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MY Can’t Miss List – December 2014

MY Can’t Miss List – December 2014

    Jinglefest December 6 ♦ 3 – 7pm Downtown Fenton “Nutcracker” December 6 ♦ 2pm & 7:30pm December 7 ♦ 3pm The Whiting Dickens Festival December 6, 7, 13, 14 Downtown Holly Clint Black December 13 ♦ 8pm The Whiting FSO Holiday Pops Concert December 20 ♦ 7pm December 21 ♦ 3pm The Whiting…

December 4, 2014

My Faces

Snowmageddon 11-20-2014

Snowmageddon 11-20-2014

A mid-fall blast of cold couldn’t keep these brave flint folks inside!

December 4, 2014

My Small Town

Just to Pass the Time Away!

Just to Pass the Time Away!

They’ve Been Workin’  on the Railroad … for 80 years. The marquee of the former movie theater on Main Street in Holly, MI announces a single show: the “running” of the Detroit Union Model Railroad eponymously named after the Detroit Model Railroad Club. “People ask us what we’re doing in Holly if we’re the Detroit…

December 4, 2014

My Small Town

Spirited Shopping

Spirited Shopping

Historic Downtown Holly is a popular destination for those seeking a unique shopping experience … and you might find more than just treasures from the past while you’re there. Main Street Antiques on Saginaw Street is home to more than 40 vendors selling an unusual mix of items, from antique furniture, retro décor and vintage…

December 4, 2014

My Small Town

Red Devil Restaurant

Red Devil Restaurant

You can’t visit the village of Holly without stopping for a little slice of heaven at the Red Devil Restaurant. Established in 1973, the popular Italian eatery is owned and operated by the Iatonna family. Owner Tony Iatonna started out working at a Detroit pizzeria where the owner, Tony Ambrosio, taught him the business and…

December 4, 2014

My Travels

Driving on the Emerald Isle

Driving on the Emerald Isle

I had never driven in Europe before. Sure, I’d taken trams and trains and rode Vespas and buses. I’ve ridden on the Metro in Paris, Barcelona and taken the underground in Belgium. But, I’d never driven a car myself … especially on the opposite side of the road and the opposite side of the car….

December 4, 2014

My Giving

God’s Story as it Relates to Joshua Stanton

God’s Story as it Relates to Joshua Stanton

Joshua Stanton had ignored God his whole life. Then in 2013, he met him in the last place you’d expect: the Genesee County Jail. “In hindsight, I can see that God was working hard to reach me,” Joshua said of the circumstances that led to his jail term. Stanton’s story, or “God’s story as it…

December 4, 2014

My Haps

Reds, Whites  & Brews

Reds, Whites & Brews

Benefitting the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan Sloan Museum ♦ 11.7.2014 Photography by Mike Naddeo

December 4, 2014

My Thoughts

The Most Difficult Time of the Year?

The Most Difficult Time of the Year?

  The challenges I face each December can be summed up in two words: heathen problems. While I was raised a Catholic, I chose long ago to follow a different spiritual path. My adopted faith is called Asatru, which means “true to the Aesir gods,” and it’s a modern reconstruction of the ancient pagan faith…

December 4, 2014