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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Superior Lakes Hand Crafted Michigan Mead

Michigan honey is sweet and when it is used in the production of mead the result is some fine tasting mead. we visited   Superior Lakes Hand Crafted Michigan Mead this weekend in Harrison Township.  Their mead  is handcrafted using the finest of ingredients.  Aaron and his partner, Jay  use raw Michigan honey, straight from the beekeeper and it is not  processed.  Most of their fruit comes directly form from Michigan farms.  We love Michigan business that support local farmers!   It is a must to go in for a tasting and a lesson from Aaron on mead and its history and production.    You may find yourself moving away from the wines, beers, and spirits you enjoy now and expanding your tastes to the ancient tradition of mead!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Clinton Macomb Public Library

The Clinton-Macomb Public Library  is a beautiful public facility with something for everyone.   Not only does it have a fabulous book collection, a fun and interesting children's department, it has a great local history room, a computer lab with many computers that all seemed to be in working order, and friendly staff and volunteers.    There is a used book sale going on until Oct 21st.   Tonight kids 6-1 can hang out, eat pizza and watch a PG-13 Zombie movie (in costume if they like).  Overall, this library is a great place to hang out. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Sweet Spot, Troy

The Sweet Spot Candy Shoppe on Rochester Road is a beautiful candy shoppe filled with tempting treats and the temptress is Jennifer Tremlett who has been serving up candy for nearly 2 years here in Troy.   Not only can you walk in to the retail location, Jennifer and her staff can help you sweeten up your corporate or personal events or parties with candy tables stacked  with apothecary jars filled with candy! 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Just Delicious Scones in Roseville

Jennifer Colombo recently moved her Just Delicious Scones in Roseville to a more spacious location.   The ambiance is cozy with lovely tea cups that remind you of your mother's or grandmother's.  The scones are truly delectable!   Jennifer serves you a variety with your tea.  You can also order from a nice selection of quiches and salads for lunch. You'll find these wonderful treats at 28722 Utica Road, just south of 12 Mile.  586-859-814. Website coming soon.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Stormy Kromer hats: Made in the UP

Hats made by Stormy Kromer have been gracing our state and beyond since 1903.  They are a UP legend, begun by George "Stormy" Kromer who used to be a semi-pro baseball player and a railroad engineer. You can get a free factory tour in Ironwood at 1:30pm Monday-Friday. They are hand-stitched and made to fit. They are famous for their wool caps but sell a variety of other merchandise for both men and women including bags, outerwear, shirts, pants and accessories. Thanks for modeling, Monty (he claims plaid is the official color of the UP).

Monday, October 7, 2013

Michigan Military Technical and Historical Society Museum


Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society Museum recently opened in Eastpointe.   We visited for the first time for a movie night to see  “Prisoners in Paradise” about  Italian POW’s in America in WWII,   Prior to the movie we had a chance to explore the museum and hear from docents about the restoration of the pieces displayed.  We also heard from the Director of the Museum some historical background before the documentary began.   We are grateful for the preservation and interest by the Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society (MTHS) in the story of the role played by Michigan's civilian and military personnel in 20th century conflict, showcasing, wherever possible, the products of Michigan’s “Arsenal of Democracy”. 


         

Friday, October 4, 2013

Michigan State's Broad Art Museum

The Broad Art Museum on Michigan State's campus in East Lansing is committed to exploring contemporary culture and ideas through art. It combines many new pieces with those from MSU's previous art museum, often hanging contemporary next to something very classic.  The museum's fa├žade was created by award winning architect Zaha Hadid and is constructed on pleated stainless steel and glass.  The museum was a gift of Eli and Edythe Broad.


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Sun Worshipper in New Buffalo

We do not know who the artist is for this sculpture--yet. It stands at the entrance to the beautiful beach in New Buffalo on Lake Michigan.  He looks like a sun worshipper, doesn't he? He greets the flocks of people coming to view the sunset with open arms. We like him.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Starter's Bar and Grill


Starter's Bar and Grill  had its beginnings in Northwest Detroit and recently expanded operations to Midtown Detroit on Wayne State University's Campus.   This family owned business has been cooking up the best fish for over 30 years.   We loved the generous portion of catfish that was cornmeal breaded with some seasonings we had fun trying to identify. We can't wait to go back and try the BBQ the guests were enjoying at the next table.  

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Harsens Island St Clair Flats Historical Society

Poking around Harsens Island, we had to make a stop at the museum they call the St Clair Flats Historical Society. They are doing a great job preserving the very interesting history of the area in the old firehall across from Sans Souci. The Tashomo cruise ship used to make regular stops at Harsens Island with visitors from the Detroit metro area. How cool to see a replica of this boat on display. An informative island native filled us in on every detail of the history of the area including the South Channel rear light. We definitely enjoyed our time here.