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Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine

Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine January 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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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
j. peterson homes

Chandler Street in Leland Live in historic downtown Leland! Customize this J. Peterson new build to your taste. You’ll love the open floor plan, fireplace, half bath, and gorgeous kitchen with island and premium finishes. Slider opens to private finished patio for entertaining. Main floor master has luxurious, spacious en-suite. 2 bedrooms and full bath on the upper level and framed ready to finish lower level. J. Peterson is known for blending contemporary and traditional elements together in perfect harmony. Detached 2-car garage and landscaped yard complete this wonderful offering. Situated close enough to walk/bike to downtown shops, restaurants and beaches but far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Main Street. Come enjoy life in beautiful Leland! Need more space? The lower level can be finished with 1…

6 min.
thank you, pioneers

Northern Michigan lost three really good men in an extremely small window of time in late November, early December. I can’t possibly do any of them justice. Seek out the stories and profiles of each of them and you will grasp the loss. Dean Robb fought for social justice his entire law career, working on high profile cases but also fighting for many people who weren’t famous, who just needed an advocate. Dean was a lover of knowledge, history, laughter, talented in his notorious Mark Twain one-man show, and exceedingly compassionate. And he loved Leelanau County. George Weeks was as gentle a soul in outward demeanor as Dean was boisterous. But as Michigan’s premiere political journalist, George had the kind of newspaperman grit and determination to dig for the truth of a…

3 min.
king of the mountains

Watch a Mike King ski video and you might want the Dramamine in easy reach. There he is, streaking down some far-flung snow-covered craggy peak in British Columbia, schussing off a rocky face to suspend in the air, strawberry-blonde curls flying, as he flips, rotates and flips AND rotates. But one of the coolest things about this chill pro skier who reps for 686 Technical Apparel and Lib Tech Dream Boards? That would be the beaming smile he wears just about 24/7. No doubt, this ski wunderkind has crazy fun at his winter job. But know, too, that he has a solid work ethics—a product of his childhood on his family’s King Orchards in Central Lake, where he still works during the summer. Your earliest ski memories are? I’ve been skiing my…

1 min.
art in the great outdoors

Why paint outdoors? It's an adrenaline rush! Years ago I read a poem, something like "breathing the crisp, frigid air that had flowed through the fur of wolves out on the tundra…" I still think of that when I'm out painting on the ice. The first few years after I moved up here, I'd rush down to the lake and climb up on the ice pyramids to paint. Eventually I was shocked to read an article about how dangerous that is. Who inspired you? Russian painter Isaac Levitan, who painted in all kinds of weather, sometimes having to lash himself and his easel to a tree to keep from being blown over. I've painted in a blizzard down at the shoreline, holding onto my easel with one hand, brush in the other. How do…

1 min.
this is mynorth

Twitter Instagram Facebook MyNorth Tickets FEATURED EVENTS Look for this symbol in our Events listings and get your tickets at TIX 1/19 WINTER WARM UP Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula 1/11-12 THE WIZARD OF OZ Traverse City West Theatre 1/14 INAUGURAL MASQUERADE BALL 123 Speakeasy 1/11-26 FUN HOME Old Time Playhouse 1/19 COOKING CLASS - SALT OF THE EARTH Black Star Farms Suttons Bay Discover 9 chillingly beautiful winter vacations right here in Northern Michigan. Classic cabins, modern condos and lots of design ideas. Be inspired by MyNorth’s free Northern Home & Cottage newsletter. Sign up at GET IN ON THE FUN AT #MyNorth Follow @MyNorthMedia and tag your winter pics with #MyNorth. Your Up North adventures could end up in Traverse Magazine. For more information visit…

5 min.

MON 1 NEW YEAR’S DAY TUE 2 And More | Enjoy a sleigh ride to an elegant dinner beside a crackling fire at the Aonach Mor Moonlight Dinner at Boyne Highlands. SAT 5 Music | Madcat Midnight Blues Journey features harmonica, guitar, bass and drums, at Petoskey’s Crooked Tree Arts Center. SUN 6 Nature | Take a guided snowshoe tour through Michigan Legacy Art Park to view sculptures, scenery, and maybe even some wildlife along the way. Every Sunday. THU 10 Music | Live Music in the Yurt: The Crane Wives at The Little Fleet. A very intimate show with limited space available. FRI 11 Theater | Dorothy is not in Kansas anymore in this version of The Wizard of Oz, presented by West Senior High School Theatre department. SAT 12 And More | Warm up with wine…