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Published October 16, 2013

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Early bird holiday shoppers have a lot more reasons to check out Grosse Pointe Holiday Mart this year.

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Published October 16, 2013

Cook School, pictured here in the 1890s, is a one-room schoolhouse that opened as the Fractional District No. 9 School in 1890. The school was originally built on land at Mack, near Lochmoor Boulevard.

The school initially was built to house 60 students from first-eighth grades, even though only 30 students attended the first year it opened. The school focused on reading, writing, arithmetic, geography, English grammar, U.S. history and orthography (spelling). Physiology and civil government were added later.

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Published October 8, 2013

GROSSE POINTE PARK — It was a different world when workers started erecting Pierce Middle School from the ground up; 75 years of history have passed between the first brick being laid and today.

It’s a milestone that will be remembered and celebrated Nov. 9 with a 75th anniversary dinner and auction at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial.

“This has been a labor of love from many committed parents and staff members past and present,” Pierce Principal Gary Buslepp said.

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Published October 2, 2013

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — From trade to food to irrigation, Lake St. Clair played a pivotal role in the decision of early settlers to take up residence in the area now known as the Grosse Pointes.

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Published September 11, 2013

GROSSE POINTE CITY — What began with an exhibition of works by Grosse Pointe area artists at the Neighborhood Club has grown into one of the most notable regional arts nonprofits around.

The Grosse Pointe Art Center — which started as the Grosse Pointe Artists Association, getting its formal name in 1938 — is celebrating its 75th anniversary, and its 75th Member’s Show, which opened with a public reception Sept. 6, shows the range of its hundreds of members, who now hail from all over metro Detroit.

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Published September 4, 2013

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — When Grosse Pointe North students take the stage for their fall play later this month, they’ll face something they don’t normally see in the darkness of a theater — the expressions of the audience. 

That’s because the audience will be on the same stage as they perform “Almost, Maine.”

“It’s going to be very cool,” said Kristin Duus, one of the producers. “We’re kind of doing it in, like, a theater in the round. It’s going to be very different.”

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Published September 3, 2013

GROSSE POINTE CITY — The summer festival season may technically be over, but VillageFest carries those beloved festival staples — from live entertainment and art, to food and activities for the kids — into the start of fall.

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Published August 28, 2013

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Although most City leaders soundly rejected a previous proposal, a new concept St. John Hospital Providence Health System officials have for the vacant Borders store in the Village was met with a much warmer reception.

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Published August 28, 2013

DETROIT — With its exotic blooms and tranquil atmosphere, stepping inside the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory on Belle Isle is like stepping into a world of natural wonder.

There, visitors will find an acre of cacti, blooming plants, tropical trees, ferns and unusual orchids in the World of Horticulture alone, along with the elegant formal perennial garden and lily pond gardens.

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Published August 28, 2013

OAKLAND COUNTY — The Oakland County Art Authority has sent a strong statement to those handling the city of Detroit’s bankruptcy: hands off the DIA.

During the most recent meeting of the Oakland County Art Authority Aug. 20, the five-member board voted unanimously to pass a resolution that would cancel their existing contract to financially support the Detroit Institute of Arts if the museum’s collection is affected by the city’s bankruptcy process.

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Published August 20, 2013

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — From the Woodward Dream Cruise to the return of the Grand Prix races in Detroit, there’s something about cars that captures the hearts and imaginations of all ages of metro Detroiters.

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Published August 7, 2013

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — By his own admission, author and animal activist David Rosenfelt had a “relentlessly normal” childhood growing up in Paterson, N.J. Now, he and his wife live in Maine with 21 rescued dogs, most of them older.

“I’ve had three careers,” Rosenfelt told a rapt audience at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial July 29. “I was in the movie business, I’m a writer and now I’m a dog lunatic.”

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Published August 7, 2013

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Forget Hollywood studio wizardry — if you want to see a real special effect, come to the Grosse Pointe Farms and City Family Fishing Rodeo, a place where kids put down their smartphones and videogames for a couple of hours to go fishing.

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Published July 23, 2013

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Grosse Pointe South is taking on a challenge that no other school in Michigan has tackled — traveling across America’s Southwest with a student-designed and constructed solar car.

While the car left for Texas July 18, the Dell Winston Solar Car Challenge was scheduled to get underway July 23, after press time. The team, which is calling themselves the GPS Sun Devils, was planning on tweeting real-time race updates. Teams will travel 884 miles through multiple cities and end eight days later in Los Angeles.

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Published July 23, 2013

GROSSE POINTE CITY — In its first year under the auspices of the Grosse Pointe Village Downtown Development Authority, the event formerly known as the Village Sidewalk Sale and Street Festival has returned to its roots and is strictly a sale this year.

From 3-9 p.m. July 26 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 27, stores and restaurants will be offering specials on everything from clothing, to home décor, to artwork, to pet products during what is now being simply called the Village Sidewalk Sale.

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Published July 3, 2013

For many homeowners, remodeling their kitchen is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

“People are really thinking it through,” said Barb Baker, of Elder Living Construction in Farmington Hills. “They are investing in a little higher quality. They are taking the time to understand the different wood qualities, and they are spending the money to make upgrades.”

Baker said her customers want new cabinets that will look good and last for a long time. They are also looking at new ways of hiding electrical outlets for a smooth, uninterrupted backsplash.

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Published July 3, 2013

METRO DETROIT — Next weekend, metro Detroiters will follow their noses to Romeo for the 11th annual Michigan Lavender Festival July 12-14 at Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill.

There’s just something about the sight and scent of lavender that can evoke the excitement of summer and instill a feeling of serenity. And like so many seasons before, many Michiganders are once again on the hunt for the herb to use for cooking, cleaning or just plain sniffing.

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Published June 26, 2013

DETROIT — Do you watch reality entertainment shows and think, “I could (sing/play music) better than those people”? Do you crank up the stereo at home and play air guitar? Do you sing along to your favorite songs in the car?

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Published June 25, 2013

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — The Grosse Pointe Shores Improvement Foundation is adding a “cool” new feature to Osius Park.

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The events in our calendar were submitted prior to the coronavirus crisis. As efforts have increased to contain the spread of the coronavirus, many events have been canceled. Read More... On March 13, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order to cancel all events statewide that involve more than 250 people. It is recommended that you call ahead if you still intend to attend one of these events.

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