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West Bloomfield 08/30/2015

Friendship Circle to celebrate 10th annual Walk4Friendship

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Labor Day is right around the corner, which means it’s time for Friendship Circle’s annual Walk4Friendship, which will take place Sept. 6. The Walk4Friendship will kick off with registration at 11:30 a.m., ...Read More

West Bloomfield 08/29/2015

Library to celebrate Grandparents Day

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Mothers and fathers, step aside. It’s time for grandparents to shine. To celebrate Grandparents Day, the youth and adult services departments at the West Bloomfield Township Public Library have teamed up to throw a ...Read More

West Bloomfield 08/28/2015

JCC camp supervisors ignored warning about counselor, fired

Additional Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit day camp employees have been terminated after investigations showed that the employees mishandled information regarding former camp counselor Matthew Kuppe, who was recently indicted for the ...Read More

West Bloomfield 08/28/2015

Growing with American authors

WEST BLOOMFIELD —  Walking into the West Bloomfield High School courtyard, students and staff will notice a change to the neglected space this school year. After months of planning, English teacher Jennifer McQuillan, a group of student ...Read More

West Bloomfield 08/27/2015

Firefighter receives award for lifesaving rescue

WEST BLOOMFIELD — In just two minutes, West Bloomfield firefighter/paramedic Josh Lyon changed a woman’s life forever. The West Bloomfield Fire Department received a call from a resident in the 5200 block of Cedarhurst Drive at 1:34 a.m. ...Read More

West Bloomfield 08/26/2015

Former JCC camp counselor detained pending trial

WEST BLOOMFIELD — A day camp counselor at the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit will remain in federal custody pending trial after he allegedly took photos of children undressing at the JCC. Matthew Kuppe, 21, of West ...Read More

West Bloomfield 08/26/2015

West Bloomfield PD launches social media pages

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Ever wondered what major crimes have happened nearby or where roads are closed within the township?West Bloomfield residents will have quicker access to that information as the West Bloomfield Police Department launches its ...Read More

West Bloomfield 08/26/2015

Home-school open house to showcase library’s resources

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The West Bloomfield Township Public Library will host a home-school open house for local families looking to network 1-3 p.m. Sept. 8. Youth services coordinator Jill Bickford said the library hasn’t held an open house in ...Read More

Keego Harbor 08/26/2015

Keego to host A Taste of Keego Harbor, celebrate 60 years

KEEGO HARBOR — The Keego Harbor Parks and Recreation Commission will host the third annual A Taste of Keego Harbor at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at Santia Hall. Adults are invited to join the commission in tasting appetizers, main dishes and desserts ...Read More

West Bloomfield 08/18/2015

Nation’s oldest veteran dies at 110

Emma “Big Mama” Didlake, the nation’s oldest veteran, died at Heartland of West Bloomfield Aug. 16. She was 110 years old. A mother of five, Didlake outlived her children and her husband.On July 17, Didlake was escorted by members of ...Read More

West Bloomfield 08/16/2015

Parks and Recreation focuses on parent-child programs

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Registration is officially open for the West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission’s fall programs, and this year the commission has added more than 15 youth programs for the season. Ashley Stokes, recreation ...Read More

Metro Detroit 08/15/2015

Experts weigh in on helping children through pet loss

METRO DETROIT —  Grief is not an event; it’s a process. Depending on age, explaining death to a child can be difficult. Although parents may want to protect their child from these experiences, experts say it is important for adults to ...Read More

West Bloomfield 08/14/2015

Detroit street artists transform Janice Charach Gallery

WEST BLOOMFIELD — An artist creates art, but a viewer decides what it is. That is the thought of 39-year-old street artist Brian Melvin, also known as Deco23. A carpenter by trade, the Wyandotte resident says art is his second job, and ...Read More

West Bloomfield 08/14/2015

Get your grub on

WEST BLOOMFIELD —  The West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission will host the 11th annual Grub Crawl from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 19. The crawl formerly was hosted by the Greater West Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce on a Thursday night, but ...Read More

West Bloomfield 08/13/2015

JCC camp counselor arrested for child pornography

A West Bloomfield resident who was a day camp counselor at the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit has been turned over to federal custody after he allegedly took photos of children undressing at the JCC.Matthew Kuppe, 21, was charged in ...Read More

Oakland County 08/13/2015

West Nile found in Oakland County mosquito trap

OAKLAND COUNTY — The Oakland County Health Division announced Aug. 3 that mosquitoes found in a trap set in southeastern Oakland County tested positive for the West Nile virus. This is the first mosquito pool that has tested positive in the ...Read More

Orchard Lake 08/12/2015

Highland woman charged in Keego Harbor resident’s death

The 18-year-old Highland woman who was driving the Chevrolet Cruze that struck and killed Keego Harbor resident Bobby Horvath in May has been charged with two felonies.Savannah Iams, 18, was charged with operating while intoxicated causing death and ...Read More

West Bloomfield 08/12/2015

Walk4Friendship kicks off with awareness campaign

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Friendship Circle’s annual Walk4Friendship is right around the corner, and in preparation for the event, the organization is hosting an awareness campaign Aug. 16. Friendship Circle partnered with Super Car Wash to ...Read More

West Bloomfield 08/12/2015

WB Parks and Recreation to host Dogs Only Swim

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Calling all pooches. The time has come for dogs of all breeds and sizes to close down the outdoor pool at the Family Aquatic Center during the West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission’s annual Dogs Only Swim ...Read More

Metro Detroit 08/12/2015

From shipping container to residential development

METRO DETROIT — Several local development companies are repurposing the large, stackable steel crates used to ship goods around the world for the quick construction of living quarters. In Detroit, Three Squared Inc. is developing condominium ...Read More

Metro Detroit 08/06/2015

FDA suggests including daily value for added sugars on nutrition labels

METRO DETROIT — Nutrition facts labels may receive a face-lift in the future. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed July 24 that food companies include the percentage of the daily value for added sugars on labels of packaged food. ...Read More

Metro Detroit 08/05/2015

Noise pollution affects health

METRO DETROIT — Noise pollution could be a contributing factor for cardiovascular diseases like heart attacks and hypertension, but regulations are limited to what local municipalities have set up and can enforce.Richard Neitzel, assistant ...Read More

Orchard Lake 08/05/2015

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Orchard Lake

ORCHARD LAKE — The Orchard Lake Police Department is investigating an accident that involved a vehicle striking a pedestrian in Orchard Lake the morning of July 27. At about 6:50 a.m., the Police Department received a call that a vehicle ...Read More

West Bloomfield 08/05/2015

Elderly man abused in nursing facility

WEST BLOOMFIELD — A witness reported that a 74-year-old man who resides at a local nursing and rehabilitation center was abused by his care attendant at around 1:45 p.m. July 21. According to West Bloomfield Deputy Police Chief Curt Lawson, ...Read More

Metro Detroit 08/05/2015

Techniques reduce water use in your own home

METRO DETROIT — While people have been told for years that they can help conserve water by turning off running sinks and taking shorter showers, new technology is combining with old techniques to provide residents with additional measures they can ...Read More

Madison - Park News

Hazel Park 08/30/2015

Task force tackles blight on John R

HAZEL PARK — With two destination attractions opening on John R Road in Hazel Park this fall and other businesses showing interest in the area, the city has been hard at work addressing blight issues with its South John R Taskforce.The group is an ...Read More

Hazel Park 08/29/2015

Hazel Park celebrates day of no crime

HAZEL PARK — It’s something virtually unheard of in any community, but it happened recently in Hazel Park: no crime for an entire day and night — not even the most minor of incidents.The news first broke Aug. 20 on the city’s ...Read More

Madison Heights 08/26/2015

‘We all need to look out for each other’

