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KIDSgala Hosts Spa Party for Girl Battling Cancer

KIDSgala Hosts Spa Party for Girl Battling Cancer

Northville, MI – KIDSgala, a David C. McKnight Foundation, will host a “Spa Party” for Trista Kirby on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at The Dearborn Inn from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Invited guests will be treated to manicures, pedicures, massages and Trista’s favorite treats! Trista, 8 years old, is battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) for a […]

Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees Cocktail Preview

Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees Cocktail Preview

ROCHESTER, MI – Tickets are on sale now for the Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees Cocktail Preview on Friday, November 18, 7-10 pm at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow.  Tickets are $50 per person/$85 per couple.  This is your first chance to preview this amazing holiday spectacular! Featuring trees, wreaths, stockings, tablescapes, centerpieces and […]

Birmingham Teen Raises $17K for Forgotten Harvest for Eagle Scout Badge

Birmingham Teen Raises $17K for Forgotten Harvest for Eagle Scout Badge

A Birmingham teen raised more than $17,000 to purchase and install a greenhouse that will help Forgotten Harvest feed the hungry, but the effort also got him a step closer to his Eagle Scout badge. Kevin Cragg, 14, raised the money to buy the 30-feet-by-96-feet Rolling Thunder Greenhouse, and then teamed last month with his […]

Rochester Hills Runners Compete at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rochester Hills Runners Compete at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Two Rochester Hills residents are running in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, one for Team USA and the other for Libya. Desiree Davil Linden, a California native who now lives in Rochester Hills, will run for Team USA in women’s marathon at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She also made an appearance at […]

Detroit-inspired American Girl doll to be introduced this weekend

Detroit-inspired American Girl doll to be introduced this weekend

American Girl is introducing its new, historical Detroit-inspired doll Saturday at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The popular doll retailer spent two to three years researching and developing Melody Ellison and its product line, seeking cultural and historical accuracy, said company spokesperson Stephanie Spanos. American Girl is a Mattel company with a new Michigan […]

Tours on Bicycle Built for Six Showcase Art Explored

Tours on Bicycle Built for Six Showcase Art Explored

Six-seater bikes will whoosh through downtown Royal Oak on Aug. 18 from 6 – 9 p.m.showcasing works of public art. The casually-paced cycle tours are free to the public, thanks to the Royal Oak Commission for the Arts and Detroit Cycle Pub. “The bike tours are an exciting way to spotlight Royal Oak’s public art […]

First Chevrolet Camaro added to historic list in Birmingham

First Chevrolet Camaro added to historic list in Birmingham

A 1967 Chevrolet Camaro is being added to the National Historic Vehicle Register. Historic Vehicle Association president Mark Gessler told The Detroit News (http://detne.ws/2b9kAuV ) that it’ll become the 15th car on the list during a news conference in Birmingham on Wednesday. “It’s a very big honor,” said Corey Lawson, who bought the car in […]

Cultural festival to showcase southwest Detroit this month

Cultural festival to showcase southwest Detroit this month

A new cultural festival to showcase the vitality of southwest Detroit is planned this month along the Detroit River. The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and Detroit-based business Ideal Group are hosting theFiesta del Rio Detroit on Aug. 27 at West Riverfront Park. There will be two stages for music and entertainment headlined by Los Angeles band […]

Royal Oak Olympic rower Grace Luczak finding success in Rio

Royal Oak Olympic rower Grace Luczak finding success in Rio

From Royal Oak to the Olympics. Grace Luczak lives in Princeton, NJ., but her roots are in Southeast Michigan. She was born in Royal Oak. “It’s so amazing to be here,” said Luczak. “It’s the Olympics so there is magic everywhere. It’s fun and really cool to be rowing with Felice (Mueller). It’s great because […]

Ferndale’s Green Cruise the Antithesis to Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise

Ferndale’s Green Cruise the Antithesis to Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise

The antithesis of the gas-guzzling Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise celebrating Detroit’s role in the development of the American automobile, the 2016 Sierra Club Green Cruise, will be held in Ferndale Saturday, Aug. 13. It features bike rides, a street fair, and the grand parade of walkers, skaters, bicyclists, and others using non-motorized transportation. Begun in […]

