Author: Madison Gardner

Silver Lake Sand Dunes: Calling all Adrenaline Junkies

Some people head to the beach for sunshine, sand and relaxation. Others are there for the thrill of the sand dunes and off-roading! Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Mears Michigan is a destination for many people across the country and world. Hayden Mull says, “It’s about 500 acres it’s all really fine beach sand with 300-350 foot hills thrown between…

Tiny Traveling Boutique: Fashion on Wheels

What if you didn’t have to drive to your favorite store? What if it could come to you? The Tiny Traveling Boutique is a renovated camper that carries artisan jewelry, skincare, handbags and clothing. This boutique’s home base is in Elk Rapids but is planning on making it’s way all across Northern Michigan. Tawney Cox, the owner has been hard…

Yoga in Bloom: Yoga at Lavender Hill Farm

It’s important to find time for yourself— no matter how difficult it may be. You’ll never regret Investing in yourself and your health. Yoga in Bloom is a class offered at Lavender Hill Farm in Boyne City where they take you out of the traditional yoga studio and put you in the middle of a beautiful lavender farm. “The fact…

Salmon in the Classroom: Ludington High School Class Raises and Releases 107 Chinook Salmon

“Fish aren’t easy to take care of they’re actually a lot of work and don’t smell the greatest in the classroom,” says Bailee Wysong, a student at Ludington High School. Mark Willis’ class at Ludington High School is raising Chinook salmon for the DNR. There are about 300 classes across the state that are participating in the Salmon in the…

2019 Empire Asparagus Festival

Fried, raw, or grilled — there is really no wrong way to eat an Asparagus! Festival season has officially kicked off here in Northern Michigan and Empire is celebrating their annual Asparagus festival May 17- 19. Asparagus farmers like Harry Norconk were off to a slow start this year with the poor weather conditions lingering into spring but they made…