Travel with the OPC: Detroit Tigers’ Game

Spend a day at Comerica Park watching the Detroit Tigers take on the Anaheim Angels, Thursday, August 27, 2015. You'll enjoy lower baseline box seats, hot dog and pop, and hopefully a Tigers' victory! Hurry! The refund deadline for this trip is Friday, July 24. All OPC trips can be found online at www.OPCSeniorCenter.org. Please note, travelers do not have to be OPC members, but they must be 50+ to travel on these trips and all non-members pay a $10 fee. Call (248) 659-1030 or (248) … [Read more...]

Paddle to the Symphony July 11

Paddle to the Symphony 2015 For over 20 years, Kensington Metropark in Milford, MI has been the home to Paddle to the Symphony. Once again, the event returns to the park and to Kent Lake for an evening of music and paddling. The Michigan Philharmonic performs a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Maple Beach. However, Paddle to the Symphony goers will meet on the other side of the lake on the shoreline of North Martindale Beach – hence the term “paddle to the symphony.” Started by the … [Read more...]

Live from Mackinac Island – It’s ‘Under the Radar Michigan!’

The folks at Pure Michigan got their hands on a brand new camera technology called Georama. It streams a feed directly to the Internet and allows viewers to communicate with the person wearing the camera and Michigan is the first state in the U.S. to use one! So, naturally they turned it over to Under the Radar Michigan (UTR). Today, from noon to 4 p.m. (EDT) Tom Daldin, the host of UTR, is going to be wandering around Mackinac Island talking to people, exploring the shops and hotels, and … [Read more...]

Sea Life Michigan Welcomes Benson the Sea Turtle

A Green Sea Turtle named Benson After being hit by a boat last year, Benson, a Green Sea Turtle, was stranded at the Anastasia State Park in St. Johns County, Florida. A reaction called cold-stunning was induced by the fracture to his shell caused by the collision. Benson spent a year at the Georgia Sea Turtle Hospital in Jekyll Island where he was nursed back to health. Sea Life of Michigan gives Benson a New Home On May 22, SEA LIFE Michigan Curator, Kelli Cadenas, escorted Benson … [Read more...]

Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford

The Start of Beauty Several business trips took John Anderson to Japan in the 1960s. However, a visit to the Portland Japanese Gardens in Oregon inspired him to develop his swampy backyard, along Spring Creek in Rockford, to give Illinois it's own piece of Japan. John employed the assistance of designer Hoichi Kurisu, a master craftsman, and in 1978 construction began on the Anderson Japanese Gardens. Every path, tree, and rock placed in the gardens were done so with exact … [Read more...]

Spring Cider, Fresh at Yates

Once again Yates Cider Mill in Rochester Hills has opened for a spring pressing of fresh apple cider. Open for cider and donuts from April 15 (Tax Day) until May 10 (Mother's Day). Four full weekends to enjoy the tasty treat that usually is only available in the fall. Also opening with the spring pressing is The Ice Cream Shoppe, with cool sensations such as their Yates Donut Sundae and the Cider Crème, a blend of cider slush and vanilla custard. The list is too long to mention all their … [Read more...]

Field & Stream Opens First Store in Michigan

For Those Who Love the Outdoors The first Michigan Field & Stream Specialty Store opened in Troy in early March. They hosted a large four-day grand opening to celebrate the eleventh store nationwide to the Oakland Mall location. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Thursday, March 26. Field & Stream, a specialty retail concept carrying the best brands to meet the evolving needs of hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts welcomed media for guided tours to get to know … [Read more...]

Horsing Around in the Bluegrass

By Michael Dwyer and Sonya Julie Lexington was Kentucky’s first city and residents were so sure of their role in the new nation that they embraced decadent banquets, dancing, horseracing, and torchlight parades. Bankers, lawyers, and merchants brought an extension of the elite to the city and mingled with the emerging professional class. Exotic travel books were written and visitors were greeted by a new gentry with Old World ways when visiting the “Athens of the West.” The Running of … [Read more...]

Travel Europe by Rail

Local travel writer, Michael Dwyer will discuss how train travel is the efficient, easy and enjoyable way to visit Europe on Tuesday, March 31 at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library. Traveling by train enhances the European experience. Taking you from city center to city center allows visitors to relax, sleep and enjoy the views from a quiet, comfortable seat. Michael Dwyer will highlight the various rail passes available, which one you should get, and explain how they work. … [Read more...]

The 63rd Annual Detroit Autorama this Weekend

Pitched as the America’s Greatest Hot Rod Show, the 63rd Annual Autorama returns to Cobo Hall in Downtown Detroit this weekend. Nearly 1,000 hot rods and customs cars that have been chopped, channeled, dumped and decked will keep all the car buffs busy for hours. The featured vehicles will be five cars from the Fast and Furious movie franchise. “We are delighted to have this amazing collection of movie cars at this year’s Autorama,” said Peter A. Toundas, President of Championship Auto … [Read more...]