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Grosse Pointe Park 07/06/2015

Police take attempted carjacking suspect into custody

A suspect who reportedly tried to carjack a vehicle from a Grosse Pointe Park man Friday afternoon has been arrested after he allegedly assaulted the victim.A police report indicated that the suspect — a 25-year-old Detroit man — approached ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Farms 07/01/2015

Farms looks to add teeth to dog, animal control ordinances

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Officials are considering possible changes to the city’s dog and animal control ordinances. During a meeting June 8, the Farms City Council unanimously voted to set July 13 as a public hearing date to consider ...Read More

Grosse Pointes 07/01/2015

School board approves 2015-16 budget

GROSSE POINTES — The 2015-16 Grosse Pointe Public School System budget anticipates a drop in enrollment for the next school year, which means fewer dollars coming in from the state. The school board voted 6-0 to approve the budget during ...Read More

Grosse Pointe City 07/01/2015

Business input sought for Fisher Road improvements

GROSSE POINTE CITY — City officials hope to join with Fisher Road business leaders and property owners to create a more aesthetically pleasing and unified look for the small but vital business district. With renovations expected at Fresh Farms ...Read More

Grosse Pointe City 07/01/2015

More cities agree to recycling contract extension

GROSSE POINTE CITY/PARK — With more communities on board, several Pointes and Harper Woods will be retaining Rizzo Environmental Services for recycling. Like its neighbors in Grosse Pointe Farms and Shores, and Harper Woods, the Grosse Pointe ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Farms 07/01/2015

Significant library mobile on the move

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Dozens of visitors pass through the main room of the Grosse Pointe Public Library’s Central Branch each day, but unless they happened to glance at the ceiling, they might never have realized that they were standing ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Shores 06/24/2015

Shores agrees to extend recycling contract with Rizzo

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Like some other cities in the consortium, including Grosse Pointe Farms and Grosse Pointe City, officials in Grosse Pointe Shores have agreed to a three-year extension of their recycling contract with Rizzo Environmental ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Farms 06/24/2015

Increased sewage rates leading to higher water bills in Farms

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Residents can expect to see their water bills increase a bit this summer. City Controller/Treasurer John Lamerato said the bi-monthly minimum bill — based on a consumption of 700 cubic feet of water — will rise ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Woods 06/24/2015

New principal takes post at Monteith Elementary

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Monteith students will start the new school year with a new leader, but not a new face to the Grosse Pointe community. During its June 22 meeting, the Grosse Pointe Public School System Board of Education voted unanimously ...Read More

Grosse Pointe City 06/24/2015

New roof, vestibule planned for Grosse Pointe City Hall

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Just like the former house it once was, Grosse Pointe City Hall, at 17147 Maumee Ave., is in need of some improvements. The building will be getting a new roof, painting, insulation and vestibule at a cost of $207,500. The ...Read More

Grosse Pointe City 06/24/2015

Personalities emerge from artworks in ‘Faces and Figures’

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Portrait painting is a time-honored tradition in art that stretches back centuries, and while it may not be as common now as it was before the advent of photography, many artists still specialize in this area. Artists took ...Read More

Metro Detroit 06/24/2015

Guard against Lyme disease this summer

METRO DETROIT — Tick bites can have long-lasting consequences. A specific species of the bloodsucking arachnid, the blacklegged tick — also known as the deer tick — can spread Lyme disease, a bacterial infection that, if left ...Read More

Metro Detroit 06/24/2015

Demand for new construction, higher interest rates could make housing market tougher for sellers

METRO DETROIT — The housing market in metro Detroit is still flooded with buyers and sellers, but things may get a little more difficult for sellers as interest rates have started trending upward and more buyers are looking to get into new ...Read More

Metro Detroit 06/24/2015

Prevent foodborne illness at your summertime picnic

METRO DETROIT — Hot, humid days spent sizzling under the summer sun are one of the few antidotes to a long Michigan winter. Soaking up the heat is fine, of course, as long as it’s not your food that’s doing the sweating. The ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Woods 06/17/2015

