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The Park at Trowbridge News

In last month’s column I shared that due to some minor repair work I spent a little over a week without a car, yet still had things to do and places to be. Heeding the advice of my daughter’s boyfriend, I decided to look for apps I could download onto my smartphone that would help address this dilemma.

Starting with transportation, I essentially had two options: Lyft and Uber. Both connect you to people who - for a small fee – use their personal cars to take you places.

A few weeks ago I experienced - temporarily – what many of us will perhaps one day experience permanently: life without a car. Some of you may already be in that situation. I still had to go to work. I still had meetings to attend. I still had errands to run but I had no car. It was in the shop for some minor repairs that of course took longer to fix than I was originally told so when all was said and done, I was without a car for a little over a week.

If you’re like me, you may have noticed an increase in foods labelled or promoted as being gluten-free. Restaurants too are offering an increasing number of gluten-free options. So what is going on? Is it a left-wing, communist conspiracy or a right-wing, fascist plot to change the way Americans eat? Will the “food police” soon be knocking on your door to check your pantry for gluten? While to some it might seem like it, it’s actually a response by the food industry to an increasing number of people diagnosed with celiac disease or who are following a gluten-free diet.

This month we have a special guest columnist, Hope Wheeler. Hope recently graduated from Oakland University and is interning with PVM this summer.

Think back to the last time you were in a grocery store. Did you see any food labels with the word “organic” on them? When it comes to food, the word organic refers to the way in which food is produced. Organic foods are produced without using man-made pesticides, man-made fertilizers, human waste, radiation, genetic modification, antibiotics or hormones.

This month we have a special guest columnist, Kelli McDonald. Kelli recently graduated from Oakland University and she is interning with PVM this summer!

And the winner is...Westland! Congratulations to the Westland Stars for a big sweep to win the 2018 Village Victory Cup for the 5th time! This year was the closest competition with only a five point difference between the Stars and the Pirates from East Harbor!

Big congratulations to the residents of Oakman Manor “for taking home the Spirit Award.


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