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Tecumseh Area Living Magazine

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Established in 2006


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.

What We Do


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.

Spreading the Word


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.

Some of our Featured Stories


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.

Autumn Experience

Autumn Experience

Sara Hilton     Fall 2017 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

Ives Road Fen

Ives Road Fen

Kerry Hamilton Smith     Fall 2017 Homefront

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

The Potter and the Painter

The Potter and the Painter

Sara Hilton    Fall 2017 Homefront

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.

The Potter

"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

STEAM

STEAM

Sara Hilton    Fall 2017 Homefront

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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