Stories of iconic people from around the region.

Sawyers at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore work to re-open Glen Haven following the megastorm. Photo by Merrith Baughman, National Park Service.
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On the Road to Borneo

A Benzie girl’s global mission to teach environmental education By Susan Koenig Current Contributor Amalia Fernand has travelled. A lot, by anyone’s standards. In her relatively short life, she has visited and taught in 17 countries,…
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Benzie Boomerangs

Two millennials who ditched the city for Northern Michigan
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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…
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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…