TED Talks have been taking the world by storm. Some are funny and entertaining, some serious, some educational; but what they all have in common is the theme of spreading ideas as short, powerful talks lasting 18 minutes or less.
Thinking of enjoying a Live-Cut Christmas tree during the holiday season this year? Wondering about cutting one from a nearby National Forest? Be sure to check with the local U.S. Forest Service to see about purchasing a Christmas Tree Permit. According to their website:
Are you registered to vote?
Check out Michigan’s Secretary of State Elections webpage for a listing of the 2016 November General Candidates.
Give the Gift of Life – Become an Organ Donor
The Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) website refers to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it defines a service animal “…as any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability.” This is in agreement with the Civil Rights Division of the U.S.
Rio is the location for the 2016 Summer Olympics, with the Opening Ceremony on Friday, August 5, 2016. The Games of the XXXI (thirty-first) Olympiad will close on August 21, 2016.
The Official website for the 2016 Summer Olympics will post live results, a list of the included sports, competition schedules, medal counts, and athlete biographies.
No time to check the website? Download the Rio 2016 mobile app for iPhone, Android, or Windows phone.
Attention military veterans!
Did you know that you are eligible for burial benefits in any of 134 national VA cemeteries across 40 states? According to the National Cemetery Administration, a branch of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, benefits include a gravesite for either casketed or cremated remains, opening and closing the grave, perpetual care, a headstone/marker or burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate.
Benefits may also extend to the spouse or dependent of the vet.
Filing for divorce without a lawyer? Resolving a landlord/tenant issue? Trying to set aside an adult conviction or juvenile adjudication? A website, funded by a grant from the Michigan State Bar Foundation and created by the Solutions on Self-Help Task Force, can help. Called Michigan Legal Help, it provides accurate, trustworthy information about legal issues to those who plan to represent themselves in court.
Spring means Green!
The grass is turning green, and the trees are filling with leaves. Now is the time to think about keeping the environment green. The information provided below will include lots of good ideas for ways to Go Green.
According to their website, the Library of Congress is the world’s largest library and “provides Congress, the federal government and the American people with a rich, diverse and enduring source of knowledge…”