Let the shopping begin. By the time you've opened your newspaper today, hundreds of shoppers have been racing through the aisles of local retailers scooping up Black Friday bargains as the official Christmas shopping season has begun.
While many people in Northeast Michigan start their shopping earlier, today is the day when it all begins in earnest. Shoppers will race through the stores looking for that deal; they'll drive across town from store to store trying to fill their Christmas wish list.
This is the time many retailers look forward to each year, ending the year with a flurry of activity and sales. We wish the best for all area merchants and hope they are able to have a prosperous holiday shopping season.
As you venture out during this shopping season, we encourage you to be safe. Winter weather is right around the corner and with it comes hazardous roads conditions.
City streets are filled with bustling traffic today, and in the future we will face less than ideal road conditions. Please keep an eye out for fellow drivers so everyone can have a happy holiday season.
It all begins today.