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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 …

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Tickling Our Funny Bone

We had a sneaking suspicion that our Citizens are among the most clever folks around, and you proved us right! Last month we put the word out that we were looking for new quips for our legendary in-store signs, and we received ideas from more than 100 people!

Our first winner was Sandra Byrnes, who […]