Long Live Michigan’s Comeback Cities

Long Live Michigan’s Comeback Cities

DETROIT The declining auto industry, corrupt leadership, high unemployment, poverty, a failing economy, plunging property values – all played a part in what some feared might be the final curtain for the drama that was Detroit. The fifth largest city in the United States in 1950. A twist in the plot brought Detroit to bankruptcy and emergency management in 2013. Now the scene is changing. In 2010 billionaire Dan Gilbert, founder of Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures, moved his headquarters

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Top 10 Photo Ops At Bronner’s In Frankenmuth – Pt. 2

Top 10 Photo Ops At Bronner’s In Frankenmuth – Pt. 2

With beautifully landscaped grounds covering 27 acres and a store covering 2.2 acres (1.7 football fields), Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth, Michigan, is the world’s largest year-round Christmas store. Christmas lights and decorations illuminate the complex with a magical appeal that has delighted the young and young-at-heart for many, many years. But you’ll find nothing more merry and bright at Bronner’s than the smiles of the many visitors pausing to capture their experiences here. Join us in our second installment

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American Pride!

American Pride!

Flags, fireworks, family, friends, food and FREEDOM! These are just a few of the many things we get to enjoy on Independence Day (and every day) because of the brave men and women who have stood, and continue to rise up and stand, for our great nation! We are celebrating our American pride in red, white and blue, and we hope that you will join us too!

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Small Towns Bring Big Pure Michigan Fun

Small Towns Bring Big Pure Michigan Fun

I think I say it in my sleep: You could vacation in Pure Michigan your whole life and never see everything our great state has to offer! From Chelsea to Calumet, meet five small towns (population under 6,000) that serve up big portions of history, intrigue, Great-Lakes fun and fury, foodie favorites, cruises, dramatic draws and more. Remember your getaways to these iconic locales with ornaments from Bronner’s! FIRST STOP – CHELSEA. Actor Jeff Daniels’ Purple Rose Theatre makes its

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Frankenmuth Flowers, DIY Flower Lights + Cupcake Recipe!

Frankenmuth Flowers, DIY Flower Lights + Cupcake Recipe!

Downtown Frankenmuth is a lush garden of delightful blooms all summer long! Approximately 350 flats and 8,000 four-inch annuals are planted along Main Street’s 2-mile downtown stretch each spring. Add 350 huge hanging baskets and you have an eye-popping streetscape, one so beautiful that it was the 2007 America in Bloom Winner for cities with a population of under 5,000. Yes, flowers are serious (but happy) business in Frankenmuth. Dan Hopp, green space manager for the City of Frankenmuth, explains:

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Five Things Baseball Teaches Us About Life

Five Things Baseball Teaches Us About Life

I work here at Bronner’s among some really passionate baseball fans. Most of them love the Detroit Tigers. Some call another MLB (Major League Baseball) team their favorite. Others have enough love for multiple teams! All have plenty of love for their children’s or grandchildren’s school and summer-league teams. Yes, baseball is still America’s great pastime!   The game has been played in the U.S. since at least the early 1800s if not earlier.  When the New York Knickerbockers baseball club formally organized in 1845, they wrote down

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A Heart For Farmers Markets + Watermelon Salad Recipe

A Heart For Farmers Markets + Watermelon Salad Recipe

Post by DIETRICH BRONNER Dietrich Bronner, product development manager at Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland, is the grandson of originator Wally Bronner. He has planted deep roots in the thriving Frankenmuth Farmers Market and the farmers-market movement statewide. A LIVING PASSION

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From Conception To Completion | Bronner’s Bavarian Parade Floats

From Conception To Completion | Bronner’s Bavarian Parade Floats

Before he became widely known as “Mr. Christmas,” he enjoyed the title of “signtist” (also known as a “signtologist”), a catchword coined by sign painters of the time to describe their craft. That background in sign painting and window and booth displays made the addition of float design a natural extension for store originator Wally Bronner!

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For The Run Of It

For The Run Of It

Post by DIETRICH BRONNER Dietrich Bronner, product development manager at Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland, is the grandson of originator Wally Bronner. Actively involved in the Frankenmuth Farmers Market and the farmers-market movement statewide, Dietrich is also an accomplished chef and avid runner. I was born to run. For me, running is one of life’s purest joys.

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Frankenmuth’s 9th Annual Easter Celebration

Frankenmuth’s 9th Annual Easter Celebration

  Frankenmuth’s 9th Annual Bavarian Easter Celebration, showcasing brightly colored eggs and egg garland displays throughout town, will run through Sunday, April 30. Bronner’s, who has practiced this decorating tradition for several years, has been joined by dozens of Frankenmuth businesses the past nine years. The tradition of decorating Easter Fountains, which is known as Osterbrunnen in Germany, is over 200 years old; to this day many German cities and villages still observe this practice each spring. Here in Frankenmuth,

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