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Windmill Island at the Height of Beauty Next Week

Next week, July 24-30, Windmill Island Gardens will celebrate Peak Week, the period of summer when the gardens are at the height of their beauty! The week will be filled with flowers and fun for all ages. As an added incentive to enjoy the gardens during Peak Week, an accompanying child can enter for free with every purchase of an adult ticket!

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South Haven Hosting Inaugural Harbor Walk on May 28

South Haven will host the first Harbor Walk to Fitness on Saturday, May 28. The walk is approximately 3.2 miles and there is no cost.

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Waukesha Needs 8.2 Million Gallons of Clean Water Per Day, Should it Come from Lake Michigan? [Poll]

Waukesha, Wisc. is in the Mississippi River basin. The city needs clean water and has requested 8.2 million gallons of water per day from the Great Lakes basin.

Should Waukesha be given permission to divert water from Lake Michigan?

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Hundreds Of Tropical Butterflies Displayed At The New Natural History Museum Exhibition
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GRPS Students Visit Lake Michigan Because of a Unique Business Partnership

It began as a conversation three years ago between a local company and officials from Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS). And, it sparked a unique partnership that the school district says serves as an inspiration for other businesses to get involved in enlightening inner city school children. And, the result of the meeting between Open Systems Technologies (OST) and GRPS?  Eleven field trips this Spring to Lake Michigan’s Hoffmaster State Park in Muskegon and Rosy Mound Natural Area in Grand Haven for nearly 700 fifth graders from 9 GRPS schools.

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Summer is Here at Cottage & Lakefront Living Show Next Week

No other state does cottages like Michigan, and no event celebrates them better than the Cottage and Lakefront Living Show, coming up Thursday, March 24 - Saturday, March 26 at DeVos Place.

This is the show for everyone looking to rent, buy, build, improve, or simply to enjoy a home on the water. It’s the only show that features products, services, and special presentations covering every aspect of the “Cottage Lifestyle.”

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TSM - Grand Rapids
TSM - Grand Rapids
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10 Pictures that Prove Lake Michigan is Beautiful in the Winter

As if you needed another reason to go to the beach. Here are some pictures that prove Lake Michigan is beautiful no matter what the season.

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Another Extreme Cold Front Moves Through Midwest
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Ice Balls and Ice Rings Form in Grand Haven [Video]

Our latest winter storm includes the return of ice balls and ice rings in the Grand River in Grand Haven!

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"Frankenstorm" Generates Large Waves On Lake Michigan
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Watch the Waves in Grand Haven Without Driving to Grand Haven

A major storm this week is expected to bring 20-foot waves to Lake Michigan.

Those waves will bring thousands to the shoreline of Lake Michigan, but you can stay warm and watch the action from wherever you'd like to.

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BMW Championship - Second Round
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Strong Winds and Large Waves Wednesday – Friday

Downed trees and wind gusts of up to 60 mph are expected as a major storm hits West Michigan this week.

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Take a kayak and see the Pictured Rocks from Lake Superior in Munising! (Kayla Kiley/Townsquare Media)
Take a kayak and see the Pictured Rocks from Lake Superior in Munising! (Kayla Kiley/Townsquare Media)
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No. 1 Most Underrated & Affordable U.S. Adventure Spot Is In Michigan

Yahoo Travel came up with a list of the most underrated and affordable U.S. adventure spots.  

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Grand Rapids Speedskater Shares Unique View of Frozen Lake Michigan [Video]

Last week, conditions on Lake Michigan were perfect for West Michigan Speedskating Club member April Chernoby to put on her skates, start up her camera and take a spin around the lake.

A video she shared on YouTube shows just how smooth the surface of Lake Michigan was.

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Lady Gaga Participates in Chicago Polar Plunge 2015 [Photos]

Winter temperatures didn't stop Lady Gaga from taking part in Chicago Polar Plunge 2015 and jumping into Lake Michigan on Sunday (March 1).

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