Holidays

With all the snow we have had this winter it's hard to believe that there will soon be an end in sight and spring will eventually make it's way to northern Michigan. Easter is Sunday April 21st this year and I know we've had the occasional snow on Easter Sunday but I'm hoping (ok, praying) t...
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Categories:  Holidays, Events

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:  Holidays, General

Winter weather is not easy to predict, veering from deep freezes to deep snow, or maybe rain and warmer temperatures. February fun, regardless the weather, is thankfully much easier to predict, as this is a great time to fit in some Michigan fun. Here are five ways to enjoy the heart of...
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Categories:  Holidays

It's hard to believe we are already at the end of 2018. I swear the older I get, the quicker time flies by. I feel like summer and fall were just yesterday. I'm not even sure if I'm ready for the new year but I guess I'll just have to make the best of it! For most of us the new year often means a ne...
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Categories:  Holidays, Events

Christmas Eve is only a week away. Are you ready for Christmas break? My kids are super excited and even though I'm nervous to have them home for several days, I secretly cannot wait. My husband and I finished up Christmas shopping earlier today for the kids. I grabbed some fun stocking stuffers fro...
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Categories:  Recipes, Holidays

Hello December, welcome back! We are a few days in and the holidays are officially here. Petoskey's Downtown Holiday Parade was last weekend and this Friday evening, December 7th is the Petoskey Downtown Open House. The Petoskey Steel Drum Band will be there, as well as Santa and the downtown shops ...
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Categories:  Recipes, Holidays

Tis the season for kindness. The season for spreading joy and doing good deeds. Throughout the month of December, Grandpa Shorter’s Gifts, invites you to spot the #PetoskeyElf throughout downtown Petoskey. He’s not a naughty elf. The #PetoskeyElf has a big heart and wants to help others. He...
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Categories:  Holidays

This past Saturday was Petoskey's Downtown Holiday Parade. What a great way to get into the holiday spirit! Having rained the night before lost we lost almost all of our snow downtown. The rain held off (for the most part) during the Holiday Parade and it's our family tradition that we attend every...
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Categories:  Recipes, Holidays

On the bulletin board behind my school desk, I have a found note of wishes. Among them is this one: “I wish I’d been more grateful.” This little message is a daily reminder to avoid obsessing on what problems come my way, to recognize the simple pleasures all around me, and to appreciate th...
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Categories:  Holidays

The holidays are officially here and Thanksgiving is only days away. Petoskey's Downtown Holiday Open House is Friday December 7th and that marks the official Downtown Petoskey Christmas season. Like many small midwest towns, the Christmas season is magical. Maybe it's walking around downtown during...
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Categories:  Holidays, Events