Jason Thelen, the owner of Little Bay Boards, had no idea that by building his daughter one wooden paddleboard, he would end up launching a business. On his search for an eco-friendly paddleboard, he learned that most foam and fiberboard pieces would last no more than ten years before starting to break down.
Denny Brya of Lakeview Builders had a goal of providing as many lake views as possible, so it is visible from almost every room. “The house just feels bright and comfortable,” says Brya. In a collaboration between the homeowners, an in-house designer, and Lakeview Builders, they’ve managed to turn an outdated, lackluster house, one of the first built in the gated Peninsula at Bay Harbor, into the home of anyone's dreams.
At Maple Moon, it’s not just about the syrup, wine, cider, or the many other sweet treats you can find. The Petersens strive to make a visit to Maple Moon unforgettable for the entire family. Maple Moon continues to expand, and in 2015 the Petersens ventured into making wine and hard cider. Maple syrup lacks the acidity of grapes, offering a unique flavor palate that allows for a diverse product line.
they wanted to hold songwriting workshops and other programs to connect kids and allow them to express themselves creatively through music. The idea came after the two led a workshop for adults on Mackinac Island. They decided to broaden the project into something more formal, thus beginning what would become Big Water Creative Arts.
The Terrace Inn and 1911 Restaurant Chicken Valentino recipe
Building homes is what makes Craig Boyd, owner of Boyd Construction Company, Inc. in Petoskey, excited to get up in the morning. Whether it’s following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps, his memories of seeing the world from atop a roof as a child, or the lifelong friendships he forms through his craft, Boyd revels in the home-building process, and this modern rustic waterfront home is a recent example of his talents.
The organization’s mission is to “advocate and facilitate the development of a network of multipurpose recreational trails in northern Lower Michigan.”
Voices Without Borders is an organization that promotes and supports choral music and a number of other artistic pursuits.
This house is a bit out of the box, being so contemporary,” explains Deb Brown, managing partner for W.B. Builders, Inc. “This was a little bit of a refreshing change – to get the opportunity to build something uncommon.
The camp’s mindful approach to programming is perhaps explained best by its mission to “provide quality character building experiences through educational and recreational programs in a safe, fun environment; serving all ages with an emphasis on youth.”