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Mari Vineyards

Marty Lagina founded Mari Vineyards in 1999 with the desire to plant varietals that one does not associate with Michigan like Nebbiolo, Sangiovese and others along with Cabernet Franc and Merlot.  He had friends come and help him the first … Continue reading

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“Singing”

Here I was another lost soul having dinner. Not that dinner out is such a strange occurrence, but that I was to be found in an Asian style eatery. We were dining at the chain P.F. Chang’s. I go out … Continue reading

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Shady Lane Cellars

The next stop on our whirl-wind tour of wineries in the Leelanau Peninsula was to Shady Lane Cellars. The winery was founded by Dr. Joseph O’Donnell, a neurosurgeon from Grand Rapids in 1987. It recently changed hands to Richard Fortune … Continue reading

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Seabiscuit Cafe

There were six of us that casually walked from the Grand Hotel staying on the sidewalks to avoid the evident traces of the only mass transit vehicles on the island. As I have mentioned walking, cycling or horse-drawn carriages are … Continue reading

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Main Street Grill & Tavern in Milford

It was a night of surprises, all brought upon by social media. I ended up meeting an old friend of mine from the Armenian Youth Federation days. Through the course of years I have met many new friends and got … Continue reading

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What If?

While we were in Las Vegas, there was some free time, because the grandchildren were attending school, and their parents had work. What does one do in Las Vegas when one has free time? We shop and we dine and … Continue reading

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Two Austrian Wines

The first night on Mackinac Island, even though we were staying at Mission Point Resort, a group of us went out for dinner at Woods, part of the The Grand Hotel group. Since the conference was starting the next morning, … Continue reading

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