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Terry Sorenson, of Chesterfield Township, enjoys the musical performance of Dave Christie at the Pig & Whiskey event in Ferndale July 16. The event featured southeast Michigan's best barbecue dishes and more than 40 varieties of whiskey.
The festival included a chalk art contest, murals and live music.
Utica held its first ever food truck rally with live music and entertainment outside the library.
The beauty of the fireworks was reflected in the pond at the Clinton Township Civic Center July 5.
Fraser kids cooled off with a water gun fight at Steffens Park July 8.
Movie goers of all ages gathered July 8 in downtown Clawson for the 10th annual Cinema in the Streets. Event attendees enjoyed family games and activities followed by a showing of "Night at the Museum" at dusk.
More than 100 juried artists sold their original artwork in many mediums.
People gathered the weekend of July 1 for the 2017 Michigan Rib Fest in downtown Royal Oak.
Thousands line the streets of Clawson for the 2017 Fourth of July parade and party.
New 20-foot long pipes will be present at the site of the interceptor collapse on 15 Mile Road, in Fraser.
The 2017 Clinton Township fireworks show was another spectacle to the eyes.
Hazel Park Raceway celebrated Independence Day early on June 30 with thoroughbred racing,live music and fireworks.
Nazar Shaitov of Sterling Heights participates in the Anti-Deportation protest at the U.S. District Federal Court Building in Detroit June 21.
Young and old enjoyed activities and fireworks during the festival at Borden Park
Spectators came out to see the hottest culinary competition in Birmingham June 25 as local cooks went head to head in the annual Chef Clash at the Birmingham Farmers Market.
Madison Heights held its Pre-Fourth of July Festival in the Park on June 25.
Mothers and daughters enjoy tea and activities June 25 at Meadow Brook Hall.
Opa! Fest celebrates all things Greek on the grounds of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church June 24.
Children and their teddy bears or other favorite stuffed toys enjoy their lunch during the 31st Annual Teddy Bear Picnic hosted by the Blair Memorial Library at the Hunter Community Center in Clawson.
The Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores welcomed families with kids for its annual Fairy Tale Festival June 24. This year's event had a King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table theme.
Grosse Pointe Park's popular After 6 on Kercheval series started June 24 in the city's bustling Kercheval Avenue business district, bringing vendors, entertainment and more to the community.
Children with special needs received free bicycles June 24 during the 2017 Beaumont Children's Bike Day taking place at Beaumont Health Center in Royal Oak.
Center Line's Brook Junaud goes for a rebound during the Macomb County girls basketball all-star game at the MCC Sports and Expo Center June 14.
Macomb Dakota celebrates the D1 Softball Championship win.
Geeks united for the inaugural Craft-Com! presented by Black Lotus Brewing Co. June 16 and 17 in downtown Clawson. The festival included craft beer, crafters and artists, comics, collectors, comic and game vendors, locally made robots, live music and a co
The Baker family, of Eastpointe, takes pictures of a sign congratulating Robert Baker, second from left, for being the 2017 Cruisin' Gratiot grand marshal.
Children and teens can earn books and brag tags as well as participate in exciting interactive activites in the popular program.
A Flag Day Concert kicked off the Summer Concert in the Park series at Veterans Memorial Park in St. Clair Shores.
Amanda Koczara and Natalie Mourou had fun at the Derby Middle School duct tape race in Birmingham June 13. The pair ended up having the fastest time of the whole 8th grade.
A classic car show at First State Bank in Eastpointe June 14 is part of Cruisin' Gratiot week.
We GP organized the first-ever Pride March in the Grosse Pointes with marchers calling for equality as they walked along Kercheval Avenue, traveling from Grosse Pointe South High School to Maire Elementary School.
Artisans specializing in elements from the earth highlighted their creations at the 23rd annual event.
Lake Shore’s Shannon Marsh (2) heads the ball forward as Anchor Bay’s Julia Anulare (18) defends in their Regional Soccer match June 6 at Utica HS.
Artists of all ages gathered for the 3rd annual arts celebration held at Royal Oak Middle School.
