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Published May 1, 2013

GROSSE POINTE CITY — One of the most buzzed-about new businesses in years will be bringing the French fine dining experience to the Village.

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Published April 30, 2013

DETROIT — The Labor Day weekend is still a few months away, but already it’s promising to be another great one for jazz lovers and the city of Detroit.

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Published April 23, 2013

Art Center nourishes Full Circle Foundation

GROSSE POINTE CITY — With “Food for Thought,” the Grosse Pointe Art Center has fittingly teamed with another nonprofit, the Grosse Pointe Park-based Full Circle Foundation.

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Published April 17, 2013

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Forget the robins and tulips: A true sign of spring is the annual arrival of Tau Beta’s Spring Market.

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Published April 17, 2013

DETROIT — Whether working in film, video or still photography, artist Shirin Neshat has a remarkable eye for composition and creating images that speak volumes.

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Published April 10, 2013

After almost 21 years together, the Luddites still haven’t suffered the ubiquitous “creative differences” that have shattered bands less than half their age.

The 11-piece acoustic group will celebrate the release of their fourth CD, “Twisted In,” with a concert starting at 9 p.m. April 13 at PJ’s Lager House. Bass player David Giovannucci, one of the original Luddites from those early days in August 1992 when they started as a five-piece acoustic act, said friendship and mutual respect have kept them going all these years.

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Published April 10, 2013

In the bin

Come garbage day, most curbside recycling bins are stuffed with paper, plastic and glass bottles, cans, and cardboard, but there’s a whole lot more that can be added to the heap.

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Published April 8, 2013

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Supporters of local artists have had to put their navigation and tracking skills to good use over the last decade; the Grosse Pointe Art Center has relocated three times and is about to make a fourth move, to its third Village space.

But the good news is that, this time, the GPAC is expected to stay put — at least for the next several years.

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Published April 2, 2013

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Mason Elementary students are gearing up for a big fundraising event — an activity geared to raise money and heart rates. 

It’s a Fun Run presented by The Get Movin’ Crew — Your Fun Run Experts LLC. The school held a kickoff assembly last week, and students will be raising money through the big event April 18.

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Published April 2, 2013

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — With more than 80 wooded, squirrel-filled acres, Edsel and Eleanor Ford’s estate was a happy haven for many dogs while the family lived there from 1929 until the 1970s.

But the grounds — now open, along with the historic home, for public tours as the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House — have long since been off-limits to people with pooches, with a few exceptions for special events. A new exhibit, however, is about to change that — at least for this spring.

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Published March 27, 2013

Though spring seems to have lost its way en route to Michigan, it won’t be long before temperatures finally rise and the ground thaws to welcome new plants and flowers into eagerly awaited gardens around metro Detroit.

Just like in fashion boutiques, there will be lots of trends that customers will be clamoring for at their local nursery this year as they plan their landscape design. According to Erma Rhadigan, co-owner of Ray Wiegand’s Nursery in Macomb Township, this year’s most popular bloom choices are going to be bright, warm colors.

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Published March 27, 2013

With spring here — at least according to the calendar — many homeowners look to the state of their houses after the long, dirty winter and aren’t happy with what they see.

Carpets are soiled by salty boots; driveways start cracking from the months-long freeze/thaw cycle; and muddy messes are exposed in backyards that will be used for entertaining, come summer.

Now is the time to fix those problems, according to local contractors, before warm-weather fun beckons and the summer home- improvement rush begins.

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Published March 20, 2013

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — The men and women who patrol the city’s streets every day would say they’re just doing their jobs, but city leaders say they do so much more than that.

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Published March 20, 2013

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — The crowd will again be roaring at Grosse Pointe South High School.

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Published March 13, 2013

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — The reflection in a self-portrait, the artistry that goes into crafting an African pot and the intensity of building a mystical Indian-inspired sculpture from raw metals are just some of what students poured into this year’s ArtFest.

South students view their annual ArtFest as their showstopper — their time to shine.

“It’s a big thing,” senior Amelia Rennell said. “My whole family comes. It’s like my sports games.”

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Published March 13, 2013

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — “The Heiress” — the latest Grosse Pointe Theatre production — has to do with passion, and director Michele Karl, of St. Clair Shores, knows about that subject, herself.

She was so enthused with the play that Karl has been trying to convince GPT’s selection committee to stage “The Heiress” for the last 25 years.

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Published March 13, 2013

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — This year, local residents are invited — in the words of American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Grosse Pointe Vice Chair Colleen Hasten — to “get creative” in the battle against cancer.

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Published March 13, 2013

GROSSE POINTE CITY — In its last exhibit in its current home, the Grosse Pointe Art Center is going out with a big bang.

“SIZE Matters,” which opened with a public reception March 8, lives up to its title and theme by showcasing several large paintings and other pieces, as well as a number of tiny ceramic works, paintings and more. Juried by Craig Paul Nowak, of Detroit, the exhibit features 75 works by 51 artists, GPAC Director Amy DeBrunner said. It’s on display through April 6.

“The art is phenomenal,” DeBrunner said.

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Published March 6, 2013

Dads and their daughters are invited to get dressed up and take part in a special evening of fun and memory making.

The third annual All Pointes’ Daddy Daughter Dance will take place from 7-9 p.m. March 16 in Grosse Pointe South High School’s main gym. Each girl will be given a flower during this semi-formal event, and light refreshments, beverages and dessert will be served. The cost is $8 per person or $16 per couple, and registration is being accepted through March 13.

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Published February 27, 2013

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — When the Grosse Pointe Theatre launched its black box production arm, the Purdon Studio Theatre, three years ago, it was with the goal of producing newer, edgier plays than the ones typically staged by GPT.

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Upcoming Events

Farmington Hills
'The Addams Family' performances
7 p.m.
Costick Activities Center
Grosse Pointe Farms
Parkinson's support meeting
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Christ Church Grosse Pointe
Roseville
Spring used book sale
noon-7:30 p.m.
Roseville Public Library
Ferndale
Ferndale Spring Fever
ongoing
Downtown Ferndale
Birmingham
Storytellers Guild luncheon fundraiser
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Community House

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