Author: Madison Gardner

Business in Focus: Elite Wedding Expo, New Trends in Wedding Dresses

Calling all brides and brides-to-be! Wedding season is right around the corner and Northern Michigan is a destination for many weddings. The Elite Wedding Expo is taking place April 28 at the Park Place Hotel and will be bringing together elite and local professionals discuss new industry trends. Among those attending the event is Natalie Lang of Natalie’s Bridal and…

LSVT BIG and LOUD: Program for Parkinson’s Patients

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that often starts with a tremor of the hand. According to Parkinson.org, there are approximately 10 million people worldwide who live with this. Carol Nilsson is a wife and caregiver for her husband Jerry, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s two years ago. “It’s a disease that affects the muscles and your ability to do…

Aerial Silks at Skye High Gymanstics: Taking your Workout to Great Heights

Have you ever considered running away and joining the circus? Years ago, this very thought crossed Aerial Silks Instructor Whitney Ellis’ mind. Aerial Silks are new to Northern Michigan and can be found at Skye High Gymnastics in Rosscommon. This new addition is taking people’s workout several feet in the air, testing their strength and endurance.  Whitney Ellis says, “You…

Recovery N.O.T.E.S: Healing Through Music and Performance

People Recovering from Substance Abuse meet at Red Sky Stage in Petoskey

Recovery N.O.T.E.S in Petoskey is giving people who are recovering from substance abuse the opportunity to have fun and perform in a safe environment. Sean Baxendale says, “We need something to do when we recover. Not just sit at home and so this is a great place that is safe and drug free to come to.” On the second Sunday…

Central Michigan University Offers Escape Room Experience

One hour to get through six locks. There is an escape room on Central Michigan University’s campus and it’s leaving people puzzled. This campus-wide project is getting countless colleges and departments involved – offering the public an escape from their every day realities.  Professor of History and Director of the Game Center at CMU, Jonathan Truitt says, “We’re looking for…

‘I don’t Think I’d be Able to do College Without Dance’

Central Michigan University's Dance Program is Changing Many Students' College Experience

College is a stressful time for many people. Between tests, big life decisions and maintaining a social life–it can be tricky finding a balance. Central Michigan University students are turning to their dance classes as an escape.  Krystyna Myslinski says, “I have so much stress – everyone around us does. It’s just deadline after deadline and people look at me…

The Munson Manor Hospitality House: A Taste of Community

Volunteer Dinners Hosted every Week Night

The Munson Manor Hospitality House is providing out of town patients the opportunity to unwind and feel comfortable during some of their most stressful times. Giving visitors like Roger Minton from Sault St. Marie a home away from home. “It’s more of a family friendly atmosphere, you don’t feel alone.” The Hospitality House isn’t just giving people a place to…