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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Toasting the Town

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 ends meet was too difficult. His profession was quickly going digital, so Confer turned the film-processing dark room in his […]

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Benzie Chamber’s Cherry Bowl Jubilee kicks off Drive-in season

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 opens its season the following day, boasts a new digital projection system this year, which […]

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Community Faces: Bill Kennis takes over as Benzie Bus executive director

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 represents the hub of a 21-county “micropolitan region” with a population nearing 150,000 — for its commerce and […]

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Platte River Bridge Construction Commences

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 canoe, kayak, and tube livery for summertime floats down the Platte. “We’re all very […]

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Support the Betsie Current’s relaunch through Kickstarter campaign

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 for local news and events, and coverage of arts, culture and entertainment, particularly in the vibrant communities surrounding Crystal Lake — Frankfort, Beulah, […]

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