Plans for a children’s museum in the UP are moving forward.
Board members are looking now to raise funds for building renovations. Continue reading
If curling up with a book next to the fireplace sounds ideal – you’re not alone.
Bookstores around central and northern Michigan say they see anywhere from a twenty to thirty percent increase in book sales in the winter. Continue reading
Meet The Patels was filmed by Geeta Patel, and follows her brother Ravi on his – and their parents – quest to find him love.
The Patel’s parents fly him around the world in hopes he will get married soon. Continue reading
The idea for the project came from the Great Lakes Center for the Arts in 1999 as a community cultural plan. Now it is coming to fruition.
A 50-thousand dollar grant was awarded by the state to Sault Ste. Marie to help restore the Soo Theatre.
Officials said the first priority will be the roof and exterior of the theatre. The theatre was built back in the 1930’s and the city plans to keep the vintage theme.
Justin Knepper is the downtown manager for Sault Ste. Marie. He said they will continue to fundraise until next fall.
“In 2017, once the snow melts we’ll be working on continuing to raise money to match the grant that we were awarded by the Michigan Council of the Arts for the roof project, that’ll be done by this upcoming fall. And while all that is going on we’ll be continuing funding sources for the full restoration.”
Knepper said the total cost to restore the theatre is estimated at seven million dollars. He said the city hopes to have major progress by the city’s 350th anniversary in 2018.
The plates were designed to be unique to the tribe, and meet the standards set out by Michigan law.
Our On The Map series this week explores the connection between community and culture, and how some unique cultures have been the basis for central and northern Michigan communities.
My first stop was Krzysiak’s House- a family owned restaurant that serves authentic Polish food and traditional American cuisine.
A Central Michigan University research group returned from Spain this month, where they digitally mapped a medieval city.
Without ever digging in the ground – a CMU research team is working to recreate a 15th century city digitally.
Scott de Brestian is an art history professor at CMU.
He said the group used drones and thermal technology to view the remains of the ancient city and its artifacts.
“So Nájera is today a fairly small, sleepy town of a few thousand people, but in the past it was a royal capital it had one of the most important monasteries in northern Spain and it has a very rich history.”
De Brestian said the group used drones and thermal technology to view the remains of the ancient city and its artifacts.
“One technique that we’re using is photogrammetry, which is a way of taking photographs of a building or an object from various objects and combining them, and that creates a 3D model then that you can actually import into our database.”
De Brestian said he’s looking forward to working on more projects like this in the future.
Our On The Map series this week explores the connection between community and culture and how unique cultures form communities.
Idlewild was the epitome of entertainment for African Americans to enjoy and be apart of. It was the place to be from the 1920’s to the 60’s.
To highlight his concerns about water use and abuse, artist Kevin Dartt created an unusual public sculpture in downtown Rochester, New York: five concrete sinks in the shapeand porportion of the Great Lakes. Continue reading
The Genesee District Library has received a $14,000 grant to introduce middle schoolers to a classic book.
The Call of the Wild by Jack London was chosen by the library. Continue reading
Three CMU journalism students will be traveling to Beijing, China to intern at the China Daily- the largest English language newspaper in the country.
This year the festival is celebrating a new 150-mile long birding trail.
Over 500 celebrities were in Lapeer County earlier this month, well, their autographs were.
It was the 23nd annual Celebrity Autographs Auction for 4-H. Continue reading
A first of its kind exhibit dedicated to Ernest Hemingway opens this month at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.
Clare County is hosting a workshop to help people become more self-aware and overcome negativity.
The workshop is called Take Charge of Your Life. It’s based on the book of the same name. Continue reading
It’s called the Michigan Heart Gallery. It will display images of over 100 older youth in foster care who are still waiting to be adopted.
Registration for the Special Olympics begins on April 1. The games are scheduled for June 2 through the 4th on the campus of Central Michigan University.
There are eight non-profit organizations in Michigan that work with the state to accept donated tax refunds. Continue reading