Taking On History

Mount Clemens is no stranger to relaxing spa atmospheres, massages and soaking in healing, holistic water.

Bathing Again - 1910

Mount Clemens is no stranger to relaxing spa atmospheres, massages and soaking in healing, holistic water.

Success Wasn't Guaranteed

Jeff Baldwin was destined to work in the food and hospitality industry.


In 1789, Congress created the Supreme Court of the United States. It featured six judges, all males. It took 192 years for the first woman (Sandra Day O’Connor in 1981) to break that barrier.

A Step Above

If you’ve lived in Macomb County for a good amount of time, chances are you’ve seen or heard of Chef Bobby Nahra.

Dos and Don'ts for Your Feet

Now that spring is just around the corner, it’s time to think about your feet.

Match Making

The world of dating has undergone a significant shift in recent years, propelled by changing technology and evolving societal norms.

No Kid Without A Bike

On the quiet corner of Beverly and Jefferson Ave. in St. Clair Shores, nestled among the tree-lined streets, lies a modest bike shop with an extraordinary mission.

Romanian Quartet Performs to Sell Out Crowd at Emerald Theatre

The Amadeus Electric String Quartet performed Friday, December 22, 2023 in front of a sell-out crowd at the Emerald Theatre in downtown Mount Clemens.

Backyard Oasis

A dream come true is how Natascha Rieper describes her backyard.

Senior Living Options Explained: Find The Service That’s Right For You!

For many, senior living provides a chance to live an ideal retirement, with maintenance, meals and your social calendar, all taken care of for you.

Taking Care of the Caregiver

Caregivers face a unique set of psychological challenges and it’s essential to recognize these challenges and seek help and support as needed.

Taking On History

When Lois Lombardo bought Mount Clemens’ historic Martha Washington Hotel building, she knew it came with a wealth of rich history.


In 1789, Congress created the Supreme Court of the United States. It featured six judges, all males. It took 192 years for the first woman (Sandra Day O’Connor in 1981) to break that barrier.

A Step Above

If you’ve lived in Macomb County for a good amount of time, chances are you’ve seen or heard of Chef Bobby Nahra.

Match Making

The world of dating has undergone a significant shift in recent years, propelled by changing technology and evolving societal norms.

Backyard Oasis

A dream come true is how Natascha Rieper describes her backyard.

Senior Living Options Explained: Find The Service That’s Right For You!

For many, senior living provides a chance to live an ideal retirement, with maintenance, meals and your social calendar, all taken care of for you.

Outside On A Sunny Winter Day

On August 19, 1950, St. Clair Metropolitan Beach opened to the public, though the official dedication did not take place until June 23, 1951.

Taking Care of the Caregiver

Caregivers face a unique set of psychological challenges and it’s essential to recognize these challenges and seek help and support as needed.

Quitting Was Not An Option

A father and son’s six-year journey of building a car from the bottom up.

Skating Through Winter

Picture this: It’s a beautiful winter day in Michigan. The snow is gently falling, frosting the trees in fluffy white.

Cold Weather Precautions for Seniors

Cold weather can increase seniors’ risk of falling, injury and more, so follow these senior safety tips to protect yourself this season.

Giving For Good

Supporting charitable organizations is an action that has benefits for both you and the organizations that you support.

Horseback Riding is Therapeutic

While “horsepower” has transplanted “horse power” throughout the world, there are still plenty of places in Macomb County where one can enjoy riding horses.

Making Harvest Last

Try home canning to fill your pantry and enjoy fresh-picked flavor all year long.

Get Cozy at Coon Creek

Coon Creek Restaurant is not one of those restaurants or bars you just pop into.

A Stage In A Barn - 1967

There is a prevalent notion, albeit an unrealistic myth, that somehow we must strive to be everything for everyone.

Making The Move To Senior Living: Tips For Downsizing

With spacious apartments and ample storage space, it may seem as if you could take everything with you to your new senior living community.

It’s Portable, It’s Walkable - It’s Street Food And It’s Good!

If you’ve traveled throughout the country you’ve likely experienced street food.

