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Child Safe Michigan Detroit Legends
With music by Jordan Broder and his NUCLASSICA musicians in the air, the 2016 Child Safe legends - Al Kaline, Mickey Redmond, Rick Mahorn, Geoffrey Fieger and David DiChiera – all chatted comfortably during the VIP reception preceding the gala. They also spoke sincerely and briefly during their moment in the program spotlight. Mahorn mentioned that his sister has three foster kids and Redmond noted how many Detroit athletes stay in the area when they retire. “People make a place,” he said, adding “We feel like we’re in Heaven.” But the crowd of 330 gathered in the Townsend Hotel ballroom reserved their most vigorous applause for Karen Homer who started, “I’m not famous. I’m a single mother who works full time.”
Rochester’s freshly opened Chapman House is situated in the century old structure it takes its moniker from. Located at 311 Walnut Boulevard, the cuisine is French-inspired American, and executed by head Chef Chris Cason , formerly of Michael Symon’s Roast in Detroit, and a protégé of James Beard Award-winning Chef Takashi Yagihashi. Curtis Nordeen , the restaurant’s ...more»
Clad in red-checkered tablecloths, with an imaginative ambiance, Birmingham’s Arthur Avenue , 260 N. Old Woodward, has been facing challenges to establish itself as a laid back Italian eatery. To right the ship, the restaurant will undergo changes resulting in a narrower menu focus, namely pizzas and salads. "We have been toying around with building a pizza oven in the middle of the restaurant ...more»