Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Denise Brainard issues a heartfelt thank you to volunteers, residents and Mother Nature for making the annual festival, which kicked off May 11 and wrapped up Sunday, a success.
Dear Berkley and Friends, Thank you for making Berkley Days 2013 a tremendous success. I don't know if everyone knows that Berkley Days happens because of many different volunteers and community service groups. There are always some glitches and it doesn't always run perfectly, but the people who are dedicated to the event work tirelessly for months in advance and nonstop the weekend of the event. This year was no exception. Thank you to the Dad's Club for picking up trash on the Midway, the Mom's Club for putting up the Craft Show signs and Lisa Zimmerman and Hoops for taking them down. Thank you to the Friends of Berkley Parks and Rec and the American Legion for the Beer tent and to the VFW for the Pancakes. Thank you Berkley Junior …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Leave a comment to join the conversation about the Marketplace Fairness Act.
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Saturday, May 11
Monday, April 1, 2013
The Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner plans additional oil drilling and fracking town hall meetings.
I want to thank the voters of Oakland County for their support of my candidacy for Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner. My time serving as Oakland County Commissioner was an honor and the most rewarding experience of my life. I have had the opportunity to serve with so many dedicated public servants and community volunteers, at the county, region, state and national levels. We can be truly proud of the people who work for us and those who volunteer in so many important capacities. From the beginning, I focused my efforts on green building and sustainability, both as county policies and in public/private planning and economic development efforts. I have worked with dedicated public employees in these areas also, through the …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Which of these designs do you like best? Tell us in comments.
Thursday, March 28
Three Patch readers submitted entries for our PEEPS creation contest. Using the marshmallow candies, they made "5 Golden Peeps", "Peeps on the Virgina Beach Boardwalk" and "Peeps on the Farm". Two of the Patch users have a chance to win a Prize Pack worth $25. It includes a PEEPS® Plush Chick Basket valued at $15 and an electronic gift card valued at $10 from PEEPS and COMPANY®. Use the comments section to vote once for your favorite Patch entry. The two with the most votes will each win a prize pack. Voting ends at 12 p.m. EST on March 30. Which of the three entries is your favorite? Vote once in the comments below for "5 Golden Peeps", "Peeps on the Virgina Beach Boardwalk" or "Peeps on the Farm".
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Win tickets to see the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on Thursday in Southfield just by telling us about your first concert.
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will perform Thursday, April 4, at the Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield, and Patch is giving you the chance to win free tickets. The DSO will perform Mozart’s “Jupiter” as part of its Neighborhood Concert Series. Bach’s Ricercare No. 2 and Britten’s Violin Concerto No. 1 also will be performed. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Congregation Shaarey Zedek is located at 27375 Bell Rd. in Southfield. How can you win two tickets to see the show? Simply leave a comment on this story telling us the first concert you attended. You must comment by 1 p.m. Monday, April 1, to be entered into a random drawing to receive two tickets to the show. Each ticket is worth $25. And the tickets will be available for you at…
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
If you've got a creative streak and a passion for PEEPs, enter Patch's Easter PEEPs contest for a chance to win a prize package.
Wednesday, March 20
Editor's note: This contest is now closed. PEEPS, those famously delicious and delightful marshmallow candies, aren't just for eating anymore. These days, crafty PEEPs creations are all the rage. You can find them on display on Pinterest. And transformed into everything from the White House front lawn, to re-creations of children’s books, historical settings and other unusual situations. Think you can invent something fun with PEEPS? Now's the time to show us! Enter Patch's Easter PEEPs photo contest. Here's how: Read the complete contest rules here.
Friday, March 15, 2013
To accompany corned beef, we forgo boiled cabbage for a slightly fancier (and just as easy) braised version.
St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday that Americans of all backgrounds have embraced wholeheartedly. For some, the celebrations don’t go beyond wearing a green sweater to work or putting green dye in a Budweiser. For others it’s an excuse to make one last hearty winter meal before spring: corned beef and cabbage. Appropriately enough for a holiday celebrated with much more gusto in the United States than in Ireland, corned beef was born on the Isle of Manhattan, not the Emerald Isle. It was eagerly adopted by Irish Americans and somewhere along the line it became the traditional dish associated with St. Patrick’s Day. Instead of the usual boiled dinner, we're changing it up a bit with a slightly more sophisticated take on the cabbage portion of…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The economic impact of damage to shipping in Michigan will be felt across the country.
Thursday, March 7
More than four months after Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of the Eastern United States, recovery and reconstruction efforts are far from complete. And while most of the attention has rightly focused on the need for aid to areas in the Northeast that were devastated by the storm’s landfall, Sandy’s power was so great that its effects were felt as far west as our own Great Lakes. When Sandy reached land in October, it cut a deadly path across the country. More than 120 deaths are blamed on the storm, and Americans will never forget the scenes of devastation in the storm’s wake. Sandy was not just powerful, it was huge. Hurricane force winds were recorded in an area more than 900 miles across, making it the largest Atlantic Ocean …
From blood drives to mom-to-mom sales and more, this video tutorial will teach you how to post your very own Patch events.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Leslie Ellis will serve as content recruiter, teaching community leaders, business owners, athletic and arts boosters, and anyone who has important information about our communities how to share the news on Patch!
Change is in the air. We are less than a month from the official start of spring and the days already are getting longer. Soon the tree buds will unfurl and the flowers will poke up through the soil to see the sun. Here at Patch, things are changing, too. After more than 2 years as Huntington Woods-Berkley Patch editor, I am taking on a new role as content recruiter. I will be working with you to democratize Patch, to make it a news and information website of the people, by the people, for the people – to put in the parlance of the Gettysburg Address. That means you won't see me around town with a notebook and camera in hand anymore. Instead, I'll be teaching community leaders, business owners, athletic and arts boosters, and anyone who …