Michigan Life


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‘It’s Just a Hard-to-Imagine World’: Rural Michiganders Open up About Living Without Broadband

Some 400,000 rural households lack broadband internet in Michigan, creating a digital divide that harms their educational, economic, and interpersonal lives. Here is the plan to fix that.

Photo courtesy the Waugoshance Lighthouse Preservation Society
Iconic Michigan Lighthouses Are Crumbling Because of Climate Change

Lighthouses on either side of the Straits of Mackinac face destruction. Biden's climate plan could save many like them.

Christy Hester of Twin Lake turned her late husband's glasses into a snowman ornament.
How One Woman’s Holiday Ornament Encapsulates All of the Grief of 2020

A teacher from Twin Lake lost her husband in January, and a pandemic upended her mourning. But she’s found beauty in this dark year, and commemorated it in a touching way.

FILE -  In this Saturday, April 11, 2020 file photo, Rev. Timothy Pelc blesses Easter baskets outside St. Ambrose Church in Grosse Pointe Park, Mich. Pelc, wearing church vestments and protective gear, offered a prayer and sprayed holy water from a squirt gun instead of blessing baskets inside the church in a bid to maintain social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. (Natalie White via AP)
The Story of the Metro Detroit Priest Blessing His Flock With a Holy Water Squirt Gun

This priest is giving out drive-by blessings, because social distancing, of course.

Photo via Leelanau Historical Society Museum Facebook
A Shipwreck Just Washed Ashore Lake Michigan — And Legend Says It Was Sacked By A Pirate

This otherwise quiet Lake Michigan beach is now the site of a 250-year-old shipwreck and a Michigan mystery.

Upper left corner, Nichole Bass-Hawk, lower left corner, Talaya Bates and mother, Sholanda Knott-Johnson, upper right corner, Alicia Howell, lower right, Audra Carson.
How to Survive a Pandemic: Lessons from Detroit’s Black Women to the Nation

Detroit knows crisis and these women know resilience.