Monthly Archives: November 2010

Avoid Holiday Scams

It’s the most wonderful time of year for scam artists and identity thieves. With the holiday shopping season starting, people should be on the look-out for fraud and scams. Protect yourself from credit card and ID theft this Christmas season. Continue reading

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A Lot to Be Grateful for This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for family gatherings filled with feasting on turkey, watching parades, cheering on football games, and many more of our own personal traditions. Most importantly, Thanksgiving is a time to express our gratitude to friends and family for their friendship and support throughout the year and to give thanks for the many blessings in our lives. Continue reading

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Deer Populations High in Michigan’s Great Southwest

With the firearm deer hunting season upon us, a great Michigan tradition is underway. The following are some things to keep in mind this fall. Continue reading

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New Law Helps Local Cupcake Company Get Started

A pair of sisters from Saint Joseph have launched a new cupcake business, and say that a recently passed state law on cottage kitchens has helped them to do so. The state law — introduced by State Representative John Proos — lets makers of baked goods produced in the home sell their items, as long as they’re labeled properly. Continue reading

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State Parks Recreation Passport Now Available

Michigan’s new recreation passport is a wonderful and affordable way to enjoy the great outdoors. The family passport is a license plate sticker which grants access to 98 state parks and 1,000 boat launches across the state.The State Parks Recreation Passport is available for $10 for registered vehicles and $5 for registered motorcycles and can be obtained when you renew your license plate online, by mail, at Self Service Stations or at a Secretary of State office. The sticker is also available for purchase at the DNR E-Store or Michigan residents can call 517-373-9900 to receive the passport license sticker by mail. Continue reading

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