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For high-end independent boutiques, the discriminating shopper should look no further than Birmingham. Its downtown is almost intimidating in its perfection, and its parks, school system and network of cultural amenities are second to none. Yeah, it’s pretty much perfect.

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Elena Victoria Swingler

Sewing Confidence

Metro Detroit students are learning a traditional home economics skill — sewing — in a fresh, modern way, thanks to fashion designer and sewing teacher Elena Victoria Swingler, a...

Holly’s Venerable Union Depot Train Station Competes for $2 Million in National Contest

The Village of Holly and its Union Depot are vying for a share of $2 million to help rehabilitate and transform the building into a welcome center touting Holly’s...

Oakland County: The Incubator

Yerko Supulveda was an aeronautical engineer by day, a bass player by night — and an innovator who is emblematic of the countless entrepreneurs who are growing and being...

A Feast of Flavors

In Oakland County, the prospects for finding any kind of food you desire are luscious, endless and diverse. With so many nationalities represented, you could probably dine on a...

Detroit to Saginaw: A Trail Runs Through It

Woodward Avenue, or M-1, may well be one of the most significant thoroughfares in southeastern Michigan. It was the first paved road in the United States. It’s gained international fame...

Variety Children’s Charity: Taking Care of Children

Before she became a staff member at Variety Detroit, Michelle Murphy was a parent who turned to the nonprofit for help. Variety – the Children's Charity Detroit is part of...

Destination Downtown

When Doug Jones decided to open a wine bar, he couldn’t have picked a better location. Wine Social, located in downtown Lake Orion, overlooks the picturesque Paint Creek and...

Happy holidays from Oakland County Prosper!

The holidays are here once again, if you can even believe it! (We certainly can't.) We here at Prosper would like to wish you and yours a safe, happy,...

These diverse Metro Detroit schools are also among the state’s best

The world is becoming increasingly diverse. And leaders at top local schools say they need to reflect that diversity for students to be successful. Through educational opportunities, committees, events, and...

Top five artists chosen as 2018 MI Great Artist online competition gets down to business

Five artists will vie for the top spot in the 2018 MI Great Artist online competition and a share of more than $16,000 in cash and prizes. Oakland County Executive...

This summer, send the kids to a STEM day camp

Summer is almost here, which means parents must once again decide how to fill their children's time during the next three months in a way that is, ideally, productive,...

The Art of Caregiving offers respite through visual arts for those who take care of others

Every 67 seconds, someone from the United States is diagnosed with Alzheimer's or dementia. The diagnosis doesn't just affect the person with the disease and their loved ones, but...

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