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Mother Earth Products Target Pain Relief

Mother Earth Products Target Pain Relief

Mother Earth Products Target Pain Relief

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JUNE 2019

BY REBECCA CALAPPI

LBN Community Series
Royal Oak

Arianna and Tory Welsh started their business out of passion and a healthy dose of empathy. The sibling team opened Mother Earth in Royal Oak in March. It’s their third CBD store, the first on the West Side.

“We got interested in CBD when we were trying to help our dad with pain management,” said Arianna. “He was getting overmedicated by health care professionals and was hospitalized because of the medications. We got him started on medical cannabis, but he didn’t always want a head high.”

That’s where CBD came in.

ARIANNA & TORY WELSH

CO-OWNERS, MOTHER EARTH NATURAL HEALTH

Cannabidiol, or CBD as it’s commonly known, is made from the hemp plant. It is different from cannabis because it has a very low THC level—just .3 percent, the level mandated by the state and federal government. THC is the element in cannabis that gives the user a head high.

Medical marijuana, however, has a high THC level and a lower CBD level.

“They all have therapeutic benefits, but I say CBD is the straight-laced cousin,” said Tory.

Arianna, 37, and Tory, 32, were concerned with the way their father’s pain was being managed when he battled septic shock from an unknown infection — twice. He succumbed in February.

During their father’s illness, Arianna worked in real estate and in an office. Tory had followed in his father’s footsteps and became a heavy equipment operator and truck driver. But all that changed for them after their father’s illness.

Tory refers to the Mother Earth stores as a calling to help people.

“We were here before the hype helping people,” he said. “The market is saturated, CBD is available at gas stations and video stores. The difference is we do the leg work, so when people come in here, they have a warm alternative to a drug store. (Drug stores) don’t have the passion to help people, they have the passion to make money.”

The Mother Earth store in Royal Oak is on Woodward just north of 14 Mile Road in an established strip of businesses. When the Welshes first found the place, it needed a complete tear-out.

With his construction background and handy talents, Tory and a friend completely gutted the space and gave it a fresh, holistic look. He made all the shelving and did all the carpentry work himself using mostly locally sourced materials and even some reclaimed pieces. In fact, the large, rustic, wooden table in the center of the store is still seeping sap onto the floor when the weather gets warm.

“The design and color scheme were designed so our grandma would be comfortable coming in,” said Arianna.

Tory also did the demo and remodel for the other two Mother Earth stores in New Haven and Shelby Township.

“There’s definitely a lot of heart and soul in the stores,” he said.

Customers, who often become more like family to the siblings, are greeted by a low-pressure, soothing atmosphere. Free to look at the ample supply of Himalayan salt lamps, essential oils and diffusers, natural vitamins and CBD products, those looking for pain relief or respite from other ailments have only premium, proven products at their fingertips.

“Our goal is to provide quality products and knowledgeable advice on what to do with them to target the relief they’re trying to achieve,” said Arianna.

In addition to oils and supplements, Mother Earth stocks gummies, topical creams, drink blends, CBD tea, bath bombs and even a line of CBD products to help pets with pain and anxiety.

Amanda Ware, 33, of Rochester Hills, discovered Mother Earth when looking for relief from a soccer injury.

“I was looking for something to help with pain in my neck and shoulder from an old soccer injury from high school,” Ware said. “It gets worse when I work out. It gets worse when I sit too long.”

She tried physical therapy and pain medication, but nothing helped for long and she didn’t like some of the side effects. After researching options, she decided to head to Mother Earth.

“When I walked in, it was really nice. There was music playing. The décor is like a spa where you’d buy your face scrubs. It feels very comfortable. It felt like a real easy place to be able to ask questions,” she said. “I talked to Arianna first. She asked me really good questions about my pain. Really personal questions, but she made me feel comfortable. I felt confident in her knowledge. It seemed like there was an expert there walking me through.”

That was April. Today, Ware is sleeping better than she has in years thanks to the pain relief she’s experienced. In fact, she also recommended CBD to her grandmother, who was struggling with osteoporosis and has had great results.

