Hotel Walloon presents The Last Good Country: Walloon Lake, An Ernest Hemingway Occasion  

Hotel Walloon is pleased to present The Last Good Country: Walloon Lake, the second annual event celebrating Ernest Hemingway’s connection to the northern Michigan area. The event will take place Friday, April 28th through Sunday, April 30th. The three-day event package includes two nights’ accommodation at the 32-room boutique hotel, as well as personally guided tours throughout the area and a chance to meet Valerie Hemingway, who was both a personal assistant and daughter-in-law to the late author.

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Ferris State University Announces Conference on Human Trafficking Awareness, April 5-6

The Ferris State University Coalition Against Slavery and the Professional Convention Management Association Student Organization are holding a two-day public Conference on Human Trafficking Awareness, April 5-6, at the FSU University Center, located at 805 Campus Drive, Big Rapids. Human trafficking continues to be a growing problem in Michigan. In 2016, 246 human trafficking cases were reported from Michigan alone. The National Human Trafficking Hotline saw a 37.5% increase in calls in 2016.

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Hemingway Film Event For Tweens & Teens Planned for March 25 at Petoskey District Library

A special program just for tweens and teens to discuss the life of young Ernest Hemingway in the local region, 1899 – 1919 – titled Saturday Morning with Ernie and Nick – will be held at the Petoskey District Library on Saturday, March 25. The 90-minute event gets underway at 10:30 am in the library’s lower level classroom.

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North Peak Collaborates with Busch’s Fresh Food Market for Special Beer Release: Newfangled Pale Ale

Busch’s Fresh Food Markets and North Peak Brewing Company have partnered together to release their first ever craft beer collaboration. Newfangled Pale Ale is a beer that celebrates the two brands commitment to the craft industry and local business. With a shared emphasis on freshness, consistency and quality of their products, these two brands have created a top-notch beer specifically crafted for our local region.

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A Taste of Success culinary fundraiser set for February 24 at TC’s Northwestern Michigan College

Patrons at the February 24 “A Taste of Success,” the largest annual fundraiser for students at NMC’s Great Lakes Culinary Institute (GLCI), will enjoy a strolling dinner of international cuisine with local wine and craft beers, all prepared and served by culinary students.

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Jolly Pumpkin Releases Sobrehumano Palena`ole—a collaboration beer with Maui Brewing Company

Nearly 5 years since the last release, Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales is proud to announce the return of Sobrehumano Palena`ole. This collaboration with Maui Brewing Company was originally released in the summer of 2012 and since then it has been one of the brewery’s most asked about beers. You’ve asked and we finally listened, Sobrehumano Palena`ole will be released nationally beginning February 6.

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North Peak Releases Stormy Oat IPA

New Year, New Beer. Headed your way this month is a new style of IPA for North Peak, an East Coast IPA called Stormy. Coming in at 6.7% ABV and 35 IBU, Stormy Oat IPA is full of haziness along with dry/late hop additions to create a juicy mouth feel with citrus, piney notes unlike any other IPA. Stormy is now available in draft and North Peak’s signature stubby bottle 6-packs.

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Best Eats of 2016

Once again, I had the pleasure of traveling around the state (and beyond, including two trips to California) to indulge on tasty appetizers, entrees, soups, salads and desserts. What I realized as I was flipping through my Facebook photos reliving these mouth-watering meals is that many of the dishes that were most memorable were ones I made at home (often, just for myself). Must be the passion from these inspiring chefs has rubbed off on me.

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Michigan Holiday Movies Worth a Watch

With the holidays just around the corner, what could be better than an evening spent curled up on the couch with a steaming mug of hot cocoa and some classic holiday flicks? If a cozy night in is on your agenda in the coming days, give this list of holiday movies with ties to Michigan a look.

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