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Lighthouse Short Stories: Fort Gratiot

Lighthouse Short Stories: Fort Gratiot

The oldest lighthouse in Michigan is the second oldest on the Great Lakes and actually older than the state itself. Erected in 1825, the lighthouse was a part of the Fort Gratiot garrison installed to guard the opening to the St. Clair River. It sits on Lake Huron. It...
How Flowers Make You Calmer and More Relaxed

How Flowers Make You Calmer and More Relaxed

It is no secret that high levels of stress and anxiety can have a negative impact on your health and well being. Stress does not just affect your mental state – high stress levels can also contribute to a host of serious illnesses, including killers like heart...
3 Grand Rapids Parks perfect for celebrating your summer events

3 Grand Rapids Parks perfect for celebrating your summer events

If you live in the Great Lakes region, you already know how special the area is. The Great Lakes region in general, and Grand Rapids MI in particular, are great places to live, work and play, with an abundance of outdoor activities and lots of great things to see and...
4 thrifty Floral Gift ideas to say “Thank You” to teachers

4 thrifty Floral Gift ideas to say “Thank You” to teachers

Throughout the Great Lakes region, it’s common for school children to present their teacher or even several teachers with farewell gifts. Many families make a point to send gifts for each of their children’s instructors including music, art, and physical...
Turn your old jeans into a fresh flower arrangement

Turn your old jeans into a fresh flower arrangement

  Give new life to your jeans by recycling them into a fresh flower arrangement for your door or as wall decor.   Its really easy,  all you need is: Great Lakes Living Bouquet Old pair of jeans Scissors Rope or string Ziplock bag Super Glue    ...

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