Summer Fun

Published June 7, 2017

TROY — See, hear and taste a bit of Greece when Opa! Fest returns to the grounds of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church June 23-25. 

Volunteer Kessie Kaltsounis has pitched in at the festival every year for the 24 years that the festival has been held. 

“I’m very proud of being Greek Orthodox and want to share our heritage,” she said. “I love doing it.”

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Published June 7, 2017

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — The Grosse Pointe Historical Society is going to do something it’s never done before this month: host its annual gala fundraiser in a new, not historical, home.

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Published June 7, 2017

GROSSE POINTES — Seven years ago, the local Christian group Point of Relevance touched off a firestorm when it hosted a presentation at The War Memorial by conservative activist Linda Harvey, who argued that homosexuality is a lifestyle choice.

When she got up to speak on March 25, 2010, she found herself facing a crowd that included more protesters from the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community — along with straight supporters — than people who believed in what Harvey had to say.

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Published June 6, 2017

BERKLEY — The annual Berkley Art Bash will return to the downtown for its 16th year with more than 130 artists taking over 12 Mile Road from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 10.

Local artists and ones from all over Michigan will return to Berkley to sell items ranging from photographs, garden art, jewelry, pottery, wearables, paintings and more at the art fair.

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Published June 6, 2017

ROCHESTER HILLS — Stunning overlooks, surprising art and gorgeous flowers in private and public gardens will be on display June 15 during the Rochester Garden Walk.

The 18th annual Garden Walk benefits the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm and the Rochester Garden Club. 

Club member Sally Edwards has been preparing her yard for the walk since last summer.

“I grew 450 plants in my basement in the winter,” she said. “Mostly zinnias, snapdragons and salvia — the big three that the deer don’t eat.”

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Published June 6, 2017

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SHELBY TOWNSHIP — On Sunday, June 11, the Cars R Stars show will return to the Packard Proving Grounds. Each year, the show celebrates a unique type of vehicle, and this year organizers will present a rear-engine vehicle display.

The eighth annual show will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the historic venue, located at 49965 Van Dyke Ave., south of 23 Mile Road. Admission at the gates costs $5, and children 12 and younger will be admitted for free when accompanied by a paid adult.

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Published June 6, 2017

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Members of the Harrison Township Parks and Recreation Committee are hosting their 13th annual Fishing Derby at Lake St. Clair Metropark on June 10.

The event, open to all children 16 and younger, comes during Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend, which is being held this year June 10-11. During Free Fishing Weekend, unlicensed anglers can take to the lakes or shorelines for their fill of fishing.

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Published June 5, 2017

FARMINGTON HILLS — The Farmington Hills community has a tendency to look tragedy in the face and push forward, while not leaving others behind.

Tragedies like the brutal incident that changed a local family on April 16, 2012.  

Rose Cipriano, of Farmington Hills, lost her husband, 52-year-old Robert Cipriano, at the hands of their son, Tucker Cipriano, and his friend, Mitchell Young, who beat him to death inside their Farmington Hills home. 

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Published June 5, 2017

ROYAL OAK — The 23rd annual Clay, Glass & Metal Show will be heating up a new location this weekend, as it will bring earthly elements to Main Street.

After decades of calling Washington Avenue home, the happening honoring clay, glass and metal creations will be located on Main Street, stretching from Sixth Street to 11 Mile Road.

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Published June 5, 2017

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe native Carol Ward loves all things purple, and for her, it’s not just a much-loved color — it’s a way of life.

Ward has a mostly purple wardrobe and lives in a purple house with purple flowers in her garden. So when she wanted a new paint job for her 1981 Pontiac Trans Am, what color did she pick? You guessed it: purple.

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Published May 31, 2017

EASTPOINTE — The Naturally Funny Talent Agency will be adding some all-ages comic relief to Eastpointe’s Music in the Plaza summer series with music duo Bob and Carl at 6:30 p.m. June 21 at Eastpointe City Plaza, 23200 Gratiot Ave.

