Spring Activities

Published May 23, 2017

BEVERLY HILLS — The village of Beverly Hills is promoting some communitywide spring cleaning with its community garage sale.

Beverly Hills residents can register at Village Hall to have their address added to a list of homes taking part. People wishing to peruse the sales can pick up a copy of the list from the hall or on the village’s website, www.villagebeverlyhills.com.

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Published May 22, 2017

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WATERFORD — With temperatures climbing into the high 80s, it’s almost as if Mother Nature is trying to send a message: The frosts are done, and it’s time to plant.

If you’re ready to get going and get growing, you’re in luck, because the Oakland County Market’s annual Spring Flower Day is coming up Sunday, June 4.

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Published May 17, 2017

FERNDALE — More than 100 different vendors and thousands of attendees will pack downtown Ferndale for the seventh year of Ferndale Pride next month.

The seventh edition of Ferndale Pride will take place Saturday, June 3, covering a footprint of West Nine Mile Road between Woodward Avenue and Planavon Street, as well as portions of Allen Street and West Troy Street. The main event will run from 1 to 10 p.m.

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Published May 17, 2017

EASTPOINTE — Residents can enjoy music from longtime series performer Wally Fitz Jazz to kick off Eastpointe’s Music in the Plaza from 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 24 in the plaza behind City Hall at 23200 Gratiot Ave.

Richard Paul, of the Carey and Paul Group, helps book the bands for the series and said that Fitz is from the area.

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Published May 17, 2017

CLAWSON — The 2017 Clawson Farmers Market season will open this weekend with its popular Flower Day and will continue straight through to fall with a record number of vendors since the event’s inception and a wider selection of goods.

The market will open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at City Park at Elmwood and Custer avenues. It will continue with those hours each Sunday through September.

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Published May 17, 2017

HARPER WOODS — For those looking to exercise their green thumbs this spring, the Harper Woods Beautification Committee is inviting the public to join in on its annual perennial plant exchange from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 20, at Salter Park.

The exchange allows residents to, at no cost, trade a flower, vegetable or other plant from their garden with those from their neighbors’ gardens.

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Published May 16, 2017

ROCHESTER —  People can take a journey through Rochester’s history a week earlier this year during the Greater Rochester Heritage Days Festival.

“It is an amazing event, and it really brings all of our favorite things about Rochester to the forefront,” Rochester Downtown Development Authority Director Kristi Trevarrow said.

Typically held over Memorial Day weekend, the festival was pushed up a week this year in hopes of securing more volunteers for the event, which will celebrate the city’s bicentennial.

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Published May 16, 2017

BIRMINGHAM — Summer is nearly here.

If you have any doubts, just head to Old Woodward this Sunday for the return of the annual Celebrate Birmingham Hometown Parade. The unofficial summer kickoff event will be back downtown with music, marchers and, of course, the famed basset hounds.

City Clerk Cherilynn Brown, who’s been in office just a short five weeks, jumped right into organizing the popular parade, which has been a tradition for more than 40 years.

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Published May 15, 2017

HAZEL PARK — Even during the tough times of the Great Recession, when just about everything else was subject to cuts, Hazel Park was able to hold its Memorial Weekend festivities. This is because it’s always been a popular — and thus profitable — event for the city, drawing people from all over with its carnival, live music and more.

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Published May 10, 2017

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FRASER — When Matthew Dantes was 9 years old, he started to experience physical ailments most children his age couldn’t comprehend. Today, Matthew, 18, has juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

The gamut of aches, pains, joint stiffness, rashes, fevers and difficulty walking originally confounded doctors. Matthew’s mother, Christine Dantes, said her son was misdiagnosed for three years because doctors couldn’t connect a 9-year-old’s symptoms with a particular disease.

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Published May 10, 2017

FRASER — Sports like baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey and football tend to dominate the youth athletic scene, but a couple of local individuals are looking to Fraser to change that.

Starting May 20, boys and girls in grades five through eight will be able to explore a new area of athleticism: rugby. The noncontact session is being offered by Fraser Parks and Recreation from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday mornings at Steffens Park, 33000 Garfield Road in Fraser.

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Published May 10, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A local business is hoping to grow some community camaraderie and support for veterans with a new garden to be planted this month.

Kaul Funeral Home is looking for green thumbs, and those who just want to help, to install and maintain a community garden on the north side of the VFW Bruce Post 1146 property west of Lake St. Clair. 

Stephanie Kiras and Danielle Girard are funeral directors at Kaul who are looking for ways to engage the community and the younger people who live here.

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Published May 10, 2017

ROSEVILLE — Macomb Mall and the Roseville Police Department will host the fourth annual Heroes Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 13 at the shopping center, 32233 Gratiot Ave.  

The free event will consist of indoor and outdoor fun for the community with local first responders, federal agencies and civilian organizations displaying equipment and explaining how they keep the neighborhood safe. 

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Published May 10, 2017

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Most people’s lives have been touched by cancer in some form, either directly or indirectly. Raising money to research cures and help families battling the disease is a way that many choose to take action.

The Relay for Life of Greater Shelby Township, which also encompasses Sterling Heights and Utica this year, will return to River Bends Park from 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, to 8 a.m. Sunday, May 21. 

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Published May 10, 2017

UTICA — The city of Utica is ramping up for its bicentennial celebration June 22-25 in the heart of its downtown district.

The four-day event will kick off with opening ceremonies — including a historical highlight video presentation, a performance by the Utica High School marching band, and old-fashioned and regular-season baseball games — at Jimmy John’s Field on Thursday, June 22.

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Published May 9, 2017

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Last Friday, as the cold rain continued to fall across metro Detroit for the third day in a row, members of the Cranbrook Native Plant team were outside digging in the dirt.

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Published May 9, 2017

BIRMINGHAM — The popular Birmingham Farmers Market not only opened this past weekend, it celebrated its 15th birthday.

The market, which will be open through October, returned Sunday to Municipal Parking Lot 6, on North Old Woodward. The 9 a.m.-2 p.m. market has plenty of old favorites and some new vendors who will make appearances every week throughout the summer and fall.

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Published May 3, 2017

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS — It’s all about fashion.

And bringing together a community of history buffs, style aficionados and Warner Mansion supporters.

The ninth annual Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon will take place May 18 at Glen Oaks Country Club, 30500 W. 13 Mile Road in Farmington Hills. Doors open for the event at 10 a.m. and a pre-show will be held at 11:45 a.m.

“We do a little pre-show that is usually a lot of fun,” said Jean Schornick, mansion volunteer coordinator.

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Published May 3, 2017

BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Department of Public Services open house will return to the DPS center on Eton Street Saturday, May 13, and there’s more to see than just cool work trucks and equipment.

OK, that’s probably the highlight for most guests who come out to the annual event, now in its 25th year. But there’s plenty to do and see for visitors of all ages, according to Birmingham Public Services Director Lauren Wood.

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Published May 3, 2017

FRANKLIN — The Hank Greenberg Golf Invitational is fast approaching, and the Franklin tradition is offering a special treat this year: tickets to the 2018 Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.

The Hank Greenberg Golf Invitational will take place Monday, June 12, at the Franklin Country Club in Franklin, and it is organized by the Jewish Sports Foundation.

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