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Summer Reading Recommendations for Kids

Every year it’s the same. Summer arrives and we go on break. Two days in the kids start to say the same thing. “I’m bored!” or  “There’s nothing to do”. By the end of the summer, they’ve forgotten half of what they learned over the last school year. In my house, I’m the reader. My […]

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2018 Fireworks Guide In + Around Mid-Michigan

Much further back than you and I can remember, we have celebrated the Fourth of July with the most grandiose of fireworks displays. But why do we celebrate Independence Day by setting off all of these small explosions?  Well, because John Adams wanted us to. It is believed that he envisioned fireworks as part of the festivities before the Declaration of Independence was [...]
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Marcellus Park Little Free Library. Photo by Christopher Malon.

Mid-Michigan Little Free Libraries

Have you heard of Little Free Libraries? At first glance, they may look like an over-sized birdhouse or dollhouse, but these small buildings are so much more. They provide a resource that encourages literacy, creates community, and gives children {and adults!} an opportunity to borrow a book free of charge from an ever-changing selection. Marcellus Park Little Free [...]
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Guide to Fruit Picking In + Around Mid-Michigan

Berries in the Summer, apples in the Fall. Fruit picking remains one of my most coveted family traditions. In anticipation of the picking season, I did a bit of research and was blown away to discover just how many fruit picking locations there are in the mid-Michigan area. So, grab your boots and pails and get started; as the strawberry [...]
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