November 26, 2020

Tree farm photo opp: Setting a perfect backdrop for safe holiday photos during pandemic

There’s a mother-daughter duo in Harper Woods who have been entertaining neighbors with their festive displays since they moved to the community three years ago. Kaitlyn Walter and her mother, Barbara, go all out for most holidays, but Christmas usually takes the cake. This Christmas season especially, they’ve attracted some attention to their front yard. “We decorate for all the […]

Deck Your Halls is Dec. 5-6

The Grosse Pointe Shores Improvement Foundation hosts its Deck Your Halls Holiday Décor and More Sale from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5 and 6, at the Schroeder Field House, 725 Lakeshore. The sale features unique gift baskets, one-of-a-kind decorated trees, holiday florals, handcrafted bows and fresh wreaths and garland. Proceeds from this fundraising event support future Grosse […]

Giving the gift of hearing: Grosse Pointe Audiology, Kids on the Go team up for giveaway

Through a partnership between Grosse Pointe Audiology and Kids on the Go, one deserving person soon will receive the gift of hearing. Hearing loss affects more than 31.5 million people each year in the United States, but approximately 95 percent of those with hearing loss can be helped with the use of hearing aids, according to the American Speech Language […]

Golden Days: Class of ’63 reflects on life during, after GPUS

Life during COVID-19 has affected many people in many ways. While social distancing and self-isolation have left some feeling alone and secluded, one shining light in the darkness of quarantine has been the Grosse Pointe University School Class of 1963. Six graduates worked through the pandemic to bring their fellow classmates closer together. Class of 1963 alumni Al Blixt, Alan […]

Racing for Kids finds new ways to brighten kids’ hospital stays

Racing for Kids had been visiting the bedsides of hospitalized children more than 30 years when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States in March. With little advance notice, hospitals suddenly closed to all visitors. The Racing for Kids visit to All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, scheduled March 9, was canceled and the Racing for Kids team had to […]


Page Elizabeth Louisell and Chas Anderson Woodward were married Aug. 1, 2020, at The Grosse Pointe Academy chapel in a ceremony officiated by Deacon Richard Shubik. A reception followed at the Country Club of Detroit. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ebbing of Grosse Pointe Park, and Mr. John Louisell of Grosse Pointe. The groom is […]

John L. Watson


Grosse Pointe Farms resident John L. Watson passed away suddenly Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. Born March 27, 1941, he was the son of John Stephen Watson Jr., and Grace Hartman Watson. John is survived by his wife, Karen; sons, Greg and Scott; daughter-in-law, Kelly M. Watson; grandchildren, Jack and Gracie Watson; and sister, Nancy Schuler. John attended Miami University in […]

Sally Bliss Roberts Pierson


Harper Woods resident Sally Bliss Roberts Pierson passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe. She was born Feb. 11,1935, to Earl and Eleanor Roberts of Fairfield, Conn. Sally attended Bennington College in Vermont. Thereafter, she married Davison Pierson of Grosse Pointe. Their son, Jeffrey Lynn Pierson, was born Sept. 25, 1954, in New Haven, Conn., […]


Meredith Anne Reid and Karl Edward Evenson were married Sept. 26, 2020, at the Leland Country Club, in a ceremony officiated by the Hon. Megan Maher Brennan of Grosse Pointe Farms. A reception at the Leland Lodge followed. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Carne of Bloomfield Hills, and Mr. and Mrs. John Reid of Grosse […]