Hot Weekend Breakfast Links: Strawberry Season Edition

To my mind, there is no comparison between those oversized, California-grown franken-Strawberries available year-round and the smaller but imminently more flavorful versions available for an all-too-brief few weeks each spring in Michigan and other northern climes. The darker the winter, the sweeter the juice?

Week of June 5-11: Cheap housing in Grand Rapids; pressures on share prices for GM and Ford; a Yooper’s rejoinder to the national media; office furniture makers adapt to changing work places; six group bike rides in Detroit; and will health reform encourage employers to drop coverage? How do strawberry pancakes sound with your breakfast links?

  • Michigan’s recession is over at last (Freep)
  • GM’s Akerson pushing for higher gas taxes (Detroit News)
  • General Motors, Ford reassure investors that profits will grow despite weaker economy (AP)
  • Technology, collaboration drive today’s designs from office furniture manufacturers (Business Review West Michigan)
  • Grand Rapids is on another list: ’10 dirt-cheap housing markets,’ per CNNMoney.com (GR Press)
  • Lansing gets $1 million to clean up sites for redevelopment (LSJ)
  • Should We Ban the Penny to Help the Environment? (TreeHugger)
  • Mayor Dayne Walling joins locals in Flint to chant, ‘The fight ain’t yours alone’ for music video (Flint Journal)
  • Report: Nearly a Third of Companies Could Cut Health Insurance (The Atlantic)
  • Westland bar shutdown reignites smoking ban debate (Freep)
  • Six bike rides this June in Detroit (m-bike.org)
  • Parasailing, kayaking coming to Silver Beach (South Bend Tribune)
  • Contest Corner: Escape to Mackinac Island (Great Lakes Gazette)
  • Yoopers embrace challenge of living in rural settings (UP Second Wave)
  • Michigan Strawberries are Ready to Pick! (Absolute Michigan)

This week’s bonus vid: Lake Michigan bluff erosion, via Hiking Northern Michigan:

Photo credit: lguanasan

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