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Northville adds sizzle to heat up winter dining scene

Since the pandemic hit, a number of cities and towns across the state identified specific areas to provide additional outdoor dining space for their restaurants. Some utilized the sidewalk in front of each eatery, while others did full street closures either for the entire period, or at designated times and days each week. Now, with COVID-numbers rising

Northville adds sizzle to heat up winter dining scene2020-11-15T20:48:52-05:00

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

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

7 really fun ways to enjoy Buy Michigan Week

It’s a tradition that started in 2009. While we encourage local spending all year long, for one special week each year (July 27-Aug 2, 2020), we ask people to make a more concerted effort to buy and try Michigan-made products; explore independent eateries and boutiques; learn more about local companies; and to share their long-time favorites and

7 really fun ways to enjoy Buy Michigan Week2020-07-26T20:18:37-04:00

10 Michigan companies making masks with style

A year ago, over even six months back, no one could’ve predicted the fashion trend sweeping the nation would be face masks. Yes, they are a necessary precaution during the pandemic, but in typical American form, they are now taking on stylish looks as well. Fabric masks can be washed and reused, yet for style’s sake, there

10 Michigan companies making masks with style2020-07-04T10:36:27-04:00

Little girl’s dream of inclusivity comes true in Commerce Twp.

After months of unprecedented fear and misery around our nation, today I had the refreshing opportunity to witness unbridled joy. Scarlet’s Playground in Commerce Township opened up to welcome a gaggle of giggling kids. The barrier-free, all-inclusive playground has been a primary mission for Scarlet’s Smile, a local 501(c)3 organization. The heart of the nonprofit, and the

Little girl’s dream of inclusivity comes true in Commerce Twp.2020-06-11T10:03:28-04:00

Michigan clothing brand aims to save our Great Lakes

We first introduced Jackson Riegler to our community when he was just a high school student developing a brand new, inspiring idea to help preserve the Great Lakes. He won our Up & Coming Entrepreneur Contest at the tender age of seventeen, back in 2017. Today, he’s a student at the University of Michigan with a full-blown

Michigan clothing brand aims to save our Great Lakes2020-04-22T09:19:01-04:00

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

10 ways to help local businesses through these tough times2020-04-22T16:07:17-04:00

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

125 reasons to visit Mackinac in 20202020-03-04T13:35:35-05:00

Plum Market Kitchen opens at Henry Ford Museum

What was once a small chain of Plum Market grocery shops has gradually expanded into several go-to destinations around Metro Detroit. The latest of these Plum Market Kitchens has now opened in the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. Plum Market Kitchen is a small-format spin-off of the full organics-focused grocery stores with which the company started.

Plum Market Kitchen opens at Henry Ford Museum2020-03-04T13:38:23-05:00

Frankenmuth mouse needs your help to get a name for his birthday

Over the years, the Frankenmuth Cheese Haus has become a Michigan’s Little Bavaria institution. 2018 marked its 50th anniversary, and included a move to a much larger location at 545 S. Main St. Naturally, its most famous resident came along to reside outside the new digs, and now he’s celebrating a big birthday too. I’m speaking, of

Frankenmuth mouse needs your help to get a name for his birthday2020-03-04T13:41:26-05:00

10 places in Michigan everyone should visit at least once

There’s a new decade upon us, which presents an opportunity for some fairly lofty travel goals. What could we do and where could we go with a whole decade to make it happen? Here are ten uniquely Michigan ideas that are so spectacular, they should be on any traveler’s bucket list. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Stretching for

10 places in Michigan everyone should visit at least once2020-03-05T08:44:38-05:00

Three winners in Ford’s $250,000 Corktown Mobility Challenge

Last year Ford Motor Company issued a challenge in Indianapolis, Austin, Mexico City, and Detroit. The idea behind the City: One Mobility Challenge was to identify new ways to make it easier for people to get around. In Detroit, three winning proposals have now been identified and the groups behind them will share $250,000 in funding to

Three winners in Ford’s $250,000 Corktown Mobility Challenge2020-03-04T13:42:31-05:00

Detroit’s TCF Center issues artist call for sculptor

The TCF Center in Detroit, formerly known as Cobo Hall, is seeking a new addition to its impressive art collection. The Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority Art Foundation, otherwise known as Art at TCF Center, has announced a call to artists for a large-scale, exterior sculpture. This aesthetic addition to the city’s landscape will reside in the middle of

Detroit’s TCF Center issues artist call for sculptor2020-03-04T13:51:31-05:00

Ruth Adler Schnee retrospective opens at Cranbrook

When it comes to art and style, Michigan has been home to many revolutionary ideas and figures, though precious few have had the lasting impact on their craft as interior designer Ruth Adler Schnee. Before she created a body of textile patterns in the 1940s and 1950s that helped shape the look and feel of mid-century modernism,

Ruth Adler Schnee retrospective opens at Cranbrook2020-03-04T13:48:59-05:00

Detroit Collects exhibit to open at DIA

If you've ever driven past an elegant home and wondered how it is decorated inside, you're in for a treat. There's a new exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) that gives a glimpse into the homes of some prominent locals. Detroit Collects: Selections of African American Art from Private Collections, runs until March 15, 2020.

Detroit Collects exhibit to open at DIA2020-03-04T15:11:51-05:00

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 who have a net worth of more than $1 million. As one might expect, eight of the

Which Michigan city is a magnet for millionaire millennials?2020-03-04T15:12:12-05:00

University of Michigan 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 laid on September 24, 1817, near the corner of Bates and Congress, but the school eventually moved

University of Michigan returns to heart of Detroit after 180 years2020-03-04T15:13:14-05:00

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 Lunch Local will kick off its eighth year of grassroots economic development on October 15, 2019.

Join the credit union cash mob and lunch local on Oct 152020-03-04T15:05:29-05:00

Wayne State offers free tuition to Detroit high school 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 a full-time freshman in fall 2020. The announcement was made in front of an enthusiastic group of

Wayne State offers free tuition to Detroit high school grads2020-03-04T15:06:16-05:00

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 of my life and because of that, beekeeping just seemed like a natural progression that could achieve

Why I got into beekeeping2020-03-04T14:57:14-05:00

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 (July 28-Aug 4). Now around here we like every day to be about buying local throughout our state

What is the point of Buy Michigan Week?2020-03-04T14:57:45-05:00

4 Michigan artists capture national attention

The arts community in Michigan is vibrant and diverse, representing multiple genres. Every day there are talented Michiganders in recording studios, behind lenses, at rehearsals, across from canvases, and in front of laptops in coffee shops. They hone their skills and create so that the world will be nourished through art. That is why it is always

4 Michigan artists capture national attention2020-03-04T14:52:23-05:00
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