Michigan

| A Green Field of Dreams | It’s on a beach walk along wind-swept Lake Huron in the Thumb—do as all Michiganders do and think of the state as mitten-shaped and you get the picture—that we meet Paul Weideman. He is playing with his big, boisterous dogs. We begin to chat. A friendly guy, we soon […]

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| Traverse City Eco | Before Hemingway became obsessed with bullfighting, big-game hunting and deep-sea fishing, Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay region inspired his youthful imagination. In the woods beyond the family cottage and the opulent resort hotels, he eyed wildlife, gun in hand, and cast his line in crystal-clear streams and lakes, often making friends […]

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| Green And Organic | Ed Begley, Jr. approves. Apparently, it’s a “build it and they will come” thing. The unlikely appearance of the Hollywood actor drawn to the equally unlikely appearance of Michigan‘s only certified organic restaurant—as well as one of the nation’s greenest. And so, the famous eco-activist scrambles up to the roof with owner Mike Plesz to inspect […]

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