Hi. I'm the managing editor for the websites of Townsquare Media in Southwest Michigan and lead explorer of Season 1 of the Haunts and Legends of New York video series (http://bit.ly/HauntsAndLegendsNYS) and host of Foodamazoo (http://bit.ly/Foodamazoo).
Strange But True: A Small Mid-Michigan Town that Consumes More Electricity Than Grand Rapi…
Grand Rapids is the second largest city in Michigan. Yet as incredible as it is to believe, there is a small mid-Michigan town that consumes more power every year than mighty Grand Rapids.
Pewanagowink and 18 Other Names Considered for Lansing
It's difficult to think of Michigan's state capital as anything other than Lansing. But in the 1840s, as the tiny village was growing, the name of the capital city was very much up for debate.
Western Michigan University is the Largest ‘Western’ School in the Country
Hold your head high, Broncos, when you have made the choice to Head West and matriculate at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, you're attending the largest "Western" school the United States.
There Might Be a Pasty Emoji and Every Yooper Just Lost It
There's an emoji for everything. Hearts, and this thing: . And an eggplant which means...eggplant. But could there be an emoji for the Upper Peninsula's signature dish, the pasty?
There are Exotic Meats in These Pasties And Even Yoopers Kinda Freaked Out
Grab a pasty, the iconic dish of Michgian's Upper Peninsula, and you've got a pretty good idea what to expect - beef (maybe chicken) in a pastry with root vegetables like potato, rutabaga, carrots and onion. Expect something different at Joe's in Ironwood.
Oh That’s Just a Tree Growing Out of This House in Northern Michigan
Tucked away on a side street in Northern Michigan is a tree growing out of a front porch.
Remember When Michigan Welcome Signs Looked Like This?
Today you'll be welcomed to "Pure Michigan" at every major border crossing into the state. But do you remember when this sign greeted you entering Michigan?
Michigan Urban Legend – The Only McDonald’s in America to Close in the Winter Was in Macki…
There used to be a McDonald's in Mackinaw City and a popular urban legend was that it was the only restaurant in the chain that closed during the winter. So is it true?
St Joseph’s Legendary Lighthouse to be Featured on Vernors Cans This Summer
Vernors will be featuring 7 iconic lighthouses from across Michigan on cans of their pop during the summer of 2018 including the iconic North Pier light in St. Joseph.
This Northern Michigan Tourist Store Couldn’t Have Gotten It More Wrong
Take a trip to Northern Michigan and you're sure to come away with some souvenirs and fudge (plus a few more pounds than you left with). But this area tourist trap couldn't have gotten the Great Lakes more wrong.
Fireflies are Dying Across Michigan – And It’s Heartbreaking When You Learn Why
Have you noticed there are fewer fireflies now then there were when you were a child and used to catch them in a jar? They're slowly dying across Michigan and the nation.
All of Michigan Was Once on Central Time, And That Just Doesn’t Feel Right
Michigan, with the exception of the southwestern Upper Peninsula is on Eastern Time. It's all you've ever known. But it wasn't always this way.