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letters Your Vote Counts It may have escaped your consciousness but there is an election in Traverse City Nov. 7. You may think that local elections don’t matter or that your vote won’t count in a field of candidates. However, this election year will directly affect you, whether you vote or not. You can choose the reasoned candidates who support moderate housing options, or you can let the slate of no-growth candidates fueled by unreasonable fears stymie the future of our city. You may think that the no growth elite ensconced in their “boomer” era homes control the voting outcome, but the facts are that your vote can make a difference. The opportunity to forge a future that looks out for those looking to build a profession and a family in a family-friendly neighborhood depends on your vote. Jeanine Easterday | Traverse City Wisdom, Reason, and New Trails When you hear that a new trail is coming, most of us think that’s wonderful and are very supportive. I do. After all, another trail sounds good, right? Hardly a thought is given to what goes into trail creation by the layperson. Will it solve a transportation problem? Will it enhance the neighborhood character? Does it more easily get us our goods or services? Does the landscape associated with trail building provide a nice, natural flow? Is it a high demand location? Is it convenient to a population center? The Boardman Lake Trail pretty much hits the mark. However, looking at the proposed Segment 9 design of the Heritage Trail, the answer is a big “NO” for every question. It solves no problem and creates many. It detracts significantly from the National Park character and surrounding wilderness area. No commerce or commuter use is involved. Thousands of trees in our Sleeping Bear Dunes will be bulldozed and axed. Dunes will be excavated and retaining walls erected. Bridges will be constructed through wetlands. A 25-foot swath exceeding 4 miles in length will be paved. Private property will be bisected. The closest villages are 7 miles away, and the nearest city (TC) is 26 miles away. In short, this $10 to $12-plus million trail expense funded with TART supporter donations and taxpayer funded grants will deliver environmental devastation devoid of anything considered contextually sensitive! Climate change acceleration, loss of wildlife habitat and invasive species proliferation will result. Is there a point where the pain is too great or is it a trail at any cost? When parameters change, perspectives should change. It’s okay to rethink, revise, or withdraw past decisions made in a different time. Let’s put a halt to the urbanization of our wilderness. Wisdom and reason, please.
“The Oldest Bigotry” (Oct. 7). One did not need that brutal reminder that the worst, deadliest Jew-haters in the world today are Islamic extremists. Yet, Tuttle failed to even mention Islamic extremism in his column. Instead, Tuttle chose to smear Donald Trump as somehow engendering antisemitism. Trump’s offense was to have an illadvised luncheon with the unstable Kayne West, and another person unknown to Trump, one Nick Fuentes, an antisemite. Thereby, Trump engenders antisemitism, Tuttle believes. But Trump is the guy who recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, moved America’s Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, recognized the legality of all Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”), kicked the PLO out of Washington, and quit the antisemitic UN Human Rights Council. Further, Trump helped bring about a series of breakthrough peace treaties with Israel’s Arab neighbors, the Abraham Accords. By the way, Trump’s son-in-law and grandchildren are Jewish. There are many examples of real American-style antisemitism Tuttle could have cited. Take Louis Farrakhan, who called Judaism a gutter religion and called white Jews the “enemies” of God. (Democrats do not denounce Farrakhan for fear of alienating their most loyal supporters.) If one is to be judged by the company one keeps, consider Obama’s associations with Farrakhan, Jeremiah Wright, Rashid Khalidi, and Al Sharpton, associations that were more than mere luncheons. Finally, we have the Biden administration reaching out to Sharpton, the Muslim Brotherhood, CAIR, and other haters, while appeasing the mullahs of Iran, who fund and support terrorist groups like Hamas. In contrast, Trump thwarted Iran’s murderous aims with sanctions. Trump has many flaws. Antisemitism is not one of them. Neal Stout, Charlevoix
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This isn’t your grandmother’s humor. (Or maybe it is, in which case, we’d like to meet your grandma.) The Funny Women of a Certain Age tour is coming to Traverse City, and the lineup is packed with comics ready to prove that #funnynevergetsold. The show features Julia Scotti (America’s Got Talent finalist and star of the documentary Julia Scotti: Funny That Way), Carole Montgomery (who’s performed on Showtime, Comedy Central, and more), Leighann Lord (also a star podcaster), and Michigan’s own Ann Duke, one of the organizers of the reimagined Traverse City Comedy Fest. Traverse City comedienne Marti Johnson will also take the stage as a special guest. Catch all the laughs at the City Opera House on Friday, Oct. 20, at 7:30pm. Tickets range from $35-$90 with a VIP option for a meet and greet plus a photo op with the comics backstage after the show. Get more details and buy tickets at cityoperahouse.org.
The Sweet Story of Stellaluna Based on Janell Cannon’s New York Times bestselling children’s book, Stellaluna will be performed in a stage adaptation written and directed by Interlochen Arts Academy Instructor of Theatre Laura Mittelstaedt. Catch the show at Interlochen Center for the Arts on Friday, Oct. 20, at 7:30pm, and Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21-22, at 2pm. A lesson in the importance of being your authentic self, Stellaluna will also be performed at the Traverse Area District Library on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 10:30am. All performances are free, and no tickets are required. interlochen.org
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No contest: Bonnie Garmus’ Lessons in Chemistry is one of our favorite books of the decade. Now the bestselling novel is hitting the streaming waves on Apple TV+, with Brie Larson starring as the incomparable and indomitable Elizabeth Zott. Set in the 1960s, the show follows Elizabeth—a brilliant chemist hampered by the career restraints placed on her gender—as she navigates love, loss, family, and fame. Though she’s more interested in scientific breakthroughs than domestic life, Elizabeth finds herself putting her kitchen chemistry skills to the test as the host of a popular cooking program for women. Along the way, she takes every opportunity to speak her mind and disrupt the status quo, much to the delight of her audience and horror of her producers. With pitch-perfect casting—including our favorite character, a dog named Six-Thirty—this adaptation feels like getting lost in a good book all over again.
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6 After Parkland “If after this screening and talk we have just one person who stores their gun safely, reaches out to their Congressperson about gun safety laws, or even decides to join us in our movement, then we have made the impact we’re striving for.” So says Molly Stanifer, a volunteer with Moms Demand Action in Traverse City, a group that encourages responsible gun ownership and common sense gun reform to help prevent gun deaths. On Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 6:30pm at the State Theatre, the organization is screening the documentary After Parkland, a film that showcases aftermath of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. A panel discussion that includes experts from Michigan State University, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and a Traverse City Central High School student will follow the film. Tickets are $10 (free for students) at the door or at stateandbijou.org.
While it’s tempting to spend all our free time looking for the best fall color views, sipping cider, and stuffing ourselves with apple and pumpkin treats, we know there’s still some work to do at home before winter comes. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources released a few useful tips about fall yard cleanups… and luckily, they help support our fall-fun lifestyle. First, instead of putting leaves in the landfill, rehome them to your flower beds, where they insulate plants and provide winter homes for everything from turtles to butterflies. Second, hold off on pruning dead plant stems until spring. They also offer habitat for wildlife, including pollinators, and can provide protection for your perennial plants. And third, remember to get a burn permit if you plan to burn any yard waste. Burn permits are required any time the ground isn’t fully covered with snow—and here’s hoping that doesn’t happen for a while yet!
Reconnecting with Education Big news for those looking to go back to school or start college for the first time. Michigan Reconnect, a state program that provides free, in-district tuition at community colleges to earn an associate degree or eligible career training certificates, is expanding their offerings to more residents. The program began in 2021 for adults 25 and older without a degree. Now, for one year, they’ve adjusted the age range so folks 21-24 can also participate. The application deadline is Nov. 15, 2024, and students must start classes by the fall 2024 semester. At Northwestern Michigan College, as many as 450 current students could be eligible for the program, not to mention the thousands of community members who can now participate, too. There are 31 public community colleges in Michigan, all of which accept the Reconnect scholarship. For more information, visit michigan.gov/reconnect.
bottoms up St. Ambrose Cellars’ Rhythm & Blues Nestled in the heart of Beulah in Benzie County, St. Ambrose Cellars has been making amazing things with a little help from their bees for more than a decade. From honey to mead to spicy pizzas, this one-stop shop is definitely buzzing. On our latest visit, we sampled the Rhythm & Blues mead, packed with the summery flavors of blueberry and black currant. The tartness of the berries brings out the rich, sweet honey of the mead, and the 6.5 percent ABV is just right for a second round. Plus, the grounds of St. Ambrose are positively lit up with fall color right now, so we recommend getting over there well before the leaves fall. Enjoy a glass at the picturesque tasting room at 841 S. Pioneer Rd in Beulah ($6), put it in a flight ($13 for four pours), or take home a four-pack ($16). stambrose-mead-wine.com
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spectator By steven Tuttle Those who believe artificial intelligence (AI) is a genie still struggling to get out of the bottle are sadly, perhaps even dangerously, wrong. AI is loose and already both helping and looking for trouble. Let’s back up a bit. Just what is artificial intelligence? According to the Oxford Languages Dictionary, it is the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks that would normally require human intelligence, with some examples being visual perception, speech recognition, independent decisionmaking, and translation between different languages. AI, at least in the abstract, has been around for a long time. According to Britannica.com, the first AI theories go back nearly nine decades to 1935 when Alan Turing—a British logician, computer pioneer and, ultimately, WWII cryptologist extraordinaire—discussed creating machines that could learn and expand their capabilities absent human intervention. Turing was part of a very small group of prescient thinkers who saw a future most did not. He couldn’t get much beyond theory, because prior to 1949, computers could execute commands but could not store them; they could do what they were told but couldn’t remember to do it again. (Turing’s personal story is the stuff of classic tragedies, but that’s a different column.) We now recognize the first use of AI as a program written in 1951 by another Brit, Christopher Strachey. It enabled a computer to learn and improve its skill at checkers. Pretty basic stuff, but it was 72 years ago. Huge advances continued through the 1970s, mostly unnoticed by the public, but telephone calls and advanced computer software were among many activities already being improved through early AI. The biggest impediment to more dramatic improvement in more areas was a hardware issue—computers simply lacked the power and memory capabilities to implement AI activities scientists could conjure up.
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Now, however, though you might not recognize it, AI is all around us every day and is becoming more and more pervasive. Examples? Your virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa are AI driven. They listen to you and catalog choices you’re making in order to learn everything about you they can. If your tastes change, so do theirs. It’s more than a little spooky.
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AI is also widely used in e-commerce, search engines, customer call centers, fraud detection, facial recognition,
autonomous vehicles, medical diagnoses, and the much-in-the-news chatbots like ChatGPT, just to name some of the more obvious applications. Advocates believe AI will bring mostly good to us, improving our everyday lives and work environments as invaluable helpmates. AI is already being used to develop more effective drug therapies targeted at disease or tumor-specific DNA chains. All manner of word processing programs can now access AI, some fancy kitchen appliances do likewise, and our space program is full of advanced AI. However, there are those who believe we have already allowed AI to get too strong a foothold and that it will be used for ill purposes by corrupt groups or individuals, not to mention various military applications. The real fear is we will make these things too smart and they will ultimately become sentient and recognize humans as the world’s biggest problem. After all, computers can already “talk” to each other and program and reprogram each other without human involvement. A more likely scenario is the weaponization of AI, likely already well under way in China, Russia, Israel, and here in the U.S. at a minimum. There is a long history of the military finding a way to turn something otherwise useful into something deadly. A primitive periodic table of the elements was first produced in 1869 by a Russian scientist. That, and the ability to combine these chemical elements into useful compounds, was considered miraculous. By 1914, both France and Germany were using these “miracles” in deadly chemical warfare in WWI. Though subsequently deemed illegal, we know Hitler, Saddam Hussein in Iraq, and Bashar al-Assad in Syria all used chemical weapons. We, and plenty of other countries, regularly use tear gas and pepper sprays in riot situations, and that’s chemistry as a weapon, too. (Biological warfare, by the way, goes way, way back. According to Britannica. com, the first recorded use of a biological weapon happened in 1347 when Mongol invaders actually catapulted bodies infected with the plague into the walled Black Sea city of Caffa. We are not guiltless—there is evidence 18th century colonists gave indigenous folks blankets that had been infected with smallpox, but the blankets were old, the disease was dead, and the scheme did not work.) AI is already far too developed to be effectively regulated and impossible to be stopped. It will likely be used to greatly help and harm us. Whatever directions it takes, it will develop far faster than we imagine. Just ask Siri.
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opinion columnist by Yarrow Brown According to data from Ryan Kilpatrick with Flywheel consulting, 46 percent of all households would prefer walkable, amenityrich neighborhoods with smaller homes, smaller lot sizes, and less private green space if it means they can walk to the coffee shop or their kid’s school. Yet less than 5 percent of neighborhoods create amenity-rich housing options in Michigan. Those that do are in such high demand that only the wealthiest residents can afford them.
Third, we can minimize design costs. Whenever possible, units of government can help to minimize design costs and streamline the approval process. As much as possible, everyone should be abundantly clear about expectations for design up front. Measure twice, design once.
As our region looks to recruit talent from outside northwest Michigan, walkable neighborhoods or small square footage affordable units are in demand. However, smaller unit sizes are very limited right now due to our extremely low vacancy rate and the barriers to building smaller, less expensive units on pricey real estate. One solution to this is to change zoning to allow smaller unit housing.
1. What is the average cost of land in the neighborhood I am working on? Understanding this will allow the planning commission and staff to create locations where multi-unit developments or smaller square footage units should go and where to preserve larger lot sizes.
Changing zoning can be easier said than done. Many people still come out and oppose zoning changes or projects that bring more density. Many object to these because they will not ensure affordability and fear their way of life will be threatened. According to many sources, land values and neighborhood amenities play a major role in housing affordability. We know that where there is a lot of demand, land is more expensive and in turn makes housing more expensive. It’s important to note that density does not determine property values; demand does. We live in a desirable area, one in which we are losing our younger residents and seeing a rise in those who are 65 and older. This is not just northwest Michigan—it is a global trend. How are we going to care for our aging population if we do not have enough affordable housing for those who are able to care for them? There are some key steps to help bring more affordable housing to our rural communities and streamline the approval process. First, we must find ways to reduce or eliminate minimum lot widths and arbitrary density limitations. It is recommended to take this step as far as politically feasible where sewer and water are available. We can strive for minimum lot widths of 40 feet or less wherever possible. Reducing related standards like minimum lot area, side yard setbacks, and greenspace requirements to be proportional to the lot width reductions helps, too. Second, we need to do what we can within the zoning ordinance to reduce construction costs, including removing restrictions for minimum floor area requirements and minimum parking requirements as well as reducing utility connection fees.
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In addition, here are five questions around housing development for every zoning official to ask.