Hazel Park's Liz Sterner (1) takes a shot as Ferndale's Katie Keener (11) defends during the district game at Hazel Park on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.
Residents of many communities came out to pay respects to our nations veterans.
Thousands gathered along Jefferson Ave. to witness the annual event.
Marian Goalkeeper Isabel Hayes blocks a penalty kick during the catholic league championship on Saturday, May 20, 2017.
Students and alumni from Beverly ES in Beverly Hills took part in a DIY project.
War enthusiasts gathered May 20 for Civil War Day at the historic Orson Starr House brought to the public by the Royal Oak Historical Commission. Civil War re-enactors, both military and civilian, were on site to demonstrate life in a civil war encampment
Troy pitcher Aaron Sexton covers home as Troy Athens' Clark Joslin attempts to score May 10.
The Williams Street parking lot was full of farmers, flowers and shoppers May 14 for the 24th annual Royal Oak in Bloom presented by the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce.
The annualFarmington Hills Ice Show featured skaters from all over.
Hosted by Berkley Parks and Rec., the event featured stories, games and other activities at Jaycee Park.
The group meets weekly throughout the summer.
Grosse Pointe North's Madeline Mills battles Grosse Pointe South's Katherine Bird and Emma Foy during their match on May 5.
Fraser Public Schools showed off its artistic ability May 9th at Fraser HS.
The Birmingham Farmers Market celebrated the opening of its 15th season.
The event, in its 12th year, was started by Royal Oak resident Julie Farhat to promote mental health awareness and suicide prevention.
Lisa Radue, of Clinton Township, and Irene Leidich, of Clinton Township, cheer on their horse during the Kentucky Derby-themed Taste of the Town fundraiser in Clinton Township.
Art lovers gathered April 29 during the opening reception for the 45th annual Glass International Exhibition at Habatat Galleries in Royal Oak. The exhibition runs through July 21 and includes 500 works of art by more than 100 artists from 30 countries.
Skaters took the ice April 29 during the 38th annual Royal Oak Ice Show, “Extra! Extra! Skate All About It!” at John Lindell Ice Arena.
The four-day Madison Family Spring Carnival took place the last weekend in April.
Tina Frazier, Edison Elementary School, Fraser Public Schools gets presented with an award from Superintendent of Fitzgerald Public Schools, Barbara VanSweden and Ed Skiba, Chippewa Valley School, Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education. Photo by Erin Sanchez
Ja'elle Jackson, 4 , Eastpointe, gets a hug from the Easter Bunny after the egg hunts.
Alisha & Joe Lapinski show their son Eli his tee shirt for bringing food to donate.
Iraq refugee Marwah Alshrbtee and son Ahmed (5) enjoyed the food and fellowship at Morse Elementary School.
Toy lovers and collectors of all ages gathered at the Spring Royal Oak Toy Show March 25 inside the Royal Oak Farmers Market. This year’s show will feature an emphasis on Star Wars and superhero collectibles.
Dads and their daughters from the five Grosse Pointes danced the night away during the sixth annual All Pointes Daddy Daughter Dance — sponsored by Henry Ford Medical Center—Cottage and the Pierson Clinic — March 25 in the main gym at Grosse Pointe South
Children enjoy an egg-cellent Easter recreation event March 25 at the Clinton Township Civic Center.
Students from all around Macomb participated in the South Macomb Science Olympiad Practice Tournament at Fraser High School March 25.
Miltary veterans and Gold Star families were honored at Fraser VFW Post 6691.
Lakeview Students competed in the 4th annual boat regatta.
Shelby Township resident Cathy Wandrei shared her experience with the traditional Ukrainian folk art form of pysanky egg coloring at the library March 15.
Due to reported discrimination the students of North Farmington, combined with Harrison and Farmington High school, organized a Student Unity March after school on Thursday, March 16th from North Farmington High School to the First Presbyterian Church.
Spring fling celebrates the changing of the seasons.
Local thespians got ready for their final dress rehearsal of "You Can't Take It With You," playing Fridays through Sundays in March at the Birmingham Village Players theater.
High winds on March 8 resulted in fallen tree branches on Charlevoix in Clawson.
