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Published August 9, 2017

DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings are inviting their fans to take part in the second annual Hockeytown 5K run/walk through Detroit.

Fans will be able to run or walk the 5 kilometer course through downtown in and around several of the city’s most recognizable landmarks.

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Published August 9, 2017

WAYNE COUNTY — After receiving a proposal from Walsh Construction to finish building the jail on Gratiot Avenue, and a proposal from Rock Ventures to build a new criminal justice center on an alternative site, the Wayne County executive has decided to pursue the Rock Ventures option.

The county has been weighing its options on the matter since 2012. The proposed site would be bounded by the Interstate 75 service drive, East Warren Avenue, East Ferry Street, Russell Street and Frederick Avenue.

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Published August 9, 2017

DETROIT — Downtown Detroit will be lighting up Friday, Sept. 22, and Saturday, Sept 23, for the third celebration of DLECTRICITY, an outdoor nighttime festival of art and light.

Sponsored by the DTE Energy Foundation and organized by Midtown Detroit Inc., the festival invites a number of cutting-edge artists from both Detroit and around the world to create works using light and moving images for the public to enjoy.

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Published August 9, 2017

METRO DETROIT — One of the many opportunities that going away for college provides is an outlet to establish your own décor style. Whether you prefer a beach-bum style with “hang loose” and ocean posters or hope to create a bohemian temple with sunshine pillows and tapestry-draped walls, dorm rooms and college residencies are an open canvas. 

Michigan State University sophomore Elise Tomaszewski, of St. Clair Shores, said that the most important thing to do when moving into your new home is to just be yourself. 

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Published August 9, 2017

In the Aug. 8 primary, voters residing in the state House of Representatives District 1 selected Democrat Tenisha Yancey, Republican Mark Corcoran and Libertarian Gregory Creswell to advance to the general election in November.

The three candidates will now compete to be the representative for Michigan’s 1st District.

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Published August 8, 2017

HARPER WOODS — National Church Residences Park Place, a senior living center in Harper Woods, is asking the community to come by and help make the neighborhood a little furrier and maybe a little healthier.

Park Place will be hosting its third annual “Ole Skool Lawn Party,” which will be incorporating the Mission Day initiatives of its parent company, National Church Residences. The event will be focused on raising money for a dog park for senior center residents.

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Published August 8, 2017

HARPER WOODS — The public will soon be able to experience Harper Woods’ history firsthand while viewing the community from a bicycle.

The Harper Woods Pedal to Porch program was founded by resident Ernestine Lyons. Those taking part will gather at a meeting place with their bicycles, volunteers will lead them through the city, and the group will make stops at particular locations where designated “storytellers” will share personal stories about Harper Woods.

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Published August 2, 2017

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Kansas native Millie Dillmount arrives in New York City to start a new life as the Roaring 1920s build steam in “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” which the Heart of the Hills Players are bringing to the stage.

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Published August 1, 2017

DETROIT — The scope of the turbulence in Detroit in July 1967 grabbed national headlines, but it reflected racial and socioeconomic tensions happening elsewhere in America as well.

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Published August 1, 2017

It was in the middle of an impassioned speech from her longtime boyfriend about the 2017 solar eclipse when Robin Udell, of Silver Spring, Maryland, thought about taking the next step in their relationship.

“So, he was talking about how cool the eclipse is, how awesome it is that it’s happening in our lifetime, and I thought, ‘OK. So let’s get married,’” said Udell, formerly of Ann Arbor.

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Published August 1, 2017

By Samantha Shriber
C & G Special Writer

Succulents, plants that store water in their leaves and stems, have been popping up across the United States with the same heat as their desert roots.

Amelia Oke, of St. Clair Shores, said that succulents generate a cheerful and positive atmosphere for her household.

“My succulents at home are very healthy and happy,” she said in a Facebook message, explaining how they sit on counters and dresser tops with a lifelike happiness.

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Published August 1, 2017

When it comes to driving simply for the fun of it, many car enthusiasts turn to modern-day sports cars, but for Jon Albert, of Bloomfield Hills, nothing beats the driving experience of the 1940s.

Albert owns a 1946 MG TC roadster, the third model in the “T” series manufactured by the MG Car Co. in England. It’s a car that Albert has had his eye on since he was a kid, and now that he has one, he takes it out on the road “for the sheer enjoyment of driving.”

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Published July 28, 2017

By Samantha Shriber
C & G Special Writer

Yard and garage sales fill the neighborhood as summer carries on.

There are various reasons to host a sale. For example, nonprofit organization Tigerlily Cat Rescue hosts an annual sale in Sterling Heights to raise money for feline rescue services.

Others put on sales in relation to moving, to create more space in their homes or simply to remove the burden of neglected items.

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Published July 28, 2017

The Haugh family makes it a point to limit screen time for their children.

But a few evenings each week, you’ll see all four of their faces glued to a smartphone screen. And that’s OK, said Wendee Haugh, of Southfield.

“Although we use the app for this, it doesn’t count because it’s a family activity that we can do together and be outside,” Haugh said of geocaching.

The outdoor activity utilizes a smartphone’s GPS to navigate a neighborhood in search of hidden treasures, or caches, stashed at certain coordinates.

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Published July 26, 2017

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The 24th annual Benefit on the Bay for the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at MacRay Harbor, located on Lake St. Clair in Harrison Township. 

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Published July 26, 2017

HARPER WOODS — Painting and scavenger hunts are both fun activities for kids, but a combination of the two recently has become a new trend among families.

Painting rocks and hiding them for others to find has become a popular hobby in some areas, including metro Detroit. Susan Smitka, who has been a resident of Harper Woods for almost 40 years, said she thought it would be a fun activity for her grandchildren and a nice addition to her hometown.

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Published July 26, 2017

In the Advertiser Times coverage area, voters in the Aug. 8 special primary election will choose which individual will represent their political party in the Nov. 7 general election.

Candidates were asked, in 150 words or less, to state the top three goals they wish to accomplish if elected and how they would go about accomplishing them. If a candidate went over the word limit, (...) replaced the rest of the answer. All answers are printed verbatim.

State House of Representatives District 1

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Published July 26, 2017

HARPER WOODS — For the 11th year in a row, Harper Woods will be taking part in the National Night Out.

The National Night Out is an event celebrated across the country to encourage togetherness and community. 

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Published July 26, 2017

WAYNE COUNTY — When voters head to the polls for the Aug. 8 primary, they will be using new election equipment.

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Published July 26, 2017

HARPER WOODS — A Harper Woods resident has been nominated for a national health and fitness award for her healthy lifestyle and for using fitness to rebound from challenges in her life.

Asenith Parker is in the running for the 13th annual Richard L. Swanson Inspiration Award. It honors a member of the SilverSneakers, a group run by Tivity Health that encourages people to improve their lives through fitness and to inspire and motivate others along the way.

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