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4 Michigan Artists Capture National Attention

The arts community in Michigan is vibrant and diverse, representing multiple genres. Every day there are talented Michiganders in recording studios, behind lenses, at rehearsals, across from canvases, and in front of laptops in coffee shops. They hone their skills...

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Michigan Woman Earns Medal for Civil War Valor

There are many accounts throughout history of women who dress as men and go off to fight gloriously in battle and the Civil War has no shortage of examples. One of the most well-known women who joined the army is...

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Celebrate National Reading Month with These Notable Books

As an adult it seems like every New Year’s Day I make a plan to read more, and then life gets in the way. Fortunately, I seem to get a jumpstart when March rolls around because it’s National Reading Month....

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Abraham Lincoln's Visit to Kalamazoo

“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care...

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Michigan's Best Elk Viewing Experience

Most kids love a trip to the zoo, but it’s sometimes a little less fun in the winter months Michigan. Many of the animals are keeping warm indoors, so parents may have to get a little creative with their animal...

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Remembering Michigan Native and National Hero Roger Chaffee

January 27, 1967 started just like any other day for most Americans. There was much excitement through the nation as three men prepared for another mission in space. The three astronauts knew that in a month, their mission could make...

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How Lake Superior State Famously Became the 'Word Police'

It all started on New Year’s Day in 1976, when Lake Superior State University (LSSU) Public Relations Director W.T. (Bill) Rabe unwittingly started an annual tradition by releasing a list of banished words. The tongue-in-cheek List of Words Banished from...

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Get Off the Bench and Become a Star

While most of the time “Buy Michigan Now” is described as a campaign, the truth is, it is more than that. It is a living, breathing evolving idea. In short, it’s a MOVEMENT. Individuals and entities continue to come together...

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DNR Auction of Surplus Public Land Starts Dec. 11

Eighty-one individual land parcels in Michigan, ranging in size from less than an acre to 160 acres, will be available for sale by sealed-bid auction starting Tuesday, Dec. 11. The auction is part of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’...

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The Frostbitten Convention That Secured Our Beloved Upper Peninsula

This time of year often brings some heated college football rivalries, and none more nationally-known than the University of Michigan versus Ohio State University. It seems as though these two colleges, and by extension, these two states, have a deep animosity...

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The Harrowing Tale of Michigan's Joe Beyrle: WWII Veteran of Two Countries

With this being the month of November, I thought it appropriate to write an article about a hometown veteran. To me, the story of Joseph Beyrle is made for Hollywood. Joe was an American soldier who was given accolades by...

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Experience Eastern Market's New Palette of Colors

Long known as a palate-pleaser, Detroit’s Eastern Market is now pleasing to palettes of a much different kind. Over the past four years, an astounding visual transformation has been taking place in the historic district. Already worth a visit as...

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Michigan Restaurants Earn 9 James Beard Nominations

America just shined its spotlight on the Academy Awards, and now it turns toward the “Oscars” of the food industry, otherwise known as the James Beard Awards. These culinary accolades seek to honor the skill and expertise of top chefs...

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A2 Celebrates Restaurant Week

There are lots of good eats across the great state of Michigan. With our diverse agricultural profile, this state is a food lovers paradise, even in the off season. That’s essential because it is a time of year that lends...

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10 Stores Filled with Michigan-Made Gift Ideas

Art Is In Market (Ann Arbor, Clinton Township, Livonia, and Novi) Art Is In Market is a unique gallery of original art by local Michigan artists, but unlike many traditional galleries, it is operated by the artists themselves. Like an art...

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Cadillac Headquarters Returning to Motor City

Following a trend of ongoing good news for Detroit’s automotive sector, Cadillac is relocating its headquarters to the Motor City, or more accurately, to Warren. News of the decision was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, and has since been...

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12 Things To Do During October in Michigan

The trees are really beginning to change color, football season is heating up, and cider is flowing everywhere. Here are just a dozen unique ways to make the most of fall.   October 4-9 Bright Walls – Jackson Jackson is about to take...

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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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Michigan Maple Weekends Are Back

Long before European settlers came to Michigan, maple syrup was an agricultural staple. The spring thaw would start sap flowing, and Native Americans tapped the trees to collect the sap then boiled it down to create sweet syrup. While the...

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Michigan Distillers Capture 9 Medals in National Competition

The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA), has announced the winners of its Sixth Annual Judging of Craft Spirits. The annual Awards marked the official opening day of the 2019 ACSA Distillers Convention and Vendor Trade Show in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Michigan...

