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Published December 11, 2018

GROSSE POINTE CITY — As anyone who purchases an older home knows, sometimes efforts to renovate one aspect of the property reveal deficiencies somewhere else. That’s apparently what happened when a contractor was replacing backflow gates on three storm pumps at the Neff Pump Station and restoring the chamber that discharges into the Fox Creek interceptor sewer at Neff Road and Charlevoix Avenue.

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Published December 11, 2018

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — When their daughter was about 13, former Grosse Pointe City and Grosse Pointe Farms residents Cindy and Mike Carlson feared she’d forever suffer from the “me-me-me-me” mindset of only child syndrome.

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Published December 11, 2018

GROSSE POINTE CITY — While Mack Avenue has gotten some attention from Grosse Pointe City leaders in recent years — including streetscape improvements and a new water main circa 2012 — the business district could be getting some major changes in the year to come.

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Published December 11, 2018

DETROIT — The legacy of Detroit’s Queen of Soul lives on in the heart of the city. Until spring 2019, the Detroit Historical Museum in Midtown is celebrating the life and music of Aretha Franklin in a special exhibition inside the museum’s Kid Rock Music Lab.

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Published December 11, 2018

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — For thousands of seniors in the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods, along with residents who have permanent or temporary disabilities that prevent them from driving, Pointe Area Assisted Transportation Service is a lifeline.

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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 10, 2018

METRO DETROIT — A bill recently introduced to the Michigan Senate Natural Resources Committee is causing concern about potential threats to local wetlands, lakes and streams.

 

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Published December 6, 2018

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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 POINTE CITY — The baby pool at Neff Park will be getting something new for the coming season, but that doesn’t mean any changes are coming.

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Published December 4, 2018

GROSSE WOODS/GROSSE POINTE FARMS — With Grosse Pointe Public School System officials recently dealing with two troubling personnel issues, administrators are considering what further steps to take during the hiring process to ensure the safety and well-being of students districtwide.

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Published December 4, 2018

DETROIT — Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts is marking its 90th anniversary by celebrating its storied early history while also acknowledging its more recent past.

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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

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

GROSSE POINTE PARK — While Grosse Pointe Park officials acknowledged that it’s a needed service in the area, they denied a variance request for a proposed day care center at 14950 E. Jefferson Ave. because of concerns over traffic and parking.

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Published December 3, 2018

LANSING — Hold tight, Cosmo Kramer. You might want to hold off on that big bottle deposit scheme, because there’s a chance the Great Lakes State won’t be offering 10 cents back for cans and bottles anymore.

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Published November 29, 2018

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Published November 27, 2018

METRO DETROIT — A freezing November with early snowfalls serves as a good reminder that it’s not too early to get a car ready for winter, even weeks before it officially arrives on the calendar. Al Laity, service director at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, offered a few tips for anyone who wants to prepare a vehicle for the arctic temperatures.

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Published November 27, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Now that the weather has turned frosty, it’s prime time to snuggle up indoors with some quality reading material. Local experts weighed in on the best ways to prepare a space to get lost in a good book.

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