Micah Walker Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Mar 24, 2019 The Free Press is known for many things. High-quality journalism, of course, but over the years it's also become known for the Freep Film Festival, the Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon and Detroit Free Press Sports Awards, among other things. A lesser-known fact is that in the newspaper’s early days, the Free Press was in the sewing machine business. Duinn Shevock, 52, has owned a Detroit Free Press-branded sewing machine in her Cedar Springs home for nearly 20 years. The appliance was handed down to her from her grandmother, Waneta Wilkins, who received the machine from a church friend. Shevock has been unable to find much information about the sewing machine online, but knows it was made in the 1800s by the now-defunct Union Manufacturing Co. in Toledo, Ohio. More: Former Free Press restaurant critic, photographer to be inducted into hall of fame More: Free Press … [Read more...] about Rare Free Press sewing machine a precious heirloom
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Nuggets coach Michael Malone came to the defense of backup point guard Isaiah Thomas on Monday after shootaround in San Antonio, telling reporters that he doesn’t want anyone — including I.T. — to be a scapegoat for Denver’s recent struggles. "I don’t want anybody on our team ever becoming a scapegoat for our collective problems." #Nuggets coach Michael Malone had a pointed message this morning for those assigning blame to veteran guard Isaiah Thomas. pic.twitter.com/aXCeMOOt0O — Chris Dempsey (@chrisadempsey) March 4, 2019 But coach defending player aside, is the Isaiah Thomas experiment doomed to failure for the Nuggets? Kiz: You’ve got to love point guard Isaiah Thomas. I know I do. He’s feisty and fearless on the basketball floor, stoked with the athletic arrogance necessary to take the big shot. But do you love Thomas in a Nuggets uniform? Without Thomas, Denver built an impressive record with wonderful share-the-ball chemistry … [Read more...] about Kiszla vs. Singer: Is it time the Nuggets end the Isaiah Thomas experiment?
R KELLY'S brother claims the disgraced singer used to ask him to get girls who “looked underage” while confirming the star married Aaliyah when she was just 15. Carey Kelly, who grew up with the troubled star in Chicago, says he has “no regrets” about taking part in docuseries Surviving R. Kelly which details the multiple allegations of sex abuse against the hit maker. When asked by CBS Chicago if he believes the claims against Kelly are true – Carey cited the singer’s marriage to pop star Aaliyah who was only 15 at the time. He said: “It don't get no truer than that.” Kelly's 1994 marriage to Aaliyah, who died in a plane crash in 2001, was annulled the following year by her parents. Carey, who still refers to his brother as Robert, said that he noticed his sibling’s “troubling behaviour" decades ago. He said Kelly would ask him to “get girls for him at concerts” adding “to me they looked … [Read more...] about R Kelly’s brother confirms singer married Aaliyah when she was 15 and claims he asked him to get ‘underage’ girls at concerts
Kalea Hall Battle Creek Enquirer Published 9:04 PM EST Jan 13, 2019 Battle Creek — It started with a group of people who wanted to give back to needy children in the area by sewing clothes for them. In January 1887, that group had its first community dance fundraiser. They raised $232. That was the start of Charitable Union, a Battle Creek nonprofit that provides free clothing, shoes, household items and essential products to those in need. But sewing still happens here. Lots of sewing. “It just continued on,” Executive Director Teresa Allen told the Battle Creek Enquirer. The “original sewers” of the community, as they are known, sew a lot more than clothes. Inside the Charitable Union gift shop in Battle Creek, the sewing efforts are on full display in the quilts, star-shaped baby buntings, handbags, “scrubbies,” pot holders, trash bags, bowl cozies, mittens, pillows and a laundry list of other items. Behind these items is a group of … [Read more...] about Michigan nonprofit’s sewing efforts go beyond clothes
Switzerland's stuffed frog museum. Photo: Swiss Tourism It may be a small country, but Switzerland has a lot of museums. According to the government’s first official study, released last year, there are a total of 1,111 museums across the country which together attracted over 12 million visitors in 2015, the last year for which figures are available. While many are dedicated to standard themes like history, art and technology – others are, shall we say, a little more obscure. From Lausanne’s display of 5,000 years of shoes to Zurich’s waxwork collection of diseased body parts (yes, really), The Local takes a look the weirdest museums in Switzerland that you might just find bizarrely fascinating. Frog Museum BLOG POST M. Grenouille & M. Grenouille, Attorneys at Law - Switzerland has a dead frog museum! Read all about it on our blog. #frogmuseum, #stuffedfrogs, #frogart, #frogs, #grenouilles, … [Read more...] about Stuffed frogs and sewing machines: Switzerland’s strangest museums