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Serving Petoskey, Harbor Springs, & The Entire Inland Waterway

231-548-9336 800-249-9923 www.Fairbairnrealty.com Lake Huron

Crooked Lake

Breathtaking views from this amazing Lake Huron log home. Views of the “Straits of Mackinac” from nearly every room. With an open floor plan for comfortable entertaining or just sit back and relax in front of 1 of the $795,000 2 fireplaces. Special features of this home include guest suite with private entrance, mature landscape, private setting, 120 ft of shoreline, spacious exterior decking for outdoor entertaining or just sit back and watch the freighters. Furnishings Included. 432425

Crooked River

120’ of Oden Island sandy beachfront. This spacious 3 bedroom 3 bath home has an open floor plan and a fully finished walk- out basement, which makes for the perfect waterfront entertainment residence. 432224

$479,900

Crooked Lake

This 3 bedroom 2 bath home sits on 144’ of Crooked River in one of the most desirable locations Devils Elbow. With stunning views up and down the river this home makes for the perfect retreat or $360,000 year round home. Many extras include a 20x34 covered boat well with an electric hoist system and electric curtain system, gas operated electrical generator system, sprinkler system and much more. Offered fully furnished. 431735

Fully furnished 3 bedroom, 2 bath unit with an impeccable sand beach just steps away from the front door. Boat slip and mooring included as well as a one car garage. Land Contract Terms Available. 4258787

Pickerel Lake

Lake Michigan

The perfect home for entertaining. Open floor plan. Lots of space, very well thought out, like new condition, and many extra features. 134’ of sandy beach for children to play on and in. Good water depth $550,000 for boats. On the Inland Waterway and near everything that Northern Michigan offers. 417545

Amazing is the word. This Lake Michigan quaint historic cottage has undergone major restoration, yet maintained the feel of days gone by. Sand beach frontage with incredible Mackinac Bridge $310,000 views on a quiet dead - end street and only steps from the Historic Fort. Ideal setting for a summer retreat or year-round home. 431729

Douglas Lake On Douglas Lake’s north shore with 2 acres of woods and 117 feet of waterfront. Enjoy yearround use with easy access form I-75. Beautiful views form this well maintained family cottage. Includes furniture, dock and boat hoist. 275185/431275

$175,000

Crooked Lake Views

$289,900

This stunning, custom-built, 4 bedroom, 4 bath log home is situated in a quiet location overlooking Crooked and Pickerel Lakes, just minutes between Petoskey and Mackinac Island, making this a great location for all forms of year-round recreation. Just a few of the many amenities include Deeded Water Access, upgraded stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, 2 Jacuzzi tubs, central air, hardwood flooring, and knotty pine interior. All furnishings are optional for purchase, making this a great move-in ready home complete from curtains to dishes. 405251.

$399,000

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Spring/Summer | 2012 Ima ge : Tr i l l i u m , p h o to g r a p h e d n o r th of H a r b o r Sp r i n g s Mark Flemming, photographer

illuminate. cultivate. create. celebrate. These are words that matter. Words being embodied all over northern Michigan, a movement rooted in a commitment to community and sense of place. It’s transforming, empowering, revitalizing not just our towns, but our dedication to Michigan itself. We’ve plowed through existing publication after publication, looking for pages that collect images, stories, events, and information on a platform reflective of this energy. We wanted to see something elevated, fresh, clean. And guess what? We couldn’t find it. As a community newspaper publisher (Harbor Light Newspaper, Harbor Springs) we opted to take the lead, bringing residents, visitors, and resorters a one-stop read beyond just listing events; it will embody the feeling of connection that defines northern Michigan, a light of joy and promise in this disconnected world.

order pri nt s : w w w . t hirdc oas t i m ages . zenf olio. c om

Welcome North is an updated seasonal publication with the oldest values at its core: tell the stories. take good pictures. celebrate art. make a difference. We’re grassroots, because that’s where creativity thrives. And we’re inviting you to be a part of this movement-- this leap into joining innovators and idealists and folks who love this Great Lakes state-to help us foster community, widen the circle, and lift up exactly what it is that makes northern Michigan shine.

Believe in Community. We do.

-Kate Bassett, Editor

A bo u t : Welcome North is p u b lis h e d t h r e e t im e s d u r in g t h e year b y N o r t h C o u n t r y P u b l i sh i n g C o r p o r at i o n , 2 1 1 E . T h i r d S t . , Har bor S p rings, Michigan 49740. 23 1 . 5 2 6 . 2 1 9 1 . Ne ws @n c p u b lis h . c o m . A d ver t i si n g : M i ch el l e K et t er er m i ch el l e@ n cp u b l i sh . co m ; E d i t or: Kate B assett kate@ncp u b lis h . c o m ; Ar t / Ph o t o g r a p h y : Mar k Fl em m i n g m ar k@ n cp u b l i sh . co m ; C o n t r i b u t i n g w r i t er : D an i el l e McIntosh; P u blis he r: C harles O'Neill, cha r le s @n c p u b lis h . c o m Welco m e N o rt h | S p rin g / S u m m er 2 0 1 2

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Lavender Hill Farms of Horton Bay

Breathtaking Lavender Fields

Giftshop - Locally Made Gifts

Tours & Lavender Shop Hours

Lavender fields... romance in Northern Michigan! Immerse yourself in the moment.

June 15-Sept. 15 Mon-Friday, 10-4 Saturday, 10-3 Closed Sunday

07354 Horton Bay Road N. Boyne City, Mi 49712 231-582-3784

www.lavenderhillmichigan.com

PETOSKEY

URGENT CARE Prompt service. CourteousShop staff. Quality Tours & Lavender HoursCare.

Walk-In convenience Fri & Sat May 18-June 15 No appointment needed Daily, 10am-4pm June 15-Sept.15

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Accepting most major insurances

Providing access to compassionate, quality health care for all of northern Michigan.

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QUIMPER

JUNE-AUGUST Street Musique, every Thursday 7-9pm JUNE 23 Waterfront Wine Festival JUNE 28 Harbor Springs Fine Art Gallery Tour JULY 4 Parade and Fireworks over the Bay

AUGUST 9 Cars in the Park SEPTEMBER 1 Downtown Street Sale & Celebration SEPTEMBER 22 Taste of Harbor Springs NOVEMBER 24 Christmas Tree Lighting DECEMBER 8 Downtown Merchants Holiday Open House

From the Elizabeth Carrott Collection Available in Plates, Bowls and Tiles.

Fresh Produce Harvested Daily

AUGUST 4 Summer White Party

10-5 • 721 W. Lake St. • 231.526.5571

Explore Northern Emmet County Day and night! McGulpin Point Lighthouse

One of just 6 International Dark Sky Parks in the U.S.!

1869-1906

The Headlands

An International Dark Sky Park! Gift shop, docents, tours 500 Headlands Dr. • Mackinaw City 231.436.5860 • open daily, no charge

emmetcounty.org

Free monthly programs: emmetcounty.org/darkskypark/ 7725 E. Wilderness Park Dr. Mackinaw City • 231.436.4051

The Headlands • Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga • Cecil Bay • Fairgrounds • Pellston Regional Airport

Quality of life is everything.

