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Published December 28, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Shelly Kemp, the executive director of the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce, likes to lend her hand in the kitchen at Mirepoix Cooking School in Holiday Market.

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Published December 17, 2018

METRO DETROIT  — There’s no place like home for the holidays — with family gatherings, stories of yesteryear and delicious meals. But for some, it’s another day at the office, whether that office is in a squad car, inside an emergency room or behind a snowplow.

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Published December 12, 2018

METRO  DETROIT — During Christmastime, Birmingham resident Rita Dunker, 63, doesn’t have to look far to find what takes her back to her childhood growing up in post-war Germany in the small country town of Weseke. Dunker frequents the annual Birmingham Winter Markt, described as a European-themed wonderland in Shain Park in Birmingham.

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Published December 5, 2018

METRO DETROIT — From our décor to our lattes, it seems that as soon as the calendar flips to December, our hearts go out in search of candy canes. There’s something about the taste of peppermint that’s not only indicative of the season, but also serves as sweet nostalgia of cozy holidays gone by. So why not load up on some sugary, minty, red-and-white goodness while you can?

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Published November 27, 2018

METRO DETROIT — There aren’t many things in life that are as exciting as opening a gift. The anticipation of what might be, the crunch of the wrapping paper, the reveal as the box opens and the excitement of seeing that special something meant just for you.

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Published November 19, 2018

METRO DETROIT — If your holidays are more hectic or ho-hum than happy, there’s nothing like toe-tapping seasonal tunes and timeless tales to get you in the spirit, so grab your coat and head out to one of the many festive productions brightening local stages this year.

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Published November 13, 2018

METRO DETROIT — It was Sept. 23, 2013. He can tell you the exact day when he felt there was “no way out,” and he knew he needed to get serious about recovery from his addiction to heroin and alcohol. “I was in treatment five different times,” said David Clayton, of Macomb Township. “I had been using for 11 years before I got sober, from the time I was 17 to 28, starting with prescription pills and marijuana and drinking, then heroin at 23.”

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Published November 7, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Quilts are made painstakingly, with love, for warmth and comfort. Quilts of Valor mean even more than that.

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Published October 31, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate, and those improvements trickle down into almost every facet of everyday life, including medical care for senior citizens.

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Published October 23, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Detroit is about three and a quarter centuries old, with countless landmark buildings standing — almost untouched — for a majority of that tenure.

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Published October 17, 2018

METRO DETROIT — When Sarah Yi thinks of fall, family and flavors readily come to mind, along with robust soups at her family gatherings. In particular, kimchi jjigae, a Korean soup that brings back the memories.

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Published October 10, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Grooming trends for dogs change a bit for colder months, with longer cuts, special tools and even outfits that are as helpful as they are fashionable.

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Published October 3, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Financial institutions store more valuables than money; they also store valuable financial data.

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Published September 26, 2018

METRO DETROIT — The concept of intermittent fasting is that when you pack all of your calories into a smaller period of time each day, you tend to consume fewer of them.

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Published September 18, 2018

METRO DETROIT — "I think we have such a deep history, in Detroit in particular, that can be told better through our missteps than our triumphs,” said local historian Mickey Lyons. “In this case, it’s the history of Detroit as told through bad guy biographies.”

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Published September 12, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Across metro Detroit, child care options available to public school families are getting some major upgrades with transitional pre-kindergarten instruction at various levels in one comprehensive facility — and, in some cases, year-round schedules.Read More

Published September 5, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Variety, the Children’s Charity of Detroit, has offered its 4-H Handicap Horseback Riding Program for children with cognitive and physical challenges for 40 years.

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Published August 28, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Two weeks ago, actors from across metro Detroit filed into an old building in downtown Pontiac to see if they have what it takes to make a grown person cry. Maybe even wet themselves. 

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Published August 21, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Safety in the classroom and around local campuses has always been a priority for educators. But in the age of active shooters and rampant sexual assault reports, the task of keeping students out of harm’s way can seem daunting for school and law enforcement personnel.

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Published August 15, 2018

METRO DETROIT — The excitement of true sports fans just can’t be contained by a set of bleachers. It spills onto the field, past the souvenir stand and out into the parking lot.

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