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July 13 2017
East Lansing wine cellar maker aims to be best One of the toughest jobs James Cash ever took on was in Grand Rapids. The basement of the historical house was damp, dark and cold. Apart from its concrete...
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July 13 2017
Industry professionals talk Michigan wine The Michigan wine industry has created space for producers and growers over the years, beneficial to all of us, especially considering the detailed work...
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July 13 2017
July 14 & 15 The word "scrapyard" brings to mind rusted-out hulls of gas-guzzling Cadillacs and swaying pillars of sheet metal, piled up in an eerie lot. But Old Town’s ScrapFest turns this image...
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July 13 2017
A wine-lovers guide to romance.The wine industry may very well be the most romantic industry of them all. It’s not a coincidence that countless great vineyards are located on majestic, rolling hills,...
July 13 2017
‘Elephant’s Graveyard’ examines humanity’s darker side Joining the community of actors is somewhat like joining the circus. Both require a leap of faith and a willingness to embrace...
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July 13 2017
An overview of the best wine stops in the stateGrowing wine grapes can be a harrowing line of work. Sure, all may be quiet on a calm, 82-degree day in July. But nature has its way of reminding every...
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July 13 2017
Art teacher by day, artist forever One medium of art can indirectly create another. That is exactly what happened to Laura Gajewski when she created the artwork on the cover of this issue.Gajewski was...
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July 13 2017
Detroit native Big Sean performed on the Auto Value Main Stage on Sunday, July 9.New York City-based AJR was one of several bands to kick off the festival on Thursday, July 6.Eight-piece funk-rock band...
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July 13 2017
A tour of Cherry Hill Neighborhood’s spectacular homes As a child, Bethany Beardslee would step out on the wide front porch of the Greek revival family home, lean against one of the four Doric columns...
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July 13 2017
Work is under way on Wheel House Studio, a ceramic art and production facility planned for Lansing’s REO Town neighborhood. Owner/artist Dan Nunez has been teaching ceramics in the Lansing area...
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Old Town tour runs gamut of gardens, with or without gnomes
July 12 2017
The wet leg of a 7-year-old girl sprouted above a flowerbed at 251 E. Randolf St. near Gier Park as Old Town’s Urban Garden & Patio Tour wound to a close Saturday. The rest o
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Groovy Donuts gives back to the community
July 12 2017
An artist's rendering of the future park.Courtesy Donuts go well with coffee, milk, even hash browns and bacon, as well as one other thing: parks. Andrew Gauthier, owner of Groovy Donuts, thinks
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July 10 2017
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A night with Big Sean
July 10 2017
Photos by Scott V Photography/scottvphotography.com I purchased my Common Ground ticket with a complete one-track mind: Big Sean. So, Sunday night, I took the River Trail to the festival
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10 things to do with the backpack you smuggled into Common Ground
July 9 2017
Photos by Scott V Photography/scottvphotography.com I thought I was ready for Common Ground. But as I read the FAQ section on their site I was promptly skunked. I came across
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July 9 2017
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"Country" in the city
July 8 2017
Photos by Scott V Photography/scottvphotography.com As I left my air conditioning in my car behind, I couldn’t help but mentally prepare myself for what I was about to witness at Common Ground
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July 8 2017
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July 7 2017
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Fast friends at Common Ground
July 7 2017
Alessia Cara at Common Ground Music Festival 2017Scott V Photography/Scott photography.com I walked into Common Ground alone. Well, I tried to walk in, but then discovere

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