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Wayne State Offers Free Tuition to Detroit Grads

Wayne State University announced the establishment of the Heart of Detroit Tuition Pledge, which will provide free tuition for graduates of a Detroit high school or Detroit residents earning a high school diploma, and admitted to Wayne State University as...

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Which Michigan City Is a Magnet for Millionaire Millennials?

A report released earlier this month by Coldwell Banker as part of its A Look at Wealth series, examines the desires and real estate preferences of millionaire millennials. It defined the group as those Americans between the ages of 23 and 37...

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Meet the MI Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Class of 2019

The story of the progression of a place and its people is too often told only through the accomplishments of the men who helped build it. Even when gender roles prohibited women from serving in the military, holding office, or...

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Join the Credit Union Cash Mob and Lunch Local on Oct 15

Credit Unions have a long history of boosting local businesses and supporting their communities. This month, in celebration of International Credit Union Week, many across our state will be at it again in the form of a lunchtime cash mob. CU...

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Tantalize Your Taste Buds at SW Detroit Restaurant Week

Hispanic Heritage Month runs through the middle of October, and if you’re looking for a way to explore, experience, and of course, eat in celebration, you can’t do better than a trip to the southwestern edge of Motown. Best of...

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Fire Ravages Michigan, Not Just Chicago, in 1871

For most midwestern historians, October 8, 1871, will stick out as the day of the Great Chicago Fire. The blaze in the Windy City killed approximately 300 people, destroyed 3.3 square miles of the city, and left over 100,000 residents...

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Michigan's First Mysterious Ship Disappearance

Shipwrecks have been a danger to sailors, merchants and explorers since biblical times. Ships sailing on the Great Lakes are no exception. Over 6,000 have sunk to the bottom of the five lakes costing 30,000 people their lives. The Edmund...

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Meet Detroit's Second Founder

Religion. Morality. Knowledge. These are precepts to which Fr. Gabriel Richard lived throughout his entire life. He is a man not often read about in the Michigan history books, which is quite a shame, as he did much to help...

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What Is the Point of Buy Michigan Week?

We're thrilled to say that Governor Whitmer has continued a tradition we started with the help of Governor Granholm over a decade ago, of issuing a proclamation to officially designate seven consecutive summer days each year as Buy Michigan Week...

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Walking Through 300 Years of History at The Henry Ford

July is the month that we, as a nation, celebrate our birthday and our history. Though Independence Day is usually known for family, cookouts and fireworks, we must always remember the history behind the holiday. One Michigan man, Henry Ford,...

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How Ten Cents a Meal Can Change the Lives of Michigan Children

Michigan is the second most agriculturally diverse state and a national leader in the cultivation of apples, asparagus, blueberries, tart cherries, green beans, dry beans, potatoes and squash. Despite our diverse and rich produce production, most Michiganders fall short of...

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New Product Can Help Thousands Suffering from Dexterity Issues

Perhaps the only thing harder than watching someone you love struggle with a seemingly simple task, is to be the person for whom the task seems almost impossible. One such chore is buttoning a shirt. Most of us have done...

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12 Retailers to Shop for Michigan-Made Gifts

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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Who Was Lee Iacocca?

If you’re under forty and living, it’s entirely possible that the name Lee Iacocca means nothing to you, yet his was once a household name. The automotive giant passed away yesterday due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease. Throughout his ninety-four...

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How to Give a Great Interview

Ok, you – or your PR agency – have landed a coveted press interview but you’re a rookie when it comes to media interviews. Don’t stress! It is absolutely normal to be a little nervous – even media interview pros get...

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Add Locally-Grown Winter Squash to Your Meals

If they’re grown in the summer and sold in the fall, why are so many fruits (yes, they are fruits not veggies) considered to be winter squash? Pumpkins, buttercup, butternut, acorn, and spaghetti squash are all part of this family,...

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Seasonal Craft Brews That Will Quench Your Thirst for Fall

Maybe it’s the wealth of OKtoberfests, the flavors of fall, or just the demand to wash wings down with a hearty brew while watching football, but autumn certainly ushers in an abundance of new brews from which to choose. Check...

