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A look back at 2012: The Grosse Pointes


December 27, 2012
THE GROSSE POINTES — Community-wide and cultural arts headlines during 2012:

Jan. 5: Savings through shared services | Jan. 19: Rembrandt hours extended | Jan. 26: Tiger cubs fan favorites; Tickets on sale Feb. 1 | Feb. 9: DIA campaign on streets again; Bledsoe: Down with rate increase | Feb. 16: Central dispatch on deck | Feb. 23: Bird author signs book; Give a hoot | March 1: Santorum a distant second; Recycling deal in works; All about art, all about town | March 8: Why, I do declare; Resolution on home stretch; SOC scored grant | March 15: DIA gets bargain on Pointe painting; Spanish names | March 22: DIA paints the town; Inside|Out spots; Life with cars | April 5: The three bears; Taking to the water | April 12: Out to see freighters | April 26: Leaving well enough alone; Ash borer: 35 million; everyone else, a few hundred | May 3: Tour public art; Detroit Lions play hoops for charity | May 10: Green light to tour lighthouse; A beacon in the night | May 17: Hazardous waste day set | May 24: Doolittle legacy | May 31: Police dog campaign; Charities win the game; Competitive model boat show Saturday | June 14: Spanish masterpieces; Otter ups a splash | July 12: Clearly surreal | July 19: DIA on the line | July 26: New deal Pointes only; Forever fresh; Firing back at fireworks in the Pointes | Aug. 2: Primary election Tuesday, Aug. 7; B-29 thunders over Michigan | Aug. 9: Above and beyond; All-Pointe movie night Aug. 11 | Aug. 16: Final election numbers; U.S. and Canada field Superior plan | Aug. 23: Hill racing fest and auction next Wednesday; Artist used household tools | Aug. 30: The Navy way | Sept. 20: ‘Oklahoma!’ beyond OK | Sept. 27: Perspective on corn; Theater is like family; Honors fallen officer | Oct. 11: House foes debate; Local history authors seek tidbits; Shooting stars | Oct. 18: K-9 campaign would ask community to contribute; Mildew has gardeners down; Weather did help the cause; Mildew has three types of spores | Oct. 25: Another new float | Nov. 1: Pointe GOP influence cut in half; Two vie for new District 1 spot; Democratic Club won’t support its party’s candidate; Repeat campaign; Two challenge in District 2 | Nov. 8: Early numbers misleading; Lost mariners remembered; Who dunnit? | Nov. 15: Detroit votes count; Banks: Past is the past; Donations will help family | Nov. 22: It’s parade time!; Friends add carriage; Santa is ready for lists; This year’s parade entries | Nov. 29: Bellwether Claus | Dec. 6: Manet exhibit helps put things in perspective | Dec. 20: Shopping with friends; Commission helps departments | Dec. 27:


— Brad Lindberg


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