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It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
mimi April 16, 2014 at 03:24 pm
Funny and true.
T. April 16, 2014 at 05:55 pm
Glad I am a vegetarian. The crap they inject the animals with, hormones, antibiotics, vaccinations,Read More and the the crap these animals are eating have all have all been treated with toxic pesticides, and other chemicals. You are what you eat.
Bob B April 17, 2014 at 12:24 am
There is always a reason for a price-increase - I can't remember ever reading about a reason for aRead More price-decrease. It's possible no one else has noticed this. Isn't capitalism wonderful?
A team of volunteers from Home Depot gave a North Farmington Hills High School classroom a makeover during spring break.
CJ April 14, 2014 at 12:41 pm
We pay around 44 mills in Farmington Hills which is among the highest tax rates in the State. LakeRead More Orion, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Novi and several others pay far less and perform better in school rankings. Go over to the patch sites of any of these cities and you won’t see articles of school buildings falling apart or being temporarily closed due to poor maintenance. Novi is seeking a $70 million dollar school bond in May that won’t increase the millage rate due to increasing tax base among other reasons. Lake Orion pays around 32 mills and has the best performing schools in the state right now. Farmington doesn’t even crack the top 10 schools in MEAP scores in Oakland county. I don’t like to bash one side or the other but looking at the facts and statistics, Farmington Hills doesn’t appear to be managing their funds to the best of their abilities.
Andy April 14, 2014 at 10:47 pm
have been in many of the schools over the years, how bout you? did you attend the schools here? howRead More long have you lived in FH ( 36 years here) taxpayers are tired of FPS crying poor when the schools have been in the condition that they are for as long as I can remember. Why should people think that all of a sudden that will change if a bond was passed. Where would there be "published statistics"? Go see the schools for yourself and then look at the condition of other districts that pay the same or similar mills that we do. The only thing I have seen published are absurd salaries of the Superintendant, principals etc. If FPS better managed money and could clearly outline how it intends to use the money for any bond passed then maybe some residents would be willing to pay.
Michael Ritenour April 15, 2014 at 06:44 pm
Blah blah blah blah no taxes blah blah outrageous salaries blah blah blah blah won't pay blah blahRead More blah Tea Party blah blah blah blah who need schools? blah blah blah.....
A Rochester mom's discrimination case against Weight Watchers was settled in U.S. District Court. (Patch file photo)
A Concerned Citizen April 10, 2014 at 04:51 pm
Does anyone check these stories for grammatical accuracy before they publish them ? It doesn't lookRead More like it! I think what happened here is that WW got caught saying something that they shouldn't have (and normally wouldn't have). If they hadn't used those words, she still wouldn't have the job, but she also wouldn't have a settlement.
Donna Harris April 10, 2014 at 06:30 pm
She lost 30 pounds after giving birth to her first job? Wow--I wonder how much weight she lost afterRead More giving birth to actual children!
Meijer, a family owned grocery chain with a commitment to the local communities it serves, is stepping up its Simply Give food pantry program, co-chairman Hank Meijer said. (Screenshot: YouTube video)
joe smoe April 8, 2014 at 10:50 am
Get a job. Get off of welfare. lf obama's job creations are so grand, there ought to be jobs outRead More there to be had. Oh. l forget. obama lies.
RON Ostrodamus April 8, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Appropriate last name joe.
From left, Berna Ravitz, Susan Coon, Stacey Sharpe Mollison and Diane Hanaway founded Simply Smart Kids, which offers strategies to help parents improve their children's language and literacy skills. (Photo: SimplySmartKids.com
Teresa Mask April 2, 2014 at 04:52 pm
Best advice I got as a new mom was not to always talk "baby" to the baby. This is goodRead More stuff!
