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The Insider’s Guide to the Best Biking Near Traverse City

Traverse City is a biking paradise, with miles upon miles of roads and trails worth exploring. We asked Tim Brick, owner of popular local bike shop, Brick Wheels, for his top picks for where to go when you’re in town….


Sturgeon Point Lighthouse Getting Makeover In Time for Memorial Day

A group of Michigan tourism professionals will descend on the small town of Harrisville this week to give some much-needed TLC to a historic lighthouse, just in time for its Memorial Day weekend opening. The Sturgeon Point Lighthouse is one…

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First of Three School Days Games a Hit with West Michigan Students

Students from across West Michigan packed the stands for the first of three West Michigan Whitecaps School Days Games, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Educational activities and health and wellness challenges greeted attendees as they streamed in…

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Whitecaps School Days Games Promise Learning and Fun

Peanuts, crackerjacks, and a biology lesson? With the end of the school year fast approaching, some West Michigan students will be treated to an extra-special day at the ballpark with some fun and educational off-field attractions. Blue Cross Blue Shield…

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Volunteers Make Holland’s Tulip Time Festival Bloom

The beautiful blooms, authentic Dutch costumes and dances, parades and more are what attract people to Holland, Michigan’s Tulip Time Festival every year. To put on a top-rated festival of its size, Tulip Time organizers rely on a huge army…

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Wear Your Conscience: 5 Michigan Shops to “Green” Up Your Wardrobe

If you’re striving to embrace a more natural lifestyle by eating organic and choosing green commuting options, you might want to take stock of your closet while you’re at it. Clothing made from sustainable materials with fair harvesting and manufacturing…

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Olympian Debbie McCormick Shares Her Curling Secrets

Editor’s Note: We asked Debbie McCormick, an Olympic-level curler, to share some of her thoughts about the sport she loves. McCormick will be competing in the upcoming Traverse City Curling Club’s (TCCC) Cherry Bombspiel tournament, which begins April 24. Blue…


Pure Michigan Campaign Closing In On a Decade of Luring Visitors to the State

The “Pure Michigan” campaign that began in 2006 saw a record return on investment last year, according to David West, Vice President of Travel Michigan, part of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. West was in Grand Rapids recently for the…

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Celebrate Michigan Cider This Week!

Michigan’s prominence as a craft beer state is well known and without dispute. Now, Michigan hard cider producers are teaming up to make sure they have a place at the tap. The first-ever Michigan Cider Week will take place April…