Ameritax Plus relocates to Berkley

BERKLEY - Ameritax Plus, a professional accounting and tax service, hosted a grand opening with local dignitaries at its new location in downtown Berkley on Feb. 6. The move represents a long-term commitment to the [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:48:07-05:00May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Community Connections

Get connected! Non-profit organizations are encouraged to send listings of ongoing events to Community Connections via email at, fax at 248-615-7018 or postal mail: 20793 Farmington Rd., Ste. 25, Farmington, MI 48336. FORTY WORD [...]

By |2017-05-02T09:00:00-04:00May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Marriage News from Around the Country

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Alabama: The first bill passed in both the state Senate and the House in the new legislative session was a constitutional amendment banning equal marriage rights. Both chambers passed their bills [...]

By |2017-05-02T09:00:00-04:00May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Business National survey shows gay-specific marketing practices may influence LGB purchases ROCHESTER, N.Y. - According to a recent nationwide online survey, seven in ten LGB respondents say they are extremely or [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:32:13-05:00May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Art & Around

Art Exchange Museum salutes Colored Troops DETROIT - While fighting to overcome racial discrimination and segregation, brave men joined the ranks of the Buffalo Soldiers and 1st Michigan Colored Volunteers. The Buffalo Soldiers, who fought [...]

By |2017-05-02T09:00:00-04:00May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Concert Connections

This Week: Jen ChapinThurs. 2/17/05&lState Theatre, Detroit Joe CockerThurs. 2/17/05 7:30 p.m.State Theatre, Detroit MoeFri. 2/18/05 7:30 p.m.Michigan Theatre, Ann Arbor Brazilian GirlsFri. 2/18/05 9 p.m.Shelter, Detroit BlancheFri. 2/18/05 The Magic Bag, Ferndale Pat Metheny [...]

By |2017-05-02T09:00:00-04:00May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Who supports civil unions?

By John Corvino Massachusetts has marriage for same-sex couples. Vermont has civil unions, and Connecticut may soon follow. California and New Jersey have domestic partnerships, with many of the state benefits of marriage (substantially more [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:18:33-05:00May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Curtain Calls

Review: 'Betrayal' How men and women view relationships is at core of Pinter drama "It's all over," the audience is told at the end of the first scene of Harold Pinter's drama, "Betrayal," now playing [...]

By |2017-05-02T09:00:00-04:00May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Curtain Calls XTRA

By John Quinn Review: 'Private Lives' Noel Coward comedy confirms: 'love hurts' It's the middle of February, and we're saturated with the icons of Valentine's Day, but before they disappear, let all us lonesome hearts [...]

By |2017-05-02T09:00:00-04:00May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Prison of love Q: Two years ago, I was pretty lonely and had no one in my life. A friend of my mother's had a gay nephew who was in prison. My [...]

By |2017-05-02T09:00:00-04:00May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Liam is Abe, honest When you need a historical figure portrayed with reliable gravitas, you don't call David Spade; instead you beg Liam Neeson to take the part. This is the [...]

By |2017-05-02T09:00:00-04:00May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Now Playing

Just Out Harry and Max Harry (Bryce Johnson) is a teen pop idol slipping into his twenties and career-has-been status. His 16-year-old brother, Max (Cole Williams), is also a teen pop star, career on the [...]

By |2017-05-02T09:00:00-04:00May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Meet Bam Bam the BTL pet of the week

Meet Bam Bam, a handsome five-month-old brown-and-white Pointer/Labrador Retriever mix. He is an energetic dog that will do well in an active household. Bam Bam needs a family that will give him plenty of exercise [...]

By |2017-05-02T09:00:00-04:00May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle Clues

Lip Service Across1 Arrange by penile length, e.g.5 Lake, of "Hairspray"10 Served perfectly, to Mauresmo14 It slicks Feniger's pan15 Sign in Frasier's booth, perhaps16 "___ Hai"17 With 38- and 62-Across, words to Natalie Barney, from [...]

By |2017-05-02T09:00:00-04:00May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Reach OUT

Company apologizes, makes reparations to African-Americans In a shining example of corporate responsibility, JPMorgan Chase posted a letter on their Bank One website Jan. 20 addressing the company's historical links to slavery. The letter reads, [...]

By |2017-05-02T09:00:00-04:00May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Spice things up, Cancer! Venus in Aquarius provokes novel aesthetics and quirky flirtations. Trine to Jupiter in Libra, she easily finds ways to harness those individualistic impulses into coordinated social efforts. With [...]

By |2017-05-02T09:00:00-04:00May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

SHe Said:

"Her parents were forced to make a choice between engaging fully or not at all - and they chose to engage. And it transformed them, their life and our family. My children now have grandparents [...]

By |2017-05-02T09:00:00-04:00May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

HARC receives Conference of Mayors grant

YPSILANTI - HIV/AIDS Resource Center recently received a national grant from the United States Conference of Mayors to work locally to help promote HIV/AIDS education and awareness among African American men. "HIV is affecting African [...]

By |2017-05-02T09:00:00-04:00May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Frame shop is a family-owned jewel

By Sharon Gittleman FERNDALE-For the past 47 years, eager art lovers and photographers have come to Ferndale to add the finishing touches to their treasures at Rose Frame Shop. That's not breaking news to some [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:24:04-05:00May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|