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Haunted Scarousel

October is upon us, and with it comes ghoulish fun and haunted happenings. Here are five unusual ideas for celebrating Halloween in Southwest Michigan:

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Beach Glass Photo Joshua Nowicki

Like collecting stones, fossils and driftwood, searching Lake Michigan’s shoreline for beach glass is a relaxing hobby that beachgoers of any age can enjoy. Over the years, when out taking photos along the lake, I would pick up the occasional piece of beach glass, bring it home and ...

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World Mental Health Day is coming up on Oct. 10. While only a day long, its intent is to focus on mental health education, awareness and reduce the social stigmas around mental health. In a world that can be heavy enough at times, we are all carrying something of our own, too.

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fall

If I had to choose a favorite month in southwest Michigan, it's October. It's a great time to be with family and friends, the air is cool and crisp, and the colors are even crisper!

Kayaking

When we think of summer in Southwest Michigan, often there is an image of boats on the water. For many of us, we leave our kayak racks on the car roof — just in case there’s time to squeeze in a few hours of paddling. Locals and tourists alike often plan a morning or afternoon to cruise down the river with a rental, too.

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