"With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of
control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up
the country from one end to another, and with the threat of
bird flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good
time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?"
WHATEVER YOUR PARTY OR HOWEVER YOU
FEEL ABOUT OUR PRESIDENT..... WE, AS A COUNTRY, SHOULD RESPECT
THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AND PRAY FOR HIM, OUR LEADERS AND
if my people, who are called by my name, will
humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from
their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will
forgive their sin and will heal their land.
History of the Holiday
The original version of the
holiday was in commemoration of George Washington's birthday
in 1796 (the last full year of his presidency). Washington,
according to the calendar that has been used since at least
the mid-18th century, was born on February 22, 1732. According
to the old style calendar in use back then, however, he was
born on February 11. At least in 1796, many Americans
celebrated his birthday on the 22nd while others marked the
occasion on the 11th instead.
By the early 19th
century, Washington's Birthday had taken firm root in the
American experience as a bona fide national holiday. Its
traditions included Birthnight Balls in various regions,
speeches and receptions given by prominent public figures, and
a lot of revelry in taverns throughout the land. Then along
came Abraham Lincoln, another revered president and fellow
February baby (born on the 12th of the month). The first
formal observance of his birthday took place in 1865, the year
after his assassination, when both houses of Congress gathered
for a memorial address. While Lincoln's Birthday did not
become a federal holiday like George Washington's, it did
become a legal holiday in several states.
legislation was enacted that affected several federal
holidays. One of these was Washington's Birthday, the
observation of which was shifted to the third Monday in
February each year whether or not it fell on the 22nd. This
act, which took effect in 1971, was designed to simplify the
yearly calendar of holidays and give federal employees some
standard three-day weekends in the process.
Apparently, while the holiday in February is still
officially known as Washington's Birthday (at least according
to the Office of Personnel Management), it has become
popularly (and, perhaps in some cases at the state level,
legally) known as "President's Day." This has made the third
Monday in February a day for honoring both Washington and
Lincoln, as well as all the other men who have served as
so that they may offer sacrifices pleasing to
the God of heaven and pray for the well- being of the
Thank you Royal Oak and Birmingham for keeping the
twinkle lights on during these dark winter
Don't forget to check on your buddy
From PJSN Readers
Dear Peggy Jo,
Those words of
wisdom were from Eleanor Roosevelt.
note: "A woman is like a tea bag, you never know how strong
she is until she gets into hot water."
Birds have bills too and they keep on
"Road to Success"
Events for Monday February 19
My Presidents card to you
Monday Night Dancers
(Monday) Location: Father Patrick O'Kelley K of C Hall,23663
Singles&Couples. Dance lessons:
Beginner 5:30-6:30pm, Intermediate 6:30-7:30 pm. Dance party
7:30-10:30 pm. No dance partner needed. Lessons $5.00, Dance
party 6.00. Snacks included. Big Band's, Latin, Swing,Fox
Trot,Waltz,Polka.313-295-1134. starts at 07:30 PM Price
ITs back!! THE BIG DANCE
Online ticket sales will open on Monday, February
II will be held on October 20, 2007 at the Masonic
Temple in Detroit.
Details are in the flyer: http://msda.org/THEBIGDANCE2007.pdf Tickets to the dance are $40 each in advance, $45 at the door.
Workshop tickets are $25 for a series of 3 with one teacher
and/or $10 per workshop if you would like to mix and
If you would like to sit in the Crystal
Ballroom, where Phil Dorroll will be playing swing, hustle,
latin, smooth, country and requests, you must purchase a whole
table prior to making the reservation. There are 8 tables that
seat 8 and 10 tables that seat 12.
If you want to sit
in the Fountain Ballroom with Paul King and the Rhythm Society
Orchestra, you may purchase whole tables or reserve individual
Online ticket sales will open on Monday,
February 19. The Seating charts for the two ballrooms are
here: http://msda.org/thebigdance/crystal.seats.jpg and http://msda.org/thebigdance/fountain.seating.web.jpg Next weekend - MSDA Workshop & Dance - February 18th 3:00
PM West Coast Swing - Level 2 Dance America - West Coast Swing
for Beginners Phil Dorroll - Instructor 4:00 PM Social Dance
until 8:00 PM. Please visit website for complete details about
the MSDA - http://msda.org
I'll love you now,
I'll love you when
you're hard to love,
cause you are my friend.
Events for Tuesday February 20
Location: Troy Community
Center 3179 Livernois Troy, MI
Motivational and Spiritual teaching by
Doug and Jodi Firebaugh From 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Mardi Gras card to you
Mardi Gras Festival will boost local charities
OAK -- Main Street will seem a bit like Bourbon Street when
restaurateurs throw a Mardi Gras Festival to help the Daily
Tribune raise money for 11 local charities.
