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Published January 18, 2017

MADISON HEIGHTS — With temperatures in recent weeks dipping well below freezing on a nightly basis, Madison Heights Animal Control Officer Suzette Gysel says it’s crucial for people to bring their pets inside at night. She reminds the public that failing to do so is a potential misdemeanor or felony offense that can result in jail time and fines.

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Published January 18, 2017

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METRO DETROIT — Last year’s mild winter meant that mosquitoes stuck around longer and had more opportunities to spread heartworm in dogs and cats. The parasite is damaging and even deadly if left untreated, and an infected pet may not show symptoms for months. That’s why experts recommend having your pet checked out at a vet this winter, and why every pet should also be on heartworm preventative to avoid infection in the first place.

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Published January 18, 2017

METRO DETROIT — It’s easy to protect your family against the threats you can see: You lock your doors and windows at night, you make sure you turned the coffee pot off before you leave the house, and you trim the low-hanging branch hovering dangerously over the roof.

But the less obvious threats to our safety can be just as scary, even if we can’t see, hear or smell them. And that’s exactly what radon gas is, according to Andrew Cox, environmental health director at the Macomb County Health Department.

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Published January 18, 2017

METRO DETROIT — With a mission to consider God’s will in what they do, educators at religious schools say they may be a great place for some children with special needs.

Meghan Evoy, principal of Our Lady of Sorrows School in Farmington Hills, said that every decision she and her staff make — big and small — is guided by their mission.

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Published January 18, 2017

METRO DETROIT — The floor of Detroit’s North American International Auto Show once again focused the automotive world’s eyes on making the cars the stars, and auto design experts had plenty to say about what appealed to them during a Jan. 9 press preview day. 

Over at the Chevrolet exhibit, Magdalena Kokoszynska discussed some of the brand’s popular or trending colors, particularly with the interiors. She said she is a color and trim designer for the Chevrolet Traverse, which had its newest 2018 version debut at the auto show.

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Published January 17, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A revised construction plan means the kitchen and the activity room at the Senior Activity Center will be open until the beginning of March, instead of shutting down in December as originally planned.

“Instead of four phases of work, they cut it down to three phases,” said City Manager Michael Smith. “The timing of the phases changed when you go from four to three. They told me we’re right on schedule.”

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Published January 18, 2017

ROCHESTER — The Detroit Sugar Mill was located on land north of Woodward Street, near the tracks of the Detroit United Railway, which is now the Paint Creek Trail.   

Constructed in 1899 to process Michigan-grown sugar beets, the massive building was torn down just seven years later after a series of economic setbacks, which included the removal of government tariffs on Cuban sugar, leading to a decrease in demand for domestic sugar. Local farmers also found Rochester-area soil unsuited to growing sugar beets.

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Published January 18, 2017

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — With what many argue was one of the most vicious political elections behind us, the Rochester Hills Public Library is inviting patrons to embrace the Golden Rule, which dictates that we should treat others as we want to be treated.

The library will host “Civility: The Factor That Binds a Free Society” at 7 p.m. Jan. 24. Dr. Lee Meadows will discuss what civility is and how common decency is constantly being challenged by social media and day-to-day stress in modern life.

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Published January 17, 2017

ROCHESTER HILLS — The lady’s maid of days gone by was an essential element of gracious upper-class living.

Matilda Dodge Wilson, who built the grand and glorious Meadow Brook Hall with her second husband, Alfred Wilson, relied upon her personal maid, Mary Mathews.

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Published January 18, 2017

ROCHESTER HILLS — History buffs and researchers can travel back in time, thanks to a new online collection of documents and old newspapers provided by the Rochester Hills Museum.

“Archives are the reason we exist,” Museum Supervisor Pat McKay said. “And newspapers are the most important thing we own in our archive collection.”

