Focus On: Northern Lights

About ten years ago, Melissa Benovic was traveling with her husband, Ilker Arslan, to Istanbul, Turkey, where they visited the Grand Bazaar. It was the first time she had seen a mosaic lamp, and she was in awe of the craftsmanship and beauty of the pieces.

Building Community: Empowering and Restoring America’s Veterans

Helping veterans transition from active duty back to everyday life is one of the greatest investments a community can make.

Out and About: Michigan’s Marvelous Manitou Islands

Part of an island chain that extends north to the Straits of Mackinac, North and South Manitou Islands are located in the sparkling waters of Lake Michigan near Leland, and are accessible only by private watercraft or by the Manitou Island Transit Ferry.

Out and About: Enjoy the Good Ol’ Days This Summer: Old-Style Ranch Resorts

In the Grand Traverse area, two old-style ranches -- Ranch Rudolf and Wolf Lake Ranch -- are great destinations for escaping the hustle and bustle of our daily routines.  

Building Community: El Grupo Norte

The El Grupo Norte organization began when two parents, both physical therapists, decided to help alleviate the snarled car pickup lines at their kids’ school and at the same time create a healthier alternative: a bike club.