Northern Michigan

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: Lakeview Builders

Denny Brya of Lakeview Builders has just completed two of the homes, and they are, well, heavenly. “The Ridge brings a metropolitan neighborhood to the Bay Harbor community, with proximity to social gatherings, shopping, and dining in the Village,” Brya says.

Taste of Harbor Springs Celebrates 25 Years!

The annual Taste of Harbor Springs has become one of the most popular fall events in Northern Michigan. Visitors and residents alike enjoy the best of area restaurants, delis, gourmet shops, and beverages

Focus On: Jordan Valley Glass Works

Jordan Valley Glassworks creates some of the most amazing pieces of glass artwork you will find anywhere in the world, from shimmering paperweights, adorable critters, functional glassware, and “roasted” pumpkins to 450-pound sparkling chandeliers.

Regional Feature: Cottage Company Builders – Cottage Company Interiors

“Originally, we thought we were engaging in a small interior design project,  but it turned out to be so much more,” recalls Kelly Konoske, president of Cottage Company Interiors in Harbor Springs.

USCGC Mackinaw

Built in Toledo, Ohio in 1943 at a cost of 10 million dollars, Icebreaker Mackinaw was officially ready to set sail on December 30, 1944. The ship was originally commissioned by the US Coast Guard to carry needed wartime supplies such as copper and iron ore from the Upper Peninsula to factories in the lower surrounding states.

Regional Feature: Cobblestone Homes

“The process of designing and building a custom home is extremely personal,” says Melissa Wahl, co-founder of Cobblestone Homes.