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Published January 14, 2020

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — When George Koueiter Sr. moved from Syria to the U.S. in 1950, he found work as a diamond setter.

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Published January 10, 2020

EASTPOINTE — The Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society is offering the public the chance to hear about a Michigan native who was one of the country’s first aviation pioneers.

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Published January 7, 2020

ROCHESTER — Opening on Thanksgiving Day in 1890, the Hotel St. James quickly became a Rochester landmark at the corner of Main and Fifth streets (now University Drive), where Bean & Leaf Café is located today.Read More

Published December 23, 2019

TROY — While the name of Troy’s corporate corridor doesn’t exactly fit the image, it is a terrific link to the community’s rural past. As recently as the early 1960s, dairy cows strolled across Big Beaver Road twice each day as they went from the Brooks Farm milking parlor to their pasture and back.

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Published December 23, 2019

ROCHESTER — When stepping into Case’s Hardware in the early 1900s, customers were met with floor-to-ceiling options for gifts during the holiday season.

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Published December 20, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Museum recently received a donation of letters and poems that once belonged to Rhoda Bingham Daniels. These letters and poems provide us with a glimpse into the Daniels home, built in 1831 and considered the second-oldest home in Birmingham today.

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Published December 16, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — George J. Haas, who by 1930 had his own architecture firm in Detroit, would go on to design some of the most acclaimed buildings in the area.

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Published November 22, 2019

ROCHESTER — The post office at Fourth Street and Walnut Boulevard was constructed and dedicated in June of 1938 following a large ceremony with a parade down Walnut Boulevard.

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Published November 21, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — It may seem weird to try to imagine a world without banks, credit cards or direct deposit, but for early Birmingham farmers and businesspeople, it was reality.

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Published November 18, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Today, most people associate emergency rescue and ambulance services with the fire department, but in St. Clair Shores, transport of injured patients was the responsibility of the Police Department until 1949, even though the Fire Department had been established in 1927.

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Published November 5, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Preserving local history. That was the goal of an old photo scanning event Oct. 25 at Macomb Township Town Hall, hosted by the Macomb Township Historical Commission.

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Published November 5, 2019

ROYAL OAK — From Nov. 10 to Jan. 11, the Royal Oak Historical Society Museum will host its latest exhibit, which focuses on the Allied invasion of Normandy, France, also known as D-Day, during World War II.

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Published November 4, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — It was the character of the house that sold Amanda McLaughlin and Jeff Sloan on their 11 Mile Road home.

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Published October 29, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — The state has marked a local landmark’s place in history.

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Published October 25, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — On June 18, 1933, 21-year-old Frederick Stearns II decided to take his biplane up for a spin. Literally.

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Published October 14, 2019

FERNDALE/BERKLEY — Two houses of worship in Ferndale and Berkley, respectively, are celebrating their 100th anniversaries within a few of weeks of each other.

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Published October 14, 2019

ROSEVILLE — For 50 years, people in the Roseville community have been able to count on Dale and Sue Moase when it comes to meeting landscaping needs. The couple’s business, Dale’s Landscaping Supply, is celebrating half a century in business.

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Published October 8, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Past and present Grosse Pointe Academy, or GPA, staff, parents and board members reminisced about the good times when they gathered Oct. 4 to celebrate the school’s 50-year anniversary.

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Published October 8, 2019

GROSSE POINTES — Enjoy the crisp autumn air while listening to tales of local lore and history during Legends of the Fall, which will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 13, rain or shine.

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Published October 4, 2019

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe High School recently got a blast from the past as alumni from the class of 1979 opened a time capsule that had been buried on the school grounds the year they graduated.

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