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Planning and Economic Development

Macomb Matters December 2020 Issue 73

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Message from Mark

 

As we head into the holiday season, it’s important that we take a moment to reflect on where we have been, appreciate what we have accomplished and prepare for better days ahead. Clearly, this past year has challenged us in so many ways as we have responded with a constantly changing environment brought on by the pandemic. However, regardless of the task, individuals and organizations across Macomb County stepped up to be a part of the solution. I am incredibly grateful for these glimmers of hope, which showcase the true character and compassion of Macomb County. With 2021 right around the corner, we will continue to work with county employees, community partners, businesses and the general public to develop innovative solutions that will keep us moving forward. I want to wish you all a happy holiday season. Here’s to a restful end of year and a fresh start in 2021.

Thank you and take care,

County Executive Mark A. Hackel

 

 

 

 

Employee Focus

Claudia Stover

 

Meet Claudia Stover, who joined the county in March 2017. She retired in January 2020, but returned as a part-time receptionist for Human Resources and Labor Relations in August 2020. “What I enjoy most about my career is the interaction I have with my teammates,” Claudia said. “That is what I find to be most rewarding.”

Prior to joining the county, Claudia practiced dental hygiene for over 20 years, both in private practice and in the U.S. Navy. She also worked in retail and retail management, as well as staffing and human resources roles.

Claudia graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Dental Hygiene – “Go Blue!” Claudia said.  While serving in the U.S. Navy, she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Education. When she could no longer practice dental hygiene, she went back to school for business and management degrees.

Claudia has been with her husband Bob (who she often refers to as “Stover”) for 38 years.  Between them, they have three “awesome” kids, who have families of their own.  She has five grandchildren who range in age from 24 to two-and-a-half. Claudia describes them as her “loves.”  “We’ve also had several fur-babies over the years, but our only fur-baby right now is Beans, our 13-year-old miniature Dachshund.”

One of her favorite things to do is travel. “I have lived in and visited some awesome places and eaten some awesome food,” Claudia said. As part of her military service, she has lived and travelled in Michigan, California, Virginia, Florida and Japan. She has also visited Hawaii, Okinawa, Hong Kong, Mexico, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. Other trips included cruising from New Orleans to Jamaica, the Bahamas and Mexico. Before the pandemic, she enjoyed an autumn color cruise from New York to Maine, St. John-NB, Halifax-NS, Charlottetown-PEI and Quebec City-QC.  “I’ve done lots of beautiful sightseeing and met interesting people,” she added. 

 

When she isn’t working or traveling, you can find Claudia engaged in a good book. She’s also gotten hooked on a paint by color app. Despite her penchant for traveling, she considers herself a hermit and prefers to spend time with friends and family. Claudia is guided by her personal philosophies: “We are what we choose to be,” and “We are all acceptable to God.” 

Claudia wears red every Friday, in honor of the Remember Everyone Deployed (RED) campaign, which was created to show solidarity and support for deployed service members until they return home to their families. For more information about the RED campaign, you can visit their website https://remembereveryonedeployed.org/.

Director of HRLR Andy McKinnon had this to say:

“Claudia is so special to us in HRLR. After working for years in the Retirement Services area of our office, she decided to spend more time with her family and grandchildren and she retired. 

Fortunately for us, Claudia is pretty terrible at retiring and when we needed a part-time person for our front desk and the county switchboard, she was quick to come back.

From her service to her country, to her service to the county, to her frequent discussions about her family and the pride she takes in them, especially her son who also serves our country in the military, Claudia is a gift to our office and I am fortunate to work alongside her.”

Pictured: Claudia with her husband Bob and her son Nathan Hurst, ETC, USN.

 

 

Employee Accolades

 

Laura Rios

Laura Rios, Macomb County’s Chief Veterans Services Officer, was recently named to the Crain’s Detroit Business Notable Veterans List. “As director of our Veterans Services, she has expanded access points in countless ways and continues to develop creative partnerships to ensure that those that have served our nation are treated to the dignity they have earned,” said Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel.

 

 


 

Thomas Cole

Thomas Cole, a systems administrator at Macomb County Community Mental Health, will receive the prestigious Nick Filonow Award of Excellence on January 20, 2021.  The annual award is given to individuals who have made a significant contribution to improve the public mental health community based state-wide systems through technology. “I am grateful to be considered a valued part of what we’re doing at Macomb CMH,” Thomas said, “This award provides evidence that my end goal of helping people make their technology work for them is succeeding and that is incredibly humbling.”

