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Benzie Central and Frankfort will graduate close to 150 students on Sunday, June 5. What if we could send them all off to college? Photo by Aubrey Ann Parker.
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Benzie Promise

Sending every kid to college
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A Bridge Story

Protecting bridges and saving fish on the Betsie
Paddle-to-the-Sea, a musical yarn released. Image courtesy of Song of the Lakes.
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Getting the Band Back Together

Song of the Lakes releases first album in over a decade
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A Benzie Home: 2015 was a banner year for real estate

Last fall, Kurt and Samantha Dellicker scored their own piece of Northern Michigan heaven, right here in Benzie County.
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Gerald’s Talking Dog Essay Contest 2015: Third Place

Diva and the Real Dog By Anne-Marie Oomen Gerald's Talking Dog loves cherries. That's all he talks about… Gerald. Gerald. Gerald's Talking Dog loves cherries, all things sweet. That's all... Diva’s shower opera echoed against…
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Gerald’s Talking Dog Essay Contest 2015: Second Place

By Doug Sanders Gerald's Talking Dog loves cherries. That's all he talks about. Of course, he doesn’t call them “cherries.” They’re “Bings,” which is his favorite word. “Bing me,” he says when he wants some cherries in his…
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Gerald’s Talking Dog Essay Contest 2015: First Place

By Gordon Berg Gerald's Talking Dog loves cherries. That's all he talks about. But who you gonna call when those beloved cherries mysteriously disappear??? Stormcloud, Private Dog. Gerald’s Talking Dog, a scruffy mutt named Stormcloud,…
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Gerald’s Talking Dog Essay Contest 2015: Judge Submission

By Jeff Smith Gerald's Talking Dog loves cherries. That's all he talks about. He talks Montmorencies, Balatons, dwarf root stock, cold tolerance. He talks dormant sprays, petal fall, shuck stage. He talks Malathion, fruit flies, fungal response.…
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The Cabbage Shed’s History

According to Allen L. Blacklock’s book, History of Elberta, and records from the Benzie Area Historical Museum, the site where The Cabbage Shed now sits, on Waterfront Lots 16 and 17, was first occupied by a general merchandise store, built…