Macomb Then - The Family Pool

When Eleanor and Edsel Ford were considering their future home at Gaukler Pointe…

Helping the Homeless

The WAVE Project, a Macomb County nonprofit, offers a shower trailer, clothing closet and hygiene services for those in need.

It's All in the Account

Choosing the best account for your goals so your liquid savings plan can succeed.


We all view the world through our own individual lenses.

8 Tips To Choosing A Senior Living Community That’s Right For You

Every senior living community is different, but these eight tips will help you determine which community is right for you.

50 Best Restaurants in Macomb County

We asked you for your favorite Macomb County restaurants and you answered … in droves! It’s safe to say that you are passionate about our local eateries and most of you provided us with your own top-50 list.

What to Do in Macomb County?

The people have spoken! We asked you to tell us what you enjoy doing in Macomb County, and you were happy to share your favorite things.

Cashing in on Good Habits

Four tried and true habits for creating money mastery

The Historic Octagon House - 1860

The large windows on all eight sides of the 1860 Octagon House are open to the warm spring breeze, filling the rooms with air and the twilight of evening.

The Stars of the Table

Tables set with linens and fine china aren’t only for fine-dining restaurants. Why not bring that extra level of cooking into your home, especially for the holidays or those special occasions?

Make Gift Giving a Memorable Experience

We’ve heard that it’s better to give than to receive. However, if we put some thought into the gift, make it something unique and special to the receiver, then it becomes a memorable experience for both parties.

The Magical “Floating” Christmas Tree

Christmas trees have long been featured at local churches, but for the past 56 years, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Eastpointe has put up an impressive Christmas tree that appears to float.

4 Ways to Enjoy Winter’s Playground

It’s wintertime in Michigan, get outside in the fresh air and have some fun! Macomb County is filled with lots of outdoor fun, too many to list.

Verona Inspired Italian

An Italian restaurant inside a local hotel brings homegrown flavor in a contemporary atmosphere.

Still Setting Trends 50 Years Later

One of Macomb County’s most popular banquet centers, Zuccaro’s Banquets & Catering, celebrates 50 years in business this year.

No Falling Behind

Kids on the Go helps families navigate learning differences.

6,500 Dresses & Counting

Some people remember how they were once helped and they choose to give back, and then there’s Mary Abdalla.

Sumptuously Entertained

You’ll be regaled at Regale Craft Food & Drink in Shelby Township.

Get Out & Go

If you feel the need for speed, put the M1 Concourse on your summer bucket list. The M1 Concourse has a newly renovated event center and is the epicenter for those with enviable automobiles and those who enjoy fast cars.

A 100-Year Shoreline Celebration - 1953

For one hundred years a small tight-knit neighborhood in St. Clair Shores, nestled along the shoreline of Lake St. Clair, has sat quietly with approximately 190 homes…

Grilling Made Easy

Almost everyone has one, and if not, they want one.

Summer Mornings

Open those eyes, stretch your body, it’s time to get your day going.

Homebuying Help

The homebuying market in Macomb County remains quite competitive.

Mission to Learn - 1958

New Haven Community Schools celebrates 100 years.

Celebrating 50 Years

As members of the Warren Concert Band (WCB), get ready to celebrate their 50th year together, they are looking back with melancholy and pride.

Time In Nature

Nature comes in all shapes and sizes, from the neighborhood nature trail to magnificent mountains and oceans.

Financial Education

Considerations for yourself and our community.

Nature's Spring Wonders

Experience bird migration up close right here in Macomb County.

Their Own Stampede

The St. Lawrence Catholic School students in Utica are known as the Mustangs and one local woman has created her own stampede.

The Stone Farm – 1957

As government land began opening up in the Michigan Territory, the opportunities offered attracted many settlers to the new territory.

Protecting Your Loved Ones

How to recognize and prevent financial abuse in the elder population.

Volunteering & Donating

These simple acts get you more than you give.

Under The Stars

Continuing your routine of outdoor walking throughout the winter can be difficult, especially here in Michigan where our temps will average in the below freezing category.

Olejnik Farms & Greenhouses Celebrates 95 Years

One of Macomb County’s most beloved family farms is proud to be celebrating 95 years in 2021.

