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15 Pics from the Detroit Zoo (part 2)

May 3rd 2018

15 Pics from the Detroit Zoo (part 2) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 3, 2018) Royal Oak, Huntington Woods, MI-   Happy Thursday Oakland County Times readers.  Here is the second installment of pictures from the Detroit Zoo. This round includes some artwork at the zoo, as well as a peek at some of the displays. And […]

Blue Ice Melting, Bridge Work, and Tourist Prep in Mackinaw/St. Ignace Area

May 2nd 2018

Blue Ice Melting, Bridge Work, and Tourist Prep in Mackinaw/St. Ignace Area (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 2, 2018) Mackinaw City, St. Ignace, MI – In the summertime the beaches of our peninsulas are filled with vacationers soaking up the sun and admiring the Great Lakes. But early springtime in St. Ignace and Mackinaw City is […]

Artist Kevin Burdick Shares Creation of New Train Mural in Holly

May 1st 2018

Artist Kevin Burdick Shares Creation of New Train Mural in Holly (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 1, 2018) Holly, MI – A new mural covers the back of the building where Broad Street and Battle Alley meet in Downtown Holly, across the street from the Holly Hotel. What once was a gray railroad scene taking up […]

15 Pics from the Detroit Zoo (part 1)

April 26th 2018

15 Pics from the Detroit Zoo (part 1) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 26, 2018) Royal Oak, Huntington Woods, MI – Spring is a great time to visit the Detroit Zoo at 8450 W. 10 Mile Road in Royal Oak.  There are dozens of animals that call the zoo home, including giraffes, bears, lions, peacocks, frogs, […]

Explore: Gerald R. Ford Museum in Grand Rapids

April 15th 2018

Explore: Gerald R. Ford Museum in Grand Rapids (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 15, 2018) Grand Rapids, MI -Gerald R. Ford was the 38th President of the United States, and his legacy is memorialized in Grand Rapids at the museum of his name. Located at 303 Pearl Street NW, the riverfront building with mirrored walls and […]

Video Shows Recently Discovered Photos of Mackinac Bridge Construction

December 16th 2017

Video Shows Recently Discovered Photos of Mackinac Bridge Construction St. Ignace, Mackinaw City, MI – When Jacquelyn Zeman’s grandfather passed away, he left behind many memories and treasures for his family. Henry “Hank” Zeman was a photojournalist with the grand Rapids Press from 1952 to 1987. He covered everything from basketball games to natural disasters. […]

Explore: Wintertime in Ludington

December 12th 2017

Explore: Wintertime in Ludington (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 12, 2017) Ludington, MI- Wintertime does not mean an end to road trips and adventure.  In fact, Michigan is beautiful when covered in the white sparkly crystals of snow.  I was lucky this weekend to have a chance to stay overnight in Ludington, on  Lake Michigan north […]

Guest View: Don’t Vacate, Recreate

October 15th 2017

Guest View: Don’t Vacate, Recreate (Rebecca Hammond, Oct. 15, 2017) Our culture has two terms for time off, one involving vacating one’s life, the other recreating it. We Michiganians, however, live in a state so wonderful, it doesn’t really need vacating. It does offers multiple opportunities to recreate, locally. A few years back, my husband […]

Explore: A Place to Feed Baby Bears in Michigan

September 16th 2017

Explore: A Place to Feed Baby Bears in Michigan (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 16, 2017) Newberry, MI – Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is home to many interesting tourist places, including Oswald’s Bear Ranch in Newberry where people can have their picture taken feeding a baby bear. There are over 40 bears in the ranch, many of […]

Music, Fire, & Flirtatious Dancing Amidst Michigan Renaissance Festival Fun

September 14th 2017

Music, Fire, & Flirtatious Dancing Amidst Michigan Renaissance Festival Fun (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 14, 2017) Holly, MI – A circle of Lords and Ladies of the Michigan Renaissance Festival listened eagerly as Queen Elizabeth shared her wisdom of medieval dancing. “First I am going to show you the boring way to dance,” she said […]