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Published July 19, 2017

STERLING HEIGHTS — A public commenter’s question over a recent fatal traffic accident led officials at a July 5 Sterling Heights City Council meeting to discuss what the city could do to address aggressive driving.

Resident Dennis White asked whether the city has a plan to solve the problem so that drivers don’t have to “feel like they’re going to be run over by people driving aggressively when they’re trying on a daily basis to go from point A to point B.”

He addressed a recent fatal accident on Utica Road.

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Published July 19, 2017

STERLING HEIGHTS — Music fans will get a fresh slate of culinary options and musical acts, including rocker Bret Michaels from Poison, at the upcoming Sterlingfest Art and Music Fair this month.

Sterling Heights officials say Sterlingfest is the city’s largest annual event, as it typically boasts a turnout of tens of thousands of visitors. This year, Sterlingfest will run July 27-29 in the area surrounding the intersection of Utica Road and Dodge Park Road.

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Published July 17, 2017

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The financial burden of battling childhood cancer can put a family on the ropes, but the pros at Xtreme Intense Championship Wrestling are jumping into the ring to lend a hand.

XICW Bodyslams Childhood Cancer will roll out a slate of matches at The Imperial House in Clinton Township July 30, the proceeds from which will benefit the family of 10-year-old Noah Gochanour, of Sterling Heights, who continues to undergo treatment for metastatic Ewing’s sarcoma.

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Published July 13, 2017

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1. Festa Italiana
July 14-16 • Freedom Hill County Park

All aspects of Italian culture will be on display when Festa Italiana returns to Freedom Hill County Park in Sterling Heights July 14-16.

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Published July 12, 2017

BERKLEY — A month after the city’s annual Art Bash, Berkley residents have not one, but two new art-related events to look forward to this weekend.

The first event is Art & About, which will happen from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 14, in the downtown. The event, which debuted last month, will take place the second Friday of every month through October.

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Published July 12, 2017

DETROIT — The QLINE light rail, which opened to the public May 12, is extending its free fares promotion to all riders through Labor Day thanks to a contribution from the Kresge Foundation.

The trolley line runs 3 miles up and down Woodward Avenue between midtown and downtown Detroit. The Kresge Foundation committed to cover expected ridership revenue from July 1 through Sept. 4, in addition to the foundation’s initial $50 million investment in the project.

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Published July 12, 2017

DETROIT — The Archdiocese of Detroit announced that the beatification ceremony of Father Solanus Casey will take place Saturday, Nov. 18, at Ford Field in Detroit.

The announcement that Casey would be beatified was made by Pope Francis in Rome May 4. Beatification is the penultimate step in the Roman Catholic Church’s process for sainthood. It requires verification of a life lived in accordance with Christian teaching and involvement in at least one miracle recognized by the church.

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Published July 12, 2017

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe’s summer concert series brings out residents from near and far to hear different bands perform timeless hits in the plaza behind Eastpointe’s City Hall.

The next concert will be at 6:30 p.m. July 19 with Denise Davis and the Motor City Sensations, a group that plays rhythm and blues, Top 40, pop and funk. 

Cadillac Cowboys Jerry Tittle, Tim Dubay and Mark Manko — playing classic rock and country — brought out the “best crowd this summer” July 5, according to Public Information Assistant Bill Driskell.

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Published July 12, 2017

ROSEVILLE/EASTPOINTE — The Recreational Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe will host its fourth annual Sizzlin’ Summer Night event from 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 3 at Kennedy Park, 24517 Schroeder Ave.

“RARE created this event as a way to thank the residents for allowing us to exist. If it wasn’t for the residents in Eastpointe and Roseville, we wouldn’t be here, so this is a way for us to give back to the community,” said RARE Assistant Director Bobbie Wilson.

All activities are free, and food will be available for purchase on-site.

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Published July 11, 2017

Roseville police were dispatched to the 26000 block of Lehner Street at approximately 10:30 a.m. July 8 after a 52-year-old Roseville resident shot a pit bull that had attacked the resident’s dog, according to a police press release July 10.

