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News Spotlight: Deadline to register to vote in August primary election nears

 Every Vote Counts

Absentee ballots available for those who qualify

Read More Monday, June 27, 2016
Teen Talk: School is Out, Let the Learning Begin

 Alana Brunson is glad school is out but she is still looking forward to the learning opportunities that summer programming offers.

 

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Read More Sunday, June 26, 2016
Get the “Scoops”: July is National Ice Cream Month

 Above:  Scoops Old Town is now open.

Below: Business partners, Rico Lewis and Linda Baughman are enjoying the summer heat.  They are serving up Michigan State University Dairy store ice cream this summer.

 
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Read More Sunday, June 26, 2016
Recovering from Devastation: My Moments of Gratitude

 

By Carole R. Harris

What was your most devastating day or moment in your life? I mean, really life altering, unearthly painful? Did you have to really think about it or is it right there in your every moment? Did you have the opportunity to thank those hearts and souls who helped you navigate those moments? 

 
Read More Sunday, June 26, 2016
State Fire Marshal Urges Safety with Fireworks

  The warm weather is here and if you plan to celebrate by setting off a few fireworks or giving the kids sparklers, know the dangers and take every safety precaution to avoid injuries.

Read More Sunday, June 26, 2016
Movie: Captain America: Civil War

 Studio:   Disney (2hrs. 26 min.)

Plot:   The Avengers are split on whether to let themselves become regulated by the world’s governments, or continue to operate independently.
Cast:     Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chadwick Boseman, Don Cheadle, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan
Rating:     PG-13
Bottom Line:   **1/2
Read More Sunday, June 26, 2016
Recipe: Breakfast Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  INGREDIENTS:

1 loaf bread, Ciabatta
1 (5-ounce) package pancetta, diced cooked and drained well
4 eggs
4 thick slices Havarti cheese
1 cup fresh arugula
Salt and pepper
butter
Read More Sunday, June 26, 2016
In the end, it all comes back to 'Gorilla Mom'

 By Greg Schwem

Tribune Content Agency
 
  Several years ago, my wife faced the wrath of a woman incensed that her son had been excluded from an after nursery school playgroup my wife had organized.
Read More Sunday, June 26, 2016
Make a Good Impression, the First Time!

 

By Porsche Miles Grant
 
In my previous article (Land the job, Increase your Finances), I discussed the proper ways to land a job. I covered the proper attire, and manner in which a person should conduct themselves
Read More Sunday, June 26, 2016
Personal Power For Single Mothers

 

By Sherry Brantley
 
After having been married for seven years and becoming a single parent when my girls were 2, 4, and 6 years of age. I know full well how challenging it can be to go it alone.
Read More Sunday, June 26, 2016
Interpersonal Edge: The math of goal setting

 

By Dr. Daneen Skube
Tribune Content Agency
 
Q. I feel like I'm getting nowhere in my career. I work hard, show up every day and still don't get ahead. I am trying to figure out what I need to learn to make this the year I have a career break through. How can I improve my goal setting so I'm satisfied with my progress this year?
Read More Sunday, June 26, 2016
Jill on Money: The tricky business of getting Americans to save more

 

By Jill Schlesinger

Tribune Content Agency

There is some much-needed good news for retirement savers: As investing fees hurtle toward zero, employers are seeing the benefit of ditching expensive funds from 401(k) plans and replacing them with cheaper index funds. The result has been a boon for retirement savers.

Read More Sunday, June 26, 2016
THE KID’S DOCTOR: Ear pulling not always a sign of infection

 Most babies and children do not get an ear infection without any other symptoms besides ear pulling.

 
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Read More Sunday, June 26, 2016
Words of Wisdom Celebrating Fathers

Masaki Takahashi and his son, Milo, age 9, at a Michigan State University game.  
 
Fatherhood has definitely been surprisingly wonderful and he says that he would not change it for the world.
 
Sunday, June 19 is Father’s Day.
 

 

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Read More Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Behind the Scenes with HOMTV Primary Election Coverage


Photo:  Meet the Candidate Interview with Incumbent Democratic Candidate for Township Treasurer Julie Brixie running unopposed. 

By Deborah Guthrie, HOMTV Executive Producer

HOMTV is arguably the leader in providing extensive election coverage by a Government Access Channel. 

Read More Monday, June 20, 2016
Athlete With Cerebral Palsy Shows Courage to Compete

 Angel Irvin, 26, is participating on June 18th in the First Try Triathlon in Linden, Michigan.  It is her first triathlon which is includes a 300 yard swim, 9 mile bike ride and 2 miles in her everyday wheel chair. Her  goal is to compete in Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii which would require a roll of 26.2 miles via wheel chair.  

 
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Read More Monday, June 13, 2016
Encore Careers: Becoming Your Own Boss

 Presented by Sara Frank-Hepfer, CFP®, AAMS®

 
When we think of today’s entrepreneurs, young technology developers like Mark Zuckerberg, creator of Facebook, or Sergey Brin and Larry Page, founders of Google, often come to mind. But while fresh-faced tech innovators may dominate the headlines, another crop of businesspeople is proving that it’s never too late to forge an entrepreneurial path. 
Read More Sunday, June 12, 2016
Jill on Money: The tricky business of getting Americans to save more

  By Jill Schlesinger

Tribune Content Agency
 
There is some much-needed good news for retirement savers: As investing fees hurtle toward zero, employers are seeing the benefit of ditching expensive funds from 401(k) plans and replacing them with cheaper index funds. The result has been a boon for retirement savers. Why are fees so important? Like termites that eat away at your foundation, higher investment costs can erode your potential savings by tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars over your lifetime. 
Read More Sunday, June 12, 2016
Interpersonal Edge: Make fear a friend, not a foe

 

By Dr. Daneen Skube
Tribune Content Agency
 
Q. My company is facing significant challenges in 2016. I am worried about my job, my industry and how we are going to solve numerous complicated problems to stay afloat. My worry is affecting my health, my family and my focus at work. What do you tell your clients about how to deal with their fears in the workplace?
 
Read More Sunday, June 12, 2016
Amidst the Thrills, Keep it Safe on Carnival and Amusement Rides; Ride Responsibly

 

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 The more than 40 million people who will travel Michigan to enjoy carnival and amusement rides this season are urged to make safety a priority, especially with the kids

Read More Sunday, June 12, 2016

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