Glen Young

Winter weather is not easy to predict, veering from deep freezes to deep snow, or maybe rain and warmer temperatures. February fun, regardless the weather, is thankfully much easier to predict, as this is a great time to fit in some Michigan fun. Here are five ways to enjoy the heart of...
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Categories:  Holidays

My family and I laughed the other night about the memory of a neighbor stuck in the snowbank in our driveway. Our friend, recently out of her teens and dressed more for a night out rather than for digging out, was not going anywhere without some assistance. Lucky for her, we were equipped with ...
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Categories:  Travel

While there is trout fishing to do throughout the winter most fly fishers use the cold weather to prepare and ready themselves for the spring and summer seasons. On true way to prepare is tying new flies. Whether you are an expert or a novice, fly-tying is the perfect antidote for cold weat...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, Sports

Because I read prolifically—and because I write about what I read—I am always scouring publishers’ catalogues for what books are coming soon. I am also regularly quizzing my friendly neighborhood booksellers. Between these two sources, my list of books to read is always growing. ...
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Categories:  General

Even some of the hardiest of campers store their gear away once the weather turns cold. That's a pity because some of the best camping is winter camping, and some of the best winter camping can be found in Northern Michigan. Winter camping is certainly not for everyone, but then again no...
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Categories:  Travel, Petoskey, Michigan Love

Northern Michigan is known for their winters but that doesn't mean you need to stay inside and hybernate. There are plenty of fun and adventurous ways to get out and enjoy Northern Michigan in the snow. One of the best ways to explore the area is atop a pair of cross-country skis.  ...
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Categories:  Petoskey, Michigan Love, Sports

One great feature of Northern Michigan in the winter is snowshoeing. Snowshoeing certainly scores high on the simple scale. It's an easy activity to enjoy alone, or with the entire family, this is one of the reasons we enjoy it so much.  We enjoy the tranquility and peace of being able ...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, Sports

In their Up North song “Sirens,” Petoskey’s Michigan Rattlers sing about the hypnotizing effects of winter driving, how the snow--or other winter weather--can be a driver’s undoing if the hands on the wheel are not steady. Lucky for us, there are proven ways to manage this seasonal necessi...
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Categories:  Travel

Wherever I go, I’m always on the hunt for history.  This need to know though, is just as important when I’m comfortably at home. And what’s great about living in Petoskey is how easy it can be to locate local history. As a reader and writer, of course I’m delighted to think about how E...
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Categories:  Petoskey

In Northern Michigan, the weather is a frequent topic of conversation, especially in the winter. One common topic of winter conversations are the storms of winter's past. There are many Michigan blizzards to recall. One of the memorable blizzards was that of 1978. In January of 1978 more than two ...
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Categories:  Michigan Love