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1 09, 2017

Ford Arts, Beats & Eats takes over downtown Royal Oak

2017-09-19T12:18:56+00:00

Ann Zaniewski, Sept. 1, 2017  (Photo: Rachel Woolf, Special to the Free Press) Nadia Abdallah, 6, dipped her fishing line in a small pool and pulled out a plastic fish, a catch that earned her an inflatable mermaid doll. Overjoyed with her prize, she was even more excited about her next stop at Ford [...]

Ford Arts, Beats & Eats takes over downtown Royal Oak 2017-09-19T12:18:56+00:00
21 08, 2017

Spring Arbor history professor awarded Fulbright Scholarship

2017-09-19T12:18:57+00:00

  Kathy Blake | 08/21/17 Mark Edwards, associate professor of history at Spring Arbor University, was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship. The Fulbright Program allows for 8,000 chosen scholars, students, artist and others to participate in international educational exchanges each year. Edwards will move with his family to South Korea for four months beginning in March of 2018, [...]

Spring Arbor history professor awarded Fulbright Scholarship 2017-09-19T12:18:57+00:00
16 08, 2017

Unexpected settings and collaborators shake up classical music concerts

2017-09-19T12:18:57+00:00

By K. Michelle Moran August 15, 2017   Grosse Pointe native Ivan Moshchuk, an internationally acclaimed pianist, is drawing new audiences to classical music with his Detroit Sessions and Detroit Secret Sessions concert events. (Photo by Lisa Spindler, provided by Ivan Moshchuk) DETROIT — At 26, Grosse Pointe Farms native Ivan Moshchuk is [...]

Unexpected settings and collaborators shake up classical music concerts 2017-09-19T12:18:57+00:00
13 08, 2017

3 Grand Rapids financial advisers make Barron’s ‘Top 30’ list

2017-09-19T12:18:57+00:00

By Shandra Martinez August 13, 2017 GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Three advisers at a Merrill Lynch firm continue to be spotlighted by the national financial publication, Barron's. James Veldheer, Timothy Long and William Mackay have been named to the Barron's "Top 30 Institutional Consultants" in 2017. All three are managing partners at The Veldheer, Long, [...]

3 Grand Rapids financial advisers make Barron’s ‘Top 30’ list 2017-09-19T12:18:57+00:00
8 08, 2017

Recipes for National Day of the Potato

2017-09-19T12:18:57+00:00

  AUG 08, 2017 (WJBK) - The National Day of the Potato is coming up on Saturday, August 19. Chef Anthony Calabrese from Cantoro Trattoria and Market joined us in the FOX 2 Cooking School to show us some potato dishes you can make to celebrate the day. You can hear from him in the video player above. CLICK HERE [...]

Recipes for National Day of the Potato 2017-09-19T12:18:57+00:00
8 08, 2017

Southfield teen to travel to Spain, courtesy of Make-A-Wish Michigan

2017-09-19T12:18:57+00:00

  Terrien, a 13-year-old Southfield boy with a life-threatening renal disease, is cheered on by employees of BNP Media in Troy at a party given in his honor before he leaves on a trip to Spain, arranged by Make-A-Wish Michigan. Photo courtesy of Marie Sande   By Anne Runkle 8/08/17 A 13-year-old Southfield boy [...]

Southfield teen to travel to Spain, courtesy of Make-A-Wish Michigan 2017-09-19T12:18:57+00:00
8 08, 2017

Bank of America advances economic mobility through student leaders

2017-09-19T12:18:57+00:00

  August 8, 2017 The summer months can be a critical time for teenagers to build skills that will prepare them for a lifetime of success. For five outstanding teens in Metro Detroit, it is their time to do just this while demonstrating leadership skills and giving back to the community. Student Leaders® is a [...]

Bank of America advances economic mobility through student leaders 2017-09-19T12:18:57+00:00
5 08, 2017

NSO to host annual Handlebars for the Homeless Bicycle Tour on Sunday, August 6th

2017-09-19T12:18:57+00:00

  Aug 5, 2017   DETROIT (WXYZ) - On August 6, the Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO) will host its annual Handlebars for the Homeless (H4H) Bicycle Tour.   The annual bicycle tour peddles through 15 miles of Detroit’s most beautiful, thriving and up-and-coming neighborhoods, while educating participants about the challenges that face the thousands of [...]

NSO to host annual Handlebars for the Homeless Bicycle Tour on Sunday, August 6th 2017-09-19T12:18:57+00:00
4 08, 2017

Local woman celebrates 90th birthday with party at work at McDonald’s

2017-09-19T12:18:57+00:00

Syma Chowdhry Aug 2, 2017 LIVONIA, Mich. (WXYZ) - If you're lucky enough to see your 90th birthday, would you spend it at work? That is if you're still working. Photo gallery: Livonia McDonald's surprises employee for 90th birthday  A McDonald's employee in Livonia was thrown a surprise birthday party today. 90-year-old Mary Brooks thought [...]

Local woman celebrates 90th birthday with party at work at McDonald’s 2017-09-19T12:18:57+00:00
3 08, 2017

McDonald’s employee surprised on 90th birthday

2017-09-19T12:18:57+00:00

  By: Monica Gayle AUG 02 2017 LIVONIA, Mich. (WJBK) - A longtime employee of a Michigan McDonald's got a huge surprise birthday party from her co-workers and customers as she celebrates her 90th birthday. Mary Brooks has spent the past 27 years working at the McDonald's in Livonia. On Wednesday, she turned 90 years young and her co-workers and customers [...]

McDonald’s employee surprised on 90th birthday 2017-09-19T12:18:57+00:00