• Mitten Crate Mails Local Goodies with Love

    POSTED May 19, 2015

Eating local is all the rage in Michigan, and for good reason—we come up with some seriously delectable dishes and products. But we can’t always make it to our local farmers market to find the latest in artisanal creations, to say nothing of the markets located on the other side of the state.

Mitten Crate is here to help. For $42 (includ-ing shipping), the company will mail a box full of Michigan goodies, pulled from businesses around the state, to your door—or to the door of a client who deserves special thanks. Past boxes have included Chazzano coffee, Will Cole caramel corn, Brownwood Farms cherry butter, Mindo chocolate and Al Dente pasta, just to name a few items. As an added bonus, the company has partnered with Gleaner’s Community Food Bank to provide three meals to the hungry for each box purchased. The company mails all goodie boxes on the 15th of each month, so plan your gift giv-ing (or indulging) ahead of time. 

First came COVID. Then came the tornado.

The northern Michigan community of Gaylord was just starting to rebound from the pandemic with its groups and events business as a new season was getting underway when a rare EF3 tornado with estimated wind speeds between 136 and 165 miles per hour struck May 20.

Two people were killed and at least 44 were injured, according to official reports at the time. West Michigan meteorologist Bill Steffen said it was the strongest tornado to strike in the U.S. that month. 


A conference or convention venue might be described by meeting planners as offering ease and convenience for multiple reasons. It may be because its address is easily accessible from numerous compass points. Or perhaps it’s the destination—with a variety of opportunities for activities and entertainment close-by. And of course, it could be that the venue itself offers a peaceful, easy setting with all the comforts you could want. 

Well, at Treetops Resort, it’s all of the above. 


Options for unconventional seasonal gatherings abound across the state. 

From cities teeming with bright lights to snowy small towns, Michigan is a winter wonderland. If you’re looking for a way to make your event or post-event outing more festive, consider these unique holiday offerings. 

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