ever-popular shiplap. Others prefer a more traditional approach consisting of wood or metal (or combination) spindles with a typical wood newel and handrail. As with anything home design, new products and approaches have entered the scene. Metal, glass and free floating treads have all been common requests in the last few years. Do tubular black iron for the handrails, cable or glass for the barrier and floating planks of wood for treads sound familiar? So, where’s the challenge? Sounds fun, right? Well, the State of Michigan has fairly strict codes that must be enforced when it comes to stair systems. No opening can be larger than what a 4” diameter ball can fit through. The handrails need to meet graspable requirements and be continuous the entire run of the stairway. Treads and Risers have a minimum and maximum that must fit into the constraints of the rise and run. Good thing I am a math major by education! Don’t let the sound of this scare away you from designing the stairway of your dreams. It could be one of the most important aspects of your home’s design and I am always up for the challenge!

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

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Grand Lake House Away from the hustle and bustle of the big city,

tucked within a forest of trees in Acme Township, is located this stunning Cape Cod inspired home. There is a special quietness as you drive down the treecovered driveway surrounded by nature. Through the front door is a view of the shifting blue waters of East Bay. One cannot help but feel at peace as they arrive at this quintessential Northern Michigan lake home. 53

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The moment the front door is opened,

special architectural features are apparent throughout. Oversized windows guarantee guests will not miss one second of the breathtaking view of East Bay. White oak floors, large columns, custom paint colors and handselected furnishings contribute to the stylized interior. There is even a secret door hidden within the walls!


The home is large scale

yet has a warm, nautical feel. Upon entering, it has a grand feeling with high beaded barrel ceilings and opposing staircases decorated with patterned stair runners. The main living room features custom yellow painted walls and sophisticated blue accent dĂŠcor. Designed with both water and sky in mind, the highlight of the room is its large floor to ceiling windows that allow you to enjoy the vast view.

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“As you are drawn in by the grandness

and the view in front of you, you are then truly comforted by the interiors, making you want to snuggle in on the sofa, have a glass of wine on the screened in porch, or just sit at the kitchen island with a cup of coffee,” explained the home’s interior designer Michele Cerny of Lakeview Interior Design. “It truly has the feeling of a resort lake home, a place to relax and unwind...just take a breath and enjoy.” The home was originally built in 1995 by Burkholder Construction with Louis Des Rosiers as the architect. Its most recent renovation, completed in June 2018 by Burkholder, gave this already beautiful space a freshening up. All hands were on deck for the construction job, which included the addition of a library and a spacious master closet. A redesign of the kitchen, master bath, guest bedrooms and bathrooms was also central to the project. “I was going for the “wow” lake home factor,” explains interior designer Cerny. “With all the windows drawing you to the outside, I wanted my clients to feel like the colors, textures and features around them inside had the same beauty that’s matched outside.” Cerny was able to accomplish her ultimate goal. Throughout the space there are custom fabrics and soft finishes, making it truly feel custom built. 56

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One of the most impressive rooms

in the home is the library, which features a lit coffered ceiling with stunning trim work by the talented craftsmen at Inception Woodworks and Burkholder Construction. The fireplace stands grandly as the central focus of the room, giving it a priceless, intimate, and inviting atmosphere. There are two massive pocket doors entering the office space that offer a secluded getaway when needed. An inviting window seat opens up the room, creating a perfect space to cozy up with a good book during a winter blizzard. A spacious master closet added square footage and a taste of ultimate luxury. Special attention was paid to every last detail including a marble topped island, crisp white cabinets designed for specific items, and accent lighting throughout. Directly next door is the master bathroom, complete with vanities, an inviting soaking tub, glamorous mirrors, and a white marble mosaic backsplash that pairs beautifully with an Imperial Azul granite countertop. The Master bedroom itself is impressive with massive windows facing the peaceful blue water.

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Love Welcomes All. Early Service in the Chapel at 8:15 am Upbeat & Casual Service at 9 am Traditional Service with Organ & Choir at 11 am

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The kitchen is one of the central gathering areas and was completely redone with custom designed cabinets by Inception Woodworks. To accommodate the owner’s grown family and multiple visitors, the designer added seating around the island. Other amenities include a Sub Zero paneled fridge, Wolf cooktop and warming drawer, Bosch paneled dishwasher, a minibar and a Kitchenaid paneled trash compactor. An artistic tile backsplash over the range in the kitchen is reminiscent of a Celtic knot, a nod to the owner’s Irish heritage. The Irish themed personalization is hidden throughout the home in selected fabrics and even a Celtic knot pattern on the back plate of a light fixture.

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AWARD WINNING WINE LIST OVER 300 WINES A WIDE SELECTION OF BEERS & SPIRITS The New York Restaurant in downtown Harbor Springs offers an eclectic cuisine in a comfortable setting, overlooking Little gourmet dining, a professional and attentive wait staff and talented bartenders. Our restaurant opens daily at 5:00 p.m. and features nightly appetizer and dinner specials, which may include such delicious dishes as oysters on the half shell, mussels Provencal, walleye, rack of lamb and many other favorites.

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One of the favorite gathering places for the owner’s multiple guests is the screened in porch. It offers a crisp

breeze that is enjoyable on hot summer nights. The space is perfect for quiet reading by the fireplace or groups of friends laughing as they enjoy a glass of wine. Looking up, the beaded ceiling is a beautiful light blue paint color named “Silver Mist”, another soft touch that contributes to the “lake home feel”. What is a “lake home” without a beach? Well, the direct bay frontage on the property has soft sand and lends itself to fun activities on the bay like water skiing, tubing and paddleboarding. The winter months are equally entertaining with snowshoeing and a close proximity to downhill ski slopes. The owners, who currently live downstate, have enjoyed this beautiful lake home for years and were fortunate enough to spend many summers here with their family and friends. With the most recent renovation and retirement on the horizon, they are in the process of making this fabulous location their permanent address. HOLIDAY 2018 | BAYLIFE MAGAZINE

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A LOOK BACK

HOLIDAYS IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN PHOTOS COURTESY OF TRAVERSE AREA DISTRICT LIBRARY

Christmas window display and holiday shoppers at Hamilton’s in downtown Traverse City circa December 1947.

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Big Star by Brad Reed Upon discovering that even in snowshoes, I was unable to walk over the five-foot snow drifts on the utility road to Big Sable Point Lighthouse, I had to figure out another way to get there. After using some good risk assessment, I decided my best course of action was to walk on the ice a few hundred yards off shore. After almost a mile and a half of treacherous walking and crawling, I made it to the lighthouse. Exhausted and hot, I made this image in seven degree weather, made chillier by 20 mile-per-hour winds. It was so worth the journey. D7000, F22 at 1/60, ISO 100, 10-20mm lens at 10mm toddandbradreed.com


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GET UP AND GO The rhythm of falling snow and endless sparkling lights. The magic of the holidays in Northern Michigan is more than an afternoon of gift shopping or hot cocoa by the fireplace. More than the inviting warmth of the spa or a romantic dinner for two over wine. It’s having all of those things at your fingertips. You won’t believe it if you haven’t seen it. Get up and go at grandtraverseresort.com/holidays.

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