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Black Iron Coffee Roasters in Howell wins for ‘Best Coffee Shop’

This article originally appeared here. Kevin Ridge discovered his passion for coffee late in life when he began developing the perfect blend. In 2015, he founded Black Iron Coffee Roasters, a business that quickly became popular at local farmer’s markets. That success culminated in the opening of their first physical store in Howell only three months …more

Italian restaurant with indoor bocce courts planned in Howell

The original article appeared here. Restaurateur Peter Coratti is looking forward to opening “a real pizzeria” and Italian restaurant with two of his nephews in downtown Howell. They are planning to renovate and expand a vacant building in downtown Howell for Coratti’s, a proposed Italian restaurant and bar that would feature indoor bocce courts. “We come from a family who …more

How you can have the wedding from Hell by getting married in the tiny Michigan town

You can read the original article here.   HELL, MI – Your marriage could actually begin in Hell, where there’s no place to go from there but up. A lot of people journey to Hell, Mich. to tie the knot each year at the small town’s Chapel of Love. Here’s how you you can have …more

All the cool kids show their Zukey Lake Tavern love

It’s D.C. versus Hollywood in the digital battle of the Zukey Lake Tavern T-shirts. First, actor Ryan Reynolds, best known as the title character in the “Deadpool” franchise, listed his well-worn Zukey Lake Tavern T-shirt as his very favorite in the New York Times’ “List of Five.” This is what he had to say: “I …more

Food, fire spinners and Guinness record holder on tap for ‘Taste of Brighton’

This article originally appeared here. A Taste of Brighton organizer Thaddeus McGaffey said he expects this year’s free food, shopping and entertainment festival to be bigger than ever. “Just over 100 businesses will be on the street this year,” McGaffey said. “When I started seven years ago, there were about 50. We are physically maxed out, …more

‘Giant of Crooked Lake’ 24-foot-tall sculpture attracting visitors to Brighton home

This article originally appeared here. “Wow.” That was the reaction Kathrine Sluyter, from Fenton, had when she saw “Mac Fiche Werifesteria, the Giant of Little Crooked Lake.” The 24-foot-tall sculpture is at the home of Jodi and Eric Cook on the 3000 block of Highcrest Road in Brighton next to West Crooked Lake. “It’s cool. It fits …more

Legacy Center Sports Complex looks to grow again with proposed expansion

This article originally appeared here. The Legacy Center Sports Complex is looking to grow again. This time, ownership of the large multi-sport facility has proposed adding a 76,050-square-foot basketball and volleyball center to the Green Oak Township facility. The project would cost approximately $6 million. The proposal needs backing from investors. Droo Callahan, the complex’s director of sports, said they have …more

Howell post office renamed in honor of World War II veteran Donald Burgett

This article was originally published here. The people who knew Donald Burgett or knew of him say a lot of good things. State Senator Lana Theis, R-Brighton, met Burgett about 15 years ago and heard his stories of being a solider fighting in the U.S. Army in WWII. Buy PhotoMembers of the Burgett family, including Donald Burgett’s wife Twyla …more

Friends to open sixth No Thai! restaurant location in Brighton

This article originally appeared here. About 14 years ago, three college buddies took a chance on a Thai restaurant venture together. Since then, their No Thai! restaurant business has experienced steady growth to five locations in Ann Arbor and East Lansing. The pals are gearing up to open their sixth location of No Thai! in the …more

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