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Charlevoix's Harsha House spotlighted

A popular feature in the Detroit Free Press called "You haven't lived here until…" is featuring a Charlevoix historical attraction this week.

Excerpt: WHAT'S A HARSHA? That's the last name of the onetime owner, local businessman Horace Harsha. His granddaughter Ann Harsha donated the house, believed to be built in 1891, to the local historical society in 1979.

More on the article can be found here.

Source: The Detroit Free Press

Emmet County cottonwood tree thought to be biggest in the state

A cottonwood tree in rural northern Michigan is the subject of curiosity since it's been determined it's the biggest of its kind in the state. 

Excerpt: A piece of land is for sale in Emmet County for approximately $1.15 million, which features an enormous tree featured in the record books.

According to Andy Sawyer, volunteer Big Tree Coordinator for the Michigan Big Tree Register, the eastern cottonwood tree is currently the state champion, or the largest eastern cottonwood tree in the state, based on measurements collected in 2012.

For the whole story, click here.

Source; Petoskey News

Three northern Michigan artists finalists in ArtPrize

The ArtPrize competition honors innovative artists each year in Grand Rapids, and includes three northern Michigan artists this year. 

Excerpt: Three Northern Michigan artists have made it in to the top 20 at this year's Art Prize competition in Grand Rapids.

These are, Manton artist, Dan Heffron's creations. His art prize entry is a collection of 20 wood-carved sea animals called "Poseidon's Paradise."

More on the story is online here.

Source: 9 & 10 News

Charlevoix moves to next level of Main Street initiative

City officials are definitely looking toward the future in Charlevoix, with a recent decision to keep working toward the next level of Michigan Main Street status.

Excerpt: Charlevoix officials agreed to take the next step in the Michigan Main Street program.

Downtown Development Authority board members on Monday unanimously agreed to pursue the next step in the Michigan Main Street program, an effort to move from an associate community to a select member community in the statewide initiative.

For the rest of the article, click here.

Source: Petoskey News-Review
 

The whole story on Michigan cherries

What does it actually take to grow cherries in northern Michigan? This extensive look at the industry and what it brings to the area is worth a read.

Excerpt: Every year, visitors flock to the exuberant energy of the National Cherry Festival and devour countless cherry-infused or inspired foods and drinks at their favorite local restaurant — it is no secret that Traverse City and many other surrounding Northern Michigan towns are hailed for their crème de la crème cultivation of sweet and tart cherries. 

For the whole article, click here.

Source: MyNorth.com

Summer in northern Michigan serves up great travel ideas

Why go anywhere this summer if you're lucky enough to live in northern Michigan? Just make sure to hit some nearby beaches, parks and lakes. Here's a list of standouts.

Excerpt: Here are 4 fun Northern Michigan travel ideas that will take you through Northern Michigan’s outdoors. Camp, kayak, ride or fly—these ideas will have you vacationing across all of Northern Michigan, from the Upper Peninsula to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. 

For the whole list, click here

Source: MyNorth.com

New berry gaining foothold in northern Michigan agriculture

Serviceberry jam or pie isn't that unusual in northern Michigan, at least on home tables and shelves. But it's quite the novelty for the rest of the country, and some enterprising hobby farmers are seeing a new business opportunity.

Excerpt: A new kind of berry has found its way into Michigan grocery stores. These dark purple fruits are called saskatoons.

This commercial cultivar of the wild juneberry is pretty common in Canada, but it hasn't been grown by farmers in the U.S. until recently. Here, the berry, also sometimes called the serviceberry, has been collected in the wild for generations.

For the complete article, click here.

Source: NPR

Long winter having impact on lakes

That was a long, cold winter, for sure. Not surprisingly, it's making some ripples into the summer as everything from wildlife to plant life to water conditions have been affected.

Excerpt: Following a harsh winter, lakes in Northern Michigan are experiencing below average temperatures, which is negatively impacting water-life and summer activities in both inland lakes and Lake Michigan.

