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Warren grows bountiful farmers markets

Warren

Warren grows bountiful farmers markets

June 30, 2015

WARREN — You’ll find more than just fresh produce, healthy activities and good times this summer at Warren’s weekly farmers market at City Square. You’ll also find a sense of community.“Our ...Read More

Arts, Beats & Eats organizers boast new partnerships, collaborations

Royal Oak

Arts, Beats & Eats organizers boast new partnerships, collaborations

June 29, 2015

ROYAL OAK — Bringing what officials say is millions of dollars to the community, the 18th annual Ford Arts, Beats & Eats festival will return Labor Day weekend in downtown Royal Oak.Event producer Jonathan Witz ...Read More

Fire Department: Safest fireworks are launched professionally

West Bloomfield

Fire Department: Safest fireworks are launched professionally

June 29, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The Fire Department’s message on fireworks has been the same since 2011: The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a professional show.Fire Marshal Pat Riney said professional ...Read More

Rock music, craft beer highlight Stars & Stripes this weekend

Sterling Heights

Rock music, craft beer highlight Stars & Stripes this weekend

June 27, 2015

Freedom Hill is counting on a banner year for its annual pre-Independence Day event, the Stars & Stripes Festival June 25-28.Joe Nieporte, co-owner of festival organizer Funfest Productions Inc., said the festival, now ...Read More

Festival-goers flock to Mount Clemens for inaugural event

Mount Clemens

Festival-goers flock to Mount Clemens for inaugural event

June 26, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS — The music, the smell of everyone’s favorite carnival fare and the vibrant colors and lights of the carnival rides are prevalent along Main Street in downtown Mount Clemens today as the Summer Magic Festival moved into second gear. ...Read More

Sterling Heights

Polish festival ups the spice

June 26, 2015

STERLING HEIGHTS — Organizers of the 35th annual American-Polish Festival and Craft Show are hoping to provide plenty of both variety and spice to liven up the weekend of July 10-12.The annual Polish fair will once ...Read More

Flowers make a splash on 41st annual garden walk

Troy

Flowers make a splash on 41st annual garden walk

June 24, 2015

TROY — The themes of the gardens featured on the Troy Garden Club walk this year — “Artful Contemplation,”  “Blooms and Butterflies,” and “Woods, Water, Whimsy-Wow!” ...Read More

SummerFest returns for fourth year to provide summer fun in Berkley

Berkley

SummerFest returns for fourth year to provide summer fun in Berkley

June 24, 2015

BERKLEY — With nine parks spread across Berkley, residents might not visit other parks that are farther from their homes. For the fourth consecutive year, the Berkley Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting ...Read More

Berkley

BHS seniors to host summer music camp for younger musicians

June 24, 2015

BERKLEY — In the fall, Leah Pernick, Loryn Levy and Josephine Pittman will be seniors at Berkley High School enjoying their last year as part of the BHS Symphony Orchestra. To not only help themselves improve in ...Read More

Guard against Lyme disease this summer

Metro Detroit

Guard against Lyme disease this summer

June 24, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Tick bites can have long-lasting consequences. A specific species of the bloodsucking arachnid, the blacklegged tick — also known as the deer tick — can spread Lyme disease, a bacterial ...Read More

Michigan Fine Arts Competition returns to BBAC

Birmingham

Michigan Fine Arts Competition returns to BBAC

June 24, 2015

BIRMINGHAM — Aren’t we lucky?The 33rd annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition — which draws talent from across the state and as far as Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin — will again be shown right ...Read More

Rochester

Michigan Activity Pass offers free fun

June 24, 2015

ROCHESTER — Your local library can do much more than check out books, movies and music. It can also gain you discounted, and even free, entry into a host of state parks, historic sites, museums, and other cultural and ...Read More

