ENVIRONMENT: Wetland protection a hot issue in Antrim County

"The straw that broke the camel's back was the issue of the Veit project near Intermediate Lake. This was another case of the DEQ granting permission to a property owner to build on wetlands that were previously identified as not buildable."--Peter GarwoodANTRIM CO. - Last...

Mason’s Big League Pizza is a major hit

BELLAIRE - Roger and Terry Mason can't believe it's been a year since they opened Mason's Big League Pizza in Bellaire. It has been a labor of love and commitment to providing the best quality product to their customers.The carryout and delivery business is located...

New motel fills need for mid-priced rooms

BELLAIRE - The first guests at the Bellaire Inn checked in the first week of July.Owned by Tracy Honeycutt and his partners William Mandt, Chris Dewey and Allen Pease, the motel at 728 E. Cayuga is on the same five-acre parcel as their other business,...

PlantMasters opens satellite store in Bellaire

BELLAIRE - On April 29, only one week after finalizing the deal, the VanThomme family opened its second PlantMasters location.Located on the north side of Bellaire at 906 N. Bridge St. (M-88), it replaces the former Bellaire Greenhouse. For long-time customers, there's a great deal...

Eastport’s Pine Hill Nursery keeps growing and growing

EASTPORT - It's a real stretch to think about flowers and gardens in northern Michigan in the middle of April. But at Pine Hill Nursery & Landscaping, greenhouses are already a sea of plants and staff preparing for the mid-May crush of customers.Ralph and Sandy...