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Feature story

While artist Derek Hess has always purged his emotions on paper, his struggle with mental illness has remained mostly hidden. Now he’s peeling back the layers by speaking out and hosting an arts, comedy and music festival to raise awareness.


The Weekender: 5 Things to Do March 24-26

Mark milestones with the 30th anniversary celebration of Verb Ballets, a Little Shop of Horrors revival 30 years in the making and more.


Hathaway Brown Summer Programs 2017

Hathaway Brown School is excited to once again offer a variety of engaging and educational programming for boys and girls this summer. Beginning June 5 and running through August 11, HB will offer a wide array of academic, athletics, and enrichment camps in the summer.

Local Happenings


Pinpoint A New Hobby

Lake Metroparks’ annual quilt show teaches fresh techniques.

Mahall's 20 Lanes

5 Ways to Do Fried Chicken

We're all about these finger-licking good options.


The Benefits of Nature-based Learning

Early childhood programs with lesson plans like ‘over the river and through the woods’ provide a valuable foundation.

Smart Lock

The Case for August Smart Lock

Become the key master with total control over your front door.


The Faces Of Commercial Construction

Marous Brothers Construction


We Swear It's Almost Spring

Here's how to indulge your sense to celebrate the season.


The Weekender: 5 Things to Do March 17-19

Check out local traditions with the quirky Buzzard Day in Hinckley, the artsy Third Fridays in Gordon Square and more.