2. What is the average cost of residential construction per square foot in my region? In our region it is almost $300 per square foot to build, not including the pre-approval process and requirements before a project can even break ground. We do not want anyone paying more than 30 percent of their income on their home regardless of what they make. Where sewer/water is present, local communities can often reduce their lot widths by as much as half, doubling the number of new homes built and reducing the cost of land per home. 3. How onerous is our design review process? Can we make it simpler? By asking for a lot of plans, designs, and more upfront, the developer must commit to tens of thousands of dollars before ever knowing if the project can get off the ground. If possible, make it simpler and more cost effective to bring the idea or plan to the commission/staff before an application is made and they must add more cost to the project. 4. How much does a developer have to spend before getting site plan approval? It should not take years to approve a project to build housing. Consider pre-approved plans and decide which housing types fit within a neighborhood and permit them by-right and administratively. 5. Can a developer use all available tools for financing and still satisfy local requirements? The hope is with the help of Housing North and others, the community is poised to provide these tools and incentives. We have many examples to look toward in Frankfort, Traverse City, Cadillac, and Petoskey. We need to make sure we are pairing incentives and subsidies with zoning to achieve affordability across the income spectrum. Yarrow Brown is the executive director of Housing North, a 10-county housing agency serving northwest Michigan.
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By Brighid Driscoll Autumn, a quintessentially cozy time of year, calls for some R&R. After a busy summer and before the hectic holidays, it’s a great time to treat yourself, and what better way than a weekend getaway? We’ve mapped out a perfect self-care day in the Petoskey area packed with shopping and spa experiences, delicious food, and luxurious places for a good night’s sleep. All you have to do is get here.
START THE DAY WITH BREAKFAST
Sam’s Graces in downtown Petoskey is a quaint café offering from-scratch delights, including pastries, though their breakfast is particularly beloved for Eggs Benedict. Two fluffy, homemade English muffins provide the foundation for perfectly poached eggs and bright, lemony hollandaise sauce; choose from a classic benny or a smoked whitefish variation that gets rave reviews. Savory not your thing in the early hours? Sam’s pancakes are stacked tall, with crispy edges and soft centers. Order them with blueberries—and perhaps a mimosa—for a meal you won’t soon forget.
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A good breakfast provides fuel for a shopping excursion, and both Petoskey and Harbor Springs are filled with charming shops and boutiques to explore (and buy souvenirs for your loved ones, if you’re so inclined). Stop No. 1: Spruce up your home for the season at The Quiet Moose. This furniture store and design studio focuses on crafting the essence of tranquil
timelessness of their items are all carefully considered by the pair before making it into the mercantile. Stop No. 3: To complement your new outfit, check out Belle Aquatic in Harbor Springs for jewelry. Stunning bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and more are all created specially by various artists—almost every piece is unique. Owner Katie McGauley, a jeweler herself, pulls inspiration from the feeling she gets from spending the day on
living, combining modern classics with affordability. From plush pillows to dreamy kitchenware, The Quiet Moose can help add elegance to your home. Stop No. 2: For a wardrobe refresh, head to the Mettlers American Mercantile. Lou and Lori Mettler have curated a well-made, classic, all-American style reminiscent of Ralph Lauren (think button-downs, stripes, crisp collars, linen, and more). The quality, cut, and
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TIME FOR LUNCH
the water and loves helping folks find the perfect piece. Stop No. 4: We never miss a chance to stop by PEcado, home of elegant handbags, contemporary fashion, and accessories. Owner Alona Kelly started her store with handcrafted handbags and expanded to bringing in high-quality, designer clothing from Eastern Europe. You can also shop jewelry, shoes, and more—or set up a consultation to create a one-of-a-kind piece.
Symons General Store in downtown Petoskey is a treasure trove of quality meats, cheeses, nuts, and spreads. Marvel at their deli case before choosing a sandwich for lunch. Keep it simple and nostalgic with a grilled cheese made with two cheeses on parmesancrusted sourdough, or find something heartier with a Shipwreck (corned beef, ham, turkey, salami, and the fixings) or even a chicken quesadilla. The deli also offers excellent salads and pizza made on naan bread. Before you leave, peruse the aisles of the general store. Symons has an outstanding wine collection, plus plenty of local goodies ranging from chocolate to jam to tea to salsa.
Now it’s time to really relax. Forty-five minutes outside of Petoskey is Boyne Mountain Resort, and while it’s not yet time to ski, the resort has a full spa reading and waiting. For the head-to-toe treatment, opt for the Spa Signature Journey ($690; $710 on weekends and holidays). The package begins with a 90-minute Swedish massage to dissolve the stresses of daily life. Next, treat your skin to a 90-minute custom facial tailored to your unique needs. The resort’s skilled estheticians will nourish and revitalize your complexion, giving you a radiant and refreshed glow. As you continue your pampering adventure, experience the ultimate in hand and foot care with a 60-minute Mountain Manicure and a 60-minute Mountain Pedicure. Other treatments include body buffs (think lemon/lavender or Manuka honey), deep tissue and hot stone massages, and facials that address everything from aging skin to inflammation to dehydration. Unwind and enjoy every moment of this immersive escape.
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Head back to Petoskey for dinner at Spring and Porter, where the menu changes regularly based on the season and the chef ’s access to quality ingredients. Find classic appetizers like oysters, charcuterie, and beef tartare on the menu, plus dinner favorites like tenderloin filet, Alaskan halibut, and Bay of Fundy salmon. Oh, and the wine list is 11 pages long, with bottles from all around the world in the cellar. This is a meal to slow down and savor.
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After a day of treating yourself, don’t worry about the drive home. The Inn at Bay Harbor is a gorgeous stay with waterside views, and the historic Stafford’s Perry Hotel has all the turn-of-the-century character you could hope for. Note that both spots often offer shoulder-season deals for a getaway. For more seclusion, consider checking out a rental home like the Sunset Cottage and Bungalow (pictured), a serene, newly-renovated five-bedroom home with fabulous sunset-watching opportunities and within walking distance of downtown Petoskey. ($875/night when we checked Airbnb.) For a step back in time, seek out the Bay View Victorian Charm Cottage, a six-bedroom cottage that has a wrap-around porch with—you guessed it—views of Little Traverse Bay ($650/night). Or consider the Water View Loft in Petoskey if you’d like to be in the heart of town. This secondfloor loft also offers lovely glimpses of the bay and downtown with three bedrooms and two bathrooms ($540/night).
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By Alexandra Dailey In recent years, many stores have turned to online sales to carry their brands, forgoing the physical shopping experience. However, Becky Thatcher Designs and the FLEA collective are two northern Michigan-based brands that value a curated, in-person experience for their customers in cities across the North.
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These bracelet "tops" can be swapped out to match outfits (and seasons) throughout the year.
From colors to textures, the influence of nature is clear in these turquoise and chrysoprase pieces.
BECKY THATCHER DESIGNS Becky Thatcher has been creating one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry for more than three decades. She combines gemstones with locally acquired stones and fossils from northern Michigan beaches to create wearable works of art. “Our brand is based on responsibly sourced, unusual gemstones that are often paired with imagery of endangered insects and plants,” shares Thatcher. “By giving customers a vehicle for engaging in meaningful conversations about nature’s smallest creatures, we can raise awareness for endangered insects as we pursue paths for their survival.” In 1983, Thatcher opened her first boutique in Georgia, and throughout her career, she’s had shops located as far south as Key West and as far north as Harbor Springs. Today, her brand boasts three locations in northern Michigan towns—Traverse City, Leland, and Glen Arbor. “Our locations and growth have been driven by staff and being a stone’s throw from the beach, an environment that influences my creativity and designs,” says Thatcher. “We established locations that were easily accessible for our customers as they enjoyed the beauty of northern Michigan, and it was also my hope and dream to live and work in this area. I knew to live here year-round that I would need to bring a business with me.”
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Thatcher has had a presence in Leland for over 35 years, and with such a long history of creating jewelry and working with clients, she knows what her shoppers want. The items she creates don’t follow prescribed fashion rules or adhere to fleeting trends, but instead stay timeless, just like the natural world that inspires them. “Experience has taught us that versatility and function are what makes a design last for our customers, so many of our designs can multitask,” explains Thatcher. “Add barktextured earring wires to a pair of tourmaline earrings, and a new look is created. Our interchangeable bracelet collection allows customers to change bracelet tops as the seasons change or to change the bracelet base to a leather wrap for a new texture, creating options that are timeless and ageless.” This fall and winter, Thatcher is looking forward to releasing new pieces in the Endangered Insect and Pollinator Supporter series and assisting customers in finding the perfect pieces. “We do not focus on trends as much as we match colors to customers,” says Thatcher. “The designs become the spice that livens an outfit. When you help a customer find just the right design, it will transcend trends and become a treasured part of their wardrobe for years to come.”
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FLEA BOUTIQUES Since 2012, the Pujos family has been providing their clients with a wide range of classic and unique women’s fashion through their collective of boutiques located in Traverse City, Suttons Bay, and Brooklyn, New York. Over a decade ago, Anne and Pierre Pujos decided to purchase an available downtown TC space to open a boutique. The Exchange, located originally on Union Street and now found on Front Street, was where the “bazaar-inspired” collective began. It grew to include FLEA, Adore, and Clementine (which opened just this past May), for a total of seven storefronts. “It was a leap of faith, opening a retail store and bringing in styles not seen in northern Michigan,” says Pierre. “And things grew from there, but the project wouldn’t have happened without Ines. The creative spark comes from Ines.” Ines, who always loved being involved with their parents’ small businesses, officially joined the team in 2021 and runs the Brooklyn stores, as well as the business’ online presence and website. “Our website is an extension of the brand and our stores,” explains Ines. “Our tried and true brands and items are available for online purchase.” But the bulk of the activity happens in store. Described as eclectic, fun, bold, and versatile by Ines, the FLEA Boutique brand caters to multiple generations of clients shopping for everything from loungewear to lingerie, date night outfits to capsule pieces. To bring contemporary fashion to a broad age range, the Pujos family has invested in multiple storefronts, each with its own flavor and style. “We curate the stores and present the ‘wow’ effect that surprises clients,” says Pierre. Overall, the collective carries lines that are easy to wear and caters to different sizes and body types. With ethical manufacturing and sustainability in mind, the Pujos family has gravitated toward keeping the core of their inventory as wardrobe staples and basic pieces that clients can invest in for years to come, or as Ines calls them: “Classic things that don’t go out of style.” “The pieces that sell the best are those that might initially be overlooked on the hanger but are very flattering on,” says Pierre. “There was a lot of trial and error,” Ines adds in reference to the inventory and buying process. “We watched what people gravitated toward and what they didn’t. And we listen to what people want and don’t want.” That people-first mentality is a defining characteristic of the brand and of the Pujoses themselves. The family is dedicated to employing locals year-round, supporting the local economy, and championing in-person shopping. “It’s all about personal connections—connecting with vendors and designers, training employees well, and assisting customers; offering personal styling to help people find what they need; adding an edgy accessory to a classic look,” says Ines. And location matters, too. “Downtown Traverse City is extraordinary, and we need to cultivate this scene,” says Ines. “We need to preserve small, independent businesses—they’re important for the community—and we want our boutiques to be entrenched within the community.”
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By Craig Manning In June, Leelanau County was ranked as the wealthiest county in the state of Michigan by the financial technology firm SmartAsset. The ranking was based on a “wealth index” that took into account factors like median household incomes, investment income, and median home values. While Leelanau has a wide income discrepancy that has raised questions about just how “wealthy” the county is as a whole, there is no doubt that it has also become a popular destination for those with extra dollars in their bank accounts. According to local realtors, Leelanau regularly draws retirees, folks looking for their second or third homes, and tech industry moguls seeking an idyllic place to raise their families, among other well-off buyers. Over time, the county’s real estate market has evolved to serve this subset of one-percenters. According to Jonathan Oltersdorf of the Suttons Bay-based Oltersdorf Realty, there are currently 43 homes on the market in Leelanau County that are priced at $1 million or above, a third of the entire market; 17 of those are listed for over $2 million. What makes Leelanau County such a haven for luxury homes? What’s the profile of a typical luxury home buyer in the county? What features put a Leelanau home
above that $1 million mark? And what does the future hold for this county’s unique real estate market? We chatted with Oltersdorf and two other leading Leelanau real estate experts—Kimberly Bork of Venture Properties and Roger Schaub of Schaub Team Premier Realty—to get the answers. The Buyers It’s clear someone is buying luxury properties in Leelanau County: Per Schaub, his team has taken 29 homes priced at $1 million or more “to the closing table” in the past two calendar years alone. Even amidst trends that have slowed down other segments of the real estate market— inflation, substantial appreciation of home values, rising interest rates, limited inventory—luxury homes are continuing to sell, especially in Leelanau. So far this year, Oltersdorf says 49 Leelanau homes have sold for $1 million or more. “I think last year at this time, we were at 56,” he adds. “So, things are holding pretty steady. But last year, 50 percent of those sales were cash. As mortgage rates have gone up, the number of luxury sales really hasn’t gone down, but this year, 65 percent of luxury home sales were cash.” That trend points to who is buying luxury homes in Leelanau: It’s people with deep pockets—many of whom are coming into the market from other even more
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expensive real estate regions. “We see a lot of buyers coming from California, and they think our luxury market is cheap,” Schaub says. “Because, comparatively, it is. But it’s also really good product—some of the best in the United States. We talk value a lot with our prospective buyers, and I think they see that there is a lot of value here. Because even after all this appreciation in value that our market has seen recently, when you compare homes in Leelanau to buying in Scottsdale, Arizona, or in California, or a lot of other luxury markets, we’re still where the dollar goes farther.” Schaub, Oltersdorf, and Bork are all in agreement that the typical Leelanau luxury home buyer is a wealthy person coming from outside the market and looking for a second or third home where they can spend vacations or summers. In particular, Schaub says he sees a lot of buyers who are thinking about retirement and who see Leelanau as the place where they’d like to spend their post-career golden years. Oltersdorf, meanwhile, tells Northern Express he’s witnessed an influx of younger people—particularly those who have made their fortunes in the tech industry—who are “able to work remotely now” and are looking for ideal places to raise their families. For those folks, Leelanau tends to land quickly on the radar.
It’s not just Californians who are flocking to Michigan’s Fresh Coast, though. Bork keeps close track of where out-oftown buyers are coming from, and says she’s also seen an uptick of luxury buyers from states like Colorado and Texas, as well as from Midwestern areas like Ohio, Illinois, and downstate Michigan. Most notably, Bork says Leelanau has become remarkably popular with buyers from one Ohio city. “We’re seeing a huge, huge influx of people from Cincinnati,” Bork notes, adding that those Ohio buyers tend to be particularly drawn to Northport. The Houses What exactly does $1 million (or more) buy in Leelanau County these days? To find out, we asked Schaub, Oltersdorf, and Bork to share some luxury home highlights from their recent listings or sales. Schaub singled out a $1.85 million farmstead property he currently has for sale on South Lake Leelanau. The home itself is a 2,084-square-foot two-story farmhouse with four bedrooms and one bathroom. But the differentiator, he says, is the sprawling 30.5 acres of land on which the house sits— an attractive option for a buyer drawn to northern Michigan for its wide-open spaces. “It’s a really unique property; I’ve really never listed anything like it before,” Schaub
A boathouse view from the home Bork recently sold in Northport.
What 30 acres of space on South Lake Leelanau looks like from above.
