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Published April 15, 2015

DETROIT — For many families, one of the highlights of spring and summer is growing a garden. But what if pollution so badly damaged the world around us that it could no longer sustain even a simple plant?

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Published April 15, 2015

GROSSE POINTES — Kelly Fordon is a mom who lives in Grosse Pointe City, but neither of those aspects of her life directly inspired “Garden for the Blind,” a collection of short stories published by Wayne State University Press.

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Published April 15, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Ain’t progress grand? Our phones rarely keep us tethered to the wall anymore. Thanks to email, our messages are as fast as lightning and don’t require a stamp. With MP3 players, we don’t have to wait for the radio disc jockey to play our favorite tune.


With so many changes in our everyday lives, it only makes sense that other activities we’re used to — like camping — would evolve with the times, too.

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Published April 15, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Ain’t progress grand? Our phones rarely keep us tethered to the wall anymore. Thanks to email, our messages are as fast as lightning and don’t require a stamp. With MP3 players, we don’t have to wait for the radio disc jockey to play our favorite tune.


With so many changes in our everyday lives, it only makes sense that other activities we’re used to — like camping — would evolve with the times, too.

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Published April 15, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Starting April 16, water heater manufacturers must comply with mandatory new standards issued by the U.S. Department of Energy geared toward conserving energy.


The new water heaters will be larger in size, due to increased insulation, and will have more expensive price tags, but they will save more energy.

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Published April 15, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Children who enjoy live theater are invited to check out two productions coming to the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts this month.

“My Heart in a Suitcase” is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. April 21.

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Published April 13, 2015

Whether it’s for planning a long road trip or to have some backup wheels while their main ride is in the shop, securing a rental car will likely become a favorable option for most drivers sooner or later.

However, businesses that loan vehicles to drivers often have their own requirements and guidelines for renting vehicles and taking care of those vehicles.

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Published April 13, 2015

NOVI — While some actors might regret being typecast due to a certain role, that is not the case for Robert Englund.

The California native — probably best known for scaring filmgoers as Freddy Krueger in several “A Nightmare on Elm Street” movies  —  said the frightening character he played actually opened many more doors for him in the U.S., Canada, Israel, Africa and Europe, where he has found steady work.

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Published April 8, 2015

METRO DETROIT — For people with space challenges and unfavorable soil conditions, container gardens may be a simple, colorful solution.


Mary Gerstenberger, Macomb County Michigan State University Extension consumer horticulture coordinator, and Karen McCuen, president of the Shelby Gardeners Club, agree that whether people are planting vegetables or flowers, the first step is to select the right container.

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Published April 8, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Most people don’t notice awnings until they decide to buy one.


The main reason most homeowners decide to purchase an awning is for shade. Also, they wish to cut the cost of cooling their home and keep the patio cool in the summer, said Lorraine Strachan, office manager for Signature Awning in Livonia, which serves all of metro Detroit.


“The biggest reason is shade,” Strachan said.

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Published April 8, 2015

GROSSE POINTE PARK — When the Grosse Pointe Park City Council meets for the next time this month — at 7 p.m. either April 13 or 27 — there will be a new mayor chairing the meeting.


As city leaders bid farewell to Mayor Palmer Heenan, who officially retired as of the March 23 council meeting after nearly 32 years of running the city, they also needed to select Heenan’s successor, at least until the next City Council election in November, when Heenan’s current term would have expired.

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Published April 8, 2015

DETROIT — Go Comedy! Improv Theater is packing up the laughs and taking them down the road.


The Ferndale-based improvisational comedy group will be bringing its award-winning All-Star Showdown to Detroit’s Elizabeth Theater for special performances April 18 and May 16.

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Published April 8, 2015

OAKLAND COUNTY — Waving goodbye to the snow and ice of winter isn’t hard for most people to do come spring, but county officials want residents to know that as the temperatures increase, so do the chances for severe weather.

Last year, there were 112 storm-based warnings issued in southeast Michigan, three of which were recorded tornadoes. County officials said the recent tornado that touched down in Rochester Hills serves as a reminder of how destructive tornadoes can be and why it is vital to have a severe weather plan.

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Published April 7, 2015

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — They may not have been fine artists themselves, but Edsel and Eleanor Ford were thoroughly engaged with the creative community, supporting the arts and surrounding themselves with inspired art and design.

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Published April 6, 2015

A greener, warmer Michigan might signal the end of winter driving, but the end of winter advisory alerts doesn’t mean that drivers can let down their guard.

According to AAA Public Affairs Director Susan Hiltz, many people take road trips around this time of year. But she said some vehicles may need to prepare for a transition between local cold winter driving and driving over the next couple of months.

Road trips also require careful attention to surrounding traffic, she said.

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Published April 1, 2015

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Had it not been for a golf game, Palmer T. Heenan might have never become mayor of Grosse Pointe Park.


Heenan, 93, who retired from his elected post as of the March 23 Park City Council meeting and who had not been at the previous two council meetings, was first elected on Nov. 8, 1983. His nearly 32-year career of public service almost never happened, though.

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Published April 1, 2015

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Spring is often the time of year when people clean out their basements and garages, so it’s also the perfect time for the annual household hazardous waste collection.

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Published April 1, 2015

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — When it comes to garden sponsorships, Grosse Pointe Shores is having a banner year so far — and the ground is still in the process of thawing.


Shores Beautification Chair Helen Bai said that as of the March 17 City Council meeting, they’d already received 17 garden sponsorships from people who’ve never sponsored a garden before. She said the bitterly cold winter has “kind of helped” beautification efforts in the city.

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Published April 1, 2015

GROSSE POINTE CITY — In Michigan, there are said to be two seasons: winter and road construction. Grosse Pointe City leaders are gearing up for the latter.

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Published April 1, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Elegance and simplicity are essential elements of award-winning home design.


“Our clients want quality architectural details,” said John VanBrouck, of Luxe Homes, one of the winners of the Detroit Home Design Awards, held March 24 at The Fillmore Detroit. “They are looking for something that is different, unique and creative with classic styling.”

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