Voting by mail should replace voting at the polls in its entirety.
The two institutions that can definitely be trusted are county election officials and the United States Postal Service.
The money saved by eliminating the need for poll workers could be used to offer free postage on the envelopes used to vote by mail. The person voting would also have more time to consider what they are voting for and would not be confined to the hours
of the polling place.
Just a note to say thank you for your well-done cover story on the challenges facing the farming community under the pressures of COVID (May/Downotwn).
We very much appreciate you getting this piece out in front of an audience we usually wouldn’t get in front of.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out in the future, hopefully under better conditions. Steve Paradiso
Media Relations Specialist
Michigan Farm Bureau
If you see Jonathan Holloway at a restaurant and think he looks familiar, you wouldn’t be the first to approach him.
Holloway did stints on both The Bachelorette, during the show’s 11th season in 2015, and Bachelor in Paradise’s second season.
“Still to this day, people will be like, ‘Were you on TV?’” he laughed.
So, how did he end up on reality TV in the first place? His mom.
Yes, really, she was the one who encouraged the Groves High School alumnus to go for it.
On a recent day this spring, medical workers at Beaumont Royal Oak got a break from their grueling shift treating COVID’s sickest patients and were treated to a feast of sticky Buffalo wings. Since the pandemic hit in March, this act of gratitude and support to southeast Michigan’s essential healthcare workers has been repeated hundreds of times thanks to a group of women who formed a local chapter of a grassroots organization called Front Line Appreciation Group, (FLAG).
The last time violinist Laurie Goldman set foot in Detroit's Orchestra Hall was early March. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's celebratory centennial 2019-2020 season was well underway. Goldman and her colleagues were preparing to perform back-to-back May concerts to herald the return visit of DSO Music Director Laureate Leonard Slatkin.
Goldman had no idea it would be the final, full rehearsal for the foreseeable future and a live concert season that would go unfinished. Th
As companies started to shut down due to the coronavirus, Varchasvi Shankar began working on the best and safest way to bring people back to offices and factories.
Through Sqwirrel LLC, a subsidiary of Shanker’s company, V2Soft – which he is the founder, president and CEO of – they created the patent-pending app, CompanyTRAK.
“What it does is it helps in managing the primary exposure with employees within an organization,” Shankar said. “It’s very neat.”
Since their fou
After 27 years at 175 W. Merrill Street in Birmingham, The Townsend Hotel announced it would not be reopening The Townsend Bakery, describing the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept through the country as “very difficult and unprecedented times.” The bakery was known for its wedding cakes, special occasion cakes and tortes, cookies, cupcakes and other sweets. “I can’t tell you how distraught I am to announce that The Townsend Bakery is now closed permanently. The staff, manageme
Marlene Mansour had been a stay-at-home mom and volunteer and was ready for her next act when she wandered into an Urban Wick Candle Bar in Ohio, and she suddenly knew what she wanted to do. “I said I found my thing,” she asked. “Who doesn’t love a candle?” In early to mid-July, Mansour, along with her daughter Elise Mansour, will open Urban Wick Candle Bar at 172 N. Old Woodward in downtown Birmingham, allowing visitors to create their own scented hand-poured candles. She ex
After months of home confinement, everyone is in the mood for a little pampering. Paint Nail Box, opening the beginning of August at 229 N. Old Woodward in downtown Birmingham, sounds like it will do the trick. Owner Rich Pfaff, who also owns a franchise of Paint Nail Box in Rochester, said upon entering, “the manager will offer customers a glass of wine, champagne, water,” to make everyone feel comfortable. All products used at Paint Nail Box are formaldehyde and fume-free,
It has been 15 years since Leonid Khankin purchased Ernst Benz North America, 177 S. Old Woodward, in Birmingham from Ernst and Chuck Benz in 2005. The timepieces, from tradition to contemporary, includes special edition models and chronographs, and are inspired by “the spirit of travel and the art of watchmaking.” Each watch is designed and manufactured in the traditional Swiss manner. Khankin, who was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, is a second-generation watchmaker, said h