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Enjoy a Stroll Through a Sunflower Maze

Imagine a flower as big as your head. Now imagine it towering over you from atop its giant stalk. Those are the kinds of images Ray Peltier had in mind when he conceived of a sunflower maze as a new...

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Judges Choose the Best of Michigan's Wines

Since the Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council disbanded last year to become part of the newly-created Michigan Craft Beverage Council, there was a lot of talk and fear that the state’s annual wine competition would go away, or at...

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Family Recipe Sparks Delectable Adventure

Throughout the years of running this campaign I’ve met many food producers across the state with remarkably similar origin stories. It all starts with a phenomenal family recipe, followed by the encouragement of loved ones, and then some innovative twists...

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Why I Got Into Beekeeping

The origin of my business, Sunrise Side Honey, LLC, goes way back to when I was a kid, growing up spending most of my summers all across the great state of Michigan. Outdoor activities have and always will be a part...

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Inside Detroit's First Winery in Sixty Years

As far back as 1679, French explorer, LaSalle, and his crew, reported making wine from grapes growing wildly and abundantly along the Detroit River. Similarly, Cadillac, credited with discovering Detroit in 1701, wrote of vines heavy with grapes and the...

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12 Things to Do in Michigan This November

Fall colors are winding down, but luckily the holiday season is getting its start so recreation still abounds. Here are a dozen ideas for getting your fun on in November…   Nov 1-5 East Lansing Film Festival – East Lansing The East Lansing...

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Michigan Short Story Contest Offers $500 Top Prizes

Do you have a short story you’ve been dying to share with the world, but aren’t sure how to get it out there? Perhaps you long to be the next O’Henry, or have a child who aspires to be an...

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U-M Returns to Heart of Detroit After 180 Years

Before it became a powerhouse in Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan got its start through humble beginnings in the heart of Detroit. It was originally known as Catholepistemiad or University of Michigania. The cornerstone of the first building was...

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Michigan's Best Halloween Destinations

Halloween has become a $9 billion industry in recent years, providing clear evidence that Americans are in love with the holiday. Whether you seek thrills and chills or giggles and treats, there are lots of activities in which to partake...

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12 Things to Do in Michigan This October

 Football games, corn mazes, cider mill visits, and leaf-peeping mark a glorious season in our state. In addition, here are a dozen unique ways to make the most of fall.   Oct 1-31 The Hunt for the Reds of October – Leelanau...

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12 Things to Do Around Michigan in September

When the kids go back to school it feels like summer is over, but we actually have several weeks of the season left to enjoy warm weather and cool events. Here are just a few special ways to bask in...

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Best Michigan Car Events Left This Season

To kids, summer ends when school starts, to others, Labor Day Weekend sounds the toll, but for car lovers, summer isn't really over until all of those delicate beauties who only make appearances on warm, sunny days, return to storage,...

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Exploring the Tip of the Thumb

Michigan’s Lower Peninsula has an obvious resemblance to a hand, making the region around Port Austin the tip of the Thumb. It is an area riddled with small towns you may not have heard of like Ubly, Pigeon and Sebewaing,...

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10 Tips for Picking Your Own Apples

The air is getting crisper and so are Michigan’s apples. September and October are prime apple-picking months and there are U-Pick orchards all over the state for some fresh food and family fun. Before you head out, here are ten...

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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 During August in Michigan

Summer is still in full swing and there are plenty of delightful events and activities awaiting us around the state this month. August 1-3 JazzFest – Lansing The 25th annual Lansing JazzFest will take place in the streets of Old Town, amidst...

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12 Things to Do in July in Michigan

Summer has finally arrived, as has the heat. No complaints, though, it’s just good to see the sun. It also means boats, beaches, and loads of events. Here are just a dozen examples to explore around the state this month. July...

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12 Things to Do in Michigan This June

Warmth is finally arriving, graduates are marching, and fests are popping up every weekend. It’s time for some summer fun.  June 6-9 Bavarian Festival – Frankenmuth June means it’s time for one of Frankenmuth’s favorite weekends. Celebrate the heritage that made the...

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The Most Unbelievable True Story of Pontiac's Rebellion

Every Memorial Day Weekend, a group of individuals dressed as American Indians from the upper part of Michigan gather in front of Fort Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City to play baggataway, which is an early version of lacrosse. The game is...

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