Published February 23, 2021

METRO DETROIT — As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on and people are confined to the comfort of their own homes, many are looking for new hobbies and things to do.

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Published February 9, 2021

METRO DETROIT — Families once were busy running from school to dance class to basketball practice, and from family parties to hanging out with friends all weekend, but the past months have made for a change of pace that’s affecting how residents feel about the importance of their yard to their peace of mind.

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Published January 26, 2021

METRO DETROIT — For many Americans, especially military veterans, the U.S. flag waving in the breeze brings a sense of pride, honor and patriotism.

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Published January 12, 2021

METRO DETROIT — For many people, 2021 is a welcome transition away from the unprecedented global turmoil in 2020. Both the Pantone Color Institute and Benjamin Moore Paints annually release a color of the year, and their selections for 2021 reflect a desire for optimism, grounding and soothing.

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Published December 19, 2020

METRO DETROIT — In the early months of 2020, most children spent their weekdays at school and most adults spent their weekdays at a job, both of which likely meant that the energy needed to heat or cool the air around them, and to power computers, tablets and phones, might have been paid for by someone else.

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Published December 8, 2020

METRO DETROIT — With Michiganders following state guidelines to stay home, wear masks and limit social interactions, online shopping is perhaps more popular than ever this holiday season.

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Published November 18, 2020

METRO DETROIT — This holiday season will be different for many because of COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a “Blue Christmas.”

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Published November 10, 2020

METRO DETROIT — For veterans and their families, memorabilia represent an individual’s service and can bring back memories of one’s time in the military.  

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Published October 27, 2020

NORTHERN MICHIGAN — For many Michiganders living downstate, going up north means getting away for a vacation, for an escape to greener, quieter pastures, but some families are beginning to stay past the three-day weekend and starting to call the state’s northern counties home.

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Published October 20, 2020

METRO DETROIT — The leaves are turning colors and falling, pools are closed for the season, and we are still in a global pandemic.

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Published October 6, 2020

METRO DETROIT — According to local real estate agents, the housing market this time of year has never been hotter for those interested in putting their homes up for sale.

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Published September 22, 2020

DETROIT — COVID-19 has caused the cancellation of scores of important events, but the Junior League of Detroit’s 23rd biennial Designers’ Show House isn’t one of them.

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Published September 11, 2020

METRO DETROIT — With many local students returning to school in a virtual learning environment because of COVID-19, parents are setting up areas at home specifically for school instruction. 

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Published August 25, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Addressing global damage to nature seems overwhelming, but author and researcher Doug Tallamy says that even small changes in your yard can make a difference.

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Published August 11, 2020

METRO DETROIT — While some of the unlabeled seeds have reportedly now been identified as common plants including cabbage, mustard, lavender, rosemary, sage and various flowers, agriculture experts have issued clear guidance about what to do and what not to do if any mystery seeds arrive in your mailbox.

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Published July 28, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Seemingly endless weeks of hot, steamy weather along with a few intense storms have dramatically increased the use of air conditioning, and at times, cut power altogether this summer.

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Published July 22, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Across the United States, about 5 million employees work from home at least half of the time, according to the U.S. Census American Community Survey. That number has likely been pushed higher now — at least temporarily, but in some cases permanently — by a shift in the way companies do business in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Published June 19, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Buying or selling a home continues to change, adapt and look different in the middle of a worldwide pandemic.

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Published March 22, 2020

METRO DETROIT — COVID-19 has forced many people into their homes to help stop the spread of the viral disease.

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Published March 18, 2020

METRO DETROIT — There’s no way to tell when an emergency will hit — whether it’s a power outage, tornado, flood, storm, or even a pandemic — so the best way to make sure you’re prepared is by building a home emergency kit.

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