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Traverse City with Kids: Tips For Your Next Family Adventure

(Sleeping Bear National Park) Summer is an extraordinary season for kids and familes who visit Traverse City! This is one of our favorite places to visit during the summer. Sugar sand beaches make for ideal sandcastle building, and the crystal clear waters of Grand Traverse Bay and the area’s many inland lakes are perfect for watersports. There is so much to do and see and eat!
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The Southwest Michigan Farmers Market Guide 2017 – Fresh Season is Here!

  This guide is brought to you by the PFC Markets. PFC Markets is proud to be a leading source for local food in Southwest Michigan. With over 200 vendors throughout the year, live music, and plenty of local goods, we create a go to family-friendly event for you every weekend. Join us at the market! Website | Kalamazoo Farmers Market Facbook | Portage Market
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2017 Kalamazoo Area Vacation Bible School (VBS) Round-up

  Centerpoint Church is the sponsor of this guide. Did you know that Centerpoint Church has a thriving Kids’ ministry? Join us on Sundays as you will experience a warm welcome and an encouraging message. Also, if you are you looking for something fun & unique for your kids to do this summer, check out Adventure Camp… registration is happening NOW! We can’t wait
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Explore Nature With Your Kids for FREE at SWMLC Nature Preserves!

*This is a guest post brought to you by the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy.  The Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy (SWMLC) is launching a new program that encourages kids to get healthy and earn free books while having fun in nature! “Hike Our Preserves” or “HOP!” offers kids a chance to hike at 7 of our 18 public nature preserves, earn a medallion for their
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Notable News: New Businesses In & Around Kalamazoo

We love the greater Kalamazoo area (and Southwest Michigan)! We are excited about all of the new business activity – all signs of a vibrant community. So what are the new businesses that are noteworthy in Kalamazoo and Southwest  Michigan this year so far? Below is a sampling of businesses that have recently opened or are opening soon. Let us know in the comment
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Where To Take Mom For Mother’s Day Brunch: Kalamazoo Area Mother’s Day Brunches

If you are looking for a way to treat Mom on Mother’s Day, one way to do that is to take her out for brunch to celebrate her special day. This way, no one has to spend time in the kitchen preparing a meal and everyone can spend more quality time together! There are many Kalamazoo area restaurants offering a Mother’s Day brunch and we have
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May FREE or Cheap Family-Friendly Events Around Kalamazoo

Spring is in the air! Now that Spring is here, many Kalamazoo-area families are ready to get out and get active. We think you’ll love these fun free or cheap activities in the month of May. Note: we define cheap as $6 or less per person to participate.  As always, see our Event Calendar for a full listing of events. This month is a very
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A New Parent’s Guide to the Greater Kalamazoo Area

Did you just bring home a new baby or move to the Kalamazoo area with a little bundle of joy? Are you a caregiver of a little one wondering where to go? Then this guide is for you! Whether you are looking for a place to network with other parents and caregivers, engross your baby with stories and music, or just go out to eat
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Michigan Children’s Museums: Exploring & Playing Your Way Across Michigan

Exploring, creating, pretending, learning and playing are just some of the ways to enjoy a visit to one of the many children’s museums in Michigan. While there are museums all across our state, we have compiled a list of some of our favorites close to home. With attractions featuring dinosaurs, fossils, grocery stores, transportation, water tables, art stations, sensory tables, and so much more, there
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Touch-A-Truck Event: Fun Your Whole Family Will Love

*This is a sponsored post brought to you by the Junior League of Kalamazoo.  Do you have a kiddo that loves trucks and other vehicles? Or has your child ever wanted to get up close to some of their favorite trucks that they see in the community? If the answer if “YES”, then you won’t want to miss the Touch-A-Truck Event on May 13 at
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