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ASK THE LAWYER By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

ASK THE LAWYER By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| December 15, 2018

WORKING ON CHRISTMAS DAY? EXTRA PAY IS OPTIONAL QUESTION: I work at a small, independent drug store. My boss has decided that we will be open on Christmas Day, from Noon to 8 p.m. I was looking forward to getting some extra money by working on a holiday (and exchanging gifts at home before work), […]

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Never Wear Shoes in the House!

Never Wear Shoes in the House!

| December 13, 2018

Never Wear Shoes in the House! Most people in this country probably wear shoes inside their houses and allow their guests to do the same. That’s areally bad idea. If you thought you had bacteria causing fecal matter or toxins such as oil, gasoline, tar, bird droppings, lawn fertalizer and other germs on your shoes, […]

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Dear Christine, Lean in Lansing

Dear Christine, Lean in Lansing

| December 9, 2018

Dear Christine,  I’ve been living with my girlfriend for about six months and we dated for about a year before that and I’m a person who struggles with their weight. I’m about 40 pounds overweight my girlfriend is thin and she can eat anything she wants… very frustrating! So, our schedules work out so that […]

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Events & Interseting Stuff

4 Things You Shouldn’t Do in A Seller’s Market

4 Things You Shouldn’t Do in A Seller’s Market

| November 24, 2018

Purchasing a home can be an exhausting process as it can take a while to find the right fit. When you find the house you want, making a bid quickly can be the difference between buying it and missing out, especially in a seller’s market. A competitive housing market with low inventory can create bidding […]

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A Clean Home = A Healthy Home – by Reflections Extreme Clean

A Clean Home = A Healthy Home – by Reflections Extreme Clean

| November 24, 2018

A Clean Home = A Healthy Home – by Reflections Extreme Clean You may wonder why the same colds, flus and nasty viruses keep going around in your household. The answer might be as simple as, it needs a good cleaning! During the cold and flu season people spread germs by coughing, sneezing, touching door […]

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Never Buy Toxic Laundry Detergent Again! by, Mid-Michigan Soaps

Never Buy Toxic Laundry Detergent Again! by, Mid-Michigan Soaps

| November 24, 2018

More and more people are turning to organic cleaning supplies as they become aware of the dangers these products pose to their health as well as the environment. Laundry detergents are one of the worst offenders, yet it’s a product many of us use on a weekly, if not daily, basis. If you think finding […]

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Getting Married? What to Look for in a Wedding Chapel, Vintage House

Getting Married? What to Look for in a Wedding Chapel, Vintage House

| December 2, 2018

Getting married usually only happens once in life and it is a magical event, which is why choosing a wedding chapel that you love and meets your needs is so incredibly important. Unfortunately there is no official how-to guide for planning a wedding, but there are some tips to help you figure out exactly what […]

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You Are Not Alone….by, Adele’s Caring Angels

You Are Not Alone….by, Adele’s Caring Angels

| November 11, 2018

You Are Not Alone…. The journey in caregiving comes with a sacrifice of oneself when giving care to your loved one. The routine that we’re used to following comes to a halt. Some of us have jobs and families to tend to daily. Now, there is another responsibility that must be included in our daily […]

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New Years Eve Dance!-Buy Tickets Now

New Years Eve Dance!-Buy Tickets Now

| November 3, 2018

We’re doing it again at Vintage House Banquet & Catering. Amazing buffet dinner, open premium bar, DJ, Dancing, and more. BUY TICKETS HERE

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Articles & More Events

Spring Fling WOA Dance

Spring Fling WOA Dance

| December 7, 2018

Come join Women Out And About for a fun night of music and dancing at The Dance Scene in Centerline. We have the venue all to ourselves for the evening. You can bring in your own drinks and snacks and DJ will be spinning your favorite dance tunes. May 11 7pm to 8pm FREE Dance […]

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Christkindlmarkt November 30 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Christkindlmarkt November 30 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

| November 24, 2018

Come visit Ronda at Mid-Michigan Soap Booth!  Join the Frankenmuth Farmers Market for our annual celebration of Christmas with our local artisan market. Our heated market tent will be packed full of food, holiday greenery, and gifts for locals and visitors alike! Located behind the Frankenmuth Historical Museum. Hours: November 23 – 25 and November […]

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9 ways to avoid over eating this holiday season.

9 ways to avoid over eating this holiday season.

| November 18, 2018 | Reply

Holidays are here and it’s time to spend time with family and friends. Those get-togethers mean food, food, more food, desserts, drinks and basically consuming more calories in one meal than you normally do in a few days. It’s easy to pack on the pounds between Halloween and New Year’s if you’re not careful. You […]

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Your Health: Preventing Diabetes

Your Health: Preventing Diabetes

| December 9, 2018

Diabetes, a metabolic disease that causes the body to produce too little insulin, is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Insulin allows the glucose, or sugar, from the foods that you eat to enter your cells and become energy. Diabetics don’t produce enough […]

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5 Peaceful Paint Colors, MI Homes by Heidi

5 Peaceful Paint Colors, MI Homes by Heidi

| December 3, 2018

If you plan to repaint your interiors this year, don’t forget to pick a hue that will positively impact your mood. While bright red or neon green may be fun, they can subconsciously create stress in the body. Below are five peaceful paint colors to up the “ahhh” factor of your favorite spaces. Violet A […]

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Pet Adoption-Premier Pet-Every Weekend

Pet Adoption-Premier Pet-Every Weekend

| November 23, 2018

Almost Home Animal Haven was founded by Gail Montgomery and her daughter Auren in 2001. A truly NO-KILL animal rescue and haven. They focus on creating a place for animals to not only feel safe but to be safe too. Almost Home Animal Haven provides them with nutritious food to help make them strong and […]

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Other Recent Posts

Are wedding bells in your future?

