Humans of Benzie County: 2 Sleeping Bear Dunes Employees

“Why do you like your summer job [working in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore]?” (Left) “I love being outside and seeing beautiful nature in Northern Michigan.” (Right) “I don’t have to wake up early since I work for a campfire program.” Humans of Benzie County is an ode to the popular Humans of New […]

Living with Tourette’s

It started with a cough. My son, Augie, just shy of 4 years old, was recovering from a cold and had a persistent cough. Weeks went by and he was still coughing. We took him to the doctor, who suggested possible allergies. He gave us a few samples of Singulair and sent us on our […]

Toasting the Town

Stormcloud, Cru Cellars celebrate one year in Frankfort Six years before Stormcloud Brewing Company opened next to the Garden Theater in downtown Frankfort, Brian Confer realized that he wasn’t going to retire as a photographer—making ends meet was too difficult. His profession was quickly going digital, so Confer turned the film-processing dark room in his […]

All That String

Two Cello, Two Friends, Two Nights at The Garden Theater On June 21, Two Cellos, Two Friends, Two Nights was a unique jazz and blues collaboration of two virtuoso cellists, Vermont-based Eugene Friesen and Benzie County’s own Crispin Campbell. The performance broke from the stereotypical image of a cello concert – very serious, full of […]

Humans of Benzie County: Female Artist

“Can you describe your art style? “I love going outside and drawing landscapes in Benzie County. Landscape paintings are my favorite. Using many colors and short and broken brush strokes are my style. For 12 years in England, I learned oil and outdoor painting. I’ve been a painter for 45 years.” Humans of Benzie County […]