TALK OF THE TOWN: May 6, 2021

Business Feature

(Special Guest Jamie Adam on the podcast/live show)

Ludington Bay Brewing Co
515 S James St
Ludington, MI 49431

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  1. People are taking advantage of the social district. Grab a drink from
  2. LACA put the call out for pieces for their LGBTQ Art Show in June.

retail –

  1. Mariellen’s Hallmark showed us a Michigan Made candle from Coyer Candle Company.
    Mother’s Day Ideas: pop up cards // family photo frames // WillowTree figures
  2. Purple Monkey showed us some cute new outfits for boys and girls.
  3. ABC Kidz has a large assortment of Dot.Dot.Smile. dresses, most NWT. Mention their Facebook post and get 10% off!
  4. Snyder’s Shoes posted about their Hey Dude line.
    Mother’s Day Ideas: handbags // jewelry // gift cards
  5. Gliks has a Mother’s Day Gift Guide on their website. Check it out. They open tomorrow after their 9am re-opening ribbon cutting.
    Mother’s Day Ideas: jewelry & accessories // mom tees // totes and bags
  6. My Sister’s Closet just put out a huge supply of stickers! They are just 2/$1.
  7. Backstage Hobbies & Games has new puzzles in stock featuring your fave game characters. They also have a new Sponge Bob Meme Edition Monopoly game in stock.
  8. Spindrift Cyclesports owner Dave Maclean showed us how to properly fit your bike helmet.
    Mother’s Day Ideas: Bike themed accessories 
  9. Evergreen Natural Foods Market is battling the cold spring weather with their cozy blankets.
    Mother’s Day Ideas: tea and mugs
  10. Todd & Brad Reed Photography have online Picture Perfect Workshops that pack an entire college semester of photography into a 7.5 hour video series.
    Mother’s Day Ideas: Picture Perfect Digital Workshop Video
  11. All Occasions still has a good selection of planters and hanging baskets starting at $30.
    Mother’s Day Ideas: planters and baskets // floral arrangements
  12. Trailhead Bike Shop showed us their 5 Steps to Bike Maintenance chart for National Bike Month.
  13. Hegg’s Furniture has their Ludington pillows back in stock!
    Mother’s Day Ideas: home decor
  14. Nautical Yarn’s Knitted With Love classes started this week.
    Mother’s Day Ideas: box subscription 
  15. Giving Tree Garden Center has a whole greenhouse full of arrangements and garden decor.
    Mother’s Day Ideas: hanging baskets // garden globe
  16. Avenue’s End Mini Mall is gearing up for their May 21st opening. 
  17. Victoria’s Jewelry has many sparkly options in the store that mom would love.
    Mother’s Day Ideas: necklaces // birthstone rings and pendants // stackable rings
  18. TOJ Custom Jewelry hasn’t posted anything official, but they are open and have a beautiful stock.
    Mother’s Day Idea: necklace // earrings // ring
  19. Red Door Gallery has openings for children’s summer art camps. Call 231-392-4709 for more info.

restaurants – open sunday for mother’s day

  1. Jamesport Brewing Co featured a colorful margarita flight for Cinco de Mayo.
  2. Old Hamlin re-opened for dine-in. Today they are featuring Chop Suey with rice served with soup or salad and homemade bread $10.99 and Prime Rib Dinner with choice of potato, soup, salad, and homemade bread $20.99. They post specials every day, so make sure to follow their page.
  3. House of Flavors is offering free ice cream with any dine-in meal after 11am through May 27th.
  4. Luciano Ristoranti announced that they are joining with Egeler Family Farm from Victory Drive in Ludington to offer American Wagyu Beef, which is a specific breed of Japanese cow that has a genetic predisposition to create a crazy amount of fat marbling inside the muscle tissue.
    Jen’s pronunciation: way-goo // Actual pronunciation: wah-gyoo 🙂 
  5. Table 14 will have Mother’s Day Brunch from 11am-2pm this Sunday. Call for reservations 231-843-6555
  6. Blu Moon Bistro has featured oysters on the half shell this week.
  7. Crown and Cork showed off their new booths.
  8. Timber’s Bar & Grill opened Friday and they will soon offer USDA Prime Beef, dry aged in-house.
  9. Chef John’s, Jamesport and The Grand have all had asparagus specials this week, so it’s officially spring!
  10. HumaniTea is looking for 10 people who will take one of our planters and make it look beautiful! Every entrant will receive a $5 gift certificate from HumaniTea. They will have a judge to determine which planter steals the show, and that winner will receive a $25 Humanitea gift certificate. 😁🌺 (Use clippings from your own garden, or support a local nursery. We have the planters for you.). The planter you create will be used this summer in the community pocket park behind our shop.
  11. Book Mark showed us this delicious strawberry smoothie.
  12. Kilwins is still taking orders for hand-dipped strawberries for Mother’s Day. They are hand-dipped in our Heritage Milk, Dark or White Chocolate. They’re the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, and sure to make Mom feel special! Place your order here Make sure to pick the correct date for pick up. Either May 8th in the afternoon/evening or May 9th to make sure they are nice and fresh.
  13. Keeper’s Fish Shack showed us some more remodeling photos.


