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Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine

Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine April 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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English
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Prism Publications
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1 min.
traverse northern michigan's magazine

PRESIDENT/EDITOR IN CHIEF Deborah Wyatt Fellows CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER Michael Wnek SENIOR EDITOR Elizabeth Edwards ASSOCIATE EDITOR Carly Simpson MANAGING EDITOR Allison Jarrell CULINARY COLUMNIST Stacey Brugeman PROOFREADERS Elizabeth Aseritis Caroline Dahlquist REGULAR CONTRIBUTORS Andrew VanDrie Kandace Chapple Kim Schneider Heather Durocher ART DIRECTOR Tim Hussey PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Theresa Burau-Baehr ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR, SPECIAL SECTIONS Rachel Watson GRAPHIC DESIGNER Claire Houser WEB DIRECTOR Jen Berigan DIRECTOR OF SALES Julie Parker SENIOR SALES ADVISOR Jen Casey SALES ACCOUNT COORDINATOR Jennifer Drettmann ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES Ann Gatrell Chelsea Harland Meg Lau Dianna Saizow MARKETING DIRECTOR Erin Lutke MARKETING COORDINATOR Kara Jarvis MYNORTH TICKETS CUSTOMER SUCCESS SPECIALIST Emily Oakes OFFICE MANAGER Libby Stallman BOOKKEEPER Kim Stewart…

6 min.
a life well-shared

I ALWAYS SAID SARA WAS a lab-shepherd mix, but if 23andMe had been a thing 40 years ago, I’m sure it would have revealed she was a mutt from a long line of dogs who rambled freely through life. She was born in the woods when a friend’s dog, Tory, headed out behind their house, dug a hole and had her pups. One day, several weeks later, as I sat at work in the first year of the magazine, Thom, Tory’s human, called to say he had the puppies in the back of his truck on the street below and was taking them to the humane society. Would my small staff of early 20-somethings want to take a look? The four of us tumbled out to see the puppies. My eye…

2 min.
champion of trees

DAVID MILARCH, CO-FOUNDER of the nonprofit Archangel Ancient Tree Archive in Manistee County, has planted champion trees on the grounds of the Pentagon, in Salt Lake City for the 2002 Winter Olympics and at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate. He’s been interviewed by The New York Times and the BBC (among many others). There’s even a book about him, “The Man Who Planted Trees,” by NYT journalist Jim Robbins. [Read Traverse’s 2002 feature about the Milarch family’s Champion Tree Project at MyNorth.com/ChampionTrees.] But this is not a David Milarch story—and he’ll be the first one to tell you that. His vision has gone far beyond one man. Today, Archangel has volunteers all over the world, dozens of nurseries, a science advisory panel and board members who are experts in a variety…

1 min.
say what?!

In 1971, the late W.T. (Bill) Rabe had been hired as director of public relations at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie. He needed to drum up some attention for LSSU, so he came up with a fantastical idea—the Department of Natural Unicorns. Rabe and a group of similarly fun-loving professors instituted several traditions over the years garnering national media attention, including the aforementioned unicorn hunting license, burning a snowman on the first day of spring and the annual “List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness.” Since 1976, LSSU has received tens of thousands of nominations for the list, which now totals more than 1,000 entries. In 2020, nominations came from most major U.S. cities and many states, as well as…

1 min.
up north through the decades photo contest

FIRST PLACE: Dee Maggio Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Piping Plover Nest This year marks the 40th anniversary of Traverse, and one of the ways we’ve been celebrating is through the Up North Through the Decades Photo Contest. We asked our audience to submit their best photos of Northern Michigan—its beautiful scenery, wonderful people and unique experiences. Congratulations to our winner, Dee Maggio! “A rare find on a random beach hike. What a treat! I stayed far away and depended on my zoom lens to capture this image out of respect for our beloved birds.”—Dee…

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. Over the last year, we’ve shared business anniversaries across the North in print; you can find the full list at MyNorth.com/BizAnniversaries. 5 YEARS Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee Harbor Springs Festival of the Book Mammoth Distilling, Traverse City Sweet Tartlette, Traverse City Claudia Rodriguez, Edward Jones, Traverse City Smoke & Porter, Traverse City Old Mission Flowers, Traverse City Tip’n the Mitten, Grayling Mission Point Press, Traverse City Sojourn Lakeside Resort, Gaylord Juetta West, Petoskey Hotel Walloon, Walloon Lake 4 YEARS Mama Lu’s, Traverse City 3 YEARS Red Spire Brunch House, Traverse City ReYouvenate Inc., Petoskey The Revel Rose, Traverse City 123 Speakeasy, Traverse City 2 YEARS Northern Lights Home Decor, Traverse…