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
Wonderland sign hanging

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…

On the Road to Borneo

A Benzie girl’s global mission to teach environmental education By Susan Koenig Current Contributor Amalia Fernand has travelled. A lot, by anyone’s standards. In her relatively short life, she has visited and taught in 17 countries,…

Discover Benzie’s Homemade Soaps

“We’ve been using handmade soap for a year or two after discovering it at a local store. They discontinued it, and I’ve been buying it from Florida ever since. I would really like a local source. I cannot imagine going back to Dial.”…
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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…

Volunteers sought for Michigan Legacy Art Park

Michigan Legacy Art Park at Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville, Michigan, is becoming a favorite field-trip destination for area schools. Because each sculpture expresses a story about Michigan’s history, culture, or natural environment,…

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…