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Published May 30, 2017

While the threat of storms loomed over the 65th annual St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade, residents and visitors to the city enjoyed warm weather, sunshine and a stunning parade filled with veterans, military vehicles, bands and more.

This was the first year Dylan Hand, of St. Clair Shores, came out to the parade.

“My whole family is veterans and I am, as well,” he said. He and his sons sat on the side of Jefferson Avenue May 28 because he “just (wanted) to support the veterans ... and of course (for) the candy.”

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Published May 30, 2017

As World War II veteran Robert Roselle made his way to the podium during the Grosse Pointe Woods Memorial Day ceremony May 29, the audience gave him a standing ovation.

“What a greeting,” the Woods resident said as he began to share his story of his time in the U.S. Army.

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Published May 26, 2017

FARMINGTON HILLS — Would navigating through ponds, meadows, fields and woods in a 12-mile obstacle mud-run, the Tough Mudder, make you uncomfortable? 

If so, good. That’s half the battle. 

But if your age or weight are behind the discomfort, Terry Reuer, 66, of Farmington, has some words for you.

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Published May 29, 2017

BEVERLY HILLS — Beverly Elementary hosted a student DIY Festival last week so students could show off and sell their homemade creations to benefit some worthy causes.

The event took place May 23 and was organized by parents Elyssa Sardy, Lisa Samartino, Ashley Caza and Marla Mellon.

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Published May 31, 2017

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OAKLAND COUNTY — The third annual Oakland County Parks and Recreation Department Pics of the Parks contest has begun, and soon the picturesque parks will be flooded with shutterbugs looking for the perfect shot to capture their love of the county’s natural spaces.

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Published May 30, 2017

BIRMINGHAM — It’s been 30 years of face painting, ice cream and invaluable help as the Law Day free legal aid clinic celebrates three decades June 3.

Michigan’s largest free legal aid event, hosted at the Goodwin and Scieszka Law Center in Birmingham, has donated 5,000 free legal consultations since the event first began in 1987.

On top of that, the event has doled out 10,000 free bike helmets to kids attending the event with their families.

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Published May 31, 2017

BEVERLY HILLS — Parents, instead  of watching your child waste away an afternoon in front of a screen, wouldn’t you rather they read a book or go play outside?

Well, how about both?

The Beverly Hills Parks and Recreation Board has teamed up with Baldwin Public Library to install a new 0.4-mile trail around Beverly Park where families can read an entire book, posted two pages at a time, on permanent, weatherproof posts around the park. 

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Published May 29, 2017

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — The Bowers School Farm, in Bloomfield Hills, is inviting local children to take part in its summer camp programs, aimed at educating kids about animals and agriculture in a fun and engaging way.

The camps will take kids around the farm and teach them about animals and animal care, growing and harvesting plants, and how a farm works through a variety of hands-on projects and activities.

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Published May 26, 2017

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — On May 22, Shelby Township officials drew away the service flag that had been covering a rectangular plaque in the township municipal building’s lobby to unveil the new Military Wall of Honor.

Shelby Township Veteran Events Coordinator Phil Randazzo and Deputy Clerk Brian Fairbrother worked together to execute the project, which displays the names of active-duty members of the military who call Shelby Township home.

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Published May 31, 2017

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MACOMB COUNTY — Anna Krolewski, a Clinton Township resident, was recently named as Macomb Community College’s Most Distinguished Graduate for the 2017 winter semester.

The 19-year-old, who has set her sights on working at Walt Disney Co., was the guest speaker during the school’s 97th commencement ceremony May 12 at the college’s Sports & Expo Center at South Campus. More than 1,500 associate degrees were awarded.

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Published May 30, 2017

WARREN — It’s been said that the classics never go out of style, and one local group of performers will sing to that.

Music lovers longing for the tunes made popular during the swing era of World War II will have the opportunity to hear them live when Heart of the Hills Players perform the stage show “G.I. Jukebox” this week at the Warren Community Center, located at 5460 Arden Ave. Performances will be held at 2 p.m. June 1 and 2, at 7 p.m. June 3, and at 3 p.m. June 4.

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Published May 29, 2017

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METRO DETROIT — Forged in the chaotic crucible of the 2010 Haitian earthquake relief effort and tempered through military discipline, the veteran-led Team Rubicon stands ready to respond with an army of specialists in rapid deployment, damage assessment and debris management.

The team mustered about 100 workers from a 450-mile radius and put them into action in Detroit near the intersection of Clairmount and Rosa Parks May 12, supporting the Motor City Makeover campaign by evaluating and addressing residential properties around the Herman Kiefer Complex.

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Published May 24, 2017

The city’s annual remembrance of those who sacrificed their lives while in the U.S. armed forces is returning to Sterling Heights May 29, Memorial Day.

Sterling Heights City Manager Mark Vanderpool said at a May 3 City Council meeting that the public is invited to the city’s 38th annual Memorial Day activities. The morning will begin with a 9 a.m. ceremony near City Hall, followed by a parade that starts at Dodge Park.

“The theme this year is ‘Honoring Service and Sacrifice,’” Vanderpool said.

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Published May 24, 2017

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Christine Delvecchio is a self-described visionary, and it seems as if her twin daughters have learned a few tricks of the trade.

Delvecchio, who owns All American Screen Printing in Sterling Heights, is spearheading a new business venture in the form of an apparel decoration company called Palms and Roses.

The idea started around 2012, she said, as her daughters Brooke and Brianna Reid were attempting to figure out their own path while attending Eastern Michigan University.

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Published May 24, 2017

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Published May 24, 2017

BERKLEY — An ordinance that would allow Berkley residents to have chickens on their properties had more discussion at the City Council’s May 16 meeting.

Since the last work session on the ordinance in April, city staff made several changes to the document that would allow a resident to keep up to three chickens on their property as pets during a pilot program that would last up to 12 months.

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Published May 24, 2017

The city of Troy will pause to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country in a Memorial Day ceremony on the grounds of Troy City Hall May 29.

“We feel it’s very important to honor veterans and those who we have lost,” said Cindy Stewart, director of community affairs for the city of Troy. “Memorial Day weekend is a time for families to get together, the unofficial start of summer. We hope they take an hour out of the weekend to honor the men and women who gave their lives for us and for freedom.”

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Published May 23, 2017

MADISON HEIGHTS — As it’s done in recent years, the city of Madison Heights will hold its Memorial Day festivities the weekend before Memorial Day, saving on holiday overtime costs for city employees running the event.

This year’s parade and service are set for Saturday, May 27. The parade starts at 10 a.m., exiting the parking lot by the former Kmart at the northwest corner of John R and 12 Mile roads, before heading north on John R Road, turning left onto 13 Mile Road, and stopping a block over in front of the viewing stand at City Hall.

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Published May 24, 2017

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Community members of all ages can hit the trails this June to help provide meals to homebound seniors.

The Older Persons’ Commission will host its 11th annual 5K Run or Walk for Meals June 3.

The race and walk, which are open to people of all ages, begin at 8 a.m. at the OPC, 650 Letica Drive. The course starts at the OPC in the upper parking lot, goes down Letica, turns left on the Clinton River Trail almost to Dequindre, and then loops back and finishes at the OPC.

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Published May 24, 2017

ROCHESTER — E-cigarette usage has become a significant public health concern across the nation, especially among youth.

The battery-operated devices, also known as vaporizers, have surpassed traditional cigarettes as the most commonly used tobacco product among youth — with more than one-third of young adults having tried them, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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