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For high-end independent boutiques, the discriminating shopper should look no further than Birmingham. Its downtown is almost intimidating in its perfection, and its parks, school system and network of cultural amenities are second-to-none. Yeah, it's pretty much perfect.

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Weatherly Stroh

MI Great Artist Weatherly Stroh found her inner painter after coming home to Michigan

Weatherly Stroh is yet another Michigan returnee success story. The Birmingham artist spent 20 years living in Colorado before finally returning home, where she began painting full time and has since received prestigious recognition for her work along with a warm Michigan welcome. 

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Fermenta galvanizes women in Michigan's craft beverage industry

Some clubs are created to exclude. Some clubs are created to nurture. Fermenta is a Michigan collective devoted to helping women craft brewers find their feet in an industry otherwise dominated by men.

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Urbanizing Metro Detroit's Suburbia

The lines between suburban and urban are finally blurring in some Metro Detroit communities. And none too soon. Though our region ranks last in terms of urban revitalization among the 25 largest metros, things are looking up. "You're moving in the right direction," says Christopher Leinberger, senior fellow at The Brookings Institution.

MI Great Artist 2013 Winner Henry Heading

MI Great Artist awards over $3,000 in cash and prizes for second year

A Lathrup Village artist won top honors over 67 other artists in Oakland County’s second annual MI Great Artist competition, celebrating and supporting Michigan's talented artists by engaging the public in an online vote and awarding over $3,000 in cash and other valuable prizes.

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Metro Detroit's Hottest Home Markets

Houses are selling before they're listed. Buyers are getting into bidding wars. Sound familiar? No, it's not a return to the crazed real estate market of 2003... but a few metro Detroit communities are coming back with a vengeance. Why? Well, vibrant urban cores have a lot to do with it. 
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