If you’ve visited our Glen Arbor campus, you’ve no doubt enjoyed a stroll through our cheerful perennial gardens. Meet our talented horticulturalist, Sue Skellenger, who makes our gardens grow. Q: When did you get your start gardening?A: I was born into it. My parents were avid gardeners of both vegetables and ornamentals. My father was …
Cherry Republic President Bob Sutherland’s love of environmental causes is well documented. On the board of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, he is a vocal supporter of renewable energy, and he has spoken out passionately about his love for the Great Lakes and his determination to shut down the Line 5 Pipeline running beneath the […]
Nature’s Way From The South Manitou Island LighthouseBy Jonathan SchechterThe landscape that is now Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is rightfully described as a masterpiece of ice, wind and water. It came into existence some 13,000 years ago as the last great glacier retreated leaving behind a raw landscape that gave birth to our Great […]
It snowed eight inches again last night. Here we are, halfway through April and Northern Michigan is back to winter wonderland for the second time in 10 days. We’ve had these little windows of spring that allowed us a hike on the beach last weekend. It was a mix of beautiful sandy beach to stretch […]
It has been a few years since our winter has been cold enough to produce abundant Lake Michigan ice. We saw it a few days ago while hiking Pyramid Point. I knew we would be on a beach soon to explore all the beautiful blue and winter whiteness.
There was so much variety — from […]
First Stop: Grass Lake Nature Preserve
I took my family to the other side of Grand Traverse Bay — to Torch Lake, Bellaire and the farms, trails, woods and wetlands of Antrim County. It took some time to persuade the boys that this switch in Leaf Day activities would be worth it.
“Usually, we go exploring […]
Cherry Ambassadors around the Republic took full advantage of Leaf Day 2017. From baking with family and friends, to fishing in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, to driving a semi to Kansas City for our first holiday gift show of 2017. Here are some of our favorite stories…
Fishing the Pere Marquette River
JP, our I.T. hero, spent his […]
Fall is one of the shortest yet most spectacular seasons of the year in Northern Michigan. And if steamy summer days stretch on through September and biting winds start blowing ahead of schedule in early November, you might just blink and miss this glorious time of year! All the more reason to be purposeful about […]
Northern Michigan’s fall foliage is legendary, and Leelanau county might be the crowning jewel. While most visitors experience the soft summer hues of Caribbean blue waters, sparkling beige sands, and lush green forests, when summer ends and temps drop Autumn is ready to move in.
Across the county, the foliage covering the rolling sandy landscape is […]
This September has truly become an extension of summer. I am thankful that the boys haven’t had any homework, so the moment they are out of school we’ve been able to do all the million things a person can do under the sun in Northern Michigan. Colebrook and Hawthorn caught the biggest fish they’ve ever […]