A week ago, a blanket of snow covered the ground, but throughout the past few days, the weather has been spectacular, providing the perfect mix of blue skies and brilliant sunshine. The change in weather not only has us confused, but Boomer the Bear is quite baffled as well. We ran into him out on …
Update on 03-13-2020: In light of the heightened warnings and advice from health officials, we have made the decision to postpone our 2nd Annual Traveling Test Kitchen. Cherry Republic values the opinion of each of our loyal Citizens and want to make sure we give each of you the opportunity to visit us while on the […]
Throughout the Land of Life, Liberty, Beaches and Pie, Christmas is one of our favorite holidays! When you walk into one of our six Cherry Republic stores, we hope you will feel invited to join us in celebrating the season and our ruby red morsels of joy. You’ll find a different Christmas tree display in each of our […]
On Tuesday, Glen Arbor and its surroundings woke up to the most astounding 30 inches of snow I’ve witnessed in my half century in the north. It was powdery like the stuff the mountains get. It was picturesque like the wildest north woods. The morning was calm and quiet, and while there was barely anywhere […]
If you ask most Cherry Republic employees what their favorite season is, they’ll more than likely tell you that it’s fall. In Northern Michigan, the weather during this time of year is still beautiful, and there’s a nice lull between the crazy days of summer and the jolly-yet-hectic weeks leading up to Christmas.The only problem […]
It snowed eight inches again last night. Here we are, halfway through April and Northern Michigan is back to winter wonderland for the second time in 10 days. We’ve had these little windows of spring that allowed us a hike on the beach last weekend. It was a mix of beautiful sandy beach to stretch […]
Northern Michigan’s fall foliage is legendary, and Leelanau county might be the crowning jewel. While most visitors experience the soft summer hues of Caribbean blue waters, sparkling beige sands, and lush green forests, when summer ends and temps drop Autumn is ready to move in.
Across the county, the foliage covering the rolling sandy landscape is […]
Sunset over St. Joseph’s Lighthouse in early-May 2017. Photo credit to Laurie B.
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Here in the Republic, we live by the motto Life, Liberty, Beaches and Pie. We try to define it, but what makes it special is that it means something different to each person. So what does Life, Liberty, Beaches, and […]
To us locals, spring in northern Michigan is all about the conflict between the sun and the north wind. This age old battle plays out on the dunes and orchards and woods and water. And then every year, to us warm-blooded human’s delight, the sun wins!
Spring is especially nice. The crowds are thin and and […]
Here are a few photos of the Port Oneida Historic Dinner. It was the first time Cherry Republic has ever dressed up our little cafe and winery and did a fundraiser like this. The dinner sold out and it was a nice balance of locals and long time customers and visitors. We raised about $2,000 for […]