FCA US Veterans Committee Remembers 9/11

I had the privilege of being a guest this morning of the FCA US Veterans Group who paid tribute to the victims of 9/11 on this, the sixteenth anniversary of the horrific tragedy that took place in New York City.  Guests for the event were welcomed by the group’s chairperson, Roy Lee; followed by an invocation, a remembrance, and then a moment of silence with candles.  To conclude the event, guests recited the words to TAPS, something that I never knew existed.  Day is done, gone the sun, From the hills, from the lake, From the skies.  All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.  Special thanks to FCA US for including me in this morning’s remembrance and tribute.  I was honored to attend.  


Tom Tanghe, City Manager

FCA US Veterans Committee Remembers 9/11

Sweat Saturday Recap

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Early morning workouts are usually not my thing. I like to go to the gym in the afternoons, or sometimes the evenings. Usually, I go to a gym for a quick hour workout after I finish work. Light cardio and weight machines are my go-to. The overall goal is to keep my heart rate up, get my steps in, and trying to work off whatever sweet treat I had during the mid-afternoon funk I fall into. The gym for me is all about keeping in shape and preventing weight gain due to sitting at a desk for eight hours and studying for classes and all of the stress that comes with college. This event was also different because it was held at Riverside Park. I never had a full workout on the grass before, and although it was a bit wet from dew it was enjoyable. Continue reading “Sweat Saturday Recap”

Sweat Saturday Recap

Artisans on Auburn

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Craft Shows have become increasingly popular across the country, especially the Metro Detroit area. For the first time, Auburn Hills will be hosting a Holiday Craft Show downtown at the University Center on December 9th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Auburn Hills Downtown Development Authority is calling all artisans and crafters interested in being part of this inaugural event.

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Artisans on Auburn

DIA Inside | Out Program Draws Visitors to Downtown Auburn Hills

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On the evening of Friday, July 28, a group of 30 people gathered to enjoy light refreshments and small talk before a docent of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) started to talk about the artwork featured around the Downtown area. The docent, Linda Cadariu, started the evening by describing how the DIA came to be, naming off affluent families that would be familiar to most Michiganders: Dodge, Wilson, and Ford. These families visited Europe in the late 19th century and bought art work to display in their homes, eventually realizing that these pieces could be enjoyable for other Detroiters and thus laid the foundation for the DIA to be founded. Continue reading “DIA Inside | Out Program Draws Visitors to Downtown Auburn Hills”

DIA Inside | Out Program Draws Visitors to Downtown Auburn Hills

Third Time’s a Charm

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I have a rule of thumb about giving endorsements about the service industry.  I like to try to have three positive experiences before I start bragging about a service just to make sure that the service is really consistent and proves to be of good quality on a regular basis.  So today, when I drove to the McDonald’s on Five Points Drive, I had my third good experience in a row with the service and decided to brag about it.  Continue reading “Third Time’s a Charm”

Third Time’s a Charm

The Honor of FIRSTS

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Whenever our Team is involved in business recruitment or expansion plans, I always make a point of conveying a message to the company that we’re meeting with that we are honored that they have chosen to invest in Auburn Hills.  It’s flattering that with all of the choices a business has in terms of the community in which it could locate, that they choose Auburn Hills.  Equally as flattering, if not perhaps even more flattering, are companies who elect to further invest in our community.  This tells me that their experience has been good and they have the confidence to invest even further to remain here.  In many cases, these companies might have locations in other parts of the state.  So it is significant when Auburn Hills is selected as a company’s FIRST Michigan location.  Continue reading “The Honor of FIRSTS”

The Honor of FIRSTS

How to Help Older Adults Before and After a Storm

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Michigan summers and winter weather can pose many challenges to older adults; major disasters are even more challenging. Winter brings power failures and ice storms while summer brings heat waves and power outages and more. So how can you help your older relative or neighbor during and after a disaster?

I just read an informative blog on the Public Health Emergency website. The blog was written by Cheryl A. Levine, Ph.D., Senior Policy Analyst & Team Lead for At-Risk Individuals, ASPR’s Division for At-Risk Individuals, Behavioral Health & Community Resilience.

The blog is a very easy to read and gives great tips for during and after disasters. It’s worth your time.

BLOG: https://www.phe.gov/ASPRBlog/pages/BlogArticlePage.aspx?PostID=267


Karen Adcock, Director of Senior Services

How to Help Older Adults Before and After a Storm