Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Don't fret if you don't have a gift yet—we have some ideas for you.
Still looking for a gift for your mom or grandma? If so, perhaps you should hop to it—Mother's Day is on Sunday! Thankfully, you don't need to travel far to find a special gift as local stores are geared up and ready to offer you a wide selection of cool stuff. Check out what we saw around town on Tuesday and be sure to share your awesome ideas, traditions, or ways to spend the day in Clawson. If you like what you see in the photos, contact one of the stores we have featured. If you really, really like what you see in the photos, you can also click on the name of the store and give 'em a shout-out: Maple Arcade: An Artists Market HIPS Leon & Lulu Paperback Trade Inn Regeneration Your mom would certainly advise you to enter the Patch …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
A February grand opening is planned for the new Mojave Cantina in Clawson.
Clawson has become a "foodie's dream." Within a short walk you can find Japanese Sushi, Vietnamese delicacies, Italian favorites, Greek specialties, microbrewery beer and soon—homemade Mexican dishes. Mojave Cantina, currently in construction at at 48 West 14 Mile next to Pizza Hut, has been in the works since May with a proposed opening this past October. But there was more work than initially thought when owner and general contractor Phil Tsapatoris began the project. He virtually had to strip the building back to its foundation. "It's moving along slowly, but surely," he said. "There were a lot of updates that this building needed. There were layer upon layer of people not correcting the issues but had just covered them up. We uncovered…
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Join the conversation about improving downtown traffic or attend the city's annual block party.
Here are a few events plus an advertising program that you may want to know about in downtown Clawson: There will be a second open house on Thursday for the community to view and discuss a proposed plan to improve pedestrian and bike access in downtown Clawson. The city, in collaboration with Ann Arbor-based firm Greenway Collaborative, is using the results from an online survey, feedback from an Aug. 13 open house, and professional best practices to create the plan. About 200 people participated in the survey and 30 showed up for the first open house, Downtown Development Authority Director Joan Horton said. Horton said the entrances to downtown— Main Street, south of Gardner and the intersection at Main Street and Broadacre— will be key …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Thousands turned out for the pre-Woodward Dream cruise car show in Clawson on Saturday despite the rain.
There were antiques, street rods, Corvettes and Camaros along Main Street in Clawson on Saturday. And the rain and cooler temperatures didn't stop the crowds from attending the annual Down on Main Street Car Show. The event, which precedes the Woodward Dream Cruise set for for Aug. 18, attracted 8,000-10,000 people this year, organizers say. "For the weather, it's a fabulous turnout," show coordinator Ralph Haney said. "It's a steady stream of people." Haney said there were about 235 cars in the show, which was down from last year when there were at least 450. Haney said many car owners likely opted out of bringing their cars out in the rain. The event is hosted by the Clawson Lions Club and United Street Machine Association. Organizers …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The museum has a few upcoming events you may want to mark your calendar for.
Growing Up During the Great Depression At 2 p.m. Aug. 7 the museum will host a history program for youth at Blair Memorial Library. The program will explore what life was like in Clawson during the Great Depression. There will be pictures, interesting artifacts from the museum and hands-on activities. Registration is requested; call 248-588-9169. Smartphone Historic Tour From 1-4 p.m. on Sept. 16 there will be a smartphone historic tour of downtown Clawson beginning at Leon & Lulu. Participants will have the option of using smartphones to scan codes that will show historical information on their phones. The tours are at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. There will be historical displays and refreshments at Leon & Lulu. The event is free. Soup …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
City officials hope to develop a plan that will make it easier to bike and walk in the downtown area.
The city of Clawson is seeking feedback from the community in an online survey that will help officials determine how they can make downtown safer and more accessible for pedestrians. Downtown Development Authority Director Joan Horton said the survey is part of an initiative to improve the downtown area as it continues to expand. Main Street Oakland County identified pedestrian accessibility as an issue after Clawson joined the program last year. "The downtown is a reflection of the community so we do need to hear from the community about what we need to do there," Horton said. The project specifically focuses on pedestrian access on Main Street and 14 Mile. Clawson will explore options such as bike lanes in the road, bike paths, …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Tour will show group DIA masterpieces in Clawson, Ferndale, Troy and Royal Oak.
The Detroit Institute of Arts will host a four-city walking/biking tour of communites that have displayed its reproductions as part of the Inside|Out program on Sunday July 29. The tour of Clawson will start at 10:30 a.m. at Leon & Lulu. Five of the DIA's masterpieces are on display at Leon & Lulu, Black Lotus Brewing Company, Everyday Yoga, Da Nang and Tavern on the Main. The Inside|Out program is one of the first steps in Clawson becoming a more arts and culture-centered community. The tour will also stop in at the Troy Public Library at 9 a.m.; Royal Oak Public Library at noon; and Affirmations in Ferndale at 2:30 p.m. In addition, Clawson will host its first Arts & Authors Festival on Aug. 26 at the Hunter Community Center.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
A roundup of various Facebook posts from Clawson pages.
Social media has evolved into a daily dose for most people. It's how we keep in touch with our friends, relatives and stay updated on what's going on around us. So today, we pulled together a list of postings from Facebook pages with a connection to Clawson. The updates were posted within the past few days. Here's the word on the street: Downtown Clawson-Schedule Change! The Main Street workshop planned for tomorrow - Thursday, July 12th - has been rescheduled for Wednesday, August 8th. The next workshop remains on July 25th from 6-8pm. Join us in making the downtown we want! Blair Memorial Library- LEGO @ your library (added 20 photos) Everyday Yoga- DIA is in Clawson and EveryDay Yoga got its piece - a piece of art: "Luncheon with …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
City officials say DIA masterpieces add a nice touch to the scenery of Clawson.
Five reproduced masterpieces from the Detroit Institute of Arts are now displayed for viewing outside of downtown businesses. The DIA hung up the artwork on Thursday at Leon & Lulu, Black Lotus Brewing Company, Everyday Yoga, Da Nang and Tavern on the Main. Clawson was one of five communities selected this year for Inside|Out, which provides five-12 reproductions set up within walking or bike-riding distance from each other. This is the third year for the DIA program. Nearby communities Troy, Royal Oak and Ferndale have also received artwork from the program. "They really are a great touch," Downtown Development Authority director Joan Horton said. "They really do add to our downtown." Horton said Clawson will host a DIA Inside|Out kick-…
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Student artist says the painting on the side of Tease adds the touch of color that the community needs.
Local high school students have brightened up the downtown area, painting a nature-themed mural on the exterior wall of Tease Salon. The mural is one of the first steps in the Downtown Development Authority's effort to bring more art to Clawson. Clawson High School junior Harley Brown created the original design and worked with students Eric Stephenson, Haley Ammons and art teacher Megan Homanick to paint it on Sunday and Monday. The DDA selected Brown's concept drawing from a pool of entries from other students. "It adds a nice touch of greenery," DDA Director Joan Horton said of the painting, which includes a giant tree with a blue sky. Brown said she wanted her to drawing to brighten up the downtown area and reflect the scenery of …