Category: Community Written by Hello Beautiful
It feels like I just stopped picking candy corn out of my teeth and the holiday wrapping paper, candy canes and glittering decorations have already hit the stores. I guess I have to embrace that it’s that time of year once again. Yes, it is the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be the most stressful, especially when you have to make sure your long shopping list is fulfilled before Christmas Day. Luckily for you, #TeamBeautiful scored some helpful shopping tips from ShopTrotter to help you navigate on one of the biggest shopping days of the year–Black Friday.
Instead of overwhelming yourself this season, why not avoid the anxiety altogether by getting ahead of the shopping game on Black Friday? That’s right! If you finish your shopping well in advance, you’ll still have plenty of time left to worry about the decorating, cleaning, cooking, party planning and the like! But, how will you ever make it through Black Friday in one piece? Look no further. See below for our essential Black Friday survival guide, featuring six key tips. Happy shopping!
Last Updated on Monday, 25 November 2013 07:18
Detroit Area Agency on Aging Call to Action: 200 Volunteers Needed to Pack and Deliver Thanksgiving Meals to Seniors
Category: Community Written by Michigan Chronicle Staff
The Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA) needs volunteers to help pack and deliver 6,000 Thanksgiving meals to seniors. DAAA is requesting 200 volunteers to help its employees and service providers.
Volunteers are needed to perform cold and hot food packing and meal delivery on Wednesday, November 27 and Thursday, November 28. Volunteers are needed according to the schedule below:
DUTY DATE TIME
Cold Food Packing Wednesday, November 27 8 a.m. – Noon
Hot Food Packing Thursday, November 28 6 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Meal Delivery Thursday, November 29 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
DAAA's Holiday Meals on Wheels program provides a meal to homebound seniors in Detroit, the Grosse Pointes, Harper Woods, Hamtramck and Highland Park. The meals are prepared by Valley Services, a national food services company, in their USDA-certified kitchen at 1980 Bagley Street in Detroit. Valley Services has been a partner with DAAA for more than 10 years. The Thanksgiving meal includes: fresh turkey breast, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, unsweetened fruit juice, milk, cranberry sauce, apple pie, whole wheat roll, and margarine.
DAAA is a private, non-profit agency that serves older persons age 60 years and over, adults with disabilities and caregivers in the City of Detroit, the five Grosse Pointes, Hamtramck, Harper Woods and Highland Park. Services are funded by public and private resources.
Last Updated on Friday, 22 November 2013 17:26
Category: Community Written by News One
The wildly successful and controversial “Preachers of L.A.” is still making headlines since the show’s debut last month on Oxygen. Bishop T.D. Jakes went after the cast, calling the show “junk” for showing off the mansions they live in and the luxury clothes they wear.
On NewsOne Now with Roland Martin, two of the cast members defended their participation in the reality series. “There was a lot of heat from the trailer, or the sizzle reel,” said Pastor Wayne Chaney, senior pastor of Antioch Church of Long Beach, Calif. “Once the show started and people have tuned in, they’ve realized that it has not been about material possessions, but about the lives of these larger than life men.”
Added Bishop Ron Gibson, founder of Life Church Of God In Christ, in Riverside, Calif., ”We have incredibly faithful congregations, but we’re not infallible. So [the series] shows the duality of what it’s like to be in the position to be held to a higher standard, but humanized the positi...
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013 16:15
Category: Community Written by Roz Edward, National Content Director
Detroit — One fire may be an accident, two fires a coincidence, but three fires -- as in the case of the third Heidelberg Project to burn, the “Penny House,” and one would have to conclude that an arsonist or arsonists are methodically blazing the city’s controversial art works. The latest act of apparent violence to strike the Heidelberg Project, where another house burned Thursday, has stunned Detroit and its artistic community.
The Detroit Fire Department’s Arson Squad has apparently come to the same conclusion as they step-up the investigation into the destruction of the properties owned and created be internationally acclaimed artist, Tyree Guyton.
At the University of Michigan Museum of Art, director Joseph Rosa called the news heartbreaking. “The project has such an important history as a way to rethink the city and bring it back,” he said, noting that any number of other towns have studied Heidelberg as a way to reinvent distressed neighborhoods.
The off-beat art projects have also become one of the city’s most significant cultural attractions for locals and tourists alike. “I don’t know a visitor to Detroit with their eye on art who doesn’t go there,” said Nancy Sizer, director of the Detroit Artists Market.
“If we were to lose Heidelberg,” said Jerry Herron, dean of the Wayne State University Honors College who wrote part of “Connecting the Dots,” a 2007 history of the project, “we’d lose one of the most vibrant and creative responses to the desperate hardships that often attend our urban condition. Tyree quite brilliantly turned the refuse of an abandoned neighborhood into a reason to make people want to come and see and understand.”
Firefighters were called to the “Penny House” about 3 a.m. where they found it fully engulfed with flames.
“It was totally involved by the time we arrived,” Chief Douglas Lyon said. “All that we could do at that point was take a defensive position. No other structures were damaged because the structure is kind of off by itself. We’ve been called over there quite a bit lately.”
The “Penny House” was located only a half a block away from the former “Soul House, which burned on Nov. 12.
On Thursday, members of the Arson Squad were at the scene collecting evidence. Investigators say they have a person of interest who they plan to contact, according to Detroit Fire Capt. Charles Simms.
Today, the Heidelberg attracts a worldwide attraction, and in addition to the public art space, its gift shop and welcome center located inside the Numbers House, provides arts education to youth in Metro Detroit whose struggling school districts might not otherwise afford to provide it.
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013 21:09
Category: Community Written by Michigan Chronicle Staff
Spielhaus Toys owner Kurt Spielhaus and his daughters welcome holiday shoppers with infectious smiles and genuine enthusiasm. Currently a pop-up store waiting for permanent digs, this delightful establishment is the perfect spot to spend quality time with family and friends (of all ages).
The toys are ingenious for the genius in us all and many are made in America and from recycled materials.
There are beautiful classic books and puppets, too. The store is full of items sure to ignite anyone’s curiosity, as the unique products are thoughtful and thought-provoking.
Debra Walker, a recent patron of Spielhaus, says “My grandkids, Gabe and TJ, continue to spend hours playing with their building toys purchased at Spielhaus. I was challenged to get more than two pieces of Gabe’s set put together. But it was fun nonetheless.
“I’m excited about the store and I say let’s support our neighbor, our city, our new friends. There are toys to touch, people to meet, places to sit and story time to be heard. It’s not just shopping. It’s an experience.”
1249 Woodward Ave.
[Next door to D:Hive Welcome Center]
Tuesday – Saturday
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Open now through Christmas Eve
Last Updated on Friday, 22 November 2013 06:16
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