Holiday Happenings

Published December 5, 2017

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores.

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Published December 4, 2017

Franklin will be getting some light for the dark months of winter with the annual Art Menorah Lighting.

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Published December 1, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — As the largest pottery sale in the country, the Potters Market is back again for its 42nd year through Dec. 3 at the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road. 

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Published November 30, 2017

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Published November 29, 2017

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METRO DETROIT — Making a wreath boils down to a few basics: Grab some floral wire and wire cutters, any ornaments and ribbons you want to add for flair, of course various kinds of fresh greenery to suit your taste, and then some sort of base, whether it’s a wired wreath base from the craft store or a twisted hoop of dogwood branches or grapevine. 

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Published November 28, 2017

Holiday decorating is serious business at Meadow Brook Hall.  

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Published November 28, 2017

TROY — For the second year, Troy families who make the Christmas tree lighting and Santa’s arrival at Troy City Hall an annual tradition can continue the fun at the Troy Public Library and the Troy Community Center. 

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Published November 28, 2017

Big crowds are expected to line Main Street in downtown Rochester this Sunday for the 66th annual Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade.

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Published November 28, 2017

FARMINGTON HILLS — With Christmas being just a handful of weeks away, it’s about that time to prepare for the 2017 Holiday Shopping Expo.

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Published November 28, 2017

 The Christmas trees are twinkling with lights, and the shopping has taken over the stores and the internet.

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Published November 28, 2017

The Anton Art Center’s annual holiday market, Silver Bells, is now open, featuring work by myriad local artists, including a “mad sculptor.”

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Published December 22, 2016

CENTER LINE — By definition, they were the best and brightest homes in Center Line this holiday season.

Jan Ornsten and Kimberly Fenderson, members of the Center Line Beautification Commission who took part in the judging for the city’s annual “Light Up the Sky” contest Dec. 18, said their holiday tour of the city found about 200 well-lit properties displaying a beautiful array of festive cheer, music and variety.  

“We had two winners. It was a really tough decision,” Ornsten said.

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Published December 21, 2016

WARREN — Sometimes, the clients that Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers serves live alone. Sometimes, they can’t get out to run basic errands most take for granted. Some need everyday household items. Some need help with their chores or yard work.

Others just need someone to talk to. And for homebound seniors and others with limited mobility, the “most wonderful time of the year” can also be the most lonely.

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Published December 20, 2016

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METRO DETROIT — More than 2,000 years later, the story of Hanukkah continues to inspire local Jews to celebrate and reflect as archaeologists and scholars expound on clues about a major subject of the festival, the Second Jewish Temple.

The eight-day Hanukkah festival, which begins on different dates of the Western calendar each year, starts this year at sundown Dec. 24. Jewish families often celebrate the festival by lighting menorahs, eating latkes and jelly doughnuts, playing a dreidel game, opening gifts and more.

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Published December 20, 2016

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — On Monday, Dec. 12, a group of Santa’s helpers delivered hot meals, Christmas gifts, blankets, stockings stuffed with personal care items and more to local senior citizens, most with ties to the Shelby Township Senior Center.

Retired dispatcher Bonnie Bowman and dispatcher Carol Smith, who has been with the Shelby Township Police Department for 17 years, coordinated the event with the help of the Shelby Township Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 142 and donations from businesses, churches and individuals in the community.

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Published December 17, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Joseph Zago knows what it’s like to be down and out.

It was well into the Great Recession when Zago lost his job, got his driver’s license suspended, and then lost his home in Michigan as well as a rental home in Arizona to bankruptcy. He said he depended on his friends, and a few strangers, to help him get back on his feet.

Today, Zago is president and founder of The Carpet Guys, a successful floor-covering company based in Troy.

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Published December 16, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — For the fourth year in a row, Christmas is a golden time of year for the Salvation Army in St. Clair Shores. 

The person the charity is calling a “Secret Santa” has, for the fourth year in a row, dropped a 1980 South African gold Krugerrand into the red kettle at the Kroger on Marter Road and Jefferson Avenue in St. Clair Shores. The coin is estimated to be worth $1,200. 

Capt. Andrew Shiels, of the Salvation Army, said that that money has done a lot of good over the years.

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