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If you're a fan of the Upper Peninsula and all that it offers, than Escanaba is the place to be. Not only is it home to outstanding fishing and hiking, but also to some of the U.P.'s home-grown businesses like Sayklly's Chocolates and Marble Arms. Escanaba features a more temperate climate than much of the Upper Peninsula, giving it a year-round splendor, though winter activities do not suffer and ice fishing "shanty towns" sprout up across Bay de Noc. The city is home to the Escanaba Eskymos as well as Bay College.
What We've Lost: The community impact of invasive species
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Invasive species are costly to Michigan cities and their residents, negatively affecting everyone's quality of life. Here's a look at what we've lost to invasive species and how we can prevent future invasives from causing similar damage.
Michiganders have a voice when it comes to the protection and strategy regarding the state's water
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
What does Michigan's water mean to us? Everything. You can meet up with the Office of the Great Lakes' director and staff in your city to have your comments, questions and concerns heard and answered.
The return of the pre-fab home
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Millennials looking to buy their first homes and Boomers looking to downsize find factory-built or manufactured housing to be a good alternative that offers affordable, sturdy and green living.
The next level of being a localist: 3 ways to up your local game
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Do you believe in the power of small business to restore community? If so, you might be a localist. Here are three simple suggestions for how to contribute to the localist movement in a meaningful, holistic way.
All about the (real) green: How forestry is about community impact, not financial
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Think that recently clear cut forest in your community is a darn shame? It might not look lovely, but the forest management practice is crucial to healthy trees, wildlife and communities in Northern Michigan.
Michigan-born businesses don't have to wander far from home to find more success
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
When it comes to expansion and finding continued success, multiple popular Michigan-born businesses decided to keep their operations close to home by expanding right here in the state.
In the U.P's Native American communities, early childhood education is getting a big boost
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
With an $800,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan is making sustainable investments in early childhood development and education throughout the U.P.'s Native American communities.
Day tripping from all corners of the Upper Peninsula
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
The Upper Peninsula has so many places to see and things to do that the options for day trips are pretty much endless. But here are a few ideas for day trips no matter what part of the U.P. you happen to call home.
Small Town Girl reviews Venice Pub & Pizzeria
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Is starting college during high school Michigan's ticket to success?
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Imagine a future where every Michigan student not only went to college, but started that collegiate career before they even left high school. For some students, it's already happening, and it could have big implications for education in our state.
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Three hired at Escanaba Country Club
Placemaking workshops will be held in U.P.
Michigan holds wild mushroom foraging certification program
Three U.P. health departments get grants to tackle obesity
OPG in Escanaba hires Ryan
Health innovation grants given to several U.P. agencies
Workforce development grants go to U.P. companies
Yooper Goddess puts out a venison e-cookbook
Salon West & Spa hires Paige LaBonte
Bays de Noc CVB has new director
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In the News
Upper Hand Brewery releases 906 Ale
U.P. photos highlighted in Detroit News contest
Source: Detroit News
New book chronicles company towns of the U.P.
Source: Holland Sentinel
Michigan ranked best of all 50 states
New book highlights women writing about the U.P.
Source: Holland Sentinel
U.P. Second Wave article receives certificate from Good News Awards
Source: Good News Awards
Manly Mr. U.P. pageant kicks off
Source: ABC 10
Scouts tackle new statewide trail
Source: The Greenfield Reporter
Turkey hunting on the rise in Michigan
One-room schoolhouses dot Michigan educational system
Source: Bridge Michigan
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