Tast of Troy at the Sam Marino Club raised funds for the Boys and Girls Club of Troy.
Maple Syrup Time at the Stage Nature Center continues March 11 & 18.
The downtown came alive Feb.18 during the annual Fire & Ice with Spice event presented by the city of Clawson Downtown Development Authorirty.
Shoppers gather inside the Royal Oak Farmers Market Feb.18 purchasing myriad of fresh and unique goodies. The market is open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year.
The Michigan Senior Olympics DanceSport event was held Feb.19 at the Royal Park Hotel.
The Detroit Zoo celebrated Valentine's Day Feb. 8 with Heart Fest, a day where zoo animals who "heart one another" were given treat-filled pinatas and other items as part of an ongoing animal enrichment program.
The Oakland County Humane Society is bringing in dogs to talk about safety and adoption with a local Daisy Scout troop.
Dads and their little ladies gathered Feb. 4 inside the Hunter Community Center for the annual Clawson Daddy/Daughter Dance presented by the community's parks and recreation department.
At the Winterfest, people could try archery, visit with animals at the petting zoo, watch talented ice sculpture artists hard at work or do the outdoor ice skating rink. Inside the community center were face painting, children’s crafts, etc. There was als
Grosse Pointe Park got February off to a brisk start with its annual Chilly Fest Feb. 4 at Patterson Park and Windmill Pointe Park, where families could play games, skate, go for dog sled or pony rides, and enjoy other seasonal fun.
Dads and daughters danced the night away at the Troy Community Center Feb. 3.
Folks joined a boxing class aimed at helping people manage Parkinson's Disease.
"Singing in the Rain" performed by the Myrtlewood Academy.
There were winter-themed activities for the entire family.
Young and old enjoyed cold weather fun at Marsh View Park.
The Library celebrated Lewis Carroll's 185th birthday with crafts, games and movies based on his books.
Children practiced their reading skills with registered therapy dogs who listened attentively.
Residents took part in the Grosse Pointe Walk for Peace to promote human rights, equality, justice and dignity for all.
Dakota is performing the play "In the Heights" for its winter production this year.
Many communites held observances in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The largest model train show in the state came to Avondale High School for the 13th straight year on Jan. 15.
Veterans are honored during the Jan. 7 Wreaths Across America ceremony at Guardian Angel Cemetery in Oakland Township.
Health-minded individuals gathered Jan. 7 for the New Year, New You! wellness expo at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. The event organized by MI Green Team showcased hundreds of items and services for a healthier and happier new year and focused on a healthy
The Playtime Pop-Ins program is open from 10 a.m. to noon every Thursday at the Woods Branch of the Grosse Pointe Public Library, 20680 Mack Ave., in Grosse Pointe Woods.
Heart transplant recipient and viral video star Trevor Sullivan, 15, of Southfield, speaks to students Feb. 2 at Berkshire Middle School to kick off the school’s annual fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Arts Academy in the Woods celebrates winter through creativity with a special "Winter Showcase" performance Dec.22 at Warren Woods Middle School.
The Full Circle Foundation, in Grosse Pointe Park, provides activities and life skills for persons with disabilites, including Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectural disabilities.
Individuals pay respect to fallen veterans around the holidays,laying wreaths in their honor Dec.17 at Resurrection Cemetary.
Volunteers sort the Hazel Park Holiday Baskets at Webb Elementary in Ferndale Dec.16.
Holiday spirit filled the Mahany/Meininger Senior Community Center in Royal Oak Dec.17 during the Rockin' Reindeer Storytime and Crafts with Cowboy Alex.
Young and old celebrate and old fashioned Christmas Dec.17 at the Rochester Hills Museum.
Fairy princesses and their families gathered together for a cup of tea and a twirl around the dance floor during the Sugar Plum Tea Party Dec. 11 at The Community House in downtown Birmingham.
First big snowstorm of the year led to winter fun on area sledding hills.
People brought their pets to see Santa Dec. 10th at the Bark in the village for Paws with Claus, a fundraiser for the Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society.
Warren firefighters took local elementary school kids shopping at Meijer.
