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By Sarah Teller Photos by Bill Gemmell JOYFUL TOTS CHILDCARE & LEARNING CENTER originally began as an in-home service for school-aged children in 1999. Four years later,...

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By Jennifer Goeddeke EDWARD STENCEL IS THE LIVELY, EXTROVERTED FOUNDER OF THE POPULAR RIVER ROUGE BREWING COMPANY, situated in Royal Oak and opened in May...

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By Colton Dale MANY DRIVEN, DEDICATED ENTREPRENEURS WERE PLANNING TO OPEN STORES, RESTAURANTS AND other businesses just before COVID-19. When the pandemic hit, we were all...

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By Mary Meldrum ZEANA ATTISHA IS MARRIED TO SAAD ATTISHA, AND THEY OWN THE OAK PARK STAPLE, SAHARA RESTAURANT. Her husband started the operation in 1980...

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By Rose Carver SAM AND BECKY MISURACA ENTERED INTO THEIR RETIREMENT WITH THE CHILDREN in their community in mind. Their organization, Building Beds 4 Kids,...

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AS FOUNDER, OWNER, AND MEDICAL DIRECTOR, Dr. Paul Benson sets the tone for the Be Well Medical Center. The practice reflects the philosophy that...

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OAK PARK IS ALWAYS EAGER TO CELEBRATE ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE, and you’ll find some of that excellence on display at the City Hall now through...

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By Jenn Goeddeke LAURA ROCK IS AN OUTSTANDING LOCAL ACTIVIST/FEMINIST with a passion for passing on her message to others. Recently elected as a precinct delegate...

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By Rose Carver J&D AUTO IS CELEBRATING THEIR 31ST YEAR OF OPERATION AS ONE of the best-kept secret gems of Oak Park. “I’m a believer,”...

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ON MARCH 10TH, 2020, VOTERS APPROVED A $125 MILLION BOND to make a significant investment in the Ferndale School District. Ferndale Public Schools include...