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Easter Events in Metro Detroit

Saturday April 5, 2014

In addition to making reservations for brunch on Easter Sunday, the Easter holiday inspires a lot of events in the weeks leading up to it. In addition to egg hunts (aka egg-stravaganzas and egg scrambles), events include marshmallow drops and Easter Bunny breakfasts. It might be rushing the season a bit, but Stoney Creek Metropark in Shelby Township is kicking off the season today (Saturday, April 5th) with its annual Easter Egg Scramble. Head to the park's Nature Center by 1 PM for an egg hunt, crafts and a visit with the Easter Bunny.

If you can't make it to Stoney Creek Metropark on such short notice, check out the other egg hunts and Easter-related events scheduled over the next couple of weeks.

Michigan History in the Elite Eight

Monday March 31, 2014

Well, it's all over but for the anticipation for next year, but two college teams from Michigan did make the Elite Eight of the March Madness Tournament in 2014 -- and that is still something about which to be proud. This is especially true because, for the most part, Michigan and Michigan State tend to avoid each other at the top of the NCAA "March Madness" bracket. In fact, despite the fact that both teams have broken into the elite eight on several occasions over the years, 2014 was the first year ever that they both made it to the Regional Finals:

University of Michigan Wolverines2013, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1989, 1977, 1976, 1974, 1966, 1965, 1964

Michigan State University Spartans: 2010, 2009, 2005, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1979, 1978, 1959, 1957

More Information:

History of College Basketball Teams from Michigan in the "March Madness" Tournament

Shop at Michigan Stores Online

Monday March 31, 2014

The success of Amazon just goes to show that we do much of our shopping online these days. Even if it is too cold or too inconvenient to head to the brick'n mortar store, however, you can still spend your money in Michigan by shopping at local stores. While there are plenty of products and services produced in the state, from designer clothes to music, here are a few general categories to get you started: Detroit and/or Michigan artwork or books written by Michigan authors and/or set in Michigan.

Spring in Metro Detroit

Monday March 31, 2014

How do you know it's spring in Metro Detroit?

You see teens wearing shorts when its 48 degrees, you head downtown to catch a Tigers game, and/or you look at your browned out, leaf-infested garden and heave a big sigh.

Yep, It's that time of year again. It is time to start thinking about the spring cleanup of your lawn, yard and garden. Need some tips of when, how and where to begin, check out Gardening in Detroit, Michigan: Winter Recovery.

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