Gina DiPonio


Fish On!Traverse: Northern Michigan’s Magazine

The first steps aboard the vessel are rocky. The motion throws our equilibrium and our stomachs threaten attack. But we fall into the roll of it. My three friends and I are surrendering our bodies to the waves, our hopes to what dwells beneath and our trust to the veteran crew of Just Fishing Too. Today we charter fish the Onekama waters, known as some of the best fishing in Michigan.

Charter captain Frank English commands the helm. He’s been fishing Onekama for 20 years. “I’ve always been a fisherman,” he tells us, steering his 1972 Trojan out into Portage Lake. The grey waters shimmer in the first yawnings of morning. Onekama hugs her every shore, silent in the veil of sleep. . .

175 Days to Love Chicago: Printers Row Lit

You’re in for mystery, romance, humor and so much more when storytellers, book peddlers and the literarily inclined take over the South Loop for the always captivating Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest! With over 100 events and 200 stalls to explore, there’s something for everyone at our page-turning 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Sunday, June 10.

Come out and celebrate Chicago’s thriving lit scene as the local community and beyond engage their imaginations and each other at the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest. . .