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Saarinen House Named to Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios Program

Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research is pleased to announce that on February 10, 2021, Saarinen House was accepted into the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios (HAHS) program. Saarinen House joins three other preserved homes and studios of significant American women artists that are...

Detroit Institute of Arts to Display Works by Influential Artist and Printer in Robert Blackburn & Modern American Printmaking

This spring, the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) presents works from influential Black artist and master printer Robert Blackburn. Open March 20 through September 5, 2021, Robert Blackburn & Modern American Printmaking brings together more than 75 works, including...

Highland Man Built His Own Fleet of Ships

Excerpt: For the last six-and-a-half decades, Charlie Hall has been building model ships and keeping alive the stories of each and every one.You can often find 85-year-old Hall at his kitchen table, with Oscar, his cat, looking on as the magic happens. Balsa and other woods are used to...

Fast Friends: Intergenerational Buddies Feed the People in Their Neighborhood

Excerpt: Eight-year-old twins Sara and Bella Selesny and their neighbor Sheila Guyer, 80, started an exclusive eatery whose clients are limited to the Selesny family and a few neighbors. How sweet it is to have good neighbors during a pandemic. Read more.

Michigan Youth Uses Online Ballet Classes to Increase Diversity, Accessibility

Excerpt: SoEun “Sonya” Park, was fed up with watching economic and racial barriers hold back dancers who shared her passion for ballet. But it wasn’t until the COVID-19 pandemic set in that she was able to take action. In June last year, the junior at Troy's International Academy East...

New Comerica Bank in Royal Oak Donates $5,000 to Local Food Pantry

Excerpt: Comerica Bank marked the opening of its first branch in Royal Oak this month with a donation to a nonprofit volunteer group in the city that supplies Oakland County residents who need food and toiletries.Read more.

Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies to Kick Off American Speed Festival

The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America’s annual induction ceremony, its museum on Daytona Beach, Fla. is pictured, will kick off the American Speed Festival at the M1 Concourse in September. // Photo courtesy of the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America’s annual...

Miguel Williams Grew Up in Downtown Farmington. Now He’s Opening a Coffee Shop There

Excerpt: There’s a new small business brewing in downtown Farmington, one that marries the city’s past with its future.Work is underway at the former location of Tre Sorelle International Gifts and Home Decor, which has been temporarily shuttered to make way for a new coffee shop. Fans of the...

Oakland County Warns Of COVID-19 Related Phone Scam

Oakland County is warning the community of a potential scam related to COVID-19 vaccine appointments. According to reports, the caller is asking questions in order to schedule a vaccine appointment, and then is asking for personal and financial information.“Oakland County will never ask for any financial information including credit...

Oakland University President Establishes Endowment for Racial and Social Justice

Building upon her creation of Oakland University’s fourth goal committing to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, President Ora Pescovitz has now made a significant gift to impact the future of the university with the creation of the Rabbi Richard G. and Bella Hirsch Faculty Endowment for Racial and Social Justice.“Diversity...

2021 Recreation Assistance Partnership Program Funding Approved

The Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission approved $200,000 to support the 2021 Recreation Assistance Partnership Program (RAPP), which awards grants to local communities for outreach recreation programs, opportunities and experiences. “We are fortunate to have a parks and recreation commission that believes in making recreational opportunities available to all,”...

Royal Oak’s Library of Things Helps Users with More Than Books and Media

Excerpt: While most people know of libraries as a place where patrons can borrow books, movies, and music, they may be surprised at what other items can be found in the Royal Oak Library’s latest collection – The Library of Things.Here patrons can check out fun and useful items...