Traverse Bay Family Lifestyles

Traverse Bay Family Lifestyles We are your Community Magazine! Refer back to this beautiful glossy resource over and over throughout each quarter. Enjoy engaging articles, recipes, the best Food & Beverage Guide in our five county region, and 3.5 months of events in our Calendar.
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Our beautiful Spring issue is a wonderful resource. We hope everyone who is not working is staying home. Remember you ar...
04/02/2020

Our beautiful Spring issue is a wonderful resource. We hope everyone who is not working is staying home. Remember you are not stuck at home; you are safe at home. For those who are working in essential positions, we are most grateful for you and pray you stay healthy. We should all go outside and enjoy some fresh air and go for a walk every day if you are able (keeping clear of everyone, of course!) Our five county region is beautiful!

04/02/2020
03/23/2020

Fresh air, sunshine, a healthy dose of vitamin D after a hike on local trails and enjoying a beautiful shoreline view. Of course, staying healthy and respecting social distancing all afternoon.

03/22/2020

We heard a comment from a truck driver delivering food to stores, and other semi drivers also deliver supplies to hospitals, auto parts to garages so cars can be fixed, and everything else. Truck drivers have very long days and almost no place to get a healthy hot meal. Semi Trucks do not fit through drive-thru lanes and those restaurants will not serve anyone who is not in a vehicle. No wonder they are not feeling appreciated at all.

We want to encourage restaurants to serve everyone who walks up to a drive through lane across the country. Semi drivers may need to use a restroom too. We are thankful for them and pray they stay safe and healthy and enjoy a hot meal every day.

The Spring Equinox is today March 19, 2020. The sun is directly above the equator. We were taught that day and night are...
03/19/2020

The Spring Equinox is today March 19, 2020. The sun is directly above the equator. We were taught that day and night are equal on the vernal equinox although there are actually a couple additional minutes of day due to many factors including gravity. But rumor has it that this will be the earliest Spring in 124 years. Rumors are not always true, but sometimes they are.

Another fun Suds n Snow under sunny blue skies and almost 50°F. 1970’s theme today with mushy snow underfoot. Pick up ou...
03/07/2020

Another fun Suds n Snow under sunny blue skies and almost 50°F. 1970’s theme today with mushy snow underfoot. Pick up our Spring issue for other events you won’t want to miss in Traverse Bay Lifestyles Magazine.

Excellent play! It’s full of energy and passion for learning and discovery of the night sky. We loved it and highly reco...
03/07/2020

Excellent play! It’s full of energy and passion for learning and discovery of the night sky. We loved it and highly recommend it. The performers were outstanding. Directed by Phil Murphy, this play has a wonderful cast. Written by Lauren Gunderson. Call the box office 231-947-2210 oldtownplayhouse.com
AS A DATE NIGHT SUGGESTION: It’s still a bit chilly for a picnic in March, so after work pick up your date and stop by a restaurant in TC or along your way to TC. Order dessert and plan to leave it in the car during the play. Then off to Old Town Playhouse and at 7:15ish head downstairs and order the special featured drink from April. She creates one for every Old Town Theater Main Stage performance. Relax in your very comfortable spacious seat and enjoy your cocktail (or wine, beer, pop, coffee, cocoa...) and enjoy the play. Later, share your delicious dessert over a terrific conversation about the play you just saw and remember to share stories you may have heard of past generations of grandma’s, and aunts, ...

While walking downtown Traverse City we noticed a window display. It got our vote for the best window display in the who...
02/13/2020

While walking downtown Traverse City we noticed a window display. It got our vote for the best window display in the whole five counties this winter. Well done Liana’s; you caught our attention.

Discovered a wonderful second location for Landmark Books today. The First Ladies Cook Book has a recipe from Mrs. Linco...
02/07/2020

Discovered a wonderful second location for Landmark Books today. The First Ladies Cook Book has a recipe from Mrs. Lincoln. I wish I still had kids at home; I would send them on an adventure with one of the many books in the youth section. Landmarks Books is in Building 50, and now inside Wilson’s Antiques in Acme. Congratulations Landmark Books. Paul Stebleton, owner, writes our book review in every quarterly issue. www.landmarkbookstc.com

Snow Super Moon this weekend Fri-Mon. NASA reports it will peak Sunday at 2:33 AM; set your alarm. Photo credit Vidar No...
02/07/2020

Snow Super Moon this weekend Fri-Mon. NASA reports it will peak Sunday at 2:33 AM; set your alarm. Photo credit Vidar Nordli-Mathisen.

