Husband-and-wife team Paul Santoro and Dina Velocci spent three years renovating the celebrated Masonic Lodge building in downtown Baldwin to create a casually elegant dining experience that blends Michigan roots with European flair. Opened in October 2021, the restaurant features an eclectic curation of art, including historical images and a wall sculpture that pays homage to Baldwin’s world-class fishery. A community table welcomes small gatherings, and the entire restaurant can be rented for private events (capacity 104).

“At 876, we love to mix it up and try new things,” says Velocci of the creation of the PAMA Amore. “And there’s just something about the taste of pomegranate that takes me straight to the Mediterranean, so we decided to play with PAMA liqueur. PAMA deserves its moment in the spotlight, adding a rich, warm color and flavor to any mixed drink. Working in collaboration with our bartender, Bailey, one night, our PAMA Amore signature cocktail was born. Released on Valentine’s Day weekend, its name is a nod to our Italian heritage and a love of love.”

» 1.5 ounces PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur

» 1.5 ounces vodka

» 0.5 ounce lemon juice

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake, then double strain into a martini glass. Garnish with lemon peel or edible florals.

 

SCS Global Services (SCS), a third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development, has launched its Zero Waste Standard, “Zero Waste for Events.”

 

The Events Industry Council’s Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) program, established in 1985, is recognized around the world as a badge of excellence in the events industry. JodieAnn Cady, an independent event project manager based in Mason, is among the professionals in the inaugural class of CMP Fellows, a program launched last year.

 

Located in Onekama and built in 1900 as the summer residence of lumber baron and Manistee Mayor Charles Canfield, Canfield House was purchased, completely renovated, and reopened as a year-round bed-and-breakfast in 2021. Featuring 200 feet of Portage Lake frontage, the property now offers a lakeside fire ring and new dock for kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. The six-room house can be rented for small retreats and groups up to 125 accommodated for meetings and receptions.