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Fab Lab

The Fab Lab at Lake Michigan College is an awesome resource for Southwest Michigan community members and tourists who want to get creative. However, many people don’t understand what they can do at the lab. So, we talked with Chad Dee, the director of Hanson Tech Center at Lake Michigan College to learn more.

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If you’re anything like me, the upcoming holidays make this the best time of year. They’re full of joy, a giving spirit, heartwarming family traditions and music that brings you back to the happiest moments of your childhood.

Related Member: Bob's Barn Farm Market and Bakery, Stovers Farm Market & U-Pic, Nye's Apple Barn, Piggott's Farm Market & Bakery, Water Street Glassworks, Sommerfeldt's Farm

Pumpkin Patch

Do you still need to carve your jack-o-lantern for Halloween? Are you planning to decorate your porch or lawn with various sizes of pumpkins? Do you need funny-shaped gourds for each of your Halloween party attendees to paint? Come to Southwest Michigan! There are several patches and farm markets listed below where you can still find locally grown pumpkins. Here are 10 tips to help you pick the best one:

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Photo by Joshua Nowicki

Lighthouses are the irresistible superstars of the Great Lakes. We are drawn to them in every season and in any type of weather. We enjoy seeing, touring, listening to stories about and photographing them. Every day is a good day to enjoy the lighthouses on the Great Lakes.

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Everyone loves to go on vacation, but if you’re like me you hate leaving your pets behind. It can be difficult (and expensive) to travel with animals but luckily Southwestern Michigan is a very pet-friendly place. You can find many hotels, restaurants, wineries, breweries, distilleries, trails, beaches, farms, campgrounds and shops that will welcome your pets as they would any other member of your family. To help plan your pet-friendly vacation, here are some places I would recommend staying and visiting while you’re here. You can also download the pet-friendly guide for more information.

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