Northern Michigan

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.

Out and About: A Literary Life in Owosso

James Oliver Curwood abandoned hunting for sport and eventually penned a best-selling novel, The Grizzly King. The novel became one of Curwood’s many worldwide bestsellers, and major movie deals led him to become a millionaire. His wealth enabled Curwood to build an elaborate writing studio fashioned after a French chateau in Owosso.

Regional Feature: Socks Construction

Known for their ability to take a step back and see the full potential in a piece of property, the team at Socks Construction knew from the start: there was something special here

Out and About: Celebrating Family in the Grand Traverse Community with the Arts

The Grand Traverse region offers many entertaining options for the whole family.

Focus On: Naturally Nutty

In an effort to provide something healthy and natural for her family with an amazing taste the children would love, Katie Kearney invented several flavors of her own all-natural, organic peanut butter. Naturally Nutty was born.