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Nick and Andrea Cocciolone, Co-owners of Planet Rock Climbing Gyms

Nick and Andrea Cocciolone, Co-owners of Planet Rock Climbing Gyms

Meet the mom-dad team behind the popular Planet Rock climbing gym, opening a new Madison Heights location this month.

June 2014
Families Unplug for One Week in Screen-Free Challenge

Families Unplug for One Week in Screen-Free Challenge

Three local families forgo their tablets, TVs, computers and smartphones for one week – one long week. Find out how they fared – and whether you could go screen-free like them.

May 2014
Camp Matchmaker Margaret Bornstein

Camp Matchmaker Margaret Bornstein

This Huntington Woods mom works for The Camp Experts & Teen Summers, helping families in Michigan and Ohio find the perfect camps for their children.

May 2014
Curator and Dad John Lebert Educates Families at Ann Arbor Zoo

Curator and Dad John Lebert Educates Families at Ann Arbor Zoo

This local dad loves lizards, amphibians and invertebrates – and teaching families about them as curator of the Great Lakes Zoological Society's World Of Discovery Reptile Zoo in Ann Arbor.

May 2014
Glass Action! Ferndale Mom Makes Cool Stained Glass Stuff

Glass Action! Ferndale Mom Makes Cool Stained Glass Stuff

Along with her iconic rock 'n' roll nightlights, Carey Gustafson makes custom portraits of kids, parents, pets and more, perfect for a cool family gift

April 2014
Kyle Smitley, Founder of Detroit Achievement Academy

Kyle Smitley, Founder of Detroit Achievement Academy

Before founding this charter school, Smitley was operating a multimillion-dollar clothing company. But she wasn't feeling fulfilled. So she moved to Detroit to help kids get a better education.

April 2014
Detroit Woman Ushers Students Safely to School for Five Decades

Detroit Woman Ushers Students Safely to School for Five Decades

Meet Mary White. She's been a school crossing guard in Detroit for 53 years. Her love of kids keeps her going – and, at 94, she has no intention of slowing down.

March 2014
Marvel Comic's New Girl Superhero Kamala Khan

Marvel Comic's New Girl Superhero Kamala Khan

The new 'Ms. Marvel' is the first Muslim character to headline her own comic book, hitting stands in February 2014.

February 2014
Former Metro Detroit Mom Jasinda Wilder Authors Steamy Reads

Former Metro Detroit Mom Jasinda Wilder Authors Steamy Reads

This metro Detroit native's erotic page-turners could make '50 Shades Of Grey' turn red. But the real kicker? The books she penned saved her family from foreclosure.

February 2014
Chosen Rhythms Volunteer Music Group

Chosen Rhythms Volunteer Music Group

As a way to give back to the community, two siblings from Sterling Heights spend Saturdays performing at local nursing homes, soup kitchens and churches.

February 2014
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