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Frankfort48 Film Festival

Filmmakers and film enthusiasts invited to participate
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BREAKING: Jordan Bates Cleans His Room!

From staff reports There's breaking news in downtown Frankfort, Michigan, tonight. Jordan Bates has cleaned his room! The Betsie Current co-editor and all-around-town cheery good guy has lived almost his entire life in Frankfort (in the…
The 2016 presidential primary helped to close the gap between the number of Benzie County’s registered voters who vote (in blue) compared with the number who do not vote (in red). Graphic by Aubrey Ann Parker.
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Voting in Benzie County

A look at voter registration and turnout
The Water Festival returns to Benzie County. Photo courtesy of Sarah Louisignau Wright.
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Winter and Water: Three festivals in February

Though typically winter is thought of as a time for hibernating, for many, it is the time to come out and play.
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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: 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.…
James Kudlack stands outside his sauna in the hills of Elberta. Photo by Robert Bushway Photography.
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Winter Survival in the Sauna

“Cadillac of sauna stoves” are made right here in Benzie
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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…
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Honor’s Wonderland

Life on a ball By F. Josephine Arrowood Current Contributor Recent visitors to the Village of Honor confront a mystery at the site of a once-notorious local landmark. The pink “Question Mark” building, as many called it, has completely…