Children’s book recalls Detroit Zoo’s last elephants

Children’s book recalls Detroit Zoo’s last elephants

The Detroit Zoo’s last two elephants — Wanda and Winky — made headlines in 2005 when their retirement to a sanctuary in California sparked an international conversation about how elephants fare and sometimes suffer in captivity. Winky was euthanized in 2008 at age 56 because of arthritis complications, and Wanda met the same fate in […]

Bloomfield Hills Father, Son Create Robotic Dining Device

Bloomfield Hills Father, Son Create Robotic Dining Device

A Bloomfield Hills father and his engineer son have developed a robotic dining device, called Obi, that makes dining a more dignified occasion for people who have Lou Gehrig’s Disease and other physical challenges that require them to rely on others to feed them. Jon Dekar and his father, Tom Dekar, spent six years developing […]

Macomb Township boy sells lemonade to raise money for toys for kids with cancer

Macomb Township boy sells lemonade to raise money for toys for kids with cancer

A 4-year-old little boy named Conner lost a friend to cancer. Her name was Ella. She was only 3-years-old when she passed. To honor her Connor decided to run a lemonade stand to raise money to buy toys to take to kids fighting cancer. “I thought we might raise about $200,” said Diana Nicol. Instead […]

Detroit seeks ‘pink zones’ to revive neighborhoods

Detroit seeks ‘pink zones’ to revive neighborhoods

City planning officials are on the hunt for designs to revive Detroit’s neighborhood main streets while hoping to ease bureaucratic hurdles that often stand in the way. Detroit this week is putting out a call to urban planners, architects, preservationists and designers for “Pink Zoning Detroit,” an initiative that sets out to transform the city’s […]

Eastern Market looks to be 5 times bigger by 2025

Eastern Market looks to be 5 times bigger by 2025

Eastern Market, already the largest historic public market district in the country, is looking to expand its footprint to more than five times its current size, roughly 250 acres, by 2025. The growth is needed, Eastern Market believes, to give food distributors and processors a place to move into modern facilities as new federal safe […]

Local man battling cancer bikes in fundraiser for Make-A-Wish

Local man battling cancer bikes in fundraiser for Make-A-Wish

Oxford resident Mark Terrian recently joined approximately 900 cyclists for an exhausting and exhilarating event July 28-31, which raised more than $2 million for the granting of wishes for Michigan children who are battling daunting illnesses. An avid cyclist for the past 12 years, this was Terrian’s first time participating in the 29th Annual Wish-A-Mile […]

86-year-old Detroit veteran has time of his life skydiving

86-year-old Detroit veteran has time of his life skydiving

An 86-year-old veteran from Detroit crossed skydiving off his bucket list Sunday, and FOX 2 was there to see it. “I feel great and a little heavy — this is a lot of stuff,” Bob Harris told FOX 2’s Ron Savage, loaded up and ready to go. Harris is a U.S. veteran of WWII who […]

Pontiac students experience first Field Day

Pontiac students experience first Field Day

Children experienced their first Field Day at Oakland Family Services in Pontiac thanks to about 25 employees from Eagle Ottawa, an automotive leather supplier located in Rochester Hills. Eagle Ottawa employees planned and volunteered at the event that had children trying new things — like riding a tricycle, sack races and tug of war. Eagle […]

Guy Louis Creates Program Especially for Rochester Hills

Guy Louis Creates Program Especially for Rochester Hills

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Gardens and Greens with local artist Guy Louis and the Chautauqua Express at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. This free program is funded by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Michigan Humanities Council. Guy Louis and the Chautauqua Express, have […]

Snap Judgment live show coming to Royal Oak

Snap Judgment live show coming to Royal Oak

Michigan Radio and AEG Live will present a live performance of the popular public radio show Snap Judgment in Royal Oak on Friday, December 9, at 7:00 p.m. Snap Judgment is the popular storytelling show, created and hosted by Detroit native Glynn Washington.Snap Judgment delivers a raw, intimate, musical brand of narrative — daring audiences […]

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