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Published October 11, 2017

TROY — The last time David Gelios, special agent in charge of the Detroit Field Office for the FBI, was scheduled to speak at a Rotary Club of Troy luncheon, something came up. 

He was called away June 21 to Bishop International Airport in Flint after an airport police officer was stabbed in the neck.

“I feel happy I was able to make it this time around,” he told Rotary Club members at the Bank of America Financial Center in Troy Sept. 13. 

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Published October 11, 2017

TROY — The Troy Community Center will have on-site physical therapy services early next year. 

At a Sept. 25 meeting, the Troy City Council unanimously approved a five-year sublease with two five-year renewal options with the Detroit Medical Center — Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan for 487 square feet of space at the community center for a physical therapy clinic and to provide health and wellness programs. 

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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 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

TROY — Troy registered voters will receive fliers in their mailboxes — some sooner, some later — from the city of Troy about a citizen-initiated charter amendment proposal on the November ballot. 

At a Sept. 25 meeting, the Troy City Council voted 6-0 to approve the content and costs of mailing fliers to voters. Troy City Councilman Dave Henderson was absent. 

The council had asked city staff to prepare a content-neutral flyer at the Aug. 21 meeting. 

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Published October 3, 2017

TROY — The Troy Historic Village aims to offer family-friendly Halloween fun with Scarecrow Row and trick-or-treating on the Village Green 12:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 28. 

Scarecrow Row will be on view around the village through October and will be shared on the Historic Village Facebook page,, for voting Oct. 9-27. The winner will be announced Oct. 28. Individuals, organizations and businesses created the scarecrows. 

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Published October 3, 2017

TROY — Take a look inside the fire stations and visit with the volunteer firefighters who respond to incidents in local neighborhoods during a Fire Department open house 1-4 p.m. Oct. 8. 

“The event gets bigger and better every year,” said Cindy Stewart, city community affairs director. “The residents love it. They bring their families to meet the dedicated firefighters and check out all the state-of-the-art equipment.” 

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Published October 3, 2017

TROY — Want to make the most of a short trip to the Big Apple? 

Travel writer Ellen Creager, who wrote a travel column for the Detroit Free Press for 14 years, will share her know-how and will welcome audience tips when she presents a program called “Best of New York” 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Troy Public Library. 

Connie Doherty, head of adult information services at the Troy Public Library, said the program will appeal to people who have been to New York City a million times and people headed there for the first time. 

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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 27, 2017

TROY — Members of the community listened to music by the Troy High School orchestra ensemble, and prayers and reflections from city and civic leaders during the first International Day of Peace event in the peace garden of the Troy Public Library Sept. 21. 

MiVida Burrus, of the Global Troy Advisory Committee, explained to those gathered that the International Day of Peace, established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 and recognized around the world annually on Sept. 21, commemorates and promotes “the ideals of peace above all differences.”

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