Michael Patrick Shiels, Lansing StateJournal

Michael Patrick Shiels

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Past articles by Michael:

Muskegon judge visits Ireland’s National Pub of the Year near Dublin

Retired Muskegon judge Neil Mullally recently visited the Emerald Isle to lift a proper pint at Ireland’s National Pub of the Year. Gleeson's Pub. → Read More

Calgary’s Telus Spark Science Centre provokes emotions

The Telus Spark’s Immersive Digital Galleries is hosting the temporary “Goodnight Moon” exhibit based on the popular children's book. → Read More

Polo Lounge meeting: George Noory’s 'Coast to Coast' radio career began in Michigan

The Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel has always been one of the most aspirational, exciting places on “planet Hollywood.” → Read More

Shiels: Forest wash your soul by skiing the mountains of Banff and Lake Louise, Alberta

It’s not out of the question to spot a wolf at Banff, according to Avery Price, who represents the SkiBig3 tourism agency. → Read More

Shiels: Rocky Mountain highs – dining in Denver at altitude with attitude

“Denver is a quirky town. We have our own culture and flavor,” said Janna Graber, publisher of GoWorldTravel.com. → Read More

Shiels: How to attend Jennifer Hudson's television show live

ferHudsonShow.com allows you to request a number of tickets on the dates which work best for you, and there’s no cost. → Read More

Sinatra, star power still shine at Desert Springs and Indian Wells

“There hasn’t been a ‘Rat Pack’ for decades by now, but people still come here for the ‘Old Hollywood’ feel,” said a bartender at Melvyn’s. → Read More

Iconic line from 'Captain Phillips' breaks ice with dour captain of French cruise ship

Captain gives tour of ship in Muskegon while passengers take an excursion to Holland. → Read More

'Thrill With No Skill' is Boyne Resort’s latest experiential innovation

Skybridge Michigan will be opening at Boyne Resorts, a 1,200-foot-tall, 118-foot high bridge that will be lit at night. → Read More

Shiels: Cincinnati calling for old-fashioned fun in a little big city

The landmark, historic, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Hotel is among many attractions in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. → Read More

High hopes for Matthew Stafford and a Super Bowl in sight for the InterContinental

Longtime Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, traded to the Los Angeles Rams, has his sights set on a competing in a Super Bowl in his home stadium – a venue visible from Spire 73, a sky bar reachable in → Read More

Wallenda high wire act presents lesson on facing fears

“With this pandemic we’re all walking on a wire these days,” he said → Read More

Wedding vows in Vegas, spies, dinosaurs made a Michigan rock star

University of Michigan alum and Oak Park High School grad David Weiss (stage name: David Was) co-founded the ‘80s rock band Was (Not Was) that released four top-10 singles worldwide. Weiss acquiesced to meet me → Read More

Dairyland’s destination Kohler is a designer’s dream

Factory tours in the industrial Midwest are a time-honored tradition. I recall a behind-the-scenes brewery tour in Frankenmuth; the Kellogg cereal tour in Battle Creek; watching apples being smashed at Uncle Jo → Read More

Check out outstanding outdoor opportunities for fresh air food

Local, state and national restaurants adapt to the circumstances → Read More

Kingston Kitchen in Okemos and on Mackinac Island bring a taste of Jamaica to Michigan

Chef aims to prove there is more to Jamaica than Bob Marley → Read More

When will you fly? Delta designs safety standards with Mayo Clinic doctors

My recent drive through Detroit’s Metro Airport reminded me of the time I visited the Kitty Hawk, N.C. monument where the Wright Brothers first invented fight: “They once flew airplanes here,” I thought to myse → Read More

A tale of two ferries – great service on the Great Lakes

Family-owned boat services have long nautical traditions → Read More

Shiels: Locally, or from far away, pizza is perfect comfort during a pandemic

Try Spagnuolo's or DeLuca's here locally -- or send away for a margherita pizza from Italy or a Chicago-style deep dish from Lou Malnati's in the Windy City → Read More

Will the Golden Bear and George W. play golf in Michigan?

Grand Haven Golf Club due for grand re-opening, thanks to the Nicklaus design company, as American Dunes Golf Club → Read More