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o appreciat e t he magn i tu de of t he Gr eat Lakes, y ou m u s t g et close to them . Launch a bo at on th eir waters o r hi k e t he i r beac h es or c limb t he dune s , bl u f f s and roc ky pr o mo nt o r i e s th at su rrou nd t he m and y o u will see, as pe o pl e have seen sinc e th e age of glac iers, th at t he se l ak e s are p retty d amned big. It’s no wond er t he y ’ r e so me times u p grad ed to “Inland Seas” and “ Sw e e t w at e r Seas.” Calling th em lakes is like c alling t he Ro ck i e s hills. Nobod y p retend s th ey c omp are to t he A t l ant i c or Pac if ic , bu t even th e saltiest saltwater mar i ne r s have been su rp rised to d isc over th at th e l ak e s co ntai n a p ortion of oc ean f u ry.

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K nowing the L a kes Every once in awhile, communities are blessed with a voice-- someone who puts words to the simple, and extraordinary. A definer of connection between people and place. Jerry Dennis is just such a voice for northern Michigan. Through the lyrical passages of his books, Dennis teaches us about shorelines, rivers, lakes. He reaches beyond beautiful descriptions, binding together all who love the Great Lakes with deep truths and poignant meditations. This excerpt is taken from his book, The Living Great Lakes, a collection of essays about a trip around the sweetwater seas as part of a crew on a tall-masted schooner. This, as well as others by Dennis (including his most recent title, The Windward Shore-- highly recommend it) are available in Harbor Springs at Between the Covers and in Petoskey at McLean and Eakin and Horizon Books. Each summer, I like to read passages like this one, while sitting on my own favorite chunk of Lake Michigan shoreline. It's a great way to feel belonging, mystery, wonder, awe. -- Kate Bassett

The first time I saw Lake Michigan, I thought it must be an ocean. I was five years old, and my family had just moved to the Leelanau Peninsula, the little finger of Michigan’s mitten, and rented a hilltop house with a view of the lake. In the living room, centered before the picture window, was a brass telescope mounted on a pedestal, where I would stand on a chair at night and peer at ships on the horizon, each lit as brightly as a small city. My father told me that they were ships five-hundred to a thousand-feet long, with cargo holds that could carry a hundred trainloads of wheat or iron ore. If they were headed south, they were probably bound for Chicago; if north, for Detroit, New York, London, Hong Kong. I would stand in our house and watch those large, bright, slowly passing vessels and sense connection with the world. It was a magical place to live. Our yard ran in a long slope down to the lilypads of South Bar Lake, with Lake Michigan a stone’s throw beyond. At the big lake was a beach empty of people most days and a playground of sandblasted swings and teeter-totters set precariously a few feet above storm waves. My memories of that summer are filled with painted turtles and watersnakes, with excursions down the beach in search of treasures, with ominous dark thunderstorms passing over the lake, lightning flashing in the distance. My mother had grown up a few miles down the shore in Glen Arbor, and my father’s parents owned a cherry farm and sugarbush a few miles inland, so for them it was a homecoming. For me it was a revelation.… ...Though I’ve lived near the Great Lakes most of my life, there came a day a few years ago when I realized how little I knew of them. To get better acquainted, I drove around each of their shores. Eventually I drove around them again. I explored beaches and shoreline villages and city lakefronts. I met passionate people who showed me the places they loved and were fighting to protect. I filled boxes with brochures, pamphlets, reports, books. I took notes and photographs. In the end I got to know some of the people, cities, and roads – but not the lakes. For a month and a half I stayed alone in a house on the north shore of Lake Michigan. Mornings I worked at a desk in front of a sliding-glass door with a view of North Manitou Island, low and darkly wooded, and beyond it the horizon of the open lake blurring with the sky. Afternoons I walked the beach. It was February and March of an unusually warm winter, and I had the shore to myself. I would follow a trail from the house to the foredunes, walking through snow in February, then, in March, after the snow melted, on sand. Pausing at the bluff, I would look up and down the length of the bay. A few miles to the north was Whaleback, a wooded promontory in outline shaped like a giant sperm whale— Moby-Dick beached and grown over with forest, his blunt head yearning lakeward, his fluke raised behind. To the south, beyond the long swerve of the bay, was Pyramid Point, a raw sandy dune topped with forest. From a distance the Point looks like someone once tipped a knife at an angle and carved it smooth. Every afternoon I walked along the same stretch of uninhabited beach and watched the ways it changed. I became interested in the

relationship between sand and wind. High on the beach, where the sand was dry, was a lunar landscape I had never noticed in my years of exploring Lake Michigan beaches. Scattered across it were thousands of stones the size of golf balls, each stranded on a pedestal of sand and casting a thin shadow. I learned that geologists call the stones “lag grave,” and that they are stranded there when wind blows the sand away from them. Larger stones that stay in place for years become faceted on the side facing the prevailing wind. Geologists call them “ventifacts.” I became interested also in the kinds of waves I saw. The smallest were capillary waves, hardly more than wrinkles on the surface of the water, which act like tiny sails to catch the wind and make larger waves. Gusts blowing over the land plummeted to the water, flurried into cat’s-paws, then gathered force and raced away toward Wisconsin. Whitecaps marched across the bay and pumped up and down against the horizon line, their tips bright as snow against the blue of the lake. Breakers purled and galloped down the shore. Low swells made sluggish by the cold seemed to rise from the bottom of the lake and crawl to shore, finally collapsing on the sand like exhausted swimmers. From Walter J. Hoagman’s genial little guidebook, Great Lakes Coastal Plants, I learned the parts of the coastal zone. The fringe where the sand is always wet is called the “swashzone.” The dry beach, above the reach of ordinary waves, is the ”backshore. “ “Bluffs are banks built over millennia, rising a few feet to a few hundred feet above the backshore. Foredunes” are uneven, hilly dunes, well above the high –water mark, scattered with coastal plants. “Backdunes” are larger hills of sand, where trees and shrubs live among coastal flowers and grasses, punctuated by “blowouts” of barren sand, eroded by wind. In the foredunes and backdunes I examined winter weeds trying to identify by stalks and dried leaves such plants as sand cress and sandwort, fringed gentian, yarrow, false heather, and silverweed. After a few weeks I was as enchanted with the names as I was with the plants they designated. Guidebook in hand I walked the beach, reciting into the wind: Lake tansy, calamint, Queen Anne’s lace. Little bluestem and horsemint. Mossy stonecrop. Starry false Solomon’s Seal. Sea rocket and beach pea. Soapberry, pigweed, and spiked lobelia. Indian paintbrush. Seaside spurge. Bugleweed, horsetail, windflower. Six weeks on the beach, and I never got tired of it. On the contrary – I wanted more. I wanted to see it all and know everything about it. Gradually I began to know those two miles of beach and dunes. But of course it wasn’t the same as knowing the lake.

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sh o r t pi e ce o n to k e ns ?

Tokens of A ppreciation Farm Tokens for Education-- part of Pond Hill Farm’s non-profit organization, Farming for our Future-- are a great way to support local food and local schools. Look for the tokens wherever local foods are sold (grocery stores like Toski Sands, markets like Pond Hill, and some area restaurants)-- purchase something grown nearby and you’ll receive a fivecent token that can be given to an area school of your choice. It’s “box tops for education” gone local.

At M a r k e t Bay Harbor’s Open Air Market features music, food tasting farmers, homemade baked goods, as well as unique handmade goods by artisans. The market is located in the Village of Bay Harbor with the backdrop of sparkling Lake Michigan. Regional Farmers, artisans and foodies have been hand selected to participate. The market runs every Friday from 2-6 p.m. through September 7.

corn, cheese, cherries, Friske’s apples and goods, bagels, organic bakery goods and maple syrup. Events will also be hosted each Thursday during the market, including yoga in the park at 8:30 a.m., doggie play date from 12-1 p.m., live music, cooking demonstrations and story time in East Park at 11:30 a.m.. The market is held every Thursday from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. beginning June 7 and ending October 25. For market events visit charlevoix.org.

