A performance at Blue Lake’s outdoor William Stewart memorial music shell.
Nestled within a thousand acres of forest, about 14 miles north of Muskegon, is a place where gifted young artists go to flourish. On the Map went to Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp where Matt Sumner learned how an artistic world helps creative minds reach their full potential. Continue reading →
Bruce Lirones driving the ‘brand new 10 year-old boat’ down to Torch Lake
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 →
A pipeline marker sits next to the driveway of Andrea Sartos in Mackinaw City. Sartos is concerned about how little she knows about her neighbor of over 20 years. (Photo by Matt Mikus)
There’s growing concern about the Line 5 pipeline that runs along the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac from St. Ignace to Mackinaw City. Those who live along the pipeline are worried about a lack of information – but that could change with an upcoming forum hosted by the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council. Continue reading →
For the past several months groups across the country, like the American Civil Liberties Union, have called for police body cameras. Bay City police will soon take action and implement a body camera program. Continue reading →
State representatives Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat engaged in misconduct and misused taxpayer resources. State House Speaker Kevin Cotter (R-Mt. Pleasant) says those are preliminary findings of a House Business Office investigation into a sex-and-cover-up scandal involving the lawmakers. Continue reading →
An important feature of Sault Ste Marie; Michigan and Ontario is the St. Mary’s River. Just a hop-skip-and-jump, and ferry-ride, across the river we have one more place to explore in our On the Map series, Sugar IslandContinue reading →