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May-June 2022

The red sports car on page 18 in the EyesOn Design story was incorrectly identified as a Miata. It is in fact a Triumph TR6, c.1975, according to reader David Kwan who spotted the misidentification and noted, "Love your magazine." Thanks, David!

January-February 2019

Erroneous paragraphs in the story on The Helm at the Boll Life Center (formerly Services for Older Citizens) on Page 22 were replaced with the following corrected information:

The Open House will give people a peek behind the doors of the beautiful building at 158 Ridge Road to see what really goes on here! Many people will recognize the building as the former Cottage Hospital Nurses’ dormitory, originally opened in 1930.

Approximately seven years ago, recognizing that the organization needed a larger and more suitable facility, Henry Ford Cottage Hospital offered to rent the building to Services for Older Citizens for a nominal fee.

However, prior to moving into the building (which occurred in 2013), the organization had to undertake a capital campaign to raise funds to retrofit the aging building to make it suitable to house a senior service program. Literally hundreds of generous community residents, banded together and successfully raised the $2.2 million it took to cover the renovations.

A critical donation by John A. and Marlene L. Boll helped move the campaign forward, hence the full name of The Helm: The Helm at the Boll Life Center. This significant renovation turned The Helm into a bright, busy gathering place for seniors in our community.

July-August 2017

The story about the William V. Banks Museum at WGPR should said the station's call letters originally stood for “Grosse Pointe Ross,” but was more commonly known as “Grosse Pointe Radio.”

In the story about Canadian Consul Douglas George, he should have been quoted as saying, “This is Canada’s most important border crossing — what went into Kuwait in one year would equal seven hours of Canada-U.S. trade over the Ambassador Bridge.”

May-June 2017

The Grosse Pointe Historical Society "Summer on the Lake" story on page 62 had several errors:

a.      The homeowners should have been listed as Chad and “Katy” Krueger

b.      The home's address should be 671 Lake Shore Road

c.      The article should have stated  "four generations" of the Krueger family live at the home. 

The online version of magazine has been updated to reflect these corrections.

November-December 2016

The Grosse Pointe Academy’s Montessori Night is Wed., Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Early School building.

July-August 2016

• In his column in the July-August issue, Publisher John Minnis stated that the Grosse Pointes have two K9 dogs: Xander in the Woods and Duke in the Farms. That is not correct. We are told that Xander and his handler left the Woods department in March. Also, we are told, the Harper Woods City Council has approved the adoption of a K9 unit, and fundraising efforts are being planned.

• As a life long hydroplane racing fan I enjoyed your article entitled "Gar Wood's Legacy", but I think you should be made aware of the fact that there are several factual errors in the article:

1.  Gar Wood did not become involved in the Gold Cup until after the first race in Detroit, in 1916, when Miss Detroit I lost while attempting to defend the Cup.  He bought the boat after the race.
2.  Miss Detroit I won the Gold Cup in 1915 in New York, not Minnesota.  The race was on Manhassett Bay, Long Island.
3.  The 1917 race was on the Mississippi River because Miss Minneapolis had won the race in Detroit in 1916.
That race was won by Gar Wood, his first Gold Cup win, in Miss Detroit II, powered by a Sterling engine.
4.  The 1918 race, held on the Detroit River, was won by Gar Wood in Miss Detroit III, powered by a Curtiss engine.
5.  The 1919 race was again won by Miss Detroit III, powered by a Packard Liberty (WW I airplane) engine.
6.  Miss America I won the 1920 Harmsworth Race against three boats: Maple Leaf V, Maple Leaf VI, and Despujols I.  Miss England II did not challenge until 1931.
7.  The caption to your picture of Logan Wood states that "Gar Wood won his final race in Miss America X, beating Miss England III and winning the British Harmsworth Trophy for the eighth time." He actually won in 1933 for the ninth time--he won in 1920 as the U.S. challenger, and defended eight times.

Tim Matyn
Grosse Pointe Woods

January-February 2016

The review of author David McCullough's book "The Wright Brothers" should have said Orville Wright, now Wilbur, made the first manned flight of a motor operated heavier-than-air craft on Thursday, Dec. 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk.