Boyne City Farmers Market is in full swing with 60 vendors, featuring seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs as well as baked goods, preserves, eggs, cheese, maple syrup, meat, potted plants, trees, shrubs and cut flowers. The market includes a juried craft market with unique handmade items. It’s held in Veterans Park every Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. For more information visit the expanded farmers market website at boynecityfarmersmarket.com.

Good Hart Market Days Travel the tunnel of trees to the small town of Good Hart, where you will find local produce, maple syrup, candies, honey and handmade personal care products. The market will also feature artists and artisans including hand blown glass, garden art and more. Market days take place on Saturday from 2- 5:30 p.m. starting June 23 and running through color season. For more information or directions, visit goodhartstore.com.

Charlevoix Farmers Market is held downtown in Charlevoix's waterfront East Park. With 39 vendors, this year’s market highlights include

Harbor Springs Farmers Market Many vendors return with healthy eats and savory treats; new vendors this season will bring french

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macaroons, hummus, fresh quiche, dried and fresh herbs, maple syrup, mustard, mushroom butters and whitefish pate. The market will also feature cooking demonstrations, acoustic music and weekly featured merchants. Also new this year will be the market’s awareness Carrot Campaign. Buy a lawn dart to support the market and encourage friends to eat fresh all summer long. The market runs on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. starting June 16 through Labor Day. Mackinaw City Market The market will run in Conkling Heritage Park in the Village of Mackinaw City. It runs on Friday afternoons from 1-7 p.m., and is occasionally held on Sunday as well. Downtown Petoskey Farmers Market The downtown market boasts everything needed for a local feast, from fresh vegetables and organic meats to flowers for the table. The market is held on the 400 block of Howard Street between JC Penney’s and Juilenne Tomatoes each Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.. It runs June 22- September 28.


The Northern Table

B y K at e B a s s e t t

We are fresh. We are local.

We are northern Michigan.

The Tingleff’s represent a movement of passionate, energized young people who are making a living by making a difference. “There is so much community built around food,” gushed Ann Marie, walking through her backyard. As she passed gardens, a chicken coop, cherry trees and grapevines, she paused before entering a wooded path that leads to the Maple River. “This is not just a business for us. It’s a way to connect people to local farms, and to support those who are growing good food.” As the kids play inside a circle made by a hammock and chairs alongside the river bank, Ann Marie smiles. She said the idea for Local Eats came out of a desire to work from home. “While I loved my job, I really felt pulled to be here,” she recalled, adding information about a similar local foods service downstate had been “tucked away”-- and one day, the possibility of starting something here just clicked. Dave-- a big fan of good cuisine and all things northern Michigan-- jumped on board with the concept immediately. “Last year was our first season. We started intentionally small, because we were learning as we went along. It’s our intent to keep building as we go. We definitely have big plans,” he said with a grin. While the baskets-- which can be delivered weekly, biweekly, or as a one time purchase-- already contain all the best of in-season bounty,

Photo by M ark Flemming

This is the mantra of the Tingleff family-- Dave, Ann Marie, and children Jonathon and Scarlet-- owners of Local Eats, a service that delivers baskets of locally grown, farm fresh produce and products to a growing number of homes and businesses throughout the area.

as well as fresh fish, delicious canned goods, maple syrup and honey, a range of local meats will be added this summer. Eventually, the Tingleff’s dream of adding dairy products, and perhaps someday, even homebrew beers. The only rule? Everything must come from a 100-mile radius. “When we started, we put an ad in the paper looking for growers,” Dave noted. “We have been very fortunate to meet and get to know truly wonderful farmers. We’re creating a network. We visit these folks. We talk about what crops are working, or what crops are struggling. We share information and ideas. We’ve learned so much.” “And oftentimes, we’re picking

produce right alongside them,” added Ann Marie. All the vegetables and fruits that go in Local Eats baskets are collected the day of delivery, making it a true fieldto-table experience. “I also include weekly newsletters detailing what is in the basket, as well as recipes and preparation or storage tips,” she said. “Our goal is to make it as easy and enjoyable as possible for people to eat this way.” “What’s unique about what we do is that we allow people to customize, like if they know they don’t like kholrabi, we won’t put any in their basket. If they love kale, we can double up. We also don’t require any commitment. We even have people who like

to send Local Eats baskets as gifts. It is a great way to celebrate good food and help the local economy at the same time.” Dave said some $78 million gets spent each year on groceries in Emmet County alone, and if just 20-percent of that could be captured by the local foods market, it would strengthen the community in many ways. “In addition to knowing where your food comes from-- and having it taste the way real food should-supporting local farmers allows them to maintain or grow their businesses. That equates to local dollars staying in our communities,” he said. For the Tingleff’s the biggest payoff is the joy of connection. “We have customers whose daughter hated vegetables until she had vegetables from our basket,” beamed Ann Marie. “It’s so much bigger than us,” added Dave. “It’s supporting a whole community of farmers. It’s supporting a whole community of people who want to eat well. We feel very strongly about bridging the gap between those who can afford to eat locally and those who can’t. Our baskets are created with this in mind. Strengthening community is a key part of what we want to do.” For information on Local Eats or to sign up for a delivery, visit: www.localeatsdelivery.com

or call (231) 539-8203.

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Michigan’s Recycling Rock Star

Elisa Seltzer

Photographer: Mark Flemming

Em m e t C o u n t y D i r e c t o r o f R e c ycling We all need role models. Folks who inspire us to learn, grow, make a difference. Emmet County is incredibly fortunate to have Elisa Seltzer running the county’s recycling programs, as she has shown time and again how one person’s tireless efforts can, and do, create positive change in communities. Here, Eliza shares some of thoughts on being a visionary who conquers trash mountains, one piece of reusable “garbage” at a time.

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W h e n yo u ar r i ve d i n Em m e t Co unt y, re cycl in g sta r ted wi t h j ust t wo ne wspape r d ro p-o f f si t e s...How did you b e gi n b ui ld i ng m o m e nt um f o r wh at e x ists toda y? Did yo u always h ave a gr and vi si o n f o r t h e progra m? Fro m the be ginning the p la n w a s to de velop convenie nt, co mp re he ns ive re cycling p ro gra ms th at were s us ta ina ble. The co mmunity re a lly re s pond ed with s tro ng s up p o r t f o r co unty-w ide re cycle d rop sites and a w ide ra nge o f ma te r ia ls a cce p te d. The v ision created the mo me ntum. Once the ba s ic p ro gra m was estab lis he d, we co ntinue d building up o n it with accepting mo re ma te r ia ls f o r re cycling a nd o f f e r ing more ser v ice s, s uch a s cur bs ide re cycling.


