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Penguins a hit at Detroit Zoo

BY KAITLIN SLOAN OU News Bureau In a year, the Detroit Zoo’s Polk Penguin Conservation Center has helped boost the number of zoogoers. In the first six months of the new penguin facility, attendance was tracked and reached 1.7 million. Membership holders increased by 10,000. Zoo officials are confident this has a lot to do […]

April 21st, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County | Read More »

More reasons to head to Comerica

BY KAITLIN SLOAN OU News Bureau The boys are back for the 17th season at Comerica Park and fans have new special events on tap. These events at the ballpark target select audiences to come out and watch the Detroit Tigers play. Fans of all ages come out on Star Wars Day, breast cancer survivors […]

April 19th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Wayne C. | Read More »

Shutocon takes over Lansing

PHOTOS AND TEXT BY CHEYANNE KRAMER OU News Bureau More than 6,000 paid attendees traveled to Shuto Con this March. From the 17-19, fans gathered in the Radisson hotel and the Lansing Center in the heart of downtown Lansing for the annual anime convention. Anime conventions are events where fans gather to show off their […]

April 17th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »

Falling sales strain music industry

  BY ZACH MICKLEA OU News Bureau Since the emergence of the recording industry, there has been a broad, single model of success for a musician: record some music, develop a small following, send that music to a record label and hope for the best. For decades, that has been the rough template followed by […]

April 17th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »

Bubble tea a sweet treat

BY CHEYANNE KRAMER OU News Bureau A drink with tapioca pearls served over ice isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But to many around the world, bubble tea is a delicious treat found at cafes worldwide. Bubble tea began in the 1980s in Taiwan, where street vendors would compete to sell the best teas. Many experimented […]

April 17th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County | Read More »

Zip through Stony Creek with Go Ape!

BY ZACH MICKLEA OU News Bureau Southeastern Michigan residents now have the chance to harness their inner ape this year at Stony Creek Metropark where treetop adventure course and zip line company Go Ape! has launched a new operation. The attraction officially opens April 14 and features more than 4,000 feet of rope ladders, zip […]

April 17th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Macomb C.,Oakland County | Read More »

Revitalizing the city with District Detroit

BY ALEXUS BOMAR OU News Bureau Downtown Detroit will be the new home for all four of the city’s professional sport teams beginning in September 2017 because of the newest investment known as The District Detroit. The 50-block entertainment and sports district features five neighborhoods, six theaters, four sports teams and more than 40 restaurants […]

April 9th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Wayne C. | Read More »

Puppy in training as police dog

BY KAITLIN SLOAN OU News Bureau  The Sterling Heights Police Department recently began training a new K-9 puppy — and she is catching on quickly. On average, K-9s in training can detect narcotics after a year. Ivy learned how to in three months.  “Ivy has been doing great,” said Ivy’s handler, Officer Darren Steele. “She […]

April 6th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Macomb C. | Read More »

Carol’s Paperbacks a bookworm’s delight

BY ZACH MICKLEA OU News Bureau Between the nail salon and laundromat on Highland Road in Waterford sits Carol’s Paperback Plus — a used-book store with nearly 30 years in business. Carol Long opened the store in the late ’80s. The store has not always been so close to the center of the city. Its […]

April 6th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County | Read More »

United Shores preps for second season

BY STEVEN SKIPINSKI OU News Bureau Baseball season is right around the corner, and the United Shores Professional Baseball League has plans to break ground on a new stadium. Minor league baseball made its debut in Utica last year when Jimmy John’s Field opened its doors to the public. The league has four teams, which […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Macomb C. | Read More »