Traverse City comes alive in summer

On any summer day, in the middle of the state’s largest cherry orchard belt, folks in Traverse City, Michigan, are busy enjoying its natural splendor — swimming, sailing, hiking or relaxing in Adirondack chairs by the beach. And its cultural and culinary vitality make it worth more than just a pit stop.About 250 miles northwest… … Read More


Pastor comes ‘home’ to DUMC

There will soon be a new face in the pulpit at Destin United Methodist Church, but he is certainly not new to the Panhandle.Growing up in Okaloosa County, Rev. Allen Newton spent his early years in Fort Walton Beach and Destin and his teen years in Niceville.”I graduated from NHS. Later, my wife and children… … Read More