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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...

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Walking Through 300 Years of History at The Henry Ford

July is the month that we, as a nation, celebrate our birthday and our history. Though Independence Day is usually known for family, cookouts and fireworks, we must always remember the history behind the holiday. One Michigan man, Henry Ford,...

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How Ten Cents a Meal Can Change the Lives of Michigan Children

Michigan is the second most agriculturally diverse state and a national leader in the cultivation of apples, asparagus, blueberries, tart cherries, green beans, dry beans, potatoes and squash. Despite our diverse and rich produce production, most Michiganders fall short of...

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New Product Can Help Thousands Suffering from Dexterity Issues

Perhaps the only thing harder than watching someone you love struggle with a seemingly simple task, is to be the person for whom the task seems almost impossible. One such chore is buttoning a shirt. Most of us have done...

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Michigan: First In and First Out of Prohibition

The month of May marks the anniversary of Michigan Prohibition, which began on May 1, 1917. “But wait," say those of you who know your Constitutional History. “Prohibition was the 18th Amendment and that took effect on January 17, 1920.”...

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Public Television Launches New Show about the Great Lakes

I defy anyone to spend time in Michigan and not be at least a little in awe of the incredible lakes that surround it. The serenity of a sunrise over Lake Huron and the majesty of a sunset over Lake...

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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...

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Bless You Boys: A History of the Detroit Tigers

April. It is officially spring, and there is much going on in the world of sports. In hockey, the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin, as do the NBA playoffs, and of course one NCAA basketball team will experience ‘One Shining Moment’...

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Michigan Woman Earns Medal for Civil War Valor

There are many accounts throughout history of women who dress as men and go off to fight gloriously in battle and the Civil War has no shortage of examples. One of the most well-known women who joined the army is...

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Celebrate National Reading Month with These Notable Books

As an adult it seems like every New Year’s Day I make a plan to read more, and then life gets in the way. Fortunately, I seem to get a jumpstart when March rolls around because it’s National Reading Month....

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Who Was Lee Iacocca?

If you’re under forty and living, it’s entirely possible that the name Lee Iacocca means nothing to you, yet his was once a household name. The automotive giant passed away yesterday due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease. Throughout his ninety-four...

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How to Give a Great Interview

Ok, you – or your PR agency – have landed a coveted press interview but you’re a rookie when it comes to media interviews. Don’t stress! It is absolutely normal to be a little nervous – even media interview pros get...

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$20,000 Hardware Pitch Competition Launched in Detroit

Lawrence Technological University’s (LTU) Centrepolis Accelerator and Planet M are looking for the next great ideas in hardware development. The two entities are teaming up for a pitch competition that will take place in conjunction with the Hardware Tech Summit,...

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IoT Tech Connect Conference Returning to Detroit

Increasingly homes and businesses are filling up with smart phones and televisions, security systems we can control and monitor from other places, and even appliances that connect to the Internet. Many transportation systems are already dependent upon accessing the Internet,...

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Ray's Red Hots Is Surprisingly Green

At first glance, it might be easy to dismiss Ray’s Red Hots in Ann Arbor as just another hot dog joint. Yet, it’s so much more than that, and there’s nothing ordinary about their delicious dogs either. One of the...

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Michigan Restaurants Earn 9 James Beard Nominations

America just shined its spotlight on the Academy Awards, and now it turns toward the “Oscars” of the food industry, otherwise known as the James Beard Awards. These culinary accolades seek to honor the skill and expertise of top chefs...

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Family Recipe Sparks Delectable Adventure

Throughout the years of running this campaign I’ve met many food producers across the state with remarkably similar origin stories. It all starts with a phenomenal family recipe, followed by the encouragement of loved ones, and then some innovative twists...

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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...

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Inside Detroit's First Winery in Sixty Years

As far back as 1679, French explorer, LaSalle, and his crew, reported making wine from grapes growing wildly and abundantly along the Detroit River. Similarly, Cadillac, credited with discovering Detroit in 1701, wrote of vines heavy with grapes and the...

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10 Spectacular Ways to Spoil Mom

There’s an argument to be made that every day of the year should be Mother’s Day, but let’s face it, most are kids days instead. Thankfully, the second Sunday of each year, we finally focus our attention on all the...

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5 Unique Snacks You Just Have to Try

The season of road trips, picnics, and beach days is nearly upon us. What better time than now to up your snack game? These unique options will tantalize your palate and perhaps even surprise a guest or two.   Original Cinnful Crunch...

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New Brews Are Springing Up in Michigan

March not only marks the return of greenery and baseball, in many cases it also harkens in the release of some of Michigan’s most popular and unique brews. You’ll notice an influx of wheat and fruit in most of these...

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Michigan Maple Weekends Are Back

Long before European settlers came to Michigan, maple syrup was an agricultural staple. The spring thaw would start sap flowing, and Native Americans tapped the trees to collect the sap then boiled it down to create sweet syrup. While the...

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Michigan Distillers Capture 9 Medals in National Competition

The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA), has announced the winners of its Sixth Annual Judging of Craft Spirits. The annual Awards marked the official opening day of the 2019 ACSA Distillers Convention and Vendor Trade Show in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Michigan...

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The Evolution of Dragon's Milk

To many beer connoisseurs, Dragon’s Milk is the nectar that truly put New Holland Brewing Company on the map. The West Michigan-based company opened its doors in 1996, and in 2001 a “legend” was born. The release of the first...

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12 Things to Do During August in Michigan

Summer is still in full swing and there are plenty of delightful events and activities awaiting us around the state this month. August 1-3 JazzFest – Lansing The 25th annual Lansing JazzFest will take place in the streets of Old Town, amidst...

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12 Things to Do in July in Michigan

Summer has finally arrived, as has the heat. No complaints, though, it’s just good to see the sun. It also means boats, beaches, and loads of events. Here are just a dozen examples to explore around the state this month. July...

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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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