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DRAFT PICKS: Ora et Labora

DRAFT PICKS: Ora et Labora

For more than 1,500 years, some of the best quality beer (generally ale) has been brewed in monasteries throughout Europe, (and later, to a limited degree, in the U.S. as well). Monks have long brewed beer for a number of very good reasons. First, a good strong ale covered up, and even neutralized, the taste […]

Questions Answered

Questions Answered

Administrators finally get a look inside question mark building in Honor HONOR — What’s inside the question mark building? Until now, only its past residents, stray cats and trespassers have known the answer to that question. However on Friday Benzie County and Village of Honor officials joined county building inspectors during an inspection of the […]

Swander essay: He was lost but I found him

Swander essay: He was lost but I found him

EDITOR’S NOTE: This essay won first place in the Bruce Catton Historical Essay Contest. Bruce Catton is a Pulitzer Prize winning author who grew up in Benzie County and resided in Mills Community House. Catton was a master of concrete and sensory details, depicting with clarity and creativity the wondrous setting of this area in […]

Oliver Art Center hosts drawing, poetry classes

Oliver Art Center hosts drawing, poetry classes

FRANKFORT — The Elizabeth Lane Oliver Art Center is offering a variety of spring classes, including several on drawing and poetry reading; taught by local instructors. Artist Elizabeth Abeel is holding sessions of her class, Everyone’s an Artistthroughout April. Abeel will guide aspiring artists through a step by step method of learning to draw that […]

Frankfort lumberyard to close

Frankfort lumberyard to close

FRANKFORT — A Frankfort business that has been supplying contractors and homeowners with building materials since 1978 will be closing its doors at the end of April. Frankfort Building Supply, one of three hardware and lumber yard chains owned by Lynn Hopkins, will be closing on April 30. “In this economy, we’ve had to cut […]