 

 


 

Lauri Eisen

Lauri Eisen, a project manager in the Department of Planning and Economic Development, was recently named to Regina High School’s first-ever 40 under 40 list. Lauri was recognized for her ongoing work managing million dollar grant programs and opportunities that have helped local small businesses dealing with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 


 

Janelle Arbuckle-Michael

Janelle Arbuckle-Michael, a senior outreach specialist in the Department of Planning and Economic Development, was recently given the Lighthouse Award from the Michigan Boating Industries Association for her work helping to create two marine technician programs - one that recently began at Macomb Community College and the other set to begin in winter 2021 at Oakland Community College. The award recognizes Janelle’s efforts in workforce development and for making Michigan an attractive place for future boat manufacturers to set up shop.

 

 


Is there someone in your office who deserves a “pat on the back” for an outstanding achievement? If so, please let the Macomb Matters committee know about it! Email Maria.zardis@macombgov.org with the details.

 

 

New Hires/Retirees

Retiree Spotlight: Bill Ridella

 

Tell us the different positions you have held during your time with the county

I am fortunate to have worked for two of the finest public health departments in the country – the Macomb County and City of Detroit health departments.  My public health career began in 1979 with the county’s WIC Program as a public health nutritionist. In the fall of 1980, I joined the health department in Detroit and held numerous administrative and leadership positions. For the past eight years, I have had the honor of serving as the Macomb County Health Department’s Director/Health Officer.

What will you miss most about working for the county?

I will miss the dedicated, skilled and passionate Health Department staff, and the county colleagues that supported me and the department. I will also miss the wonderful people I met and worked with from the community, the state and across the country.

What are you most proud of in your career with the county

First and foremost, I am most proud of and very grateful for the tremendous teamwork displayed throughout Macomb County in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. As difficult as it is navigating a pandemic, it has been incredibly rewarding working with the professionals at the Health Department, as well as other county entities who have helped address the pandemic. In addition, I am extremely pleased with the department’s commitment to strengthening the public health infrastructure in Macomb County by pursuing National Public Health Accreditation – a milestone soon to be achieved. 

What are your post-retirement plans?

I plan to be active on a few non-profit boards, become more involved with community volunteering and doing some public health consulting – and yes…golfing, fishing, gardening and post-COVID traveling to national parks with my wife Laura are on the agenda too.

Wishing everyone success and fulfillment in your careers and lives, and the best in health and happiness.

Bill

Click here for a list of New Hires/Retirees

 

 

Department Spotlight

 

If you have ever visited the county warehouse on Vic Wertz Drive, either to pull a file from the archives or to look at a piece of office equipment, you know that this facility and its staff receive deliveries and distribute supplies while also helping to maintain daily county operations.

More recently, you might be surprised to see the number of vehicles that have been arriving regularly since the pandemic began. You may see delivery trucks from our community partners like Ascension Hospital, Henry Ford Health System, McLaren Macomb, as well as local EMS, fire and police departments. Or, you may see vans and buses from local businesses, nonprofit organizations, long term care facilities, Macomb Community College and various school districts. Why this influx of vehicles? Organizations from across Macomb County are coming to our warehouse to pick up personal protective equipment (PPE) that will keep their employees and consumers safer from the coronavirus.

Coordinated by our Department of Emergency Management and Communications, each organization has requested and been approved to pick up free PPE. So since March, Central Receiving staff have worked harder than ever to unload, inventory and store:

  • 10,731,200 surgical, KN95 and N95 face masks, plus 2,118,066 donated masks
  • 365,000 reusable cloth face masks
  • 176,002 boxes of Nitrile and Vinyl gloves, plus 19,250 donated boxes of gloves
  • 375,000 gowns, plus 84,917 donated gowns
  • 74,810 8oz - 32oz containers of hand sanitizer
  • 625 gallons of hand sanitizer
  • 448 5-gallon containers of hand sanitizer
  • 242,600 face shields, plus 149,644 donated face shields
  • 281,008 packages or tubs of sanitizing/disinfectant wipes
  • 15,373 infrared contactless thermometers
  • 9.068 wiper buckets w/wipes
  • 1,735 wiper bucket refills (6/cs)
  • 3248 quarts of TB Cide Quat Disinfectant to put in wiper buckets to create sanitizing wipes
 

Some of these supplies were sent to the county through the federal stockpile. Others were purchased using CARES Act dollars. Many businesses sent PPE supplies too, including FCA, Ford, DTE, Meijer, GM Cares, Axalta Coating Systems, Griffin Claw, Cadillac Products, Maclean Fogg Company, Macomb Community College, MISD, the Lions Club, Bob's Specialty, RCO Engineering and Hybrid Machining.

