Grandpa Shorter’s

It’s hard to believe, but the holidays are just around the corner, and before you know it, Christmas Eve will be here! Are you the type of person who stresses out about shopping during the holidays? Do you find yourself completing your shopping at the last possible minute? Here at Grandpa Sho...
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Categories:  Holiday Love, Shopping

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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Categories:  Holiday Love

Wherever I go, I’m always on the hunt for history.  This need to know though, is just as important when I’m comfortably at home. And what’s great about living in Petoskey is how easy it can be to locate local history. As a reader and writer, of course I’m delighted to think about how E...
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Categories:  Petoskey

The snow is officially here and Thanksgiving is already this week. Next Saturday is Petoskey's Downtown Holiday Parade and the kids buffet (my favorite!!) at the Noggin Room. My kids are excited that they only have 1 and 1/2 days of school this week. I'm not thrilled but it's the holidays, right? Wo...
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Categories:  Events, Holiday Love

Established in 1946, Grandpa Shorter's Gifts has become an iconic place of business in Downtown Petoskey. In today's world, a business that has been open for over 71 years and continuing to prosper has to be doing something right. Business is tough in today's world. We see headlines daily regarding ...
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Categories:  Petoskey, Shopping

Almost less than a week and school will be back in session here in Petoskey. Some local schools have already started but my kiddos start the day after Labor Day like many other Michigan kiddos. Summer is winding down and fast! My kids aren't thrilled to be going back but I'll be honest, I'm looking ...
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Categories:  Shopping

It is officially Fall here in Northern Michigan and it is the perfect time of year to get out of the house and explore Our area. The summer crowds have subsided, kids are in school full time and it's a great time to get out of the house and shop our beautiful downtown. Whether you are just window sh...
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Categories:  Petoskey, Shopping

Have you ever heard of Mexican Jumping Beans? If you are an adult you may have even have had them as a child. I remember my uncle bringing me Mexican Jumping Beans from Guatemala when I was a child. I kept them at my grandmother's lake house and they sat in desk off the breakfast nook. You could hea...
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Categories:  Petoskey, Shopping

Mother's Day is right around the corner and if you're trying to think of something special we have some ideas and events happening here in the Petoskey area to share with you! Some mom's enjoy a low key day of being pampered while others enjoy getting outside and having some fun. We have a variety e...
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Categories:  Holiday Love, Shopping

Hello, friends! Spring break is approaching quickly approaching here in Northern Michigan and some of you might be staying around the area this year. As I wrote in a previous post, here on the Grandpa Shorter's blog, we just did a big a big family vacation back in February so we are planning on st...
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Categories:  Recipes, Shopping
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