Police described the 52-year-old’s dog as a “mastiff type breed” that was on a leash.

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Published July 12, 2017

ROCHESTER — With summer in full swing, entertaining the family without breaking the bank can be a struggle.

But for the next four weeks, starting this weekend, the whole brood can enjoy free movies under the stars in downtown Rochester.

Now in its 16th year, Rochester Downtown Development Authority Director Kristi Trevarrow said she got the idea for Movies in the Moonlight while watching a movie herself.

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Published July 12, 2017

ROCHESTER HILLS —Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Rochester Hills Museum are all about kids and clean fun, with a little education snuck in.

Wet and Wild Wednesdays are held from noon to 2 p.m. every Wednesday in July and include slip-and-slides, a fire truck spray, Stony Creek wading, musical entertainment and activities hosted by the Clinton River Watershed Council.

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Published July 12, 2017

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TROY — Michael Salhaney, 52, an attorney for Secrest Wardle in Troy, lives in Bloomfield Hills and tries to ride 100 miles each week on his bike. 

As he has done since 1999, he will ride his bike 300 miles from Traverse City to Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan, with members of his bicycle riding club, Team O-2, as part of the Make-A-Wish Wish-A-Mile Bicycle Tour July 27-30. 

The tour also features a 50-mile ride and a half-mile ride for those ages 5-13. 

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Published July 12, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Seniors across the state can showcase their athletic talents during the Michigan Senior Olympics Summer Games next month.

The majority of the 38th annual Michigan Senior Olympics Summer Games, open to seniors ages 50 and up, will be held Aug. 11-20 at various locations throughout Oakland and Macomb counties.

Michigan Senior Olympics Executive Director Becky Ridky said the event allows senior athletes, separated into five-year age groups, to compete in multiple sports. Seniors who wish to participate in the games have to register by July 21.

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Published July 12, 2017

TROY — Madison Heights resident and book reviewer Jackie Morgan wanted to bring readers, authors and aspiring writers together to talk about books. 

Morgan founded a website, Literary Escapism, where she and others review books in a variety of genres. 

She said she noticed a decline in author visits to metro Detroit when Borders bookstores closed, and she wanted to fill the gap.  

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Published July 12, 2017

FARMINGTON HILLS — She was robbed of her ending, but that didn’t stop her story from being told at museums throughout the country. 

Dressmaker Hedwig Antscherl Strnad  — Hedy for short — perished in a Warsaw ghetto in April 1942 at around age 44.

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Published July 12, 2017

ROCHESTER HILLS —Fine Art at the Village aims to fill the busy streets of the Village Rochester Hills shopping center with beautiful ceramics, paintings, sculpture, photography, fiber art, jewelry and more Aug. 5 and 6.

New this year is an “emerging artist” booth, featuring the work of 15-year-old Tim Dupree.

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Published July 12, 2017

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — On June 22, approximately 1,600 people attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the nondenominational Kensington Church’s new Clinton Township campus. The 33.1-acre property, located on Hall Road between Gratiot Avenue and Interstate 94, is expected to open in spring 2018.

The new campus will replace the temporary facility that is currently located a quarter mile south at the John R. Armstrong Performing Arts Center on Frederick Pankow Boulevard. The property was bid on in May 2014, and bidding was finalized in December of that year.

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Published July 12, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Just as it’s important to keep a clean driving record, motorists should also be considerate by not littering — and thus keeping garbage and personal belongings from spilling out into the road, according to Michigan traffic observers.

According to Michigan law, littering of common, nonmedical waste materials is typically a civil infraction with fines that vary depending on the object’s size. However, intentional highway littering in a moving vehicle’s path can be a misdemeanor. 

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Published July 12, 2017

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METRO DETROIT — Fairy gardens combine fantasy, imagination and gardening to create a summertime craft that can be enjoyed by all ages. 

Rayna Burkhart, of Romulus, said via Facebook message that she had been collecting fairy sculptures for years before fairy gardening gained popularity a few years ago. 

“It opened my eyes to a thousand possibilities. Gardening is the love of my life, and mixing the two together is beautiful and fulfilling,” she said. 

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