Category Archives: outdoor

It will be a fishin’ good time at the Bass, Brews & BBQ Festival

The Bass, Brews & BBQ Festival will take place at Lake St. Clair Metropark Aug. 25-27 to coincide with the 2017 Advance Auto Parts Bassmaster Elite Series fishing tournament. This festival offers something for everyone: craft beer Nash FM jock Dave Fuller … Continue reading

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Armada Fair gets ready to amaze for 145th consecutive year

As far back as I can remember, I’ve been a festival connoisseur. My years of extensive research have led me to conclude that every fair offers something unique. Some are home to nostalgic carnival rides. Others exhibit animals, everything from … Continue reading

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Explore the scenic beauty of northern Macomb County: Introducing Ride Richmond

Kicking off what will become an annual celebration of health and teen empowerment, Ride Richmond 2017 debuts its inaugural ride with something for everyone. Presented by McLaren Macomb and featuring bike rides of 1, 15 and 25 miles in and … Continue reading

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Making National Ice Cream Day a bit sweeter

Hot fudge with sprinkles, peanut butter parfait with chocolate, Blue Moon cone – you name it, and one of our over 30 locally owned ice cream shops has it. From kids’ faces covered in ice cream to chocolate dripping down … Continue reading

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The fleeting magic of a festival

Few of us can forget the scene in The Notebook where Noah, dangling one-handed from a Ferris wheel, asks out Allie for the first time. Neither can we forget the final song in Grease where the Rydell High gang celebrates … Continue reading

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Democracy and hamburgers: more alike than you think

When I was a kid, celebrating the Fourth of July was simple. In the morning, my family would drive to our cabin and spend hours grilling hamburgers while blasting country music on our ancient stereo. Grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins … Continue reading

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Get away at On the Bay Customs

On the Bay Customs feels like a boutique you’d find on a boardwalk in Florida. It’s full of hand-carved anchors, souvenir mugs and nautical T-shirts. But instead of “Sunshine State,” you’ll find “New Baltimore” stamped all over these items. Owner … Continue reading

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