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Published May 17, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — There’ll be dancing in the streets when this year’s St. Clair Shores Memorial Day parade hits Jefferson Avenue with musical acts galore.

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Published May 17, 2019

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METRO DETROIT — The 3,900-mile Midwest route traveling from Minneapolis to Dallas made its way through metro Detroit, stopping in Harrison Township, St. Clair Shores, Grosse Pointe Farms, Detroit and Allen Park May 10.

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Published May 17, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Norm Goeschel is pictured in a DUKW boat in front of one of the St. Clair Shores fire stations in about 1958.

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Published May 17, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — This time last year, West Bloomfield Youth Assistance hosted its first food truck rally fundraiser, but it was really more of a trial run to show the community that a large-scale foodie-friendly festival could be done.

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Published May 17, 2019

ORCHARD LAKE — The 48th annual St. Mary’s Polish Country Fair, a popular Memorial Day weekend family tradition, will be held Friday, May 24, through Monday, May 27.

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Published May 17, 2019

The 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air is the quintessential American classic car, but for Ryan Gertner, of Rochester Hills, it’s more than just an icon — it’s an obsession. 

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Published May 17, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — To prevent the “brain drain” that can happen to children on summer break, the Madison Heights Public Library is planning a variety of events for the coming months, including a space-themed reading program that will reward them with prizes.

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Published May 17, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — Working in the arts is the dream for many creatively inclined people, but it can also be a daunting path to follow. Still, it can be done, and during an upcoming presentation at Madison High, three women will discuss how they broke into the industry — and the challenges and triumphs that came with it.  

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Published May 17, 2019

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MOUNT CLEMENS/CLINTON TOWNSHIP/HARRISON TOWNSHIP — “We are a social group with a running problem.” Those are the words of Jason Davidson, one of the organizers of the Macomb County-centric group City Sneakers — a walking/running club bred from participants’ longing to find support, motivation, encouragement, accountability and friendship in others who share the same lifestyle hobbies.

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Published May 15, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — A footpath that residents forged themselves will soon be made into a full-fledged walking path.

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Published May 15, 2019

TROY — The family of retired U.S. Army Col. James E. Prescott moved around a lot during his 30 years of active duty.

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Published May 15, 2019

FARMINGTON HILLS — Ever since she was born, Amelia Nordhaus, now 7, of Farmington Hills, has been around people who have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis — including her mother, Tanya Nordhaus.

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Published May 15, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Linda Smith, a music teacher at Fox Elementary School in Macomb Township, was recently named the Macomb Intermediate School District Elementary Teacher of the Year.

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Published May 15, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Staff at Clinton Township Parks and Recreation are chomping at the bit to deliver another summer of fun for children, and even adults, of all ages.

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Published May 15, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Judge Jacob Femminineo Jr. was officially sworn in May 1 as the newest judge in 41-B District Court in Clinton Township.

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Published May 15, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Throughout her life, Warren resident Barbara Young was a saver. She was determined to have enough money to hire help and live out her days in her own home, and Young’s children estimate that she saved somewhere around $100,000. But when she passed away a few years ago, that savings was gone.

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Published May 15, 2019

METRO DETROIT — This year’s wet spring is making it hard to discount the effects of rain on local yards and gardens. For those looking out on a backyard that now includes more ponds than puddles, however, there is hope. Diverting the rain into a rain barrel for future use or establishing a rain garden to attract and filter the stormwater are great ways to eliminate backyard flooding and keep storm sewers from overflowing.

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Published May 15, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — As part of ongoing efforts to restore a historical farm, broken concrete will be replaced at Cranberry Lake Farm’s former dairy barn for a display of farm implements. In addition, a picnic area is under development near a stone barbecue built in the 1930s.

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Published May 15, 2019

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — For Cara Lougheed, teaching isn’t just a profession — it’s always been a part of who she is. She’s so good at what she does that the Michigan Department of Education recently named the Stoney Creek High School teacher the 2019-20 Teacher of the Year for the state of Michigan.

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Published May 14, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Artists are always honing their skills and trying to become better at their craft, so “Under Construction: Artists at Work” seems like a fitting title for the latest exhibition at Grosse Pointe Congregational Church in Grosse Pointe Farms.

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