Woods still handling aftermath of trench collapse

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Almost eight months after a trench collapse took the life of a Sterling Heights man in a typically peaceful neighborhood in Grosse Pointe Woods, city officials continue to work on issues related to the tragic ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Woods 06/17/2015

Labyrinth in memory of Jane Bashara is a path to peace

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — It rained steadily for most of June 14, but for a brief period in the early afternoon, the clouds parted slightly and the sun peeked through. That was also the time when Jane’sWalkgp, a labyrinth built in the memory ...Read More

Grosse Pointe City 06/17/2015

City to make public safety equipment purchases

GROSSE POINTE CITY — The Grosse Pointe City Public Safety Department is getting several new pieces of equipment to replace outdated items. Perhaps most notably, one of those purchases includes body cameras for officers, an item that has been ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Farms 06/17/2015

Farms OKs extension to recycling contract

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — After their current contractor offered them what they felt was a good rate, Farms officials decided to extend their recycling contract rather than putting it out to bid. During a meeting June 8, the Farms City Council voted ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Park 06/17/2015

Park leaders celebrate opening of Carol C. Schaap Theater

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Just in time for the summer movie season, Grosse Pointe Park residents now have a new place to see the latest flicks on the big screen. Grosse Pointe Park officials were on hand June 10 for a ribbon cutting for the Carol C. ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Shores 06/16/2015

Things are looking up for wing-themed Fairy Tale Festival

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Attendees of this year’s Fairy Tale Festival should be ready to go on a high-flying adventure. The fifth annual festival — which takes place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 27 on the grounds of the Edsel and Eleanor ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Shores 06/11/2015

New water account monitoring available online in GP Shores

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Residents might not like water bills going up, but now it will be easier for people to pay those bills. Finance Director Rhonda Ricketts said the city is adding a component to its website that will enable anyone with a ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Shores 06/11/2015

Shores residents to pay more this summer for water

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Just in time for summer lawn watering season, residents can expect to see an increase in their water and sewer bills. With increases coming again from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, the City Council unanimously ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Farms 06/11/2015

Historical Society to host ‘Enchanted Evening’

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — The name “Ford” is synonymous locally with the automotive industry, but the Pointes were home to another prominent Ford family, as well. Industrialist and businessman John B. Ford, of the Ford Glass family, ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Farms 06/11/2015

Senior living facility opens at Henry Ford Medical Center-Cottage

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Leaders from several Pointes were among the dozens on hand last week to celebrate the opening of the latest senior living facility in the area. American House Grosse Pointe at Cottage, which now occupies the second and ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Woods 06/10/2015

Grosse Pointe Woods Public Safety warns of prowler reports

A prowler has been spotted in backyards on the south side of the city, according to police information.After receiving several reports of a suspicious person in backyards, the Grosse Pointe Woods Public Safety Department released a Nixle.com report June ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Woods 06/10/2015

GP Woods starts up farmers market, weekend trolley

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — The Woods is bringing back its popular farmers market after a successful first year last year, and the city has launched a new trolley service this summer, as well. The farmers market starts June 14 and will be held from 10 ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Shores 06/09/2015

World turns its eyes to acclaimed car show EyesOn Design

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Your dad may not need, or want — another tie — but a day of admiring some of the most fabulous and iconic vehicles in the world could make for an ideal Father’s Day gift. The 28th annual EyesOn Design ...Read More

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Metro Detroit 07/01/2015

Ride on with caution

METRO DETROIT — Whether people are renting inflatable bouncers for parties or are among the more than 40 million carnival and amusement park-goers, real dangers are mixed in with the fun.   The Michigan Department of Licensing and ...Read More

Harper Woods 06/29/2015

Fire at dollar store significantly damages building

A fire during the early morning June 28 that took multiple fire departments to knock down resulted in significant damage to a strip mall in the 19500 block of Kelly.All of the Grosse Pointes responded to the five-alarm fire at 12:45 a.m. at a dollar ...Read More

