Follow Us

Contact Us

Advertiser Times

Birmingham - Bloomfield Eagle

C&G Newspapers

Farmington Press

Fraser - Clinton Township Chronicle

Grosse Pointe Times

Macomb Township Chronicle

Madison - Park News

Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal

Rochester Post

Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider

Royal Oak Review

Shelby - Utica News

Southfield Sun

St. Clair Shores Sentinel

Sterling Heights Sentry

Troy Times

Warren Weekly

West Bloomfield Beacon

Woodward Talk

Published April 6, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Six-year-old Hailey Shores’ birthday was extra special this year.


After hearing from media outlets about how the Trenton resident was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in 2011, Scotch Elementary fourth-grade teacher Elizabeth Costello reached out to Scotch Elementary students to send birthday cards in time for Hailey’s birthday celebration March 28.

Read More

Published April 6, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Ever wondered about the history of tea or why its popularity spans across cultures?


Barb and Rachel Gully, of the Troy-based Barb’s TEA Shop, will discuss the history, ceremonies and health benefits of tea, as well as how to brew a perfect pot, during the Friends of the West Bloomfield Township Public Library’s What’s Cooking? series from 7-9 p.m. April 30.

Read More

Published April 6, 2015

OAKLAND COUNTY — Oakland County residents are leading healthier lives, ranking No. 2 in the state for a second year in a row for health behaviors among 82 counties, according to a County Health Rankings Report.


​“We measure up well for many key factors that affect health,” Kathy Forzley, Oakland County Health Division manager/health officer, said in a press release. “These results reflect our commitment to improving the overall health and quality of life for our residents.”

Read More

Published April 6, 2015

A greener, warmer Michigan might signal the end of winter driving, but the end of winter advisory alerts doesn’t mean that drivers can let down their guard.

According to AAA Public Affairs Director Susan Hiltz, many people take road trips around this time of year. But she said some vehicles may need to prepare for a transition between local cold winter driving and driving over the next couple of months.

Road trips also require careful attention to surrounding traffic, she said.

Read More

Published April 2, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD — An assisted senior living and memory care community has been proposed for the site of the former Ealy Elementary School.


The West Bloomfield School District Board of Education approved the sale and purchase agreement with St. Louis-based Provision Living for $1.95 million.

Read More

Published April 1, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Elegance and simplicity are essential elements of award-winning home design.


“Our clients want quality architectural details,” said John VanBrouck, of Luxe Homes, one of the winners of the Detroit Home Design Awards, held March 24 at The Fillmore Detroit. “They are looking for something that is different, unique and creative with classic styling.”

Read More

Published April 1, 2015

METRO DETROIT — With spring right around the corner, it won’t be long before farmers markets open up, ready to bring shoppers the locally grown produce that may not have all the chemicals that larger grocers might sell.

Read More

Published March 30, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission is becoming one with Mother Earth.


In honor of Earth Day, the commission will hold a celebration from 5:30-8 p.m. April 22 at Marshbank Park.


Events will take place at the Maple Ridge Shelter in the park, which overlooks Cass Lake. The evening will include a nature craft made using recycled materials, two naturalist-guided hikes, a family scavenger hunt and an activity station designed to demonstrate the purpose of the wetlands.

Read More

Published March 30, 2015

KEEGO HARBOR — Walk-ing through the halls of Roosevelt Elementary, one will notice young minds in high gear as they dive into Legos, K’Nex  Education sets and MobyMax software.


Roosevelt Elementary teachers have begun to integrate the arts back into the curriculum as the school transitions into to a STEAM-focused school starting in the 2015-16 school year. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.

Read More

Published March 30, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Summer is right around the corner, which means the school year will soon be ending and kids will begin summer activities.


Registration for the West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission’s summer day camps is now open, and those who register by May 29 will receive $10 off each week of camp.


Recreation Programmer Ashley Stokes said that this year, the commission is offering an assortment of camps for kids of all age groups.

Read More

Published March 30, 2015

Most auto owners want their cars to go the distance on durability, but it often requires driver diligence to succeed, according to some auto repair businesses.  

