Mt. Vernon is a Ghost of Our Agricultural Past

At the intersection of 28 Mile and Mt. Vernon roads, about five miles northeast of Rochester, lies a remnant of our area’s agricultural past. The unincorporated town of Mt. Vernon—now little more than a country crossroads—was not only a trading place for area farmers, but also went down in history as the birthplace of the American typewriter. Mt. Vernon lies just inside the western edge of Washington Township, abutting the border of Oakland and Macomb counties. As Washington Township was … [Read more...]

Winter retreat with Red Lotus Yoga

Looking to find a new way to get a head start on your 2014 health goals? Or just want to find inner calm before the whirlwind of the holidays? Join the Red Lotus Yoga family as they travel to the Capuchin Retreat Center in Washington, Mich. for a weekend to truly unplug from the buzzing world. The trip, taking place Dec. 13 through Dec. 15, will act as a place for guests to relax, renew and unplug. All meals are included and the weekend package costs $285. You can learn more information … [Read more...]