February 18, 2018

Catch And Release

Catch and Release has had a strong meaning throughout my life. As a young girl, we lived down the street from the owners of camp—a beautiful place on Walloon Lake where I got to spend a good part of my childhood summers riding horses and making lifelong … [Read more...]

Michigan Memories

It was 1942, and I was four years old when my parents moved about six miles to a different farm home. There had been a storm that blew down our barn and killed some cows, and my mother had found a rattlesnake in the kitchen of our farmhouse. My dad, Amos, … [Read more...]

Silver Muzzle Cottage: A Rescue & Hospice For Homeless Senior Dogs

“The truth is, I’m selfish.” Those words don’t quite ring true when you’re speaking to Kim Skarritt-Nelson, owner of Bowsers By The Bay, and founder and program director for Silver Muzzle Cottage Rescue & Hospice in Rapid City. Skarritt-Nelson is the … [Read more...]

Michigan’s Main Street

Each year motorists drive over 95 billion miles on Michigan roadways, many of them on the state’s longest route-numbered highway. Its full name is Interstate 75. We locals just call it 75. It has also picked up a nickname, some calling it Michigan’s Main … [Read more...]

Now Accepting Youth Tour Applications

Youth Tour teaches students of Michigan about their past—and helps equip them with the skills they need to be Michigan's next generation of energy-minded leaders. This is a once-in-a-lifetime, all-expenses-paid leadership travel opportunity for high school … [Read more...]

Electricity Changes Everything

More than 1.6 billion people in the world remain without electricity. That’s a pretty staggering statistic considering health, safety, education and economic growth all start with power. In modern times, no country has managed to substantially reduce … [Read more...]

No Barriers Warriors: The Power Of The Human Spirit

When an organization’s mission is to “unleash the power of the human spirit,” participants suspect that challenging circumstances combined with lofty goals are probably expected. And, indeed, that is exactly what No Barriers Warriors does. The organization … [Read more...]

Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger Give Back To Community

The fall season brings colorful leaves, crisp air, and all things orange. Fall also ushers in firearm deer season, the biggest hunting season in Michigan, which draws as many as 700,000 men and women to the woods. For the serious hunters, deer season means … [Read more...]

Switch Things Up With Stylish, Efficient Lighting For Your Home

Saving energy starts with choosing the correct bulb. Efficiency standards for incandescent bulbs between 40 and 100 watts, which came into effect in 2012, led to the halogen bulb (also known as energy-efficient incandescent). These bulbs are at least 25 … [Read more...]

Sanctuary Ranch

It’s daybreak at Sanctuary Ranch in Stanwood, Michigan. Ryan Bollman, general manager, takes his first sip of coffee long before the first rays of sunshine flicker in the morning sky. Walking into the woods in complete stillness, his breath caught in the … [Read more...]