Why The Detroit Zoo Over All Others

Why the Detroit Zoo Over All Others - The Awesome Mitten

Why should you go to the Detroit Zoo over all the others? Specifically, why the Detroit Zoo right now?  It is winter, cold, and the end of February. The last thing on many peoples’ minds is a day trip to the zoo. That’s only reserved for summer vacation fun with the kids, right? On a […]

11 Michigan Events to Fall into October

11 Michigan Events to Fall into October - The Awesome Mitten

As the air begins to chill and the leaves change hues, fall is an exciting reality for Michiganders. October is here and it’s time to embark on autumn festivities and fun. Whether your idea of fall fun includes tasty seasonal treats, a haunted night out, carving a pumpkin, or enjoying the bright hues of the leaves, […]

5K Round-Up: 7 Runs/Walks to Get Moving During a Michigan Fall

Michigan Fall Races - The Awesome Mitten

Summer may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to stay inside just yet. Check out these seven walks and runs taking place over the next few months where you can enjoy the change of seasons and beautiful Michigan scenery that graces the Mitten State in the fall: Run Wild for the Detroit […]

Brew Tour: Zoo Brew at the Detroit Zoo

Zoo Brew at Detroit Zoo - The Awesome Mitten

Too many things in life are taken for granted; sometimes you just need to take everything in for what it is. Now a-days, people can’t even make a solid conversation with one another unless it’s through some sort of social media or cell phone. As we grow older, we need to appreciate the little things […]

Letter from the Editor: Leaving the Terrible Twos Behind

Letter from the Editor June 2014- The Awesome Mitten

Michigangsters, We did it! On June 6th, this publication will turn three. Our second year was full of highs, lows, transitions, and excitement, but we’re toddling along into this next year with full force. I am currently sitting at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, feeling overwhelmed and inspired by the Mackinac Policy Conference. More […]

10 Things I Miss In The Mitten State (In No Particular Order…)

1. The beaches Growing up in Michigan, seeing the water is the most common occurrence you can think of.  In a way, it doesn’t even faze you; it’s all part of the daily routine.   However, once you move out of Michigan you begin to realize just how much you took those lakes for granted.  […]