Thursday, September 21, 2017

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "4 fantastic Midwest road trips for fall color" from the Chicago Tribune

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "4 fantastic Midwest road trips for fall color" from the Chicago Tribune

The advent of autumn is a great excuse for a road trip. Take in fall scenery on four wheels, pulling over to snap a photo, enjoy a meal or stretch your legs to explore on foot.

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Link:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/travel/fall-guide/2017/ct-fall-travel-four-drives-midwest-0806-20170804-story.html

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Milwaukee's 'Gallery Night and Day' shows off city's vibrant art scene" from the Chicago Tribune

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Milwaukee's 'Gallery Night and Day' shows off city's vibrant art scene" from the Chicago Tribune

Wisconsin’s largest city has many charms: Summerfest, a less crowded lakefront, beer. More beer. 

But Brew City has a seriously good art scene, too, and it knows how to show it off during Gallery Night and Day. Four weekends a year, dozens of venues throw what feels like a big, communal party celebrating the visual arts on Friday night and Saturday.

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Link:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/travel/ct-trav-milwaukee-gallery-night-1001-story.html

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "ArtPrize Nine opens Wednesday with 1,346 artists" from the Detroit News

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "ArtPrize Nine opens Wednesday with 1,346 artists" from the Detroit News

Time flies when you’re making art and having fun.

It’s hard to believe this is the ninth year Grand Rapids has turned its entire downtown over to the radically democratic ArtPrize, which first electrified the world in 2009 by offering the largest art payout on the planet.

ArtPrize Nine, which runs Wednesday through Oct. 8, will feature 1,346 entries at 175 venues scattered across the city. As usual, prizes are awarded on two tracks — the visiting public gets a vote, as do expert juries.

The grand prize for each track is $200,000. Winners will be announced Oct. 6.

Competing for the big bucks are four Detroit-area artists: Hubert Massey, Nina Caruso and Christopher Schneider, and Rebekah Modrak.

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Link:
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/entertainment/2017/09/18/artprize-nine/105768838/

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "11 Midwest amusement parks to hit before summer ends" from the Chicago Tribune

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "11 Midwest amusement parks to hit before summer ends" from the Chicago Tribune

Butterflies in your stomach. Wind in your hair. Screaming for dear life. Where other than on a roller coaster can you find all of these sensations? Hop in the car and head to these Midwest amusement park offerings before summer is over to get your (not-so-cheap) thrills and maybe a funnel cake to boot.

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Link:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/redeye/culture/ct-redeye-midwest-amusement-parks-20170608-story.html

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Lost cities of the Midwest: A trek back to pre-Columbian times" from Chicago Tribune

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Lost cities of the Midwest: A trek back to pre-Columbian times" from Chicago Tribune

The Midwest is filled with ghosts, the spirits of those who lived here centuries ago. Their presence can be felt at what remains of their ancient cities — some now official historic sites, others buried by time and bulldozers, likely lost forever.

Tens of millions of people walked this land for millennia before Europeans and others set foot upon what is now America. This was once their world, home to a vast network of indigenous civilizations. These people left material remains, including burial mounds and monumental earthworks, pyramid structures that towered over our Midwestern Plains.

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Link:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/travel/ct-trav-0806-lost-midwest-cities-20170719-story.html

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "7 wineries to visit near Peoria, a good base for touring Illinois vineyards" from the Chicago Tribune

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "7 wineries to visit near Peoria, a good base for touring Illinois vineyards" from the Chicago Tribune

This Midwestern city has everything you need for a quick weekend getaway roughly 150 miles from Chicago: a thriving riverfront with green space and shopping, rejuvenated restaurant and music scenes, historical architecture and state-of-the-art museums, and an abundance of nearby parks and nature preserves.

Peoria’s location is also an ideal base for a wine country weekend. That’s right. A grape-focused getaway in Central Illinois. 

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Link:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/travel/ct-trav-peoria-illinois-wine-0820-story.html

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Michigan golf courses worth the drive, especially with fall colors in play" from the Chicago Tribune

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Michigan golf courses worth the drive, especially with fall colors in play" from the Chicago Tribune

Few golfing moments are more rewarding than standing on an elevated tee box in a long-sleeves breeze, filling your chest with crisp Northern Michigan air, and looking out over an explosion of reds, yellows and oranges crowding around the lush geometry of greens and fairways.

We who are lucky enough to live in a place where nature resets the scenery every few months know the sublime pleasure of golf in the fall. It’s like a bottle of port from the chef’s collection, shared with a few special diners just before closing time.

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Link:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/travel/ct-trav-michigan-golf-courses-0820-story.html