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Frozen 5k Race Results

February 21st, 2015. Frankfort, MI. PlaceNameAge GroupTime 1Jeff Houser M: 25-29 19:35.33 2Austin Smith M: 30-34 20:05.19 …

The Betsie Current Rings in the New Year

Thanks to your readership, submissions, and advertising support, this Benzie-centric newspaper enjoyed a banner comeback in 2014 after an eight-year hiatus.
Gerald's Talking Dog Writing Competition Stormcloud Brewing Company Betsie Current Jordan Bates Frankfort Michigan guest judge

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…

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…
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Interview with Charla Burgess

Head of Beer Education, Stormcloud Brewing Company

The Bard Is Back in Benzie

How now, you rump-fed ronyon?!

Toasting the Town

Stormcloud, Cru Cellars celebrate one year in Frankfort Six years before Stormcloud Brewing Company opened next to the Garden Theater in downtown Frankfort, Brian Confer realized that he wasn’t going to retire as a photographer—making…

Biking “The Bear” Tour brings cycling tourism to Frankfort

From staff reports Beginning Wednesday, June 11, 300 cyclists participating in the 2014 NorthWest Biking The Bear Tour will begin the annual five-day tour of the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Traverse City, Leelanau and Frankfort areas. Each day,…
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Who is That Seth Bernard Guy?

“Folklore consists of legends, music, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs, fairy tales, stories, tall tales, and customs included in the tradition of a culture, subculture, or group.” -From Wikipedia. Seth Bernard was born…
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"The Feast of Illyria" Saturday May 24th at the Oliver Art Center

All lovers of music, Shakespeare, theatre, love and laugher are invited to Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre’s “The Feast of Illyria” on May 24, 6:30pm at the Oliver Art Center in Frankfort, Michigan! Join LST to celebrate and support our upcoming summer productions of 12th Night and Richard III and our year-round educational workshops.
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Beulah Environmentalists With An Impact

A couple environmental advocates from Beulah were recently honored for their impassioned grassroots efforts.
Jacob Wheeler & Jordan Bates co-editors
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The Betsie Current  Flows Again

Buoyed by citizen support, community newspaper reemerges after eight-year hiatus
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Benzie Chamber’s Cherry Bowl Jubilee kicks off Drive-in season

Drive-in theatre goes digital in 2014 From staff reports The Benzie County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Cherry Bowl Jubilee at the popular Cherry Bowl Drive-in theatre on the evening of Thursday, May 1. The Cherry Bowl, which officially…
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Community Faces: Bill Kennis takes over as Benzie Bus executive director

From staff reports “Connecting people to community” is the motto of Benzie Bus, and the public transit organization’s new mission is to connect communities in Benzie County with one another and with Traverse City. Our nearby metropolis…
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Platte River Bridge Construction Commences

Traffic on M-22 over the Platte River in northern Benzie County will slow to a crawl this spring and summer as the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) rebuilds a 58-year-old bridge. The bridge sits next to Riverside Canoe Trips, a popular…
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Can You Spell ‘J-O-U-R-N-A-L-I-S-M?'

Stormcloud Brewery and the Betsie Current newspaper to host April 11 adult spelling bee in Frankfort.

Support the Betsie Current's relaunch through Kickstarter campaign

This spring, Northern Michigan natives Jordan Bates and Jacob Wheeler will relaunch the Betsie Current, a community newspaper that will cover the dynamic, tight-knit communities of Benzie County. The Betsie Current will be your go-to source…
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Sleeping Bear “Wilderness” Legislation a Potential Win-win for Park and Public

After decades of missteps, how the Park is winning over the local community Before the end of this year, Congress may approve “wilderness” legislation for the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore that — despite the implication of…