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13 More Awesome Ways Residents Help Build Communities

13 More Awesome Ways Residents Help Build Communities

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

The movie, in stores July 22, is about a real-life boy who says he went to Heaven and met Jesus during surgery. We spoke with the family behind the film about how it can help start a discuss
24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
If Grosse Pointe Park Chills Out on Pot Laws, It May Be High Time for a Change in State Laws

If Grosse Pointe Park Chills Out on Pot Laws, It May Be High Time for a Change in State Laws

Taking Michigan’s cannabis debate to tony Grosse Pointe Park is “frankly, an experiment … because we’ve never taken on this economic and cultural demographic,” says retired exec ba
'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Trailer + Review

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Trailer + Review

Cinema Siren says: Spectacular Simians should make Dawn the brightest of summer blockbusters.
Everyday Inspirations: Incredible Ways People Give Back Locally

Everyday Inspirations: Incredible Ways People Give Back Locally

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
Under Wraps: Is Metro Times Too Salacious for Public Consumption?

Under Wraps: Is Metro Times Too Salacious for Public Consumption?

The Grosse Pointe Library Board voted 7-0 to place the Metro Times behind the counter at libraries after some residents asked for an all-out ban of the alternative weekly.
Top Prep Players Showcase Baseball Skills Before College Coaches, Pro Scouts

Top Prep Players Showcase Baseball Skills Before College Coaches, Pro Scouts

The 17th Annual Michigan High School Baseball Showcase will be held Aug. 6-7 in Grosse Pointe.
How Rock Band's #FAIL Became a #WIN at Music Recital (Video)

How Rock Band's #FAIL Became a #WIN at Music Recital (Video)

The Rubber Band rock band from the Grosse Pointe Music Academy is getting a viral boost thanks to something that went horribly wrong at the spring music recital.
'How to Train Your Dragon 2': Review and Director Interview

'How to Train Your Dragon 2': Review and Director Interview

Cinema Siren gives it 5 stars, saying it's fierier than the first, with twice the dragons.
Family Files $100 Million Lawsuit Claiming Police Covered Up Grosse Pointe Woods Woman’s Murder

Family Files $100 Million Lawsuit Claiming Police Covered Up Grosse Pointe Woods Woman’s Murder

The family of a Grosse Pointe Woods woman alleges police in two jurisdictions conspired to cover up her murder in 2010. Instead, they ruled JoAnn Matouk Romain's death a suicide.
Candidates for Wayne County Executive, 14th District Congress Meet

Candidates for Wayne County Executive, 14th District Congress Meet

Three candidates for Congress and four candidates for Wayne County executive have confirmed they will attend the forums, which will form the basis for local Democrat group's endorsement proc
History-Making Grosse Pointe Girl Scout Troop Looking for Alumnae for Reunion

History-Making Grosse Pointe Girl Scout Troop Looking for Alumnae for Reunion

Once upon a time, only Boy Scouts served the Governor’s Honor Guard at Mackinac Island Service Camp. In 1973, Michigan First Lady Helen Milliken set out to change that.
Is Body Found Near Grosse Pointe Yacht Club that of Missing Boater?

Is Body Found Near Grosse Pointe Yacht Club that of Missing Boater?

Police say it's too soon to connect the discovery of a body near the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club with the disappearance of a Detroit man whose capsized boat was discovered April 14.
What are the Secrets to a Healthy Marriage? Find Out May 8

What are the Secrets to a Healthy Marriage? Find Out May 8

A session offered by a relationship therapist will help couples identify the problems that erode at marriages.
Grosse Pointe Woods Man Died Cold and Alone in an Outhouse He Likely Called Home

Grosse Pointe Woods Man Died Cold and Alone in an Outhouse He Likely Called Home

A Grosse Pointe Woods man who likely died three months before his body was discovered in a portable toilet in St. Clair Shores appeared to have it all before he quit his job and dropped out
Do You Want More Local News from the Pointes on Patch?

Do You Want More Local News from the Pointes on Patch?

Our platform is designed for community contributions. Read on to find out how you can get more local news before your neighbors.
Grosse Pointe Lawyer Faces Up to 9 Years in Federal Prison in Embezzlement

Grosse Pointe Lawyer Faces Up to 9 Years in Federal Prison in Embezzlement

Kenneth Flaska pleaded guilty to embezzling money from clients of the Bloomfield Hills law firm where he worked.
'Rot in Hell,' Mom of Murder Victim Tells Convicted Killer at Sentencing

'Rot in Hell,' Mom of Murder Victim Tells Convicted Killer at Sentencing

Myron T. Williams said at his sentencing in the strangulation of a Grosse Pointe Park woman that he was "railroaded" and "didn't get no justice."
Should Your State Legalize Pot?

Should Your State Legalize Pot?

With the economic benefits of legalized marijuana working for Colorado, is your state the next in line?