Author: Taylor Morris

Michigan Family of Seven Moves to Northern Michigan to Run Wexford County General Store

It all started when Pam Sandy and her husband, Ken, were on vacation in Northern Michigan. They came across the Meauwataka General Store and decided to stop in after seeing a sign for smoked fish. “We found this store by accident,” Sandy said. “We came in and it was such a cool store. It was so different… and vintage-y… and unique……

Curry House Partners with Hospice of Michigan for 3rd Annual 24-Hour Fundraiser

On July 16, people from all over Northern Michigan gathered at the Curry House in Cadillac for the 3rd Annual “Rockin’ Around The Clock” fundraiser. The event was created in 2018 in hopes to raise money for Hospice of Michigan, the largest nonprofit hospice organization in Michigan. During the fundraiser, volunteers and participants rocked in rocking chairs for 24-hours on…

McBain Begins New City Water Project, Providing Cleaner Water to Residents

The Mayor of McBain and community officials have been working towards the goal of providing cleaner water for the city for three years. Now, it’s becoming a reality with their new City Water Improvement Project. “The process took the normal amount of time,” said U.S. Sen. Curt Vanderall. “We worked through the little snags and got them done… and here…

Evart Looks to Become More “Walkable”

The City of Evart has a new project on its hands after teaming up with Michigan State University. The Downtown Development Authority says the projects aims to make the city more “walkable.” The city is looking to connect the downtown area to other resources in Evart, like the Muskegon River and the fairgrounds. “One of the things they’re supposed to…

Rise Up Cadillac Hosts First In-Person Event Since Start of Pandemic

Rise Up Cadillac recently held its first in-person event since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rise Up Cadillac allows organizations within the community to give a fast-paced update on upcoming community wide events and projects that they have coming up. For more than 30 years, Rise Up has been holding these monthly meetings. The Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce…

Traverse City Concludes Another Year for the National Cherry Festival

After an eventful week at the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, volunteers and organizers wasted no time cleaning things up Sunday morning. Operations Director for the National Cherry Festival, Alexis Bremer, says they didn’t see the huge crowds like they usually do. “I think that was because of the lack of large events, like the airshow,” she said. “However,…

Northern Michigan Woman Born Without Hands Continues to Follow Dreams

A northern Michigan artist was born with a rare condition, but hasn’t let that stop her from following her dreams. Precious Francis-Cooburn was born without hands, but has turned her difficulties into creativity. Cooburn is a comic book illustrator from Cheboygan. She was born with a rare condition called multiple limb deficiency and has been drawing since she was 5…

Northern Michigan Nursing Home Celebrates 200 Days of Being COVID-Free

Crawford Continuing Care Center in Grayling just surpassed 200 days of being COVID-free. Senior citizens and staff came together on Wednesday to celebrate the milestone. “Right now, it’s everything to us,” said Ben Elliott, Director of Nursing and Infection Control. “It’s a big, huge step. You know, we’re so close to returning to our normalcy and this is just one…