Local Father’s Day Finds

Forty years ago, President Richard Nixon signed into law the proclamation of Father's Day as the third Sunday in June. Ever since, children of all ages have clamored around department store tie racks, decorated coffee mugs, and bought untold quantities of grill tools in attempts to show dad that they love him. This year, if those ideas don't fit the bill for your father, check out the construction progress in town, support our merchants, and pick up one of these great local gifts that dad is … [Read more...]

Make Each Bite Count!

When you think about it, “there’s nothing like a home-cooked meal” is just about the most random statement there is.  Is there really nothing like it?  And does that mean that a home-cooked meal really tastes better?  If you are eating in my home, you may suggest that the statement is referring to the lack of talent in the preparation of what’s on your plate! Regardless of defining what that statement really means, cooking at home is generally much cheaper than dining out, especially when tax … [Read more...]

Give Thanks Bakery

The Give Thanks Bakery in Downtown Rochester 225 South Main StRochester, MI 48307248-601-1542www.givethanksbakery.comEnter The Give Thanks Bakery and it'll be no ordinary experience.You will discover the essence of a Viennese coffee shop, a pâtisserie in Paris, and a bäkerei in Bavaria, all in one place – right near your home. You will enjoy the visual feast of European pastries, the delicious aroma of crackling loaves coming straight from the oven, and the soft strains of … [Read more...]