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85 Things To Do in Northern Michigan This Winter

Posted on December 29th, 2016
Alanson Area
1. Hike or snowshoe our 20 acres, splash in our pool, relax in our hot
tub or kick back next to our indoor fire place or outdoor fire pit at Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge & Suites. 2. Visit the Michigan Fisheries Visitor Center in Oden on US-31. 3. Head to Indian River and visit the Nat…

Wedding Feature: Allison & Case

Posted on December 28th, 2016
How They Met
Our mutual friend Ashley had invited us both to spend a day on the lake in Waterford, Michigan. I’m fairly convinced we had crossed paths during our college days, as we had a number of mutual friends, but it wasn’t until that day in July that we were officially introduced. I also think th…

17 Unique New Year Traditions from Around the World

Posted on December 27th, 2016
If you thought kissing and watching the ball drop at midnight was the norm on New Year’s, wait until you read these unique traditions from around the world. Maybe even try one yourself to ring in 2017.
  1. Philippines: In the Philippines round signifies prosperity, so during the New Year celebrat

Holiday Gift Guide – For Everyone On Your Shopping List!

Posted on December 7th, 2016
It’s time to make your list and check it twice! Stafford’s Art Gallery has a little something for everyone this holiday season. For any gifts purchased in the month of December, we will offer free gift wrapping, too. Hand-Blown Glass
Local Michigan artist, John Riepma, creates hand-b…