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Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Weingartz holds grand opening, riding mower giveaway
Weingartz is going to be giving away a Cub Cadet LTX1046 lawn tractor, valued at over $2,000 on Saturday, April 17 at its Clarkston store grand opening and Field of Dreams Giveaway. The Clarkston Field of Dreams Giveaway, which runs from noon to 2 p.m., will be emceed by Chuck Edwards from WYCD and includes free hot dogs and popcorn for all attendees. The new location on Dixie Highway, which is housed in a former automotive dealership, is 1.5 miles from a previous Weingartz store in Waterford.
The winner, who will compete against seven other finalists, must draw the key that unlocks the tractor. The eight finalists will be selected randomly from in-store and online entries as well as from the crowd at the April 17 event. Runners-up will receive a $50 Weingartz gift card.
To enter to win, stop in Weingartz’s Clarkston store at 6585 Dixie Highway or visit any of the other store locations at Utica, Farmington Hills and Cedar Springs. Customers can also enter online at

Waterford Chamber holds mixer
Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a business after-hours mixer 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 15 at Irish Tavern, 4703 Elizabeth Lake Road with appetizers and cash bar. The cost is $15 per person, members pay $10 with advance reservations. For more information, call 248-666-8600.

Flagstar Bank hosts mini-expo

Flagstar Bank will host a free relaxation day expo 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 15 at 5105 Highland Road in Waterford. Attendees can enjoy hand treatments, chair massages, courtesy of Calypso’s Hair and Nail Salon; learn about Michigan Chiropractic Specialists of Waterford, shop with Accent Flower & Gifts, Gold Canyon Candles, Avon and Pampered Chef; plan a trip with Penny’s Personal Travel, or get fitness goals on track with FitZone of Waterford.

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