Out and About: Well-Being? Well Done! The Success of AL!VE

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!  

Focus On: Live Oak Coffeehouse

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.

Regional Feature: Ratti Builders

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

Out and About: ‘Bikes on Bricks Rallies’ Motorcyclists

Over 10,000 spectators gather to enjoy a police-escorted ride, a bike show with cash prizes, and a police skills competition - with officers participating from across the US and Canada. Adding to the fun are a Rock-a-Billy Pin-up Girl contest, a beer tent, food and merchandise vendors, and more.