Friday, October 28, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
LOVE visiting with Michigan artists!
Above is our visit with a humble carver from the Gladwin county area near Alger Greg Madden!
We plan on returning for another visit with Greg, who is also on facebook, to find out what he's been up to.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
We had the privilege of visiting a local food pantry yesterday. It was a fairly new operation created by a group called TRI-POINT CONNECTIONS in cooperation with the Friends Church of Lupton, Michigan.
With spirits high the volunteers begin to collect from neighbors and distribute to neighbors much needed food and sundries.
With limited resources the group has been helping sustain the lives of at least 15 families.
Thank you all for the kindness and compassion shown in volunteering to these organizations that help fellow Michiganders who have found themselves in very tight spots because of our economy and general hard luck situations.
This has inspired Michigan Magazine to look more into these operations state wide.
In doing so we have compiled a list and contact numbers of Food Banks and Pantries throughout the state of Michigan. Watch the video and utilize the information we've collected to get the word out that NO ONE IN MICHIGAN has to go hungry!
Again thanks to all of those involved in sharing the bounty of Michigan...May God bless you all! :-)
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
What a wonderful weekend for experiencing the colors of autumn in Michigan!
Temperatures were in the 70s & 80s here in northern Michigan and the skies were the brightest of blue with the sunniest of sunshine!
What a show mother nature shared with us!
We stopped by the grape vineyards of Rose Valley near Hale and watched as our friends harvested the delicious "cold hearty" grapes that N.E. Michigan is so well known for.
The harvest was good!
Then we stopped by our home base, the Michigan Magazine Museum between Comins and Fairview for a short visit with Nelson Yoder, our curator.
Nelson is buttoning up the museum for the 2011 season.
It was a good year but not the best as far as attendance was concerned. We certainly have serious concerns about the future of the museum that has just went through it's 13th season.
Crowds are low...only a couple thousands made their way through the doors in our celebration of the TV show and the people of the state of Michigan.
Quite a far cry from our very first year when tens of thousands crowded onto the grounds for a single event.(1999 expo = over 25,000 in two days!)
Times are tough and we know it...But so are we and we believe in our mission.
In the above video we visit with Nelson who asks for your support in what ever form you wish.
In this visit we talk about our museum MEMORIAL WALKWAY. A chance for all to support our cause and memorialize those special people in your life forever more!
God bless you and all the volunteers for helping us present another season at the Michigan Magazine Museum where we continue to spotlight those hearty Michiganders who we featured on the program and those who have shared their personal slice of the Great Lakes State with a positively pure Michigan attitude!
NOW while there is still time...get out and see the wonderful color...it is soooo dynamic!...
I expect within a few short days the woods will have shed their abundance...and stand bare...bracing for the oncoming winter wonderland! :-)
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
We know times are difficult and funds are tight so we are offering our memorial walk way pavers at a 25% discount. Normally our inscribed pavers are offered at $100.00 each for an 8X8.... Now for a limited time we are offering them for $75.00.
They make great holiday gifts that keep on giving for a life time and beyond.
The pavers will be installed at a special Memorial day dedication at the museum in 2012.
This service will be filmed for our television show to air shortly there after.
For more information please give museum curator Nelson Yoder a call now for more information at (989) 848-2246 simply Click Here for an order form and and more information.
Remember you can honor anyone or anything you'd like. From family members to special dates, and events...you decide what to have inscribed on the paver which will be seen by thousands of museum patrons each year..
Purchasing of a paver not only keeps the memory alive but also assures the museum's future of continued recognition and celebration of the state of Michigan and her people.
Funds gathered are utilized for perpetual care of the walkway and operation of the museum....May God bless those you honor and thank you!