Features

Published April 13, 2016

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — On April 4, Shelby Township Deputy Police Chief Mark Coil began the FBI National Academy, a 10-week training program for law enforcement executives around the country and abroad. He is slated to graduate June 10.

Coil will join a class of approximately 220 on a Marine base in Quantico, Virginia, to learn the latest techniques in crime fighting, leadership and administration. The class will be challenged physically too, and will complete a 6-mile obstacle-laden run at the end of the session.

Read More

Published April 13, 2016

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — For the first time since the “My Favorite Place in Mexico” international art contest began 10 years ago, a student in the Consulate of Mexico Detroit’s jurisdiction placed in one of the top three slots.

The bold and colorful fiesta scene portrayed by Alexandria Simon, 8, of Rochester Hills, stood out to judges among more than 3,200 entries. She entered the contest through her school, the Chiquitos Bilingual Montessori in Shelby Township.

Read More

Published April 6, 2016

C&G Newspapers

FARMINGTON HILLS/WEST BLOOMFIELD — Farmington Hills author Lisa Rose decided to take on the 68th Israeli Independence Day in a unique way — through a children’s book, “Shmulik Paints the Town.”

Rose’s book is about a town celebrating Israeli Independence Day, which causes the town mayor to honor the day with awards, speeches, music and dancing, according to a press release. 

Read More

Published April 11, 2016

Around the same time metro Detroiters hang up their winter coats, many motorists will be searching for ways to remove the winter coating of dirt and salt off their vehicles.

Ryan Smiecinski, manager of Joe’s Auto Parts in Royal Oak, said there are numerous options when it comes to cleaning a vehicle’s exterior and interior, depending on how much time and effort the owner wants to employ.

Read More

Published April 8, 2016

C&G Newspapers

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The Detroit Arsenal of Democracy Museum is on the move.

Two years after the nonprofit established its collection of historic vehicles, military artifacts, and recorded veteran histories in a space on Industrial Drive in St. Clair Shores, Museum Director John Lind and the leaser confirmed that they had reached a mutual financial agreement to forego the remaining four months of the museum’s lease. Under the terms of the agreement, the Detroit Arsenal of Democracy must vacate the property by May 8.

Read More

Published April 13, 2016

C&G Newspapers

METRO DETROIT — In 1928, a new summer camp was developed in Burtchville, north of Port Huron, to welcome children with physical disabilities who could enjoy summer activities at their leisure.

The camp was originally incorporated as the Michigan League for Crippled Children by a woman named Grace Bentley, who was committed to special-needs children. The camp, which took on the name Camp Grace Bentley, flourished and over the years has continued to welcome children with spina bifida, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, blindness, autism and those who use wheelchairs.

Read More

Published April 9, 2016

WARREN — Six short films by and about women, most reflecting a message of empowerment, will be at the center of Turning Point Macomb’s inaugural presentation of the award-winning LunaFest traveling film festival this month.

Turning Point, based in Mount Clemens and dedicated to providing emergency support, shelter and prevention services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, will host the event at Warren’s Renaissance Unity Church on April 16, with showings of the six films beginning at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Read More

Published April 7, 2016

NOVI — The state’s premier plant-based tastefest and exposition is back. 

Presented by VegMichigan — a nonprofit organization that promotes the health, environmental and ethical benefits of a plant-based, vegan lifestyle — VegFest will be held at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. April 24. 

Read More

Published April 7, 2016

Online Only

1. Cheer on the Tigers 
Friday, April 8 • Detroit

Read More

Published April 7, 2016

C&G Newspapers

METRO DETROIT — Sarah DeDonatis, of St. Clair Shores, has been a member of the Michigan Orchid Society for more than 15 years. 

“My husband’s aunt invited me to come and work, actually, on the show all those years ago, and I just fell in love,” she said. “It’s just a way to really get to work as a community, (and) get to look at these amazingly beautiful flowers from all over the world, and meet some amazing growers.”

Read More

Published April 6, 2016

DETROIT — In honor of National Donate Life Month this April, the St. John Transplant Specialty Center, located within St. John Hospital and Medical Center, will host a temporary art installation titled “Donate Life.” 

Read More

Published April 6, 2016

OAKLAND COUNTY — Some statistics you can’t run away from. 

Each year, more than 1,540 children in Michigan die from neglect and abuse, according to www.michigan.gov. 

Since 1985, the Michigan Children’s Trust Fund has promoted the month of April as Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.

Various communities in Oakland County recently acknowledged the month with proclamations requested by nonprofit organization CARE House of Oakland County.

Read More

Published April 6, 2016

NOVI — Beth Anderson wants you to go for the gusto.

Anderson, the executive show manager of Southern Shows, said the 21st annual Michigan International Women’s Show is a “fabulous” one-stop shop that brings in thousands of people from the metro Detroit area. The show will run April 28-May 1.

Read More

Published April 6, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — It’s back.

To kick off the summer boating season, restaurants on the Nautical Mile are bringing back their spring Restaurant Week April 11-17. Seven restaurants along the Nautical Mile will offer food and drink specials and special menus for the week to give patrons a chance to see what they have to offer.

Read More

Published April 6, 2016

Learn what’s needed to train service dogs when southeast Michigan Paws With a Cause volunteers stop by the Troy Public Library April 19.

Read More

Published April 6, 2016

Want to cultivate some vegetables and need an easy way to get started?

Advanced master gardener Judy Cornellier will present a three-part series at the Troy Public Library geared toward beginners.

She’s a founding member of the Troy Garden Club and a member of the Michigan Herb Society.

Cornellier’s first session, April 16, will focus on planting cold crops — potatoes, cabbage and broccoli.

Cherie Edmonds, adult service librarian, said that Telly’s Greenhouse and Garden Center staff members plant the garden in front of the library.

Read More

Published April 6, 2016

In March 1970, Ronee Gritzinger, a teacher at Frank E. Doherty Elementary School, described natural ice formations to a group of sixth-grade students. This photo appeared in the Inter-Lake News in 1970.

Read More

Published April 6, 2016

METRO DETROIT — The glorious combination of modern and classic décor in the Max M. Fisher Music Center served as a glamorous setting for the 12th annual Detroit Home Design Awards. 

“It is appropriate we are here in a music venue,” Megan Swoyer, Detroit Home editor and award host, said March 23 to a crowd of home industry professionals. “I believe all the winners here are virtuosos.” 

Read More

Published April 6, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — The Southfield Public Arts Commission is hoping the community will rally to save the art pieces recovered from the former Northland Center.

After the mall closed nearly a year ago, Southfield Mayor Ken Siver said, the city stepped in to seal the fate of the mall’s various art pieces.

Built in 1954, Northland Center, 21500 Northwestern Highway,  was one of the nation’s first suburban malls. Eight months after a judge ruled that Northland Center would close, the city of Southfield announced the purchase of the mall in October 2015.

Read More

Published April 6, 2016

METRO DETROIT — What ales you? Local brewers are answering that question with a cold one.

Ray Sherwood, co-owner of the Utica-based Sherwood Brewing Co., started out about 25 years ago as a home brewer, and he’s still quenching parched throats with his 10-year-old brick-and-mortar business.

Read More