Seasonal Features

Published December 7, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — Activism and academics go together for Duncan Elementary School sixth-grader Soren Wierbicki. As her school’s student council president and a member of a student community group called DC Squared, 11-year-old Wierbicki said she likes to use her leadership skills to make a difference. And now she’ll have plenty of opportunities, thanks to the holiday season.

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Published December 7, 2018

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The Harrison Township Fire Department’s 14th annual Donuts with Santa and Giving Tree kick-off event on Dec. 1 was one of the most successful to date, but still more help is needed to ensure a happy Christmas for families in need.

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Published December 6, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — This year, there are some holiday decorations notably absent from their usual posts in front of the Madison Heights Public Library, near the intersection of 13 Mile and John R roads.

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Published December 5, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Whether you’re into dazzling displays in a rainbow of colors, officially licensed products featuring beloved characters, well-worn vintage nostalgia or holiday kitsch, there’s no shortage of options for adorning your home for the holiday season.

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Published December 5, 2018

METRO DETROIT — From our décor to our lattes, it seems that as soon as the calendar flips to December, our hearts go out in search of candy canes. There’s something about the taste of peppermint that’s not only indicative of the season, but also serves as sweet nostalgia of cozy holidays gone by. So why not load up on some sugary, minty, red-and-white goodness while you can?

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Published December 4, 2018

GROSSE POINTES/HARPER WOODS — Between the dazzling light displays decorating neighborhoods to visits with Santa Claus, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

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Published December 4, 2018

ROYAL OAK — The city of Royal Oak will ring in the holiday season with a new two-day festival called Royal Oak Holiday Glow. The festival will take place on Washington Avenue, between Fifth and Seventh streets, from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

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Published December 4, 2018

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Grosse Pointe Theatre officials are hoping a festive holiday performance and auction will raise needed funds for the nonprofit while entertaining and engaging local audiences.

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Published December 4, 2018

FERNDALE — Rolling into the early days of December, the holiday celebrations will continue in Ferndale with the 18th annual Holiday Ice Festival.

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Published December 4, 2018

HUNTINGTON WOODS/FARMINGTON HILLS — The age-old story of Hanukkah is on its way to Huntington Woods and Farmington Hills soon.

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Published November 30, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Christmas wreaths, trees and more will deck the halls of the Nonprofit Center at Pare this week, as a new event welcomes visitors to the building.

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Published November 30, 2018

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — The Eastpointe and Roseville libraries are inviting the public to brave the cold and come in to see all of the free holiday fun they have on tap for December.

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Published November 30, 2018

MOUNT CLEMENS — Eat, sing, meet Santa, get creative and delight your love of trains during the Mount Clemens Jingle Journey this weekend. This annual event, which will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 9, will have something for the entire family, said participant and organizer Kim Parr, director of the Crocker House Museum and the Macomb County Historical Society.

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Published November 30, 2018

MOUNT CLEMENS — Need a little inspiration this holiday season? Check out how some local historical homeowners are decking their halls during the Bath City Association’s annual Christmas Walk on Dec. 6.

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Published November 29, 2018

HAZEL PARK — Every year since 2011, CityEdge Church in Hazel Park has rallied volunteers to prep meals for those in need. The tradition continued in 2018 with another successful distribution.

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Published November 29, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS/CLAWSON — While the city of Madison Heights budgets for the day-to-day operations of the local animal shelter, such as paying for food and water bills, it doesn’t pay for the medical expenses of the many cats and dogs in its care.

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Published November 28, 2018

TROY — Troy families who make the Christmas tree lighting and Santa’s arrival at Troy City Hall Dec. 7 an annual tradition can continue the fun at the Troy Public Library and the Troy Community Center — and stay warm doing it.

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Published November 27, 2018

ROCHESTER — Downtown Rochester will be filled with holiday cheer this Sunday as crowds gather to watch the 67th annual Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade.

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Published November 27, 2018

ROCHESTER HILLS — Meadow Brook Hall’s annual Holiday Walk is in the running for recognition as the best holiday historic home tour in the nation.

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Published November 27, 2018

METRO DETROIT — There aren’t many things in life that are as exciting as opening a gift. The anticipation of what might be, the crunch of the wrapping paper, the reveal as the box opens and the excitement of seeing that special something meant just for you.

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Upcoming Events

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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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