Published April 19, 2017

METRO DETROIT — If you’re over the age of 40, you’ve probably heard some nasty stereotypes about millennials. The cohort born between 1980 and 2000 is often pegged as being lazy, narcissistic and entitled.

But there’s a good chance they’re also better at handling money than you.

That’s according to several financial experts who say that growing up during the Great Recession, which yielded a weak job market and a high-debt culture, has actually served millennials well when it comes to learning good spending and saving habits.

Read More

Published April 12, 2017

METRO DETROIT — When was the last time you took a good look at the Milky Way?

If you’re reading this article in your newspaper at home, that means you likely live in Wayne, Macomb or Oakland counties, and the answer to the above question is: not recently.

That’s because southeast Michigan is bustling with people and commerce. Where there’s life, there’s light. The stars in the night sky get washed away by the glow of city life most evenings.

Read More

Published April 5, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Theresa May, owner of Santosha Yoga in Chesterfield Township, tells her clients that stress impacts the body the same way frigid temperatures do. 

Read More

Published March 29, 2017

METRO DETROIT — There’s something to be said for planning the perfect vacation for your family from start to finish: finding the cheapest flights, spending hours searching for a hotel that has a pool for the kids and a gym for Mom, and making sure the dates don’t overlap with pressing engagements back at home.

But after you’ve worked out every detail and wiped your brow from weeks of effort, can you even call it a vacation? There’s also something to be said for planning your holiday in a one-stop, all-inclusive format.

Read More

Published March 22, 2017

METRO DETROIT — The first Friday of the Lenten season is always a fun excuse to go out and share some greasy fried fish with friends.

The second Friday in Lent is usually the same.

By the third Friday in Lent, many Christians get queasy at the mere sight of battered fish and french fries.

There’s got to be a better way to abstain from meat on Fridays without resorting to that heavy fish fry week after week. And plenty of chefs around metro Detroit are more than willing to accept the challenge to prepare new, out-of-the-Styrofoam-box entrees.

Read More

Published March 15, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Sleep-away camp is a great chance for kids to learn some important problem-solving skills and build a little bit of independence.

And that’s a lesson that’s even more valuable to today’s kids, according to Henry Ford Macomb Hospital child therapist Ashton Taylor.

Read More

Published March 8, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Walking by yourself is exercise. Walking with a friend is catching up.

Your body doesn’t know the difference, but your mind probably does. The American Heart Association says walking has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity, and the low-impact exercise is a great way to get fit for just about anyone, including those with orthopedic ailments, heart conditions or obesity. 

Read More

Published March 1, 2017

METRO DETROIT — If you’ve got Wolfgang Puck dreams but just a Chef Boyardee skill set, you’re not alone.

In this major foodie town of ours, it can be daunting to think about where one can go to learn the cooking tricks highlighted online and on our favorite culinary shows. But if you look closely enough, there are plenty of free and easy ways to brush up on kitchen education all around metro Detroit.

Read More

Published February 22, 2017

METRO DETROIT — If your dog’s breath is stinky, you can’t quite toss Toto a Trident. 

The care of your pet’s teeth is important — so much so that February has been dubbed National Pet Dental Health Month.

Read More

Published February 15, 2017

METRO DETROIT — With studies showing that keeping your brain active prevents the onset of dementia, more and more people are looking to find ways to do just that.

The answer might be in your own neighborhood.

Aging populations have led to a proliferation of senior centers, with one in almost every community offering card groups, book clubs, knitting circles and more.

Read More

Published February 8, 2017

METRO DETROIT — When Merissa Hudnall, of Ferndale, met her future husband for the first time, she already knew a lot about him. He liked Tom Hanks and the restaurant National Coney Island — and so did she. There wasn’t an awkward getting-to-know-you period. 

She met Jason Hudnall, originally of Clawson, on the online dating website OKCupid. She had been perusing the site for a few months before her beau reached out to her.

Read More

Published February 1, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Once the vows have been said and the rice has been thrown, the excitement of a wedding day still isn’t over for the new bride and groom.

Opening gifts is a fun and useful way for newlyweds to start their new life together. But are all gifts created equal? Many couples say some presents have more presence in their daily lives than others.

Francesca Gonzalez, of Bloomfield Hills, said her favorite wedding gift was probably the homemade quilt she received from her neighbor. But the most useful?

Read More

Published January 25, 2017

C&G Newspapers

METRO DETROIT — It’s a new year and a new administration. 

But will either of those have much of an impact on southeast Michigan’s economy in 2017? Experts say it’s too early to tell — but they’ve got some predictions.

During an annual economic forecast hosted by the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce, investment strategist Daniel Haines, of Greenleaf Trust in Birmingham, discussed a mixed bag of outcomes that could be tied to the policies proposed by President-elect Donald Trump. 

Read More

Published January 18, 2017

METRO DETROIT — With a mission to consider God’s will in what they do, educators at religious schools say they may be a great place for some children with special needs.

Meghan Evoy, principal of Our Lady of Sorrows School in Farmington Hills, said that every decision she and her staff make — big and small — is guided by their mission.

Read More

Published January 11, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Eat a little less, move a little more. For the most part, many of our New Year’s resolutions look the same.

But do they look the way our doctors wished they did? After all, what good is making healthy changes if they’re not healthy in the eyes of a professional?

Read More

Published December 21, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Have you ever wondered, after you scrounged your pockets for a few bucks and slipped it into that charity canister, where the money goes from there?

You’re not alone. 

While many people are happy to give back to those in need, particularly during the holiday season, it’s hard not to question whether your donation dollars are being used wisely.

Read More

Published December 14, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Something warm, rich and sweet certainly sounds tantalizing, doesn’t it?

And no, we’re not talking about your date to the office holiday party. 

Hot chocolate is a cold-weather favorite for families around the world. And for every cup of sugary joy poured, there’s a different secret for creating the chocolatey treat.

In Clawson, Kahve House owner Ana Bureau has been brewing up holiday favorites like peppermint mocha lattes for weeks now.

Read More

Published December 7, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Strap on your tap shoes and your jingle bells, because the holidays are back in Detroit, and there’s plenty of celebrating happening on the city’s finest stages.

Christmastime is one of the best times to get out and catch a show, according to William Wood, director of cultural affairs and community engagement for Macomb Community College. The school houses the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, which is already in the middle of a packed holiday-themed schedule.

Read More

Published December 7, 2016

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Whether Mother Nature cooperates or not, the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House is determined to offer its guests a “Winter Wonderland” for the holidays.

From tours of the historic estate — decked in tasteful splendor — to the relatively new nighttime walks known as Winter Wonderland, there’s plenty of seasonal fun to enjoy.

Read More

Published November 30, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Patrick Riley, of Madison Heights, is a recent graduate at 67 years old.

But his commencement ceremony didn’t involve a cap, a gown or a diploma. 

Instead, there was a fur-trimmed hat, shiny black boots and a scroll filled with names — some naughty, some nice.

Read More

Newsroom tweets

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