Link Roundup – March 11, 2011

Photo credit: Jeff Bramlett

Hello again, Pure Michigan Connect readers! This week’s gorgeous sunrise photo was taken by Jeff Bramlett, and posted on our Facebook page. Once again, we’ve gathered some of our favorite stories submitted by you on our Twitter and Facebook pages, along with a few gems found on our own.

  • This week two World Records will be broken. (At least that’s what we hope!) The first record was shattered this week as part of the kick-off for Gilda’s LaughFest in Grand Rapids when 965 rubber chickens were tossed simultaneously; beating a record set last April in Boston. On Saturday, March 12, an attempt to break the record for Most People Singing on a Live Broadcast will happen in Douglas. The song of choice? Oh Danny Boy, a traditional Irish song, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Join the fun at 3pm!
  • Have you ever been to Mackinac Island? Do you think it’s haunted? If so, you are not alone. Some time in March or April, SyFy Channel’s Ghost Hunters will search for ghosts on our own Mackinac Island, and features local experts on Mackinac Island’s history. Stay tuned for specific date and time.
  • Detroit’s Belle Isle may soon be the home of a vineyard and winery. Pending approval by the Parks and Recreation Department, planting could begin this spring. The vineyard and winery have the potential to bring thousands of visitors to the area.
  • Serious Eats has put together a list of the best places to get pizza in Michigan. From the native Detroit square pizza with sauce on top to the best slices in the Upper Peninsula, pizza lovers will find plenty of recommendations to satisfy. Who wants to attempt a Michigan Pizza Tour?


  • Jill

    14 hours on the road today from us 31s to 46e to 131n to 46e to meridian,pine river, coleman, (i missed 1..kent?) to m20w to 127n to 75 n to first cheboygan exit east……***……reverse the same until….s127 to w55(ugh..they really need to do something about the road) to 131 s to exit 131 to m20west—————> home<3