Petoskey Stones

The only information that I had about Petoskey, MI is that it was the place to find Petoskey Stones. However, after living here for the past 6 months, I have yet to find a decent petoskey stone. I have visited the rocky shores of the Petoskey State Park numerous times, scanning and scanning to find ...
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Categories:  Petoskey, Shopping

Michigan has been trending on social media all week thanks to a story about a rock hunter from Copemish who found a 93-pound Petoskey stone in Lake Michigan near Northport. The man says he saw the stone buried in several feet of sand off shore. He made three trips to the stone’s location before h...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, Petoskey

Hello again friends and happy Tuesday! I'm back and today I'm featuring a new Grandpa Shorter's employee for the month of March! This hardworking employee often works tirelessly behind the scenes at Grandpa Shorter's and is sometimes even the store handyman. Ever wonder who handles the products bef...
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Happy Tuesday everyone! Today is fabulous here in beautiful Northern Michigan. The sun is shining and it's absolutely gorgeous outside today and almost in the mid 30's!! And, even though Punxsutawney Phil claims to have seen his shadow and predicted 6 more weeks of winter, I do not believe it one b...
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Categories:  Petoskey, Shopping

Christmas is officially on the horizon and what better way to show your love for Michigan and Petoskey by giving the gift of a Petoskey Stone? The “Petoskey Stone” now the official stone of Michigan, is a fossil coral of the genus hexagonaria. This coral lived approximately 350 million years ag...
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Categories:  Holiday Love, Shopping

  [caption id="attachment_5197" align="alignright" width="300"] Example of a REAL polished Petoskey Stone[/caption] There’s a certain feeling of pride that accompanies being able to claim your city lent its name to your State Stone.  It means that your home is also home to a unique and i...
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Categories:  Petoskey, Shopping

Weddings in northern Michigan require a local flare, and what better way than with Petoskey Stone wedding favors? Wedding favors play a very import role in a wedding. They are given to the guests present at your wedding and reception as a keepsake and a "Thank You" for sharing with you your specia...
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