Detroit broadcast legend Frank Beckmann retires after nearly 50 years
DETROIT – Metro Detroit bid a fond farewell to one of its longtime radio friends Friday as Frank Beckmann retired after 48 years behind the microphone. Just shy of five decades, the one constant voice from the golden tower of the Fisher Building and WJR was that of Beckmann. He started out doing sports before he branched into talk radio. “I don’t even realize how much I’m going to miss it yet. Ad“I promise I’ve gotten more return for doing this job than I ever could have given and I’ve tried my hardest to give,” Beckmann said.
Travel + Leisure names Ann Arbor one of the best cities for retirees
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – From Sarasota to Nashville, Tree Town rubs shoulders with retiree go-to’s and unexpected competitors on Travel + Leisure’s “11 Best Cities to Retire in the U.S.” list. The only Midwestern city named, Ann Arbor can thank its small businesses, Art Fair, public parks and numerous summertime events for its spot. While the list isn’t exactly scientific (Travel + Leisure says it used “input from several sources”), the accolade is just one of many Ann Arbor has recently received. Personal financial publication Money.com named it a top place to work from home while PETA called it the eighth friendliest small town in the U.S. for vegans. AdHere’s the full list from Travel + Leisure:Sarasota, FloridaFort Myers, FloridaPort St. Lucie, FloridaNaples, FloridaNashville, TennesseeAsheville, North CarolinaLancaster, PennsylvaniaAnn Arbor, MichiganManchester, New HampshireMyrtle Beach, South CarolinaDallas/Fort Worth, TexasFind more about each city here.
Detroit sports broadcasting legend Frank Beckmann to retire after 48 years
DETROIT – Detroit sports broadcasting legend Frank Beckmann has announced his plans to retire after 48 years with WJR. Beckmann has hosted “The Frank Beckmann Show” on weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon for the last 18 years. Throughout his career, Beckmann is the only person to broadcast games for all four of Detroit’s major sports teams -- the Tigers, Pistons, Red Wings and Lions. “As a youngster growing up on the east side of Detroit, I always imagined sitting behind a microphone, announcing Lions and Tigers games,” Beckmann said. Beckmann was indicted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.
Tigers manager Gardenhire announces immediate retirement
A Comerica Park videoboard displays a thank you message to Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire, who announced his retirement prior to a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Detroit. This year was taking more of a toll on the 62-year-old Detroit Tigers manager than he'd necessarily let on. General manager Al Avila said he made a routine visit to Gardenhire’s office Saturday, when the manager told him about the decision. “On behalf of all of us with the Detroit Tigers, congratulations to Ron Gardenhire on a tremendous managerial career,” Tigers CEO Christopher Ilitch said in a statement. “Always, you'll miss baseball,” Gardenhire said.
Ann Arbor judge announces retirement after 28 years of service
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Judge Elizabeth Pollard Hines has announced that she will retire from her position as a 15th District Court judge after 28 years on the bench. Announcing her retirement on Tuesday, Sept. 1., a statement from the Michigan Supreme Court said Hines will retire on Nov. 1. It has been my privilege to serve the citizens of Ann Arbor and the citizens of the state of Michigan. The longest serving judge in the 15th District Court, Hines was reelected in 1998, 2004, 2010 and 2016 without opposition. In 2012, the AJA created the Judge Libby Hines Award, which is given to judges who have made significant contributions for an effective response to domestic violence.
Utica school superintendent announces retirement just before new school year
UTICA, Mich. – The superintendent of Utica Community Schools has announced she’s retiring this fall. “I’m 100% confident that we will do as good a job as is humanly possible under these circumstances,” said Utica School Board president Bob Ross. “I think it’s been time for a new leadership, so I’m looking forward to better collaboration with between the Association and the district,” said Utica Education Association president Liza Parkinson. “There was a tremendous amount of friction between the Utica Education Association and the superintendent,” Parkinson said. The school board said they’ll hire an interim superintendent for the upcoming 2020-21 school year while they begin a nationwide search for Johns’ replacement.
Study claims Ohio is more exciting place to retire than Michigan, is wrong
DETROIT In what world is Ohio a better place to retire (or do anything, for that matter) than Michigan? Sixty and Me created a scoring system, ranking the most exciting states to retire, factoring in things like destinations, population age, mobility, recreational activities, volunteer opportunities, jobs and taxes, to name a few. Related: 12 reasons why the state of Michigan is better than OhioMichigan lakes alone should be enough to rank higher than Ohio. Heres what Sixty and Me says about Michigan:Michigans higher score comes from its volunteer opportunities (161) and golf courses (904). Alaska, Nebraska and North Dakota ranked among the least exciting places to retire.
David Farber repurchases Detroit Popcorn Company, plans on selling business to black investors
REDFORD, Mich. In the wake of recent events former Detroit Popcorn Company owner, David Farber, has come out of retirement and repurchased the 97-year-old business. Previous owner, Evan Singer, is no longer affiliated with or employed by the business. I was very disheartened and disappointed in what Mr. Singer wrote on Facebook, said Farber. Detroit Popcorn Company is closed in the short term until we can assess the best way to move forward and also facilitate a sale. Mr. Singer disrespected our community, customers, and employees.
Tax Season 2020: Breakdown of new tax brackets, other changes to know
The IRS has made inflation adjustments to a range of key figures, from the amount you can put in a 401(k) retirement plan to the individual income tax brackets that help you determine your tax rate. Here are your new tax brackets in 2020:2020 Tax Brackets. (IRS)The IRS has also increased standard deduction for the 2020 tax year, which could reduce your taxable income. IRS retirement savings contribution limits. For 2020, the lifetime gift and estate tax exemption has increased again.