November has welcomed us in with a chilly embrace (although knowing Michigan, we’re bound to have at least one more 85 degree headscratcher).

This month houses some pretty important dates: Black Friday for the bargain-hunters, Veterans Day to honor our soldiers, and November 18th, which we all know as being National Only-37-Days-Left-Till Christmas Day.

The Heart of Thanksgiving

But nestled comfortably in this month is one of our most time-honored traditions: Thanksgiving Day.

Many families will gather together around the table that day, sharing stories and laughs through mouthfuls of turkey, stuffing, and all the other staples of the holiday. It’s during these moments that we share in the company of our relatives, both loved and estranged (everyone has an Uncle Eddie in their family.)

Believe it or not, these moments are what make up this wonderful holiday.

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It’s been a while, but we’re happy to have Bubba from 102.9 W4 Country back once again for a new episode of Bubba’s Test Drive.

In this episode, Bubba joins Jeremy Sheldon and Robert Halfacre of LaFontaine Chevrolet to learn more about the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu and take it for a test drive around town.

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Thanksgiving is upon us and that means the Fantasy Playoffs are right around the corner.

This got me thinking about all of the players that I’m thankful for.

Without some of these unexpected fantasy studs I am sure there are a lot of fantasy owners out there that would be in big trouble.

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On behalf of the entire team at LaFontaine Volkswagen, I’m excited to let you know that the 2015 Volkswagen Golf was recently named the Motor Trend Car of the Year.

Motor Trend, which came in to being in 1949, was the first publication to ever recognize a specific vehicle as a Car of the Year.

Meet the team at LaFontaine Volkswagen

From left to right: Josh Pruett, John Rolig, Chris Dugan, Khary Fanning & Brandon Kaplan at LaFontaine Volkswagen

So it’s quite understandable why we’re so excited to see the Golf to win this award.

John Rolig, Sales Manager at LaFontaine Volkswagen said,

When it comes to the 2015 Volkswagen Golf family of vehicles, you can’t find a bigger bang for the buck. From it’s performance to it’s efficiency, the Golf is more than deserving to win the Motor Trend Car of the Year Award.”

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With the Fantasy Football Playoffs just a few weeks away it’s time to start planning ahead to make sure that you put yourself in the best possible position to win.

I am going to go over a couple things that you may not of thought to do that might just be the key to you winning your league.

For me it’s all about weekly matchups and believe it or not, I take into account teams that play in areas where Winter weather could be a huge issue for your players.

So here’s a guy with good matchups and one with bad matchups!

GOOD FANTASY PLAYOFF MATCHUPS

DREW

Drew Brees QB New Orleans Saints :  Week 14, 15 and 16 are most leagues playoffs and the Saints have nice Matchups.

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While volunteering for the Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing, one of the available raffle items immediately caught the eye of Jenifer Thomas.

It was a raffle for the chance to win a fire truck ride to school courtesy of the Hartland Fire Department.

Jenifer’s son, Noah, is an energetic and fun loving 11 year old boy with autism, who just happens to love all kinds of trucks. And not just regular pickup trucks mind you, but big trucks. And if those big trucks happen to have flashing lights and sirens? Then all the better.

Winning the raffle would be a perfect surprise for Noah.

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Well week 9 has arrived and that can mean only one thing, the dreaded big bye weeks are here.

Weeks 9 and 10 every year have a large amount of teams on a bye and that leaves some fantasy owners scrambling to put together a respectable lineup.

Some owners drafted accordingly and will just be sitting back and inserting their planned backup’s will the other 99% of fantasy owners are frantically trying to make trades or are hitting the waiver wire to fill out their lineup.

Have no fear I am here to give you one player from each position to target that might be on waivers in your league.

Lorenzo Taliaferro – Baltimore Ravens RB

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Each year, Consumer Reports issues a comprehensive study that tracks the reliability of all vehicles sold in the United States covering brand new models to models up to ten years old.

Known as the Consumer Reports Reliability Survey, the information that they gather and organize is always a welcome resource to consumers looking to make an educated decision when purchasing a new or used vehicle.

This year Consumer Reports sent out over 8 million surveys to its subscriber base asking about the experiences with their vehicles over the previous 12 months.

Over 1.1 million people responded to the survey, making it one of the most useful and data-rich studies about vehicle ownership for 2015 and beyond.

I wanted to highlight a few of the vehicles and manufacturers that earned the highest reliability rankings to give you an idea of what the Consumer Reports Reliability Survey is all about.

Toyota: Most Reliable Non-Luxury Auto Maker

Toyota comes in at number 2 for overall reliability (their luxury arm, Lexus, holds the number 1 spot) and continues to enjoy a comfortable lead for most reliable non-luxury auto maker.

One of the reasons Toyota manages to do that, we believe, is that they introduce new technologies slowly and on proven platforms.

While their vehicles may seem to some as plain, you can’t deny the fact that the Toyota line-up has some the most impressive and reliable mainstream vehicles in the industry today.

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By now you may have heard about the massive Takata Airbag Recall that is affecting millions of vehicles in the U.S. from over a dozen manufacturers.

When the news hit, our customers started calling and stopping by our service departments to see if their vehicle was affected by this recall.

Takata Airbag Recall

Because of the increased awareness, I put this FAQ together to help you determine if your vehicle is affected by the recall and also let you know what next steps, if any, you should take.

Let’s start by taking a look of the vehicles known to be a part of the Takata Airbag Recall according to the NHTSA:

Vehicles Affected by the Takata Airbag Recall

If you own one of the vehicls on this list, the NHTSA recommends you take action immediately to address your recall (see next steps below)

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Fantasy leagues are great but there is always the one guy in your league that makes things much more difficult on everybody.  You know what I mean and you know who you are!

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There is one in every league that isn’t the commissioner of the league but acts like it and definitely has an opinion about everything, especially trades!

Here are a few characteristics of the famous THAT GUY in Fantasy Football.

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