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Published September 19, 2017

WEST BLOOMFIELD — West Bloomfield High School is welcoming home its former students at the first-ever alumni homecoming tailgate Friday, Oct. 6. 

“We wanted to provide alumni with this chance to come back to the school and see what’s happening,” said Jennifer Sepetys, a teacher at WBHS.

The tailgate will begin at 3:30 p.m. The idea of the event is to allow former WBHS students the opportunity to take a tour of the high school before watching the Lakers take on the Athens Red Hawks for the homecoming game. 

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Published September 19, 2017

KEEGO HARBOR — On Thursday, Aug. 31, the Keego Harbor City Council voted to begin the process of hiring a new full-time police chief. 

The decision comes after talks ended between Keego Harbor and Sylvan Lake on the possibility of sharing a police chief. 

On Aug. 9, Sylvan Lake’s City Council voted to cease and desist any and all conversations about sharing a police chief with Keego Harbor. 

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Published September 19, 2017

WEST BLOOMFIELD — On July 5, a jury in Oakland County’s 6th Circuit Court reached a verdict in a 2015 Northwestern Connector project case involving the Road Commission for Oakland County.

The RCOC began working on the Northwestern Connector project in 2014. The project involved refiguring the 14 Mile Road and Northwestern Highway intersection and building a roundabout at the 14 Mile and Orchard Lake roads intersection. 

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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 15, 2017

After a nearby bank robbery, two Walled Lake schools were placed under a shelter-in-place procedure Friday, Sept. 15.

Walnut Creek Middle School and Pleasant Lake Elementary School were under a shelter-in-place order on Friday, according to Judy Evola, Walled Lake Consolidated Schools director of community relations.

Guest Elementary School held recess indoors as a precaution, but was not under shelter-in-place order.

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Published September 11, 2017

WATERFORD — The Oakland County Water Resources Commission broke ground on the Clinton River Water Resource Recovery Facility, formally known as the Pontiac Wastewater Treatment Plant, Sept. 12. 

The groundbreaking marked a $32 million improvement project for the plant. The commission plans to build new facilities and bring in new equipment that modernizes the biosolids handling process to increase energy efficiency and reduce costs and the overall amount of waste sent to landfills.

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Published September 11, 2017

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The West Bloomfield School District is transitioning from using late start days to implementing early release days across all schools in the district. 

The district began using late start days — beginning school an hour later than normal — about 15 years ago, said Arthur Ebert, assistant superintendent of human resources. 

It just wasn’t as effective as the district had hoped, though, said Ebert. 

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Published September 11, 2017

OAKLAND COUNTY — Disasters don’t discriminate.  

No matter where you live, who you are or how much is in your pocket, weather tragedies, biohazards and all-around emergencies can threaten anyone. 

That’s why Michigan Preparedness Month encourages residents to stay safe through preparedness education in September.

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Published September 11, 2017

In 2013, while co-teaching an anthropology class on Apple Island for Western Michigan University, I became interested in the vacation habits of the Campbell family, who occupied the island from 1856 until the first quarter of the 20th century. I decided to use the Campbell family and their experience on Apple Island as a focus for my dissertation work. Amongst the many artifacts we found that helped us cobble together the history of the Campbells were kaolin pipes, commonly referred to as clay pipes.

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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 August 31, 2017

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Preliminary work began on a new senior living facility at the site of the former Ealy Elementary School Aug. 23. 

A $23 million assisted living community, called Provision Living at West Bloomfield, will be built at the location of the old school, 5475 W. Maple Road.

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Published August 31, 2017

WEST BLOOMFIELD —  Bullying is a well-known problem in high schools, and a West Bloomfield nonprofit theater group is getting creative on how to stop it.

A Jewish Ensemble Theatre outreach program performs anti-bullying theater assemblies for kids from kindergarten to 12th grade. 

JET Executive Director Chris Bremer estimated that the group has been performing these shows for upwards of 20 years. 

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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 31, 2017

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The newest season at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts is a season of firsts for the company, and from magic to improv, there are shows for all interests.

The 2017-18 season will see a broader range of performances. 

“It’s really important for us to bring in diverse programming — we don’t want to be the place where people go just to see one thing,” said Elaine Hendricks-Smith, executive director at the Berman. “It’s always going to be something creative and something great.”

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Published August 31, 2017

WATERFORD — It’s hard to hide an airport, but Oakland County International Airport may be one of the county’s biggest hidden treasures, according to officials.

The airport held its annual open house and air show on Aug. 27.

“It’s a neat little gem that a lot of people don’t know about,” said Bill Mullan, OCIA media and communications officer. “That’s the point of the air show and open house: for the public to come out, learn about the airport and be pleasantly surprised by what they see when they get here.”

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Published August 30, 2017

When Karen Faett, of West Bloomfield, first started cruising with her husband, Jack, she was always in the passenger seat.

“We’d go on cruises and we’d drive up and down Woodward, and he’d never let me drive,” said Faett.

Although she enjoyed riding along in Jack’s 1965 Oldsmobile 442 convertible, she thought it would be even more fun to be behind the wheel of a classic car of her own.

“I realized that I wanted to cruise too,” she said.

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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 29, 2017

SYLVAN LAKE/KEEGO HARBOR — Sylvan Lake and Keego Harbor have put an end to discussing the possibility of sharing a police chief. 

On Aug. 9, the Sylvan Lake City Council voted 3-2 against moving forward with discussions of consideration of sharing a police chief with neighboring Keego Harbor. 

Keego Harbor’s City Council had been scheduled to meet Aug. 17, but that meeting was canceled. 

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