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Recycle Recycle Recycle We take the gift of our natural resources very seriously here in northern Michigan, and we ask our guests and visitors to do the same. Keeping this area as pristine and protected as possible is a privilege we all share. Here’s a list of local recycling drop sites; please use them whenever possible. The following drop-off sites are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week: Mackinaw City: Behind the High School and baseball diamond at the Public Works Yard. Cross Village: Off Levering Road on Oak Dr., next to the Fire Hall. State Road: Readmond Township Hall, just off State Road on Wormwood Road north of Harbor Springs. Pellston: The corner of State St. and Zipf. Robinson Road: Jurek’s Market at the Pleasantview Rd jog. Harbor Springs Area: Parking lot at the Harbor Springs IGA. Alanson Area: Off Milton Avenue in the Village Public Works Yard. Toski-Sands Market/M-119 Harbor Springs-Petoskey Road: Behind Toski-Sands Plaza on M-119. Glen's North: In Glen’s Plaza, at the west end near the coin laundry, of US-31 near intersection of M-119. Petoskey South: Behind Dunham’s in Bay Mall. Petoskey News-Review: In the parking lot at the corner of Howard and Michigan Streets in downtown Petoskey. Springvale Township: Behind the Township Hall off Mitchell Rd. The Emmet County Recycling Center Also includes the County Waste Transfer Station and Yard Waste Composting Center. We like to say you can “drop everything!” at the Drop-off Center: Recyclables, garbage, and yard waste all in one stop! Location: 7363 Pleasantview Road, Harbor Springs. On the east side of Pleasantview Road, roughly one mile north of the intersection of M-119 and Pleasantview Road Hours and Holidays The Drop-off Center is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 P.m. Saturdays Also, look for the blue receptacles in downtown Harbor Springs-- there are several placed along the sidewalks for glass, plastic, and metal.

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Graham REAL ESTATE 5630 Lower Shore Drive: Lovely 9 year old waterfront home at 5-Mile Creek. Built by Town & Country, this quality home features 1st floor master suite, large living room w/fireplace, beautiful kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 3½ baths, family room with fireplace – beaut i f u l l y s i t u ate d on nearly 200’ of Lk. Mi. frontage. (M LS # 4 3 3 6 8 0) $1,700,000

8256 Troup Road: Attractive and well-constructed three bedroom 2½ bath rural home on approximately 40 acres. Offering a very comfortable floor plan, wood heat in addition to LP gas, beautiful countryside views, large shed plus a 2400 square foot barn with radiant heat. (M LS # 4 32 9 9 0) $450,000

5790 Westward Passage:, Spectacular sunsets, privacy, peace and quiet only minutes from town! Designed and built with thought and care, custom features include: 10’ coffered ceilings on main floor, spacious kitchen w/ custom cabinets, granite counter tops and Wolf, Sub-zero and Bosch appliances and a large main floor master bedroom with bath. (MLS# 433333) $1, 295, 000

7114 Lightfoot Rd.: 2 bedroom, 2-bath ranch home located in a secluded wooded setting. Large attached 2-car garage, 1847 fnished sq ft, brick wood-burning freplace, partially finished basement, spacious k itc hen, liv ing and dining room. Many Pella casement windows allow for lots of natural light. ( M L S # 4 3 0 9 9 8) $210, 000

8206 S. Pleasantview Road: Lots of potential in this older well-built two bedroom 2½ bath home conveniently located between Harbor Springs and Petoskey. Pretty setting back from the road on 1.7 partially wooded acres. (MLS# 433232) $99,900

5945 Cummings Ln.: Custom built home w/spectacular views., Large living room (cathedral ceiling, fireplace, oak floors & floating staircase) opens onto a spacious deck overlooking Lk. MI. Master bedroom w/private side deck, spacious closet & large bath plus 3 guest bedrooms., Shor t walk to shared beach.

713 Greenway Dr.:, Professionally decorated end unit being offered furnished., The blend of color and patterns are combined with comfortable, livable furniture. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the surrounding woods as well as the amenities of Birchwood, golf, tennis, pool, dining and the soc ial aspec ts of the club. ( M L S # 3 3 3 3 4) $400, 000

1525 Quick Road: Cute and clean as a whistle with new paint, new hardwood floors, new carpet and in move-in condition is this three bedroom two bath home home located close to town. Plus an extra two-car garage with storage or a playhouse above. ( M L S # 4 317 7 6) $169,500

287 Loveland: Spacious chalet on two lots near Nubs Nob. Three bedrooms, 3 baths, stone fireplace, sauna, apartment with a full bath above the large two-car garage and more make this a great winter or summer getaway. Enjoy the convenience of being near skiing, snowmobiling, and golf. ( M L S # 42 4 4 4 4) $249,900

2560 Liegl Drive, Alanson: Perfect starter or retirement home. Two or three bedrooms, 2 full baths, gas fireplace, cathedral ceilings, nice sized deck are just a few features that makes this a wonderful home. Convenient location with easy access to Petoskey or Harbor Springs. ( M L S # 4 3 076 3) $115,000

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495 Harbor Drive West #75: Well maintained Harbor Cove unit - deck has been enlarged to twice original size, ceiling fans in every room, loft converted to 4th bedroom, being sold furnished - no artwork. Has not been rented - extremely clean. Seller will contribute to Phase II Assessment for exterior paint, roof, etc. ( M L S # 42 6 9 6 9) $223,000

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Graham REAL ESTATE 6208 Trillium Trail: Recently renovated, this lakeview home offers an idyllic setting for all seasons just a few miles out Lakeshore Drive. Sitting atop a high bluff, the 10 wooded acres feature unobstructed views of Lake Michigan along with private beach access. Updated to impeccable standards, quality materials and craftsmanship can be found throughout. The open floor plan includes a main floor master suite, full custom kitchen, living room with cathedral ceilings, formal dining area, attached 3-car garage, and a bonus room perfect for a home gym of future expansion. (MLS#429859) $1,395,000.

5530 Chippewa Drive: Spectacular 770’ of sandy Lake Michigan shoreline in Cross Village. Just under 10 acres with a 1160 square foot main cabin and a 518 square foot guest cabin that could be renovated or removed for several excellent building sites. ( M L S # 4 3 3 5 71 ) $749,000

5461 Windigo: Appealing end unit in Windward features a main floor master suite, 1½ baths down and a 2nd floor with full bath, 2 bedrooms, loft and lots of storage. Updated with new paint, carpet, and appliances. Tr e m e n d o u s views of the Bay and close to the Windward lake, clubhouse, pool and tennis courts. ( M LS # 4 314 97) $280,000

524 E. Bay St., #8: Comfortable and attactive condominium on the yacht basin in Harbor Springs, featuring 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, harbor view balcony, garage, 2 blocks from downtown in Harbor Springs - very good c o n d i t i o n .T h e d ow nt o w n wa terfront location is wonder ful! ( M L S # 4 3 0 4 9 3) $534,900

5518 Lower Shore Drive: Charming two bedroom, two bath waterfront cottage on 100’ of Lake Michigan, 6 miles from Harbor Springs on a beautiful wooded lot with excellent lake and beach exposure. Open living/dining area, built-in cabinets, stone f i r e p l a c e, a n d offered comfortably furnished. ( M L S # 4242 8 9) $525,000

5225 Forest Beach Dr.: Cozy, winterized 3 bedroom 2 bath waterfront cottage in Forest Beach Association. With its private drive and sidewalks, playground and tennis courts, Forest Beach Association is one of the best-kept secrets on the Bay! Completely updated in 2006, the cottage is ready for you to move in and enjoy the sunsets from your patio on the beach! ( M L S # 4 2 9 4 2 4) $675,000

520 W. Bluff: Attractive well maintained Harbor Springs home with a nice view of the Harbor - attached garage, large kitchen. Front porch with a view, very large lot, 5-year old roof. A very appealing property. Lot is divisible. ( M L S # 4 2 9 5 9 1) $299,000

