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Train for a 5K in Royal Oak

Training for a 5K is a great way to boost your cardiovascular health, reduce stress or simply add more running to your routine. A 5K, or 3.1 miles, is perfect for beginners, but it does take some training to gain the endurance to go the distance. Raina Hafer, NCSF, certified personal trainer and running specialist, shares […]

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Atwater Brewing Co.’s looking to grow

Atwater Brewing Co., the largest craft brewer in southeastern Michigan, has announced plans to expand its operation in nearly every aspect. Besides upgrading the riverfront brewery on Jos. Campau in Detroit (a $1 million project), owner Mark Rieth says he wants to open a second facility in the city of Detroit. “We don’t have anything […]

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Studio Style: Tips to Style Your Studio Apartment [Apartments.com]

City dwellers have long been forced to come up with creative ways to turn less into more. Today’s studio apartments, however, are smaller than they were a decade ago. San Francisco, Seattle and Portland are all experimenting with suites that range between 250 and 300 square feet. That’s small even by New York City standards, […]

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New Cosmetology School Opens in Royal Oak [Hometown Life]

ROYAL OAK – L’esprit Academy, an accredited cosmetology school for hair, skin and nail careers, which opened its first location in Livonia in 2004, is expanding its operations and has opened a second Michigan location in downtown Royal Oak. L’esprit Academy’s new location, at 501 S. Washington Ave., which houses both the school and a full-service clinic, […]

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Where’s the Best Patio in Ferndale?

Lounging on a patio in the warm sun with a cold drink is one of life’s little pleasures – wouldn’t you agree, Ferndale? So, we asked readers to tell us about their favorite patios around town. Here is a sampling of responses from the Ferndale Patch Facebook page. Rob Zograph: Rosie’s is always nice, great people watching. I […]

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Experience Detroit On the Cheap [Visit Detroit]

Experience Detroit on the cheap. It doesn’t take lots of cash to have fun here. All you need is a little creativity and these suggestions from visitdetroit.com Belle Isle Conservatory http://www.belleisleconservancy.org/ Walkable island park with fountain, conservancy and public beach. (Downtown Detroit District) Galleries It’s always free to admire the masterworks at the Glass Academy http://www.glassacademy.com/, […]

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Get a private car to pick you up at the click of a button… errr… screen [UBER DETROIT]

Started in San Francisco by an IT guy who hated hailing cabs (good luck even calling one here, bud), Uber uses a fleet of private cars to ferry you around town at the swipe of a screen. Just drop in your location to receive an estimated pick-up time, and then you can either track the GPS-equipped car moving on […]

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Let’s Play Ball: Detroit Tigers Kick Off Season with Opening Day!

Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and the rest of the Tigers may have been off in Florida for training, but that doesn’t mean we Detroiters forgot about them. It’s baseball season, and Motown hasn’t forgotten how close we were to a World Series last October. The team will be back in action at Comerica […]

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Motor City Meltdown: Music for 4/1 – 4/7

Detroit’s known for a lot of things: Cars, cars, and, oh yeah, cars. But wait! There’s more . . . Music! Detroit’s produced as many great musicians as it has cars, easy. And not just the city, but the metro region as a whole. Let’s see what’s happening this week. Monday, 4/1 Punk vs. New […]

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Royal Oak Music City

Built in 1928, the Royal Oak Music Theatre started out as a grand movie house typical of its era. Though it still hosts the occasional movie, the Royal Oak Music Theatre is now known for much, much more. Comedy nights, private parties, heck, even boxing routinely draws big crowds. What it’s really known for, though, […]

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