Harmony with surroundings guides new developments

GRAND TRAVERSE/LEELANAU - There are two new developments springing up in Northern Michigan and both have taken the natural beauty and the charming character of the area into consideration as the buildings go up. Bay View is under construction along Lake Michigan near Suttons Bay. This...

Hanna Bistro Bar to open in August

TRAVERSE CITY - The renovation of old buildings and the construction of new buildings in downtown Traverse City has brought new and vital activity to the area. Jim Milliman, owner and chef at Hattie's in Suttons Bay, will unveil his new restaurant in downtown Traverse...

Portability Act increases stiff competition for wireless companies

When communication providers for northern Michigan's small towns and rural areas were required to respond to the FCC's phone number portability rules early this summer, customers fared better than those in major markets which opened portability six months ago. Companies in the Detroit, Ann Arbor and...

Company brings wireless service to rural areas

ELK RAPIDS - Telecommunications pioneer Tim Maylone is taking his business where no high-speed Internet provider has gone before. He's bringing wireless service to homes and businesses in some of the smallest communities in northern Michigan. Elk Rapids-based Maylone Enterprises, Inc. specializes in developing networks in...

Service and family keeps Crystal Gardens growing

FRANKFORT - There's a good chance that if you're looking for an unusual plant, flower or shrub, you'll find it at Crystal Gardens, off M-22, just north of Frankfort. There's also a good chance that if you need help finding that something special, it'll be...