Rochester

Music in the Park sounds off in downtown Rochester

June 24, 2015

ROCHESTER — Downtown Rochester’s outdoor concert season officially kicked off June 18,  with more chances ahead to enjoy some free tunes.Sponsored by the Rochester Kiwanis Club, the 35th annual Music in the ...Read More

Local nonprofits dive in to set record, save lives

Metro Detroit

Local nonprofits dive in to set record, save lives

June 24, 2015

METRO DETROIT — After the YMCA helped set a Guinness World Record last year for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson, you’d think they’d take a year off.Think again.Last week, the nonprofit teamed up ...Read More

Clawson celebrates Fourth of July with gusto

Clawson

Clawson celebrates Fourth of July with gusto

June 22, 2015

CLAWSON — Carrying on a lengthy tradition of revelry, the city is kicking off its weeklong-and-then-some Fourth of July celebration beginning June 24 with an ice cream social and band concert.Members of the Clawson ...Read More

Yanez ignites new proposal against consumer fireworks

Sterling Heights

Yanez ignites new proposal against consumer fireworks

June 21, 2015

STERLING HEIGHTS — As it gets closer to the Fourth of July, a local state representative has drafted proposed legislation to curtail the use of consumer fireworks in Michigan.State Rep. Henry Yanez, D-Sterling ...Read More

New festival comes to Mount Clemens this week

Mount Clemens

New festival comes to Mount Clemens this week

June 20, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS — There will be music, fireworks and magic in the air this weekend as two events — one new and one a long-standing tradition — join together to offer what is expected to be a memorable ...Read More

RoseFest visitors find a lot to enjoy

Roseville

RoseFest visitors find a lot to enjoy

June 19, 2015

RoseFest started its four-day run at Veterans Memorial Park June 18 and, by that evening, already had drawn people interested in dancing, carnival games, rides and food. ...Read More

Opa! Fest to serve food, fun and fellowship

Troy

Opa! Fest to serve food, fun and fellowship

June 17, 2015

Looking to taste, smell, hear and see the Greek isles close to home for a couple of bucks or three cans of food?Opa! Fest once again will bring all things Greek to the grounds of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.Kessie ...Read More

Stay safe during Fourth of July festivities

Troy

Stay safe during Fourth of July festivities

June 17, 2015

While the last national holiday did not cause a spike in police or fire calls for service due to fireworks-related issues, police and fire officials want to make sure that residents stay safe for the Fourth of July.Benjamin ...Read More

Troy

City serves up summer fun

June 17, 2015

City summer programs aim to offer something for everyone.A number of popular programs will return to the Troy Community Center this year. Recreation Director Elaine Bo said that the sports camps continue to be a big ...Read More

Royal Oak

Summer concert series lineup mixes things up

June 17, 2015

ROYAL OAK — The Royal Oak Commission for the Arts announced its 2015 Summer Concert Series last week, and the lineup has a little something for everyone.Event organizers said the weekly concerts on Thursdays in July ...Read More

Eastpointe library announces adult, youth summer programs

Eastpointe

Eastpointe library announces adult, youth summer programs

June 17, 2015

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe Memorial Library has trivia contests, art discussions, courtyard teatime and face-reading events set up for adult visitors as part of the library’s summer programs. The library also ...Read More

Roseville

Roseville prepares for summer school programs

June 17, 2015

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville Community Schools district has several programs running this summer designed to help kids get back on track, get ahead and get prepared for the fall. Curriculum Director Mark Blaszkowski ...Read More

Summer reading program aims to keep minds active for children, adults

Clinton Township

Summer reading program aims to keep minds active for children, adults

June 17, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — School might be out for the summer, but library officials want both children and adults to know that reading is a yearlong, lifelong endeavor. That rings especially true during the dog days of ...Read More

Fireworks extravaganza to bring family fun, music to the park

St. Clair Shores

Fireworks extravaganza to bring family fun, music to the park

June 17, 2015

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The plans are in place for fireworks to light up the shores of Lake St. Clair at the end of the month, when the annual St. Clair Shores Fireworks Extravaganza comes to Veterans Memorial ...Read More