3561 White Goose Lane: Steeped in history, this four bedroom, two bath home with guest quarters is situated on 168 feet of Burt Lake frontage and features original woodwork, stone fireplace, enclosed porch overlooking the Lake, two car garage and most furnishings included. Beaut i f u l L a ke a n d sunset views. ( M L S # 4 3 3 3 5 8) $975,000

487 East Main Street: Beautifully maintained Main St. home. Featuring all season sun room, new appliances, underground sprinkler system, air conditioning and convenient paved drive-thru from Main Street to Third Street. Close to beach, shops and park. Come take a look! ( M L S # 4 3 3 2 5 4) $459,900

244 Artesian: Enjoy all Harbor Springs has to offer in this beautifully maintained 2 bedroom 2 bath condominium - offering a nice open floor plan, fireplace, connected porches off bedrooms and a quiet wooded setting. Just a short walk to park, beach and downtown. ( M L S # 4 314 5 4) $169,500

Cook Point: Outstanding waterfront building site located just two miles from Harbor Springs. This lot offers panoramic views of Little Traverse Bay, 150 feet of white sandy beach and a private drive. (M LS # 428727) $595,000

800 Harrison: Conveniently located 3 bedroom 2½ bath home offers lots of room to spread out. Very functional main floor living with fireplace and hardwood flooring – lower level offers family room and optional den/office space plus lots of storage. This home sits on a large corner lot with a secluded yard and spacious deck. ( M L S # 4 3 2 6 75) $154,900

341 2nd St.: Classic newer home below the Bluff and close to everything. Five full baths, one half bath, five bedrooms, high quality kitchen and baths. Lovely finished lower level. Large front porch - this very comfor table home must be seen to be appreciated. ( M L S # 4 2 9 5 6 1) $845,000

1255 Fern Ave.: Classic turn-of-the-century cottage on 94’ of private waterfront park of Ramona Park on Little Traverse Bay. This unique offering has beautiful views and a perfect sandy beach just steps away – all the ambiance of peaceful living in one of Harbor Springs’ most desirable resorts. Adjoining waterfront lots plus back parcel also available – call for details. ( M L S # 42 8 9 3 3) $2,300,000

Bob Humphrey Heidi Kresnak Sam DeCamp Tom Graham Penny McCready Jim Hart Carolyn Sutherland Jan Parsons Kevin Olson Will Baker Dave Olson John Baker Andrew Bowman Barb Harbaugh 198 E. Main St Harbor Springs

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Graham REAL ESTATE 524 E. Bay Street #2: Wonderful all first floor two bedroom two bath Marina Village condominium uit. with a large kitchen plus patio/porch. Located near downtown Harbor Springs with expansive views of the Harbor over the Walstrom Basin. ( M L S # 4 3 13 0 4 ) $469,000

690 Pine St.: Views of the Harbor and lights of Petoskey. Conveniently set up to entertain guests or friends with an extra bedroom and full bath in the garage plus the large lower level with kitchenette and full bath. Very private setting. Offered fully furnished with the exception of personal items. (M LS # 4 3270 6) $750,000

03489 Hidden Pines Trail: 4 bedroom 4+ bath log home on the beautiful East Shore of Burt Lake in a small community of quality log homes. This home features: large master suite, separate attached guest quarters, g r e at k i tc h e n, very large lakeside decks, cathedral ceilings and high quality throughout. (M LS # 4 32 9 67) $1,495,000

4046 S. Lake Shore Drive: A first time offering, this Lake Michigan residence sits on the finest sand beach in Harbor Springs. Nearly every room has an incredible view of the shoreline, and sunsets can be enjoyed year round from a covered porch complete with an outdoor fireplace. Features include: a large master suite with two baths, walk-in closet, and a private deck; full custom kitchen with professional grade appliances; lake view living room with a cut-stone fireplace; elevator service to all floors; full cedar exterior with extensive stone work; private guest quarters above the garage; and beautiful landscaping including a stone terrace leading to the beach. (MLS# 432723) $2,995,000

#70 Hideaway Valley: Located at the top of the hill offering privacy, views of the Bay and the nightlights of Petoskey. Completely updated 4 bedroom 3½ bath unit with enlarged deck and the lower level walkout is beautifully finished with wet bar, guest bedroom and full bath including tile shower. ( M L S # 4 3 1 6 0 1) $179,900

1176 Wahbee Rd., Indian River: Beautiful Burt Lake sunsets from this easy to maintain cottage. Remodeled kitchen and bath - master bedroom on the main floor - 2 bedrooms and a loft up. Open floor plan with a beautiful woodburning fireplace. Great deck - deep lot - private setting at the end of the road. ( M L S # 4 3 3 3 2 2) $339,000

8000 Neil Court, Indian River: This property and home has everything you would wish for! Gorgeous riverfront setting, 11 plus acres, large 30 x 62 storage building with ample power, privacy, 2- car attached garage and newly updated bathrooms, bedrooms and more. ( M L S # 4 2 8 1 41 ) $229,900

2224 M-119, Petoskey: Private setting on a natural, unspoiled and under-developed lake. Situated conveniently between Harbor Springs and Petoskey. Large lawn between lake and house - great for kids and wildlife. Zoned multiple for duplex potential. Owners are licensed Realtors in the State of Michigan. ( M LS # 4216 6 0) $254,900

537 E. Third St.: Totally remodeled and in excellent condition - located at the bottom of the Bluff but the property extends to the top. Top floor serves as master suite. 11.5 x 15 Bonus room off master suite. Multiple bay w indows wood f ireplac e with log lighter in front room. Great l o c at i o n. Furnishings are negotiable. (MLS# 433371) $639,000

29950 Little Iron Ore Bay Rd., Beaver Island: Wonderful five bedroom four bath Lake Michigan home on 12 acres with 425’ of water frontage. Home previously featured on HGTV. 2 large screened porches, 85’ of deck overlooking Lake Michigan, vaulted ceilings, 3 fireplaces, black cherry hardwood floors and much more. ( M L S # 4 3 0 8 74 ) $775,000

6918 M-119: Spectacular mid-century contemporary home on an incredible Lake view lot. Completely remodeled throughout with an open floor plan and efficient, custom features designed to capture the view. Features include 2 fireplaces, sauna, hot tub, media room and decks built for views and en tertaining. (MLS# 432101) $763,000

6225 Trillium Trail: Custom built home in a private setting overlooking a trout pond in Traverse Trace. Beautifully designed, featues 2 fireplaces, library, porch with pond views, wonderful landscaping, grand staircase, separate workshop/office. Located in a gated communit y. Beach access with parking, tennis courts. (MLS # 432405) $812,500

2158 Golfview Court: Cozy kitchen, spacious living room with cathedral ceilings and lovely stone fireplace, comfortable dining room and gracious master suite with walk-in closet. Large windows bring in lots of sunshine - large deck with expansive views of the golf course. Beautifully maintained with new roof and furnace. ( M L S # 4 3 2 6 6 5) $265,000

7784 Crump Road: Spectacular hilltop setting with views of Crooked Lake, Round Lake, Pickerel Lake, and Lake Michigan. This beautiful home features: main floor master suite, spacious family room, wood floors, fireplace, AND a two bedroom, 1 bath apartment above the garage ( M L S # 4 3 3 2 9 6) $429,000

Bob Humphrey Heidi Kresnak Sam DeCamp Tom Graham Penny McCready Jim Hart Carolyn Sutherland Jan Parsons Kevin Olson Will Baker Dave Olson John Baker Andrew Bowman Barb Harbaugh 198 E. Main St Harbor Springs

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Graham REAL ESTATE 5865 Trillium Trail: Imagine sitting on your front porch surrounded by 7½ acres of woods (with an active eagles nest nearby), offering tranquil views of the pond and rolling countryside. Private gated community with tennis cour ts and Associat i o n b e ac h o n Lake Michigan! $6,000 transfer fee at close.

