Our View: Bloody nose ends career


In the Aug. 2 Grosse Pointe News, letter writer Fred Satterland expressed frustration over why Frank Sumbera is no longer head football coach at Grosse Pointe North High School. Did he retire or didn’t he? He wrote that surely the Grosse Pointe News could do some investigative journalism and get to the bottom of the saga. At the time, we […]

Home, sweet home: Cross-country pen pals meet, reminisce over shared home

There’s a house on Balfour in Grosse Pointe Park that has seen its fair share of owners — most recently, the Abouljoud family. “In 1994, when we bought this house, I walked in the front door and there was a sense of home here,” Mary Abouljoud said. “This is after looking at 70 homes on the westside.” Not only did […]

Going once, going twice … Dog Days of Summer Auction is Oct. 3

Grosse Pointers looking to leash a lapdog or gain one of the gorgeously painted guard dogs seen throughout the community this summer are invited to the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce’s Dog Days of Summer Auction. Eighteen 4-foot dogs and 16 18-inch dogs will be displayed and sold to the highest bidders at the event, which begins 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, […]

Exhibit highlights America’s love affair with automobiles

The Grosse Pointe Artists Association is making clear where lies the heart of the Motor City. The GPAA kicks off its annual fine art exhibition and lecture series, “Cars & Trucks,” 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at The War Memorial, 32 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms. Artists from across the nation are expected to show their work at the show, which […]

Annual event honors military, benefits service dog organization

A few short years ago, a group of Grosse Pointe organizations and individuals pooled their resources to sponsor a service dog. The German shepherd, appropriately named GP, went through rigorous training to become the companion of a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder. During an event 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, GP and his handler, Marty Baird, will be […]

Alvin Waddles does ‘ Jazz at JAPC’ Sept. 23

Detroit keyboard superstar Alvin Waddles will fill the sanctuary at Detroit’s Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church with piano, organ and vocal music 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23. Waddles, who recently performed at the 2018 Detroit Jazz Fest in a tribute to Leonard Bernstein, will repeat portions of that program. He also will take command of the church’s historic Skinner organ in […]

September 20, 2018

‘Masquerade in the Stacks’ fundraiser benefits GPPL

Supporters of the Grosse Pointe Public Library are invited to the inaugural “Masquerade in the Stacks” event Saturday, Oct. 6, at Country Club of Detroit, 200 Country Club, Grosse Pointe Farms. The night kicks off with a VIP reception 6 to 7 p.m. for sponsors and board members, as well as members of the foundation and Friends of the Library. […]

DPW moves forward

CITY OF GROSSE POINTE — The plan to keep the department of public works on Maumee and build a new facility was officially approved Monday, Sept. 17. The planning commission, which is made up of city council members, unanimously approved a site plan for the new facility. “In August of last year the voters approved the financing for replacing the […]

Lockout halts road work

Grosse Pointe Woods and City — Reconstruction of Stanhope Street in the Woods and resurfacing in the City are stopped until resolution emerges between the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association and the International Union of Operator Engineers Local 324. Florence Cement Co. had begun both projects when union workers were ordered by MITA not to report to work after Labor […]