Harper Woods 06/29/2015

City to continue adding ADA ramps to intersections

HARPER WOODS — City Council June 15 approved the transfer of unused Community Development Block Grant funds from previous years to continue its ADA ramp program. The city held the required public hearing and voted to approve a transfer ...Read More

Harper Woods 06/29/2015

Harper Woods extends curbside recycling contract with Rizzo

HARPER WOODS — The city is joining the five Grosse Pointes in keeping Rizzo Environmental Services as the contractor for curbside recycling pickup and household hazardous waste drop-off. Officials unanimously approved the extension through ...Read More

Metro Detroit 06/26/2015

Lake Erie toxic algal bloom may be smaller than last year’s

According to researchers, the annual bloom of harmful algae on Lake Erie is on track to be on par with the 2009-10 blooms, though still smaller than last year’s bloom that saw the shutdown of the Toledo water system. The National Oceanic and ...Read More

Metro Detroit 06/17/2015

New technologies improve flooring options

METRO DETROIT — The flooring scene has changed drastically in the last few years, according to flooring experts in the area. New types of flooring are available, such as luxury vinyl, which can resemble any other type of floor. And other ...Read More

Metro Detroit 06/17/2015

In the summer, families opt for movie nights under the stars

METRO DETROIT — With winters that seem to last most of the year, Michiganders know how to take advantage of the warm weather once it finally rolls around. Dinner time, exercise routines and daily play all seem to migrate outdoors in the summer ...Read More

Harper Woods 06/17/2015

Harper Woods City Council talks about keeping the city clean

HARPER WOODS — City Council members want residents and business owners to show their pride in their community by keeping their properties clean and maintained.The council during a recent meeting discussed the need for some to do a better job of ...Read More

Metro Detroit 06/15/2015

Volunteers needed to support disabled adults

METRO DETROIT —Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan is looking for people ages 55 and older to provide support to adults with mental and physical disabilities. The Senior Companion Program is a 40-year-old national volunteer program that ...Read More

Harper Woods 06/13/2015

Police recover stolen property during raids

HARPER WOODS — Stolen automobiles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and firearms were taken from homes when law enforcement officials raided five locations in Detroit on May 29.Officers from the Harper Woods Department of Public Safety, with the ...Read More

Metro Detroit 06/11/2015

DNR urges Michiganders to honor veterans without loud fireworks

METRO DETROIT — Fireworks are a Fourth of July staple. From cherry bombs to Roman candles, Michiganders have enjoyed launching fireworks since before the Fireworks Safety Act of 2011 was signed into law, permitting consumer pyrotechnics on the ...Read More

Harper Woods 06/10/2015

Police place two schools on lockdown during barricaded suspect incidents

Harper Woods Police had a busy day June 10 with two incidents that resulted in locking down Beacon and Tyrone elementary schools.The first incident involved a possible barricaded gunman in the 19300 block of Woodcrest, just a couple of houses away from ...Read More

Metro Detroit 06/10/2015

Experts provide tips on how to make a room shine

METRO DETROIT — It’s time to let your light shine — in your home, that is. We all have many lighting styles in our homes: table lamps, under-cabinet lights, and even the tuxedo of lights: chandeliers. But what kinds of lighting ...Read More

Metro Detroit 06/10/2015

C & G staffers reminisce with tales of dear ole Dad

METRO DETROIT — Father’s Day is tough. How do you express your gratitude for the man who gave you so many happy memories over the years, gave you unyielding support to follow your dreams and the pearls of wisdom to actually get you ...Read More

Metro Detroit 06/08/2015

Deteriorating roads, distracted drivers dangerous for cyclists

METRO DETROIT —  Warmer temperatures have cyclists itching to get out, but riders beware: As voters overwhelmingly turned down the state Legislature’s bid for road funding, it’s not only cars and trucks feeling the bumps of ...Read More

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