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Published February 28, 2017

HAZEL PARK — Those looking to reconstruct their family tree now have a helpful resource available at the Hazel Park District Library in the form of its subscription to the library edition of Ancestry.com. In addition, the library is planning to launch a genealogy club for like-minded family historians in the coming months. 

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Published March 1, 2017

METRO DETROIT — The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is spreading awareness about the perils of diabetes and kidney disease in African-American communities by offering preventative tips and health management advice.

Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and strokes, and is the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States. There are two major types of diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes refers to an individual who is dependent on insulin therapy to stay alive because the pancreas — the organ that makes insulin — is unable to do so.

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Published February 28, 2017

MADISON HEIGHTS — As WWE star George “The Animal” Steele, Jim Myers brought joy to people around the world with his antics in the ring. His character was a wild man with a green tongue, tearing up turnbuckles and tussling with the likes of Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage.

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Published March 1, 2017

ROCHESTER — An apartment fire burns during the 1950s or 1960s on the northwest corner of Main Street and University Drive. A fire truck with “National Twist Drill” written on its side aids firefighting efforts.

According to Rochester Hills Museum officials, during World War II, cities were not able to obtain fire trucks. But National Twist Drill’s efforts in the war enabled Rochester to purchase a truck, and the name of the business was proudly displayed. 

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Published March 1, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Two local real estate agents agree that, with a drop in inventory and an increase in the number of educated buyers, now is the time to list homes for the spring market.

Kathy Broock, of Max Broock Realtors, said the low supply is not necessarily inflating home values because buyers are sitting and waiting for something better to come along.

“I think people are optimistic,” said Linda Rea, of Real Estate One.

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Published March 1, 2017

METRO DETROIT — If you’ve got Wolfgang Puck dreams but just a Chef Boyardee skill set, you’re not alone.

In this major foodie town of ours, it can be daunting to think about where one can go to learn the cooking tricks highlighted online and on our favorite culinary shows. But if you look closely enough, there are plenty of free and easy ways to brush up on kitchen education all around metro Detroit.

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Published March 1, 2017

CLAWSON — For more than three decades, Lee Adams has been serving his friends in rain, snow, sleet and high heat.

The Clawson mail carrier — also known as Ernie to those in the know — is quick to say that calling the residents along his route customers doesn’t say enough toward the relationship he’s enjoyed through the years, so he calls them friends.

Adams hung up his mail bag Feb. 25 and said goodbye to the community he loves after a little more than 32 years.

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Published March 1, 2017

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Bright, pretty and gifted artistically as well as athletically, Elizabeth Grace Watson, of Grosse Pointe City, “could have done anything,” said her mother, Martha Watson.

Elizabeth never got the chance to realize her full potential: She died on March 1, 2016, at the age of 21, after a 10-year battle with anorexia nervosa. Martha Watson will honor her daughter’s memory by raising awareness of the disease that claimed her life.

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Published March 1, 2017

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Despite plans to build a new, larger visitor center and consolidate staffers in a new administrative building, officials at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House insist there are no plans to ramp up the schedule of activities at the historic estate.

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Published February 27, 2017

ROYAL OAK — Ferndale resident Alanna St. Laurent began a tryst with Detroit through the lens of her camera 10 years ago.

“I really fell in love with the buildings of Detroit, and that sort of started my interest in shooting architecture, especially the old historical buildings … from the turn of the century maybe through the ’50s,” she said.

St. Laurent shoots streetscapes as well as night scenes, but she found herself especially zoning in on abandoned structures.

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Published February 28, 2017

BEVERLY HILLS — Kids and their furry friends are getting ready to show their stuff. The 36th annual Kids Dog Show is returning to Berkshire Middle School.

The dogs will compete for prizes in eight categories: best dog costume, best behaved, most personality, best trick, best looking, best treat catcher, waggiest tail and best in show.

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Published February 27, 2017

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — At 7 p.m. Friday, March 24, the Stony Creek Metropark Nature Center will host Holly Hadac, a veteran wildlife rehabilitator based out of Oxford Township, to discuss the challenging and rewarding profession of saving wild animals.

Hadac will discuss what it takes to become a licensed wildlife rehabilitator through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and offer tips on what to do if you or someone you know comes across an injured or baby animal.

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Published March 1, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A piece of history will come down this year when the Roy O’Brien Ford dealership on Nine Mile Road and Greater Mack Avenue continues its renovations with the removal of  the original building, which dates back to the early 1900s.

Mark O’Brien said that the building was originally home to a Hupmobile dealership, an automobile built from 1909 through 1939 by the Hupp Motor Car Co.

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Published February 27, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Ready to settle down with a good book?

With the dawn of March Is Reading Month, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the gift of books at the St. Clair Shores Public Library.

Library Director Rosemary Orlando said that the library, of course, always celebrates Reading Month and tries to do so with new activities each year. This year, there will be two monthlong activities for all library patrons to enjoy.

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Published February 24, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Even with suggestions to rebrand the event as “Aqua Thaw,” organizers say residents still came out to have fun at this year’s warmer Aqua Freeze Feb. 18-19.

With temperatures hitting a high of 66 degrees Feb. 18, co-chair Geri Hofmann said they changed the schedule to include a petting zoo and pony rides.

“That was a big hit,” she said. “We added that the last week because we were trying to find things for the kids to do. It did go over well. They even had a kangaroo.”

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Published March 1, 2017

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FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS/WEST BLOOMFIELD — From a documentary about a poet’s life to a film about using the Holocaust as a source of laughter — the Greater Farmington Film Festival has something for you to see March 2-5.

Festival co-founder Dwayne Hayes said the festival also covers topics including depression, autism and the Syrian refugee crisis.

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Published February 25, 2017

WEST BLOOMFIELD — In the West Bloomfield Township Public Library’s youth services area, you can find, on any given day, children running to and fro, delighted by the number of things to see and do.

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Published February 23, 2017

MACOMB COUNTY — Selfridge Air National Guard Base is one of two military sites being considered by the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Air Force as the permanent home for the F-35 Lightning II air fighter.

If the Harrison Township-located base is chosen, the advantages for not just Macomb County, but the entire state of Michigan, will be long-reaching.

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Published February 23, 2017

1. Detroit Autorama
Feb. 24-26 • Cobo Center, Detroit

Detroit Autorama will roll back into Cobo Center this weekend for a special 65th anniversary show featuring more than 800 classic and custom hot rods and vehicles, as well as the coveted Ridler Award.

The show is scheduled from noon to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25; and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26.

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Published February 23, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — Homeowners and business owners will continue to dodge orange barrels on Franklin Road this construction season after the city of Southfield announced a reconstruction project slated to run through November.

The city of Southfield and Hubbell, Roth and Clark — the consulting firm selected for engineering the project — hosted an open house Feb. 9 at the Southfield Parks and Recreation Building. Residents and business owners were invited to hear the details of the project and to view plans.

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The events in our calendar were submitted prior to the coronavirus crisis. As efforts have increased to contain the spread of the coronavirus, many events have been canceled. Read More... On March 13, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order to cancel all events statewide that involve more than 250 people. It is recommended that you call ahead if you still intend to attend one of these events.

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