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Looking for a great day trip this summer? Just a two and a half hour drive from the Toledo area is a hidden treasure tucked into the rolling campus of Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Mich.

A Tudor revival style mansion, Meadowbrook Hall and its surrounding gardens are a refreshing escape to an earlier time of gracious, country living.

Meadow Brook Hall was built between 1926 and 1929, and was the home of Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of auto pioneer John F. Dodge. Matilda lived in the 110-room mansion with her second husband, Alfred Wilson, and her children. An American castle, Meadow Brook is the fourth largest historic home museum in the U.S., and it still retains most of the original artwork, furnishings, décor and personal possessions of the Dodge-Wilson family. Meticulously maintained, it is not difficult to imagine the gracious, yet family-oriented, atmosphere of this grand estate.

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With summer upon us, it’s time to start thinking about how the warm weather will impact pets. Whether you and your pets are taking a walk, a drive, or just hanging out in the backyard the Humane Society of the United States offers these tips to keep everyone happy and safe:
• Never leave your pet unattended in the car on a warm or sunny day. Cars quickly heat up to a dangerous temperature, even with the window slightly open.
• Be sure to keep your pets up-to-date on their vaccinations and preventative medications. Fleas and ticks stay busy in warm weather and summer is also the prime time for heartworms. Check with your veterinarian about the best way to keep your pets healthy.

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Janet Clough, of Curtice, invites members of the community to participate in the 4th Annual Team Fox Walk to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Saturday, June 20 at 10 a.m. at Nature Trails Park in Northwood.

Clough started the walk to honor her father, Lester Cowell, and to make a difference for those living with Parkinson’s disease, she said.

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