With a push, the stunning four-foot-wide custom door pivots on its axis, appearing to float in its frame. Far from your typical Michigan lake house, what is revealed behind the massive front door is nothing short of spectacular.
Little did the Valents know that this was the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School, which the dean of students had moved from New York to Bay City after Howard died in 1966. Tom was a natural Santa, and Holly the perfect Mrs. Claus. They became very involved with the school, and, in 1987, Tom became its third dean of students. Tom and Holly moved the school to Midland, and the rest is history.
There are adages such as, “If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it,” that allude to the momentum it takes to achieve your goals. Executive director Lynne Scheible weaves this timeless insight and others into her leadership of Artworks Cultural Center, located in Big Rapids.
In Michigan, at the heart of the thumb, Caro pays tribute to the seasonal favorite at its unique Gingerbread Festival, December 5-8.
One customer was so pleased with a remodeling project Orvosh Builders had done that she decided to bring them back for her dream project - completion of her 3,200-square-foot basement that hadn’t been touched in the 15 years since the home was built.
Kip and Nicole Northrup spent years researching and planning to build a dream home for their family. They felt that partnering with Mark and Melissa Wahl of Cobblestone Homes would be the perfect match.
A desire to reach our optimal physical and mental well-being calls to us, but achieving these can be a challenge. Demands of busy lives easily distract us. A destination designed to encompass all aspects of well-being might make it easier to maintain a healthy body and mind, and AL!VE in Charlotte is such a place!
Live Oak Coffeehouse in Midland is the newest addition to a collection of community-based businesses in the Ashman Plaza. The 16,000-square-foot building is home to a wide-ranging collection of small local businesses that rely on each other and work together to cultivate their businesses.
Childhood is supposed to be a time of exuberance, growth, and discovery. A time when we are protected, and our homes are safe. A time when we trust the adults around us and feel encouraged by the direction they provide.
Around Saginaw County, Gary Ratti is the go-to guy for custom homes. Ratti began working with his dad at a very young age. His father founded Ratti Builders in 1953, and Gary has now taken the reins, upholding the company’s long-standing tradition of designing and constructing homes of the highest quality