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.

Tackling Commercial Fishing With Massey Fish Co.

When zebra mussels or other foreign aquatic invaders find their way into the Great Lakes, the outlook can appear dire. But nature has a...

For The Love Of Books: The Community-Driven Heart Of Petoskey’s Indie...

McLean & Eakin is the epitome of what it means to be an independent bookstore, with its bespoke selections, heartfelt customer service, and lovingly-curated...

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 was a respite...

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 the Muskegon Luge...

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 than an adjective,...

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 has lived and worked on it...

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 put to...

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 that Roxburgh spends...

Distilling Community

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

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...