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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…
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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.…
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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…