April 22, 2018

Plant The Right Tree In The Right Place

Trees beautify our neighborhoods, and when planted in the right spot, can even help lower energy bills. But the wrong tree in the wrong place can be a hazard…especially to power lines. To avoid future electrical hazards, planting tips include: … [Read more...]

Lineworker Appreciation Day: April 9

As the “first responders” of the electric co-op family, lineworkers perform around-the-clock duties in dangerous conditions and challenging situations to keep power flowing and protect the public’s safety. These brave members of our community go above and … [Read more...]

The Red Farmhouse History

It was the day we pulled into the driveway and I told my husband “this is it” before we even got out of the car. It’s that feeling you get when you know something is meant to be. That day, 15 years ago, the red farmhouse on Valley Road spoke to me and … [Read more...]

The Nahma Airport

My mother Alice one day not long ago told me about a ride she took on a single-engine plane as a young girl. Born in 1920 she grew up in Nahma on Big Bay de Noc with her seven siblings. She said that Pup Ranguette had a plane at the Nahma airport. “What? … [Read more...]

Hiring The Right Contractor

Renovations to your home can be the perfect time to improve your home’s energy efficiency. To make sure you get those energy savings, it’s important to do some planning right from the beginning. The first step is to educate yourself so you can be in … [Read more...]

Copper Peak: Reaching New Heights

Fresh off the February festivities in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Olympic fever is slowly fading. But for a small community in the Upper Peninsula, Olympic dreams are still very much alive. In Ironwood, a village that sits on the Michigan and Wisconsin … [Read more...]

Country Music Today

Several weeks ago I received an email from a listener to my radio show complaining that Country Music “isn’t country anymore.” It’s a sentiment I’ve heard again and again. That’s why, this month, I thought I would publish my remarks to that listener in the … [Read more...]

Michigan Capitol Goes Green With Geothermal

The Michigan Capitol is going “green and clean” with a new geothermal heating and cooling system. It is projected to be the largest geothermal system at a state capitol in the country at this time. Michigan has a long track record of geothermal system … [Read more...]

How To Choose Efficient Appliances

It’s never a good day when you realize you need to replace a large appliance in your home. However, when the unfortunate time comes, be sure to take a moment and consider what you will purchase—especially for appliances that haven’t been replaced in a … [Read more...]

Petoskey Stands Up For Little Bay Boards

If it takes a village to raise a child, then it most certainly takes one to raise a brainchild. Little Bay Boards, the brainchild of Jason Thelen, is the well-loved Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) darling of Petoskey. Indeed, it was the community of Petoskey … [Read more...]