Mid Michigan

Regional Feature: Lifestyle Builders and Design, LLC

Nestled into a country setting in Midland but just around the corner from the conveniences of town, a right-sized house boasts much more than it seems. Built in a community aimed at offering an active and independent lifestyle to the aging population, this Craftsman-style home stands for independence, privacy, and worry-free living.

Distressed Design

Can you imagine the rim of a bike tire paired with bike chains becoming a magnificent chandelier? Or the gears from a dismantled commercial printing press finding new life as a majestic table lamp that will become a treasured heirloom? What about a milk strainer, a commercial whisk, or an old copper turbine? Most people cannot, but Acosta can.

Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium

A great destination for family fun, the Sloan Museum’s mission -- along with sister organization Longway Planetarium -- is to create engaging experiences for the community that inspires a lifelong curiosity in history, science, and technology.

Regional Feature: Moeller Builders

“Working with Moeller Builders was an amazing experience. The one-on-one customer service, stellar craftsmanship, and creative thinking from everyone involved are hard to find. Brett Moeller was on site almost every day. It truly made the entire project so much easier,” says Smith.

Out and About: Arts, Science, and Sports “Team Up” in Mid Michigan

Renowned for its trademark of uniting science and art, the Alden B. Dow Museum in Midland is adding athletics to the line-up this fall, with the STEM Center Science of Sports exhibit September 14 through January 5, 2020.

Regional Feature: Annette’s Construction and Seawalls

Centrally located in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula is the village of Shepherd, where Mike and Annette Florian have owned Annette’s Construction and Seawalls since 1989. From contemporary to log, Florian and his team build custom homes of various designs throughout Michigan and beyond. One log home in particular -- his own -- reveals his limitless creativity and craftsmanship.

Rebel Magnolia

Funky, eclectic, hip, stylish, earthy. All are words that readily describe Rebel Magnolia in Saginaw. Owners Hailey Cannon and Lauren Husen each bring their own special style and strong design skills to this chic boutique, Cannon with a fun bohemian vibe and Husen adding a mid-century modern flare.

Audrey Wiggins’ Legacy and the Future of Medicine

Audrey Ann Wiggins led such an impactful, albeit brief, life that her parents decided to start an organization in her name to provide hope, love, and normalcy in support of medically fragile children and their families.