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We were recently invited to the Legacy Gala a few weeks ago that benefited the Crystal Mountain Legacy Art Park. I was just happy to support the arts and have a fun date night with my husband. I had no idea what a profound effect this memorable evening would have on me.
The Gala honored George Zimmermann, who has just retired as the head of Travel Michigan and is responsible for spearheading a marketing team with a little campaign you may have heard ofPure Michigan. The quote above is an opener from one of the many successful commercials read by famous Michigander Tim Allen. Incidentally, Allen is most proud of the campaign, above all else that hes achieved. George was honored by the Art Park Board of Directors because of the significant positive impact the campaign has had on the state, sharing with the world the story of Michigan, its arts, history, culture and natural beauty. In 2013 alone, Pure Michigan attracted 4 million out-of-state visitors who spent $1.2 billion at Michigan businesses! Not too shabby, huh!
As Zimmerman quoted the trees in his acceptance speech, his words really resonated with me. I sat captivated by all that he had to say, and reflected on the campaign timeframe. The Pure Michigan launch began in 2006 in only three regions, including our region at the time of DC/Maryland. I recalled vividly how while we were sipping our morning coffee together and watching TV, my husband, a Michigan native, would jump up with admiration whenever one of the campaigns commercials would air. Its Michigan, thats Michigan, followed by stories of the Caribbean-esque beaches with crystal-clear water, the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Petoskey Stones, and Fall on Mackinaw Island. And even though he had lived in Maryland since 1983, he was so proud all over again of his Michigan roots, heritage and the beauty he had left behind.
It dawned on me that a large part of the reason we were sitting in that room, as George was being honored, was actually because of that campaign. The commercials had romanced us from afar to move here, raise our baby daughter and live a simpler, less hurried but more fulfilling life, which we did in 2010. Its funny
how everything happens for a reason, and I am in awe that the trees remind us there are bigger things than us.
So as the magical transformation of the seasons occurs, revel in all its splendor and glory. The endless leaves saunter down silently in their hues of blazing gold and fiery reds. Its harvesting time for the farmerswhere flowers once bloomed, trees bear bountiful fruits. Time falls back, the air is crisp and Autumn has arrived. For many hardcore Michiganders, this is their favorite season.
At home, its almost a nostalgic time. It is the start of life becoming normal. (Kids go back to schoolwoo-hoo!) Fabulous Fall is weekend football games, cozy sweaters, blazing up the fireplace, more snuggly hugs, the beginning of planning the holiday season and treasured family gatherings.
With this issue, we embrace all that nature has to offer. Be mesmerized by Craig Sterkens stunning photography that captures the season beautifully. Chase the Colors and head north to experience the Tunnel of Trees M-119 for your first time or your twentieth. Visit inside the wilderness water view home of Dan and Meridith Falconer, who share a new world of unique designing possibilities with rustic, repurposed, raw materials and interior style elements.
To inspire your fall wardrobe, we styled radio personalities Ron Jolly and Colleen Wares-McClelland on an 80-degree day in the finest town and country attire from Bahles on a shoot at the spectacular Black Star Farms Winery. (Plus, we had a blast drinking wine of course.) Speaking of wine, we take a trip to the French Side of Cass Street at Bistro Foufou, and indulge in some French comfort food and wine and culture.
So as the sun sets and the house quiets down, pour some warm apple cider, grab a sweater, curl up on the couch and enjoy reading us cover to beautiful cover.
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The Nature of Trees reminds us there are bigger things than us.
Posing with fellow Brit Charles D.G. Wickins, The English Auctioneer who made the Legacy Gala so entertaining!
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12 THE SCOOP
14 THE DISH
16 BEHIND THE DISH
18 FEELING GOOD
20 STYLE IN THE CITY WTCMs News Talks Colleen (Wares) McClelland & Ron Jolly
26 DATE NIGHT Bistro FouFou
38 A VIEW FROM ABOVE By Jim Anderson
42 SPROUTS & TYKES
44 BIG KIDS & TEENS
46 HOME STYLE
48 HOME SCOOP
50 ASK ANGELA
62 THEN & NOW Bahles of Suttons Bay
64 NORTHERN MICHIGAN EXPOSED By John A. Gessner
features 30 SHADES OF AUTUMN Magically captured through the lens of photographer Craig Sterken
40 AN AUTUMN PILGRIMAGE A dazzling visual and historic drive through the Tunnel of Trees
52 STYLE + FUNCTION A coveted peek inside Dan and Meridith Falconers recently built home which strikes the perfect balance of Elegant meets Functional.
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The Legacy Gala 2014 Photography by Tom Gorsline and Felicia Seeburger
The Legacy Gala celebrated the wonderful Michigan Legacy Art Park at Crystal Mountain. A fabulous evening with fun, food and art where the highlight was the Legacy Award to George Zimmerman, the man behind the original launch of the hugely successful PURE MICHIGAN campaign!
