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Meet Lara!

Lara Shovlin is the Founder & Executive Director of Helping Hands Gifts, a local 501 (c)(3) nonprofit in Shelby Township, MI.  Before founding her own nonprofit she worked for a nonprofit for 5 1/2 years and was in nonprofit sales for 1.5 years. 466 more words

305. Daddy's Doughnuts - January 25, 2017 - Utica, MI

Utica is represented on 100 Places in the D! It’s crazy to me that it took me nearly four years to visit a place there given that I live in close proximity to it, but there you go: Utica is the 12th of the new-to-the-blog-cities visited in Blog Year Four (goal achieved!). 458 more words


288. Jefferson Street Pub - October 28, 2017 - Harrison Township, MI

Halloween, how I miss you already!

I love that spooky holiday – the dressing up, the decorations, the candy, the Halloween movie marathons (no matter how many times I watch those films, I find myself filled with a mix of terror and suspense and  752 more words


Girl Donates Birthday Money to Purchase Toys for Foster Kids

What a generous little girl! Last year, she and her family helped at Friends of Foster Kids and it truly touched her heart. It made such an impression on  her that she took the money she received for her birthday and bought toys for the foster kids! 106 more words

Friends Of Foster Kids

284. Bommarito Bakery - October 7, 2017 - Saint Clair Shores, MI

I’d never visited Bommarito Bakery in Saint Clair Shores until a few weeks ago; however, I did have a memorable run-in with one of its cassata cakes a few years ago. 372 more words


280. Luigi's - October 3, 2017 - Harrison Township, MI

I’m always thrilled to discover another legit, family-owned, real-deal Italian restaurant in the Detroit area, because I am an Italian-restaurant snob. I am a quarter Italian via the bloodline of my beloved maternal grandmother, who was second-generation Italian-American (her parents’ parents were from Italy), and I always wish I was more Italian; I romanticize that part of my heritage, because what’s not to like? 485 more words


272. The Rec Bowl - September 13, 2017 - Mount Clemens, MI

The Rec Bowl is a bowling alley in Mount Clemens. But in the warm-weather months, it’s also a popular venue for live music, which I discovered firsthand during a Wednesday-night visit in mid-September. 428 more words