“I would encourage anybody if they are experiencing pain or anxiety to come down and just talk with one of the experts they will give you really great recommendations for your price range,” Ware said.

Mother Earth Natural Health
32206 Woodward Ave.
Royal Oak, MI 48073
(248) 206-7476

motherearthnaturalhealth.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Head over to The Yarn Stop June 25 to 26 for a trunk show with Knitterly Things.

Meet artist, Julia Vesper, who will showcase her self-striping sock yarn as well as her semi-solids.

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Make plans for one of the highlights of the summer – the Oakland County Fair, coming to Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg July 5-14.

This year, the fair features, “Walking with Giants,” a dinosaur and dragon encounter, Presented by Prehistoric Adventures. The creatures are 8 feet tall and 16 feet long and are anatomically correct, with incredibly realistic eye blinking, tail swooshing and a mighty roaring sound.

The fair will also feature The Birdman – Condor Show with three flights daily; Barnyard Express, a mobile educational farm center; Racing Pigs; and Show-Me-Safari Petting Zoo along with other main arena events, contests, fair food, Big Rock Amusements carnival, fireworks, a free concert and livestock.

Fair parking, which includes admission, is $12/vehicle and $6/motorcycle. Oakland County Parks and Recreation offers free parking Friday, July 5, and Thursday, July 11, with a 2019 Oakland County Parks and Recreation Vehicle Permit. Fireworks will begin after dusk following the Friday night, July 5, concert.

Main arena events in the evening include an off-road demolition derby, horse pull, KOI Drag Races, Figure Eight Races, Superkicker Rodeo, Night of Destruction and Monster Trucks. Tickets for these events may be purchased at OakFair.org.

Springfield Oaks County Park is located at 12451 Andersonville Road in Davisburg.

For a complete fair schedule, visit OakFair.org.

Abracadabra! Sign Up For Magic Classes at Wunderground Magic Academy

If you have a budding magician in your house (you might not realize if they’re invisible) Wunderground Magic’s classes are a great way for your child to have fun learning to become an amazing magician, performer and presenter.

Beyond the entertainment value, magic helps improve digital dexterity, coordination, visual perception, spatial relationships, critical thinking, creativity, public speaking skills, self-confidence and imagination.

Magic classes for children ages 7-13 run continuously throughout the year. The cost is $100 for six sessions. Because families are busy, Wunderground uses a punch card system that allows magic students to attend any six classes over six months.

Classes are held in the secret dungeons of Wunderground Magic on Saturday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m.

Students will receive a magic kit to hold supplies (in case the top hat doesn’t work out), a magic wand, a performance mat.

Sign up for magic classes anytime the store is open or stop in a few minutes before class begins to register.

Kids aren’t the only ones who can learn slight-of-hand tricks. Magic workshops for adults (ages fourteen and older) are held at Wunderground Magic Academy on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The cost is $20 at the door.

Street Resurfacing Project Nearing End

The 14 Mile and Main Street resurfacing project is underway and is expected to be complete by July 4.

In addition to the new street surface, additional changes are coming to 14 Mile and Main Street. The Traffic and Safety Board recommended, and City Council approved, a change to traffic flow at the 14 Mile and Main intersection.

The Traffic Control Order will prohibit tractor-trailer combinations from turning northbound onto Main Street from both eastbound and westbound 14 Mile Road. It will also prohibit right turns from westbound traffic onto Main Street. Appropriate signage will be placed notifying drivers about the new restrictions. This change should alleviate disruption at the intersection and minimize the curb damage that has been the result of a tight turning radius.

Get Your Car Washed for a Great Cause

The 10th Annual Clawson Goodfellows Car Wash at the Clawson Fire Department at 111 Gardner opens for business Sunday, July 1.

The Goodfellows will accept donations to wash your car, truck, bus, boat or whatever you need washed. Come by the Clawson Fire Department and help raise funds for this hardworking volunteer group that assists local families. The wash opens at 9 a.m.

 

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

citynewseditor@localbiznews.net

To share your news, announcements, and events, please email citynewseditor@localbiznews.net

Birmingham – June 24, 2019

Birmingham – June 24, 2019

Birmingham Fire Now Has ALS Services on Both Sides of the City

The Birmingham Fire Department has a new tool to help first responders provide swift and comprehensive emergency medical services.

