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Gene Timmer, longtime owner of Dutch Girl Donuts, dies at 75

Gene Timmer, the longtime owner of popular Dutch Girl Donuts on Woodward near Seven Mile in Detroit, has died. Timmer died Friday of complications from cancer, which he battled for 1½ years, his daughter Hanna Timmer Parrow said. He was 75. Timmer Parrow said her father, a longtime Commerce Township...
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Madison Heights Restaurant Week kicks off Sunday

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WWJ) -- Attention foodies: it’s Restaurant Week in Madison Heights. The city is gearing up for its second annual Restaurant Week, an event that was launched last year to promote the city’s eateries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Restaurant Week begins Sunday and runs through Friday, Sept. 24.
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Woman Puts Camera On Bird Feeder, Here's What She Caught

The Macomb County, Michigan woman caught some pretty amusing images. It's no secret that lockdown and prolonged social distancing has made us reach for more outdoors activities and hobbies we never previously imagined, and that's exactly how Macomb Township, Michigan resident, Lisa Cavanary, got into tracking the wildlife visitors to the birdfeeders in her own yard. Cavanary, who goes by the name Ostdrossel on social media, started feeding and observing birds when she moved from Germany to Michigan before the pandemic. She's since started documenting a range of other adorably amusing wildlife for tens of thousands of online admirers of her work.

The Most Entertaining Mansion in America Has a Lazy River, Ferris Wheel and More (PHOTOS)

Truly fit for a kid at heart, the most entertaining mansion in America has a lazy river, Ferris wheel and so much more inside. Being bored wouldn't ever be an option if you lived in the U.S.'s most entertaining mansion, which is absolutely massive. This mansion near St. Louis has it all — from a lazy river to a two-story library and its very own Ferris Wheel. Seriously, it's like a theme park!

Send out summer with some fun at this block party on the Detroit River!

This is the last official weekend of summer and there is a great way you can send the season off with a bang along the Detroit riverfront this weekend. The West Riverfront Block Party happens tomorrow in downtown Detroit with music food trucks a zip line and jet skiing performances.

Enjoy a Free Family-Oriented Festival This Weekend in Rochester, Michigan

Kids love balloon art!Photo via Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission Facebook page. Finding affordable things for a young family to do together can be tricky. This Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 11 AM — 3 PM, Oakland Township Parks & Recreation Commission is sponsoring the Goodison Good Tyme Festival. This free festival has been an annual event since 2003. Along with everything else, it was cancelled in 2020 and folks are anxious for its return!

If you see a dead deer by water, report it to the Michigan DNR -- Here's why

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. (FOX 2) - If you see a dead deer by water, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is asking that you report it. The department said two cases of epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) have been confirmed in Oakland County. Other deer have also been found dead by water in nearby counties and southwest Michigan.

Gambling revenues bolster Detroit's fiscal recovery

Rebounding casino and new online gambling tax revenues will give Detroit’s general fund a boost this year and in the coming ones as it tackles looming pension contribution pressures. The city’s estimating conference revised general fund projections for the fiscal 2022 which began July 1 to $1.1 billion from $995...

New garden bring native flowers, butterflies and more to Belle Isle

DETROIT – After nearly six years of planning, fundraising and work, the Oudolf Garden Detroit on Belle Isle finally opened to the public. The 2.5-acre garden was designed as a love letter to Detroit by famed Dutch Garden Designer Piet Oudolf. A team of volunteers worked to put together the...
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Macomb County man wins $4 million on instant lottery ticket

A Macomb County man was shocked when he found out a winning Michigan Lottery instant ticket he recently purchased was worth much more than $500. The 33-year-old, who chose to remain anonymous, knew he had a winner, but didn't realize his Diamond 7's ticket had won the game's top prize — $4 million, according to the Michigan Lottery.

Support shelter animals when you check out this spooky Dearborn Halloween display

DEARBORN, Mich (FOX 2) - Support shelter animals when you stop by to see a ghastly Dearborn Halloween display. The Stachurski family has been decking out their Grindley Park Street home for more than a decade. Last year, they decided to put a box out to collect donations for the Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit and raised $1,700 in two weeks.