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Published May 16, 2016

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — The staffers at the Bloomfield Township Public Library pride themselves on developing a variety of programming options so there’s a little something for everyone.

Everyone, and every ability.

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Published May 18, 2016

This pamphlet, titled “Facts Regarding the City of Birmingham,” from the Birmingham Museum’s collection, was published by the city of Birmingham in September 1939.

The pamphlet was distributed to residents, and it provided phone numbers and information for city management, departments, cultural institutions and city history. Birmingham had technically been a village until only shortly before the pamphlet was published, when the municipality took the big step to incorporate as a city.

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Published May 17, 2016

FERNDALE — The city of Ferndale will host multiple events in the next several weeks that residents can be on the lookout for.

One event hitting the field is bubble soccer, a game where people get inside large, inflatable bubbles to play a game of soccer. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at Ferndale High School, 881 Pinecrest Drive. It is for people 18 years old and older.

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Published May 17, 2016

HUNTINGTON WOODS — The Tri-Community Coalition will be holding its 18th annual Golf Classic to benefit its Y.O.U. Youth Coalition to prevent substance abuse.

The golf outing will take place beginning at 8:30 a.m. Friday, June 24, at the Rackham Golf Course, 10100 W. 10 Mile Road.

The charity event will include a round of golf — $125 for an individual or $500 for a group of four — food and the ability to network with others in attendance.

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Published May 16, 2016

FERNDALE — Brendan Patrick has not always been blind, but he has always had cystic fibrosis.

Eight years ago, the 34-year-old Ferndale native, then 26, underwent surgery for a lung transplant when complications arose that took his ability to see.

As an artist, both a musician and a painter, Patrick didn’t know at the beginning how to deal with this new situation.

“It was tough,” he said. “Being an artist, I didn’t really know how to cope with it initially. I felt like I lost everything. I lost my art.”

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Published May 16, 2016

PLEASANT RIDGE — The Pleasant Ridge Historical Commission will hold its 12th annual Home and Garden Tour, showing off homes built in the 1920s to homes newly built, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4.

Attendees will meet behind City Hall, 23925 Woodward Ave., where they can pick up the tour booklet and information about the homes and gardens.

There are eight homes on the tour — some exhibiting only the homes, some only the gardens, and some both. The styles include 1920s English Tudor, 1930s Art Deco and the current trends in the industry.

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Published May 16, 2016

This month’s photo is of Roseville’s interurban railway, which serviced communities between Mount Clemens and Detroit with passenger service from 1895 until 1930. This particular photo is undated and does not have a specific location listed. According to a city history document from the Roseville Public Library, the Rapid Railway Co. controlled interurban service during that time.

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Published May 16, 2016

ROSEVILLE — Roseville’s four-legged police officers are getting an extra layer of protection while they are out on the job, thanks to a private donation for a pair of safety vests.

Roseville’s two K-9 officers, Corporal and Chase, are each receiving bulletproof and stab-resistant vests, according to Roseville Police Chief James Berlin. The vests are being provided by Vested Interest in K9s, with the $4,600 needed for them coming from sisters Sharon Peters and Patricia Settimo.

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Published May 18, 2016

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — At Oakland University May 13, the Chiquitos Bilingual Montessori hosted its first art exhibition for its elementary students to show off a collection of more than 100 artworks from throughout the school year.

Pieces from each of the Spanish immersion school’s art projects were on display, and the young artists wore burgundy caps to distinguish themselves. The evening included live violin music and a Mexican food buffet.

Approximately 100 people attended the event, which took place in a banquet room inside the Oakland Center.

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Published May 16, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — The 27th annual Senior Fun Fest is coming back to give metro Detroit seniors valuable tips on staying healthy and active.

The Senior Fun Fest will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 20 at the Gibraltar Trade Center in Mount Clemens.

The event, organized each year by Macomb Community Action’s Office of Senior Services, will offer a variety of free health screenings, fitness demonstrations, wellness activities, cooking demonstrations and community resource providers, combined with entertainment including live music and bingo.

