WCMU Public Media to Showcase “Hemingway in Michigan: A Live Streaming Event” as Kickoff to Ken Burns Documentary HEMINGWAY

In anticipation of this series, and to explore Hemingway’s deep ties to Northern Michigan along with how they influenced his attitudes, passions and writings, WCMU Public Media is partnering with the Clarke Historical Library and noted Hemingway historian Michael Federspiel for “Hemingway in Michigan: A Live Streaming Event” Wednesday, March 31 at 6 p.m.

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Raise a Glass to Grand Rapids Based Motu Viget Spirits During Black History Month

Motu Viget Spirits – the first Black owned wine and spirits company based in Grand Rapids, Michigan – has seen success in its first two years of operation. Founded by serial entrepreneurs Jamiel Robinson, Jonathan Jelks, Andrea Wallace and recording artist Willie ‘Willie the Kid’ Jackson in 2019, the company has grown from a local favorite to a nationally recognized brand practically overnight. 

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Michigan Sports Alliance Launches Virtual Michigan Lighthouse Tour for 2021

The Michigan Sports Alliance will host the 2021 Michigan Lighthouse Tour starting March 1 – May 3, 2021. The tour is a virtual team-based challenge for groups of 6-24 people to collectively run or walk 2,021 miles over the course of two months while visiting 28 of the featured Michigan lighthouses.

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Equine-assisted Business Launched to Help Organizations and Businesses Strengthen Collaborations

Fred Bueltmann, an entrepreneur, former brewery executive and expert in company culture, has joined with leaders in equine-assisted experiential learning to launch Red Horse Center for Collaborative Leadership. Red Horse is established to serve the mission of strengthening collaborations for the greater good by working with humans and horses, through mindful experiential learning and considerate leadership models to discover and empower positive change in the world.

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Illuminating “Michigan’s Haunted Lighthouses” Just in Time for Halloween

Every fall, a growing interest in the paranormal means that people around Michigan (and beyond) begin talking about the state’s many spirited sites…most notably, it’s historic lighthouses. Of the more than 125 lighthouses in the state, 30 or so are also rumored to be haunted…and 13 of those are included in the pages of the best-selling book “Michigan’s Haunted Lighthouses” by Dianna Stampfler.

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Prediction of An Early Spring is Sweet News to Pure Michigan’s Maple Syrup Producers

To celebrate the arrival of the spring season, the Michigan Maple Syrup Association and more than 30 of its members once again invite the public out to take part in the 8th Annual Michigan Maple Syrup Weekends. The family-friendly events provide a chance for people to get a firsthand look at how maple sap is collected, boiled down and turned into sweet maple syrup and other maple treats.

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A President’s Day Digital Tour of Grand Rapids with Pure Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford

Ford was the only U.S. president to hail from Michigan and now, decades after his service, his legacy is being celebrated in a new digital way.  The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation has partnered with Midland, Michigan-based Map-N-Tour to develop a web and mobile app to educate and entertain visitors on a self- guided tour of sites around Grand Rapids that help tell the Ford story.

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Collaboration with Boyne Mountain Resort Enhances Learning in Ski Recreation Management Course at Ferris State University

A premier Midwestern sports destination is providing unique and valuable access to Ferris State University students in Ski Recreation Management. Boyne Mountain Resort welcomes the students and the Hospitality Management faculty for on-site instruction each Saturday during the peak of operations in the Spring 2020 semester.

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U.P.’s Annual I-500 Pub Crawl returns to Downtown Sault Ste. Marie on Thursday, January 30

The biggest pub crawl in the Eastern Upper Peninsula’s will take place Thursday January 30, 2020 in conjunction with the 52nd International 500 Snowmobile Race. This annual event draws both race fans and locals downtown for an unforgettable night on the town in celebration of I-500 race week festivities.

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Sundays Are Meant for Outdoor Trekking on Traverse City’s Old Mission Peninsula

Winter made its grand entrance in a big (and early) way this year, putting some in the mood to get out and enjoy the beautiful snow-covered wonderland of northern Michigan. Those who wish to quietly trek through the countryside, soaking up the natural beauty of the season, are sure to enjoy the return of the Snowshoe, Wine & Brew treks every Sunday, December 29 through March 8, on the Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City.

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St. Julian’s Nancie Oxley Among 40 Under 40 Agricultural Leaders from Fruit Growers News

Nancie Oxley,  Vice President-Winemaking at Michigan’s St. Julian Winery, has been named to the 2019 Class of “40 Under 40” from Fruit Growers News and Vegetable Growers News magazines, headquartered in Sparta, Michigan. The Class of 2019 will be honored at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO in Grand Rapids on Tuesday, December 10 and featured in the October 2019 issue of both publications.

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