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Get your turkey on during WMU’s Turkey Trot

Attention all turkeys… and runners. Western Michigan University is hosting its 47th annual Turkey Trot on Saturday, Nov. 20. A 5K race, it is open to runners, walkers and spectators of all ages. The course winds through the university’s West Campus, with a start and finish line in the Student Recreation Center’s indoor tennis courts.…

NASA in HD

Space exploration used to be the stuff that dreams were made of. On some nights, you can look up into the night sky and see constellations or the glow of a nearby planet. Short of owning a telescope or visiting an observatory, the wonders of space that you could gaze out into were limited. Well,…

Michigan Cottage Food Law passes

If you’ve ever considered running a small side business selling home-made goods such as cakes, cookies, or candy there is good news in Michigan: It’s now legal to do just that. The Michigan Cottage Food Law, signed by Governer Granholm, lays down guidelines that make it legal for entrepreneurs in single-family dwellings (including apartments!) to…

Native American Festival & Mini Pow Wow 2010

On November 13th & 14th the Southfield Pavilion hosts Metro Parent’s 18th Annual Native American Festival and Mini Pow Wow. This family-friendly fun-filled event will feature: 2009 National Champion Hoop Dancer Brian Hammill A Native American Village Native American Traditions with a Grand Entry and smudging Traditional Teepees, Towering Headdresses, Dancers Native American Arts and…

Kalamazoo Keeps Its Promise

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?   If you were living in Kalamazoo and had children enrolled in public school, many would say their best gift was delivered on November 10, 2005.   An entire community benefited from a gift of hope called The Kalamazoo Promise.     Five years ago a group of…

Disney returns to hand-drawn animation with a new Winnie the Pooh

Disney recently released a trailer for an all-new Winnie the Pooh movie, to hit theaters on July 15, 2011. What makes this unique, however, is that this film returns to the 100% hand-drawn style that Disney became famous for. No fancy effects, no 3D, no super extreme in-your-face graphics. Just the simple, hand-drawn, endearing art…

Remember To Honor A Veteran on 11-11

Veterans Day gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans. However, many Americans confuse this holiday with Memorial Day, according to the Department Veterans Affairs. Memorial Day honors service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during battle. Deceased veterans are…

Universal Lanes

One of the most loveliest places I miss frequenting was Universal Lanes in Warren. Whenever I am in the mood to knock a few pins down with my friends and/or family, this is my go to place. I’ve been going here  every since I was high school and I just went bowling there since graduating…

Metro Detroit arts organizations seek new ways to fill seats

It’s no secret that arts and cultural institutions in and around metro Detroit could use a boost. We’ve all heard the stories of cutbacks. Even as museums, theaters and cultural institutions alter their programming to appeal to a wider audience, cut their ticket prices and offer special promotions, the struggle to fill seats still seems…