Features

Published February 23, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — The Sterling Heights Public Library is open for in-person visits, allowing patrons to browse for items, check out materials and use the computers, printers and more. Renovations are also ongoing.

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Published February 20, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Feb. 22 marks the 20th anniversary of the Chicken Shack on Van Dyke Avenue in Sterling Heights, and for many years, owner Jim Behen said, the dining area has been a spot where hungry customers could get fed.

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Published February 24, 2021

MADISON HEIGHTS — Madison Heights United Methodist has long been involved in the city, hosting forums over the years on pressing topics such as child abuse and domestic violence. Its new pastor is looking to bring these back and implement other new programs as well, once society begins to return to normal after the pandemic.

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Published February 21, 2021

MADISON HEIGHTS — The strolling music festival, Trail Tunes, was such a success during its debut last fall that city officials in Madison Heights are already excitedly planning the next one, set for this summer, and performers are needed.

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Published February 19, 2021

MACOMB COUNTY — Samuel Backos said his restaurant, Ernie’s, has been “devastated” by state-ordered closures officials said were put in place to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. He said local restaurant, bar and banquet properties have been left “virtually worthless” and that their employees have suffered through “a very depressing time.”

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Published February 18, 2021

TROY — While some people have bounced back from the financial woes of a pandemic that continues to impact the country economically, the need for food and other basic items at local charities persists right here at home. 

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Published February 18, 2021

WEST BLOOMFIELD — With illegal marijuana grow houses raising concerns among some West Bloomfield residents, on Feb. 8 the township board imposed a moratorium against any more medical marijuana grow homes in residential areas by a vote of 6-0.

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Published February 21, 2021

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Last year, even recreational baseball wasn’t completely spared from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Published February 23, 2021

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Life recently took an interesting turn for West Bloomfield resident Al Stokes.

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Published February 21, 2021

HARPER WOODS — Harper Woods is planning a cybersecurity and safety workshop to help residents stay safe and surf responsibly when online.

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Published February 20, 2021

METRO DETROIT — When in personal or financial trouble, getting help can be difficult — even more so when you don’t know where to look.

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Published February 22, 2021

HARPER WOODS — The Helm at the Boll Life Center, which serves senior citizens in the Harper Woods and Grosse Pointe communities, has named two new members to its board.

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Published February 18, 2021

DETROIT — The Michigan Science Center is welcoming in more people than ever with its free admission days.

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Published February 21, 2021

METRO DETROIT — Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan is providing services and resources to society’s most vulnerable, during a tumultuous period due to the ongoing pandemic.

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Published February 19, 2021

HARPER WOODS — A University of Michigan program is looking at methods for aiding local businesses during the difficulties of COVID-19 and are talking with several Harper Woods-area businesses to gather data.

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Published February 18, 2021

METRO DETROIT — Whether it be whiffle ball in the backyard, tee ball for the city team or playing video games on the TV, baseball has been a constant in Dugan Darnell’s life for as long as he can remember.

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Published February 20, 2021

METRO DETROIT — From a low of leaving a show after just a day to a high of months of great sales, the boating industry has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic better than other industries, likely because its product is designed to be used in the relative safety of outdoors.

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Published February 22, 2021

C&G Newspapers

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The 32-year-old Nature Center at Lake St. Clair Metropark has undergone a facelift thanks to a grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

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Published February 15, 2021

WARREN — “Nick” Joswiak celebrated more than his second dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Feb. 15. It's also his 101st birthday.

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Published February 9, 2021

TROY — A local fitness center has been fined $700 by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration for allegedly breaking three COVID-19 workplace safety guidelines.

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