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Robin is a native Michigander and mother of two. She has a keen eye for discovering deals and an honest desire to share local activities and family fun. In addition to enjoying early mornings with strong coffee, she likes hanging outside with her kids, biking and reading.

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Santa Sightings around Kalamazoo – 2017

  Santa Claus in coming to town…Yes, towns, parks, Christmas parades, and so much more! What better way to get into the holiday spirit than to take the family to visit jolly St. Nick. Whether you want to sit down for a meal or just get a few quick photos, there’s something for everyone around Kalamazoo. Grab your camera and get ready to go!
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2017 Halloween Candy Buybacks and More: A Sweet Way to Reduce the Sugar!

Let’s face it – candy and children (even us adults) go hand-in-hand.  Halloween is fun, but what to do with all of the Halloween candy. There’s a ton of it, right? We’ve got you covered. Check out our listing of what to do with all that candy with a variety of Halloween candy “Buy Back” programs locally and other donation options.   Local Halloween Candy Buy-Back
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2017 Trick or Treat Times Around Kalamazoo & SW Michigan

Halloween falls on Tuesday this year. Trick-or-Treating is the culmination of a month of festivals, corn mazes, apple picking, and everything we love about fall in Michigan. So when and where do the communities in the Southwest Michigan area make the door-to-door dash for free candy? Take a look at our listings below for the trick-or-treat times around Kalamazoo. Please check back frequently, as
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2017 Fire Station Open Houses Around Kalamazoo & Fire Safety Prevention Month

  October is National Fire Prevention Month. From Fire Station Open Houses to events with a focus on fire prevention education, there are numerous opportunities around Kalamazoo for families to learn about fire safety. These are such fun events, especially for the younger kiddos. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to meet those who serve in our community and thank them for their service. (Please note: event dates
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Stokes Homestead Farm Market FALL Fun for the Family – GIVEAWAY ALERT!

*This is a sponsored post brought to you by Stokes Homestead Farm Market. Fall fun is in full swing at Stokes Homestead Farm Market with apple picking, pumpkins, Halloween festivities and the Fun Farm Yard sure to entertain the entire family. Plus, check out the details below on a ticket giveaway to the upcoming Fall Festival!     Apples galore, fresh fried apple crisp donuts
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A Spooktacular Time Awaits at Silver Lake Resort and Campground

Photos courtesy of Silver Lake Resort and Campground You didn’t think Silver Lake Resort and Campground was only about camping did you? Silver Lake Resort and Campground serves up a ghoulishly family-fun weekend that you don’t want to miss! Head to Silver Lake Resort and Campground September 22-23rd for ALL things Halloween! There will be a costume and site-decorating contest, pumpkin carving, Halloween movie, trick-or-treating,
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Cruising Gull Lake: Gull Lake Marine

Our boating experience was provided by Gull Lake Marine to accommodate this review. All opinions are our own. For a fantastic boating and tubing experience the kids will be talking about all summer long, look no further than Gull Lake Marine, located several miles northeast of Kalamazoo. We love being out on the lake – whether it is on a boat, canoe, paddleboard or any
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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent: August 25 – 27

Take advantage of the last weekend in August to check everything off your summer bucket list. Stop by an area farmers market or grab a blanket and take in the tunes of an outdoor concert. Who doesn’t like playing in mud? The annual Mudfest is happening at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. Dare we mention school? There are a few back-to-school events occurring this weekend.
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Notable News: Oshtemo Fun Day is FUN for the Whole Family

Plan to attend the 20th Anniversary of Oshtemo Fun Day on Saturday, August 19th for FREE family fun! The event is held at Flesher Field, 3664 South 9th Street south of Stadium Drive in the heart of Oshtemo. This Fun Day runs from 8:00 am to  4:00 pm, rain or shine. There will be a special United States Flag Retirement Ceremony held that morning as
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The All-New Alfresco Dining Hotspot: Cove Lakeside Bistro

We thank Millennium Restaurant Group for the invitation to the Sneak Peek Dinner at Cove Lakeside Bistro. All opinions are my own. It’s outdoor dining season in Michigan and there’s no better time than now to discover the newly-opened Cove Lakeside Bistro. Located off Portage Road on the bank of West Lake, Cove Lakeside Bistro is the latest addition to the Millennium Group of
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