RESIDE Magazine: Winter/Spring 2023

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Wander into NOMAD A Culinary Experience Women Owned Businesses Blazing Their Own Trail Relax and Rejuvenate Local Spa Offerings Spotlight Artist Mary Bea McWatters

A Buying Process As Unique As You Audi Petoskey



Welcome to the Winter edition of RESIDE. As we transition into a new season, we are reminded of all the beauty Northern Michigan has to offer. Winter is a special time of year for many of us as things slow down a bit from the summer surge. Embracing our natural resources, ski resorts, winter parks and frozen lakes that offer so many different outdoor activities. While some would rather skip winters here, we find over the past years many people are embracing it.

The real estate market continues to be strong in Northern Michigan. We are continuing to see lower inventories across our different markets. With lower inventories, our agents are working harder than ever for their clients to find that right property, many times before reaching the general market. Connecting buyers and sellers has always been important for agents, but now more than ever. Building and cultivating these relationships with buyers and sellers is key to providing the best real estate experience for those looking for a new home or property.

Harbor Sotheby’s International Realty’s commitment to serving the community is also a top priority for our agents. Aligning yourself with one of our experienced agents will give you an edge in finding that right home, or positioning yourself in a competitive market when selling. Sotheby’s International Realty has a marketing plan that has a proven track record of reaching engaged buyers and sellers.

If you’re in the market to purchase, or looking to sell your property now or in the future, we’d love to start that conversation with you. Harbor Sotheby’s International Realty has a talented team that can show you what sets us apart from other brokerages. We have the experience and the resources to help make your real estate transaction seamless and we perform with the highest standard of practices. We are looking forward to another prosperous year serving our clients and making dreams a reality.

Brad Rellinger Managing Broker ON THE COVER: 850 W. BEAR RIVER ROAD, PETOSKEY | EXQUISITE WALLOON LAKE ESTATE An absolute stunning newer home on Walloon Lake being offered for the first time. This custom craftsman style post and beam built home is truly a one-of-a-kind.
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Fine Design • Traditional 306 EAST LAKE STREET, PETOSKEY, MI | 231-347-7200 WWW.ARLINGTONJEWELERSPETOSKEY.COM Fancy Yellow Diamonds From Light To Vivid...Naturally 5.78 Carat Flawless Natural Fancy Yellow Diamond
IN THIS ISSUE 4 - 5 Meet the Team 6 Agents of the Exceptional: Heidi Shearer | Derik Mott | Jenny Nolan 12 850 W. Bear River Road - Petoskey Exquisite Estate on Walloon Lake 16 Harbor Springs 26 Spotlight Artist: Mary
28 Bay Harbor 41 Wander Into Nomad A Culinary Experience 47 Walloon Lake | Petoskey | Cheboygan | Alanson | Boyne Falls 48 Women Owned Businesses Blazing Their Own Trail 53 Relax and Rejuvenate Local Spa Offerings 54
60 SOLD Properties 64 Bloomfield
54 © MM XXlII Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. All rights reserved. Sotheby’s International Realty® and RESIDE® are licensed trademarks to Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. An equal opportunity company. Equal housing opportunity. Each office is independently owned and operated. EDITOR-IN-CHIEF and ART DIRECTOR: Michelle M. Denise | MANAGING EDITOR: Linda Parker | | 3 53 26 41
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Local Treasure: Crooked Tree Arts Center Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark SkyBridge Michigan JoJo’s Cookie Co. Raven Hill Discovery Center
Upper Peninsula
Bay Harbor Katelyn Wheaton, Sales Assistant 231 439 2008 Michelle Denise, Marketing Manager 231 439 2004 Connie Lenau, Sales Associate 231 499 1224 Eric Yetter, Sales Associate 231 409 8798 Brad Rellinger, Managing Broker 231 838 6055 Linda Parker, General Manager 231 439 2530 Chris Etienne, Associate Broker 231 838 2031 David V. Johnson Broker Chairman Erika Schmid, Associate Broker 231 330 4662 4 | Eric Lohman, Sales Associate 970 331 1320 Jeff Patton, Associate Broker 231 881 9019 Derik Mott, Sales Associate 231 373 7888 Heidi Shearer, Sales Associate 989 205 4030
Harbor Springs Jenny Nolan, Sales Associate 313 530 0041 Kristin McDonald, Associate Broker 231 838 4108 Bernie Schaffer, Manager/Associate Broker 231 838 4800 Barb Shepherd, Sales Associate 231 881 5151 Katharine Ross, Sales Associate 609 273 1530 Parker Marshall, Sales Associate 313 590 1766 | 5 4000 Main Street • Bay Harbor MI 49770 • 231 439 2000 • 257 East Main Street • Harbor Springs MI 49740 • 231 526 9889 • Glenn Campbell, Sales Associate 248 873 5243 Stephanie Metiva, Office Manager 231 526 9889

We are Agents...

Enjoy our series highlighting the Harbor Sotheby’s International Realty team - focusing on what makes them exceptional at work, at play, in their community and beyond.

Heidi and her husband Bill fell in love with Bay Harbor and northern Michigan in July 1995. A weekend getaway led to property ownership at the budding Bay Harbor development! It was a decision that would influence the trajectory of their family and future. In that season Heidi contemplated becoming a real estate professional since it was a natural passion to share this gem with anyone who would listen! She gave tours and brought family and friends to this area for years. Living in Midland, Michigan at the time didn’t allow the real estate career to come to fruition.

After 25 years, Heidi and Bill decided to make northern Michigan their permanent residence. A decision that has proven to be fantastic. Their children (20 & 23 years old now) call Petoskey home only after 3 years. This decision opened the door to become an ambassador of the area through real estate!

As an entrepreneur for 25 years and a leadership coach for 5 years, she knows that valuing and serving people with excellence is her highest business objective. She has learned how to be flexible, weather the unexpected and persevere through obstacles. Some things come easy others take wisdom, perseverance, and skill. Heidi loves partnering with the marketing expertise of Harbor Sotheby’s International Realty. It is a perfect fit!

When Heidi isn’t focusing on her clients, she’s focused on family and the next generation. She genuinely loves people. She and her husband host a ‘Summer GAP Internship’ for young people between the ages of 18-27. They help them find jobs in the area, then develop them through a weekly ‘Life & Leadership from a Biblical Worldview’ session. So far, they have invested in 15 participants over the past two years.

Heidi has a degree in International Business from CMU, a Masters in Social Work from UofM, a Certificate in Analytical Psychology, Natural Health Studies, Leadership Coach with John C. Maxwell Team, a Colson Fellow, a local church member, President of Orchards of Crooked Tree condo association, and a Rotarian. At the end of the day, she wants to be known as a person with wisdom and someone you can trust.

You can contact Heidi at 989.205.4030 or email

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Heidi loves experiencing and capturing the northern Michigan sunsets!

of the Exceptional.

Derik Mott is a Michigan native and has called Northern Michigan home for the last fourteen years. Derik believes that all things are possible through vision and action. He is passionate about getting to know his clients and aligning properties that reflect their lifestyle. He believes loyalty, consistency, competence, and persistence are some of the main character traits that clients deserve and appreciate.

Derik understands the importance of a strong, healthy, and growing community. He has demonstrated this understanding through his past involvement as Chairman of the Petoskey Chamber Ambassadors, Petoskey Chamber Board Member, Chairman of Petoskey Chamber Centennial Committee, and President of the Northern Michigan

president of his homeowner’s association and

Member, and nominated for Senatorship with US JCI.

Derik has a genuine curiosity about others and fosters his passion for connecting people through networking, meeting new people, and enjoying the Northern Michigan lifestyle with his well-established circle of peers. Derik is always up for a boat ride, a night on the town, or an intimate dinner party. Derik knows people across an array of social, cultural, professional, and economic circles, and his special gift is bringing these people together and making introductions. He is gregarious, generous with his word, and openly friendly to strangers. Derik can make anyone comfortable and feel included. When he is home, he loves working outside, cooking, and spending time with his three adorable dogs.