The bash, complete with beads and bands, will
start at 5 p.m. Feb. 20, also known as Fat Tuesday. Last call
will be 1:15 a.m. with a lot of eating in between to keep
revelers safe and keep up the tradition of feasting before the
Christian season of fasting.
Nineteen restaurants and
pubs are participating, and all will serve hearty hors
d'ouevres and offer themed drink specials. Two buses will
shuttle an expected 1,200-1,500 festival-goers ages 21 and up
to venues on the outskirts of the downtown.
admission tickets -- $10 in advance, $15 at the door -- will
show phone numbers for taxi companies. "We're taking safety
really seriously," said Jean Chamberlain, who is helping
organize the benefit for Give-A-Christmas Year Around, the
Daily Tribune fund-raiser for agencies serving low-income
families, abused women and children, abandoned or foster kids,
and people who are homeless or dealing with emotional and
All ticket proceeds go to the
charities. For their donation, participants will get a map of
the venues, party favors, food, shuttle service and swag, such
as jester hats, from six promotional teams that will make the
"The great thing about this is no one times
you," said Carmen Young, co-owner of O'Toole's, which is
serving paczkis and hurricanes. "Some people go to their
favorite place and stay; others make it to all 19 for the
The event is sponsored by the Royal
Oak Restaurant Association, which puts on several benefits a
year for local causes, such as the Royal Oak Animal Shelter.
Young, who is also RORA president, said the group is
helping Give-A-Christmas Year Around because every dollar
raised is turned over to agencies working directly with
residents of southeast Oakland County.
"Give-A-Christmas gives us a chance to blanket a lot
of charities at a time when the economy isn't that great,"
Young said. "The money stays right here in the community and
helps people of all ages."
Around supports the Boys and Girls Club of South Oakland
County, Judson Center, HAVEN, Troy People Concerned, South
Oakland Shelter, South Oakland YMCA, Common Ground Sanctuary,
the Salvation Army, the YWCA in Clawson, Gateway Counseling in
Madison Heights and Oakland/Livingston Human Service Agency.
Daily Tribune Publisher Wayne Oehmke said he
appreciates the restaurant association giving a boost to
Give-A-Christmas, which raises $50,000 to $100,000 a year for
"RORA is a welcome partner in our
effort to strengthen the safety net in our community for
everyone from children awaiting adoption to seniors needing
help paying utility bills," Oehmke said. "A lot of people
count on us."
Mardis Gras Festival tickets are
available at the participating venues: Oxford Inn, Pronto!,
Oak City Grille, O'Toole's, Woody's Diner, Sangria, Lily's
Seafood, Gusoline Alley, Memphis Smoke, Andiamo, The Inn
Place, Mr. B's Pub, Rock on Third, Royal Oak Brewery,
Monterrey Cantina, Tom's Oyster Bar, Bastone, Goodnite Gracie
and Fifth Avenue Billiards.
Selective Singles Social Club
(Tuesday) Location: Country Chef 33145
Dequindre Troy, MI North of 14 Mile Rd.
for friendly, relaxed breakfast every Tuesday. Contact : Jim
at 248-545-2084 starts at 09:00 AM
(Tuesday) Location: American-Polish Century Club, just north of
Fourteen Mile on the east side of Maple Lane, across from
Maple Lane Golf Course. Maple Lane Road becomes an extension
of Hoover at Fourteen Mile Road. Polish-American Century Club,
just north of Fourteen Mile
Live Band Ballroom Dancing
(This is not the Polish American Cultural Center which is
nearby) starts at 07:00 PM Price $8.00
(Tuesday) Location: Pronto 608 S. Washington Royal Oak,
Mardi Gras celebration
http://www.ci.royal-oak.mi.us/city/ftflyer.html starts at 7:00
Latin & Argentine Tango Club of Detroit
(Tuesday) Location: O'Kelly Banquet Hall
23663 Park Dearborn, MI
Milonga de los Motor City
Milongueros Argentine tango lesson at 7:00pm, beginners
welcome, no partner required. After the lesson dance tango,
milonga, and vals to the best recorded music of Buenos Aires.
starts at 07:00 PM Member price $10 Guest Price $15
All Star Singles
(Tuesday) Location: Taylor
Moose Lodge (Chapter 992) , 9981 South Telegraph, Taylor MI
48180. Approximately one mile South of I-94. East side of
street, Telegraph heading North. Parking at rear of building.