2390 W. Burt Lake Road: Panoramic views of Burt Lake from this 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch style home on deep lot with 100’ frontage. Enjoy wood burning fireplace, family room, enclosed porch, 3+ car garage with workshop and many recent updates. Sale includes dock, lift, pontoon boat with 40 horse engine. ( M L S # 4 3 3 41 8 ) $649,000

5366 Snowmass Trail: Cozy Harbor Springs home next to Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob. Being offered fully furnished with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, bonus room over garage, fireplace, central air, sauna, mud room, paved drive and large lot. (MLS #422096) Reduced to $176,900

216 E. Main: Excellent views of the Harbor from this updated two bedroom two bath condominium in downtown Harbor Springs. Elevator access from reserved covered parking area. One of a kind and a must see. Furnishings negotiable. ( M L S # 4 314 8 4 ) $399,000

2395 Iduna Lane: 3 bedroom 2 bath cottage or year around home in a very private setting on 99’ of Round Lake frontage. This is a great location beteween Petoskey and Harbor Springs offering easy access to the Petoskey State Park, bi cycle and snowmobile trails. Enjoy lakefront living with all the c o nve n i e n c e s . (M LS # 4 3 3 6 5 0) $299,900

5303 Aspen Way: Remodeled cottage is close to Northern Michigan’s finest skiing and golfing resorts. Features include a spacious master suite with a large walk-in closet, open floor plan, full bathroom for each bedroom, 1.5-car g a r a g e, p ave d drive, new kitchen with maple cabinets and new flooring throughout. (MLS# 431411) $149,900

1041 Ann St.: Wonderful 3 bedroom 2 bath family home on a 2-acre divisible lot on the edge of Harbor Springs. Featuring large family room with fireplace – great for kids or entertaining, cozy living room w i t h f i r e p l ac e, separate dining r o o m, b a m b o o floors and even some seasonal v i ew s of Li t t l e Tr a v e r s e B a y. ( M L S # 4 3 3 615) $254,900

5353 Laurentian: Cozy, well maintained chalet centrally located between Harbor Springs and Petoskey in the heart of Northern Michigan finest ski and golf resorts. Chalet has had many updates in recent years and features 3 bedrooms & 2 lof ts. This is a must see!! ( M LS # 4 3 3 3 5 0) $160,000

308 Loveland: Very solid constructed year around home or cottage on a large wooded lot located close to some of Michigan’s premier skiing and golf resorts. Features include main floor bedroom, finished lower level, two decks overlooking the stream and a 1½ car garage. ( M L S # 4 3 3 24 5) $172,000

Blue Duck Road, Good Hart: View building site with access to Lake Michigan. Approximately two miles north of Good Hart on the famous “Tunnel of Trees”. Private building site on the bluff overlooking Lake Michigan with Private beach acc e s s - Pl at of Backus Shores. ( M L S # 4 3 2 976) $150,000

10801 Rogers Rd., Alanson: Comfortable 2 bedroom 2-bath home on 20 acres with 2 fenced pastures plus paddock, 35 x 75 Morton pole barn with electric and water and 2 horse stalls. Open floor plan, cozy woodburning fireplace with beautiful stone, 2 covered porches and deck off the dining room. ( M L S # 4 3 0 5 8 9) $359,000

N. Lake Shore Dr.: 90 foot building site located in the private Blisswood Association just 2 miles North of Good Hart. Property includes nearly 1/4 mile of shared Lake Michigan access as well as partial lake views. Adjoining three lots also available. Owner licensed Michigan Realtor. ( M L S # 4 3 3 6 3 4) $50,000

Old Trail Resort: An amazing building opportunity directly on the shores of Lake Michigan. This 100’ lot of prime frontage is located just two miles north of Good Hart in the Old Trail Resort association. Enjoy yearround access via a private drive off of M-119, Lake Shore Drive (the Tunnel of Trees). (MLS# 432903) $299,000

Trout Creek: With easy access to Harbor Springs, Petoskey, skiing, golf, and the beaches, these Trout Creek Condominium units are an exceptional value. Amenities include 3 pools, tennis courts, fitness rooms, trout pond, horseshoe and basketball courts. Perfect for your family winter or summer vacation or year around living.

(M LS # 42878 4)

$139,000

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“We are known for great sailing and hospitality, and that brings sailors back to Harbor Springs year after year.” Kathie Breighner, Vice Commodore, Little Traverse Yacht Club.

• Watch the annual LTYC U-Gotta Regatta July 27-29 . We suggest fueling up for the race at the annual pancake breakfast (a fundraiser for young sailors) at the Little Traverse Yacht Club. For landlocked sailing enthusiasts, the Petoksey State Park is a great place to see the horizon fill with spinnakers. Most boats dock at the City of Harbor Springs Marina, making it easy to get up close to the crews. • Little Traverse Bay’s deep freshwater harbor just might be the most perfect place to harness the wind. Learn how with Little Traverse Sailors, offering youth and adult classes all summer long. Experience “big boat” sailing with the organization’s J-111, Exit Strategy. Visit littletraversesailors.org for more information.

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“Getting on the water in Little Traverse Bay offers such a unique vantage point-- you can look down 20 or 30feet and see salmon swimming, you can look at town from a whole new perspective-- and then, drive just 40 minutes from Harbor Springs and have a beautiful, near-wilderness experience at Wycamp Lake. Paddling there, you’ll be able to see beaver dams, eagles, sandhill crane, turtles.” Josh Baker, Avid paddler and owner of the Outfitter in Harbor Springs

• Kayak/paddleboard rentals and sales, plus lessons, camps, and excursions are available through the Outfitter. (231) 526-2621. www.outfitterharborsprings.com • River paddling more your thing? Check out the Bear River Whitewater Park in Petoskey. A paddling club hosts whitewater and flatwater lessons, clinics, and demos throughout the summer months. For more information visit www.northernmichiganpaddlingclub.com


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The Local Listen Find your Bliss Blissfest Music Festival, July 13-15, is the best place to catch amazing local and global acts. This year, Arrested Development and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will headline, with stellar performances expected all weekend long. Our suggestion? Make sure you catch May Erlewine (pictured here) -- whose soulful voice and musical partnership with husband Seth Bernard is pure magic-- the pair will play several times, at several different stages, throughout the festival. www.blissfest.org File photo Mark Flemming

