Great Lakes Glimpses Scenic Michigan Wall Calendar Now Available

A new addition to my collection of fine art photography wall calendars is now available: a Great Lakes Glimpses scenic Michigan calendar. The Great Lakes Glimpses wall calendar features Michigan scenic images including Grand Traverse Bay, the Mackinac Bridge, Tahquamenon Falls, Ludington, Seney National Widlife Refuge, Mackinac Island, and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. To shop
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Pure Michigan’s 15 Incredible Michigan Lighthouse Photos

My photo of Big Sable Point Lighthouse titled “Magical Moment” was selected by Pure Michigan as one of their 15 Incredible Michigan Lighthouse Photos! Thank you very much for the honor, I am thrilled!

Genealogy Pros to Present at the Plymouth Historical Museum

Kathy Petlewski and Ceil Wendt-Jensen, two professional veteran genealogists, will be presenting at the Plymouth Historical Museum on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. Located in downtown Plymouth in the heart of the cultural campus, the museum has plenty of convenient free parking. The all-day event will include lunch and access to the current
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The Michigan – Ohio War (a/k/a The Great Toledo War)

The Michigan – Ohio rivalry is much more than just a football game. Did you know that Wolverines and Buckeyes were battling each other long before the annual meeting on the fields of college football ever began? That famous rivalry goes back much farther … all the way back to the Michigan – Ohio War, the
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I was Honored to Speak at the Michigan Historical Museum “Plowshares into Swords” Civil War Sesquicentennial Exhibit Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

During the kick-off of the Michigan Civil War Sesquicentennial on April 12, 2011, the 150th anniversary of the Confederate firing on Fort Sumter, I was honored to speak at the ribbon-cutting for the new exhibit at the Michigan Historical Museum in Lansing. “Plowshares to Swords” is a special exhibit exploring how the Civil War changed
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Michigan Historical Museum “Plowshares into Swords” Civil War Sesquicentennial Exhibit Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

As we kick off the Michigan Civil War Sesquicentennial next week, I am so very blessed to have the opportunity to speak at the ribbon-cutting for the new exhibit at the Michigan Historical Museum in Lansing on Tuesday, April 12th. I encourage everyone to visit this important new exhibit and all of the exciting living
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“Born Killers: The Iron Brigade” Tomorrow on the History Channel

“Born Killers: The Iron Brigade” will be presented on the History Channel tomorrow, March 1, 2011 at 7 a.m. EST as part of its Civil War Journal series. Don’t miss it!

2011 Super Bowl XLV: Eminem and Chrysler’s “Imported From Detroit” Commercial

I admit it, I don’t really watch the Super Bowl for the football. My interest revolves mainly around the preshow and half-time entertainment … and the commercials. So, football aside, here is my take on the game: Eminem and Chrysler’s “Imported From Detroit” commercial wins the “Best Super Bowl Ad Award” hands down. We born
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Daytripping in Frankenmuth, Michigan

Jason and I had a lovely day today in Frankenmuth, Michigan — despite the bitter cold weather. Even without snow, we couldn’t help but be in the Christmas spirit after spending several hours shopping at Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland. And the chicken dinner at the Bavarian Inn was to die for! A day to remember always!
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At “Times Like These”, You Can’t Help But be Proud to be a Native Michigander!

My ancestors were among the early 19th century settlers who helped to make the City of Detroit great.  Five generations of my family have lived, worked, and died here.  So I know first-hand that when the going gets tough, Michiganders just get tougher.  With the grit and tenacity of its people, the City of Detroit
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