Michigan’s Festival Fun | Spring & Summer

Michigan’s Festival Fun | Spring & Summer

Spring … summer … if you’re a warm weather person like I am, you’re probably counting down the (bittersweet) days of winter’s slumber to hibernation’s end when outdoor adventures begin! Michigan offers a vast array of festival fun that will keep you dreaming through these chilly winter days of making memories all summer long!

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Root Beer Float Cake Recipe

Root Beer Float Cake 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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Watermelon Salad Recipe

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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Bronner’s Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival Parade Floats

Bronner’s Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival 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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DIY Mobile with Spun Glass Christmas Ornaments

DIY Mobile with Spun Glass Christmas Ornaments

Bronner’s offers over 50,000 items in-store, so our buyers see a wide assortment of trims and gifts through the year. Just like the rest of us, though, they have their favorites! For Stacy this year, it’s Gallerie II’s art glass ornaments. “I cannot pick just one,” Stacy said. “Gallerie II’s art glass is very inexpensive compared to many you’ll find online. I just love their vibrant colors and great details. How can you not be happy looking at them? “The

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DIY Beach Memories Christmas Ornament

DIY Beach Memories Christmas Ornament

Summer … nothing like lazy, hazy days at the beach. Sunshine; the sound of water lapping the shore; the brush of sand over and all around your feet; the bright colors of sailboats, beach towels, ice cream, beach balls and bathing suits – bright memories you want to recall all winter long. And now you can! Wander the water’s edge in search of tiny shells and polished pebbles, and scoop up a cup of sand before heading home. Here you

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