Cloudy with a dose of overcast throughout the five county area. What’s your favorite gray day activity? #readabook #stay...
01/26/2020

Cloudy with a dose of overcast throughout the five county area. What’s your favorite gray day activity? #readabook #stayinyourpajamas #playboardgames #cleanthecloset #catchup #bingewatchanetflixseries #bingewatchmastpiecetheater #callyourfamilymembers

01/20/2020
3 1/2 months of Events throughout the five county area in every issue. Bonus...A fantastic Food & Beverage Guide in ever...
01/12/2020

3 1/2 months of Events throughout the five county area in every issue. Bonus...A fantastic Food & Beverage Guide in every issue too!

With a winter storm on its way, you’ll want to dim the lights and enjoy the fire by yourself or with family or friends i...
01/12/2020

With a winter storm on its way, you’ll want to dim the lights and enjoy the fire by yourself or with family or friends in this beautifully decorated room with a gorgeous mantel and fireplace surround decorated for winter. Designs by Andrea - Andrea Dolson, thank you for writing a wonderful article in the home section of our winter issue. Photo by Windborne Photographic.

What’s your favorite one pot meal? This is a healthier variation of goulash. It includes non-GMO organic carrots, sweet ...
01/10/2020

What’s your favorite one pot meal?
This is a healthier variation of goulash. It includes non-GMO organic carrots, sweet onion, sweet white corn, yellow peppers, garlic, kale, diced tomato, fresh basil, pink salt, pepper, tumeric, ground elk from Saskatchewan, and organic Casarecce pasta. Our favorite pasta sauce: Ravarino

Out for a winter hike when my cousins offered to take our photo by this babbling stream. #surprisesmooch
01/10/2020

Out for a winter hike when my cousins offered to take our photo by this babbling stream. #surprisesmooch

11/20/2019

Black Friday used to be a fun event where “we started before sun up and we were out way past sundown shopping and eating out/dining.” We hear something along this line from cousins, friends, sisters, moms and dads, husbands and wives, even brothers, and they all shopped locally. We now hear over and over that they have not done that since Black Friday sales started on Thanksgiving Day and for too many stores sales started/start before Thanksgiving. We asked if they shop early with family and friends? “Nah! We find that we buy less and shop more online. Black Friday is not as much fun.” Traverse Bay Lifestyles is cheering for all of our local stores and pray the real Black Friday returns for our communities (all stores included) and is not Black Tue/Wed/Thanksgiving/whatever! Hoping that family and friends are making plans for the day after Thanksgiving and on Thanksgiving Day they are feeling grateful.

X golf setting up league's now.
11/06/2019

X golf setting up league's now.

A Modern Farmhouse in Leelanau County built by CMB Construction (Builder Colin Bushong) is featured in our Fall issue. T...
09/28/2019

A Modern Farmhouse in Leelanau County built by CMB Construction (Builder Colin Bushong) is featured in our Fall issue. This home is beautiful inside and out. Pick up your copy free of TBL’s Fall issue available FREE throughout the five county area. (Our website is being updated, but you’ll be able to sign up for free online any day now and read any issue when you log onto our website.) www.traversebaylifestyles.com

09/28/2019

PART-TIME SALESPERSONS: We are looking for someone who lives in Antrim County and another person who lives in Leelanau and/or Benzie County who truly enjoys meeting people and wishes to add to their household income. We have only 4 deadlines per year, so there are only 4x2 weeks per year where you may not have flexibility in your schedule, but even these weeks may be flexible with exceptional planning. Email me at [email protected]ail.com (I do not have Facebook Messenger-I have tried to get it since I received my replacement cell-there is some glitch.) PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR NON-FB USER FRIENDS WHO MAY BE INTERESTED in adding to their household income working part-time. Thank you sincerely.

