Category: Community Written by fm98wjlb
Haunt for Hunger is back! Don't miss this year's Haunt for Hunger in Allen Park located between Dix Highway and Allen Road. Open every weekend in October including Halloween night, from dusk until 11pm. Donations are $4 and/or 4 canned goods. Proceeds benefit The Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeast Michigan. Don't be afraid to experience the Haunted Yard while helping to feed your community! Location: 14626 Southfield Road in Allen Park. Park in Farmer Jack parking lot.
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Last Updated on Monday, 01 October 2012 09:45
Category: Community Written by Amber Boggins/AJ Williams
1. Anthony Hamilton with Estelle Friday, September 28, 2012 at 8:00 pm Fox Theatre Detroit 2211 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48201
2. Comedy Explosion featuring Rickey Smiley Fox Theatre Detroit Detroit, MI 8:00 PM
3. Rochester Mills Oktoberfest September 28 & 29, 2012 Rochester, MI The event will provide a weekend full of parties, local craft beer, authentic German cuisine and plenty of opportunities to celebrate the season with friends and family. A portion of the proceeds go to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan. Admissions for the festival are $5 and children 16 and under get in free with an adult. For more information visit the Rochester Mills Beer Co. Facebook page.
4. Detroit Restaurant Week Fall Edition 2012 The Following Restaurants will be participating in the Fall edition of Detroit Restaurant Week: 24Grille, Andiamo Italia Riverfront, Angelina Italian Bistro, Atlas Global Bistro, Caucus Club, Cliff Bell’s, Coach Insignia, Cuisine, Da Edoardo Foxtown Grille, Detroit Seafood Market, Fountain Bistro, Iridescence, La Dolce Vita, Rattlesnake Club, Roast, Roma Cafe and The Whitney. This fall’s event runs from September 28th through October 7th. The cost is $28 per person for a three course meal at select establishments in Detroit. For more information about Detroit Restaurant Week, please visit http://www.detroitrestaurantweek.com/ or the Detroit Restaurant Week Facebook page.
5. You’ve Been Framed Create small picture frames using markers, gel pens and more to hold your favorite photos. Friday at 6 p.m. and is free with museum admission. For more information, visit http://www.dia.org.
6. Zoo Brew Friday, September 28, 2012. 6 pm – 10:30 pm There will be many different Michigan craft brews, live music and food available for purchase. For patrons 21 years and older. $35. For more information www.detroitzoo.org.
7. Storyteller Performance: Hava Jean Delgado at the DIA Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 2 p.m. and is free of charge with museum admission.
8. Fall Flavor Weekends Greenfield Village on Saturday, September 29, 2012 and Sunday, September 30, 2012 Enjoy cooking demonstrations throughout the Village and free tastings at the Village Store. Soup, beer, fried chicken and cider http://www.thehenryford.org.
9. Wine S’Mora Health Clinic Charity Fundraiser and Silent Auction Friday, September 28, 2012 from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm. The proceeds from this event will be donated to support a medical clinic in rural El Salvador. The cost to attend this event is $35 per ticket, $50 for 2 advance tickets or $40 at the door. The event will take place at St. John Nuemann Social Hall in Canton. For more information, please visit www.localwineevents.com.
10. Chris Porter Finalist on the fourth season of “Last Comic Standing,” will perform at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle of Royal Oak on Thursday, September 27, 2012 through Saturday, September 29, 2012. The show begins at 8 p.m. with additional shows at 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $18. For more information, visit http://www.comedycastle.com
Last Updated on Friday, 28 September 2012 12:27
Category: Community Written by WWJ
(Photo:www.facebook.com/tryitraw) Lasagna crafted from squash noodles is one of the menu options at the new “Try It Raw” in Birmingham.
BIRMINGHAM (WWJ) Think nuts and sprouts are just for California residents? Think again. The growing trend of eating raw food has taken root in Birmingham
“Try It Raw” opened its doors on East Maple in Birmingham just two months ago and already has a growing clientele looking for healthy meal options. WWJ Newsradio’s Marie Osborne went to take a closer look.
“All the food is raw, uncooked,” said Michael Severance, co-owner of the restaurant, adding they will have just a few cooked items for winter, including vegan soups. Raw food fanatics claim nutrients and enzymes are better preserved in uncooked food and believe exclusively eating cooked food adversely affects the body’s alkaline levels.
