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Leaf Day 2021

On Monday, October 18, our staff will celebrate what has now become one of our favorite days of the year: Leaf Day. All Cherry Republic locations — including our HQs, retail stores, Cherry Public House, and our Service Center — will be closed for the day so every employee can enjoy this unique Republic perk. …

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Inspired By Cherries

About to enter her fourth year as a nursing student at Indiana University, Kaarin Herendeen is one busy young woman. In addition to her intense studies, she has spent the last three summers at her family’s place on Big Glen Lake while working at Cherry Republic’s Glen Arbor campus — at The Great Hall, in …

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An Old Fashioned 4th

Like a Norman Rockwell painting come to life, the 2021 Glen Arbor 4th of July Parade was a picture-perfect celebration of our independence. And Cherry Republic, Boomer Bear, Bob, and an army of Cherry Ambassadors, were thrilled to be able to be the grand finale — complete with bountiful cups of fresh Northern Michigan cherries. …

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How Does Sue’s Garden Grow?

If you’ve visited our Glen Arbor campus, you’ve no doubt enjoyed a stroll through our cheerful perennial gardens. Meet our talented horticulturalist, Sue Skellenger, who makes our gardens grow. Q: When did you get your start gardening?A: I was born into it. My parents were avid gardeners of both vegetables and ornamentals. My father was …

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Move Over Route 66

One of the most beautiful scenic highways in the country cuts right through the middle of the Cherry Republic. M-22 comprises 116 miles of pure driving or biking wonder. Starting north of Manistee, it hugs the Lake Michigan shoreline through Benzie County and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, making its way around the north tip of …