  1. The Refinery has specials on duo appointments for Dysport and fillers. They are also running gift card specials and 20% off product.
    Mother’s Day Ideas: spa day 
  2. M.Wellness Fitness & Nutrition gave us 8 reasons to try a spin class.
    1. Release those happy hormones!
    2. Low impact exercise – good for those joints!
    3. Increase your cardiovascular fitness!
    4. Lean muscle definition!
    5. Relieve stress!
    6. Reduce your risk of injury!
    7. Be a part of a great team!
    8. Push yourself to your limits!



  • Nat’l Day of Prayer – Mason County Courthouse at noon
  • SANDCASTLES // At Home Art Activity
  • NAUTICAL YARN // Social Knit & Crochet Zoom Meeting // 1:00 PM
    These ZOOM sessions are great if you need a little help or if you want to knit or crochet and chat with others. Meeting ID: 872 3434 6080
  • Birthday: Chris Tooman, John Henderson (Fire Chief)



  • Nat’l Dog Mom’s Day
  • Nat’l Miniature Golf Day – Jaycees Mini Golf will be opening up Memorial Weekend


  • Nat’l Lost Sock Memorial Day
  • Nat’l Moscato Day
  • Mother’s Day! Take Mom Downtown!
  • Birthdays : Jen, Max Schoenlein


  • Nat’l Clean Up Your Room Day
  • SANDCASTLES // Make At Home Snack
  • NAUTICAL YARN // Social Knit & Crochet Zoom Meeting // 6:00 PM
    These ZOOM sessions are great if you need a little help or if you want to knit or crochet and chat with others. Meeting ID: 872 3434 6080
  • Birthdays : 



  • Nat’l Nutty Fudge Day – Hit up Kilwins!
  • BLU MOON // $14.99 Prime Rib // 4pm to close
  • Ludington Bay Brewing // Food 4 Families Anniversary Party // May 12 – 15
    They will be collecting food and donations for LFC, and $1 for every pint sold will be donated to LFC.
    Additionally, you’ll have a chance to win these great prizes: stand-up paddleboard, kayak, and the grand prize, a fishing charter on Silver Addiction!
    $5 / one raffle ticket, $20 / 4 raffle tickets + one (rather random) pint glass!
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    We’ll be offering smoked plate specials on Smoked Brisket and Ribs!
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    LIVE MUSIC with John Merchant and Greg Miller on Friday, May 14th from 6 pm to 9 pm. Music will be live streamed on Facebook!
  • Birthdays : Sandy Lemere from AGS


  1. Gordys – Apply
  2. Stearns Hotel – Apply
  3. Snyder’s Shoes – Apply
  4. My Sister’s Closet – Apply
  5. Ludington Bay – Apply
  6. Provisions – Apply at the store
  7. Ludington Paint & Glass – Learn More
  8. Ludington Pub – Apply
  9. The Mitten Bar – Learn More
  10. Brenda’s Harbor Cafe – Apply
  11. Todd & Brad Reed Photography – Apply
  12. Heirloom Construction – Apply
  13. Timber’s Bar & Grill – Apply
  14. Cafe 106 – Apply
  15. Jamesport Brewing Co – Stop in to apply
  16. Blu Moon Bistro – Apply
  17. Windowsill New & Used Books – Learn more