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Mitten Bar Fits Her Like A Glove

When is a beer not just a beer? When it’s the ideology behind a gathering place for those who enjoy the camaraderie shared over...

Asparagus Wine Is ‘One of a Kind’

As a girl, Kellie Chase had her fill of picking asparagus on the family’s West Michigan farm. Making wine from the vegetable—making any kind...

Trenary Wood Products: White Cedar From the Heart of the U.P.

The incense of cut cedar fills the air; motes of sawdust drift through the sunlight that streams through large windows. The high-pitched whine of...

Fish Carver Extraordinaire!

Where most people see a cedar fence post, Dave Kober sees a trout. Or a perch. Or maybe even a turtle or a frog. Kober...

Jewelry With a Past

Creative keepsakes made from broken dishes. In a thick binder filled with photos of Lois Miller’s work, every pitcher tells a story. As does every...

Chocolates To Love

Sweethearts have expressed their affection with heart-shaped boxes of chocolates since British candy maker Richard Cadbury introduced the romantic packaging for Valentine’s Day in...

Neighbors Create New Plow to ‘Bully’ Winter

Tired of being “bullied by the snow,” Paul Starner and Jerry Schichtel, of Traverse City, decided to fight back. They created the Snow Bully, a...

The Craft Lady of Caro

According to KnitMeter.com, if Molli Hartel unraveled all the yarn she’s crafted into projects this year it would stretch about 173 miles. It would...

Ten Mile Creek Forge Pottery & Lighting

You could say that George Potvin has metalsmithing in his blood. The U.P. farm owned by his great-grandfather had a blacksmith shop, and George...

First Mate Organizer Keeps Boats Ship-shape

The owners of a family business created a new product for boaters and helped keep some jobs in the process. Julie Irwin and her husband...

Breads & Muffins Due by Aug. 1

Share your favorite “Breads & Muffins” recipe with us by July 1 and you could win a $100.00 credit on your electric bill. Plus,...