Established in 2006 in the offices of The Tecumseh Herald - Homefront began as an exclusive real estate book and quickly morphed into a community lifestyle magazine. Originally mailed exclusively to every home and business in Tecumseh, we now reach far outside the Tecumseh area. The full-color glossy format has become a "must read" and therefore a "must advertise in..." publication.
Located 30 miles Southwest of Ann Arbor, we explore and bring to light the rich offerings this corner of Southeast Michigan has to offer. From farm to table recipes, antique offerings, loft renovations, personal stories and exciting events, our seasonal magazine focuses on the charm of small town living.
Known for taking immense pride in our work, we feel we succeed when our advertisers do. Our 5 time MPA (Michigan Press Association) Award Winning graphic artists create many successful ad campaigns for local small businesses wishing not to remain small. Our design fee is free and is incorporated in our ad space rates. Businesses using their own agencies are also welcome to spread the word to our avid readers.
We like to keep you up-to-date with what's going on right in your own backyard.
Here are some stories from our latest issue of Homefront.
The light has changed. There is a new chill in the morning air. The trees put on a brilliant show before their leaves float down like gifts for children who leap into their crispy piles. There are hayrides and there is apple cider. Friends gather around smoky campfires, children carve pumpkins, and there are doughnuts, so many doughnuts. It is autumn in Michigan, a time of good, simple, and wholesome fun, and our area offers an abundance of falls festivals and experiences.
Appleumpkin Festival It's like a Thanksgiving splurge of both apple and pumpkin pie on the same plate. It's the Appleumpkin Festival, and it's that good. During this annual celebration Tecumseh transforms itself into a free, family-fun festival. Stroll down Chicago Boulevard to find festival foods Read more
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts…there is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. —Rachel Carson, Silent Spring
Birders, hikers, and curious nature lovers have a place in Lenawee County where they can explore one of the most ecologically diverse parcels of land in the state. Autumn is the perfect time to explore the Ives Road Fen Preserve as the staghorn sumac bursts into its crimson phase and the prairies turn bright yellow with fields of goldenrod. Until last year there was no easy way to traverse the prairies, savannahs and fens of the preserve, but The Nature Conservancy (TNC), which owns the property, built a walking path Read more
Life is art for Bryan and Shirley VanBenschoten, a couple living a life of enviable artistic pursuit. Just off their backyard sits his and hers artist studios, a pottery studio for Bryan and a painter studio for Shirley. As they retreat into their respective studios, they melt into their work, spending hours refining their crafts within their own spaces. Then, when the work is ready for a pause, they walk the few steps home and meet once again.
"My father was a conservation officer," said Bryan VanBenschoten. "I really thought I was going to get into forestry or maybe go into conservation law enforcement. Then my high school art teacher got me making pottery." That introduction to clay would change the course of his life, landing him a job at the Henry Ford Museum at Greenfield Village where he made his living as a Read more
On the surface, this is a story about a chair, about a desk, and about the new look of the Tecumseh Public School STEAM Centers. However, like all things, there is a pulse underneath the surface that tells the real story. That story is about the social structures that impact academic achievement in middle-level learners. It is also the story of the new world and workplace structures into which we are launching our students.
The way we live and work has become almost unrecognizable within the span of just one generation. Technology continues to change and impact our lives at whiplash speeds. "The assembly line idea for education was great when the mass assembly lines were the main structure of business," said Judson Lohman, Tecumseh Public Schools PR/Communications/Marketing Coordinator. "That’s no longer the case, yet we stick with the Read more
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What a Brilliant idea for your advertisers!! I read every inch of every ad. Looking for your paperclip insert on one of your ads... This is a beautifully done publication. I hope I get one every time you print one.
I've always loved Tecumseh. It's such a pleasant place to shop. Keep up the good work.
To staff at Homefront Magazine, Thank you for the quality publication that I enjoy!
The advertisements are helpful since we have lived in Tecumseh area for a few years now, and I'm still learning about our town. The articles are full of history and information I always glean from. I try to take advantage of as many community activities as I can from the advanced notice provided. Thanks again & Keep up the good work. It is appreciated.
I want to tell you how much I enjoy reading Homefront. I like the articles, I find useful business information from the ads & I always see interesting things to do in the calendar of events. I used to pick up Homefront when I was in Tecumseh shopping at What a Find! Consign. I was thrilled to get a copy delivered to my mailbox in Manchester.
Thanks again for a great magazine and making us aware of all that's available in not only Tecumseh but surrounding communities... Homefront is a winner again. It's a wonderful showcase for pure Michigan.