2022 Insider's Guide to the Pointes & Harper Woods
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Think Summer — and golf!
Whoever said “April showers bring May flowers” wasn’t from Michigan. Just this week, as I write this, we had snow on the ground! Fortunately, it melted in time for the first night of the men’s spring golf league at Lochmoor — which they postponed anyway. (There’s that make-up day at the end of the season for a reason: April in Michigan!)

Now that I’m retired from the Grosse Pointe News, that gives me the opportunity to sub on the men’s league on Tuesday nights. Previously, that was the night we went to press with the newspaper, which meant all hands on deck until the pages were sent to the printer.

This year, Terry and I were fortunate to be able to spend the month of March in Florida, which gave us a chance to attend seven Detroit Tigers spring training games in Lakeland. I was also able to get in a dozen rounds of golf, of course! I played at least one exceptional round (for a high-handicapper!), so I am looking forward to playing Lochmoor.

I am also looking forward to getting started on the garden. At the beginning of the pandemic, Terry ordered me an above-ground garden box. So for the past two summers, we’ve enjoyed homegrown tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, jalapeños and leaf lettuce. (We still haven’t had luck with radishes or green onions. I’ll let you know how this year’s turn out!)

Already, today, the thermometer is inching up, and I’m anxious to get outdoors and walk (jog?) the neighborhood and take in the beautiful sights and smells of spring and early summer. Nowhere else is as enchanting as the Pointes during the warmer months.
When you get out this spring, be sure to patronize our many loyal businesses and advertisers who, as I always say, make this magazine possible and living and working in the Pointes so sweet.

See you around the Pointe! Fore!
— John

s the mom of a 5-year-old, whom we kept home from school with sniffles more often than we can count this year, it is an enormous relief to see the summer resources in Grosse Pointe. In fact, the abundance of offerings is not only a balm, but a life raft.

For starters, there is Summer Connection, an eight-week four-session summer enrichment program designed to re-connect students in grades K-12 with in-person learning. The program is free for any student enrolled in the Grosse Pointe Public School System in fall 2022. 

It is a great way to fill in some of those pandemic gaps in education this year and better prepare students for the fall semester. It isn’t your typical summer school either. It kicks off with kinesthetic learning and physical activities before settling into project-based education.

Then there is Camp O’Fun, which is exactly what it sounds like — a summer camp of outdoor exploration and fun, available on a weekly basis from June 21 to Aug. 24. Registration and tuition details are available at On the website, you’ll also find details about Summer Theatre Camp, Camp Invention, Summer Music Festival and Grosse Pointe Summer Choir.

And speaking of the schools — we are proud to reveal our Publisher’s Pick Exceptional Graduates for the Class of 2022. Congratulations to Stephen Fozo, Sean Guibord, Amelia Karr, Benjamin Paolucci, Aleena Siddiqui and Ana Todesco, whose stellar achievements you can read about starting on page 55.

This May also concludes the 100th anniversary celebrations for Grosse Pointe Public School System. The final celebratory event, the 10th annual Community Luncheon, will celebrate community and service. 

Here’s to the next century of exceptional educational opportunities, community and service in Grosse Pointe.


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