Holidays

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! If your loved one is a lover of wine, have we got an idea for you! Petoskey, MI’s best-kept secret is its premier wine trail. Hop around to the different wineries for Valentine’s Day and give your partner a night to remember. Here are some of ou...
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Categories:  Holidays, Petoskey

We are on the cusp of summer, can you believe it?! Long sunny days, warmer weather, and July 4th are right around the corner! We hope you have been taking advantage of the gorgeous weather lately and spending as much time outside as possible.  Did you know that June 14th is Flag Day? You’re p...
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Hippity hoppity, the Easter Bunny is coming to town! Little ones are always excited about this special day. Many families have the tradition of hiding Easter baskets usually full of special treats left behind from the bunny. Favorites are chocolate and jelly beans, of course. Where did this ...
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Look no further, Grandpa Shorter's Gifts is your one-stop-shop for Easter baskets and Easter goodies. Once again we are offering Grandpa Shorter's custom Easter baskets, filled to the brim with handpicked items perfect for the little ones you love. Here are all the details: Choose your Ea...
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Family traditions during the holiday season are what memories are made of. One tradition the Shorter family has each Christmas is making Mari Shorter's famous old-fashioned sour cream cookies. Check out the recipe below and our past interview with Mari, where she shares what she's grateful for and ...
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Categories:  Recipes, Holidays

If you've ever driven down Lake St. in Petoskey, Michigan, after Thanksgiving, you might have seen our Letters to Santa mailbox out in front, lightly covered in freshly fallen snowflakes. It's a tradition all of us at Grandpa Shorter's Gifts love. Come inside and ask us for a Santa Clause po...
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The best ski resorts in Michigan are just a few miles from downtown Petoskey, and we wouldn't have it any other way. Northern Michigan has some of the best ski resorts, with skiing and snowboarding being only one of the many activities you can do. Do you want to take a swim in an outdoor pool? T...
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Categories:  Sports, Travel, Petoskey, Holidays

Green bean casserole is a staple on the dinner table on Thanksgiving day, a creamy and crunchy side dish that everyone enjoys. If you make a list of the top items that are on the table during Thanksgiving dinner, you'll most likely find turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, and of course,...
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Categories:  Recipes, Holidays

It's Fall, Ya'll. It's pumpkin spice, apple cider, and fall color season. These pumpkin spice cake cookies with a cup of coffee are just the thing you need on a chilly fall day. Although I love summer, there's something about the crisp fall air and sweatshirt season that I love. One of the reaso...
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4th of July is looking a little different this year with the parade and fireworks being canceled, but that doesn't mean that there aren't alternative ways to celebrate the 4th of July. Alternative Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July: Backyard BBQ: Turn your backyard into a fun and inviting ...
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