Finally, the big week is here. And by that, I mean it’s my birthday today.
That’s right, I’m a Christmas baby. Well, nearly anyway. So, beyond the usual excitement of the season, I get to lump in my birthday and the ever clever, “Merry Birthday!”
People ask me how I like having my birthday so close to Christmas and I never know what to say. I’m tempted to ask them how they like being tall or old or a Lions fan, but that just seems snippy. So, I shrug and respond, “I like cake.”
For me, my birthday kicks off Christmas—it’s Christmas Eve-Eve. And it’s time to celebrate. Whatever it is you celebrate, or don’t, this season, know that I wish you all the best. Stay warm. Do something kind. Have fun.
Oakland County Survey
Oakland County Executive David Coulter wants to hear from residents about their top priorities for the New Year. His administration released the Oakland County Government’s Citizen Survey 2020, which asks residents to rank what is important to them in terms of jobs and the economy, public health, neighborhoods and housing, roads and transportation, and more.
Please share and encourage your neighbors to take advantage of this opportunity to speak directly to the Oakland County executive.
Join local wine expert John Jonna as he discusses wines to serve during the holidays in this week’s Vino Talk.
Cabin Fever Knit-A-Long
Break up the winter doldrums and create a colorful collage shawl. Knitters will mix and marl eight colors of yarns together beginning Jan. 4 for six weeks. Knitting runs each Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. The cost is $17, plus a. minimum purchase of four skeins of yarn from The Yarn Stop.
Citizens Police Academy
If you’re in need of food, the Clawson Community Food Bank is open the third Monday of every month. You can pick up food bags from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Grace Apostolic Church, 700 E. Elmwood Avenue.
If you’re looking for a way to help locally, food donation boxes are in city buildings and local businesses. The food bank needs boxed dinners, cereal, canned fruits and veggies, canned soup, pasta and sauce, tuna, instant oatmeal, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, jelly, rice, stuffing, crackers and juice boxes.