Northern Express - Features http://www.northernexpress.com/michigan/articles.sec-143-1-features.html <![CDATA[Reception Roundup - ]]> <![CDATA[Expect the Unexpected - ]]> <![CDATA[Just Elope! - ]]> “Something meaningful to us,” said Sarah, 35. So the Leelanau County couple eloped to the Marquette County courthouse on the 2011 winter solstice. One friend served as a witness, another as a photographer, and a judge they’d never met before pronounced them husband and wife.]]> <![CDATA[Live Band or DJ? - ]]> <![CDATA[Peninsula of Adventure - ]]> The copper country of the Keewenaw Peninsula and the frigid waters of Lake Superior share the upper portion of the state with the famed Pictured Rocks, Tahquamenon Falls and the Superior Uplands, a rustic region that includes the highest point in the state (Mount Arvon).]]> <![CDATA[On Shaky Ground - ]]> This decision may force cardholders to obtain their supply from a registered caregiver — limited to serving five patients — which opponents of the decision say would be logistically difficult or impossible for many people seeking marijuana to treat serious illness.]]> <![CDATA[Local Wedding Planner Makes TV Splash - ]]> “I was offered the opportunity to plan and organize guest charter experiences aboard a private motor yacht in the Bahamas and Caribbean,” Dodson-Wright related. “My job was to create unique and memorable experiences for our guests and to whip up fabulous events on the fly.]]> <![CDATA[Summer of Detentions - ]]> <![CDATA[Top Gear - ]]> Car enthusiasts’ differences might be great — age, income, background — but what they share is ever greater: a true passion for motor vehicles. Be they roadsters, muscle cars from the 70s or antique cars from the 30s, autos inspire these aficionados to dream big.]]> <![CDATA[The Electric Car Revolution - ]]> But alongside that German engineering is an efficient electric system with three driving modes — normal, eco and ecoplus — for every travel need you might have.]]> <![CDATA[Clip N' Keep - ]]> <![CDATA[Gone Truckin' - ]]> Many northern Michiganders consider themselves experienced drivers in treacherous conditions, but for die-hard gearheads, wintry roads pale in comparison to roaring over steep hills, spinning through mud pits, climbing over boulders and racing up ski slopes. We spoke to the region’s most passionate (dare we say obsessive?)off-roading enthusiasts about the events – and vehicles – that drive them.]]> <![CDATA[Groups and meetings a support backbone for many - ]]> Amy Juneau is a clinical oncology social worker in Petoskey. She works with McLaren Cancer Institute/Karmanos Cancer Institute to assist those dealing with cancer. She breaks down the disease’s effects into what she calls five dimensions of survivorship:.]]> <![CDATA[Healing Vanguard - ]]> Three regional oncologists are leading the charge to battle cancer in their communities. Whether working to open the region’s first cancer center, exploring alternative therapies to relieve cancer’s debilitating side effects or being motivated by a...]]> <![CDATA[Cancer Survivors - ]]> “He asked me if there was anything else I wanted to talk about,” said Lanham. Rather than discuss her sadness at the loss of her husband, “I said, ‘the only thing is I’m still having shortness of breath.’ He said, ‘You know, we might want to do a pulmonary study.]]> <![CDATA[Conquering Cancer - ]]> Ford Insurance Agency Ford Insurance Agency Ford Insurance Agency Ford Insurance Agency Ford Insurance Agency Team Elmer’s.]]> <![CDATA[Dogs and Snow Go Go Go! - ]]> an outlet for other charities and organizations to use the festival as a fundraising tool,” Collins said. “Kiwanis hosts the breakfasts, the Kalkaska Fairboard will host the lunches and we are trying to find a local brewery to sponsor a new adult beverage pavilion.]]> <![CDATA[The Guy Behind the Projector: Craig Stutzky’s Petoskey Film Theater - ]]> “I go right from my day job to the movie nights on Wednesdays and Fridays,” he explained. “And I try to make sure my on-call nights don’t fall on movie nights either. The show must go on!” It takes Stutzky a couple hours, twice a week, to set everything up: the chairs, the refreshments and the film equipment.]]> <![CDATA[Want To Become A Campground Host? - ]]> Each year, hundreds of people volunteer as campground hosts, spending a month or more camping for free. The only catch is that they must spend 30 hours per week directing visitors to campsites, planning campground activities, answering questions about the park and surrounding area, and performing light park maintenance.]]> <![CDATA[Swinging Through the Seasons at Shot Makers - ]]> Lloyd Swadling started playing golf his freshman year of high school. And from the day he started, he was instantly hooked. What began as a sporting hobby has turned into a career for the Alanson entrepreneur who has opened an all-seasons golfing center in his hometown.]]>