09/11/2019

We changed our name in May 2019 and Facebook is apparently still not allowing us to correct it on our page to read Traverse Bay Lifestyles.
Any suggestions before we quit trying and start a new page?
This problem started when Apple sent a replacement phone that was under warranty. Facebook and Instagram did not transfer to the new phone and we had forgot the password. We did reset it, but it no longer sees us as the administrator of the page.

We believe you are going to love our Fall issue. Free throughout Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Antrim, Kalkaska, and Benzie ...
09/01/2019

We believe you are going to love our Fall issue. Free throughout Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Antrim, Kalkaska, and Benzie Counties.

Love visiting our local Farm Markets, but it’s fun to visit Farmers Markets too and see farmers that are located off our...
08/14/2019

Love visiting our local Farm Markets, but it’s fun to visit Farmers Markets too and see farmers that are located off our main roads.

Win 4 FREE tickets to the last home game of the 2019 season. Go online to www.traversebaylifestyles.com and sign up for ...
08/09/2019

Win 4 FREE tickets to the last home game of the 2019 season. Go online to www.traversebaylifestyles.com and sign up for a free subscription and like our FB page. Winners will be announced at 5PM on this FB page and Instagram both may pick up tickets at will.

Tomas McKenna 1952-2019. We lost a colleague and a friend on July 25,2019. Tom lived in Portage and was our sister magaz...
08/08/2019

Tomas McKenna 1952-2019. We lost a colleague and a friend on July 25,2019. Tom lived in Portage and was our sister magazine’s, Michigan Home and Lifestyle’s, Sales Leader in their SW Michigan territory after retiring from a career in sales. He was a people person and will be missed my his many clients and friends too. Tom was always volunteering and ready for a friendly conversation. Please pray for his wife of 45 years, Debbie; his 2 sons Geoffrey and Christopher; and his 4 grandchildren. Tom, we miss you; we’ll have another conversation one day.

Anyone can google the New York Times list, but what about all the other great reads that missed the list by at least one...
08/07/2019

Anyone can google the New York Times list, but what about all the other great reads that missed the list by at least one person? Thank you Paul Stebleton for sharing so many fabulous books in our quarterly issues. Local and nearly local books we love. Paul owns Landmark Books in Historic Building 50 in Traverse City. This article is in our Summer issue.

We love summer trips seeing our beautiful state. Share your favorite summer vacation photo in our comments. Not schedule...
07/29/2019

We love summer trips seeing our beautiful state. Share your favorite summer vacation photo in our comments. Not schedules till August; no worries, we’ll still be here.

City kids visiting a local farm.
07/29/2019

City kids visiting a local farm.

07/04/2019
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06/16/2019

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06/04/2019
Designs by Andrea llc

Designs by Andrea llc

HOT OFF THE PRESS!! The newly designed Traverse Bay Lifestyles magazine is out! Designs by Andrea has a 1/2 page ad and article on creating outdoor rooms! Get your copy today!

A cup spring soup sitting on the porch overlooking sunshine reflecting off the snow. Try a new recipe printed in our spr...
03/18/2019

A cup spring soup sitting on the porch overlooking sunshine reflecting off the snow. Try a new recipe printed in our spring issue.

You will not want to miss our Spring Wedding Section.
03/18/2019

You will not want to miss our Spring Wedding Section.

For all ages! Pick up your Spring issue today. Restaurants, Lobby’s, Coffee Shops, Salons, Doctor and Dentist offices, S...
03/18/2019

For all ages! Pick up your Spring issue today. Restaurants, Lobby’s, Coffee Shops, Salons, Doctor and Dentist offices, Stores, Schools,...throughout the five county area.

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03/18/2019

Traverse Bay Family Lifestyles

fit20 Traverse City
03/08/2019

fit20 Traverse City

Be sure to check out Traverse Bay Family Lifestyles spring issue for a "newer in town" feature about fit20 Traverse City!

Friday intro...Say hello to our new Editor-in Chief, Jennifer Burns, along with her husband Ryan, one-year-old son Reid,...
02/15/2019

Friday intro...Say hello to our new Editor-in Chief, Jennifer Burns, along with her husband Ryan, one-year-old son Reid, and 6-month-old son Remi." She's a busy gal with two young kids, owning a store, volunteering and staying active!

