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Published June 24, 2016

Located at the top of the mitten on the shores of Little Traverse Bay, Petoskey offers visitors a true Up North experience.

“Ever since the days of passenger trains, guests have flocked to Petoskey to take advantage of its scenic beauty, relaxed atmosphere and northern Michigan hospitality,” said Diane Dakins, Assistant Director of the Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau.

Whether your vacation style is action-packed or ultra-relaxed, Petoskey’s got you covered.

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Published June 23, 2016

1. GM River Days Festival
June 24-26 • Detroit

If you haven’t had a chance to explore downtown Detroit’s newly renovated riverfront, GM River Days is the perfect time to check it out and have some summer fun while you’re at it.

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Published June 16, 2016

1. Benefit for Orlando
Friday, June 17 • Soho, Ferndale

In response to the June 12 mass shooting at an Orlando, Florida, nightclub, Ferndale businesses are coming together for a benefit to raise funds for the victims of the attack and their families.

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Published June 15, 2016

With miles of beaches, countless outdoor recreation options, summer festivals and plenty of vacation rentals, it’s no wonder Caseville is often considered the “closer Up North.”

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Published June 9, 2016

1. Clay, Glass & Metal Show
June 11-12 • Downtown Royal Oak

The annual Clay, Glass & Metal Show in downtown Royal Oak isn't your average art fair because, unlike other shows, this one only includes works that are created from the earth using heat and fire.

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Published June 7, 2016

Summer in Michigan is the perfect time for traveling, and whether you want to relax in a quaint resort town, walk along a sandy beach, explore a bustling city or escape from one, countless options abound right here in the mitten. Each week, our new Discover Michigan web series will explore a road trip-worthy Michigan destination and offer some tips on what to see and do while you’re there. 

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Published June 2, 2016

1. Detroit Grand Prix
June 3-5 • Belle Isle, Detroit

Fulfill your need for speed all weekend long at the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix June 3-5 at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park.

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Published May 25, 2016

1. Memorial Day parades
Saturday, May 28 • Madison Heights
Sunday, May 29 • St. Clair Shores
Monday, May 30 • Royal Oak | Sterling Heights | Roseville | Eastpointe

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Published May 19, 2016

1. Visit your local farmers market
May 21-22 • Metro Detroit

There’s nothing like spending a spring morning browsing fresh produce and locally made products at one of metro Detroit’s farmers markets — and with new markets popping up every year, there are more locations than ever to choose from.

This weekend, in particular, a number of local markets will officially open for the season:

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Published May 14, 2016

Motor City Comic Con is this weekened, and more than 300 artists, writers, illustrators and actors are on hand to showcase their work, greet fans, sign autographs, take photos and participate in panel discussions. More than 50,000 guests are expected to attend the convention, which is the largest event of its kind in Michigan.

C & G Newspapers was there when Motor City Comic Con opened on Friday. Here's a look at the first day of the convention through social media. 

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Published May 12, 2016

1. Motor City Comic Con
May 13-15 • Novi

Fans of all things pop culture will have a chance to chat with comic book creators, meet film and TV icons, and walk among superheroes at the 27th annual Motor City Comic Con May 13-15 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

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Published May 6, 2016

This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day, and whether you’re delving into comics for the first time or you’re a seasoned collector, it’s the perfect opportunity to visit your local comic book store.

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Published May 5, 2016

1. Celebrate mom with flowers
Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7 • Lake Orion  |  Sunday, May 8 • Royal Oak

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8, and if you’re looking for a gift for mom, you can’t go wrong with flowers. Here are a few places to buy bouquets, baskets, plants and more.

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Published May 4, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Tiny pieces of plastic are able to cause a huge headache in the Great Lakes, and they primarily are coming from discarded litter found on the street.

Microplastics are remnants of larger pieces of plastic — like bags, utensils and bottles — that have degraded due to environmental factors into smaller and smaller pieces, according to International Joint Commission Commissioner Dereth Glance.

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Published May 3, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Climate models and existing data suggest that Michigan will be getting warmer in the coming years, with more frequent major storms and humid, stagnant air. A new report suggests that this would bring along a rash of public health concerns for residents as well.

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Published April 28, 2016

1. Michigan International Women’s Show
April 28-May 1 • Novi

More than 400 exhibitors — all geared toward women — will fill the Suburban Collection Showplace this weekend for the Michigan International Women’s Show.

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Published April 21, 2016

1. Celebrate Earth Day
Friday, April 22 • Metro Detroit

Earth Day is Friday, April 22, this year, and there are plenty of local ways to celebrate, whether you want to learn more about eco-friendly living, explore the great outdoors or get hands-on with cleanup efforts.

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Published April 20, 2016

Earth Day is Friday, April 22, this year, and more than 1 billion people in 192 countries are expected to celebrate, according to Earth Day Network, an organization founded by organizers of the first Earth Day in 1970.

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Published April 14, 2016

1. Bacon Bash
Saturday, April 16 • Royal Oak Farmers Market

Bacon lovers rejoice. Your favorite food will take center stage during Bacon Bash 2016 at 7:30 p.m. April 16 at the Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E. 11 Mile Road.

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Published April 14, 2016

Nine C & G Newspapers staff members won awards at the Society of Professional Journalists Detroit Chapter’s annual Excellence in Journalism competition at the San Marino Club in Troy on April 12.

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