Wednesday, November 28, 2012
State ranks third in nation for Christmas tree production, seventh for poinsettias.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) Director Jamie Clover Adams encourages residents to support Michigan's 700 Christmas tree growers and the 54 poinsettia growers. ok "Michigan ranks third nationally in Christmas tree production and seventh in the U.S. in poinsettia production," said Clover Adams. "Whether it's cutting your own tree at your local Christmas tree farm, or purchasing a fresh tree or poinsettia from a local retailer, fresh Michigan Christmas trees and poinsettias add a special touch to holiday celebrations." With an annual wholesale value of $40 million, Michigan Christmas tree growers harvest approximately three million trees. Michigan produces and sells more than a dozen tree varieties on a …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Unions were disappointed. Canadians were thrilled. All in all, reactions were varied as Michigan voters shot down all six statewide ballot proposals.
Unions were disappointed. Canadians were thrilled. All in all, reactions were varied as Michigan voters shot down all six statewide ballot proposals. (See all statewide election results here.) The six state proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot in Michigan were: How did you vote on these proposals?
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The campaign Obama won was the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The scenic route from Traverse City to Brooklyn benefits Make-A-Wish of Michigan.
The Sinclair family of Bloomfield Hills are among 900 participants in the 25th annual Wish-a-Mile Biking Tour who are taking the concept of a staycation to exciting lengths in support of a nonprofit organization. Make-a-Wish Michigan organizes the annual tour, described as a "moving city" taking place this year from Traverse City to Brooklyn, this Thursday through Sunday. With stops in Big Rapids and Dewitt among other locations in scenic mid-Michigan along the way, the 3-day, 300-mile tour is described by Beth Sinclair, 46, as a memorable way to support a great cause. "I think that the motorists are missing the simple little things that make life so beautiful around us that we so frequently go racing by and don't ever stop to appreciate…
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Eleven Michiganders will be joining Team USA for the 2012 Summer Games in London.
The 2012 Olympics begin in London on July 27. Michigan will be sending 11 participants to join the 519 other members of Team USA to compete for gold and glory, according to the team roster provided by the U.S. Olympic Committee. Michigan's youngest athlete is gymnast Jordyn Wieber, who just turned 17. The state's eldest athlete is Daryl Szarenski at age 44. Seven of the Michiganders are female and four are male. Just five states will not be sending any athletes: New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Carolina and West Virginia. California is sending the most athletes with 127, followed by New York with 35 and Texas with 32. Here's a list of the Michigan Olympic athletes so you can cheer them on! Check your local TV listings to see…
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Lottery ticket-holders in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland each selected the winning numbers, which were: 2-4-23-38-46, and Mega Ball 23.
Lucky lottery ticket-holders in Kansas, Illinois, and Maryland likely put an end to the fantasies of a nation after Mega Millions winners were announced Friday night. The $640 million jackpot, believed to be the world's largest such prize, is expected to be split between three winners who picked: 2-4-23-38-46, and Mega Ball 23. The Mega Millions game, played in 44 states and jurisdictions, gripped imaginations and pocketbooks alike all week after the prize grew by more than $300 million since the previous drawing on Tuesday. On Patch, Twitter, and Facebook, ideas for how to spend the loot ranged from philanthropic to frivolous: As of Saturday morning, no media outlet had reported any of the tickets as being claimed. Earlier this week, …
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Are you more inclined to play with a prize like that?
Need $363 million? Who doesn't, right? Well, Tuesday could be the day. The Mega Millions lottery prize has been increased to $363 million, one of the highest jackpots ever. The next drawing will be 11 p.m. Tuesday, so you can still vie for a piece. This is the third-largest prize in the multi-state lottery's history, behind a $390-million jackpot in 2007 and $380-million jackpot in 2011, according to megamillions.com. Earlier this week, Michigan made national news because five tickets, matching five of the six Mega Millions numbers, were sold at the same Meijer store in Northville. Those prizes were $250,000 each, according the Michigan Lottery. “There are a lot of things that can sometimes seem like they’re impossible to happen. But we …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
They are our mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmas, husbands, uncles, friends and neighbors — and they all fought breast cancer. These brave Michigan men and women shared their stories with Patch.
We went looking for faces of survival. We found inspiration. Patch asked Michigan women and men who have fought breast cancer to share their struggles, tears and triumphs with us during October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer survivor Cynde Lebert, 59, of Canton, tells newly diagnosed women: “You'll be fine. You're alive and that's the most important thing.” Farmington Hills resident Dick Jaeger, 70, is one of the approximately 2,140 men diagnosed each year with breast cancer. "The answer is know your body and don't take anything for granted," Jaeger said. "Every day, I'm a cancer survivor," said Jean Bean, a 58-year-old mom, wife and interior designer from Rochester. "I don't obsess about it, but it's always there." Nancy …
Monday, September 5, 2011
What can be done to help Michigan? When Obama stopped in Detroit for his Labor Day speech, Patch talked to Michigan residents about what our national and local leadership can do to foster the state's turnaround.
DETROIT — Thousands of people from throughout Michigan gathered in downtown Detroit Monday afternoon to hear President Obama speak after the annual Labor Day parade. While the president spoke about jobs, labor and the importance of collective bargaining, Patch asked members of the audience to talk about what they would like to see our nation's leaders, as well as those in power locally, do to help the state. Obama teased the crowd about his upcoming speech on jobs, which is planned for Thursday, saying he would propose "ways to put America back to work that both parties would agree to." So what can our leaders in Washington do? Jobs, education: Those were the major themes these Michigan residents echoed. What do you think? Click through …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Rumbles from 5.9-magnitude temblor felt in Southeast Michigan; how to help researchers.
People throughout Southeast Michigan are reporting that they felt the ground move after a 5.9-magnitude earthquake stuck about a mile below ground around Louisa, VA — a town situated about 100 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. — at 1:51 Tuesday afternoon. Deanna Willis of Canton posted a note on Canton Patch's Facebook page saying she felt it. "We didn't in the house in Berkley, but my husband did at work in St. Heights....said the zipper on his lunch box was moving," Dawn Zaikowski Kennedy wrote to Berkley Patch. Nancy Perkins told West Bloomfield Patch she did "here in the White Lake/Waterford area. I knew what it was because many years ago there was an Earthquake in Kentucky and we felt it here in Oakland County." Karen Anderson …