Gardening, With An Assist: MIdnight Harvest

Now that we’ve turned the corner toward spring, the proprietor of a new local business is hoping to turn locals’ thoughts to gardening. MIdnight Harvest is Matt Hall’s endeavor, a business that advocates for, installs and supports home gardening. “I wanted to get people in touch...

Renewable Energy: Is it part of your company’s future?

It seems that green is the official color of the 21st century. Hardly a day goes by without hearing or seeing some sort of reference to renewable resources, alternative energy or going green. But for all the current press and debate over renewable energy, the...

Goodwill’s 2011 impact

We all know Goodwill does good for the planet and for northern Michigan; its process of selling and recycling used goods creates hundreds of jobs and revenues to support programs that help people overcome barriers to employment.Through partnerships with businesses, like the Dell Reconnect program,...

A re-purpose-driven lifestyle

One of my favorite ways of explaining the validity of recycling is through a discussion about surviving efficiently. None of us would be here today if the cavemen and our grandparents were not adept at efficient survival. You've heard or watched explanations about how early...

The Back Yard Composter

The Back Yard ComposterBy Andrew GaleComposting is that backyard chore everyone wants to do, but believes they can't find the time to do - at least to do it right, anyway! It's actually a lot easier than you might think. As a matter of fact,...

Zones, they are a changin’

Warming trend saps sugaring season, worries fruit growersREGION - Long, bitter winters used to be the norm in northern Michigan. But this year, and in year's past, significant stretches of cold temperatures have become such an anomaly in northern Michigan that the U.S. Department of...