Author Archives: Meggen Watt Petersen

Vol XVIII – #312 – Meggen’s Monday

We have all enjoyed visiting Fishtown to see the roofline lights over the last week, illuminated in celebration of Fishtown Preservation Society paying off its initial mortgage. Congratulations to FPS and all who contributed over the last dozen years!  I went out Friday night to take another round of photos of the lights, and noted a serious wind chill coming… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #305 – Meggen’s Monday

  Today, let’s talk about the infamous combination of snow and dirt, or “snirt,” which decorates our shorelines. You need both rain boots and ice spikes to walk around safely and stay dry. It’ll freeze again soon. Keep the spikes handy!    

Vol XVIII – #270 – Meggen’s Monday

     The Lights in Fishtown are generating a lot of buzz these days. They’re certainly worth seeing in person if you’re around; they’ll be illuminated from 5 pm to 10 pm nightly through January 6th. Fishtown Preservation decided to decorate with lights this year — a first — and did so in honor and recognition of Keith Burnham’s contribution in… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #242 – Meggen’s Monday

  Standing at the end of Reynolds Street on a brisk Monday morning: look to the right (top photo), straight ahead (above), and to the left (below). There is sufficient wind to make the life ring into a little sail. The teal blue of Lake Michigan is immensely satisfying, no matter which season is at hand.         … Read more »

Vol XVIII – #235 – Meggen’s Monday

This was the weekend to launch into the holiday season, including, for many, a trip to Kolarik’s Christmas Tree Farm. We noticed that many neighbors also took advantage of the mild weather on Sunday, to pick up leaves. Now we are ready for winter!      

Vol XVIII – #228 – Meggen’s Monday

  We welcomed the sunshine… and the return of Cap’n Joel Petersen to Leland, now that everything in Muskegon is tucked away for the winter. Then, in the quiet of a Monday morning in Traverse City: the annual placement of a huge tree on Cass and Front Streets always amazes me. Sad news dept: With great sadness Keith received news of… Read more »