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Published May 16, 2016

MADISON HEIGHTS — Close to 1,300 people attended this year’s Family Science Night at Wilkinson Middle School in the Madison school district.

The May 6 event, now in its third consecutive year, featured a variety of indoor and outdoor attractions, many of them educational in nature.

“It’s a community event. It’s bringing everyone in our district together,” said Mike Janigian, a science teacher at Wilkinson and the organizer behind the popular event.

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Published May 16, 2016

Dogs and cats cannot drive vehicles, so it is up to their owners to look out for pet passengers’ safety.

Although animal welfare groups have long warned pet owners against leaving animals inside hot cars during the warmer months, the problem persists, Michigan Humane Society spokesman Ryan McTigue said.

“We do still occasionally get calls of people leaving their animals in their cars,” he said. “Hopefully, people are getting more aware that there are some major issues with doing that.”

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Published May 14, 2016

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Motor City Comic Con is this weekened, and more than 300 artists, writers, illustrators and actors are on hand to showcase their work, greet fans, sign autographs, take photos and participate in panel discussions. More than 50,000 guests are expected to attend the convention, which is the largest event of its kind in Michigan.

C & G Newspapers was there when Motor City Comic Con opened on Friday. Here's a look at the first day of the convention through social media. 

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Published May 13, 2016

The time will soon be ripe for Sterling Heights’ second annual Dodge Park Farmers Market to set up shop in the city.

According to city officials, the market will open June 2 this year and will run 3-8 p.m. every Thursday through Sept. 29, not including the Thursday of the Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair, July 28.

In the past, officials have explained the concept of the farmers market as a place to buy products and produce, and as a community gathering destination. Veggies, fruits, other foods and products will be available for purchase.

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Published May 12, 2016

ORCHARD LAKE — Each year, Orchard Lake’s summer season begins with the nation’s largest high school fair.

St. Mary’s Polish Country Fair — which is sponsored by the St. Mary’s Preparatory Moms and Dads Club — offers a range of entertainment mixed with a Las Vegas-style gambling tent, authentic Polish cuisine and carnival rides. 

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Published May 12, 2016

ORCHARD LAKE — Today, Apple Island is mostly wooded and natural, and a peaceful oasis in the midst of a bustling community. Many people are surprised to learn that people once lived on the island, even if only during the summers. Over a century ago, trees were cleared for farming, houses and outbuildings were constructed, and sometimes hired help lived on the island to work for the families who owned it. 

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Published May 12, 2016

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1. Motor City Comic Con
May 13-15 • Novi

Fans of all things pop culture will have a chance to chat with comic book creators, meet film and TV icons, and walk among superheroes at the 27th annual Motor City Comic Con May 13-15 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

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Published May 11, 2016

CLAWSON — It is no surprise that historical museum curator Melodie Nichols loves fashion. She is often seen about town mixing her love for vintage apparel with current appeal.

During a signature fundraising event for the Clawson Historical Society, Nichols will bring her classic flair to the community and combine it with the widespread love for that certain PBS TV show that takes place in the 1920s.

The society will host a “Downton Abbey” themed fashion show and tea at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15, in the Clawson City Hall community room, 425 N. Main St.

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Published May 11, 2016

CLAWSON — Before rushing off to work last week, Myra Hurd took the time to pray.

“We’re lifting up each other,” she said. “Not only for myself, but for everything. For the nation, for people, for the world and our loved ones.”

Hurd came to America from the Philippines and found belonging in a new country through prayer and fellowship at Grace Apostolic Church in Clawson.

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Published May 11, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Kids and adults should have an entertaining summer.

That is what administrators from the Clinton Township Parks and Recreation Department are saying as they gear up for another fun-filled season of games, camps and activities.

The department’s preschool day camp program is aiming to reel in youngsters ages 3 to 5 in a social environment that features games, craft projects, songs and themed activities.

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Library used book sale
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Clinton-Macomb Public Library
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Farmington Players present 'Ripcord'
8 p.m.
Farmington Players Barn Theatre
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Hoot N' Howl Hayride
7:30-9 p.m.
Bloomer Park
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Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra concert
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Royal Oak Middle School

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