Letter from the Editor: We’re Turning Two!

Letter from the Editor: We’re Turning Two!

Dear readers,

Does anyone else feel like we were JUST seeing those Justin Timberlake “It’s gonna be May” memes all over Facebook? How does a month fly by so quickly? I hope each and every one of you enjoyed a lovely Memorial Day weekend and are now just as ready for summer as I am!

Thanks to High Five Threads, this girl is ready for a beach beer or two.
Thanks to High Five Threads, this girl is ready for a beach beer or two.

June at Awesome Mitten is always an exciting month. It’s our BIRTHDAY month, after all! Be sure to check back for fresh content daily, including:

–An overview of BRUFest by Hayley (complete with details of an amazing giveaway!)
–A feature by the Canning Diva herself, Diane Devereaux
Kelsie’s mid-Michigan feature on the Ziibiwing Center
–An exciting look at EZ Cheesy, a new food truck in Traverse City, by Jennifer
–Plenty of Detroit news from Joanna, including stories about Detroit Denim and Sit On It Detroit

And, as always, you can Race Across the Mitten with Jennifer, learn about Great Lakes science from Emily, read all sorts of health and fitness tips from Allison (look out for her feature on running in Michigan for beginners!), get a craving for the Yooper delicacy with Beth’s Pasties column, give back to the mitten with Rebecca, and raise a glass to Beer City USA with Allyson.

A sneak peek at one of our great days spent in Ypsi!
A sneak peek at one of our great days spent in Ypsi!

Joanna and I had an amazing time visiting Ypsilanti on a great tour with the Ypsilanti Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau in May. Be sure to tune in for stories about our adventures! We highly recommend Ypsi for your next southeast Michigan staycation.

Want to join Team Awesome? The Awesome Mitten is recruiting Regional Correspondents! Read all about it here.

We’re also always taking on new writers and photographers. Want to write a story? Want your photos published? Feel free to read our contributors’ guidelines here and get in touch with us!

And last, but CERTAINLY not least, we invite you to celebrate our SECOND BIRTHDAY with us! The Awesome Mitten is turning two on June 6th, and at 8am we’ll be launching our brand new look! We’re so excited to be able to offer even more of our great content on a beautiful, streamlined website. Make sure to check it out!

Enjoy the sun, readers, and if you’re ever up my way, be sure to drop me a line so I can make some restaurant, bar, and/or beach recommendations in northern Michigan!

Until July,

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I like to think that I’m just a simple northern Michigan twentysomething who loves good craft brews, great wine, summertime grillouts, and well-roasted coffee. I'm also a dedicated yoga practitioner, social media and marketing enthusiast, reader and writer, local food junkie, and outdoors explorer--and I'm always adding to the list. If you want to know something about what's going on in Traverse City, chances are I know about it and it's even more likely that I'm involved in it. I love this town and I love helping to make it shine.