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Archaeological treasures revealed – Crow pie served

April 12, 2016


I love quests. Crow pie not so much. I am reliably informed, by Leanna Collins herself, that it will not appear on the Torch Lake Café menu, not even disguised as "Gerry's Just Dessert."

Keeping an eye on things for you

March 30, 2016


While the Summer People are in Florida and Arizona and Costa Rica, the rest of us are at home keeping an eye on developments Around Here. Someone has to do it, and Miss Sadie, the Cowboy and I don't have anything better to do this week.

Hope for sufferers of TLC withdrawal

January 26, 2016


When the Torch Lake Cafe closed last summer, a loud wail went up across the Township.  Where will we have breakfast??!!??  And Friday fish dinner?  And live music with Leanna Collins and friends? Then word went around that Leanna had bought Sneakin’s. That turned out to be true.  Pretty soon there was a lot of construction activity going on […]

Recycled, repurposed . . . remarkable

July 5, 2014


When Rod and Mira Bell heard that Eastport’s old township hall was on the market again, it struck them as just the place for their Bird Studio and Gallery. The building began life as the Upper Torch Lake Association firehouse shortly after World War II, which intimidates the Bells not at all. They like applying […]

Exceeds expectations

April 20, 2014


Language is a tricky thing. That’s one of the things I like about it. Also one of the things about it that I distrust. Consider the ambiguous note on report cards and in personnel files–Exceeds expectations. On its face, that must be good, probably better than Fails to meet expectations. But whose expectations? And what […]

Kids on the porch, Market going to the dogs, Crazytunias – must be spring

April 3, 2014


It must be spring break.  On Wednesday a steady stream of people visited the Elk Rapids Library, where magical vegetables popped up in the lobby. Some of us were there to check out books or to use the broadband-connected workstations.  (OK, some of us were there to do both, and went downstairs to the perpetual used […]