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10 ways Lions fans can kill time while in Green Bay for Thursday Night Football
Believe it or not, Michiganders, there’s more to do in Green Bay, Wisconsin than indulge in various cheeses. A lot of Detroit Lions fans are traveling to “Titletown, USA” this week looking for things to do while waiting for the “Thursday Night Football” game to kick-off between the Packers and the Lions on September 28.
Michigan football ready for ‘electric’ environment at Nebraska
ANN ARBOR – Michigan football practices have been a little louder this week. The second-ranked Wolverines (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten) will hit the road this week for the first time this season and are preparing for a raucous environment at Nebraska (2-2, 0-1), which is nearing 400 straight sellouts at 90,000-capacity Memorial Stadium.
Where to see thousands of massive, prehistoric birds in Michigan this fall
Few sights are quite like it in the Michigan wildlife watching world. Every year in September and October, Sandhill Cranes begin their annual migration from their summer breeding grounds across northern North America to their winter homes in the southern U.S. and northern Mexico. As migration season peaks, it’s possible to glimpse gatherings of hundreds and even thousands of these enormous, ancient birds on fall evenings when they congregate to rest and refuel as the sun goes down.
Shoulder work is closing additional I-94 lanes in Jackson County
JACKSON COUNTY, MI – Motorists should expect more backups along I-94 in Jackson County as the Michigan Department of Transportation is closing several lanes of the highway for shoulder work. The first closure affects the eastbound lane of I-94 between Airport and Sargent roads. The singlelane closure is 7...
Ask Amy: My friend plans to live in an RV. Should I tell her I’m concerned?
Dear Amy: My BFF and I met in grade school. We’ve lost touch on and off, but we always find our way back, usually when she’s losing a relationship. The last loss was two Christmases ago, when after 10 years together her partner “Benny” called her at work, telling her: “This isn’t working anymore, I’m moving out today.”
Dear Abby: Is it OK for grown daughter to move on from mess of a mom?
DEAR ABBY: When I was in middle school, my mother made many poor decisions that culminated in her incarceration and a rather unpleasant boyfriend. Now that I have kids of my own, I feel I have more perspective on my mother’s choices -- and it’s not a flattering picture.
Ask Amy: Mom who keeps ‘kindly’ suggesting her daughter lose weight needs to stop
Dear Amy: My daughter, who is in her 40′s, has always had a bit of a weight problem, as have I. But having to work from home during Covid resulted in her gaining even more weight. I think she is around 80 pounds overweight. We are very close, and...
Dear Abby: My marriage has no spark and I think my husband might be gay
DEAR ABBY: I have been married to a man I’ll call “Ed” for 15 years. We are seniors, but he is 17 years older than I am. I have three children from a previous marriage who are grown and on their own. I think my husband is gay but never came out of the closet. He watches gay porn and once confessed to me he had a fantasy about another man. For the last 10 years, he has refused to have sex and is always making excuses (“I’m old,” “I’m tired,” “Tomorrow”).
Dear Annie: Condo’s thin walls mean I’m hearing too much from neighbor’s bathroom
Dear Annie: I was fortunate to have found a wonderful quiet condo in a very expensive tourist town. Although I’m renting, I have done repairs and spent money on my new “home,” as I was planning to make this my last move. I’m 70. Everything was...
Dear Annie: Single mom is sharing too much info about kids on social media
Dear Annie: I consider myself to be a self-aware social media poster. However, there is a family member on Facebook who posts her childcare needs at least once a week. She posts the day and time she needs and has said the names of the children who need a sitter. She has three children.
Today’s daily horoscopes: Pisces, success likely as long as you dial back the enthusiasm (9/27/23)
Linda Black Horoscopes for Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023. Today’s Birthday (09/27/23). Gather resources together this year. Dedicated physical practices strengthen your work, health and fitness. Grab a lucky break this autumn, before resolving winter financial puzzles with your partner. Make a personal change next spring, before summer flowers into romantic fun. You’re a powerful team.
17 abandoned cats located in Ann Arbor parking lot
ANN ARBOR, MI — Seventeen cats were found last week in a parking lot near Owl Creek Apartments. The Humane Society of Huron Valley is providing shelter, care and attention to the cats who were believed to have been abandoned in the parking lot, a news release issued on Sept. 26 states.
Michigan backs hydrogen fuel gigafactory with $10 million grant
A $400 million hydrogen fuel gigafactory will create 517 clean energy jobs in Michigan. Nel Hydrogen, a Norwegian company, plans to build the world’s largest manufacturing plant for electrolyzers, equipment that uses electrolysis to produce hydrogen from water, in Wayne County’s Plymouth Charter Township. If you purchase a...
Lions, riding the short week, preparing for another run-happy, physical offense
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions are staring down another test against a physical, run-heavy offense when they hop over Lake Michigan to face the Green Bay Packers on Thursday Night Football this week. The challenge ahead is compounded by the quick turnaround on the short week this time, though....
Hundreds gather at Michigan Capitol to promote a clean energy future
LANSING, MI - Chanting “from the east, to the west, clean energy is the best,” hundreds gathered at the steps of the Michigan Capitol building Tuesday for a Clean Energy Future Now rally. Climate and energy organizations from around the state were there to encourage lawmakers to pass...
Apple cider, pumpkins & corn mazes: Where to find fall fun around Washtenaw County
WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI -- Fall is officially here, which means apple cider, pumpkins and freshly made doughnuts will soon fill your weekends. There are plenty of places and activities going on around Washtenaw County to help you get into the fall mood, whether you want family-fun activities or a place to pick fresh apples.
Three Monet paintings destroyed when Lake Michigan mansion burned
Claude Monet’s “Prairie, ciel nuageux” showed a flower-filled field underneath a bright but cloudy sky, its light shimmering through a stand of trees. There are haystacks in the distance, a hint of the celebrated haystack series the French impressionist painter would begin just a few weeks later as the summer of 1890 turned to fall.
From $7K to $400K, see hundreds of RVs at Michigan camping show
NOVI, MI – Hundreds of RVs – ranging in price from $6,995 to $400,000 – will be on display at an upcoming Michigan camping show. The 34th Annual Fall Detroit RV & Camping Show is scheduled for Wednesday to Sunday, Oct. 4 to 8, at the Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave. in Novi.
Michigan awards $65M to Marshall mega site, one day after Ford halts work
The Marshall mega site is getting more state funding despite Ford Motor Co. pausing construction of its $3.5 billion electric vehicle battery plant there. The Michigan Strategic Fund approved a $65 million grant Tuesday, Sept. 26, after officials from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) emphasized the funding will be used to develop non-Ford parcels of the 1,900-acre mega site deemed the MAJOR Campus.
Help amid punishment: Michigan to reform treatment of kids in justice system
LANSING, MI – A year ago, a state task force announced dozens of recommendations to improve how Michigan treats its youngest people who have committed crimes. The solutions suggested have now been handed off as a massive proverbial baton that state lawmakers are trying to move across the finish line. That baton, a package of 20 bills, is among the Democratic majority’s top priorities this fall, and it also has some Republican support.
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