Plum Market West Bloomfield “Gang of 6” Pop Up Dinner in the Lounge to Benefit Forgotten Harvest

You’re invited to exclusive dinner featuring five acclaimed Chefs and one Master Sommelier, benefiting the community efforts of Forgotten Harvest and presented by Plum Market West Bloomfield. Seating is extremely limited for this prix fixe menu event.

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Chelsea Uses Technology to Tell its Local World War I Historic Stories

The 36 historic banners that make up the Chelsea District Library’s community-wide historic interpretation installation, World War I Centennial: Strong Foundations, New Possibilities, have found a digital home at MapMe—a publishing platform that allows for the mapping of sites and sharing of stories.

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Explore the World of Michigan Craft Beer Aboard Traverse City’s Tall Ship Manitou

Michigan has made a name for itself as one of the premier craft brew states in the country, and considers itself the “Great Beer State”® with more than 200 breweries throughout two peninsulas, according to the Michigan Brewers Guild. What better way to partake of these fine beverages than from the deck of the Schooner Manitou, while sailing in the freshwaters of Grand Traverse Bay (and northern Lake Michigan, weather permitting). The Traverse Tall Ship Company is offering a 4-Day Michigan Craft Beer Cruise (Sept. 15-19) with chef and craft beer aficionado Amy Sherman, who will serve as host and tasting guide.

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Hemingway Enthusiasts Trek to Petoskey for Annual Fall Historical & Literary Conference

The Michigan Hemingway Society is currently accepting reservations for its annual conference, October 14-16, at Stafford’s Perry Hotel in historic downtown Petoskey (a property built in 1899—the same year Hemingway was born and a place where he stayed in 1916—paying just 75 cents for his room). This year’s Michigan Hemingway Conference theme is 1919—the last year that a 20-year-old Hemingway spent in the Walloon Lake area, 10 miles southwest of Petoskey.

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Bushels of Fresh Foods & Family Fun Are Waiting to be Explored Along Kent Harvest Trails

Nearly 20 farms in the Greater Grand Rapids area are participating in the 2016 KENT HARVEST TRAILS, providing families the opportunity to enjoy loads of country fun. Activities and tours begin mid-September and run through the end of October (although farms may actually open sooner and extend their season into early November, weather permitting).

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Harbor Springs Historical Society to Host Club Ponytail Reunion Party on August 25 at Nub’s Nob

The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society invites you to relive the glory days of northern Michigan’s most popular teen club at Club Ponytail: A Reunion Party on Thursday, August 25 at Nub’s Nob. The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society invites you to relive the glory days of northern Michigan’s most popular teen club at Club Ponytail: A Reunion Party on Thursday, August 25, 2016 beginning at 5:30 pm. Held at Nub’s Nob Ski Area, this throwback party of the summer will feature live music from The Boyfriends, an original Club Ponytail band.

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Hello Girls Presentation Brings World War I Stories to Life at Chelsea District Library

When the U.S. entered World War I in 1917, General John “Black Jack” Pershing insisted on bilingual switchboard operators near the front lines. Although formally known as the Signal Corps Female Telephone Operators Unit, sworn in by the U.S. Army Signal Corps, they were referred to as the Hello Girls.

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North Peak to release year-round cherry beer

Stay Mellow. Tying into its Traverse City origin and to the “Up North” culture the brand stands for, it seems only fitting for North Peak to add a year-round cherry beer to its repertoire. Fortified by the fresh water of the Great Lakes and the sweet iconic flavors of Traverse City, Mellow is a higher gravity ale brewed with Michigan cherries and hibiscus.

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Promote Michigan Celebrates 12th Anniversary With Michigan-Themed Public Fundraiser at Downtown Market – Grand Rapids

To celebrate the last dozen years of business, Promote Michigan is hosting a public party to benefit the Educational Foundation of the Downtown Market – Grand Rapids on Thursday, August 18 (5-7 pm).

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Traverse Tall Ship Company Offers Multi-Day Autumn Excursions Aboard the Schooner Manitou

Pure Michigan is blessed with the Great Lakes—the largest bodies of fresh water in the world. You’re invited to turn off your cell phone, set your email on autoreply and set sail on the inland seas for one of the multi-day excursions aboard the Schooner Manitou.

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Ribbon Cutting Planned for 11am on Saturday, July 30 For Chelsea District Library’s Upcoming World War I Centennial Historic Display

As part of a continuing effort to chronicle Chelsea’s history, the Chelsea District Library presents World War I Centennial: Strong Foundations, New Possibilities, commemorating the centennial anniversary of WWI. A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 11-11:30am in downtown Chelsea.

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MEDIA ALERT: Great Lakes Center for the Arts Groundbreaking – Saturday, July 2 (5-6 pm)

Pure Michigan’s newest cultural arts facility will break ground on Saturday, July 2 beginning at 5pm for a 500-seat state-of-the-art theater located along the shores of Little Traverse Bay, in the resort community of Bay Harbor in Petoskey. The Great Lakes Center for the Arts, will also offer a community engagement room, rooftop terrace, donor lounge and more, to be completed in 2018 with limitless opportunities to inspire, entertain and educate.

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