The Rochester Hills Public Library's annual Polar Express Celebration, held Dec. 2, included trolley rides through the Big Bright Light Show, readings of the book "The Polar Express," ornament making, pictures with Santa, cookie decorating, making reindee
Government leaders, school groups and families gathered in Shain Park dec 2 to celebrate as more than 40,000 lights were illuminated on the Birmingham Christmas tree. Immediately following the ceremony, visitors enjoyed hot chocolate and mingled with Sant
Community members gather Dec. 1 during the city of Royal Oak’s 35th annual tree lighting ceremony outside of City Hall. The evening included caroling led by Stagecrafters, music by the Royal Oak Salvation Army band, arts and crafts fair and a visit from S
The Holiday Tree Lighting at Madison Heights City Hall, held this year Nov. 28, is an annual tradition.
Adults and good little boys and girls in Grosse Pointe Shores were on hand to sing carols, sip cocoa and share holiday cheer during the Shores' annual Lighting of the Village Nov. 27 at City Hall.
The 41st annual Grosse Pointe Santa Claus Parade made its way through the Hill and Village Nov. 25 to kick off the holiday season and give youngsters a chance to meet Santa and give him their letters.
An estimated 20,000 spectators filled the streets of downtown Royal Oak for the 15th annual Holiday Magic Parade presented by Genisys Credit Union. The parade included about 80 entries ranging from floats to bands to Santa Claus himself.
Children gathered Nov. 15 at the Royal Oak Public Library for the Turkey and Friends holiday program. A live turkey and other feathered friends from the Bowers School Farm were the stars of the show.
Thousands of children gather in downtown Royal Oak Oct. 30 for the 33rd annual Spooktacular. More than 60 businesses passed out candy to costumed trick-or-treaters, and Main Street was closed off this year for additional fun.
Seniors enjoyed square dancing food and refreshments.
A story unfolded as kids walked around Jaycee Park getting treats and surprises along the way.
Plenty of families toting Halloween clad girls and boys enjoy collecting treats Oct. 23 during the annual Trick-or-Treat Trail presented by Clawson Youth Assistance and Clawson Parks and Recreation in City Park.
Thousands showed up to trick or treat in downtown Rochester Oct. 22.
The greater Rochester communities honored visionary leaders, entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations and businesses Oct. 21 at the Royal Park Hotel.
Domestic violence victims are remembered at a Silent Witness commemoration service at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.
Families enjoyed sesonal activities during Grosse Pointe Farms annual Autumn Harvest event at Pier Park.
The Brooksie Way Half-marathon drew a crowd Sept. 25.
The U.S. welcomed dozens of new citizens during a naturalization ceremony Sept. 23 at Clinton-Macomb Public Library.
Troy Family Daze offered thrill rides, fair fare and fun.
Foodies enjoyed a one-of-a-kind, al fresco dining experience celebrating the farm-fresh flavors of the fall harvest during the Rochester Downtown Development Authority's second Farm-to-Table dinner Sept. 18 in downtown Rochester.
Dog lovers gather the weekend of Sept. 17 for the 2016 Paws in the Park Royal Oak. The two-day event included Disc Dogs of Michigan, Rock n’ Roll K9’s and many contests including Pug Run, Look-A-Like Contest, Wiener Dog Races, Silly Pet Tricks, Best Kisse
Military personnel and the public acknowledged lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, during 2016 Patriot Day.
The Paint Creek Center for the Arts' 2016 Art and Apples Festival was held in Rochester Municipal Park Sept. 9-11.
The first annual County Oakland Irish Festival featured Irish music, Irish dance, Pipers, a children’s craft and game area, and demonstrations by the Youth Gaelic Football League.
The 10th annual VillageFest in Grosse Pointe City's vibrant downtown shopping district brought great food, art, cars, entertainment, family fun, and, of course, terrific sales and special offers during the weekend of Sept. 9-11.
Students returned to school Sept. 6 at area schools.
Check out what happened at the 2016 Franklin Round-Up!
Hundreds came out to participate in the 11th Annual Paint Creek Trail Labor Day Virtual Bridge Walk and Run on Monday, September 5.
