LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

I donít know about you, but Iím looking forward to the long summer days ahead. My spring project list is getting shorter and my list of fun activities for the summer is starting to grow. The idea of sinking my toes in the sand and enjoying a good book is taunting me... soon. Itíll be here soon. When assigning articles for upcoming issues, Iím never completely sure what sort of story will come back from the writers. Well, theyíve gone above and beyond in this issue. Because of some of these articles, that summer activity list I mentioned has grown. Plus Iíve got some new ideas for my yard and for my daughterís graduation party. Have you gotten any great ideas from our magazine? Have we helped you make a design choice? We would love to hear what youíve enjoyed or, conversely, disliked in the magazine. Who knows, maybe weíll even include a project photo youíve sent in one of our future issues. Enjoy your summer. Make memories and accomplish something new.

Kathy Stone
Managing Editor

SUMMER FEATURES



Michigan's First Family of Soft Drinks
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Gardening 101: Perennials vs. Annuals
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Cool Cocktail Carts Add Hot Style
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lMudrooms
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SUMMER RECIPES


Slow Roasted Prime Rib
Boone's Long Lake Inn
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Lamb Bolognese
Black Star Farms
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Black Truffle Omelet and Spring Waldorf SALAD
Henderson Castle
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McGeeís Duck and Waffles
McGee's
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Grilled Peach Salad
The Rivreside Inn
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SUMMER FEATURES

Boone's Long Lake Inn
231-946-3991
www.BoonesLLI.com

Black Star Farms
231-994-1297
www.BlackStarFarms.com

Henderson Castle
100 Monroe St. Kalamazoo MI 49006
269-344-1827
www.HendersonCastle.com

McGee's
4341 M72 E Williamsburg MI
231-421-8800
www.EventsTC.com/

The Riverside Inn
231-256-9971
www.TheRiverside-Inn/