Celebrating the Long Anticipated Arrival of Spring & Maple Sugaring Season in Pure Michigan

To celebrate the arrival of the season, the Michigan Maple Syrup Association and more than 30 of its members once again invite the public out to experience this unique craft during the 7th Annual Michigan Maple Syrup Weekend, scheduled from mid-March through early April across the state.

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The History Press Contracts with Dianna Stampfler of Promote Michigan for “Michigan’s Haunted Lighthouses” Book

Michigan is home to more lighthouses than any other state and some 30 of those are rumored to be haunted

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Michigan-Based Trio, The Strapping Owls, Launch Tour and Release Debut Album: Live Wire Soul

Saugatuck Center for the Arts to Host a Multi-Media Expression of Collaboration Kick-off Celebration on Friday, February 15, 2019 (Saugatuck,

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Seven Weeks and Counting…

It’s finally happening. My book is getting closer to publication every single day and it has recently appeared for pre-order on The History Press website and Amazon.com (AMAZON….OMG). Autographed copies will also be sold on this website in March. It’s also listed with the popular book review site, GoodReads.com. It’s surreal…to say the least.

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New Michigan Wine Magazine to Debut March 1

Michigan will have a new wine magazine. Dedicated mostly to Michigan wines, the digital, quarterly publication — michiganUncorked — will be sent electronically to those who subscribe via the website: michiganuncorked.com. The annual subscription rate is $9.99.

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Remembering 2018: A Year of Travel

What a year it has been! Right off the bat I crossed of “visiting the Upper Peninsula in winter” off my travel bucket list when we rang in the blustery cold New Year in downtown Marquette. It would be the first of seven trips to the UP throughout the year: snowmobiling and yurt camping in March; lighthouse touring, book research and a paranormal conference all in August; a beer fest and to volunteering for Michigan Cares for Tourism in Copper Harbor on the Keweenaw Peninsula in September.

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2019 Milestone Celebrations

Many noted Michigan businesses, attractions, events and communities (including Promote Michigan, founded in 2004) are celebrating milestone years this year. This year, the big anniversary celebration focuses on Michigan’s State Parks, which were formally organized in 1919. Please feel free to share others we may have missed by emailing promotemichigan@gmail.com.

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St. Julian Winery Awarded 2 Jefferson Cups at Recent International Competition

Michigan-based St. Julian Winery has been awarded a barrel of medals, including two (2) of the covered “Jefferson Cups” from one of the most esteemed wine competitions in the country. Regarded as the “Olympics” of such competitions, the 19th Annual Jefferson Cup Invitational honors the “best of the best” from an accumulative 740 wines pre-selected from each of America’s wine regions.

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Pure Michigan’s Iconic Pop Culture

The Faygo Book is the social history of a company that has forged a bond with a city and its residents for more than a century. The story of Faygo, Detroit’s beloved soda pop, begins over a hundred years ago with two Russian immigrant brothers who were looking to get out of the baking business. Released this fall from Wayne State University Press, this 136-page book ($24.99) is a must for anyone interested in Michigan history, industry, innovation and pop culture (pun intended).

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