Author: Brighid Driscoll

GTPulse: The Story of the Crooked Trees

Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Crooked, bent, kinked, however you put it, you may have seen these attention-grabbing trees around town. I saw my first crooked tree while at the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park. While on a tour with Karen Schmidt, she pointed out the marvel behind the butterfly garden. The…

GTPulse: Parallel 45 Opens For Fall Season

Photo by: Michael Poehlman Show Caption Hide Caption Photo by: Michael Poehlman Show Caption Hide Caption Photo by: Michael Poehlman Show Caption Hide Caption Photo by: Michael Poehlman Show Caption Hide Caption Photo by: Michael Poehlman Show Caption Hide Caption If you’re burnt out on office meetings and happy hours through Zoom, I understand. Slow connections, diluted social cues, and…

GTPulse: Local Diver Recovers Sunken Motorboat Out Grand Traverse Bay

Photo by: Dusty Klifman Show Caption Hide Caption Photo by: Dusty Klifman Show Caption Hide Caption Photo by: Dusty Klifman Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Once a boat sinks, it’s likely that it’ll stay immersed in its…

GTPulse: Traverse City Kids Start Local ‘Neighborhood News’

Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Residents of Traverse City’s Central Neighborhood have a new way to get weekly news, and it’s going to run the rest of us out of business. The Neighborhood News is a new weekly print paper and with a circulation of 80, is nothing to shrug at.  Run by…

GTPulse: Meet Crystal Mountain’s Favorite Four-Legged Employee

Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Jeff Rabideaux grew up with a particularly mean poodle. “My parents brought home the worst dog known to mankind. He was a small black poodle. He bit all…

GTPulse: Suttons Bay Public Schools Offer New Culture Class

Show Caption Hide Caption Is there anything better than getting new class offerings? Throughout school, I was always excited when there were new classes to be taken because it didn’t happen often. Even in college I only experienced a class that had never been taught before once. I’m sure the reasoning behind it is the tedious process of researching and…

GTPulse: Nature-based Fall Classes Open For Kids

Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Every park in my hometown has a large metal bin that sits in the center of a few picnic tables. It looks like a dumpster, but with french doors. On weekends, a lady with a long calico skirt and a bandana tying her hair back would unlock those…

GTPulse: Tiny Traverse City Farm Provides Food and Education For All

Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Poesis (pronounced like Po-ee-sis) Farm is a seed saving farm in Traverse City started by  Jamie Schaub and Brenin Wertz-Roth. The volunteer-ran farm is a tiny piece of organic paradise that provides…

GTPulse: From Businesswoman to Flower Farmer, A Journey in Bloom

Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption I secretly love the end of summer. Fall always feels like a new beginning, more so than New Year’s to me, and I think that’s because it’s always when school started. I…