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JMarsh April 19, 2014 at 11:16 am
I think I will go back to using checks at stores and cash at gas stations. I found a gas station inRead More Eagle Rock that gives a discount for using cash and generally buy my gas there. Not as convenient as using a debit card but I had to cancel my card after using it at Target right before Christmas. What a hassle.
cookiepro2 April 19, 2014 at 06:28 pm
I've started using cash more in the past year for grocery and gas. It's simplified bill paying,Read More reducing the number of credit card receipts that need to be reconciled with statements! Though I still like the 5% discount from using my Target card and the cash back bonus from Discover. Anyway gotta have a good reason now for using my credit cards, either buying online (necessity then) or some reward incentive.
James April 20, 2014 at 12:36 am
Lighten up, Francis.
CEOs at Michigan's publicly traded companies earned an average of $7 million annually, 171 times the salary paid to average workers and 455 times more than full-time minimum wage workers, an analysis of S&P 500 companies shows. (Patch file photo)
Dale Murrish April 18, 2014 at 10:52 am
If you make an Amazon purchase through our USA Melting Pot website, the club gets part of theRead More proceeds: http://usameltingpot.org/
Sue Czarnecki April 18, 2014 at 11:13 am
Not a single woman on the list. I wonder why .....
Robert April 18, 2014 at 12:51 pm
Good question Sue, why aren’t there any women on the list? Reading between the lines of yourRead More comment you are inferencing that the business world as not being fair to women. Here’s a hint, the people listed did not sit around waiting for someone else to lift them up. They pulled themselves up by their own boot straps. Just like thousands of business women, although not noted in this “local” article, around the world.
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
mark April 18, 2014 at 08:23 am
When taxes are imposed on various industries then to stay in business the prices increase on theRead More consumer! Obamacare , gas taxes, payroll taxes, tolls, the proposed soda and candy tax , your tobacco tax is 75% of what the product really costs! Commercial Property tax increases! Do you people see what's going on here? This country is being destroyed by the Democrats! It is starting to resemble The a Soviet Union! We should change the name of this country to the USSA!
all-c-ing-eye April 18, 2014 at 03:14 pm
And all this time i thought it was Pork Barrel spending.
JBrad April 19, 2014 at 02:57 pm
Mark, Your words are absolutely disgusting. Please do not use this comment thread as a vehicle toRead More spew your racist mentality. And for your information, food-borne illnesses come from agriculture, period. All around the world, including in the U.S. Lastly, your hatred for people of colour does not mean that you understand disease, at all. Good luck in life.
A Rochester mom's discrimination case against Weight Watchers was settled in U.S. District Court. (Patch file photo)
A Concerned Citizen April 10, 2014 at 04:51 pm
Does anyone check these stories for grammatical accuracy before they publish them ? It doesn't lookRead More like it! I think what happened here is that WW got caught saying something that they shouldn't have (and normally wouldn't have). If they hadn't used those words, she still wouldn't have the job, but she also wouldn't have a settlement.
Donna Harris April 10, 2014 at 06:30 pm
She lost 30 pounds after giving birth to her first job? Wow--I wonder how much weight she lost afterRead More giving birth to actual children!
Meijer, a family owned grocery chain with a commitment to the local communities it serves, is stepping up its Simply Give food pantry program, co-chairman Hank Meijer said. (Screenshot: YouTube video)
joe smoe April 8, 2014 at 10:50 am
Get a job. Get off of welfare. lf obama's job creations are so grand, there ought to be jobs outRead More there to be had. Oh. l forget. obama lies.
RON Ostrodamus April 8, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Appropriate last name joe.
Detroit Dogs has 12 gourmet hot dogs on its menu and uses Detroit metro products like Dearborn Brand hot dogs, Brown's Bun Bakery buns, Better Made chips and Faygo pop. (Photo: Detroit Dogs Facebook page)
RON Ostrodamus April 6, 2014 at 10:52 am
For Royal Oak I would suggest the "Neil dog" after the martini quaffing St. Bernard fromRead More Topper. For New York there is the "Brooklyn Special" (check Nathans), and of course the Mahattan "Sabrette" with sour kraut and onion and mustard. In New York I also used to enjoy the grilled Italian fennel sausage with pepper and onion, or a bratwurst with a small stein of brew from a place called Zum Zum in the Village.
Nate McAlpine April 7, 2014 at 09:46 am
I didn't try the RO dog, but the ones I did have were really good! I already love this place. ItRead More would be cool if they had chili cheese fries too, but what you gonna do. I have a fear this place will make me fat this summer.
Philip April 7, 2014 at 06:37 pm
Is there an address associated with the place?
From left, Berna Ravitz, Susan Coon, Stacey Sharpe Mollison and Diane Hanaway founded Simply Smart Kids, which offers strategies to help parents improve their children's language and literacy skills. (Photo: SimplySmartKids.com
Teresa Mask April 2, 2014 at 04:52 pm
Best advice I got as a new mom was not to always talk "baby" to the baby. This is goodRead More stuff!
