2019 Insider's Guide to the Pointes
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The War Memorial
and back to school!

Welcome to the September-October issue of Pointe Magazine! We introduce something new in this edition — Live Inspired Magazine, an eight-page supplement by The War Memorial. It begins in the center spread, page 51.

Live Inspired not only lists upcoming events and classes, it also includes interesting news and tidbits about what’s going on at The War Memorial. We invite you to peruse the special section and look forward to it in every issue of Pointe Magazine!

Also being delivered with this issue of Pointe Magazine is the 2018 Official Program of the Grosse Pointe Run organized by the Grosse Pointe Sunrise Rotary Club. The run is held this year on Saturday, Sept. 15, so runners — and joggers and walkers and those with baby strollers — mark the date!

When you look at the pictures from last year’s race — taken by Sunrise Rotary’s exclusive photographer, Sam Bologna — you will realize just how large and inclusive the Grosse Pointe Run is. You will see everyone from babies to seniors to moms and dads and teens to serious runners and those who are just there for fun.

The organizers rely on the generosity of our many local sponsors and businesses, so be sure to tell them “thanks”!

Funds raised through runners’ entrance fees are used to award scholarships to our high school seniors, including Harper Woods, De La Salle and Regina.

When not running or sitting down and enjoying our magazine, be sure to patronize our many businesses and loyal advertisers who make Pointe Magazine — and the Rotary Run program — possible.

We hope you enjoyed your summer and continue to take advantage of the beautiful fall days we have in store.

Meanwhile, see you around the Pointe!
— John

Happy New (School) Year!
For our annual Back to School issue, we feature the Chamber’s North/South Tailgate party, Grosse Pointe South’s Run the Pointe, Full Circle Foundation’s annual gala, nursery school director Ann Walton and more.

But what has always gotten me most excited about going ‘back to school’? Books.

I was the kid who couldn’t wait to receive the school year’s reading list and go supply shopping (getting the right kind of notebook is serious business). Happily, books are a major focus in our Back to School issue this year. 

The Grosse Pointe Library Foundation will host its first masquerade this fall. And Peggy’s Picks are must-reads.

Then there is the piece I wrote about Kaleidoscope, a local book and collection I hold near to my heart. Not just because I’ve had the pleasure of attending a Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church Writers Workshop in the past, but because working with these creative individuals is a joy and inspiration. 

Their stories, which I preview on page 62, are brave, funny and compelling. They include the true story of a Writers Workshop member’s childhood in German-occupied Denmark, the loss of a friend and even the aftermath of sexual assault. 

The stories in this collection are a reflection of the ‘kaleidoscope’ of experience and perspective in Grosse Pointe. And the perfect example of the way in which books not only teach, but bring people together.

Even if you’re not a student anymore, try getting in the bookish mood with a trip your library, perhaps picking up one of Peggy’s picks or writing something of your own. 

Speaking of writing — we are still looking for ‘Pointe Prose’ submissions! You can e-mail your creative writing to me at Look out for a poem by Ron Strickler in the November/December issue.

Happy new school year, all!
— Lauren


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