Saturday, May 25, 2013
The coffee giant's green facades may seem ubiquitous around here, but you don't have to drive far before they disappear.
It turns out that Double Mocha Macchiato in your hand not only says something about you – it also says something about where you live in Michigan. If you are carrying a mermaid-emblazoned cup, you are more likely to live in one of the state’s politically blue counties and there’s a good chance there’s a university nearby. There are 11 Starbucks stores in Troy, including locations inside Beaumont Hospital, Macy's stores at Oakland Mall, Target and two kiosks in Somerset Mall. There might be more Starbucks stores in Troy than in any other Michigan city. In an effort to gauge the power and reach of Starbucks nation in the Wolverine State, Patch mapped the state’s 203 outlets – standalone stores and cafes within other stores, with locations …
Each week we feature a photo from a reader. Upload your photos to Patch and you could be featured next week.
Patch loves when users share photos with the community. So each week, we will share the best photos uploaded from Patch users. This one comes from Julie Ann Wang and the Volunteer Work Day at the Troy Nature Center. Do you have a picture of the Troy to share? Upload it to the "Pics & Clips" gallery to be featured on Patch. Professional and amateur photographers, You can also regularly share your photos in the Patch Local Voices Section. How can I post on Patch? Blogging in our Local Voices Section is easy:
This young female cat is available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue League in Southfield.
Meet Lexi, our Pet of the Week. Lexi is a young (less than a year old) long-haired female cat currently available for adoption with Almost Home Animal Rescue League in Southfield. She "makes quite an impression on everyone she meets," according to Almost Home. "She is the stealth cat of Almost Home and will just magically appear, at your feet, under your hand or on your lap after she scopes out the situation and realizes all is OK," the rescue writes. You can read more about Lexi's story at her full profile here. For more information or to fill out an adoption application, visit http://www.almosthomeanimals.org. Information and photos submitted by Almost Home Animal Rescue.
Here are this week's most interesting stories from nearby towns.
Every Saturday, Patch will help you catch up with the big news happening in nearby towns, bringing you stories from Patch sites along Woodward Avenue and beyond. Here's what's been happening nearby this week: FERNDALE: Gran Fondo Aims to be 'Dream Cruise for Bikes' Participants in the June 30 bike rally along the Woodward Avenue corridor from Detroit to Pontiac and back will have the opportunity to win raffle prizes, including a Shinola bicycle valued at $3,000. TROY: Troy and MJR Digital Cinemas Announce $16 Million Deal The new project at the southeast corner of Maple and Livernois is expected to open in spring of 2014. BERKLEY: Foodtruck Cafe to Open in Former Coffee Beanery Space in Berkley "We've taken the food trucks and brought them…
Friday, May 24, 2013
Here's a look at discounts for active, reserve and retired members of the military that are being offered through Memorial Day weekend.
As citizens across the country prepare for the Memorial Day weekend, one small way that businesses are saying thank you to the U.S. military is by offering special discounts to military personnel, their families, and veterans. Here are a list of discounts for people who are serving or have served in the U.S. military. Sign up for the Troy Patch newsletter to receive the latest local information in your email.
Readers discuss sales tax for Online purchases and the anonymous comments that were included in the conversation.
Great conversations happen everyday on Patch. We love to promote community conversation on topics that are important to you. Each Friday we will share some of the best comments and conversations from the week. This week a long conversation ensued after Patch posted Do You Support a Sales Tax for Online Purchases?. In the end a couple of readers discussed how anonymity in the comments were leading to some controversial posts. The issue will be addressed when Patch Gets a New Look soon! Here are what a couple readers had to say. Kerry Ballard commented, "After reading many of the comments here: perhaps to encourage more thoughtful posts and great civility, it is time to eliminate anonymity. Posts should be tied to your real name." Peter …
Are you looking for a job and don't mind traveling a bit from home? We've found a dozen jobs available from around Oakland County.
Job hunting? You're in luck. We've compiled a list of recent job openings from around Oakland County, as posted on Oakland County Patch sites this week. Make sure to check out the link for more details and more jobs from Rochester, Novi and more. Job listings courtesy of careerbuilder.com and indeed.com. ROCHESTER HILLS: Sr. Robotic Instructor NOVI: Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) FARMINGTON HILLS: Software Developer IV (Agile) ROYAL OAK: Account Executive 3, Enterprise Direct Sales TROY: Beauty Specialist LAKE ORION: Restaurant Manager BLOOMFIELD HILLS: Health Care Coordinator | RN BIRMINGHAM: Dining Room Manager CLAWSON: Salon Manager BERKLEY: Teller FERNDALE: Day Camp Counselor NORTHVILLE: Studio Sales Associate Editor’s note: Patch …
Check out these local homes being shown this weekend.
Are you interested in buying a home in Troy? Or maybe you just want to know what's out there? Here's a look at this weekend's open houses. 1195 Prosper Drive, Troy Information courtesy of Zillow.com and MoveInMichigan.com.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The City Council voted unanimously to impose rules on hours of operation and more on Monday.
Schools and city offices will be closed. What's open this Memorial Day?
It's nearly Memorial Day, and while schools and city offices are closed and the barbecues are fired up, you still may need to get out and around Troy. Here's what you need to know about what's open and closed.