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The Wedding Scoop: The Exclusive Rules of the Dearborn Wedding

I attended (yet another) Dearborn wedding last weekend, and in the process realized just how wildly unique these occasions truly are. Over the years, the Dearborn wedding culture has evolved into a beast of its own. Blending Middle Eastern and Arab-American traditions, Dearborn weddings have become a hashed hodge-podge of extravagant tedium. (Dearborners may find ...

The Traffic Scoop: Five Dearborn Traffic Areas to Avoid

Dearborners know that if your destination is through these parts, take an alternate route! 5. Ford Road and Oakman Boulevard: Prepare for outrageously long traffic lights, heavy car flow, and never-ending turn signals. Take Oakman to Miller or to Michigan Ave. instead. 4. Michigan Avenue (Between Oakman and Schlaff): It’s the traffic light alley of ...

Diary of a Dearborn Insider

Here are five reasons why living in Dearborn for as long as I have (going on 25 years) can become unbearable: Congested residential streets. Crazy driving and double-parked cars. Hawked-out cafes and the Hookah Epidemic. The stifling surplus of gas stations, barber shops, grocery stores, and halal meat markets. The WEDDINGS! …You know the rest. ...