Glen Young

While public high schools around the state and the country are readying for the ACT and SAT, there are also those that are highlighting their Career Technical Education (CTE) students and successes, and with good reason. CTE students are working on creating a giant megaphone and for good reason. ...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

March is drawing to a close, but it is never too late to celebrate National Reading Month. Everywhere, readers and booksellers and librarians and others are collaborating to encourage students and families to read together. The National Education Association, for example, champions the idea...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

Cherry blossoms and daffodils, even morel mushroom all announce the end of winter and the start of spring. This means baseball, a traditional past time for Americans. For more than a century and a half, dating to the 1830s, spring and summer have meant baseball, and this year is no differen...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, Sports

Whether you are a scratch golfer or a weekend duffer, there are plenty of great courses in the Northern Michigan region to try to hone your game. In no particular order, here are a few of the most impressive courses within easy driving distance of any Up North starting point: Hidden River...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, Sports

Michigan produces cherries, apples, grapes, potatoes, corn and more. The state produces an abundance of produce that is enjoyed both locally and well beyond the region. CHEERIES Northern Michigan and the Traverse City area have long been known for cherries. They are delicious whether ...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

Next time you take a trip to the grocery store try one of the several Michigan made chip options available. Turns out there are plenty of good chip options from Michigan companies. Looking for a great tortilla chip for your homemade nachos? La Fiesta, which is made in Ludington or Garden Fr...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

For a lot of folks around Little Traverse Bay, the notion of Mardi Gras involves fun at Nub’s Nob, or stories of the Petoskey High School Steel Drum band venturing to New Orleans. Mardi Gras, however, is much, much larger than our little neck of the woods, with origins that predate even the f...
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Categories:  General, Holiday Love

While many wine enthusiasts might think of Michigan as a newcomer to the winemaking process, the region’s wine history actually runs deep, reaching back through the centuries and holding promise for the future.    Michigan’s history of winemaking stretches back centuries. The early explore...
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Categories:  General, Michigan Love

Over the past couple of years, trying to spot the neighborhood snowy owl is some of my favorite backyard bird watching. He floats from treetops to light posts, even lighting for an entire day recently on our roof. No doubt there are tasty mice and other rodents darting about the fields, or squi...
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Categories:  General

To say that my frequent stops at the Petoskey Post Office are akin to Norm or Cliff’s pit stops at Sam Malone’s Cheers might be a bit of an exaggeration. Nonetheless, if I find myself at the counter across from Randy or Millie, I know they will take care of me, without having to ask for ...
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Categories:  Petoskey