Welcome Mat: Boston-Edison Annual Home Preservation Fair

Jeanine Matlow
Special to The Detroit News


Boston-Edison Annual Home Preservation Fair is Saturday

The 2018 Historic Boston-Edison Association will host its 15th Annual Home Preservation Fair from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit. This event offers those with older or historic homes a chance to discuss their repair and preservation needs with pre-screened contractors and home repair specialists familiar with these types of properties. The fair is free and open to the public. Free parking is provided via the Linwood gated entrance of Sacred Heart Seminary, located at 2701 Chicago Boulevard at Linwood. For information, go to historicbostonedison.org.  

Head out for the Greenmead Garden Walk

The Friends of Greenmead will hold its 29th Annual Garden Walk in Livonia from 10 a.m- 4 p.m. on June 23. Five privately owned gardens will be featured along with the Simmons-Hill House Gardens. New this year will be garden-themed vendors and flutists. Tickets ($9 in advance, $10 day of the event) are available at the Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Road and Livonia City Hall (5th floor, Community Resources), 33000 Civic Center Drive. Maps are available on the day of the walk at the Simmons-Hill House at Greenmead and the Civic Center Library. For more information, go to ci.livonia.mi.us.

TAIT clock.


Desk Clock keeps you ticking

Looking for that special something for Dads and Grads? Let the TAIT Desk Clock keep them on track. Crafted from solid maple with a hand screen printed steel dial and back, it comes in five colors and makes a great addition to any workspace, nightstand, mantel or bookcase. Made in the USA with American clock parts, this stylish timekeeper from TAIT Design Co., an independent product design studio in Detroit retails for $75 (AA battery included). The clock is sold locally at POST Detroit, 14500 Kercheval Avenue, Detroit and online at taitdesignco.com.  

Grosse Pointe Garden Tour


Be inspired by the Grosse Pointe Garden Tour

The 27th Annual Grosse Pointe Garden Tour sponsored by the Grosse Pointe Garden Center takes place from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on June 22 and June 23. Visit six private gardens in the Grosse Pointes as well as the Trial Gardens and Veterans Garden at the War Memorial. Get ideas for water features, hardscapes, new annuals, perennials and landscaping.  Private gardens will feature master gardeners and artists and a Garden Shoppe. A raffle drawing will include an original watercolor by Robert Fionda Pre-tour tickets are $15 or $20 on tour days. For information, go to gpgardencenter.org.