Monday, Aug 21


13 things to do in Chicago

The Windy City has a variety of offerings and can feel cozy, approachable and somehow familiar


Mich. woman wants to raise awareness of opioid epidemic

A Port Huron woman has organized an event for noon Aug. 31 in Algonac for National Drug Overdose Awareness Day

Sunday, Aug 20


Eye donations help UM researchers fight disease

Nonprofit aims to connect families of individuals who donated eye tissue with researchers working to cure diseases


McBrayer: Being grateful is good for you

While naming your blessings ‘one by one’ might be a list impossibly long, it would do you good to make a start of it

Friday, Aug 18


‘Liz’s Garden’ is this week’s winner

Liz Faragher of Rochester wins this week’s Homestyle Garden Photo Contest


Rubin: The dream cars of the Dream Cruisers

Even the owners of enviable cars have something they wish they were driving instead

Handmade: Mosaicist pieces together signature style

Joan Schwartz of Huntington Woods has traveled the world, discovering ways to sharpen her skills as a mosaic artist


Cars, memorabilia nab the spotlight in walkout

2,400-square-foot basement in Oxford lets them showcase model vehicles

Thursday, Aug 17


Welcome Mat: Franklin art fair returns on Labor Day

Franklin’s Art in the Village fine art fair returns with more than 80 artists on Labor Day

Know before you go: Auction ABCs


To get the whole picture, follow a rare piece of pottery from estate to auction

Solutions: Garden containers add appeal


In the right environment, the designer also likes to push the envelope with more colorful containers

Feighan: Can car alerts help reduce hot car deaths?

Heatstroke is a leading non-crash cause of death for kids under 14. Can back seat alerts in cars help change that?

Style: A summer dinner at author’s French country home

Author shares some of her secrets for entertaining – and living

Hobbies: Try this tiny umbrella DIY


Hand-painting simple patterns, you've elevated them from ho-hum to fab

Plumber: Differences between 1-piece, 2-piece toilet


It usually gets down to personal preferences in this head-to-head competition

Design Recipes: Try 10 fall outdoor redesign projects


Fire pits are more popular than ever and are especially enjoyable on a chilly fall night

5 decorating mistakes people with good style never make


Don’t focus on the TV in a room, and don’t use white in the wrong spaces


Salsa: the spice of life

With tomatoes in season, it’s the perfect time for this condiment


Doctors criticize plan to limit opioids

The nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs.

Wednesday, Aug 16


Teen drug overdose deaths rise after years of decline

After years of decline, teen deaths from drug overdoses have inched up, a new U.S. government report shows


‘Marsh life’ lands in finals of Favorite Places contest

Photo of birding hot spot at Lake St. Clair Metropark takes a step toward $500 Celebrate Michigan prize


Back-to-school shopping: Tips for saving money

12 A+ tips from parents on the how they get the most for their money

Tuesday, Aug 15


Short's Brewing collaborates with metal master Speedcult

Short's Brewing Company will release Speedcult Black Lager Wednesday


Rubin: McGregor Fund builds skills – and superpowers

Rethinking its mission and hoping to help Detroit’s revival, the McGregor Fund aids groups like Developing K.I.D.S.


Society: Wing-tasting event helps the needy

More than 150 people came out to enjoy and judge tasty wings from a dozen local restaurants

Monday, Aug 14


Founders' Green Zebra gose released for ArtPrize

Grand Rapids-based Founders Brewing has released Green Zebra, a watermelon gose, as this year's ArtPrize beer. It's available in stores today.

Sunday, Aug 13


LGBTQ group asks Mich. commission for legal protections

People who identify as LGBTQ in Michigan are currently not protected by the 1976 Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act


Detroit marks 25th anniversary of perinatology center

Events are planned in Detroit to mark the 25th anniversary of a national research facility focusing on infant mortality

Saturday, Aug 12


NASA research plane ‘kicking off’ show during eclipse

Plane will capture first video of the total solar eclipse as it sweeps ashore at the Oregon coast