Grosse Pointe News

  1. Whistle Stop Hobby & Toy is Number One for Fun!

    Whistle Stop Hobby & Toy is Number One for Fun!

    Best Toy Shop Whistle Stop Hobby & Toy For more than five decades, Whistle Stop Hobby & Toy has been the heart of the community, offering exceptional customer service, a wide selection of toys, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Recently crowned “Best Toy Store,” Whistle Stop stands out by prioritizing customer care and personal attention. “I think the No. 1...
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  2. Imagination Collaboration

    Imagination Collaboration

    Woods Woman, Granddaughters Publish Children’s Book Anytime J. Lee Burke visits her grandchildren in Ann Arbor, she’s bombarded with pleas to help them with their next book.Burke, along with three of her five granddaughters, ages 8 and younger, co-authored “Can I Tell You Something?” The children’s book, which was published last month by Archway Publishing from Simon & Schuster, includes...
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  3. Team Jake Toy Drive Runs Until Jan. 31

    Team Jake Toy Drive Runs Until Jan. 31

    The fourth annual Team Jake toy drive, benefiting Children’s Hospital of Michigan, is in full swing and runs until Tuesday, Jan. 31. The drive takes place in honor of Jake Pennar, who at age 9 lost his battle with a rare brain tumor in January 2021. Several toys already have been donated to the drive, which began Dec. 31. “Our...
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  4. Best of the Best: Toy & Hobby Shop

    Best of the Best: Toy & Hobby Shop

    Kids of All Ages Love Whistle Stop Family-owned and operated Whistle Stop Hobby & Toy in St. Clair Shores celebrates 52 years in the community this month and with it, the honor of being voted the best toy shop around. The outgoing and friendly staff go the extra mile for customers, co-owner Julie Everitt said, helping guests find the right...
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  5. HOUR Detroit: Best of Retailers

    HOUR Detroit: Best of Retailers

    Nine area retailers have been nominated as finalists in HOUR Detroit Magazine’s Best of Detroit 2022 competition. From the ultimate bike shop to best toy store, Grosse Pointe has its hat in the ring to represent Detroit’s best in many categories. To vote, visit now through Tuesday, March 15.  Apple Blossom Baby Reigning champions in the category, Apple Blossom...
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  6. Whistle Stop Keeps Kids Busy At Gametime

    Whistle Stop Keeps Kids Busy At Gametime

    It’s game day. You’ve been through a lot this year and are eagerly anticipating a little bit of normalcy, some good food and the chance to cheer on the team you’re rooting for. How can you be sure you‘ll make it through your football fantasy smoothly without those mini-versions of yourself interrupting all the best plays? Whistle Stop, a local...
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  7. Shop Local For Gifts And Food This Holiday Season

    Shop Local For Gifts And Food This Holiday Season

    Looking for a special gift for a special someone? Specialty shops in The Village, on The Hill, along Mack Avenue and beyond are likely to yield the results you’re looking for. Here are a few of the ways to shop local this holiday season: Edmund T. AHEE Jewelers AHEE Jewelers, 20139 Mack, Grosse Pointe Woods, has extended hours and stepped-up customer...
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  8. Safe, Fun Activities At Whistle Stop

    Safe, Fun Activities At Whistle Stop

    Whistle Stop Hobby & Toy will host Santa and his favorite elf, Lil Ricky, throughout the months of November and December to deliver another magical Christmas season. After celebrating its 50th year in business, the local shop was handpicked by Santa as one of his Michigan Toy Headquarters. As such, Whistle Stop will help collect Santa’s letters, emails and social...
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