Monday, December 31, 2012
The library will be open until 5:30 p.m. on New Year's Eve, and the museum's Family New Year's Blast has been canceled.
For some, it's just another day work. For others, it's a day to celebrate the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013. Whatever you're doing this New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, if you're in town, you may need to know what's happening around Birmingham. Here's your guide to what's open and closed: Birmingham City Hall, including the Clerk's Office, City Manager's Office and Finance Department, will be closed Monday and Tuesday. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Meanwhile, the U.S. Post Office on Bowers Street will be closed on Tuesday, nor will there be any mail delivery or pickup. The post office will reopen with normal business hours, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on Wednesday. Have an emergency? Don't hesitate to call 911 for police or fire …
Also happening in Birmingham this week: Birmingham's Friends of Different Learners presents 'New Year's Resolutions for Your Child's Health' Thursday.
What else is happening this week around town?
Sort through the myths and remedies before you head out for a night of partying.
Are you thinking ahead about how much you want to have fun tonight but don't want to get a hangover? Or maybe you partied a little too much last night and now you have a whopper of a hangover. What to do? Let's start with how to ward off a hangover in the first place. The best advice, of course, is don't drink any alcohol or stay out late. That's the first thing. But if you do intend to drink and ring in the New Year, Henry Ford also offers tips on preventing a hangover: Beaumont Hospital Emergency Center's Dr. Edward Walton is a big fan of drinking a lot of water and eating hardy foods to keep a nasty hangover away. "You should make sure that you don’t drink on an empty stomach and if you are drinking, try to have a glass of water after …
Here are two dozen dinners, parties and other events happening on the last night of the year.
Also, Birmingham's waste management services will pick up your old Christmas tree Jan. 2-13.
If cleaning out your closets or basement is part of your New Year's resolution, you may have to wait an extra day for it to be picked up. Trash collection is delayed one day this week in the city of Birmingham due to the New Year's holiday. In Beverly Hills, meanwhile, trash will be collected on Monday but not on Tuesday. If you're trash is collected Tuesday through Friday, collection will also be delayed one day. Now that the holidays are nearly over, you may be thinking of ways to get rid of your Christmas tree. Visit Christmas Is Over: Now What Do I Do With My Tree? for ways to dispose of your tree in Birmingham and Oakland County. You can also drop of your Christmas tree at Beverly Park during the first two weeks of January, where they…
Keep these local cab numbers handy if you, or someone you know, needs a ride home tonight.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Fitness experts, business coaches, entrepreneurs and others weigh in with New Year's resolutions and tips on how to make them stick.
A quick survey around town reveals some intriguing 2012 promises and resolutions that may inspire you to make a few of your own. Before we checked in with various area residents on their New Year’s resolutions suggestions, we received some insights from motivational coach Steve Frank of evolution360° in Birmingham, and fitness coach Ryanne Moroschan of Sola Life & Fitness, Beaumont Health System's medically based fitness center in Rochester Hills. As founder and “chief motivational officer” of evolution360°, Frank works as a personal and business coach. He helps clients with goal setting, work-life balance, transition, leadership and team dynamics. “For this new year, consider making only one resolution: Resolve to set clear, actionable …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
There are plenty of ways to enjoy the holiday, including bowling, movies, roller skating and hiking.
Normally, we do a countdown of activities to help you plan for your adventures in the upcoming weekend. With holiday coming up, we thought we'd focus on everything New Year's this week. So far this week we've discussed: Today let's look at some family friendly ways to spend New Year's weekend around town. Correction: The Birmingham Historical Museum will not be open on New Year's Eve at all.