Thousands of festival goers filled downtown Royal Oak Labor Day weekend for the 19th annual Ford Arts, Beats & Eats. The event included nearly 200 musical acts, 135 artists and myriad restaurants.
The fourth annual Fraser-Corporal Neil W. Reid VFW fundraiser celebrated vintage vehicles Sept. 3 in Fraser.
The 2016 Shorewood Kiwanis Harper Charity Cruise attracts classic car enthusiasts to the city.
Local pooches end the summer swimming season by romping at the Parks and Recreation Commission's outdoor pool.
Sixth-grade Carleton Middle School students take an orientation and enjoy a pancake breakfast to get ready for the new school year.
West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation ends the summer swimming season with the Final Wave celebration.
Car enthusiasts gather at the 22nd annual Woodward Dream Cruise Aug. 20 along Woodward Avenue in Ferndale, Berkley,Royal Oak, Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills. The event usually attracts about 1 million people and more than 50,000 wide-ranging vehicles.
The annual Marshmallow Fly and Fry was held on Tuesday, August 16 at Heritage Park. Families could cook hot dogs and s’mores over a campfire, then watch more than 1,000 marshmallows fall from the sky!
The Rockin' Rods n' Rochester car show, held Aug. 14 in downtown Rochester, was hosted by the Rochester Lions Club to benefit Leader Dogs for the Blind.
Thousands of car enthusiasts gather in Clawson Aug. 13 for the 18th annual Down on Main Car Show. The Clawson Lions Club hosts the event each year and features more than 300 vehicles on display.
Young anglers tried their hand at getting a good catch during the 68th annual Grosse Pointe Farms and City Family Fishing Rodeo Aug. 13 at Pier Park in the Farms. This event continues to grow in popularity each year.
Attendees gather Aug. 7 for some good old-fashion fun during a summer celebration at the Clawson Historical Museum. The free event included old-fashioned games, a barbershop quartet and an ice cream social.
The 2016 Clinton Twp Gratiot Cruise revved up for another year Aug. 7
Grosse Pointe Farm s familiew enjoyed a variety of activities for the city's annual ice cream social Aug. 6 at Pier Park
Members of the Michigan Education Association protest Aug. 3 to demand Governor Rick Snyder stop appealing court rulings which found school employees are owed $550 million due to an unconstitutional law that took money from their paychecks.
The 63rd annual Miss St. Clair Shores pageant took place July 30 at South Lake High School.
The Kiwanis clubs of Lac Ste Claire and Utica-Shelby Township hold a free farm day for kids at Wolcott Mill Metropark Farm Center July 30.
The Rochester Kiwanis' Music in the Park series came to a close for the summer on July 28 at Rochester Municipal Park with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra.
Great deals and family fun were all part of the attraction of the 39th annual Village Sidewalk Sale July 29-30 in the Village shopping district in Grosse Pointe City.
Veterans and their friends and families enjoyed a nice barbecue July 29 at Rose Senior Living in Clinton Township.
Oakland University Professor Huirong Fu,director of the new Center of Cyber Security, meets with young cyber camp students July 26 at OU.
Families enjoy a meal and children exchange and sell toys at Morse Summer Night held at Morse Elementary School July 27.
A hot summer day is made cooler when spent splashing at Veterans Memorial Park July 23.
Residents enjoy another rendition of the 2016 Fraser Carnival.
Youngsters angle for the catch of the day in the annual fishing derby at Osius park in Grosse Pointe Shores July 23.
Vistors to downtown Birmingham's annual Day on the Town shopping event had the chance to watch students from the College of Creative Studies draw interactive chalk scenes to benefit HAVEN of Oakland County.
Aqua Fest returned to the Nautical Mile July 15-17.
Families "Run Drugs out of Town" July 16 as part of Families Against Narcotics' 2016 fundraiser.
Grosse Pointe Woods families and their guests enjoy "Swimming under the stars" July 8 at Lake Front Park.
The Grosse Pointe Farms Boat Club and Farms Department of Parks and Recreation held the city's 65th annual regatta and family fun weekend July 1-3 at Pier Park. This popular event includes contest for kids and adults, and a fireworks display.
