Tag Archives: Michigan


Shop Local for Holiday Gifts

Will you be braving the Black Friday crowds, or gasp, maybe even starting your holiday shopping on Thanksgiving? Perhaps you’re more of a Cyber Monday shopper, scooping up online deals between Monday morning commitments at work. (It’s okay, we won’t…

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Ypsilanti: Why You Should Spend the Day in this Cute, Quirky Town

The Healthier Michigan team recently spent a day in historic Ypsilanti and we were blown away by its charm. Let’s get one thing clear, right off the bat: it’s pronounced “Ip-sill-ann-tee”, or “Ip-see” for short. Don’t ‘yip’ yourself into looking…

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Stay Active Through the Seasons

Like it or not, winter is right around the corner. Even though the weather is turning cold, the change in seasons is a great time to think about your fitness and health goals. In addition to enhancing or changing up…



Grand Rapids: ‘Sports City’ to Host National Games in 2017

Athletes sprinting across the Blue Bridge. Skateboarders weaving around Calder Plaza’s La Grande Vitesse. A lone ice skater twirling in front of Frederik Meijer Gardens’ The American Horse. A baseball game at Rosa Parks Circle. A fast-moving, high-energy video that pairs…


Donating Coats to Charity? Read this First

The giving season is upon us and with winter just around the corner, you might be thinking about digging through your closet for coats you and your family don’t wear anymore to give away. We asked Cecile Matthews, Operations Manager…

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Four Important Reasons Why Older Adults Should Volunteer

You may have heard that volunteering can benefit you as much as the people or organizations you’re helping, and it’s absolutely true—especially for older adults. Those who volunteer have better physical and psychological well-being, live longer and are able to…

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Michigan Races Honor Mexican Culture and Lost Loved Ones

The Mexican tradition of el Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is a holiday meant for friends and family to remember, celebrate, and honor loved ones who have passed away. Three upcoming Michigan races will bring…

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The Magic of Northern Michigan’s Dark Sky Park

To look up at a star-filled night sky is to wonder and dream. For people living in urban or light-polluted areas, the experience can be less than wondrous, with many stars and other celestial bodies hidden from view. If your…

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From the Bog: A Look Inside the Michigan Cranberry Company

While Michigan isn’t known as a powerhouse cranberry producer, the “state’s climate, soil, water availability, and processing infrastructure” could certainly support growth in the industry, according to a report from Michigan State University. The Healthier Michigan team recently toured the Michigan…