The 5th Annual Lucy Ann Lance Hometown Christmas Radio Show will broadcast live from the Ann Arbor City Club on Saturday December 14, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Join us for an old-fashioned radio variety show featuring music, stories, local celebrities, holiday cheer, refreshments and much more! It’s free and open to the [...]
After three years of Ann Arbor’s new Pedestrian Crosswalk Ordinance it is clear that the law hasn’t achieved its desired effect, to make walking in Ann Arbor safer. It can be argued that the law has instead made walking and driving near these crosswalks inherently more dangerous. After one death, numerous accidents, and who knows how many near misses, the question needs to be asked: can the city take any steps to make this new law safer for everyone, or should it just be scrapped completely?
The much debated farm bill was passed earlier this year. Although direct price supports were basically eliminated and replaced with crop insurance, there are still regulations that impact Michigan farmers. Michigan is known for its tart cherry production which is heavily regulated, including limitations on how many cherries can be processed. Should the government be supporting farm markets? Should there be limitations on production and restrictions to market competition? What is the “Right Thing to do?”
The National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel just ruled that McDonalds Corp, could be treated, in labor complaints, as a joint employer of its franchisees’ workers. You may remember that the general counsel is a recent appointment to the Board by President Obama. Is this a threat to not only McDonalds, but also to all franchises? Does a franchiser control the employee relations of it franchisees? Should the NLRB move to rule on this issue? What is the “Right Thing to do?”
Aim to have at least one family meal each day: breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack shared at home. It’s time together that counts; where and when is not important. Children who eat meals with their families show better school performance, build healthier social skills, choose healthier snack foods and are less likely to be obese.
Launching on Aug. 31, Produce for Kids and Meijer will host the third annual Healthy Families, Helping Kids campaign to educate families on the benefits of healthy eating and raise money for nutrition education through Jump with Jill, a music-based health program for kids. Since 2002, Meijer has raised more than $1 million for local children’s organizations.