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Clinton Township 11/25/2015

Dashing through the shows at the Macomb Center

CLINTON TOWNSHIP —  Several holiday shows will spread cheer this Christmas season at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, located on Macomb Community College’s Center Campus, 44575 Garfield Road, at Hall Road.Audiences can enjoy a ...Read More

Grosse Pointe City 11/24/2015

Holiday Walk is a winter wonderland

GROSSE POINTE CITY/FARMS/PARK — An upside-down Christmas tree, a beautifully decorated Cleminson Hall and Ralph Lauren-style ornaments will be among the many festive adornments to see on this year’s Mothers’ Club of Grosse Pointe South ...Read More

Grosse Pointe City 11/24/2015

GP Art Center specializes in fine art of gift-giving

GROSSE POINTE CITY — You could fight the crowds at the mall or you could order gifts online from large retailers, but if you’re looking for something unique and produced locally, the Grosse Pointe Art Center has lots of gift options.From ...Read More

Detroit 11/24/2015

‘30 Americans’ celebrates and explores identity and other issues

DETROIT — Fans of contemporary art have a unique opportunity to see works by some of the leading artists in the country in a new exhibition currently on display at the Detroit Institute of Arts.“30 Americans,” a special touring ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Shores 11/24/2015

Shores to save substantial sum by refinancing bonds

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Grosse Pointe Shores is hoping to take advantage of lower interest rates to save thousands on bonds that were issued in 2007 to pay for a new marina at Osius Park.City Councilman Bruce Bisballe, chair of the Finance ...Read More

Metro Detroit 11/24/2015

Holiday shows gift audiences with stage ‘presents’

METRO DETROIT — You’ve written out cards, stood in painfully long lines for the perfect gifts, and risked life and limb to hang lights inside and outside. Now it’s time to treat yourself.From concerts to dance spectacles to plays, ...Read More

Southfield 11/24/2015

Potters Market returns to Southfield

SOUTHFIELD — It won’t be long before the Potters Market opens its doors for business.Now in its 40th year, the Potters Market will feature around 35,000 pieces by 140 potters. They’re made to the show’s exacting standards, ...Read More

Harper Woods 11/18/2015

Man on bike approaches child in Harper Woods

Harper Woods Department of Public Safety officers are alerting residents about a suspicious person who approached a child at about 3:40 p.m. Nov. 17 on Eastwood between Harper and Beaconsfield.According to a police report that Deputy Chief John Vorgitch ...Read More

Harper Woods 11/18/2015

Court reschedules preliminary exam for accused shooter

The Nov. 18 preliminary examination for a Harper Woods resident accused of shooting a Detroit man was rescheduled for a later date so her attorney can review more evidence in the case.Harper Woods 32A District Court Judge Daniel Palmer rescheduled the ...Read More

Grosse Pointe City 11/18/2015

From sewer maintenance to forestry, Schulte did tree-mendous work

GROSSE POINTE CITY — As someone who grew up in the Pointes, employment in Grosse Pointe City’s Department of Public Works wasn’t just a job — it was personal for Frank Schulte.After more than 35 years, Schulte — currently ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Farms 11/18/2015

Crews complete water main replacement in Farms

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Grosse Pointe Farms officials are hoping they, and residents, won’t have to contend with as many water main breaks this winter.That’s because at the end of October, City Manager Shane Reeside said, the city ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Woods 11/18/2015

Harvard researcher to document Liggett educator’s work

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — A well-known researcher will document the teaching methods that University Liggett School Lower School technology integrator Michael Medvinsky uses with his students.Ron Ritchhart, of Project Zero, an educational ...Read More

Lansing 11/18/2015

Legislator’s resolution calls for Election Day to be a holiday

LANSING — During the Nov. 3 election that included races for many city, village and township decision-makers’ seats in Oakland and Macomb counties, only about 20 percent of registered voters cast their ballots across both counties, according ...Read More

