Every senior living community is different, but these eight tips will help you determine which community is right for you.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
An Italian restaurant inside a local hotel brings homegrown flavor in a contemporary atmosphere.
One of Macomb County’s most popular banquet centers, Zuccaro’s Banquets & Catering, celebrates 50 years in business this year.
Some people remember how they were once helped and they choose to give back, and then there’s Mary Abdalla.
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.
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…
As members of the Warren Concert Band (WCB), get ready to celebrate their 50th year together, they are looking back with melancholy and pride.
Nature comes in all shapes and sizes, from the neighborhood nature trail to magnificent mountains and oceans.
The St. Lawrence Catholic School students in Utica are known as the Mustangs and one local woman has created her own stampede.
As government land began opening up in the Michigan Territory, the opportunities offered attracted many settlers to the new territory.
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.
One of Macomb County’s most beloved family farms is proud to be celebrating 95 years in 2021.
If you’re looking to improve your kitchen skills, why not try a cooking class?
When Judy Gombar of Sterling Heights was diagnosed with prediabetes, her doctor referred her to a diabetes prevention program…
Once unmentionable, suicide is now not only mentionable but being addressed with increased frequency.
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.
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.
Hearing the chirping of birds and feeling the warmth of the sun are just a couple reasons why we love getting outside…
With any luck, the worst of winter is behind us and it’s time to take in all that Mother Nature has to offer.
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).
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.
At-home fitness has not only been around for years, but due to the current pandemic, it has skyrocketed in attendance and popularity.
Just because there’s a nip in the air doesn’t mean you can’t have some pep in your step.
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.
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.
Stay home. Stay safe. A commonly heard phrase in the age of COVID-19. But is home always a place of refuge?
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.
Photographers across the globe have been documenting families sheltering at home during the coronavirus pandemic in a cause identified as the, “Porch Project.”
Back in spring of 2016 we all wondered what having a baseball stadium with minor league players would do for our communities.
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.
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.
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.
On first blush, Shelby Township may seem like just any other suburb in a major metropolitan area.
Whether it’s a social setting, or on a scheduled real estate appointment, I am always asked the same couple of questions
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.
The end of the year is often a time of reflection, providing us the opportunity to review progress toward our goals.
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…
Some kids are dealt a terrible disease and their misfortune turns into a mission to help themselves and those around them.
Macomb Intermediate School District offers individual learning programs for special needs students.
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.
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.
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…
Whether you’re grilling on coals, gas or smoking in a smoker, summertime is your time to shine as a grillmaster.
Youngblood Vineyard is making wine from grapes growing on their fifth-generation Ray Township farm.
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.
In the years that I have worked in banking, not much has changed statistically when it comes to financial literacy.
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.
Beautiful backyards don’t just appear without hard work, planning and some thought to details.
The kitchen is the heart of any home. It’s the place where families gather to eat, entertain and just hang out together.
You wouldn’t rush picking out your dream home, so don’t rush when it comes to a lender.
To trace Zuccaro Banquets & Catering’s heritage, you need to go back a few generations.
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.
The benefits of safe deposit boxes in the age of digital banking.
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…
She never intended to become a fashionista but that is what Jinny (Virginia) Curatolo has been known as over the years.
She never intended to become a fashionista but that is what Jinny (Virginia) Curatolo has been known as over the years.
Inevitably, summer vacation comes to an end and a new school year begins.
A decision by an Army infantry sergeant in Panama in the mid-1950s changed draftee Robert Stewart’s life in an unexpected way.
When parents divorce, their child custody plans are supposed to place the “best interests of the child” first…
A Passport program was created to inspire and encourage people to visit historical places throughout the county.
Families have gotten so much more than just eggs out of raising these feathered friends at their home.
A solid group of women entrepreneurs has maintained stability and success in downtown Mount Clemens.
A place close by where we can go when we need to amp up our elegance.
Incorporating apples into your diet can have great effect on brain health, weight loss, cancer prevention, heart health, and much more.
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.
On July 1, 2017, Selfridge will mark 100 years since the first soldier
Maybe it’s time to look out your back door and visualize your potential backyard retreat?
Divorce is a painful loss for everyone. Children often feel hurt and helpless when their parents divorce…
Exploring the effect of birth order is challenging in many different ways.
In business, it’s knowing and seeing a need, and then providing a solution that proves success.
Chef Pete Loren from Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace shares his ideas and recipes for the perfect summer picnic.
Casual fashion needs to be easy and simple for a house full of young boys.
Dr. Robert Di Loreto, colleagues and staff provide lifelong urology care.
To be fully present, mentally, emotionally and physically is often referred to as mindfulness.
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.
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.
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.
Macomb County is a hidden gem for natural beauty in Michigan with its vast lakes and rivers creating a diverse ecosystem of wildlife.
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.
Taking control of your finances is a significant step toward achieving financial wellness.
Interactions with animals and our bonds with them can provide emotional comfort, support and appear to help strengthen resilience through times of crisis.
Four Macomb County women show us how their passion for baking can lead to sweet success.
