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Burton Fire Department Begins Saturday Food Drive
The Burton Fire Department is doing a holiday food drive to try and provide for the less fortunate families in our community. Their goal is to make sure that families have a holiday meal at Christmastime. They are collecting non-perishable food items every Saturday through December 15th. There is al…
National Pancake Week
Got maple syrup? A hearty appetite? National Pancake Week continues through Saturday (Feb 25). Originally the celebration surrounds Shrove or Pancake Tuesday. My take on this is a week-long celebration of Fat Tuesday. It is also geared to recognize the history and continuing popularity of panca…
Celebrate “Meat Week” With Barbecue
Most holidays last for just 24 hours that is until Meat Week, this holiday originated six years ago in the Southern US, but has spread across the nation. Meat Week begins the last Sunday in January and continues until the next Sunday. Each night, for eight days, participants dine on barbecued mea…
Calendar Allows Holidays To Be On Same Day Each Year
Around Halloween, we talked about a lawmaker wanting to change the date of Halloween to make sure it always fell on a Saturday so everyone could enjoy the day. Now two professors at John Hopkins University say they've created a revised calendar that would allow major events like holidays to fal…
Why Do the Holidays Make Us So Nostalgic?
There’s something about the holiday season that often makes us all a little nostalgic. And it’s not just the result of carefully-crafted marketing by retailers — psychological experts say that wistful feeling has an actual purpose.
Krystine Batcho, a professor of psychology at Le Moyne College in New…
Fewer Will Fly for Thanksgiving, But Planes Will Be Jam Packed
If you’re planning to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, be prepared to have trouble finding open seats, pay a premium when you do and fly on a packed plane. Industry insiders say that, because of high costs and lower bookings, airlines have had to increase ticket prices and reduce…
First Frost Art Fair Coming To FIA
Saturday, November 5th and Sunday, November 6th are the dates this year for the 6th Annual First Frost Arts & Fine Arts Crafts Fair. This unique two-day arts festival is held inside the Flint Institute of Arts on Kearsley Street. There will be more than 50 hand-selected artists displaying their …
Airlines Hike Rates In Time For Holiday Travel
Are you thinking about flying somewhere for the holidays? The news is not good, looks like airfares are rising again, just in time for holiday travel. U.S. airlines have attempted to raise fares 19 times this year, and have succeeded in 10 previous attempts.
 
Check out some of the increases afte…
Holiday Eating Tips
Just in time for the holiday eating season, the Weight Watchers Points Plus Program is a good way to  maintain your weight.  We had the pleasure of talking with Florine Mark who offered some great tips.

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