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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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Published January 22, 2020

METRO DETROIT — When to give a child a smartphone depends on a lot of factors, say metro Detroit parents.

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Published December 30, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Grown-ups: If the sight of a scoreboard still makes you queasy and the screech of a whistle sends a shiver down your spine, you’re not alone.

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Published December 18, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Gingerbread artist Donna Rorabaugh, of Rochester Hills, has been at her craft since she was 13.

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Published December 11, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Behind every social media snapshot of glittering trees, wonderstruck kiddos on Santa’s lap and families toasting over a bountiful dinner is someone who is haggard and weary and probably cursing a little bit after working hard to make the magic happen.

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Published December 11, 2019

METRO DETROIT — It would be unusual for a day to pass without Brendan Ross, of St. Clair Shores, or his wife texting one or another of their children or grandchildren, who live out of state.

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