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Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine March 2019

Since 1981, Traverse, Nothern Michigan's Magazine celebrates the best of life Up North through award-winning photography and editorial. Every month, you'll get insider travel tips, regional history, armchair adventure and pristine landscapes. With Traverse Magazine you'll stay in touch with life Up North all year long-wherever you are.

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12 Issues


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true to craft

(DAVE WEIDNER)(MIDDLE: & RIGHT: JESSE GREEN)Those of you who were reading =Traverse= in the early 2000s will remember the work of then staff photographer Brian Confer. Brian was, and I’m sure still is, an amazing artist whose landscape work still stands out as among the best we’ve ever run. Brian lived in Elberta and was a fabulous resource for life, food, people and creativity in Benzie and Manistee, well beyond photography. But even given that, I was initially really surprised when in June 2013 Brian and his business partner, Rick Schmitt, launched Stormcloud Brewing Company just a couple blocks from Lake Michigan in Frankfort.Of course, I shouldn’t have been. As Stormcloud has evolved it has embodied everything Brian brings to his work: Passion for the art of producing, for the…

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on a mission

PEOPLE | NATURE | ARTS | NOSTALGIA | BUZZ | WISDOM | CURIOSITIESBest friends and business partners Jon Carlson and Greg Lobdell met as kindergarteners at Old Mission Peninsula School. Together with fellow entrepreneur Chet Czaplicka, they have built a fleet of vibrant and distinctive Michigan restaurants, including some pretty famous ones Up North. (Yep, we’re talking about Traverse City’s Blue Tractor in Old Town, North Peak Brewing Company on Front Street, and Mission Table and Jolly Pumpkin on scenic Peninsula Drive.)Because of a shared love of architecture and soft spot for underutilized and historic venues—including special places from their own childhood—they’ve successfully transformed nearly two dozen venerable buildings into gathering places where the local food, handcrafted brews and happy vibes are authentically of-the-moment. Read on for how their deep…

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this is mynorth

Twitter Instagram Facebook MyNorth Tickets MyNorth.comMyNorth TicketsFEATURED EVENTSLook for this symbol in our Events listings and get your tickets at MyNorthTickets.com.TIX3/1–16MOON OVER BUFFALOOld Town Playhouse3/910TH ANNUAL BREW-SKI FESTIVALBoyne Highlands3/10MAGICAL DRAUGHTS & POTIONS: ALCHEMY 123123 Speakeasy3/15IRISH NIGHTRamsdell Regional Center for the Arts3/23ALBERT CUMMINGSDennos Museum3/23SIPS, CHIPS & DIPSLeelanau Peninsula Wine TrailYOUR LIFE UP NORTH #MyNorthWe love to see your adventures. Follow and tag @MyNorthMedia for a chance to be featured in Traverse Magazine.@ERIN.STEFFEN@HIKINGNORTHERNMICHIGAN@CBREAZYPHOTO, CHRIS BROWNNEW CATEGORIES, MORE BRAGGING RIGHTSThe 2019 Red Hot Best Awards are upon us. Vote for your favorites in 101 new and classic categories at MyNorth.com/Vote19MARCH 1–10: VOTING FINALSYour votes decide the top 10 winners in each category.For more information visit MyNorthTickets.com. ■…

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FRI 1Theater | Moon Over Buffalo is a fast-paced, screwball comedy about two fading Broadway stars. Old Town Playhouse, Traverse City. MyNorthTickets.comSAT 2And More | Suds & Snow is the “Ultimate Party In The Woods.” Held at Timber Ridge Resort with over 24 local food and drink vendors, live music and DJs. Traverse City. MyNorthTickets.comTUE 5And More | The Golden Dragon Acrobats return to Milliken Auditorium bringing their amazing artistry, beautiful costumes and props the entire family will enjoy. MyNorthTickets.comWED 6Nature | Norte’s Winter Walk Wednesdays continue though the month of March. Invite a classmate, co-worker, or neighbor to go for a walk with you. Easy peasy. elgruponorte.orgFRI 8Theater | Traverse City West Senior High School presents Newsies, the real-life story of the Newsboys Strike of 1899 against Joseph Pulitzer…

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fun & frolics

SNOWSHOE AND SIP, TRAVERSE CITYThe much anticipated Suds & Snow event combines a hike with a beer party in the woods. A reward of 20-plus microbrew stations (at Timber Ridge Resort, March 2, 1-6 p.m.) awaits, no matter how slushy the snow. Make it a weekend and book a Traverse City escape package and get lodging deals through June 15 as well as discounts on other area fun. SUDSANDSNOWTC.COM; TRAVERSECITY.COMGOLF ON ICE, ST. IGNACEA whole golf course-worth of holes is carved in Moran Bay each year for the Ice Ball Scramble/Glow Ball Challenge (March 1-3), a lighthearted scramble open to locals and visitors alike. The frozen ridges and ice bumps level the playing field, offering the element of chance, whether you’re playing the ice ball in the day or glow-in-the-dark…

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food finds 2019

PISTACHIO BAKLAVAThe Baklava Shop/Atlanta/thebaklawashop.comNestled in the gorgeous hinterlands of Atlanta is a charming shop with an equally charming female team of baklava-makers—Georgette Prince and her daughters Sarah Smith and Chrissy Prince. They ship Georgette's Lebanese grandmothers secret-recipe treats ail over the country: Gorgeous layers of ground pistachios, phyllo, butter and simple syrup. P.S. They also make cinnamon roll that will make a grown man cry happy tears.BREAKFAST PITARose & Fern / Traverse CityBecky Tranchell's pop-up proved a success. Now her pride-and-joy restaurant proper has fans swooning over her pillowy pita with luscious sumac hummus, golden raisins, pickled onion, pepîtas and a lovely "jammy" soft-boiled egg on top. Look for the bright blue door next to Potter's Bakery on 8th Street.THE CLASSICAlley's Market/Traverse City/alleysmarket.comIf a friend brings you a slice—nay, rectangle—of…