Category Archives: summer

How to keep your children active and engaged during summer vacation

It’s hard to start thinking about summer plans for your children when there’s still snow on the ground; but alas, now is the time to begin registering your kids for camp! Whether they love science, the performing arts or sports, … Continue reading

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A buyer’s perspective: Why you should purchase plants from the Macomb tree and plant sale

It’s official. We’ve flipped the calendar from February to March and we’re now one step closer to spring! Which means it’s time to start planning for your yard and/or gardens and to consider Macomb County’s tree and plant sale. In … Continue reading

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Sweet treats and tractor fleets at the Armada Fair

There’s only a few more opportunities to buy a big bag of cotton candy or a gooey caramel apple before the summer festival season closes. So if you crave carnival sweets and want to get your fill before fall, make … Continue reading

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Cruise down Gratiot this weekend

Most Michiganders feel a bit of apprehension flipping their calendars from July to August. Didn’t summer just begin? Where did the time go? Unfortunately, we are charging full steam ahead towards the next season, but before that happens, there are … Continue reading

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Consider the library

Many of us spent the last few weeks barbequing, gardening or swimming at the pool or beach. In Michigan, there’s nothing like spending the warm summer months outdoors under the sun. But sometimes you need a break from these activities … Continue reading

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Enjoy a sundae this coming Sunday

We’ve certainly had some hot days recently. And looking ahead at the weather forecast, it doesn’t appear to be cooling down anytime soon. How do we beat this heat? Well personally, I indulge in a sweet treat from my local … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Fourth of July as the Founding Fathers intended

Happy Fourth of July everyone! Today we recognize America declaring its independence from Great Britain by hosting backyard parties, attending parades, watching fireworks and eating large quantities of grilled foods and various “salad” dishes. And while this may seem a … Continue reading

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Red, white and blue – Here’s what to do.

The Fourth of July holiday is upon us. And you know what that means – it’s time for festivals, parades, fireworks and barbecues. While many folks are heading up north to beat the heat, some of us are sticking around … Continue reading

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Mobile ‘DIA Away’ experience making stop in Clinton Township

If you’re a Macomb County resident who loves the Detroit Institute of Arts as much as we do, you’re going to be thrilled about this upcoming event. Henry Ford Macomb Hospital and the DIA are teaming up to bring the … Continue reading

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Pick a bushel of berries in Macomb County

Macomb County is home to many farms and orchards – but did you know that they specialize in more than just apples, ciders and fall-themed events? Five of our hometown venues have fresh u-pick strawberries.  And in my opinion, nothing … Continue reading

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