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Pemberton: Pistons get final grades

It was another tough season for the Pistons, one that ultimately cost head coach Lawrence Frank his job. Detroit won just 29 games, missing the playoffs for the fourth straight season. As bad as the season was for the Pistons, there is still hope for the immediate future.   Photo: The Daily Tribune Greg Monroe […]

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Royal Oak widening lanes, sidewalks on 11 Mile

The city of Royal Oak will make nearly $2 million of “improvements” to 11 Mile Road between Troy Street and Campbell Road during a six-month long project expected to start in early May. The center of the road will be moved in places to allow for 11-foot-wide traffic lanes and nine-foot-wide sidewalks along the nearly […]

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15 Ways to Honor Earth Day in Royal Oak

Earth Day is now a globally celebrated holiday. More than one billion people in 192 countries will observe the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, according to the Earth Day Network. In honor of Earth Day, here is are 5 of the 15 things you and your family can do that will help you help the environment […]

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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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A Look Inside Ferndale’s “Local Kitchen and Bar” [THRILLIST]

Housed in the former Via Nove space, Ferndale’s Local has got high ceilings and antiques that give off a casual, country home feel, all anchored by a wood-burning fireplace that’s totally hearth-warming. The Zagat-lauded chef’s sending out “well-crafted comfort” like the pig platter (slow cooked then seared belly, bbq pulled, porchetta, and chicharrons), chicken-fried chicken, and a […]

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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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