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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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