Mary J. Buchan April 3, 2014 at 08:21 am
Canadian research on pre-school education indicates that children from poorly educated families hearRead More about 29 words per hour. Children from well educated families hear over 1,000 words in the same time period. One of the tragic results for the first group is a lack of vocabulary to express feelings, thus, more violence, depression, acting out. Unfortunately, today's children have to compete with cell phones for their parents' attention. Hopefully, Simply Smart Kids will be wildly successful.
Burgers, sandwiches, pickled vegetables and craft beers are among the menu items that will be offered at B Spot, opening this spring in Rochester Hills. (Photo: B Spot web site)
Carol Lynn March 25, 2014 at 12:55 pm
Good idea, Amanda! Rochester has needed a place like you described for years. The old ACE hardwareRead More would have been a good location for that - instead of another fitness center !
Amanda Holly March 25, 2014 at 02:05 pm
Another thing that would really add to the community would be a Boys & Girl's Club. There is aRead More terrible lack of things for pre-teens/teenagers to do in the Rochester/Rochester Hills area. I moved here when I was 14 years old (I'm 34 now), and can remember the frustration of having nothing to do. I've gotta tell you, that situation leads to serious trouble...it did with me, and with the majority of kids I knew. Adding in a Boys & Girl's Club along with maybe a cyber cafe (remember, we used to have one of those in downtown Rochester back in the 90's) and an affordable diner or two would do wonders! Seriously, pretend you're 14 with no car and limited money, and look around Rochester. What is there for you?
Debi March 26, 2014 at 02:14 am
I think the editor needs to edit her article.
Beau Jack's will go through "an incredible transformation" during remodeling. (Patch file photo)
Mom C March 21, 2014 at 09:27 am
Considering that the wait most evenings is still over half an hour, it seems to me that people likeRead More Beau Jack's just the way it is. This is a solution without a problem. Now it will just be a cookie cutter Ron Rea frou-frou restaurant with kale in everything. Dislike.
L2B March 21, 2014 at 10:10 am
I totally agree with Mom C. Why fix what isn't broken?
HDSA March 21, 2014 at 11:34 am
Beau Jack's has been there for 400 years?!? :-P In other news, the editor position at The Patch hasRead More yet to be filled.
Lakeshore Express offers service from Oakland County International Airport, Chicago Midway Airport and the Pellston Regional Airport. (Photo: Lakeshore Express web site)
Courteney Allison Child Gettel March 19, 2014 at 01:46 pm
When it comes to fact checking, here's a fact. There IS an air strip on Mackinac Island. There isRead More NO fuel on the island for planes, but planes DO land there.
K. Scott March 20, 2014 at 09:21 am
Ah, but it does't change the fact Beth isn't the best at updating. But, I don't know if she getsRead More paid to do it anymore. Patch limbo since the sale a couple of months ago.
Dennis Robaugh (Editor) March 21, 2014 at 01:29 am
Thanks, readers, for noting the mistake. The article has been updated to reflect a correction.
Michael Hunt March 19, 2014 at 10:05 pm
Only 4 percent of adults and 4 percent of children suffer peanut allergies ...
Vicky Kujawa March 19, 2014 at 11:02 pm
If someone was allergic to nuts they would not be able to be on this board lol!
Diana Flores March 21, 2014 at 02:16 pm
wow I can't believe that only one piece of candy had a peanut out of the 24 candies in the box!
A new Michigan law allows customers to bring their own bottles of wine to be served with their dinner at restaurants. Not all restaurants are participating. (Photo: Getty Images)
michelle March 17, 2014 at 10:25 am
Most nice restaurants already have a pretty extensive wine list to suit most tastes. I think thatRead More people can deviate briefly from their one specific favorite when they go out. I see this as more of a "we are just sick of paying the huge mark ups that the restaurants charge". I went out, had them recommend a wine for my meal and I enjoyed it. Then found the same bottle on my own significantly less. Maybe if there was a better balance and reasonable prices. I understand some markup...perhaps even double but it was way more than double the price. I like the wine, especially since I can get it for much less on my own. I would feel odd bringing my own wine to a place that serves wine. It just seems more of an economic choice than I just prefer this particular wine and we all know how the fancy restaurants are when you try to save a buck. They act like you are destitute and shouldn't dine there. I could see people trying to figure out what wines the restaurants do NOT sell so they know what to bring. LOL Oh, this is funny. I don't see why we needed a new law. We have too many crazy laws to begin with.
Bryan March 17, 2014 at 01:46 pm
This seems far too complex. In Chicago BYOB places are restaurants that don't offer beer so it makesRead More sense. Who has time to research what wines a restaurant doesn't serve?
