Seasonal Features

Published March 19, 2019

HARPER WOODS — The Harper Woods Beautification Commission is putting out a call for anyone who wants to pitch in for Earth Day.

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Published March 12, 2019

FERNDALE/BERKLEY — St. Patrick’s Day, a day when many people nationwide will drink copious amounts of alcohol, is here once again.

As green beer and whiskey will flow through the gullets of drinkers all around Michigan, local police will have their hands full as they look to maintain order.

With Ferndale and Berkley both having downtowns to police, the local departments are asking that those partaking in St. Patrick’s Day plan ahead and figure out how they’ll get to and from the places they’ll be drinking, as drunken driving is their No. 1 concern.

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Published March 4, 2019

ROYAL OAK — The annual St. Patrick’s Day parade will return to paint the town green at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16. The parade will kick off at Royal Oak Middle School, travel south down Washington Avenue to Seventh Street and end at St. Mary Catholic Church.

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Published February 27, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — The record-breaking cold that Michigan recently experienced has many Rochester-area residents eagerly awaiting spring.

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Published February 13, 2019

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Having a week off from school in the dead of winter sounds fantastic — until you realize that Michigan’s cold and unpredictable weather limits activity options.

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Published February 8, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — Meals on Wheels, a program run by the Macomb Community Action Office of Senior Services, is in dire need of volunteers for the winter months.

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Published February 1, 2019

ROSEVILLE — After confronting subfreezing temperatures, many Michigan residents may be looking for ways to help those less fortunate survive the cold. Macomb Community Action is giving people an opportunity to do just that with its 29th annual Walk for Warmth.

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Published February 1, 2019

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Whether it’s a snow day home from school or trying to escape the winter blues with a good book, the Eastpointe and Roseville libraries are welcoming in residents and offering a variety of wintertime resources.

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Published January 21, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — Three local communities came together in recent weeks to help children and families who were without warm clothes through a coat drive called Antolin Coats for Kids.

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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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