A Ludington bowling alley is reborn as a group-friendly venue.

STIX Ludington has been a staple in the Ludington community since 1954. Recently purchased by local ophthalmologist Andrew Riemer, the bowling alley and adjacent bar have been completely gutted, reconstructed and expanded. Now it’s reopening as a two-story, fine-dining restaurant with a bowling alley featuring state-of-the-art lanes, including Spark technology by Brunswick Bowling Products that provides an augmented reality experience on six of the 12 lanes.

The mezzanine, with its own private bar and a view of live entertainment on the first floor, can be rented for groups and private events involving up to 100 guests. Larger groups can do a complete buyout (200 capacity). Need more space for your group? Behind the property is a large upper deck known as The Pier, a ground-level beer garden with a bocce and cornhole tournament green, lawn games, fire pits and a wall for projecting movies.

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.