Contact Derik who can assist you with all of your real estate needs. He can be reached at 231.373.7888 or by email at | 7
Jaycees. Derik is presently Harbor Springs Chamber Board

Jenny Nolan, Sales Agent

Jenny Nolan is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences from Wayne State University, Jenny followed a career as a University Librarian and as a Researcher for The Detroit News. She eventually turned to real estate, starting that career in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

For the past several years she has directed the marketing for the Harbor Springs office of Harbor Sotheby’s International Realty, making sure clients’ homes are showcased locally and nationally, coupled with the expertise and vast reach of the marketing excellence provided by Sotheby’s International Realty. Jenny brings her research and marketing skills to her clients to make the buying and selling experience as well informed and rewarding as possible.

Jenny and her husband have each been in northern Michigan on and off their entire lives.

Jenny and Mike finally realized their dream of living full time in Harbor Springs eight years ago. And now here she finds herself in the picture-perfect resort town of Harbor Springs on the shores of Lake Michigan, doing constant battle with chipmunks in the garage, deer in the garden, and raccoons at the bird feeder. But the reward is breathing the purest air, snowshoeing on the whitest snow, and swimming in the cleanest water with Mike, the retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, who keeps her well supplied with battle plans and laughter.

Jenny knows Harbor Springs and the surrounding communities and lakes well, is engaged in the community as an active supporter of the Little Traverse Conservancy and the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, among other worthy causes.

Jenny works at the Harbor Springs location and can be reached at 313.530.0041 or email

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Stunning Walloon Lake Estate

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850 W BEAR RIVER ROAD, PETOSKEY | An absolute stunning newer home on Walloon Lake being offered for the first time. This custom craftsman style post and beam built home is truly a one-of-a-kind. As you enter the home you are amazed by the imported arched reclaimed Douglas fir beams that span over 30 foot ceilings in the great room. The main and upper level finishes include a mixture of wormy maple walls, coffered ceilings, broad and batten, accompanied by Van Tassel granite accents, split stone floors, and hickory stairs. Designer kitchen features knotty alder cabinets, granite countertops and state of the art appliances. Just off the kitchen there is a butler’s pantry and custom built wine cellar. Main level study with custom built-in cabinetry and tin accented ceilings. The upper level features two bedrooms plus large guest suite with a full kitchen and separate access. The loft is a cozy living area great for watching movies or relaxing with a good book. Beautiful master suite has a gas fireplace and sitting nook great for morning coffee, large master bathroom with his and hers closets, and inlaid marble flooring. The lower level has many fun features and is perfect for entertaining. Full size bar, media/bunk room, and fitness room with a steam/sauna shower with adjoining bath. There is also a project area and large storage room and golf simulator which can also be used for larger viewing projections. Open living and gaming areas surround a three sided fireplace. The oversized three car garage is equipped with a car hoist that is capable of storing a fourth car in the lower level and plenty of extra storage space. Other notable features are the iconic boathouse with two boat wells and a waterside gazebo. Western exposure with 387’ of prime lakefront, manicured landscaped grounds and a heated driveway. High-efficiency geothermal HVAC with in-floor heat and forced conditioned air.

$18,000,000 | Property ID:469760

Represented by: BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 | | ERIC LOHMAN | 970 331 1320 | | 15


286 E MAIN STREET, UNIT 6 | Quite possibly the finest residence in downtown Harbor Springs this unit occupies the entire top floor of the city’s most exciting new building. The entire living area and covered porch offer breathtaking views of the harbor and Little Traverse Bay. The large, private rooftop deck overlooks the bay and Harbor Springs and includes an outdoor kitchen. The perfect place for parties to watch the 4th of July parade and fireworks. Located across from the new Lyric Theater and literally just steps away from restaurants, shops, marina and city beach. Features include a custom kitchen with high end appliances and a walk-in pantry, garage, elevator and unmatched quality throughout. Completely furnished by interior decorator, this unit is offered turnkey and move-in ready. $3,200,000 | Property ID: 469963 Represented by: BERNIE SCHAFFER | 231 838 4800 |

A masterpiece is taking shape on the Peninsula!
METICULOUS CONSTRUCTION by The Cottage Company FRESH COASTAL INTERIORS by Cottage Company Interiors


8615 STURGEON BAY DRIVE | Captivating views of Lake Michigan from this unique modern beach cottage located in Sturgeon Bay Shores just north of Cross Village. Relish in the ultimate beauty of the pristine white sandy beach, peaceful natural surroundings and the magnificent sunsets located on 79’ of Lake Michigan waterfront. Built in 2004, this carefully designed property features a desirable open floor plan with lake views from nearly every room, three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and an attached one car garage. Other noteworthy elements include a wood-burning stove, metal roof, awning-style windows, wood floors, cathedral ceiling and plentiful storage. First time on the market, this lakefront gem is a true northern Michigan getaway. $990,000 | Property ID: 469861 Represented by: CHRIS ETIENNE | 231 838 2031 |


4690 CAMELOT DRIVE | Enjoy the desirable condo lifestyle in The Highlands at Harbor Springs resort community. This conveniently located property is just minutes from skiing, golfing, tennis and dining, and centrally located between Petoskey and Harbor Springs. First floor owner’s suite, two additional bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, first floor laundry, single car attached garage and all newer appliances and water heater. Generous outdoor deck, sizeable lower level family room, two fireplaces and overflow parking for guests. Short term rentals are permitted. Most furniture is available.

$349,000 | Property ID: 470115

Represented by: CHRIS ETIENNE | 231 838 2031 |


SUMMIT STREET | Build your dream house or a family compound on this stunning, private acreage in Harbor Springs, with access off of Sargent Street through a little known city road access. This property is just under 2 acres, with a two and a half car garage, and is abound with wildflowers and mature trees. This rare offering is a little oasis in the heart of the city. Also a great in-town development opportunity as the property could be split into four lots with City of Harbor Springs approval.

$475,000 | Property ID: 469947

Represented by: KRISTIN MCDONALD | 231 838 4108 |


966 N. TRAVERSE STREET | Adorable in town home in Harbor Springs, located close to the schools. This well maintained home sits on an ample city lot, with a one car garage and nice back yard. One bedroom and a loft upstairs, with two bedrooms on the main level. Clean and dry usable basement is a plus. This home has had all new appliances in the last few years, including refrigerator, hot water heater, range, washer and dryer. This would be a great vacation home, family home, or an investment property.

$299,000 | Property ID: 469474

Represented by: KRISTIN MCDONALD | 231 838 4108 |


S LAKE SHORE DRIVE | Build your dream home with Lake Michigan views on this stunning 3.5 acre property just north of Harbor Springs. The 205 feet of private beach offers a new owner endless sunsets and miles of shoreline exploration. The building parcel is terraced, high above Lake Shore Drive, offering amazing vistas in all seasons.

$369,000 | Property ID: 467305

Represented by: KRISTIN MCDONALD | 231 838 4108 |

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443 SUMMIT STREET | Wonderful in town building site just off the bluff with great seasonal views. With a few trees taken down on the back, it could offer amazing Lake Michigan views all year long. This lot is just a short walk to downtown, and offers city water and natural gas. The property slopes in the back, offering a new homeowner the option of a walk out lower level. The lot has been recently surveyed by Benchmark Engineering. This is a rare find in this market.

