Seasonal Features

Published January 26, 2022

ROYAL OAK — The inaugural Winter Blast Royal Oak will take place in downtown Royal Oak Feb. 18-20 after being pushed back two weeks due to unforeseen challenges, such as staffing shortages and supply chain issues, posed by an upswing in COVID-19 rates.

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Published January 13, 2022

NOVI — As winter arrives in metro Detroit, it can be easy to stay indoors to avoid the snow and cold temperatures.

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Published January 12, 2022

METRO DETROIT — With the new year here, many people have made resolutions to improve their lives in 2022. A common resolution has always been getting in shape or losing weight, and that may be more true than ever due to COVID-19.

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Published January 12, 2022

ST. CLAIR SHORES — When the St. Clair Shores Aqua Freeze Festival was held in 2021, it was a time for celebration that attracted visitors from across the region.

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Published December 23, 2021

NOVI — When Mikell Manley was pulled over by Novi police officer Tony Avant for having a headlight out, she thought she was in trouble.

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Published December 22, 2021

METRO DETROIT — You’re hosting Christmas Eve dinner, your extended family is coming over and you want everything to be flawless — but there is one detail you’re debating. 

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Published December 22, 2021

METRO DETROIT — Peace and understanding: that is what local churches are asking of their parishioners — and that’s also what they are hoping to offer — this holiday season.

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Published December 21, 2021

NOVI — A local mental health services provider continued its holiday tradition of helping people in need.

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Published December 20, 2021

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Every year, Grosse Pointe Park resident Dr. Margaret Hudson-Collins decorates her home with a collection of Black Santas that she’s been building for years.

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Published December 20, 2021

METRO DETROIT — Although COVID-19 has been a disaster for many businesses, at least one industry has seen improvement as it heads into the second winter of the pandemic: ski resorts.

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Published December 16, 2021

FARMS — Whoever stole hundreds of Christmas ornaments from a Grosse Pointe Farms home that’s currently for sale took more than just pretty decorations: They took a lifetime of precious memories that went with them.

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Published December 9, 2021

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The 14th year of the annual Joy To You holiday concert returned this year in person to celebrate the Christmas season.

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Published December 9, 2021

NOVI — For years, Michelle Garr would buy her mother slippers as a Christmas gift. It started as a sort of gag gift, sometimes hidden in a large box or tucked away until all the other presents were open.

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Published December 8, 2021

ROYAL OAK — On Dec. 11, Royal Oak’s signature holiday event, Royal Oak Jingle, will return with a slew of fan favorite events, including a Christmas cookie crawl, light parade, winter market, and horse and carriage rides.

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Published December 8, 2021

METRO DETROIT — With Michigan leading COVID-19 case numbers across the country, a thoughtful gift this year is one that will continue to give all year long — the gift of the outdoors, given that indoor activities carry a higher likelihood of virus transmission.

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Published December 8, 2021

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The choir sang Christmas songs, Santa arrived and the tree was lit, signaling the beginning of Macomb Township’s Christmas season.

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Published December 8, 2021

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — It might look a little bit different this year, but officials in the cities of Eastpointe and Roseville are inviting residents of their cities to “drive-thru” holiday events at their respective city halls this month.

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Published December 8, 2021

ST. CLAIR SHORES — In the midst of the first holiday season during the COVID pandemic, a holiday bright spot was the first Tunnel of Lights at Blossom Heath Park.

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Published December 8, 2021

ROCHESTER — Meadow Brook Hall is ringing in the holidays with two festive events — the 50th anniversary of the estate’s annual Holiday Walk and the debut of the all-new Winter Wonder Lights.

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Published December 8, 2021

METRO DETROIT — After months of hearing about and experiencing the effects of supply chain and labor shortages, those in the market for a Christmas tree may have some concerns about a shortage of those, as well.

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