Stories tagged: "Michigan"

Photo Courtesy of Sherry Mills
Frontline Worker Goes Extra Mile For Others’ Mental Health

The pandemic has made mental health care a little more difficult during the pandemic. That’s why this community mental health worker has gone the extra mile for others. 

8 Michigan Pumpkin Patches We Love for Fall 2021

No matter where you live in our great state, there is bound to be a pumpkin patch or two you just have to check out. We compiled a list of some of our favorites below. 

Mid-Michigan photographer Lisa Calandrino poses for a photo.
Dreaming of Your Own Start-Up? How This Michigan Woman Made it Happen During COVID-19

Meet Lisa Calandrino, a mid-Michigan photographer who used the pandemic as a time to hit the refresh button on her mental health while also starting her own business. 

This undated photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary shows the 266-foot steel-hulled steamer Choctaw.
From Freighter to Historic Site: Remembering the Sinking of the Choctaw

It traversed the Great Lakes for years until sinking in 1915. Now, the Choctaw serves as another of Michigan’s numerous historic sites.

The 729-foot ore boat Edmund Fitzgerald, shown in 1972 file photo, sank with all its 29 crew perishing with it.
Great Lakes Shipwrecks: The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

It has inspired a song, a beer, and is the most commonly referenced Great Lakes shipwreck. Here’s the history behind the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. 

The Daniel J. Morrell sank in a gale on Lake Huron on Nov. 29, 1966.
Remembering The Sinking of the Daniel J. Morrell

In November 1966, a Great Lakes freighter sank to the depths of Lake Huron. Only one member of its crew survived. 

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Michigan Supports Small Businesses, Creates Jobs With COVID Relief Funds

Here’s how Michigan is growing its middle class through supporting its businesses and skills programs.