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Putting a ring on the Finger (Lakes)

The plan to visit the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York finally came together and we headed from the Toledo area in mid March.  The 400 mile drive was easy and direct and...

Top Places to Get Local Paczki and King Cake

Looking for the perfect local paczki? We have a few local bakeries and stores that are worth trying out! Enjoy your delicious paczki.

Local, Independent Liquor Stores Challenged

Arguably the saddest scene in the movie “You’ve Got Mail,” occurs when Kathleen Kelly climbs the spiral staircase of Fox Books, and slumps herself on a chair in the children’s section, sobbing, because she’s...

New Novel Set in Flint Weaves in its History

By Tonja Fox Chevy in the Hole (Henry Holt; March 15, 2022) is a thought-provoking and emotional debut from Kelsey Ronan. Labeled as a love letter to Flint, Michigan, this novel portrays the city through...

BYOC: Downtown Ann Arbor Business Based on a Concept of Zero-Waste

BYOC stands for "Bring Your Own Container" and offers products to help the environment and also fill home and body needs. We interviewed the founder and owner of BYOC, Emma Hess, and she shared insight...

Hidden Treasures in Jackson Michigan: Midwest Staycation

  My New Year’s resolution is to see more of what Michigan has to offer outside of Ann Arbor. This month, I chose Jackson, MI, located 35 minutes from Ann Arbor, straight shot off I-94....