Dear Crabby, Kiss Me I’m Irish

Dear Crabby, What is all the fuss about being Irish and having that being a reason to be kissed? Sincerely, Smooch McGivney   Dear Smooch, In the 1970s, non-serious t-shirts, buttons and bumper stickers were a big deal. St. Patrick’s Day, of course, has been a big deal for some time. It is funny how many people are Irish on March 17. Visitors to Ireland go see the ruined Blarney Castle just outside of Cork. At the top, they are to bend over backwards and kiss a block of … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Should we choose paper or plastic?

Dear Crabby, I am asked if I want paper or plastic every time I cash out at the grocery store. Does it really matter what I choose? Sincerely, Sally Not-Green Dear Sally Not-Green, That's a great question! I have often wondered that as well. I am all for saving the whales and keeping the glaciers frozen, but I have always felt suspicious about these recycling efforts that the government is behind. I know if you search for "recycling hoax" on the Internet all sorts of things come up … [Read more...]

Lyon Gear receives DTE Energy Rebate and so can You

Most everyone likes to save money and energy. Did you know that as a DTE Energy customer you can apply for rebates for energy saving improvements to your home or business? Incentive programs are available for Michigan businesses. According to the DTE Energy website: “Incentives are available for an array of energy-saving technologies, both electric and gas. Choose from a prescriptive menu of projects with pre-set incentives. This project menu includes incentives for energy-efficient lighting, … [Read more...]

Party for the Planet Concert Eat, Drink & Rock! at the The 2011 Green Living Festival in Downtown Rochester

Rochester Michigan’s Party for the Planet Concert at the Green Living Festival officially announces the 2011 FREE event. The dates are May 13, 14 and 15 in the back lot at the Rochester Mills Beer Co. With Broken Bravado, the Ragbirds and Motor City Josh and the Big 3 topping the bill of more than a dozen bands during three days, 2011 will be the concert’s biggest and best year yet. In addition to the headliners, 2011 performance highlights include Dave Edwards from the Look, Luck and Trouble … [Read more...]