Feature Story Community Foundation of St. Clair County grant supports the efforts of The Southside Initiative.

The Southside Initiative aims to improve and unite a neglected Port Huron neighborhood

Among the goals for developing Port Huron’s South Park, community leaders say their current focus is creating affordable housing and resolving the food desert in the neighborhood.

Feature Story Macomb students visit a Paslin facility on Manufacturing Day.

Macomb County is tackling workforce challenges by connecting students with local businesses

Macomb County businesses have been struggling to fill positions. Could the answer to their workforce woes be building bridges with local schools?

Longform Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom, founder of the Women-Inspired Neighborhood Network: Detroit.

Detroit initiatives combat high Black infant mortality rate with dignity and compassion

Black infant mortality rates in Michigan are consistently two and sometimes even three times higher than in white communities.

Feature Story The Big Sable Point Lighthouse near Ludington.

Ludington celebrates a milestone anniversary

Once a booming lumbering town, Ludington has managed to stay vibrant, thanks to the foresight of a pair of lumber barons. The Lake Michigan city celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, honoring the past and looking to the future. 

Feature Story Claire Briggs

Women influencers in Battle Creek made history

In a city whose well-known historical figures include revered, fiery abolitionist Sojourner Truth, other influential women have also made their mark by following paths that were uniquely their own. As part of On the Ground Battle Creek’s coverage of Women’s History Month, Jane Parikh shares stories of three women who secured their unique spots in the city’s history.

Development News Book Tower (center) is located at 1265 Washington Blvd. in downtown Detroit. (Photo: Book Tower / Facebook)

Book Tower nears spring opening after seven years and $300M of historic restoration work

“When we acquired Book Tower, Bedrock took on more than just a dilapidated building­—we inherited an iconic property that held a century of Detroit’s history and elegance,” says Kofi Bonner, chief executive officer at Bedrock.

Development News The series of STEM-based adventures provides educational, engaging entertainment for kids and families during seasonal and holiday breaks.

STEM Staycations encourage families to explore locally this spring break

Spring break means travel for many families, but a regional campaign, STEM Staycation Promotions, is tailored to those who are looking to explore locally.   

Feature Story Rendering of what Ottawa Beach General Store will look like after the rebuild.

Owners plan to rebuild vintage General Store near Holland beach

Plans call for rebuilding the popular Ottawa Beach General Store after the 2023 summer season so it will be ready to open for the 2024 season. Owners promise the new structure will have the same vintage look. 

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Spring Lake's award-winning waterfront park

Spring Lake's waterfront amenities and award-winning park draw tourists from all over. “We are fortunate enough to live where everybody else vacations,” says Christine Burns, village manager. 

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Bridgeport mom sees a bright future at SK Siltron CSS in Bay County

For Rose Dugan, SK Siltron CSS is personal. She’s proud that her job helps meet the growing demand for chips to power electronic devices. And she’s touched that the CEO of the international firm greets her by name.  

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