Mr. Peanut's Nutmobile rolled into the Kroger in Roseville July 3.
The July 2 Independence Day celebration at the Troy Family Aquatic Center gets in full swing.
Thousands of patriotic people gather in Clawson for the community's Fourth of July festivities including a parade, midway, arts and crafts and fireworks at dusk.
Excited children participate in the annual Kiddie Parade July 25 in Clawson. The little cyclists made their way to City Park where families gathered for hot dogs and retro games during the Clawson Coney Day event.
Area kids gathered June 25 for a night of fun, food, music and art during the second annual Art Battle at 822 Gallery in Royal Oak. The event was created by Brody and Jude Rukenbrod as way to celebrate the beginning of summer vacation while raising money
Opa! Fest is in full swing on the grounds of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox church with all things Greek.
West Bloomfield students put on a circus to raise funds for Blessings in a Backpack West Bloomfield/Keego Harbor.
Children and their favorite stuffed friends enjoy the 30th Annual Teddy Bear Picnic June 24 at the Hunter Community Center playground. The favorite Clawson event is sponsored by the Blair Memorial Library.
Families gathered in Shain Park June 24 for The Community House's annual ParkArt festivities. Kids enjoyed hands-on art projects, live performances and more.
Orchard Lake Schools celebrates 1,050 year of Christianity in Poland.
The iconography of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church is finished by artist Vlasis Tsotsonis.
The 29th annual EyesOn Design, a fundraiser for the nonprofit Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology, featured more than 360 remarkable vehicles — including vintage Indianapolis 500 pace cars — and took place on June 19 — Father’s Day — on the grounds of the
The event featured fire and police vehicles and a K-9 demonstration.
The event featured an art fair, kids crafts and a barbeque competition.
Rosefest got underway at Veterans Memorial Park June 16.
Stylists at Salon 6 in Birmingham hosted fathers and their little girls June 12 for a special Daddies, Daughters & 'Dos class.
The fine-art, juried show sponsored by the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce included only works of art created from the earth using heat and fire.
A post-work event with food and music.
The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber hosts the 53rd annual Birmingham Village Fair in Shain Park June 2-5.
Over 100 artists throughout the country present their work during Art on the Grand, Farmington's seventh annual juried fine arts fair, June 4.
The sixth annual Ferndale Pride event celebrates the LGBT community June 4.
More than 40 artists display and sell their wares during the 34th annual Mount Clemens Art Fair June 4-5.
Clawson High School seniors fill the school gymnasium June 5 for the Class of 2016 graduation ceremony.
Students from Troy High School, Athens High School, Niles Community High School, the International Academy - East and others check out the prototype of the Mazda race car that was scheduled to compete in the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Grand Prix June 3-4.
Memorial Day Ceremonies were held throughout the area.
The final walk: the 2016 class of Fraser high School seniors say goodbye May 27.
The 64th annual St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade marches up Harper Avenue May 29.
St. Mary's Preparatory celebrates its 45th annual Polish Country Fair
Southfield's Memorial Day ceremony took place May 27 at Southfield City Hall.
The Grosse Pointe War Memorial and Grosse Pointe Woods Historical Commission both hosted Memorial Day ceremonies May 30.
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church kicked off the summer season with its annual festival May 20-22.
Young and old learn the differences between frogs at toads and their importance to the ecosystem May 21 at the Rochester Hills Museum.
The St. Clair Shores Farmers Market returns for its second season with a Flower Day May 22.
The commencement ceremony for the 50th graduating class of Oakland Community College was held Saturday, May 21, 2016.
The pets were the stars during the 11th annual Claws & Paws event May 21 at Clawson City Park. Proceeds from the event featuring pet microchipping, pet care products, pet-related vendors and displays, prizes, vaccinations, face painting, a mummy wrap cont
Rochester's 6th Annual Deck art competition was held May 19-20.
The "Support Our Law Enforcement Rally" was held at the Southfield Pavilion on May 17. The event was organized by the Republican party and is designed to be in support of law enforcement across the state.
