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Island Lake Trail Connector opened this weekend in Green Oak Township

This article originally appeared here. The Island Lake Trail Connector opened Saturday. The connector is one of the final pieces connecting the Great Lake-to-Lake Trail stretching from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron, officials said. Along with walking and stroller use, all kinds of bicycles can ride on the connector, which was constructed using a limestone base with …more

Laid-off auto employee thrives in Brighton candy-making business

This article originally appeared here. By Dana Afana | dafana@mlive.com BRIGHTON, MI — After 15 years, it was time to leave the automotive industry and make candy. Keith Karp, 46, was a product design engineer for Magna International until he was hit with the 2008 layoffs and found himself with his life savings to determine his …more

Former Brighton restaurant to be transformed into ‘luxury lounge,’ dance club

This article originally appeared here.     Brighton’s nightlife needs beefing up, according to a young, local property investor. A planned new southwest-inspired restaurant, dance hall and high-end lounge bar could be the ticket. Christopher Klebba, a 26-year-old Brighton resident, expects to spend more than $3 million to transform the former Border Cantina restaurant property at 8724 W. Grand River Ave. …more

Actor Ryan Reynolds says his favorite shirt comes from a Michigan bar

This article originally appeared here. You’ve probably seen the shirt at some point. You may even own one yourself. The one with the beer mugs on it that reads “Zukey Lake Tavern.” People who’ve never even been to the popular Hamburg Township bar have that same T-shirt as it’s something of a Michigan wardrobe staple. …more

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New smokehouse eatery filling vacancy in downtown Brighton

This article originally appeared here. A new smokehouse BBQ restaurant is coming to downtown Brighton. Sheet metal silhouettes, designed by Michigan artist James Fox and shown Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, were once a landmark of the Downtown Main Martini Bar & Grille, which closed in August 2018. (Photo: Livingston Daily file art/Gillis Benedict) A long-time Michigan …more

One great bar to visit in every Michigan county

This article appears in full on MLive. Read it here. Livingston County- 2 Fog’s Pub 118A W Grand River (Entrance off the Alley) Howell, Michigan 48843 (517) 518-8056 Any bar that is actually located in a basement gets extra points from me. With an accommodating staff that is happy to make you feel comfortable and …more

Insight Into Local & State Tourism Industries Offered During Event

This article originally appeared on whmi.com. View it here. March 26, 2019 The local tourism landscape was laid out during a recent event. The Livingston County Convention & Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) hosted its Partner Meeting in which leadership shared new economic impact numbers and local tourism data. Dave Lorenz of Travel Michigan was among the …more

Michigan Cities to Stroll Through This Spring

This article originally appeared on Michigan.org. View it here. When winter releases its grip, Michigan’s landscape bursts into bloom. And the state’s small towns and cities come to life, too, with outdoor festivals, sidewalk cafes and window boxes overflowing with colorful flowers. Emerge from your winter cocoon and celebrate spring in Michigan. 1. Sault Ste. Marie …more