Sunday, April 30, 2006

Presidential Greetings

Do you know someone who is celebrating their 80th birthday and would love a birthday card from the President of the United States? Visit The White House Greetings Office to find out how you can arrange that.

Recipients must be U.S. citizens, the request must be received 6 weeks prior to the event, and greetings are typically mailed from the White House 10 days prior to the special occasion.

Other milestones which qualify for presidential greetings include 50th (or subsequent) anniversaries, weddings, baby's birth, Eagle Scout award, Girl Scout Gold award, Bar/Bat Mitzvah or equivalent occasion.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

The Purple Rose Is A Gem

Founded by Michigan's own Jeff Daniels, The Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea is in its 15th season. The Theatre has a tradition of developing new plays and cultivating local creative talent.

We recently enjoyed The Late Great Henry Boyle written by emerging Livonia playwright, David MacGregor. Next up is the Midwestern premiere of Honus & Me, running from June 22nd to August 26th.

Local, professional theatre at its very finest!

Friday, April 28, 2006

Free Movies For A Month!

Do you like movies? If you haven't tried Netflix, here's a chance to try out the service that delivers movies straight to your front door.

From now until May 9th, sign up for one month of Netflix service for free. Quantities are limited to first-time customers only. We signed up last Fall and have seen a lot of great movies and love the convenience of it. Check it out!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Are You A Diehard Or A Tokig?

With the big IKEA store opening in Canton in 40 days, the IKEA Canton Project is looking for their biggest fans.

An IKEA Tokig (pronounced “too-kig”--a Swedish word that means avid in a playful and funny way) is someone who is dedicated to the IKEA way of life, with a passion for the IKEA brand clearly above and beyond that of the ordinary fan.

Visit the IKEA Canton Project to play IKEA games, solve IKEA trivia, and earn points towards exclusive benefits and prizes.

Time Again to Blog

With all the bad news being reported about the local housing market, I found the latest foreclosure information on National Realty News interesting.

While the national foreclosure rate is up 63% from last year, "Michigan’s foreclosure rate dropped from second to fifth place among the top state foreclosure rates thanks to a 25 percent decrease in new foreclosures from the previous month. The state reported 7,727 properties entering some stage of foreclosure in March, a foreclosure rate of one new foreclosure for every 547 households and more than three times the number reported in March 2005."

According to the article, Colorado’s foreclosure rate landed it in first place with a rate of one new foreclosure for every 339 households — more than three times the national average. Georgia is second with one new foreclosure for every 404 households and a 77 percent year-over-year increase. Rounding out the top 5 is Indiana and Utah.