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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: The Michigan Shoppe

While there’s never a bad time to go, it seems as though summer sends people flocking to Frankenmuth for fried chicken and family fun, making this a great time to recommend a retailer there that spotlights goods made in our...

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Shop Worth a Stop: Half Mile Handmade

Located just inland from Lake Huron, and north of Saginaw, Bay City is somewhat unique as the home to four modern drawbridges: Liberty Bridge, Veterans Memorial Bridge, Independence Bridge, and Lafayette Avenue Bridge. They enable traffic to flow between the east and west sides of...

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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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App Simplifies Garage Sale Management

This time of year there are almost as many garage and yard sale signs dotting the Michigan landscape as there are construction barrels. Families, friends, neighbors, come together with the belongings they no longer desire, in hopes that each item...

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10 Michigan-Made Gift Ideas for Dad

Americans are expected to spend nearly $14.3 billion celebrating their fathers this year. Keeping those dollars close to home creates an enormous economic opportunity for our state. There are a multitude of ways to salute dad with locally-produced gifts, and...

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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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What's In Season in a Michigan July?

There is so much fresh produce ripening in Michigan this month, that you can plan nearly every meal around it. Farmers markets continue to be your best source of locally-grown fruits and veggies, but many grocers also buy their produce...

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12 Things To Do in Michigan in July

Festivals really emerge as summer entertainment around the state this month. Live music, amazing food, incredible attractions, here are a dozen fun fests and celebrations worth taking in.   July 1-8 National Cherry Festival – Traverse City First held in 1926, this...

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What's In Season in a Michigan June?

Michigan is the second most agriculturally diverse state in the nation. We grow more varieties of crops than anywhere but California. Unlike the Golden State, our weather is much more seasonal, which means what fresh locally-grown food is available really...

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12 Things to Do in June in Michigan

It may officially happen later in the month, but June undoubtedly means that summer has finally arrived in Michigan. Aside from cutting the grass, the toughest job may well be narrowing down which fun events to attend across our glorious...

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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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