Engine 2 was upgraded to an Advanced Life Support unit, which means its crew now has all the life-saving medical equipment that an ALS ambulance would carry, such as:

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  • Oxygen

Another key facet to the Engine 2 upgrade is its location. Engine 2 is housed at the rebuilt Birmingham Fire Station 2, at 1600 W. Maple Rd., formerly referred to as the Chesterfield Fire Station. The upgrade gives the Birmingham Fire Department advanced life support services on the east and west side of the city. More information on the services of the Birmingham Fire Department can be found on the city website at www.bhamgov.org/fire.

In The Park Summer Concert Series Rocks Shain Park This Summer

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A special patriotic concert is scheduled on Sunday, July 7, at 7 p.m., with afternoon concerts on July 10 and Aug. 14 from noon to 2 p.m.

Mark your calendar for these upcoming July concerts. All concerts are at 7 p.m. unless noted otherwise:

July 3 – The Blue Cat (Blues, Rock and Contemporary
July 7 – US Jazz Ambassadors
July 10, noon to 2 p.m. – Siloam Pool (Jazz-Soul)
July 10 – Steve Acho (Pop/Rock)
July 17  – Audrey Ray (Country)
July 24 – Skye Island Band (Motown Jazz & Blues)
July 31 – Thornetta Davis (Blues)

Find more information at www.bhamgov.org/summerconcerts.

 

Bernhard Brenner, the president and founder of Knitcraft

Oakland County Fair Returns to Springfield Oaks County Park July 5-14

Make plans for one of the highlights of the summer – the Oakland County Fair, coming to Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg July 5-14.

This year, the fair features, “Walking with Giants,” a dinosaur and dragon encounter, Presented by Prehistoric Adventures. The creatures are 8 feet tall and 16 feet long and are anatomically correct, with incredibly realistic eye blinking, tail swooshing and a mighty roaring sound.

The fair will also feature The Birdman – Condor Show with three flights daily; Barnyard Express, a mobile educational farm center; Racing Pigs; and Show-Me-Safari Petting Zoo along with other main arena events, contests, fair food, Big Rock Amusements carnival, fireworks, a free concert and livestock.

Fair parking, which includes admission, is $12/vehicle and $6/motorcycle. Oakland County Parks and Recreation offers free parking Friday, July 5, and Thursday, July 11, with a 2019 Oakland County Parks and Recreation Vehicle Permit. Fireworks will begin after dusk following the Friday night, July 5, concert.

Main arena events in the evening include an off-road demolition derby, horse pull, KOI Drag Races, Figure Eight Races, Superkicker Rodeo, Night of Destruction and Monster Trucks. Tickets for these events may be purchased at OakFair.org.

Springfield Oaks County Park is located at 12451 Andersonville Road in Davisburg.

For a complete fair schedule, visit OakFair.org.

Know the Rules Before Setting Up a Garage Sale

The old adage, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” seems the perfect slogan for summer, or as some people call it, “garage sale season.”

But if you’re planning to declutter your home and make a little money in the process, there’s a few things to keep in mind:

  • Residents do not need a license to hold a garage sale.
  • Signs cannot be posted on any public right of way, which includes street signs and telephone poles. Police personnel will remove any signs in violation

Check out the official rules from the city webpage:

Zoning Ordinance Section 4.77(3)

  1. Garage, yard and estate sales or auctions
  2. Sales are allowed for a period not to exceed 3 consecutive days.
  3. No more than 2 sales are permitted from the same residence in any 12-month period.
  4. A temporary use permit is not required for a sale, provided they are conducted by the property owner.
  5. All signs for sales are regulated by Section 7.27(B)(5).
  6. Sales conducted by professional auctioneers or other on-site household liquidation specialists shall be licensed by the City Clerk, in conjunction with Chapter 26 of the Birmingham City Code. (Application Form)

For further information, contact the Clerk’s Office at 248-530-1880.

