Sunday, May 19, 2013
Here are some of the big headlines from around White Lake- Highland this past week.
Northville Dancer Out to Prove She Can Dance Plymouth Township Memorial Will Pay Tribute to Fallen Police Officers, Other Local First Responders Novi Principal Leaves District After Super Drunk Charges Sheriff's Department Warns Against 'Traveler' Scams Oakland County Unveils Discount Prescription Card To Be Available To All Residents
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Saturday, May 18, 2013
The weekend-long comic convention starts Friday in Novi. Are you going?
Motor City Comic Con, Michigan’s original comic convention, celebrates its 24th anniversary Friday to Sunday at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Attendees will be absorbed into comic culture when seeing and meeting comic icons, shopping for comic merchandise and checking out what's new in the artist alley. Convention-goers will see comic characters come to life from participants of the adult and children costume contests, as well as enthusiastic fans. Are you going to Comic Con? Share your photos from the convention, in costume or not, on Patch. Add your photos to our gallery by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button above.
Check out the latest Local Voices contributions from your neighbors.
Bloggers from across the area are updating our Local Voices section weekly. Check out their newest contributions below. If you are interested in starting a blog on Patch, it's easy! Simply log in and click "Start A Blog". We look forward to hearing from you! Scott Spielman writes about the importance of knowing your family history following Angelina Jolie's big announcement. Spielman writes, "If knowing is half the battle, then deciding what to do with that knowledge must be the other half. Angelina Jolie showed the power behind that knowledge and action recently when she announced to the world that she had had a preventive double mastectomy upon learning that she was at an increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer." The Salvation Army …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Do you have an event? Add it to the events calendar on Patch.
Patch is here to make your life ridiculously easy, so as you sit down today and plan your weekend, here are three events you should know about in the White Lake-Highland area. Do you have an event you want to share? Click here to add it to the White Lake-Highland Patch events calendar.
Calling all student newspapers, teachers and anyone with a passion for education. We want to see your ideas on Patch!
Patch is seeking student newspapers, teachers, parents and administrators to contribute to our Local Voices platform and help educate the masses on what going on in your schools. We would love for student newspapers to post their articles. If you love to photograph local graduations, school plays and concerts, you can showcase that passion as well in a Local Voices post. Part of the Patch mission is to strengthen communities and improve the lives of their residents, but we can't do it without you. Our Local Voices section allows members of the community—from cooking enthusiasts to local politicians and everyone in between—to interact and post directly to the site. These posts then appear on the homepage, in the daily newsletter and are …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Steve Wilson was awarded a $7,500 scholarship, based primarily on academic achievements, to continue his education at a graduate degree program.
Univeristy of Michigan football player and Lakeland High School alumni Steve Wilson was recognized this week as one the inaugural recipients of a postgraduate Big Ten scholarship. Wilson, along with women's swimmer Val Barthelemy, of Ann Arbor, were selected as the University of Michigan recipients by a committee of faculty and staff from the institution, according to mgoblue.com. The two students were awarded a $7,500 scholarship, based primarily on academic achievements, according to the report, to continue their education at a graduate degree program. Wilson, who plans to attend medical school after earning his degree in cellular and molecular biology this spring, was a walk-on cornerback for the Michigan football team, according to the…
Here's the story of Marlene Konkoly of Royal Oak, who found creative ways to spend less and save more so she can retire at age 50. This story is the first in our series about Extreme Savers.
Americans may be living longer, but our retirement plans aren’t keeping up. Which means people are living longer with smaller bank accounts. But Marlene Konkoly, a Patch reader from Royal Oak, will retire at age 50. How is she planning it? She contributes a whopping 45 percent of the gross annual income she earns as a procurement officer for an automotive finance company to her retirement—all while owning a home and remaining debt-free. Konkoly is actually well ahead of the retirement savings curve compared to many Americans. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, fewer than half of Americans even know how much money they would need to retire. And nearly a third of employees who had access to a defined contribution plan such as a 401(k…
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Thursday, May 16
By Gretchen Voyle, Michigan State University Extension Many gardeners really enjoy being outside and caring for their landscapes. But a certain percentage is very concerned about snakes also enjoying that same landscape. The question which gets asked of Michigan State University Extension Horticulture Educators and Hotline Master Gardeners is, “How can I make snakes stay away from my garden?” There is no magic spray or product that guarantees that snakes will respect your property lines. Some of the snake repellants are just a version of moth balls. They may not be effective and evaporate rapidly in the open air. But what’s a “snake-o-phobe” supposed to do? There are several ideas that can be culled from old MSU Extension publications. All…