Boyne City Stroll the Streets of Boyne City each Friday from 6-9 p.m. Friday nights are full of music and fun from June 15 through Labor Day weekend. Music ranges from traditional folk and bluegrass to jazz and rock. Special activities include magicians, caricature artists, face-painters and balloon-twisters. Spend Evenings at the Gazebo on Wednesday nights starting June 27 in Boyne City. Performances are from 6:30- 8 p.m. at Old City Park on the corner of Park and River Street. Bring blankets or chairs, but no pets. Visit boynechamber.com for a schedule. Charlevoix Enjoy Charlevoix’s Concert Series at the stateof-the-art lakeside Odmark Performance Pavilion in East Park. The series spotlights regional and nationwide talent on various Thursday evenings starting at 7 p.m.. Spend the evening watching boats, or catch a drink at the Weathervane. For a complete performance schedule visit downtowncharlevoix.com. Harbor Springs Street Musique brings energy to downtown Harbor Springs each Thursday beginning June 23 - from 7-9 p.m. Stroll the streets, enjoy outdoor entertainment, shop, dine and visit with friends. Bring the kids along; the night will also feature magicians, balloon twisters and face painting. Stay tuned for a location for new outdoor movies each Thursday, following the event. Petoskey Bring lunch to Petoskey's Pennsylvania Park Gazebo for the 2012 Crooked Tree Arts Center Charlotte Ross Lee Concerts in the Park. Concerts are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:15 p.m.. Visit crookedtree.org for performers and more information. Friday nights in Petoskey rock, with various artists on downtown street corners each Friday beginning June 22 from 5-9 p.m.. Petoskey Rocks highlights open businesses for late summer shopping and a movie in the park. Stafford's Gallery of Art and History will also host local artists for a meet and greet each Friday night. Discover Petoskey’s Bay View Music Festival. This is nine weeks of musical fun, starting June 12. The summer schedule is an eclectic group of performances of all genres from classical to jazz, opera and more. Don’t miss Rythmic Cirus, a funky tap dance group that grooves to all original tunes. Visit bayviewfestival.org for a schedule and ticket information. Mackinaw City Visit the local hub of tourism and take some time to relax each Tuesday night with the Straits Area Concert Band performances, starting at 8 p.m.. A variety of groups will play most Saturdays at 8 p.m. throughout the summer. Performances grace Conkling Heritage Park. Bring a blanket and chairs. Visit mackinawcity.com for a complete schedule.

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The Local Read

By K ate Ba sset t I remember the first time I walked into McLean and Eakin Bookstore in Petoskey. Warm temperatures and blue skies begged for an Up North beach day, but the minute I stepped in the door, everything else on my vacation to-do list fell away. Not only had I discovered a place where books I’d never heard of (but must discover!) sat side by side with bestsellers, I’d also entered some sort of magical warp zone, filled with only folks who carry a deep passion for words on a page. I know exactly what author Ann Patchett meant when she gushed in a New York Times article about how “it is just so thrilling to be around people who read, people who will pull a book off the shelf and say, ‘This is the one you want.’” Two decades have gone by since my introduction to the Norcross family, shepherds of the independent store. But my adoration has never wavered. I’ve written at least two, maybe three, love letters to McLean and Eakin. The first was mailed shortly after my original visit. The last, shortly after I moved to northern Michigan-- because I wanted the staff to know having a bookstore so dedicated to keeping people excited, surprised, and humbled by literature played a big role in my setting down roots here. So it comes as no surprise, as the publishing industry goes through its fits and starts with the economy and age of electronic media, that a place like McLean and Eakin remains a steady place of connection for readers and the authors they love. It’s why this 20th anniversary summer is packed with more events and more writer visits than ever. “Reading is so personal,” said Jessilyn Norcross, standing behind the counter on a recent afternoon. Jessilyn and her husband, Matt, now own the store Matt’s mom, Julie, started in 1992. “Our customers let us be a part of that very personal connection. It’s an honor, really.” The knowledge and dedication of the McLean and Eakin staff not only makes for repeat customers, but also, for really strong sales. In an time when budgets for book tours are ever-shrinking, this store has put itself on the map. “We have been steadily building our events and programming throughout the years, and we have a huge 20th anniversary summer planned. But this doesn’t happen by accident. Authors don’t just show at our doorstep. It takes networking and getting our community excited,” Norcross said. Events coordinator Bess Bleyaert agreed, adding sales go a long way with publishers, and McLean and Eakin’s record is second to none. “We have had authors say ‘no one does events like you do.’ We take our job of connecting readers and writers very seriously. This is their profession-- it is no joke-- we do everything we can

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to promote and sell books we believe in, and because of this, a lot of authors want to be here.” “Bookstores report their numbers,” Norcross said. “I’m not sure people realize it, but every time they buy from an independent bookstore, instead of someplace like Amazon, what they’re actually doing is casting a vote for small businesses. We’re really lucky our customers do this. It keeps us on publishers’ minds, because when we pitch for an author to visit, they know this is a place where books are still selling.” While Bleyert said they are “always tweaking” events, one of their signature author-reader connectors is the Yellow Chair Series, where writers are interviewed in front of the audience. “It’s really fun and different,” Norcross said. “The audience feels comfortable, and it’s informal, so it takes the pressure off the author as well. The yellow chair itself has been around since the store opened, and it’s sort of taking on a life of its own. We’ve had authors actually coordinate outfits to match the chair,” she added with a laugh. In addition to the Yellow Chair Series, the bookstore will host an array of luncheons, cocktail receptions, book signings, children’s parties and camps. There are literally too many great writers and events to list. “It’s all so much fun,” Norcross said. “We get to bring authors here and introduce them to our community. With events like our luncheons, we get to work with other area businesses, like the Perry Hotel, and it is incredible to see how much enthusiasm and energy we receive to help make our events successful.” A sampling of authors and activities coming to McLean and Eakin this summer include: Wade Rouse; Amita Amirrezvani; Michael Poore; Chris Bohjalian; Bonnie Jo Campbell; Amor Towles; and everything from a Hemingway Look Alike contest to a Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee boy party. Norcross and Bleyaert gushed over every single item on the store’s calendar. It’s what they do. They talk books and writers and readers of all ages. “There are a lot of things we can’t compete with when it comes to online retailers like Amazon. But Amazon can’t touch us when it comes to our commitment to sharing our lover of literature with our customers. We do these events for the community because we think writing and reading matters,” Norcross said. Both Blaeyert and Norcross added they love the honest dialogue that comes with getting to discuss books and rave about favorite authors. Which is why they mentioned Ron Rash-- who penned most recently, The Cove -- no less than 100 times during the interview. And when avid (professional) readers start using phrases like “a master” and “one of the greatest writers of his generation” it’s a good idea to listen. Rash will be at McLean and Eakin on June 14. It’s a perfect way to kick off beach and back porch reading, because anyone who has spent time in northern Michigan during the summer knows there is nothing quite like a good book alongside a great lake.


In the Book Cellar

Every downtown has staple stores-- the kind that feel like extensions of our own living rooms, the kind we think of when we hear words like “independent” and “character”-- in Harbor Springs, Between the Covers is just such a spot. Walk down the stairs lined with bookish posters and flyers for community-oriented events and into this book cellar, and you’ll discover why it’s such a cherished nook. It’s the sort of place where the staff rarely changes, and they always remember what you (and your children) love to read. Owner Jeanne Regentin is a tireless supporter of the written word, and her sweet dog Bunter (who is blind but has a deep affection for audio books) is always great for sniffing out must-own titles on the shelves. As someone who believes entire travel itineraries could be built around visiting bookstores, I attest to this fact: there may be no better place to spend a lazy summer afternoon than the back porch of Between the Covers. Here’s my favorite way to experience this little gem: Fill my thermos with a latte or tea at one of our downtown coffee shops, pick up one (or 10) new books-- with lots of bestseller and trade fiction options (mystery books are a particular favorite here), as well as a strong selection of memoir titles and fun foodie reads, it’s easy...or hard, to choose. Books in hand, I then head out the back door, to a stone alleyway porch with bistro tables. The noise of Main Street falls away, the midday sun sprinkles through with artful geometry. It’s old world and European and, simply put, the perfect place to read. ~Kate Bassett