Spooktacular in the Shores

St. Clair Shores goes all out for Halloween

Who's Cooking? Who's Learning?

If you’re looking to improve your kitchen skills, why not try a cooking class?

Home For The Homeless

MCREST opens a women and children’s shelter in Mount Clemens.

Could You Have Prediabetes?

When Judy Gombar of Sterling Heights was diagnosed with prediabetes, her doctor referred her to a diabetes prevention program…

Suicide Awareness

Once unmentionable, suicide is now not only mentionable but being addressed with increased frequency.

Making a Difference for At-Risk Teens

Suicides are on the rise among young Americans. In fact, it was the second leading cause of death among Americans aged 15-24 in 2017 with over 6,200 suicides.

A Lifetime of Creating Memories

 Blake Farms celebrates 75 years of U-pick and more.

The Flower Above All Others

In recent years, the sunflower has enjoyed a burst of popularity, which has resulted in one of the most colorful festivals of the summer—the Sunflower Festival at Westview Orchards.

5 Outdoor Places for Springtime Fun

Hearing the chirping of birds and feeling the warmth of the sun are just a couple reasons why we love getting outside…

Mother Nature Calling

With any luck, the worst of winter is behind us and it’s time to take in all that Mother Nature has to offer.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Bring some summer inside and start a garden now.

Give Yourself Some Credit

Whether you already have a credit card (or three) in your wallet, are considering getting your first card or are thinking of making a switch – doing your homework can set you up for financial success (or a slippery slope).

Creativity & Simplicity in the Kitchen

For more than 10 years, Monique Maksym has been gracing the airwaves at WBRW TV in Washington Township, bringing warmth, food and fun to local kitchens.

A Home Workout Plan

At-home fitness has not only been around for years, but due to the current pandemic, it has skyrocketed in attendance and popularity.

We're Hiring!

Need a Job? We help you navigate how to find your dream job.

Walking in Our Winter Wonderland

Just because there’s a nip in the air doesn’t mean you can’t have some pep in your step.

Nature Survives on the Salt River

Sometimes a little hard work and some foresight can lead to something big, and this time the folks in Chesterfield, and surrounding communities, will soon have 33 more acres to enjoy.

A Brew Crawl

This year’s Oktoberfest in Germany, the biggest beer festival in the world, has been cancelled due to the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a cold, refreshing glass of beer, brewed at one of the dozen microbreweries in our own county.

Domestic Violence In The Age Of Covid-19

Stay home. Stay safe. A commonly heard phrase in the age of COVID-19. But is home always a place of refuge?

Rising to the Challenge

As waves of sick patients rolled into hospitals and emergency centers, health care providers experienced something no one has witnessed in the United States in more than 100 years: A pandemic.

Stay at Home – The Family Portrait

Photographers across the globe have been documenting families sheltering at home during the coronavirus pandemic in a cause identified as the, “Porch Project.”

Batter Up

Back in spring of 2016 we all wondered what having a baseball stadium with minor league players would do for our communities.

Behind The Mask

In the 1960s Singer Sewing machines were at the height of their production.

School's Out For...

What started as the traditional bell-ringing, kids-scrambling, lockers-slamming school year, ended on an abrupt note March 13 when Gov. Gretchen Whitmer closed schools for three weeks.

Congrats to our Outstanding 2020 High School Grads

This year our plan at Macomb Now was to include another Stand Out Grads story in our Summer Edition singling out some 2020 grads from our local high schools.

Mother to Nearly 400

It’s difficult to talk to Marsha Green about the 400 children she and her husband Corky have fostered over the years without someone in the room tearing up.

Visit Shelby Township

On first blush, Shelby Township may seem like just any other suburb in a major metropolitan area.

A 2020 Real Estate Forecast

Whether it’s a social setting, or on a scheduled real estate appointment, I am always asked the same couple of questions

Raising Butterflies

Jamie Libstaff and her daughter Grace gave names to all 165 monarch butterflies they raised and released last summer and fallin their Clinton Township garden.

New Year Goals

The end of the year is often a time of reflection, providing us the opportunity to review progress toward our goals.

