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August 8, 2018 RSS feed / Features

What’s in a NAME?

McMillan

McMillan was named after James McMillan (1838-1902), a Detroit financier and business partner of John S. Newberry. Both were heavily involved in building railroads through our area. The name McMillan is Scottish in origin. More...

Reel Tips for Bass Fishing

Fishing for Bass at Night Reel Fun!

With summer in full swing fish can become quite lethargic. No need to fret! More...

Earth Talk

Dear EarthTalk: How did the Global Climate Action Summit coming up later this year in San Francisco come about and what do organizers hope to accomplish?  Jamie Smith, San Jose, CA   More...

Don’t Forget Food Allergies When Hosting Next Party

Holidays, birthdays and the opportunity to unwind with good friends and some conversation are just a few of the reasons to host parties at home. More...

Here’s How to Keep Animals Out of Trash

Many homeowners have experienced the hassle of finding trashcans turned over and garbage scattered everywhere. This common occurrence is not only a headache, but it also poses significant risks to humans and animals alike. More...

Safe Driving Techniques Changing

Driving today is different than it might have been when many motorists first earned their drivers’ licenses. As a result, safe driving techniques have changed. More...

What’s in a NAME?

Kak’s Lake

Kak's Lake was named for Alfred Kak, who owned a farm nearby. More...

Don’t Pack Stress: Save Money on Summer Vacations

It’s that time of year when Americans pack their bags, beckoned by the beach, mountains or a visit with loved ones. More...

Grandparents Teach, Too

Giving Children Time Out, Time In

Expect it. Young children test grandparents’ limits and exhibit behaviors that are dangerous or disruptive. More...

Know Your Rights When Working with Insurance Companies

High winds today may be the cause of damage to personal property and homes. More...

Tips Offered to Cope with Cancer-Related Fatigue

Fatigue is one of the most common and frustrating side effects of cancer treatments. While fatigue is often a result of the cancer itself, cancer treatments also can increase feelings of fatigue.  More...

Prepare Homes for Prospective Buyers

Selling a home can be exciting. Homeowners who made considerable financial commitments when buying their homes may be anxious when the time comes to get returns on their investments, but selling a hope need not be so nerve-racking.  More...

Expect the Unexpected when Renovating Homes

According to projections released in 2015 by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, a growing number of people in the United States planned to renovate their homes in 2016. More...

Employ Easy Tricks to Keep Your Garage Organized

The garage is where we toss everything that doesn’t have a place in the house. More...

Maintenance a Must When Wearing Contacts

An alternative to eyeglasses, contact lenses are widely used across the globe. More...

Did You Know?

Studies have shown that music can have a beneficial impact on both mental and physical health.  More...

August Marked as Breastfeeding Awareness Month

To help promote early breastfeeding success and positive outcomes, August has been declared Breastfeeding Awareness Month in Michigan by Gov. Rick Snyder.  More...

TRIVIA

The "y" in signs reading "ye olde.." is properly pronounced with a "th" sound, not "y". The "th" sound does not exist in Latin, so ancient Roman occupied (present day) England used the rune "thorn" to represent "th" sounds. More...

Sleep with Doors Closed for Fire Safety

Should you sleep with your bedroom door opened or closed? It’s a straightforward question, but the answer isn’t quite so clearcut. More...

Did You Know?

Ice Cream and Pain

Ice cream and cold drinks can cause brain freeze and tooth sensitivity. The two somewhat similar reactions are completely unrelated, however.  More...

Oral Health Impacts Overall Health

A healthy mouth is good for more than just a pretty smile. More...

Storage Sheds Prove Valuable

While you can do projects around the house to increase indoor storage, many homeowners are choosing to gain extra space by adding a storage shed.  Open Up Living Space Inside Your Home   More...

Can Your Foods Now for Winter Use

Canning is a treasured tradition that many people remember their mom or grandmother doing, but is a feat that many people don’t feel they have the time or talent to do.  Here are some helpful tips to help you feel confident enough to start More...

Kids Korner

What Are Meteor Showers?   More...

TRIVIA

—Many students at an Iowa elementary school had overdue lunch balances and were in danger of going hungry until a local man paid them off. More...

SAVVY SENIOR

How Retirees Can Save on Prescription Eyeglasses   Dear Savvy Senior,  What tips can you recommend for finding affordable prescription eyeglasses? More...

Update Front Doors for Security, Efficiency

Have you been meaning to replace your old front door, but keep finding ways to put it off? Now may be the time to do it. More...

TRIVIA

Liam Neeson studied to be a teacher. His worst day on the job was when he punched a 15-year-old kid for pulling a knife on him.  Trivia courtesy of didyouknowblog.com   More...

Safe Driving Tips

Always “Move Over” for Emergency Vehicles

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson recently released a public service announcement calling on motorists to follow Michigan’s “Move Over” law that protects the lives of emergency responders who have stopped their vehicle on a roadway.&n More...

Did You Know?

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, certain factors make women more likely than men to develop osteoporosis, a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too much bone, produces too little bone or both.  More...

Follow These New Tips to Boost Productivity

If you’re like most people, you could use more hours to get things done. But while the day isn’t getting any longer, there are plenty of ways to supercharge your routine and boost productivity, say lifestyle experts.  More...

Simple Solutions Can Streamline Your Move

Whether it’s your first move or your 10th, the process can be overwhelming. More...