Debbie Gunn, warehouse services manager, stated: “I am proud to say that our team has risen to the challenge, and has done a great job trying to provide the continued excellent customer service that our county departments have been accustomed to. We were challenged with the pandemic (as have so many others) and the additional duties of receiving, cataloging, storing and assisting in distribution of the necessary supplies required. This has been accomplished in collaboration with Emergency Management staff. We have all worked tirelessly to achieve the common goal of providing services to the public and county departments.”

An example of how the employees of the warehouse have had to step outside their typical duties is Rob Fuller, inventory and delivery clerk. Rob has made countless trips to Oakland County to transfer PPE supplies provided by the state to Central Receiving for distribution. He delivers to area hospitals and also to the organizations that provide services to the homeless. When Senior Services began to distribute household necessities to vulnerable seniors, Rob took on the task of picking up purchased supplies in Center Line and unloading them at the Family Resource Center so that they could be packaged and delivered. All this, of course, in addition to the normal services provided to county departments.

Macomb Matters would like to thank the staff of Central Receiving for going above and beyond in service to our community. You have all worked incredibly hard and it is appreciated.

Picture: (left to right) Robert Fuller, Joe Lozen, Debbie Gunn (seated), Rob Schindler, Kim Cady and Angie Stempnik. (Picture taken January 2020)

 

 

Remembering Zach Morisette and honoring his memory

 
 
 

Earlier this year, the Macomb County Department of Roads (MCDR) lost one of their own. On Monday, September 21, 2020, Zach Morisette, a Department of Roads professional, was struck and killed while working on a construction site on I-94. The loss of this remarkable young man is an unthinkable tragedy.

Zach’s family has a long history at the Department of Roads. He was the third generation of his family to work at MCDR. At the Department of Roads, he was a joy to be around and was a spark plug in the workplace. Zach was a hard worker, was always the first on the job and was willing to do whatever it took to get the work done. He loved his teammates and the bond between Zach and his brothers and sisters at the Department of Roads was strong.

A three-time cancer survivor, Zach was first diagnosed with leukemia when he was six-years-old. It returned when he was eight and again when he was 13, but he was recently declared cancer free. Zach loved his family, friends and MCDR teammates. He lived his life authentically and to the fullest surrounded by those he cared about most.

“He was a true, genuine good guy and a family man,” said his brother, Rodney Morisette. “He was the best guy I knew.”

To honor his memory and to help raise awareness for work zone safety, Zach’s family produced wristbands inscribed with “The Zach Zone” and “Steer Clear of Road Workers.” Zach’s family and friends have also set up a memorial scholarship fund. Please email edimoff@rcmcweb.org for additional information.

Zach may be gone but his legacy will be felt forever. He will be greatly missed.

 

 

In memoriam

Thomas Mill

 

In asking Deputy County Executive Vicki Wolber to share something about the late Tom Mill, a Macomb County Protective Service Officer/Blue Coat, she asked if she could consult with Dan Media, who works with the Emergency Management Department. Independently, both Dan and Vicki shared that Tom “had an infectious positive attitude, (was) a truly reliable friend who would do anything to help a friend in need (and) you always felt better and walked away with a smile after talking with Tom.”

They also felt that the words below from another of Tom’s many friends, Carl Seitz, were so wonderful that they had to be shared more widely.

A Legacy of Love

Addressing a group of college graduates, humanitarian and philosopher Dr. Albert Schweitzer once proclaimed, “The only ones who will be truly happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.” Those of us fortunate enough to have known Tom Mill know that he certainly lived a joyful life of service.

Tom began his lifelong career of public service in the United States Army. After his discharge, he worked for the Mount Clemens Police Department and Fraser Department of Public Safety before settling into his career as a firefighter and paramedic for the City of Roseville. Tom always had a passion for EMS and for training and education. Early in his law enforcement career, Tom served as an instructor in Macomb’s Police Academy. He was instrumental in bringing Advanced Life Support to the citizens of Roseville, and his love for education soon resulted in his promotion to Chief of Training.

