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New Holland Announces Return of Mad Hatter

New Holland Brewing Co. today announced the return of one of the brewery’s most storied brands, Mad Hatter Midwest IPA. Mad Hatter was one of the very first beers ever produced by New Holland and gained a significant following as the brewery’s first true flagship offering, preceding Dragon’s Milk Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout. Mad Hatter was retired in 2019, and fans of the beer have been vocal in their desire for it to return.

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13-foot-tall La Muñeca Lele Doll to Highlight Fiesta Mexicana #54 – September 8-10 at Calder Plaza in Downtown Grand Rapids

A highlight this year’s Fiesta Mexicana #54 – also known as “Los Colores de Mexico” – presented September 8-10 by the Mexican Heritage Association of West Michigan (MHAWM) is the featured appearance of a 13-foot-tall handmade artisan La Muñeca Lele doll, which is on world tour. As the largest Latin ethnic group in West Michigan, the community’s rich culture and spirit continues to flourish during this free family event taking place at Calder Plaza in downtown Grand Rapids.

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New Holland Distilling Co Awarded Top Honors for Dragon’s Milk Origin Small Batch Bourbon

Michigan-based New Holland Distilling Co was recently awarded “Best of Class – Whiskey,” “Best in Category – Bourbon” and “Double Gold” honors for its Origin Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey at the annual American Distilling Institute (ADI) International Spirits Competition. Founded in 2003, ADI is the oldest and largest craft distillery trade association in the world, representing more than 2250 licensed distilleries.

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Two New Michigan Hemingway Tour Sites to be Dedicated in June

The Michigan Hemingway Society (MHS) will be dedicating two new sites on its Michigan Hemingway Tour this June with the presentation of bronze plaques. Ceremonies will take place on Wednesday, June 8 at 4pm at the Pigeon River Discovery Center (9984 Twin Lakes Rd., Vanderbilt) and Friday, June 16 at 6pm in downtown Walloon Lake’s Circle Park. These two commemorative signs are among 15 officially designated sites in northern Michigan including several in Petoskey and Horton Bay, with one also in Kalkaska. The new signs are inscribed with the following historical text:

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Maple Syrup Weekends Celebrate Michigan’s Oldest & Sweetest Spring Agricultural Activity

Each spring, as the days get longer and the temperatures begin to rise, Michiganders head out into the woods to take part in the state’s oldest agricultural activity…tapping maple trees for sap to be turned into mouth-watering maple syrup, candies and other sweet treats.

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Murder & Suicide of Lighthouse Keepers the Focus of New Book by Author Dianna Higgs Stampfler

Blending her long-time interest in maritime history and true crime, Death & Lighthouses on the Great Lakes is the latest title by Michigan author Dianna Higgs Stampfler and published by the History Press as part of its Murder & Mayhem series.

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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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