Tuesday, December 25, 2012
We want to see your furry friends decked out for the holidays.
Rover and Fluffy may not appreciate those cutesy holiday costumes and accessories us owners just have to buy - but hey, how can we resist when the furballs look so adorable dressed as Santa Claws or a reindog? Do you have holiday photos of your pet? Share them with us! Just click the green "Upload Photos & Video" button above this gallery.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
When things get to be too much, it's okay to take a moment for yourself.
Let's face it, the holidays are not always filled with peace, love and happiness. In fact, for some people, they can be downright stressful. I'm one of the later people. Every year as December rolls around, I start to cringe. See, in my family, not only do we celebrate Christmas, but we happen to celebrate six birthdays too: mine, my husband's, my brother's, two of my sisters in law and my grandfather's. So in addition to all the Christmas gifts I get to buy, I also have to come up with birthday gifts. Not to mention the incredibly nice Happy Birthday message from the State of Michigan reminding me to pay my tabs. It's enough to make a saint stress out. The holidays have not always been this way. Not too long ago, they were something to …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Local bars and restaurants host parties to ring in 2013 with a bang.
What: Second Annual New Year's Eve Ball Where: Downtown Main Martini Bar & Grille When: Monday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cost: $55 per person or $100 per couple Ticket Includes: Draft beer, featured martinis wine, appetizers, party favors, midnight snack, DJ Will's Dance Music and a champagne toast Dress to impress. Advanced ticket purchases only. What: Celebration 2013 Presented by Maxim Magazien and Crystal Renee Where: The Pound! Bar and Grill When: Monday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Cost: Dinner & Nightlife: $35 per person or two for $60 / Nightlife Only: $10 for men, $5 for women Ticket Includes: Dinner & Nightlife: choice of New York Strip or Salmon filet, potato and asparagus, shrimp cocktail appetizer, champagne toast, dessert …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
A production team will film Saturday's intra-league bout, 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas,' at Rollerama II.
Brighton, Michigan may soon get a turn in the National TV spotlight, but not because of its long history, its quaint downtown or successful businesses - but because of its roller derby team, The Brighton Roller Dollz. Roller Dollz Vice President Kelly Genei, also known as Murder City Mistress, said the league was contacted by a production team through its Facebook page about filming the upcoming December bout for two shows centered around quirky holiday traditions for next year. "They came across us on the Internet when we were Santa's security team (at Holiday Glow) and asked if they could come out - so they're coming out," she said. The production team is affiliated with a major cable network. They produce shows which can be picked up …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Dionysus Theatre continues performances through Dec. 23 at the Hartland High School Auditorium.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
By Angie Lai, Guest Writer The Dionysius Theatre and Performing Arts Academy launches its debut season with an original holiday-themed musical, Home for the Holidays. Conceived by a group of performers, including the company's artistic director and founder, Steve DeBruyne, the plot is reminiscent of the old "let's put on a show" movies from the 1940s, with a group of performers rehearsing for a night of holiday entertainment. But not all is calm and bright for a couple of the characters, namely the show's two stars, Portia (Marlene Inman-Reilly) and Christopher (DeBruyne). Portia's upset because her husband, Eric (Nicholas LaGrassa), is currently serving in the Armed Forces and will not be able to come home for Christmas. The news is so …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Virginia Patton of Dexter, who portrayed Ruth Dakin Bailey in 'It's a Wonderful Life,' appeared Sunday at the Penn Theatre in Plymouth.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
OUTSIDE DETROIT-- Giving up a promising career in Hollywood to start a family might be a difficult choice for a talented young actress, but for Virginia Patton, the decision paved the way for a wonderful life away from the limelight. Patton, now 86, portrayed Ruth Dakin Bailey in the 1946 Frank Capra classic It’s a Wonderful Life, starring alongside such screen legends as James Stewart and Donna Reed at just 20 years old, but left acting soon afterwards to move to Ann Arbor to pursue a family with husband Cruse W. Moss, a successful automotive executive. Patton, of Dexter, and Moss appeared together Sunday at the historic Penn Theatre in downtown Plymouth for a screening of It’s a Wonderful Life, where the former actress signed autographs …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Booklets feature wishlist items for 27 local nonprofit agencies.
'Tis the season - the season of giving and the Livingtong County United Way (LCUW) has published its 19th Annual Wishes Booklet. The booklet features wishlist items for 27 partner agencies. "We offer this opportunity to our partner and community agencies, many of which we work together on community initiatives, and whomever wants to participate is included," LCUW Development and Marketing Director Jeanne Clum said. "Organizations must be health and human service related and must serve Livingston County residents." Many of the items included on wishlists are day-to-day necessities such as office supplies, gas cards, gift cards and personal care products. Other items include board games, DVDs and DVD players. The 27 nonprofit agencies …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Need to feed a large group in a hurry? Try this twist on the classic French toast.
It's almost Thanksgiving and that means many of you are preparing for company at your homes. When we have large family gatherings, I like to find recipes that are quick and easy to make, and that can feed a lot of people. I find breakfast can sometimes be the hardest meal to plan when you have a large number of people, especially if you want to be able to sit down with everyone and eat when they do. Often if you make waffles or pancakes, you are stuck at the griddle while everyone else eats. This weekend I found a recipe for a cinnamon French toast bake. The recipe, from Pillsbury.com, uses Pillsbury refrigerated cinnamon rolls (which you can buy in bulk at places like Costco) and feeds 12. To make this recipe you'll need: To start, heat …