MADISON HEIGHTS — “You’re beautiful.” “You’re smart.” “You’re talented.”It’s one thing to hear it from a parent, someone you’d expect to say nice things. But to hear it from your ...Read More

Madison Heights 08/26/2015

Motivational speaker to give free ‘success seminar’

MADISON HEIGHTS — Those looking for a bit of inspiration might find it at an upcoming event where a national speaker will talk about surviving and thriving in today’s changing world.The “success seminar” is free, with speaker ...Read More

Madison Heights 08/25/2015

Oakland County Parks looking for Dog Park Ambassadors

MADISON HEIGHTS — Oakland County Parks and Recreation has some fun activities lined up for animal lovers in Madison Heights, as well as an opportunity for people to get involved at Red Oaks Dog Park.Red Oaks Waterpark, 1455 E. 13 Mile Road, west ...Read More

Hazel Park 08/24/2015

New staff announced for Hazel Park Public Schools

HAZEL PARK — The Hazel Park Public Schools have revealed seven new staff members who will be filling important roles within the district.First are the principals at Hazel Park High School, Hazel Park Junior High and Webb Elementary, replacing ...Read More

Madison Heights 08/24/2015

Themes announced for ‘Around the Globe in Madison Heights’

MADISON HEIGHTS — The popular “Around the Globe in Madison Heights” Taste Festival and Cultural Show is normally held on a single night at Wilkinson Middle School, but this year the concept has gone on the road, with monthly promotions ...Read More

Hazel Park 08/19/2015

Meet the challengers running for Hazel Park City Council

HAZEL PARK — All four members of the Hazel Park City Council are up for re-election this year, but this time they’re joined by two challengers.Amy Aubry and Alissa Sullivan are the newcomers to the race. The incumbents are Councilmen Jeffrey ...Read More

Hazel Park 08/18/2015

Microbrewery opening this fall in Hazel Park

HAZEL PARK — The revitalization of the John R corridor in Hazel Park continues this fall with the addition of a new destination attraction: Cellarmen’s, a microbrewery with a tasting room, retail space and production on-site.Sourcing their ...Read More

Hazel Park 08/17/2015

Hazel Park Junior High sees improved performance

HAZEL PARK — The state recently removed Hazel Park Junior High from a list of low-performing Michigan schools, citing progress made over the last four years. The school will continue to prepare yearly improvement plans for the state, but the ...Read More

Hazel Park 08/15/2015

Hazel Park Schools to hold Hometown Family Huddle

HAZEL PARK — The public is invited to come out for a football game, food and other festivities at Hazel Park High School’s athletic arena. There, they can meet school officials and learn about the Promise Zone and Hazel Park Schools of ...Read More

Hazel Park 08/14/2015

Remembering the ‘great flood’

MADISON HEIGHTS/HAZEL PARK — It’s been more than a year now since the historic storm of Aug. 11, 2014. Rain blasted the metro Detroit area, and in mere hours, I-75 in Hazel Park was a deep river, and Civic Center Plaza in Madison Heights was a ...Read More

Madison Heights 08/12/2015

New charter school preserves Chaldean, Assyrian and Syriac culture

MADISON HEIGHTS — One of the oldest civilizations in the world is at risk of being lost forever. The Chaldean, Assyrian and Syriac people are experiencing a genocide in their homeland. Many have left the Middle East to seek refuge in other ...Read More

Hazel Park 08/10/2015

Hazel Park Art Fair coming soon

HAZEL PARK — More than 70 artists and nearly 20 unique musical acts are set to appear at the fourth annual Hazel Park Art Fair. And partial proceeds will benefit the Hazel Park Promise Zone, which sends graduating Hazel Park High seniors to ...Read More

Madison Heights 08/07/2015

Local VFW post reopened, rebuilding

MADISON HEIGHTS — When someone serving in the military returns from a combat zone overseas, they may feel lost and confused. Life went on while they were away from home; friends went to college, found jobs and started families. Those who ...Read More

Madison Heights 08/05/2015

Madison Heights City Council incumbents run unopposed

MADISON HEIGHTS — For the first time in a long time, no one is challenging the members of the Madison Heights City Council who are up for re-election this November.The three council members running unopposed are Robert Corbett, Margene Scott and ...Read More

Hazel Park 08/04/2015

Hazel Park voters approve continuation of reduced police millage

HAZEL PARK — Nearly 80 percent of Hazel Park voters who turned out Aug. 4 approved the renewal of a reduced police millage. The average taxpayer will continue to pay 15 cents a day ($54.75 a year) from 2015-25. The measure will raise estimated ...Read More

Madison Heights 08/04/2015

Madison voters turn down school bond issue

MADISON HEIGHTS — A bond issue to build a new middle school in the Madison school district was soundly defeated in the Aug. 4 election, preventing a 25-year tax increase while leaving a hole in the district’s vision of one campus containing ...Read More

Hazel Park 08/04/2015

Hazel Park woman amazed at kindness of Lions Club

HAZEL PARK — Back in June, volunteers from the Hazel Park Lions Club came to the home of Jane Pisarski, and in the pouring rain they constructed a handicapped-accessible ramp and deck that proved vital when, a week later, Pisarski had to be rushed ...Read More

Madison Heights 08/03/2015

Team Kayla gears up to ‘Head for the Cure’

MADISON HEIGHTS — Tragedy befell Lamphere High last year when brain cancer took the life of Kayla Kincannon, 18, right before graduation. Inspired by her strong faith and life of kindness, Kayla’s friends took it upon themselves to make a ...Read More

Madison Heights 08/03/2015

Hartwell resigns from council to run for mayor

MADISON HEIGHTS — Brian Hartwell resigned from the Madison Heights City Council on July 27, stepping down from the role of mayor pro tem and his appointed positions on boards and commissions. He was on council from 2007-15.The move was required in ...Read More

Southfield Sun

Southfield 08/27/2015

Library to host blood drive Sept. 3

SOUTHFIELD — According to the American Red Cross, you don’t have to be a comic book superhero to save three lives in a day. All you have to do is donate blood. Members of the surrounding community will have the opportunity to be lifesavers ...Read More

Livonia 08/27/2015

The study of suds

LIVONIA — For beer enthusiasts, enjoying a pint of carefully concocted craft beer is usually an extracurricular activity. But at Schoolcraft College, 18600 Schoolcraft Road, brew lovers will now have a chance to study their favorite beverage ...Read More

Southfield 08/25/2015

Experts weigh in on the proper use of roundabouts

SOUTHFIELD — As the construction on Evergreen Road nears completion, experts are weighing in on the proper use of a new feature of the road: roundabouts. The $12.1 million project, slated to wrap up in September, features two roundabouts: one at ...Read More

Southfield 08/24/2015

Officials respond to racist flier

SOUTHFIELD — A flier with an offensive message is reportedly circulating around the city. Locals apparently found the flier Aug. 21 with an illustration depicting a white man in a police uniform wearing a hood similar to the uniform of a Ku Klux ...Read More

Southfield 08/21/2015

Goodbye, summer

SOUTHFIELD — Parents are excited and kids are disappointed — it’s almost time to go back to school.Ushering in the new school year, Southfield Public Schools held a party Aug. 15 to soften the blow.Parents and students in Southfield ...Read More

Southfield 08/21/2015

Southfield man named in narcotics, dog fighting bust

DETROIT — A Southfield man has been arrested along with 23 other members of a large-scale narcotics organization in the Ravendale neighborhood on Detroit’s east side, according to an unsealed indictment from U.S. Attorney Barbara L. ...Read More

Southfield 08/21/2015

State police investigating five-vehicle crash

SOUTHFIELD — The Michigan State Police are investigating a recent traffic crash involving five vehicles.According to a news release from public information officer Lt. Michael Shaw, troopers from the MSP Metro Post in Oak Park were dispatched at ...Read More