02/02/2019
PBJ Pack

PBJ Pack

Happy #NationalHuggingDay!! Be like Jax and give lots of #hugs today!! #pbjpackhugs

02/02/2019
All is Fair in Love and Fashion

Know anyone who should wear this Wedding Gown we are reposting?
Contact us today to be in the Spring and Fall Wedding Guide in Traverse Bay Family Lifestyles. Gifts, Venues, Catering, Wine and Spirts, Beer and Cider, Gowns, Dresses, Tux’s, Cakes, Rings, Shoes, Music, Wedding Coordinators, Salons, Barbers, Spa’s, Hotels...

I think I’m going to come down the aisle like this 😂

www.shopjumpingthebroom.com

01/30/2019
Benzie County Central Schools

Good job.

Benzie County Central Schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, January 30th, due to dangerous wind chills, the ongoing winter storm warning, and generally hazardous conditions all around. All athletic events, practices, and activities will be cancelled as well.
Please enjoy your school closing message with vocals and dancing by our very own superintendent, Matthew Olson. Filmed on location by Catina Crossman.
Be safe, stay warm, and if all else fails….sing!
#onebenzie
#oursuperintendentcansing

Have you read the article Andrea Jones wrote on Winter Paw Protection in our Winter issue? Bella has a fleece jacket und...
01/29/2019

Have you read the article Andrea Jones wrote on Winter Paw Protection in our Winter issue? Bella has a fleece jacket underneath her Snow/Slush Combat Suit with Muttluks on her paws.

#12 and #13 are our favorites. What’s your choice? 15 THINGS TO DO WHEN IT IS COLD OUT! 1. Read all of your mail. 2.Get ...
01/29/2019

#12 and #13 are our favorites. What’s your choice?
15 THINGS TO DO WHEN IT IS COLD OUT!
1. Read all of your mail.
2.Get a health app and set it up. Use it.
3. Invite someone over to play board games or cards
4. Read a book
5. Clean your house-great exercise if you wash doors, lights, woodwork, one room at a time.
6. Organize a closet and start a box of items you may donate.
7. Sign up on your own, with a friend, or with family to donate your time, energy, or resources to a good cause.
8. Exercise. Run up and down stairs, do leg lifts, squats, windmills, jumping jacks, arm curls (use cans of soup if you don’t have weights.)
9. Go snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or downhill skiing.
10. Pray, reflect, meditate and/or journal.
11. Learn about something on the history or discovery channel, PBS, a book, online.
12. Call an older relative, friend, or neighbor and ask thoughtful questions and try to understand an earlier time in their life from their experiences.
13. Show kindness and call someone who may be lonely or depressed.
14. Make or bake something for a friend or neighbor.
15. Try a new soup recipe and invite someone over.
(Photo by wiscnews of Ofelia Welsh delivering the mail.)

01/28/2019
Still Laughing

Funny kids and Parents

It's my party and I'll fail if I want to 🎶

01/27/2019
Potterland

We love this cake!

Un Travail fabuleux ! Gâteau Harry Potter🍰✨
Artiste: Cindy Sauvage

01/27/2019
The Dad Break

Family is fun.

It doesn't get much cuter than this.

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Don’t miss the Fall Fashion Section in Traverse Bay Family Lifestyle this season. Thank you Annie Hill from Cherry Hill Boutique and Jacob and Amelia from Liana’s for modeling your beautiful cozy Fall Fashions. Clearly wonderful for a morning like this heading to work and school and dinner later this evening. Both stores are located downtown Traverse City.
Where can I obtain copies of the Fall 2018 issue of the Traverse Bay Family Lifestyles. I reside in Traverse City
Please call me - the dates you have for our Frankfort August Art Fair are incorrect. Should be August 17, 4pm - 8pm and August 18, 10am - 4pm - You have the event listed as August 14 and 15. 231-352-7251
Love looking at the calendar of events in every quarterly issue of Traverse Bay Family Lifestyles. It’s easy to plan ahead in anticipation of family or friends visiting too. This saves us a lot of time and too many clicks on our cell phones to see what is going on in the whole five county area. Also, you have to try this recipe from Chef Andy Viren at Taproot Cider House in TC. It’s not difficult and we absolutely loved it. We are taking friends there this weekend.
Who can I get in touch with to find out about advertising costs?
In the Fall quarterly issue on page 16 - Acme Fall Festival. We'll be there tomorrow.