Seasonal Features

Published July 3, 2019

Around this time two years ago, West Bloomfield resident Mike McKinstry was entrenched in a marketing career until he had what he referred to as an “aha moment.”

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Published July 2, 2019

METRO DETROIT — With wet weather more the rule than the exception in recent years, home vegetable growers can plan ahead with eyes equally set on the sky, the thermometer and their plants to prevent potential problems.

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Published July 2, 2019

METRO DETROIT — When Oakland County Parks and Recreation Manager of Operations Sue Wells was a teenager, a dark tan and sun-lightened hair were the true indicators of a successful summer break.

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Published July 1, 2019

BERKLEY — Chalk will fill the streets of downtown Berkley once again, as the city’s annual Street Art Fest is approaching. The third annual Berkley Street Art Fest, presented by the Berkley Area Chamber of Commerce, will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 13, primarily on Coolidge Highway between Catalpa Drive and Wiltshire Road.

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Published July 1, 2019

ROYAL OAK — Oakland Elementary School, of Royal Oak Schools, is for the first time offering free breakfast and lunch June 19 through Aug. 9, with the exception of July 4-5, as part of the state’s Meet Up and Eat Up program.

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Published June 27, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Lovers of Italian or German culture and cuisine will be in luck this month as festival organizers host events in Sterling Heights. The Italian American Chamber of Commerce of Michigan is bringing Festa Italiana back to Freedom Hill County Park July 12-14.

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Published June 27, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — On a sunny summer day, Sterling Heights firefighters managed flames in a different capacity — they presided over the picnic grill while serving families with children who have life-threatening medical conditions.

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Published June 26, 2019

TROY — Fireworks for the nation’s birthday this year will last longer than they have in previous years.

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Published June 26, 2019

TROY — Enjoy a stroll through seven private gardens in the 45th annual Troy Garden Club Garden Walk.

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Published June 25, 2019

ROCHESTER — Oakland University’s new TreeRunner Adventure Park, which features a collection of aerial treetop trails, recently opened to the public.

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Published June 25, 2019

CLAWSON — Since the 1930s, the city of Clawson has hosted an all-American summer celebration to commemorate the country’s independence.

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Published June 24, 2019

FARMINGTON HILLS — With the summer solstice behind us, the longest day of the year marking the beginning of summer, Farmington and Farmington Hills police shared a list of public safety tips to help residents stay safe as they enjoy the outdoors and warm weather.

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Published June 24, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — For the last five years, Oakland County Parks has held a popular outdoor event called Come Out and Play at Catalpa Oaks County Park in Southfield. But this year it will be closer to home in Madison Heights.

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Published June 24, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The annual Pre-Fourth of July Festival in the Park will once again end with a bang, with fireworks lighting up the skies over Civic Center Park. But there will be plenty of other things to check out before the night reaches its explosive conclusion.  

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Published June 24, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — Fireworks in the city will go on as planned this year, but organizers are worried that if they don’t come up with more money, they might not be able to put on the annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration at Rackham Golf Course in the future.

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Published June 21, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Organizers are hoping for good weather for the St. Clair Shores First State Bank Fireworks Extravaganza June 28 at Veterans Memorial Park.

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Published June 21, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — Mount Clemens is preparing to light up the night sky during its annual Independence Day celebration fireworks along the riverfront June 28.

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Published June 19, 2019

FARMINGTON HILLS — Excitement is ramping up at the Heritage Park amphitheater as Stars in the Park, the city’s annual summer concert series, welcomes a new-to-the-series performer and anticipates the arrival of Bollywood with one of the series’ most popular shows.

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Published June 19, 2019

FRASER — Christina Woods, director of Fraser Parks and Recreation, said the focus of the program’s 2019 summer activities was inspired by connecting children and adults in a bountiful way — by fostering healthy social skills and encouraging parents to take the time to engage in their children’s activities, thereby making lifetime memories.

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Published June 18, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY/GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Grosse Pointers will be showing support for their neighbors, family and friends in the LGBTQ+ community during the third annual Grosse Pointe Pride March this Saturday.

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