Photo courtesy of Mary Dunckel.
If you can’t bring the shopper to the farm, bring the farmer to the grocery store.
This is the idea of a Michigan program connecting shoppers with local farmers.
The Faces of Michigan Farmers initiative is a program that brings volunteer farmers into local supermarkets. Read more
In the age of smart phones, and smart cars, perhaps it’s no surprise that AARP is offering a course for smart drivers.
The Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging has partnered with AARP to host a driving class specifically designed for older drivers.
Georgia Durga is the Director of the Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging. Read more
Winter can be rough on northern Michigan roads, and a new program aims to keep drivers safe this winter.
The Michigan Department of Transportation Is looking for what they call “Road Watchers” who would rate driving conditions in the Upper Peninsula. Read more
You might be a redneck… if you sign up for the Redneck Games.
There is such a thing – in Gladwin County. The Chamber there is hosting it’s first ever Redneck Games later this month.
It’s a two-day contest where adults and kids alike compete in unique activities. Read more
A new bike trail is expected to debut next fall in central Michigan.
Officials say the proposed path would extend from Clare to Alma and connect two existing trails: the Pere Marquette and Fred Meijer Heartland trails.
The path is proposed to run more than 40 miles through Clare, Isabella and Gratiot Counties. It would largely run parallel to US-127. Read more
As they say, what a difference a day makes. The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary near Alpena is nearly ten-times larger today than it was yesterday.
A Gladwin County man has been charged with robbing an Amish family in June. He’s now in jail.
Police said 20-year old Doyle Robert Dell was charged with armed robbery and weapons offenses.
Police said there were two incidents where Amish were approached in their buggies on the road and held up.
Dell’s bond was set at $100,000.
Little Brown Bat with White Nose Syndrome.
Some people call them rats with wings, while others say they’re cute.
No matter what you call them, bats in the Eastern part of the country – including those in Michigan- are dying from a fungus, but federal grant money may help.
Stone lanturn at Saginaw Japan Culture Center Photograph by Arielle Breen
If you’ve ever wanted to travel to a faraway place, but don’t have the time or money right now, how about a trip to Saginaw instead. At one of the city’s culture centers you can literally set foot in Japan.
At Saginaw’s Japanese Cultural Center you can technically stand on Japanese soil, take a step and you’re back in America. Read more
Class is back in session, and Michigan’s universities are starting to get an idea of just how many new students they have.
Some institutions are reporting larger freshmen classes, while others are slightly smaller.