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The holiday season is rife with traditions, whether unique family customs and rituals or ones in which the populace at large partakes. Perhaps you bake a special kind of cookie or watch your favorite holiday movies with friends and loved ones every December. Maybe, like my family, you chop down...
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Categories:  Uncategorized

What a wonderful time of year – pots simmering, roasts roasting and families gathering. And the perfect time to learn something new to bring to your family’s holiday meals! Here’s a look at what’s “cooking” in Petoskey, from in-person to virtual cooking classes to recipes and dip mi...
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Categories:  Petoskey, Events

You’re probably familiar with our handsome mascot—Carlos—the moderately tall, dark, and handsome black bear who stands outside our door and greets you. Carlos, whose name comes from Grandpa Shorter’s Gifts patriarch Carl Shorter, aka Carlos to his friends, has been with us for nearly tw...
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Categories:  Holidays

They are local lore, a national mystery, and just plain fun. They are Bigfoots. Do they exist? And have there been any sightings near Petoskey? Everything we found was hearsay, but oh-so-fun. Read on… What is Bigfoot?Bigfoot or “sasquatch” (which means “wild man”) is a “large, ha...
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Categories:  History, Petoskey

Don’t you just love the spooky season? All the orange, black, and creepy decor around every corner? The big bags of candy for trick-or-treaters? And listening to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” at least half a dozen times before October draws to a close? We thought so.  The lead-up...
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Categories:  Events

October 19th Leaf Printing Class With Karen Mazzoline at 6:00 PM: $35 Tickets There are only 12 spots available, so buy your ticket today to save your spot! Reservations can be made by clicking here or by calling us during store hours at (231) 758-1030. What is this class? ...
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Categories:  Events

October 16th Rock Painting Class With Karen Mazzoline at 4:00 PM: $35 Tickets There are only 12 spots available, so buy your ticket today to save your spot! Reservations can be made by clicking here or by calling us during store hours at (231) 758-1030. What is this class? For those...
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Categories:  Events

From Jeopardy-viewing to trivia night-attending–don’t you love a good dose of trivia? And isn’t it even better when the facts and frippery pertain to something you’re familiar with? Like, oh, say, Harry Potter, the Detroit Red Wings, or even this lovely area of Northern Michigan we call hom...
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Categories:  Petoskey

Sept. 17-18, 2022 – it’s time to toast the harvest! It’s harvest time in Petoskey – for wine! The Harvest Showcase is Sept. 17-18, 2022, and features the 14 wineries that make up the Petoskey Wine Region. The showcase includes paired tastings with small plates (plus a glass to keep!)...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

A tiny firefly lights up at dusk in a field of tall grass. It’s the perfect summer night – the sound of the kids laughing, not a screen in sight, and the family playing together. When you finally make your way to the summer cottage or find yourself with everyone home on a summer night, here ...
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Categories:  Travel
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