Sunday, May 19, 2013
Check out some of this week's top community contributions throughout Macomb County.
As we like to say at Patch, chances are you know something, saw something or think something about your community that your neighbors would love to hear or see. So why not share it through Patch's Local Voices? If you're passionate about a certain topic or just want to weigh in on something that's on your mind, post a blog on Patch. Blogging is a great way of getting your message, in your own words, out to our readers. You can blog once a week, once a day or whenever the inspiration hits you. In this Sunday column, we'll highlight some of the best blog posts from the week throughout the Patch sites in Macomb County. Take a peek at what your neighbors are writing about and then join the conversation by posting your own thoughts in Patch's …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The weekend-long comic convention starts Friday in Novi. Are you going?
Motor City Comic Con, Michigan’s original comic convention, celebrates its 24th anniversary Friday to Sunday at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Attendees will be absorbed into comic culture when seeing and meeting comic icons, shopping for comic merchandise and checking out what's new in the artist alley. Convention-goers will see comic characters come to life from participants of the adult and children costume contests, as well as enthusiastic fans. Are you going to Comic Con? Share your photos from the convention, in costume or not, on Patch. Add your photos to our gallery by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button above.
Friday, May 17, 2013
May is National Bike Month in which the public is encouraged to keep cyclists' safety in mind.
With warm weather upon us, Macomb County drivers are encouraged to keep biker safety in mind. May is National Bike Month and this week is Bike to Work Week. Although the county claims trails for cyclists and runners, including the Macomb Orchard Trail and Metro Parkway non-motorized path, bikers' rights are also crucial alongside roads. To promote awareness, the Michigan Department of Transportation shared YouTube videos, which are attached, on the subject. Where do you bike in Clinton Township? Tell us in the comments section below.
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin and Congresswoman Candice Miller, who each represent Macomb County communities, share their opposing responses to the actions in Washington D.C.
Sharing their opposing views to The Patients' Rights Repeal Act, Sander Levin and Candice Miller argued their opinions on the controversial debate through public statements this week. Levin and Miller each represent Metro Detroit communities, including several that span throughout Macomb County. The House majority voted Thursday to repeal Obamacare—formally known as the Affordable Care Act. Many expect it will not pass in the Democratic-controlled Senate. Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin, a Democrat, made the following statement on the House floor in opposition to the 37th ObamaCare repeal vote, his office announced Thursday: "I rise today in opposition to The Patients’ Rights Repeal Act. This vote is more than just a …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Information for this crime brief was supplied by the Macomb County Sheriff's Office. Where arrests apply, they do not indicate convictions.
Two men were arrested Tuesday after one of them allegedly pointed a handgun at another driver during a road rage incident in Macomb Township, police said Thursday. At approximately 6:47 p.m., Macomb County Sheriff's deputies said they were called to the Hall and Hayes area after a motorist reported someone waved a handgun at him. They pulled over a 19-year-old Shelby Township man and his 20-year-old passenger from Virginia Beach, VA in the Hayes and 21 Mile area. When deputies approached the GMC Denali, they smelled marijuana. The men denied having a handgun, but when deputies searched the vehicle, they found a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson in the center console, the Sheriff's Office reports. The motorist who reported the incident told …
Here's the story of Marlene Konkoly of Royal Oak, who found creative ways to spend less and save more so she can retire at age 50. This story is the first in our series about Extreme Savers.
Americans may be living longer, but our retirement plans aren’t keeping up. Which means people are living longer with smaller bank accounts. But Marlene Konkoly, a Patch reader from Royal Oak, will retire at age 50. How is she planning it? She contributes a whopping 45 percent of the gross annual income she earns as a procurement officer for an automotive finance company to her retirement—all while owning a home and remaining debt-free. Konkoly is actually well ahead of the retirement savings curve compared to many Americans. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, fewer than half of Americans even know how much money they would need to retire. And nearly a third of employees who had access to a defined contribution plan such as a 401(k…
The Clinton Township business recently unveiled Mediterranean Ice Cream and is offering Patch readers a chance to sample it, along with a $20 gift certificate.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Everything you need to know about painting your house: stripping, powerwashing, fixing damaged wood and choosing paint colors. Sponsored by Home Depot.
It’s that time of year in Michigan again and you’re outside, enjoying your yard. Then you start nosing around—maybe you’re inspecting your plants, or reviewing the condition of your lawn or setting up your sprinklers—and before you know it, reality hits. You need to paint the house. A daunting task. An expensive task. A necessary task—because it's not just about how your house looks, it's about your home's value. Neglect is not an option. Take heart, however. Information and resources have never been more easily available to help you through this project. Know Your Options Your options are to either hire a contractor or paint it yourself. Hiring a contractor is an expensive option, but if it's in your budget and you do the necessary …
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The signature event of the American Cancer Society will take place at the Internation Academy of Macomb.