Author: Madison Gardner

Student with Cerebral Palsy Accepted to Local College to Continue Video Production Dreams

Damien Brooks is a student in the digital media program at the Wexford Missaukee Career Technical Center in Cadillac. This program allows students like Damien to fuel their creativity and channel their inner storyteller. Damien is also inspiring his classmates along the way. Damien was born with Cerebral Palsy and was told he would never be able to walk or…

Visit Gnome Fest at Pond Hill Farm

Pond Hill Farm in Harbor Springs is open year-round and is ready to celebrate its first-ever Gnome Fest. This event, taking place Saturday, Dec. 28 is celebrating the quirky creatures that have made homes on their farm! The Gnome Hunt has been offered at the farm for a few years now but they have just added several new homes— now…

Toast Our Town: Celebrating and Preserving Cheboygan’s Historic Landmarks

Now that Christmas is behind us, it’s time to look forward to the New Year! With each passing year, more and more historic buildings and landmarks across the United States become abandoned and fall into a state of disrepair. Cheboygan area residents and developers are hoping to celebrate the New Year by preserving their iconic buildings with their annual Toast…

Pine Lake Winds Band Spreading Holiday Cheer through Music at American House in Charlevoix

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! There are so many things to celebrate and everyone has their favorite. The Pine Lake Winds Band in Charlevoix loves the holidays because of music. Linda Henry says, “Christmas music is just happy and joyful and you walk around humming it all day.” The Pine Lake Winds Band, affectionately known as the…

All Aboard: 2019 Festival of Trains in Traverse City

When you think of the holidays you’re probably thinking of presents, trees and lights but the members of the Northern Michigan Railroad Club are dreaming about trains! The Festival of Trains is an annual event that takes place at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Traverse City, where there are countless displays of model trains of all gauges through December…

Adrienne Quintal’s Family Speaks Out After Discovering Body in Platte River

Adrienne Quintal, a woman from Southfield, Michigan was visiting her family’s cabin in Benzie County in mid-October. She disappeared after a panicked phone call to a friend on Oct. 17, saying she was in a shootout with two men. Quintal’s family has been searching for any sign of her in nine weeks since then. Her sister Jenny Bryson says “As…

Brunch with Santa at Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay

Families from across Northern Michigan enjoyed their Saturday morning with pancakes and the opportunity to spend time dear old Saint Nick. Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay hosted their annual “Brunch with Santa” earlier today, giving families of all sizes the chance to get together and have fun. This event was held at the Inn at Black Star Farms and…

Cottage Pottery Spreading Holiday Cheer at St. Mary’s School in Charlevoix

The holidays are often a time of generosity and spreading holiday cheer. For local businesses like Cottage Pottery in Charlevoix it was important to give back in a small way. Paige O’Leary, the owner of Cottage Pottery is making her way to schools around Northern Michigan donating ornaments, hoping the students will have them as special keepsakes for years to…