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Michigan's first local wholesale flower market opens in Ann Arbor

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The Michigan Flower Growers' Cooperative is opening its weekly wholesale market to the public 8 a.m. Wednesday at Passionflower on 2401 South Industrial Highway, Ann Arbor. According to the Co-op, growers struggle to break into the wholesale market because buyers can easily order

CLICKONDETROIT.COM - 2017-09-20 01:33:11

Universal Access Playground open for all to play in Ann Arbor

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Hundreds turned up for the grand opening of the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor's Centennial Playground. Also called the Universal Access Playground, it is accessible for children of all abilities, and for parents and caregivers with disabilities who wish to interact with and supervise

CLICKONDETROIT.COM - 2017-09-18 03:34:47

University of Michigan students take a stand against racist incidents on campus

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WXYZ) - More students at the University of Michigan are taking a stand after a rash of racist incidents took place on campus. Bigotry and hatred were addressed, with students fed up with what's going on, and dialogue is just the first step. "We are not the majority here. We attend

WXYZ - 2017-09-20 01:23:44

Average student loan debt for Michigan students still tops $30,000

The average amount families spent nationwide in 2016-17 for college was $23,757 but costs were significantly higher for families in the northeast, according to the "How America Pays for College Report." Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press Maria Williams is hoping a little selective reading will help h

DETROIT FREE PRESS - 2017-09-20 10:01:03

Washtenaw County arts, cultural organizations receive more than $1M in state grants

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Washtenaw County arts and cultural organizations will receive $1.026 million in grants from the Michigan Council for Art and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) for the FY2018 funding cycle. MCACA announced a total of $9.6 million in grants; Washtenaw County had the third-highest allocation

CLICKONDETROIT.COM - 2017-09-20 20:28:57

Stephen M. Ross donates another $50 million to University of Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Real estate developer and alumnus Stephen M. Ross today donated an additional $50 million to the University of Michigan, bringing his total lifetime giving to $378 million. The majority of the new gift will support career development programs for students, innovative action-base

CLICKONDETROIT.COM - 2017-09-20 13:29:42

Oktoberfest events, fall dinners, classes and more

Upcoming food and drink events The Pink Flamingo: This pop-up farm-to-table meal is family-friendly, pet-friendly and offers vegan and vegetarian options, plus a bonfire and music. 6-10 p.m. Thurs. 2746 Vermont, Detroit. facebook.com/pinkflamingodetroit. Oktoberfest at Redford Township: Games, bands

DETROIT NEWS - 2017-09-20 22:01:05

Report: Michigan veteran suicide rates higher than national average in younger age groups

Veteran suicides in Michigan accounted for 213 deaths in 2014, or 36.4 veterans per 100,000 population, a slightly lower rate than the 38.4 national rate, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. But the suicide rate for Michigan was higher than national average

CRAIN'S DETROIT BUSINESS - 2017-09-20 02:28:30

Colin Powell On Foreign Policy: 'We Are Spending Too Much Time Insulting People'

ANN ARBOR (WWJ) - What to do with North Korea? Former U.S. Secretary of State, General Colin Powell was in Ann Arbor Tuesday at the invitation of the University of Michigan and spoke on the topic. In a directness rarely heard within political party lines - Powell spoke of one of the challenges of ou

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-20 08:11:00

Help the trail win $10K!

The Polly Ann Trailway Management Council (PATMC) has an opportunity to win up to $10,000, but in order to get it, folks have to vote in an on-line contest, the first round for which ends at midnight on Sept. 24. "We have to vote, vote, vote!" said Linda Moran, the always-exuberant trail manager. Th

OXFORD LEADER - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Woman Asks Judge To Declare Missing Michigan Student Dead

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Court documents say the wife of a University of Michigan doctoral student who went missing after a plane crash has asked a judge to declare him dead. The Detroit Free Press reports that Surong Ruan filed a petition in Washtenaw County saying she doesn't believe her husband, X

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-20 05:05:00

Cool personal finance apps for handling your money

With many millennials turning to their smartphones to pay up, instead of digging into their wallets for cash, it's little surprise that everyone from start ups to big banks want to smack a financial app on all those mobile wallets. Splitting the cost for tickets for an upcoming football game or conc

DETROIT FREE PRESS - 2017-09-20 10:00:03

Dog left in Jeep for an hour as temps top 80

A couple admitted they left their pet dog in a hot Jeep for an hour while they shopped inside the air-conditioned Lowe's Home Improvement store on Ford Road in Canton, a police report said. A witness phoned police after she saw the dog in the Jeep, with the windows partially rolled down, as temperat

HOMETOWNLIFE.COM - 2017-09-20 15:23:00

Curtain up! New director takes Village Theater to next level

He saw his first stage production of "Macbeth" at age 7, played the role of a news anchor in fourth grade in "Santa Sings the Blues" and wrote a 10-minute play about astronomy and mythology in middle school. Joe Kvoriak, 34, found his calling in the arts early in life after his older sister began ta

HOMETOWNLIFE.COM - 2017-09-20 11:31:00

QCS board accepts audit and moves forward

QUINCY - The Quincy Community Schools Board of Education received a draft audit for the 2016-17 school year Monday night in a workshop. The board declined to pay for a more detailed forensic audit of its accounts, which had been requested by the newest board member, Jennifer Wortz. CPA Sara Sauer fr

THEDAILYREPORTER.COM - 2017-09-20 14:01:46

Tuesday's high school scoreboard

Monroe County Region varsity sports scores for Tuesday, Sept. 19. GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY Huron League Jamboree Grosse Ile 44, Jefferson 67, Airport 93, Milan 108, Flat Rock 116, St. Mary Catholic Central 143, Riverview 151, New Boston Huron 167 Blissfield Early Bird Blissfield 49, Dundee 57, Summerfiel

MONROE EVENING NEWS - 2017-09-20 03:18:29

Doctor in genital mutilation case to be released on bond

The former Henry Ford Health System doctor charged in the landmark female genital mutilation case will be released from federal custody, after 17 supporters guaranteed payment of her $4.5 million bond. U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman ruled on Tuesday that Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, 44, of Northville

SOURCENEWSPAPERS.COM - 2017-09-20 03:31:15

KALIS: The changing of the shin guards, and other fall transitions

Not that I don't like fall. I mean, what's not to like about autumn in West Michigan? Sure, you might have to throw on a sweatshirt and open your sock drawer again, but the beautiful colors, cider and doughnuts, apple picking - it's all great stuff! It's just that before I can embrace it, it takes m

GRAND HAVEN TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 22:00:00

Wife of missing U-M pilot asks that he be declared dead

Six months after a University of Michigan doctoral student mysteriously vanished while piloting a plane - which eventually crash-landed in Canada - a woman who says she is his wife is asking a judge to declare him dead. Xin Rong, who was 27 at the time of his disappearance, has been missing March 15

DETROIT FREE PRESS - 2017-09-19 02:58:46

Are you brave enough to eat your way to a poutine world championship?

Matt Holowicki of Plymouth powers through the last minute of the fourth annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating Challenge on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 at the American Coney Island in downtown Detroit before finishing 17 coney dogs. Poutine lovers can eat until their heart's content on Saturday

DETROIT FREE PRESS - 2017-09-19 20:45:19