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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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Published June 26, 2013

DETROIT — Do you watch reality entertainment shows and think, “I could (sing/play music) better than those people”? Do you crank up the stereo at home and play air guitar? Do you sing along to your favorite songs in the car?

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Published June 25, 2013

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — The Grosse Pointe Shores Improvement Foundation is adding a “cool” new feature to Osius Park.

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Published June 7, 2013

GROSSE POINTE PARK — The Full Circle Foundation is more than an upscale resale shop or a garden project.

It’s an opportunity.

Full Circle Foundation and the Grosse Pointe Public Schools work together on a program that provides educational experiences for students with special needs who are ages 18 to 26, but Full Circle also provides support and opportunities for adults with special needs of all ages.

Those programs and opportunities are growing as Full Circle offers more to its students and additional partnerships with the community.

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Published May 29, 2013

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — The Farms will be embarking on what City Manager Shane Reeside acknowledges is a “pretty aggressive” road-resurfacing program starting this summer.

“The orange barrels will hit Grosse Pointe, which is a good thing,” City Council member Louis Theros said during a May 13 City Council meeting, when the council unanimously approved a low bid from Novi-based Nagle Paving Co. to undertake work on a number of streets in the 2013-14 fiscal year, which starts July 1.

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Published May 21, 2013

GROSSE POINTE CITY — He could have celebrated the occasion at a restaurant or with a party, but instead, Taurus Burns marked his birthday — May 17 — at an art opening.

And the artist wouldn’t have had it any other way.

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Published May 15, 2013

DETROIT — For those who are passionate about all things nautical, one place has special significance: the Dossin Great Lakes Museum.

Just in time for boating season, a completely renovated Dossin — located on the Detroit River on Belle Isle — is reopening May 18, after undergoing a $2 million facelift that includes upgrades and new installations aimed at adults and kids alike.

Historical cannons and anchors still surround the exterior of the iconic blue brick building, but inside, the Dossin is refreshed.

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Published May 8, 2013

GROSSE POINTE PARK — This year marked the Park’s 30th year as a national Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA, and officials celebrated the occasion by honoring some talented young artists for their creative visions.

During an April 22 City Council meeting, leaders honored winners of the annual Arbor Week Poster Contest. Pat Deck, vice chair of the Beautification Commission — standing in for Beautification Commission Chair Bob Ramsey, who was ill that evening — said the 164 participants included about 85 percent of the city’s fourth-grade students.

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Published May 8, 2013

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — The show may be called “The Drowsy Chaperone,” but there’s nothing sleepy about the exuberant musical that closes out Grosse Pointe Theatre’s 65th anniversary season.

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Published May 7, 2013

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — During his long career in law enforcement, Grosse Pointe Park Public Safety Department Captain David Loch has squared off against some pretty dangerous criminals.

But nothing has terrified him as much as the four words he heard in a doctor’s office this February: Your daughter has cancer.

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Published May 1, 2013

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Fourth-grade teachers at Ferry Elementary engaged their students in activities geared toward bringing out the writer in them during a “Wild About Writing Blitz” April 24.

Teachers were working to help their students get ready for the Grosse Pointe Writing Test, which is given in the spring. 

The students spent half of a day on the program, which included moving from station to station to work on generating ideas, refining word choice, editing and more.

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Published May 1, 2013

GROSSE POINTE CITY — One of the most buzzed-about new businesses in years will be bringing the French fine dining experience to the Village.

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Published April 23, 2013

Art Center nourishes Full Circle Foundation

GROSSE POINTE CITY — With “Food for Thought,” the Grosse Pointe Art Center has fittingly teamed with another nonprofit, the Grosse Pointe Park-based Full Circle Foundation.

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Published April 17, 2013

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Forget the robins and tulips: A true sign of spring is the annual arrival of Tau Beta’s Spring Market.

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Published April 17, 2013

DETROIT — Whether working in film, video or still photography, artist Shirin Neshat has a remarkable eye for composition and creating images that speak volumes.

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Published April 8, 2013

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Supporters of local artists have had to put their navigation and tracking skills to good use over the last decade; the Grosse Pointe Art Center has relocated three times and is about to make a fourth move, to its third Village space.

But the good news is that, this time, the GPAC is expected to stay put — at least for the next several years.

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Published April 2, 2013

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Mason Elementary students are gearing up for a big fundraising event — an activity geared to raise money and heart rates. 

It’s a Fun Run presented by The Get Movin’ Crew — Your Fun Run Experts LLC. The school held a kickoff assembly last week, and students will be raising money through the big event April 18.

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Published April 2, 2013

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — With more than 80 wooded, squirrel-filled acres, Edsel and Eleanor Ford’s estate was a happy haven for many dogs while the family lived there from 1929 until the 1970s.

But the grounds — now open, along with the historic home, for public tours as the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House — have long since been off-limits to people with pooches, with a few exceptions for special events. A new exhibit, however, is about to change that — at least for this spring.

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