Heather Cook

Northern Michigan University student and Metro Detroit native living the best of both worlds in Michigan. I am a rising senior majoring in Communications with minors in both Public Relations and Art and Design. I love rollerblading, going out to eat, graphic design and I hope to make it to Machu Picchu someday!
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Rollerblading: Your Underrated Summer Cardio

Rollerblading is not just for kids’ birthday parties anymore! Here’s why you should break out the blades this summer to help you stay fit.

Rollerblading on the Detroit Riverfront
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Adventure Awaits: Explore Michigan’s Great Outdoors with Geocaching

Another reason to get active outdoors — the world's largest treasure hunt. Read our tips to get started with geocaching.

A cache found along nature trail.
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Tips from an Ironman Racer

Dad, teacher, coach, Ironman racer. Read insights and training details about one of the hardest triathlons out there.

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Grass Lake Michigan: A Healthy Place to Call Home

Grass Lake Michigan is a town that goes above and beyond for its citizens when it comes to health and wellness.

Sky view of Grass Lake parks.

How to Prepare Your Kitchen Before a Vacation

You’ve packed the sunscreen, but have you prepped your kitchen? Check out these tips you can use before you leave on your next getaway.


The Biyakathon: Harbor Beach’s Unique Outdoor Race

If you think triathlons aren’t your thing, think again. Harbor Beach might just have your ideal race.

Biyakathon participants heading into the water to start the kayaking portion of the race.

City’s New Beacon Park Shines in Downtown Detroit

With a spectacular grand opening, what else does Detroit's new Beacon Park have in store this summer?

Local high school Football team runs through through the Beacon Park grand opening banner to officially open the park to the public.
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Soccer, Community and Competing for a Cause

An Okemos, Mich. non-profit is raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer research.

Two girls at the Compete for a Cause 5K Fun Run

What’s a Hammocraft?

Hammocks aren’t just for trees anymore. Enjoy hanging out in a new and improved way this summer.

Hammocraft on a lake.

Detroit Tiny Homes Provide Big Home Ownership Opportunities

Cass Community Social Services is making its main campus a home to many others with tiny houses, growing community wellness in Detroit.

Three Cass Community Social Services Tiny Homes.

Detroiters Cycle Into Summer with MoGo Bike Share

Detroit's wheels keep turning with the launch of the MoGo Bike Share program.

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