1,000 square feet of deck in Omena is like having an outdoor living room...or two.
says. “It’s a place where the buyer can have great amount of tillable soil, historic barns, a farmhouse, and also 500 feet of gorgeous South Lake Leelanau water frontage.” Water frontage seems to be Leelanau’s X-factor when it comes to having a thriving luxury real estate market. Schaub says luxury buyers interested in the county are almost always “targeting either big water or interior lakes.” “We have buyers that specifically want North Lake Leelanau, or that specifically want sunset views over Lake Michigan,” Schaub says. “I think that’s what separates the luxury market here, is that we have properties that appeal to both the inland lake buyer and the big water buyer.” That desire for waterfront homes is evident in Bork’s highlight property, a “private harbor house” in Northport she recently sold for $4.05 million. Boasting 2.4 acres of land, 183 feet of frontage on Lake Michigan, and a 7,519-square-foot, five-bed, six-bath floor plan, the property is also “one
of only five private boat harbors in the state of Michigan.” That’s thanks to a boathouse located under the house itself, which provides easy access from the home directly to Lake Michigan. Oltersdorf ’s current prime listing is a $2.195 million beach house featuring “breathtaking western facing sunset water views across Ingalls Bay.” That home offers 2,246 square feet of living space and 92 feet of private water frontage. Beyond the beach itself, the house features numerous amenities designed specifically to take advantage of the proximity to water, including a 1,000-square-foot back deck that overlooks the beach, a screened-in porch positioned to catch breezes right off water, and a great room with cathedral ceilings and huge windows that offer “panoramic bay views.” “Nine times out of ten, a luxury buyer wants waterfront,” Bork concludes. “Two years ago, everyone wanted to be on North Lake Leelanau. This year, I’m seeing more asks for Lake Michigan. So, that facet shifts
from time to time. Some people want the big lake and the views of the freighters and the islands and the sunsets. Others want the all-sports inland lake that they can play on and have all their water toys. It depends on the lifestyle, but almost everyone wants waterfront.” The Future So, what do the next few years hold for Leelanau County’s luxury market? While efforts are underway elsewhere to bring more affordable housing to the county, our panel of realtors doesn’t expect those evolutions— or any other market forces, for that matter— to have much impact on the popularity of Leelanau’s higher-end properties. “I haven’t seen any indicators that the luxury market [in Leelanau] is softening,” Schaub says. “The number of cash buyers is a good indicator to watch there. I think two years ago, [Schaub Team] was up at 84 percent cash offers. This year, we’re at 76 percent. So, until we see those cash buyers
decline, I think these homes are going to continue selling and our value appreciations are going to continue. Leelanau is one of the most beautiful places in the Midwest, and maybe in the U.S., and people want to be here.” Bork, meanwhile, says she is seeing some subtle shifts happening in the Leelanau luxury market—though not so much that she’s expecting a big dip in sales or popularity. “I still have huge demand [for properties across northern Michigan], and I know buyers are exhausted; they’re tired of being beat up, they’re tired of bidding wars, they’re tired of all that,” Bork says. “And I do see that stuff settling down. For the first time in three or four years, Leland is now a balanced market. There’s five-plus months of inventory there right now, and it’s sitting and not selling right away. That means we’re in a balanced market: it’s not a buyer’s market yet, but it’s not a seller’s market either. So, I don’t see prices going down, but I do see things stabilizing.”
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By Ashlee Cowles Most small businesses change over time, especially when they’ve been landmarks in downtown Traverse City for nearly 25 years. Ella’s, which began as a vintage clothing store in 1999, has evolved into a small department store that offers high-end apparel, most of it European and American made. Although Ella’s still offers a few select vintage pieces upstairs and in their sale room, the store’s primary offerings have shifted to consciously curated fashion for both women and men, along with home furnishings and décor. While aspects of the business have changed significantly since the store’s inception, one core tenet has stayed the same: Ella’s remains committed to sourcing and selling items that are manufactured responsibly. “We have stayed the course with this vision,” says Wendy Buhr, owner of Ella’s. “We want the items you buy to stay out of the landfill, to always be worth something, and to make you smile.” Don’t MALL the Planet Buhr is local to northern Michigan, having spent most of her childhood in Torch Lake while wintering with her family in the Florida Keys. Her father was a builder who flipped homes and her mother was an antiques dealer, both of which provided Buhr with an early introduction to collecting, design, and entrepreneurship. After high school, Buhr spent a few years in Chicago where she worked for an interior designer. When she was 21, she moved back to northern Michigan with a vision as clear as the lake she grew up on. Buhr wanted to open a store that had a classic department store feel and carried items that would become vintage one day. She also wanted to use vendors that were well vetted for their ethical manufacturing practices. “From the very beginning, I felt like I was swimming against the tide,” says Buhr. She opened the doors to her first 700-square-foot store during the heyday of malls and mass-produced fashion. “I was handcrafting my own things then and buying from friends who were making things…all before Etsy existed!” Nevertheless, Buhr and her friends were really into recycling and remaking clothing, furniture, and jewelry. “We used to make these T-shirts that said ‘Don’t MALL the planet.’” Buhr’s initial retail concept was a bead shop called Threads, but in 1998, her daughter Ella was born, and shortly thereafter came the clothing store that still bears her child’s name. More than a Price Tag In 2008, Buhr moved into the two-story, 5,000 square-foot space that Ella’s occupies on Front Street today. The state of the economy at the time was one of the reasons Buhr decided to go high-end with this new concept—it was important to remain with buyable vendors who would stay in business. As Buhr learned more about fashion and had her eyes opened to the ethical dilemmas within the industry, she doubled down on her commitment to avoiding the incredible waste and pollution caused by “fast fashion.” “My clientele wanted me to stay at a lower price point, but you just can’t buy things at a lower price point in an ethical way,” says Buhr. “Buy one thing that is going to last you instead of several.” She doesn’t shy away from opportunities to explain why certain items Ella’s carries are more expensive than what customers will likely find in a big box store. “I’m not saying come in and buy your whole wardrobe [high-end], but add pieces. Those will be your favorites and those will last because they’ll be classics and always well made.”
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Home furnishings have grown to be a popular offering at Ella's.
Buhr says a good blazer and jeans combo works in almost every setting.
A recent buying trip to New York City offered plenty of inspiration for upcoming trends.
Building a Thoughtful Wardrobe Emphasizing quality over quantity is one of the primary ways Ella’s staff carries out their commitment to sustainability. But how does one curate a look that is both fashionable and timeless, and also doesn’t contribute to needless fashion waste? American-made denim is a mainstay at Ella’s, with brands like Citizens of Humanity and Mother Denim being among the most popular. Buhr recommends starting with a good pair of jeans that “fit without bagging out” as a reliable must-have for fall. She says to look for “something that makes you feel trim and fashionable.” Next, Buhr suggests investing in a blazer, as this versatile piece “adds polish to any look” and can be worn “over a dress, with denim and a T-shirt, or suited up with a dress pant or skirt.” To top off your wardrobe for the shoulder season, three tops and two comfortable sweaters are staples you can mix and match. Ella’s carries brands like Soeur and Humanoid, and many of the options are made out of
breathable fabrics like 100 percent cotton or linen, which are more recyclable and less environmentally costly than materials like polyester. Buhr also emphasizes the importance of good footwear and says this is an area of your wardrobe that’s worth spending a bit more money on. “Cheap shoes depreciate your look, but expensive shoes make your target outfit look more expensive,” she says. A clog or loafer and a nice pair of boots— real leather or a good vegan leather—are always solid choices. “If you buy well, you will have them for years.” And for those windy autumn strolls, Buhr loves adding a nice trench coat to her repertoire. “It feels very French.” Ella’s also offers accessories such as leather handbags and belts, as well as ethically-made hats in a variety of sustainable materials and styles. For the Home Inside the spacious downtown store, you’ll find much more than clothing. Ella’s has a friendly and full-service interiors team on the
A trench coat, especially paired with neutrals, offers a bit of European flair.
Ella's also carries timeless menswear for every season.
lower level of the store who use their creative skills to design homes from inception. When it comes to home furnishings and interior design, Buhr says a timeless style is one that is neutral. “Buy all of your large upholstery in a solid linen or boucle, and you can add more interest in your textiles,” such as pillows, throws, and rugs. The pillows at Ella’s are a popular purchase, sourced from all over the world, including places like Turkey and Morocco. Working directly with artisans in other countries is the aspect of Buhr’s work that most excites her. “I just love handmade…I’m a textile junkie,” she says. “Being able to travel and see people making things in all different cultures and reading about them and studying them and then actually going there—that’s my jam.” In addition to pillows, Ella’s carries rugs, candles, and linens like towels and napkins. The store also sells custom furnishings such as sofas, sectionals, chairs, ottomans, side tables, and lighting. Buhr says that most of the pieces they
carry are “soft modern” and lack the stark, hard edges of some contemporary furniture. They’re “very hygge in fabric choices,” she adds. While it’s tempting to opt for the cheaper, build-it-yourself pieces, Buhr discourages that practice. “If you buy wellmade furniture,” she says, “there is a lifetime guarantee on the frame, so you can change up your look easily by switching out the textiles instead of purchasing new furniture every five to 10 years.” One of the main home furnishing brands Ella’s carries is Cisco Home, which uses sustainably-harvested hardwoods. “They’re making furniture the same way it was made 100 years ago and standing behind it… The furniture is beautiful and lends itself to any architecture.” And if you can’t afford higher-priced items right now, Buhr emphasizes that you can always purchase clothing and furnishings of a higher quality secondhand. “Let’s stop contributing to the waste in the world,” she says.
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By Jillian Manning 1. MORAINE: SPIRE EARRINGS You can buy a diamond ring or a tennis bracelet just about anywhere. That’s why we love shopping the works of Moraine by Kelsey McQuown, because you’re destined to walk out with a unique piece you couldn’t get anywhere else. McQuown’s Reflect Collection, which “celebrates the interplay of light and water,” is especially stunning, with pieces that are quite literally one-of-akind and are hand carved and cast for you. The Spire Earrings ($695 for 14k yellow gold; $265 for sterling silver) are downright mesmerizing…just like watching the waves at your favorite beach. Find Moraine jewelry at The Warren in Leland (106 N Main St.) or online at shop-moraine.com.
2. TOILE AND STRIPES: JOEY DRESS COAT Slow fashion is “so hot right now,” as Will Ferrell as Mugatu in Zoolander would say. And the slowest, hottest version is handmade clothing. Enter: Toile and Stripes of Suttons Bay. Their brand works to “provide wardrobes with elegant, natural fiber hand-made clothing” and offers everything from jackets and dresses to scarves and hats. (Plus homegoods like candles and linens!) As we’re looking to freshen up our winter wardrobes, we’re drawn to the Joey Dress Coat ($305) made with 100 percent wool and brass snaps. We love the longer length and both the periwinkle and oatmeal color options for an elevated, but still cozy look. Visit Toile and Stripes at 412 North Saint Joseph St. in Suttons Bay or online at toileandstripes.com.
4. J. MCLAUGHLIN: SASCHA LEATHER BOOT Speaking of ankle boots, look no further than the Sascha Leather Boot ($348) from J. McLaughlin for this fall and winter. Thanks to their timeless Chelsea style and equestrianinspired details, these babies could fit right in at a dinner party or on a trip (next spring, at least) to Flintfields Horse Park and the Traverse City Horse Shows. A 1-inch heel means your feet will be thanking you at the end of a long night, and the smooth black leather means you can wear these with just about any outfit. Head to Harbor Springs to shop the Up North J. McLaughlin store at 245 E Main St., or visit jmclaughlin.com.
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3. FATFACE: VICTORIA FLORAL MIDI DRESS Speaking of getting dressed up, we’ve fallen a little bit in love with northern Michigan newcomer, FatFace. Yes, the name is a little funky—blame the Brits—but their dresses hit that perfect blend of beautiful, functional, and thoughtfully made. Our go-to party dress this season is the Victoria Floral Midi Dress ($172). It has sleeves (to keep us warm), a v-neck and back (to make a statement), and an elegant, autumnal pattern (to make all your friends jealous). The dress also pairs perfectly with ankle boots when the snow starts to fall, so you can wear it all winter long. Shop FatFace at their two NoMi locations in Traverse City (204 E. Front St.) and Charlevoix (327 Bridge St.) or at us.fatface.com.
5. MINER’S NORTH: LAKE SUPERIOR MONSTER WATCH Shinola is one of the only Americanmade watch companies that has broken into the big leagues of luxury timekeeping. The brand is based out of Detroit, but luckily, you can also find their wares in downtown Traverse City at Miner’s North Jewelers. It’s hard to choose a favorite (they have a Mackinac-inspired edition, after all!), but we have to go for the Lake Superior Monster Watch ($1,650). It has a classic black-andsteel look that goes from the office to dinner out to…a dive in the lake? That’s right—it has a depth rating of 1,000 feet. The folks at Shinola said it perfectly about this watch: “While reminding us of the Northern Lights dancing across the sky over Lake Superior when the indices give off a green glow against the dark enamel dial, the star quality of this timepiece is its performance.” Find it at Miner’s North at 222 East Front St. or minersnorth.com.
6. BEARCUB OUTFITTERS: THE DOWNDRIFT JACKET Ready to buy the last jacket you’ll ever need? Bearcub Outfitters of Petoskey has several Patagonia outerwear options, including the Downdrift Jacket ($329), which we love for a lot of reasons. 1) It looks good and can stand up to winters in northern Michigan. 2) The jacket’s shell is made from 100 percent postconsumer recycled fishing nets, reducing ocean plastic and giving you a water repellent coat for winter. 3) The jacket’s insulation is also recycled—this time duck and goose down reclaimed from down products. 4) Patagonia aims to repair their items whenever they can, so tears and broken zippers no longer mean the end of your garment. Pop into Bearcub Outfitters (321 E. Lake Street) to shop their selections, or visit bearcuboutfitters.com.
7. GATTLE’S: ORLA THROW ’Tis the season of the chunky-knit sweater, which must also mean it’s the season of the chunky-knit throw. We’re ready to cozy up with the Orla Throw ($295) from Gattle’s of Harbor Springs, which feels (and looks) just like your favorite fall sweater. The blanket is made in Portugal from an 85/15 cotton and wool blend and offers the perfect weight to snuggle up under as the nights get colder. It comes in five neutral colors—sea, walnut, pewter, champagne, and ivory—that are guaranteed to match any home décor scheme. Pick your perfect color at 236 E Main St. in Harbor Springs or find one online at gattles.com.
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By Anna Faller In a world where travel influencers inundate our social media feeds, it’s easy to envision ourselves on a faraway beach for our next vacation. Michigan, though, is its own destination, with plenty of picturesque towns, pristine scenery, and tasty eats more than worth exploring. How do we get away in our own backyard, and where do we stay when we arrive? Northern Express sat down with two travel influencers—Shalee Super of the Shalee Wanders blog and Moody Cabin Girl’s Gina Valente—to talk travel tips, Michigan’s hidden gems, and all things local wanderlust. Bon voyage! Pictured Rocks
SHALEE WANDERS | SHALEE SUPER Michigan native Shalee Super never stays in one place for long. Raised in the pinprick village of Mecosta (population: just under 400), Super spent much of her adolescence looking for ways to leave her hometown. “I really wanted to go out and explore,” she explains. At just 18, though, her budget was tight. Instead of long-haul drives or jet-setting internationally (though all of that would come later on), many of Super’s earliest ventures involved weekend getaways to the nearby Great Lakes, subsisting on only pizza and ice cream and even sleeping in her car—all in the name of her next big adventure. As her travels expanded throughout the state, Super discovered an online demand for local recommendations and budget advice. This, she says, is when she decided to launch her travel blog, Shalee Wanders. Established in 2014, that blog has blossomed into an online hub for Super’s boundless wanderings, which now includes 39 countries and 49 states. Her content incorporates expertly-curated guides—including one dedicated to Michigan, and notably, how to travel with cats—unique accommodation finds, and tips for the best travel bang for your buck. Over the years, she has garnered a community of 125,000 followers across the blog and social sites like TikTok and Instagram. Wherever she wakes up, Super’s days nearly always begin by tracking down a great cup of coffee. From there, she’ll explore nearby shopping districts, landmarks, or other local activities—“It’s usually me trying something new or going somewhere I haven’t been,” she notes—before the rest of the day is spent outdoors, at the beach, or deep in the forest. Her
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niche (beyond the cats, of course) is adventure travel, and you’ll see photos of her on every cliff, mountain, and waterway she can find. To cap off the evening, Super can often be found researching the best vantage point to catch the sunset. “I’m a sucker for a good view!” she adds. Nevertheless, her home state of Michigan remains her number-one destination. “It’s my happy place,” Super says. (She’s even considered putting down permanent roots in Traverse City!) For the outdoor adventurer, she highlights Pyramid Point as a go-to hiking spot (bring a picnic for a rustic date night), as well as Mackinac Island’s interior—which boasts over 70 miles of trail—and Empire Bluffs for its steely-bay views. In the summer months, South Manitou and Beaver islands are an oasis for uninterrupted exploring, while Mesick offers a quiet hideaway for a dose of nostalgia and spring mushroom hunting. Super’s ideal weekend, though, involves far less action than one might expect. “My perfect Saturday night is sitting with my friends on the beach in northern Michigan,” she says. “There’s a magic to it that isn’t pretentious.” In fact, watching others live that magic has become one of her favorite experiences. It’s happened numerous times, Super notes; both with the clients whose trips she plans, and— notably—skeptical friends. “When we get up to Traverse City, [they’re] like, ‘this is the most beautiful town in the world!’” she says. “Hearing those reactions and getting to see them fall in love with the region firsthand are really special moments for me.” shaleewanders.com
Valente and her husband
MOODY CABIN GIRL | GINA VALENTE Michigan’s most aesthetic accommodations are the name of the game for Gina Valente. She was first introduced to the short-term rental market on a trip to Iceland in 2015, where an Airbnb stay blew her mind. Back home in Michigan, Valente was surprised to discover a similar—but little-known, at the time—rental community. Suffice to say, she was immediately hooked. “I started booking stays just for fun and would post about [the experience] on my social media pages,” she explains, which eventually led to the launch of her Moody Cabin Girl blog in 2018. (A little context here: At the time, Valente was already a veteran of the content-creation and marketing space, as she and her sister had launched the Detroit-based food blog, Girls Gone Hungry—which is still active—several years prior.) Inspired by the rustic vibe of the popular Instagram account MoodyGrams—and named, in part, for Valente’s tongue-in-cheek reputation as the grumpiest of her family’s four siblings—the blog aims to showcase unique accommodations and their locations to Valente’s growing audience, headlined by some 40,000 followers. Valente, however, adheres to a strict set of criteria when searching for new rental spaces. “I’m not just trying to promote cabins for [the sake of] promotion,” she clarifies. Instead, she seeks out mom-and-pop rentals that, ideally, come with some history. “They’re not necessarily modern,” she adds. “You’ll find lots of lake houses and camp cottages—my page is very family-friendly.” Her preferred aesthetic follows suit. Think Scandinavian-inspired structures with cozy
nooks, warm lighting, and plenty of wood…bonus points if there’s nearby beach access. In this regard, Valente notes, northern Michigan is a gold mine, and her page features gems from nearby spots like Traverse City, Gaylord, Suttons Bay, Northport, Cedar, and more. The start of each rental experience, she tells Northern Express, always follows the same general framework. First, Valente and her group spend some time photographing the untouched space. From there, it’s all about lifestyle content, which means sampling local cuisine and planning itineraries for future visitors. Some of Valente’s go-to Michigan spots include her family’s cottage on Spider Lake, which she loves for the outdoor recreation (and its proximity to Peegeo’s pizza), Lake Ann’s bustling brewery scene, and the lavender-scented oasis of the Secret Garden at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery. Further north, she highlights Harbor Springs—in particular, the annual Ice Fest, complete with steel drum band and street food—as well as Indian River, which is where she first encountered a baby deer up close. She and her sister even managed to rent the entirety of Willoughby Island (a tiny U.P. islet) all to themselves one summer weekend. As for her dream-home destination? Valente has her sights set on the natural beauty of Grand Marais. “Small-town living is so nice, and I have a lot of nostalgic feelings about it, too,” she says. “Michigan is so special,” she adds. “We have so many beautiful forests and flourishing communities. I love that I get to bring exposure to that.” moodycabingirl.wordpress.com
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Creme de la Weird The Ministry of Health in the Sakhalin region of Russia revealed on Oct. 2 that an 80-year-old woman had been discovered to be living with a 1-inch needle in her brain, Insider reported. Radiologists had found the needle with an X-ray; doctors believe it has been there since her birth, when her parents may have tried to kill her because of war and famine. However, the woman survived and never suffered headaches from the object. She is being monitored by a physician. Armed and Clumsy As Michael Gardner, 62, officiated a wedding in Denton, Nebraska, on Sept. 30, he inexplicably tried to get the attention of the guests by shooting a handgun into the air, CNN reported. Instead, Gardner shot his 12-year-old grandson in the shoulder. Lancaster County Sheriff 's Office Chief Ben Houchin said Gardner wanted to "start the wedding with a bang. When he decided to cock back the hammer of this revolver, it slipped." The ammunition was a blank, but Gardner had apparently "put black powder into the casing and then glued it," Houchin said. "The glue is what injured the child." Gardner was charged with child abuse. "The act was not very smart," Houchin said. Recurring Themes In Palm Coast, Florida, on Sept. 30, 76-year-old Cheryl Henderson crashed her SUV into a pickup truck, ClickOrlando reported. The pickup's driver pulled his truck in front of Henderson's vehicle, hoping to avoid her leaving the scene -- but when she started to do just that, he leapt onto her hood and held on for dear life as she raced along for two miles, going up to 50 mph. A good Samaritan followed her and nudged her off the road onto the shoulder. Henderson told deputies that she didn't stop because she was out of gas; she was charged with leaving the scene of a crash and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The pickup driver didn't suffer serious injury. In St. Louis County, Missouri, 38-yearold Stephanie Boyd of Vinita Park was charged with domestic assault and resisting arrest on Sept. 28 after she and her husband got into a dispute. According to WFTV, Boyd moved to leave the house in a car after an argument, and her husband climbed onto the hood; Boyd drove onto I-70 and continued for five miles with him clinging to the vehicle. Finally, an officer stopped them; Boyd's bond was set at $100,000. The Continuing Crisis Maybe it's time to pay teachers more. Brianna Coppage, 28, an English teacher at St. Clair High School in St. Clair, Missouri, was put on leave on Sept. 28 after district officials discovered she was performing on the pornography website OnlyFans. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Coppage claimed she joined the site over the summer to supplement her income. "I knew this day was coming," she said. "The district says they haven't made a decision yet, but I'm just kind of putting the pieces together that I am not coming back," she added. She said she made an additional $8,000 to $10,000 per month from the site. "I can't control what people think of me. ... I'm not doing anything illegal. I am a good friend. I am a good family
member. That is all I can think about right now," Coppage said. The Metropolitan Transit Authority in New York City has had enough of bad behavior on the subway, The Messenger reported. On Oct. 3, the MTA launched its Courtesy Counts campaign, hoping to encourage riders to practice common decency. You know, things like: Don't leave your trash on the train. Don't block the doors. Use headphones. And of course, that Emily Post mainstay: Wait until you get home to clip your nails. "In our busy lives, it's easy to forget that your own individual behavior can have an impact on your fellow riders' commute. The goal isn't to lecture anyone," said MTA senior adviser Shanifah Rieara. Christmas Is Coming! When customs officials seized a box of giraffe feces at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Sept. 29, they naturally were curious about why the traveler from Iowa was bringing the poop home from a trip to Kenya. CBP said the traveler "had obtained the droppings in Kenya and planned to make a necklace," United Press International reported. "The passenger also stated in the past she had used moose feces at her home in Iowa." The contents of the box were destroyed. What's in a Name? The Township of Bonnechere Valley in Ontario, Canada, is on a mission to change the name of its most famous street: Harry Dick Road, United Press International reported. John Henry "Harry" Dick was born on the property in 1957, and his family has occupied three homes there for five generations. "Well, people think that's very, very funny, and the signs started to disappear," explained Lois Dick, Harry's wife. Officials said the sign is stolen about four times per year; the family installed a security camera, but it got stolen too. Lois noted that a name change will be a hassle for the family: "Any legal document with our address on it is going to have to be changed," she lamented. Harry just wants the thefts to stop: "All I want is some peace and quietness," he said. Surprise! "I guess we got a pilot in our house," a perplexed homeowner told a 911 dispatcher after a U.S. Marine Corps F-35 pilot landed in his backyard on Sept. 17 in North Charleston, South Carolina. The pilot, who got on the phone with the dispatcher, told her, "I'm a pilot in a military aircraft and I ejected, so I just rode a parachute down to the ground. Can you please send an ambulance?" According to Yahoo! News, the plane eventually crashed 60 miles away. Halloween Is Coming! Tim Perry of Cranston, Rhode Island, has an over-the-top way of celebrating Halloween, WJAR-TV reported. His favorite horror movie, "House of 1,000 Corpses," inspired him to create "House of 1,000 Pumpkins" -- but this year, his collection will grow closer to 1,400. Cranston carves about 200 more craft pumpkins each year, starting around Oct. 1, to add to the display outside his home. "Everybody thanks me for doing it," Perry said. "They look forward to it every year. The kids go nuts." Through a Facebook fundraiser, he also collects donations to help families affected by cancer.
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petting zoo, live music, Twister Joe balloon artist, Fun Run, & more. facebook.com/CVXAppleFest ----------------------------4TH ANNUAL CHIEF DAY: Downtown Chief. Car Show, 10am-2pm. Parade down Chief Road; line up at 11:30am at corner of Chief & Johnson roads. Parade starts at 11:45am from Johnson to Balsam. Free. facebook. com/events/998590294668562 ----------------------------ALDEN HARVEST FESTIVAL: 10am-4pm, Alden Tennis Court Park. ----------------------------FREE DROP-IN FAMILY ART: 10am-noon, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Cornwell Gallery, TC. Fun art activity inspired by exhibit in the gallery. crookedtree.org/class/ctac-traversecity/free-drop-family-art-october-0 ----------------------------OUTDOOR CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW: 10am-3pm, The Village at GT Commons, Historic Front Lawn, TC. Browse Michigan vendors offering art, jewelry, crafts, food & more. This is a free event & great for all ages. thevillagetc.com ----------------------------WALK 2 END ALZHEIMER’S TRAVERSE CITY: Hull Park, TC. The world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support & research. Registration is at 10am & the Promise Garden Ceremony is at 11am with the Walk to follow. Free. act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2023/ MI-GreaterMichigan?pg=entry&fr_id=16626 ----------------------------EARTH, MOON & SUN: 11am, Peninsula Community Library, TC. Enjoy displays, a sun print craft & moon pie. While the annual eclipse view will be limited in the area, special safety glasses donated by StarNet will be available. 231-223-7700. ----------------------------FRANKFORT FALL FESTIVAL: The Fall Festival Parade starts at 11am with The Scottville Clown Band, giant pumpkins, Mutt March & more. Following are many activities in Open Space Park, including carnival rides, cornhole tournament, live music, wagon rides, craft fair, giant pumpkins, squash & watermelon weigh-in, corn maze & much more. ----------------------------FUN WITH THE SUN - IT’S ECLIPSE DAY: 11am-1pm, Traverse Area District Library, TC. Families are invited to celebrate the annular eclipse with an eclipse-themed story, craft, & STEM activity. Watch a livestream of the eclipse starting at noon in the StoryRoom or drop in anytime between 11am-1pm for fun with the sun. Free. tadl. org/events ----------------------------WALK + TALK THE EXHIBITS: 11am, Glen Arbor Arts Center. Enjoy a guided walk-andtalk through the new exhibit, “In Translation.” The Walk + Talk will also include conversation about “The Side Of The Road,” an exhibition of abstract landscapes by Alice Moss. Free. glenarborart.org/events-page/events-all ----------------------------SOLAR ECLIPSE PARTY: 11:30am, Betsie Valley District Library, Benzonia. Presented by the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society. Enjoy viewing the eclipse safely, learn cool science, make crafts & enjoy snacks. Free. betsievalleydistrictlibrary.org/newsevents/solar-eclipse-party-at-the-bvdl ----------------------------SOLAR ECLIPSE OPEN HOUSE: 11:30am, Bellaire Public Library. Enjoy fun activities & pick up a set of solar eclipse glasses (2 per family limit) as you prepare to view the partial solar ecplise. Glasses distributed on a first come, first served basis. Free. bellairelibrary.org ----------------------------ARTIST TALK WITH PAINTER JUSTIN SHULL: Noon-1:30pm, Higher Art Gallery, TC. Enjoy an in depth talk with TC artist Justin Shull. Justin will discuss his background, sources of inspiration & delve into his tech-
