Seasonal Features

Published December 18, 2018

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — For the fourth year, current military members, veterans, first responders and their families are invited to a free holiday celebration in their honor at The War Memorial.

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Published December 18, 2018

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Holiday light displays can be works of art, don’t you think? No matter how big or small, elegant or whimsical, bright and colorful, or subtle and chic, each family’s light show is an expression of spirit, and the wire and bulbs are their medium.

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Published December 18, 2018

ROSEVILLE — Sometimes it takes a little Christmas joy to get people in the holiday spirit, and the students at the Academy of Dreams in Roseville are stepping up to do just that.

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Published December 17, 2018

METRO DETROIT  — There’s no place like home for the holidays — with family gatherings, stories of yesteryear and delicious meals. But for some, it’s another day at the office, whether that office is in a squad car, inside an emergency room or behind a snowplow.

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Published December 14, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — The holidays aren’t an excuse to take a vacation from common-sense safety precautions, according to Sterling Heights police and fire officials.

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Published December 14, 2018

WARREN — This Christmas, De La Salle Collegiate High School student Damian Anonick is sharing the stories of migrant families separated at the U.S./Mexico border through his artwork, and it has earned him national acclaim.

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Published December 14, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Grinch may not be the real Santa — he’s far too lean and green to pass for the genuine article — but ever since his redemption at the end of Dr. Seuss’ classic tale, he’s been bringing Christmas cheer all the same.

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Published December 13, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP/HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Shop with a Hero was launched by the Harrison Township Fire Department seven years ago as a way of giving back to the community it serves, specifically those less fortunate.

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Published December 12, 2018

METRO  DETROIT — During Christmastime, Birmingham resident Rita Dunker, 63, doesn’t have to look far to find what takes her back to her childhood growing up in post-war Germany in the small country town of Weseke. Dunker frequents the annual Birmingham Winter Markt, described as a European-themed wonderland in Shain Park in Birmingham.

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Published December 12, 2018

METRO DETROIT — According to the Christmas classic, there’s no place like “Home for the Holidays.” 

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Published December 12, 2018

ROCHESTER — The Rochester Community Carolers will help spread Christmas cheer by singing loud for all to hear during Caroling in the City this Sunday. Local singer and vocal coach Jennifer Kincer is organizing the new 149-member choir, comprising carolers of all ages from across the greater Rochester community.

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Published December 12, 2018

ROCHESTER HILLS — With the flip of a switch, Harold and Bianka Hendren’s basement twinkles with all the magic and splendor of downtown Rochester’s Big, Bright Light Show, but on a much smaller scale.

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Published December 11, 2018

TROY — This is the second year that Troy Union Elementary School students Makaela, 10; Alexander, 9; and Kylee Batistoni, 7, have shopped with a cop for Christmas presents at the Walmart store on Maple Road in Troy.

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Published December 11, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Any day is a good day for a mitzvah. On Dec. 25, nearly 1,000 volunteers of all ages will roll up their sleeves and make the community a little bit better with some mitzvahs of their own — that means good deed, in Hebrew — during the 22nd annual Mitzvah Day.

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Published December 11, 2018

EASTPOINTE — For those looking for some old-time Christmas cheer, the Simply Dickens carolers may be the answer.

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Published December 11, 2018

DETROIT — The Detroit Winter Blast festival is returning with more weekends, free admission and a slightly new name.

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Published December 10, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Christmas is near and everything’s a cheer. Why not keep the holiday spirit here with a holiday run? Shelby Township will host its annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Dec. 16 at the Shelby Township Community Center.

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Published December 7, 2018

WARREN — It was like visiting Santa’s workshop at the North Pole. Shelves were stocked with Barbies, Lego sets, model cars, Nerf footballs, L.O.L. Surprise dolls and more as excited children selected their favorite toys for Christmas.

 

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Published December 7, 2018

WARREN — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Lincoln Elementary School. That’s because the fifth-grade special education students are spreading holiday cheer.

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Published December 7, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Gabriel’s Christmas Trees, 28300 Harper Ave., has been a holiday tradition in St. Clair Shores for more than a quarter-century.

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Upcoming Events

St. Clair Shores
Lakeside Palette Club art show
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
St. Clair Shores Adult Education Center
Warren
Program about Apollo 11
6 p.m.
Warren Public Library Busch Branch
Southfield
Documentary film screening
6:30 p.m.
Southfield Public Library
West Bloomfield
Local authors' book release party
6-7:30 p.m.
West Bloomfield Town Hall
Ferndale
Flower Day at Jardon School
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Jardon Vocational School

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