2019-02-14

Bookstore approved for The Hill

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Bookworms rejoice! A new bookstore is set to go in on The Hill. City council approved a site plan and provided an exception to parking requirements Monday, Feb. 11. Lindsay Cotton’s Bookstore will be at 92 Kercheval, the location formerly occupied by Alan Marschke’s Oriental Rug Gallery. Cotton plans to tear down the existing structure and […]

Police warn residents of phone scam

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — An old scam with a new twist has made its way to Grosse Pointe Farms. According to a Nixle alert sent out last week, the Grosse Pointe Farms Public Safety Department has received calls from residents about scammers calling and claiming to be an Internal Revenue Service agent threatening arrest unless payment is made immediately. “What […]

February 14, 2019

In case of emergency

THE GROSSE POINTES — It’s never too early to prepare for an emergency. And with the Consumers Energy natural gas system failure fresh on people’s minds, it is especially important to prepare not just for natural or man-made disasters, but also long-term utility outages. Grosse Pointe Farms Public Safety Director Dan Jensen said through mutual-aid partnerships and other area nonprofit […]

Fatal accident on Lakeshore

Grosse Pointe Shores — A fatal accident on Lakeshore shortly after 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, closed the roadway for hours while public safety officers and emergency personnel responded and Michigan State Police gathered evidence to investigate its cause. Hours before turning 89, Ada Mary Andary of St. Clair Shores died after her 1998 Cadillac Eldorado struck a light pole […]

Pointer of Interest: Bennett gets it done with honesty

Grosse Pointe North girls basketball head coach Gary Bennett reached the exclusive 600-win club last week when the Norsemen went on the road to defeat conference foe Warren Cousino 50-42. Only six other girls basketball head coaches in Michigan have more wins: Frank Orlando with Detroit Country Day, 785; Al DeMott with Sandusky, 706; William Winfield with Detroit Southeastern and […]

Ice havoc

Icy conditions Tuesday, Feb. 12, caused a bit of destruction in areas of Grosse Pointe, including along Lakeshore, where tree branches cracked from the weight of the ice.

Protective measures looking to the future

By Dana Constand and Carolyn Van Dorn Q: My husband and I are getting older. We realize there are healthcare, financial and lifestyle plans we should put in place now as a protective measure for our future. Where do we start? A: There are many things to consider as we age. Will you stay in your home or do you […]

Fowler to speak

The public is invited to hear the Rev. Faith Fowler, executive director of Cass Community Social Services, speak at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Grosse Pointe United Methodist Church, 211 Moross, Grosse Pointe Farms. Fowler will speak in the church sanctuary about her organization’s latest missions to the underprivileged in the Detroit area — including its tiny homes project […]

‘Ice dog’ on Lake St. Clair: Lone coyote using iced-over lake to travel

Lakeshore traffic came to a stop near South Deeplands Friday, Jan. 25, as gawkers were drawn to what appeared to be a dog walking on frozen Lake St. Clair. The animal was indeed a canine, but not the domesticated sort. He was a canis latrans, a coyote. Director of Shores Public Safety John Schulte said a few reports have come […]