November 2018 Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine
A NORTHERN FRIENDSGIVING Megan and Mike Gilger of The Fresh Exchange lifestyle blog offer up tips, recipes (with scrumptious photos) for a cozy Up North November feast with friends.
WILDLIFE 911 After years guarding our forests, veteran Michigan conservation officer John Borkovich writes a book. Here’s one harrowing tale.
SNOW SPORT REPORT The buzz on perfect powder, new gear, cozy fireside getaways and Crystal Mountain’s new amabassador with the golden locks.
PLEASE PASS THE CHEESY POTATOESWe give our unofficial state dish a local foods makeover. Stretchy pants required.
Holidays - Shop Local 100+ GIFTS FROM OUR NORTHERN MICHIGAN SMALL TOWNS, HANDPICKED FOR YOU.
Up North - Three tributes to Leelanau wine pioneer Bernie Rink— bottled. Marquette gets its own (Joe Pera-style) comedy show. This man made a 30-foot Mackinaw boat in his driveway.
November Events - So much to do up here! Hibernating prohibited.
Travel - Curl up with a Great Lake out your window.
Up in Michigan - Reminiscences of Native American icon Dan Pine.
Dining - Primo butcher shops and fool-proof prime rib.
Local Table - Smoked butter elevates just about everything.
Drinks - Toast the season with local whiskey.
Outdoors -Catch yourself a steelhead.
On the Cover:
It’s cheesy potato season.
Photo by Dave Weidner
And Deborah Wyatt Fellows's column ...
BY DEBORAH WYATT FELLOWS
Our mailbox is at the end of our dirt road, a half-mile from our house. We gave this nary a thought on that sleety November day when we moved our family—two-and-a-half-year-old Ben, one-week-old Peter and our aging dog, Sara—into our little spot on the lake. But we’d never lived with a mailbox farther away than the end of our drive and we quickly found the distance disconcerting.
... Read the rest of Deborah Wyatt Fellows's column in the October 2018 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine.