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10 Experiences to Make the Most of Fall in Michigan

After a long winter, spring is such a delight; and summer is obviously so much fun, but it is hard to beat autumn in Michigan. Crisp air, crunchy apples, and a cornucopia of color that changes daily…what’s not to love?...

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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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Shop Worth a Stop: Yellow Door Art Market

Metro Detroit is filled with quaint and unique suburbs, but some get more attention than others. One such place, is Berkeley, which is often over-shadowed by elegant Birmingham, trendy Royal Oak, and Funky Ferndale. Yet Berkley, which Money Magazine named...

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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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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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12 Things To Do in a Michigan October

Fall really comes into all of its colorful glory during October. It brings with it a whole new set of tastes and experiences. Here are a dozen delightful ways to make the most of autumn this month.   Oct 1-8 ArtPrize –...

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12 Things to Do in a Michigan September

Crisp air, scrumptious cider, football tailgates, welcome to September in Michigan. Here are just a few special ways to enjoy this glorious month.   August 31-September 4 Michigan State Fair – Novi It’s been five years since the State Fair made its move...

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12 Things To Do in August in Michigan

August means it’s almost time to start thinking “back –to-school,” but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of summer fun still to be had. Here are our highlights for August.   August 2-6 Rendezvous in Mackinaw-18TH Century Trade Fair – Mackinaw City...

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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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