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Climate

Southeast Michigan is the warmest region in the state and has four distinct seasons. July is the hottest month, averaging 83° highs and 63° lows with about three inches of rain. January is the coldest, 32° highs/19° lows, with 10.2 inches of snow. Annual precipitation is about 31 inches of rain and approximately 43 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. For updated weather forecasts, radar and satellite in any given area, log on to: www.AccuWeather.com

Communications

(Cable, internet, phone, satellite, broadband)

Auto Licenses, Registration, State Parks “Recreation Passport” MICHIGAN SECRETARY OF STATE (Department of State)

Lansing 48918-0001 Information Center: (888) 767-6424 website: www.michigan.gov/sos You must apply for a Michigan driver’s license as well as title and register all motor vehicles immediately upon moving to this state. Michigan no-fault insurance must be purchased before registering a vehicle. Documents and license plates are secured through any Michigan Secretary of State branch office. In some communities you may complete certain transactions at a police or sheriff office.

If you are 18 or older you must meet certain requirements before a Michigan driver license can be issued.

1. Four forms of documentation are required. You must have proof of identity, residency, social security number and legal presence. 2. Pass a vision test and meet physical and mental standards set by the Secretary of State’s office. 3. Pass a written and driving skills test if a new driver. 4. Pay the license fee. Driver licenses cost $25 for an operator and $35 for a chauffeur license. 5. Complete a minimum of 30 days of practice driving on a temporary instruction permit (TIP). 6. Pass a road skills test. The road skills test will be administered by an independent testing agency approved by the Secretary of State.

A person with a valid out-of-state driver license may have the road skills test, knowledge test, and 30-day practice requirements waived. The Secretary of State will contact your previous home state to obtain your driver record, which then becomes part of your Michigan driver record.

The “Recreation Passport” is the State Parks entry permit and may be purchased for $11.00 (annual fee renewable with license tab).

Canadian Connections

You can enter Canada from three places in lower Michigan: DetroitWindsor 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.

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• Apple ......................................... www.apple.com .............…..... (800) MY-APPLE Retail stores located in Ann Arbor, Clinton Township, Novi and Troy • AT&T ........................................... www.att.com .................……..... (888) 739-2187 • Broadstripe ............................. www.broadstripe.com ......….... (410) 987-9300 • Comcast .................................... www.comcast.net .................. (800) COMCAST • DirecTV ..................................... www.directv.com ..................... (888) 777-2454 • Dish Network ............................. www.dishnetwork.com ............ (888) 825-2557 • Spectrum .……….………........ www.spectrum.com ...............…(877) 906-9121 • 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 • Windstream ............................... www.windstream.com ............. (888) 61 2-7383 • 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: Rick Snyder (R) P.O. Box 30013, Lansing, MI 48909 (517) 373-3400, (517) 335-7858 (Constituent Services) Lt. Governor: Brian Calley (R) Attorney General: Bill Schuette (R) Secretary of State: Ruth Johnson (R) Treasurer: Kevin Clinton (R) Judicial Branch Supreme Court and Court of Appeals • Public Information (517) 373-0129 (Circuit, District, Municipal and Probate Courts may also be found at www.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 and local clubs in each community.

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