Swing Into Spring With Tiger Traxx And The Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers spring training is in full swing. Naturally, we are all thinking warm thoughts for spring and summer. As Michiganders dream of hot, sunny days at the baseball field, Hudsonville Ice Cream is gearing up to make and distribute Tiger Traxx. Tiger Traxx 2017 marks the 6th year of the Official Ice Cream of the Detroit Tigers. […]

Capturing the Colorful Holland Tulips of Spring

Capturing the Colorful Holland Tulips of Spring

Every spring, Holland celebrates the community’s rich Dutch heritage and culture with the Tulip Time Festival. The main attraction is the festival’s namesake: the millions of tulips you will find planted in and around town. Tulip Time is one week in early May every year, but you usually have a month-long window between mid-April and […]

How to Picnic in the D (When You’re Used to Gorgeous West Michigan)

After such a harsh and desolate winter, I could not wait to bust out the picnic basket I inherited from my grandmother and pop a squat in every park in my city. Back home, in Ludington, I used to have one picnic per week. Since that area abounds with natural beauty, I had countless picnic […]

How To Spend A Spring Saturday In Southern Michigan

The longest, hardest, coldest, and snowiest winter most of us has ever experienced has finally, definitely, and absolutely come to an end. Spring is here and the time has come to get back out there, my fellow winter hibernators. Michigan has so much to offer in the way of outdoor fun and Northern Michigan is undoubtedly […]

Art is in the Air: Spring Art Fairs and Festivals

Palmer Park Art Fair

When the weather warms and the sun starts a-shinin’, we here in the Awesome Mitten find any way to get outside and enjoy it! Unfortunately, spring weather is about as consistent as any other season in the Mitten. So I’ve compiled a list of upcoming art fairs and festivals, located both indoors and out, to […]

Letter from the Editor: Endless Winter

Dearest Michiganders, A word to the wise: the best way to shake these endless winter blues is to sweat. A lot. I’ve been up in the gym just workin’ on my fitness this month, folks, and I must say that it’s working wonders for my mood. It helps me smile through all the grayness and […]

Keep Calm and Oberon

Every March, as Michigan is thawing out from yet another frigid winter, craft beer drinkers have something to look forward to – Oberon. Originally debuted as Solsun in 1991, Oberon is a “wheat ale fermented with Bell’s signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas.”[i] The name of the beer […]

Happenings in A2 and The D in March!

This past week featured a whirlwind of awesome experiences in Ann Arbor and Detroit: from being a part of a historic evening with legendary Red Wings players to enjoying my first beer outdoors in 2014 (oh, Michigan, what a winter it has been!) to making a new friend saved from a foreclosed home, I recap […]

Spring Has Sprung – Kind Of.

The Awesome Mitten - Spring Has Sprung - Kind Of

It’s spring. I think. I can’t really tell by the weather outside, and you probably can’t either. It will be months, still, until the mounds and mounds of snow finally melt away and the soaked brown grass will fully reveal itself. It’s depressing, I know, but instead of wallowing in the missery of this overly […]

5 Tell-Tale Signs of a Mitten Spring

  Michiganders know all too well that spring in Michigan means that snow and sunshine come together. It is equal parts exasperating and joyful when the first signs of spring start to present themselves. There are many tell-tale signs of a Mitten spring that are quite particular to Michiganders and their goofy behavior, but here […]

Easy Spring Changes for National Nutrition Month

This story was completed in conjunction with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. March is National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme, “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day,” encourages personalized healthy eating styles. This year’s theme recognizes that food preferences, lifestyle, cultural and ethnic traditions, and health concerns all impact individual food choices. We wanted […]

It’s So Cold in the D: Spring Fever

As we swiftly move through March, people are coming down with what can only be described as “cabin fever.” With the transitional period between winter and spring, it is easy to become frustrated with the melting, wet slop, formally known as snow, and want to remain indoors. Don’t fret, fellow Detroiters! There is always something […]