Making Your Home Cozy

There is no better feeling than waking up on a brisk winter day, getting out of bed to feel warm cozy carpet under your feet, fresh new window treatments…

Young Ambassador Drives the Mission for MDA

Some kids are dealt a terrible disease and their misfortune turns into a mission to help themselves and those around them.

Shooting Stars

Macomb Intermediate School District offers individual learning programs for special needs students.

Good Pickin's

Crisp cool weekends are sure to be filled with good clean fun here in Macomb, especially since we have an abundance of places to go enjoy the best fall activities.

Are Your Ducks in a Row?

Some topics are naturally more difficult to discuss than others: planning for the future, end-of-life care, why the Lions still have fans, the list goes on.

From Farm to Senior Table

Five chefs from local senior communities share their favorite recipes.

Connected For Life

Geraldine was working in the payroll department at Chrysler when she met Richard, who was working as an auditor while between semesters at Wayne State University…

Cooking With Smoke

Whether you’re grilling on coals, gas or smoking in a smoker, summertime is your time to shine as a grillmaster.

Savings Hacks

Tips and tricks from a banker (and a spender).

From Vine to Wine

Youngblood Vineyard is making wine from grapes growing on their fifth-generation Ray Township farm.

Relationships – Random Acts of Kindness

Pay it forward. We’ve all heard these trending terms, and neuroscience has confirmed we do often feel happier when we perform acts of kindness.

Starting with the Basics

In the years that I have worked in banking, not much has changed statistically when it comes to financial literacy.

Working Together in Business

When a couple decides to pursue a business venture together, their shared passion, common interests and goals, and commitment to each other can be a wonderful asset.

Color & Whimsey

Beautiful backyards don’t just appear without hard work, planning and some thought to details.

Gather in The Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of any home. It’s the place where families gather to eat, entertain and just hang out together.

Choosing Your Lender

You wouldn’t rush picking out your dream home, so don’t rush when it comes to a lender.

It's All in The Family

To trace Zuccaro Banquets & Catering’s heritage, you need to go back a few generations.

Improving Your Quality of Life

When it comes to shaping up we don’t only mean exercise and diet; we mean head to toe revamping bringing back balance and satisfaction.

An Old School Banking Tool That Can Be Useful Today

The benefits of safe deposit boxes in the age of digital banking.

Watch the Birdie

We associate the arrival of spring with the return of birds and we know when they start migrating south that our warmer days are behind us. Yet several special birds choose to spend winter in Macomb County…

Shaping Roseville Students Since 1967

She never intended to become a fashionista but that is what Jinny (Virginia) Curatolo has been known as over the years.

The Fashionista

She never intended to become a fashionista but that is what Jinny (Virginia) Curatolo has been known as over the years.

So You Think You are Ready to Retire?

A reality check before you take that next step.

Relationships—School Transitions

Inevitably, summer vacation comes to an end and a new school year begins.

Alex J. Groesbeck

Alex J. Groesbeck epitomized “Home Grown in Macomb.”

Film Fuels Photographer’s Passion

A decision by an Army infantry sergeant in Panama in the mid-1950s changed draftee Robert Stewart’s life in an unexpected way.

Relationships—Children First

When parents divorce, their child custody plans are supposed to place the “best interests of the child” first…

Lace Up For Fun

Joining a walking group is a win-win for everyone.

Trip Down Memory Lane

A Passport program was created to inspire and encourage people to visit historical places throughout the county.

Here a Chick, There a Chick, Everywhere a Chick, Chick

Families have gotten so much more than just eggs out of raising these feathered friends at their home.

Women Breathe Life Into Mount Clemens

A solid group of women entrepreneurs has maintained stability and success in downtown Mount Clemens.

It's A 200 Year Celebration

2018 marks 200 years for Macomb County.

Baby Makes Three

Becoming a new parent is an event often filled with anticipation and excitement.

Fashion—Making Sure You Look Your Best Is Jason Barbaro’s Mission

A place close by where we can go when we need to amp up our elegance.

An Apple A Day

Incorporating apples into your diet can have great effect on brain health, weight loss, cancer prevention, heart health, and much more.

