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Purchase of Girl Scouts property expands White Lake Oaks County Park

Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission has purchased 40.2-acres adjacent to White Lake Oaks County Park from the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan, increasing the park to 236 acres.   The...

Mabel Gray in Hazel Park a semifinalist for James Beard best new restaurant award

Excerpt: Mabel Gray, the small farm-to-table restaurant that opened last year in Hazel Park by Root Restaurant & Bar's James Rigato and Ed Mamou last year, has been named a semifinalists for the James...

Michigan-based company, Rustic MAKA, finalists in Martha Stewart American Made Awards

Local business Rustic MAKA is a finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made Audience Choice Awards in the Style/Beauty category. Finalists are “recognized for their dedication to creating beautiful, quality...

The Forthcoming Mabel Gray Signals a New Cool for Hazel Park and Michigan’s Top Chef

Suddenly, and seemingly out of nowhere, Hazel Park has been ordained metro Detroit's next hip neighborhood.   This is in no small part because of Chef James Rigato, whether he likes...

Clinics help golfers improve their game

Oakland County Parks and Recreation (OCP) is offering golfers the opportunity to improve their game with putting, chipping and pitching clinics.   The clinics will be offered at OCP’s five golf...

Featured Video: Jersey Mike’s Franchise

Sharing the Bread Inc., a franchise of Jersey Mike's Subs, is one of the small businesses located throughout Oakland County that was helped by the SBA 504 Loan provided by...

From almost famous to truly famous: Metro Detroit’s up-and-coming chefs have arrived

Back in May 2012, we introduced you to metro Detroit chefs on the cusp of making a serious impact in the under-appreciated, and then mostly underwhelming, local culinary scene....

10 places for great craft cocktails in metro Detroit

Excerpt: And you thought craft cocktails were a passing fad. ... Truth be told, you weren't the only one. But the doubters were wrong...With their hands-on techniques and more obscure...

Detroit Institute of Arts announces sixth year of popular Inside|Out Program

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) announced participating cities for 2015 in the sixth year of its popular Inside|Out program in 2015. The John S. and James L. Knight...

Root chef feels the love after ‘Top Chef’ elimination

Excerpt:  Friends and fans have been reaching out to chef James Rigato on social media after he was sent home last night from Bravo TV’s Top Chef in a double-elimination team challenge.Read...