Traverse City artist Charles R. Murphy has long been revered for his inspiring and iconic watercolor paintings, which have found their way into private and public collections, have graced the pages and covers of books, and have even adorned CDs and wine labels. Over the past 40+ years he’s also shared his knowledge with budding […]
Boomer Bear celebrates his long-anticipated return to the Frankenmuth Cherry Republic store.
Boomer visits with Santa in Traverse City.
Longtime Citizens of the Republic are familiar with Boomer, our affable bear. He’s always in high demand, often traveling between our six Michigan stores. He’s become quite the celeb over the years, making guest appearances at […]
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 […]
First Stop: Grass Lake Nature Preserve
I took my family to the other side of Grand Traverse Bay — to Torch Lake, Bellaire and the farms, trails, woods and wetlands of Antrim County. It took some time to persuade the boys that this switch in Leaf Day activities would be worth it.
“Usually, we go exploring […]
Cherry Ambassadors around the Republic took full advantage of Leaf Day 2017. From baking with family and friends, to fishing in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, to driving a semi to Kansas City for our first holiday gift show of 2017. Here are some of our favorite stories…
Fishing the Pere Marquette River
JP, our I.T. hero, spent his […]
I am happy to announce Leaf Day, our very own Cherry Republic National Holiday. We will be closed today Monday, October 16, to honor the autumn season and all the good in our lives.
I feel like I should apologize to all of you for being closed, but truly, more than anything, I feel compelled to express […]
This September has truly become an extension of summer. I am thankful that the boys haven’t had any homework, so the moment they are out of school we’ve been able to do all the million things a person can do under the sun in Northern Michigan. Colebrook and Hawthorn caught the biggest fish they’ve ever […]
The Coho came into the Crystal River recently. Colebrook and Hawthorn have been driving by the fishermen on their way to school each day, which really put them in a fishing frenzy this past weekend. On Friday night, we shopped in TC for spawn bags, hooks, and heavy duty line, and when the boys woke […]
By Mary Winowiecki, Cherry Republic
Cherry Republic’s newest retail location — this one in beautiful downtown Holland, Michigan — threw a grand Grand Opening on Friday, June 16, 2017.
Eager customers, members of the West Coast Chamber of Commerce, the media, and even Boomer the Bear were all on hand to christen the new store. The celebration included appetizer and […]
A Circle Of Gratitude
Many people touch our lives, others provide support, and some lend a helping hand. What could be better than giving them a gift that says “thank you” in a cheery, cherry way? The Thank You Gift Box contains four small gifts of chocolate cherries and cherry jam to give as holiday gifts […]