‘Curious Critters’ exhibit to be featured at Stoney Creek Nature Center

Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Post The critters are coming. Stoney Creek Nature Center will be filled with the works of Sigma Pro Nature Photographer David FitzSimmons, from March 26 to April 24. The 24, 2-by-3-foot print photographs feature animals against white backgrounds, which FitzSimmons said expresses his love of nature and helps others appreciateContinue reading “‘Curious Critters’ exhibit to be featured at Stoney Creek Nature Center”

Somebody’s watching you: Spy Shops USA provides equipment and guidance

Stephanie Sokol for OU News Bureau People sometimes feel like they are being watched. That very well could be the case because Gary Kaye can make anything into a nanny cam. “I tell people, ‘Bring in an object, give me an hour, let me take it apart and see what I can do,’ ” saidContinue reading “Somebody’s watching you: Spy Shops USA provides equipment and guidance”

GMOs: Consumers should be informed of food ingredients

Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Post Genetically modified organisms are used in many foods to preserve freshness and make them “better.” But controversy is arising about whether or not products made with these ingredients should be labeled, as the scientific community discusses the use of GMOs beyond plants. The FDA defines GMO as a change in plantContinue reading “GMOs: Consumers should be informed of food ingredients”

‘Top Concrete’ award given to Rochester construction

Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Post Rochester’s 2012 reconstruction work earned the city the honor of being named  a “Top Concrete” project by the Michigan Concrete Association at the end of February. The program looked at more than 50 submitted projects and awarded 21 based on quality, innovation, complexity and speed of construction, according to Kerry Sutton, MCAContinue reading “‘Top Concrete’ award given to Rochester construction”

Lucky Leprechaun Race leaves Utica seeing green

Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Post Click for slideshow People flaunted their green apparel and clover leaf accessories early this  weekend, as Utica DDA hosted its first-ever Lucky Leprechaun Race. A costume contest gave 471 runners and walkers an opportunity to show off their St. Patrick’s Day style, while the 5K and Green Mile racesContinue reading “Lucky Leprechaun Race leaves Utica seeing green”

San Francisco Street Style: Photo Gallery

I spent last weekend in San Francisco for the Associate Collegiate Press Convention. In our free time, we discovered the city. Style was all around. Skinny jeans, boots, moccasins and scarves were among top popular looks for Californians in the cool springtime weather. Colored tops and patterns were also common; navy was one of theContinue reading “San Francisco Street Style: Photo Gallery”