Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The Powell family of Davis, CA, earns $100,000 for the district's schools. Thank you to Berkley Patch's local winner, Marla Rocklin Jansen, who submitted a photo of her home's lighted menorah.
The Powell family of Davis, CA, was technically the winner of the Deck the House contest. But since the prize is $100,000 to Davis schools, teacher Kristy Powell doesn't quite see it that way. “We all won,” she said. “There are a lot of needs at the schools. This is not going to fix it all, but it will help. This is a blessing.” Powell entered her home in Patch's national Deck the House contest during the holidays and was selected as one of the top 24 finalists in late December. Marla Rocklin Jansen, who submitted a photo of her home's lighted menorah, was the sole entrant and local winner for Berkley Patch. Thank you to Jansen and the Berkley School District, which helped promote the contest via the Berkley Beat newsletter! However, Davis…
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
If you're just hopping online again after the break, Berkley Patch has the scoop on what you need to know.
Welcome back, Berkley and Huntington Woods! Whether you were out of town or simply logged off to enjoy the holidays with friends and family, we're happy to fill you in on what you missed on Berkley Patch over the holidays. The first official day of winter was just three days before Christmas, but true Michigan winter weather didn't show up until yesterday, when blustery winds and icy temperatures blew into the state. The National Weather Service predicts frigid temperatures today in Berkley and Huntington Woods, with a high and low of 18 degrees. Wind chill values could be as low as zero, with winds gusting up to 22 miles an hour, the agency warns. So, don't forget to bundle up before you head out! According to AAA, the average price for …
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Sort through the myths and remedies for a night of partying.
Are you actually thinking ahead about how much you want to have fun tonight but don't want to get a hangover? Or maybe you partied a little too much last night and now you have a whopper of a hangover. What to do? Let's start with how to ward off a hangover in the first place. The best advice, of course, is don't drink any alcohol or stay out late. That's the first thing. But if you do intend to drink and ring in the New Year, Henry Ford also offers tips on preventing a hangover: Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital Emergency Center Dr. Edward Walton is a big fan of drinking a lot of water and eating hardy foods to keep a nasty hangover away. "You should make sure that you don’t drink on an empty stomach and if you are drinking, try to have a glass…
Of 24 finalists in the holiday lights contest, one will earn $100,000 for their public school district.
The local winners of the Deck the House holiday lights contest have been narrowed down to 24 national finalists, eligible to win a $100,000 donation for their public school district. Although there are no Michigan homes in the final pool of 24, we celebrate the local winners, including: To vote for one of the homes competing nationally to win a $100,000 donation for their lucky public school district, visit www.deckthehouse.patch.com/entries. A special thank you to everyone who entered and/or voted. You've made our dark nights more festive and "oooh-worthy" this holiday season. National voting continues through 9 p.m. ET Jan. 8.
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 …
Fitness experts, business coaches, entrepreneurs and others weigh in with New Year's resolutions and tips on how to make them stick.
A quick survey around town reveals some intriguing 2012 promises and resolutions that may inspire you to make a few of your own. Before we checked in with various area residents on their New Year’s resolutions suggestions, we received some insights from motivational coach Steve Frank of evolution360° in Birmingham, and fitness coach Ryanne Moroschan of Sola Life & Fitness, Beaumont Health System's medically based fitness center in Rochester Hills. As founder and “chief motivational officer” of evolution360°, Frank works as a personal and business coach. He helps clients with goal setting, work-life balance, transition, leadership and team dynamics. “For this new year, consider making only one resolution: Resolve to set clear, actionable …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Area chefs share their secrets for great bowl game snacks, from crowd-pleasing dips to a variety of flavored meatballs.
You’d expect that a professional chef would know how to throw a no-holds-barred, great party at home, right? That’s precisely why, with a variety of bowl games already sprinting full speed into our lives and more to come (MSU plays Jan. 2 and U-M plays Jan. 3; 35 bowl games total through Jan. 9, and don’t forget Feb. 4 is Super Bowl day), we checked in with our favorite “kitchen quarterbacks.” Cutting right to the party chase, here's the lowdown on everything from crowd-pleasing dips to big-guy sandwiches. “When I have parties at my home, I like to use big, round sourdough or Tuscan loaves, like 10 inches in diameter to make great sandwiches,” said Chef Pete Loren of Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace in Troy. “These are different; …
Here's your guide to holiday hours in Berkley and Huntington Woods.
The New Year's Eve weekend is a time to celebrate with family and friends. As such, many offices, restaurants and libraries will be closed or have special hours in the days leading up to and following the holiday Saturday and the first day of 2012 Sunday. Here's a quick look at what will be open and closed in Berkley and Huntington Woods. Please leave a comment if you have something to add! City of Berkley City of Huntington Woods O'Mara's Restaurant Amici's Pizza & Living Room House of Yoga Hartfield Lanes Know of another business in Berkley or Huntington Woods that will have special hours this weekend? Leave a comment!
Rain, sunshine and snow showers are in the forecast this weekend.
Revelers can expect a mix of rain, sunshine and snow showers for the New Year's weekend. According to the National Weather Service, Berkley and Huntington Woods have a chance of rain changing to snow Friday night with a low of 31 degrees. Saturday's forecast calls for a high of 39 degrees and a low of 35 degrees, with a mix of sun and clouds. Expect a high of 40 degrees Sunday, with a low of 25 degrees on New Year's evening and more snow possible.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Berkley Patch represented in national holiday decoration contest for our schools.
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Thursday, December 29, 2011
Thank you so much Marla Rocklin Jansen for submitting the entry of your decorated home in the Patch Deck the House contest. You're the Berkley Patch local winner! Congratulations! Tonight we'll find out if you are among the 24 national finalists — fingers crossed. Each top 24 finalist is guaranteed $500 to help pay those holiday-size electric bills and a shot at winning a $100,000 donation for their public school district. A special thank you to everyone who entered. You made our dark drives home more festive and "oooh-worthy" this holiday season. National voting begins 9 a.m. ET today. Vote once a day, every day, for your favorite — and feel free to share the link on all your social networks! Voting ends at midnight ET on Jan. 8.