Weatherly Stroh

Loving the Land

Artist Weatherly Stroh fondly recalls the very first oil painting she ever created. “I was in sixth grade and had been at Disney World with my grandparents and best friend. I took some photos...
Nordic style cross-country skiing at Crystal Mountain

Adventure Beyond the Slopes

Every year since the sixth grade, I’ve traveled Up North with my family to Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville for a long weekend of skiing and snowboarding. I grew up learning how to shred the...
Mackinac Island Christmas Tree

Chill Season

One of my favorite Michigan islands is donning its snowy white coat and is aswirl in wintry beauty right now. And, yes, it’s open to visitors throughout the winter. Looking to enjoy the quiet...
Grandpa Shorter's Gifts

Petoskey Provisions

For a small family business to thrive for three generations is a significant accomplishment. Each generation that chooses to take up the mantle and carry on is exceptional.Today, the great-grandchildren of Carl Shorter continue...
Michigan logging

Lumbering Michigan

The enticement that pulled 19th-century settlers to the western coast of Michigan revolved around land, fortune, and lumber — a lot of lumber. Although logging boomed across the state, it was Muskegon that became...
"Cresting Waves" by Laura Whitesides Host

Grand Haven-Inspired

Artist Laura Whitesides Host has Lake Michigan running through her veins, and she says that particular Great Lake will forever be a source for her paintings. In fact, sunsets, beach strolls, and collecting shoreline...
Rebecca Deneau artwork

Art Stop

We sat down with Traverse City artist Rebecca Deneau to discover how the busy mom of three boys finds time to create what she calls her “Contemporary Impressionism” works. The key? Work around their...

Where Rivers Run

Ready for a real treat? Here’s where to fly fish for big trout and bass along southeast Michigan’s inland waterways





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