Students learned about water preservation, conservation and safety through various activities at the Center Campus of Macomb Community College.
Adults with special needs receive on-the-job training in the kitchen and in the art studio where they can explore various artistic media, including photography, video, 3-D printing and animation.
Rochester Avon Historical Society member Rod Wilson discussed the historic sites and some of the stories of historic downtown Rochester during a RAHS Walking Tour.
More than 1,000 adoptable animals look for their forever homes during the 2016 Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo spring event. More than 40 animal welfare agencies brought dogs and cats to the zoo parking lot looking for their perfect owners.
More than 70 vendors were present at the 23rd annual Royal Oak in Bloom event presented by the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce. The May 8 open-air market was filled with plants, flowers, trees, yard and garden art, outdoor furniture and more. It was also a
Visitors came out to Shain Park on Sunday, May 8 to celebrate Mother's Day at the 35th annual Art Birmingham fair, hosted by the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center.
The Mount Clemens Downtown Development Authority held their annual Made in Michigan Show May 6-7. More than 60 Michigan vendors displayed their unique wares during the two-day event.
Students in kindergarten through fifth grade take part in the 28th annual Paint the Windows contest in the Village May 7. This year's theme was "Out of this World."
The First Annual C.Y.B.S.L. Coaches vs. Clawson Police/Fire Depts Softball game held at Clawson Park May 7.
Douglas Harvey, Ray Mabarak, Frank Torre and Ray Owen share their war stories at the last presentation from the exhibit "The 1940s: Through the War and Beyond" May 7 at the Lorenzo Cultural Center in Clinton Township.
Third- through fifth-grade students at Detroit Country Day School’s Junior School, in Bloomfield Hills, celebrate their love of reading May 5 by participating in a Grand Battle through America’s Battle of the Books reading incentive program.
Warren Woods Tower High School physics students raced their creations in the boat regatta May 5.
Patrons line up for food at the Spay-Tacular event at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial, in Grosse Pointe Farms, on April 28. The event benefited All About Animals Rescue.
Employees at the U.S. Army’s TACOM LCMC in Warren view the ceremony marking the official departure of Maj. Gen. Gwen Bingham, who arrived at the Detroit Arsenal in June 2014. Maj. Gen. Clark W. LeMasters Jr. officially took over as commander May 2.
Children and parents make ponchos and sombreros during the Cinco de Mayo event at the Troy Library April 1.
Skaters take the ice during the city of Royal Oak's 37th annual ice show titled, “Skating over the Rainbow." This year’s show running April 30-May 1at John Lindell Ice Arena featured musical numbers fitting the colorful theme including “Yellow Submarine,”
The Mother's Club of Grosse Pointe South spring benefit was held April 28 and featured lunch, fashion show and more.
Because so many migratory birds spend time at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, the historic Grosse Pointe Shores estate hosted Welcome Back Birds to introduce visitors to many species of these winged wonders on April 24.
Volunteers work on cleaning up the Red Oaks Nature Center April 24.
As part of the Electrify Your Strings educational program he founded, original member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra Mark Wood spent two days working with students in Ferndale Public Schools for a concert that took place on Saturday, April 23.
Sheiko ES students learned about environmental stewardship.
Twenty leading local designers worked on the 2016 Junior League of Detroit Designers' Show House on Windmill Pointe Drive in Grosse Pointe Park, giving this historically significant home some modern twists. The house will be open for public tours May 7-22
Madison Heights held its annual 5K run/walk at the Red Oaks Nature Center the morning of April 16.
The Metropolitan Detroit Chorale's "The Way You Make Me Feel" 2016 show on April 15 took audience members to old and new places.
Volunteers from the Parks & Garden club plant crops at the Emmanuel Community Farm. All food harvested goes to Forgotten Harvest.
The 33,000-square-foot Polk Penguin Conservation Center at the Detroit Zoo opens to the public April 18. The center is the largest facility for penguins in the country and features a 326,000-gallon, 25-foot-deep aquatic area.
Participants learned about Simple Machines, built Bristle Bots, conducted Science Experiments, and participated in the Toilet Paper Olympics.
