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Day 286: Great Lakes Pub Cruiser

The Great Lakes Pub Cruiser, an unparalleled option for a fun-filled outdoor adventure, will be coming to Grand Rapids this summer.  The Great Lakes Pub Cruiser is a way to

Day 285: Farm 651

On a plot of 80 acres on County Road 651 in Cedar, Jason Roggensee and Junie Zou founded Farm 651, or what they refer to as an “eco-agricultural concept.” The

Day 283: Flanagan's

What better than a traditional Irish pub just in time for St. Patrick’s Day in Grand Rapids.  Flanagan’s Irish Pub is located at 139 Pearl St. in the center of

Day 282: Scavenger Hunt for Autism

Brandy Wheeler is many things; business owner, entrepreneur, technology connoisseur, and a mother to a son with autism. After her son’s diagnosis at age 3, Brandy set out to increase

Day 279: The Winchester

“Open mind, open palate,” is Paul Lee’s main philosophy in maintaining his tremendous success as founder and owner of The Winchester in Southeast Grand Rapids. Paul Lee created this distinct

Day 278: Ned's TravelBurger

Aside from serving delicious burgers, nothing about Ned’s TravelBurger is what you’d expect. In the best possible way. Opened in the fall of last year, Ned’s TravelBurger has been winning

Day 276: Stone Hut Studio

Since he was about eight years old, Aaron Dennis has been filming.  Stone Hut Studios is the culmination of life experiences, travel, study, and creative choices.  It is the mission

Day 275: Valley Camp

Great Lakes freighters are a mysterious thing to many of us. The Museum Ship VALLEY CAMP  in Sault Ste. Marie gives visitors a glimpse into the world of Great Lakes

Day 271: Xylo Bistro Cafe

A not so well kept secret can be found nestled in Traverse City’s Warehouse District.  Xylo Bistro Café is coming up on its one-year anniversary in its current form. Matthew

Day 270: Reserve GR

Nestled in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids lies Reserve: a quaint, yet modern wine bar and restaurant.  Reserve was imagined through the vision of the DeVos family, who owns

Day 269: Endurance Evolution

If you’re going to make yourself suffer, struggle and push through hours of pain, you really might as well have something pretty to look at while you do. Or so

Day 268: Pleasanton Brick Oven Bakery

Pleasanton Cookies: described as the “ultimate power bar” by Pleasanton Brick Oven Bakery owner, Gerard Grabowski. Made using organic bananas, this cookie requires 2/3 less sugar due to the natural

Day 264: Tre Cugini

Tucked down the brick-laid road of Monroe Center in Grand Rapids, sits Tre Cugini, a local restaurant that presents the very best in Italian cuisine and culture. The vision behind

Day 263: Simple Suzanne Granola

  [box size=”large”]Enter to win some goodies from Simply Suzanne![/box] Simply Susanne was created from Suzanne Vier’s love for healthy, nutrient-packed food. While experimenting with granola recipes, Suzanne discovered a recipe

Day 262: The Cooks' House

There are no tangible pretensions at The Cooks’ House; it is cozy and welcoming as soon as the guest enters the small restaurant in downtown Traverse City.  To describe The

Day 261: Detroit Historical Museum

The Detroit Historical Museum located just off Woodward Avenue brings the entire history of the city under one roof.  Even though Detroit is just over 300 years old, the museum

Day 259: The Barn Theater

I remember the first time I set foot in the Barn Theatre. I was there for work (local TV news crew), and we were going to interview Gary Cherone as

Day 258: Habitat for Humanity 25th Anniversary

This month, Habitat for Humanity Detroit will celebrate its 25th anniversary. They are an organization all about providing living conditions to better the lives of residents of the mitten.  Along

Day 257: MSU Museum Chocolate Party Benefit

Chocolate, Competition, and Charity: What more could one want in an event? The Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, located on Harrison Road at Michigan Avenue in East Lansing, will be

Day 256: Cherry Republic

In true Mitten fashion, Cherry Republic is a staple in the Northern Michigan region.  There are four stores in this local enterprise, each unique in its own right.  Currently, the

Day 255: Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse

Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse; Q&A with Co-Founder, Chris Reinbold Q: Describe your background in yoga. A: Our current staff teachers are all 200-level certified yoga teachers by Yoga Alliance.  As