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Favorite Holiday Appetizer

Every hostess needs a go-to appetizer for those last-minute gatherings over the holidays. This one isn’t only easy, it’s delicious and sure to become a seasonal favorite! Favorite Holiday Appetizer Ingredients: – Cream Cheese, 8 oz. softened – Cherry Nut Mix, 14 oz. bag – Cherry Pepper Jelly, 9 oz. jar – Water Crackers, 1 box Directions: …

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Cooking Up Friendships

2020 Holland Career Tech Center interns (l to r): Anna Kloosterman, Josh Walters, Grace Kloosterman, Program Director Jill Landman, Haley Brannan, Alex Braun, and Jonathan Desantiago. All are from Ottawa County.Cherry Republic has been cultivating a culinary program with the Holland Careerline Technical Center for the last three years to create a pipeline of new and […]

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Cherry Republic Artist in Residence

Mary Swikle, who spends most of her time studying Theology and Humanities at Villanova University, has graced Cherry Republic’s Glen Arbor campus with her impressive painting talent this summer. 
This creative college student’s Mom is also a painter, and when she was little Mary got to play with her Mom’s paints, which lead to her interest […]

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Cherry Berry Jam Thumbprint Cookies

The combination of Michigan raspberries and tart Montmorency cherries in our Cherry Berry Jam make these the best thumbprint cookies you’ve ever had. And while they’re a favorite during the holidays, we think this iconic and yummy cookie is a welcome treat any time of year! Ingredients:1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon fine salt3/4 […]

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Our Favorite Bikes & Hikes

There’s just something about a hike or bike ride on your favorite trail to clear your mind, calm your soul, and re-energize your spirit. And in Northern Michigan, we are blessed with an abundance of outdoor opportunities. Whether venturing out to the trails and beaches snaking through the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore or hiking […]

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