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Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine

Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine June 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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in this issue

5 min.
the long view

There’s a reason I’m glad our first issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine came out in June in 1981. It is a glorious month, filled with anticipation of all that will explode in full bloom in July and August, but June creeps upon all that quietly. There’s an old world grace to June, as if it is perfectly content to be stunning and alluring with no need to shout about it. I can’t say I didn’t intend to make a splash with the premiere June issue of Traverse way back when. But launching in June allowed all the celebration along with a dose of quiet humility: I told the newsstand distributor for Northern Michigan that I wanted to give him 10,000 copies and he said he’d take 1,000. I was…

2 min.
hook, line & sinker

With visions of Ernest Hemingway battling a giant tarpon in Havana and the gritty New England fishermen of Wicked Tuna fame, four of us head out for an afternoon of charter fishing on Lake Michigan. Our boat is the Talon, a 31-foot Baja Sport Fisherman moored in Elberta at the North Star Marina on Betsie Bay. Our captain is Rich Haslett, who has been fishing the Great Lakes for 30 years. The crew includes his wife, Linda, and their daughter, Jenny. Today, the crew has four guys ready for action … or as much action as our combined 288 years will allow. We motor out one mile from shore and join, at first count, more than 60 vessels, all vying for King (Chinook) and Coho Salmon. The biggest decision we'll make all day…

1 min.
entrepreneur buzz join the hive

Ludington teachers and longtime friends Kimberly Ambrose and Amber Boerema began raising bees together nearly four years ago. The duo had always dreamed of starting a business together, and after researching the benefits of beeswax for skin and lips, the ideas started to buzz. They began making lip balm with beeswax from their three hives. Batch after batch, they kept adjusting the recipe until finally, they made the perfect balm. Sister Bees now has 15 organic flavors including coffee vanilla, chai and bubblegum along with seasonal specialties like blueberry cheesecake, summer sangria and cherry pie. The Sister Bees also hand whip eight silky skin care products including Bee Beautiful, Bee Baby and Bee Buddies (to protect pets’ paws!). The ingredients are simple, all natural and, of course, include beeswax. Kimberly’s younger sister,…

2 min.
10 things you (and dad) can't miss at wings over northern michigan

As Gaylord’s high-flying, two-day airshow celebrates its 10th anniversary this Father’s Day Weekend, June 15–16, we check in with Gaylord Regional Airport Director Matt Barresi about this year’s can’t-miss attractions. • Aftershock Jet Fire Truck – Picture a vintage, cherry red fire truck with jet engines that can go more than 360 mph and has fire breathing exhaust stacks. Yes, you read that right. • US Navy Legacy F18 Demo – The Hornet is the principal aircraft carrier fighter plane of the US Navy and was designed as both a fighter and attack aircraft. • Superstar Skip Stewart – Skip makes planes do things they should not be able to do—like fly sideways. Seriously, you’ve got to check out a video on YouTube. • Shell-Camino Monster Truck – Take a ride in this 9,500-pound…

1 min.
up north shop dogs

Simon BREED: Pug | SHOP: Relish, Traverse City FAVORITE THING: Cuddling with customers on the couch—but don’t expect him to share the pillows. Sitka BREED: Samoyed SHOP: Chateau Grand Traverse, Traverse City FAVORITE THING: Chewing on anything left around the office and cheering on the Spartans. Juneau BREED: Eurohound SHOP: Spindrift Cyclesports, Ludington FAVORITE THING: Kids! And anything outdoors—skiing, biking, running—she’s ready to go! Hey Buddy! We photographed this sweet buddy at Traverse City’s Cherryland Humane Society for a story we published a year ago… and decided to check in with staffer Grace Lambert to find out where he is now. “Funnily enough, the sweet buddy pictured is actually named Buddy,” says Grace. “He was adopted out and returned twice before finding the family he is with, through no fault of his own! Buddy was just not having good luck in finding the…

1 min.
pet tip

Everyone, including dogs, deserves a happy day at the beach. Even on dog-friendly beaches, not everyone is comfortable with approaching animals—keep your dog on leash and from lunging at other dogs, walking over sunbathers, children and beach blanket picnics. (Even other dog lovers draw the line at a wet dog on their towel!) Keep Fido hydrated, allow for shade when possible and don't forget sunscreen. Dogs can get sunburned, especially pups with white or thin coats like collies, Dalmatians and bulldogs. Choose a sunscreen without zinc oxide or para-aminobenzoic acid—both are toxic if ingested. For the Top 10 Northern Michigan Beaches to Bring Your Dog, go to…