Dear Crabby, How far North is “Up North?”

Dear Crabby, How far North is "Up North?" Sincerely, Angie   Dear Angie, Ah, a long-standing question for so many. When does "Up North" begin ... is it Holly, Flint, or Gaylord, or the Mackinac Bridge? Every region, state, and country has an "Up North," but the question is, where is the line designating you've left the South and are now in the North? Well, a long, long time ago, when I was a kid, my parents would pack us up in the car to go "Up North," to Lake Orion! Yes, … [Read more...]

Michigan History Comes Alive at the Rochester Hills Public Library

On Tuesday, September 3 the Rochester Hills Public Library will host Mackinac Bridge expert Mike Fornes as he shares stories from the riveting, 60-year history of the beloved Michigan landmark, the Mackinac Bridge. The Mackinac Bridge originally opened in 1957 and has been one of the most iconic Michigan landmarks ever since. The bridge is the main connector between Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas, stretching nearly five miles over the Straits of Mackinac, and has been the backdrop … [Read more...]

Snowshoe to the Eben Ice Caves

Snowshoe to the Eben Ice Caves By Michael Dwyer This winter has provided Michigan a plentiful amount of snow to keep enthusiasts eager to engage the outdoors. While cold weather and weekend snowstorms slow down the tourist action, those looking to brave the weather will find pure Michigan enjoyment all around them. A trip to the Upper Peninsula before the white stuff melts may be just the thing one needs. The Eben Ice Caves in the Rock River Wilderness area of the Hiawatha National … [Read more...]