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Hispanic heritage inspires mural at Saginaw bakery

SAGINAW, MI — With the stroke of a brush and paint sprayed from a can, a Detroit artist will add a touch of Hispanic heritage to the lineup of art collected as part of the Saginaw Great Mural Project. Paint and graffiti artist Freddy Diaz plans to reveal his mural...
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Family Market in Pontiac to offer free produce, games and raffles

Communities in Schools Family Market is being held 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, July 30 at Pontiac High School, 1051 Arlene Ave., Pontiac. The event features family-friendly activities including live music, free vaccinations, games, raffles to win kitchen-themed prizes, and cooking demonstrations hosted by MSU Extension. The event includes Gleaners food distribution along with other resources and services on-site. The market is free and open to the community, first come-first served.
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Settlement Reached with Westborn Markets Involving Service Animals Dispute

DETROIT, MI – As a person who is legally disabled, it can be very difficult to just get the motivation and courage to step out the door of our home to face the world. Then to have someone interrogate you about your disability and the service dog that assists in your everyday living can be frightening, embarrassing and downright maddening.
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'Pollinators Welcome' this week's Garden Photo Contest winner

Erin Carlesimo of Redford has been fascinated by bees since learning about them in college at Michigan State, where she studied animal behavior. But “not until recently did I ever consider actually becoming a backyard beekeeper,” she explained in an email about her photo, 'Pollinators Welcome.'. She turned to beekeeping...
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Detroit Dinner Bell: 20 new restaurants to try

After a tumultuous year for the industry, it's awesome to see so many new restaurants opening around town. For our digital subscribers, this week I rounded up a list of 20 restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars that made their debut in 2021. I also touched on a growing trend in...

Chef Topey Announces ‘Topey’s Kitchen’ Grand Opening Friday

Chef Topey’s life long dream was to open a Caribbean American Restaurant in Detroit, Michigan. After 30 years of being a chef in restaurants from five-star to local diners, his dream has come true. Topey’s Kitchen is celebrating their Grand Opening event on Friday, July 30, from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. The ribbon-cutting ceremony is at 2 pm. Community leaders are invited to participate in this ceremony.

Summer Heat Getting to You? Here are 7 of the Best Ice Cream Shops in Detroit

It’s hot outside and ice cream—whether it be soft serve, vegan, stuffed with goodies, or simple—is an excellent way to cool off. There’s something so lovely about eating a cone of freshly scooped ice cream while the summer sun flits behind the clouds and the breeze plays in the trees. Detroit offers many absolutely amazing ice cream spots throughout the city, from downtown to Southwest, that make for excellent stops to grab a cone and enjoy the summer city life.
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Welcome Mat: Yellow Dog Marketplace has 'always changing' lineup

Yellow Dog Marketplace has 'always changing' lineup. Former interior designer Marla Sanford has operated a variety of Metro Detroit retail locations since 2014, but her newest in Clarkston must be one of the best. Open since 2019, the 3,400-square-foot Yellow Dog Marketplace is an “always changing” and juried group of handcrafted vendors, select antique dealers and retail. Items include vintage furniture, jewelry, books, ceramics, clothing, even a northern outpost of Eastern Market’s 3 Dogs, 1 Cat and so much more. “It’s a wonderful place that supports and promotes many Michigan products and artists,” Sanford says. Located at 9861 Dixie HIghway, the marketplace is open Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, call 248-925-6115 or visit
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Domenica Italiana Picnic event Aug. 8 at Freedom Hill

Italian clubs and those who wish to celebrate all things Italian can attend the Domenica Italiana Picnic event taking place from 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8 at Freedom Hill County Park, 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. The event offers a Mass from 11:30-12:30 p.m.; food (served from 1:30-3:30 p.m.),...
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Buddy's Pizza Announces Opening Of Two More Michigan Restaurants in 2022

A Detroit favorite, Buddy's Pizza, is continuing to expand, with two new restaurants opening in early 2022. The new locations will be at 5510 Shashabaw Rd., Clarkston, and 2010 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos. The Clarkston location will be carry-out only, while the Okemos location will be a full restaurant at more than 7,000 square feet, with 275 seats including a patio and bar. The Okemos location will also have a mural that harks back to Buddy's original location on Six Mile Road in Detroit.

Round 2: Detroit laughs harder in new drinking game

DaShuane Hawkins, a 28-year-old Detroiter who turned an offbeat idea into sales of about 700 novelty games a few months ago, is back for a second shot. Lots of shots, actually. Her new creation, "It's Up There, Part II," is billed again as "the ultimate Detroit drinking game" for well-lubricated group gatherings. It has 108 cards that challenge players with a mix of Detroit lore, slang, music, trivia and humor.
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Inside the Blue Skies Brewery on Auburn Road in downtown Auburn Hills is a very pleasant surprise, the Layover Coffee Bar. Not only do they offer the typical standards found in most coffee places, they also have seasonal selections of brewed coffee that will please your tastebuds. Personally, I’m the kind of coffee drinker that needs enough flavoring to make coffee not taste like coffee. So for me, the vanilla latte is the answer. But my colleagues who drink black coffee brag about whatever happens to be the daily brew. With an aeronautic theme and plenty of tables to accommodate customers, Layover Coffee Bar is a great place to relax and sip a beverage or in my case, to have business meetings with one or more individuals. In fact, the spacing allows you to meet and talk without feeling like your conversations are intruding on others. There’s also an outdoor option where you can sit at tables in front of the building and take in some sunshine and warm temps.

La Estrella Del Norte Receives Mural Based On Family Vision

Detroit artist Freddy Diaz will be adding some vibrancy to Saginaw’s La Estrella Del Norte bakery at 2406 N. Michigan Ave. Diaz, who comes to Saginaw from Southwest Detroit as part of a Great Mural Project collaboration, says the artwork he’ll be helping bring to life reflects not only on Hispanic history in the city; but how far the bakery has come as a business, and the tight-knight relationships residents of all backgrounds in the area share.