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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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12 Things To Do in Michigan This May

We’re still flirting with snowfalls so it’s nice to know that May truly means summer cannot be far behind. Flowers are blooming, boats are reappearing in our lakes, and a month of delightful experiences awaits. Here are a dozen opportunities...

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Painter Sandi Hammerstrom Oliverio Captures Michigan on Canvas

Today, painter Sandi Hammerstrom Oliverio has the great fortune of working in the medium she most loves, while living in a place that provides seemingly endless inspiration, but that was not always the case. She first began her career in...

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10 Moments That Make Us LOVE Springtime in Michigan

Winter got off to a bit of a sleepy start in 2018, but it sure has finished with a kick in 2019. It's almost enough to make us think that, despite the date, spring will never really arrive. Yet, we...

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12 Things to Do in Michigan This April

One of the best things about April is the resurgence of green, complemented by the first flowers of the year. Here are a dozen other opportunities to enjoy.   April 4-5 Spring Art Fair – Royal Oak Head to the Royal Oak Farmers...

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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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