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Perfect Summer Date Spots in West Michigan

With summer upon us that means summer lovin'. Whether you're attached or single these are some of the best places to go on a date in West Michigan...

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Saugatuck Named “Best Small Town Weekend Escape” for the Second Time

With the warmer weather here (sort of) and summer around the corner you'll probably start thinking about some vacations you want to take...

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Saugatuck in the Running for Best Small Town Weekend Escape in the U.S.

Grand Haven was just picked as one of the top summer road trip destinations in the U.S., and now another West Michigan beach town is being honored!

Saugatuck is in the running for "Best Small Town Weekend Escape" in a USA Today and 10Best readers' poll

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Saugatuck’s Oval Beach is Loved by People Across America

I'm getting a big hankerin' for summer. Summer in Michigan is always the best. Spring and Fall as well, and Winter, well some of us just tolerate it. At any rate, I started nosing around YELP, the user review and recommendation website where anyone will weigh in on their experience at a restaurant, retail establishment, anything. So, I started poking around and found ratings and reviews about Oval Beach in Saugatuck. They were from people around the country, Indianapolis, Chicago, New York, and, this one from Hannah C. in San Francisco. She posted this picture and here is what she wrote:

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2013 Waterfront Film Festival Schedule And Ticket Information

A Michigan summertime tradition is just around the corner...at a new location.

The 2013 Waterfront Film Festival moves to South Haven this year, after 14 years in Saugatuck.

Films and ticket information were announced this morning.

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Waterfront Film Festival May Leave Saugatuck – Should They Stay? [Poll]

The Waterfront Film Festival has taken place in Saugatuck for 14 years.  Over that time, the Waterfront Film Festival has been very successful.

Saugatuck has been a great host city, but now the Waterfront Film Festival is considering leaving Saugatuck.  Some Saugatuck residents and city officials feel betrayed.

Should Waterfront Film Festival permanently stay in Saugatuck or consider rotating with other cities? 

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S.S. Keewatin Leaving West Michigan

So long, S.S. Keewatin, it was a great ride.

I'm really sad to see such a grand lady of the Great Lakes leave West Michigan.  The Great Lakes Passenger steamship will be moved from Michigan to Ontario, Canada...

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Saugatuck Woman Stars In Film Festival Documentary

Life can be full of possibilities after a spinal cord injury.  It's just what you make of it!  Amber Marcy's film documentary is one of 80 films selected for screening at the Waterfront Film Festival this weekend...

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