Gerald’s Talking Dog Essay Contest 2015: Judge Submission

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. He talks sweets, darks, whatever. He sounds like a know it all, but none of it means anything. […]

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The Cabbage Shed’s History

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 in 1867 by George A. Douglas. It was the first commercial building in Elberta, which […]

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Honor’s Wonderland

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 disappeared from the historic downtown district, its grassy lot at the corner of Main and Henry […]

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Write for Beer, Says Gerald’s Talking Dog

Write for Beer, Says Gerald’s Talking Dog

Story/essay-writing contest at Stormcloud. FRANKFORT, MI (December 3, 2014) – Stormcloud Brewing Company is hosting a story/essay-writing contest to celebrate the official release of their Cherry Rye Dubbel entitled, “Gerald’s Talking Dog.” Every beer at Stormcloud has a story. Sometimes Brewmaster Brian Confer will share it, while others are kept secret. Because every dog has […]

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Benzie Bus open for the holidays

Benzie Bus open for the holidays

Public transportation service a life-saver for residents like Lois Weaver From staff reports Benzie Bus believes in its mission “to connect people to community” and that requires working some holidays. “Our customers have spoken about their needs and wants and we have re-allocated drivers to work on those days”, said operations manager Chad Hollenbeck. The […]

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