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Lesley DuTemple

Five Favorite Keweenaw Gardens

Courtesy Karena Schmidt

Our harsh winters and a growing season that lasts slightly longer than a nature nanosecond make any flourishing garden here all the more wonderful. Find inspiration in these five favorites. more

Apr 3, 2017 12:00 AM Homes 1 Comments

Therapy Dogs Bring Comfort to Others

Courtesy NMU Lydia M. Olson Library

A dog's calm presence can bring comfort to people under stress of grieving, recovery, depression or other anxiety-inducing pressures like final exams. more

Oct 1, 2016 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

Building an Outdoor Room

Courtesy Lynn Wegner

Not all northerners are content to enjoy the outdoors piecemeal. In summer, they prefer to take their living space outside with covered patios and gazebos. more

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Homes

My 5 Favorite Fireplaces

Marty Faassen

I’ve become something of a fireplace aficionado, scoping out hearths in the homes of my friends and neighbors. For those who might also appreciate a cheery fire, please indulge me as I share five of my fireplace faves with you. more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Homes

Rock Harbor Lodge

Courtesy Guys & Dolls Photography

What if you want to enjoy Isle Royale, but don’t like camping or don’t have the first clue about surviving a night outdoors? No problem. Check in to Michigan’s most remote lodge and the only operating hotel on the island. more

Jun 1, 2015 12:00 AM Michigan

Calumet Art Center

Mark Gregg / Mark P. Gregg Photography

This small town boasts the oldest artists’ cooperative in the Copper Country, an art center with weekly classes, fine art galleries, retailers and restaurants with rotating local art displays, plus its own Calumet Arts District business association. more

Jun 1, 2015 12:00 AM Art/Photography

Topping the CopperDog

Adam Johnson / Brockit Inc.

Meet the winning couple who captured a Michigan sled dog title. Bruce and Monica Magnusson own a sled dog kennel that’s home to 59 dogs. more

Nov 1, 2014 12:00 AM Recreation

Bay Cliff Health Camp

Courtesy Bay Cliff Camp

High on a cliff overlooking the sparkling waters of Lake Superior, the 170 acres of Bay Cliff Health Camp are home to the Lake’s largest, and oldest, year-round camp mainly serving disabled children. more

Apr 30, 2014 8:43 AM Health/Wellness

New Boom in the Keweenaw

Adam Johnson / Brockit Inc.

There's an economic boom on the rise in the Keweenaw Peninsula, fueled by the next generation of business families and new entrepreneurs. more

Aug 12, 2013 9:11 AM Michigan

Dapple-Gray

Courtesy Dapple-Gray Bed & Breakfast and Dapple-Gray Antiques

Ruth and Ole Van Goor created the splendid Dapple-Gray Bed & Breakfast at their impressive log home just west of Copper Harbor. Today, the thriving enterprise provides Ruth and Ole with a dream home and the means to live in paradise. more

Aug 7, 2013 10:30 AM Homes 3 Comments

A Gem of a Museum

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

It’s not often you expect to find diamonds, rubies, emeralds, agates and copper nestled alongside each other – especially in the Keweenaw Peninsula. But every one of these minerals can be found at the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum in Houghton. more

Jul 31, 2013 5:05 PM Michigan

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Lesley DuTemple

Recently a traditional wood construction method has been enjoying a comeback. more

Sep 19, 2012 9:19 AM Homes

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