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Sailing the Great Lakes

Today, these endeavors are evident in the burgeoning traffic of the Great Lakes shipping industry, while the historical sacrifices are exemplified by thousands of wrecks below.

Out and About: Grand Rapids Ballet

The Grand Rapids Ballet is teeming with exciting new performances under the exuberant guidance of its new artistic director, James Sofranko. Innovative, exclusive premieres are debuting, and the classics are being reimagined.

Out and About: Marking Musical Milestones in Kalamazoo

Gibson Guitars Corp. was established in 1917 at 225 Parsons Street and quickly grew to become a premier manufacturer of American-made instruments. Today, Heritage Guitars is unpretentiously and inconspicuously continuing to create some of the world’s finest guitars at the same address, still using some of the vintage equipment.

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.

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.

Out and About: Creative Construction – Charlevoix’s Mushroom Houses

An insurance and real estate agent by trade, Young was essentially a self-taught builder who created 30 unique structures of stone over a span of 50 years. Described as incredible works of architecture, art, and science, most of the Mushroom Houses are still standing today and have become beloved treasures.

Out and About: Avoid the Bustle in Indian River

The perfect destination awaits in Indian River, a community so small that it is officially not a town but an unincorporated municipality.