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Berkley.

Caring and Sharing program provides food for Berkley families

Caring and Sharing program provides food for Berkley familiesBERKLEY — For more than 20 years, the Berkley School District has rounded up staff, students and the community to help out those in need during the holidays.The Caring and Sharing program is a districtwide initiative ...Read More

Center Line.

‘Light up the Sky’ judging Dec. 21 in Center Line

‘Light up the Sky’ judging Dec. 21 in Center LineCENTER LINE ­— Christmas lights are already twinkling in parts of Center Line, but you’ll want to make sure yours are shining bright at 7 p.m. Dec. 21.That’s when members of the Center Line ...Read More

Clawson, Royal Oak.

Holiday traditions will light up the night

Holiday traditions will light up the night CLAWSON/ROYAL OAK — For Kathy Leenhouts, thinking of the Clawson annual tree-lighting ceremony brings family tradition to mind. Leenhouts remembers bringing her children to the event decades ago and spending time ...Read More

Clinton Township.

Goodfellows give back to needy at Christmas

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — We’ve all heard the story about how the Grinch stole Christmas, but what is often forgotten is that many children experience the holiday the same way every year. That’s why the Clinton ...Read More

  • Macomb Center gets into the spirit - 11/25/14
  • Farmington.

    Holly Days celebrates with new, nostalgic activities

    FARMINGTON — Hosted by the Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce, the Dec. 6 all-day Holly Days will feature strolling carolers and the Salvation Army brass band, free holiday movies at the Farmington Civic ...Read More

    Farmington Hills.

    Winter workshops set for Nature Center

    Winter workshops set for Nature CenterFARMINGTON HILLS — Looking for a perfect holiday gift for your green-thumbed family member or friend? Want to celebrate the new year under the trees? Or want to educate your children about Mother Earth? If so, visit the ...Read More

  • Holiday Shopping Expo brings Christmas shopping home - 12/10/14
  • Orchard United Methodist brings back Living Nativity scene - 12/08/14
  • Farmington Winter Market starts season with new leadership, location - 11/26/14
  • Ferndale.

    Annual Ice Festival brings holiday cheer, artistry to downtown Ferndale

    Annual Ice Festival brings holiday cheer, artistry to downtown FerndaleFERNDALE — Once a year, Ferndale residents and downtown visitors aren’t too upset when they see ice all around the downtown district.The Ice Festival will return to Ferndale Dec. 13 with more ice than ever, as ...Read More

    Grosse Pointe Farms.

    Grosse Pointe Theatre brings holiday classic to the stage

    Grosse Pointe Theatre brings holiday classic to the stageGROSSE POINTE FARMS — Grosse Pointe Theatre’s performance of “White Christmas” is about bringing the community together for a beautiful holiday showcase of singing, dancing and a story that allows the ...Read More

    Harrison Township.

    Giving Tree still helping local families

    HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Members of the Harrison Township Firefighter Local 1737 are ready to help give a Merry Christmas to some local children through their popular Giving Tree program.But to kick things off, the ...Read More

    Hazel Park.

    Hazel Park Raceway collects cans for scholarships, charity

    HAZEL PARK — This holiday, hang onto the leftover cans from your parties around Christmas and New Year’s, and consider dropping them off in designated receptacles at Hazel Park Raceway.The track, located at the ...Read More

    Macomb County.

    Officials: Keep fire safety in mind this holiday season

    Officials: Keep fire safety in mind this holiday seasonMACOMB COUNTY — While decking the halls this holiday season, it’s pertinent to keep fire safety in mind.According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), fires caused by candles and holiday ...Read More

  • Reprieve for the homeless during the holidays - 12/16/14
  • Macomb Township.

    Rec Center to host tree lighting event

    Rec Center to host tree lighting eventMACOMB TOWNSHIP — Kids in Macomb Township better watch out and better not cry, because on Dec. 3, Santa Claus is coming to town.That evening, the Recreation Center will host its 10th annual Holiday Tree Lighting & ...Read More

    Madison Heights.

    Bishop Foley gives back during ‘12 Days of Giving’

    Bishop Foley gives back during ‘12 Days of Giving’MADISON HEIGHTS — Twice a year, Bishop Foley Catholic High mobilizes all of its students to do good on a massive scale. The first is during “Be the Difference Day,” where students fan out across metro ...Read More

    Metro Detroit.

    Experts say more bells and whistles don’t make for better play

    Over the years, children’s wishes for Santa have evolved from simple playthings like blocks and ragdolls to elaborate devices that would give any adult technology a run for its money.Between the commercials for ...Read More

  • Celebrate the holidays with miniature memories - 12/17/14
  • Metro Detroit Jews to share their light on Hanukkah - 12/08/14
  • Get scrappy with holiday memories - 12/03/14
  • Festive holiday shows take audiences to a winter wonderland - 12/03/14
  • Tricks of the turkey trade - 11/25/14
  • Mount Clemens.