$239,000 | Property ID: 469734

Represented by: KRISTIN MCDONALD | 231 838 4108 |


345 FRANKLIN STREET | Great location for a Harbor Springs office space, but with zoning that covers many options. This upscale property offers 3 separate spaces, not currently fully joined together, with an easy fix to combine them again. Unit one offers a full bath completely remodeled, unit two offers a small kitchenette and access to a shared full bath, and unit three has the shared bath and a wonderful patio. All have their own exterior doors. This property has had a complete makeover, with new doors, heating, lighting, fresh paint, new flooring, new drywall, updated electrical and new plumbing.

$139,000 | Property ID: 470185

Represented by: KRISTIN MCDONALD | 231 838 4108 |


3895 TOPSIDE WATCH | Beautiful treed building site just 10 minutes from Harbor Springs, with over 1000 feet of shared Lake Michigan access, and a sugar sand beach that is the best around. Features include tennis courts, pickle ball courts, hiking trails, and miles of Lake Michigan to walk, this association offers a new buyer a wonderful neighborhood of custom homes, and tree lined lanes.

$79,900 | Property ID: 468973

Represented by: KRISTIN MCDONALD | 231 838 4108 |


Represented by: BARB SHEPHERD | 231 881 5151 |

8425 BRIDGE | $1,000,000 | SOLD AUGUST 2022 Represented by: BERNIE SCHAFFER | 231 838 4800 | 175 MAIN STREET | $975,000 | SOLD NOVEMBER 2022 Represented by: BERNIE SCHAFFER | 231 838 4800 | 5381 WINDWARD PASSAGE | $600,000 | SOLD JULY 2022 Represented by: BERNIE SCHAFFER | 231 838 4800 | 4070 PINEHURST LANE | $495,000 | SOLD JUNE 2022 Represented by: KRISTIN MCDONALD | 231 838 4108 | 1185 HIDEAWAY VALLEY | $389,900 | SOLD JULY 2022 Represented by: JEFF PATTON | 231 881 9019| S LAKE SHORE | $360,000 | SOLD AUGUST 2022 Represented by: BERNIE SCHAFFER | 231 838 4800 | 24 | HARBOR SPRINGS
5285 WINDSONG | $1,500,000 | SOLD OCTOBER 2022
WEATHERLY | $1,300,000 | SOLD | 25
Represented by: JENNY NOLAN | 313 530 0041 | 5665
JULY 2022 Represented by: BERNIE SCHAFFER | 231 838 4800 | HARBOR SPRINGS

Spotlight Artist

Mary Bea McWatters

Are you a collector looking for your next favorite artist? Look no further! Mary Bea McWatters has been an artist for her entire life, and still seeks the childlike wonder of creative curiosity every day. Growing up in Petoskey, she earned a fine art degree from Northern Michigan University in Marquette. For the past 20+ years, she has been traveling the world, gathering inspiration, and creating beautiful and inspiring artwork along the way. Her adventure has led her to living and creating in Vermont, Hawaii, Mackinac Island, and back to her hometown of Petoskey, where she lives with her husband Greg, and cat Luna.

Mary Bea’s work brings the healing powers of nature into focus, celebrating the patterns that unite everything in the natural world. Her work is created in a continual process of exploration and adventure. Her daily practice of art includes hiking and mountain biking in the Petoskey/ Harbor Springs area’s beautiful nature trails, kayaking the waters of Little Traverse Bay, and snowboarding at Nub’s Nob and The Highlands. Curiosity informs much of Mary Bea’s artwork, and she is continually discovering new hobbies that inspire her- baking bread, wood carving, gardening, sewing, and guitar, to name a few.

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“Mackinac Island Vista”
“Poppy Sunset”

Of her many creative pursuits, painting every day is the most important and compelling way that Mary Bea creates art. She is fascinated by the different social, cultural, visual, and emotional structures that can be represented through painting. Mary Bea’s large-scale paintings can evoke strong emotions and nostalgia for the beauty and peace that are found in the outdoors. Her work is featured at Mary Bea Art, her studio and gallery on the bank of the Bear River in Petoskey, and on her website, MaryBea-Art. com. You can also find her work at Northgoods and Yoga Roots in Petoskey, Hanni Gallery in Harbor Springs, and at Mackinac’s Little Gallery.

To inquire about her work or to schedule a studio visit, feel free to reach out to her via email:

“Mary Bea’s art is so bright and fresh. Even briefly viewing a Mary Bea creation lifts my spirits and helps remind me of the healing powers of getting outside and appreciating the trees and water around us. “ ~ Nellie E. | 27
“Sunlit Trail”
“Shoreline Journey” “Breaker”


$645,000 | Property ID: 461576

ERIC YETTER | 231 409 8798 |


Homesite located in Preserve South at Bay Harbor with over 300 acres of mature hardwoods along the famed Preserve Golf course. A very private secluded haven inside Bay Harbor. Build your dream home overlooking the greens fairways in a very nice setting.

$149,500 | Property ID: 467423

BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 |

Rare building opportunity. This vast homesite displays quarry views, golf course views and beautiful Lake Michigan views. Amazing opportunity to build your private estate at the end of a lovely cul-desac in a wonderful gated neighborhood setting in Bay Harbor.
5664 COASTAL WOODS COURT Estate sized parcels located in Coastal Woods in Bay Harbor, located along the famed Links Golf Course. Site ready for your custom built home located near all the best amenities northern Michigan has to offer. $149,000 | Property ID: 467420 | $149,000 | Property ID: 467419 BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 |

Located in Bay Harbor near the Quarry Bluffs and Preserve neighborhoods. These storage garages are secure and safe and perfect for storing your Electric Vehicles, Boating Accessories and more. Sitework has started and we are ready for construction in Spring of 2023. The time is now to purchase your Carriage Place and choose your location.

Welcome to Bay Harbor’s newest neighborhood development – Carriage Place. Carriage Place will consist of 6 buildings with 4 units each with a total of 24 storage garages located near Quarry Bluffs and the Preserve. 23 units will be 14 x 34 and one unit will be 14 x 30. Each will be insulated and finished with dry wall. Each unit will have 50 amp electric with 4 outlets. A 9 x 8 insulated overhead door with windows and opener as well as a passage door. There will be a transom window installed in the back of each of the units for additional light, paved driveways and landscaping included.

There will be one shared bathroom off building C (unit 12). Options include installation of a mini split unit for heating and cooling and electric car charger. You could also combine units making for a larger space. 14 x 34 Units – $119,500 | 14 x 30 unit – $99,500 231-439-2000 |

Tickets and more information at or 231.439.2610 800 BAY HARBOR DRIVE BAY HARBOR, MI 49770 Stayuptodate allseasonlong! Experience the arts at the Center. inspire • entertain • educate The Center’s mission is to inspire, entertain, educate, and serve all in Northern Michigan year-round by presenting exceptional experiences across the full spectrum of the performing arts and offering impactful educational opportunities.

Featuring homesites offering gorgeous panoramic views of Lake Michigan. Overlooking the Bay Harbor Lake Marina and Village at Bay Harbor and within strolling distance to boutique shops, dining, events, world-class boating, golf, bike trails, access to Sunset Beach, and the Great Lakes Center for the Arts. Ridge homes can be a part of rental management inside Bay Harbor. Sites offer walk-out lower level and accommodate single family homes with an urban feel. Don’t miss out on the chance to build and design your dream home inside Bay Harbor’s distinctive Village.

Secure your homesite today. Available Homesites at The Ridge range from $179,000 to $249,900. Represented by: BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 | Home Rendering for Site #4




This Coastal Cliffs parcel is located on the incredible Quarry Golf Course. The large wooded lot is located at the end of Coastal Cliffs, a very private setting close to the Bay Harbor Golf Club.