Southfield 08/21/2015

Residents form Southfield Community Coalition

SOUTHFIELD — The city of Southfield has been called a place for everyone, and the new Southfield Community Coalition reportedly aims to embody that phrase.Similar to a homeowners association, the coalition was recently formed to encompass not only ...Read More

Southfield 08/18/2015

Auto manufacturing company donates welding robot

SOUTHFIELD — During your daily commute, you may have noticed something new gracing the median of Telegraph, north of Eight Mile. Comau LLC, a full vehicle body manufacturer located at 21000 Telegraph Road, recently unveiled an industrial artwork ...Read More

Southfield 08/18/2015

Southfield names acting fire chief

Southfield Fire Battalion Chief Barry White has been named acting fire chief following the death of Chief Keith Rowley.City Administrator Fred Zorn appointed White to the position Aug. 13.“Obviously, the circumstances could be better. The ...Read More

Southfield 08/14/2015

Former Holiday Inn to receive redevelopment through tax exemption

SOUTHFIELD — The Southfield City Council recently unanimously approved a plan from a New Zealand investment group for a commercial exemption certificate to rehab the former Holiday Inn hotel, 26555 Telegraph Road.According to a news release from ...Read More

Southfield 08/14/2015

Suspects still on loose after armed robbery

SOUTHFIELD — At press time, officers were still seeking suspects involved in a recent armed robbery.According to the Citizen Observer Crime Report provided by the Southfield Police Department’s crime prevention bureau, around 7 a.m. July 23, ...Read More

Southfield 08/14/2015

Hundreds gather to remember fire chief

SOUTHFIELD — Hundreds of people gathered Aug. 8 to pay their respects and celebrate the life of Southfield Fire Chief Keith Rowley.A public wake was held at the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road, following a funeral service at Christian ...Read More

Southfield 08/06/2015

Nonprofit to hold low-cost pet vaccination clinic Aug. 16

SOUTHFIELD — Livonia resident Laura Zain never dreamed that a 1990 bowling fundraiser for a local animal welfare organization in memory of her animal-loving aunt would turn into a nonprofit organization dedicated to the well-being of ...Read More

Southfield 08/06/2015

Local animal experts warn against leaving pets in cars

SOUTHFIELD — Over the last few weeks, the mercury in thermometers has been steadily rising, and local experts are warning against the dangers of leaving pets in cars on hot days.In a span of two days, Southfield Animal Warden Robert White said, he ...Read More

Southfield 08/06/2015

Local man arrested for shooting repo man

SOUTHFIELD — Police recently arrested a 69-year-old Southfield man for allegedly shooting a man who was repossessing his vehicle.According to Deputy Chief Nick Loussia, the incident began at around 5:30 a.m. July 30 in the 22000 block of Chatsford ...Read More

Southfield 08/06/2015

Cops shop for talent

SOUTHFIELD — The Southfield Police Department is looking for a few good men and women to fill up to 15 certified police officer positions.According to Chief Eric Hawkins, the vacancies in the department are due to normal retirement cycles. Over ...Read More

Southfield 08/04/2015

Race for Southfield council narrows to eight candidates

On Aug. 4, voters were asked who they would like to see move on to the general election in the race to occupy vacant seats on the City Council. They said: Donald Fracassi, Lloyd Crews, Linnie Taylor, Tawyna Morris, Daniel Brightwell, Sidney Lantz, Tiffany ...Read More

Southfield 08/04/2015

Evergreen sees finishing touches as construction nears completion

SOUTHFIELD — For over a year, the people who live, work and play in Southfield have been dodging orange barrels and inching along in traffic on Evergreen Road. Soon, though, the road will be nothing but smooth sailing, as the major construction ...Read More

Farmington Press

Farmington Hills 08/26/2015

Find what you love, let OCC do the rest during volunteer fair

FARMINGTON HILLS — Oakland Community College once asked Orchard Ridge Campus student Dovid Roetter if he was Jewish. The Oak Park resident answered “yes,” and it changed his collegiate path. “In 2012, on one of my first days of ...Read More

Farmington 08/26/2015

Former cheer coach charged with stealing will face trial

FARMINGTON — A Farmington High School cheerleading parent is ready for an upcoming trial involving a cheer coach who allegedly stole over $9,000 from the team.  “We’re anxious to see this whole thing just finish and play out and ...Read More

Metro Detroit 08/26/2015

From sanitarium to state park

NORTHVILLE — Jean Bemish, 78, of Northville, used to ride Charlie, her horse, throughout Maybury State Park when it was the William H. Maybury Sanatorium. For 60 or so years, Bemish would ride up and down the trails on a trusty steed as the ...Read More

Farmington Hills 08/26/2015

Woman in critical condition after reported alcohol-related crash

FARMINGTON HILLS — A 21-year-old Detroit woman lost her leg and was in critical condition last week after being ejected from a vehicle that ran off Grand River Avenue at 8 a.m. Aug. 15. The Farmington Hills Police Department is investigating the ...Read More

Farmington 08/26/2015

Cities to remember 9/11 with Patriot Day

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS — The American Legion Groves-Walker Post 346, of Farmington, along with the cities of Farmington and Farmington Hills, will honor and remember the fallen during the annual 9/11 Patriot Day ceremony at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at ...Read More

Farmington 08/24/2015

DTE Energy plans Farmington updates

FARMINGTON — With a number of power outages occurring throughout the year in Farmington, plans are underway to keep the city from going dark. Katelyn Pendergast, DTE Energy distribution planning engineer, and other DTE officials told the ...Read More

Farmington Hills 08/19/2015

Empty Chairs HMC exhibit brings perspective to tragedies, humanity

FARMINGTON HILLS — More than 100 steel chairs hang from the ceiling inside an exhibit room at the Holocaust Memorial Center.The chairs have transparent faces and panels, which represent the absent body.“The Empty Chairs” exhibit will ...Read More

Farmington 08/19/2015

FPS discusses outsourcing non-instructional services, cuts

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS — Farmington Public Schools officials have already made decisions on redistricting, reducing staff, semester scheduling changes and now are faced with potentially outsourcing noninstructional ...Read More

Farmington Hills 08/19/2015

Farmington Hills man dies in plane crash

FARMINGTON HILLS — A 58-year-old Farmington Hills man died in a plane crash on Aug. 9 in Little Traverse Township in Emmett County, near Harbor Springs.1st Lt. Arthur A. Green III, of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement ...Read More

Farmington 08/19/2015

Hills woman files $300M copyright infringement lawsuit against ‘Empire’

FARMINGTON — Farmington Hills resident Sophia Eggleston, 53, has lived a life that stories are made of.From writing a book in 2010, “The Hidden Hand,” about her early-life drug escapades, to two stints in prison — one that ...Read More

Farmington 08/13/2015

Farmers Market Corn Roast comes to town

FARMINGTON — You probably should have an empty stomach if you’re in Farmington Saturday, Aug. 15.That’s the day of the ninth annual Farmington Farmers Market Elks Corn Roast, where sweet corn is on tap for $1 an ear.“Summer is ...Read More

Farmington Hills 08/12/2015

Voluntary outdoor water modifications on tap

FARMINGTON HILLS — Residents, it’s time to turn off the hose — for a certain time frame, at least. The city recently updated its voluntary outdoor water modifications to keep water rates low. The city is asking property owners ...Read More

Farmington 08/12/2015

Two FPS trustees resign from school board

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS — Citing family responsibilities and personal reasons, trustees Karen L. Bolsen and  George E. Gurrola are resigning from the Farmington Public Schools Board of Education effective Sept. 1. “Tonight, I am ...Read More

