August 2016 Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine

Market Fresh
Bike Town
Lessons From a Charter Boat Deckhand
Line 5 Forever?
The New Walloon

Special Section: Traverse City Filmgoer

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2016 August Traverse, Northern Home & Cottage Magazine

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Features in the August 2016 issue include:

Market Fresh
Actress Amy Smart shares her food ethos and some of her favorite summertime recipes from friends and family.

Bike Town
Two-wheelers are helping fire the spirit of Traverse City now. Meet some of the pedalers making things spin.

Lessons From a Charter Boat Deckhand
During the school year, he’s a principal. During summer, he’s a charter fishing boat crewmate. Wil Cwikiel shares insight from the deck.

Line 5 Forever?
Is an oil pipeline through the Straits of Mackinac an insane risk or a necessary part of our oil economy whose spill dangers we just have to accept?

The New Walloon
Jonathan Borisch grew up in Walloon Village and couldn’t bear to see it fade with the years. So he did something about it.


Plus! Northern Home & Cottage: 2016 Home Tour

September 17 Traverse City, Leelanau, Benzie & Antrim



  • Up North: Best fish story ever. The captain behind Captain’s Quarters celebrates 50 years in biz. The Michirondack chair. One year after the big wind at Sleeping Bear.
  • August Events: Summer’s fleeting ... grab hold at an event now!
  • Travel: 10 water weekends Up North. Sweet!
  • Up in Michigan: Kate Bassett ruminates on the deer park controversy of Harbor Springs.
  • Dining: Find a deck. Eat outside. It’s summer for goodness sake!
  • Local Foodie: Recipe: Lavender Hill Lemonade with Lavender Ice Cubes
  • Food Truck Sampler: Our list of food trucks and why you’ll like ’em.
  • Grill Recipes from Spark’s BBQ: Easy. Delicious. Yum!
  • Drinks: Gin punch: mixology 101
  • Outdoors: Her rowing dreams and passion.
  • Into the North: The bay—our pot of gold.

On the Cover: Photo: Amy Smart by Michael Poehlman


And, of course, Deborah Wyatt Fellows's column:


Creating culture is a hot topic. Books are written about how to do it in the workplace, in schools, in whole countries. And like all things having to do with visions, passions, and the temperaments and desires of people, what evolves can be incredible, or just plain wrong. Having been a part of trying to capture the essence of Northern Michigan for 35 years, I’ve come to believe that how a place evolves while holding onto its core is equal doses of clarity and mystery. Sometimes the best-laid plans simply don’t work. Sometimes the tiniest kernel of an idea from one person becomes some amazing part of our lives. Most of the time, it seems there is a fundamental, honest mixture of people with a vision who are carefully navigating, listening, and then allowing something to emerge organically that is better than what anyone could even have imagined.

I could fill this page with names many would not recognize but who have added to the mix that is our culture in Northern Michigan. It is often the people with a vision, who are willing to listen and invest time, …

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