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niques. Q & A follows. This Artist Talk is in tandem with his Solo Show featuring new & selected works which runs from Oct. 10 Nov. 4. Free. higherartgallery.com ----------------------------BOOK LAUNCH & SIGNING: 1-3pm, Horizon Books, TC. Celebrate the release of Michael Balter’s debut novel, “Chasing Money.” Free. horizonbooks.com/event/chasingmoney-michael-balter-book-launch-signing ----------------------------OLD TOWN PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS RIPCORD: 2pm & 7:30pm, Old Town Playhouse, TC. A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. Adults: $33. oldtownplayhouse. com/performances/mainstage/ripcord.html ----------------------------CRAWL FOR THE CURE PUB CRAWL BINGO: Registration & shirt pick up will begin at 4pm at the American Legion, Boyne City. Each participant will be given a bingo board, & will then begin to crawl at their own pace. The squares of the bingo board contain items to either find or complete at each of the participating establishments. At 9pm meet back at the American Legion. Participating establishments include Stigg’s Brewing, Boyne City Eagles, Boyne City Tap Room, Café Sante, Provisions Lounge, Lake Street Pub, Muskrat Distilling, Red Mesa & Boyne River Inn. $30 per person or $100 for 4. relayforlife.org/chainoflakesmi ----------------------------BAYSIDE TRAVELLERS CONTRA DANCE: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, TC. Potluck dinner at 5:30pm; Beginner Dance Workshop at 7pm; dances from 7:30-10:30pm. Live music by The Elderberries. Workshop & dances called by Pat Reeser. $10 suggested donation. oliverartcenterfrankfort.org ----------------------------COMEDY W/ CARLOS MENCIA: 7pm & 9:30pm, Traverse City Comedy Club, TC. Carlos is best known for his raw & unfiltered style of comedy, which he has shared on comedy stages & in television shows & movies. He has been sharing his newest material
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ESCAPE ROOM FOR TEENS: Traverse Area District Library, TC. Find the clues, solve the puzzles, & break the code before the time runs out! You must pre-register. Ten seats will be available for the first session which will run from 5:30-6:30pm. If these seats fill, there will be a waitlist available for a second session from 6:30-7:30pm. Free. tadl.org/ event/teen-escape-room-16 ----------------------------PLAY AUDITIONS: “THE WEIR”: 7pm, Glen Lake Church, Glen Arbor. The cast will require four men & one woman in a haunting Irish play. No accents are required & a reader’s theater format will be in place. Contact Pete@ironmason.com for a digital script. Free. GlenArborPlayers.org ----------------------------POETRY OUT LOUD: 7-9pm, Poetess and Stranger, 445 E. Mitchell Street, Unit A, downtown Petoskey. Participants are invited to bring original poetry or prose to read; 3 minutes max per turn. $5 cover or a haiku about money. poetessandstranger.com
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PEEPERS PROGRAM: “FALLING LEAVES”: 1011am, Boardman River Nature Center, TC. An adultaccompanied program for early learners ages 3-5 years old of all experience levels with the natural world. Enjoy stories, crafts, music, & discovery activities. Register. Takes place outside. $5/child. natureiscalling.org/preschool-peepers-program ----------------------------ODEN STATE FISH HATCHERY: FROM EGG, TO STREAM, TO LAKE... TO LIFE!: 11am-12:30pm, Oden State Fish Hatchery, Alanson. On this guided tour begin at the back of the property, in the hatchery buildings, where you will discuss & possibly witness the actual egg take-in process, which begins the life of the hatchery fish. Register. Free. ncmclifelonglearning.com/ event-5385901 ----------------------------WHAT’S THE LATEST STINK ABOUT REGULATION OF SEPTIC SYSTEMS?: Noon, Traverse Area District Library, TC. The LWVGTA will present a program focused on the damage to our groundwater caused by leaking septic systems. Ordinances regulat-
ing septic systems have been passed in several Michigan townships & counties including Leelanau County & Torch Lake Township (Antrim Co.). Panelists include Tricia Denton, who helped pass legislation in Leelanau County, Seth Phillips, Kalkaska Co. Drain Commissioner, & Beth Clawson, MSU Extension Educator. Free. lwvgta.org ----------------------------DOCUMENTARY SCREENING & PANEL DISCUSSION: 6pm, Traverse Area District Library, McGuire Community Room, TC. “Warrior Lawyers” will be shown, followed by a panel discussion including the filmmaker Audrey Geyer; Holly T. Bird, co-executive director of Title Track; & JoAnne Cook, JD, appellate judge of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians. The program focuses on the stories of Michigan Native American lawyers, tribal judges, & their colleagues who work with Native Nations, their citizens, & mainstream institutions to achieve healing & sacred justice. Register. www.warriorlawyers.org. Free. tadl.org/event/warriorlawyers-defenders-sacred-justice-documentary-screening-and-panel-discussion ----------------------------ARCHITECTS TO DISCUSS COMMUNITY INFLUENCE: 7pm, The Alluvion, TC. A panel discussion of TC area architects. “Architecture, Design and Community Influence” will feature Ken Richmond, Michael Fitzhugh, Peter Smith, Suzannah Tobin & Ray Kendra. The discussion will be moderated by Traversecityist podcast host Gretchen Carr, & will focus on elevating awareness for enduring design, & the importance of community involvement. A reception will follow. Reserved seating is recommended. Free. traversecityist.ticketleap.com ----------------------------AUDITIONS FOR “THE WEIR”: 7pm, Old Town Playhouse, lower level, TC. Roles for four men & one woman in a haunting Irish play that takes place in a small pub. A Reader’s theater format will be used & no Irish accents are required. Contact Pete@ironmason.com for a digital script. Free. GlenArborPlayers.org ----------------------------NWS PRESENTS: AN EVENING WITH HEATHER COX RICHARDSON: SOLD OUT: 7-8:30pm, Lars Hockstad Auditorium, Central Grade School, TC. In her new book, “Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America,” Richardson explains how a small group of wealthy people have made war on American ideals, leading us down a dangerous path to authoritarianism. Guest host is Neal Rubin. Only virtual tickets available for $41-$48. nationalwritersseries.org/ cox-richardson ----------------------------QUEER TALES BOOK CLUB: 7pm, Traverse Area District Library, Nelson Room, TC. Chat about books that are by &/or about LGBTQIA+ people. This month’s book is “Your Body is Not Your Body,” a short story & horror anthology; available to read in Hoopla. Free. tadl.org/node/7280 ----------------------------SWEETWATER EVENING GARDEN CLUB SPEAKER & MEETING: 7pm, Acme Township Hall, Williamsburg. Featuring Angie Bouma from the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy. Her program will include the Conservancy’s protection & care of a five-county area of northern Michigan, which includes farms, scenic, natural & forest lands. 938-9611. Free. ----------------------------WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR: 7:30pm, City Opera House, TC. A Jazz Tribute to 100 Years of Disney. Performed by pianist & musical director Sean Mason, along with vocalists Kim Nalley & Sasha Dobson. $10$47. cityoperahouse.org/node/507
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HIKE THE HIGH ROLLAWAYS!: 1pm, 29 1/2 Rd., Kingsley. Starts at Baxter Bridge to the Manistee River Observation Deck & back to Baxter Bridge. This is about a 5 mile hike. Meet at the Baxter Bridge parking lot. This is a moderately challenging route with a great deal of elevation change. Bring bug spray, water, poles & snacks. For more info email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Free. ----------------------------CHILLIN’ WITH THE HARBOR SPRINGS CHAMBER OFFICE - ON THE ROAD: 4-6pm, Small Batch At The Cupola, Harbor Springs. With High Five Spirits. Free. ANNUAL DIG PINK GAME: Buckley Community School Gymnasium. Buckley Volleyball will be hosting its annual Dig Pink Game vs. the Mesick Bulldogs. There will be a silent auction, bake sale, concession stand & t-shirt sale going on while the volleyball teams go head to head. All proceeds will be donated to a local community member who is facing breast cancer. Doors will open at 5pm, JV teams take the court at 5:30pm, & Varsity will take the court close to 7pm. $5. ----------------------------“AFTER PARKLAND” DOC SCREENING & PANEL DISCUSSION: 6:30pm, State Theatre, TC. Moms Demand Action of TC presents “After Parkland,” followed by a panel discussion & audience Q&A on gun violence prevention. The film chronicles the fallout of the 2018 school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead. $10/person; students free. stateandbijou.org ----------------------------PETOSKEY FILM SERIES: 7pm, Carnegie Building, Petoskey. Featuring “Harvey.” Free - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -. POPULAR MUSIC ENSEMBLE: MADE IN DETROIT - THE MUSIC OF MOTOR CITY: 7:30pm, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Corson Auditorium. $17 adult; $14 child through college. interlochen.org/events/ popular-music-ensemble-made-in-detroitmusic-motor-city-2023-10-18
MAKE IT BENZIE - CHAMBER OFF THE CLOCK NETWORKING: 5-7pm, Lucky Dog Bar & Grille, Beulah. Enjoy this Oktoberfest celebration & an update on Chamber operations. $5. RSVP. business.benzie.org/events/ details/benzie-area-chamber-off-the-clockevent-16451 ----------------------------NMCAA’S LAUNDRY PROJECT: 8:3011:30am, TC Laundry, Garfield Plaza, TC. Free laundry service for those in need. Call 947-3780 with questions. ----------------------------COFFEE @ 10, PETOSKEY: 10am, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Gilbert Gallery, Petoskey. Dani Knoph Davis will discuss how her illustrative art has influenced her conservation efforts. Dani is an artist, writer, & advocate for wildlife conservation in Michigan. Free. crookedtree.org/event/ctac-petoskey/ coffee-10-dani-knoph-davis ----------------------------FRANKFORT FILM FESTIVAL: The Garden Theater, Frankfort, Oct. 19-22. For times & movie selection, visit web site. Tickets: $12. gardentheater.org/frankfort-film-festival-copy ----------------------------EAST JORDAN BUSINESS AFTER HOURS: 5-6:30pm, The Depot Jordan Valley Teen Center, East Jordan.
NORTHLAND WEAVERS & FIBER ARTS GUILD’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION: 5-7pm, Dennos Museum Center, NMC, TC. The exhibition runs Oct. 20 - March 3 & includes the work of 27 current & past members. dennosmuseum.org ----------------------------DIET CULTURE DROPOUT CLUB: FALL READS AT COMMONGROUNDS: 6-7:30pm, Commongrounds Cooperative, E. Eighth St., TC. Enjoy community building, laughter, venting & zero diet talk. Discuss topics from a common read each month. Oct. Common Read: “The Wellness Trap: Break Free from Diet Culture, Disinformation, and Dubious Diagnoses, and Find Your True Well-Being.” Free. headandhearttc.com/events-1 ----------------------------TRAVERSE INDIVISIBLE: 6-8pm, Sleder’s Family Tavern, TC. Yarrow Brown of Housing North will be speaking on solutions of Northern Michigan’s housing crisis. RSVP: bit.ly/ TI10192023. Free. ----------------------------HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR PRESENTATION: 7pm, Carnegie Building, Petoskey. Holocaust survivor & renowned author Irene Miller will give a presentation on her personal experiences during WWII & the challenge of a future without hatred. Sponsored by Temple B’nai Israel’s Kulanu Cohort Group. Free. ----------------------------TRAVERSE AREA CAMERA CLUB MEETING: First Presbyterian Church, TC. Meets the third Thurs. of the month. Social hour at 6pm; meeting at 7pm. tacameraclub.org ----------------------------MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE WSG ALEXANDRA SILBER & SYDNEY JAMES HARCOURT: 7:30pm, City Opera House, TC. Interlochen Arts Academy musical theatre students perform a fast-paced revue that spans Golden Age classics to contemporary hits. $10-$25. cityoperahouse.org/ node/523
COFFEE @ 10, TC: 10am, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Carnegie Rotunda, TC. For the exhibit: “Lifetime of Art and Travel: A Flora Ricca Hoffman Retrospective.” Friends of the late artist, Flora Ricca Hoffman, will speak on her life, artwork & achievements. Free. crookedtree. org/event/ctac-traverse-city/coffee-10-floraricca-hoffman-retrospective ----------------------------ARTISTS IN THE SHADOWS: WOMEN WHO TURNED GARDENS INTO ART: 11am, Glen Arbor Arts Center. Carolyn Doepke Bennett, a researcher & lecturer in garden conservation, will give a slide presentation. Seating is by reservation. Tickets are $10 GAAC members; $15 nonmembers. glenarborart.org/events/lectureartists-in-the-shadows-women-who-turnedgardens-into-art ----------------------------LUNCHEON LECTURE: EV HAZARD MITIGATION: NCMC, Library Conference Center, Petoskey. Al Welsheimer, chief of the Resort-Bear Creek Fire Department, has a responsibility to prepare his rescue personnel for the many hazards they may encounter in the course of their rescue work to save lives. He will explain the new world of emergency response. Buffet lunch begins at 11:30am; lecture at noon. $15; includes a buffet lunch. ncmclifelonglearning.com/ event-5392141 ----------------------------FRANKFORT FILM FESTIVAL: (See Thurs., Oct. 19)
