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Holiday Gift Guide: What to Buy For a Busy Mom

No matter how big or small your gift list is, finding affordable, fabulous presents for everyone on it is no easy task. We want to help by sharing some of the best Michigan-inspired gifts around. Below is a sneak peek…

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Top 7 Tree Lighting Ceremonies in Michigan

As temperatures continue to dip and snowflakes begin to fall, communities across the Mitten are welcoming the start of another holiday season with tree-lighting celebrations. The annual tradition of public tree-lighting events dates back to the 1920s when President Calvin…

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6 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

It’s pretty easy to give thanks for what you have during the holiday season, but it is also a prime time to actually give it back by volunteering in the community. Nearly 100,000 Michiganders are food insecure (limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe…

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The Budget-Friendly Guide to Family Vacations

In a perfect world, winter vacation is the ideal time to go on a family trip. The kids are out of school, many offices are closed and there are lots of fun winter destinations. But after weeks of spending money…

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5 Reasons to Visit Lansing This Weekend

Be merry, jolly, and bright in the state capitol this weekend! The 30th annual Silver Bells in the City kicks off Friday evening, Nov. 21, 2014 in downtown Lansing, and there’s a whole weekend’s worth of family fun to be…

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#MIKidsCan Program Computers and More, With Local Start-Up

Wixom based Kidpreneur is a technological start-up that helps kids hone and refine their creative skills to become little entrepreneurs. Through coding, HTML, Minecraft, robotics classes and more, the organization fosters a sense of intellectualism for kids and helps them learn…

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10 Michigan Parades and Festivals to Get Your Kids In The Holiday Spirit

Michiganders love a good celebration, especially around the holidays. While there are too many fairs, festivals, craft shows, and parades to list here, we’re spotlighting ten exceptional holiday-themed events from around the state. Bundle up and make time to celebrate…

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Sign Up for Michigan Turkey Trot Races and Kick Off a Healthy Holiday Season

Robyn Rakoniewski ran track in high school, but hung up her running shoes to devote herself to a full-time career, family, and raising two children. “Life was always an excuse,” she said. Last year, the 41-year-old decided it was time…

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Our Kitchen Table Addresses Food Justice in West Michigan

Helping neighbors take control of the food they eat is the central mission of Grand Rapids’ Our Kitchen Table (OKT). “Everybody has a right to good, nutritious food,” said Lisa Oliver-King, OKT Executive Director. The grassroots, non-profit organization works with neighborhoods…

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