Take a look at the fall color in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula:

I admit it. I’m still a sucker for a beautiful stream of images alongside a wonderful voice-over from Tim Allen. Fall foiliage has been slow to change here in Michigan so I am getting a peak at what might be yet to come via the Pure Michigan ad, Deep Breath.

Michigan’s warm September has slowed down the onslaught of fall color we normally are experiencing at this time in the fall. I have a feeling that when the color finally changes, it’s going to change fast and the fall color show will not last long.

Good Hart is looking Good!

Here’s a few links related to Michigan’s fall colors:

Michigan’s 10 Best Fall Color Drives

Top Ten Things to do in Michigan in the Fall

Check out ArtPrize 2015 – it ends this weekend!

10 Vistas On A Northern Michigan Fall Color Tour

M-22 voted America’s Best Scenic Autumn Drive

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A contrast in Detroit women circa early 1900s

by admin on January 23, 2015

I was browsing through online photograph archives of old photographs from Detroit and came across these two contrasting images of women in Detroit from a relatively similar time period of the early 1900s.

Welding Lincoln Motor Co

These hard working ladies are shown in the welding department of the Lincoln Motor Company around 1914-1918. Obviously, this was during World War I and women were needed to work the factories in the absence of men.

Detroit Boat Club

Here we have a group of women enjoying a leisurely time on the veranda of the Detroit Boat Club between 1900 and 1910. Were any of these ladies thrust into service at the factories like those above? Or did a life of privilege exclude them from such duty?

I just wonder these things when looking at old photographs.

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2015 Michigan Notable Books

January 19, 2015

The library of Michigan’s 2015 list of 20 books that “bring attention to Michigan authors and topics” has been released. Each year the MNB list features 20 books, published the previous calendar year, which are about or set in Michigan or the Great Lakes region, or are written by a Michigan author. Selections include nonfiction […]

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Fall color update and things to do this fall in Michigan

September 16, 2014

Fall officially begins one week from today (on September 23rd), but the past few nights/mornings have felt very much like fall here in southwest Michigan. Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula have been experiencing cooler weather as well and the trees are beginning to show some color. Down here, I’ve noticed a smattering of color […]

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Samples of Company Logos on Our Gift Baskets

May 19, 2014

I would like to showcase some of the recent work we have done with adding company logos to our gift baskets and gift boxes. A basic black-only adhesive label can be added to our gift baskets and gift boxes at no charge when ordering 20 or more. We can do color logos for a small […]

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Copper Country: A Unique Board Game Set in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

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Ah, that headline doesn’t really do this game justice. Copper Country is an incredible looking board game set in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, well the Keewenaw Peninsula to be precise. The game is designed by two Yoopers, David Lankton and Scott Diehl. The year is 1840 and America’s first mining boom is about to change Michigan’s […]

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Scenes From 2013 Detroit Tigers Home Opener

March 31, 2014

I have been waiting for today all through this long winter. On some of those numerous bitter cold days with the snow flying and the wind biting, the new season of Tigers baseball was the one thought that could lift my spirits. Baseball, just like spring, is a sure sign of the end of another […]

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1953 Home Movie of Mackinac Island

March 28, 2014

This either took a long time to edit and splice together or the narrator did not finish until sometime around 1957 or later as he mentions the Mackinac Bridge (along with the fact that the trip took place in 1953) which was not completed until 1957. Love this quote about Fort Mackinac on the island […]

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Top 10 Things I Love About The 313

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Today is March 13th (3/13) and a lot of folks are celebrating Detroit in honor of 313 (Detroit’s area code for those not in the know). It’s a great excuse to show your love of The 313 and I wish to do the same. I’m setting this post to publish at 3:13 on 3/13 :). […]

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2014 Michigan Notable Books

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Better late than never, I guess. This list came out at the beginning of January, but since that comes right at the tail-end of our busiest time of the year in the gift basket business, I forgot about it. Actually, looking back – I have forgotten about it for a few years now. I haven’t […]

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