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Eight from Abroad

By RT Admin July 2014

In his most recent State of the State address, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder emphasized the need for Michigan to welcome immigrants to the state, including an expansion of visas for the city of Detroit. Just this week, Upwardly Global, an organization dedicated to helping foreign-trained individuals find employment in their chosen professions, opened an office […]

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Dear Debra

By Debra Darvick July 2014

Need some advice? You can now submit a question anonymously at Red Thread’s website, and look for an answer in next month’s edition. Dear Debra, I am a longtime member of a committee at shul. Each committee member signs up at the beginning of the year for that year’s commitments. The chair has this annoying […]

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Shameful Treatment

By Harry Kirsbaum July 2014

He’s been home from Afghanistan for three months and is still one month away from his first VA doctor’s appointment. He considers himself lucky because his only major problem is the inability to get a full night’s sleep. He also has slight back problems, and his stress levels are still a bit elevated, but that’s […]

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Due Venti Ristorante

By Esther Allweiss Ingber July 2014

For us, cooking is our life and our passion,” said Nicole (Pichan) Seales. She is the pastry chef and her husband, David Anthony Seales Jr., is chef de cuisine at their Due Venti Ristorante, entering its sixth year in Clawson. Jeffery Pyke is front of the house manager. Northern Italian cuisine, reflecting the heritage of […]

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How I Met Your Mother: Part 1

By Ben Falik July 2014

Dear Judah and Phoebe, In June of 2004, the Pistons were on their way to an NBA championship, John Kerry was on his way to ousting George W. Bush as president and I was on my way home. I graduated from college and, as swiftly as our Saturn station wagon had stewarded me to Columbia […]

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West Bloomfield-based mother-and-daughter team Logan and Carol Lezell founded good-for-you skincare line Bello Moi.

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Good For You

By Lynne Konstantin July 2014

New local boutiques, businesses and brands you may not know — but should. Mother-daughter team Carol and Logan Lezell are all about beauty — from the inside out. A self-professed “health fanatic” her whole life, mom Carol (celebrating her 45th wedding anniversary this summer), has made a point of living a healthy life and helping […]

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YENTA

By Lynne Konstantin July 2014

News from around town Beauty Blowouts On The Fly, an exciting new blowout and Botox bar, celebrated its grand opening June 19 on the Boardwalk in West Bloomfield, bringing convenience, affordability and a bit of glamour to Metro Detroit. On the Fly specializes in the latest blowout styles with an added unique twist — Botox […]

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Babies on their back? Encroaching neighbors! Inheritance woes...All in this issues 'Dear Debra', check it out!

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Dear Debra

By Debra Darvick June 2014

Need some advice? You can now submit a question anonymously at Red Thread’s website, and look for an answer in next month’s edition. Dear Debra: I love to entertain, but suddenly it seems all of my friends have dietary issues: gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, carb- and sugar-free, red meat- and fish-free. Some are kosher; some are […]

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The Franklin Grill & Tavern

By Esther Allweiss Ingber June 2014

Our dining companion Tom sighed contentedly after his first bite of a marble-rye grilled sandwich. Melted Swiss cheese oozed over Sy Ginsberg-brand corned beef, sauerkraut and “bistro sauce.” Tom told our solicitous server, “This is the best Reuben I ever had.” Kudos to the Franklin Grill & Tavern! The Franklin Grill is popular with local […]

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Politics and religion are based on belief, and everyone has a right to their own. But science is science. It’s based on critical thinking, empirical proof and reason.

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Climate Change

By Harry Kirsbaum June 2014

I love the way the climate change deniers trot out the 3 percenters, those scientists who agree that climate change is false, and merely a Democratic political tool to force more regulations on companies around the country and increase taxes. Politics and religion are based on belief, and everyone has a right to their own. […]

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Repair The World … Welcome To The Workshop

By Ben Falik June 2014

Joel Millman, Carly Sugar, Coco Spencer, Michael Evers, Aj Aaron, kneeling, Nora Feldhusen, Samuel Marvin and Ben Falik Even if you weren’t present for the Grand Opening of The Workshop — perhaps you were walking/running for Israel, Lagging b’Omer or pollinating at Flower Day — you were there in spirit. So thank you for being […]

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Josie Ervin is out to empower girls through fashion.

Pretty cool for a 10 year old.

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Opposites Attract

By Lynne Konstantin May 2014

New local boutiques, businesses and brands you may not know — but should. Josie Ervin is out to empower girls through fashion. Pretty cool for a 10 year old. Her mom, Kristin Ervin, a mindfulness educator, spotted a girl in school on Spirit Day wearing pants with one solid leg and one printed leg, which […]

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Babies on their back? Encroaching neighbors! Inheritance woes...All in this issues 'Dear Debra', check it out!

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Dear Debra

By Debra Darvick May 2014

Need some advice? You can now submit a question anonymously at Red Thread’s website, and look for an answer in next month’s edition. Dear Debra: My daughter-in-law recently gave birth to our first grandchild. Sadly, she and I have gotten off on the wrong foot — mine — which I inadvertently put into my mouth. […]

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Adios, Old Man Winter

By Harry Kirsbaum May 2014

To those who were upset waking up on April 15 to find a few inches of snow on the ground, especially after a 77-degree day two days before, you can still find some solace in knowing that we broke a 133-year record. With 94.8 inches, or 7.9 feet of the powdery white stuff falling in […]

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The Bird & The Bread

By Esther Allweiss Ingber May 2014

Food and wine books on raised slanted shelves, with more books in a nook to borrow, add warmth and whimsy to the industrial-style decor characterizing The Bird & The Bread in Birmingham. Restaurateur Kristin Jonna’s newest venture — she also owns wine bars Vinotecca in Royal Oak and Vinology in downtown Ann Arbor — is […]

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B’nai David Cemetery … And You

By Ben Falik May 2014

David Goldman is a mentsh. And I should know — I get confused for one all the time. And, like a mentsh, he would be quick to tell you that his efforts have nothing to do with him and everything to do with the women in his life: his daughter Eva, a soon-to-be bat mitzvah […]

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