Smiling guests with Crystal Mountain owners Chris and Jim MacInnes
Bill Milliken, Patty Pelizzari and Barry Levine
Susan and Norm Ling
Legacy Award Honoree George
Zimmermann with his wife Caro
Tom and Judy Dawson won the South African Safari in the live auction
Emcee NPRs Kate Botello and guest Ray Weigel.
Gene Jenneman of NMCs Dennos Museum greeted by Renee Hintz, Park Director.
John and Beth Melcher
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Goodwills Pop Up Dinner Photography by John A. Gessner
100 fabulous people lavishly dined on a 5 course dinner at the beautiful new Kirkbride Hall. The delicious cuisine was all prepared by masterful owner/chefs Eric Patterson and Jennifer Blakeslee, of the The Cooks House. The dinners are to support Goodwills Fresh Start Program helping train people along side professionals in the Restaurant industry! It was a magnificent evening!
Check facebook.com/mifreshstart as a place to stay up-to-date and hear about the next pop-up dinner before the general public.
Molly Albert and Collette Champagne
K.K. Trucco and Megan Madion
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Fill it UpTheres a new service at the IGA in Harbor Springs, and this is a very GOOD Thing! Its a convenient donation bin for Goodwill, so now you can give back when you shop! The Petoskey location was the closest, and while thats close to Harbor Springs, its not as convenient. When you give to Goodwill, youre reinvesting in your own community, says Leah Bagdon McCallum, Goodwills advancement director. IGA store co-owner Suzanne Hug explains, When Goodwill approached us and laid out the concept, and what they do in our community with the money raised from these donations, we thought it would be a great idea. And with the location right next to the recycle bins, Its also an added convenience to our shoppers. As the seasons change, this is a great time to clean out those closets and fill them up!
Open 24/7 at the Harbor Springs IGA grocery store at 300 W. Lake St.
Flower PowerLocal beloved florist Derek Woodruffs resume is blooming again! And he already has the prestigious Michigan Floral Associations 2014 Designer of the Year Award under his belt! The Floral Underground and Fleur Couture Cabaret owner just won first runner-up at the 47th Annual Sylvia Cup Design Competition, held Aug. 16 in Marco Island, Florida. The competition is the floral industrys longest running, national annual floral design competition, and only 25 participants qualified. Its the U.S. floral industrys only LIVE national design competition, so the pressure is palatable! Its so like an episode right out of a reality TV contestand hes done that, too, on Logo Networks The Arrangement! He had to use talent, creativity and a whole lotta wow, and with a Studio 54 theme, the mega-talented dancer had no problem with inspiration. Congrats, Derek!
Best of The BestWe all already knew that Peg and Dan Jonkhoffs Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home business that sits in the stunning Historic Perry Hannah Home on 6th Street is the Best! But now the entire nation does! The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) recognized them as a 2014 Pursuit of Excellence Award Winner, but because of Peg Jonkhoffs dedication in bringing the Historic Coffee Table book Perry Hannahs Gifts to life by telling the story of Traverse Citys Founding Father. Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home now will be prestigiously honored one step further as only one of four funeral homes in the nation being hailed The BEST of The BEST! The award recognizes the development and execution of an innovative program or service that had a positive impact on the families and communities they serve. Their big All-Star honors will be given in a recognition ceremony at the 2014 NFDA International Convention on Oct. 13 in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Perry Hannah is smiling down in approval, Im sure! We are pretty proud, too, as we are the publishers of the stunning book. Way to go, Peg!
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Derek Woodruff pictured at last years Friendly Garden
Club 90th Celebration
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder with Peg Jonkhoff holding the famed Perry Hannah's Gifts Book
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Bigger is BetterTwo of the oldest law firms in Traverse City (circa 1892) have united. Recently announced, the law firm of Calcutt Rogers & Boynton has merged with the law firm of Kuhn, Darling and Quandt. The new firm will be known as Kuhn Rogers PLC. Joining forces with father and son Terry and Chris Rogers and Gregory Jenkins will be Ward Kuhn, Brooks Darling, Joseph Quandt, Gregory Donahue, Edgar Roy III and Gina Bozzer as partners, and Troy Stewart, Matt Boyd and Marc McKellar as associates. They will combine their practices at the Union Street offices. Jack Boynton will continue with the firm in an of counsel relationship. And of course, their prime goal is superior customer service for existing and future clients.
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Family MUST DO!The Great Lakes Childrens Museum
under the awesome leadership of the new Executive Director Michael Long is a happening place to be! Things are a
changing, and its All GOOD for our families fun and learning! The
first major change is a brand new exhibit Building Bridges to be unveiled Friday Sept 26, at Noon. Its launching with a BIG SPLASH! on Sat Sep 27, at 1:00 pm. As well as experience the new exhibit and all the fun the museum has to offer. Make a date to have your kids take on the Bridge Building Challenge! Participants will try their hand at mastering tension, compression, gravity and load to span a distance using (wait for it) Spaghetti and Mini-marshmallows! How fun does that sound! We double dare you to try!