Summer Fun

Published May 27, 2015

ROCHESTER — Each summer, the library offers a summer reading program to keep children and teens, as well as adults, engaged in books while school is out.


Community members of all ages can sign up for the 10-week summer reading program June 5 and start logging their reading points online for a chance to win a number of prizes through Aug. 8.

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Published May 27, 2015

FARMINGTON — From a Farmington fiber artist to a California leather hatmaker, over 100 hundred artists from around the country will descend upon Farmington to show off their goods during the city’s sixth annual juried fine arts fair, Art on the Grand.


The June 6-7 event on Grand River is presented by the Farmington Hills Special Services Department’s Cultural Arts Division in partnership with the Farmington Downtown Development Authority.

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Published May 27, 2015

ST. CLAIR SHORES — When the Summer Reading Club kicks off in June, the St. Clair Shores Public Library will be spreading the news that heroes are all around us, as well as in storybooks.


“The theme this year is heroes ... ‘every hero has a story,’ so we’re focusing on our community heroes as well as superheroes, because kids love superheroes,” said Youth Librarian Liz Drewek.

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Published May 27, 2015

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METRO DETROIT — Residents with library cards can use them to get free passes to local attractions through the Michigan Activity Pass program that kicked off in May.


Sue Todd, librarian at the Eastpointe Memorial Library, said the program can help people gain free entry to attractions like the Michigan Military Technical & Historical Museum, Arts & Scraps, the Michigan Science Center and state parks.

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Published May 26, 2015

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A pair of free car and truck shows will make this weekend an eventful one for car lovers in and around Macomb Township.


On Saturday, May 30, the Macomb Township Parks and Recreation Department will host its 16th annual Tons O’ Truck event. The free event runs from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the St. John Medical Center on 23 Mile Road.

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Published May 19, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD — It’s the time of year when the fish begin biting at Marshbank Park for the West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission’s annual fishing night from 4-6 p.m. June 14.


In the past, the fishing event has been tailored to a father-and-son excursion, but this year, commission officials have transformed it into a family outing.

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Published May 13, 2015

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Libraries throughout the state are preparing for their annual slates of summer events, from one-off programs to the summer reading clubs.


The summer reading club theme this year for children in Eastpointe and Roseville is “Every Hero has a Story.” The teen theme is “Unmask.” Roseville’s adult reading club  will have a theme, too: “Escape the Ordinary.”

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Published May 13, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Once upon a time, there were just a few types of summer camps: sports for the jocks, Scouts for the adventurers and math camp for those who would just rather be back in the classroom.


How times have changed. Now, there’s a daytime summer escape to suit every child and any taste.

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Published July 9, 2014

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Volunteers with the nonprofit Michigan Transit Museum have officially kicked off their 41st summer, and local passengers are all on board.

Located inside Joy Park on Joy Boulevard in Clinton Township, the Sunday train rides are something the longtime volunteers look forward to every year.

“Everybody enjoys riding our historic train, and they learn about their history and just enjoy a relaxing ride,” said John Jamison, a chief conductor since 1981.

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Published June 11, 2014

To better involve businesses that otherwise have not benefited from the downtown hosting Arts, Beats & Eats, organizers of the Labor Day weekend festival announced June 11 that a new event would feature several of the city’s hair salons.

“The City of Royal Oak doesn’t have cars, and we certainly don’t have money,” said Mayor Jim Ellison, referring to the Ford vehicles on display each year and the donations made to charities by some of the sponsors. “But we do have hair salons.”

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Published September 3, 2013

GROSSE POINTE CITY — The summer festival season may technically be over, but VillageFest carries those beloved festival staples — from live entertainment and art, to food and activities for the kids — into the start of fall.

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Published August 29, 2013

FRANKLIN — All good things must come to an end. In Franklin, the close of summer will once again be celebrated with the village’s annual Round Up festivities this Labor Day.

Now in its 69th year, the Round Up will offer families more fun than ever to enjoy as students prepare to head back to school and fall makes its grand arrival. With midway games, a petting farm, pony rides, a classic car show and much more, there’s a little something for everyone at the annual fair.

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Published August 28, 2013

DETROIT — With its exotic blooms and tranquil atmosphere, stepping inside the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory on Belle Isle is like stepping into a world of natural wonder.

There, visitors will find an acre of cacti, blooming plants, tropical trees, ferns and unusual orchids in the World of Horticulture alone, along with the elegant formal perennial garden and lily pond gardens.

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Published August 20, 2013

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — From the Woodward Dream Cruise to the return of the Grand Prix races in Detroit, there’s something about cars that captures the hearts and imaginations of all ages of metro Detroiters.

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Published August 14, 2013

FARMINGTON HILLS — The fourth time is a charm for Edmund Anderson.

As the director and creator of the Aug. 17 fourth annual Run for the Hills event, he is certain the 1k, 5k and 10k courses will be bigger and better for runners and walkers alike this year.

The course, which starts and ends in Shiawassee Park, is a runner-friendly route with a scenic path.

“Now the route is straighter,” Anderson told C & G Newspapers recently. “I think it is going to be more fun for the runners.”

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Published August 14, 2013

BERKLEY — When the Berkley Farm Stand opened last September on 12 Mile Road, Laura Uhlianuk and her husband, Lee, had the market operating seven days a week. When Mondays would come around, however, the North

Branch farmers didn’t have any produce left to sell after busy weekends.
Laura Uhlianuk, a Berkley native, said that when the stand opened this year at the end of July, they decided to keep the hours of operation to Friday, Saturday and Sunday to keep the stand freshly stocked all the time.

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Published August 7, 2013

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Forget Hollywood studio wizardry — if you want to see a real special effect, come to the Grosse Pointe Farms and City Family Fishing Rodeo, a place where kids put down their smartphones and videogames for a couple of hours to go fishing.

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Published July 31, 2013

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A lot can change in nine years — at least in the garden.

That’s how long it’s been since Karen Crouchman’s Ridgeway home was last featured as part of the St. Clair Shores Yardeners Garden Tour, which this year is set for Aug. 3.

“I put in a new, short, picket-type fence along the driveway,” she said. “I put in an arbor along the gate … a lot of new flower beds, a lot of new plants. I still have a pond, but I’ve changed the flowering around that,” she said.

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Published July 24, 2013

Summer events around Southfield

The fourth annual SumMore Fest is set for 5-8:30 p.m. Aug. 7 on the front lawn of the Southfield City Hall.

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Published July 23, 2013

GROSSE POINTE CITY — In its first year under the auspices of the Grosse Pointe Village Downtown Development Authority, the event formerly known as the Village Sidewalk Sale and Street Festival has returned to its roots and is strictly a sale this year.

From 3-9 p.m. July 26 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 27, stores and restaurants will be offering specials on everything from clothing, to home décor, to artwork, to pet products during what is now being simply called the Village Sidewalk Sale.

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