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New Year's Eve
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Tell us your goal for 2013.
Happy New Year! It's time to make your New Year's resolution for 2013. So what do you plan to do? Vote in our poll or tell us in the comments. Also, see some tips for keeping your resolutions on track in 2013.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Throwing a party on New Year's Eve or hosting a gathering on New Year's Day? Patch has the recipes you'll need to keep your guests happy.
Here are five easy recipes you can make for your New Year's Eve or New Year's Day gatherings. Ingredients: To start, brown the beef in a medium saute pan. Drain the fat. Add the onions and bell pepper, and cook until the onions are translucent (about 5 minutes). In a Crock Pot, combine the diced tomatoes, tomato juice, beans, pumpkin, chili powder, cumin, pumpkin pie spice, salt, pepper and hot sauce. Mix well. Next, add in the cooked beef and stir. Cook on low for six to eight hours, or on high for four hours. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with shredded cheddar cheese sprinkled on top and your favorite corn bread. Enjoy! Ingredients: To start, mix the cream cheese, dressing and beer in a large bowl until you reach your …
The start of the new year is among the 10 national holidays on which the state permits fireworks use.
This New Year's Day may be one of the noisiest on record for Michigan, thanks to revisions in state fireworks laws approved in 2012. The start of the new year is included on the list of national holidays for which the use of these colorful explosives is permitted by state law. Under Michigan's controversial fireworks law, citizens can ignite, discharge and use consumer fireworks the day before, day of and day after a national holiday, including New Year's Day. The list of approved fireworks now includes "projectiles," such as bottle rockets and Roman Candles. The 10 national holidays recognized by the law include: Many state residents and local leaders—including in Plymouth—have expressed frustration with the Fireworks Safety Act of 2011…
Patch rounds up New Year's Eve festivities around Metro Detroit.
Five tips to help you keep your resolution this year.
Are you making a resolution this year? Do you want to lose weight, gain a new skill or organize your home? Whatever your resolution is, here are some tips to help you stick to it throughout the year. 1. Make it attainable. Be sure that your resolution is attainable. Sticking to your monthly budget is attainable—making a million dollars may not be. 2. Tell everyone. If you tell everyone about your resolution, you are more likely to keep it. If you want to quit smoking, you can even go as far as telling your friends that you'll give them $50 if they catch you lighting up. 3. Be specific. If you want to get fit in the new year, set a specific goal. For example, instead of saying you want to get fit, say you want to lose 10 pounds and tone …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Here are two dozen dinners, parties and other events happening on the last night of the year.
From dancing and dinners to champagne toasts and late-night coney bars, there's lots happening on the last night of 2012 in southeast Michigan. Here's a roundup of events; add yours to the comments section here. Northville Nite New Year's Eve from 4-7 p.m.; $2-$10. Travel “Through the Decades” this New Years Eve 2012; as you enter the gates you will travel back in time to the Roarin’ 20’s and travel through the decades all the way to the future. Activities include crafts, huge inflatable games, slot car racing, carnival games, entertainment and much more. Northville Rotary Club will be selling hot dogs, pizza, and beverages. New Year's countdown at 7 p.m. Call 248-349-0203. A bash with kids in mind at The Memory Room in Clinton Township …
Friday, December 31, 2010
Offerings range from bar stops to gospel music at church.
Canton has a party for nearly every age group on New Year's Eve, beyond a variety of bars where you can raise a glass at midnight. For families and those who would rather hit the hay early in the evening, the Canton Leisure Services Department is sponsoring an afternoon of activities. Summit on the Park hosts open swim and, in the gym, carnival games that have been "hugely popular" in past years, said Peg Stevens, spokeswoman for the department. The afternoon ends with a countdown and a balloon drop. The event, which includes concession-style food for sale, runs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Register in person or call 734-394-5460. Admission costs $5. Adults 21 and older may toast 2011 with laughs at the Village Theater at Cherry …
Monday, December 27, 2010
Tips on holiday hours, Christmas tree pick-up and party plans for next weekend in Canton.
1. Holiday hours: Canton Township offices are closed Thursday and Friday in advance of the New Year's Day holiday. Canton Public Library is closed today as well as Friday, Saturday, Sunday and January 3. Summit on the Park's hours will be 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 2. Discarded natural Christmas trees will be collected on regular trash days between Jan. 3 and 13. After that, you have to find a different solution. Township officials ask homeowners to remove stands and ornaments before discarding the trees. 3. Some tickets are still available for Kicker's/Joey's Comedy Club New Year's Eve bash on Friday, featuring comedians John Wing and Billy Ray Bauer at Village Theater at Cherry Hill. Early birds (8 p.m.) get dinner for their…