On Deck series returns March 10

Spring is still weeks away but if you’re ready to just jump right to summer, Rochester’s Dillman & Upton will unveil the latest deck trends and materials with its On Deck series, which returns March 10. There will be professional deck builders on hand offering estimates on deck installation and customers can take home free deck sample boards. One new deck trend: a pergola with a retractable shade (pictured). The On Deck series continues April 14 and May 12. Dillman & Upton is at 607 Woodward Street in downtown Rochester. Call (248) 651-9411 or visit

Cottage & Lakefront Living Show kicks off March 1

A full-size cabin will be on display as part of the 11th annual Cottage & Lakefront Living Show, which descends March 1-4 on the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Dozens of exhibitors will be on hand, including landscape designers, builders, patio companies and furniture designers including 2nd Chance Wood (pictured), which makes tables and other pieces from reclaimed wood. And for anyone who can’t escape to somewhere warm this winter but wants to dip their toes in the sand, there will also be a fun feature called The Beach. The show runs from 1-9 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. March 2; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. March 3 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 4. Admission is $10; $4 for children 6-14 and children 5 and under are free. There also is a fee for parking. Go to or call (800) 328-6550.

Greentopia says goodbye with party, auction

Our Greentopia, an eco-friendly home goods store in downtown Berkley that sells everything from cleaning products to children’s toys, is closing its doors for good after nearly five years in business with a big goodbye celebration and auction. All merchandise will be 50 percent off and there will also be a silent auction on the store’s display furniture, many of which are antiques. The party runs from 12-3 p.m. and the auction will run from 12-2:30 with bids closing promptly at 2:30. Greentopia is closing as owner Katie Reiter makes a run for state representative. Our Greentopia is at 3165 12 Mile Road.

Disney Home offers linens, glassware

Hold on to your Mickey ears, Disney fans. Disney has opened a home goods store in its Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort. Disney Home features a variety of Disney-themed home-related treasures, including glassware, linens, kitchen goods and more. The curated assortment of home goods available will change with each season, according to an official Disney blog. Disney also offers Disney-themed home goods on its website,

Deadline to apply for ‘Roadshow’ tickets is Tuesday

“Antiques Roadshow” fans interested in being a part of the show’s June 14th visit to a historic site in Rochester need to move quickly. The deadline to apply for tickets is 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. Ticket applications will only be accepted online and winners will be selected through a random drawing in early March. And if you want to have something appraised on the show, only ticket applicants who live within a 60-mile radius of the event venue are eligible to submit furniture in advance. In December, the hit PBS show announced its 2018 Tour Schedule, all at historic locations. Along with Rochester, the show will also visit Sarasota, Tulsa, Louisville and San Diego (the exact location in Rochester hasn’t been announced yet). Go to

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