A Real Life Doll

A local model graces the cover of three American Girl books just released.

The Able Chef

Some people, when life hands them lemons, they make lemonade. Others take the same lemons and create a scrumptious lemon merengue pie. That’s the case with Chuck Sansone.

Inspiring Fashionistas

Encouraging girls with a passion for fashion

Selfridge Celebrates 100 Years

On July 1, 2017, Selfridge will mark 100 years since the first soldier

Do-It-Yourself Herb Garden

Step-by-step instructions for starting an herb garden.

Creating Backyard Spaces

Maybe it’s time to look out your back door and visualize your potential backyard retreat?

Relationships—Children and Divorce

Divorce is a painful loss for everyone. Children often feel hurt and helpless when their parents divorce…

Relationships—Oldest, Youngest or Middle

Exploring the effect of birth order is challenging in many different ways.

All Aboard

Working on the railroad has never been this much fun.

MotorCity Malt House Brings Local Flavor to Michigan Breweries

In business, it’s knowing and seeing a need, and then providing a solution that proves success.

The City of Richmond

Time to Give Away Macomb’s Secret

Keep Smiling

It’s never too early to establish a good oral health routine for your child.

The Perfect Picnic

Chef Pete Loren from Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace shares his ideas and recipes  for the perfect summer picnic.

One-in-a-Million Triplets Celebrate Turning 1

Casual fashion needs to be easy and simple for a house full of young boys.

Michigan Institute of Urology

Dr. Robert Di Loreto, colleagues and staff provide lifelong urology care.

Bathing Again - 1910

Mount Clemens is no stranger to relaxing spa atmospheres, massages and soaking in healing, holistic water.

Success Wasn't Guaranteed

Jeff Baldwin was destined to work in the food and hospitality industry.

Dos and Don'ts for Your Feet

Now that spring is just around the corner, it’s time to think about your feet.

No Kid Without A Bike

On the quiet corner of Beverly and Jefferson Ave. in St. Clair Shores, nestled among the tree-lined streets, lies a modest bike shop with an extraordinary mission.

Top 10 Food Choices for 2024

Food is not only fuel, but information as well, since your diet has a profound effect on how you “express” the possibilities encoded in your DNA.

Providing Sanctuary & Life Lessons

Three local female coaches, and this writer, are taking our experiences and life lessons learned at the rink and passing them on to the younger generations.

Family Cooking Days

Cooking Day rotates houses each year, usually in early December, for the Dziatczak family

Taking Financial Care

Fighting back against elderly financial exploitation.

Small-Town Charm

No apples this year, but watch for pumpkins, cider and doughnuts this fall at the Big Red Orchard.

Winning Chili

Chili — it’s a simple mix of beef, beans, tomatoes sauce and chili seasonings. So why are we all so deliciously in love with it?

Embracing Realistic Expectations

There is a prevalent notion, albeit an unrealistic myth, that somehow we must strive to be everything for everyone.

Pick A Trail and Go

Being active can happen anywhere – at home, at work, at school.

Health, Healing, Hope

Janet & Jim Riehl North Tower Opens at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital.

Celebrating 40 Years

Forty years in business is a great accomplishment for any business…

Try Mindfulness

To be fully present, mentally, emotionally and physically is often referred to as mindfulness.

Touring Macomb County

Visiting attractions isn’t only for tourist and you don’t need to live in a touristy town to have lots of cool places to go visit.

50 Famous People - From Our Towns

What is Macomb County famous for? The list is long. A freshwater fishing capital. Historic mineral baths and rose city. Stops on the Underground Railroad. A world-renowned engineering and design center.

Prepping Ahead Could Save You

It’s one of the most dreaded screenings: the colonoscopy. But the anticipation — and a little unpleasantness as you prep — is often worse than the actual test.

Let’s Go Bird Watching

Macomb County is a hidden gem for natural beauty in Michigan with its vast lakes and rivers creating a diverse ecosystem of wildlife.

Students Prepare For Fire Fighting

Center Line High School is taking professional development to the next level with its fi refi ghter training program: it’s available to upperclassmen as an elective.

