Tom Buck says the city had a tough year, but residents pull together.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Fitness experts, entrepreneurs and others weigh in with New Year's resolutions and tips on how to make them stick.
Those making New Year's resolutions would be well-advised to consider the root of the problem they are trying to resolve, according to a local life coach. During the first three months of the year, those interested in changing their behavior call Farmington Hills resident Paula Kirsch, 55, more than any other time of the year. "There’s this time between Christmas and New Year’s when the days are short, the nights are long, and people have time to think," said Kirsch, who has worked full-time as a life coach since 2008 with her company Energetic Living. "You’re looking at the last year and what they like and didn’t like and how to move forward." They call her with the promises they have made to themselves — including becoming more …
Tips from a Matt Prentice restaurants expert on everything picking the right glassware to serving it at just the right temperature.
Ready for New Year's Eve? Eric Djordjevic, chief operating officer of Matt Prentice Restaurant Group, has a five Champagn tips and tips for party-givers and partygoers: By "clean" I don't mean free of dirt and debris, but instead free of soap residue, as many liquid detergents don't rinse off completely. Aside from imparting undesired lemon and lavender scents in your wine, they will cause Champagne to go flat faster or prevent your wine from adhering to the glass and releasing aromatic qualities. Tip: For hard to clean decanters use a nonscented denture cleaner. After a little soak and good rinse, your crystal is good as new. Each wine has various qualities and aromas; science has proven that these molecular compounds release …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Patch helps you enjoy the New Year's holiday week.
Normally, we do a countdown of activities to help you plan your weekend adventures, but with holiday coming up, we thought we'd focus on everything New Year's this week. So far, we have told you about: Sometimes the holidays can be a little overwhelming, here are five local deals/ways to help you relieve some of that holiday stress.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Here's a look at how people from China to Thailand to Ethiopia mark the new year.
Normally, we do a countdown of activities to help you plan your weekend adventures, but with holiday coming up, we thought we'd focus on everything New Year's this week. So far, we have told you about: While the Western world celebrates the new year on the first day of the Gregorian calendar, people in other countries and cultures mark the occasion on other dates. Here are five of them:
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Western Michigan takes on Purdue at 4:30 p.m. at Ford Field.
If you are eager for some live college football action, there are tickets available for the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl game between Western Michigan and Purdue this afternoon at Ford Field, prices $30 to $60. You can take your chances down at Ford Field, or order online through Ticketmaster (and pay a little extra for the convenience). Game time is 4:30 p.m.; if you don't make it downtown, you can catch the game on ESPN. Does the name of the bowl give you a taste for pizza? Little Caesars is offering a deal for free crazy bread with any Hot 'N' Ready pizza; you'll get an online coupon if you put in your email. Visit Little Caesars locally at 33324 W 12 Mile Rd. and 29235 W 11 Mile Rd. in Farmington Hills, and 21019 Farmington Rd. in …
Patch helps you enjoy the New Year's holiday week.
Normally, we do a countdown of activities to help you plan for your adventures in the upcoming weekend, but with holiday coming up, we thought we'd focus on everything New Year's this week. On Monday we told you about: Today, we have a list of local places to take your kids for some fun during the winter break:
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Was a new phone or tablet high on your wish list this year?
We know electronic devices were high on many people's wish lists this year, so we want to know: What gadget did you get for Christmas? Was it an iPhone (which version?), an Android smartphone, the latest iPad, an Android tablet, a laptop computer, digital camera or something else? Maybe you went electronics free this holiday. Tell us about it. If you were lucky enough to score a mobile device as a gift, learn how you can put it to work learning about your community. Patch has apps for iPhones and Android phones, and also makes it easy for you to upload photos, news and comments from anywhere. Here is a look at a few ways you can connect with Patch through your mobile device.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Patch is helping you plan for the Christmas week.
Normally, we do a countdown of activities to help you plan for your adventures in the upcoming weekend, but with Christmas coming, we thought we'd try to help you plan for the holiday. So far this week we've told you about: If you would like to spend more time relaxing and visiting with guests this Christmas, there are plenty of places in the area that will do the cooking for you:
Not all treats are created equal. Tell us what you love and loathe.
Taste is highly personal, particularly when that taste is literally on the tip of the tongue. So it's no surprise that when it comes to the sugary, colorful indulgences served this week, one person's delight may be another's disgust. Fortunately, abundant choices at office parties, family gatherings and neighborhood visits let us grab what we savor and skip what's out of favor. In these polls, tell what you crave and what makes you cringe. Pick one on each list. Then feel free to tell us in comments what we've missed.