Monday, December 1, 2008

Reindog Holiday Parade St. Joseph Michigan

Join in on the fun with "Elfkin Elkhounds," "Santa Bernards," and "Reindeer Rotweilers" as they parade down State St. in the Downtown St. Joseph Holiday Parade, sponsored by Chemical Bank. Downtown St. Joseph's annual Reindog Holiday Parade is December 6th beginning at noon. read more

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Temporary Schedule Change Effective October 27, 2008 - December 4, 2008

Beginning October 27, 2008 through December 4, 2008, the Pere Marquette will operate one hour earlier to all stations along the route from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago, IL, due to track work being preformed by CSX Transportation.

The temporary schedule shown below replaces the one published in the Amtrak's Fall 2008-Winter 2009 System Timetable, which becomes effective on October 27, 2008.

Temporary Schedule for Pere Marquette Train 371
Effective October 27, 2008 - December 4, 2008


Grand Rapids, MI
6:35 A

Holland, MI
7:21 A

Bangor, MI
8:02 A

St. Joseph-Benton Harbor, MI
8:39 A

New Buffalo, MI
9:06 A

Chicago, IL
9:30 A

Thank you for traveling Amtrak!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Holiday Events in Holland

Travel to Holland for festive holiday activities!

Dutch WinterFest and the Holidays in Downtown Holland
November 15-January 10, 2009
Holiday Open House: November 22, 6-9pm
Parade of Lights: December 2, 6:30pm
SinterKlaas Eve: December 5, 7pm
Up On the Rooftops: December 12, 6-8:30pm
Ice Sculpting Competition: January 10, 2009, 10am-1pm
Plus KerstMarkt, Santa’s House, Shopping Jam, local musical and theater events and more.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Grand Rapids International Wine & Food Festival

An annual pre-holiday event!
November 21-23, 2008
DeVos Place

Designed to be Michigan's Premier Wine & Food Experience, attendees will be rewarded with an unparalleled opportunity.

* Over 500 different labels of Wines, Beers and Spirits from around the world will be presented for sampling.

* Grand Rapids' finest restaurants have been invited to provide "small plate" samples of their prize cuisine. Click Here for Restaurant List

The Wine & Food Festival is produced by ShowSpan in conjunction with the Grand Rapids - Kent County Convention & Arena Authority.

For more information click here

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Take a Cheap Weekend Trip to Chicago

Save money by taking the train to downtown Chicago and discover all the free activities going on in the city during October and November! See the weekly fireworks display at Navy Pier, enjoy the festivities of the State Street Halloween Happenings Parade, experience the tree lighting in Macy’s Walnut Room and much more!

Find more free things to do in Chicago click here

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Take the Family on a Train Ride to Pumpkins Galore in Benton Harbor

Pumpkins Galore

A small family farm operation that sells top quality produce to our customers. Bring your children and your camera. From one to 100 pound pumpkins types of Fairytale pumpkins, White pumpkins, Long Island Cheese pumpkins, Pie pumpkins, Cinderella pumpkins, Blue pumpkins, Red & worthy Acorn & butternut squash, Turbin Corn stalks, Gourds-Autumn wings-Birdhouse Apple & swains Indian corn.

Pumpkins Galore
3256 East Napier Ave
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Phone: (269)463-5215

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Fall Trips from A to Z

Michigan makes it easy to fall for autumn, the most colorful of its four seasons. With more than 19 million acres of forest, the annual display of reds, golds, oranges, and yellows washes across the state beginning around mid-September in the upper reaches of the Upper Peninsula, and bows out around the end of October in the southern Lower Peninsula. An abundance of natural resources means a Pure Michigan autumn experience is less than a tank of gas away, and won't strain the budget or busy schedules. Fall for Michigan from A to Z read more...