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Troy native Steve Yeun is featured on ‘The Walking Dead’

Did you spend Halloween watching The Walking Dead? I couldn’t help myself. I’d been waiting and anticipating the new AMC show since I first caught a glimpse of the previews months ago. Zombies and a post-apocalyptic world? Sign me up. Even more exciting? Troy Mich. native Steve Yeun is a cast member on the show.…

Progressive shows fans how to dress like TV star

We’ve all seen the stark-white Progressive commercials with the perky and quirky associate, Flo, helping customers navigate the world of insurance. Well, Flo has become a pop icon of sorts, and many people have been dressing up like the queen of Progressive for Halloween. But what has stood out to me is the incredible accuracy…

Is Troy overrun with coyotes?

Recent news reports in Troy, Mich. neighborhoods have been filled with coyote sightings – and worse, pet injuries due to coyotes. We expect to spot certain types of wildlife in our backyards, squirrels, raccoons and even deer. But coyote sightings seem out of the ordinary, to say the least. So when Troy resident Patricia Blaszczak…

The race to end racism

Being multiracial, I learned early on that race matters in American and across the world; although I have always been confused as to why. I love cultural differences and appreciate the differences between groups of people. But celebrating culture is empowering and an honoring of our collective histories. Race, on the other hand, seems mostly…

Good Eats, now with Carry-out!

There’s nothing quite like good food. There’s nothing quite like good food that’s good for you. And there’s nothing quite like when your favorite restaurant finally decides to do carryout. Screech! Huh? Wait a minute! Doesn’t every restaurant have carry out? Well, I don’t know about every restaurant, but one of my all-time favorite restaurants,…

Treat pets to a safe, not scary Halloween

With Halloween just around the corner, our thoughts often turn to costumes, trick-or-treating and candy apples. Don’t forget, this time of year can mean scary stuff for the family pet. With strangers traipsing up to the front door one after the other masked and covered in makeup, Fido won’t quite know what to make of…

Read Much?

Remember the old television scenes of Dad in his reading glasses, reading the daily paper as he sits at the kitchen table or in the easy chair in the evening after work? Remember the magazine rack in the corner of the lining room or the magazines littering the coffee table? Having a newspaper or magazine…

I’m Jack! The Pumpkin King!

The smell of hot, buttery popcorn, fresh oranges and slices of watermelon filled the Saturday morning air. Every since I’ve known, it has been a tradition in our family to frequent the Eastern Market on Saturday Morning, taking in the aromas of freshly picked fruit and gently picked flowers. The feel of the crowd rushing…

Halloween costume ideas

The older you get, the harder it is to come up with an exciting costume for your Halloween festivities. So here are a few of my suggestions in no particular order that don’t include a nurse or french maid outfit. 1. Lady Gaga. With so many different looks to choose from, it’s easy to put…