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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. 

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Published April 7, 2016

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Published April 7, 2016

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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.”

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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.” 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.” 

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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.

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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.

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Published April 6, 2016

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The stories of what pets are up to when their human friends are out of the house are coming to life thanks to a pair of authors who are also teachers at Shawnee Elementary School in Macomb Township.

Authors William Bower and Julie Rouse recently released a pair of books to continue their children’s book series, “Pet Tales.”

Bower and Rouse released their first book, “Pet Tales: Back to School,” in 2014, and have released a pair of holiday-themed books for the series over the past month.

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Published April 5, 2016

GROSSE POINTE CITY — They’ve entertained everyone from governors to rock stars to the corporate elite with class and panache, and now Tom and Diane Schoenith, of Grosse Pointe City, are taking a fond look back at the last 50 years.

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Published April 6, 2016

BERKLEY — Two years ago, then-Berkley High School senior Sam Silverstein went with his football team on a visit to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor to help raise money to fight childhood cancer.

It was then that he fell in love with the facility and has since spent a great part of the last two years trying to raise money for the hospital through stand-up comedy.

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Published April 5, 2016

This month’s Looking Back photograph is of Hund’s General Store, formerly located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Eight Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue. This photo was taken around 1850 and showcases some of the horse-and-buggy traffic prevalent during that farming era of Erin Township, which would later become the city of Eastpointe. The general store faced Eight Mile Road.

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Published April 5, 2016

ROSEVILLE — Roseville Middle School student Grace Magee has been practicing judo for years, and now she has been tapped to be part of an American team at an international competition in Japan.

Magee, 13, has been chosen by the U.S. Judo Federation to be part of the female youth judo team at the Sanix Judo Championship Tournament in Fukuoka, Japan, this December. This will be her first international competition since she started judo at the age of 6, when she took up the sport to be more like her older sister.

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Published April 4, 2016

HUNTINGTON WOODS — The cities of Huntington Woods, Ferndale, Berkley, Royal Oak and Oak Park will open their doors for people in search of art for the second annual Gallery Hop.

The event, put on by the Huntington Woods Beautification Committee, will take place from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10, and feature galleries in the aforementioned cities, where local artists will showcase some of their works.

It will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Huntington Woods Public Library, 26415 Scotia Road, where people can travel to the galleries by bus.

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Published April 5, 2016

EASTPOINTE — Planning for the annual Memorial Day parade set for the holiday itself — May 30 — is already underway in Eastpointe.

Charley Jackson, one of the organizers of this year’s event and East Detroit Public Schools Board of Education vice president, said the parade is set to begin at City Hall on Gratiot and head north to Stephens Road, where it will turn east and terminate at Kennedy Park. It is scheduled to start at 11 a.m.

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Upcoming Events

West Bloomfield
Lewy body dementia support group
2-3:30 p.m.
Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit
Berkley
'Water Infrastructure 101' program
6:30 p.m.
Berkley Public Library
Troy
Meeting for young professionals
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Shield's Restaurant Bar Pizzeria
Royal Oak
'Haphazardly Ever After'
7 p.m.
The Baldwin Theatre
Troy
Scottish country dance class
7:30-9:30 p.m.
First United Methodist Church of Troy

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