Emily Haines Lloyd

Emily Haines Lloyd
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Emily Haines Lloyd is a freelance writer in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has worked in advertising and marketing for over twenty years and also contributes as a features writer in outlets like – Medium, Elephant Journal, and Detroit News.

Porcupine Mountains In The Winter

With Michiganders on the long end of a year that limited us in the everyday activities we often enjoy, the outdoors...

Thrill Seekers Welcome

While the next Winter Olympics aren’t scheduled until 2022, the spirit of winter athletes is very much alive and active—especially at...

Magic Meets The Mitten

Many small towns in rural Michigan are quaintly magical. But in the tiny hamlet of Colon (population 1,100-ish), magical is more...

Legacy On The Lakes

“I’m a water guy,” said Jim Hogan. “That’s who I am.” It’s not just that Hogan likes water, or...

Small-Town Calumet Electronics Has Big Impact

“Rugged” is a word that people in the most northern regions of the Upper Peninsula hear frequently. It’s a characteristic that is...

A Deep Dive With Chris Roxburgh

As an electrical contractor, Chris Roxburgh spends his working days bringing light to dark areas. Perhaps it’s not all that surprising...

Distilling Community

Craft spirits in Michigan is an industry that speaks often about creativity, a sense of community, and of course, good times...

EIGHT-GAME “JEOPARDY!” WINNER, Jennifer Quail

Jennifer Quail is an old pro at winning competitions. She was pretty excited when she submitted a recipe to Michigan Country Lines’ online contest...

Clean Up With Dirty Girl Farm

I was the weirdo with the weird products helping the weirdos,” jokes Heather Rosencrantz, owner of Dirty Girl Farm, a line of all-natural, vegan...

YoungMin You: Beating The Odds

The trouble with odds is they never seem to account for passion, faith, and a positive outlook—and YoungMin You is a man overflowing with...