North advances to state final with dominant win


For the first time since 2006, the Grosse Pointe North baseball team made the trip to East Lansing this weekend to play in the final four. Now, just like in ‘06, the Norsemen will be playing for a Division 1 state championship on Saturday. North took the field Friday morning for a semifinal matchup against the Battle Creek Lakeview Spartans. […]

Boy named honorary firefighter


GROSSE POINTE PARK — It was hard to tell who awed whom during a ceremony for Leo Carden, the 6-year-old kindergartner honored this week for warning five members of his family their house was on fire. “Leo, you’re 6 and you saved six lives,” said Mayor Michele Hodges during the Monday, June 13, council meeting. “That’s pretty amazing.” Extinguishing the […]

4th annual Run Walk ‘N Roll is Saturday, June 18


The fourth annual Run, Walk ‘N Roll 5K continues to grow, returning to its roots at Grosse Pointe South High School at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 18. Established in 2019, the event helps drive greater awareness and funding for palliative care, which focuses on quality of life and comfort for children with chronic and serious medical conditions and support for […]

Pointer of Interest: Gardening is perennial


Call it a to-do list or an order of the day. Whatever it’s called, when it comes to defining the duties of Grosse Pointe Park’s one-woman municipal gardening department, the list goes on and on: “I take care of the parks — Windmill and Patterson — and all of Windmill Pointe Drive. I take care of Jefferson Avenue. I take […]

War Memorial’s Alger Center to open later this year


GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Memorial Week 2023 is shaping up to be one of the most significant in The War Memorial’s recent history. Alongside the dedication of a new art sculpture honoring the Normandy landings, “Les Braves II: At Water’s Edge,” the week will celebrate the official dedication of The Fred M. Alger Center for Arts, Culture and Humanities. If […]

EyesOn Design returns full throttle to Ford House


Grosse Pointe is getting back its favorite Father’s Day tradition. Marking its post-pandemic comeback with an official name change, EyesOn Design at Ford House returns to 1100 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Shores, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 19. “We are now EyesOn Design at Ford House,” said Kathy Lightbody, general chairman and media relations. “In part, we’re showing […]

Enjoy more events than ever during Regatta Weekend 2022


GROSSE POINTE FARMS — While fireworks won’t be a part of this year’s 2022 Regatta and Fourth of July celebration in the Farms, the weekend promises more activities than ever before as it returns for the first time since the pandemic began. With events at Pier Park scheduled Friday, July 1, through Sunday, July 3, the festivities are free for […]

Summer Fun


Marking a milestone: 30th annual Garden Tour is June 24-25


It’s a year of milestones for the Grosse Pointe Garden Center, which hosts its 30th annual Garden Tour, “Grow Green for Earth’s Sake,” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25. Seven specially selected gardens in the Grosse Pointes will welcome guests, as will the Trial Garden — celebrating 70 years — and the Veterans […]

Fresh Finds

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My goal this week was to take a break from writing a recipe or as one calls a “hall pass.” That was until my family and I made a trip to Eastern Market. The flowers are in full bloom and the produce is just too perfectly seasonal and fresh. Inspiration comes at random times and this trip to the market […]