According to Hal Collins, owner of Hal’s Auto Clinic in Farmington Hills, his business sees lots of cars with around 200,000 miles on their odometers.

“The manufacturers have done a great job of making the cars more durable,” he said.

Read More

Published March 27, 2015

OAKLAND COUNTY — As the temperature fluctuates between freezing and above freezing, officials are reminding residents to stay off the ice this time of year.


Freeze-thaw cycles can weaken the ice and cause accidents, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said in a press release. The cycle produces “frazzle ice,” or ice that contains air pockets and has an appearance of frozen slush. Frazzle ice can appear milky white or black in color. And because the ice is dangerous, officials are offering ice safety tips in the event of a dangerous ice situation.

Read More

Published March 27, 2015

WARREN — It has become a tradition flanked with its own Paris-like runway. 

Every year, Regina High School parents, students, alumni and friends gather for the school’s annual fashion show that the Regina Mothers Guild sponsors. The goal is to raise money for the school.

Read More

Published March 26, 2015

Did you, a parent or grandparent fight in World War II, work in a factory to support the war effort, or plant a “victory garden” to feed the family when wartime rationing made things scarce?


If the answer is yes, then we want you, or them.


World War II ended 70 years ago this year with the formal surrender of Japan on Sept. 2, 1945. On May 8, the world will recognize the 70th anniversary of V-E Day, which marked the end of the war in Europe.

Read More

Published March 26, 2015

METRO DETROIT — For more than 300 same-sex couples across the state of Michigan, March 22, 2015, was a very special day, for it marked the one-year anniversary of their weddings.

Their marriages took place in the brief window of time last year after a federal district court judge struck down the state’s same-sex marriage ban, but before the state appealed to the Sixth Circuit Court and had that decision put on hold.

Read More

Published March 25, 2015

METRO DETROIT — In William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” the revered poet and playwright said that “all the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”


More than 400 years later, that quote can be attributed to something more traditional and commonplace: interior design and real estate.


Home staging is arguably more popular than it’s ever been before. The process of preparing a home to make it more appealing to potential buyers has become vital to those who sell homes.

Read More

Published March 25, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Let’s face it: When it comes to snapping prom photos, seniors are probably more concerned with what their Instagram feed will look like than how the actual printed photos will turn out.

Read More

Published March 25, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD/FARMINGTON HILLS — Since the death of 19-year-old Emily Stillman, a foundation  named for her has been raising funds for both meningococcal disease and organ donation, as well as spreading awareness.


The Emily Stillman Foundation — started by Alicia and Michael Stillman — has taken busloads of people into Canada to be vaccinated for serogroup B meningococcal disease as part of its awareness campaign.

Read More

Published March 24, 2015

LANSING — Third time’s the charm.


At least that’s what Matthew Falk is hoping when it comes to Logan’s Law, a bipartisan bill his own dog helped to inspire.


Michigan Rep. Paul Muxlow, R-Brown City, reintroduced the legislation to the Michigan House of Representatives on March 17 in hopes of getting support from the House and eventually the Senate to create a registry database for convicted animal abusers.

Read More

Published March 24, 2015

OAKLAND COUNTY — It’s been 10 years since Jennifer Shields first began training law enforcement officers to spot signs of mental illness. Though it’s been a decade, Shields said she still encounters police who are “blown away” by what they learn from her.

Read More

Upcoming Events

Detroit
Michigan Artist Market
12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Detroit
Southfield
Free wine and pie
3-5 p.m.
Medilodge of Southfield
Birmingham
Santa photos
12:00 a.m.-11:59 p.m.
Santa House in Shain Park
Online art exhibit
12:00 a.m.-11:59 p.m.
Wayne State University Department of Art and Art History
Bloomfield Hills
Virtual cookie walk
12 a.m.-11:59 p.m.
Sisterhood of Temple Beth El

MORE LISTINGS

ADD AN EVENT

FULL CALENDAR

Newsroom tweets

Tweets by C & G Newspapers journalists
Reporters' opinions are their own and retweets do not equal endorsements.