Upon his retirement from the fire department, Tom’s passion for EMS and teaching merged in his acceptance of a full time faculty position as EMS Coordinator at Macomb Community College. His presence in the classroom was larger than life and his students idolized him. He was fully engaged in their success and through his tenure, he had the privilege of training children and even grandchildren of former students. Tom loved his students and he loved Macomb College. His tireless pursuit of excellence contributed to making Macomb one of the premier EMS programs in the nation.

Even after his retirement from MCC in 2008, Tom stayed on as adjunct faculty for another eight years. In the week prior to his hospitalization, Tom was still meeting weekly with students on his own time to help them prepare for the National Registry Exam. Tom’s contribution was not only to his students, but to our entire institution. Many of his former students followed in his footsteps and are currently serving as tutors, lab assistants, members of faculty, and even administrators here at Macomb College.

Tom Mill will be greatly missed but his legacy of love will live on. He was a living example of how one life can touch so many others when one seeks and finds how to serve.

 

 

A Message from Andy McKinnon - A tribute to Dori Lynn Mason

 

As you may have known from previous issues of Macomb Matters, this section is referred to as “For Your Benefit.” As you also may know, the heart, the soul and the light from our benefits department, Dori Lynn Mason, passed away on October 22, 2020.

If you never had the opportunity to meet or speak with Dori, I am sorry. I am sorry because of the way she made everyone feel when you came across her. You missed one of the very special lights that God places on this earth, and I am sure you have experienced the fact that those special lights are often extinguished too soon. When you brought an issue to Dori, you felt like it was just you and her and you didn’t have to worry about anything else because Dori had your back.

As I sit here, trying to do anything but write this article, I think of all the things I could say about Dori. All the effusive comments about how loving she was, how much she cared, how loud and unapologetic she was, how others really loved her and all of that would be true. However, when I think about Dori I think about what made her different.

Dori accomplished her everyday tasks. She processed benefits and she corrected errors. If that’s where it stopped she would have been a fine employee and everyone would have been okay with their experience. But that’s not where it stopped. All of our tasks, no matter how important and irreplaceable we think we are, will be accomplished by someone else some day. So if someone else can accomplish Dori’s tasks, why would I feel she’s irreplaceable?

Over and over again, as I contemplate those questions, the only answer is a word that has crept into this article several times already:  “Feel.” It’s all about how Dori made you feel. You came to her, worried about your benefits, worried about your coverage, worried about the illness you were battling and Dori would make you feel like it was okay. She would make you feel like you were in this together. She would make you feel like she understood. Most importantly, she would make you feel like she cared. And she would make you feel this way because she did, she cared, she was in this with you, she made things okay. That’s what made Dori exceptional and your feelings of safety, of comfort, of solace, are her legacy.

While I frequently say that Dori was special, that Dori was exceptional and irreplaceable, I hope that you will join me in the new year and pay tribute to her. I am going to try and make people walk away from more of my interactions with them as they walked away from Dori. Walking away feeling/being heard, walking away feeling/being cared for and walking away feeling/being made okay thanks to the work that we do together. That would be a hell of a tribute to Dori Lynn Mason.

I wish you all the best in 2021.

Take care,

Andy

 

 

Reminder: Daily COVID-19 self screening questionnaire continues, employee exposure form now in effect

 

A reminder that use of Macomb County's daily self-screening questionnaire for employees, vendors and members of the public wishing to enter county facilities is ongoing. The questionnaire must be completed prior to entering a county building. All information gathered through the digital tool is kept confidential. Access the questionnaire here.

In addition to the screening tool, the county has launched a new google form that should be used to notify the COVID team about employee COVID-19 exposures, COVID-19 positive cases and/or a close contact of someone who is symptomatic or COVID-19 positive. This new form replaces emailing the COVID team when any of these exposures occur. Please find a link to the form here and/or on the County Intranet page.

 

 

HRLR launches newsroom

 

Information overload. That’s the world we live in now. Texts. Direct messages. Tweets. Instagram. Snapchat. The good old fashioned phone call. And email. Good grief, the email. It brings us even more information. With attachments! It’s hard to keep track of it all. Well, Human Resources and Labor Relations (HRLR) is trying to make it a little easier for you to keep track of those important “All Employee” emails from HRLR Director Andy McKinnon. For quick and easy reference, those emails are now being archived on the HRLR Newsroom page, at:

https://hrlr.macombgov.org/HRLR-Newsroom.