Grosse Pointe City 11/17/2015

Holiday parade means Santa’s on his way

GROSSE POINTE CITY/FARMS — As the Grosse Pointe Santa Claus Parade marks its 40th anniversary this year, many of the parents who’ll be bringing their wide-eyed kids to watch for Santa Claus are the same ones who lined the parade route in those ...Read More

Detroit 11/17/2015

Bashara alleges his ‘counseling’ in BDSM constituted community service

DETROIT — In the view of Robert “Bob” Bashara, his involvement in the alternative sexual lifestyle of bondage, dominance, sadism and masochism was at least partially an act of community service.Bashara — who was convicted last ...Read More

Chesterfield Township 11/13/2015

Automotive museum honors veterans

CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP —Hundreds of veterans came out to take a stroll through history — and to be recognized for their contributions to it — during a Veterans Day event at Stahls Automotive Museum in Chesterfield Township.Veterans of ...Read More

Harper Woods 11/12/2015

City Council, mayor take oath of office

HARPER WOODS — Kenneth Poynter will serve another two years as Harper Woods mayor.Poynter ran unopposed for the position in the general election held Nov. 3. According to the Wayne County Clerk’s Office, he received 1,497 votes at the ...Read More

Grosse Pointe City 11/11/2015

Special assessment district to help pay for Fisher Road streetscape plan

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Efforts to unify and beautify the appearance of the City’s small but important business district along Fisher Road are moving forward.The Grosse Pointe City Council unanimously approved the creation of a special ...Read More

Grosse Pointe City 11/11/2015

Commercial rehab district approved for part of Fisher Road

GROSSE POINTE CITY — In conjunction with planned expansion and improvements at Fresh Farms Market, located at 355 Fisher Road, the Grosse Pointe City Council Oct. 20 voted unanimously in favor of designating that property — and adjacent ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Farms 11/11/2015

South graduate is a vocal competitor

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — A Grosse Pointe South High School alumna is showing her jazzy side. Emma Aboukasm, who graduated in 2014, is a finalist in the annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition to be held Nov. 15 at the New ...Read More

Grosse Pointe City 11/10/2015

Incumbents re-elected in uncontested races in City, Farms

GROSSE POINTE CITY/FARMS — With only incumbent city officials seeking re-election in Grosse Pointe City and Farms, the polls were relatively quiet on Election Day. According to election results, about 11.84 percent of the City’s 4,570 ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Park 11/10/2015

New leaders elected alongside incumbents in Park

GROSSE POINTE PARK — With the March retirement of Mayor Palmer Heenan — who held that seat for almost 32 years — and the decision of longtime Mayor Pro Tem Gregory Theokas to not seek re-election after 20 years in office, the 2015 ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Park 11/10/2015

Newcomers added to Shores City Council

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Only about two dozen votes separated Grosse Pointe Shores City Council contenders from the winners on Election Day.Five candidates were vying for three four-year terms on the council, with Shores City Councilman Robert ...Read More

Harper Woods 11/05/2015

Suspect in custody after brief manhunt

HARPER WOODS — A suspect was placed in custody at about 2:30 p.m. Nov. 5 after he allegedly fled from police during a traffic stop on Vernier Road.According to a police report from Harper Woods Department of Public Safety Chief Jim ...Read More

Metro Detroit 11/05/2015

Legislature approves road funding bills

METRO DETROIT — After months of tussling with partisan plans for fixing the state’s troubled roads, Michigan lawmakers moved swiftly on Election Day to approve a package of bills that supporters claim will raise $1.2 billion annually for ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Shores 11/04/2015

Grosse Pointe Yacht Club secures OK for initial harbor renovations

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — To modify an old saying, if at first you don’t proceed, try, try again. That’s exactly what the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club now hopes to do. After getting City Council approval two years ago for some marina ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Shores 11/04/2015

Shores energy efficiency project to receive award

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — This week, several Grosse Pointe Shores officials were slated to head to Lansing to receive an honor for a city project that’s now benefiting the community.On Nov. 4, after press time, the Michigan chapter of the ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Farms 11/04/2015

