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June 2015

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Recipe: Jerk Chicken by Julia’s Caribbean Foods

The restaurant serves a taste of vibrant island culture near the State Fairgrounds with history-rich dishes, a New Orleans–style fish fry on Fridays, and a Caribbean DJ on Saturdays.

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Check It Out: Cookbook Rental Renewed for … How Long?

Our library let me keep a beloved cookbook for longer than you’d ever guess–and it nourished my soul.

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Phil Gulley: Ill at Ease

So far, the only downside to diabetes is not being able to eat Cinnabons at the airport.

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Top Lake Michigan Getaways: Frankfort Beach

Lighthouses, piers, and your friendly neighborhood fishermen fuel the misty, maritime aura of Frankfort.

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Sand Castles: House Rentals on Lake Michigan

In Michigan, house rentals trump hotels. Here’s a sampling of the options.

Sleepy Hollow Resort
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Top Lake Michigan Getaways: North Beach

With sprinkles of colors and kitsch, this South Haven lakefront has a little Jersey Shore flavor.

Red Dock Bar
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Top Lake Michigan Getaways: Oval Beach

Just outside the easygoing towns of Saugatuck and Douglas, Oval’s tranquil shore never ends.

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At Your Service: KBD Home Closet Renovations

Make over your closet.

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Top Lake Michigan Getaways: Stearns Park Beach

Located in a vibrant working-harbor town, Ludington’s city beach gives off a cool, West Coast vibe.

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Top Lake Michigan Getaways: Empire Beach

The first stop inside Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore invites outdoorsy types to venture beyond the crowds.

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Top Lake Michigan Getaways: Bay Harbor

Bless you, Bay Harbor, for catering to our high expectations.

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Eight Lake Trip Essentials

Don’t forget to pack these lake trip essentials on your next vacation.

Windmill Island
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Top Lake Michigan Getaways: Ottawa Beach

Ottawa Beach stands so broad and brilliant, on midsummer afternoons the sight of it hurts the eyes.

Busy Petosky
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Top Lake Michigan Getaways: Petoskey State Park

Comb the coast, one artsy harbor town at a time.

Torch Lake
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Top Lake Michigan Getaways: Torch Lake

You usually need a passport to reach waters this pretty.

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