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Michigan Nonprofit Aims to Write a Brighter Future for Teens

It’s hard to think of a time in recent memory that that has been more fraught with verbal conflict than this. Possibly the anonymity of the internet is chiefly to blame. Maybe the culprit is our deeply divided political system...

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What to Do If You Find a Bird's Nest

This time of year bird nests begin to pop up all over the state, and often in some pretty unusual places. Here are some helpful hints from the Department of Natural Resources on what to do to help protect these...

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Shop Worth a Stop: Art Is In Market

Most of the time when seeking out one of these retail locations that is truly Michigan-centric, we skip the malls. It’s hard to find too many local shops that can afford the higher rent that comes with being alongside the...

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Shop Worth a Stop: Heart of Michigan

The tiny hamlet of Howell is a bit off the beaten path, yet totally worth the trip. Located just off of Interstate-96 between Detroit and Lansing, this charming town with a population of less than 10,000 is home to a...

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Michigan Craft Spirit Maker Takes Top Honors

Michigan has quite a bit in common with Scandinavia: peninsulas, water, fishing, cold winters, and now highly acclaimed versions of Aquavit, thanks to Long Road Distillery. The Grand Rapids-based company’s version of the popular Scandinavian spirit recently earned Best in...

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Michigan Shop Worth a Stop: Old Town General Store

With attention frequently focused on the capitol, the convention center area, or Spartan country, the quaint neighborhood of Lansing known as “Old Town” is sometimes overlooked. In fact it was, for several years, but is now enjoying a rebirth thanks...

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Bell's Brewery Adds 2nd Generation Leadership

Just two months old when the company began, Laura Bell, has been named chief executive officer of the brewing dynasty her father founded in 1985. Originally known as Kalamazoo Brewing Company, Bell’s Brewery is now considered to be the seventh...

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Michigan Shop Worth a Stop: My Secret Stash

No trip to the Traverse City area would be complete without wandering downtown and popping into a bevy of locally-owned boutiques and eateries. One such shop, My Secret Stash, is definitely worth a stop. Sharing its name with a bath...

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Michigan Shop Worth a Stop: The Detroit Mercantile Company

Detroit’s Eastern Market has long been a destination to shop for local goods, though in most cases that meant food and foliage. That is until the doors opened at The Detroit Mercantile Company. The red brick walls, blocked lettering above...

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1 Tip and 4 Ways to Celebrate Michigan Wine Month

While much of the libation attention in the state in recent years has been on the enormous growth in popularity and quality of the craft beer industry, our wineries have earned high acclaim as well. For example, earlier this year, Wine...

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Graduation Gift Ideas from Michigan

All over the state kids are donning caps and gowns while the sounds of Pomp and Circumstance fill the air. Next come the graduation parties and the inevitable gifts. Sure, there’s always cash in a card, but if you want...

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New Brews Are Springing Up in Michigan

March not only marks the return of greenery and baseball, in many cases it also harkens in the release of some of Michigan’s most popular and unique brews. You’ll notice an influx of wheat and fruit in most of these...

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12 Things To Do in May in Michigan

May is full of tunes, blooms, and the sense of spring throughout the state. Here are some highlights to explore this month.   May 1-31 Traverse City Uncorked – Traverse City In conjunction with May now being Michigan Wine Month, Traverse City,...

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1O Great Ways to Spend Time with Mom in Michigan

The world is filled with jokes about mothers waiting for a call from their kids, so this Mother’s Day, why not up the ante by spending some quality time with mom? While out enjoying each other’s company, consider asking her...

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12 Things to Do in April in Michigan

Crocuses, Daffodils, Trillium, and even Tulips are beginning to pop up and bloom across the state, which means the promise of sun-soaked days is on the horizon. Here are some of April’s delights.   April 1-9 SmartPrize Innovator Competition – Marquette This business...

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12 Things to Do in March in Michigan

We’re all ready to march into spring. Here are a dozen delightful ways to get started. March 1-April 30 Butterflies Are Blooming – Grand Rapids If the the beauty of these glorious little creatures isn’t enough of a draw, then how...

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12 Things to Do in a Michigan February

The arrival of February makes us realize spring will eventually come, but not until we have some more winter fun. Feb 1-18 LuminoCity – Detroit You never know what new sight you’ll find in the Motor City these days, especially when it...

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Epiphany Glass Studio Collaborates to Earn International Recognition

April Wagner, owner of Pontiac’s Epiphany Glass Studio, has partnered with Miami-based design firm Britto Charette, to craft an award-winning glass vessel. Designed by Jay Britto and former Detroiter David Charette, the piece, called Puquios, won one of Interior Design...

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How to Have a Year Full of Quintessential Michigan Experiences

There are thousands of events and activities to be had across the Upper and Lower Peninsulas. Some are so uniquely Michigan that they help define who we are as a people and as a state, and are worth experiencing at...

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8 Attractions to Enhance Your Detroit Auto Show Experience

The North American International Auto Show has once again descended upon Detroit, and visitors to the city are coming from near and far. The show itself is always unique as new automotive creations and innovations are unveiled in Detroit like...

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12 Things to Do in a Michigan January

It’s a new year and filled with places and events to explore. These are just a sample of the many exciting options from which to choose throughout the state in January. Jan 1-29 Work on Paper Labor Art Exhibit – Flint The...

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Glassmakers Keep Tradition Alive for New Generations

If your summer included a visit to the Michigan Renaissance Festival, you might be surprised to discover that the Royal Glassmakers are not part of some national traveling troop. They are in fact part of a company of artisans frequently...

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