Pointer of Interest: Building the past, present and future of Blue Devil athletics


Few names are as synonymous with one school as the name Hepner is at Grosse Pointe South High School. With his father being a legendary coach at the school, and now being a coach himself with children of his own building their athletic legacies at South, Chad Hepner is helping build a Blue Devils tradition that spans generations.  Hepner’s dad, […]

Honor & Glory

FREE Wreaths Across America honors late WWII veteran

The first wreath formally placed during the 2021 Wreaths Across America ceremony Dec. 18, at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township, was positioned on the gravesite of World War II veteran Eugene Ignasiak. The Grosse Pointe Woods resident died July 2, 2021, at age 97. His wife, Dorothy Ignasiak, took part in the ceremony, which also was attended by their daughter, […]

Rogers named deputy director


GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Though serving in the Grosse Pointe Farms Public Safety Department since 1999, Andrew Rogers didn’t specifically intend to go into law enforcement as he entered college. He simply sought a career where he wouldn’t be stuck in a cubicle and every day would be different. “My first law enforcement class, I knew,” he said. “I was […]

Veterans celebrated at Pearl Harbor Day event


American Legion Post 303 hosted a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day event Dec. 12, at AMVETS Post 57 in Harper Woods. “We had 12 World War II members pass since our last Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day,” in 2018, said Post 303 Commander Dan McCrary, a Vietnam War veteran and Grosse Pointe Park resident. Of the post’s 180 members, just a handful […]

Christmas in Mayfield: Shores delivers truckload of donations


GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Christmas meant something different this year for Mayfield and Wingo, Ky., residents staying in the Kenlake Shelter after their homes were leveled by the Dec. 10 tornado outbreak. Rather than Santa’s sleigh, it was a truck from Grosse Pointe Shores full of donations that pulled up to their door the day after Christmas. “It was a […]

Athlete of the Week

FREE Adam Ayrault

The name Ayrault has become synonymous with basketball at Grosse Pointe North High School in recent years. Adam Ayrault is helping keep that sentiment alive by being a leader both on and off the court for the Norsemen boys basketball team. Now in his junior year, Ayrault has been with the varsity team at North since he was a freshman. […]

Senior Living-January 2022


2021 in Review: A year of challenges in the Woods


GROSSE POINTE WOODS — The Woods faced its fair share of challenges this year. It endured the loss of two members of council, who passed away within months of each other. Heavy storms left the city dealing with an aftermath of flooding, sewage backup and power outages. A Parcells Middle School student published a school-shooting threat following the deadly shooting […]

Girls basketball roundup


G.P. North Similar to the boys team for the Norsemen, the girls basketball team from Grosse Pointe North has started the season with strong performances resulting in wins. North has won five of its first six games to open the new campaign and is building a strong foundation for the rest of the season. The Norsemen opened the 2021-22 season […]

Mood booster: Therapy dog provides stress relief for frontline workers


There’s something in Barklee’s beautiful dark eyes that draws people to him. There’s a sense of peace and comfort he radiates that has made him a popular visitor among staff at Henry Ford Hospital. It’s also what resonated with Grosse Pointe Woods resident Cyndy Lambert when she first laid eyes on him. Lambert had no intention of adopting another rescue […]