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Well May the World Go: Mills Community House, Benzonia

By Gretchen Eichberger of the Northwest Michigan Folklife Center Editor’s Note: Gretchen, along with Tim Joseph of the Spirit of the Woods Music Association, organized the 3-part concert series “Well May the World Go” to honor the legacy of folk music icon and social activist Pete Seeger (1919-2014). Gretchen and Tim graciously offered to donate the proceeds… Read more »

Celebrating Pete Seeger’s Legacy at Brown Town Hall

By Gretchen Eichberger of the Northwest Michigan Folklife Center Editor’s Note: Gretchen, along with Tim Joseph of the Spirit of the Woods Music Association, organized the 3-part concert series “Well May the World Go” to honor the legacy of folk music icon and social activist Pete Seeger (1919-2014). Gretchen and Tim graciously offered to donate… Read more »

The Pipeline in the Straits: Learning About Line 5 with Enbridge in St. Ignace

By FLOW intern Jonathan Aylward. Jonathan has been with FLOW since January 2014 and also works on food-related projects throughout the Grand Traverse region. There is an oil pipeline running through the Great Lakes underneath the Mackinac Bridge. The pipeline, called Line 5, is owned and operated by Enbridge, a Canadian energy corporation. Enbridge has… Read more »

A Heartfelt Thanks to Our Partners at FLOW

We have so many partnerships to be grateful for at FLOW, and in honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re taking time to say thanks, and invite others to join us. Just this year, several organizations have reached out to us because of our mission to protect the Great Lakes as a commons and offered their support… Read more »

LivingstonDaily.com: ‘Fracking’ authority debate ignites

Click here to read the article on LivingstonDaily.com ‘Fracking’ authority debate ignites By Christopher Behnan February 9, 2014 FOWLERVILLE, MI – Fighting big oil would be a costly proposition for any local government. That doesn’t mean local officials don’t have legal ground to challenge drilling operations, including those that use hydraulic fracturing to maximize oil… Read more »

LivingstonDaily.com: ‘A lot at stake’ for locals regarding fracking rules

Click here to read the article on LivingstonDaily.com ‘A lot at stake’ for locals regarding fracking rules Environmental group discusses options at Fowlerville meeting A note from FLOW Chair Jim Olson to clarify – At the meeting, FLOW did say townships could undertake a ban, however we specified that it would be difficult to defend a… Read more »