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Diana Stroebe

Finding a Repair Cream for Eczema By Susan Peck Photography by Paula Kuzawa .....

Rolodex Diva

The networkers shall inherit the earth. BY Susan Kehoe, Ph.D. Photography by Rudy Thomas It’s the high and mighty who control the world. Well, not always. If you need to get connected with someone in Metro-Detroit, you better know petite and unobtrusive Lois Shaevsky. It doesn’t take her six degrees of separation to get to anyone. Chances are she has j.....

Trends for Teens

Trends for Teens Co-Founders Recognized as Youth Volunteers of the Year by Governor Snyder. Follow up to story published in January 2016 issue of Neighborhood SEEN. Emily Prokop and Eliana Margherio have been named Youth Volunteers of the Year in the State of Michigan, in recognition for launching a successful nonprofit organization call Trends for Teens. At an awards ceremony on August 30, 2016, Governor Snyder recognized Prokop, a juni.....

Vintage Chic at Leah’s Closet

Leah’s Closet carries the clothes of yesteryear. By Matthew Totsky Photography by Brett Mountain You never know what you’ll find when browsing the racks of clothes at Leah’s Closet in Royal Oak. It could be a vintage Dior dress from the 1950s, an Oscar de la Renta sequin coatdress from the ’70s or an ’80s-era Chanel suit. “I like unique things,” says owner Lea.....

Jeff Reider

63-year-old Ironman  Triathlete. Interviewed by Susan Kehoe, Ph.D. Photography by Jerry Zolynsky Jeff Reider is a mild-mannered dentist who turns into a “superhero” Ironman when he puts on running shoes. A Birmingham resident, he grew up in New Jersey near Ford’s Edison Assembly plant. While studying microbiology at the University of Virginia, he became fascinated with the bacteria causing dental decay. .....

Rebel Nell

By Susan Kehoe, Ph.D. | Photography by Sebastian Sullen When Amy Peterson was taking her run on the Dequindre Cut, along a set of rail lines formerly owned by Grand Trunk Railroad, she was inspired by a piece of graffiti that had fallen from a building. Peterson examined the many layers and found them symbolic of Detroit — its history, culture and people. “Never fall in love with the top layer,” she thought, “always go deeper.” An idea to repurpose the .....