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Binder Park Zoo

Did you know that you can see giraffes wandering around just three miles from I-94? The Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek, Michigan, is just a short hop south of

Family Fun: Gilmore Car Museum

One of the things I like best about Michigan is that the most amazing and interesting places are to be found tucked away, seemingly in the middle of nowhere. One

Michigan Maple Syrup Month

When he wasn’t declaring financial emergencies in cities like Detroit, Governor Snyder had time for more pleasurable duties last month, such as declaring March as Michigan Maple Syrup Month. You

St. Valentine’s Day Dinner For Families

St. Valentine’s Day has traditionally been the preserve of star-crossed lovers, and many restaurants fall into the routine of offering a set menu aimed at young couples rather than at

Eat Michigan: A FoodCorps Journal

FoodCorps is a nationwide service program that aims to connect kids to real, healthy food. Service members work in school gardens, classrooms, and cafeterias to achieve this goal through hands-on experience, nutrition

Introducing Pretty Awesome Pasties

Welcome to the first installment of a semi-regular series that shines the spotlight on one of Michigan’s most delightful gastronomical treasures: the pasty. The pasty is Michigan’s iconic and delectable “pot

Michigan Beats: Greensky Bluegrass Preview

The most prodigious bluegrass band on the Michigan (and national!) music scene right now is, without contest, Greensky Bluegrass.  This quintet of extraordinarily talented string musicians has been together for

Food Co-Ops For Dummies

While grocery shopping at a food co-op has become commonplace in my adult life, each visit is a trip down memory lane for me that evokes a distinct childhood recollection.

Eating Local in West Michigan

I visited Grand Rapids for exactly one day before deciding to move from upstate New York to West Michigan. When I relocated two months later, I had exactly four familiar faces with