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Published January 17, 2017

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METRO DETROIT — Inside a spacious curio store where incense burned, caged rabbits hopped about, and Betty Boop and Marilyn Monroe paraphernalia gave you the eye, three fishermen — with about 40 years of ice fishing experience between them — regaled a reporter with their catch of the day. 

Bruce Hoffman, 66, owner of The Road Show in Roseville, sat down with his two sons on Jan. 10 at the eclectic store as they discussed ice fishing nine days earlier and capturing what they described as the holy grail of fishing: a northern pike.

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Published January 17, 2017

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WEST BLOOMFIELD/CLINTON TOWNSHIP — While temperatures continue often to fall below freezing in metro Detroit, the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield has introduced a lush new exhibit at its Janice Charach Gallery during parts of January and February.

The gallery, located inside the Jewish Community Center of Metro Detroit in West Bloomfield, opened its “Essence of Life” art exhibit Jan. 8. It runs during gallery hours until Feb. 9.

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Published January 18, 2017

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — The Edsel and Eleanor Ford House is gearing up to make changes for its future, but the historical estate ended 2016 with honors that acknowledge the property’s storied past.

Ford House officials were slated to present plans for a new and expanded Activities Center, among other developments, during a Grosse Pointe Shores Planning Commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Ford House — after the Jan. 12 edition of the Grosse Pointe Times went to press.

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Published January 18, 2017

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — If you’ve ever called the Grosse Pointe Farms Public Service Department or stopped by its offices at Farms City Hall, there’s a good chance the person assisting you was Donna Livingston.

Livingston, whose last day of work before retiring was Dec. 22, was an administrative assistant to the public service director starting in July 1994. It’s a job that meant handling areas ranging from tree planting to construction projects.

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Published January 18, 2017

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — During its nearly seven-decade history, Grosse Pointe Theatre hasn’t staged many plays more than once. But for a beloved classic like “Fiddler on the Roof,” it’s willing to make an exception.

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Published January 18, 2017

We typically think about ice in terms of how it makes our steps, or commutes, slippery in winter. When it’s bitter cold outdoors, it’s hard to think about ice as what keeps our summer drinks refreshingly cool and our ice cream deliciously chilled.

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Published January 18, 2017

UTICA/STERLING HEIGHTS — Between Jan. 23 and 28, all you have to do is tweet #DigUtica on Twitter to cast a vote for a contest, hosted by Central Michigan University’s Clarke Historical Library, to digitalize the Utica Sentinel newspaper.

Residents are encouraged to vote, and vote often. Clarke only digitalizes one paper per year, and Sterling Heights and Utica are competing against four other finalists in the state for the opportunity. The Utica Sentinel published from 1876 to 1966.

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Published January 18, 2017

SHELBY TOWNSHIP/UTICA — In 2002, a Shelby Township couple lost their son at the age of 30 after a 10-month struggle with cancer. While their son fought in hospitals for eight months, they witnessed the hardships other families dealt with and decided to do something.

Through an annual golf outing that began in 2002 and euchre fundraisers, Jim and Stephanie Langeveld have donated more than $225,000 to a fund established through the University of Michigan to help patients who stay at the university’s cancer center.

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Published January 13, 2017

Top automakers with a historic presence in metro Detroit demonstrated their bullishness on the resurgence of trucks and SUVs at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles spokeswoman Jodi Tinson said this month that the automaker announced plans to make fresh investments in the Warren Truck Assembly Plant, as well as the Toledo Assembly Complex, in order to produce new vehicles. She said the plan would create a total of about 2,000 jobs.

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Published January 17, 2017

WARREN — Jobs and a huge investment are coming to Warren as part of a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles effort to meet market demand in the U.S. and abroad through the increased production of trucks and SUVs in the Midwest.

In a press release dated Jan. 8, FCA U.S. confirmed the “next phase of its industrialization plan” by announcing a combined $1 billion investment in plants in Michigan and Ohio. The moves are expected to create up to 2,000 new jobs by 2020.

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