Midland

Regional Feature: Greystone Homes

With a push, the stunning four-foot-wide custom door pivots on its axis, appearing to float in its frame. Far from your typical Michigan lake house, what is revealed behind the massive front door is nothing short of spectacular.

Focus On: Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School

Little did the Valents know that this was the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School, which the dean of students had moved from New York to Bay City after Howard died in 1966. Tom was a natural Santa, and Holly the perfect Mrs. Claus. They became very involved with the school, and, in 1987, Tom became its third dean of students. Tom and Holly moved the school to Midland, and the rest is history.

Regional Feature: Orvosh Builders

One customer was so pleased with a remodeling project Orvosh Builders had done that she decided to bring them back for her dream project - completion of her 3,200-square-foot basement that hadn’t been touched in the 15 years since the home was built.

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