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Running Wild

Trail marathon debuts this summer By Danielle McIntosh Being present goes hand in hand with trail running. The dips, curves, single tracks of earth beneath feet-- it all calls for connection, awareness, forward motion. Most trail runners will tell you sprinting through untamed landscapes brings a sense of vitality and joy unlike almost any other experience. Despite the hard work-- uneven ground, sudden twists, wicked climbs-- the trails of northern Michigan have a following so fervent, it inspires even the most laissez-faire pavement pounders to dart into the woods now and then. It makes sense then, to know one of this summer’s most anticipated running events is the Waugoshance Trail Marathon. The race, taking place Saturday, July 14, includes a half-marathon and full marathon course along a breathtaking stretch of the North Country Trail. Starting in Cross Village, the race will move from flats to hills as it traverses through Sturgeon Bay, then will weave runners into the heart of Wilderness State Park before finishing in Mackinaw City. The event will be run by race organizers, Great Lakes Endurance, in cooperation with the Little Traverse Conservancy. Little Traverse Conservancy’s Cacia Lesh first had the idea for such a race while registering for a 25K in Tahquamenon Falls with her husband last year. It was at the Tahquamenon Race when Lesh spoke with the Great Lakes Endurance crew, praising northern Michigan’s dedicated conservationists, as well as the North Country Trail system. “My husband and I had developed a love for Wilderness State park --the views and the cohesive trails --and so when the group called the Conservancy and expressed interest, I suggested the route,” Lesh said. The route is a hilly, technical terrain and is considered risky for trail runner rookies. Lesh suggested training on trails to prepare and noted steady inclines require strength and endurance. All participants are required to bring a 20-ounce bottle of water in order to race. Runners can expect to take in the best of northern Michigan

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including, grassy bluffs, coastal forests, inland waterways, wilderness lakes... and wildlife, Lesh added. “The trails at Wilderness State Park are just beautiful. The last time we were there, we saw a bear track and it looked pretty fresh. Runners can expect to see some kind of wildlife,” she said with a giggle. Great Lakes Endurance is most widely known for its Grand Island Marathon in the Upper Peninsula, as well as numerous other events in the U.P. and Wisconsin. This will be the group’s first lower northern Michigan race. Little Traverse Conservancy welcomed the chance to co-sponsor the event, Lesh noted, saying they support the idea of hosting environmentally-friendly events. Race organizers have set a limit of 200 registrants for both the marathon and half marathon, taking into consideration the environmental impact of the runners-- and any litterers are automatically disqualified from the race. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Little Traverse Conservancy in their effort to educate and promote awareness of protecting and celebrating the area’s natural spaces. After the event, local produce and goodies will be served. Winners in each age and gender category will receive local handcrafted medallions; this race will feature artist Stephen Stuchell, well-known for his work at Sturgeon River Pottery in Petoskey. The night before the race, a small expo will be held at the Holiday Inn Express in Mackinaw City. The night will include a program by a Wilderness State Park forest ranger, outdoor expeditions booths, and a presentation by Little Traverse Conservancy executive director, Tom Bailey. Marathon participants will park vehicles near the finish of the race in Mackinaw City and will be shuttled to the start near Cross Village. Aid stations, featuring water and electrolyte gel packs, will be spaced every five to six-miles along the course. The marathon begins at 7 a.m. on July 14. Registration is currently underway, with half-marathon race slots going fast. Registration and other race information can be found at http:// greatlakesendurance.com/michigan-races/waugoshance.html.


On Foot Where to Hike

Goodhart Farms Preserve, a property of Little Traverse Conservancy, has a hike for everyone. With nearly 600 acres and more than 7½ miles of marked trails, there are flats, hills and beautiful hardwood forests to discover. The trails also connect with trails on state land. This property is also perfect for running, biking,and horseback riding. Visit landtrust.org for maps and information. While Petoskey is a bustling city, it also boasts plenty of great places to hike just minutes from downtown. Start by hitting the trails at North Central Michigan College, then head down the hill to connect with the Bear River trails. Run along the waterfront path and cross the street to into Bay View, where a section of wooded wonder awaits. The trail ends across from the Petoskey High school (a perfect place to connect with sidewalks that lead back into town). Hop on the North Country Trail System and hike from Petoskey to Conway or follow the Lake Michigan Shoreline through Wilderness State Park and on to Mackinaw City. Several superbly maintained sections of the trail cut through this area, offering a host of ecosystems

and difficulty levels. Visit http://northcountrytrail.org for maps of Michigan routes.

Guided Hikes/Trail Runs Visit the wooded trails and shoreline of Thorne Swift Nature Preserve in Harbor Springs for Thorne Swift 101. One of the most unique properties in northern Michigan, Thorne Swift’s small size boasts big diversity, with everything from a cedar swamp to protected dunes to stony Lake Michigan shoreline. Property-specific educational hikes will be held July 28 and August 4 at 10:30 a.m.. A wide range of other learning opportunities are available at Thorneswift all summer long-- the paths and boardwalks are perfect for children. Emmet Conservation District is hosting summer programs at Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga. These learning opportunities will focus on the camp’s natural environment, including birds and animals who call PetO-Se-Ga home. Hikes will begin at the pavilion. Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga is located at 11000 Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga Road in Alanson, on the shores of Pickerel Lake. For more information, call (231) 347-6536, or go online to www.emmetcounty.org/petosega/. The park is owned and operated by Emmet County. Run the trails with The Outfitter's Trail Run Series.

This is a great way to get out and explore local trails and stay in shape. Runs are open to runners of all ages and abilities. Register for all seven runs or drop-in from June-August. Runs are hand-timed on marked trails. Registration is required; call (231)526-2621.

Night Hikes Learn about the Northern Lights at The Headlands, a International Dark Sky Park, on Wednesday, July 25 at 8 p.m.. This program will explore Aurora Borealis, an unpredictable sky phenomenon and favorite part of northern Michigan’s skylore. On Sunday, August 12, return to the park for a program on meteor showers. Come see the most prevalent meteor shower of the season and the year’s only Blue Moon. The Headlands is located just outside Mackinaw City. For more information visit emmetcounty.org. Thorne Swift Nature Preserve will present Legends and Myths of the Night on July 13 starting at 8 p.m. and again in August. This is a family event and will feature spooky stories and s'mores by the firelight. Come back for Star Gazing on July 20 at 10p.m. and August 17 and 18 at 9:30 p.m.. Bring telescopes and a flashlight with a red filter for walking to the beach. For more information call (231)526-6401.

Looking for a Local Run? For runners-- and triathletes-- looking for a road race this summer, check out these great events: June 23 - Run Charlevoix (Marathon, Half, 10K, 5K) www.goodboyevents.com July 4- Paul Revere Run, Harbor Springs (3 mile and 10 mile) Register at the Outfitter or Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce. www.harborspringschamber.com July 15 - Little Traverse Triathlon, Harbor Springs www.littletraversetri.com July 21 N. Michigan Sports Medicine Bear River (10K, 5K), Petoskey www.northernmichigan sportsmed.com July 22 Mackinaw Triathlon, Mackinaw City www.3disciplines.com August 12 Petoskey Triathlon www.3disciplines.com August 18 Charlevoix Triathlon www.tritofinish.com September 8 - Run Mackinac Island (8 mile) www.runmackinac.com

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GET HOOKED! By the Dam, on the Maple River All You Can Eat

Chicken Dinners Served Family Style “The Best Chicken In The World” LOCATED 4 MILES NORTH OF HARBOR SPRINGS ON STATE RD. (C- 77) AND STUTSMANVILLE

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