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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Categories: Employee Feature

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner but we've started celebrating early. We've been enjoying Irish Soda Bread, Andes Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies (to die for!) and this past weekend a local Mardi Patty Gras Crawl. Who needs to go to Louisiana to celebrate? Not us! Downtown Petoskey held t...
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Categories: Petoskey, Events

Hello friends! Spring is so close, I can almost taste it! We keep having these extremely frigid days but then every once in a while we will have a day (like yesterday) that will be in the mid-20's and it's almost spring like! Only someone from Michigan be crazy like that and think spring weath...
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Categories: Events

Happy Monday everyone! I hope wherever you are that you are staying warm! We had another 3 day weekend here in Petoskey due to the temperature being -32 on Friday morning. Brrrrrrr!!!!! Today's blog post brings you something a little different and something a little fun here on the Grandpa Shorter'...
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Categories: Employee Feature

Happy Tuesday everyone! I keep thinking today is Monday. Petoskey had winter break this past weekend so today was technically our Monday and I'm having trouble realizing it's actually Tuesday. The older kids went back to school and the youngest spent the morning in 1/2 day preschool and then helpe...
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Categories: Recipes

Last week I was raving about the weather being mid-30's. Yes, you can thank me. You're welcome. This freezing cold weather was courtesy of yours truly. It was -26 here yesterday evening. At least today the sun is shining. Gorgeous views but geez, it is seriously cold outside! This past weekend ...
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Categories: Shopping

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 ...
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Categories: Shopping, Petoskey

It's mid winter here and I'll be honest the kids are getting a little stir crazy. We spent this past weekend up in Sault Ste. Marie Michigan as my oldest had a hockey tournament. It was super fun but really really cold. We spent some quality time as a family but now it's back to reality. My ...
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Categories: Travel, Petoskey

We are about halfway through winter here in beautiful Northern Michigan and there is absolutely no shortage of awesome local activities. Last week's blog post highlighted outdoor winter activities throughout Northern Michigan. This week I'm writing about Petoskey's Winter Carnival. ...
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Categories: Petoskey, Events

Yesterday's blog post was about the Pied Piper Skatery in Walloon Lake, the perfect place for those of us that prefer to stay inside during these cold winter months here in Northern Michigan. Love being outside with nature? Today's post is for you! Northern Michigan in a winter playground for ...
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Categories: Travel, Petoskey