Top Tips for Safer Products

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Public health laws allow: Almost any chemical as an ingredient in personal care products Misleading and incomplete labeling of ingredients Unsubstantiated claims about product benefits No required safety testing of products or ingredients What can you do? Navigating store aisles can be difficult. Environmental Working Group researchers have evaluated hundreds of safety studies and thousands […]

The Must Have To-Do List

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Another September, another year of sending off our children to school, whether it is kindergarten or college. For me this is my 17th year, as I “send off” Colin to his 4th year of college. With the annual send off there is always a list involved — school supply list, book lists, clothing list, dorm […]

HAVEN Garden Project and Gratitude

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“As a child, one has that magical capacity to move among the many eras of the earth; to see the land as an animal does; to experience the sky from the perspective of a flower or a bee; to feel the earth quiver and breathe beneath us; to know a hundred different smells of mud […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: The Eyes Of A Child

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It is almost St. Patrick’s Day which leads me to a funny story. When I was a little kid, for some reason I was scared of Leprechauns. I remember in Elementary School one year the teacher told us that Leprechauns would come and decorate our classroom. I’m sure she didn’t make them out to be […]

Have a Fun February Weekend The 17-19th

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Bloomfield Twp Library hosts Investor Education in YOUR Community! Saturday, February 18, 10:00 am Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI FREE Made possible with funding from the Investor Protection Trust in Washington D.C., through the Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation, all Investor Education In Your Community courses are […]

Penn State Missed a Teachable Moment

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By Beth Morrison HAVEN CEO Imagine this scene in the Penn State Football locker room: Coach Paterno walks in and gives his players the horrific news, that one of their own was caught raping a young boy. He talks about how proud he is of his young graduate assistant coming forward with what he had […]

Happy Halloween Weekend! Community Events October 28-30

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5th Annual Haunted Castle Tomorrow, October 28, 06:00 pm 32460 Pierce Rd., Beverly Hills, MI, $11 Our Lady Queen of Martyrs presents their family friendly scary Haunted Castle tonight. The Castle features no gore, but is set more as a Hollywood style haunted attraction. Hayrides are also available at an additional charge. 100% of the […]

Greener By The Minute: 10 Ways Kids Can Live Green

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1.) Ask mom for green school supplies. Going back to school and going green can go hand in hand! Kids can get green school supplies that will make a difference at prices that will make mom happy. Your green school supplies also provide an opportunity to share your thoughts on the environment with other students […]

More Great New Movies Coming Out In July!

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The Tree of Life The eldest son of a 1950s-era Midwestern family sets out on an existential journey that leads him to question his faith while seeking the answers to life’s most challenging mysteries in this evocative drama from celebrated director Terrence Malick. Meanwhile, as Jack’s (Sean Penn) innocence slowly erodes, his turbulent relationship with […]

Summer Safety: Dogs, Kids and Water

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A favorite summer pastime for many of us is relaxing by a pool or a lake while unwinding from the day or – better yet – even spending the whole day poolside blissfully relaxed. If your dog is in tow, however, it is essential to stay alert. Contrary to popular belief, not all dogs enjoy […]