2023-05-18

And the winners are …

FREE Winners, runners-up selected by judges, readers

THE GROSSE POINTES — The winners of the third annual Grosse Pointe News “Finer Pointes” art contest have been selected. After much deliberation, artists Joe Gall and Eric Lowry — professionally known as Camera Jesus and El Cappy, respectively — selected their favorite and a runner-up in each of two categories — photography/digital art and sneaker art. Photography/digital art Gall’s […]

More school closings coming for GPPSS?

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THE GROSSE POINTES — Two competing, yet somewhat similar, suggestions for reducing costs in the Grosse Pointe Public School System for fiscal year 2023-24 and beyond are slated to be discussed at the Board of Education meeting Monday, May 22. One is a proposed resolution by Trustee David Brumbaugh, which he asked to be given a first reading at the […]

Civic site options presented

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Exiting city hall after a board meeting of the Downtown Development Authority during which members were wowed by concept drawings of a revamped and landscaped municipal campus, Commissioner Robert Farhat looked around the current blank asphalt parking lot and forest of parking meters. “Blasé and boring,” he said. Talent can be transformative. It can even make […]

Blue Devils boys lax edges Dakota in thrilling MAC tournament final

This spring saw the return of the MAC Red boys lacrosse league tournament and it certainly came back with a bang. Grosse Pointe South boys lacrosse played its way into the final against Dakota last Friday, May 12, after defeating Romeo in the semifinals two days before. What ensued in the championship game was a back-and-forth thriller that ended with […]

Howlers & Growlers making comeback after nearly closing

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Just more than a year ago, the owners of Howlers & Growlers in Grosse Pointe Park were considering permanently closing the doors of their dream-come-true establishment. Kevin Beard and Charles Laredo struggled coming out of the pandemic after a strong debut in 2018. The cousins took steps to keep the business going — Beard even stepped into the kitchen to […]

New foundation president embraces role

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Rob Sattler isn’t one to back down from a challenge. Whether it’s working in Russia shortly after college, starting a business, climbing mountains or being a Lions season ticket holder, he embraces life to the fullest. The same goes for his new role as president of the Grosse Pointe Shores Improvement Foundation. He even has a section of the group’s […]

All that jazz! Concert June 3 at Grosse Pointe Unitarian

Jazz standards and original pieces will make up the set list when Olivia Van Goor and Caity Gyorgy team up for a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church, 17150 Maumee, City of Grosse Pointe. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The show marks the first time the duo will perform together, though they’ve been connected […]

Undefeated South boys track are MAC Red kings

Last week was a huge one for both the boys and girls track and field programs at Grosse Pointe South. For the undefeated boys, a late-season dual meet victory over Dakota sealed the MAC Red division title for the Blue Devils, who followed that highlight by winning the Marysville Invitational over the weekend. The girls team finished first at the […]

Teachers of the Year recognized

THE GROSSE POINTES — The Grosse Pointe Education Association honored its Teachers of the Year, one from each building in the district, during the Grosse Pointe Public School System Board of Education meeting Monday, May 8, to mark the start of Teacher Appreciation Week. Each also was recognized for how many years they’ve been teaching and how long they’ve been […]

A luxury vegetable; courtesy of Mombeau’s Table

The artichoke for me is the single most luxurious vegetable ever. The reason is that it doesn’t feel like a vegetable when you eat it. They are too good. The leaves dipped in butter and scraped off with your teeth takes you to an almost spiritual place. Pair with a great glass of wine and then roll your eyes and […]