The Start to Better Health is at Home!

Courtesy of Henry Ford Macomb Hospital
 
Getting fit doesn't require signing up for the local yoga or spinning classes. Instead, getting adequate exercise can be found right in your living room. Try out these simple, targeted exercises to stay in shape.
 
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Lake St. Clair Featured on Great Getaways Program
Our Lake St. Clair - Great Getaways will air again across the Country the second Week of May leading up to the Sprint & Splash. It will air locally (check the listings) on Saturday, May 10th at 11:30 a.m. In case you can't see it then, here it is online:
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Great Lakes Surf Shop Announces New Location
Brian LeFeve, owner of Great Lakes Surf Shop, has announced that they will be adding another location this spring at Lake St. Clair Metropark.
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Michigan Boating Industries Association celebrates new Sales Tax on the Difference Law for boats sold in Michigan
Livonia, Mich., November 6, 2013 – Today, Governor Snyder signed into law Public Acts 159 and 160, which brings Sales Tax on the Difference (STOD) for Automobiles, RVs and Boats to Michigan.
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St. Clair Shores to host new winter festival!
Aqua Freeze organizers say the festival will include ice sculpture carving demonstrations from Jeff Wolf of Finesse Ice Carving and a polar bear plunge. Community groups and businesses will be involved including Wally's Frozen Custard, which will have a truck with coffee and hot chocolate, while the Optimists Club will cook chili dogs and St. Isaac Men's Club will provide a fish fry. They'll also have ice bowling, putt-putt golf and a pond hockey tournament.
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Mr. Muskie Charters Season Recap!
Well the season has come to a close for Mr. Muskie Charters. We have pulled “Mr. Muskie Too” out for the season and plan on getting her all ready for next year. Taking a look back at the season it was an awesome year and we have to thank all of our customers for making this season a huge success! We should also give the fish some credit for making our trips very successful by cooperating and playing the game.
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More trails, more water access recommended in public lands report
More public access to forests, lakes and trails are among the goals the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has in store for public lands. A department report details a strategy for increasing restoration, protection for natural resources and economic growth, said Donna Stine, the policy coordinator for the agency.
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Edsel & Eleanor Ford House (Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan) named one of seven most outrageous American "castles" by CNN travel
Edsel Ford, lone son of auto titan Henry, would become president of Ford Motor Company by age 25, posing him the challenge of living up to his father's hulking legacy while setting his own bar over the next quarter century. In addition to legendary cars like the Lincoln Continental, Edsel would build an English Cotsworld-style family estate that -- for sheer style, taste and grandeur -- tops dad's Fair Lane digs in nearby Dearborn.
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Bassmaster Elite Series: World's best coming to nation's No. 1 bass lake, Lake St. Clair
Hotels in Macomb County are booked with schools of fisherman eager to watch the world's beast bass anglers duke it out of Lake St. Clair for a $100,000 prize.
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2nd year sell out for MBIA's Detroit Boat Show & Spring Boating Expo
LIVONIA, MICH. - January 17, 2014 - In our rebounding economy, the Detroit Boat Show at Cobo Center February 15-23, has doubled in size in just two years. In 2014, the show has two larger halls and, at 300,000 square feet of exhibition space, is again officially sold out. "It is great to be in this position as we know we will be offering a great display of boats, motors and accessories to those who attend the Detroit Boat Show," said Show Manager Nicki Polan.
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Bigger again in 2014, the Detroit Boat Show cruises into Cobo Center Feb. 15-23
LIVONIA, MICH. - DECEMBER 10, 2013 - The 2014 Detroit Boat Show will cruise into Cobo Center February 15 - 23 with an impressive 300,000 square foot display of all things boating. Because of increasing demand for space, Michigan's largest boat show moves into bigger halls at Cobo allowing it to grow by 30,000 square feet over 2013. Hundreds of boats from 10 to 55 feet in length will be on display and for sale at great boat show prices.
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The Sturgeon Experience!
The Sturgeon fishing has begun and we are running our fall Sturgeon charters! We have had our first few trips out already and have had great results! We have boated as many as 3 fish in a trip and see a lot of action from other species like the catfish and sheep head while waiting for the Sturgeon to strike.
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Boat sales see big gains in August - Michigan ranks third in sales growth
For the second month in a row, new-boat sales rose by double-digit percentages in the main powerboat segments and industry wide, helping builders continue a recovery from the effects of a cold, wet spring. Led by aluminum pontoon and fishing boats and outboard fiberglass boats, sales in the main segments rose 11.8 percent in August, or 769 boats, to 7,286, from the same month in 2012 in 26 early-reporting states representing about 60 percent of the U.S. market, according to figures compiled by Statistical Surveys.
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August & September Report - Summer's Swing!
Well August is now past and it was a great month of fishing action. There were a lot of swinging weather patterns that had brought some tougher fishing days, however we boated fish in all these adverse conditions.
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Marshland Revived at Lake St. Clair Metropark
A new observation boardwalk was officially opened at Lake St. Clair Metropark on Wednesday in Harrison Township, as part of the grand opening of the newly restored and globally rare coastal marshlands at the park. The park’s nature center has also been updated.
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Lake St. Clair Metropark kicks-off their new "Public Programs for Active Lifestyles" !
Lake St. Clair Metropark has a history of building long-lasting memories by providing entertainment and facilities for families to enjoy. The parkland also provides a great place for you to participate in outdoor activities. Paved fitness trails, swimming, golf, tennis, ball fields and volleyball all provide no or lost cost opportunities for an active lifestyle.
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MBIA Commends Governor Snyder for his pledge of $6 million to fight invasive species in the Great Lakes.
The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA), on behalf of its 300 members and the industry's 54,000 employees, commends Governor Snyder for his leadership in pledging $6 million to fight invasive species threatening our Great Lakes in his recent budget proposal.
