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Published September 13, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — The city of Southfield has successfully secured funding for a new interactive art installation called Red Pole Park.

In June, officials from the city and the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced a crowdfunding campaign aimed at creating a new, interactive public art destination.

If the campaign reached its crowdfunding goal of $50,000 by Aug. 4, the project was to earn a matching grant from the MDEC’s Public Spaces, Community Places program.

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Published September 13, 2017

SOUTHFIELD —  May we have this dance?

Whether you’re a ballroom beginner or hustle extraordinaire, the Southfield Human Services Department is inviting seniors to strap on their dancing shoes and head over to the Parks and Recreation Building, 26000 Evergreen Road, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 for a Senior Dance and Soiree.

Human Services Department office coordinator Rhonda Terry said the event will feature beginner, intermediate and advanced dance instruction from Maurice Adams, of Mr. Smooth Ballroom Co., and a live DJ.

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Published September 13, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — The Beech Woods Recreation Center that Southfielders know and love is undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation. 

In January, the Southfield City Council authorized a budget of $2.5 million for renovations at the recreation center, 22200 Beech Road. In March, the council approved the renovation plan.

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Published September 11, 2017

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing man.

According to a news release from Deputy Police Chief Nick Loussia, of the Southfield Police Department, authorities are looking for 40-year-old resident Terrell Ernest James.

James was last seen Aug. 31 outside his apartment complex in the 27000 block of Franklin Road, Loussia said in the release.

Police said James’ family believes he may be off his medication and has been diagnosed with bipolar schizophrenia.

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Published September 7, 2017

It may be more than a thousand miles away, but help for the victims of Hurricane Harvey arrived from St. Clair Shores, Saginaw and Detroit as the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detroit pitched in to help with the rescue efforts.

Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 40 inches of rain over eastern Texas in four days at the end of August, causing catastrophic flooding and displacing more than 30,000 people. The Category 4 hurricane made landfall near Rockport, Texas, and caused at least 65 deaths in the United States.

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Published September 4, 2017

OAKLAND COUNTY — Just because it’s almost time to close up the pools doesn’t mean the outdoor recreation season is finished.

In fact, according to Oakland County Parks and Recreation Executive Director Dan Stencil, now is the time when county residents come out in droves to enjoy the system’s most popular resource: its walking trails.

“The bugs are down, the air is crisp and the opportunities are bountiful to enjoy the 68 miles of trails in Oakland County parks,” Stencil said.

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Published September 1, 2017

The Southfield community is dealing with the loss of a longtime civic leader and environmentalist.

According to city officials, Councilwoman Joan Seymour, 83, has died.

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Published August 31, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Regional water issues such as the Flint water crisis and toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie have brought to the forefront the importance of monitoring the lakes, said state Rep. Kevin Hertel, D-St. Clair Shores.

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Published August 30, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — To celebrate its 75th anniversary, the Southfield Fire Department will host a free open house 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 10.

Residents of all ages are invited to the Fire Department headquarters, 24477 Lahser Road, for the event. Parking will be available at Southfield High School for the Arts and Technology, 24675 Lahser Road.

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Published August 30, 2017

SOUTHFIELD —  In an effort to make its services more centrally located, the Southfield division of Michigan Works! has a new home in the heart of Southfield.

In partnership with Oakland County Michigan Works! and Lawrence Technological University, the city of Southfield hosted a grand-opening celebration Aug. 23 for the new office, located at 21415 Civic Center Drive. The group was formerly located at the John Grace Community Center, 21030 Indian St.

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Published August 30, 2017

SOUTHFIELD/FARMINGTON HILLS — David Wujczyk, a 61-year-old Novi resident, received another chance at life after going into cardiac arrest while golfing Aug. 4 at Plum Hollow Country Club in Southfield. 

“I fainted — passed out. Unconscious,” Wujczyk said Aug. 22 at his insurance agency on West 14 Mile Road, at the corner of Farmington Road. “I woke up seven hours later wondering where I was, and they told me I missed the whole thing.”

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Published August 29, 2017

Drivers on their daily commute were met with 4 feet of water Aug. 28 after a transformer lost power, causing flooding on I-696.

According to the National Weather Service, the metro Detroit area saw around 2 inches of rain Aug. 28, and a flash flood warning was issued around 7 p.m.

Diane Cross, Michigan Department of Transportation communications representative, said in an email that flooding occurred around 7 p.m., causing closures to westbound I-696 at Southfield Road and eastbound I-696 at M-10.

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Published August 29, 2017

The city of Holland will say “welkom” to anyone wanting to delve a little deeper into the area’s rich Dutch history when it hosts the annual State History Conference Sept. 22-24.

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Published August 28, 2017

OAKLAND COUNTY — The steamy, sunny summer made for great swimming conditions at various lakes around Oakland County.

But families weren’t the only ones enjoying the water. High levels of bacteria from algal blooms were found at a number of local lakes.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality notified the Oakland County Health Division earlier this month that harmful algal blooms, or HABs, had been detected in White Lake Township’s Sugden Lake and in Pontiac Lake, in Waterford and White Lake townships.

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Published August 23, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — For many families, a night out at the movies is a fun way to get in some good quality time.

But for families of a child with a disability, an evening at the cinema can be quite difficult.

That’s why Easterseals Michigan will host a free movie night at 8:15 p.m. Aug. 26 on the Miracle League of Michigan’s Miracle Field, 26000 Evergreen Road.

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Published August 23, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — They help countless local families in need every day, but according to Southfield Human Services officials, many Southfielders don’t even know they exist.

To help inform the community on what Southfield Human Services has to offer, the city department will host an informative event 3-7 p.m. Aug. 30 in the meeting room of the Southfield Public Library, 26300 Evergreen Road.

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Published August 23, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — It’s been about a year since a visioning plan for the former Northland Center property was unveiled, and city officials say the plans to redevelop the site are moving along smoothly.

In March, the Southfield City Council approved a plan to designate the former mall grounds as a brownfield site, meaning that the redevelopment of the grounds is complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Published August 22, 2017

Multiple people are recovering in a local hospital following a police attempt to apprehend three men wanted for stealing wheels and tires over a span of multiple years.

According to a news release from Lt. Michael Shaw, of the Michigan State Police, at around 9 p.m. Aug. 21, troopers from the Metro South Post were contacted by the Western Wayne Community Resource Team to assist with the arrest of multiple people allegedly involved in a larceny from auto ring.

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Published August 16, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — Strap on your eclipse glasses, Southfielders, because a rare event is set to grace our skies Aug. 21.

A total solar eclipse is an occurrence when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, fully blocking the sun. The eclipse will be visible in totality within a band of states spanning across the U.S.

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Published August 16, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — Providence-Providence Park Hospital, Southfield Campus, on Nine Mile Road, will be getting a $15 million facelift, which hospital officials are calling a reinvestment in the campus.

The renovations will include new flooring, new wall coverings, new paint and lighting upgrades, and upgrades to nursing stations and patient furnishings throughout inpatient units and patient rooms at the hospital.

First priority in the renovations are critical care units, medical and surgical units, and the birthing center, officials said.

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