$129,000 | Property ID: 467416

BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 |

6283/6307/6301 QUARRY VIEW DRIVE


$109,500 | Property ID: 429382 / $89,500 | Property ID: 429391

$79,500 | Property ID: 429387

ERIC YETTER | 231 409 8798 |



$99,000 | Property ID: 467424/467425 $59,600 | Property ID: 467431

BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 |

$49,900/each | 8 docks currently available

building sites with magnificent views of Lake Michigan and the Quarry Golf Course. Located on a private cul-de-sac.
Homesites located in Preserve South at Bay Harbor which boasts over 300 acres of mature hardwoods along the famed Preserve Golf course. Private and secluded setting.
Woods homesite located along the famed golf greens and fairways on the Links golf course. Site ready for your custom built home and centrally located to all Northern Michigan has to offer.
$89,000 | Property ID: 467417 BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 | 7045 PRESERVE DRIVE NORTH Nice wooded lot abutting acres of hardwoods in The Preserve. Neighborhood boasts over 300 acres of mature hardwoods surrounding the golf course in Bay Harbor. Site ready for your new home inside Bay Harbor. $69,500 | Property ID: 467421 BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 | VILLAGE HARBOR
Located on Village Harbor Lake in Bay Harbor with easy access through the deep water channel into Little Traverse Bay. Docks are 37’ long and 14’ wide. Water and electric are included in the dues. Membership in the Bay Harbor Yacht club is required.
located in Preserve South at Bay
with 300 acres of
along the
Golf Course. Private and secluded setting. $129,500/each | Property ID: 467426/467427/467428/467429/467430 BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 | 5314 & 5374
COURT Coastal Woods homesite located along the famed golf greens and fairways on the Links golf course. Site ready for your custom built home and centrally located to all Northern Michigan has to offer. $99,500 | Property ID: 467418 BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 | 6869 PRESERVE DRIVE SOUTH
homesite in Preserve South neighborhood with views of the Preserve course. This generous wooded homesite is a preferred location for golf aficionados. Build you dream up north getaway or year round home in Bay Harbor.
| Property ID: 464187
CHRIS ETIENNE | 231 838 2031 | | 231 881 5151 | 32 | BAY HARBOR
mature hardwoods
famed Preserve
700 SUNSET WAY | $1,700,000 | SOLD JULY 2022 Represented by: ERIC YETTER | 231 409 8798 | 725 SUNSET WAY | $1,200,000 | SOLD JUNE 2022 Represented by: ERIC YETTER | 231 409 8798 | 34 | BAY HARBOR
6113 COASTAL CLIFFS COURT | $1,895,000 | SOLD AUGUST 2022 Represented by: CHRIS ETIENNE |231 838 2031 | 5644 COASTAL RIDGE DRIVE | $2,100,000 | SOLD NOVEMBER 2022 Represented by: CHRIS ETIENNE |231 838 2031 |
4300 VISTA DRIVE #18 | $260,000 | SOLD MAY 2022 Represented by: BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 | 790 FRONT STREET, SWIM CABANA 11 | $190,000 | SOLD JULY 2022 Represented by: ERIC YETTER | 231 409 8798 | 7187 PRESERVE COURT | $149,500 | SOLD SEPTEMBER 2022 Represented by: BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 | 724 SUNSET WAY | $159,000 | SOLD AUGUST 2022 Represented by: CHRIS ETIENNE | 231 838 2031 | 757 & 765 W BEACH STREET | $99,500 | SOLD JULY 2022 Represented by: CHRIS ETIENNE | 231 838 2031 | 4300 VISTA DRIVE #60 | $175,000 | SOLD DECEMBER 2022 Represented by: HEIDI SHEARER | 989 205 4030 | 36 | BAY HARBOR

Four Seasons of Fun At Your Club

RENOVATED CLUB. million worth of renovations in the past year as project. Contemporary modern design, exquisite officially enhanced this magnificent setting. Create membership.

WELCOME TO OUR AWARD-WINNING, NEWLY RENOVATED CLUB. Contemporary modern design, exquisite new and redesigned amenities, and elevated service have officially enhanced this magnificent setting. Create cherished memories that will last a lifetime with exclusive membership privileges where you can enjoy full, year-round access to all BHYC amenities, programs, activities, and events. Property ownership is not a requirement to join. Contact our Membership Office for more details on joining the Club!

To Dock Your
Boat Michigan
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Bay Harbor Docks

Purchasing a dock gives you the privilege of being in the heart of the social center of the community at the Bay Harbor Yacht Club. In 2020, the Club embarked on an expansive $13.5 million project to renovate and refurbish their facilities, amenities, and services. The Club now features a contemporary modern design, enhancing the already magnificent setting, including a private beach, Kids Club, state-of-the-art Wellness Center, Aquatics Center, Relaxation Spa, year-round activities and dining experiences as well as exceptional concierge services For

Pricing and Availability, contact the Harbor Sotheby’s International Realty’s office at 231-439-2000 or email
6325 QUARRY VIEW DRIVE | $725,000 | SOLD SEPTEMBER 2022 Represented by: CHRIS ETIENNE |231 838 2031 | 822 BLUFFS COURT | $299,500 | SOLD OCTOBER 2022 Represented by: BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 | 3636 CLIFFS DRIVE | $859,000 | SOLD JULY 2022 Represented by: CHRIS ETIENNE |231 838 2031 | BAY HARBOR | 39
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Wander into NOMAD

One of my favorite things to do as an agent is to introduce my clients, particularly those moving here and unfamiliar with the area, to local insider knowledge on the things that make northern Michigan special. Businesses, and restaurants in particular, add to the attraction of the region, and this attraction is vital to our seasonal pull. So, if I were to name a restaurant to ensure an impression of regional capability and culinary excellence, I would send him or her to Nomad. Full disclosure: this is not a sponsored article, Nomad is not paying me to write this, though I am working with them this summer on music programming, that is a side note, as I would still write this anyway, if only to hook an out-of-towner as a matter of local cultural pride.

Upon first arrival, a guest is greeted in a rotund entry with a marbled floor. Beyond, the restaurant itself is open, airy, with decor and furniture of contemporary design. Natural light fills the room from the west as windows face the bay of Bay Harbor. In the summer, one can sit on the patio with a cocktail and watch the boats and sunset. Sophisticated elements, from the menu to the cutlery and plate design, with attention to refined minutia and detail, contribute to atmosphere. | 41

The menu is presented with instructions that the dishes are meant to be shared, and it is easy to see why, as the most unique offering of the restaurant is the creativity behind the menu items. A flavor pairing of note is the kimchi carbonara; composed of udon noodles, a sunny egg, and kimchi. One of the appetizers is listed as a foie gras pbj. Note peanut butter is absent, but here the seared foie gras paired with the blackberry jam- creates a similar palate harmony. Dishes like this remind me of the process of creating what is called an “edit” in music production, where instrumentals from one song are combined with vocals from another, or peppered with samples, to create a new song. This is highly stimulating to an audience familiar with both songs, as they now hear each in a new way, and in similar method, Executive Chef Eric Basta does the same with food, by composing an equally stimulating experience by combining non-traditional elements to be delivered in the form of a new dish.

This outside-the-box take was contrary to his training in classical French cuisine. “I want to do things people don’t expect” said the chef when asked about his unique philosophy on food. “We can all go to the places that have a burger, but what we’re trying to do here is: be different. I’m setting the bar higher than I could ever achieve, and try to get to a place where I’ve never been before.”

While this type of creativity may be more common in a major metropolitan area, it is rare for northern Michigan, and should be celebrated, as divergence from the standard fare is not without risks. Granted, you will find familiar items on Nomad’s menu, albeit with a sophisticated alteration.

