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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 →

Treat yourself to second annual 'Taste of Traverse City' on Labor Day weekend

Foodies seeking something to do on Labor Day weekend will find plenty to tickle their taste-buds at the second annual “Taste of Traverse City,” a three-day culinary festival that gets underway Friday in northern Michigan. This year, the event is centered at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Acme, with forays to downtown Traverse City … Continue Reading →