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Naming Ceremony – Symphony of the Seas — Royal Caribbean Press Center

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South Haven: Mermaid Megafest — WCMU Public Media

The town of South Haven attempts to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest gathering of mermaids in one spot. People from all across Michigan donned flippers and fins to not only break a worlds record, but to also bring awareness to the dangers that are currently threatening the Great Lakes.

Elephant ears with extra butter: 10 questions with Michigan State Fair’s Steve Masters — Hometown Life

“On Wednesday, Michigan State Fair officials held a press conference to unveil a huge expansion of the Suburban Collection Showplace and announce new initiatives for the 2018 fair.”

Frozen Lake Michigan lighthouse looks out of this world in drone video — Chicago Tribune

“In the grips of a punishing Arctic air mass, an ordinary lighthouse on Lake Michigan’s eastern shore was transformed into a majestic ice palace late last week.”

Drones help search for missing dog in Troy — Detroit Free Press

“The desperate search for a missing dog in Troy went high-tech Sunday. Drone pilots from west Michigan joined forces with about 25 local volunteers to find the dog, McKenzie, who has been missing since June.”

Drones Race Into Grand Rapids for Championship — GRMag

“The Great Lakes Drone Racing Championships are being held at Van Andel Arena Sept. 22 – 24. The event was created through a partnership between Van Andel Arena and Great Lakes Drone Company.”

Drone racing championship at Van Andel Arena rescheduled — mLive

“The Great Lakes Cup Drone Racing Championship and Expo, originally planned for July 21-23, will now be hosted at Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena from Sept. 22-24.”

New sport on target to zip through Van Andel Arena — GRBJ

“The growing sport of drone racing, which has been featured on national broadcast networks like ESPN, is coming to Grand Rapids on Sept. 22-24. “Unforeseen circumstances” necessitated the Great Lakes Cup Drone Racing Championship & Expo be pushed back from its original July 21-23 date, but event officials are hard at work crafting an event the likes of which are new to West Michigan.”

Mermaids spotted in Lake Michigan — Fox 17

“The Great Lakes Drone Company was flying above the lake off of South Haven when they spotted a ‘school’ of mermaids frolicking in the unseasonably warm Lake Michigan water.”

Drone services company flying high — GRBJ

“Great Lakes Drone Company’s viral aerial video of a frozen lighthouse in St. Joseph in December put the new company on the map. The footage, picked up by The Washington Post, NBC, the Chicago Tribune and several news outlets in the U.K., attracted so much attention that the Watervliet-based unmanned aerial videography, photography and survey company founded in September has expanded its operations to Grand Rapids and Lansing.”

Pure Michigan Moment for Great Lakes Drone Co. — Moody on the Market

“The workload at the National UFO Reporting Center may see a sharp increase now that the amazing team at Great Lakes Drone Company have mastered the art of The Drone Light Show. The mesmerizing look and spectacular array of more than two dozen lighted drones chasing in synchronized patterns across the night sky will rapidly become a huge hit, or at least the Great Lakes Drone pilots certainly hope so.”

The Drone Light Show a Drone Aerial Light Show — sUAS News

“The Drone Light Show, a division of Great Lakes Drone Company (GLDC), debuted their 25 drone aerial light show LIVE on March 20 and 21 of 2017, to an invite-only crowd. Amongst the audience of 60 people combined The Drone Light Show put on an aerial show spectacular! These multiple drones created designs with bright colours, such as a heart, 3-dimensional shapes, and even the “M” from Pure Michigan campaign.”

Droning on: Machines to replace fireworks on Fourth — Aspen Daily News

The city of Aspen will forgo traditional Fourth of July fireworks this year in favor of a drone light show. Amid high fire danger, the Aspen Chamber Resort Association is working with the Great Lakes Drone Co. to bring a light show to the town, said ACRA’s Melissa Wisenbaker on Monday.

Extreme Drought, Fire Danger Push Mountain Resorts To Douse July 4 Fireworks — Colorado Public Radio

Breckenridge is the latest Colorado town to cancel its traditional July 4 fireworks show due to extreme drought and wildfire danger.

ASPEN REPLACES FIREWORKS SHOW WITH DRONES — K99

If you were planning on going to Aspen for the Fourth of July this year, you might be in for a bit of a shock if you are looking to see fireworks. Aspen has opted to replace the fireworks show with a drone show this year.

Fourth Of July Fireworks Go Hi-Tech In Fire-Prone Areas, As Drone Shows Are Planned In Western States — Inquisitr

Drone shows wowed audiences at the Winter Olympics and the Super Bowl, and they’ll be making a big comeback this Fourth of July in select cities in Arizona, California, and Colorado.

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