Control + $

Taking control of your finances is a significant step toward achieving financial wellness.

Preserving History

You know it’s summer when classic cars begin busting out of storage to cruise once again.

The Benefits to Therapy Animals

Interactions with animals and our bonds with them can provide emotional comfort, support and appear to help strengthen resilience through times of crisis.

Sweet Success

Four Macomb County women show us how their passion for baking can lead to sweet success.

Therapy & Education Combined

The Conductive Education Center in Sterling Heights helps kids with cerebral palsy.

A Bear and A Bar

This is the story of a bear, a bar and some Macomb County leaders.

Accepting & Supporting Your LGBTQ Child

If you are the parent of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, or nonbinary (LGBTQ+) child, teen or adult child, providing support presents a unique set of challenges that parents often feel unprepared to navigate.

Safeguards & Security

Protection tactics to keep your information safer from fraud.

Fall Family Fun

Autumn is a special time. Summer’s heat is waning and – with any hope – the winter chills are still far away.

A Local Speakeasy

Harrison’s Speakeasy is Harrison Township’s newest spot for a colorful revolving menu, fancy cocktails, a lively atmosphere and an all-around good time.

Sip and Sit

Coffee shops brew up more than a cup of Joe, they’ve become gathering experiences for any time of the day.

Art Raises the Quality of Life

The Macomb Cultural and EconomicPartnership (MCEP) believes that all vibrant communities should have art and that its presence can enhance the quality of life and the economic climate in a community.

The Sky's the Limit

After a five-year hiatus, the much-anticipated air show returns to Selfridge Air National Guard Base on July 9 and 10. It celebrates the next century of flights at Selfridge and showcases our hometown military.

Vacation in Your Backyard

The COVID-related lockdown of two years ago forcedmany to view their homes in a new light. For months, home was where we lived, worked and entertained ourselves.

Grandparenting 101

Becoming a grandparent is a life-changing event. Grandparents play a special role in the life of their grandchildren.

A Yoga for Everyone

In a yoga class you move through a set of poses or exercises, while incorporating mindfulness, breathing techniques and relaxation.

Water, Water Everywhere

Macomb County’s natural resource is a bonus to us all.

Kids Finding Rainbows

COVID-19 can’t keep Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids from its mission.

Rising Up For Success

Mark Prentiss had a vision to open a restaurant with special needs adults as staff.

Keep On Moving

Between the colder temps and COVID-19 concerns, there may be the inclination to be a couch potato. Resist. Move your body.

Charcuterie is Happening

What began as a French branch of cooking involving prepared meats and cheeses, has turned into a world wide phenomenon.

Winter Getting You Down?

Cold weather and a lack of sunshine can affect most people’s mental health.

Career-Focused Learning

Romeo and Center Line schools receive Ford NGL designation.

3 Fun Fall IDEAS

Around here there’s always something fun to do, especially during the fall.

Responding to the Crisis

Macomb County Planning and Economic Department helped businesses weather the pandemic and continues to do so today.

A Time to Give Back

Throughout Macomb County, there are many nonprofit organizations that focus on making our community a better place.

What Gives!

Tips to Make Smarter Decisions about your Charitable Giving

Getting Back Into Crowds

The term “reentry” is being used a lot lately as people discuss lockdown restrictions, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, being lifted and/or eased.

Vintage Salads Stand the Test of Time

Some food just doesn’t go out of style. Or should I say, some recipes just keep on living, decade after decade, passed on from generation to generation.

A Phishing Hole in Your Pocket?

Quick Tips for securing the bank in your pocket.

Picking Flowers

If you’re looking for a fun, safe family activity that can also brighten a favorite room, consider picking your own fl owers at Van Houtte Farms.

Drive-In Movies Are Back!

Back in the day, summertime in Michigan included drive-in movie nights watched from the comfort of your vehicle.

Springtime at the Springs – 1903

At the turn of the century it was common to see people gathered outside in Mount Clemens once the warm days of spring arrived.

Preparing for Your COVID-19 Vaccine

In Michigan and around the world, people have been getting their COVID-19 vaccinations, signaling the beginning of the end of this pandemic.

