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Tecumseh Area Living Magazine

About Us

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 Latest 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.

Accidental Beekeepers

Accidental Beekeepers

Cristina Trapani-Scott    Summer 2016 Homefront

For as much as Todd Sroufe of Macon Creek Honey Company loves bees, he and his family's path to becoming beekeepers has been anything but intentional. Todd is well acquainted with bees. He works as a truck driver for a bee farm in Onsted and has traveled the country visiting bee farms. "I've been to bee farms from Texas to Florida to everywhere in between," he said. While he spent his days visiting bee farms, he had never kept bees of his own. He might have spent the rest of his working life enjoying his cross-country Read more

Black Fire Winery

Black Fire Winery

Mary Kay McPartlin    Summer 2016 Homefront

When Black Fire Winery opened on April 22 and Michael Wells uncorked his first bottle of wine for customers in the tasting room, he came full circle from the first bottle of wine he made as a 16-year-old and shared with his older brother. The bucolic atmosphere of the Munger Road location is a step up from a kitchen table, but the thrill of sharing his vintage creation remained the same. The dream of a winery started 14 years ago while Wells was working as a firefighter for the Ypsilanti Fire Department and contemplating his retirement years. After making the decision to have a winery, he took classes at Michigan State University to learn the technical aspects of the art form and began Read more

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Forever Young

Megan Linski    Summer 2016 Homefront

When it comes to having an adventure, Graham and Lois Fleming are ready to roll. Avid pedal bikers, Graham, 90, and Lois, 81, can outpace most people a quarter of their age. For over 40 years the couple has biked in locations in the United States and around the world, and even leading multiple expeditions.

Graham and Lois began biking after the oil crisis of 1973. "Gas was expensive, so we just bought two bikes and kept riding around," Graham said. "When there was a bicycling fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Michigan, we participated and kept Read more

The Point of no Return?

The Point of no Return?

Mickey Alvardo    Summer 2016 Homefront

An arrowhead pierced the chest and heart of an adult male in Southern Michigan's rugged wilderness between the years 1784 and 1815; it's not known who shot him or why, but the man died and was buried in Tecumseh next to a beautiful deep blue-green spring-fed pond.

Despite being laid to eternal rest his spirit must now roam this earth as his grave was dug up and his skeleton has been stored at the University of Michigan for the past 95 years.

Louie Hall, a gravel pit worker digging near the pond unearthed the man's shallow unmarked grave in 1921. After the discovery, the skeleton, thought by University curators to be a 40-year-old Native American male, was reassembled by local Read more

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