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More than 3 million visitors to Michigan's national park lands spent $294 million in 2021.
- That's more than what visitors spent at national parks, historic sites, historic trails and other units of the National Park Service in Ohio, Illinois and Indiana combined, NPS data shows.
Farmers markets are opening for the season with veggies, fruit and handmade goods.
Why it matters: Places where you can get fresh, local produce without leaving the city also serve other purposes.
Last year, Juneteenth became the 11th federal holiday.
Flashback: June 19, 1865 was the day enslaved people in Galveston, Texas received the news Abraham Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation two years earlier.
Escape this intense heat with private swimming spots listed on pool-sharing company Swimply.
How it works: Pool owners can list their pools for chunks of time, just like homeowners list their properties on Airbnb.
👋 Hey, ya'll. Sam here. I finally got a new bike!
- Well, it's an old bike — a royal blue Schwinn Super Sport from the '70s I found on Craigslist for $30. It's pretty sweet.
👋 Annalise here. There's much to do in metro Detroit during Pride Month — here's some ideas to start you off.
The city's only free "Blockbuster" stand is a hit among movie buffs.
Why it matters: The blue and yellow "take a movie, leave a movie" box has become a coveted spot.
I recently asked for gardening tips as a first-time homeowner and friends, you did not disappoint.
- We got emails about basil, an easy-to-grow complement for tomatoes (reader John D.), and pest-repelling, edible marigolds (Heidi). There were warnings about massive squirrels (Christy Maier) and our persnickety frost zone (Micheline Maynard).
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