Published July 28, 2021

METRO DETROIT — When most of us think of the standard amenities at our local municipal park, we see images of basketball courts, walking trails and swing sets. The old favorites.

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Published July 14, 2021

METRO DETOIT — From the time they were in elementary school, many people over the years have aspired to land a job as a teacher.

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Published June 30, 2021

METRO DETROIT — As the COVID-19  pandemic raged on in 2020, many people found themselves isolated. Cut off from co-workers, friends and family, many turned to pet adoption centers in search of a furry friend.

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Published June 8, 2021

METRO DETROIT — Two new Michigan House bills have been introduced in an effort to save the state’s bees, butterflies and other native pollinators.

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Published May 26, 2021

METRO DETROIT — If you haven’t wanted to do any secondhand shopping for the past year, who could blame you? Folks have been doing their best to keep their hands to themselves and stop the spread of germs for fear of contracting COVID-19.

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Published April 7, 2021

METRO DETROIT — First it was toilet paper and paper towels, then cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer. Now, the latest product to become scarce amid COVID-19 is lumber.

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Published March 24, 2021

METRO DETROIT — New friends, crafts, activities and a way to while away the summer are all traditional tenets of summer camp, but after a year that’s been anything but normal, will those traditions survive?

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Published December 18, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Is it just us, or has it been cocktail hour for the past… oh, nine months or so?

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Published November 18, 2020

METRO DETROIT — COVID-19 has taken a lot of celebrations away from us this season. Will it take out the season of giving, too? Not if retailers have a say in the matter.

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Published November 10, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Thanksgiving has always been a big deal for Elyse Van Houzen, of Franklin, who has been hosting large turkey day celebrations for friends and family for over 25 years.

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Published October 26, 2020

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — In 1974, the television program “Emergency!” made Paul Brouwer, 72, keen on becoming a firefighter.

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Published June 19, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Quarantine has been tough on the youngest people in our families, as play dates and schoolwork have been dramatically changed to decelerate the spread of COVID-19.

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Published April 4, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Whether you want to learn something new, go on an adventure, or just escape reality, comics are a great place to start.

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Published March 18, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Whether it’s a distant planet aglow amid clusters of stars, meteors streaking across the sky or a couple of familiar constellations, you see a lot by simply looking up.

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Published March 4, 2020

METRO DETROIT — One of the benefits of living in Michigan is that nature is never far away.

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Published February 25, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Board games are a staple of family basement rec rooms everywhere. But they’re so much more.

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Published February 19, 2020

METRO DETROIT — A furry face, a sudden pounce, an inexplicable fascination with mundane things — there are as many reasons to love cat videos as there are cats.

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Published February 11, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Whether it’s to fatten the wallet, to be social or simply to maintain a sense of accomplishment, many seniors are choosing to stay in the workforce after retirement.

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Published February 5, 2020

METRO DETROIT — It’s that time of year again when people set out to become healthier individuals. Some head straight to the gym, while others take on 30-day diet challenges or try to eat better in general.

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Published January 29, 2020

METRO DETROIT — The idea that only purebred dogs are allowed at dog shows is a common misconception, according to dog experts.

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