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
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.
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…
Sawyers at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore work to re-open Glen Haven following the megastorm. Photo by Merrith Baughman, National Park Service.
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From Beyond the Horizon: A jubilant Frankfort crowd greets the paddlers from Wisconsin

By Nancy Bissonnette Bordine They gathered on the shore of Frankfort Harbor, all eyes on the horizon. The breeze ruffling their hair was subtly chilled from traveling over the yet cold waters of Lake Michigan. The white silhouettes of three…
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Beulah Fireworks

For 25 years, Richard Ide of Beulah has been gathering funds for Crystal Lake’s popular fireworks display, which carries an annual ticket of approximately $7,000. According to the Benzie County Sheriff’s Department, an estimated 10,000…