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  • Bob's Trip to Iceland

    Iceland was incredible. It's such a beautiful place and Steph and I were thrilled to be able to bring the boys to this remarkable country. Here are some of the photos of a great vacation. Read more...

  • Summer Photo Challenge Round Two

    We received so many submissions for Round Two of our Summer Photo Challenge it took us a little longer to sift through them all. With so many worthy submissions, picking a winner was predictably hard. But here it is, along with some of the other submissions. Read more...

  • Introducing Montmorency Preserves Nouveau

    We're always trying to capture the flavor of cherries picked fresh from the tree, but the flavors come no fresher than our Montmorency Cherry Preserves Nouveau. Fruit that was hanging on the trees in the orchard on Monday was sitting in still warm jars on Wednesday. Needless to say, these delicious preserves are flying off the shelves. Read more...

  • A Magical 25th Anniversary Weekend

    It was a fantastic 25th anniversary celebration. We can’t believe all the people that came out to share the momentous weekend with us. Here is a personal recap of the weekend from our President, who’s been here from the beginning. Read more...

  • Summer Fun Around Cherry Republic

    Like summer, cherries are all about having fun. That's why we lovingly refer to them as our "ruby red morsels of joy." If you happen to visit our headquarters in Glen Arbor, you'll likely find a fun cherry-themed event being held like a fresh cherry pick, pit spit and pie eating competitions, and cherry stomps. Read more...

  • Summer Photo Challenge Round One

    Each day, we strive to live and work by our motto Life, Liberty, Beaches and Pie. It means something special to each and every person so we set out to capture its essence in a photo challenge. Here are the best of the best from our Summer Photo Challenge. Read more...

  • Cherry Republic 25th Anniversary Weekend

    Time flies when you’re celebrating Life, Liberty, Beaches, and Pie in northern Michigan! Hard though it may be to believe, Cherry Republic turns 25 this year! We’ll be marking the achievement of being business for 25 years with special events and offers throughout the year, but on July 25 we’ll be throwing a massive party at our Glen Arbor headquarters. You should be there. Read more...

  • Escape the Fourth of July Crowds in Northern Michigan

    The Fourth of July weekend is one of the busiest weekends all summer in northern Michigan. Visitors from around the country flood the soft beaches, crystal blue waters, and energized towns to celebrate American freedom. Sometimes, just sometimes, though, the crowds can be a little overwhelming so we asked some locals what their secret plans were for Independence Day. Read more...

  • Glen Arbor Fourth of July Parade

    Celebrate our great nation breaking the shackles of British colonialism at the Glen Arbor Fourth of July Parade. This event is a favorite with both the locals and the vacationers. It features classic cars, fire trucks, and an assortment of local personalities, businesses, and organizations. Don’t be alarmed if the Cherry Republic Bear makes an appearance too! Read more...

  • Black Bears in the Republic

    Do you know what to do if you come across a bear? Several bears have been seen around the Republic in the last few weeks, most recently just down the road on Miller Hill. So keep your eyes peeled while you're enjoying the outdoors this summer, and if you do happen to run into a bear, here are a few tips and guidelines on what to do. Read more...