Farmington Hills 08/12/2015

Hills Fire Department receives nearly $700K in grant funding

FARMINGTON HILLS — The Farmington Hills Fire Department received nearly $700,000 in federal grant funding, which will add four positions to the department. “By having this grant, we’re able to do things we were not able to do,” ...Read More

Farmington Hills 08/12/2015

Costick Center offers upcoming tour for seniors

FARMINGTON HILLS — Bingo on Tuesdays and Thursdays, followed by lunch at the Costick Center, is always the semiweekly order for Costick denizen Bettie McIntire, 86, of Farmington Hills. “I enjoy it,” McIntire said of her visits. ...Read More

Farmington Hills 08/12/2015

Festival to celebrate 10 years of fun

FARMINGTON HILLS — It’s been 10 years since the Family Fun Fest Carnival came to town wowing crowds with rides, fair food, entertainment and, well, fun. “The event has developed into the perfect place to bring young children to one ...Read More

Farmington Hills 08/05/2015

Farmington Hills sex offender charged for involvement with missing teen

FARMINGTON HILLS — A convicted sex offender who reportedly transported a missing 15-year-old Center Line girl to Lebanon, Tennessee, was recently charged after investigators found them together. Timothy Allen Fulgenzi, 36, of Farmington Hills, ...Read More

Farmington Hills 08/05/2015

Cancer patient regains confidence through program

FARMINGTON HILLS — Marguerite Venn, 62, of Redford, got her life back and a whole lot more after being diagnosed with the most common type of breast cancer, invasive ductal carcinoma, over a year ago. With her cancer now in remission, the bubbly ...Read More

Farmington 08/05/2015

Local Boy Scouts explore New Mexico wilderness

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS — A local Boy Scout troop braved winds, rains and wild animals to trek 81 miles in 12 days through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. This included hiking to the summit of ...Read More

Farmington Hills 08/03/2015

‘Friends don’t steal from the dead’

PONTIAC — “What were you thinking?” Oakland County Circuit Court Judge James Alexander asked this of Hailey Kristen Anderson, 34, of Farmington Hills, who stole over $5,000 from an online fundraiser for her dead friend’s ...Read More

Troy Times

Troy 08/26/2015

Forum gleans feedback on pathway plans

City leaders and residents talked about the Trail and Pathway project at the Troy Community Center Aug. 20.The proposed project includes an 11-mile nonmotorized trail and pathway system that would connect the Clinton River Trail in Auburn Hills to the ...Read More

Troy 08/26/2015

Students, parents get charged up for iPads

All Troy School District students in grades three through eight will have something else to remember to bring to school each day — their fully charged iPad. Third- and sixth-grade students used the iPads last year. This year, students in ...Read More

Troy 08/26/2015

Summer reading program scores a hit with all ages

Troy library patrons of all ages have read books; downloaded music, magazines and e-books; and attended library programs as part of the summer reading program June 13-Aug. 8.Constance Doherty, head of adult information services for the Troy Public ...Read More

Troy 08/26/2015

Senior expo aims to teach old brains new tricks

Did you know that we have, on average, 70,000 thoughts each day?Or that your brain is an oxygen hog, taking 20 percent of each breath you take?Participants in the Senior Living and Learning Expo, titled Brainstorm: A Workout for the Mind, learned ...Read More

Troy 08/25/2015

Woman scams man she met in parking lot out of $710K

A 67-year-old Troy man who met a 27-year-old Troy woman in a parking lot at South Boulevard and Rochester Road told police he gave her $710,000 over a nine-year period because he believed she was in dire financial straits.According to police reports, ...Read More

Troy 08/25/2015

Women tussle in parking lot, throw gasoline

Witnesses told police that two women got into a fight after a shopping cart struck a vehicle in the parking lot of the Troy Walmart Supercenter, at 2001 W. Maple Road, just after 4 p.m Aug. 21.When police arrived, bystanders had separated the two women. ...Read More

Troy 08/25/2015

Police use Taser on serial shoplifter — officers injured

A shoplifting call ended in a wild pursuit and officer injures at Oakland Mall last week.Police responded to a store at Oakland Mall just after 8 p.m. Aug. 19 after a 36-year-old Cleveland, Ohio, man reportedly attempted to shop lift there.Police ...Read More

Troy 08/19/2015

Council gets up to speed on new regional water deal

The Troy City Council listened to how a recently established regional water authority board will affect Troy at a study session Aug. 10.Troy Mayor Dane Slater said that the Troy City Council will vote on whether or not to go with the GLWA in a few ...Read More

Troy 08/19/2015

Troy ranks high for young families to start a business

A company that provides online resources to consumers recently ranked Troy as the fourth best small city in the country to start a business and as one of the best places in the state for young families to live.NerdWallet has provided online information ...Read More

Troy 08/19/2015

Forum focuses on impact of race on education

In an effort to bridge the gap between those who live in urban and suburban areas, and to discuss race and how it impacts education, the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion will host a forum at the Troy Community Center on Sept. 11.The Troy ...Read More

Troy 08/19/2015

Longest serving planning commissioner commended

Troy architect Thomas Strat had to switch his focus from schools and municipal work when he sold his firm 16 years ago because of a noncompete clause.But he still helped to guide many such projects as the longest-serving member of the Troy Planning ...Read More

Troy 08/18/2015

Athens assistant band director charged with child porn

An assistant band director at Athens High School faces charges of possession of child pornography.Eric Junod, 38, of Holly, a part-time employee with the Troy School District, was charged in U.S. District Court Aug. 18. Junod had been assistant marching ...Read More

Troy 08/18/2015

Troy Planning Commission recommends opening barricaded street

Despite strong objections from residents, the Troy Planning Commission recommended that a street barricade be removed, which would open the partially paved street to through traffic.At its Aug. 11 meeting, the Planning Commission unanimously recommended ...Read More

Troy 08/17/2015

Firefighters battle brush fire in swampland

Malfunctioning wires on top of a DTE pole showered an array of sparks on dense vegetation, sparking a blaze that firefighters fought in hot and muggy conditions on about 15 acres near John R and Atkins, north of Square Lake Road, at about 5:30 p.m. Aug. ...Read More

Troy 08/12/2015

Planning Commission recommends OK on plans for lofts on Maple

After sending a developer literally back to the drawing board on plans described as boring for 35 loft-style studio apartments on Maple, the Planning Commission said yes with conditions to new plans that Amber Properties presented at the July 28 ...Read More

Troy 08/12/2015

More than 100 artists part with fine art

More than 100 juried artists working in a wide array of mediums will show their creations at the 41st annual Northfield Hills Art-on-the-Lake.Kathleen Deburghgraeve, who coordinates the show with Connie Kohn, said that the show started out with artists ...Read More

Troy 08/12/2015

Savor sweet and sumptuous deals for Troy Restaurant Week

Want to dine at a restaurant you haven’t tried before and drop a few less dimes doing it?Get the dish on 19 Troy restaurants during Troy Restaurant Week, being held Aug. 16-21.The fixed prices for selected menu options feature three courses in ...Read More

Troy 08/12/2015

Author shares tips about cheaping out

“Cheapskate” Jeff Yeager doesn’t own a cellphone, but he and his wife of 31 years, Denise, have traveled to 35 countries.“You can travel extensively on very little money,” he said, adding that he sometimes rents out his ...Read More

Troy 08/05/2015

Contractors installing air conditioner spark home fire

Contractors brazing pipes in the basement of a two-story home on Congress, near Rochester and Square Lake roads, started a fire in the chimney and walls just before 11 a.m. Aug. 5.Troy Assistant Fire Chief David Roberts said the contractors were ...Read More

Troy 08/05/2015

Citizens Police Academy looks for new recruits

Troy resident Conrad Kruzman was always interested in police work — watching glue dry, not so much, although he’s done it when asked to as a volunteer for Citizens on Patrol.He joined the Citizens on Patrol group after attending the Citizens ...Read More

