Horsing Around in the Bluegrass

By Michael Dwyer and Sonya Julie Lexington was Kentucky’s first city and residents were so sure of their role in the new nation that they embraced decadent banquets, dancing, horseracing, and torchlight parades. Bankers, lawyers, and merchants brought an extension of the elite to the city and mingled with the emerging professional class. Exotic travel books were written and visitors were greeted by a new gentry with Old World ways when visiting the “Athens of the West.” The Running of … [Read more...]

Rochester High’s James Young to enter NBA

According to the dailytribune.com, Rochester High Basketball player, James Young, will leave Kentucky University and enter the NBA draft next month. "University of Kentucky freshman All-Southeastern Conference selection James Young, an Oakland County native, will forego his sophomore season and enter his name in this year’s NBA Draft. “My time at Kentucky has been special to me, something I’ll always treasure, but I feel that I’m ready to take the next step to the NBA,” Young said via … [Read more...]

An Early Spring for Couples in Kentucky

A Couples Weekend to Lexington, Kentucky, part two By Michael Dwyer and Sonya Julie Spring comes about a month earlier in Kentucky compared to Michigan. Head south for an early spring and a couple's weekend. Shopping Around Lexington  This extraordinary bookstore, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, with its massive domed structure is home to thousands of titles, gifts, educational games, and the popular Bronte Bistro. Priding itself in being an integral part of the community, Joseph-Beth hosts … [Read more...]

A Couples Weekend to Lexington

A Couple’s Weekend to Lexington, part one By Michael Dwyer and Sonya Julie  All About Horses Lexington, the Horse Capital of the World, is where visitors can experience the Kentucky Horse Park, take a horse farm tour, or go to the races at Keeneland Race Course. A one of a kind educational theme park, the Kentucky Horse Park,  hosts equine competitions and working horses. They opened to the public in 1978 as a family-friendly venue dedicated to the relationship between human and … [Read more...]

Where to Go in 2013

Travel in 2013 Now that we’re past the world ending, Christmas and New Year’s, we can seriously look at our travel plans for 2013. There’s the winter getaway, spring fling, summer vacation and various other weekend trips looming in the New Year. Have you started planning yet? Winter Getaways If you’re the type of person that needs a warm destination in the middle of a Michigan winter and haven’t made plans yet, you better hop online or visit a travel agent soon. You might be stuck with … [Read more...]

A Natural Adventure above the Red River

The Red River Gorge is Breathtaking At 120 feet above the ground, exhausted, I stop climbing to rest. My face is just inches from the rock wall and I ask it, “Why am I up here again?” The sandstone does not answer back. As I hang to catch my breath, I ponder my trip in and around the Red River Gorge. I made the Natural Bridge State Resort Park in Eastern Kentucky my home base for several days of outdoor fun. Since 1926, the park has provided visitors the chance to walk among the wildlife … [Read more...]

Folk Art in Berea

Daniel Boone and Berea College Around the time of the Revolutionary War, a group of brave and wild men, led by Daniel Boone, blazed a trail from the east and over the mountains into Kentucky. Awed by the beauty, Boone settled in the area. In 1855 Berea College was founded. Thirty minutes south of Lexington, KY, Berea is just off Interstate-75. Berea is “the folk arts & crafts capitol of Kentucky.” If you like hand-made, local products, bring your charge cards, the shopping is … [Read more...]