Posts Tagged ‘Michigan’

 

Recently I attended a program by the fine Flint Symphony Orchestra, which performs in a concert hall located in the Flint Cultural Center. Those planning a visit to the popular, Bavarian-themed community of Frankenmuth nearby would be well advised to also consider making a stop at this excellent museum. The museum tells the story of…

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Old Mission General Store

Posted by Bob Hoelscher in The Midwest on October 18, 2013

 
 

On a recent trip to Michigan, I took an excellent scenic drive north of Traverse City past handsome wineries, cherry orchards, a lighthouse and palatial summer homes. For my money, the highlight of the entire trip was a stop at the Old Mission General Store, at 18250 Mission Road. Established as a trading post for…

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For some reason…likely just unfamiliarity with the scenic riches that lie beyond…most tour groups visiting Michigan seem to make it as far north as Mackinac Island before turning around and heading back south. Although some tours continue for an extra hour to Sault Ste. Marie to see the Soo Locks and perhaps venture into Canada…

 
 
 

Recently a British music magazine to which I subscribe contained an “opinion” piece by an erstwhile “expert” that was not only just plain nasty, but also showed its author to be poorly informed about a great American city that, yes, has significant challenges, but is also striving tirelessly to reclaim its former glory. The occasion…

 

The Motor City

Posted by Bob Hoelscher in The Midwest on June 13, 2011

 
 

Yes, I am going to show you why the “Motor City” should rightfully be on your group’s list of cities to see. First are several “can’t miss,” world class attractions all closely connected to the automobile industry that made the teeming metropolis what it was in the first place. Also, the recent reversal of fortunes…

 
 
 

Downtown Detroit has been undergoing a major renaissance during recent years. Visitors who haven’t ventured into the heart of the city for many years are sure to be surprised and pleased.  Of course, General Motors’ towering Renaissance Center on the banks of the Detroit River is still the area’s most prominent landmark. Elsewhere in the…