May-June 2015

In the Pointe Personality item, "Meet Richard," featuring the Rev. Richard Yeager-Stiver, his "Favorite Movie" should have been listed as "V" -- the TV series from the 1980s.

The "Golf Classic is a 'Hole in One'" story should have said, “On Monday, June 22, Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe will host this annual event at the Country Club of Detroit."

March-April 2015

The woman in the "Ballroom Glitz" photo on page 34 was incorrectly identified. She is Amanda Slomski, Senior Director
of Sales and Special Events at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial.

November-December 2014

The Bond-Bilt ad should have been changed to reflect "Winter Special" expiring Dec. 31, 2014

July-August 2014

The publisher's column on Page 8 should have said the Detroit Boat Club is celebrating 175 years this year.

A photo of the Gearheads (page 14) was taken at Brownell Middle School.

April-May 2013

The photo of Lois and Gail Warden should have indicated that they are sponsors of the Grosse Pointe Foundation for Public Education annual Spring Gala, “Enriching, Engaging, Inspiring Our Future.”

February-March 2013

The GPFPE grant to support Homework Clubs in Defer, Ferry, Mason, Poupard and Trombly Elementary Schools did not include the “iLearn with iPads” program as reported in the February-March story “RAZ Readers and More for Grosse Pointe Students.”

December 2012-January 2013:

A year-old ad was inadvertently placed for Bowman Asset Management. There will be no workshops in February as the old ad stated. Below is the correct ad. We apologize for the inconvenience. — Publisher

August-September 2011:

The individuals in this photo from the Leinweber Tribute Dinner
were misidentified. From left are Mike Kramer, Beverly Leinweber,
Ellen Durand and John Denomme.

Photos from the Family Center 10th Anniversary Chocolate & Champagne event were taken Donald Schulte.

May-June-July 2011:

To whom it may concern:

The defending champion for the MICSA final swim meet is Lochmoor club, not Great Oaks Country Club, as was reported in Pete Waldmeir's article, "Hunt Club to Host Premier Swim Meet".  Lochmoor has worked very hard to defend that title for the last several years.  Great Oaks came in second and Birmingham Athletic club came in third.  Grosse Pointe Yacht club came in fifth.  The scores that were reported were for women only, the total team score including, relays is farther down the page on the MICSA website under combined team scores.

Thank you for your consideration.
Karen Yoo
Lochmoor swim team mom

Don't know who checked the facts in your article on the 2011 MICSA Finale July 29-31 but Lochmoor Club is the defending Champion (not Great Oaks, and GPYC was 5th). Lochmoor has finished first at least 8 years (I have lost track of the number of years, but it has broken all records!).  This should be a topic of outstanding accomplishment for your magazine.

Combined Team Scores
Place Team Points
1 Lochmoor Lochmoor 939. 50
2 Great Oaks Great Oaks 746
3 Birmingham Birmingham 735
4 Detroit Golf Detroit Golf 721. 50
5 Grosse Pte Yacht Grosse Pte Yacht 712
6 Red Run Red Run 486. 50
7 Western Western 474
8 Grosse Pte Hunt Grosse Pte Hunt 410

Photo by Brendan Ross Photography/Courtesy of Christ Church Grosse Pointe

May-June 2010:

• Pete Waldmeir's column on the NFL owners should have said the Bowlen family purchased the Denver Broncos in 1984. The Broncos have been to the Super Bowl six times and won twice: back-to-back in 1998 and 1999, Super Bowls XXXII and XXXIII.

• Chef Frank Cherro's column should have said the owner of The Big Salad is John Bornoty.

• Clarification: While Bill Warner, EyesOn Design Honorary Chair for 2010, is the founder and co-chairman of the Amelia Island Concours, all proceeds from EyesOn Design benefit the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology and its programs in research and support for the visually impaired.

• Mike Neme, owner of the former Lochmoor Hardware, wishes to point out that "big box" stores had nothing to do with his closing. He simply "retired." Further, he did not endorse or encourage his customers to patronize Gilbert's Pro Hardware, nor did he endorse any other hardware store after his closing. Lastly, he wants to make clear that he had many capable women customers who certainly did not require assistance from him or anyone else.