Bob and Carl are known for their mix of popular and classical songs.

The agency will bring three comedians to the outdoor stage: Monique Owens, Calvon Brown and Tom Massey. They will each have a 10- to 15-minute set.

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Published May 31, 2017

ROSEVILLE — RoseFest moved up a week from previous years and will be held at Veterans Memorial Park, 27325 Barkman St., June 8-11 to celebrate Roseville.

“We’re proud to say that we’ve been able to bring on some partners this year, as in the past, to continue and expand the family-friendly event,” said Roseville City Manager Scott Adkins.

RoseFest combines carnival and entertainment attractions and includes a community fireworks show. 

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Published May 31, 2017

MOUNT CLEMENS — The heart of downtown will become a car lover’s paradise June 2-3 as the Friends of Mount Clemens host the 26th annual Mount Clemens Cruise.

The two-day event will be based at the corner of Main and Market streets. According to Friends Vice Chairman George Calvet, everything from vintage vehicles to more modern rides will converge on downtown roads for this much-anticipated cruise and show.

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Published May 31, 2017

ROCHESTER — Rochester police are offering people a behind-the-scenes look at their local law enforcement department this weekend.

The station will host its annual open house 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 3, a free event featuring tours, demonstrations and a number of other attractions.

Rochester Police Chief Steve Schettenhelm said the event provides hands-on tours of the department and is a fun way for the public to interact with officers.

“This is a great opportunity for the community to see their Police Department,” he said.

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Published May 31, 2017

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS — The weekend of June 3-4 is going to be a busy one in Farmington and Farmington Hills with the return of Art on the Grand and the Great Farmington Hills Campout. 

Getting artsy
Over 100 artists from throughout the country will come to Farmington to showcase their artwork during the city’s eighth annual juried fine arts fair, Art on the Grand.

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Published May 31, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — With dancers, acrobats, animals and more, June Fest promises fun for the family in St. Clair Shores’ downtown area.

“June Fest is a family fun day, a street fair when we, the merchants, close the street, open the doors and welcome the public to come on down and see what we have to offer,” said Gloria Kinne, the owner of Circare, a gift shop on Greater Mack Avenue.

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Published May 31, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — While Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer, boaters at the Jefferson Yacht Club celebrate the first weekend in June with a blessing.

The 59th annual Blessing of the Fleet is set to begin at 10 a.m. June 3 at WaterMark Bar and Grille, 24420 Jefferson Ave. The annual tradition is open to the public, according to JYC Fleet Captain David Kidd.

“It celebrates the kickoff of boating season and celebrates our great lake, Lake St. Clair,” he told City Council members May 15. 

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Published May 30, 2017

ROCHESTER HILLS — Flowers held high priority with the Wilson family at Meadow Brook Hall.

“Matilda (Dodge Wilson) always had fresh flowers in the house,” MBH Director of Curatorial Services Madelyn Rzadkowolski said. “She had 1,800 rose bushes. John Dodge built a greenhouse for her, and there were always chrysanthemums blooming in the greenhouse. She was the national president of the Woman’s National Farm and Garden Association for two years. She was very involved in gardening.”

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Published May 30, 2017

While the threat of storms loomed over the 65th annual St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade, residents and visitors to the city enjoyed warm weather, sunshine and a stunning parade filled with veterans, military vehicles, bands and more.

This was the first year Dylan Hand, of St. Clair Shores, came out to the parade.

“My whole family is veterans and I am, as well,” he said. He and his sons sat on the side of Jefferson Avenue May 28 because he “just (wanted) to support the veterans ... and of course (for) the candy.”

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Published May 30, 2017

BIRMINGHAM — It’s been 30 years of face painting, ice cream and invaluable help as the Law Day free legal aid clinic celebrates three decades June 3.

Michigan’s largest free legal aid event, hosted at the Goodwin and Scieszka Law Center in Birmingham, has donated 5,000 free legal consultations since the event first began in 1987.

On top of that, the event has doled out 10,000 free bike helmets to kids attending the event with their families.

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