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Published October 24, 2017

Actor Mark Wahlberg made a visit to Beaumont Children’s, Royal Oak Campus, Oct. 23 to spend time with patients and their families and talk about the new Wahlburgers restaurant coming to Royal Oak.

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Published October 20, 2017

October traditionally brings fear to the forefront with Halloween, horror movies and haunted attractions, but some of the most spine-tingling experiences involve real-life mysteries and things that go bump in the night.

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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 10, 2017

By Kara Szymanski
C & G Special Writer

CLAWSON — Clawson band students had the chance Oct. 3 to hear and perform music with a professional trio called the Moxie Strings.

The Moxie Strings visited the Clawson High School and Middle School bands at the high school for a pair of two-hour music clinics — one session in the morning for the high school and one in the afternoon for the middle school.

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Published October 10, 2017

GROSSE POINTES — When she was growing up in Royal Oak, Elizabeth Weigandt, of Grosse Pointe Farms, fell under the spell of quest books like “Watership Down,” “The Hobbit” and “The Last Unicorn.”

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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

CLAWSON — On a bended knee, Boston-based muralist Alex Cook brings light-brown strokes to life on the head of a male figure drawn in a mural he created Sept. 25 at Japhet School.

Cook and a number of community and school members began the work on the mural, which was originally a white wall near the front entrance of the school at 839 S. Crooks Road Sept. 23.

“On Saturday (Sept. 23), families came and helped paint the mural all day long. That was amazing,” Betsy Stecker, communications director/registrar, said during an interview at Japeth School.

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Published October 3, 2017

CLAWSON — Next month will mark a shake-up on the Clawson City Council, as former Councilwoman Deborah Wooley is the only candidate on the ballot for mayor, and five candidates — only one an incumbent — are running for two council seats.

A forum was held Sept. 28 at Clawson City Hall so the public could learn more about the five candidates for the two council member seats. It was sponsored by the League of Women Voters Oakland Area.

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Published September 29, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Chris Tait offers a sober assessment of his outlook in 2011, after all the years he spent touring with bands and living a rock and roll lifestyle fed by booze and drugs.

“I’ve torched so many relationships. The shame and guilt. I didn’t want to die, but I didn’t want to live anymore, either,” said Tait, of Hamtramck, who plays keyboards in the Detroit-based Electric Six.

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Published September 26, 2017

FRASER — The restaurant business is, and has always been, a family business for Eugene Kasapis.

Throughout high school, he worked in his dad’s restaurant in Greektown alongside his brothers Steve and Gus Kasapis. And three months before graduating, he and his brothers opened up their own restaurant in downtown Detroit.

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Published September 26, 2017

By Kara Szymanski
C & G Special Writer

CLAWSON — There’s an age-old notion that Clawson is a closely-knit web connected in a way in which many residents know each other through a friend of a friend.

Melissa Daffron, Ashley Orban and Emily Cassell are three friends who met 21 years ago on South Bywood Avenue in Clawson, where their families lived, and they grew even closer as time went on. It just so happens that they were all born in 1992, and they all gave birth to boys within six months of each other this year.

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Published September 21, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Breweries from all over Michigan are well-known, and well-regarded, across the country. But you don’t have to travel far for a pint of quality craft beer.

In metro Detroit alone, there are more than 100 craft breweries within a short drive.

Scott Graham, executive director of the Michigan Brewers Guild, estimates that there are more than 300 breweries in Michigan. But it wasn’t always such a large industry.

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Published September 21, 2017

The hateful graffiti found in a Royal Oak neighborhood last week turned out to be a “cry for help,” according to police.

Two days after swastikas and the phrase “white power” were found spray painted on garage doors, trees and fences in a residential neighborhood just off 11 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue Sept. 17, Royal Oak police said they had identified the individual responsible for the vandalism.

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Published September 20, 2017

CLAWSON — Fall is usually synonymous with family fun in the little city with a big heart, and this season won’t disappoint.

The celebration will kick off Sunday, Oct. 1, with many activities happening throughout town beginning with the Donut Dash 5K, presented by the Clawson Chamber of Commerce.

The dash will begin at 9 a.m. Oct. 1 with 8:30 a.m. registration at Clawson City Hall, 425 N. Main St. Preregistration costs $20; the cost will be $25 on the day of race. Proceeds from the race will benefit Clawson Public Schools teachers and the Clawson Food Pantry.

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Published September 18, 2017

ROYAL OAK — Police are looking for more information on who might be responsible for spray painting hateful words and images on property in a Royal Oak neighborhood.

Reports started coming in from residents early Sunday, Sept. 17, regarding graffiti painted on garage doors, trees, fences and vehicles in a neighborhood just off 11 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue.

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Published September 18, 2017

OAKLAND COUNTY — If someone told you that there was more — much more — to fall flavors than just that sugary pumpkin spice, would you believe them?

Well, get ready, because writer and culinary speaker Lisa Howard is about to introduce you to a whole new world of autumnal tastes during her vegetarian cooking class at The Community House in Birmingham Sept. 27.

The class, titled “From Your Garden to Your Kitchen: Vegetarian Dinners in 30 Minutes,” will highlight the yields of what Howard considers to be our most fruitful season.

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Published September 18, 2017

OAKLAND COUNTY — Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Jennifer Miles, a rape aggression defense-trained instructor, showed some easy moves women can make that are surprisingly effective in deterring unwanted physical touching — even if in settings where someone is not ready to be verbally aggressive — during a recent seminar.

Miles also showed aggressive moves against an attacker in which the victim should shout “no,” alerting anyone nearby that the attention the victim is receiving is not welcome.

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Published September 12, 2017

ROYAL OAK — Furry friends looking for a place to call home will be visiting the Detroit Zoo this weekend during one of the largest off-site adoption events open to the public.

The fall edition of Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, in the small parking lot under the landmark water tower at the northwest corner of Woodward Avenue and 10 Mile Road.

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