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Grand Traverse Michigan2017-12-27T17:55:44-05:00

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Bower Clock Company

During his apprenticeship, Bower took every opportunity to learn from the experts around him, developing a deep respect and admiration for true craftsmanship and traditional techniques. By the time his apprenticeship was over, Bower had developed a real love for working on clocks of all shapes and sizes, so he decided to start his own business.

Spirit Journey

Programs that address this tumultuous history for Native Americans are still lacking in Michigan, with one beautiful exception: Spirit Journey. It was the vision of Brandon Ahmicasaube Smith, who conceived of the organization in 2012 after a conversation with his parents about providing summer programs that could empower participants in unprecedented ways.

New Year’s Eve Festivities

Northern Michigan is luminous and tranquil when covered in a fresh blanket of snow. The breathtaking vistas, charming destinations, and special events continue, enhanced by smaller crowds than one might find in a city. Several festive celebrations are planned across the region to welcome 2020.

Unusual Fall Fun

All Michiganders know the familiar signs of nature’s presence in autumn: bountiful harvests, cooler temperatures, and brilliant fall foliage. Natives of Traverse City are privy to another unusual and entertaining harbinger of the season: the salmon run at the Boardman River Fish Weir.

Focus On: Northern Nail Polish

The newest product for Northern Nail Polish is an all-natural, soy-based polish remover. It has no acetone, and hence, no odor, and it actually nourishes your nails with lavender oil as it removes the polish. Just put a few drops on, let it sit for a few seconds, and use a cotton ball to rub it off. Magic!

Kalamazoo Cat Cafe

The Kalamazoo Cat Café and Rescue opened its doors in 2017. Café director Abbey Thompson was already spearheading local adoption events when she happened to visit Catmosphere Cat Café in Sydney during a post-grad school trip to Australia. It was this experience that inspired her to further action.

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