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I’m writing this from my favorite chair, with my favorite blanket, sipping on tea. Today is a “droopy” day, as my son calls it—cloudy, rainy, cool. And I love it.

I love these last weeks of summer. There’s so much to look forward to, so much to enjoy. To me, Michigan is at its finest as it’s about to change seasons. Now, I’m not saying I want to rush into anything. I have rules: No decorating for Halloween until it’s actually October and no Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving.

What I am saying is to make sure you enjoy the moment you’re in, while you’re in it. I’m trying hard to practice this myself, especially as I’m training for a 5k.

Enjoy every moment, every day. I’m thinking about the Addison Oaks fall color tour mentioned below. I think I’ll enjoy that.

Have an awesome week,


Autumn is in the Air During the Fall Color Historical Tour at Addison Oaks County Park

View autumn’s rich color palette in an elegant country setting during Oakland County Parks and Recreation’s Fall Color Historical Tour Oct. 15-16.

Oakland County Parks and Recreation Historian Carol Egbo will discuss the history of Addison Oaks County Park, which dates back more than 100 years. She’ll also share stories about the Buhl Estate, a distinctive English Tudor-style manor home surrounded by a formal flower garden.

Learn more about the Buhl family, their property and their legacy during two sessions of the Fall Color Historical Tour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 15 or Oct. 16. Cost is $32/person and includes the Buhl Estate historical tour, lunch, accessible hayride and cider and donuts. Addison Oaks County Park is located at 1480 West Romeo Road north of Rochester.

Preregistration and payment must be made by Sept. 30 by calling 248-424-7081 or mailing in the registration form available at Clubs and groups are welcome.

New VinoTalk

Wine lovers be sure to check out the new episode of VinoTalk. This time, John Jonna talks about Law Estate wines. It’s a worthwhile five minutes of your day.


Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

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