Maranda Doney

Currently a Central Michigan University student studying public relations and event management. I enjoy spending my time in Detroit, both for work and play. I love coffee, being outdoors and trying new restaurants.

Beyond the Pumpkin Patch: Fall and Halloween Activities to Explore Across Michigan

Michigan offers many unique excursions during the fall and Halloween season. Try one of these suggestions!

night time scene with string lights and a red arrow with a sign attached to it.
Home and Family

Your Guide to Visiting Frankenmuth

Looking for a weekend getaway? Experience German culture and much more by planning a trip to Frankenmuth.

shops in frankenmuth, michigan
Food and Recipes

Recipes to Replace Your Favorite Junk Foods

Try one of these healthy alternatives to replace or reduce the harm some of your favorite junk foods may be causing.

cherry brie pizza

A New Kind of Tour: Kayak, Bike and Brew

A new Traverse City company is offering an adventurous way to tour the city and its various breweries.


Preparing Your Health for a Trip Abroad

If you're planning an international trip, follow these tips to protect your health for a fun and safe vacation.

woman in front of ruined building traveling

Summer Workouts: Beach Edition

Take advantage of 3,200 miles of Michigan shorelines with a new way to work out.


Register for Free Summer 5K Trail Series

The Summer Trail Series, brought to you by MI Big Green Gym, offers three free 5K run and walks to experience Michigan's state parks.

the start of the summertrail series 5k
Food and Recipes

A Healthier Approach to National French Fry Day

Avoid the temptation of french fries on National French Fry Day and every day by making one of these healthier potato recipes.

Sweet potato fries

Noticing the Signs of Dementia in a Loved One

Learn about the subtle symptoms of dementia and what to do if you notice them in a loved one.

older man looking off
Home and Family

2017 Movies in the Park Roundup

Check out one of these park locations for free outdoor movie screenings this summer.

crowd of people watching movie outside
Home and Family

Reasons to Register Your Family for a Gus Macker Tournament

Gus Macker basketball tournment helps to keep Michigan families active during the summertime with numerous tournments.

Girls playing basketball at Gus Macker tournment

2017 Detroit Riverfront Summer Event Lineup

The annual Live the Riverfront summer programming offers a variety of weekly events to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle.

Men and women doing moonlight yoga with glow sticks

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