Author: Madison Gardner

2020 Banished Words List at Lake Superior State University

Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie is a school founded on rich traditions. This school is also known for its annual “Banished Words List”, a list of overused words that are dominating the American language and culture that given year. This tradition started back in 1975 at a New Year’s Eve Party hosted by faculty and staff of…

Winter Boat Building Program with Inland Seas Education Association

Students across Grand Traverse County are taking part this winter in Inland Seas Education Association’s 9 Week Boat Building Program. This program is instilling a passion for stewardship of the Great Lakes for students ages 8-12. Adam Burks, the lead boatbuilding instructor explains, “It’s one of the reasons why we like to do the hands-on education.” For students, they are…

Reed City Student Creates Non-Profit to Help Grieving Teens

Brady Sunderlin, a sophomore at Reed City High School is making a big impact in his school and in his community. On top of homework, being involved in extracurricular activities, this young man is starting a non-profit called “Finding Yourself Through Grief”. This non-profit is aimed towards students struggling with loss or grief. Brady explains, “Grief is a very dark…

Maggy’s Vintage: A Traverse City Gem Selling Timeless Treasures

Mother-Daughter Duo Lenora Gordon and Maggy Adams Take Us into the World of Vintage

“You can walk into a vintage shop and see things you never think you would see,” explains Maggy Adams, the owner of Maggy’s Vintage in downtown Traverse City. “You walk through memory lane. You walk through the store and you’re like grandma had that mom had that I grew up with that,” says Maggy’s mother and owner, Lenora Gordon. Each…

Pregnancy and Postpartum Fitness Class for Mothers in Petoskey

JMK Fitness in Petoskey Giving Moms the Tools they Need to be Fit and Independent

“It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done and it’s the most amazing thing I’ve ever done.” Bringing life into this world is one of life’s greatest gifts but for Certified Personal Trainer Jaime Kemp, fitness during pregnancy and postpartum came with challenges and a lot of questions. Jaime used her certification to give mothers and mothers-to-be across Northern Michigan a…

Pinkys Up: Vintage High Tea at the Applesauce Inn

The Applesauce Inn Bed and Breakfast in Bellaire is offering an experience that is taking you across the pond– vintage high tea! This winter, you can enjoy an afternoon tea on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1-2:30 pm until April. Jamie Creason, the owner of the bed and breakfast is known for her iconic treats. “It was a way for me…

Petoskey Wrestling Team Raising Money for Local Breast Cancer Survivor

Annual Carl Vanderwall Memorial Meet Jan. 10th at 2 pm

In downtown Petoskey you can find a hidden gem with some of the best sandwiches in town called Bill & Carol’s. Karen Furgeson, one of their longtime employees is a breast cancer survivor of 12 years. Some of their most loyal regulars are the Petoskey Northmen wrestlers who frequently get sandwiches to-go before meets. “It’s chaos for a half-hour while…

National Bubble Bath Day with Lake Soap Co.

“I like mixing things together. I like experimenting. I like making things better,” says Christy Vadeboncoeur, the owner of the Lake Soap Company.  With the new year, it is time to pamper yourself and indulge in a little extra self-care. What better day to do that than on National Bubble Bath Day? Christy was a chemistry teacher for nearly 30…

Second Chance Mushers: Northern Michigan Husky Rescue

Caring for one or two dogs requires plenty of time, energy and money. Now imagine for a second caring for fourteen dogs! Sarah Dobbrastine is the proud mother of 14 beautiful and quirky huskies. Over the years, one by one, these rescues have made their way into Sarah’s heart and found a place in her home. “Most of mine… Not…