September 26, 2017

Michigan Co-ops Empower Future Leaders

Youth Tour Washington, D.C. Highlights Designed to inspire the leaders of tomorrow, Youth Tour teaches the brightest students of Michigan about their past—and helps equip them with the skills they need to be Michigan’s next generation of energy-minded … [Read more...]

Restoring The Great Lakes Lighthouses

Scattered along Michigan’s shoreline and numbering over 200 at their peak, the Great Lakes lighthouses once served as a beacon of hope to the weary seafarer. Today only 124 lights still stand, many in desperate need of repair. Enter the Great Lakes … [Read more...]

The New Guys: MI Local Hops Stands Out In Growing Hops Industry

Before your bartender at the local beer tap fills an empty pint glass or you snatch up a six-pack of brew at your hometown liquor store, you may be surprised to learn that many of your favorite beers began their journey to the tap in the rich, fertile soil … [Read more...]

Beaver Island’s Music Festival Offers Unique Vibes In A Throwback Setting

With a population of 600 living on 56 square miles of land off the coast of Charlevoix in Lake Michigan and accessible only by boat or air, Beaver Island could be described as a throwback to another era. How fitting then that the island hosts its own … [Read more...]

Protect & Serve: The Sweet Story Of Cops & Doughnuts

There’s something sweet happening in Clare, Michigan, and it’s on a roll. It started with a classic tale of a group of small-town police officers sitting in a local doughnut shop back in 2009. But then a twist occurred—the owner of Clare City Bakery told … [Read more...]

Doughnuts & Craft Beer: A Divine Pairing

This month's cover story features the fun-loving Cops & Doughnuts bakeries. So, what better than to pair a few of these business-savvy police officer’s favorite baked goods with some popular Michigan—made beers. It’s a fun idea for dinner parties, … [Read more...]

I Remember: Sometimes You’ve Got to Get Lost to Find Your Way

I decided to make Michigan my permanent home in an unlikely spot—while bodysurfing waves in Lake Worth, Florida. I’d hitchhiked from my hometown of Grand Rapids out to Colorado, then meandered my way back east and down along the seaboard. I thought I’d … [Read more...]

Perform An Annual Safety Inspection On Your Boat And Dock To Prevent Electric Shock

For boating and water safety, there are items you must legally have on your watercraft—life vests, a fire extinguisher, throwable flotation devices, and properly working lights—but make sure the boat and the dock are safe, too. Sadly, there have been … [Read more...]

Valerie Brader On Michigan’s Energy Future

In the last few years, the state of Michigan has dealt with public concern over various energy issues. Cherryland Electric Cooperative recently sat down with the Executive Director for the Michigan Agency for Energy, Valerie Brader, to discuss the … [Read more...]

Explore Cherry Point Farm & Market

Cherry Point Farm and Market in Oceana County is as deliciously tart and sweet as the cherries it produces, as imaginative and welcoming as its lavender labyrinth, and as chock full of history and stories like its owner delights in telling. A … [Read more...]