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Ashley Gold and Pawn Chick Shopping Reveal the Hottest Trends for the Holidays

LogoAs we enter the gift giving season, shopping for parents, kids, relatives, friends, or anyone else on your holiday list is easy when knowing there is always a way to apply today's style to their gift.

'MenB Strong Moms' Crusading for Better Meningitis Protection with Release of PSA

LogoEach of these four 'MenB Strong Moms' lost a healthy teen child to a horrifying disease known as group B meningococcal disease (MenB). At the time, the disease couldn't be prevented. Today, thanks to a new vaccine, it can. But many of the kids who should be getting the vaccine still don't know it exists. This is why they produced the Meningitis B Shatters Dreams PSA. They hope to educate young adults and their parents about the availability of the MenB vaccine and encourage vaccination when kids are home over the holidays.

What Is an Iconic Restaurant? Everyone Will Have a Favorite in This New Book About Ann Arbor

LogoFrom Pizza Bob's to Krazy Jim's and Zingerman's, Ann Arbor has some of the most iconic restaurants in Michigan. Many remember Drake's (tart limeades), Del Rio (the Detburger), and Bicycle Jim's (fried mushrooms), and birthdays at Bimbo's, the city's residents have definite ideas about which eatery serves the best. Come along on a delicious journey into the city's favorite dining spots, some of which have been around for many years.

Just in Time for the Holidays "New Shoes for Elizabeth" and "A MouseKeeper Christmas: The Beginning"

Logo"A MouseKeeper Christmas: The Beginning," introduces a new game of hide and seek to play with your kids from Thanksgiving until Christmas. It is the start of a new Christmas tradition to help entertain playful and adorable mice. "A MouseKeeper Christmas: The Beginning." is about a six year old first grader, Sara, who solves Santa's toy production problems and saves Christmas. A little known fact of Santa's North Pole world is that the elves have pet mice that are supposed to test the toys but end up destroying way too many. This is a crucial bit of data for this story about a six year old heroine, Sara, who solved Santa's toy production problems and saved Christmas. The pet mice were originally supposed to test the toys but now end up destroying way too many. And the Naughty Lists are drying up. Santa has a problem. The North Pole toy factory just can't produce enough toys unless something changes. Santa sends out a contest looking for solutions and Sara's idea wins. Now they struggle to implement the solution. How does Sara solve Santa's problems? With Data. The book demonstrates how data can be used to solve a problem. This book also teaches children how to be MouseKeepers of North Pole mice and provides a fun game to entertain the young ones between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Merry Christmas to all and to all a Mouse Night.

A Celebration of the Beauty and Miracle of Organ Donation. A Man Who Feels He Has Had 3 Lives a 19 Year Old, Who Saved 5 Lives and Many More That We Don't Even Know

LogoDr. Michael Hagan says he has had three lives. First, as an emergency doctor before getting Hepatitis B. Second as a Vice President of a 600 bed hospital until he relapsed with liver damage which brought him to his third life working for Gift of Life Michigan. The Emily Stillman Foundation has invited Dr. Michael Hagan, Director of Quality Improvement and Regulatory Compliance for Gift of Life-Michigan, to be the keynote speaker at on Friday, November 18th during Donor Shabbat at Temple Shir Shalom (3999 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield MI 48323) at 7:30pm. This is a celebration of the beauty and miracle of organ donation.

Ashley Gold of Changes Her Life and Is Now Giving Back to Heart Transplant Teen Trevor Sullivan with a Specially Designed Beaded Bracelet

LogoAshley Gold changed her life 180 degrees when she looked in the mirror and with her height of 5'3" she had reached 180 pounds. The former reality television star of TruTV's Hardcore Pawn decided to make a lifestyle change. She knew that if she made a huge, drastic change and thought about this as a "diet" she would be miserable. "I started with cutting out soft drinks. I cut out red meat, and then I cut out desserts."

"Tiananmen West: Why Nixon Ordered the Kent State Massacre" Relevant Even in Today's Election Cycle

LogoThe Kent State Massacre occurred on May 4, 1970, at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, and involved the shooting of unarmed college students by members of the Ohio National Guard. It's reported that 67 shots were fired over a period of 13 seconds, resulting in four deaths and nine people being injured. Following on from the shooting, a large national response ensued, with four million students striking and hundreds of universities closing across America.

Judy Frankel Antiques a Favorite Source for Collectors, Clients, and Design Professionals CELEBRATING 25 YEARS

LogoWith her exquisite taste and keen eye for European style, Judy Frankel's name has been synonymous with unique, decorative antiques since 1991. "This is my 25th year in business and I am just ready for a "new look" and a new challenge," stated Frankel. Judy Frankel Antiques moved into a new location this June in Troy (1748 Northwood Drive, Troy, MI) with more than 12,000 square feet of space. "Now that everything is unpacked, I love the high the ceilings showcase the beautiful chandeliers and have a tremendous more open space for displays." The new showroom makes it easier to see a mixture of styles, how effortlessly Frankel can tie together those styles. Frankel greets her customers with her infectious smile, and then lets them explore for as long as they want. On November 2nd Judy Frankel Antiques will celebrate 25 years with music, hors d'oeuvres & drinks

The NYC Choreographer's Forum

LogoThe NYC Choreographer's Forum, produced by former Radio City Rockette Denise Caston, is an opportunity for choreographers to present their work to colleagues and peers. This inaugural event will feature styles including tap, jazz, theatre dance, and contemporary. Choreographers included in this diverse evening are former Tap Dog Anthony Locascio, Mark Albrecht, Kat Katona, Cooper Flanagan, Angela Morgan, and more! There is still time to submit your piece for the inaugural NYC Choreographer's Forum! We still have couple openings. The deadline to submit is September 3rd. All styles are welcome and encouraged. You can purchase tickets and/or submit work at

When the Common App Goes Live Every Year, Anxiety Among the Nation's Parents and Future College Students Kicks Into High Gear

LogoParents want to help their children get their best shot at admission to that dream school, the one that may not have been such a stretch when they went to college. They don't know how to help. And the mixed messages that come from colleges, high schools, books, TV and the Internet trigger confusion.