Glen Arbor Fourth of July Parade

Posted by bob on 26th Jun 2014

The Cherry Republic crew doling out cherry treats at the Glen Arbor Fourth of July Parade Celebrate our great nation breaking the shackles of British colonialism at the Glen Arbor Fourth of July Parade. A favorite summer event with both the locals and the vacationers, the parade features classic cars, fire trucks, and an assortment of local personalities, businesses, and organizations. Don’t be alarmed if the Cherry Republic Bear makes an appearance too! The inaugural Fourth of July Parad ...

Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

Posted by bob on 22nd May 2014

Just one of the many breathtaking vistas to be found on Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive No list of northern Michigan scenery is complete without a mention of Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive. Situated between Glen Arbor and Empire it offers spectacular views, firstly through forest and across Glen Lake, and then over the dunes and out across Lake Michigan. A little over seven miles long, Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive snakes its way through the steeply rolling hills of the Lake Michigan shoreline. ...

Spring Thaw

Posted by bob on 24th Apr 2014

Spring, at last, is making its presence felt in the Republic. The days are noticeably longer and warmer, the snow has almost completely melted, and ice is gradually yielding to open water. Patches of grass are even turning green! There doubtless remain a few snowy days ahead, and we can never forget the risk of frost, but the weather has turned. The long, cold winter of 2014 is finally relenting. Spring is here. Yesterday was mild and gloriously sunny. With so much open water, I wanted to ...