The Many Benefits of Meditation

Since the pandemic started, many have expressed increased symptoms of anxiety and stress.

A New Beginning at Gaukler Point

Most of us have been there, taken a tour, accompanied a child on a field trip or perhaps passed by while boating on Lake St. Clair.

Macomb Then - Growing Up in Waldenburg

Falling asleep as a small child while listening to the sounds of music from the dance hall across the road every Saturday night.

Hungry Students

Hats off to our school districts’ food programs that ensure students are healthy and well fed.

Winter Blues or Something More?

As fall turns to winter, the days become colder and sunlight dwindles.

Igloo Dining

Outdoor dining choices have dwindled now that winter weather is upon us – or have they?

Men & Their Trucks

Macomb Now found a handful of local Truck Guys all with beautiful classic old pickup trucks that will inspire us all to love trucks.

Creating a Home Gym

With the weather turning cooler, more people are looking to take their workout back inside. So why not create a gym in your home?

The Role of Resilience in a Pandemic World

The COVID-19 global pandemic has forced most of us to confront significant changes to our daily lives.

The Arsenal

During World War II, Southeastern Michigan became known as the Arsenal of Democracy for building the planes, trucks and tanks that helped the Allied powers fight the Axis.

Keeping Us Healthy & Fed

Ensuring stores are clean is entrenched in the philosophy of any successful food market.

Golf: A Lifetime Game with Lifetime Benefits

Check out any golf course and you’re likely to find players in their teens and players well into their 70s and 80s – sometimes playing together.

Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is defined as how attractive your home appears when viewed from the street.

Pairing Wine with Food

Thankfully, there are plenty of options for becoming more familiar with wine and how to pair it with food.

Friendships are a Choice

Friends offer a unique relationship opportunity, as they are formed with individuals with whom we choose to engage.

Yesterday's Party Inspires Fashions

Back on December 21, 1969, Mrs. Eleanor Ford threw a grand house party, a holiday reception honoring her granddaughters…

Celebrating 10 Years

Ten years ago, Peter Lucido, realized that Macomb County wasn’t getting its share of respect from Oakland and Wayne Counties.

Soiree Time

Snowy, cold winter evenings are the best time for an elegant dinner party – a soiree.

Anglers on Ice

On a cold winter day, ice shanties dot the horizon on Lake St. Clair.

Aging in Place

The term aging in place is used to describe a person living in their residence for as long as they are able.

Joining the Club? – Advice for the Sandwich Generation

Those who are in this “sandwich” generation are facing the tough task of assisting their parents and their children with their financial needs.

Pillowcases for Smiles

One day, 11 years ago, a woman was watching the Martha Stewart Show in her Macomb Township home…

Uncovering Your Past

It seems it’s only natural to wonder where we come from, who our ancestors were, what drove them to overcome hurdles and even track down physical traits that run through our families.

Friendship is Priceless

Friendships provide a support network for us throughout our life.

Protecting Your Foot & Ankle

Regardless of activity, the continual use of your foot and ankles leaves them prone to injury and pain.

A Place For Sharing

Sometimes hobbies turn into businesses.

Sprucing Up Your Yard

Imagine sitting around a roaring fire in a firepit on a beautiful brick patio, cooking outside in a wood-burning oven or grilling on a natural wood barbecue.

Calling All Pizza and Pasta Lovers

The LaFata family has always been Macomb’s experts in custom cabinetry, but 14 months ago, they saw that a restaurant they cared about was going out of business.

Shores Students in the Kitchen

The Culinary Foods program at South Lake is the only one in St. Clair Shores and supports all three school districts.

Go Ahead & Jump

The music starts, it’s that song JUMP we all recognize, fitting the performance perfectly.

A Second Home

Children thrive at the Stanley Ian Babinski Boys & Girls Club.

Poured With Sophistication

Back when cars were long, hairdos were art and suits were everyday attire, cocktails were king. And we can thank Prohibition for that.

Seeking Romance Online

Few would argue that online dating has fundamentally altered the dating process.

Golden Deliciousness

Honey. Thick and rich, it’s nature’s sweetener.

