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Hava Nagila to go: Jewish markets in Metro Detroit

To give you a taste of Jewish food in our region, Metromode profiled three local markets: a butcher shop, a well-known local deli and a growing kosher bakery chain. Mazel Tov and enjoy!


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Rebuilding Together Oakland County works toward safe, healthy homes...and parks

For 25 years, Rebuilding Together Oakland County has provided repair and renovation work for low-income homeowners. Metromode's Claire Charlton digs in to learn more about this hard-working nonprofit.








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Pleasant Ridge: Metro Detroit's hidden gem

Sometimes wonderful things come in small packages. Take for example one of Metro Detroit’s tiniest cities, born of an ancient beach ridge and home to artists, writers, and beautiful pre-war homes.


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In search of the Hillbilly Highway

Between 1940 and 1960, seven million Appalachians left their home region to find work in places like Detroit. In the first of a two-part series, native-West Virginian Courtney Balestier writes about the history of the migration, and speaks to people who experienced it. 

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On the verge of quitting: Virtual schools offer high school students a second chance

Whether it’s bullying, health issues or sheer boredom, some students are not cut out for sitting in a classroom seven hours a day, five days a week. Online and blended learning helps meet students where they are and provides options beyond just dropping out.    

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Better together: How metro Detroit's entrepreneurial ecosystem nurtured Drought Juice

This is the story of four sisters, four juice bars and how Metro Detroit's startup support network helped grow a mini-empire.
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