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12 things to put on your calendar for October!

By on September 30, 2016


The weather is getting cooler, the days are getting shorter, and October has arrived. Even though the summer sun is gone, there are still a lot of fun things to do in the dunes. This month there’s lots of beer, lots of fun, and several fundraisers. Here’s our list…



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Meet you Neighbor: Frank Kurland

By on September 29, 2016

Meet Frank Kurland! Frank and his husband John Maggiore were introduced to the area by his business partner, Morris McKnight 30-some years ago. Frank and Morris run a successful brand and marketing agency in Chicago—McKnight Kurland. Frank and John (both Chicagoland natives) are celebrating 34 years together this December,…



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Off the Beaten Path, from Illinois to Michigan along Highway 12

By on September 28, 2016

Submitted by: Debbie Barkowski

With red, gold, and yellow leaves starting their leisurely descent upon the ground, but before the buzz of leaf blowers begins, it’s the perfect time of year to let wanderlust take control, leading you to the unexpected treasures of a day trip along the southern shore…

Friendship Botanic Gardens. Photo by Chad Ulam.


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Okto-Beer-Fest is coming to the beautiful Friendship Gardens

By on September 27, 2016

Photo by Chad Ulam

On Sunday October 16th, over 15 of the best microbreweries from across the Midwest are coming to Friendship Botanic Gardens for Okto-BEER-Fest. Sample a dazzling variety of original craft brews while rocking out to live performances from The Crawpuppies and Matt Gabriel. Also featuring wood-fired pizza…

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