All Star Singles Dance. Couples also welcome. Snacks
and non-alcoholic beverages provided. Dressy/Casual attire
please. Information 1-800-255-4487. Out of state callers
1-313-521-6564 starts at 08:00 PM Price $10
Events for Wednesday February
Chinese New Year Greeting to you
Thunderbirds Ski Club
(Wednesday) Location: Hawthorne Valley Country Club 7300 N.
Merriman Road Westland, Mi Just South of
Membership Meeting Contact : Denise Schwab
313-561-1992 starts at 07:00 PM Price
(Wednesday) Location: American Polish Cultural Center 2975 E.Maple
Road Troy, MI Northwest corner of 15 mile and Dequindre. This
is not the American Polish Century Club.
Lessons by Ron
& Linda Hiveley and Micheal Beresh. Tango lessons 7:00 PM
to 8:00 PM. Dance 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Couples and Singles
welcome. Cost lesson only $10.00,lesson and dance $12.00,
dance only $8.00. Information (313)521-6564 starts at 07:00 PM
Detroit Regional Yacht-racing Association
(Wednesday) Location: Grosse Ile Yacht
Club 29677 East River Road Grosse Ile, Michigan 48138 (734)
Handicapping part of an eleven week series.
Each presentation can stand on it's own. 586-778-1000
email@example.com starts at 07:00 PM Price No
The DRYA seminars are developed with the novice
and recreational sailor in mind. These weekly Wednesday night
seminars are designed to introduce the sport of sailing to
non-sailors and to broaden the knowledge of newer sailors.
They are FREE and open to the public. One need not belong to a
club or the DRYA to attend. All seminars start at 7:00pm.
These seminars are an excellent way to meet boat owners, crew
members, and other people interested in sailing & racing
Royal Oak Computer Club
(Wednesday) Location: Leo Mahany/Harold
Meininger Senior Community Center 3500 Marais Royal Oak, MI
(248)246-3900 North of 13 Mile Rd, just south of Lexington
Blvd, East of Crooks Rd
Weekly Meeting starts at 12:30
PM Price $1
Events for Thursday February
(Thursday) Location: Michigan Theater 603 E. Liberty St Ann Arbor
48104 734-668-8397 For Ticket information call
Dave Holland Octet and Big Band Whether
fronting a quintet, a big band , a trio or an octet Dave
Holland is a bandleader and bassist extrordinaire. starts at
8:00 pm Price $18-$44
Downriver Swing Club
(Thursday) Location: Pier 500 507 Biddle Wyandotte, MI email
address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Cool West Coat Patterns
for social Dancing! $5.00 for lessson starts at 8:15 till 9:00
Dancing till 1:00 AM starts at 08:15 PM Price $5
(Thursday) Location: Rivercrest , Avon Rd. between Rochester &
Weekly Dance Our very own Tj the DJ plays TOP
40 and Your requests. starts at 7:00 PM Member price $4 Guest
(Thursday) Location: Fox and Hounds Bloomfield Hills,
February Happy Hour From 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM Price
Selective Singles Social Club
(Thursday) Location: Cracker Barrel
Roseville, MI S off 13 Mile on Mack
with good friends and good food. All welcome. Contact :
Rosemary 313-881-3934 starts at 09:00 AM
Events for Friday February 23
Phil's Fun Singles Dances
Theme: Start of Spring Training Party
(Friday) Location: Troy/Clawson Elks Club, 1415 Big Beaver
between John R and Rochester Road on the north side of Big Beaver
Great Disc Jockey Music
Request Accepted. Join your friends for dancing and
socializing from 8:00 pm til 12 midnite.
snacks ,casual Smoke free.
At about 9:00
pm, Charley the Singing Hotdog Man will
arrive with Dearborn hotdogs for sale at $1.25. get there early
or they will be Long gone.
Feel free to wear jeans
with your favorite baseball team's shirt and hat.
For more information: Email email@example.com or call Phil's hotline at (248)941-0120.
Early arrival discount is
not available. price $10
Metropolitan Single Professionals
(Friday) Location: Sheraton Hotel Novi
21111 Haggerty Rd. North of 8 Mile Rd For directions only
Single Mingle Top 40 DJ, Cash Bar, Hors
d'oeuvres (8:00-9:00)Dressy Casual (No jeans or Tennis Shoes)
Non-SmokingFrom 8:00 pm to 1:00 am Member price $5.00 Guest
American Singles Golf Association-SE Michigan
(Friday) Location: Moose Preserve 43034
Woodward Bloomfield Hills, MI 248 858-7688
and Greet. Contact Pam Sherwood for details. (248) 642-2729.
