Heart Mountain internment site marks 5th anniversary as historic landmark and museum

George Takei, the “Star Trek” actor turned social activist and Internet celebrity, paid a poignant visit this month to Wyoming’s Heart Mountain, site of a confinement center for Japanese-Americans rounded up by the United States government during World War II. Though the site is located near Cody, just 65 miles from Yellowstone National Park, it was … Continue Reading →

Ski free in Gaylord this weekend or visit the Toledo Zoo's 'Lights Before Christmas' event

Need a break from holiday shopping, cleaning, errands and parties? Spend some relaxing time with your family — and perhaps create some new holiday traditions — at these December activities: Head north of Detroit to Gaylord this weekend and take advantage of free skiing at Treetops, the four-season resort that remains  open for business after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this month. You can … Continue Reading →

Beach Challenge winner: Silver Lake Sand Dunes photo

Images of fireworks exploding over lakes, sunsets along Lake Michigan, kids playing in the surf and sand, lighthouses and just about any beach activity you could think of were among the nearly 2,000 entries in the Pure Michigan Beach Instagram Challenge. The grand prize photograph in the 10-day contest features kayakers on Lake Michigan at Silver Lake Sand … Continue Reading →

Enter giveaway for chance to win 'Soutache & Bead Embroidery' book

If you love doing small sewing projects made with tiny hand stitches, and stringing beads for jewelry making, then why not learn to combine the two for a whole new crafting skill? “Soutache & Bead Embroidery” (Kalmbach Books/$21.99) by Amee K. Sweet-McNamara, will show you how with a number of different projects that include step-by-step instructions and up-close … Continue Reading →