The winter I turned 17, I donated blood for the first time. For that first pint and the 40 since, I’ve overcome my anxiety based on both giving of myself and taking of cookies and apple juice. This year, Summer in the City turned 17, and I found myself in a similarly sanguine and sweet scenario.…Read More
Sarah Cooper Of course, I check them every day. Doesn’t everyone? Each day, my 10-year-old’s summer camp website posts several hundred photos of activities. Pool play, maccabiah games, horseback riding. The images are glorious. They show 8-year-olds dressed in white, 11-year-olds covered in sand: childhood at its most beautiful. My 7-year-old and I scroll through,…Read More
As of June 21, summer is officially here! Seems like it’s been forever, huh? Well, no worries! With the summer solstice comes warmer weather, longer days full of sunshine and — of course, this is an alcohol blog — patio drinking! Soak up some Vitamin D while soaking up some booze at these five exemplary…Read More
This summer, add a little mazel to your vacation with Flat Fievel! Join in on the fun of our summer social media campaign! Just cut out Flat Fievel from this page to print out your very own Flat Fievel! Then take him with you on your travels and take a picture with him for a chance…Read More
As the weather starts to get hot and summer nights are in full force, one thing comes to my mind during this transition. There is nothing like getting together with close family and friends on a cool summer night after a long day at a beach and having a BBQ reminiscing on good times. And there’s…Read More
Jonathon Koenigsberg Special to the Jewish News Willoway Day Camp to celebrate 50 summers. As the blossoms bloom, the weather warms and the kids count down the days, the staff of Willoway Day Camp are hard at work, making the pools clearer, the crafts craftier and the bug juice tastier than ever. And this summer,…Read More
Fabulous Ferndale has been host to a number of new bars and restaurants popping up in the last year. The new kid on the block, Imperial, has been serving up tequila and some seriously delicious California-style street fare. They are open seven days a week from 11 a.m. – 2 a.m., with food service ending at midnight.
Imperial is the brainchild of owners Perry and Sharon LaVoisne, and old friends and music industry aficionados Jeff and Susanne King and Amir Daiza. They opened their doors in May at the location of the old Post Bar on the east side of Woodward just north of 9 Mile. Parking is metered on the street and in parking lots behind the business.Read More
Ah, the waning days of summer. The days grow shorter, the nights cooler. Finally, the grapes ripen. Local winemaking enthusiasts prepare for yet another season of home brewing. One of those oenologists (experts in the science of wine) is Zev (Victor) Wrotslavsky, a certified public accountant in private practice in Southfield.
Wrotslavsky’s winemaking hobby started with a memory. His grandfather made wine at home in Chicago during the Great Depression. When his grandfather died, Wrotslavsky’s mother inherited the equipment. It sat unused, but not forgotten, for years. When Wrotslavsky moved into his home in Southfield 25 years ago, he found grapes growing on the fence. His next-door neighbor, a dentist, was retiring from making wine and offered Wrotslavsky both the grapes and his equipment as well. So started an adventure in home brewing.