Also available on the HRLR Newsroom page is information about the Dignity Campaign, benefits and perks, important notices and other county news or items of interest. The county’s Employee Assistance Program provider has been publishing newsletters more frequently as well, so all of those will be made available on the HRLR Newsroom page. Hopefully the Newsroom will help reduce the information overload in your day and make it easier to find those important notices and announcements.

 

 

Preparing for Isolation or Quarantine

 

Question:  If the Health Department or your doctor’s office called you right now, and said you had been exposed to the coronavirus, and had to remain at home for the next 14 days, could you?

The time to ask yourself that question is before that phone call. With a little planning, you can be better prepared in the event you find yourself quarantining at home. 

Start by taking stock of the things you have, and compare that to the things you would need. Of course, food would be at the top of the list. If you’re going to be home a while, unable to make a trip to the grocery store, you’ll want to be sure you have food items that won’t spoil. This would include canned, frozen and dried foods. It wouldn’t hurt to have bottled water on hand, although there is no reason to expect that water service will be disrupted, so no need to hoard it. Consider stocking up on other beverages like sports drinks. In case nausea and diarrhea are symptoms of a coronavirus infection, you’ll want to have beverages that replace electrolytes, such as Gatorade. If possible, get to know the apps and delivery services available from the retailers near you, in case you find yourself without something you need.

Stock up on the items that will treat the other symptoms of coronavirus infection as well. You’ll want a thermometer (or two) to check for fever. Keep a stock of fever reducing medicine on hand (such as Tylenol), in case you develop a fever. A pulse oximeter might also be handy. Coronavirus can also cause cough, sore throat, chills, and congestion. You’ll want things to treat and relieve all of those, so warm soft blankets, cold medicine and sore throat lozenges should be on the list of items to keep in the house. And don’t neglect those prescription medications. You’ll want to keep all your prescription meds current and well stocked, with no less than a two week supply.

Consider the personal items you would need in the event you aren’t leaving the house for two weeks. Stock up (don’t hoard!) to a minimum of a two week supply of items such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, and contact lens supplies, etc. Take inventory of the items you’ll need to keep your home running smoothly and safely, such as dishwasher soap, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, paper towels, toilet paper and disinfectants.

Another symptom of coronavirus infection is fatigue, sometimes extreme fatigue, so keep up on chores such as laundry, dishes and bill paying.  Don’t let checkups, vaccinations, dental cleanings or haircuts get behind. No one who is tired and sick with fever and cough is going to want a backlog of undone tasks hanging over their heads.

If you are responsible for other people in your household, you will need to take an inventory of their needs as well, bearing in mind that you’ll want enough of those essentials to get them through a minimum of two weeks. And don’t forget your pets!  Plan for them as well – a minimum of two weeks of food and medications, and don’t let their vet checkups and grooming fall behind. Whoever you take care of, whether two legged or four, make sure you’ve made contingency plans for who will take care of them in case you need to be hospitalized. Provide the necessary contact information and instructions to those substitute caregivers.

Even if you test positive for the coronavirus, you might not necessarily feel ill, so keep things around for entertainment.  Books, puzzles and games will help pass the time.  If you have a hobby such as sewing or painting, make sure you are well supplied. And there’s always Netflix and Disney+!

Hopefully you won’t ever get that call, but if you do, with a little preparation and forethought, you’ll have your strategy, and you’ll be ready.

You can find out more about preparing for unexpected emergencies through Macomb County Emergency Management, which has published a Community Emergency Preparedness Guide here.  They also have information about how to put together a Preparedness Kit, which you can find here.

For more information about Macomb County’s response to the Coronavirus, please click here.

 

 

Volunteer with Meals on Wheels

 

Macomb Community Action (MCA) has announced additional volunteer opportunities available for Macomb County employees to help deliver meals to senior citizens throughout Macomb County.

With shorter routes, and the ability to use their own vehicles, employees can now sign up for Meals on Wheels assignments which can be completed during an employee's lunch hour.

Meals on Wheels is proud to offer warm meals to seniors in our community. During these unprecedented times, providing this service is more critical than ever before.

Volunteer duties:

  • Watch the volunteer orientation (virtual)
  • Deliver meals at least two times per month
  • Routes take approximately 60 minutes to complete
  • Routes are driven Monday through Friday at lunchtime (generally delivered between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.)
  • Routes can be located close to a volunteer's home or work
  • Holiday meals are delivered on Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas
  • Emergency Preparedness Packs are delivered twice a year on Saturdays

Volunteers must:

  • Have their own vehicle
  • Have a valid driver's license and carry automobile insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement is offered

How to sign up

Macomb County employees interested in volunteering can call the Macomb Community Action Office of Senior Services at 586-469-5228 or sign up by reaching the volunteer coordinator, Jon Carolin, at jon.carolin@macombgov.org or at 586-469-6702

 

 

Paw Print

A message from Chief Randazzo

 

Greetings from Chief Randazzo!

