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Grow Your Own Grapes

Michigan grapes are not just for juice and jam anymore! There’s never been a better time to grow grapes in Michigan, even in the chilly...

Beyond Medals

The Enduring Spirit of Michigan’s Special Olympics Athletes In 2000, the former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela said: “Sport has the power to change...

A Dream Takes Root

By Emily Haines Lloyd In the heart of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, nestled along the Manistique River, lies Northland Outfitters, a campground and canoe/kayak livery that...

America’s Only Nickel Mine is in the Upper Peninsula

Not many business models begin with an ending in mind. But that’s how Eagle Mine in western Marquette County started its business activity. “With the...

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...

Winter Thunderland

In the heart of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, nestled amid the snow-covered landscapes of Sault Ste. Marie, a winter spectacle has been captivating spectators for...

Four Generations Contribute To The Swanson Pickle Co. Pickle Legacy

Michigan is one of the most diverse agricultural growers in the country, second only to California. So perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that it’s...

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...

Foraging For Mushroom Houses

When you turn the corner to the charming cul-de-sac and first spy the houses perched one after the other at an almost fairy-tale level—words...

Here Comes Santa Claus

In a cozy cottage nestled in Midland, Michigan, between 25,000-30,000 people come each Christmas season to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus at the—appropriately named—Santa...

Casserole Recipes Due by July 1

Share your favorite “Casseroles” recipe with us by July 1 and you could win a $100.00 credit on your electric bill. Plus, there’s more! To...