As the days get warmer, more and and more people are out sprucing up their lawns. After cleaning up winter debris, one of the first tasks people like to do is refresh the mulch around their trees and shrubs. Garden centers and hardware stores know this and stock up on piles and piles of bagged … Continue Reading →
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Justin Vineyards and Winery’s passion for Cabernet Sauvignon shows in this wine.
Josh Cellars is printing personalized wine labels for Father’s Day.
This easy-drinking dry red is a good entry to the wines of Spain.
Conventional wisdom is that workers will see their wages go down, especially for public works projects, if the Legislature passes and Gov. Rick Snyder signs a repeal of Michigan’s prevailing wage law. But that view, as is so often the case when politics invades markets, treats all workers as if they are the same. What … Continue Reading →
Spring is in full, beautiful bloom in the Finger Lakes region of New York, site of this month’s meeting of the Midwest Travel Writers Association. In addition to lots of photos, oodles of story ideas and great memories, I brought home three Mark Twain awards, including a first place, in MTWA’s annual travel writing competition. … Continue Reading →
To hear local governments tell it, it’s all they can do to keep the basic functions of their cities, villages and townships running these days. They complain of revenue sharing cuts, funding shortages and they were advocates of the failed Proposal 1 because there was some revenue in it for them. Yet for all the … Continue Reading →
Fun wines can be well-made and complex — like Decopas Malbec.
On the one hand, you like the idea that Michigan lawmakers plan to work over the summer to come up with a road fix. Contrary to their warnings that it was Proposal 1 or nothing, no one is surprised that the new Legislature (which, in fairness to them, was not responsible for Prop 1) would realize … Continue Reading →
I’m sure someone somewhere has done a survey on what is the most popular vegetable grown in home gardens. My guess is that it would be tomatoes. In virtually every vegetable garden I’ve been in and on every deck or patio with a planter, I’ve seen tomato plants. Since we are past the average frost-free … Continue Reading →