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Feature Story The herd includes Freya and Maya.

The healing power of horsesHorses partner with people at this innovative center in Fennville

Horses partner with people at the Red Horse Center in Fennville to provide transformative ways to heal and grow using a trauma-informed approach.  

Feature Story The collapsed foundation of the J & F Brisson Sawmill in Chatham.

How one rural Michigan county is removing blight and revitalizing small communities

The Alger County Land Bank Authority is working to remove blighted buildings across the county and renovate others -- ambitious efforts at community revitalization.

Longform Annalies Walsh and her father Joe Walsh selling Manchester Entrepreneurial STEM merchandise at Waterloo Hunt Club in Grass Lake.

Manchester 8th graders build successful businesses in entrepreneurship class

Each semester, eighth graders in Manchester Community Schools write business plans, do market research, run real businesses, and make real profits as part of their classwork.

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How Hunt 2 Heal provides free, accessible opportunity to spend time outdoors

Carson Nyenhuis started Hunt 2 Heal to provide an accessible outdoor experience for others after being outdoors helped him recover from a motorcycle accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down.

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Wood Shop Social opens Mt. Pleasant’s first rooftop dining experience

Wood Shop Social in Mt. Pleasant launches the city's first rooftop dining experience, offering a unique outdoor space with over 50 chairs and unique views.

Feature Story The Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Park in Port Huron.

Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Park in Port Huron provides local job opportunities

Port Huron officials are reacquainting their community with the city's industrial hub while they give it a long-awaited rebrand.

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How public health collaborations with hospitals benefit Michigan's communities

Yours, Mine and Ours — Public Health spoke with Lauren LaPine, Michigan Health and Hospital Association senior director of legislative and public policy about how various public health agencies and programs collaborate with hospitals across the state.  

Feature Story Barbara Bull, owner of Cherry Point Farm & Market, works along a strip of lavender plants on her farm.

Lavender farms on the rise in MichiganAgritourism trend invites visitors to colorful, calming fields

Lavender farms are on the rise in Michigan, because of their suitable growing conditions, and a rise in agritourism across the state. We speak with growers, and local farms including Indigo Lavender Farms and Cherry Point Farm & Market about the colorful, calming crop.   

Feature Story Aerial view of Paw Paw River winding through new state game area.

New Paw Paw state game area will benefit hunters, anglers

The new Paw Paw River State Game Area in Van Buren County offers 350 acres of hunting, fish and other recreation activities. 

Longform Kristen Muehlhauser of Raindance Organic Farm's farmland in Northfield Township.

Land is easier to access for Washtenaw County's small farmers, helping them buck national trends

Washtenaw County government and nonprofit entities are making it easier for small farmers to access farmland through innovative programs like conservation easements, farm linking, and more.

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Love the Keweenaw campaign kicks off

The Love the Keweenaw campaign aims to educate and equip residents, outdoor enthusiasts and visitors with strategies and resources to make respectful, sustainable, low-impact use of the peninsula's recreation spaces.   

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Muskegon adventure park showcases accessible recreation

Muskegon Luge and Adventure Sports Park, located in Muskegon State Park, offers accessible recreation activities such as zip lining, archery, luge, rock climbing, and more.

Longform The Inclusive Health Care Taskforce hosted an information and resource fair on June 13.

Michigan coalition works to address health disparities for older adults

A broad coalition of Michigan organizations has come together to address health disparities that affect Michigan's rapidly growing population of older adults.

Partner Content OUCARES day camps create a space where autistic kids don’t feel judged, gain some independence from parents, and interact with peers.

Summertime is “a time of possibilities” and challenges for autistic kids and adults

Summer break creates opportunities for fun and family adventures along with the challenges of changing routines.

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How public health cares for Michigan's infants and new parents

Michigan’s state and local public health systems make great efforts to ensure that expectant mothers and infants get the best start possible.

Feature Story The Waterloo State Recreation Areas is among the natural assets in the region.

Rebranding: ‘Southern Michigan Outdoors’ plan promotes Jackson’s outdoor assets

Three counties in southern Michigan -- centered around Jackson -- are working to rebrand the rural region as a center for outdoor recreation, a supporter of “rec tech” business innovation and a more attractive place to live.   

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. 

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Why Mt. Pleasant is central Michigan's cannabis capital: Growth, revenue, and community benefits

Mt. Pleasant has become a hub for cannabis retailers, leading to significant economic and community benefits. Explore the reasons behind the town's appeal to marijuana businesses and the positive impacts on local employment, infrastructure, and city revenue.

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How Women in Tech is elevating West Michigan’s tech scene

Women in Tech is growing as more female tech firm founders and leaders are coming together to support and elevate each other. After taking part in the first annual Go Beyond, they are gearing up for Tech Week Grand Rapids this fall.

Feature Story Cindy Larsen, left, will retire from the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber; Rachel Gorman will take over the role.

Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber President Cindy Larsen to retire

After 25 years of leading the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, Cindy Larsen will retire in the fall. The chamber’s chief operating officer, Rachel Gorman, will take over the role.