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New northwest Michigan farm will double Michigan's hops acres

This spring, a new hops farm near Traverse City will boost Michigan hops output a whole lot -- and that's by design of its developers, who see it as a way to have a larger economic impact on the area.
Excerpt: A recently announced project is set to double Michigan hops production by 2016.
A Traverse City investment group that typically invests in commercial real estate, MI Local Investment, is prepared to break ground on a 400-acre hops farm in Williamsburg once the ground thaws. The sign is posted, the poles are waiting in the snow.
For the whole story, go here.
Source: Traverse City Record-Eagle

The perfect Michigan road trip has been created in time for spring

A student has plotted the ultimate Michigan road trip, hitting all the major landmarks in the state. Might be worth saving to try out this summer if you've got the travel bug and want to see more of our beautiful state.
Excerpt: It's a map that makes you dream of summer days and green Michigan landscape sliding by outside your driver's side window.
Randal Olson, a computer science and engineering doctorate student at Michigan State University, has created what he views as the ultimate Michigan road trip. Hitting 43 spots around the state, Olson plans on taking the trip soon before leaving the state when his studies are complete.
The whole trip and map are online here.
Source: Mlive.com

Time to vote for northern Michigan's best coffee shop

What's your favorite place for coffee and a treat? Roast and Toast in Petoskey? Higher Grounds in Traverse City? Voting is open for Mlive's search for the state's best coffee shops.
Excerpt: You told us some of your favorite coffee shops in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, now it's time to vote.
This month, MLive's John "Gonzo" Gonzalez will be looking for Michigan's Best Coffee Shop. Specifically, he is searching for community coffee shops or cafes that cater to its local customers.
More on the voting is online here.
Source: Mlive.com

Boyne skiing highlighted in travel review

A Minneapolis Star-Tribune writer reviews the slopes at the two Boyne ski resorts.

Excerpt: Perhaps Midwesterners were not meant to downhill ski. Consider what they’ve been given: flat terrain, subzero windchills and fickle helpings of a ski weekend’s most crucial ingredient. During my first morning at Boyne Mountain Resort in northern Michigan, the server at the ski lodge restaurant pointed to the broad windows that led to the slopes I’d soon be whooshing down.

For the whole story, go here.

Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Local teens build business while learning life lessons

The classic way an entrepreneur is born is to find a product or idea that's missing but shouldn't be--and that's what two local teenagers did.

Excerpt: Dakota and Garret Porter wanted to shake up the ski slopes with a splash of color. Together they created Action Glow, an LED lighting system that adds color and safety to longboards, bikes, skis, and more.

Thanks to the help of their family and community, these teenage entrepreneurs are ready to introduce themselves and their product to northern Michigan.

For the rest of the article, click here.

Source: Grand Traverse Insider

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
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