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Honor’s Role in Benzie

The next Q&A in our interview series with local characters having an impact on their Benzie communities features Ingemar Johansson, who is president of the Honor Area Restoration Project (HARP) and is known throughout Northern Michigan as a…
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Living with Fire in Northern Michigan

By Jed Jaworski Current Contributor Residents of Northern Michigan, like much of the nation, are reevaluating our long held perceptions on fire in the environment. Fire professionals, ecologists and climate experts are all telling us fire…
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The Wings of Rufus Snoddy

First solo exhibition at the Oliver Art Center opens May 30
Thursday Night Ribs at Geno's in Thompsonville
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Ribs in T-ville

Community served with a side of slaw.
Blacklegged ticks carry Lyme disease. Photo courtesy of Graham Hickling.
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Look Out for Ticks, A Spreading Menace

Benzie County is home to ticks carrying Lyme disease
Captain Dave and his daughter Elle catch a brown trout in the Betsie Bay on Easter morning. Photo courtesy of Dave Rommell.
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Water Temperature Critical to What’s Biting

The first in a series about recreational outdoor activities
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Beulah Environmentalists With An Impact

A couple environmental advocates from Beulah were recently honored for their impassioned grassroots efforts.
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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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The Wisdom of Playing in Tune

instruments hold life lessons on aging
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The Lure of the Stream

Fly fishing the area’s world-class waters
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Gauging Your Tree’s Health

Trees planted by people, or put there by nature are a joy to our senses.
Near Shore, an Artist’s Life in Frankfort
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Near Shore, an Artist’s Life in Frankfort

Peggy Hawley captures "Up North" magic on canvas
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Walleye: Good Eats

Although many techniques have been developed to catch walleye, there are only a few basic facts that must be retained by the successful angler.