The Conductive Education Center in Sterling Heights helps kids with cerebral palsy.
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.
Autumn is a special time. Summer’s heat is waning and – with any hope – the winter chills are still far away.
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.
Coffee shops brew up more than a cup of Joe, they’ve become gathering experiences for any time of the day.
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.
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.
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.
Becoming a grandparent is a life-changing event. Grandparents play a special role in the life of their grandchildren.
In a yoga class you move through a set of poses or exercises, while incorporating mindfulness, breathing techniques and relaxation.
Mark Prentiss had a vision to open a restaurant with special needs adults as staff.
Between the colder temps and COVID-19 concerns, there may be the inclination to be a couch potato. Resist. Move your body.
What began as a French branch of cooking involving prepared meats and cheeses, has turned into a world wide phenomenon.
Cold weather and a lack of sunshine can affect most people’s mental health.
Macomb County Planning and Economic Department helped businesses weather the pandemic and continues to do so today.
Throughout Macomb County, there are many nonprofit organizations that focus on making our community a better place.
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.
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.
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.
Back in the day, summertime in Michigan included drive-in movie nights watched from the comfort of your vehicle.
At the turn of the century it was common to see people gathered outside in Mount Clemens once the warm days of spring arrived.
In Michigan and around the world, people have been getting their COVID-19 vaccinations, signaling the beginning of the end of this pandemic.
Since the pandemic started, many have expressed increased symptoms of anxiety and stress.
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.
Falling asleep as a small child while listening to the sounds of music from the dance hall across the road every Saturday night.
Hats off to our school districts’ food programs that ensure students are healthy and well fed.
As fall turns to winter, the days become colder and sunlight dwindles.
Outdoor dining choices have dwindled now that winter weather is upon us – or have they?
Macomb Now found a handful of local Truck Guys all with beautiful classic old pickup trucks that will inspire us all to love trucks.
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 COVID-19 global pandemic has forced most of us to confront significant changes to our daily lives.
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.
Ensuring stores are clean is entrenched in the philosophy of any successful food market.
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.
Thankfully, there are plenty of options for becoming more familiar with wine and how to pair it with food.
Friends offer a unique relationship opportunity, as they are formed with individuals with whom we choose to engage.
Back on December 21, 1969, Mrs. Eleanor Ford threw a grand house party, a holiday reception honoring her granddaughters…
Ten years ago, Peter Lucido, realized that Macomb County wasn’t getting its share of respect from Oakland and Wayne Counties.
The term aging in place is used to describe a person living in their residence for as long as they are able.
Those who are in this “sandwich” generation are facing the tough task of assisting their parents and their children with their financial needs.
One day, 11 years ago, a woman was watching the Martha Stewart Show in her Macomb Township home…
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.
Regardless of activity, the continual use of your foot and ankles leaves them prone to injury and pain.
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.
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.
The Culinary Foods program at South Lake is the only one in St. Clair Shores and supports all three school districts.
The music starts, it’s that song JUMP we all recognize, fitting the performance perfectly.
Back when cars were long, hairdos were art and suits were everyday attire, cocktails were king. And we can thank Prohibition for that.
Few would argue that online dating has fundamentally altered the dating process.
The mother of local celebrity Rosco the Clown shares her commitment and her attachment to the community where she has raised her family.
The area was first incorporated as Jefferson Township in 1835. Three years later, the name was changed to Sterling Township.
The history of Clinton Township began with the arrival of the Moravian missionaries who originated from what is now Saxony, Germany.
In the Christian Bible, the apostle Paul states clearly that the “church” is the people…
The new shops in the Utica Junction are part of a revitalization of the area as a hub for small businesses and specialty shopping.
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.
Conflict is an inevitable part of relationships, particularly in emotionally close ones.
Just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of city life, the Lavender Festival is the perfect mid-summer getaway.
A vacation, whether short or long, offers the opportunity to decrease stress and rejuvenate.
First State Bank is a bank with deep roots in our community and one that is committed to ensuring Macomb County thrives.
Cooking celebrity Cathy Lentine shows us how to awaken our taste buds by incorporating fresh herbs into our dishes.
Macomb Now Magazine is celebrating with this 25th Silver Edition.
Think positive. Stay inspired. That’s the message local entrepreneur Chris Reynolds hopes to spread with his clothing line.
By focusing on your behaviors, thoughts and actions you too can become resilient and better able to face adversity.
The expansion of surgical rooms will provide top health care at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital.
Quality services and growing opportunities in health care employment are abound.
Summer is a great time to dive in on swimming for fun, fitness and life.
A unique schooling option is putting a virtual school in Clinton Township on parents’ radar throughout the state.
Henry Ford Macomb hospital’s president/CEO enjoys helping others.
Save the date – Sunday, July 10 – for the Vince & Joe’s Gourmet Market third annual Festa Buon Appetito 2016 at its Shelby location.
If you love wine and enjoy trying new dishes visit La Cucina del Vino soon and tell them Macomb Now sent you!
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.
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