Detroit Goodfellows continue to raise money for children more than 100 years after tradition began
What started 100 years ago with selling newspapers on the streets of Detroit to raise money to buy packages for children so they could wake up with a gift on Christmas is a tradition that’s still alive.
Need help picking out gifts for the summer season?
The summer season means weddings, birthdays, Father’s Day and other celebrations where you may need to give a gift. Of course, it can be a challenge picking out the perfect present for someone, but there’s a shop in Wixom called Green Goat Gifts that’s rolling out some unique gift ideas and home décor.
Holiday ideas that can help you save $$ this season
We know the holidays can bring a lot of joy but it can be stressful with juggling everything you have going on and keeping an eye on that shopping budget as well. To help with some advice on how you can save in the kitchen and keep a little jingle in your pocket, Tati Amare spoke with Food Network personality and best-selling cookbook author Sunny Anderson.
This Ann Arbor distillery has the perfect gin for every season
If you are not a fan of the piney taste of gin, there is one local distillery that is mixing things up with a special line of gins that are perfect for every season. Michelle Oliver is introducing us to the Ann Arbor Distilling Company, in you guessed it, A2.
Your holiday gift guide to Michigan-made products
The holiday shopping season is here and billions will be spent this year on gifts. If you’re someone who likes to find that unique item to wrap up in a bow, and someone who likes to shop local, we have something that can help. “Buy Michigan Now” has released its 15th annual holiday gift guide.
Mom opens artisan shop Downriver for a very touching reason
When you first walk in All About Grace, you will be floored by just how many items they really have. The Trenton handmade boutique hosts 97 different artists’ work and it covers everything from beautiful clay jewelry, to industrial-looking lights.
Find your luck with an Irish memento
It’s St. Patrick’s Day and while many may be celebrating by raising a pint or digging into an Irish meal there are other ways to find your luck today. Jason Carr chatted with Stuart Marley, co-owner of Real Irish Gifts & Travel in Ann Arbor, about another way to enjoy the holiday. Marley suggested celebrating with a memento from Ireland or a trip to the Emerald Isle. From Guinness t-shirts and handwoven sweaters to decorative scarfs, you can find something imported straight from Ireland at Real Irish to really kick-off your celebration. Real Irish also offers tours.
Eastern Michigan University to rename College of Engineering and Technology after philanthropic alumni group
YPSILANTI, Mich. – Eastern Michigan University announced it will be renaming its engineering and technology college in recognition of alumni group GameAbove, which has donated a total of $20 million toward student- and faculty-based initiatives over the past 15 months. The GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology name will go into effect on March 1. “The College of Engineering and Technology has a strong reputation. We greatly value GameAbove’s exceptional support of Eastern Michigan University students and faculty.”AdDean of the College of Engineering and Technology, Mohamad Qatu, said the group’s support has helped to “dramatically accelerate” the school’s ability to serve its students. To see the undergraduate and graduate level programs EMU’s College of Engineering and Technology currently offers, click here.
Find fun trinkets and gifts at this cute, colorful store
If you are looking to buy something fun and different for a friend or loved one, there is a tiny pink house in St. Clair Shores that is full of big surprises. Kitty Deluxe is a shop that has various handmade items such as jewelry and face mask holders that are mostly made by the store’s owner, Cat Massoff, and her family. The store also sells handmade goods from local business owners, such as lotions, face masks, and candles. Kitty Deluxe also sells cool pop culture items such as puzzles, magnets, and mugs that feature musicians like Prince and Dolly Parton. Watch the video above to see all of the awesome stuff that is inside the little pink house called Kitty Deluxe.
How to pick the perfect piece of jewelry for your sweetie
So, why not give the most classic gift of all, a gorgeous piece of jewelry? To help steer us in the right direction, we turned to the experts at Ahee Jewelers, a third-generation-owned jewelry store in Grosse Pointe Woods. Andre and Stefan Ahee joined host Tati Amare to share their advice on how to pick out the perfect gift for your love. Ahee Jewelers has hundreds of beautiful pieces to chose from and are renowned for their customer service. For more information on Ahee Jewelers, visit them at 20139 Mack Ave. in Grosse Pointe Woods, or click or tap here to visit their website.