Tag Archives: Michigan

The Story of Holland’s Historic DeZwaan Windmill

The DeZwaan windmill at Windmill Island Gardens has been a symbol of Dutch pride and heritage in Holland, Mich., for 50 years. If the iconic windmill could talk, its stories would fill a book. Luckily, Alisa Crawford, the first Dutch-certified…

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Walk for Veggies: Exercise Pays at Neighborhood Center’s Market Walks

With four growing children and a husband to feed, Lansing resident Khadija Ahmed goes through food fast. So when she heard about the Allen Neighborhood Center’s Market Walk program, it didn’t take much to convince her to give it a…

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Mitten Movies: 15 Films You Didn’t Know were Made in Michigan

Michigan is known for many things. The Great Lakes, cherries, Motown, and Mackinac fudge are just a few things that spring to mind. However, did you know that Michigan is also a popular place to make films? Our historic buildings…

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U.P. State Fair Showcases Nature’s Beauty and Bounty

Need a little more Upper Peninsula in your life? This week is the perfect opportunity as the 87th Upper Peninsula State Fair will take place in Escanaba Aug. 17 – 23. Since 1928, the fair has provided a place for…

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Bringing Boards Downtown: Why a Skate Park Could Be In GR’s Future

Mike Dallas has already undergone surgery on his right shoulder. He needs another operation on his left. The owner of Bustin’ Boards, a Brooklyn, New York-based longboard manufacturer, makes his home in Grand Rapids, which is where he grew up….

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Take Your Kids Foraging and Make Easy Sumac “Lemonade”

There’s no better place on earth in summer than “Pure Michigan”. Summer vacation is a time to load the car and head to the lakeshore – bikes tied to the back and sandals in tow. The great thing about our…

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“Superhuman” Jim Dreyer Ready for Next Aquatic Feat of Strength

Even though he’s recovering from a rotator cuff injury, Michigan native Jim Dreyer is set to attempt what’s arguably his most strenuous feat of strength to date. On Saturday, Aug. 15, Dreyer will pull a new Lincoln MKC on a…

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Lansing Youth Campers Win New Bikes Courtesy of Blue Care Network

Giant inflatables, group dance routines and competitions in the pool were all part of a special day of celebration for youth campers in Lansing last week. Kids enrolled at six different summer camp sites through the City of Lansing’s Parks…

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Harvest Wildflowers Now; Make Herbal Tea this Winter

While you might not want to think about cold season now, it will be here soon enough. Lisa Rose, a Grand Rapids-based forager, herbalist, and author, shared her recipe for Burdock & Rose Wildflower Gypsy Tea, which she said is…

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