For the month of July, past Lake Michigan temperatures from 1992-2013 have had an average range of 60 to 61 degrees Fahrenheit.

More on the story can be found here.

Source: Petoskey News-Review

Munson to buy Mercy hospitals

Some changes are coming to health care in northern Michigan as Munson extends its operations agreements in Cadillac and Grayling to actually buying the two hospitals, along with some associated health care services.

Excerpt: Munson Healthcare said Wednesday it has reached an agreement to purchase two northern Michigan hospitals it already had been operating in a bid to streamline administration and improve patient care.

Traverse City-based Munson said it will buy Mercy Hospital Cadillac and Mercy Hospital Grayling, along with Mercy Manor long-term care facility in Grayling and the affiliated Mercy Home Care and Hospice services in Cadillac, Grayling and Houghton Lake.

For the whole story, click here.

Source: Belleville News-Democrat

Essay bares the heart of a good "fish car"

This essay on MyNorth.com should bring up fond memories for all those who have owned or still own one of those intrepid, beat-up vehicles that has earned the title of "fish car."

Excerpt: What kinds of Northern Michigan fishing adventures does a car need to navigate to become a 'fish car'?  How many miles of two tracking through Northern Michigan’s outdoors does it take to elevate something so banal as a car to that upper automotive echelon? MyNorth contributor James McCullough, a teacher at North Central Michigan College, recounts his first fish car.  

For the whole article, click here.

Source: MyNorth.com

Nominate your favorite taco in northern Michigan

Whether it's Boyne City (Happy's Taco Shop!), Cedar or somewhere else entirely, where's the best taco in northern Michigan? Mlive will send out their reviewers based on your nominations, so click through and sound off.

Excerpt: Now we need to hear about more about what the Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula has to offer.

Nominate your favorite taco locations in the comments section below. The deadline to nominate will be May 7 at 5 p.m.

The whole piece and link to nominate is here.

Source: Mlive.com

Tourism spending is up, a good thing for northern Michigan

Looks like 2013 was a very good year for Michigan tourism, and projections say this summer season will be good, too. 

Excerpt: Tourism experts expect strong spending numbers in 2014, too, despite a cool, rainy spring. The rough winter weather benefited some of the state’s winter sports and recreation industries, and the weather should warm in time for strong spring and summer seasons in popular spots such as Traverse City and Mackinac Island.

The whole article is online here.

Source: The Detroit News

Festivals and fairs to check out in May

MyNorth.com rounded up all the chances northern Michigan residents have to check out a festival this month, and there are plenty. So go out and enjoy--it's not winter anymore!

Excerpt: Celebrate Northern Michigan’s tastiest totems—morels, beer, asparagus—and also the state’s rich cultural heritage and even a favorite gemstone at the following Northern Michigan festivals and events.

For the whole rundown, go here.

Source: MyNorth.com

Time to think about summer camps for kids

Summer camp is a time-honored tradition for children and parents alike, and northern Michigan offers up some amazing opportunities.

Excerpt: Let those fledgling children spread their wings at a Northern Michigan Summer Camp—and get a little vacation for yourself, too.  Here are 5 Northern Michigan Summer Camps inculcating a love of the outdoors and the arts:

Camp Hayo-Went-Ha
With a girl’s camp located on Lake Arbutus and the boys stationed on 600 acres adjacent to Torch Lake, these YMCA operated camps have over a century of experience to draw on to make for superb camping experiences.  

The whole list of suggestions is here.

Source: MyNorth.com

Session planned to talk regional strategy in Charlevoix

Creating economic growth for the whole region is a goal that takes regional planning, which is just what's happening with an upcoming meeting in Charlevoix.

Excerpt: As one part of Gov. Snyder’s statewide Regional Prosperity Initiative, the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments announced a regional planning process for the 10-county northwest Michigan region of Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Grand Traverse, Manistee, Missaukee and Wexford counties. 

The regional prosperity planning process is being called "Framework for Our Future: A Regional Prosperity Plan for Northwest Michigan."

The rest of the story can be found here.

Source: Petoskey News-Review
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