Sometimes the teacher is the teacher. But sometimes, and likely more often than we give them credit for, the student is the teacher.

To Northport’s Idyll Farms. The farmstead’s Mont Idyll — a smooth and creamy cheese with a citrusy kick and “beautiful rind” painted with vegetable ash that’s already a winner of multiple American Cheese Society awards — was declared a Good Food Awards winner on Jan. 17, Idyll Farms co-owner…

To all northern Michigan residents honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and his message Monday, including Northwestern Michigan College’s Children’s Choir Cantus, which is among the 100 vocalists and musicians at the “MLK: A Musical Remembrance” event at the City Opera House.

The U.S. Department of Commerce on Dec. 6 officially agreed with farmers’ and processors’ contention that dried tart cherries grown in Turkey were being sold in the U.S. at unfairly low prices.

To Terry Wooten. The National Writers Series selected Wooten, of Antrim County, to receive the 2020 Bill Montgomery Literary Service Award at its Jan. 31 author event. Wooten is recognized for his poetry and for creating the Stone Circle near Elk Rapids, as well as his performances and works…

To the people of Benzie County. A section of the Betsie Valley Trail that is soft, sunken and difficult for bicyclists will be reconstructed thanks to a $150,000 Michigan Department of Natural Resources Passport grant.

To the National Writers Series. Approaching its 10-year anniversary, the NWS is a nonprofit that draws world-renowned authors — and beckons those just emerging — to the City Opera House stage for discussions that aim to bridge the gap between reader and writer.

Today we reveal what you thought were the top 10 stories of the decade. We weren’t sure what kind of response we’d get because we knew it was a big ask; picking through a 100-story ballot, sifting, ranking, and recollecting is no small feat.

To the people of Kalkaska. Railroad Square in downtown Kalkaska got a green light last week from state economic development officials in the form of a $3.47 million federal grant from the Community Development Block Grant program. The plan is to overhaul a largely vacant stretch of land in t…

To the anonymous donor who plans to match dollar-for-dollar up to $30,000 during The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Matching Mondays campaign Dec. 16 and 23. This year’s goal is $175,000. All proceeds stay within the community.To the organization Freshwater Future in northern Lower Michigan, wh…

To about 125 art students who sewed 100 pairs of mittens for their Mitten-A-Thon event on Thursday in the Kalkaska High School library to donate to Safe Harbor and Jubilee House, homeless outreach centers in Traverse City. Art teacher Monica Malbouef said students came up with the idea after…

The Gallagher family recently protected 172 acres of its more than 400-acre holdings near Traverse City through a conservation easement with the nonprofit Leelanau Conservancy. Those 172 acres — on a ridge that overlooks Grand Traverse Bay from the west side of East Cherry Bend Road — will n…

To volunteers who skipped dinner to cook for the homeless. Joanne Tuck ran the Safe Harbor kitchen from 10 a.m. onward on Thanksgiving, leading a pro-bono crew from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in cutting potatoes, carving turkeys and getting yams in the oven.

To 10 Interlochen Arts Academy alumni among the nominees for the 2020 Grammy Awards: World Youth Symphony Orchestra Principal Conductor and Artistic Director Cristian Macelaru, Best Classical Instrumental Solo; Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis and Music Director W…

A new study shows that the population of sport fish — including bluegill, crappie and yellow perch — has dropped significantly in parts of the Upper Mississippi River that now are home to large numbers of Asian carp. That’s bad news for the Great Lakes fishery, where many fear Asian carp soo…

Yesterday, David Michael Barber appeared in an Antrim County courtroom for a hearing, one year after an opening day that changed his life, and took the life of another hunter.

To Abe Ferris, of Acme, who is embarking on his new business selling painted ceramics. Ferris is 43, has cerebral palsy and requires a caregiver 24/7. But he has sought independence since his early 20s, he said.

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