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Book Signing with Ellen Airgood Friday, May 18th at Horizon Books

Book Signing with Ellen Airgood Friday, May 18th at Horizon Books

Ellen Airgood, author of the 2012 Michigan Notable Book, South of Superior, which is now out in paperback, will be signing her books at Horizon Books of Traverse City on Friday, May 18 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. South of Superior, set in Grand Marais in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, is a charming book exploring the deep reward in caring for ...
Traverse City Central High School Wins Spartan Award

Traverse City Central High School Wins Spartan Award

Congratulations to the students and staff of Traverse City Central High School’s Black & Gold Newspaper, who won a Spartan Award – the highest award given in the state – at the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association’s annual conference in Lansing! Central’s Pines Yearbook staff also received a Gold Award at the conference. Read more
Review: “The Secrets of Luuce Talk Tavern” by Anne Marie Oomen

Review: “The Secrets of Luuce Talk Tavern” by Anne Marie Oomen

April 21, 2012 Wondering what to do tonight? For a little inspiration, read Bruce Makie’s review of The Secrets of the Luuce Talk Tavern. In a personal note to NWS staffers, he said: “Mostly I wanted to tell you to go see the play, if you haven’t already. A really fine piece of writing. There may not be too many tickets left.” The Secrets of ...
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Premier of Thomas Lynch’s Play, ‘Lacrime Rerum’ at OTP

Premier of Thomas Lynch’s Play, ‘Lacrime Rerum’ at OTP

The Old Town Playhouse in Traverse City is mounting a free production of Thomas Lynch’s new play Lacrimae Rerum at the premier of the new Old Town Playhouse Readers Studio at the Depot Theater (corner of East 8th Street and Woodmere Avenue) on May 9th at 7pm. Lynch will attend this premier. Jan Dalton is directing and he has selected Old Town ...
Not Enough Hyphens: Benjamin Busch’s Memoir Comes Out Next Week

Not Enough Hyphens: Benjamin Busch’s Memoir Comes Out Next Week

Jodee Taylor, Traverse City Record-Eagle  |  March 16, 2012 Read entire article Benjamin Busch’s ideas never stop coming. “I have this constant envisioning. I am constantly distracted by new ideas,” said Busch, 43, of Reed City. He’s also constantly at work on them, whether writing books, making movies, acting or rebuilding a century-old ...