 

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

citynewseditor@localbiznews.net
Troy – June 24, 2019

Troy – June 24, 2019

Troy Named No. 1 City in Michigan

The rest of the state is now finding out what Troy residents already know: Their city is the best.

According to ChamberofCommerce.org, Troy made the top of the list:

1. Troy

Troy, a large Detroit suburb of over 83,000, is Michigan’s best city to live in. Troy’s population is affluent and well-educated, with a large part of the workforce employed in the city’s large automotive sector. Troy is also a college town, home to campuses of over half-dozen universities.

 

Oakland County Fair Returns to Springfield Oaks County Park July 5-14

Make plans for one of the highlights of the summer – the Oakland County Fair, coming to Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg July 5-14.

This year, the fair features, “Walking with Giants,” a dinosaur and dragon encounter, Presented by Prehistoric Adventures. The creatures are 8 feet tall and 16 feet long and are anatomically correct, with incredibly realistic eye blinking, tail swooshing and a mighty roaring sound.

The fair will also feature The Birdman – Condor Show with three flights daily; Barnyard Express, a mobile educational farm center; Racing Pigs; and Show-Me-Safari Petting Zoo along with other main arena events, contests, fair food, Big Rock Amusements carnival, fireworks, a free concert and livestock.

Fair parking, which includes admission, is $12/vehicle and $6/motorcycle. Oakland County Parks and Recreation offers free parking Friday, July 5, and Thursday, July 11, with a 2019 Oakland County Parks and Recreation Vehicle Permit. Fireworks will begin after dusk following the Friday night, July 5, concert.

Main arena events in the evening include an off-road demolition derby, horse pull, KOI Drag Races, Figure Eight Races, Superkicker Rodeo, Night of Destruction and Monster Trucks. Tickets for these events may be purchased at OakFair.org.

Springfield Oaks County Park is located at 12451 Andersonville Road in Davisburg.

For a complete fair schedule, visit OakFair.org.

Teas for Two Features The Italian Hall Disaster

On June 27, meet at Old Troy Church in the Historic Village to learn about The Italian Hall Disaster. The talk runs from 2 to 3 p.m. In 1913, one of the greatest tragedies in American history occurred in northern Michigan when someone yelled “Fire!” to cause a panic during a children’s party at the Calumet Italian Hall. More than 70 people died trying to flee the building, 60 were children. Author Steve Lehto will explain what led to this tragedy. Troy Historical Society Members pay $7, non-members pay $8.

AED CPR Classes Offered by Siblings

Recent Michigan Connections Academy grad Tessa Lucas and her brother, current student Wyatt, are providing an important community service this summer. They partnered with local businesses to host Heartsaver AED CPR certification training sessions at the Medright office, at 850 Stephenson Hwy.

Participants pay only $10 for this certification and will receive their AED CPR card through the American Heart Association, a free T-shirt and a face shield key chain on the day of the class.

Register here. For more information, email Tessa and Wyatt at Wyattwilliamlucas@aol.com.

 

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

citynewseditor@localbiznews.net
To share your news, announcements, and events, please email citynewseditor@localbiznews.net
Royal Oak – June 24, 2019

Royal Oak – June 24, 2019

Royal Oak Named No. 2 in the State

Royal Oak has long been a local favorite (spoiler alert!) for nightlife, culture and as a great place to live. But now, there’s official recognition.

Chamberofcommerce.org released a list of Michigan’s best cities to live.  Right there at the top, is Royal Oak:

2. Royal Oak

The regally named Royal Oak ranks #2 on the list. A bit smaller than Troy, which is the No. 1 city, Royal Oak is more affordable, boasting cheaper real estate prices and a lower cost of living, yet is nevertheless safe with a lower than average crime rate. Of note is the Detroit Zoo, which is located in the city.

Namaste at the Detroit Zoo

Local yogis are invited to bring their cows, cats, camels and downward dogs to the Detroit Zoo this summer. Yoga at the Zoo will be held on Mondays and Thursdays, 7:30 to 9 a.m., beginning July 8 through Aug. 29. Guests 13 years of age and older are invited for the unique opportunity to participate in an early-morning meditative flow with a certified yoga instructor.

