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Facts abot Labor Day 2016

Did You Know... 09/01/2016 0 Comments

The first observance of Labor Day was likely on Sept. 5, 1882, when some 10,000 workers assembled in New York City for a parade. The parade inspired similar events across the country, and by 1894 more than half the states were observing a “workingmen’s holiday” on one day or another. Later that year, with Congress passing legislation and President Grover…

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Dietary Restrictions? Keep Clear of the Danger Zone When Traveling

Did You Know... 07/22/2016 0 Comments

If you have dietary restrictions, it can be a challenge finding food when traveling. In these cases, you may prepare and bring your own meals when traveling to avoid unnecessary trouble. Unfortunately, if you don’t take food safety into account when preparing and traveling with food, you may be taking a highway to the danger zone. That’s because harmful bacteria…

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Employment Visa Topics for Students and Specialty Workers

Did You Know... 06/12/2016 0 Comments

Foreign students go to school in the United States using the F-1 visa. The F-1 visa also allows university students to work in jobs related to their degrees, either through Curricular Practical Training (CPT) during their studies or Optional Practical Training (OPT) for up to a year after they graduate. Students who receive a degree in science, technology, engineering, or…

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Michigan parks and libraries partner to offer free passes to hundreds of state parks and cultural destinations

Did You Know... 05/18/2016 0 Comments

Fourth graders eligible for special access to Michigan’s national parks and lakeshores LANSING, May 18, 2016 – Library card holders statewide can once again get free or discounted access to hundreds of Michigan’s state parks, historic sites, cultural attractions, campgrounds and recreation areas through the second annual Michigan Activity Pass program, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Natural…

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Grant Opportunity for Small Nonprofits

Did You Know... 05/17/2016 0 Comments

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan invites nonprofits with annual budgets of under $500,000 to apply for 5 grants of $7,500 available through our new initiative,Catapult.  Our goal is to help support innovative nonprofit projects that could be “catapulted” forward with a small grant of this nature. The application is brief and simple. The Catapult Steering Committee, seven entrepreneurs from…

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Facts for Features Mother’s Day: May 8, 2016

Did You Know... 05/08/2016 0 Comments

[Source: U.S. Census Bureau] Anna Jarvis organized the first Mother’s Day observances in Grafton, W.Va., and Philadelphia on May 10, 1908. As the annual celebration became popular around the country, Jarvis became the driving force behind Mother’s Day and asked members of Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers. She succeeded in 1914, when Congress designated the second…

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THIS IS THE TIME! Make Your Voice Heard in the 2016 Election

Did You Know... 05/08/2016 0 Comments

There is a very good chance that the next President of the U.S. will be anti-immigration, and some chance that the person holding that office will be deeply hostile to non-citizens. The most effective way to fight against this frightening possibility is to vote. Fortunately, many US Permanent Residents still have time to become citizens before the November Presidential elections…

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2016 Antique Festival Season

Did You Know... 05/05/2016 0 Comments

For antique collectors, the arrival of May brings outdoor antique and flea market season. Few things compare to a sunny Michigan day spent looking for treasure! May 7-8, July 9-10 and September 10-11: Utica Antiques Market One of the closest and most convenient to Metro Detroit, Utica returns to the Knights of Columbus grounds in Shelby Township with hundreds of…

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