Welcome to Twilight Village

A Gem in Michigan's Northern Lower Peninsula

We love living here and only ask that you treat our village kindly.

Jon and Pete are writing a graphic novel about our village. Jon has the writing done (check out the manuscript using the links to the right), and Pete is working his way through the drawings. I'll post them on this site as they give them to me (hurry up guys!).

Youtube Videos

Hey! We shot a video of Tin Singing behind the store and put it on YouTube. You can see it here:


Here's another one. I obviously have to get better with the iMovie settings!


Here's a funny one of Doc's cat holding Edward down and licking him. Tin sang a song for it.


Village Announcement Board

(to get something on the board, drop off a note at the store, or at my dad's garage, or email tobyd (at) twilightvillage.us )

July 3, 2011
Edna heard from the Parmengast's that they are going to bring their fireworks over to the waterfront for the 4th this year rather than setting them off from their dock. Yay! Actual Fourth of July fireworks at the picnic. They'll start at dusk with a beach fire to follow. The Picnic starts at the usual time and it should be sunny so put on your cool hats and come on over.

July 2, 2011
Jeremy, Mike, and I went over to Traverse City for the Cherry Festival this morning and saw the air show. Big crowd this year, and good air show!

June 8, 2011
Karma says since school is out in ONE DAY from now (whooot!), she will be starting up tutoring services after this weekend. Anyone interested in learning more math, English, science, history, ecology, or Anishinabe over the summer should sign up with her. Classes will be held at her cabin in the mornings from 8:30 to noon on Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Also, you don’t have to be a school kid to sign up. Karma says her best student last summer was Doc who learned to speak some more Anishinabe (which many of you probably noticed in church). Knock on her door, or tell Edna if you’d like to sign up for a class.

June 8, 2011
Edna says she’ll have fresh strawberries in about one more week!

June 7, 2011
Dunny says one of their favorite shovels bounced out of the back of their truck leaving the village about a day ago and wonders if anyone’s seen it. It is a long-handled flat-nose, heavy blade with the usual rust on it. If you’ve seen it, tell Edna.

June 5, 2011
Mrs. Throckmorten is going over to Traverse City on June 7th for some shopping and wants to know if anyone needs anything or would like to drive over there with her. Tell Edna or call Mrs. Throckmorten’s cottage phone.

June 4, 2011
Mike is going to be at basketball camp for the week of June 20th and asks that everyone on his paper route just grab their paper at the store. Edna is going to leave them in a stack near the door with a sign that says “Mike’s customers” on it. Mike says he’s sorry for the inconvenience but knows that everyone goes to the store about once a day anyway.

June 4, 2011
Tin says he’ll be done putting docks in for the summer people this weekend and will be available starting Monday to split wood or whatever else you need done. Catch him around town or tell Edna if you need him.

June 2, 2011
My dad says Jerry’s going to sell his Cavalier once they’re done working on it, so if anyone needs a good car, stop by the garage to have a look. They’re putting in a new water pump and starter and put in fresh pads only a month ago. Body’s straight and she runs like a tank.

June 1, 2011
Tin found one left flip-flop and one right flip-flop (that don’t do together) while cleaning up the beach after the Memorial Day picnic. He put them in the bucket on the porch at the store if you happen to be missing one.