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Published June 20, 2018

When Charles Thomas Jr. was growing up, he wished that he had someone to mentor him on the proper way to get ahead in school and in life. “Because I didn’t get algebra, then I started messing up everywhere,” he said. “I became a major problem for the school at 15.Read More

Published June 19, 2018

ROCHESTER — For over seven years, Deb McMillan has visited a small pedestrian bridge over the Paint Creek, near the Royal Park Hotel, to enjoy the great outdoors, read and spread a little cheer to passers-by.

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Published June 14, 2018

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — A fifth-grader at Graham Elementary School went the extra mile to thank the many educators who gave her the knowledge and guidance to be ready for the next step in her school career. Tanqueray Hurst and her father, Rob, showed their immense appreciation on June 12, National Red Rose Day, by presenting all of her past and current teachers with a rose-shaped pizza arrangement.

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Published June 13, 2018

FERNDALE/ROYAL OAK — After spending weeks with his newborn son in the neonatal intensive care unit at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, a Ferndale father is hoping to thank the department with a charitable gift.Read More

Published June 12, 2018

As the moderator of the 39th annual Sterling Heights Memorial Day parade, Sterling Heights Arts Commission Chair Jeanne Schabath did more than judge parade floats and make sure the area’s troops were honored.Read More

Published June 8, 2018

WARREN — Dale and Tammy Cloyd have lived in their parents’ home on Audrey Avenue since 1959. They’re one of five original families left on the block, and although much has changed with the times over the years, Dale’s been working to keep the spirit of patriotism alive in the neighborhood.  

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Published June 6, 2018

SOUTHFIELD/LATHRUP VILLAGE — At a Little Free Library, you don’t need a special card.  You don’t need to worry about being quiet.  You don’t even need to return the books.Read More

Published June 5, 2018

ROCHESTER — The Rochester Community House has a new executive director to lead the historic nonprofit into the future.

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Published June 5, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Clinton Township resident Rachelle McFarland was one of six registered nurses recently honored with the seventh Clara Ford Nursing Excellence Award.

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Published June 5, 2018

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Every year, Larry and Betty Bennett attend the Grosse Pointe Woods Historical Commission’s annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Circle of Honor at Vernier Road and Mack Avenue.

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Published June 1, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — It’s not every day that a teen gets to put an artistic spin on a toy line set for nationwide distribution, but that’s the turn Stevenson High School graduate Ryan Bryer’s life has taken.

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Published June 1, 2018

DETROIT/WARREN/CENTER LINE — When Bob Anderson ventured out to Las Vegas after serving in the Vietnam War, his plan was to stay in town for one year. But all bets were off when the Warren native found himself center stage, singing for his supper among the city’s famous strip of casinos and neon signs.

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Published May 30, 2018

As Wanda Michalski was surrounded by balloons and two cakes teeming with candles, “Sto lat,” a Polish birthday song about a wish for 100 years, played in the background. Only for her, it wasn’t merely a wish — it was a genuine milestone.Read More

Published May 29, 2018

FRASER — It has been an incredible journey for Carolyn Brown, but all good trips eventually come to an end.

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Published May 25, 2018

UTICA — Young writer Delaney Kraemer, of Roseville, shared her newest book May 23 with her best friend Catie Boldman’s class at St. Lawrence Elementary School, 44429 Utica Road.

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Published May 24, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD — More than 300 women gathered in West Bloomfield May 10 to raise money and garner support at the Women of Valor Luncheon, hosted by the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Michigan Chapter. 

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Published May 22, 2018

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Kathleen Mullins, president and CEO of Historic Ford Estates — which includes the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores and Fair Lane in Dearborn — has lived and worked all over the country.

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Published May 22, 2018

To many Sterling Heights residents, he was simply known as “Dr. Steve.” Residents and city officials remembered the life of Stojadin “Steve” Naumovski at a May 1 Sterling Heights City Council meeting, following Naumovski’s death April 27. He was 61.Read More

Published May 21, 2018

UTICA — The Woman’s Life Chapter 911 Macomb Angels hosted a meat raffle to support veterans and other causes May 15 at the American Legion Hall, 46146 Cass Ave. in Utica.

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Published May 18, 2018

Caring for a 2-year-old child with chronic kidney disease can be a challenging path, according to Kristabelle Gruchow.  But she also has a team of supporters to literally and figuratively walk beside her, including family members, therapists, doctors and Facebook support groups.Read More

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