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Organic vs. Local: What’s the difference?

Many people aren’t aware of the difference between organic and local food. In TIME Magazine’s recent poll, 23% of people think that local produce is always organic, but in reality, local produce does not have to follow the same regulations as organic…

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Give back this weekend with Arise Detroit’s Neighborhoods Day

Being a Detroiter means being a part of the positive change going on within the city. If you’ve never volunteered in Detroit before, this weekend is your chance! Arise Detroit’s 8th annual Neighborhoods Day provides organizations a means to start…

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Buckle up: What you need to know about car seat safety

If you have a child in a car seat, proper installation and buckling can be the difference between life and death. Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in children younger than 14. Properly installed rear-facing car seats reduce…

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John Ball Zoo: Go for the new tigers, stay for some healthy fun

Tigers are back at John Ball Zoo! The new Crawford Tigers of the Realm exhibit opened in June, and the big cats have attendance on the rise. Three Amur tigers: males Yuri and Kuza, and female Nika have been warmly…

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Canning lets you preserve summer flavors all year long

At the convergence of the local food movement, do-it-yourself, and environmentalism, is a practice that many might find a little old-school: canning. “With the accessibility of fresh fruits and vegetables, I think it’s definitely making a comeback,” said Jolon Hull,…

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Running tattoo is permanent reminder to pursue health for one Michigan man

The tattoo on Wyoming resident Tom Popma’s left calf is officially the Fifth Third Riverbank Run logo. For Popma, it’s much more than that. It’s become an almost talismanic reminder for the 32-year-old to never return to unhealthy habits he’s…

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Experience the Eastern Market this weekend

If you’re looking for a way to get great food, support a thriving community, and have a great time shopping, the Eastern Market does it best. Farmer’s markets are important community anchors. There are farmers markets all across the state….

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Experience the beauty of Southeast Michigan with a trip to Belle Isle

When is the last time you visited Belle Isle? If the answer is more than six months ago, you are due for a trip! The fountain is functional, the attractions are open and the park is buzzing with summer activity….

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Four blueberry festivals you won’t want to miss

Summer is in full swing, and that means blueberry season is too (yes, Michigan is about more than just cherries). July is even National Blueberry Month! The sweet, sometimes tart berries are a favorite summertime treat that can be incorporated…

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