Interlochen Designer Reimagines Detroit’s History

It took an Interlochen resident to reinterpret Detroit's history in a graphic way.Gene Ullery-Smith's part in a $12 million renovation of the Detroit Historical Museum was to develop the graphics for the new galleries in the museum. All told, he created about 600 separate pieces,...

Northern Lights

The dream of living in vibrant Traverse City is no longer just a twinkle in the eye for some recent newcomers, six of whom share their story of how and why they chose to come north from all over the world.By Kandace chappleShannon WilcoxMoved from...

Making It in Traverse City

In 2005, Detroit native Allison Beers was looking forward to moving back to her home state after working for four years in Philadelphia. She and her husband, Adam, had decided to relocate to his hometown - Traverse City. Though excited, Allison, a public relations and...

The Retirement Checklist

You've finally made the decision: This is the year that you retire. Congratulations! Whether your landing spot is a beach chair in Cabo San Lucas or a rocking chair on your porch in Traverse City, some pre-retirement planning can save a lot of post-retirement...

Mourning in Cyberspace

Technology has taken on a life of its own in the ancient practice of mourningSince ancient times, humans have memorialized their deceased loved ones. But in the past 20 years, new rites and rituals inspired by technology have greatly influenced the way loved ones are...

Where 80 is the New 60

TRAVERSE CITY - Anyone over 50 and active has never had more choices when it comes to recreating and socializing Up North.In its main Traverse City location two blocks east of downtown, the Traverse City Senior Center offers more than 100 programs covering health, fitness...

Remember the Napoleon

Even if you think you know your Traverse City business history, it still might surprise you to learn that Chrysler, Ford and General Motors were not the only Michigan-based car companies faced, at some point at least, with shaky finances even while manufacturing solid vehicles....

Less is More

Less Is MoreFor some families, exchanging salaries and pensions for home time is worth itBy Samantha TengelitschWhile some people are forced to take part-time work while they seek full-time employment, others are choosing to reduce their hours. In some cases, they're giving up salaried positions...