Are wedding bells in your future?

| February 28, 2016 | Reply

Are wedding bells in your future?   If you plan to get married, please check out our list of LGBT and ally highly recommended wedding vendors.  Why leave things to chance?  Call on the experts to make your wedding day be a memory you’ll never forget!   Attorney – Shelton Deon Law Group Banquet Hall […]

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HOW DOES THE GRINCH WRECK YOUROFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY? WITH LITIGATION, OF COURSE!

HOW DOES THE GRINCH WRECK YOUROFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY? WITH LITIGATION, OF COURSE!

| December 9, 2018

HOW DOES THE GRINCH WRECK YOUR OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY? WITH LITIGATION, OF COURSE! Holiday parties! Great food! Great drink! Wonderful conversation! And a fantastic breeding ground for lawsuits and litigation. Every year, we receive questions from employees and employers seeking to bring, or ward off, litigation after a holiday party goes wrong. This year, we […]

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“Dog Almighty.” A Thanksgiving analysis of the films Boy Erased, The Front Runner, and Isle of Dogs

“Dog Almighty.” A Thanksgiving analysis of the films Boy Erased, The Front Runner, and Isle of Dogs

| December 3, 2018

“Dog Almighty.” A Thanksgiving analysis of the films Boy Erased, The Front Runner, and Isle of Dogs by Roy Sexton (Reel Roy Reviews) [Image Source: Wikipedia] There is no question that this world feels more than a bit broken these days. Over this Thanksgiving holiday, we took in three films that all deal with our shared […]

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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| December 2, 2018

AN UNENFORCED POLICY MAY BE … UNENFORCEABLE QUESTION:  I’m a supervisor at a large company. The company has an Internet Policy forbidding use of company computers to access the Internet for personal use. Although all employees are required to acknowledge they have read the policy before they start on the job, the policy is widely […]

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Dear Christine, Dying to Not Know in Dundee

Dear Christine, Dying to Not Know in Dundee

| December 2, 2018

Dear Christine, Everything seems outwardly fun in my relationship I’ve been with my partner Marc for over 10 years but the other day I saw his phone and it was buzzing in there was a text message from a guy and it was definitely sexually explicit and it sounds like there something going on because […]

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Dear Christine, Heart Broken in Holly

Dear Christine, Heart Broken in Holly

| November 25, 2018

 Dear Christine, I love her, but she assures me it’s over. She calls sometimes and makes plans with me and then cancels on short notice. I always get my hopes up and then I feel like shit when she does this. What should I do? What should I say to her? I do want to […]

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Making Sure Your Elderly Loved Ones Have a Happy Holiday, by Adele’s Caring Angels

Making Sure Your Elderly Loved Ones Have a Happy Holiday, by Adele’s Caring Angels

| November 24, 2018

Making Sure Your Elderly Loved Ones Have a Happy Holiday If you’re the caregiver, friend, neighbor or family member of an elderly loved one, it’s important to understand that the holidays can be a difficult time for them. The elderly often suffer from loneliness, depression and may be mourning the losses they’ve experienced over their […]

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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| November 24, 2018

WATCHING WORKERS: VIDEO SURVEILLANCE OF EMPLOYEES OK IN WORK AREAS QUESTION: Productivity at my business has been down recently and it appears that petty theft is on the rise (office supplies, bathroom supplies and small electronics have gone missing). I’d like to install some video surveillance cameras throughout the company, but I’m told this may […]

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Dear Christine, Concerned in Canton

Dear Christine, Concerned in Canton

| November 19, 2018

Dear Christine, Every year it’s the same thing with my wife. I love her dearly and really try to understand but I am struggling. Both of her parents are gone and so is a sibling. They’ve been gone for over 20 years but each holiday she becomes so depressed that it practically ruins our holiday. […]

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Keep your pet’s holidays merry and bright, by Michael Palmer

Keep your pet’s holidays merry and bright, by Michael Palmer

| November 18, 2018

To most people, the holidays provide a time for warmth and celebration. It’s a time for reflection, a time to give thanks. I would venture to say that this holiday season, you’d rather spend time gathered with your family, than in a veterinarian’s office for an emergency visit. Help prevent animal mishaps this holiday season […]

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Ask The Lawyer, WE CAN BE THANKFUL THAT THE LAWS THE PILGRIMS ENACTED ARE NOT AROUND TODAY!

Ask The Lawyer, WE CAN BE THANKFUL THAT THE LAWS THE PILGRIMS ENACTED ARE NOT AROUND TODAY!

| November 16, 2018

WE CAN BE THANKFUL THAT THE LAWS THE PILGRIMS ENACTED ARE NOT AROUND TODAY! QUESTION: I was watching the old movie “The Scarlet Letter,” set in the time of the Pilgrims, and wondered what were the laws like back then? ANSWER: Pilgrims, from the start, embraced a form of democratic government and recognized basic rights, […]

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