Metro Detroit

Don’t take a vacation from safety this summer

June 17, 2015

MICHIGAN — Summer is the deadliest time of year for drivers and passengers, according to an analysis of crash data by AAA. In fact, seven of the top 10 deadliest days of the year occur between Memorial Day and Labor ...Read More

Farmington Hills

Find ‘Stars in the Park’ during summer concerts

June 16, 2015

FARMINGTON HILLS — The stars will soon come out to croon for the fans and friends of the annual summer Stars in the Park concert series.The concert series runs at 7 p.m. Thursdays from June 18-Aug. 27 at Heritage ...Read More

Celebrate summer solstice during second annual event

Farmington Hills

Celebrate summer solstice during second annual event

June 16, 2015

FARMINGTON HILLS — It’s time to get out the sunglasses and sunblock. The longest day of the year — and the official start of summer — will soon take place during the summer solstice celebration from ...Read More

Monster Quest returns this month

St. Clair Shores

Monster Quest returns this month

June 15, 2015

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The hunt for the biggest bass in Lake St. Clair will return to the Nine Mile Boat Ramp on June 28 when Monster Quest XII comes to town. This year’s two-angler team bass tournament will begin ...Read More

MTM back on track for 2015

Sterling Heights

MTM back on track for 2015

June 12, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — It’s official. Leisurely Sunday train ride season has begun.The Michigan Transit Museum began its weekly summer historical train rides — for the 42nd year — on June 7, and some of ...Read More

DNR urges Michiganders to honor veterans without loud fireworks

Metro Detroit

DNR urges Michiganders to honor veterans without loud fireworks

June 11, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Fireworks are a Fourth of July staple. From cherry bombs to Roman candles, Michiganders have enjoyed launching fireworks since before the Fireworks Safety Act of 2011 was signed into law, permitting ...Read More

Annual concert series comes home to Riley Park

Farmington

Annual concert series comes home to Riley Park

June 11, 2015

FARMINGTON — It’s time to put your iPods down and back away. Slowly. It’s for your own good: The annual Rhythmz in Riley Park will soon descend upon Farmington with 11 performances from acts new and old, ...Read More

Try a taste of cities during annual grub crawl

Farmington Hills

Try a taste of cities during annual grub crawl

June 11, 2015

FARMINGTON HILLS — It’s time to take a bite out of the greater Farmington area at the annual Taste of Two Cities 2015 Grub Crawl. The Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce event will offer a selection of ...Read More

Excitement builds with a new location for Clay, Glass & Metal Show

Royal Oak

Excitement builds with a new location for Clay, Glass & Metal Show

June 10, 2015

ROYAL OAK — Changes to the 21st annual Clay, Glass & Metal Show this weekend include a new location and more interactive opportunities for the expected 15,000 attendees.The show is moving to Fourth Street between ...Read More

Smell the roses on the Westacres garden tour

West Bloomfield

Smell the roses on the Westacres garden tour

June 10, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD — For the first time since Westacres’ 75th anniversary in 2011, the community is unlocking its fences and welcoming the public to tour residential gardens. The Westacres Community Association ...Read More

World turns its eyes to acclaimed car show EyesOn Design

Grosse Pointe Shores

World turns its eyes to acclaimed car show EyesOn Design

June 9, 2015

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Your dad may not need, or want — another tie — but a day of admiring some of the most fabulous and iconic vehicles in the world could make for an ideal Father’s Day gift. The ...Read More

Experience the outdoors during annual city campout

Farmington Hills

Experience the outdoors during annual city campout

June 3, 2015

FARMINGTON HILLS — Experience the thrills of summer with campfire songs, hot dogs, s’mores and a whole lot more during the ninth annual Great Farmington Hills Campout from June 6-7 at Heritage Park.“That ...Read More