Our government leaders in Michigan have failed us.
With massive unemployment since late March 2020, our unemployment system has not been available by telephone or text to those that are in dire need of their unemployment income to live. Numerous repeated cases have been reported where people cannot reach a live person at Michigan UIA but are met with a consistent busy signal and a disconnect on the phone.
The same is true of trying to use the website to send a message.
Kim Sakwa has loved to read as far back as she can remember, but in her early teens she found a few authors, like Sidney Sheldon and Jackie Collins, that would change her life.
“There was just something about them,” said Sakwa, who went to Seaholm High School. “I remember seeing pictures of these authors sitting behind a desk and something just clicked and I thought, that's what I want to do. That's who I want to be. That's what I want to be.”
Now, Sakwa’s photo is gracin
The sunlight-soaked space of the Detroit Writing Room, an entrepreneurial endeavor launched in June of 2019 by wife and husband team Stephanie Steinberg and Jake Serwer, is quiet and empty during these pandemic months. But now that many are finding the time to get their creative juices going during quarantine, Steinberg and her team of accomplished writing coaches have never been busier, virtually guiding those who are curious about starting a podcast, who will finally pen th
Move over, sourdough. Banana bread is the true loaf of the quarantine.
At least that is the observation of Annie Slabotsky, co-founder of the runaway baking company gonanas. Since founding the allergen-free baking brand with Morgan Lerner in 2016 as dormmates at the University of Michigan, gonanas has exploded, with the duo now marketing their signature loaves in six states, including many smaller supermarkets around southeast Michigan. And now, anyone who has Wi-Fi access
“Finding a New Normal Together”
Gina LaPapa As we begin Fall 2020, forever changed by a worldwide pandemic, COVID-19, we at The Community House take pause to reflect on all of the people: individuals, corporations, foundations – kindnesses large and small, which have helped sustain us over these last six months, and to those who have made a true and lasting difference at the historic Community House, yesterday, today and always. If you are wondering when will the coronavirus
Bohemian chic women’s clothing store Johnny Was is opening its first Michigan store in downtown Birmingham at 115 S. Old Woodward on Saturday, September 12. “The historical Birmingham Shopping District is the perfect location to debut Johnny Was in Michigan,” said Rob Trauber, CEO of Johnny Was. “It’s a great mix of upscale retail and dining, and also has beautiful tree-lined streets and architecture. When we search for a location for a boutique we always make sure it deliver
Women’s wear store Viga, owned by Ludviga Shneyders, has taken her store right around the corner in downtown Birmingham – moving from 168 Maple Road to 152 N. Old Woodward.
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Popular knitting store Woolly & Co., formerly in downtown Birmingham, packed its bags and knitting crates at the end of August and moved west on Maple into the Village Knoll Plaza in Bloomfield Township, where it opened its newly-spacious digs next to Kroger at 3630 W. Maple Road at Lahser on September 1. Owner Aviva Susser said the COVID-19 shutdown made her realize a change of locale would be more convenient for a majority of her customers. “During COVID, we did a lot of ho
After a decade in downtown Birmingham at 202 E. Maple Road, Scavolini Store Detroit moved September 1 to the Michigan Design Center in Troy. Owned by partners Niki Serras, Alisha Serras and Brian Gamache, the three opened design centers in Chicago and Boston after the success of their Birmingham showroom. Scavolini is an Italian brand of cabinetry founded in 1961, and is custom made and imported from Italy for each client. Specializing in modern kitchens, baths, living area a
The November general election will have a lot on its ballot, from who is choosen to be the next president, senator, congressional representatives, state and county leaders as well as some local municipal officials. According to Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, there could be as many as five million ballots cast in the state, with possibly three million of those by absentee ballots.
In November 2018, Michigan voters overwhelmingly supported Proposal 3, 67 percent