LEELANAU WOMEN ARTISTS FALL ART SHOW: Old Art Building, Leland. Oct. 20: 1-7pm with an opening reception from 5:307:30pm with music by Jim Redmond. Oct. 21: 10am-6:00pm. Oct. 22: noon-4pm. Featuring Leland Student Artist Award winners: Hannah Hamelin & Olive Ryder. Free. Leelanauwomenartists.com ----------------------------ARTIST TALK: 4-6pm, Oliver Art Center, Frankfort. The Oliver Art Center will host a panel discussion with several award-winning artists from its Annual Juried Exhibition. Artists will share their artistic journeys, motivations, how they prep for a juried show, & other insights. Free. oliverartcenterfrankfort.org ----------------------------BARLEY, BBQ & BEATS: 5-9pm, Cathedral Barn at Historic Barns Park, TC. Hospice of Michigan’s fundraising event featuring handcrafted cocktails from local distilleries, barbecue courtesy of local pit masters & restaurants, & live musical performances by Nathan Walton & The Remedy, & Tim Jones & The Honky Tonk Hippies. $50 advance; $75 door. hom.org/bbb-tc ----------------------------MEET 2023 DAVID BARR ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, DAWNICE KERCHAERT: 5pm, Michigan Legacy Art Park, Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville. Dawnice brings a connection to nature & she invites viewers to pause & appreciate the often-overlooked textures & forms of the environment. As part of her residency, she explores new materials & techniques, including her plan for innovative uses of leaves preserved with beeswax to create suspended sculptural installations. Meet her & enjoy her presentation. Free. michlegacyartpark.org ----------------------------SUTTONS BAY ARTISAN & WINE WALK: 5pm, Suttons Bay. Stroll store to store viewing work from local artisans, & sampling local fare & refreshments from area wineries & breweries. Live music, Lord of the Gourd carving demonstration, Grape Stomp, Great Pumpkin photo op. The walking guide includes the name of the participating merchants, along with the artist & winery they are hosting. Receive a stamp on the walking guide & enter to win $150 in gift cards from participating businesses. Free. suttonsbayarea.com/fall-finale-art-wine-walk ----------------------------HALLOWEEN LANTERN-LIT TOUR: 6-8pm, Grand Traverse Lighthouse, Northport. Take a Halloween stroll through the woods of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse. Includes 3D glasses. Lanterns will guide your way. Climb the tower for a nighttime view of the area lights. $5. grandtraverselighthouse.com ----------------------------MOVIE NIGHT: 6:30pm, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, TC. Enjoy dinner & a movie: “Monsters INC.” All ages welcome. Wear your pajamas & bring a blanket or sleeping bag. Questions? Email: alanna.steffunick@ bethlehemtc.org. Free. bethlehemtc.org/ movie-night ----------------------------THE AMERICAN SOLDIER ONE MAN SHOW: 7pm, Elenbaas Performing Arts Center, McBain High School. This one man show takes us from the Revolutionary War to present day through the eyes of the American Soldier. $10 advance; $12 door. theamericansoldiersoloshow.com ----------------------------“STELLALUNA”: 7:30pm, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Phoenix Theatre. Based on Janell Cannon’s New York Times bestselling children’s book, “Stellaluna” will be performed in a stage adaptation written & directed by Interlochen Arts Academy Instructor of Theatre Laura Mittelstaedt. Enjoy a lesson in the importance of being your authentic self. All performances are free & no tickets are required. interlochen.org
DAVID SEDARIS: 7:30pm, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Corson Auditorium. Known for his wit & social critiques & from NPR’s “Morning Edition” & “This American Life,” Sedaris is also the author of the numberone New York Times bestseller “HappyGo-Lucky,” & has been nominated for five Grammy Awards. $53-$73. interlochen.org/ events/david-sedaris-2023-10-20 ----------------------------FUNNY WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE: 7:30pm, City Opera House, TC. Featuring nationally touring comics Julia Scotti, Carole Montgomery, Leighann Lord, & Ann Duke, wsg Marti Johnson. $35-$90. cityoperahouse.org/node/537 ----------------------------MADELEINE PEYROUX: 7:30pm, Great Lakes Center for the Arts, Bay Harbor. Enjoy this American jazz singer & songwriter who began her career as a teenager on the streets of Paris. Peyroux’s version of Serge Gainsborough’s “La Javanaise” was used in the soundtrack of Oscar Winner “The Shape of Water,” & her accolades include the BBC International Artist Of The Year honour. $32$70. greatlakescfa.org/events/detail/madeleine-peyroux
17TH ANNUAL FOUNDERS PEAK2PEAK MOUNTAIN BIKE CLASSIC: 9:30am, Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville. The race starts & finishes near the base of the front-side slopes. Ride through hardwood & pine forests along two-tracks & single-track on a course that is challenging, but not too difficult for beginners. There are also Junior Bike Races, with the Tour de Tiny Tikes starting at 2pm; Little Tykes at 2:30pm; & Big Tykes at 2:45pm. crystalmountain.com/event/peak2peak ----------------------------FALL FEST (RESCHEDULED): 11am-2pm, Marina Park, Harbor Springs. Games, live music, pumpkin painting, donut eating contest, caramel apple dipping, & a large Straw Mountain (200 bales) to climb. 231-526-2104. ----------------------------PETOSKEY FALL CHESS CLASSIC: 9:30am, Carnegie Building, Petoskey. Presented by the Petoskey District Library. Sign-in runs from 8-9am. For more info, email: email@example.com. ----------------------------CELEBRATE 50 YEARS WITH CTAC, TC: 10am-noon, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Cornwell Gallery, TC. Featuring handson activities for kids, three art exhibits, cider & donuts. Free. crookedtree.org/event/ctactraverse-city/50th-anniversary-open-housetraverse-city ----------------------------CRAFT SALE: 10am-4pm, Summit City Grange Hall, Kingsley. Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. facebook. com/search/top?q=summit%20city%20 grange%20%23672 ----------------------------FESTIVAL OF STORIES - COOKING CLASS: 10am, Bellaire Public Library. Chef Randy Minish will guide you through preparation of an apple muffin recipe from his grandmother. Special story included. Must pre-register. bellairelibrary.org ----------------------------GELLI PRINTING CLASS W/ AMBER COULTER: 10am-noon, Interlochen Public Library. For tweens & adults. Amber will teach various techniques for printmaking using a Gelli plate, acrylic paints, stencils, & various texture-making materials. Registration is required: 231-276-6767. Free. ----------------------------HARVEST FEST: 10am, Peninsula Com-
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LEELANAU WOMEN ARTISTS FALL ART DAVID SEDARIS: 7:30pm, Interlochen CenSHOW: Old Art Building, Leland. Oct. 20: ter for the Arts, Corson Auditorium. Known 1-7pm with an opening reception from 5:30- for his wit & social critiques & from NPR’s 7:30pm with music by Jim Redmond. Oct. “Morning Edition” & “This American Life,” 21: 10am-6:00pm. Oct. 22: noon-4pm. Fea- Sedaris is also the author of the numberturing Leland Student Artist Award winners: one New York Times bestseller “HappyHannah Hamelin & Olive Ryder. Free. Leela- Go-Lucky,” & has been nominated for five nauwomenartists.com Grammy Awards. $53-$73. interlochen.org/ ----------------------------events/david-sedaris-2023-10-20 ARTIST TALK: 4-6pm, Oliver Art Center, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Frankfort. The Oliver Art Center will host a FUNNY WOMEN OF A CERTAIN panel discussion with several award-winning AGE: 7:30pm, City Opera House, TC. Feaartists from its Annual Juried Exhibition. Art- turing nationally touring comics Julia Scotti, ists will share their artistic journeys, motiva- Carole Montgomery, Leighann Lord, & Ann tions, how they prep for a juried show, & oth- Duke, wsg Marti Johnson. $35-$90. cityer insights. Free. oliverartcenterfrankfort.org operahouse.org/node/537 ----------------------------- ----------------------------BARLEY, BBQ & BEATS: 5-9pm, Cathedral MADELEINE PEYROUX: 7:30pm, Great Barn at Historic Barns Park, TC. Hospice of Lakes Center for the Arts, Bay Harbor. EnMichigan’s fundraising event featuring hand- joy this American jazz singer & songwriter crafted cocktails from local distilleries, bar- who began her career as a teenager on the becue courtesy of local pit masters & res- streets of Paris. Peyroux’s version of Serge taurants, & live musical performances by Gainsborough’s “La Javanaise” was used in Nathan Walton & The Remedy, & Tim Jones the soundtrack of Oscar Winner “The Shape & The Honky Tonk Hippies. $50 advance; of Water,” & her accolades include the BBC $75 door. hom.org/bbb-tc International Artist Of The Year honour. $32----------------------------$70. greatlakescfa.org/events/detail/madeMEET 2023 DAVID BARR ARTIST IN RESI- leine-peyroux DENCE, DAWNICE KERCHAERT: 5pm, Michigan Legacy Art Park, Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville. Dawnice brings a connection to nature & she invites viewers to pause & appreciate the often-overlooked textures 17TH ANNUAL FOUNDERS & forms of the environment. As part of her PEAK2PEAK MOUNTAIN residency, she explores new materials & BIKE CLASSIC: 9:30am, techniques, including her plan for innovaCrystal Mountain, Thomptive uses of leaves preserved with beeswax sonville. The race starts & finto create suspended sculptural installations. ishes near the base of the front-side slopes. Meet her & enjoy her presentation. Free. mi- Ride through hardwood & pine forests along chlegacyartpark.org two-tracks & single-track on a course that is ----------------------------challenging, but not too difficult for beginSUTTONS BAY ARTISAN & WINE ners. There are also Junior Bike Races, with WALK: 5pm, Suttons Bay. Stroll store to the Tour de Tiny Tikes starting at 2pm; Little store viewing work from local artisans, & Tykes at 2:30pm; & Big Tykes at 2:45pm. cryssampling local fare & refreshments from area talmountain.com/event/peak2peak wineries & breweries. Live music, Lord of the - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Gourd carving demonstration, Grape Stomp, FALL FEST (RESCHEDULED): 11am-2pm, Great Pumpkin photo op. The walking guide Marina Park, Harbor Springs. Games, live includes the name of the participating mer- music, pumpkin painting, donut eating conchants, along with the artist & winery they test, caramel apple dipping, & a large Straw are hosting. Receive a stamp on the walking Mountain (200 bales) to climb. 231-526-2104. guide & enter to win $150 in gift cards from - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - participating businesses. Free. suttons- PETOSKEY FALL CHESS CLASbayarea.com/fall-finale-art-wine-walk SIC: 9:30am, Carnegie Building, Petoskey. ----------------------------Presented by the Petoskey District Library. HALLOWEEN LANTERN-LIT TOUR: 6-8pm, Sign-in runs from 8-9am. For more info, Grand Traverse Lighthouse, Northport. Take email: email@example.com. a Halloween stroll through the woods of the - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Grand Traverse Lighthouse. Includes 3D CELEBRATE 50 YEARS WITH CTAC, glasses. Lanterns will guide your way. Climb TC: 10am-noon, Crooked Tree Arts Centhe tower for a nighttime view of the area ter, Cornwell Gallery, TC. Featuring handslights. $5. grandtraverselighthouse.com on activities for kids, three art exhibits, cider ----------------------------& donuts. Free. crookedtree.org/event/ctacMOVIE NIGHT: 6:30pm, Bethlehem Lu- traverse-city/50th-anniversary-open-housetheran Church, TC. Enjoy dinner & a movie: traverse-city “Monsters INC.” All ages welcome. Wear - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - your pajamas & bring ainblanket or sleeping CRAFT SALE:Peninsula’s 10am-4pm, Summit Located the heart of Old Mission bag. Questions? Email: alanna.steffunick@ City Grange Hall, Kingsley. Questions? rolling vineyards & cherry Email: orchards, Mission Table bethlehemtc.org. Free. bethlehemtc.org/ firstname.lastname@example.org. facebook. movie-night is an amazing estate that iscom/search/top?q=summit%20city%20 perfect for an intimate ----------------------------grange%20%23672 wedding rehearsal dinner. THE AMERICAN SOLDIERreception ONE MAN or ----------------------------SHOW: 7pm, Elenbaas Performing Arts FESTIVAL OF STORIES - COOKING Center, McBain High School. This one man CLASS: 10am, Bellaire Public Library. Chef show takes us from the Revolutionary War to Randy Minish will guide you through preppresent day through the eyes of the Ameri- aration of an apple muffin recipe from his can Soldier. $10 advance; $12 door. theam- grandmother. Special story included. Must For more information please ericansoldiersoloshow.com pre-register. bellairelibrary.org ----------------------------- - -contact - - - - - - -our - - -Event - - - - - Director, ----------“STELLALUNA”: 7:30pm, Interlochen Cen- GELLI PRINTING CLASS W/ AMBER Barbara Olson | 231.944.6984 ter for the Arts, Phoenix Theatre. Based COULTER: 10am-noon, Interlochen Pubbarb@missiontable.net on Janell Cannon’s New York Times best- lic Library. For tweens & adults. Amber will selling children’s book, “Stellaluna” will be teach various techniques for printmaking performed in a stage adaptation written & using a13512 Gelli plate, acrylic paints, Peninsula Drive,stencils, & directed by Interlochen Arts Academy In- variousTraverse texture-making materials. RegistraCity, Michigan structor of Theatre Laura Mittelstaedt. Enjoy tion is required: 231-276-6767. Free. a lesson in the importance of being your au- - - - - -www.missiontable.net -----------------------thentic self. 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munity Library, TC. Enjoy autumn tales with Story Be Told’s Jen Strauss, crafts, cider & doughnuts. Tour the skeleton garden. 231223-7700. Free. ----------------------------LEELANAU WOMEN ARTISTS FALL ART SHOW: (See Fri., Oct. 20) ----------------------------OPEN STUDIO, PETOSKEY: 10am-1pm, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Visual Arts Room, Petoskey. Drop-in free arts & crafts for the whole family. crookedtree.org/event/ctacpetoskey/open-studio-october-21 ----------------------------VASA SKI CLUB CROSS COUNTRY SKI SWAP: 10am-1pm, Brick Wheels, TC. A chance to buy both used & new ski equipment or sell some of your gear. You can also get TART Grooming Badges & register for the North American Vasa. Drop off your used Nordic skis, boots, or other gear on Fri., October 20 from 4-7pm. vasaskiclub.org ----------------------------“STELLALUNA”: (See Fri., Oct. 20, except today’s performance is at 10:30am at the Traverse Area District Library, McGuire Community Room, TC.) ----------------------------FRANKFORT FILM FESTIVAL: (See Thurs., Oct. 19) ----------------------------FALL BARTER FAIR: 1pm, Green Lake Township Memorial Park, Interlochen. Enjoy an afternoon of swapping, trading & upcycling. Meet the person whose trash is your treasure & make a trade. The only rule: Money won’t get you anything. Hosted by LEAP: Local Education & Action Partnerships. Free. facebook. com/events/1482192739219487/?active_ tab=about ----------------------------“STELLALUNA”: (See Fri., Oct. 20, except today’s performance is at 2pm.) ----------------------------MUSICIAN CHRISTY CLAVIO: 2pm, Glen Lake Community Library, Empire. Christy will perform traditional songs on the Mbira, an ancient melodic instrument played by the Shona People of Zimbabwe. She has studied & performed with many accomplished Zimbabwean musicians. Free. glenlakelibrary.net ----------------------------THE AMERICAN SOLDIER ONE MAN SHOW: (See Fri., Oct. 20, except today’s performance is at 2pm.) ----------------------------INDIAN RIVER NIGHT BAZAAR: 3-9pm, Northland Brewing Co., Indian River. Live music, craft beer, food trucks, artisan market, pie baking contest, games, workshops & more. facebook.com/indianrivernightbazaar ----------------------------DANCE THROUGH THE AGES - A NIGHT OF DANCE: City Opera House, TC. 5pm: Swing with Mel & Nancy; 6pm: Latin with Ramon & Natividad; 7pm: Co Creative with Jon & Ashley; 8pm-midnight: Open dance. You are encouraged to dress according to the decade that moves you the most. No experience or partner required. $35. cityoperahouse.org/node/535 ----------------------------DOWNTOWN TAILGATE FOR THE MSU/U OF M FOOTBALL GAME: Rotary Square, corner of Union & State streets, downtown TC. Gates open at 5pm & the game starts at 7:30pm. Featuring the Ludovikos taco truck, Chubby Unicorn panini truck, & Good Bowl truck. Beer & seltzer options from FreshCoast Beer Works. Non-alcoholic spirits from Audacia Elixirs. Bring a chair or blanket. The tailgate will start with the TC Central drumline & will include cornhole, footballs & other tailgate games, fire pits & giveaways. downtowntc.com/downtown-tailgate ----------------------------STAR PARTY: 5-11pm, Dune Climb, 6748 S. Dune Hwy., Glen Arbor. Please park in
