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Small Businesses Supercharging Southwest Michigan

Big businesses dominate the news cycle: Amazon’s buyout of Whole Foods, Apple without Steve Jobs, the perils and pluses of Facebook Live. Because of this, it’s sometimes too easy to forget about the small businesses; yet, they might be more influential than we give them credit for. A recent infographic in 269 Magazine shows that […]

New Product Line-Cedar Ravine

These scarves and headbands are thoughtfully designed to evoke the spirit of some of America’s most beautiful places, like the misty beaches of rocky coastlines, the unlimited expanse of the desert, and the rich fall hues of dense forests. Cedar Ravine supports the preservation of wild spaces through partnerships with various environmental groups. With each […]

Supporting Local Companies has Consequences!

From the beginning we have believed that where our merchandize comes from matters. Buying from Michigan companies not only cuts down on shipping distances, but also has impact on our communities. Recently we were delighted to discover that one of our favorite companies is having an impact is one of the most devastated communities in […]

What’s Hiding in Your Home

Ok, ok I stole this title from Capital One, sorry, it just worked! While our home is not completely cleared of the items mentioned in the article attached, it doesn’t hurt to know about them so we can all work on removing them. I have been finding that white vinegar can replace many of them. […]

Smartwool, how to care for?

At the Green Scene we frequently get questions about how to care for Smartwool socks. Lots of customers are worried about wool and how to wash it or if it can be machine washed at all. No worries! Just follow these simple suggestions and your socks will care for your feet for a long time. […]

Life Goes On

Over the past six weeks my team has said goodbye to 3 of our members. We planned to create a short video for each one but they are all gone now so I will just tell you about them. Kate Samra joined us last fall as a Senior at Marshall High School. She was dual […]

Cool Morning Has us Thinking.

Woke up and the temperature was in the 50’s. Not ready for summer to be over, but know that fall will soon be here. How long before we break out our Stormy Kromers? To get us in the mood here are some of our favorite Kromerisms.

Marshall District Library Programs

Thank you to the Marshall District Library for letting us come in to lead a program called Household Essentials. Kate Samra and I had the pleasure of talking about natural household cleaning products, some items we stock and shared some recipes to make your own. There were many great questions and we are so encouraged […]

We Love the Ocean!

One of the things that we love in this world is the ocean. Some of our fondest memories are of time tide pooling in Alaska. The memories of observing the fascinating creatures will stay with us forever. We were reminded of those memories while listening to NPR’s radio program, Science Friday. Below, you will see […]

Sunny Saturday

It has been another glorious spring day here in Marshall, Michigan. A couple of hours ago we experienced a minor earthquake which is very unusual for our area. At the same time there was a loud crash so I thought a truck hit something and didn’t realize until an hour later what happened. Fortunately it […]