In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (Aug. 1-5)

Traverse City ranks high for retirees, Vernors’ new flavor hits shelves, Tudor Dixon wins Republican primary, and more news
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Traverse City ranks No. 1 best and most affordable places to retire in the U.S.

To compile its list, looked at data for the 300 largest metro areas, including areas with the most senior-friendly amenities in local homes and affordability.

Musical based on the Temptations is heading to Detroit this month.

Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations, written by Detroit native and playwright Dominique Morisseau, will run at the Detroit Opera House from Aug. 9-28.

Owners of Schvitz Detroit to renovate a former convent into art and wellness center.

The Convent, located in Detroit’s Banglatown neighborhood, will offer space for music recitals, dinners, art openings, and more. An open house is scheduled for October.

Tudor Dixon to face Gov. Whitmer after winning Republican primary.

Dixon, a conservative media personality, was endorsed by the DeVos family and former President Donald Trump.

Vernors’ new Black Cherry Ginger flavor hits shelves this week.

The release is Vernors’ first new flavor in over 50 years. The drink will be available for a limited time in Michigan and Toledo.

Bert’s Marketplace is serving up barbecue at Comerica Park.

The Eastern Market restaurant is running a concession stand during weekend Tigers games and special events for the rest of the season.

Attorney claims Oxford Schools security guard failed to stop the shooter.

A guard opened the door of a bathroom where the shooter was still carrying out the attack, then closed the door and walked away, according to attorney Ven Johnson, who reviewed surveillance video of the incident.

Nile Rodgers & Chic will perform at the Detroit Auto Show’s charity preview.

The multiple Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger, and guitarist and his band will bring their dance-floor anthems to the Black Tie Charity Preview on Sept. 16.

Oakland County Circuit judge blocks county prosecutors from enforcing abortion ban.

The order was issued after a Michigan Court of Appeals ruling Monday morning that found county prosecutors could enforce the state’s 1931 abortion ban.

One of Michigan’s popular Mushroom Houses hits the market.

The Thatch House in Charlevoix — the first home built by Earl Young, who was known for his Mushroom Houses — has been listed for $4.5 million.

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