After two postponements, a proposed five-story mixed use development for the former Peabody Restaurant site was approved by the Birmingham Planning Board on Wednesday, September 13, despite representatives for the neighboring Greenleaf Trust and Balmoral buildings voicing complaints about close proximity of the proposed project and the impact it could have on their buildings.
The proposed building, at 34965 Woodward Avenue, to be developed by Matt Shiffman of Alden Developm
Rochester Park will host hundreds of artists from around the country Friday, September 8, through Sunday, September 10, as the Paint Creek Center for the Arts holds its annual Arts & Apples Festival.
The festival has a 50-year tradition in the city and serves as the major annual fundraiser for the Paint Creek Center. Starting on Friday, September 8, from 4 to 7:30 p.m., the festival transforms the 30-acre park into one of the country's top fine arts fairs, with more than 29
The Bloomfield Hills Public Safety Department invites residents to visit and learn about public safety in a fun and interactive way at the 2017 Open House on Sunday, September 17, from noon to 4 p.m.
Join the fun at City Hall Complex, 45 E. Long Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, for food, activities, and safety demonstrations for all ages. With a focus on public safety, the Open House will feature interactive and entertaining activities for everyone. Law Enforcement Education Pr
At one time Detroit was the fourth largest city in the country, boasting a population of 1.8 million people in 1950, and home to nearly 30 percent of all of Michigan's residents. Home to The Big Three automotive companies and the state's economic engine, metropolitan Detroit residents and lawmakers of days past had much of the control over political policy in Lansing.
Now, as the state's largest city finds itself in the midst of bankruptcy recovery and many of its former r
Just one week before Karen Kantzler married her husband in the early 1980s, Dr. Paul Kantzler, a radiologist at Henry Ford Hospital, he performed his weekly refrigerator check for spoilage.
“He found some lettuce that had wilted, and I laughed. I thought it was humorous,” Karen Kantzler recounted in a voice so quiet it was difficult to hear during a prison visit with her in July 2017. “He had a fit. He slammed the lettuce on the counter and started jumping up and down and w
Bloomfield Hills Lasher graduate and current independent political consultant and strategist Matthew Dowd, the third of 11 children, found many of life’s lessons as a hard-working teen.
“I delivered The Detroit News in Southfield and Bloomfield Hills, cut lawns, and caddied, and learned about the value of money, saving it, and about people,” he shares. “That wealth didn’t determine the goodness of someone or their value in society … how we deal with those in our small circl
What's your favorite breakfast? If you ask WDIV-Local 4 reporter Jason Carr, he might just say, "Bowl of Bacon."
"I asked one morning what everyone's favorite breakfast was. A viewer said "bowl of bacon" on Facebook, which we read on the air and laughed so hard it just stuck as the de facto name of the segment," the Bloomfield-area resident said, explaining how his popular daily question piece got its name. "It grew with Facebook as a way to interact with the viewers by ask
After spending more than a dozen years outside of radio work, veteran Detroit sports broadcaster and longtime Bloomfield resident Eli Zaret has returned to the airwaves on WJR Radio, where he's doing sports commentary as part of the "Guy Gordon Show."
"I started out doing radio commentary. It was opinionated commentary taking a stance, outside of the regular of just giving scores. That kind of made my name on FM radio," Zaret said. "It's ironic because back in the day, WJR
As a child, raven-haired Suzanne Lossia cherished every moment in the kitchen with her grandmother, who taught her the magic of Middle Eastern cooking. She developed a deep passion for the craft and says it became her everything, becoming a chef and caterer.
Growing up in the tight-knit Chaldean community of West Bloomfield, the kitchen was an acceptable place for a young woman to be, according to Lossia, who has broken the mold and reversed the traditional roles, with the
From waitressing at Birmingham’s Greek Islands to performing on the West End and the Great White Way, Alexandra Silber has nurtured a passion for the creative and performing arts into a career as both a singer and author.
“Acting is a profession where you’re given permission to do it. With writing, I can engage with it everyday, and the only person giving permission is me. I don’t have to be given permission to create.”
Silber, a Birmingham native who performed locally a