K. Scott March 18, 2014 at 05:13 pm
Michelle, my understanding of this law is that you can't bring in a bottle that they carry. Only oneRead More they don't. The establishment must have a license. This law is different then it is in Chicago. I don't know why they are saying it's the same.
Following months of "Fight for $15" protests calling on higher wages for fast-food workers, some Michigan McDonald's employees have joined in six lawsuits filed in three states.
steve March 14, 2014 at 11:04 am
Breaks are usually mandated by work laws in each state. In California you have a minimum 15 minutesRead More in the morning and in the afternoon as an official paid break, plus a minimum of one-half hour for lunch (unpaid) sometime during the day. Breaks are supposed to be a "paid pause" in the work effort to allow you to perform personal care and take a breather.
Ed Callahan March 15, 2014 at 07:03 am
A position with McDonald's should not be a career path. If you don't like your job, find a new oneRead More that pays more.
l.c. March 26, 2014 at 09:03 am
"A position with McDonald's should not be a career path".could be a sign of the timesRead More & there are some workers whom have moved up the ladder & run the biz.to treat employees as the article suggests is wrong;time to boycott if you haven't already.
K. Scott March 13, 2014 at 04:03 pm
Well, leave it to WDIV to not check facts. Thank God for Judy:)
RON Ostrodamus March 13, 2014 at 05:18 pm
I called our resident artist Chet and Snoopy (great listeners- especially Snoopy) and he was bummed.Read More Now I have to call him back and give him the skinny. Mentioned was that too many just hang which is not polite to say the least. If you want to keep this business open please use your common sense and at least spend as much as you put into our parking meters. Buy a cookie or buy someone next to you a cookie. As for CDE I kind of agree although I stick to de-caf now and even then I half and half with hot water (good taste no heartburn)). Zingermans may be doing the right thing for the workers but it is still a tad overpriced considering that it is 99% hot water. They need to have better pastries , maybe add toasted bagel etc. If they return seating in front (maybe the city needs to stop charging businesses for that) I am sure they will do really well. I would NOT like the dumpster view in the back.
CDE March 13, 2014 at 05:26 pm
Thanks Judy, greatly appreciate all your hardwork and timeliness.
Debbie Campbell March 12, 2014 at 09:57 am
Agreed--Bravo— The façade redesign is outstanding—It’s been so exciting toRead More watch the wonderful transformation of this site—and the care taken by the owners to respect our neighborhood with this appropriate development --Truly thrilled to have a family friendly business joining our neighborhood!!! Thank you Wangler Family--Best wishes for many years of success and happiness here--
RAM March 12, 2014 at 04:29 pm
Wow, Mrs. Campbell actually has something positive to say about something in Royal Oak, guessRead More there's a first time for everything. We might have to take a screenshot of this to save for posterity.
Geof Vasquez March 12, 2014 at 09:51 pm
Hey Judy, are you going to delete Ram's comment too! LOL
Screenshot: www.crainsdetroit.com
Jack Manning March 11, 2014 at 09:18 am
All I know is there are a lot of vacant retail in RO. I know also that rents are out-of-sight. IRead More don't see Tech adding any flavor to RO.....more hype with little substance.
Debbie Campbell March 12, 2014 at 12:05 pm
Ferndale Tech Center Development— “Potential to be major player in Michigan in theRead More high-tech sector.” Link to story: http://www.dailytribune.com/general-news/20140311/ferndale-development-could-make-city-a-tech-center-mayor-says
CDE March 13, 2014 at 09:42 pm
Jack, what kind of second story (and higher) jobs would add "flavor" to Royal Oak? I amRead More guessing you must know, since you stated these would not.
The Footprints shoe store is going out of business. It's the seventh Main Street business to recently announce it's closing. (Photo: Judy Davids for Patch)
RON Ostrodamus March 28, 2014 at 07:05 pm
Remember those nostalgic days when Royal Oak, not RO was referred to as "BirkenstockRead More City". Maybe Ferndale will take over the title now?
linn gold April 1, 2014 at 07:23 pm
Parking meters are every where, Why. business did fine with out them, plus the new ones are way toRead More high to see, at least for me, I could not see the top where the money goes in.
RON Ostrodamus April 2, 2014 at 06:36 am
You don't have to see the top, or be able to read that you do not have to deposit money on hangoverRead More Sunday, you just have to reach the coin slot. Come to Royal Oak's downtown."No place for old men on bicycles, or short people."
Shawn Randazzo displays his Authentic Detroit Style Pizza, a regional favorite that the world is just discovering. (Photo: Detroit Style Pizza Company)
Dano March 7, 2014 at 09:22 am
I bought one of the Detroit style deep dish pizza pans as well as the dough they sell. I've hadRead More lot's of fun learning how to make my own Detroit style deep dish pizza. Not close to Buddy's or Cloverleaf's award winning pie yet but getting there.
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