Seasonal Features

Published January 18, 2019

ROSEVILLE — Local nonprofit Feeding the Need will be inviting people to step into the shoes of the homeless population that Feeding the Need helps serve in the Roseville area. For the third year in a row, the group will be hosting a “Sleep Out” fundraiser in which people will sleep outdoors in the middle of winter to experience what much of the homeless population has to contend with on a daily basis.

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Published January 16, 2019

ROCHESTER — The Fire and Ice Festival will return to downtown Rochester this weekend, officials said, no matter what the weather has in store.

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Published January 15, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — An upcoming series of ice skating clinics and a Winter Carnival aim to ease the effects of cabin fever.

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Published January 14, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Safety and slippery conditions normally don’t go together, but the two will be in harmony when the Sterling Heights Police and Fire departments host a new winter outreach event in February. The city of Sterling Heights will hold its first Sterling Winter Skate Feb. 9 at Dodge Park’s farmers market pavilion and ice rink.

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Published January 11, 2019

ROSEVILLE — Anyone who’s ever paid for a meal using what they fish out of the cushions knows how far some loose change can go. 

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Published January 11, 2019

HAZEL PARK — Hazel Park Public Schools, working together with the Hazel Park Community Coalition, recently held a promotion at Viking Ice Arena that aimed to provide kids with positive recreational activities.

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Published January 10, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — At 1:27 a.m. Jan. 1, Raegan Kennedy Hugle, of Detroit, celebrated the new year in a unique way: She was born at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.

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Published January 9, 2019

METRO DETROIT — What do you do when the weather outside is not so frightful and there is no snow on the ground to be found? Go outside and frolic in the nothingness of winter’s chill, of course. From local skating rinks to sprawling hiking paths, these activities don’t depend on wintry weather, according to Farmington Hills’ Heritage Park programmer, Carol Fink.

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Published January 4, 2019

METRO DETROIT — The Kroger Co. of Michigan and Gleaners Community Food Bank have once again teamed up to fight hunger this winter.

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Published January 2, 2019

TROY — The Salvation Army is always looking for volunteers — even of the nonhuman variety.

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Published December 27, 2018

WARREN — Although the Christmas season has come to a close, a group of 29 Carlson Elementary School special needs students will long remember this holiday season.

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Published December 23, 2018

CLAWSON — During the Dec. 18 Clawson City Council meeting, Clawson Director of Recreation and Senior Services Kathy Leenhouts presented the city’s annual holiday beautification awards.

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Published December 21, 2018

GROSSE POINTES — From collecting clothing to fulfilling wish lists, students and staff  in the Grosse Pointes pulled out their inner Santas to provide a Merry Christmas for others who otherwise would have gone without.

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Published December 20, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — With teamwork from C & G Newspapers and Mattress To Go, a family has new gifts that will let them rest easy this Christmas, literally. This year, the two businesses were able to work together to get a family in Center Line — who had been sleeping on their floors — three twin-size mattresses and bedding to go with them. The mattresses were delivered Dec. 19.

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Published December 20, 2018

UTICA — This Christmas was one to remember for three local children and their families in Utica. The children had the opportunity to shop with their local police officers Dec. 19 during a Shop with a Cop event set up by the Utica Police Department and the local Target.

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Published December 20, 2018

WARREN/CENTER LINE — Due to the generosity of students and teachers at local schools spreading cheer, many families enjoyed a happier holiday season.

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Published December 20, 2018

CENTER LINE — The neighbors in Center Line are giving new meaning to the phrase “best and brightest” this holiday season.

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Published December 19, 2018

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — One small gesture can impact a community’s most vulnerable population. Just ask those involved in the 41-B District Court’s Veterans Treatment Court.

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Published December 19, 2018

HAZEL PARK/FERNDALE — It’s an enduring tradition in Hazel Park Public Schools: When the holidays roll around, volunteers roll up their sleeves and arrange baskets of games, toys, books, clothes, food and more, all with the goal of providing a merry Christmas for families in need.

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Published December 18, 2018

SOUTHFIELD — Pediatric patients got a dose of holiday cheer Dec. 13 during the Beaumont Center for Children’s Rehabilitation’s annual holiday party.

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