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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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An Insider's Guide to Enjoying Greenfield Village

It’s a common misconception that Greenfield Village does not open until Michigan’s unofficial start of summer, more commonly known as Memorial Weekend. Actually, while The Henry Ford’s outdoor museum is closed during the majority of the winter, it reopens annually...

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The Glacial Impact Over Time on Our Economy

It’s hard to believe that something that happened over ten thousand years ago, could have a significant affect on the economy today, but that is absolutely true in the case of the state known as Michigan.   While it is difficult to...

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Kalamazoo Coffee Biz Provides Grounds to Do Good

When Mark Smutek first got enamored with an old abandoned gas station in Kalamazoo back in the early ‘90s, it’s a safe bet that he never imagined his efforts would someday help support the dreams of young boxers in Detroit,...

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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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Nominations Open for Farm-to-Table Restaurants Awards

Once upon a time, on the rare occasion that a family went out to a restaurant to get something to eat, they could be confident that the food they would consume came from the same local farmers from which they...

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Top 6 Resources for Women Business Owners in Michigan

Often we see women portrayed in the media as being caddy or conniving with one another, especially when it comes to business. My personal experience could not be further from the truth. I have found that every time I have...

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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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Stocking Up on Michigan Spirits

Sometimes it’s hard to tell which came first, the rise in popularity of craft cocktails or the availability of handcrafted and small batch spirits, but they unquestionably go hand in hand now. Consumers are increasingly on the hunt for unique...

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8 Delicious Ways to Celebrate Michigan Wine Month

May has been proclaimed Michigan Wine Month by Governor Rick Snyder. According to the official proclamation Michigan's wine grape and wine industry contributes $5.4 billion in economic impact, including $253 million in tourism spending and creates more than 47,000 jobs....

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Flavorful Michigan Salsas Are Heating Things Up

 With summer barbecues and picnics just around the corner it’s the perfect time to explore some of the most flavorful salsas coming out of our state. The abundance of produce grown locally, and the creativity of our entrepreneurs, has led...

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Michigan's Oldest Winery Expands

Paw Paw’s St. Julian Winery, Michigan’s oldest and longest-operating winery, has set its sights on expansion. The company has announced plans to open two new tasting locations this year according to Nancie Oxley, Vice President and Winemaker. “This is an exciting...

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Valentine Gifts for Her

Valentine’s Day has become the ultimate date night around America. Going out to dinner and/or catching a movie is commonplace, and a really great start. Yet everyone knows that adding a gift to the mix will almost always bring an...

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Valentine Gifts for Him

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Most of the gift suggestions for this romantic holiday tend to be geared toward women, but men deserve to know how much they're loved too. Here are some fun ways to show your...

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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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Master Jeweler Ted Lepczynski Draws Inspiration from Michigan

Michigan Jeweler Ted Lepczynski’s artistic journey began over 40 years ago when he served as an apprentice under old world master jewelers at the Meyer Jewelers Headquarters in Detroit.  Ted’s role included participating in the manufacturing, repair and finishing of fine...

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Best Beer Stops in Kalamazoo

With its multi-year designation as Beer City USA, there is no doubt that Grand Rapids is one of the best places to experience frothy goodness, but make no mistake, it’s not the only awesome beer town in the state. Kalamazoo...

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12 Things To Do in a Michigan May

May is full of art, music, flowers, and opportunities to salute our brave troops, past and present.   May 4 Downtown Art Walk – Tecumseh This is a lovely time of year for an evening stroll, and you can hardly find a sweeter...

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12 Things to Do in a Michigan April

Maple running in trees and fools running in the streets are just two of the ways Michigan comes to life after a sleepy winter this spring. Here are some of April’s highlights.   April 5-7 Grand Rapids Film Festival – Grand Rapids Unlike...

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Monte Nagler Proves It's Never Too Late to Focus on Your Passion

Farmington-based photographer, Monte Nagler was not always making his living behind the lens. After graduating from the University of Michigan, he first became a car designer and automotive product planner. Eventually Monte turned his professional pursuits to photography. His passion...

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12 Things To Do in March

She seems to be coming in like a lion, but we’re all looking forward to her going out like a lamb. Regardless of weather, March always brings some tremendous opportunities for revelry.     March 5-10 KBS Week – Grand Rapids AND...

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12 Things To Do in a Michigan February

The arrival of February makes us realize spring will eventually come, but not until we have some more winter fun. Feb 1-28 The Science Behind Pixar – Dearborn The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation takes guests behind the animated curtains of...

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Michigan Takes Gold at Wine Competitions

It's winter-time and Team USA is ready to go for Gold at the Olympics. Here in Michigan, our wineries have been going for glory all year long, making this a good time to reflect on recent wine competitions, and Michigan’s...

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