Calling all Michigan-based authors

The Buy Michigan Now Festival is returning to Downtown Northville Aug 5-7, 2022. In keeping with tradition, the event offers local authors an opportunity to sign and sell books. Traditionally, over the course of the weekend, 25-30,000 people attend this upbeat celebration of Buy Michigan Week. Writers selected to participate will be provided with a tent, or

Calling all Michigan-based authors2022-06-21T14:44:41-04:00

12 Things to do in Michigan in June 2022

With the unofficial start of summer behind us, fun is rising like the temperature. Here are our 12 things to do in Michigan in June 2022. June 1-5 JumpstART – Kalamazoo Kalamazoo kicks its summer off by embracing the arts. Previously known as June Jubilee, this extended weekend is chock-full of art, music, food, and fun in

12 Things to do in Michigan in June 20222022-06-03T14:50:52-04:00

Taste the Local Difference publishes 2022 food guide

Since 2015, Taste the Local Difference has been publishing an annual food guide focused on the bounty available in our state. If you're curious about past editions, you can peruse digital versions here. Meanwhile, the Traverse City-based marketing and food consulting agency is prepping to release its 2022 edition. The 100-page magazine celebrates Michigan’s local food culture

Taste the Local Difference publishes 2022 food guide2022-05-31T23:45:10-04:00

Musket wound forever changes medical history

Two men working together led to incredible scientific discovery in the early 1800s. One was highly educated, a former teacher, and a trained physician. While the other was an illiterate voyageur who worked a hard, physical job until an accident changed his life. This incident would lead to one of the most amazing studies of the human

Musket wound forever changes medical history2022-06-01T00:07:13-04:00

Buy Michigan Now Festival Vendor Zones

Downtown Northville is utilizing street space that was available to vendors in previous years for a Social District. Consequently, the layout for the  2022 Buy Michigan Now Festival is unlike it has been in previous years. The reduction in available space has also led to pricing adjustments. The map below provides zones by price in order to

Buy Michigan Now Festival Vendor Zones2022-05-05T11:36:11-04:00

A history of what was Michigan Agricultural College

Michigan has long been a farming community. In the mid-1800s, it was determined that institutes of higher education that focused on teaching practical agriculture, science, military science, and engineering would be productive. This was inspired, in part, by the industrial revolution and changing social classes of the entire country. In 1850, the Michigan Constitution decided to create

A history of what was Michigan Agricultural College2022-05-31T18:36:17-04:00

Buy Michigan Now Festival Scheduled Vendors

The following organizations are scheduled to participate in the 2022 Buy Michigan Now Festival All That Glitters & More of Shelby Township Almonds R Nuts of Northville American Metal Roofs of Flint Argent Tape & Label of Plymouth Backwoods Sugar Shack of Six Lakes BB's Boutique of Allendale Belledines BBQ Sauce and Seasonings of St. Clair Shores

Buy Michigan Now Festival Scheduled Vendors2022-06-27T14:37:19-04:00

Busch’s launches food drive for area children

According to Feeding America, 1,299,020 people in Michigan are facing hunger, and 305,190 of them are children. The need for children becomes even more drastic as the academic year comes to a close, and many meals provided through schools become unavailable. That is the driving force behind a food drive by Busch’s Fresh Food Market that is running from

Busch’s launches food drive for area children2022-05-01T09:31:26-04:00

8 great ways to celebrate Michigan Wine Month

May has been proclaimed Michigan Wine Month by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. According to the official proclamation, Michigan's wine and wine grape industry contributes $5.4 billion in economic impact. That includes a whopping $253 million in tourism spending. It also supports more than 47,000 jobs. That makes it an industry worth honoring, and let’s face it, there are

8 great ways to celebrate Michigan Wine Month2022-05-01T14:25:17-04:00

12 things to do in Michigan in May 2022

The cold has come and gone all spring so far, but we’re finally heating things up with our 12 things to do in Michigan in May 2022. Flowers are blooming, boats are reappearing in our lakes, and a month of delightful experiences awaits. May 6-8 Glass Spring Fling – Dearborn Thankfully, the talented folks at Glass Academy have

12 things to do in Michigan in May 20222022-04-30T13:23:36-04:00

Springtime fun in Frankenmuth

Once upon a time, Frankenmuth was a relatively ordinary little hamlet in Saginaw County that had been founded by German settlers. That is, until local businessman William “Tiny” Zehnder had an idea. He wanted to add atmosphere to what was then Fischer’s Hotel, by adding Bavarian Architecture. The idea took hold in the late 1950s, and before

Springtime fun in Frankenmuth2022-04-08T10:26:45-04:00

Add a taste of Michigan to your Easter basket

When I was a little girl, the Easter Bunny always seemed to have a partnership with Sanders, as was reflected in my basket. I was a Detroit kid, so naturally that made sense. Luckily, our favorite furry friend of spring seems to have an excellent relationship with several companies throughout the state. In case you’re looking to

