Home to one of the biggest toy collections in the world, The Antique Toy and Fire Truck Museum is every kids worst nightmare. Thousands of toys, but you can’t touch them! Jimmie Dobson is the the man behind the museum, and it’s his collection that makes up most of the exhibits. Continue reading
For the Lirones family, an encounter with Maynard Ferguson is one of many stories that parallels Northern Michigan’s rich and warm culture.
Matt Sumner traveled to Torch Lake to meet the Lirones’s and discover their love of life, and the arts. Continue reading
Breed Specific Legislation are laws that ban certain types of dogs from an area. These laws are nothing new, but controversial nonetheless.
The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe officially opened a new, permanent pavilion for its farmers market in Mount Pleasant.
Also finding solace on the island, at least temporarily, was a group of Mormons who declared a kingdom on the Northern Lake Michigan Island.
Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City has joined an international effort to boost the number of students studying abroad.
NMC has partnered with the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad program to help push students to study the world. Continue reading
Don Uzarski is director of CMU’s Great Lakes Research Institute, and my captain when I went for a lesson on the water. Continue reading
The Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same sex marriage has caused immediate reaction around Michigan, both for and against.
Several same sex couples lined up first thing this morning at their local clerk’s office, ready to receive a license.
A panel of experts will convene next month to discuss ways to prevent sexual assaults on college campuses.
Backing the effort is half a million dollars in state funding — the first time Michigan has allocated funds to prevent college sexual assaults.
Michigan has declared Saturday,June 27 the state’s first ever Post Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day.
Officials say more than five-million Americans are affected by PTSI annually. The disorder can affect day-to-day life.
A Mount Pleasant area farmer’s market will be getting a permanent home thanks to a federal grant.
The Saginaw-Chippewa Indian tribe has been awarded a grant from the US Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program.
Freedom Park has been in the works for four years… at a cost of $400,000. Continue reading
Poetry may not seem like the cool thing to do in high school but for 33 Michigan students participating in Poetry Out Loud March 13, it’s cool enough.
Let’s face it, whether you’re in a relationship or not, many people say Valentine’s Day is overrated. Continue reading
Consumer analysts say, once again this year, technology gifts will be a huge hit. Continue reading
Michigan foodies said there’s more to local foods than cherries and wine.
And they said lesser known specialties like venison, hummus and beer are now available at stores thanks to what they call, a food hub.
The Essence of Emmet historical society is gearing up for its annual lecture event, this year they’re talking about tribal reaffirmation.
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. Continue reading
20,000 miles is a long way, no matter how you look at it. But if you’re looking at it from the back of a horse, as Bernice Ende does, it might just get that much more more interesting.
An early August performance marked the culmination of a project funded by the Mackinac Island Community Foundation. Continue reading
Algoma University is hosting it’s first Native language teachers’ gathering August 7th and 8th.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are popping up at local farmer’s markets across Michigan, but in some parts of the state, good food is hard to find.
The term food desert is used to describe areas with little or no access to affordable and nutritious food. Places, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, like Saginaw and Cadillac. Continue reading
Medicine is usually seen as something that benefits people. It’s for the greater good, But an exhibit at Central Michigan University shows that if it’s taken to extremes, medicine can be deadly.
A new study out of Central Michigan University shows a link between some reality TV programs and aggression.
School kids across Michigan are stepping out of the classroom and onto buses for, what for many, is their favorite time of the year, field trips.
Some that are within driving distance of Alpena are learning about a unique part of Michigan history…shipwrecks. Continue reading