Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Gift Shop at the Anton Art Center

     I've not been by the gift shop of the Anton Art Center in a while, so I think I will wander by there before I go check out all the delicious wares offered at the Mount Clemens Farmers Market (which is in the adjacent parking lot, every Wednesday from 3:00 - 7:00pm).
    I happen to know a fellow blogger who writes about the gift shop, so I figured I would share an interesting post from her blog. You may read it here:
    I'd love to elaborate further, but the gift shop closes in less than an hour!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

What the Macomb Media Lab Launch Means to You...

I had the honor and pleasure of being there for the official festivities, just this past Tuesday! You can read all about the launch and what it means here. I believe this to be a very positive move for the Macomb Daily and for our local community. The beauty of it all is that the audience gets a chance to participate!

The ribbon-cutting ceremony which officially launched the Macomb Media Lab.

Publisher Jim O'Rourke put it very well when he said, "You know, digital has been a big disruptor for our business, and some people can run from that or some people can rally behind it and make it the best period in business... that's how I look at it and that's how the team here looks at it." He goes on to say that it gives them an opportunity to engage more with their community as they expand their digital audience.  I always appreciate a positive outlook!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Eastside Teen Outreach Needs Help!

They are having a fundraiser to offset repair costs following a break-in. This video explaining the damages and financial difficulties resulting from them is courtesy of WXYZ Channel 7 Action News from their article on the occurrence. The article, which includes details on the fundraiser set for this coming Saturday, can be found by clicking here

More details on the fundraiser and donations can be found on their website: or at the Facebook event page:

It's Movie Night at Weirdsville!

This week's horror to heckle is "The Hearse"! Show starts at 8:00pm... donation is just two bucks (throw in soda pop and a small popcorn, and you're still under five bucks), which buys you a chance for a door prize! Weirdsville Records is located at 36 New Street, in the Used on New Books & More shop, Downtown Mount Clemens. Don't wait to get a seat... people are dying to get into this one!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Where I Will Be Friday Night...

The Uptown Friday Night Concert series is still happening! Roots Vibrations has been voted the Best Reggae Band by the Detroit Music Awards, five years out of the last six... and they will be playing live at the Fountain Stage in Downtown Mount Clemens, this Friday evening (August 16th), from 7:30pm until 9:00pm! You can check out their music by clicking here. Don't forget that a lot of the local shops and eateries will be open late for the event. I will definitely be there!

According to their Facebook page, "Roots Vibrations is a musical force that provides authentic Caribbean music. Made up of members from the exotic islands of the Caribbean and the funky streets of Detroit, this band will stimulate your senses with positive roots music. Roots Vibration’s sound is uplifting and fun, and features creative and seasoned musicians who have a multigenerational and multinational appeal. They bring decades ...of experience and authenticity to the Reggae scene.
Roots Vibrations founder and lead singer Winfred Julien, hailing from Dominica, West Indies, has been the driving force in the regional Caribbean and Reggae scene for over two decades. He produced and performed on eight original CD’s and has worked with dozens of international, national, and local artists, including Calypso Rose. Roots Vibration has delighted audiences in the East, South, West and North with their unique blend of original and popular Caribbean music in Reggae, Zouk, Calypso, and Soca styles. Whenever Roots Vibrations performs, it's Edutainment time".

Where I Will Be, Tonight...