Today I received BLUE’s 2013 SPRING issue. I have been poring over it ever since! We live on an inland lake and have been exploring our landscape options. I had just spoken with some people about utilizing “natural plantings” and your magazine had more information on the same subject (“Creating Inland Havens” by Lisa M. Jensen, page 44). Thanks so much!
— Carole May, Greenville
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Award-winning writer Howard Meyerson grew up boating on the Great Lakes. He is a lifelong outdoor enthusiast. The Detroit native lives in Grand Rapids where he writes about the outdoors, nature and the environment. His works appear in a variety of publications including MLive Media Group newspapers and his blog, The Outdoor Journal (howardmeyerson.com).
Fourth generation Traverse City native and this issue’s Lake Story contributor, veteran writer Cymbre Foster is inspired by her great-grandmother, who made a go of it as a cherry farmer on Old Mission Peninsula during the Depression. Cymbre’s writing has appeared in various newspapers, videos and magazines around Michigan.
A veteran photographer in multiple arenas from commercial and corporate to editorial and residential, Sterling Heights-based Jeff Garland has uncovered a particular love of traveling Michigan’s back roads and discovering hidden gems — beginning with the folks he meets along the way (jeffgarlandphotography.com).
Writer Cyndi Lieske was raised in Grand Rapids and has fond memories of her family’s cottage north of Baldwin. Based in Howell, her articles have appeared in many newspapers and business publications in Michigan.