the row furthest from the dunes with your headlights facing M-109. Drop-in telescope & info stations will be available for you to visit. Find Your Park in the stars. Programs will be cancelled if the sky is not visible due to weather conditions. Call 231-326-4700, ext. 5005, for a VM message with the decision. All programs are free with a valid park entrance pass. nps.gov/slbe/planyourvisit/ explore-the-night-sky.htm ----------------------------HALLOWEEN LANTERN-LIT TOUR: (See Fri., Oct. 20) ----------------------------GOPHERWOOD CONCERTS PRESENTS LAITH AL-SAADI: 7-8:30pm, Cadillac Elks Lodge. Enjoy an authentic blend of blues, soul & classic rock with Laith Al-Saadi, who competed in the Season 10 finale of NBC’s “The Voice.” $30. mynorthtickets.com/ events/laith-al-saadi-10-21-2023 ----------------------------HALLOWEEN PARTY & DANCE: 7-11pm, American Legion Post 531, Copemish. Cash prizes for best costume. Dance to Working on Famous. Fundraiser for American Legion Post 531. 231-970-9068. ----------------------------JORDAN HAMILTON: 7pm, Dennos Museum Center, Milliken Auditorium, NMC, TC. Cellist & vocalist Jordan Hamilton brings his hip-hop influenced, rhythmically layered, folk-soul music. He melds live looping with classical music interludes, hip hop, & jazz. $20-$30. simpletix.com/e/jordan-hamilton-tickets-139670 ----------------------------THE INSOMNIAC - HALLOWEEN PARTY & HISTORIC TRAIL NIGHTWALK: 7-11pm, The Historic Barns Park, GT Commons, TC. For ages 21+. Music & fun kicks off at 7pm; Costume Contest at 8pm; Haunted night walk through the trails at 9pm. $20. eventbrite.com/e/the-insomniac-halloween-party-historic-trail-nightwalk-tickets676647800787?aff=ebdshpsearchautocompl ete&fbclid=IwAR1fi9_MT1DAAEZdfoFyNlYI4usfyK3DQxymOAJbFSJ6VObpdlUuyBfe ----------------------------AN EVENING OF JAZZ WITH THE CHRIS GLASSMAN QUINTET & SPECIAL GUEST BILL SEARS: 7:30pm, The Alluvion, TC. $28. interlochen.org/events/evening-jazzchris-glassman-quintet-and-special-guestbill-sears-2023-10-21 ----------------------------SOUNDS OF AUTUMN: 7:30pm, Gaylord High School, Gornick Auditorium. Presented by the Gaylord Community Orchestra, featuring Brad Deroche, guitar. Conductor’s pre-concert talk at 7pm. Tickets available at door: $15; students free. ----------------------------COUNTRY SINGER/SONGWRITER MICHAEL RAY: 8-10:30pm, Little River Casino Resort, Manistee. $50, $60, $65. lrcr.com/ event/michael-ray
FRANKFORT FILM FESTIVAL: (See Thurs., Oct. 19) -------------------LEELANAU WOMEN ARTISTS FALL ART SHOW: (See Fri., Oct. 20) ----------------------------ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF: 1pm, Traverse Area District Library, front lawn, TC. Taste the chili entries & vote for your favorites. Judging will be done by the public & TC Fire Fighters to select the Judge’s Choice & the People’s Choice winners. Free. tadl.org/chili ----------------------------“STELLALUNA”: (See Sat., Oct. 21) ----------------------------WALK AGAINST HATE: 2-4:30pm. Meet at
the Gazebo in Pennsylvania Park, Petoskey. Walk through downtown Petoskey to entertainment, food & speakers at the Festival Shelter on Water St. in Bayfront Park behind the firehouse. This walk is sponsored nationally by the Anti Defamation League. Free. walkagainsthate.org/michigan/Team/ View/181304/Team-Petoskey ----------------------------MICHIGAN STATE JAZZ ORCHESTRA ONE W/ CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND: 3pm, City Opera House, TC. Enjoy an afternoon of music as Central High School shares the stage with nationally recognized Michigan State University “Jazz Orchestra One” & a special guest to be announced. $10 adults; $5 students & seniors. cityoperahouse.org/node/542 ----------------------------TRAVERSE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: BEETHOVEN: 3pm, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Corson Auditorium. Yevgeny Kutik returns to the stage for Beethoven’s one & only Violin Concerto. Additionally, the orchestra, led by Maestro Kevin Rhodes, will treat the audience to Beethoven’s 2nd Symphony. $25.50 - $61.50. traversesymphony. org/concert/beethoven ----------------------------PUMPKIN CARVING ARTISTRY WITH THE LORD OF THE GOURD: 4:30pm, Traverse Area District Library, Atrium, TC. Kids of all ages are invited to drop in & watch pumpkin& gourd-carving Lord of the Gourd, Patrick Harrison. Patrick will carve gourds & pumpkins of all shapes & sizes & tell stories of his work. Free. tadl.org/events
HAUNTED BLUFFS: Alpen Bluffs Outdoor Resort, Gaylord. Held on Fridays & Saturdays, 8pm-midnight, Sept. 29 - Oct. 28. alpenbluffs.com ----------------------------GREAT DECISIONS: COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS ABOUT CURRENT WORLD AFFAIRS: Traverse Area District Library, Thirlby Room, TC. Join for an eight week series to discuss current affairs topics that are timely & important talking points for our society. Discussion Topics for 2023 are, in order: Energy Geopolitics, War Crimes, China and the US, Economic Warfare, Politics in Latin America, Global Famine, Iran at a Crossroads, & Climate Migration. The discussions will be led by local education professionals. You are expected to attend all 8 weeks of discussion, or as many as are left in the series. The discussions will be held every Weds. from 1-3pm on Sept. 20 through Nov. 8. Once you have registered, please obtain a copy of the Great Decisions Briefing book. tadl.org/great-decisions ----------------------------PRESCHOOL STORY TIME!: Tuesdays, 10:30am, Suttons Bay-Bingham District Library, lower-level Community Room. Preschoolers of all ages are invited to join for stories, songs & active fun. sbbdl.org ----------------------------GHOST FARM OF KINGSLEY HAUNTED TRAIL: Fridays & Saturdays, 7-11pm, Oct. 7 - Oct. 28. Ghost Farm, 5010 Pierce Rd., Kingsley. Non-scary walk for little ones at 7:15pm. As full dark falls, the scaring begins on The Ghost Farm. hauntedtraverse.com
BOYNE CITY OUTDOOR FARMERS MARKET: Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8am-noon through Oct. 14. Veterans Park, Boyne City. Shop local produce, artwork & artisan foods at over 50 vendors. There will also be live music & kids activities. The Oct. 14 market will feature live music by Hannah Harris.boynecityfarmersmarket.orgboynecityfarmersmarket.org
----------------------------CADILLAC FARMERS MARKET: Tues. & Fri., 9am-3pm. 117 W. Cass St., Cadillac. Featuring 60 vendors, food trucks, children’s activities, live music & more. cadillacfarmersmarket.org ----------------------------HARBOR SPRINGS FARMERS MARKET: Saturdays, 9am-1pm through Oct. 14. Corner of State & Main streets, Harbor Springs. ----------------------------SARA HARDY DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET: Sat., 7:30am-noon; & Weds., 8am-noon. Parking lot “B” at southwest corner of Cass & Grandview Parkway, TC. dda. downtowntc.com/farmers-market ----------------------------THE VILLAGE AT GT COMMONS OUTDOOR FARMERS MARKET: The Village at GT Commons, The Piazza, TC, Mondays from 1-5pm. Farm fresh eggs, fruits & veggies, meats, honey, maple syrup, & more. facebook.com/events/643530983769 466/643530997102798/?active_tab=about
JUSTIN SHULL - SELECTED WORKS: See this TC based artist’s paintings that capture both everyday scenes & extraordinary moments. Runs at Higher Art Gallery, TC through Nov. 4. higherartgallery.com ----------------------------WHEN FORM MEETS FUNCTION EXHIBIT: Northport Arts Association, Village Arts Building, Northport. Runs Oct. 14-28, Tues. - Sat., noon-4pm. This exhibit features artists’ work in a variety of mediums from clay, wood, fiber, metal & glass. Includes artists who are working in mediums beyond 2D painting that represent form & function. Free. northportartsassociation.org/events-exhibits ----------------------------“THE WAY WE SEE IT” ARTIST EXHIBITION: City Opera House, TC. Enjoy the artwork of Jan Wilson Oliver, Ken Thomas, & Sherry Kay Marshall. Free to view MondayFriday from 10am-2pm during Box Office hours & during Opera House programming. Runs through Oct. cityoperahouse.org ----------------------------BARBARA REICH EXHIBIT: Bonobo Winery, TC. Original artwork by plein air/studio artist Barbara Reich, featuring “Paintings from Around the Peninsulas.” Runs through Nov. 28. barbarareich.com ----------------------------CHARLES CULVER PUBLIC ART EXHIBITION: On display throughout downtown Bellaire through Oct. Each piece of art will display a QR code to access an audio presentation providing history & background of the particular piece. bellairelibrary.org ----------------------------CROOKED TREE ARTS CENTER, PETOSKEY - ART + PLACE + COMMUNITY: 10 YEARS WITH GOOD HART ARTIST RESIDENCY: Held in Gilbert & Bonfield galleries. The exhibit will contain works from GHAR alumni, including visual artists, writers, & composers, highlighting the unique breadth of creative work that has been supported by the residency over the past decade. Runs through Nov. 4. CTAC, Petoskey is open Tues. through Sat., 10am-5pm. crookedtree. org/event/ctac-petoskey/art-place-community-10-years-good-hart-artist-residency - ART SPEAKS: CREATIVE ARTS STUDIO FOR ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES: Held in Atrium Gallery. This exhibition features work created by students in Challenge Mountain & Crooked Tree Arts Center’s Creative Arts Studio program. Runs through Oct. 21. Open Tues. - Sat., 10am-5pm. crookedtree.org/ event/ctac-petoskey/art-speaks-creativearts-studio-adults-disabilities -----------------------------
CROOKED TREE ARTS CENTER, TC: - “INTERLACEMENTS: THE FINE CRAFT OF WEAVING”: Featuring nine Michigan artists including Boisali Biswas, Martha Brownscombe, Deb Cholewicki, Sharon Gill, Carol Irving, Jasmine Petrie, Carol Madison, Nancy McRay, & Shanna Robinson. A range of fiberTHURSDAY art practices are explored. Runs THURSDAY NIGHT JAZZ OCTOBER 19 through Oct. 28. CTAC - TC is open Tues. through Fri., 11am-5pm, & Sat., 10am-4pm. with and crookedtree.org - “LOST AND FOUND: JURIED PHOTOGwith special guests RAPHY EXHIBITION”: Held in Carnegie Galleries. 28 artists were selected for incluINDIE NIGHT FRIDAYwere OCTOBER 20 juror sion. Selections made by guest Kathryn Dimond, executive director of Detroit’s historic Scarab Club. Runs through Oct. 28. crookedtree.org/event/ctac-traverse-city/lost-and-found-juried-photography-exhibition ----------------------------DENNOS MUSEUM CENTER, NMC, TC: - “A SEPARATE SHINING: SELECTIONS INTERLOCHEN IN TOWN FROM THE TUSEN TAKK FOUNDATION SATURDAY OCTOBER 21 COLLECTION”: The Tusen Takk Foundation & the Dennos Museum this exhibiANpresent EVENING OF JAZZ WITH tion representing artists who have participatedTHE in its artist-in-residence program to date. Taking its title from the poem “Joy” by AND SPECIAL GUEST Hilda Conkling, the exhibition surveys the artist’s exploration of the intangible, the unseen qualities of joy, beauty, & hope. Runs through SUNDAY Jan. 7. Open Tues. through OCTOBER 22 Sun.,THE ALLUVION PRESENTS 11am-4pm. dennosmuseum.org/art/nowon-view/index.html - “PASSAGES: THE ART OF RON GIANOLA”: Gianola’s paintings are the result of a fiftyplus year long experience with the Art Spirit, pursuing the possibilities of a personal transformative vision, engaging emotion, expression, & the poetry of visual music. Runs through Jan. 7. Open Tues. through Sun., 11am-4pm. dennosmuseum.org/art/now-on-view/index.html - “STEPHEN DUREN: A LIFE OF PAINTING”: This exhibit brings together works by artist Stephen Duren that cover his sixtyPlanning year career & bring greater definition to his artistic contributions. Runs through Jan. 7. for the next Open Tues. through Sun., 11am-4pm. denngeneration? osmuseum.org/art/now-on-view/index.html - NORTHLAND WEAVERS & FIBER ARTS GUILD’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIWe can help TION: Runs Oct. 20 - March 3 & includes the work of 27 current & past members. Open with that. Tues. through Sun., 11am-4pm. dennosmuseum.org ----------------------------Learn more here. GLEN ARBOR ARTS CENTER: - “IN TRANSLATION”: Held in Main Gallery. A multi-pronged project that explores how humans employ creativity & the arts to translate the world, contemporary life, contemporary social & political issues, & the world in which they live. The exhibit features the work of 32 visual artists from throughout Michigan, the Midwest, & California. Runs through Oct. 26. Hours are: Mon. through Fri.: 9am3pm; Sat. & Sun.: Noon-4pm. glenarborart. org/events/exhibit-in-translation - BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD: Held in Lobby Gallery. A series of abstract landscapes out of the imagination of painter Alice Moss. This small show runs through Dec. 15. Moss’ focus is on Leelanau County roadways, woodlands, & beaches, all of which she has been walking, watching, & visiting since childhood in the early 1960s. glenarborart. org/events/exhibit-by-the-side-of-the-road ----------------------------open 7 days • 11:30 am - 9:00 pm OLIVER ART CENTER, FRANKFORT: - ANNUAL JURIED ART EXHIBITION: Work sunday brunch • 10:00 am in all media by regional artists. Runs through Oct. 20. oliverartcenterfrankfort.org booking parties - TERRAIN BIENNIAL 2023: Enjoy this international art exhibition featuring an original sculpture installment by Manistee artist Nat Rosales. Nat’s work, “The Echo Effect,” will 420 n saint joseph, suttons bay • northcountrykitchen.com • be on display outside through Nov. 15. oliverartcenterfrankfort.org
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Enjoy an SARA HARDY DOWNTOWN FARMERS afternoon of music as Central High School MARKET: Sat., 7:30am-noon; & Weds., shares the stage with nationally recognized 8am-noon. Parking lot “B” at southwest corMichigan State University “Jazz Orchestra ner of Cass & Grandview Parkway, TC. dda. One” & a special guest to be announced. downtowntc.com/farmers-market $10 adults; $5 students & seniors. cityopera- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - THE VILLAGE AT GT COMMONS OUThouse.org/node/542 DOOR FARMERS MARKET: The Village ----------------------------TRAVERSE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: at GT Commons, The Piazza, TC, MonBEETHOVEN: 3pm, Interlochen Center for days from 1-5pm. Farm fresh eggs, fruits the Arts, Corson Auditorium. Yevgeny Kutik & veggies, meats, honey, maple syrup, & returns to the stage for Beethoven’s one & more. facebook.com/events/643530983769 only Violin Concerto. Additionally, the or- 466/643530997102798/?active_tab=about chestra, led by Maestro Kevin Rhodes, will treat the audience to Beethoven’s 2nd Symphony. $25.50 - $61.50. traversesymphony. JUSTIN SHULL - SELECTED WORKS: See org/concert/beethoven this TC based artist’s paintings that cap----------------------------Custom Invisalign any age. ture both at everyday scenes & extraordinary PUMPKIN CARVING ARTISTRY WITH THEtreatment LORD OF THE GOURD: 4:30pm, Traverse moments. Runs at Higher Art Gallery, TC Area District Library, Atrium, TC. Kids of all through Nov. 4. higherartgallery.com ages are invited to drop in & watch pumpkin- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - & gourd-carving Lord of the Gourd, Patrick WHEN FORM MEETS FUNCTION EXHIBHarrison. Patrick will carve gourds & pump- IT: Northport Arts Association, Village Arts kins of all shapes & sizes & tell stories of his Building, Northport. Runs Oct. 14-28, Tues. - Sat., noon-4pm. This exhibit features artists’ work. Free. tadl.org/events work in a variety of mediums from clay, wood, www.schulzortho.com fiber, metal & glass. Includes artists who are working in mediums beyond 2D painting that represent form & function. Free. northportartsassociation.org/events-exhibits HAUNTED BLUFFS: Alpen Bluffs Outdoor 231-929-3200 • 4952 Skyview Ct. 231-237-0955 • 106 E. Garfield Ave. Resort, Gaylord. Held on Fridays & Satur- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - days, 8pm-midnight, Sept. 29 - Oct. 28. al- “THE WAY WE SEE IT” ARTIST EXHIBITION: City Opera House, TC. Enjoy the artpenbluffs.com work of Jan Wilson Oliver, Ken Thomas, & ----------------------------GREAT DECISIONS: COMMUNITY CON- Sherry Kay Marshall. Free to view MondayVERSATIONS ABOUT CURRENT WORLD Friday from 10am-2pm during Box Office AFFAIRS: Traverse Area District Library, Thirl- hours & during Opera House programming. by Room, TC. Join for an eight week series to Runs through Oct. cityoperahouse.org discuss current affairs topics that are timely & - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - important talking points for our society. Dis- BARBARA REICH EXHIBIT: Bonobo Wincussion Topics for 2023 are, in order: Energy ery, TC. Original artwork by plein air/studio Geopolitics, War Crimes, China and the US, artist Barbara Reich, featuring “Paintings Economic Warfare, Politics in Latin America, from Around the Peninsulas.” Runs through Global Famine, Iran at a Crossroads, & Climate Nov. 28. barbarareich.com Migration. The discussions will be led by local - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - education professionals. You are expected to CHARLES CULVER PUBLIC ART EXHIattend all 8 weeks of discussion, or as many BITION: On display throughout downtown as are left in the series. The discussions will Bellaire through Oct. Each piece of art will be held every Weds. from 1-3pm on Sept. 20 display a QR code to access an audio prethrough Nov. 8. Once you have registered, sentation providing history & background of please obtain a copy of the Great Decisions the particular piece. bellairelibrary.org ----------------------------Briefing book. tadl.org/great-decisions CROOKED TREE ARTS CENTER, PETO----------------------------PRESCHOOL STORY TIME!: Tuesdays, SKEY 10:30am, Suttons Bay-Bingham District Li- - ART + PLACE + COMMUNITY: 10 YEARS brary, lower-level Community Room. Pre- WITH GOOD HART ARTIST RESIDENschoolers of all ages are invited to join for CY: Held in Gilbert & Bonfield galleries. The exhibit will contain works from GHAR stories, songs & active fun. sbbdl.org alumni, including visual artists, writers, & ----------------------------GHOST FARM OF KINGSLEY HAUNTED composers, highlighting the unique breadth TRAIL: Fridays & Saturdays, 7-11pm, Oct. of creative work that has been supported by 7 - Oct. 28. Ghost Farm, 5010 Pierce Rd., the residency over the past decade. Runs Kingsley. Non-scary walk for little ones at through Nov. 4. CTAC, Petoskey is open 7:15pm. As full dark falls, the scaring begins Tues. through Sat., 10am-5pm. crookedtree. org/event/ctac-petoskey/art-place-commuon The Ghost Farm. hauntedtraverse.com nity-10-years-good-hart-artist-residency - ART SPEAKS: CREATIVE ARTS STUDIO FOR ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES: Held in BOYNE CITY OUTDOOR FARMERS MAR- Atrium Gallery. This exhibition features work KET: Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8am-noon created by students in Challenge Mountain through Oct. 14. 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CROOKED TREE ARTS CENTER, TC: - “INTERLACEMENTS: THE FINE CRAFT OF WEAVING”: Featuring nine Michigan artists including Boisali Biswas, Martha Brownscombe, Deb Cholewicki, Sharon Gill, Carol Irving, Jasmine Petrie, Carol Madison, Nancy McRay, & Shanna Robinson. A range of fiber art practices are explored. Runs through Oct. 28. CTAC - TC is open Tues. through Fri., 11am-5pm, & Sat., 10am-4pm. crookedtree.org - “LOST AND FOUND: JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION”: Held in Carnegie Galleries. 28 artists were selected for inclusion. Selections were made by guest juror Kathryn Dimond, executive director of Detroit’s historic Scarab Club. Runs through Oct. 28. crookedtree.org/event/ctac-traverse-city/lost-and-found-juried-photography-exhibition ----------------------------DENNOS MUSEUM CENTER, NMC, TC: - “A SEPARATE SHINING: SELECTIONS FROM THE TUSEN TAKK FOUNDATION COLLECTION”: The Tusen Takk Foundation & the Dennos Museum present this exhibition representing artists who have participated in its artist-in-residence program to date. Taking its title from the poem “Joy” by Hilda Conkling, the exhibition surveys the artist’s exploration of the intangible, the unseen qualities of joy, beauty, & hope. Runs through Jan. 7. Open Tues. through Sun., 11am-4pm. dennosmuseum.org/art/nowon-view/index.html - “PASSAGES: THE ART OF RON GIANOLA”: Gianola’s paintings are the result of a fiftyplus year long experience with the Art Spirit, pursuing the possibilities of a personal transformative vision, engaging emotion, expression, & the poetry of visual music. Runs through Jan. 7. Open Tues. through Sun., 11am-4pm. dennosmuseum.org/art/now-on-view/index.html - “STEPHEN DUREN: A LIFE OF PAINTING”: This exhibit brings together works by artist Stephen Duren that cover his sixtyyear career & bring greater definition to his artistic contributions. Runs through Jan. 7. Open Tues. through Sun., 11am-4pm. dennosmuseum.org/art/now-on-view/index.html - NORTHLAND WEAVERS & FIBER ARTS GUILD’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION: Runs Oct. 20 - March 3 & includes the work of 27 current & past members. Open Tues. through Sun., 11am-4pm. dennosmuseum.org ----------------------------GLEN ARBOR ARTS CENTER: - “IN TRANSLATION”: Held in Main Gallery. A multi-pronged project that explores how humans employ creativity & the arts to translate the world, contemporary life, contemporary social & political issues, & the world in which they live. The exhibit features the work of 32 visual artists from throughout Michigan, the Midwest, & California. Runs through Oct. 26. Hours are: Mon. through Fri.: 9am3pm; Sat. & Sun.: Noon-4pm. glenarborart. org/events/exhibit-in-translation - BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD: Held in Lobby Gallery. A series of abstract landscapes out of the imagination of painter Alice Moss. This small show runs through Dec. 15. Moss’ focus is on Leelanau County roadways, woodlands, & beaches, all of which she has been walking, watching, & visiting since childhood in the early 1960s. glenarborart. org/events/exhibit-by-the-side-of-the-road ----------------------------OLIVER ART CENTER, FRANKFORT: - ANNUAL JURIED ART EXHIBITION: Work in all media by regional artists. Runs through Oct. 20. oliverartcenterfrankfort.org - TERRAIN BIENNIAL 2023: Enjoy this international art exhibition featuring an original sculpture installment by Manistee artist Nat Rosales. Nat’s work, “The Echo Effect,” will be on display outside through Nov. 15. oliverartcenterfrankfort.org
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her performance, whether she’s delivering an expletive-laden speech to her best friend, desperately seeking connection with Max, or crying over a Joni Mitchell song. And though we didn’t get quite as much Joseph Gordon-Levitt as this 500 Days of Summer and 10 Things I Hate About You fan would like, he offers a calming, quiet foil to Flora’s chaotic ways.
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The two stars have an opposites-attract energy on the surface, but even through video chats, it’s clear the characters have more in common—whether that’s family struggles or lost dreams—than they initially thought.
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COMMON GOOD BAKERY, TC 10/14 -- Blair Miller, 6 ENCORE 201, TC 10/14 -- The Jon Archambault Band, 7-10; Vintage Vinyl DJ Robbie Rob Greco, 10 10/20 -- DJ Ricky T, 9 10/21 -- Equality Show Band, 7-10 FRESH COAST BEER WORKS, TC 10/20 -- East Bay Blues, 7-10 10/22 -- Vinyl Night by DJ Swiss, 6-9 KILKENNY'S IRISH PUBLIC HOUSE, TC 9:30: 10/13-14 -- E Quality showband 10/20-21 -- Protea
MAMMOTH DISTILLING, TC 7-10: 10/14 – Dawn Campbell & the Bohemians 10/20 – Clint Weaner MARI VINEYARDS, TC 4-6: 10/17 -- Windy Ridge Trio 10/19 -- Kyle Brown NORTH BAR, TC 7-10: 10/14 – Jesse Jefferson 10/19 – Drew Hale 10/20 – Chris Smith 10/21 – Jazz Cabbage RIGHT BRAIN BREWERY, TC 10/14 -- Luminate w/ DJ Zeb K & DJ Sykes, 7-10 ROVE ESTATE VINEYARD & WINERY, TC 10/20 – Drew Hale, 5:30-8:30
KINGSLEY LOCAL BREWING 10/16 -- Trivia, 6 10/17 -- Open Mic, 6 10/20 -- Simple Machines, 7 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY, TC BARREL ROOM: 10/16 -- Open Mic Night w/ Rob Coonrod, 6-9
SORELLINA'S, TC SLATE RESTAURANT: Thurs. -- Tom Kaufmann on Piano, 5-8 Fri. & Sat. – Tom Kaufmann on Piano, 6-9
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work. Though I enjoy his creative use of language, his worldview isn't appealing or interesting. The people in his stories don't resonate with me, and their problems don't feel realistic. If I want to commune with multi-faceted characters dealing with fascinating dilemmas, I turn to French novelist Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850). I feel a kinship with his complex, nuanced understanding of human nature. Please note I am not asserting that Shakespeare is bad and Balzac is good. I'm merely stating the nature of my subjective personal tastes. Now I invite you to do what I have done here: In the coming weeks, stand up unflinchingly for your subjective personal tastes.
that others can do for you," said Virgo novelist Agatha Christie. That's not a very Virgo-like attitude, is it? Many astrologers would say that of all the zodiac’s signs, your tribe is the most eager to serve others but not aggressively seek the service of others on your behalf. But I suspect this dynamic could change in the coming weeks. Amazingly, cosmic rhythms will conspire to bring you more help and support than you're accustomed to. My advice: Welcome it. Gather it in with gusto.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): As much as
I love logic and champion rational thinking, I'm granting you an exemption from their iron-grip supremacy in the coming weeks. To understand what's transpiring and to respond with intelligence, you must partly transcend logic and reason. They will not be sufficient guides as you wrestle with the Great Riddles that will be visiting. In a few weeks, you will be justified in quoting ancient Roman author Tertullian, who said the following about his religion, Christianity: "It is true because it is impossible."
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): As a
Sun-conjunct-Uranus person, I am fond of hyperbole and outrageousness. "Outlandish" is one of my middle names. My Burning Man moniker is "Friendly Shocker," and in my pagan community, I’m known as Irreverend Robbie. So take that into consideration when I suggest you meditate on Oscar Wilde's assertions that "all great ideas are dangerous" and "an idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea." Oscar and I don't mean that interesting possibilities must be a risk to one's health or safety. Rather, we're suggesting they are probably inconvenient for one's dogmas, habits, and comfort zones. I hope you will favor such disruptors in the coming days.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Some
people might feel they have achieved the peak of luxury if they find themselves sipping Moët & Chandon Imperial Vintage Champagne while lounging on a leather and diamond-encrusted PlumeBlanche sofa on a hand-knotted Agra wool rug aboard a 130-foot-long Sunseeker yacht. But I suspect you will be thoroughly pleased with the subtler forms of luxury that are possible for you these days. Like what? Like surges of appreciation and acknowledgment for your good work. Like growing connections with influences that will interest you and help you in the future. Like the emotional riches that come from acting with integrity and excellence.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): There are
over 20 solutions to the riddle your higher mind is now contemplating. Several of them are smart intellectually but not emotionally intelligent. Others make sense from a selfish perspective but would be less than a blessing for some people in your life. Then there are a few solutions that might technically be effective but wouldn’t be much fun. I estimate there may only be two or three answers that would be intellectually and emotionally intelligent, would be of service not only to you but also to others, and would generate productive fun.
PISCES (Feb 19-March 20): Naturalist
John Muir didn't like the word "hiking." He believed people ought to saunter through the wilderness, not hike. "Hiking" implies straightahead, no-nonsense, purposeful movement, whereas "sauntering" is about wandering around, being reverent towards one's surroundings, and getting willingly distracted by where one's curiosity leads. I suggest you favor the sauntering approach in the coming weeks—
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not just in nature but in every area of your life. You're best suited for exploring, gallivanting, and meandering.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): JooHee Yoon
is an illustrator and designer. She says, “So much of artmaking is getting to know yourself through the creative process, of making mistakes and going down rabbit holes of research and experimentation that sometimes work out—and sometimes don’t.” She adds, “The failures are just as important as the successes.” I would extend this wisdom, applying it to how we create our personalities and lives. I hope you will keep it in mind as you improvise, experiment with, and transform yourself in the coming weeks.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Sometimes, we droop and shrivel in the face of a challenge that dares us to grow stronger and smarter. Sometimes, we try our best to handle a pivotal riddle with aplomb but fall short. Neither of these two scenarios will be in play for you during the coming months. I believe you will tap into reserves of hidden power you didn’t realize you had access to. You will summon bold, innovative responses to tantalizing mysteries. I predict you will accomplish creative triumphs that may have once seemed beyond your capacities.
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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): I'm not enamored of Shakespeare's
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GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Gemini novelist Meg Wolitzer suggests that "one of the goals of life is to be comfortable in your own skin and in your own bed and on your own land." I suspect you won't achieve that goal in the coming weeks, but you will lay the foundation for achieving that goal. You will figure out precisely what you need in order to feel at home in the world, and you will formulate plans to make that happen. Be patient with yourself, dear Gemini. Be extra tender, kind, and accommodating. Your golden hour will come.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Some astrologers say you Crabs are averse to adventure, preferring to loll in your comfort zones and entertain dreamy fantasies. As evidence that this is not always true, I direct your attention to a great Cancerian adventurer, the traveling chef Anthony Bourdain. In the coming weeks, I hope you will be inspired by these Bourdain quotes: 1. "If I'm an advocate for anything, it's to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move." 2. “What a great way to live, if you could always do things that interest you, and do them with people who interest you." 3. "The more I become aware of, the more I realize how relatively little I know, how much more there is to learn. Maybe that's enlightenment enough—to know there is no final resting place of the mind." 4. “Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown.”
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Author Iain S. Thomas writes, "The universe is desperately trying to move you into the only spot that truly belongs to you—a space that only you can stand in. It is up to you to decide every day whether you are moving towards or away from that spot." His ideas overlap with principles I expound in my book Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings. There I propose that life often works to help dissolve your ignorance and liberate you from your suffering. I hypothesize that you are continually being given opportunities to grow smarter and wilder and kinder. In the coming weeks, everything I've described here will be especially apropos to you. All of creation will be maneuvering you in the direction of feeling intensely at home with your best self. Cooperate, please!
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