Nomad is brought to you by the same people who brought you Maple + Batter, this area’s now iconic brunch spot. They are the Morrison family, who originally summered in the Little Traverse Bay area before calling it home. They consist of Jamie, Bryant, Laura and Philip. Philip and Bryant are brothers. After the success of Maple + Batter, which had built its brand as a brunch destination, they moved to open Nomad in May of 2022, just down the street. The Morrisons were inspired by the Detroit food scene and wanted to bring it here, with shareable dishes to focus on the social aspect of dining, and a menu comprising different dishes from around the globe.

“A lot of our plates were designed to be larger so they could be shared with the table. We designed our main plates to be shared. A lot of thought went into how the dishes were composed on that shareable component.” Philip said.

The name Nomad came from this concept, as did the vision for the space, as a nomad isn’t known for a singular identity, with the ability to continuously change. From the name, came the design, as they knew they wanted to go with more earth tones, simplified to its basic elements with a concrete floor, Napa wood tables and beams, and mixed metals.


After the concept was established, and Executive Chef Eric Basta and pastry/sous Chef Hans Jessen were on board, the menu creation became the next focus. Eric and Hans presented 50 dishes to the executive team across four sessions, with 10-15 different dishes each time, so that they may experience the menu as a guest would, only to narrow the selection down to 24, with each dish being evaluated on presentation, portion size, ingredient composition, and find a balance to create a diverse portfolio to allow guests to engage with the menu in different ways.

After the dishes were selected, the owners, along with the chefs, designed the back of the house to create the stations necessary based on the selected menu items. “It was full “trust the chef.” We were looking to give the people in this space, including ourselves the best opportunity to succeed, and have the best guest experience and to do that, we knew we had to make an investment in the kitchen. They were very excited to think strategically and orchestrate the kitchen equipment for purpose and quality. There might be ten steps of execution to bring a dish from kitchen to table, and the right kitchen equipment is essential.” When asked on allowing the chefs carte blanche on the menu, Bryant said “It was important to give the Chefs the opportunity to create what they were passionate about, and provide the corresponding equipment to execute their vision.”

While they expected a slow build up after opening, they were surprised to be busy from day one. “We were ecstatic about how well received we were.” said Philip, and referred to the restaurant being a beehive throughout the summer. Winter is always a challenge for businesses in the area, as the population drops. Businesses have to get creative, and so, Nomad unveils new menu items throughout the year.

I am looking forward to reserving Nomad for my real estate clients and friends visiting the area for special occasions. Of the menu items, my favorite dishes were the 10oz prime filet with a truffle cognac mushroom sauce, as well as the spicy Italian sausage & veal bucatini ragù with burrata and pesto.

Nomad is located at 795 Front Street in Bay Harbor. Its hours are 4:30 - 9:00 in the winter, and which will extend later in the evening throughout the summer. | 43
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Women Owned Businesses Blazing Their Own Trail

Let’s face it - women have always been trail-blazers, but there was a time when most women were in smaller roles in the business world, the times are certainly changing on that front.

42% of small businesses are currently owned by women in the United States. An average of 1,821 new businesses start per day by women in 2022. 16% of startups in the United States had at least one female founder. Comparing that to the numbers in years past: In 1972, women owned only 4 percent of all American businesses. By 2018, 22.35 percent of American businesses that employed people in the United States are owned by women. That tells us that there has been a 20% increase in just 4 years.

A “boom” of women entering the business world happened during World War II, as they were filling jobs that men had left behind to serve in the military. Some women took these jobs as a patriotic duty, while others started businesses of their own. One of the successful businesses at that time was Estée Lauder, who was working on the idea for her beauty products which officially launched in 1946, a year after the war ended.

Many women who were also mothers began to open home-based businesses. Lillian Vernon, while pregnant with her first child, started her own business investing money for wedding gifts and mailing out catalogs in which she would fill orders right from her own dining room table.

In the late 1960s and 1970s, the women’s movement had a profound effect on the influx of female entrepreneurs including Ruth Hertel who opened the famed Ruth Chris Steak House in 1965, which turned into an extremely successful restaurant franchise all over the United States. This also led the way for successful business women including Mary Kay Ash (Mary Kay Cosmetics), Martha Stewart and Melanie Perkins who created Canva, the web-designed app that is used by millions today.

Our local communities also have an abundance of fabulous women-owned businesses. They are driven, hard working ladies who are experts in what they do and have a passion to share that passion with others. Here we will feature a few of these great businesses.

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Keep it Real Social

Sommer Poquette has spent over a decade working as a professional blogger, social media consultant, and online influencer. She has worked with awardwinning PR and advertising firms on social media campaigns for large brands such as eBay, Verizon Wireless, Whirlpool, Method, and Stoneyfield Farms. She has consulted with companies of all sizes and even commuted to Oakland County, California, for three years as a social media consultant for the Shaklee Company.

After selling her Nielsen top-rated blog in 2018, Sommer Poquette launched Keep it Real Social to help businesses of all sizes use social and digital media marketing successfully. They are a boutique social media marketing agency with a team that has expertise in Social Media Management & Strategy Content Creation-Blog, Graphic Design, Web Design & Development, Brand Design and also offers training for businesses to assist them with their media planning.

The company is an official partner of the Sinclair Broadcast Group, the largest and most diversified broadcasting, media, and content company in the nation. This collaboration offers unique marketing products to clients to reach their target market. Bringing their expertise to our little corner of the world.

Harbor Brenn Agency President and

Be Amazing. Embrace Community. Live Relationships with Excellence. Be Curious. Those are the four mottos of Harbor Brenn, an independent insurance agency that represents multiple insurance companies in the industry, as well as your very own trusted, licensed insurance advisors.

Ashley Decarteret actually started working at Harbor Brenn when she was in middle school, helping to answer phones and file for her father’s office. She started working officially for the company in 1998, literally working her way up through the business to become owner and president in 2016.

Harbor Brenn strives to be a very active part of the community, being involved for over 40 years by supporting, volunteering, and participating in many local causes and events.

Ashley is a Certified Insurance Counselor, “the best and most knowledgeable insurance practitioners in the nation,” and has built a fabulous team of experts who know the world of insurance, and who are there to help you every step of the way.

Spruce Organizing

Spruce Organizing is many businesses all rolled into one including Professional Organizer, Home Manager, Personal Assistant and Grocery Shopping Service, all the brain-child of owner Michelle Powell. Spruce Organizing began in Park City, Utah in 2008 as a full-service, insured, residential organizing business that prides itself on helping each client to solve his or her unique organizing challenges. In 2022 Spruce opened a second location in Petoskey that serves Charlevoix, Harbor Springs and the immediate areas offering the same services.

Spruce offers expertise to help determine what to keep and what to get rid of, find out how to best dispose of unwanted items and install the perfect storage solutions to help you feel more at peace in your space. They also offer staging for homes getting ready to be put on the market, using all the best connections to declutter and lightly decorate for the best presentation possible. They will then donate or sell dated furnishings and work with a determined budget to help maximize your dollars with new lighting, art, window treatments and decor.

Little Traverse Tileworks

Owner: Cora Smith

Elaine Keiser, Architect

Owner: Elaine Keiser

Cora Smith is the artist behind Little Traverse Tileworks creating ceramic tile for decoration, gift or installation at a studio and shop in Harbor Springs. Her concept began in 2010 with the mission of providing quality ceramic tile to the retail industry with an Up North feel.

One of their specialties is the design and creation of custom tile. Their custom installation work has included creative fireplace surrounds, kitchen and bathroom tile and custom shower surrounds. They also create custom designs for your address, trivets, ornaments and more.

Elaine Keiser has over 20 years of providing innovative and incomparable designs across the United States. She is licensed in several different states including: Michigan, Maryland, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Wisconsin and works in both residential and commercial properties.

She has owned her architectural business in Harbor Springs since 2000, and has been recognized nationally for her work.

A couple of her architectural designs that may seem a bit familiar are Walstrom Marine building in Harbor Springs and the Kilwins Chocolate Retail and Factory in Petoskey.