No Clowning Around for this Champion

The mother of local celebrity Rosco the Clown shares her commitment and her attachment to the community where she has raised her family.

Sterling Heights: A Historic Past and a Bright Future

The area was first incorporated as Jefferson Township in 1835. Three years later, the name was changed to Sterling Township.

Clinton Township Celebrates 200 Years

The history of Clinton Township began with the arrival of the Moravian missionaries who originated from what is now Saxony, Germany.

200 Miles For 200 Years

Coming up with a way for Macomb County to pay tribute to its last 200 years

Celebrating Historical Churches

In the Christian Bible, the apostle Paul states clearly that the “church” is the people…

Letting Go

Letting go can be hard. Letting go of “stuff ” can be particularly difficult for many.

Small-Town Feel in Mid-Size City

The new shops in the Utica Junction are part of a revitalization of the area as a hub for small businesses and specialty shopping.

Savoring Sweets

Try these wintertime dessert recipes from local chefs

Remembering Our County's Namesake General

The history of Alexander Macomb

Volunteering His Time

Two days a week he loads his custom-made Irish harp into a wheelchair and sets up in various medical units and waiting rooms throughout the hospital.

Relationships—The Value of Agreeing to Disagree

Conflict is an inevitable part of relationships, particularly in emotionally close ones.

Look Who's Cooking

Local firemen favorite recipes

Celebrating the Grandmother of Herbs

Just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of city life, the Lavender Festival is the perfect mid-summer getaway.

The Benefits of Vacationing as a Couple

A vacation, whether short or long, offers the opportunity to decrease stress and rejuvenate.

Centennial Celebration for Our Hometown Bank

First State Bank is a bank with deep roots in our community and one that is committed to ensuring Macomb County thrives.

Cooking with Herbs & Cathy Lentine

Cooking celebrity Cathy Lentine shows us how to awaken our taste buds by incorporating fresh herbs into our dishes.

The Road Less Traveled

Has Made a Difference for Macomb Community College President

25 Things You May Not Know About Macomb County

Macomb Now Magazine is celebrating with this 25th Silver Edition.

Shirts For Success

Think positive. Stay inspired. That’s the message local entrepreneur Chris Reynolds hopes to spread with his clothing line.

Relationships–Pet Love

Exploring the benefits of unconditional love from a pet.

A Passion For Horses

A Lifetime’s Passion

Juniors Jibbing the Sails

North Star Junior Sailing teaches water safety and life skills.


By focusing on your behaviors, thoughts and actions you too  can become resilient and better able to face adversity.

Nautical Living

Waterside homes deliver vacation-style living in Macomb County.

Top Chefs

These high school seniors will be making a difference in our future.

Macomb's Standout Grads

These high school seniors will be making a difference in our future.


Parenting Your Adult Child

Stars Dance

Watch the stars of Macomb County dance for a good cause.

Small Surgical Cuts Bigger Rooms Needed

The expansion of surgical rooms will provide top health care at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital.

Health Care in Macomb County

Quality services and growing opportunities in health care employment are abound.

The Man Behind The Restaurants

Summer is a great time to dive in on swimming for fun, fitness and life.

Going to Cyber School

A unique schooling option is putting a virtual school in Clinton Township on parents’ radar throughout the state.


Healthy Relationships

Barbara Rossmann Follows Her Dream

Henry Ford Macomb hospital’s president/CEO enjoys helping others.

Festa Buon Appetito Returns to Vince & Joe’s

Save the date – Sunday, July 10 – for the Vince & Joe’s Gourmet Market third annual Festa Buon Appetito 2016 at its Shelby location.

La Cucina del Vino

If you love wine and enjoy trying new dishes visit La Cucina del Vino soon and tell them Macomb Now sent you!

Relationships: Empty Nest

The term Empty Nest is often used to describe the transition period in a family’s life cycle when the children have grown up and left home to begin their own adult lives.

Reality Hockey Moms

We don’t need a Reality TV Show on Hockey Moms here in Macomb County. Or do we?

Homemade Pasta

Pasta is made the old-fashioned way at Andiamo.


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