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MCCC to offer ophthalmic certification
A Monroe eye care practice has initiated efforts with Monroe County Community College (MCCC) to create a career certificate program.
The Monroe County Industrial Development Corporation, the state of Michigan and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation were instrumental in connecting Reed Vision and Reed Medical Systems with MCCC President Dr. David Nixon to address the need for an ophthalmic assistant certificate program.
Ophthalmic assistants help ophthalmologists care for patients by taking histories, performing various procedures and tests and preparing patients to see the doctor. Their work provides the ophthalmologist with important information to help diagnose and treat patients.
For a program application, contact (734) 384-4127.
MCCC takes palates around the world
The second-year culinary arts students of Monroe County Community College are adding tastes from around the world to the menu for Cuisine 1300 restaurant, which opened Oct. 19.
Cuisine 1300 is open to the public by reservation only and includes cuisine at affordable prices.
Under the direction of Chef Kevin Thomas and Chef Vicki LaValle, the students will prepare a menu inspired by cultures from around the world. Menu items include:
n Taste of Germany: German beer soup, shrimp croquettes, chicken with wild mushrooms and garlic, rubbed pork loin with apricot glaze and sauerkraut
n Taste of France: lobster bisque, crab crostini, steak au poivre, cognac shrimp
n Taste of Mexico: Mexican tortilla soup, smoked jalapenos, braised pork tenderloin, senorita’s chicken tacos
n Taste of Thailand: pumpkin and coconut soup, Thai lettuce wraps, Thai chicken curry, teriyaki salmon with Asian sauce
n Taste of the Mediterranean: Italian wedding soup, fresh figs with goat cheese and peppered honey, moussaka, pasta imperial
n Taste of Home: baked macaroni martini, crab cakes, shrimp and garlic stuffed mushrooms, Wisconsin chicken sandwich, Philly cheese steak, cornbread chicken with cheesy potatoes, southern cornmeal crusted catfish
Cuisine 1300 is open through Dec. 11 on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with seating at 11:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., with the exception of the following dates, when it will be closed: Nov. 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 and Dec 1.
Reservations are required by calling (734) 384-4272 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.