Elaine Keiser follows one simple rule: Exceed our clients’ needs and expectations, every time. It is a simple rule, but a powerful one.

Step into the open air studio in Harbor Springs in which you can actually watch the tile process being created just outside the retail shop.

For anyone looking for an impeccable design, EK Architects are ready to turn your dream into a reality. | 49

Julienne Tomatoes Deli & Bakery

The building that houses Julienne Tomatoes has quite a legacy. Located on 421 Howard Street in downtown Petoskey, the building has been there since 1897 according to the historical archives. A feed store, meat market, small grocery market all have been in that same spot. The longest running business was a printing company (currently known today as the Petoskey News Review) and was in that location for 48 years. Grain Train Natural Food Market was also in that building for a few years. In 2003, Julie Adams opened Julienne Tomatoes, with the dream of serving sandwiches, soups and pastries with the freshest ingredients, including using many of our local farms and resources. Julie is a hands-on owner and very well-known in the community. You can find her not only whipping up her amazing culinary dishes in the kitchen, but also at the register taking orders and waiting on and greeting her guests. The cafe is truly a town favorite, receiving rave reviews from not only the community, but patrons that are here on vacation during the busy tourist season. Another amazing aspect of Julie and her business is her involvement with many non-profit organizations in the area including Petoskey Rotary Club Charities, Blissfest Organization, Manna Food Project, Women’s Resource Center and Tipp of the Mitt Watershed Council just to name a few. This sweet little brunch spot is a cherished business downtown, a place to meet friends and be greeted with a warm smile. Also the perfect place to order your next celebration dessert such as the Fruit and Vanilla Torte with three layers of vanilla chiffon, layered with custard and strawberries. Finished with whipped cream, toasted almonds and fresh sliced fruit.

Yoga Roots and Healing Arts

Back in 2007, owner Tiffany Lenau didn’t expect to open her own yoga studio. She had spent the last two years teaching classes at North Central Michigan College, as well as local gyms and retirement communities, but she kept feeling the universe telling her that she “should open her own studio” and Yoga Roots was born. In November 2022, Yoga Roots and Healing Arts celebrated 15 years of offering a complete open healing space, as well as educating and teaching the art of yoga. The business was founded on the idea of creating a safe and sacred space where students could heal, learn and grow.

Yoga Roots is not simply a “yoga studio”, but also a teaching center, dedicated to teaching others how to be yoga instructors as well, with a commitment to continue to learn and grow in the healing arts. Tiffany uses the approach in her studio that it goes further than a yoga session, but also teaches healing and empowerment in daily living.

Tiffany also believes in the power of sound healing, an experience using Tibetan singing bowls, alchemy crystal singing bowls and gongs, after she had her own journey of healing from sound therapy after an accident. The sound therapy brings internal peace through meditations and the rhythm of the sounds. It is something everyone needs to experience to completely understand the benefits to the human mind and body.

Yoga Roots has a well-trained staff ready to introduce everyone to the healing arts and happily supports all ages, body types, genders and fitness labels. They are there to help you feel safe and comfortable. Inner peace and healing begins at Yoga Roots in downtown Petoskey.


Owner: Dr. Lisa Fortin

Dr. Lisa Fortin serves as the pioneer for regenerative medicine in Petoskey. The practice opened its doors in 2017, with a focus on pain management, anti-aging and neuromuscular services that do not require surgery or pharmacuticals for healing.

After completing her undergraduate studies summa cum laude in Biotechnology at Ferris State University, Dr. Fortin spent a year working in neurosurgery research at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and became a published researcher. She developed a strong foundation regarding the most intricate processes of the human body at the cellular level and went on to earn her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit.

When Dr. Lisa started practicing regenerative medicine, she was amazed by the results! She was classified in the first percentile of the worst cellular health for her age and became obsessed with finding a better solution. In less than two years, she reversed her biological age by 20 years, eliminated brain fog, and alleviated all of her painful symptoms. She also helped her husband recover from his traumatic brain injury and her mother eliminate crippling back pain. She was passionate about becoming the first doctor to open an advanced healing center in the area so that she–along with other health experts–could transform traditional healthcare by offering nonsurgical, non-pharmaceutical recovery options.

Dr. Fortin offers a free consultation to address any issues your body might be having, and how ReYOUvenate can help you in the healing process including offering many alternatives to making you feel years younger and to restore your body to health. If you have not had the honor of meeting her, she is definitely one of the most knowledgeable doctors on the human body that you will ever have the pleasure of meeting.

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A few places to “escape”to in northern Michigan designed to refresh your well-being

Spa at the Inn at Bay Harbor

Experience body, massage and nail services designed to provide visibly beautiful results through thoughtfully selected natural ingredients in luxuriously advanced formulations.

Brand new this year is the Relaxation Lounge. Let your stress levels melt away, as you put on your plush robe and make a cup of Naturopathica tea and listen to the gentle sounds that will soothe your soul while awaiting your spa service.

Offerings include several types of massages, body treatments such as the Lemon Verben Hydration, which will leave your skin absolutely glowing, facials using only the most organic ingredients and pampering pedicures and manicures. The Spa at the Inn also has a fitness center which features weekly classes in Yoga and Barre.

You can also bring a “group” to the spa for a special, personalized retreat. Visit their website or call for details. | 231.439.4046

Studio Harbor Ashiatsu and Massage, Petoskey

Specializing in deep tissue bodywork which utilizes barefoot massage techniques, gravity and consistent soothing strokes to provide a luxurious therapeutic massage. Another form of massage is Ashi~Thai, a combination of stretching, compression work and movement with a gentle and rhythmic flow.

Other innovative therapies offered are Cupping Therapy, a reverse massage with use of concentrated suction, cups are applied as tools to draw tissue away creating space for oxygen, living cells and nutrients needed for healing as well as Gua Sha, an ancient healing technique, Sarga Floor Bodywork, Trigger Point Therapy, and Yomassage used to help relieve chronic pain and muscle stiffness. | 231.838.7619

Willoway Spa and Wellness, Petoskey

Willoway Spa is like stepping into a beautiful oasis, featuring so many different ways to help you unwind, with calming effects to lose yourself into tranquility.

Offerings include Float Therapy, in which you can enjoy complete rest and relaxation while floating weightless in 10 inches of body temperature water and 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt. Clients have said they can feel instant pain relief after just one session. They also have Infrared Saunas, known to help with anxiety and stress relief. The spa also has a Himalayan Salt Room, known to treat many upper respiratory issues, as well as boost the immune system. Sound healing is also offered, which assists the body and mind into harmony and health.

Be sure to check out the Sound Oasis creating a state of deep relaxation while opening up the body’s natural healing pathways. Surrendering to the sounds will assist in releasing blockages and creating a profound sense of peace. | 231.881.9924

Erikas Massage, Bay Harbor

Erika is a licensed massage therapist with over 17 years of experience with a passion for excellence. Her team of certified therapists have expertise in various forms of massage including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone and Couples massage.

Erika’s also offers Ashiatsu Massage a barefoot technique which delivers deep, broad, consistent pressure while using the therapist’s feet and body weight.

Another form of therapy offered is Craniosacral Therapy, which uses gentle touch to palpate the joints in the cranium, emphasizing the role of musculoskeletal system in health and disease. | 231.489.7525

Spa at Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls

The Spa at Boyne Mountain is a refuge where friends can reconnect while lounging in soft robes by the fire, and where you’ll find the perfect complement to a day on the slopes or trails.

A full range of spa treatments are at your fingertips, as well as spa day passes which will allow you a full day to relax, including soaking in the indoor Jacuzzi and taking a break in the steam or traditional saunas.