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The Evolution of Dragon's Milk

To many beer connoisseurs, Dragon’s Milk is the nectar that truly put New Holland Brewing Company on the map. The West Michigan-based company opened its doors in 1996, and in 2001 a “legend” was born. The release of the first...

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Valentine Gifts to Make His Day

Shopping for men can sometimes be challenging. It’s not that they are more particular necessarily, so much as the fact that they aren’t as likely as women to express what they like or even drop any hints. That may create...

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Valentine Gifts to Make Her Day

The key to making her Valentine’s Day special is demonstrating that you cared enough to put some thought into the gift. One easy way to do that is to avoid big box and online superstores and instead shop a neighborhood...

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6 Products for Surviving a Michigan Winter

Luckily, we've had a fairly mild winter so far, but the recent storm that swept across Northern Michigan dumping over a foot of snow, is a healthy reminder that real winter is coming. Every seasoned Michigander knows that, even if...

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Highlights of 2018 Making It In Michigan Conference

Each November, the MSU Product Center, part of Michigan State University’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, brings together food producers, buyers, and representatives from supporting entities for Making It In Michigan. Part trade show expo and part educational conference,...

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Buying Local for Your Thanksgiving Feast

If you’re going to find yourself in a grocery store buying food to entertain family and friends this month, you are certainly not alone. Most of us tend to eat more during the holiday season, so it stands to reason...

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View a Menagerie of Glass in Dearborn

It is common at this time of year for families to visit pumpkin patches and farmers markets all over the state in search of a special orange squash that is just the right shape and size to become one of...

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The Delectable Brews of Fall

Welcoming a new season isn't just about a change in weather, it also brings welcome changes that are sure to please the palate. For example, it turns out that pumpkin and autumnal spices can taste just as enjoyable in a...

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Michigan's Best St. Patty's Day Wardrobe Options

There’s an old adage that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Of course, that’s not really true, but it is true that you can get in the Irish spirit by donning something green. That said, not everyone has that...

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12 Things To Do This March in Michigan

March brings “Madness,” unpredictable weather, kite-flying season, and the long-awaited arrival of spring. It also has loads of enjoyable event opportunities. Here is a dozen of our favorites. March 1-3 DSO Heroes & Villains Concert – Detroit What do you get...

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How Did a Doughnut Get Its Own Holiday?

One of the most significant elements that makes up the food culture of any region is the ethnicity of the people that settle in that area because they bring with them the traditions of their land of origin. One such...

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Planning the Perfect Northern Michigan Girls Getaway

Stock up on snacks, pick a meeting place, fill the tank, and hit the road. There are few things I enjoy more than a road trip, especially when it involves some of my favorite people. Such was the case recently,...

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Michigan's Winter Restaurant Week Destinations

The concept of a “Restaurant Week” is said to have originated in New York City back in the early 1990s. The idea was to give foodies an opportunity to enjoy prix-fixe menus at some of the best restaurants in the...

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12 Things to Do in Michigan This February

 The arrival of February is hopefully bringing some relief from the polar vortex. Either way, there is time for more winter fun. Feb 2,9,16,23 Snowshoes, Vines & Wines – Suttons Bay  As long as there is snow on the ground, Black Star...

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12 Things to Do in January

For those of us who choose to live in Michigan, embracing each season is part of the joy. The state is a winter wonderland come this time of year, with plenty of January events and opportunities. Here are a dozen...

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Top 10 Uniquely Michigan Christmas Traditions

For most of us, the holiday season is steeped in our own unique traditions. When I was a kid, for example, Santa used to come and pound on our door early on Christmas Eve. He would drop one gift in...

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12 Things To Do During December in Michigan

Lights, entertainment, and new year's celebrations take center stage during this festive month. Here are some extra special happenings around the state. Dec 7-Dec 18 Christmas Cabaret – Augusta If you’re looking to get in the holiday spirit, a visit to The...

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12 Things to Do in Michigan in November

There is no more important thing you can do this month than vote on November 6, but there may be a few things that are more fun. Here are a dozen ideas… Nov 4 All Things Detroit Holiday Edition – Detroit Already...

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5 Scrumptious Ways to Drink Your Apples

It’s apple harvesting season, and there’s nothing quite like biting into one of these sweet, crispy fruits of fall. That is of course, unless you take advantage of one of the many other scrumptious ways to drink in all that...

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7 Spooktacular Michigan Destinations

October in Michigan is about more than cider and corn mazes, when we embrace fear in its many forms. From the abundance of scary movies on TV to the costume shops in every other strip mall, to the haunted houses...

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