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Nostalgic candy and more at Roger’s Bulk Candy Shop

For many of us, Valentine’s Day is a time to indulge our sweet side. We go out of our way to be kind to our friends, families, neighbors, coworkers and significant others, and this usually includes plying them with sugary … Continue reading

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Where is your favorite place to find fresh produce?

There are a wealth of opportunities to find fresh produce in Macomb County ranging from community gardens and farmers markets to supermarkets and orchards. Another avenue to find locally-grown food is roadside farm stands. In search of farm stands, I … Continue reading

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Nine new reasons to shop on 9 Mile

Granma’s House of Pancakes – 17271 E. 9 Mile Rd., Eastpointe Granma’s House of Pancakes is sporting a new look with fresh paint and a purple awning. This local diner made Detroit Metro Times’ “A smorgasbord of better breakfast joints … Continue reading

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Celebrate music in Macomb County

This Sunday, May 22, is National Buy a Musical Instrument Day, which is … inconvenient, only because many of Macomb County’s independently-owned music stores are closed on Sundays. However, don’t let that get in the way of celebrating the spirit … Continue reading

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Melodies & Memories: A Macomb County must for Record Store Day

Melodies & Memories is an independent record store that opened on Gratiot in Eastpointe in 1988. It is a sprawling labyrinth of records, CDs and memorabilia with a plethora of iconic items on display. “Music-lovers look low and collectors look … Continue reading

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Eastside Bagel opens second Macomb County location

This past weekend, I went to Baffin Brewing Company to meet up with Shannon Parent of Eastside Bagel to drink some micro-brewed beer and talk about bagels. A St. Clair Shores institution for the past 21 years, Eastside Bagel has … Continue reading

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Historic Eastpointe church celebrates 170 years

In 1845, there were 28 states in the Union, James K. Polk was inaugurated as the 11th U.S. president, Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” was published and St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded. This year, St. Peter’s is celebrating … Continue reading

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Experience Detroit-style pizza at its best at Cloverleaf

Cloverleaf Bar & Restaurant is an iconic staple in Macomb County. Founded by the father of the Detroit square pizza, Gus Guerra, it has been in business since 1953. Still using the original recipe, Cloverleaf offers one seriously tasty deep-dish … Continue reading

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Stuff your stocking with specialty coffee

 Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season? Coffee Break in Eastpointe sells one-pound packages of specialty roasted coffee beans from countries around the world. Whole bean selections come from Brazil, Costa Rica, Columbia, Mexico, Honduras, Peru, Congo, Indonesia, … Continue reading

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Find made-in-Michigan and vintage gifts at Iron Ivy

When looking for holiday gifts this year, Iron Ivy is the perfect place to shop. This local business is full of antique and vintage items ranging from feathered hats and sequined purses, dinnerware and china, toolboxes and crates with classic … Continue reading

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