Macomb Now Magazine is proud to be a Media Sponsor for the county’s Bicentennial celebration. Watch for many interesting stories on the history of our county, its people and businesses during 2018. This page will have links to those stories plus past stories that give more insight into our communities and our people. We also invite you to visit the Macomb200.org page to get updates on all the celebrations and more historic stories. Of course our Macomb Then page has historical photos with insightful stories written by our historian Denis LeDuc. You will be sure to want to read those.

County/Historical Articles

Trip Down Memory Lane

A Passport program was created to inspire and encourage people to visit historical places throughout the county.

25 Things You May Not Know About Macomb County

We are sure you will be surprised, interested and will enjoy our 25 things about Macomb County.

Macomb’s Been Reading Since 1865

The Mount Clemens Public Library is the oldest Library in Macomb County.

It's a 200 Year Celebration

2018 marks 200 years for Macomb County.

Remembering Our County’s Namesake General

The history of Alexander Macomb

Communities

200 Miles For 200 Years

Coming up with a way for Macomb County to pay tribute to its last 200 years

Celebrating Historical Churches

In the Christian Bible, the apostle Paul states clearly that the “church” is the people…

City of Richmond

Time to Give Away Macomb’s Secret

Clinton Township Celebrates 200 Years

The history of Clinton Township began with the arrival of the Moravian missionaries who originated from what is now Saxony, Germany.

Small-Town Feel in a Big City

It would be tempting to say, perhaps, that in Roseville, all eyes are on the Utica Junction – the vicinity of Gratiot and Utica roads, the original hub of modern settlement in the south Macomb County city.

Film Fuels Photographer’s Passion

A decision by an Army infantry sergeant in Panama in the mid-1950s changed draftee Robert Stewart’s life in an unexpected way.

Business

Selfridge Celebrates 100 Years

The history of Selfridge Air Force Base

Inspiring Fashionistas

Encouraging girls with a passion for fashion

Centennial Celebration for Our Hometown Bank

There’s nothing halfway about First State Bank’s commitment to its customers, employees or Macomb County.

Women Breathe Life Into Mount Clemens

A solid group of women entrepreneurs has maintained stability and success in downtown Mount Clemens.

MotorCity Malt House Brings Local Flavor to Michigan Breweries

Next time you’re at one of the craft brewers mentioned in this article, ask them to serve you a beer with malted barley from MotorCity Malt House.

Michigan Institute of Urology

Dr. Robert Di Loreto, colleagues and staff provide lifelong urology care.

People

Still "Moving Forward"

These days Kingsley Sears, at 90 years young, is mostly known for his love of music.

Not Just a Tuba Player

These days Kingsley Sears, at 90 years young, is mostly known for his love of music.

The Road Less Traveled Has Made a Difference for Macomb Community College President

Half a century ago, Jim Jacobs took a chance on a small community college.

Sailing On Ice

Members of the North Star Sail Club, enjoying a sport not many even know about let alone participate in.

Fashion—Making Sure You Look Your Best Is Jason Barbaro’s Mission

In today’s nearly always-casual style, it’s reassuring to know we have a place close by where we can go when we need to amp up our elegance.

Barbara Rossmann Follows Her Dream

Serving others comes naturally to Barbara Rossmann, President and CEO of Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals.

The Man Behind the Restaurants

In the restaurant business, the name Joe Vicari is well known: he owns nine Andiamo restaurants in Metro Detroit.

The Able Chef

Some people, when life hands them lemons, they make lemonade. Others take the same lemons and create a scrumptious lemon merengue pie. That’s the case with Chuck Sansone.

Home/Lifestyle

Nautical Living

Waterside homes deliver vacation-style living in Macomb County.

Reality Hockey Moms

We don’t need a Reality TV Show on Hockey Moms here in Macomb County. Or do we?

Juniors Jibbling the Sails

North Star Junior Sailing teaches water safety and life skills.

All Aboard

In a nondescript building in Mount Clemens, nestled among Mom and Pop stores and within a stone’s throw of historic buildings, sits the Gratiot Valley Railroad.

Events

200 Miles for 200 Years

An event of this magnitude needs a great deal of planning and execution by many people.

Celebrating the Grandmother of Herbs

Celebrate lavender at this year’s Michigan Lavender Festival

Education

Macomb’s Standout Grads

These high school seniors will be making a difference in our future.

Top Chefs

Students make their way around a kitchen with ease at Dakota High School.

Going to Cyber School

A unique schooling option is putting a virtual school in Clinton Township on parents’ radar throughout the state.