If you’re currently planning a renovation for an older property, it’s understandable that you might be in a rush to get started and get it over with. After all, if the property has been sitting without a renovation for that long then chances are it probably looks and feels pretty outdated on the inside. While you might be tempted to run through the halls with a sledgehammer and replace everything that’s removable, it’s important to understand that there are certain hazards to be aware of during the renovation process. More specifically, here are four critical precautions you should try to take before you start renovating any home that was built more than a couple of decades agoMore
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When it comes to buying a car, we have a limited amount of choice about the motor. But when it comes to buying the right outboard motor for a boat, there are all sorts of brands, features, and options to consider. Buying a new small outboard motor can be almost as hard as choosing a boat. Whether you are wanting more power or replacing a broken motor, here are some of the top things to consider when buying an outboard motor.More
So you’ve moved to a new neighborhood: such an exciting experience! There’s nothing like that sense of pride that comes with being a new homeowner and having a place to put down roots. But whether you’ve been there a few months or even a few years, it can take a while to feel like you belong in your new home. What’s the best way to feel at home sooner? Believe it or not, it has less to do with fixing up what’s inside your four walls and more about what surrounds them: your community.More
Chinese-based mobile app developer Cheetah Mobile, Inc. has asked a federal court in New York to dismiss a purposed class action lawsuit brought by the company’s investors. Cheetah boasts hundreds of millions of monthly active users of its apps, including Clean Master, Cheetah Keyboard, Piano Tiles 2 and Live Me.More
Last month, Mayor Mike Duggan and the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) announced a comprehensive neighborhood-by-neighborhood approach to begin to upgrade the city’s water and sewer systems through a five-year, $500 million program. Most of Detroit’s water and sewer pipes are more than 80 years old and there has not been a massive infrastructure upgrade since 1930.More
Ferndale’s Youth Services Librarians are excited to start up a new Open Mic program for teens. Three summertime events will be hosted by Detroit-based veteran spoken word artist Natasha ‘Beautiful Thought’ Anée, starting June 28. Anée will be bringing teens who want to explore their creative sides and express themselves into the Ferndale Library on Friday evenings for an intimate experience where they’ll be encouraged to share their talents. The program is open to ages 13-20, and no registration is required. Future events will be hosted on July 26 and August 23.
Teens can benefit from an opportunity to let their guard down and interact with their peers in an encouraging, safe space where they can (creatively) blow off some steam. Being able to share their passion and talents through the craft of music, poetry, and spoken-word can build their self-confidence. Plus, a University of Virginia study has shown that children and teens who are allowed to verbally express themselves were less likely or prone to using drugs and alcohol. Creatively expressing themselves can also advance conversations or address subjects that they might not otherwise know how to approach. It also provides catharsis, and an opportunity to process their emotions.
Natasha ‘Beautiful Thought’ Anée is a poet, producer, and host of “The Peaceful Poetic Place,” as well as a member of the “Paul Dean & Beautiful Thought Collective.” She recently released a CD, Spoken Soul I: Perfect Imperfections, and has worked with NSO Youth Initiative Project providing youth leadership and focusing on preventing violence and substance abuse. One of the many passions of this multifaceted artist is helping teens find strength through finding their own voice. Since 1997, she has been actively using social work and community resources to empower children and families in the Detroit area.
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Manufacturing Day Wins “Best in Category” As Oakland County Wins 8 Awards From The National Association Of Counties
Oakland County Manufacturing Day, which showcases modern manufacturing careers to high school students across the region, won “Best in Category” Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo).More
Story by Lindy Lindell, Photo’s by Bob Ryder
“The thing I’ve noticed in boxing is that it is always the B fighter who finds himself on the losing end when a fight is stopped due to some irregularity.” This remark was uttered by the late Cedric Kushner, still relatively early in his boxing career as a manager-promoter when, while waiting for a flight at Chicago’s Midway Airport following a fight the previous night in 1984 in which Tony Tucker had been awarded a two-round stoppage win over Dave Johnson.More
On Thursday, May 23rd at The Crowne Plaza Lansing West Hotel, the Michigan Economic Development Association (MEDA) held their Annual Event to update members on economic development in Michigan, hear from keynote speakers and provided networking sessions for all attendees. The event proves to be an important meeting for the professional Michigan economic development community year after year.More