Troy 08/05/2015

Pathway plans pan out

The Troy City Council has supported plans to pursue grant funding in order to start the first part of a path connecting a planned dog park near Troy City Hall to the Clinton River Trail in Auburn Hills.In a random public opinion survey conducted by the ...Read More

Troy 08/05/2015

High-end tile business to open flagship store on Crooks

Virginia Tile Co. will pull up stakes at the Michigan Design Center — but they’re not moving far.The Troy Planning Commission unanimously approved preliminary site plans for a 15,000-square-foot Virginia Tile Co. showroom, with 2,000 square ...Read More

Troy 08/05/2015

Conversation at historic village centers on Constitution

In an effort to spur civil discourse on the basic tenets of government,  the Troy Historic Village will host a free yearlong series exploring the U.S. Constitution.Loraine Campbell, executive director of the Troy Historic Village, said that when ...Read More

Troy 08/04/2015

Council candidates throw hats in ring

Six people, including three newcomers, will run for four open City Council seats in the November general election.Three current councilmen will run to retain their seats, and Mayor Dane Slater will run unopposed in the Nov. 3 general ...Read More

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Royal Oak 08/26/2015

Main Street to close for three weeks for railroad crossing repairs

ROYAL OAK — A lot of conclusions come with the first unofficial day of fall.On Sept. 8, Arts, Beats & Eats is over, Labor Day weekend is over and summer vacation is just a memory for school-age children.But this year, the date also marks the ...Read More

Clawson 08/26/2015

Proposed park ordinances would include stiff penalties for destruction

CLAWSON — City leaders soon will discuss new, proposed laws written to protect city parks from destruction or defacement.City attorney Jon Kingsepp announced during the City Council’s Aug. 18 meeting that he is working with a team to develop ...Read More

Royal Oak 08/26/2015

Changes to Fourth Street intersection address visibility, safety

ROYAL OAK — City commissioners Aug. 17 unanimously approved traffic measures along Fourth Street to ensure better visibility and safety on the well-traveled roadway.City workers will be removing two parking spaces along Fourth Street at Laurel ...Read More

Clawson 08/26/2015

Clawson PD collects back-to-school supplies, backpacks for district families

CLAWSON — The back-to-school lists, from required items to wish-list wants, often mean a lot of added expense for parents.With a full understanding of the financial commitment and a desire for all kids in the community to start the school year ...Read More

Royal Oak 08/21/2015

City agrees to the pedal, but not to the pub

“Pedal Pubs” recently received a green light from Gov. Rick Snyder in the state of Michigan, and it’s no surprise that requests already are coming in to operate the quadricycle bars in downtown Royal Oak.The concept is the same as a ...Read More

Royal Oak 08/19/2015

ROFD debuts sidewalk CPR at annual Dream Cruise

ROYAL OAK — In a matter of minutes, anyone can jump into action and help save someone’s life.That was the message public safety and health providers were spreading noon-6 p.m. Aug. 15 at Royal Oak Fire Station No. 2 during the 21st annual ...Read More

Royal Oak 08/19/2015

Five proposals, incumbents and some new names on November ballot

ROYAL OAK/CLAWSON — Tucked away in the city of Royal Oak charter are references that the city manager must be a man.Although that seems like more of a strange but true tale harkening back to the olden days, changing the language to gender-neutral ...Read More

Royal Oak 08/19/2015

Paranormal activity explored at former firehouse

ROYAL OAK — Historical facts and stories tell the tales of the past, but a different look into the city’s history will be explored this weekend during a paranormal tour of the former Northwood Fire Station.“We were contacted by the ...Read More

Royal Oak 08/16/2015

Tradition meets tricked-out at the 2015 Woodward Dream Cruise

Jeff Campion had a decent Nova in high school.But now, Campion has a 1970 Chevy Nova with a stroker 388, which is basically a 350 Chevy engine with oversized pistons. It packs about 505 horsepower and he polishes it pretty much ...Read More

Royal Oak 08/12/2015

Officials upset with DTE’s tree-trimming management

ROYAL OAK — Members of the City Commission expressed dismay with DTE Energy’s tree-trimming management last week, citing the company’s promises at a commission meeting months ago that recently seemed to have been ignored.“I think ...Read More

Royal Oak 08/12/2015

Teen donates money to ROPD K-9 program

ROYAL OAK — From an early age, Grace Novak possessed a giving spirit.“Grace has always had such a kind heart,” said mother Christine Novak. “She is a sensitive soul and has always reached out to others in ...Read More

Royal Oak 08/12/2015

Suspect arraigned for allegedly brandishing firearm at off-duty trooper

ROYAL OAK — A Detroit man was charged with felonious assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly brandishing a weapon on Interstate 75 during an incident of road rage.Jermaine Lee Green, 27, was arraigned Aug. 4 at the 52-4 District Court in Troy ...Read More

Royal Oak 08/12/2015

Dream Cruise offers car enthusiasts of all ages an opportunity for fun

ROYAL OAK — Betty Mio remembers the days when she would walk down 12 Mile Road with excitement as she went to watch the cars parade by during the Woodward Dream Cruise.The cars would bring a rush of nostalgia for years past, and she would ask ...Read More

Clawson 08/12/2015

Clawson school board votes to privatize custodial services

The Clawson Public Schools Board of Education voted Aug. 10 in favor of privatizing its custodial services, a move supporters say will save the district $300,000.The Clawson High School media center held a full house of attendees for the meeting. The ...Read More

Royal Oak 08/11/2015

Public invited to grand V-J Day celebration

ROYAL OAK — Everyone is invited to the grand celebration, Kiss Me Once Again, in honor of the 70th anniversary of V-J Day and the end of World War II.The Michigan World War II Legacy Memorial is hosting the fete 1-4 p.m. Aug. 16 in Memorial Park, ...Read More

Clawson 08/06/2015

New roadway islands clarified for downtown pedestrians

CLAWSON — With the completion of the downtown pedestrian island project comes plenty of questions about how exactly to cross the street.Three pedestrian islands on 14 Mile Road recently were completed to promote greater walkability in the ...Read More

Royal Oak 08/06/2015

Luxury micro housing heads to 11 Mile Road

ROYAL OAK — A new micro housing development is heading for 11 Mile Road following City Commission approval earlier this month.Amber Properties is set to develop a 36-unit luxury studio apartment complex at the northeast corner of 11 Mile Road and ...Read More

Clawson 08/06/2015

Familiar face takes leadership role at Schalm Elementary School

CLAWSON — It seems almost kismet that after 10 years at Schalm Elementary School, Bianca Hill is taking over as principal in the fall.Hill, 33, was named the successor following the retirement of Patty Pell in June.“She was the ...Read More

Royal Oak 08/04/2015

From chemo to the red carpet

ROYAL OAK — Walking the red carpet and enjoying a little “Minions” fun brought a deeper sense of gratitude to resident Katie Gott and her 3-year-old son, Henry.For the Gott family, the July 24 morning outing at Emagine Royal Oak meant ...Read More

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Berkley 08/26/2015

Money magazine names Berkley one of the best places to live

BERKLEY — Nestled between several other cities on the west side of Woodward Avenue, north of Detroit, Berkley may not be the first place people think of moving to when they think of Michigan, but according to Money magazine, it should be.Money ...Read More

Huntington Woods 08/26/2015

Huntington Woods gazebo to be built in memory of Rachel Jacobs

HUNTINGTON   WOODS — Ron Davis’ late mother, Mary Kay Davis, was an active Huntington Woods resident and a valued community member, so to remember her, a small park right off Lincoln Drive was named in her honor in 1999.Now, Ron ...Read More