If you truly want to give yourself the ultimate treat be sure to check out the Spa Signature Journey Package which includes a 90-minute Swedish Massage, 90-minute Custom Facial, 60-minute Mountain Manicure and 60-minute Mountain Pedicure.

A new offering is Bemer Therapy, which is a revolutionary technology that is known to improve blood flow and increase healing in as little as 8 minutes. | 231.549.7946

Ability Body in Motion, Harbor Springs

The Ability team consists of licensed, insured, knowledgeable, and friendly staff each with their own specialties and passions. Our goal is to give clients a relaxing and refreshing experience to enhance their quality of life.

Massage is their focus, and therefore their offerings are centered around this including traditional massage, deep tissue massage and pregnancy massage which helps mothers-to-be increase circulation and comfort through various gentle and relaxing techniques.

Jeff McDonald, owner and massage therapist has over 31 years of experience and opened the business in 2014, hoping to bring community wellness to downtown Harbor Springs. | 231.526.2064 | 53

Local Treasure

Crooked Tree Arts Center

Crooked Tree Arts Council was founded in 1971 by a group of local residents to sponsor and encourage activities in the arts in Emmet and Charlevoix Counties. The founders had three goals in mind when establishing the organization: provide high quality cultural experiences for the residents of Northern Michigan; encourage area artists and provide a means by which those artists could advance their professional careers; and form an umbrella organization that could provide cultural services for the entire two-county area, avoiding the unnecessary expenses inherent in a duplication of services by several small, independent organizations.

It was founding member Sally Clark who suggested the organization be named Crooked Tree. The phrase referred to a noted local landmark important to the indigenous peoples of Northern Michigan. The landmark was utilized as a gathering place for trading, and Crooked Tree Arts Center was to be a gathering place within the community for those interested in the arts.

In the beginning, Crooked Tree Arts Center operated out of the founders’ homes, as well as a space in the Petoskey Public Library and at North Central Michigan College. In 1978, they purchased the United Methodist Church in downtown Petoskey. Renovations that were made on the building which has stood since 1890, were funded by local and private fundraising efforts. The building did transform further with an extensive renovation in 2003.

For over five decades, Crooked Tree Arts Center has developed excellent visual and performing arts programs, community outreach, and opportunities for artists and art lovers alike. Managed by a professional staff with guidance from the board of directors and the helping hands of numerous volunteers, the organization is recognized as one of the community’s more important assets.

Membership has grown to over 3,000, with members living throughout Michigan and the country. Thanks to the support of the Northern Michigan community, Crooked Tree Arts Center is able to serve over 250,000 annually, with its branches reaching farther each year to spread its mission of inspiring and enriching lives through the arts. Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey features four galleries, a theater, dance studio, classrooms, a culinary arts kitchen, and much more. The art galleries are free and open to the public, and class offerings can be found on their website,

Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark

Not many places in northern Michigan can say they can maintain a solid temperature of 84 degrees year round, but one place can...Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark located at Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls, Michigan. The waterpark opened with grand applause in May of 2005, boasting 88,000 square feet of splash-time fun for all ages, including 7 slides, 4 pools, a Lazy River Adventure, an 800 gallon waterfall, hot tub area and “Kitz Pool” area for toddlers.

The newest attraction, is The Big Couloir, a vertical slide that launches you down a narrow tunnel at an exhilarating 38 feet per second! You then go around a 360 degree loop, finishing in a splash to the pool below. This is not for the faint of heart, but for adventure-seekers, you should really give it a try.

More information including hours and ticket pricing can be found on

SkyBridge Michigan

SkyBridge Michigan opened October 15, 2022 at Boyne Mountain Resort with much anticipation. It is the World’s Longest Timber-Towered Suspension Bridge, putting Boyne Falls on the country’s map. News outlets from across the United States have featured the bridge’s construction and story, including a sketch on SNL News Update. SkyBridge Michigan is constructed between the peaks of McLouth to Disciples Ridge. Guests ride the Hemlock Scenic Chairlift to the top, and from there can cross the 1,200-foot long and 118-foot high pedestrian bridge with sweeping views of the landscape. Open year round, weather permitting.

For more information and tickets, visit

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It all started in the crazy year of 2020. With an abundance of time on her hands, quarantine led Jordyn to take her passion for baking to a whole new level when she set out to create the perfect cookie. She aimed to craft something thick and chewy with crisp golden edges on the outside and a slightly under baked center. She enjoyed dedicating long hours of research and a lot of time testing batch after batch to try different recipes and ingredient combinations. Finally, Jordyn produced JoJo’s first and finest: the chocolate chip cookie.

After the development of several new flavors and a lot of taste testing, Colin quickly came to believe that this could become so much more than just a hobby. When they shared cookies with friends and family, the feedback was overwhelming.

Not long after their wedding, Colin talked Jordyn into taking the leap into business ownership and together they started JoJo’s Cookie Co. Jordyn resigned from her job in the insurance industry so she could fully dedicate herself to their new company, and since then it has grown tremendously. From JoJo’s humble beginnings in the kitchen of Colin and Jordyn’s first home in Saginaw, MI to their new storefront in Petoskey, MI, their goal remains to create “Smiles from Scratch” one cookie at a time!

Jordyn and Colin - Owners of JoJo’s Cookies

JoJo’s Cookies is located at 2611 Charlevoix Avenue in Petoskey. The great news can’t just choose one flavor, so buy a variety, and every single one will be your new favorite. They are a welcome addition to Petoskey and the perfect place to cure your sweet tooth cravings. For more information, visit

Raven Hill Discovery Center

In 1991, Raven Hill Discovery Center was the beginning of a dream, when the Center was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) corporation. That dream became a reality in 1992, when Raven Hill opened to the public. Founders, Cheri and Tim Leach, imagined a place that would provide hands-on experiences through programs, exhibits and facilities that would connect science, history and the arts for all ages.

Located on 175 acres in East Jordan, Raven Hill expands time from prehistory, to modern, to the future and from our world to beyond the universe. Minds of the young and old are challenged and stretched through experiences that expand the brain and link ideas. The Center uses informal education to tear down walls - opening doors that connect learning for children and adults. Something at the Center catches the visitor’s eye and leads to a new experience, which strengthens an individual’s understanding and problem-solving skills. That experience might be connecting the science and history of copper during a copper pendant art class. It might be families using physics to create a ramp system to slow the golf ball down on the Rollaway in the Museum. Visitors to the Alternative Energy House might see “the light bulb go on” and better understand the sequence of energy conversion from solar to chemical (batteries) to electrical to light. No matter—program, exhibit or facility—the agenda is the same: making connections that point to new ways of thinking and new experiences for Raven Hill visitors.

At Raven Hill, visitors experience a “new world” in the main museum, learn about animals in the exotic animal room, and further expand their explorations and minds outside in the Music Garden; Beyond Jurassic Park walk; One-Room School House; ET Building; Accessible Tree House and the Ancient World.

Raven Hill Discovery Center’s vision is to provide a unique environment for quality hands-on learning for people of all ages. At Raven Hill Discovery Center, we help visitors discover the world of science, history and the arts. Connections emerge through constantly evolving exhibits and facilities, thereby helping participants make sense of the world as it was, is, and might be.

A rural setting with pond, swamp, forest and fields, Raven Hill Discovery Center provides an environment for discovery and the space to learn, create, grow and play. We celebrate the joy of lifelong learning and the appreciation of nature and our earth.