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10 Reasons to Fish With Kids
This article, written by Macomb County resident, Tyler Reed, started off as a little piece in a local weekly newsletter and ended up on the home page of Bassmater.com! Check out the 10 reasons to fish with kids.....
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Bassmaster Elite Series: Chris Lane casts far and wide, hauls in title on Lake St. Clair
Article by Lydia Lohrer, Detroit Free Press Special Writer, August 26, 2013-No photographers were punched. No fouls were called, Steroid use wasn't suspected, and mistresses failed to crawl out of the woodwork to humiliate anyone. There wasn't one bad sportsmanship - even with a $100,000 purse at stake.
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Despite rainy weather - AquaPalooza a huge sucess
Cloudy, chilly, rainy? No problem. Mother Nature tossed a mess into the second annual Aquapalooza concert festival on Lake St. Clair Saturday, but about 1,000 people, the hardiest of the Macomb County boating community, showed up anyway to rock with a series of bands playing from a barge in Belvidere Bay.
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Jim Dreyer intends to swim across Lake St. Clair towing a ton of bricks for Habitat for Humanity
Long-distance swimmer Jim Dreyer will attempt to swim 22 miles across Lake St. Clair towing a ton of bricks on two boats. He plans to begin the swim Aug. 5 and finish in 30 hours. He will swim without a support boat, leaving from the Clinton River Boat Club near Algonac and finishing at the Belle Isle Beach.
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Storm Water Greenscape Project to improve water quality at Lake St. Clair Metropark
Project brings park improvements near $10 million mark. Storm water from a 4,200-car parking lot will no longer flow into the Black Creek once construction is completed on the $3.3 million Storm Water Greenscape Project at Lake St. Clair Metropark
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Lake St. Clair Metropark Winter Activities !
There are plenty of fun, outdoor winter activities at Lake St. Clair Metropark! Read more about all the ways you can get out and play this winter!
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Boating is Back in Michigan!
Greetings! Great news stories are right at your fingertips as the boating season in Michigan has officially kicked off!
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Roseville - Fishing Package!
Check out the "Fishing Package" offered by the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Roseville
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Crew's Inn Features River View, Daily Specials, Live Bands This Season
The venerable Crew's Inn in Harrison Township is offering daily menu specials, along with a lineup of live bands all summer long.
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Boating with pets
Keep your furry friends safe on board! Before you head out on your boat with pets, they should be wearing ID tags with your contact information, including your boat’s permanent location and slip number, a cell phone number and the number of a relative or land-based friend. If your pet has an ID microchip, make sure this information is included in your pet’s registry profile.
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Rare Bird Sighting at LSC Metropark!
Avocets?! Rare bird watchers and photographers were coming out like crazy to see these rare birds on the beach! These are American Avocets. 55 of them were on the shore easily seen!
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Bald Eagles at Lake St. Clair Metropark
Recently, a park employee at Lake St. Clair Metropark captured amazing photos of a Bald Eagle Soaring over Lake St. Clair. The Patron captured the shots while out on Huron Point!
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Consider taking this Water Resources Survey
The Clinton River Watershed Council and communities in Southeast Michigan need your input about our water resources including the Clinton River, its tributaries and Lake St. Clair. Please consider taking this short 10 question survey and help improve your water resources today!
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Nautical Mile Merchants Association Unveils New Website, Nauticalmile.org
The Nautical Mile Merchants Association has unveiled a new website which integrates more features and functionality created to make an impression on both new and returning users.
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Best Smallmouth Fishing on the Planet
In the world of professional bass fishing, Kevin VanDam is at the pinnacle and arguably the best in the world.
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"Great Lakes neighbors bet on wet" - from Crain's Detroit Business by Rod Kackley
Michigan's more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline -- combined with all of its rivers, streams and inland lakes -- hold the potential to wash the rust off the state.
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Muskie Charter Captain Reports Phenomenal Season
Kevin Backus, owner of Mr. Muskie Charters, says that he and his customers have enjoyed a blockbuster season with hundreds of fish caught on Lake St. Clair.
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Take Precautions if You Go Boating at Night
BoatUS is reminding boaters that things look different on the water at night, and urges those venturing out after dark to talk some precautions.
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New Way to Have Fun at Anchor this Season
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Smallmouth Catches Get Rolling In The Deep - Detroit Free Press
The nearly 300 anglers who fished the Bassmasters Northern Open on Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River and St. Clair Rivers last weekend caught and released 2,344 bass, nearly all smallmouths. Although some of the best bess anglers in the country fished waters among the top three on the continent for numbers and sized of smallmouths, only two fish weighed 6 pounds or better.
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Circle the Lake Tour-signs Now Installed Around Macomb County
The Lake St. Clair Tourism Initiative, along with Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development have successfully started to install the 50 or so signs within Macomb County designating the travel route closest to Lake St. Clair. With the assistance of Mark Hackel, the local communities, and the Road Department of Macomb County, the signs are being fabricated and strategically installed. This is a year long effort by those associated with this project to bring greater awareness of the incredible assets associated with Lake St. Clair and all of the very interesting historic, cultural, or maritime venues that deserve a greater look.
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MBIA Encourages Michiganders to Discover Boating
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The Detroit Historical Museum Re-Opens in Grand Fashion
The people of metro Detroit have responded in a big way to the Grand Re-Opening of the Detroit Historical Museum, with more than 15,000 visiting during the Gala, Member Preview, Community Leaders Breakfast and the public opening weekend. Impressions were overwhelmingly positive as well, from strong media reviews to enthusiastic comments from visitors.