REVIEW: Avon Players’ ‘Assassins’ Takes Aim at The American Dream

There’s something oddly ironic about watching a play—a musical no less—that centers around presidential assassins on the 15th anniversary of 9/11. And yet that’s where I found myself on Sunday along with what looked to be a full house. Truthfully, Avon Players could not have picked a timelier topic to open their 2016 – 2017 season considering anything remotely political seems to have taken over our lives. From Lin-Manuel Miranda making Alexander Hamilton must-see theatre (11 Tony Awards® don’t … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, When Will Women Be on Money?

Dear Crabby, I was in Starbucks the other day and pulled out a $10 bill to pay when I remembered, weren’t they going to replace Alexander Hamilton with a woman’s picture? And if so, when will it happen? Thanks, Diana Diez Dear Diana Diez, That’s right. I had forgotten about the proposed switch-a-roo myself. I love history. In fact, I earned a medal in sixth grade for memorizing all the presidents and their bios and reciting it in front of the whole school, so I’m very qualified to … [Read more...]

Saluting Our Armed Forces – The U.S. Coast Guard

Did you know? Under Michigan law, the flag of each branch of service is flown over the state Capitol on the service founding date. In June, we put the U.S. Army in the spotlight and going into the fall months we"ll recognize the Air Force, Navy, and Marines. Today, we honor and salute the men and women -- past and present -- who proudly represent the United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard at a Glance: Founded August 4, 1790 Motto: Semper Paratus (Latin for "Always ready") … [Read more...]