If you are at all familiar with what we do at Animal Control, you know we’ve had our share of rather tragic situations. We’ve been called upon all too frequently to intervene on behalf of abused or neglected animals. They are in a pitiful state by the time they come into our care, and we do our best to treat them, and nurse them back to health. We are very proud of our work and the part we play in the rehabilitation of these animals. To that end, we are nearing completion on a video project to document some of these fantastic “before and after” stories. It will be shared on our social media channels in the very near future. We hope you will tune in, and share. You will see some of our most challenging cases, and the amazing transformations these animals undergo, as they moved from sickness to health.

Before and after stories are interesting. But sometimes before and after stories gloss over an important phase – the-in-between. That’s the hardest part. The animals in our before and after feature each had a challenging in-between.

It seems like our community is experiencing its own in-between. There was life before COVID. When you could shake hands, and hug, and meet up with your friends at your favorite restaurant. When you could take breaks with your coworkers and attend meetings in person, or safely gather with your out of town families and friends in the same room. And for sure, there will be life after COVID. But right now, we are in-between.

With love and attention, support from their two legged advocates, and some hard work, the animals in our before and after feature made it through their in-between. We will too. I wish you strength for this in-between, and offer a toast to the after, which is surely on the way. May you all have a safe and happy holiday season, and don’t forget to tune in for our before and after video!

Take care and stay safe.

 

 

Recipe Corner

Cranberry Nut Bread

Enjoy this bread for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Use fresh cranberries when in season for a burst of flavor.

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour*
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • ¾ cup orange juice
  • 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) melted butter or margarine
  • 1 egg (or 2 egg whites) (medium)
  • 1 cup chopped cranberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar (optional, for glaze)
  • 1 teaspoon water (optional, for glaze)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl.
  2. Grate orange peeling, then squeeze juice from orange. Add additional orange juice to make 3/4 cup.
  3. In a separate bowl, blend orange juice, butter, egg, and grated orange peel; add to flour mixture, stirring until just blended. Mix in cranberries and walnuts.
  4. Pour batter into a 9- by 5-inch loaf pan, greased on bottom only.
  5. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove and cool completely on wire rack.
  6. Optional: to make glaze, mix powdered sugar and water; add water as needed to make thin glaze. Drizzle over cooled loaf.

Notes

*You can substitute 1/2 to 1 cup of the flour with whole wheat flour. All-purpose flour was used for nutrition analysis purposes.

Nutrition Information: Serving Size – 1 Slice, 1/15 of recipe. Total Calories per serving, 153; Total Fat 5g; Saturated fat 2g; Cholesterol, 19 mg; Sodium, 180 mgs; Carbohydrates, 24g; Fiber, 1g; Sugar, 10g; Protein, 3g; Calcium, 37mg; Iron, 1g; Potassium, 66 mg.

Source: USDA & North Dakota State University Extension Service

The Macomb Matters Committee would like to thank the hard-working staff at MSU Extension for their recipe contributions. For more information about the programs MSU Extension offers, please visit https://msue.macombgov.org/MSUE-Home

 

 

Event Calendar

New! Be sure to check out the new calendar feature on InsideMacomb, our intranet homepage.

Make Macomb Your Home also maintains a comprehensive calendar of community events. Be sure to check it when you are looking for ways to enjoy Macomb with friends and family:

 

Macomb County COVID-19 Testing

Mondays through Fridays; 9 am - 3 pm
*NOTE: A new location has opened
34401 S. Gratiot Ave., Clinton Twp., MI 48035 (Drive-thru site)
No appointment is necessary.
The test is free, no prescription is needed and you do not need to have symptoms.

 


 

 

News Nook

 

Macomb County announces winners of 8th annual Macomb Business Awards

Macomb County distributes $54.2 million in COVID-19 relief funds for businesses and organizations, announces $212 million in local economic investment

Macomb County launches ‘Handy Helpers’ program to assist seniors needing minor home repairs

Macomb County Health Department relocated COVID-19 drive-through test site, prepares for new vaccine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have comments or suggestions for Macomb Matters? Please send them to maria.zardis@macombgov.org