Winetasting in the age of COVID

Traditionally this is a wonderful time of year to make a visit to your favorite winery, or explore a wine trail, and this year is no exception. Grapes are ripening, the air is getting crisper, leaves are starting to change color…oh, and there’s wine! However, COVID-19 has changed the usual procedures so it’s best to prepare and

Winetasting in the age of COVID2020-09-03T13:20:24-04:00

Exploring Michigan’s least known scenic byway

It’s a strange thing to experience cabin fever in the summer, and yet, in this most unusual of years, many people have. If you’re among them then perhaps it’s time to hit the road. How about exploring one of our state’s lesser known scenic byways? The River Road National Scenic Byway is a 22-mile stretch between the

Exploring Michigan’s least known scenic byway2020-09-03T12:21:57-04:00

The ‘Boy Governor’ who made Michigan a state

Stevens Mason wasn’t born in Michigan. He didn’t die in Michigan either, yet he is very well-known for being a true Michiganian, and his influence on our state is undeniable. Also known as the Boy Governor, Stevens was instrumental in Michigan gaining statehood. The month of September has quite a few important dates in our state, and

The ‘Boy Governor’ who made Michigan a state2020-09-02T17:51:12-04:00

New Michigan-themed digital cookbook released

Perhaps the only thing that can make Michigan’s agricultural products and inventive locally-produced foods even more tantalizing is when talented chefs combine them and take them to a masterful new level. That’s what makes Taste the Local Difference’s (TLD)new digital cookbook such an exciting addition to Michigan’s foodie culture. The Traverse city-based local food marketing company has

New Michigan-themed digital cookbook released2020-09-02T17:31:18-04:00

Journeying up to Michigan’s best hard cider makers

As the harvesting of cherries gives way to apples, and trips to beaches give way to cider mill visits, the craving for the fruits of one of Michigan’s fastest growing industries also seems to naturally increase. While the state has long been known for wine and beer, hard cider has now become a quintessential component of its

Journeying up to Michigan’s best hard cider makers2020-09-02T16:12:01-04:00

September 2020

As we continue to adjust to our new reality, some events are taking place in modified form, and some are being adapted to a virtual setting. Either way, there are lots of fun options to explore this month. Here are a dozen of our favorites. September 1-5 Chairlift Ride at Crystal Mountain – Thompsonville There’s nothing quite

September 20202020-09-02T16:05:12-04:00

Taking a glimpse into the past at Detroit’s Historic Fort Wayne

The year was 1841, and the United States faced another possible threat from Great Britain, the same nation from whom it had won freedom only 65 years ago, and who tried again to retake it 28 years prior. In August of this year, Congress appropriated hundreds of dollars to build a chain of forts from the East

Taking a glimpse into the past at Detroit’s Historic Fort Wayne2020-08-01T15:19:57-04:00

August 2020

Events remain elusive around the state, but many summer destinations and adventures are available again, so grab your mask and hit the road. Here are 12 fun options. Summer Saturdaze at Gilmore Car Museum The Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners is happily welcoming guests back again. If you’re not familiar with the place, you’ll be surprised

August 20202020-07-27T09:24:51-04:00

Legendary Dorothy Zehnder inducted into Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame

Once you meet Dorothy Zehnder, it’s hard to forget her. She may be a tad diminutive in stature, but she’s definitely not short on kindness, charm or energy. In fact, the 98-year young matriarch of the Zehnder family still works full time six days a week! She is the co-founder and co-owner of the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn,

Legendary Dorothy Zehnder inducted into Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame2020-07-27T00:07:30-04:00

Up your summer grill game

Whether it’s a charcoal hibachi at the beach or firing up a gas-powered beast in the backyard, summer is definitely grill season in Michigan. With many of us lounging more at home this year, there’s never been a better time to up your grill game. Here are some flavorful suggestions. Fish Grilled fish is a really healthy

Up your summer grill game2020-07-26T22:37:10-04:00
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