Yoga at the Zoo sessions will take place at various animal habitats, followed by a zookeeper talk. Guests should bring their own yoga mat and water bottle. Yoga participants can enter the Zoo starting at 7:15 a.m. Yoga at the Zoo is a rain-or-shine event; the rain location will be the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery.

The cost per session is $20 and includes Detroit Zoo admission; parking is $8. Child care will be available for $8; children must be 4 years of age or older and potty-trained. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.dzoo.org/yoga.

More Zoo News: Polk Penguin Conservation Center to Close Temporarily Beginning Sept. 9 for Repairs to Faulty Waterproofing by Contractor

The Detroit Zoological Society will temporarily close the Polk Penguin Conservation Center beginning Sept. 9 through mid-June 2020 to make repairs due to faulty waterproofing by the construction contractor. Approximately 9 gallons of groundwater are seeping into the building and being pumped out each day.

“Unfortunately, the contractor failed to properly waterproof the foundation, was aware that groundwater water was seeping into the building throughout construction, didn’t fix the problem and failed to inform us,” said Ron Kagan, DZS executive director and CEO. “What we initially observed as a leaky basement was more serious. We only learned of the faulty waterproofing through an independent investigation by a team of engineers and through the legal process.”

The Polk Penguin Conservation Center will remain open throughout the summer before work begins Sept. 9. The penguins will live in the former Penguinarium at the Detroit Zoo while their home is being repaired, but that facility will not be open to visitors.

Student Improv Camp Takes the Stage Jul 15-26

“1000 Hats” is a metaphor for the many characters, roles and personalities a student of improvisation plays. One moment she’s a superhero tossing a fireball around a circle of other superheroes, and the next an explorer, trying to figure out how to fit your souvenir yeti into a suitcase.

Through games, role-playing and performances, 1000 Hats improv students have fun exploring different roles and challenging their imaginations as they try on the many hats an improv performer.

Call Stagecrafters at 248-541-8027, or email info@stagecrafters.org with the subject line “1000 Hats,” for more information.

Take Advantage of 30-Minute Parking on Main Street

In December 2018, Royal Oak implemented a pilot program for 30-minute parking spaces, to allow for faster, more convenient short-term parking, including food delivery, in the downtown area. The program includes five designated parking spaces with 30-minute meters along Main Street between 11 Mile Road and Fourth Street, located near Diamonds Steak and Seafood, Bruegger’s Bagels, Starbucks, FedEx Office Print & Ship Center and Verizon Wireless.

The 30-minute meters have designated signage and take coins or credit card payment via ParkMobile. The cost is 50 cents for 30 minutes.

Oakland County Fair Returns to Springfield Oaks County Park July 5-14

Make plans for one of the highlights of the summer – the Oakland County Fair, coming to Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg July 5-14.

This year, the fair features, “Walking with Giants,” a dinosaur and dragon encounter, Presented by Prehistoric Adventures. The creatures are 8 feet tall and 16 feet long and are anatomically correct, with incredibly realistic eye blinking, tail swooshing and a mighty roaring sound.

The fair will also feature The Birdman – Condor Show with three flights daily; Barnyard Express, a mobile educational farm center; Racing Pigs; and Show-Me-Safari Petting Zoo along with other main arena events, contests, fair food, Big Rock Amusements carnival, fireworks, a free concert and livestock.

Fair parking, which includes admission, is $12/vehicle and $6/motorcycle. Oakland County Parks and Recreation offers free parking Friday, July 5, and Thursday, July 11, with a 2019 Oakland County Parks and Recreation Vehicle Permit. Fireworks will begin after dusk following the Friday night, July 5, concert.

Main arena events in the evening include an off-road demolition derby, horse pull, KOI Drag Races, Figure Eight Races, Superkicker Rodeo, Night of Destruction and Monster Trucks. Tickets for these events may be purchased at OakFair.org.

Springfield Oaks County Park is located at 12451 Andersonville Road in Davisburg.

For a complete fair schedule, visit OakFair.org.

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

citynewseditor@localbiznews.net