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Looking Back

Published March 17, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — On March 14, 1946, Roy O’Brien opened his car dealership at the corner of Nine Mile Road and Mack Avenue in what was then the village of St. Clair Shores.

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Published March 13, 2020

DETROIT — Parishioners of Ste. Anne de Detroit Catholic Church are celebrating following the announcement that Pope Francis has declared their beloved church a minor basilica.

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Published March 6, 2020

EASTPOINTE — Several Eastpointe-area reenactors sold and traded their historically accurate clothing and equipment at a sale at the old one-room Eastpointe Schoolhouse Feb. 29.

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Published March 4, 2020

ROCHESTER HILLS — The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will begin rebuilding a historical equipment barn on the property this summer with help from a state grant.

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Published March 3, 2020

FERNDALE — The Ferndale Area District Library is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2020 and is inviting people to attend a party to help commemorate the occasion.

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Published February 25, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Let’s turn the calendar back 100 years to Jan. 17, 1920. Jazz music is about to take over and it’s time for Americans to say goodbye to their favorite spirits as drinking publicly becomes illegal. This year marks the 100-year anniversary of when Prohibition began in the U.S.

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Published February 19, 2020

ROCHESTER — Starting in 1873, the Rochester Era newspaper, produced by T.B. Fox and his son, William, informed residents of local, national and international events.

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Published February 18, 2020

TROY — In 1957, Chrysler Corp. purchased 1,800 acres of undeveloped land in Troy as the site of a large research and technology facility.

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Published February 17, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — In 2020, Kaul Funeral Home in St. Clair Shores celebrates 93 years in business.

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Published February 14, 2020

DETROIT — It’s renowned for its remarkable acoustics and as the home of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, but Orchestra Hall very nearly met with the wrecking ball in the 1970s.

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Published February 11, 2020

ROYAL OAK — The American Legion Frank Wendland Post 253, located in the heart of the city in an unassuming building near Main Street and 12 Mile Road, is celebrating its centennial this year.

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Published January 29, 2020

ROYAL OAK — From Feb. 8 through mid-July, the Royal Oak Historical Society Museum will host its latest exhibit, which focuses on the early years of Royal Oak, particularly its early settlers and the founding of the school district.

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Published January 29, 2020

METRO DETROIT — From Jets to Giants to Colts, when the NFL puts on its brightest lights, local athletes from the C & G coverage area have been there.

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Published January 29, 2020

ROCHESTER HILLS — Oakland University has been given funds to preserve records chronicling the university’s history, as well as original materials on the history of Oakland County, the Civil War, women’s studies and other fields.

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Published January 28, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The St. Clair Shores Hockey Association was established in 1957. Almost 200 boys attended the first clinic. Eight teams were established in two divisions (under 12 and 12-14 years). Over the next several years, more divisions were added.

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Published January 21, 2020

Milton “Pappy” Berz Sr. would have told you that it takes a combination of dreams, circumstances and hard work to build a successful airport.

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Published January 20, 2020

BIRMINGHAM — Something very weird was going on with the horses in the fall of 1872.

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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

Upcoming Events

The events in our calendar were submitted prior to the coronavirus crisis. As efforts have increased to contain the spread of the coronavirus, many events have been canceled. Read More... On March 13, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order to cancel all events statewide that involve more than 250 people. It is recommended that you call ahead if you still intend to attend one of these events.

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