Berkley 08/26/2015

Berkley searches for new parks director after resignation

BERKLEY — The Berkley Parks and Recreation Department director position is in a state of flux once again following the resignation of former Director Art Serafinski Aug. 11 after less than three months on the job.City Manager Jane Bais-DiSessa ...Read More

Ferndale 08/26/2015

Benefit concert to raise money for library, celebrate 2010 renovation

FERNDALE — It’s been five years since the Ferndale Area District Library, then called the Ferndale Public Library, wrapped up a $4 million renovation project. This month, the library wants to celebrate the anniversary with the public and raise ...Read More

Berkley 08/26/2015

Berkley School District receives Cipriano Award for third straight year

BERKLEY — The Berkley School District’s ability to keep insurance claims to a minimum has led to the district receiving the Cipriano Award of Excellence for the third consecutive year.The Metropolitan Association for Improved School ...Read More

Ferndale 08/19/2015

City Council approves adding DDA board to liquor license process

FERNDALE — Any business looking to get a new liquor license in downtown Ferndale now will have its application go through the Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors before approval.The Ferndale City Council approved an amendment to the ...Read More

Berkley 08/19/2015

Ballot proposal to determine future of Berkley city logo

BERKLEY — In June, the city of Berkley entered into an agreement with Lansing-based MessageMakers to conduct a study of the city’s logo and to work with residents to come up with a design for a new logo.Now, a group of residents is hoping to ...Read More

Ferndale 08/19/2015

East Nine Mile, Hilton work expands Complete Streets philosophy

FERNDALE — With the season of outdoor events and festivals kicking into full gear in Ferndale, the construction on East Nine Mile and Hilton roads wrapped up just in time to offer smoother transportation to and from downtown Ferndale.The East Nine ...Read More

Ferndale 08/19/2015

Council approves application suspension and timeline for medical marijuana facilities

FERNDALE —  The Ferndale City Council adopted a resolution during its Aug. 10 meeting to suspend the processing of medical marijuana operation applications pending a new timeline set up for three operations already approved by the city.In ...Read More

Ferndale 08/15/2015

Dream Cruise brings car culture to downtown Ferndale for 21st year

When the Woodward Dream Cruise started in Ferndale 21 years ago, John Elliott was just wrapping up a move from Michigan to Florida.As a self-professed “car guy,” Elliott said it was always on his automobile bucket list to attend the Dream ...Read More

Ferndale 08/12/2015

CN Rail to move facility entrance to Eight Mile, limit noise in proposed quiet zone

FERNDALE — Following plans by the Canadian National Railway to expand its operations in Ferndale, CN Rail and Ferndale officials drafted a new consent agreement between the two parties that updated the previous agreement from the early 1990s.The ...Read More

Ferndale 08/12/2015

Police offer ‘safe space’ for online transactions

FERNDALE — Following the suggestion of City Councilman Mike Lennon, the city of Ferndale has established a “safe space” where patrons can meet to carry out online transactions from websites like Craigslist.The city’s Department ...Read More

Berkley 08/12/2015

Effects of major flood still linger a year after historic storm

BERKLEY/FERNDALE — It’s been called a 100-, 300- and 500-year event, but no matter how you look at it, the flood that hit metro Detroit Aug. 11 of last year affected thousands of residents in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties.Many areas, ...Read More

Ferndale 08/12/2015

Tradition continues as Ferndale celebrates 21st Dream Cruise

FERNDALE — Last year, the Woodward Dream Cruise celebrated 20 years after starting in Ferndale as a fundraiser for a soccer field. In its 21st year this August, event director Michael Lary was tasked with stepping up the event even more.Enter ...Read More

Berkley 08/12/2015

Berkley CruiseFest offers more intimate experience during Dream Cruise weekend

BERKLEY — Adults and children alike camp along 12 Mile Road in Berkley every year during the Friday of the Woodward Dream Cruise, all admiring classic cars driving past.In Berkley, the CruiseFest parade offers spectators the chance to not only see ...Read More

Berkley 08/10/2015

Former Berkley substitute teacher arrested on child pornography charges

BERKLEY — A former long-term substitute teacher in the Berkley School District has been brought up on federal child pornography charges in U.S. District Court.Cory Leonard, 36, of Macomb Township, was arraigned on charges of distribution, receipt ...Read More

Berkley 08/06/2015

Berkley, Ferndale mayors to run unopposed in November

Mix of incumbents, new faces to run for council seats in both citiesBERKLEY/FERNDALE — After a vigorous election campaign against three opposing candidates in the 2013 Ferndale mayoral election, Dave Coulter will be able to take this ...Read More

Huntington Woods 08/06/2015

New candidates, current officials run for Huntington Woods mayor, commission

HUNTINGTON WOODS — The Huntington Woods City Commission, beginning at the top, will see a lot of new faces starting in 2016, as the city will have a new mayor for the first time since 1981.Ron Gillham, who has served as mayor in the community for ...Read More

Ferndale 08/06/2015

Ferndale’s Green Cruise promotes bicycling, walking

FERNDALE — For more than two decades, auto enthusiasts have packed Woodward Avenue to celebrate the Woodward Dream Cruise in the middle of August. But for more than 10 years, another group has tried to bring awareness to other modes of ...Read More

Berkley 08/06/2015

Rotary Club donates $3,500 to Berkley schools for summer reading program

BERKLEY — Thanks to a donation from the Berkley Rotary Club to the Berkley School District, students were able to head home for the summer in June with a bag full of learning opportunities.Using the proceeds from its annual Pancake Day fundraiser, ...Read More

Pleasant Ridge 08/06/2015

Judge dismisses assault case naming police chief on statute of limitations

PLEASANT RIDGE — United States District Court Judge Matthew Leitman has dismissed a case that named Pleasant Ridge Police Chief Kevin Nowak among eight defendants in a claim that Nowak and other officers sexually assaulted the plaintiff in 1990.In ...Read More

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Metro Detroit 08/26/2015

Campus safety 101

METRO DETROIT — Hiding beneath the excitement of shopping for clothes, towels and new bedding, students going off to college might also be feeling a bit of anxiety leaving home for the first time. No doubt their parents are. The transition ...Read More

Metro Detroit 08/26/2015

Make a space at home to study for school

METRO DETROIT — With a new school year approaching, it’s time to get back into the groove of studying and doing homework. Several local educators have offered tips to help create the ideal workspace for students to do their homework at ...Read More

Birmingham 08/26/2015

It’s time to get active, seniors

BIRMINGHAM/BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — Exercise is important at every stage of life.For seniors looking for a place to start, or a way to switch up their current workout regimen, one option worth exploring may be the local senior center.Bloomfield ...Read More

Bloomfield Hills 08/25/2015

Thirteen days and counting

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — The time has come. Neither Old Man Winter nor Mother Nature — with their floods, bitter temperatures and record-breaking snowfall — could knock construction off track at the new Bloomfield Hills High ...Read More

Warren 08/21/2015

Chase, shooting of parole absconder under investigation

METRO DETROIT — An investigation continued last week after an attempted arrest of a parole absconder led to a pursuit that stretched from Warren to Bloomfield Hills, and ended with a fatal shooting.Sources said the man, a 24-year-old Detroit ...Read More

Birmingham 08/19/2015

Birmingham provides online access to municipal services

BIRMINGHAM — The city of Birmingham is keeping up with the times by tweaking its services to be more technologically friendly.Think of it as Birmingham 2.0.At the Aug. 10 Birmingham City Commission meeting, the city’s public relations ...Read More

Birmingham 08/19/2015

200 graves approved for sale in Greenwood Cemetery

BIRMINGHAM — Those on the waiting list for plots at Greenwood Cemetery might not have to wait much longer.The Birmingham City Commission voted 6-1 during its regular meeting Aug. 10 to make 200 new sites available for public purchase in the ...Read More

