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Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine

Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine January 2021

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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

4 min.
the sun rises on a new year

With this issue, we all start anew, leaving 2020 behind. Tragedy has dogged us as a country and as a region, both in health and economy. And at this writing, we are not out of the woods yet; however, hope is in the air for 2021. At MyNorth, we looked for ways to do what we could in a time of unprecedented struggle. An even larger audience sought out our products as people who live here and those from elsewhere looked for ways to get outside, find restaurants with takeout or outdoor dining, cook at home with local foods, feather their Northern nest, inspire their lives and still feel a sense of community. As always, we encouraged our audience to shop locally, needed now more than ever, and to give back…

3 min.
a generous slice

IT'S pretty much a given that a store selling all things cherry would make a great cherry pie. But what you might not expect is for pie to be the key part of the company mission statement, right alongside life, liberty and beaches. But Cherry Republic is not your ordinary store (or nation). The chain of six specialty shops with an active online business and anchor campus in Glen Arbor attributes a good part of its success to staying true to the words that founder Bob Sutherland put, perhaps a bit tongue in cheek, on a T-shirt that he started peddling from the trunk of his car in 1989. The tee read: “life, liberty, beaches and pie.” When Bob later added a cookie—generously filled with cherries and chocolate—and called it Boomchunka, a…

1 min.
lush & leafy

What's the biggest mistake new plant parents make? Watering—too much or too little. I always tell people to think of soil as a sponge. If you only get it a little wet, a lot of roots are staying dry and dehydrate to the point they’re compromised. Overwatering the soil makes it anaerobic and there’s no oxygen, so roots can’t breathe and so they decompose and die. Always completely saturate the soil, and then let it dry down before you water again. TIP: Go by weight. Lift the plant and if it feels light, it’s ready for a drink. How do you pick the right plant for your space? When going plant shopping, the first question to ask is what kind of light do you have? The next part is design: My advice is to…

1 min.
a thriving region

23 YEARS Precision Collision & Auto Glass, Frankfort The Riverside Inn, Leland Cookie McCullough, Real Estate One, Traverse City Northwest Michigan Ballet Theatre, Traverse City Anderson Aerial Photography, Traverse City 22 YEARS Bearcub Outfitters, Petoskey T.C. Mirror & Shower Door, Traverse City Island Breeze Fine Art Gallery, Mackinac Island Willow Vineyards, Suttons Bay 21 YEARS Ella’s, Traverse City Daniella Bell, Coldwell Banker Cadillac 20 YEARS Alliance for Senior Housing, LLC, Kingsley Wool & Honey, Cedar Snowden Companies, Traverse City Suttons Bay Trading Company Cottage Company and Cottage Company Interiors, Harbor Springs The Simonton-Walsh-Hanosek-Mangum Wealth Management Group, Traverse City Latitude 45 Bicycles and Fitness, Petoskey Priced Right Builders, Inc., Cadillac Spire Integrated Systems, Inc., Traverse City Inspired Living, Boyne City…

2 min.

Please note, as these dates approach, some events may be modified, postponed or canceled to protect the safety of both event organizers and attendees. Check online or call ahead to confirm details. Throughout the year, visit for current community happenings. FRI 1 On display at The Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City through the end of January, the exhibit "Michigan Modern: An Architectural Legacy" celebrates the state’s incredible modern architectural design history from 1928 through 2012 with more than 50 photographs. MON 4 Amical’s Cookbook Dinner Series kicks off the new year in Traverse City with Chef Andy Ricker’s Thai cookbook “Pok Pok,” featuring recipes from his flagship restaurant in Portland. The special menu will be available Jan. 4–10. WED 6 Maintain your healthy New Year’s resolution with weekly Yen Yoga classes at…

3 min.
ready. to. ski.

NUB’S NOB SKI AREA HARBOR SPRINGS BEN DOORNBOS, GENERAL MANAGER | NUBSNOB.COM New This Season: Outdoors, we have nearly tripled the size of our Winter Garden Cafe, adding picnic tables, a fire pit and outdoor food and drink. The food-truck style venue will have a limited rotating menu and draft beer options. In addition, we added a slope-side pick-up window off the Pub. This window is for online food orders and for purchasing beer or wine—you can order curly fries and chili from the chairlift and pick it up outdoors on the bar deck. Other highlights include expanded terrain on Valley and many updates to our website for contactless payment and a streamlined experience at Nub’s. The Silver Lining: In many ways, the pandemic forced us to hit the accelerator on innovation at…