Cherry Bowl Drive-In Features 6/27 – 7/10

June 30, 2008

 Drive-In Movie Features Beginning Thursday June 27th


Wall-E, rated G

The Chronicles of Narnia:  Prince Caspian, rated PG

Movies are always a double feature and always family friendly. Rain or shine, dusk is the time.

Cherry Stop Now Offering Forty-Five North Wines

June 24, 2008

Enjoy a Taste of Forty-Five North Exclusively in Downtown Traverse City

With their tasting room still under construction Forty-Five North needed a place for wine lovers to sample their growing list of award-winning wines. The Cherry Stop, on Front Street in Traverse City, offered the perfect solution. Their new wine bar allows guests to sample wines by flight, as an individual taste, or even by the glass. 

Shawn Walters, winemaker for Forty-Five North has already created some award-winning wines at the state-of-the-art winery in Leelanau Peninsula. The Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir Rose and Dry Riesling all achieved "Double Gold" awards at the 2008 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition in California.

Currently there are 9 wines from Forty-Five North available for tasting at The Cherry Stop including their Late Harvest Vignole, 45 White and Pinot Noir which have also received prestigious awards. 


For more information on the Wine Bar at the Cherry Stop check out our recent post here. For a map and details on their location check out our Attractions page.

Forty-Five North cards are coming soon to the Meal Tickets & Unusual Ideas displays and website so stay tuned!

Vote for Grand Traverse Lighthouse

June 24, 2008

 Grand Traverse Lighthouse Could Win New JELD-WEN Windows with Your Vote!

The JELD-WEN Reliable Lighthouse Restoration Initiative will award one winning light with new windows, and it’s up to the communities to decide. The Grand Traverse Lighthouse on the Leelanau peninsula is one of 12 remaining nominees. So we ask everyone to log on and vote now. One vote per person, so spread the word.

Click here to vote for the Grand Traverse Lighthouse. Voting ends on September 7, 2008. For more information on the Grand Traverse Lighthouse and other lights in our area visit our Lighthouse page.

USA TODAY Discovers Beautiful Benzie County

June 24, 2008

National Newspaper Shines the Spotlight on Frankfort and Crystal Mountain Area

If you happened to pick up the Friday edition of USA TODAY you might have noticed a great write-up on one of our Up North communities. The article by Larry Olmsted, Beachfront Beauty in the Midwest, describes our fabulous port town of Frankfort and the surrounding Crystal Lake area. With a beautiful photo of Frankfort’s waterfront along the Betsie Bay readers get a sense of why we live in this area. It highlights our year-round attractions including golf and skiing, as well as the natural beauty of our beaches, dunes and fresh water lakes.

Suzy Voltz, president of Century 21 Sleeping Bear Realty is quoted in the article, "We have so much to offer in such a concentrated region." The piece also featured Crystal Mountain Resort, Benzie County’s largest resort.

To view the complete article click here. For more information on Sleeping Bear Realty check out our Lighthouse page, sponsored by Sleeping Bear Realty.

6/20 Interlochen Presents: Jesse Harris

June 18, 2008

 Interlochen Arts Festival Season Begins with Jesse Harris

 A staple of New York’s East Village music scene, singer-songwriter Jesse Harris writes introspective, finely-crafted folk-pop. Although he has seven albums of his own, Harris is best known for the songs he’s written for others, including the Grammy-winning "Don’t Know Why," performed by Norah Jones.

To purchase tickets online visit the Interlochen website. Or call their box office at 231.276.7800 or 800.681.5920.

For a complete 2008 Summer Arts Festival concert list check out our Attractions page where you’ll also find a map to their location.

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