Mary J. Buchan April 3, 2014 at 08:21 am
Canadian research on pre-school education indicates that children from poorly educated families hearRead More about 29 words per hour. Children from well educated families hear over 1,000 words in the same time period. One of the tragic results for the first group is a lack of vocabulary to express feelings, thus, more violence, depression, acting out. Unfortunately, today's children have to compete with cell phones for their parents' attention. Hopefully, Simply Smart Kids will be wildly successful.
Harness racing opened earlier this month at Northville Downs, but it's the debut of thoroughbred racing that gives the family-owned track its best chance at survival. (Photo: Northville Downs)
Aridog March 22, 2014 at 08:44 am
Wonder if Northville will again host the "Winner's Circle Saloon" like back in the oldRead More days. An eclectic collection of track hands, local horsemen, and just local folks. Anyway, since the SBT is gone, the track won't have to pay taxes even on losses as they did under the SBT. I hated that in loss years...like where was the tax money (essentially a tax on labor) to come from? You back pocket is where. Gov Milliken would have fit right in with Obama's crowd today....he put the capital R in RINO.
johnj March 23, 2014 at 11:35 am
Close this place down already - just delaying the inevitable. Let downtown northville grow into itsRead More new space and explode as a true destination location! PS do you think anyone younger really cares about horse racing of any type any more? They/we prefer restaurants, bars, and a vibrant town core.
Mr Rogers March 23, 2014 at 02:58 pm
Great Idea!! Thoroughbred racing is a lot more fun and exciting to watch than harness racing. CountRead More me in!!
Beau Jack's will go through "an incredible transformation" during remodeling. (Patch file photo)
Mom C March 21, 2014 at 09:27 am
Considering that the wait most evenings is still over half an hour, it seems to me that people likeRead More Beau Jack's just the way it is. This is a solution without a problem. Now it will just be a cookie cutter Ron Rea frou-frou restaurant with kale in everything. Dislike.
L2B March 21, 2014 at 10:10 am
I totally agree with Mom C. Why fix what isn't broken?
HDSA March 21, 2014 at 11:34 am
Beau Jack's has been there for 400 years?!? :-P In other news, the editor position at The Patch hasRead More yet to be filled.
Lakeshore Express offers service from Oakland County International Airport, Chicago Midway Airport and the Pellston Regional Airport. (Photo: Lakeshore Express web site)
Courteney Allison Child Gettel March 19, 2014 at 01:46 pm
When it comes to fact checking, here's a fact. There IS an air strip on Mackinac Island. There isRead More NO fuel on the island for planes, but planes DO land there.
K. Scott March 20, 2014 at 09:21 am
Ah, but it does't change the fact Beth isn't the best at updating. But, I don't know if she getsRead More paid to do it anymore. Patch limbo since the sale a couple of months ago.
Dennis Robaugh (Editor) March 21, 2014 at 01:29 am
Thanks, readers, for noting the mistake. The article has been updated to reflect a correction.
Michael Hunt March 19, 2014 at 10:05 pm
Only 4 percent of adults and 4 percent of children suffer peanut allergies ...
Vicky Kujawa March 19, 2014 at 11:02 pm
If someone was allergic to nuts they would not be able to be on this board lol!
Diana Flores March 21, 2014 at 02:16 pm
wow I can't believe that only one piece of candy had a peanut out of the 24 candies in the box!
A new Michigan law allows customers to bring their own bottles of wine to be served with their dinner at restaurants. Not all restaurants are participating. (Photo: Getty Images)
michelle March 17, 2014 at 10:25 am
Most nice restaurants already have a pretty extensive wine list to suit most tastes. I think thatRead More people can deviate briefly from their one specific favorite when they go out. I see this as more of a "we are just sick of paying the huge mark ups that the restaurants charge". I went out, had them recommend a wine for my meal and I enjoyed it. Then found the same bottle on my own significantly less. Maybe if there was a better balance and reasonable prices. I understand some markup...perhaps even double but it was way more than double the price. I like the wine, especially since I can get it for much less on my own. I would feel odd bringing my own wine to a place that serves wine. It just seems more of an economic choice than I just prefer this particular wine and we all know how the fancy restaurants are when you try to save a buck. They act like you are destitute and shouldn't dine there. I could see people trying to figure out what wines the restaurants do NOT sell so they know what to bring. LOL Oh, this is funny. I don't see why we needed a new law. We have too many crazy laws to begin with.
