Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Indian Festival of Chariots is a huge hit in Novi


     I am under the opinion that the Indian culture is one of the most interesting on earth. From the food, clothing, religion and cultural entities, make it a cultural festival that is a lot of fun. One of the most interesting parts of the festival is the colors tent where kids and adults basically soaked each other with a dust that resembled sidewalk chalk all while dancing to Indian music. The photo album below in the Oakland Press will show you some of the highlights.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Marshbank Park gives family entertainment a summer smile

   Concerts at the Park is a popular theme in most Oakland County communities and West Bloomfield is one of many that bring families out. The food, fun and music were on display at Marshbank Park. Set on the banks of Cass Lake, this Pine Knob style hill minus the amphitheater brought out the young and old. The concerts continue all summer long and the photo album is on display shot by Roy J. Akers at the link below.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Teaching Tolerance announces their teachers of the year.

     Teaching Tolerance announces their teachers of the year.  Their stories in print and video are in the link below.

Meet the 2014 Teaching Tolerance Award Winners!

The big moment is here! Teaching Tolerance is pleased to introduce to our community five visionary educators who use their talents to reduce prejudice, improve intergroup relations and promote equity in their school communities all year long. That’s why they were selected to receive the 2014 Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching. Christopher Avery, Amy Vatne Bintliff, Christopher Hoeh, Barrie Moorman and Michelle Nicola received their awards at a ceremony on Sunday, July 13 in Montgomery, Ala.
“The winners of this award are expert social-justice educators,” said Teaching Tolerance Director Maureen Costello, “and who better to learn from? We believe their work will inspire other teachers and encourage them to lead and innovate in their own school communities.”
Over the three days leading up to the award ceremony, the awardees attended a teacher leader summit during which they participated in workshops designed to capture their unique contributions and share them with the larger TT community.
The awardees also welcomed TT into their classrooms this past spring where our staff gathered footage of these innovative leaders in action. We hope you’ll take a few moments to get to know them better—and to be inspired!


Friday, July 4, 2014

Clarkston's 4th of July parade brings out the community to celebrate America

Karen Newman gave a very brief appearance
singing.... the National Anthem
Tributes to America and veterans on hand were plentiful.
Check out the photo album below
     The Village of Clarkston really 'whooped it up' for the 4th of July as a mix of veterans, politicians and community floats had a tremendous amount of fun. If you were not wearing a combination of red, white and blue, you really stuck out on this beautiful 238th birthday of America.

The 4th of July is a party to this man
Kids everywhere had a blast

The photo story to the Oakland Press is linked below.


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Wild Summer Nights in July at the Detroit Zoo promotes family fun

     You have to hand it to the folks at the Detroit Zoo. They are in the family business as much as the animal business and their Wild Summer Nights is a big hit with families. Between the great weather, families dancing and a chance to walk the zoo, what a great time this event is. It is being held on Wednesday's in July and is included in your zoo admission or is $6.00 after 6pm. The photo album is in the Oakland Press.