New Grosse Pointe Theatre show to take audiences on an ‘Enchanted’ adventure

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — London after World War I is a place of grief and pain. Eager to escape the gloom, two housewives recruit two other ladies to join them in a monthlong vacation at a sunny northern Italian seaside castle they’ve ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Farms 11/04/2015

Saluting veterans

The Grosse Pointe War Memorial will once again honor veterans with a Veterans Day breakfast starting at 7:45 a.m. Nov. 11 that will feature a presentation from retired Brig. Gen. Richard S. Miller, who was most recently deployed to Afghanistan in 2004 and ...Read More

Grosse Pointes 11/04/2015

Handful of newcomers join incumbents in local Pointe races

Incumbents on the ballot reigned supreme on Election Day, but open seats on a couple of city councils meant that two of the Grosse Pointes would have at least one or two newcomers at the table for their next meetings.In Grosse Pointe Shores, where ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Woods 11/04/2015

Author visit ‘sparks’ inspiration

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Author Kyle Prue has a way with words.As part of his everyday routine, the 19-year-old Naples, Florida, resident makes sure he writes 1,000 words per day. Prue is the author of  the young-adult fantasy novel, ...Read More

Harper Woods 11/04/2015

Public safety proposal fails at the polls

By a margin of 108 votes, the majority of those who went to the polls voted against the Harper Woods Public Safety proposal in the general election Nov. 3.According to the unofficial results from the Wayne County Clerk’s Office, the proposal ...Read More

Harper Woods 11/04/2015

Library to host Artisans’ Market Nov. 7

HARPER WOODS — A group of talented artists with a flair for photography, pastry making, candles, knitting and more will showcase and sell their original creations in the second annual Artisans’ Market Nov. 7 at the Harper Woods Public ...Read More

Detroit 11/04/2015

Denby graduate’s solo has strings attached

DETROIT — Vito Lafata has been playing music professionally since 1976, so one would think he wouldn’t become nervous before an audience anymore.But an upcoming show is giving him butterflies.On Nov. 8, the 1976 Denby High School graduate ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Woods 11/04/2015

It’s status quo in Grosse Pointe Woods

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Theodore Metry will serve another four years as Grosse Pointe Woods Municipal Court judge.Metry ran unopposed for the position in the general election held Nov. 3. According to results from the Wayne County Clerk’s ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Woods 11/04/2015

Players to perform ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — The University Liggett School Players will present the American dark comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace” Nov. 5-8 in the school’s auditorium. Showtimes will be 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5, 8 p.m. Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, ...Read More

Harper Woods 11/03/2015

Multiple shots fired outside local business

HARPER WOODS — Harper Woods Department of Public Safety detectives are investigating a series of gunshots that occurred at 12:47 p.m. Nov. 3 outside Family Foods, 19230 Harper Ave.When officers arrived, they located two victims who were not hurt ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Park 11/03/2015

ACTION takes action against vehicle thieves

GROSSE POINTE PARK — It was a happy Halloween week for officers on the Arrest Car Thieves in Our Neighborhood, or ACTION, task force.Between Oct. 26 and 31, the task force arrested three suspects, recovered 10 stolen vehicles and shut down a chop ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Shores 11/03/2015

Residents, officials bid a heartfelt farewell to outgoing councilwoman

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Someone new will be sworn into office to take Grosse Pointe Shores City Councilwoman Kay Felt’s seat at the table for the next meeting Nov. 17, so residents and fellow officials took her last full meeting Oct. 20 to ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Park 11/03/2015

Park Council honors Theokas for 20 years of service

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Grosse Pointe Park residents were faced with a contested City Council race on Election Day, but one familiar name wasn’t on the ballot.Former City Councilman Gregory Theokas — who has served as mayor since former ...Read More

Metro Detroit 10/30/2015

Detroit Veterans Day Parade gaining strength

DETROIT — Huge crowds routinely turn out in the chilly November air to cheer colorful floats, marching bands and enormous balloons that line Woodward Avenue for America’s Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit.The spectator turnout is nowhere near ...Read More



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