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One of the keys to successfully taking good photos is dedication. Almost every day I go out for a walk and take photos. However, there is a lot more that goes into frequently creating unique and interesting images. The three ingredients that I am going to highlight today are planning, preparation and patience.

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December is here and holiday happenings are in full swing here in Southwest Michigan. Join us all month long for twinkling lights, visits from Santa and his reindeer, and family-friendly celebrations that will have you in the Christmas spirit through the New Year.

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Halloween in Downtown Saint Joseph, MI

October in Southwest Michigan is filled with colorful leaves, apple cider, corn mazes, hayrides, pumpkin patch visits and orchard adventures; but let’s not forget about all the spooky Halloween happenings that are just around the corner. Check out these family-friendly Halloween events and local trick-or-treat times.

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Earlier this year, Forbes magazine published an article about the 10 best places if you want to retire early in the U.S. In it, southwestern Michigan tied for second place nationally and leads the pack in the Midwest.

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Finding the perfect pumpkin

Still need to carve your jack-o-lantern for Halloween? Need uncarved pumpkins in various sizes to decorate your porch or lawn? A gourd for each of your Halloween party attendees to paint? Come to Southwest Michigan! There are several places offering a selection of locally grown pumpkins in their patches and farm markets.


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