Before Your Winter Vacation

Getting the House Ready Part of planning winter vacations is making sure your home here in Michigan is ready for winter. While most families will be gone only one or two weeks this winter, many retired persons will go for a month or longer. By now residents of Michigan will know if their heat works. If your home uses a forced air furnace, clean or replace the air filter and make sure the air vents are not blocked and air can flow freely. When leaving for vacation, heat should be “on” but … [Read more...]

Hollywood Markets Features Michigan’s Own Hot Rod Bob’s Dressing

Since 1924, Hollywood Markets has aimed to please as Southeast Michigan's favorite neighborhood grocery. Our seven family-owned and operated stores offer old fashioned customer service, a wide selection of high-quality meats, and the freshest produce around --- all at reasonable prices. Come visit us today for a hometown shopping experience. Go to their website to get today's fresh deals! www.hollywoodmarkets.net Featured Michigan Brand Hot Rod Bob's Dressing All natural fresh … [Read more...]

GM Parking Only for Flint Michigan Plant Tour

Car Ownership I buy American products whenever possible and I have always owned a General Motors or Ford vehicle. This is an old value passed down from my father who was rumored to ban my older sister from going on a date with a young man that drove a foreign car. That being said, who is to say what is American any more? Do you buy a foreign car assembled in the United States putting Americans to work? Or do you buy an American vehicle assembled in Canada with Japanese parts? I’m not sure … [Read more...]

The End is Near for Skiing and Snowboarding

Winter could be found at the ski resorts! Seems like we waited all year for winter and while there were hints of it here in southeast Michigan, Fall really rolled into Spring. However, because snow making is available at all four ski resorts in our area, skiing and snowboarding were going on most of the season. The temperatures are going up and it feels like Summer is just around the corner. The word “rain” is the “Voldemort” of ski season; it’s the weather condition that shall not be … [Read more...]

Local Filmmaker to Discuss His Movie “Amendment” at the Rochester Hills Public Library

Come to the Rochester Hills Public Library on Tuesday, February 21 at 7 p.m. and view the 42 minute film Amendment filmed in Rochester, Holly, Richmond, Clinton Township, and Mt. Clemens. After viewing the film, local filmmaker Tom Nahas, who wrote, directed and co-produced Amendment, will answer questions. Nahas chose Rochester as a setting because the film required a cozy downtown neighborhood, a cemetery, a busy main street and a park all within a few blocks of each other.  Amendment is … [Read more...]

Author of Henderson’s Light to Speak at the Rochester Hills Public Library

Join us for an evening with Jack Torry, author of Henderson’s Light, a story of an all-American tragedy on Wednesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library. On a chilly January evening in 1965 in Birmingham, Michigan, a Buick Skylark with five teenagers was struck head-on by a Ford Galaxy driven by a young man who had been drinking. Three of those teenagers and the driver of the Ford were killed. Aftereffects of the crash are still reverberating among the survivors who were … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What is the Deal with Snow Days?

Dear Crabby, What is the deal with snow days in Michigan?  It seems like some people take the day off at the mere threat of a snow fall.  Aren't the locals prepared for this? Sincerely, Sammy Snowshoe Dear Mr. Snowshoe, I have lived in Michigan my entire life, and there are a few things that go without question in this state. They are as follows:  we grow our own cherries, we always and without fail build our own cars  (unless another country can do it cheaper for us), and we have at … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Hosts Albania President September 22

Rochester Hills, Michigan–The City of Rochester Hills was pleased to welcome the President of the Republic of Albania, his Excellency Mr. Bamir Topi at an exclusive event at St. Paul’s Albanian Catholic Church, in Rochester Hills.  The event was at 11:00 a.m. on September 22, 2010 where the President placed wreathes beside the statues of Gjergj Kastriot Skenderbeu, a prominent historical figure in the history of Albania, and Nene Tereza (Mother Teresa). The President then addressed the crowd … [Read more...]

Message From Rick Snyder

Rick Snyder writes, "I want to share with you our plans going forward leading up to victory on Election Day. Our next town hall is this Tuesday, August 17, in Chelsea. We're continuing to take the Reinvent Michigan message across the state. I invite you to attend and welcome your questions and feedback about my plans to Reinvent Michigan. As future events are scheduled, details will be available here. Early research shows that our message is resonating extremely well with Republicans, … [Read more...]

Message From Virg Berneo

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero is the chief executive of Michigan's sixth largest city. Now starting his fifth year as mayor, Bernero tackles the challenges of today's economy with a fierce determination to bring common sense reforms to government and to create a favorable business climate for new, job-creating investments. And he's getting results. Under Bernero's leadership, Lansing has leveraged more than a half-billion dollars in new investment that will retain and create more than 6,000 … [Read more...]