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Dancing to Grupo Ayé, an Afro-Caribbean salsa band with Grand Traverse roots

Grupo Ayé has a bona fide local connection to the Grand Traverse region. Band founder Robert Mulligan spent part of his childhood in Omena in Leelanau County, where his mother lives. We caught up with Robert to learn more about the band, about his love for Latin music, and about his northern Michigan roots.

FoodCorps Teams Up with Local Farmer

FoodCorps Teams Up with Local Farmer

How often do typical elementary students get to eat lunch with the farmer who grew their school meal? Last month, every student at Suttons Bay Elementary had the opportunity to meet Jim Bardenhagen, who grows apples and squash on his farm in Leelanau County.

Cookin’ with Martha!

Cookin’ with Martha!

I had the great fortune to attend one of Martha Ryan’s Wednesday night Cook and Dine classes at Martha’s Leelanau Table last week. What a fun, enjoyable evening!

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