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Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine

Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine April 2020

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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

in this issue

1 min.
meet the team

Brenda has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems and had been involved with large corporate manufacturing environments for 25 years. You may also recognize her from her many years working and working out at East Hills. Her passion, work with project management and financial reporting systems are beneficial in the custom home and renovation business. Brenda lives in the Ada area with her husband and has a daughter who graduated from Michigan State University and now resides in Chicago and a son who recently graduated from Lake Forest College and lives in Grand Rapids. When she’s not busy traveling with her husband, you will find her at the gym supporting her love for group fitness classes and yoga. • 654 Croswell, East Grand Rapids • 616.940.9288 • 516 E.…

4 min.
the joy of impractical

I had no business owning my first dog at 24. As such, I regularly counsel young adults, just out into the world and pining for a dog, to wait. But every time I do, I have to wonder, how much less would my life have been without Sara, my “German shepherd/lab/and who knows what else” constant companion through 13 years of change. I wasn’t even thinking about a dog the day my friend called to say he was coming by in his truck with five or six puppies in the back, all headed “to the pound.” I had seen the puppies at his house before without even a hint of thinking of taking one home. But this call from Thom was the last stop before they were dropped off. The magazine…

3 min.
creating art & community

Jenny Clare creates without a pattern. That open spirit is woven into her art, her store in downtown Beulah, 254 South, and her outreach both in her community and around the world 254 South, a lifestyle store, showcases one-of-a-kind, handmade and repurposed goods. Some of the featured art is from artists Jenny has recruited from around the world, and some is created by Jenny herself, who is also an artist. She uses a variety of mediums, but most often reworks textile pieces. Jenny first learned to sew as a young girl, but she always found her mother’s strict use of patterns restrictive and frustrating. The clothes these patterns produced simply didn’t suit Jenny’s personality or figure. “I’m a taller woman,” she says, “Maybe 5’11”, and I was a national swimmer, so I…

2 min.
high water resources

Homeowners and municipalities along Lake Michigan and Lake Huron have been scrambling for solutions in the last year as water levels significantly exceeded long-term averages threatening homes, family cottages, parks and more. In February, noting the continued high water and a Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy overwhelmed with permit requests, the Michigan legislature voted in a controversial move to allow property owners to install structures to control erosion without a permit. Great Lakes experts agree that anyone considering building a structure for erosion control on their property should educate themselves about the best procedures to result in the least damage to the ecosystem as well as to other landowners along the coastline. To get solid insight into the causes of high water and the best approaches to living with…

2 min.
kitchen takeovers

DETROIT TAKEOVER SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 6 P.M. TRATTORIA STELLA 1200 W. ELEVENTH ST., TRAVERSE CITY | 231.929.8989 The Motor City is headed north to flex its culinary muscles this spring at Trattoria Stella’s Detroit Takeover Dinner on Sunday, April 19. Seven A-list chefs from Detroit’s red-hot restaurant scene will each claim one of the nine courses with Stella’s chef, Myles Anton, on the hook for an amuse-bouche and intermezzo. The courses themselves will remain secret even to resident sommelier and proprietress Amanda Danielson, who has selected multiple wines for each pairing based on her knowledge of each chef’s cooking style. “Andy Hollyday from Selden Standard likes vegetable-forward cuisine and seafood so we’ve curated wine that makes sense for that aesthetic whereas Brad Greenhill has an Asian-inspired restaurant, Takoi, and an entirely wood-fired eatery,…

10 min.

SAT 4 Sports | The Wine Country Wellness series at Black Star Farms includes an hour of Lavender Chill Yoga in the spacious and tranquil Aquarius Room. Suttons Bay. THU 9 Literary | The National Writers Series presents an evening with Terry McMillan, who has been charming readers with her warmth, humor and powerful female characters for more than 30 years. City Opera House, Traverse City. SAT 11 Kids | Peppa Pig Live! is back with her action-packed show, featuring favorite characters as life-size puppets in Peppa Pig’s new adventure. Interlochen Center for the Arts. SAT 11 Holiday | Pond Hill Farm in Harbor Springs hosts its annual Easter egg hunt. SUN 12 HAPPY EASTER TUE 14 And More | The Cooks’ House welcomes Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery for a five-course wine pairing dinner. Traverse City.…