|BY STEVEN MAIER CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE LANSING — Federal officials are launching a two-year study to determine the best ways to convince farmers, including those in Michigan, to help fight water pollution in the Great Lakes region. The pollution has … Continue reading →
You will always find some type of event happening in Old Town. Why? The neighborhood doesn’t receive any money from the state so these events help raise funds to pay for everything from trash removal to hanging baskets. “We don’t actually get any funding from the state,” Old Town Commercial Association board president Jamie Schriner said. “The largest way that we raise funding is through putting on events.”
Schriner said these festivals include the Old Town Oktoberfest, ScrapFest, and the Chocolate Walk.
A small-town bakery with big-time charm is what you will find as you enter downtown Dewitt. From the retro décor to the award-winning pies, the feeling of love and inclusion is a common theme when entering through the front door of Sweetie-licious. “It optimizes that small town feel of being very welcoming. You get that delicious food, but you get the feeling of comfort so when you come you feel automatically welcomed,” said Melanie Phelps, a frequent customer. “You feel like you are walking back in time. “It’s an experience rather than just a place. You walk in and it is the atmosphere of somewhere between nostalgic and cute,” said local customer Janee Penfield. This was the vision that restaurant owner, Linda Hundt, had envisioned when she decided to make her dream a reality and open her own bakery. She had the vision of creating an environment where she could showcase her baking skills, yet spread kindness and love to anyone who walked through the front door. “I found out my gifts were loving people and baking,” Hundt said.
|By JACK NISSEN Capital News Service LANSING — Craft beer and liquor makers could soon see some money coming their way that originally only winemakers could access. A bill introduced in the House would replace a statewide council for winemakers … Continue reading →
|By KALEY FECH Capital News Service LANSING — The record breaking temperatures in late September combined with the near drought like conditions throughout the summer is drying out Michigan crops and cows. On the plus side: the heat produces … Continue reading →
|By ERIC FREEDMAN Capital News Service LANSING — What do a trail system linking Northwest Michigan communities, a small-scale organic vegetable farm that supplies local restaurants with fresh produce, citizen-scientists alert for invasive aquatics, apple researchers and critics of … Continue reading →
|Michigan counties with the most dairy cows. 1. Huron 2. Calhoun 3. Saginaw 4. Gratiot 5. Ingham 6. Missaukee 7. Ottawa 8. Newaygo 9. Lenawee 10. Eaton Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
|DAIRYMOVING By ERIC FREEDMAN Capital News Service LANSING — Climate change may give a big boost to dairy farming in Michigan, a new study of the future for U.S. dairy farms says. “Dairy production in North America will shift to … Continue reading →
AUDIO: Full-time student and full-time parent. Being a college student is already expensive, but imagining being a parent as well. With the rising cost of tuition averaging $12,000 a year, housing, books, along with diapers, baby formula and more, it can be financially overwhelming. For some it can seem impossible to live a balance like that. Yet there’s some that can make it work.