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Canadian Connections

You can enter Canada from three places in lower Michigan: Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, The Ambassador Bridge from Detroit or The Blue Water Bridge from Port Huron. Foreign currency exchange locations: Detroit Tunnel entrance, Windsor Tunnel entrance, Windsor Duty Free Shop at 465 Goyeau Street, Windsor or foot of the Blue Water Bridge, Canadian Plaza in Sarnia, Ontario. For information on passports, visas, goods being transferred between countries and Customs regulations and requirements call (313) 964-7830 to be connected to the correct office, and/or log on to cbp.gov/(U.S. Customs and Border Protection). The website offers more information on the facilities and crossings, including addresses and phone numbers. Log on to the Canadian Border Services Agency at cbsa-asfc.gc.ca or call Canadian Customs at (204) 983-3500.

Climate

Southeast Michigan is the warmest region in the state and has four distinct seasons. July is the hottest month, averaging 84° highs and 64° lows with about 3.5 inches of rain. January is the coldest, 32° highs/19° lows, with 14 inches of snow. Annual precipitation is about 38 inches of rain and approximately 45 inches of snow. Mid-September through late October, arguably the best time of year, boast clear blue skies and fantastic color displays from the leaves on the trees changing due to the warm days and cool nights.

Communications

(Cable, internet, phone, satellite, broadband) • Apple ................................www.apple.com .............…....... (800) MY-APPLE Retail stores located in Ann Arbor, Clinton Township, Novi and Troy • AT&T ................................. www.att.com .................……...(800) 288-2020 • Xfinity .............................. www.xfinity.net ........................ (800) 266-2278 • DirecTV ............................. www.directv.com ..................... (888) 777-2454 • Dish Network ................. www.dishnetwork.com ............ (888) 825-2557 • Spectrum .……….……. www.spectrum.com .................(866) 874-2389 • TDS Metrocom ................. www.tdstelecom.com .............. (866) 571 -6662 • Verizon.............................. www.verizonwireless.com Log on for list of retail locations • Vonage............................... www.vonage.com .................. (800) 608-5590 • Wide Open West (WOW) www.wowway.com ................ (866) 496-9669

Entertainment

For current list of events in and around metro Detroit, log on to www.visitdetroit.com and be sure to check out the “Attractions”, “Everything Michigan”, and “Sports and Recreation” sections on the following pages for many more opportunities.

Government/Political Contacts

Executive Branch www.michigan.gov Governor: Gretchen Whitmer (D) P.O. Box 30013, Lansing, MI 48909 (517) 373-3400, (517) 335-7858 (Constituent Services) Lt. Governor: Garlin Gilchrist (D) Attorney General: Dana Nessel (D) Secretary of State: Jocelyn Benson (D) Treasurer: Rachael Eubanks (D) Judicial Branch Supreme Court and Court of Appeals • Public Information (517) 373-0129 (Circuit, District, Municipal and Probate Courts may also be found at courts.michigan.gov) Legislative Branch Senate www.senate.mi.gov House www.house.mi.gov (All local legislators, addresses and contact numbers are listed). There are also twelve federally acknowledged Indian tribes in Michigan. They have sovereign governments and exercise their own jurisdiction over members and territories. Michigan Democratic Party www.michigandems.com (517) 371-5410 Michigan Republican Party www.migop.org (517) 487-5413 Note: Log on to these websites to find the active County party information andlocal clubs in each community.

Every community has or has access to a public library. The Detroit Public Library, www.detroitpubliclibrary.org, is a State Library. Anyone showing identification of Michigan residency may borrow from this library located at 5201 Woodward, Detroit – in the Cultural Center (313) 481-1300. Currently, there are over twenty branches, including the Douglass Branch which has specialized services for the blind and handicapped. The Library Network offers an automated system which facilitates interloan borrowing among public libraries in the counties of Wayne, Oakland, Livingston, Washtenaw, St. Clair and a small part of Macomb. Some college, public and private school libraries are also users of the system. Free public tours are available. College and university libraries are available to the general public with different policy restrictions – please contact the individual college or university. Oakland Talking Book Service (OTBS) Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester 48307 (248) 650-7150, www.otbs.rhpl.org . Services include digital, braille, and talking books, large print collection and mail delivery service. The Macomb Library for the Blind and Print Disabled is located at 40900 Romeo Plank Rd., Clinton Township 48038, and offers free service for all Macomb county residents. Visit www.cmpl.org or call (586) 286-1580 for more information. Toll free number is (855) 203-5274. Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Print Disabled (WLBPD) is a free service offered through the Ann Arbor District Library. Call (734) 327-4224 or log on to addl.org for information and appication form.

Media

COMMUNITY PAPERS AND E-NEWSLETTERS Almost all cities and townships have access to a smaller weekly newspaper and/or online editions focusing on local community headlines. Check with local government offices or libraries for more information. REGIONAL PAPERS INCLUDE: Detroit Free Press www.freep.com The Detroit News www.detnews.com The Daily Tribune www.dailytribune.com Serves Southeast Oakland County The Oakland Press www.theoaklandpress.com Serves all of Oakland County The Macomb Daily www.macombdaily.com Serves all of Macomb County Latino Press www.latinodetroit.com Livingston Daily Press and Argus www.livingstondaily.com Serves all of Livingston County The Flint Journal www.mlive.com/flintjournal Serves Genesee, North Oakland and Livingston Counties The Arab American News www.arabamericannews.com Detroit Jewish News www.thejewishnews.com www.mlive.com A statewide electronic news source which specifies local coverage in the Ann Arbor, Detroit and Flint areas and covers Michigan Auto and Metro Detroit Business News. www.patch.com Neighborhood online news covering everything from local government to things to do with your family. Patch covers a number of communities in the Metro Detroit area. Log on and check to see if there is a patch for your community. ADVERTISING Advertising Age www.adage.com AUTOMOTIVE BUSINESS Automotive News www.autonews.com Autoweek www.autoweek.com Detroit Auto Scene www.detroitautoscene.com BUSINESS Crains www.crainsdetroit.com dbusiness www.dbusiness.com LAW Detroit Legal News www.legalnews.com * Note: There are newspapers specific to Detroit, Flint-Genesee County, Macomb and Oakland Counties. POLITICS Inside Michigan Politics www.insidemichiganpolitics.com

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