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Published October 11, 2017

FARMINGTON HILLS — Six women positioned in front of a pink background hold large sunflowers against their bodies — they wear a smile and what appears to be nothing else. 

The picture is a promotion shot for the Farmington Players’ current comedy, “Calendar Girls.” 

The show is by Tim Firth, adapted from a British film, according to a press release.

The Farmington Players opened the season with the play Sept. 22, and it will run through Oct. 14. 

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Published October 11, 2017

While most of us Michiganders are still basking in the favorable fall weather, we know — in the back of our minds — that winter is coming. 

Getting ready for winter oftentimes means doing one last yard, basement or garage cleanup, according to Michael Csapo, general manager of the Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority of Southwest Oakland County, and residents looking to properly dispose of their household wastes are invited to the facility to do just that. 

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Published October 11, 2017

FARMINGTON — When you come to the annual Ghost Night at the Mansion, mind the casket and gravestones, would you? 

The annual event, to be held 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 14 inside and outside the mansion, 33805 Grand River Ave., will feature “members” of the Warner family, including the “ghosts” of Fred Warner, Michigan’s 26th governor, and his father, P. Dean Warner, as they tell attendees about their lives and deaths.  

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Published October 11, 2017

FARMINGTON HILLS — What does the future of local road funding look like for residents and their wallets? 

How will city leaders encourage environmental sustainability once elected? 

Those were among the many topics discussed during a Farmington Hills mayoral and City Council candidate forum Oct. 3 at City Hall. Four candidates are running for three council seats. The highest three vote-getters will receive four-year terms during the Nov. 7 general election. One candidate is running unopposed for a two-year mayoral term.

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Published October 10, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Halloween is a scary time of year, with ghosts and goblins lurking around every corner, but for the millions of families managing food allergies, the most frightening thing about it is often the treats.

“What people might not know is that 1 in 13 kids in the U.S. have a food allergy,” said Nancy Gregory, senior director of communications at Food Allergy Research and Education.

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Published October 9, 2017

FARMINGTON — Farmington officials are buckling down on individuals who repark their vehicles in timed lots.

An amendment to the city’s current prohibited parking ordinance was recently approved 4-1 and prohibits people from moving their vehicles to a new spot in the same parking lot after they have exceeded the parking time limitation, according to a press release. 

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Published October 6, 2017

From sprawling apple orchards to pick-your-own pumpkin patches, Michigan offers plenty of ways to spend a crisp autumn day. But if you’re looking for something a little more active — and you’re up for a challenge — it’s time to get in on the corn maze craze.

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Published October 3, 2017

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS — Property values are on the rise in Michigan, and that has an impact on school budgets.

Farmington Public Schools Superintendent George Heitsch explained the Headlee restoration millage that voters will decide at a community presentation Sept. 27 at the Maxfield Education Center.

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Published October 3, 2017

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS — Farmington Public Schools and St. Vincent de Paul’s annual clothing and shoe donation drive is a benefit for the community and students who benefit, said Diane Bauman, FPS director of school/community relations.

St. Vincent de Paul provides large donation bins to FPS to collect the donated items. After the donation drive, the group gives the school district gift cards to its store in Keego Harbor, which are given to FPS families in need to shop for items that they need, according to a press release.

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