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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PR is about relationships…plain and simple!

I was recently asked “what makes a PR person worth their weight in gold?” Having been active in this industry since 1991, I’ve seen a lot of changes in how things are done—but one thing holds true today, more than ever, PR is about relationships!

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Lord of the Gourd Carves a Gourmet Niche

Pat Harrison gets paid to play with his food – and he loves it! The former graphic designer and amateur cartoonist has built a reputation as one of the finest pumpkin and vegetable sculptors in Michigan.

“I started with Halloween Pumpkins,” says the outgoing agri-artist, who has dubbed himself ‘Lord of the Gourd.’ “Once I was deemed old enough to carve without cutting off my fingers I was allowed to carve my own creations and I guess I never stopped.”

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Discovering the Familiar in the Unfamiliar

Novelist, short story writer and screenwriter Richard Matheson (1926-2013) was regarded as one of the world’s premier science fiction writers—yet, his isn’t a household name to many. Ray Bradbury once called Matheson “one of the most important writers of the 20th century.” Stephen King said Mathewson was “the author who influenced me the most as a writer.”

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Happy 100 Years National Park Service

Just three years after Congress established Yellowstone National Park in the Rocky Mountain territories of Montana and Wyoming (in March, 1872), Mackinac National Park was established—becoming just the second National Park in the U.S. After 20 years, in 1895, it was transferred to state control and recognized as Mackinac Island State Park—the first state park in Michigan.

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