Tag Archive for Troy

The Bookmobile Goes Electronic at the Troy Public Library

Remember the old library bookmobile that would drive around your town, delivering paper copies of books to you right in your neighborhood? The Troy Public Library has partnered with OverDrive, the distributor of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks to libraries across the United States, to bring the bookmobile into the 21st Century. The OverDrive Digital Bookmobile…

Get the Party Rolling for Opening Day!

There’s no bigger party in Detroit than Opening Day. “It’s not just about the baseball game,” says Regina Stocco, founder of The Social Connection. “It’s about spring.” It’s her and her staff’s job to help get the party started and get it started early on eight motor coaches that will take about 400 people from…

Get a Taste of Troy Restaurant Week

It seems as if every big city has a restaurant week, and Troy, with its Million Dollar Mile on Big Beaver Road, is no exception. Normally, you’d have to have shell out quite a few bucks to eat or wait to celebrate a special occasion at one the fine dining establishments in Troy, but Troy…

Quiet & Peaceful Dog-Apartment Living

For some dogs, apartment living can send them barking up the wrong tree. Or maybe it’s the lack of a tree – and other reasons – that get some dogs barking. However, with a bit of planning and strategy, it can be done comfortably and happily for both dog and owner, according to Amy Garabedian,…

Due Venti: Seriously Romantic Italian Cuisine

When I think of romantic restaurants, my first criteria is that it has to be intimate – small, cozy and with low lighting. My second preference is that it does Italian. Well. I’m not talking about old school meatballs, spaghetti and red sauce Italian, but small batch house-made soups, sauces and pasta plus the best…

Satisfy Your Hunger With Savory Salads

It’s been a couple of weeks since the month of holiday feasts. The lights and garland are gone but the cornbread stuffing and Christmas cookies are hanging around the midsection. Salad, you say? But … but … but … what about the heartiness and flavor we crave during these dark, cold months? Try combining a…

2012 Michigan Indoor Winter Art Fair

If you have been spending these unseasonably comfortable winter days creating your best artsy-fartsy fun, an opportunity is approaching for you to share your handcrafted grandeur and grub with a huge audience. Ta-dah! Productions will be hosting an indoor winter art fair from January 28 -29 at Troy’s Oakland Mall. The company is currently recruiting…

Now’s The Perfect Time..

It’s almost time to kiss 2011 goodbye and I don’t know about you but there are a few things I still need to accomplish. Here is a quick list of things while the fat lady is warming up her chords.. Now is the perfect time to… Apologize Forgive Save  Money Purge your closet Clean your…

Dude, Don’t Be a Dud

Contrary to popular belief, your closet doesn’t have to be overflowing with names and numbers to contain quality. While it may be discouraging to shop AND think about all the money you’d have to spend to keep up with the joneses, there are a few items you shouldn’t get dressed with out. Fellas, this list…