Bryan March 17, 2014 at 01:46 pm
This seems far too complex. In Chicago BYOB places are restaurants that don't offer beer so it makesRead More sense. Who has time to research what wines a restaurant doesn't serve?
K. Scott March 18, 2014 at 05:13 pm
Michelle, my understanding of this law is that you can't bring in a bottle that they carry. Only oneRead More they don't. The establishment must have a license. This law is different then it is in Chicago. I don't know why they are saying it's the same.
Following months of "Fight for $15" protests calling on higher wages for fast-food workers, some Michigan McDonald's employees have joined in six lawsuits filed in three states.
steve March 14, 2014 at 11:04 am
Breaks are usually mandated by work laws in each state. In California you have a minimum 15 minutesRead More in the morning and in the afternoon as an official paid break, plus a minimum of one-half hour for lunch (unpaid) sometime during the day. Breaks are supposed to be a "paid pause" in the work effort to allow you to perform personal care and take a breather.
Ed Callahan March 15, 2014 at 07:03 am
A position with McDonald's should not be a career path. If you don't like your job, find a new oneRead More that pays more.
l.c. March 26, 2014 at 09:03 am
"A position with McDonald's should not be a career path".could be a sign of the timesRead More & there are some workers whom have moved up the ladder & run the biz.to treat employees as the article suggests is wrong;time to boycott if you haven't already.
Shawn Randazzo displays his Authentic Detroit Style Pizza, a regional favorite that the world is just discovering. (Photo: Detroit Style Pizza Company)
Dano March 7, 2014 at 09:22 am
I bought one of the Detroit style deep dish pizza pans as well as the dough they sell. I've hadRead More lot's of fun learning how to make my own Detroit style deep dish pizza. Not close to Buddy's or Cloverleaf's award winning pie yet but getting there.
Joe Clair of Michigan Cornhole.
Patti serafini February 22, 2014 at 10:36 am
Hi, I have never heard of Cornhole. Can you tell us what it is? I'm curious. Thank you!
Glenn February 22, 2014 at 09:01 pm
Also Debbie, the word "and" in your sixth sentence should not be capitalized.
Katie Ryan O'Connor February 24, 2014 at 09:00 am
Hi Debbie, Thank you for pointing out that unfortunate mistake. I've since corrected. And PattiRead More here is a great primer if you'd like to learn more: http://www.cornholehowto.com/how-to-play/
Scott February 22, 2014 at 08:50 am
Their Secret Menu is so secret that they've made graphics for it with links to Facebook and TwitterRead More and blabbed about it to the media. If I didn't know any better I'd say it was actually a marketing gimmick!
Theresa Costello, right, with her manager Deena Vervynckt.
Paul Stenquist February 18, 2014 at 04:01 pm
A welcome and informative interview. But you must have met Theresa in Birmingham or Troy, becauseRead More there are no parks in Bloomfield Township. Can't afford them. Have to pay for the cars and 4-day work week that township employees enjoy.
Saline's Christoper Frey at the Original Gravity Brewing Company in Milan, Michigan
johnj February 12, 2014 at 04:34 pm
Bring a brewery to DTN!!! :)
Jeff Holmquist February 14, 2014 at 02:12 pm
Katie, WONDERFUL article and interview! I'm aware of who "Christopher ("Crispy")Read More Frey is. I saw him again at the November Ann Arbor Brewer's Guild's monthly social meeting. Chris is truly a wonderful guy! As so many are, that are members of this great club. He's a man for all seasons, to be sure. The world is always so much better off with people like Chris! It restores your faith.
Katie Ryan O'Connor February 22, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Thank you Jeff. I really enjoyed getting to know Chris!