Letter from the Editor: Blowing and Drifting in Michigan

Letter from the Editor: Blowing and Drifting in Michigan

Mitten Friends,

“If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb.” Let’s hope that’s the case. We’ve had snow day numbers ten and eleven in the last week, during which time Lake Michigan killed her own ice caves that were formed along the western shores of the Leelanau Peninsula earlier in February. One visitor claimed that driving in downtown Traverse City was “like driving on the moon” this week. Our plowman has run out of places to put the snow that continues to accumulate.

I made it to the ice caves along with many others.
I made it to the ice caves along with many others.
Gives a whole different definition to the term "winter wonderland."
Gives a whole different definition to the term “winter wonderland.”

BUT! March usually moves through this with ease. I think we’re nearing the end of this intense winter, Michigan, and I hope you’re all still loving the Great Lakes State as much as we do here at the Awesome Mitten. We have a lot in store for you this month, including:

Hayley‘s stories about Craft and Mason and SunDaily,
Joanna‘s account of Hamtramck Music Festival,
-A introduction to Windmill Pointe Brewing by Chaz,
-Our newest writer Alfy’s guide to St Paddy’s Day in Ann Arbor,
-Details on the new Pleasanton Cafe brought to you by Jennifer,
as well as our monthly updates on science with Emily; books with Aram; Grand Rapids with Lyndsay; Kalamazoo from Syndey, Carrie, and Sally; the Yoop with Jesse; the great outdoors with Kevin; and more!

Rock Paper Scissors in Ann Arbor is dropping truth bombs all over this great state.
Rock Paper Scissors in Ann Arbor is dropping truth bombs all over this great state.

We talked about some pretty amazing things in February, too. Did you see Jennifer’s story about Party in the Pantry? Syndey told us about the Borgess Hill Run Camp. Emily explained the ice cover on Lake Michigan and Lyndsay talked about snow. We got a recap on Michiganders’ showcasing at the Sochi Olympics from Kevin and reminders on how to fall back in love with Michigan from Joanna in conjunction with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

Even though most of us are pretty sick of this tumultuous winter, our state will never stop being awesome. And we’ll never stop telling you about it.

Until next month, please stay awesome,
Erin

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I like to think that I’m just a simple northern Michigan twentysomething who loves good craft brews, great wine, summertime grillouts, and well-roasted coffee. I'm also a dedicated yoga practitioner, social media and marketing enthusiast, reader and writer, local food junkie, and outdoors explorer--and I'm always adding to the list. If you want to know something about what's going on in Traverse City, chances are I know about it and it's even more likely that I'm involved in it. I love this town and I love helping to make it shine.