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Get Off the Bench and Become a Star

While most of the time “Buy Michigan Now” is described as a campaign, the truth is, it is more than that. It is a living, breathing evolving idea. In short, it’s a MOVEMENT. Individuals and entities continue to come together...

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DNR Auction of Surplus Public Land Starts Dec. 11

Eighty-one individual land parcels in Michigan, ranging in size from less than an acre to 160 acres, will be available for sale by sealed-bid auction starting Tuesday, Dec. 11. The auction is part of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’...

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The Frostbitten Convention That Secured Our Beloved Upper Peninsula

This time of year often brings some heated college football rivalries, and none more nationally-known than the University of Michigan versus Ohio State University. It seems as though these two colleges, and by extension, these two states, have a deep animosity...

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The Harrowing Tale of Michigan's Joe Beyrle: WWII Veteran of Two Countries

With this being the month of November, I thought it appropriate to write an article about a hometown veteran. To me, the story of Joseph Beyrle is made for Hollywood. Joe was an American soldier who was given accolades by...

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Experience Eastern Market's New Palette of Colors

Long known as a palate-pleaser, Detroit’s Eastern Market is now pleasing to palettes of a much different kind. Over the past four years, an astounding visual transformation has been taking place in the historic district. Already worth a visit as...

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URC Contributes $18.7 Billion to Michigan’s Economy

"Silicon Valley" is not just a comedy on HBO, it's a term that has become synonymous with technology, research, and innovation. It's derived from the San Francisco Bay area in northern California, where a Stanford University professor encouraged his students...

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2018 Design House Has Unprecedented Star Power

It’s almost time for another Designer’s Show House. The biennial event always draws throngs of people eager to see a stunning home, with new twists contrived through the creative genius of some of the region’s top interior designers. This, the...

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Honoring Michigan's First Female Conservation Officer

By all accounts, Huldah Neal was no one to fool with. That’s not to say she wasn’t liked or respected throughout Grand Traverse County, Michigan, which she called home for 70 years. In fact, her 1931 obituary mourned her loss, describing...

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A Quick Guide to the 2018-19 Michigan Fishing Season

Spring marks the start of a new fishing season in Michigan. Every year over 1.2 million anglers take to the lakes and waterways in Michigan, creating a $2.5 billion impact on the local economy. Michigan is home to more than 11,000...

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Experience the Warmth of Lowell, Michigan

Main Street in Historical downtown Lowell is a great place to find what you need and what you want. You will find a palate pleasing mix of new and old, traditional and contemporary and everything in between. Hungry? Lowell has you...

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10 Stores Filled with Michigan-Made Gift Ideas

Art Is In Market (Ann Arbor, Clinton Township, Livonia, and Novi) Art Is In Market is a unique gallery of original art by local Michigan artists, but unlike many traditional galleries, it is operated by the artists themselves. Like an art...

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Cadillac Headquarters Returning to Motor City

Following a trend of ongoing good news for Detroit’s automotive sector, Cadillac is relocating its headquarters to the Motor City, or more accurately, to Warren. News of the decision was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, and has since been...

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12 Things To Do During October in Michigan

The trees are really beginning to change color, football season is heating up, and cider is flowing everywhere. Here are just a dozen unique ways to make the most of fall.   October 4-9 Bright Walls – Jackson Jackson is about to take...

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Frankenmuth Cheese Haus Celebrates 50 Years in Business

 If you’ve ever been to Frankenmuth, especially with kids, chances are you recognize the iconic Cheese Haus mouse. Thousands of families have stopped to see him for what used to be a photo opportunity, but is now better known as...

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Highlights of 2018 Making It In Michigan Conference

Each November, the MSU Product Center, part of Michigan State University’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, brings together food producers, buyers, and representatives from supporting entities for Making It In Michigan. Part trade show expo and part educational conference,...

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Buying Local for Your Thanksgiving Feast

If you’re going to find yourself in a grocery store buying food to entertain family and friends this month, you are certainly not alone. Most of us tend to eat more during the holiday season, so it stands to reason...

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View a Menagerie of Glass in Dearborn

It is common at this time of year for families to visit pumpkin patches and farmers markets all over the state in search of a special orange squash that is just the right shape and size to become one of...

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The Delectable Brews of Fall

Welcoming a new season isn't just about a change in weather, it also brings welcome changes that are sure to please the palate. For example, it turns out that pumpkin and autumnal spices can taste just as enjoyable in a...

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Los Angeleno Recommends Her BMNFest Favorites

I'm sitting on a plane, listening to the list of snack options being presented to me by my American Airlines attendant, turning them all down, knowing I have something with me that's even better.  Rosted Spicy Crunchy Lentils. Otherwise known...

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How Strong is Your Beercabulary?

July marks Craft Beer Month here in Michigan. The quantity and quality of craft beers continues to grow each year, here in the Great Beer State, leading more and more people want to taste new versions. Unfortunately, in some cases the...

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Michigan's Top Ten Christmas Traditions

For most of us, the holiday season is steeped in our own unique traditions. When I was a kid, for example, Santa used to come and pound on our door early on Christmas Eve. He would drop one gift in...

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12 Things To Do During December in Michigan

Lights, entertainment, and new year's celebrations take center stage during this festive month. Here are some extra special happenings around the state. Dec 7-Dec 18 Christmas Cabaret – Augusta If you’re looking to get in the holiday spirit, a visit to The...

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12 Things to Do in Michigan in November

There is no more important thing you can do this month than vote on November 6, but there may be a few things that are more fun. Here are a dozen ideas… Nov 4 All Things Detroit Holiday Edition – Detroit Already...

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5 Scrumptious Ways to Drink Your Apples

It’s apple harvesting season, and there’s nothing quite like biting into one of these sweet, crispy fruits of fall. That is of course, unless you take advantage of one of the many other scrumptious ways to drink in all that...

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7 Spooktacular Michigan Destinations

October in Michigan is about more than cider and corn mazes, when we embrace fear in its many forms. From the abundance of scary movies on TV to the costume shops in every other strip mall, to the haunted houses...

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12 Things to Do in Michigan in September

School is back in session, but fun still abounds across the state as we turn our attention toward cider mills, football games, and trees bursting with color. Here are just a few special ways to enjoy the delights of September...

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Top 10 Tips for Picking Apples

The air is getting crisper and so are Michigan’s apples. September and October are prime apple-picking months and there are U-Pick orchards all over the state for some fresh food and family fun. Before you head out, here are ten...

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12 Things To Do During July in Michigan

Boating, beaching, baseball, and of course fairs and fests galore are in full force this month. Here are just a dozen examples to explore around the state. July 5-7 Bay City Fireworks Festival – Bay City Many communities offer up some firework...

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Celebrating Pioneering Women of Michigan Wine

Would you be surprised to learn that the first American woman to earn the title Master Sommelier is from Michigan – or that the Winemaker of one of Michigan’s largest wineries is a woman? It’s Women’s History Month. Help us...

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12 Things To Do During June in Michigan

The weather is downright hot, graduates are marching, and fests are on the rise. June means that summer has finally arrived in Michigan, and so have a huge bevy of cool things to do.   June 1-3 Lyon Township International Kite Festival...

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Barbara Pietron Writes a New Chapter for Herself

After years in the corporate world, Royal Oak-based author, Barbara Pietron, found herself with a chance at a second career. Inspired by a lifetime love of reading, and with a background in technical writing, she decided to pursue a career...

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