Clarkston resident transforms furniture into art at The Skeleton Key

Heidi McVeigh loves to use her imagination and creativity to breathe life into furniture and other household items at The Skeleton Key

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Local Author Releases Newest Book in Bestselling Mystery Series

By Rachel Moulden for Digital First Media Ferndale author Donald Levin has always had a strong passion for the written word. Originally born in Massachusetts, the writer moved to Detroit as a small child and spent his days weaving together exciting fiction stories. In his thirties, he left Michigan to move to New York where…

Huntington Woods author to discuss her book about disability and inclusion

Rachel Moulden for Digital First Media Huntington Woods resident Janice Fialka is a speaker and activist who fights for inclusion for those who live with disabilities. Fialka is the mother of two adult children, daughter Emma and a son, Micah, who lives with an intellectual disability. As a social worker, she spent 40 years working…

Oakland University dance professor curates The Michigan Five performance

Rachel Moulden for Digital First Media Gregory Patterson shares his passion for music and dance through the students he teaches at Oakland University. “I was always interested in dance as a kid, but was more of a sports guy growing up,” says Patterson, a Warren resident and associate professor of dance, who has been teaching…

Zenith Brass presents 22nd fall concert with Beaumont Brass

Rachel Moulden for Digital First Media It is a pleasure for Mark Petty to direct the Zenith Brass, a 25-member multi-school extracurricular honors band for brass and percussion students. He founded the band in 1995 to provide challenging experiences for young musicians. “I think the most rewarding part of Zenith Brass for me is creating…

Farmington native’s first novel “Letting Go” of the past

Rachel Moulden for Digital First Media Oakland County author Kristin Lenz has always been a writer at heart. As she grew up in Farmington and attended University of Michigan, she says she lacked confidence to pursue a career in writing. Instead, she chose psychology as her major and went on to earn a master’s in…

Teacher brings the art of hula to Southeast Michigan

By Rachel Moulden for Digital First Media Oakland County resident Frances Price has brought the art of hula to the mainland through her Polynesian dance classes. The Polynesian Dancers of Michigan halau (school) mission is to spread the spirit of aloha and share the passion for hula and Polynesian dance with all who are interested….

Oakland County author merges sci-fi, horror in new novel

Rachel Moulden for Digital First Media Troy author Brian W. Matthews loves to craft entertaining stories that put his readers on edge. His tales of things that go bump in the night, as well as his penchant for exploring the unknown are fueled by his appreciation for the sci-fi and horror genres. Matthews, who works…