Stories tagged: "community"


Rural Michiganders are voting for who counts for their issues and values this election.
How Rural Michigan Voters Are Approaching This Election Differently

Rural Michigan helped elect President Donald Trump, but a growing movement across the state’s countryside communities is bringing new voices to the table.

Dr. Jill Biden's recent trip to Traverse City sparked an inspiration with a growing momentum behind it.
Traverse City Is Embracing the Blue Wave. What Does That Mean For Michigan?

"We've come a long way," Mayor Jim Carruthers told The 'Gander. Here's a look at a community movement building in a beloved Michigan town.

“The secret is in the soil,” says White Lotus Farms. “We started with Organic Certification but now go far beyond this. Great produce starts with great soil and our strong focus on soil enrichment produces food that is not only nutritious but also measurably more flavor. White Lotus Farms is a three acre farm 10 mins outside of Ann Arbor, MI owned and operated by a small dedicated group of people committed to flavor and beauty.” (Photos via White Lotus Facebook)
This Beloved Ann Arbor Farm Is Surviving the Pandemic Without PPP

They're crediting the success to figuring "this online thing out" right away. Michigan responded.

Ypsilantian Kathleen Tajer Stadtfeld designed these stones to celebrate frontline health care workers. Remember to follow her lead and put down some newspaper or other table covering before you get to work, or you'll get paint everywhere — good grief!
Michiganders Are Planting Painted Rocks Around the State to Uplift One Another During COVID

From local Michigan Facebook groups to the Detroit Historical Museum, painted rocks have attracted new interest — and taken new meaning.

Mower Gang member Tim Wood gets to work cleaning up Berry Elementary School's playground on June 24, 2020. (Photo by Adam Fox-Long)
The Detroit Mower Gang Is the Nicest Gang You’ll Ever Meet

For a decade now, Detroit Mower Gang has maintained the city’s abandoned, overgrown parks and playgrounds so kids can have a safe place to play.

Co-founders and -owners of Blue Lion Fitness Ryan Van Bergen (left) and Danny Roth. (Photo via Facebook)
Michiganders Can Hit the Gym Again June 25. This Local Gym Owner Explains How They’re Reopening Safely.

Danny Roth of Ann Arbor’s Blue Lion Fitness told The 'Gander how they’re moving forward safely while following state guidelines and filling a need for their clients.

Arts and Creative Community Assistance Fund Grantees include (clockwise from top left): 826michigan, Holocaust Memorial Center, We Are Culture Creators, The Heidelberg Project, Black and Brown Theater, and The Neutral Zone. (Photos via Facebook)
Michigan Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations Are Getting A Lifeline In $500,000 COVID Grants

Some of Michigan’s most vital cultural organizations are receiving funding to help them recover, grow and innovate through the duration of COVID.