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Monday, April 22, 2013
Taking care of the environment doesn't need to be overwhelming. Here are some easy ways for your family to save money and celebrate Earth Day by going green.
Monday marks the celebration of Earth Day, which was founded in 1970 by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson. Nelson was inspired in part by the anti-Vietnam war protests and wanted to inspire a similar level of activism against environmental destruction. Since then, Earth Day has become a global event that has raised awareness of many environmental issues including deforestation and global warming. In honor of Earth Day, here is a list of 19 things you and your family can do that will help the environment and often save money in the process. 1. Buy local at the Northville Farmers Market, every Thursday 8 a.m to 3 p.m. from May 2 to October 31 at the Northville Downs parking lot, at the corner of Seven Mile and Sheldon roads. 2. Have your …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Which of these designs do you like best? Tell us in comments.
Three Patch readers submitted entries for our PEEPS creation contest. Using the marshmallow candies, they made "5 Golden Peeps", "Peeps on the Virgina Beach Boardwalk" and "Peeps on the Farm". Two of the Patch users have a chance to win a Prize Pack worth $25. It includes a PEEPS® Plush Chick Basket valued at $15 and an electronic gift card valued at $10 from PEEPS and COMPANY®. Use the comments section to vote once for your favorite Patch entry. The two with the most votes will each win a prize pack. Voting ends at 12 p.m. EST on March 30. Which of the three entries is your favorite? Vote once in the comments below for "5 Golden Peeps", "Peeps on the Virgina Beach Boardwalk" or "Peeps on the Farm".
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Here are some Patch readers' suggestions for what Northville Township should do with the land that currently houses the former Robert Scott Correctional Facility. Add your thoughts in the comments.
The Northville Township Board of Trustees has officially approved a contract to tear down the former Robert Scott Correction Facility. Demolition is expected to be completed within a year. The Township has not yet made a decision on what the 53-acre land will be used for after demolition. Ideas range from from a recreational park to retail to a lightweight industrial park. So we want to know, what do you think the land should be used for? Above are some ideas our readers already suggested. What do you think? Tell us in the comments.
Win tickets to see the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on Friday, April 5, in Dearborn just by telling us about your favorite composer.
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will perform Friday, April 5, at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, and Patch is giving you the chance to win free tickets. The DSO will perform Mozart’s “Jupiter” as part of its Neighborhood Concert Series. Bach’s Ricercare No. 2 and Britten’s Violin Concerto No. 1 also will be performed. The concert begins at 10:45 a.m. The Ford Community and Performing Arts Center is located at 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn. How can you win two tickets to see the show? Simply leave a comment on this story telling us your first concert. You must comment by 1 p.m., Monday, April 1, to be entered into a random drawing to receive two tickets to the show. Each ticket is worth $25. And the tickets will …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
If you've got a creative streak and a passion for PEEPs, enter Patch's Easter PEEPs contest for a chance to win a prize package.
Editor's note: This contest is now closed. PEEPS, those famously delicious and delightful marshmallow candies, aren't just for eating anymore. These days, crafty PEEPs creations are all the rage. You can find them on display on Pinterest. And transformed into everything from the White House front lawn, to re-creations of children’s books, historical settings and other unusual situations. Think you can invent something fun with PEEPS? Now's the time to show us! Enter Patch's Easter PEEPs photo contest. Here's how: Read the complete contest rules here.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
State Senator: Health care bill will increase costs.
By Sen. Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton Hurricane Obamacare is forecast to hit the shores of the United States on Oct. 1 of this year. That is when the “Open Enrollment” period for plans that comply with the new “minimum essential health benefits” (aka HHS Mandates) kicks in… and kick it will. The storm surge promises to increase premium costs by well over 30 percent as the federal government steps in and tells “we the people” what type of insurance coverage we must have. The director of the HHS has been given broad authority to define what these “minimum essential health benefits” are. In this light, it is entirely conceivable that the premium increases may be significantly higher than 30 percent. In anticipation of the coming storm, many …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Brooke Tajer, former White Lake-Highland Editor, will be your community contact at Patch.
Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Brooke Tajer and I am your new community editor. At Northville Patch, we want to encourage you, the readers, to take more control over the site, posting stories, events and announcements that are important to you. I will be working with your local editors and fellow community members to help get you more of the information you need about your town. The role is a regional one, and I will be working with eight other sites in Oakland, Livingston, Wayne and Washtenaw counties, in addition to my home site, White Lake-Highland Patch. You can send any questions you about uploading your events, announcements or blog to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 248-534-7203. I can't wait to work with all of you …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Editor John McKay and Associate Editor Aysha Jamali will join Rebecca Jaskot in writing about our community.
After serving as the editor of Northville Patch for the past few months, I am happy to announce that I am taking on a new role at Patch in which I will be writing local news stories for eight other sites in Oakland, Livingston, Wayne and Washtenaw counties, in addition to Northville. Editor John McKay (from Plymouth-Canton Patch) and Associate Editor Aysha Jamali will be stepping up to add more coverage to Northville Patch. Both are wonderfully talented and more than capable of giving you all the news, features and information you need about the community. We have some very exciting stories planned and I can't wait to share them all with you. You'll still see my name and face on the site, and on Facebook and Twitter. And of course, you …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
State senator: The path to modernizing our transportation infrastructure demands true innovation.
Submitted by State Sen. Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton: I still recall my orientation session shortly after being elected. I was treated to a non-partisan symposium on the need to raise taxes as the de facto solution for all of our budgetary ailments. In fact, the options for transportation funding were not very innovative…raise gasoline taxes, raise sales taxes, create a new tire tax or raise registration fees. As an advocate of consumption-driven tax policy, I understand the logic of tying these revenue sources with road funding. It is worth noting, though, that we already invoke “user fees” to fund our roads to the tune of $.19/gallon ($825 million) and close to $1 billion from transportation-related registration fees, licenses and the like…