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Published October 7, 2015

GROSSE POINTE CITY — If you’ve ever gotten giddy after learning that you were about to unexpectedly save money on a purchase for something you needed, you know how thrilling it is to discover a surprise savings.

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Published October 7, 2015

ST. CLAIR SHORES/GROSSE POINTE WOODS — In retrospect, he should have seen it coming.


Frank Leone grew up in St. Clair Shores, graduating in 2003 from South Lake High School and then in 2008 from Wayne State University. Trying his luck in the big city, he bounced from New York to Los Angeles trying to start his career as an actor.


When a mentor suggested he create a web series as an outlet to showcase his work, he decided to give it a try, never dreaming it would grow into the project it is now.

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Published October 6, 2015

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — A nonprofit organization has taken extra measures to improve the safety of the Grosse Pointe Woods Public Safety Department’s K-9 officer, Xander.


The department has been awarded a ballistic vest through Vested Interest in K9s Inc., a nonprofit organization located in East Taunton, Massachusetts. The charitable group’s mission is to provide bullet- and stab-protective vests and other assistance to dogs in law enforcement and related agencies throughout the U.S.

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Published October 6, 2015

DETROIT — Global trade is so normal now, we take it for granted, but the transportation and sale of goods over long distances might have never been a modern reality were it not for a couple of men with local ties.

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Published September 30, 2015

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Local residents might assume PROST Pointe is named for longtime local cable TV show host John Prost, but it’s actually an Oktoberfest-themed beer tasting — “prost” is German for “cheers.”

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Published September 30, 2015

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Muriel Brock earned her reputation as a hardworking educator and coach at University Liggett School, but her influence reached far beyond those roles.


The now-retired Brock — who coached girls varsity field hockey and served as the girls athletic director for 36 years — was well-known for inspiring female athletes at a time when girls playing sports wasn’t very common.

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Published September 30, 2015

DETROIT — The Detroit Institute of Arts has a new director, but he’s no stranger to the museum or its art collection.

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Published September 23, 2015

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Cruising season might be over, but fans of classic and exotic vehicles have one more chance to ooh and aah over awe-inspiring automobiles.


The nonprofit Grosse Pointe Farms Foundation is presenting the eighth annual Grosse Pointe Concours d’Elegance from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at Pier Park.

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Published September 23, 2015

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Families looking for cats or dogs to add to their households won’t have to travel very far to find their new best buddies.

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Published September 23, 2015

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — To Grosse Pointe Shores resident Frank Tenkel and his neighbors, it sounded as if their community was under siege on Labor Day, as the windows on his Roslyn Road home shook from fireworks blasts about a block away.


“They were some of the loudest aerial bombs I’d ever heard,” Tenkel told the Shores City Council during a meeting Sept. 15.

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Published September 23, 2015

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Fall officially began this week — on Sept. 23 — and besides pumpkins and hayrides, the season also brings leaves. Or, more accurately, it brings leaves down.


Although they ran into a few snags last year, Public Works Department Director Brett Smith said the Shores would continue the new leaf-sweeping method they rolled out last fall.

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Published September 22, 2015

DETROIT — Former Grosse Pointe Park businessman Robert “Bob” Bashara — convicted last December of orchestrating the January 2012 murder of his wife, Jane Bashara — turned the tables on the attorneys who represented him during that trial.

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Published September 21, 2015

At press time, police were seeking two male suspects who robbed a pair of women and a man at gunpoint in the area of Maryland and Kercheval, near the business district The Park, at 1:29 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20.

Park Public Safety Chief David Hiller said the victims were walking south in the 1200 block of Maryland Road when the suspects approached them. One of the suspects is said to have pointed a silver handgun at the victims and demanded valuables.

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Published September 16, 2015

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — The British comedy troupe Monty Python has more than its share of diehard fans, and it turns out that more than a few of them are Grosse Pointe Theatre members.


So when GPT decided to open its 2015-16 season with “Monty Python’s Spamalot” — which will start Sept. 20 and run through Oct. 3 — rounding up a cast and crew wasn’t difficult.

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Published September 16, 2015

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Twelve years might not seem like a long term of employment, but for one of the city’s most lovable employees, it was literally a lifetime.


Kate, the sweet-natured border collie who captured the hearts of young and old alike while clearing out the Canada geese and seagulls at Pier Park, had to be euthanized Aug. 10 after a veterinarian determined that she was suffering from pancreatic and liver cancer. She had just turned 14 on July 2.

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Published September 16, 2015

METRO DETROIT — The school year kicked off Sept. 8, filling the roads and sidewalks once again with buses and children traveling to and from school.

With more traffic on the roads and more children walking outside, AAA Michigan is reminding motorists to stay alert in neighborhoods and school zones as part of its School’s Open — Drive Carefully awareness campaign.

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Published September 14, 2015

An ambulance collided with a passenger vehicle during rush hour on Jefferson Avenue on Monday morning.

Grosse Pointe City Public Safety Director Stephen Poloni said that around 7 a.m. Sept. 14, a Detroit Medical Center ambulance transporting a patient to a St. Clair Shores medical facility on a nonemergency run hit a vehicle that was about to make a left turn onto Neff Road from Jefferson. There is no dedicated left turn lane in that area. Poloni said the ambulance then struck a bush and a tree in front of condominiums at Neff and Jefferson.

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Published September 10, 2015

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — The congregation at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church is happy about the restoration of their beloved carillon — returning just in time for the church’s 150th anniversary celebration — but one woman is more excited than most.

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Published September 10, 2015

GROSSE POINTE CITY — In an announcement for “Signs & Symbols,” the Grosse Pointe Art Center told prospective artists that they were “completely free of constraints” for this show.

With that in mind, artists got creative for the exhibit — juried by Meighen Jackson — which opened Sept. 4 and runs through Sept. 25.

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Published September 10, 2015

CITY — For years, John Denomme was a Village fixture. He owned Village Records and Tapes from 1981-93, ran the outdoor summer concert series Music on the Plaza from 1988-2012, and served as the Village Association marketing manager from 1998-2012.

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