Bloomfield Hills 08/19/2015

Sacred Heart to celebrate life of former coach

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — On Sept. 13, the Academy of the Sacred Heart is inviting the community to participate in its sixth annual Heart of Oak — Vicki Oakley Memorial run/walk.Participants can choose from a 5K run, 5K family walk and ...Read More

Birmingham 08/19/2015

Looking Back: Fort Morgan rock

Recently, the Birmingham Historical Museum and Park received a call from a woman asking about the Fort Morgan rock located on museum property, interested to see if it truly was from Fort Morgan in Mobile, Alabama.She said she was related to ...Read More

Bloomfield Hills 08/17/2015

Bloomfield Hills open house boasts more family fun than ever

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — The Bloomfield Hills Public Safety Department has hosted its annual open house at the end of each summer for several years.But this year, organizers said they’re expecting the event to be an even bigger and better ...Read More

Birmingham 08/17/2015

Two classics stolen during Dream Cruise

BIRMINGHAM/BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Not everyone reached the finish line of the cruise event with smiles on their faces.Two car fans reported classic cars stolen from the Birmingham-Bloomfield area during the 21st annual Woodward Dream Cruise.The ...Read More

Birmingham 08/17/2015

Car fans swoon as annual Woodward Dream Cruise returns

BIRMINGHAM/BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — The 21st year of the Woodward Dream Cruise brought steamy summer temps, sunshine, throngs of families and tons of classic cars down to ol’ M-1.The annual Birmingham Cruise event boasted around 300 classic ...Read More

Metro Detroit 08/16/2015

Michigan carbon emissions to decrease under Clean Power Plan

METRO DETROIT — President Barack Obama unveiled his Clean Power Plan on Aug. 3, tasking the Environmental Protection Agency with setting goals for carbon emission reduction from power plants and leaving the states to figure out how to reach those ...Read More

Detroit 08/14/2015

Senator announces legislation to review proposed nuclear waste site

DETROIT — U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, unveiled a bill in Detroit on Aug. 10 that would require an international review of a Canadian power company’s proposal to bury nuclear waste less than a mile from the Lake Huron shore. If ...Read More

Birmingham 08/12/2015

Four commissioners step away from Birmingham City Commission

BIRMINGHAM — Four of the seven seats on the Birmingham City Commission will be up for grabs this fall as longtime incumbents opt not to run for re-election.Each of the four current commissioners who would be up for another term this year — ...Read More

Birmingham 08/12/2015

Open Birmingham City Commission seats draw 13 candidates

BIRMINGHAM — With four seats up for grabs, candidates head to the starting line of the race for Birmingham City Commission.Thirteen residents have thrown their hats in the ring to replace outgoing commissioners George Dilgard, Scott Moore, Gordon ...Read More

Beverly Hills 08/12/2015

Come Out and Play at Beverly Park

BEVERLY HILLS — On Aug. 27, residents are invited to join in the fun.In collaboration with the Oakland County Parks Department and Lathrup Village, Beverly Hills will host a Come Out and Play day at Beverly Park.The county will provide a slew of ...Read More

Metro Detroit 08/12/2015

A summery splash of color

METRO DETROIT — Looking for a way to entertain the family during these last few days of summer vacation? We’ve got you covered. Across metro Detroit, galleries and museums are hosting events and exhibitions to entertain and educate ...Read More

Bloomfield Hills 08/11/2015

A battle over buses

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — According to David Kellett, between seven and nine buses from Bloomfield Hills Schools drive down his street around 9 a.m. each weekday morning. They do the same at around 4 p.m. in the afternoon.He called it a conga line of ...Read More

Birmingham 08/11/2015

Families rev up for even more fun at annual Dream Cruise festivities

BIRMINGHAM/BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — Classic car lovers, unite.It’s the time of year when residents can bask in the smell of the exhaust and the roar of the engine all up and down the Woodward corridor.With many businesses and municipalities ...Read More

Bloomfield Hills 08/05/2015

The race is on in Bloomfield Hills

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — November brings an interesting election to the city of Bloomfield Hills, since every seat on the City Commission is up for grabs.On Nov. 3, residents will choose between nine candidates to fill five positions on the commission. ...Read More

Bloomfield Hills 08/05/2015

Getting things rolling for the BHS Foundation

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — A group of Bloomfield Hills Schools alumni are ready to hit the road for their first annual bicycling fundraiser.On Aug. 29, they ride.Over the course of six days, the six-man crew — all strapped with camping gear ...Read More

Metro Detroit 08/05/2015

Put proper hydration on your summer to-do list

METRO DETROIT — There’s no doubt about it. It’s hot out there.Got a bottle of water with you? Good. But many don’t think to snag some aqua as they rush out the door each day during the summer, and experts say that could lead to ...Read More

Bloomfield Hills 08/04/2015

Student launches website to help others succeed

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Jonah Erlich, of Bloomfield Hills, sees himself as a problem solver.When he saw his younger sister struggling academically, he wanted to help her succeed.Erlich, 17, utilized his academic know-how and mentored his sister ...Read More

Beverly Hills 08/03/2015

Seeing the future of Erity Dam

BEVERLY HILLS — Erity Dam is at it again.The dam — constructed in 1913 — consists of two spillways: The left is east of Evergreen Road, and the right spillway sits west of the road.In May, the dam’s right spillway collapsed, ...Read More

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Rochester 08/26/2015

Kevin Beers joins RCS Board of Education

There’s a new face on the Rochester Community Schools Board of Education.Kevin Beers — known locally as the arena announcer for Oakland University basketball — was unanimously selected by the school board Aug. 24 to fill the trustee ...Read More

Rochester 08/26/2015

RJWC full steam ahead on lobster boil fundraiser

ROCHESTER — Thousands of fresh New England lobsters will make their way to Rochester next month for an event that many in the community have looked forward to annually for the past 17 years.Each September, the Rochester Junior Woman’s Club ...Read More

Rochester 08/26/2015

TooRaLoo gains approval to open in downtown Rochester

ROCHESTER — Downtown Rochester will soon welcome a new family-friendly restaurant and bar.On Aug. 10, the Rochester City Council gave Keith Wadle, owner and operator of O’Tooles Irish American Grill and Bar in Royal Oak, the OK to open ...Read More

Rochester 08/26/2015

Library story groups, programs offer fun for youth this fall

ROCHESTER — As older children head back to school, many parents are left wondering how to engage and entertain their younger siblings.Claire Lopiccolo, the Rochester Hills Public Library’s youth service department manager, said there’s ...Read More

Rochester Hills 08/26/2015

Police crack down on student and holiday drinking and driving

ROCHESTER HILLS — Back-to-school activities for college students should not include tragedy, local police say.Underage drinking, drinking and driving, and binge drinking are “real concerns” of university officials, Nancy Schmitz, ...Read More

Oakland Township 08/26/2015

Boot camp gets residents back to nature

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Crisp air, beautiful meadows and fall colors create a bracing atmosphere for a new “boot camp” program offered by the Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Department at Bear Creek.“Bear Creek is a terrific ...Read More

Rochester Hills 08/25/2015

Mackinac Bridge Walk stays local

ROCHESTER HILLS — For the 10th year, Paint Creek Trail officials are hosting the Paint Creek Trail Labor Day Virtual Bridge Walk and Run, aimed at replicating the Mackinac Bridge Walk.“This is one of our most popular and fun events of the ...Read More

Rochester 08/25/2015

RARA to introduce new indoor playscape, gymnastics facility

ROCHESTER — As of next month, Rochester Avon Recreation Authority Executive Director Ron Jewell said, the recreation authority’s 36,000-square-foot faciltiy will be completely built out.“With just a couple of years of being in the ...Read More

