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Innovation News An Ypsi Area Street Rods car show in 2018.

Ypsi classic car club celebrates 50th anniversary with car show

The Ypsi Area Street Rods classic car club will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a classic car show at Ford Lake Park in Ypsilanti Township.

Feature Story Paddling Michigan offers day kayak adventures to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Navigating Success: Uncle Ducky's journey from the skies to the shores of Lake Superior

A customer's random request to rent a fleet of canoes from William Duckwall's charter fishing company led to a kayaking enterprise. Today, Uncle Ducky's paddling and other operations are an integral part of the tourism industry in Munising at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. 

Longform Melissa Schmidt, Will Heininger, and Andy Nalepa at Skyline High School.

Program supporting student athletes' mental health aims to expand beyond Skyline High School

In May 2017, Kristen and Jeffrey Roberts were shaken when their son Miles died by suicide at age 15. Now they're working to support the mental health of student athletes like Miles at Ann Arbor's Skyline High School.

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Connecting to mental health services is as simple as picking up a phone

For Michiganders who are looking for answers on mental health care or are having a mental health crisis, help is only a phone call away.

Feature Story A slew of organizations and people came together to welcome the Rodriguez-Matos and help them succeed in their new home in Holland.

Shore Story: The Rodriguez-Matos success story showcases Holland at its best

How one community, several organizations and a whole lot of people with big hearts and open arms welcomed a refugee family to their new home and helped them succeed.

Feature Story Oak Park

'A city of yes,' Oak Park celebrates progress with plans for new hub, Juneteenth events

A new social hub, Juneteenth events, and a new fire truck were all revealed at Oak Park's State of the City address. “It is ever more important that we come together as a community to play and celebrate," says Mayor McClellan. "We need to focus on what unites us, not what divides us. That’s what public spaces do for us.”

Feature Story Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill

Dining Destinations: 4 festivities to get your strawberry fix in Metro Detroit this summer

“The festival is more about the people than anything else," Brandy Schmidt, one of the folks behind a delicious strawberry festival that began in a fire hall in Leonard and has grown to involve the whole Addison Township. "We have a very strong community that cares about each other."

Feature Story Omena Cut Flowers grows 40 varieties of annuals and perennials.

U-pick flower farms blooming across Michigan

U-pick flower farms are sprouting up across Michigan, part of the state's flourishing agritourism industry. Consumers like picking fresh, local flowers and farmers like the additional revenue source. 

Feature Story Khalid El-Hakim, founder of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum.

Mobile Museum brings African American history to life in Port Huron

Khalid El-Hakim, the founder of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, visited Port Huron to showcase 150 artifacts highlighting African-American history ahead of Juneteenth. 

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Renaissance on Midland Street blends historic charm with modern appeal

Entrepreneurs are moving into the historic Midland Street Business District, expanding what's available in the area. The five-block district is home to retail stores, salons, and professional offices as well as restaurants and bars.

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