Add a taste of Michigan to your Easter basket2022-04-08T00:23:33-04:00

U of M researchers led the fight to eradicate polio

Poliomyelitis. No one has been diagnosed with it originating in the United States since 1979, yet people still suffer from the effects. Before the 21st Century, the disease, more commonly known as polio, was dreaded. Most cases occurred in children aged six months to four years old. The fear of this disease caused many people to stay

U of M researchers led the fight to eradicate polio2022-04-07T19:56:44-04:00

12 things to do in Michigan in April 2022

The weather may not be fully cooperating yet, but spring is in full swing with our 12 things to do in Michigan in April 2022. Whether you’re more excited about Easter fun, dance parties, or beer at the ballpark, there’s something for you. April 8 Tigers Opening Day – Detroit It took a little while to get

12 things to do in Michigan in April 20222022-04-07T16:06:55-04:00

11 local authors earn 2022 Michigan Notable Book honors

Each year, the Michigan Notable Book (MNB) list features 20 books, published during the previous calendar year, which are about or set in Michigan, or written by a Michigan author. Selections include a variety of genres, both fiction and nonfiction, that appeal to many audiences and explore topics and issues close to the hearts of Michigan residents.

11 local authors earn 2022 Michigan Notable Book honors2022-03-03T14:53:44-05:00

5 beer releases that will make you ready for spring

Snow is melting. Waterfalls are thawing. Maple sap is flowing. These are all among the many joys of springtime in Michigan. As the weather warms many beer drinkers find their tastes moving away from the brown ales, stouts, and porters of winter and toward the wheat and fruit that transitions us into summer. These 5 delectable spring

5 beer releases that will make you ready for spring2022-03-03T14:59:45-05:00

Michigan Maple Syrup Weekends return

Each spring, as the days get longer and the temperatures begin to rise, Michiganders head out into the woods to take part in the state’s oldest agricultural activity…tapping maple trees for sap to be turned into mouth-watering maple syrup, candies and other sweet treats. This year, 24 members of the Michigan Maple Syrup Association (spread out throughout

Michigan Maple Syrup Weekends return2022-03-02T18:33:57-05:00

12 things to do in Michigan in March 2022

Our 12 things to do in Michigan in March 2022 focus on food, flutters and frivolity. March 1-April 30 Butterflies Are Blooming – Grand Rapids One of the most welcome signs of spring returns. The conservatory at Meijer Gardens heats up to welcome butterflies and winter-weary guests. You’ll feel like you’re in Florida with 85-degree temps and

12 things to do in Michigan in March 20222022-03-02T20:09:37-05:00

Pictured Rocks adds entrance fees

Hugging the Lake Superior shore for a resplendent 42 miles, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is one of Michigan’s most precious gems. There are waterfalls to explore, trails to trek, and incredible vistas in nearly any direction. The area welcomed a record 1.2 million visitors in 2020. Naturally that raised some questions about care and safety. Consequently, an

Pictured Rocks adds entrance fees2022-03-02T17:24:23-05:00

Ann Arbor venture capital firm seeks applications for its UnDemo Day

Applications for Renaissance Venture Capital’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) UnDemo Day® are now open. Early-stage companies seeking capital in the next 18 months are encouraged to apply. UnDemo Day is a virtual extension of Renaissance’s biannual event that connects regional startups with hundreds of venture capital funds from around the country. It will be held Wednesday, April 27,

Ann Arbor venture capital firm seeks applications for its UnDemo Day2022-03-04T08:52:35-05:00

What building was considered Michigan’s first skyscraper?

When people hear the term skyscrapers, they usually think of the Empire State Building or the Willis Tower. These properties shoot up over a thousand feet, and stand out among the majestic skylines of New York City and Chicago. However, the early buildings that were considered skyscrapers, while impressive and beautiful, were only between ten and twenty

What building was considered Michigan’s first skyscraper?2022-02-22T01:26:05-05:00

12 things to do in Michigan in February 2022

Our state is a winter wonderland for a little while longer, so get out and enjoy these 12 things to do in Michigan in February 2022. February 3-6 Michigan International Auto Show – Grand Rapids After a year of interruption, this popular showcase of available vehicles is back. Visitors will find trucks, SUV's, crossovers, hybrids, electrics, luxury

12 things to do in Michigan in February 20222022-02-22T00:39:37-05:00

Porcupine Mountains 2022 Artist-in-Residence Program seeking applications

Anyone who has ever visited the Porcupine Mountains has likely been a little inspired. Some of us feel a desire to travel more. Others wish to slow life down. One or two may even reflect upon their place in the world. Then there are those with an artistic passion, for whom a visit sparks immense productivity. Are

Porcupine Mountains 2022 Artist-in-Residence Program seeking applications2022-03-02T14:36:35-05:00

12 things to do in Michigan in January 2022

Omicron has numbers rising again so most of our 12 things to do in Michigan in January 2022 are centered around the great outdoors. It’s time to embrace our winter wonderland. January 11 Gallery Chat: Michigan Arts & Artists – Grand Rapids No matter the season, Michigan is home to majestic landscapes, intriguing communities, and talented artists.

12 things to do in Michigan in January 20222022-01-08T10:44:34-05:00
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