Mackinaw Straights Paddle, Stand Up for Great Lakes

April 22, 2017. A sunny, 40 degree day in Northern Michigan. The water of the Mackinaw Straights extremely calm, which as many of you may not know is VERY rare. Absolutely perfect conditions for a paddle board adventure. Gordie Lafontaine and Kadin Patterson, two 8th graders at Cherry Land Middle School, have both grown up [...]

Early Bird Gets The Best Sunrise!

Oh the notorious saying "Early Bird gets the worm," something I was told quite frequently while growing up. I, like most young kids, would usually laugh and respond saying "I'd rather sleep." It was not until college that I my mindset changed and I truly started appreciating early morning wake ups. I find that mornings [...]

February Heatwave, Northern Michigan Edition

This winter has been one for the books. It started out brutal; getting pounded with lake effect snow, below freezing days, and tremendous winds. This is nothing new for the northern Michigan folks though. Its something most of us look forward to; A change and time for snowshoeing, skiing, fat tire biking and so many [...]

New Year Resolutions…Nawh, how about Life Long Accomplishments

The start of every new year is always full of excitement and motivation to meet those new goals you've set for yourself. "It's a new year, time for a new me." I can't count the number of times I've heard or seen someone post about that; whether it be this year or in previous years. [...]