Cinderella was on hand at the Macomb Mall April 6, telling a story, leading a costume parade and creating balloon animals for kids.
The competition, which pit chefs from the east side of the state against their peers from the west side of Michigan, was part of the Spring 2016 Food and Wine Event.
Yale Strom, who traveled to Eastern Europe searching for lost Jewish music, performed a sing-along with Holocaust survivors at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills.
The Farmington Community Library hosted Baby Time March 31 with interactive stories, rhymes, songs, music and more.
Dave the Science Guy visited Macomb Mall and let kids get hands-on with science experiments April 5.
The Governor Warner Mansion held its spring open house April 3 with tours, costumed docents and displays.
Ladies donning lavish hats gathered April 2 for the Royal Oak Woman's Club annual chariTea. The Mad Hatter hosted the event along with appearances by the Queen of Hearts and Alice.
Easter events throughout metro Detroit
Runners and walkers — and even some pets — don wacky green gear during the 2016 Lucky Leprechaun 5K in downtown Utica March 12.
The fifth annual Bestest Concert Ever was another crowd pleaser as families filled the farmers market for the event benefitting the Royal Oak Optimist Club.
Thousands of spectators lined the streets of downtown Royal Oak March 12 for the 2016 Oakland County St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade is presented annually by the The Ancient Order of Hibernians Norman O’Brien Division and featured plenty of floats, m
The Taste of Troy held at the San Marino Club benefited the Boys & Girls Club of Troy.
Maple Syrup Time at the Lloyd Stage Nature Center featured a guided hike through the preserve to see taps on the maple trees and a visit to the sugar shed, to see how the sap is boiled into syrup.
Marco Rubio, John Kasich and Donald Trump all held rallies in Metro Detroit prior to the Michigan Primary next Tuesday.
Kids and dogs got the chance to strut their stuff at the 35th annual Kids' Dog Show to benefit Birmingham Youth Assistance. Awards were given in categories like Best Costume, Best Trick and Most Personality.
The event included children’s games and crafts, an inflatable obstacle course and moonwalk, ice and wood carving demonstrations, and the Southfield Fire Department
Many kids made good use of the temporary winter weather.
Representatives from the MDEQ answered questions about the proposed oil well from residents.
Little ones ages 2-6 learned the basics of movement, posture and breath during a Yoga for Kids class at Baldwin Public Library Feb. 15.
The event featured fire-eaters, dancers and jugglers, the chili cook-off, a kids craft tent and ice carving demonstrations.
Community members and award nominees were in attendance for the fourth annual Macomb County Business Awards, at Fern Hill Golf Club in Clinton Township.
Boy Scouts will shot bows and arrows and slingshots, had tug of war, ran an obstacle course and more.
The sixth annual Berkley WinterFest brought activities ranging from crafts and treats to a petting zoo and skating at the Berkley Community Center complex.
Participants stay active with Rock Steady Boxing, an exercise program based on training used by boxers and adapted to those who suffer with Parkinson's disease offered at The Boxing Rink.
SSG Ben Eberle, a triple amputee Afghanistan veteran was honored at the school.
Attendees gathered at the Royal Oak Farmers Market Jan. 16 for the annual antique and nostalgic toy show presented by W & D Promotions. Items offered ranged from turn-of-the-century to the 1980s including board games, toy soldiers, comic books and other c
Children participate in an animal tracking program at the Stony Creek Metropark Nature Center.
Patrons celebrate the New Year during the Countdown to Noon at the Troy Public Library Dec.30.
Bloomfield Hills-based Yatooma's Foundation for the Kids surprised one of the beneficiaries with a Christmas surprise Dec.19 at Mandaloun Bistro in Bingham Farms
Kids make holiday-themed crafts and spend quality time with Santa Claus at the Hazel Park District Library Saturday, Dec. 12. Santa's visit from the North Pole was sponsored by the Hazel Park Library Friends.
The annual Holiday Ice Festival brought nearly 40 ice sculptures, reindeer and other holiday-themed activities to downtown Ferndale.
The BelgianAmerican Association Band, which is more than 80 years old, performs its Christmas concert Dec. 9 at St. Lucy Church.