Meet Painter Russell Chatham at the Dennos Museum Center

March 31, 2008

The Dennos Museum Center will be hosting An Evening with painter and lithographer Russell Chatham on Friday, April 4, 2008.  They have extended his current exhibition Poetry of Landscape: The Seasons – Paintings by Russell Chatham until April 6th. Hor d’oeuvres and champagne will be provided courtesy of Hanna Bistro and L. Mawby Vineyards.

This is a ticketed event. Admission is $25 per person or free for museum members (find information on membership here). Click here to purchase tickets online. Members may obtain free tickets by calling the museum box office at (231) 995-1553 or in person with their membership card. Advanced ticket orders are appreciated.

Image: Fall Evening on a Side Channel of the Yellowstone River, Oil on Canvas, 1996


DC Restaurant Features Traverse Area Wine & Spirits

March 17, 2008

The wines of Black Star Farms and the new cherry vodka from True North have recently been featured at Oya Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC. In a recent TV interview with Fox DC, Andrew Stover, sommelier at Oya and Michigan native, paired three wines with a sampling of OYA sushi; one of which was from Black Star Farms.

This month, in celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, they’ve created a signature drink. The "blossomtini" is made from True North Cherry Vodka, Paringa Sparkling Shiraz wine, sour mix and grenadine. 

Mealtickets Opens the Door to Hotel Advertising on the Web

March 10, 2008

With the renovation of the website Meal Tickets & Unusual Ideas® will finally offer advertising opportunities to area resorts. The unique card displays have always featured restaurants, activities and destinations in an effort to provide visitors with a great selection when they arrive in the area. But what about when they are planning their trip? One of the goals for the new website is to provide potential Traverse Area visitors with information before they arrive. And possibly the first decision they make is where to stay.

The new website provides area hotels, motels, and resorts of all sizes the opportunity to advertise with a banner ad on When placed, an ad will appear on several pages throughout the site, thus increasing the exposure. More than 70 locations already receive advertising exposure on the website within the lodging listing. The banner ads will increase their visibilty and allow for the promotion of seasonal packages or special rates.

For more information on advertising with Meal Tickets & Unusual Ideas® visit the Advertise with Us page or call 231.275.6105.