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Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine

Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine November 2020

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

6 min.
reflections on gratitude

Last March, the world went on tilt and, as we all know, it has not yet righted itself. There have been so many lives crushed in incalculable ways and so much we feel helpless to impact. Northern Michigan has seen loved ones sickened by COVID-19 and the need to shut down has caused significant stress on our small businesses. Knowledge, giving back and finding gratitude are some antidotes we have in the face of helplessness and despair. I’m grateful for our region that gives so much back to each other. In just this issue, we feature Farm2Neighbor’s commitment to the food insecure and local farmers; the giving soul of Joann Condino and her late-husband, Gene Reck; global food restaurant owners stressing their need to share with others; and 10-year-old Piper Shumar’s…

3 min.
this girl can

Piper wants to be a scientist when she grows up, or a hair stylist. Her favorite subjects at school are math, science and gym. And she loves to bike. Piper started competing in the Sno-Cone—the halfpint version of the Iceman Cometh Challenge—when she was three, and she’s completed the Slush Cup, a shorter version of Iceman, twice. She’s conquered the eight-mile kids route at the Traverse City Trails Festival and the course at Mud, Sweat & Beers. Her next goal is to complete the M22 Challenge in Glen Arbor—a 2.5-mile run (with a 100-yard ascent up the Dune Climb), 17-mile bike ride and 2.5-mile paddle. “I can do it now!" Piper says without doubt. "It says you have to be 10 years old and I’m 10 now.” Piper’s Project fittingly started at…

2 min.
cozy up with a good book

COMING-OF-AGE + REMOTE UPPER PENINSULA B&B “BURN THE PLACE: A MEMOIR” BY ILIANA REGAN While Iliana Regan’s childhood provided the beginnings of her connection to earth and food, she traveled a long and hard road through addiction, intolerance and simply being a woman in the big-city, cut-throat restaurant business, before finding her slice of heaven in the U.P. A WEEKEND GETAWAY + NO WAY TO GET AWAY “LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND” BY RUMAAN ALAM Amanda and Clay treat themselves and their teenage children to a vacation rental in a remote part of Long Island. All is well until the evening when a couple arrives, claiming to own the home, and bringing news that a sudden blackout has swept New York City. But in this rural area—with the TV and internet now down, and no cell…

1 min.
support local bookstores

BETWEEN THE COVERS 106 E. MAIN ST., HARBOR SPRINGS MCLEAN & EAKIN BOOKSELLERS 307 E. LAKE ST., PETOSKEY ROUND LAKE BOOKSTORE 216 BRIDGE ST., CHARLEVOIX SATURN BOOKSELLERS 127 W. MAIN ST. SUITE A., GAYLORD HORIZON BOOKS 243 E. FRONT ST., TRAVERSE CITY 115 S. MITCHELL ST., CADILLAC BRILLIANT BOOKS 118 E. FRONT ST., TRAVERSE CITY HIGHER SELF BOOKSTORE 313 E. FRONT ST., TRAVERSE CITY COTTAGE BOOK SHOP 5989 S. LAKE ST., GLEN ARBOR LEELANAU BOOKS 109 N. MAIN ST., LELAND THE BOOKSTORE 330 MAIN ST., FRANKFORT THE ISLAND BOOKSTORE 7372 MAIN ST., MACKINAC ISLAND (CLOSED IN WINTER, BUT ORDER ONLINE YEAR-ROUND.)…

2 min.
pasture to plate

Rick and Sue Duerksen have been raising turkeys in Mancelona since 1979, celebrating 40 years at Duerksen Turkey Farm in 2019. Duerksen turkeys are sold at Oryana’s Traverse City stores, Martin’s Market in Charlevoix, Grain Train in Petoskey and Willow Market & Meats in Cadillac. Or, for farm pickup, order online at duerksenturkeyfarm.com or send a Facebook message. THE DUERKSEN’S PERFECT TURKEY FOR THE BIRD 20-pound fresh Duerksen Farm turkey½ stick unsalted butter, softened¼ cup extra virgin olive oil2 teaspoons fresh sage leaves, chopped1 small clove garlic, minced1 large onion, coarsely chopped2 large carrots, coarsely chopped¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped1 chicken bouillon cube1 beef bouillon cube½ cup water FOR THE GRAVY Reserved pan drippings2–3 cups water¼ cup all-purpose flour1 teaspoon fresh sage, finely chopped Salt and pepper to taste DIRECTIONS BIRD: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove…

1 min.
a thriving region

It’s impossible to celebrate our 40th anniversary at Traverse without also honoring the small businesses and nonprofit organizations that have supported our mission throughout the years and who make Northern Michigan such a special place to live and visit. Each month we’ll continue to share these important anniversaries in print, and you can find the full list at MyNorth.com/BizAnniversaries. —A.J. 39 YEARS Kimberly Creamer, Five Star Real Estate 38 YEARS Slo-Mo-Sean III Charter Fishing, Frankfort 37 YEARS Becky Thatcher Designs, Glen Arbor/Leland/Traverse City 35 YEARS Phillip C. Yancho, D.D.S., Traverse City 34 YEARS Cali’s, Traverse City 33 YEARS Joseph’s World Art & Antiques, Petoskey Burritt’s Fresh Markets, Traverse City 32 YEARS Traverse Bay Area Youth Soccer, Traverse City 31 YEARS RE/MAX, Elk Rapids Peninsula Window Coverings, Traverse City 30 YEARS Schooner Madeline, Traverse City Bakker’s Acres, Suttons Bay Portage Lake Association, Onekama Wilson Antiques, Traverse City Harbor Springs…