For more information on Raven Hill Discovery Center visit | 55 JoJo’s Cookie Co.
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1535 ROBBINS POND ROAD, BRUCE CROSSING | Exceptional 280 acre retreat in the heart of the wilderness, with its own 60 acre private lake. Frank Lloyd Wright inspired main home, a guest home and caretaker’s home. This is a paradise for the outdoorsman, with bear, bobcat, moose, and wolves, and extensive trails for snowmobiling and ATVs. The lake is great for canoeing, swimming and fishing as it has been stocked with trout and other fish in past years. Special touches are throughout the main home including three fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen, Italian marble in the master bath, stained glass windows, custom cabinets and forged stair rails. It is being offered fully furnished, as is the guest house located across the lake from the main house. All three houses are perfectly spaced for the utmost privacy. The exterior offers a helipad, three very large garages for all of the boats and toys, and most notable: two waterfalls and a dam, that in the past provided the electricity for the main house, and the saw mill, that milled all of the timber for the post and beam construction. This property has been host to weddings, family retreats, and offers endless recreation possibilities as well as weekly rental options. Square footage on the main house is 5,500, with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, the guest house is 1,800 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, and the caretaker’s home is 2,200 square feet, with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. $2,700,000 | Property ID: 469968 Represented by: KRISTIN MCDONALD | 231 838 4108 |


OFFERING 724 CEDAR STREET, SAULT SAINTE MARIE | Home, Gallery, Portfolio, many descriptions, all accurate, for this 6 bedroom one of a kind home in Sault Ste Marie. Owner is well known artist working primarily in stone and tile. Has operated successfully as a luxury Bed and Breakfast. This house is frequently featured in local architectural walks and social gatherings. $600,000 | Property ID: 469698
GLENN CAMPBELL | 248 873 5243 |
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CARNEGIE TRAIL, NAUBINWAY | Beautiful Lake Michigan Lakefront, located in Naubinway, only 45 minutes from the
Bridge. Enjoy the shallows of the beach and ever changing sandbar. 109 feet of frontage, 455 feet deep for a total area of 1.32 acres. Private and secluded with state land bordering Carnegie Trail. $299,000 | Property ID: 469254
| 248 873 5243 | 58 | UPPER PENINSULA
Represented by: GLENN CAMPBELL


W. TOP O THE LAKE ROAD, GULLIVER | Unspoiled nature at its finest with the ultimate in privacy and security is found on this 200 acres and 7,000 feet of Lake Michigan’s north shore. This tract has been preserved and cherished by a small number of long term owners and it’s time to pass on to the next caretaker. One gated entrance provides access to Top O’ the Lake Road, a private road providing good access to the parcel. The subject is the last parcel on the road so your peace and solitude will be guaranteed. This single point of access will create a private, secure, quiet oasis for a select few willing to leave the beaten path and head north to the pristine wilderness that remains in large parts of the Upper Peninsula. The property boundary will include 3 adjacent private owners and about 3,000 acres of state land. The south facing beach is one of the finest freshwater beaches in North America and the sand is soft and plentiful from the wide sandy beach to the grass covered dunes. Deer, birds, raccoons and other forest dwellers roam the oak covered hills that are interspersed with towering white and red pine stands. Interdunal wetlands are found away from the lake where you can hike and find native flowers and plants. There are many exceptional building sites on this 7000’ of private frontage with electric available across much of the tract. The property is on a 7 mile stretch of sandy beach that is very lightly traveled with rarely a person in site! If you are looking for some sanity in this world, this might be the place to find it!

200 ACRES: $8,500,000 | Property ID: 468580

55 ACRES: $2,300,000 | Property ID: 468504

20 ACRES: $1,150,000 | Property ID: 468505

Represented by: BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 |

3693 S BAY RIDGE DRIVE, SUTTONS BAY | $5,999,000 | SOLD OCTOBER 2022 Represented by: BRAD RELLINGER | 231 838 6055 | SOLD PROPERTIES
102 HAWK RIDGE, BOYNE CITY | $490,000 | SOLD OCTOBER 2022 Represented by: BARB SHEPHERD | 231 881 5151 | 9832 FAWN LAKE DRIVE, STANWOOD | $379,000 | SOLD SEPTEMBER 2022 Represented by: DERIK MOTT | 231 373 7888 | 16297 GRACE HARBOR ROAD, OCQUEOC | $67,000 | SOLD DECEMBER 2022 Represented by: PARKER MARSHALL | 313 590 1766 | 7789 RED PINE TRAIL | $18,000 | SOLD AUGUST 2022 Represented by: JEFF PATTON | 231 881 9019 | 2059 WOODS LANE, PETOSKEY | $180,000 | SOLD NOVEMBER 2022 Represented by: KRISTIN MCDONALD | 231 838 4108 | 5564 LAKEVIEW DRIVE, INTERLOCHEN | $369,000 | SOLD JULY 2022 Represented by: KRISTIN MCDONALD | 231 838 4108 | 455 CROOKED TREE DRIVE, PETOSKEY | $185,000 | SOLD OCTOBER 2022 Represented by: CHRIS ETIENNE | 231 838 2031 | 62 | SOLD PROPERTIES
11149 SUMMERHILL WAY, CHARLEVOIX | $895,000 | SOLD SEPTEMBER 2022 Represented by: CHRIS ETIENNE | 231 838 2031 | 824 RESORT PIKE ROAD, PETOSKEY | $779,000 | SOLD NOVEMBER 2022 Represented by: CHRIS ETIENNE | 231 838 2031 | 07805 EAGLE NEST CIRCLE, CHARLEVOIX | $649,900 | SOLD AUGUST 2022 Represented by: CHRIS ETIENNE | 231 838 2031 | 4451 OAK POINTE DRIVE, BRIGHTON | $574,000 | SOLD JULY 2022 Represented by: ERIC LOHMAN | 970 331 1320 | SOLD PROPERTIES | 63


2623 TURTLE SHORES DRIVE | The Boathouse at Turtle Lake is the most unique waterfront property in Oakland County and one of the most unique in the United States. With 1.413 acres of rolling topography, dramatic views and 223 pristine feet of Turtle Lake frontage, The Boathouse is the perfect spot for either a romantic getaway or an intimate beach house. The interior boasts floor-to-ceiling glass windows, pewabic tiled wood burning fireplace, knotty pine walls, exposed wooden beams, wide plank hardwood floors and a blue stone foyer. Outside there is a permanent dock to accommodate multiple boats, a sandy beach and of course Turtle Lake, home to world-class bass fishing. | $4,990,000 | Property ID: 443392
Represented by: DAVID V. JOHNSON | 231 439 2000 |
2629 Turtle Shores Drive | $1,400,000 | Property/Web
443345 2633 Turtle Shores Drive | $1,400,000 | Property/Web
SHORES AT TURTLE LAKE HOMESITES 2629/2633 TURTLE SHORES DRIVE | Set along Turtle Lake’s natural shoreline, these lakefront sites without wetlands, stunning topography and southern exposure are ideal for estate sized homes. Enjoy bass fishing, kayaking, paddle boating and bird watching all within the gated, 24-hour guarded Turtle Lake community.
Represented by: DAVID V. JOHNSON
231 439 2000 |


TURTLE LAKE DRIVE #45 | The Stables at Turtle Lake is by far the most prestigious trophy property in Oakland County. This estate once served as a working farm in the late 1800s. Through the years, the integrity of this estate has been maintained through careful planning and watchful maintenance. Within the expansive pastures are a set of original 1920s buildings comprising of an immaculate 9,260 square foot Horse Stable and Cow Pen, a 5,000 square foot Dairy Barn and Silo, and a 648 square foot multi-use building.

6.29 ACRES : $5,950,000 | Property ID: 466222

TURTLE LAKE DRIVE #44 | This spectacular building site is one of the largest vacant lakefront lots in Bloomfield Hills. With over 465 feet of frontage and a building envelope that stretches near the water’s edge, this property could potentially accommodate multiple structures including a boathouse.

Transforming inspiration into reality (248) 642-7771 Grand Rapids & Bay Harbor (616) 682-1700 View video of this home being built in The Preserve of Bay Harbor, Michigan (248) 874-0605