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10 ways to help local businesses through these tough times

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic will take a toll on our economy, but we can work together to minimize the negative impact. Place carryout orders from local restaurants One of the easiest ways to help, and let’s face it, give yourself a break too, is to pick up a curbside carry-out from your favorite local restaurants. Manty national chains are offering this option

By |April 1st, 2020|

April 2020

These are unprecedented times, making this one of the most unusual 12 Things to Do posts we’ve ever created. Just because we’re all staying at home to keep each other safe, doesn’t mean there aren’t opportunities for enjoyment and enrichment. Here are a dozen virtual ways to be informed and inspired by our state’s creativity and ingenuity in April. April 5 FestiFools They may not be

By |March 30th, 2020|

Governor Whitmer issues stay at home order

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday issued a "stay home" order to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus, ordering Michigan residents to stay at home except for essential purposes and telling nonessential businesses to stop asking employees to report to work. The order, which is in place through April 13, also bans all public and private gatherings of any size outside of a family home.

By |March 23rd, 2020|

Pioneering aviator Michigan’s Harriet Quimby breaks barriers

All lives are molded, more or less, by our first teachings. True courtesy, sympathy, and sincerity are the most powerful factors for good in either home or public life.~Harriet Quimby March is Women’s History Month, so while researching a topic for this month, I began looking at notable women from the Mitten State. There are many illustrious women that I could have chosen, from Diana Ross

By |March 1st, 2020|

12 Michigan honorees are among 2020 James Beard semifinalists

There is perhaps no more prestigious honor in the restaurant world than to be acknowledged by the James Beard Foundation. Today, there are a dozen chefs and eateries in Michigan with reason to celebrate. The foundation has announced its list of Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists, and Michigan, particularly Detroit, is well-represented. Best New Restaurant: Saffron De Twah, Detroit Capturing a national honor, this friendly, neighborhood

By |February 26th, 2020|

125 reasons to visit Mackinac in 2020

While there’s hardly ever a reason not to visit Mackinac Island and the beautiful area that surrounds it, 2020 presents a particularly magical opportunity. Mackinac State Historic Parks is turning 125 this year and, as such, its team has created 125 days of events throughout the 2020 season, spread across its family of sites and parks. Many people may be unaware that before Mackinac Island became

By |February 25th, 2020|
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