    Habitat for Humanity in need of donations for holiday

    MOUNT CLEMENS — Officials with the Macomb County Habitat for Humanity is in need of donated furniture and home goods to stock its two Restores for the Christmas holiday.Helen Hicks, president and CEO of the nonprofit ...Read More

    Oakland County.

    Full plates, full hearts

    Full plates, full heartsOAKLAND COUNTY — As many families sit down to their holiday meals this season, they’ll offer thanks for their bounty by saying grace.Some in the community each year put those grateful words into action by doing ...Read More

  • Haul out the holly - 12/03/14
  • Rochester.

    ‘Frozen’ cake wins window decorating contest

    ‘Frozen’ cake wins window decorating contestROCHESTER — Disney’s most successful animated movie of all time, “Frozen,” has come to downtown Rochester in a big way — this time in the form of a giant, edible cake display tucked inside the ...Read More

  • Pop Up Santa surprises Rochester patrons - 12/10/14
  • Toy drive to benefit kids with life-threatening illnesses - 12/09/14
  • Royal Park Hotel unveils vintage-themed gingerbread house - 11/26/14
  • Rochester Hills.

    See Santa and build a robot

    See Santa and build a robotROCHESTER HILLS — The Village of Rochester Hills shopping center invites children of all ages to chat with Santa, shop for gifts, listen to carolers, give to those in need and build their own robot.Santa is in ...Read More

  • Meadow Brook and museum offer holiday history tours - 12/03/14
  • Royal Oak.

    Santa letters get ‘write’ to the point

    Santa letters get ‘write’ to the pointROYAL OAK — St. Mary Catholic School teacher Mary Stanko had a light bulb moment when she decided to pair the kids’ love for Santa Claus and a lesson in writing.“The kids didn’t know letter ...Read More

    Southfield.

    Local experts offer advice on Christmas tree safety

    Local experts offer advice on Christmas tree safetySOUTHFIELD — For those who celebrate Christmas, December is a magical month when we haul out the holly and carefully unwrap each ornament, painstakingly untangle our Christmas lights and, if we decide on a live tree, ...Read More

  • Burgh tree lighting returns Dec. 1 - 11/25/14
  • Police dept. honors fallen officers through toy drive - 11/25/14
  • St. Clair Shores.

    Fun for all at annual tree lighting event

    Fun for all at annual tree lighting eventST. CLAIR SHORES — With the handing over of a key and the flick of a switch, it was officially Christmas time in St. Clair Shores as Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived on a fire engine and met with the boys and girls of the ...Read More

  • Cops for Kids bridges gap for local families - 12/17/14
  • Common sense, awareness keys to safe holidays - 12/10/14
  • Christmas for the generations - 12/10/14
  • Tree to light up Shores City Hall Dec. 5 - 12/02/14
  • Senior Activities Center celebrates with community - 12/02/14
  • Sterling Heights.

    Malow raises money to buy gifts for Toys for Tots

    Malow raises money to buy gifts for Toys for TotsThe Marines’ Dec. 11 deployment to Malow Junior High School was part of a successful mission to donate toys to the needy.According to Amy Gastmeier, a student council adviser and teacher at Malow Junior High School, ...Read More

    Sylvan Lake.

    Sweet on community friendship

    Sweet on community friendshipSYLVAN LAKE — When Santa isn’t at the North Pole, preparing to hand out Christmas gifts, he has a house in the Sylvan Lake community, according to Patrick Runk, Sylvan Lake Parks and Recreation Committee ...Read More

    Troy.

    Troy kids shop with a cop

    Troy kids shop with a cop Troy resident Kimberly Helfman waited as her twins, Bella and Evan Dow, 6, purchased items for each other and her with Troy police officers as part of Shop with a Cop at the Walmart store on Maple Road Dec. 9.Helfman said ...Read More

    Warren.

    Christmas With A Firefighter spreads holiday cheer

    Christmas With A Firefighter spreads holiday cheer  WARREN — This year’s annual Christmas With A Firefighter was extra special for Phil Novak.The Warren Fire Department firefighter immediately recognized students Landon Noe and Kaylee Shue in the crowd because, a ...Read More

  • TV Warren to air classic Christmas programs - 12/17/14
  • Fitzgerald band spreads holiday cheer to local family - 12/10/14
  • West Bloomfield.

    Toys, coats needed for charity campaigns

    Toys, coats needed for charity campaignsWEST BLOOMFIELD —  As the holiday season draws near, the West Bloomfield Fire Department and the West Bloomfield Police Foundation are getting in the spirit through charitable endeavors. For the second year ...Read More

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    Detroit

    December 18, 2014

    Jury finds Bashara guilty on all five counts

    In front of a standing-room-only courtroom in 3rd Circuit Court, a jury of three women and nine men pronounced former Grosse Pointe Park businessman Robert “Bob” Bashara, 57, guilty on all five counts in the 2012 murder of his wife, Jane Bashara. ...Read More

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