Rochester Hills 08/25/2015

Man arrested for window peeping

ROCHESTER HILLS — A 25-year-old Warren man was arrested in connection with an 11:40 p.m. Aug. 19 window peeping incident in the 100 block of Woodview Court, near Rochester Road and Barclay Circle.According to a police report, a resident saw a man ...Read More

Rochester 08/19/2015

Royal Park to open rebranded restaurant in September

ROCHESTER — The Royal Park Hotel is saying goodbye to its fine dining Brookshire Restaurant, which closed in July to make way for a more modern concept called Park 600 Bar+Kitchen.The hotel hopes the new restaurant, which is expected to open in ...Read More

Rochester 08/19/2015

Annual Family Praise and Picnic in the Park returns

ROCHESTER — St. John Lutheran Church is hosting its Family Praise and Picnic in the Park this weekend, giving families and residents a chance to enjoy one of summer’s last celebrations.The 17th annual event — St. John Lutheran’s ...Read More

Rochester Hills 08/19/2015

Sip award-winning wines at Meadow Brook

ROCHESTER HILLS —  Meadow Brook Music Festival will present the 15th annual Wine and Food Festival on Aug. 22 and 23, showcasing more than 150 award-winning wines from Michigan and across the globe. “It is all a big tasting,” ...Read More

Rochester 08/19/2015

Rochester named state’s second Purple Heart City

ROCHESTER — As motorists travel through Rochester, they will notice a few new signs that city officials hope will encourage them to remember the sacrifices that have been made for our nation’s freedom.The city of Rochester was named the ...Read More

Rochester Hills 08/19/2015

City swears in nine new firefighters

ROCHESTER HILLS  —Last November, city voters approved a Fire Department millage aimed at adding staff. Nine firefighter/paramedic candidates were sworn in during a special ceremony Aug. 10 at City Hall.  “This ceremony is one ...Read More

Rochester Hills 08/18/2015

Woman pushes intruder from bedroom

ROCHESTER HILLS — A 46-year-old woman pushed an intruder down the stairs and out of her apartment at 1 a.m. Aug. 16 after the man broke into her home in the 600 block of Byron Court.According to Capt. Michael Johnson, of the Oakland County ...Read More

Rochester Hills 08/18/2015

Clean water teams with craft beer

ROCHESTER HILLS — According to Brewers for Clean Water, beer is about 90 percent water, making our local water quality critical to the flavor of classic brews.“In order to serve great craft beer, Rochester Mills needs the support of clean ...Read More

Rochester Hills 08/18/2015

Portion of Hamlin Road closed for widening, resurfacing

ROCHESTER HILLS — With just a few weeks left until the first day of school, the construction on Hamlin Road is weighing heavily on many parents’ minds.The good news for parents, according to city officials, is that the section of work on ...Read More

Rochester Hills 08/18/2015

Green space purchase planned for southwest corner of city

ROCHESTER HILLS — The city may purchase a 10-acre section of land on Ruby Avenue, in the city’s southwest area, for green space.“This is really a nice parcel in an area of the city that doesn’t have a lot of green space,” ...Read More

Rochester Hills 08/18/2015

Woman pushes intruder from bedroom

A 46-year-old woman pushed an intruder down the stairs and out of her apartment at 1 a.m. Aug. 16 after a man broke into her home in the 600 block of Byron Court.According to Capt. Michael Johnson of the Oakland County Sheriff Office’s Rochester ...Read More

Oakland Township 08/12/2015

Township manager resigns

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — After just six months on the job, Township Manager Warren Brown resigned his position Aug. 5.“I have come to the conclusion that I am not a good fit for the township, not the other way around,” Brown said in an ...Read More

Rochester 08/12/2015

Designer workshop to provide inspiration for Festival of Trees

ROCHESTER — Rochester’s Festival of Trees, the Downtown Development Authority’s largest fundraiser for the Big, Bright Light Show, is looking for creative individuals and businesses to artistically decorate a number of holiday items this ...Read More

Rochester 08/12/2015

Walk-Run for Kids supports local children with life-threatening illnesses

ROCHESTER — Thousands of people will soon step out to help raise money for children with life-threatening illnesses.The Rainbow Connection, a nonprofit organization based in Rochester that’s dedicated to granting wishes to Michigan children ...Read More

Oakland Township 08/12/2015

Paddleboard on Lost Lake

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Enjoy learning the art of stand-up paddleboarding while surrounded by nature this summer.Park officials have announced four separate paddleboard clinics Aug. 29 at Lost Lake Nature Park, located off Predmore Road east of ...Read More

Rochester Hills 08/11/2015

Pedestrian dies after being struck by car

ROCHESTER HILLS — A 35-year-old Clawson man died as a result of injuries after he was struck by a car at 2:20 a.m. Aug. 7 on Adams Road at Woodcrest Road, a police report states.The man was struck by a 2013 Mini Cooper driven by a 22-year-old ...Read More

Rochester Hills 08/11/2015

Senior speed dating comes to Waltonwood

ROCHESTER HILLS — Finding a companion in life is hard at any age, but for seniors, the search for love can be even more challenging, according to Jeff Madak, interim executive director of Waltonwood at University.“It’s awkward for ...Read More

Rochester 08/11/2015

Clothes Closet sale to benefit Neighborhood House

ROCHESTER — Those looking to update their wardrobe can purchase gently used clothes for reduced prices while helping a local charity this week.Twice a year, in the spring and summer, Rochester Area Neighborhood House Interim Director Kathy ...Read More

Rochester 08/11/2015

A stinky save

ROCHESTER — When Rochester police officer Merlin Taylor approached a young skunk in distress, he wasn’t thinking about the possibility of getting sprayed.“It never dawned on me that the skunk was going to spray me,” he said.On ...Read More

Rochester 08/05/2015

RCS to use weighted grading for AP courses this year

ROCHESTER — When local high school students come back to school this fall, some will reap the benefits of a higher grade-point average.The Rochester Community Schools Board of Education recently approved a resolution to establish a weighted ...Read More

Rochester 08/05/2015

RCS school board member resigns

ROCHESTER — Jane Pierobon, vice president of the Rochester Community Schools Board of Education, recently announced that she is stepping down from the school board.Pierobon, who made the announcement of her July 25 resignation in a letter to the ...Read More

Rochester 08/05/2015

Friends of library to host first used book sale in new addition

ROCHESTER — The days of rummaging through bins of used books at the Rochester Hills Public Library are over.For the first time, the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library’s Summer Used Book Sale, which is set for Aug. 13-15, will be ...Read More

Rochester 08/05/2015

School supply drive to assist children in need

ROCHESTER — With the start of the new school year just a few weeks away, families who head out to purchase school supplies for their children are encouraged to pick up some extras for local kids in need.Once again this year, the Rochester Area ...Read More

Rochester 08/04/2015

New exhibition highlights work of RCS grads

ROCHESTER —  The Paint Creek Center for the Arts is inviting the community to see the talents of various graduates of the Rochester Community Schools district this month.Opening Aug. 8, the “Rochester Community Schools Alumni ...Read More

Oakland Township 08/04/2015

Stranger danger reported

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — An 11-year-old girl told police that an unfamiliar man approached her and her 11-year-old friend at 9 p.m. July 26 while the girls were playing in a gazebo near Oak Arbor Circle and Oak Arbor Drive.According to a police report, ...Read More

Rochester Hills 08/04/2015

Jury finds Maurer guilty of first-degree murders

ROCHESTER HILLS — An Oakland County Circuit Court jury found Jeffrey Maurer guilty as charged July 31 in Pontiac.Maurer was charged with two counts of first-degree murder for the brutal beating deaths of his parents, 85-year-old Gayle Maurer and ...Read More



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