No RSVP. Just come! starts at 05:30 PM Price Menu
Selective Singles Social Club
(Friday) Location: Mutt & Jeff's
50870 North Avenue Macomb Township, MI 586-949-3040 Just 1/2
block south of 23 Mile Road on the east side of North
Come and enjoy a morning of fun with a lively
group of friends If you would like more information please
call Peggy at 586-725-3152 or Kathy at 586-716-1902 starts at
09:00 AM Price Menu
Detroit Institute of Arts Friday Night Programs
(Friday) Location: Detroit Institute of
Arts 5200 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 313.833.7900 More
Family Fridays (Fourth Friday): Special family
performances featuring everything from puppets to theater to
music, storytelling, museum tours and drop-in workshops.
starts at 07:00 PM
There is nothing that makes us love someone so
much as praying for them
Events for Saturday February
(Saturday) Location: Sterling Chateau 38500 Ryan Road just south
of 17 Mile in Sterling Heights
Monthly Dance starts at
08:00 PM Price $10.00
Events for Sunday February 25
U of M Ballroom Dance Club
(Sunday) Location: Michigan Union S.
State & S. University Ann Arbor, MI
5-6pm Fox Trot 6-7pm Rhumba 7-8pm Waltz 8-10 Open Dance.
Members-only , we welcome newcomers to try us on for size $3
one evening $25 semester $50 per year More information on web
site. starts at 7:00 PM Price
Bethany Suburban West
(Sunday) Location: St. Linus Church 6466 Evangeline Dearborn
Annual Mass for the Divorced and Separated
early light dinner to follow, please call Michele for details
(313) 996-8644. starts at 02:00 PM Price
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GM Ski Club
(Sunday) Location: Warren Racquet Club 29901 Civic Center Blvd Warren, MI
Wallyball co-ed for fun, socialization,
and a little exercise to help ward off those mid-winter
pounds. Cost will vary about 2 hours for about $5. Contact Les
Skrzycki(firstname.lastname@example.org) 248-693-1794. starts at
01:00 PM Price $5
To love oneself is the beginning of a life
Forever Plaid Brunch Sunday March 25,
Friends of Barbara Clarke, of Sailing Singles and Somerset
Singles Ski and Golf Club, have formed "Front Row Productions"
and are presenting "Forever Plaid" at the Club Venetian. A
group is getting together to attend the brunch on Sunday March
25, 2007 at the Club Venetian. The club is located `at 29310
John R Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071 (248)399-6788 Send your
checks to the Club Venetian and tell them that you want to be
seated with the Barbara Clarke group.
Crawford-Armstrong Benefit Saturday April 21,
On Saturday April 21 The Crawford-Armstrong Society will be
conducting A dinner dance at the Detroit Yacht Club to raise
money for their charitable event held in June where they host
a great number of challenged people for a "Day in
for details contact Mary Gavin at
Commodore's Ball April 28,
Sailing Singles will be conducting their 2007 Commodore's
Ball honoring Commodore Lynn King on Saturday April 28, 2007
at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club at 788 Lake Shore Drive in
Grosse Pointe Shores.
Cocktails will be served at 6:00
pm, Dinner begins at 7:00 pm. Dinner at 7:00pm and Dancing at
7:30 pm. More
Do you Know What A Reverse Mortgage Is?
Reverse Mortgages allow older
homeowners to take a loan out against the equity they
have built in their home. The loan provides tax-free
cash and requires NO monthly mortgage payments during
the course of the loan. The loan is repaid only when the
borrower no longer occupies the home or a maturity event
occurs (moving out or passing away).
Reverse Mortgage can provide money for any
or all of the following:
- Must be 62 years old.
- Homeowner ALWAYS remains on title.
- Homeowner NEVER makes any payments (excluding
taxes and insurance)
- Homeowner can NEVER be removed from home.
- Long-term care/ medical expenses.
- Daily living expenses/ Pay off debts.
- Insurance Products
- Home repairs
FHA (HECM) offers one type of
reverse mortgage that is insured by US government and id
completely regulated. The amount of money available is
based on age, value of home, and what money is
Homeowner can receive money as a
monthly income, lump sum payment, line of credit, or any
combination of these options. Additional information can
be found on the following web sites: AARP(www.aarp.org),
Fannie Mae (www.fanniemae.com), HUD (www.hud.gov). A
local Reverse Mortgage Specialist, Teresa Fisher, can be
contacted at 248-601-0625 office, 800-707-5874 ext 1433
or email at email@example.com to answer questions
or discuss your needs.
I hope this has shed some
light on the benefits of a Reverse Mortgage. Senior
homeowners are recognizing the significance of the
equity in their homes as a way to fund their retirement
years and enjoy more financial freedom!
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