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Happy Birthday to you, Mackinac Island State Park!

Mackinac Island National Park (now Mackinac Island State Park) was created on March 3, 1875. It was the second national park established in the nation, coming three years after Yellowstone. The park, a popular vacation destination since…
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Five Things You Need to Know about Michigan: Primary Colors Edition

Mass Shooting in Kalamazoo I don't know what you can say other than "Isn't it time we do SOMETHING???" Via NBC News: The eight people shot by a rampaging Uber driver Saturday were cut down on what otherwise seemed to be an ordinary weekend…
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Detroit Design Festival ~ September 21-28, 2011

The inaugural Detroit Design Festival (DDF) starts tomorrow (Wednesday, Sep 21) with a kickoff party from 6-9 PM at New Center Park. DDF is a "crowd-sourced design festival" developed to showcase the talents and abilities Detroit’s creative…
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ArtPrize 2011 in Grand Rapids

The Eyes Have It by pairadocs Our favorite Michigan art event, ArtPrize, kicks off its third year in Grand Rapids this Wednesday. ArtPrize runs September 21 - October 9, 2011. It's billed as a radically open art competition that is open…
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Five Things You Need to Know Heatwave Edition: Beat the Heat in Michigan

Before we suggest a few ways to beat the heat, we'll set the mood with Motown's own Martha Reeves & the Vandellas who started at the Motown office in Detroit as William Stevenson's secretary and was also charged with supervising Stevie…
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Maker Faire Detroit ~ July 30 & 31

Motor City becomes Maker City with over 300 exhibiting makers, demonstrations, hands-on workshops, music & vendors. From robotics, electronics, and rockets to food and fashion finds - if it’s made, there's a good chance it'll be at Maker…
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5x5 Night in Grand Rapids

5 ideas, 5 minutes each, 5 slides each, 5 judges, 5,000 dollars 5x5 Night is a monthly event in Grand Rapids that allows 5 people to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges who decide how to award $5,000 on the last Tuesday night of every…
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ArtPrize Artist registration opens ... and a great video!

ArtPrize - Vision by David Spriggs by Canon Screwdriver (gary syrba) ArtPrize (Sep 21 - Oct 9, 2011) is a radically different art competition that gives away huge cash prizes, $250,000 to the winner and nearly a half a million dollars…
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Seeking Michigan: "…To His Country and His Flag"

By Matt VanAcker, courtesy Seeking Michigan and the Archives of Michigan. The goal of Seeking Michigan is simple: to connect you to the stories of this great state. Visit them regularly for a dynamic & evolving look at Michigan's cultural…
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ArtPrize 2011 ~ September 21 through October 9, 2011

Cavalry by pairadocsArtPrize, the radically open, radically cool art competition that awards the world's largest art prize has issued their call for ArtPrize 2011 artists. The wildly successful event will return to Grand Rapids September 21…
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The Water Semester at University of Michigan

“Water is the most critical resource issue of our lifetime and our children's lifetime. The health of our waters is the principal measure of how we live on the land.” ~ Luna Leopold Huron River by Ann279Our friends over at…
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mlive.com to cover the ArtPrize Winners Announcment party

Via mlive.com: In a matter of hours, we find out which artist from ArtPrize's Top 10 walks away $250,000 richer, and winner of ArtPrize 2010, a 19-day event that has transformed Grand Rapids into an art-lover's paradise. Did you see the splash…