Published March 14, 2018

METRO DETROIT — As the weather starts to warm in metro Detroit and the sun sticks around a little longer each day, residents may be ready to throw open their doors and spend some time outside.

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Published March 7, 2018

As Michiganders, spoiled with the Great Lakes and numerous other bodies of fresh water, summer often means plenty of time spent swimming. 

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Published February 28, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Typically, kids in the kitchen can be divided into two categories: eager to help, and avoiding at all cost until they learn to boil pasta in college.

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Published February 21, 2018

METRO DETROIT — It’s a tale Dr. Theresa DePorter has seen time and time again: Pet parents, at their wits’ end, bring their dog into the clinic for behavioral issues. The dog won’t listen to commands, won’t look its owner in the eye and destroys things around the house.

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Published February 14, 2018

METRO DETROIT — When seniors move into Lakeshore Senior Living, the team there wants the residents to feel like they have a place of their own, where they can entertain and invite over friends and family.

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Published February 7, 2018

METRO DETROIT — According to the Federal Trade Commission, identity theft complaints nationwide nearly doubled between 2010 and 2015 — and that’s a conservative estimate, since there were likely thousands of incidents during that time that were never reported.

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Published January 31, 2018

METRO DETROIT — It’s true that February is typically associated with Valentine’s Day, but the popularity of American Heart Month and National Wear Red Day Feb. 3 is gaining momentum every year.

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Published January 24, 2018

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METRO DETROIT — Planning a wedding, despite the warnings I’d been given over the years, is much tougher than I expected.

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Published December 18, 2017

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METRO DETROIT — We’ve asked chefs from some of metro Detroit’s favorite restaurants for their thoughts on what makes a perfect Christmas dinner.

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Published December 11, 2017

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METRO DETROIT — A few C & G employees share tidbits of their favorite yuletide memories.

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Published November 29, 2017

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If you want to find respite from the stresses of the season, a holiday show is probably the way to go.

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Published October 11, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Our pets fill our days with silly expressions, belly rubs and furry snuggles.

And it can be hard to think that one day, inevitably, all of that joy will come to an end.

Losing a pet is never easy, but over the years as our furry friends have become more like members of the family, veterinarians and pet experts have been working on ways to make saying goodbye a little easier.

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Published October 3, 2017

METRO DETROIT — When you were in home economics class as a teen, and the teacher taught you the importance of balancing your checkbook to stay on budget, did you listen?

Did you sit for hours and add the numbers in the check register, hoping they would match your account balance? Did you burn through one too many pencil erasers trying to get the figures right? 

Or, like so many, did you just give up and hope for the best?

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Published September 20, 2017

METRO DETROIT — If you haven’t noticed, it’s fall. 

If the cooler temperatures or mid-September date on the calendar didn’t tip you off, no doubt the innumerable mums popping up at retailers all over town likely did.

But there’s more to autumnal planting than just hardy mums — a lot more, according to flower experts like Karl Eckert, of Eckert’s Greenhouse in Sterling Heights.

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Published September 13, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Karen Hart, of Southfield, is about as proud a grandmother as they come.

You can tell by the photos she shares of her happy towheaded granddaughters playing on the beach and posing in the backyard. 

But when it comes to interacting with those grandkids on Facebook, she takes a step back to look and not touch, so to speak. 

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Published September 5, 2017

METRO DETROIT — After 21 years of active duty in the military, Dari Pfeiffer knew a thing or two about what it takes to stay fit.

She also knew that she was ready to kick off her combat boots and find an exercise regimen that would benefit more than just her muscles.

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Published August 30, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Your kindergarten teacher taught you well: When you’re done playing, you need to clean up after yourself.

Well, now that summer is winding down, the beautiful shores that meet Michigan’s Great Lakes need to be picked up after months of enjoyment. The Alliance for the Great Lakes is hosting several Adopt-a-Beach cleanup events around Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and other states on the borders of the Great Lakes. 

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