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Zingerman’s puts the “deli” in delicious


Even if you have never been to Ann Arbor, Michigan, there is a fairly good chance you have already heard of Zingerman’s. It happens to be one of the coolest, hippest, and yummiest delicatessens anywhere on planet Earth. Located in the historic Kerrytown … Continue reading

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World’s only LEED-certified commercial brewery


Yesterday, Alison and I had the distinct pleasure of touring Brewery Vivant, a Belgian-style brewery in the East Hills neighborhood of Uptown Grand Rapids. This impressive facility was awarded a Silver LEED Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council and remains … Continue reading

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Cultivating a “GRand” farmers’ market


This past Saturday, I had the privilege of patronizing one of the finest farmers’ markets in the country for the first time – the Fulton Street Farmers’ Market in Grand Rapids. I have visited farmers’ markets in Boston, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Greater Lansing, … Continue reading

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Bicycle advocacy in action – “Operation Soft Serve”


No, this is not an effort to slow down the speed of tennis serves at Wimbledon. Actually, it is a program recently initiated by the Mid-Michigan Active Transportation Coalition (MMATC) – now the Advocacy Committee of the Tri-County Bicycle Association to coax … Continue reading

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