The usual m ‘Try It Raw” menu includes fresh, organic tacos, their version of French fries, raw lasagna made with squash noodles, a cereal made with apples, carrots, oranges and coconut. There’s even a spiced nut and seed pate.
Everything is made to order, gluten free, and organic. A big bowl of bean sprouts greets customers at the door.
Moms with strollers are a big part of the clientele, looking for something healthy and palatable for kids, staff says. But no matter who you are following a raw diet means you’re going to have more energy and lose weight, the owners said.
“We have one customer who’s been eating here every day for like a month and he says he’s lost 5 pounds,” Severance said.
But it doesn’t come cheap: smoothies start at $5. And prices are higher than average for a reason, owners said, with some menu items require cracking open an entire coconut as just one ingredient in a smoothie.
“We’re probably using the highest quality ingredients of anyone in town,” Severance said.
The restaurant is open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Get more information HERE.
Last Updated on Thursday, 27 September 2012 09:57
Category: Community Written by Matt Brownell, Huffington Post
There's nothing more expensive than spending money you don't have. That, of course, is a lesson you might learn the hard way if you carry a balance on a high-interest credit card. But spending beyond your means can be a pricey proposition even with a debit card.
Bankrate.com released its annual checking survey Monday, assessing the fees charged for various services associated with checking accounts. Perhaps the most notable finding was that only 39% of banks offer totally free checking with no minimum balance requirements, down from 45% in 2011. (With that said, customers have become adept at finding ways to get their checking services for free checking, with 59% of Americans recently reporting that they pay nothing for their checking account.)
But in addition to those findings, the checking account survey contained a good reminder to banking customers: The costliest thing you can do with your checking account is to overdraft your account while signed up for overdraft protection.
Sure, your wallet can suffer death by a thousand cuts if you get charged for monthly maintenance fees (which average $5.48 a month, up 25% over last year, according to Bankrate) or use out-of-network ATMs ($2.50 to the ATM owner and $1.57 to your own bank, on average). But the biggest single fee remains the dreaded nonsufficient funds (NSF) fee, which now averages $31.26.
A new study by Moebs Services found that "overdrafts made a strong comeback," increasing 2.1 percent to $31.5 billion for the year ending June 30, 2012, from $30.8 billion in June 30, 2011. The $700 million bump up came from an increase in price and a decrease in the number of overdrafts.
The category of fee includes both bounced checks and overdraft protection on your debit card, but the takeaway is the same: If you try to spend money you don't have, your already meager balance will get hit hard. At Bank of America, for instance, bouncing a check or requiring the use of overdraft protection will each cost you $35.
The good news is that you'll need to opt in to the costly overdraft protection service (unless it's a store credit card), so if you're charged such a fee it's because you chose the sting of the fee over the embarrassment of having your debit card turned down. Still, with consumers expressing confusion over their banks' fee structures and banks ordering transactions in such a way as to maximize their collection of such fees, people continue to get hit with the mother of all fees.
Last Updated on Friday, 28 September 2012 10:52
Category: Community Written by Hiram Jackson, CEO, Real Times Media
God’s work comes without boundaries. It’s a 24/7 job, fraught with daunting challenges. Detroit’s faith-based leaders are our first responders as well as our recourse of last resort. They are unstoppable stewards, who can and will not back away from our community’s most pressing challenges. And, they are, and always have been, Detroit’s most able emergency managers.
Wherever we go in life, we always return home to church. There’s a reason for that. Detroit’s Black churches are the cornerstone of our community. Our spiritual leaders educate and inspire and, when necessary, call us to task. They lift our spirits and our aspirations and demand that no matter how good our “best” efforts are, we can do better. There’s something to be said for that.
That’s why the Michigan Chronicle created PraiseConnectDetroit.com and pauses today to pay homage to our spiritual stewards in this special edition.
The men and women of the Church have a lot to say. And, at the Michigan Chronicle, we’re listening and are proud to elevate the conversation about faith in our community.
We hope you will join us in applauding Detroit’s faith-based leaders at our annual Pastor’s Salute this weekend. Thanks to their efforts, there is no shortage of faith in Detroit.
Hiram E. Jackson CEO, Real Times Media Interim Publisher, The Michigan Chronicle
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:09
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