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Published July 27, 2017

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1. Sterlingfest
July 27-29 • Sterling Heights

The upcoming Sterlingfest Art and Music Fair will bring a fresh slate of culinary options and musical acts this weekend in the area surrounding the intersection of Utica and Dodge Park roads. Sterlingfest will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 27-29.

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Published August 2, 2017

The Beddow family has deep roots in southeastern Michigan.  Around 1910, John Beddow, who owned a large farm at 27619 Lahser Road — at the corner of 11 Mile and Lahser roads — was postmaster of a town in that location. The town was known as Beddow as seen in this map from 1910. Thomas Ranier Beddow sold his father’s farm to the city of Southfield in 1958, and it was later incorporated into what is now known as Southfield. 

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Published July 26, 2017

OAKLAND COUNTY — Mosquitoes in a local pool recently tested positive for West Nile virus, according to officials from the Oakland County Health Division.

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Published July 26, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — Residents may need to find a new route to work or home following a recent road closure.

According to officials from the Road Commission for Oakland County, Lahser Road was scheduled to be closed between Northwestern Highway and Civic Center Drive for a total reconstruction starting July 24.

Officials stated previously that the road would not close during the repairs, but a July 14 press release from Craig Bryson, public information officer for the Road Commission, said that the road will completely close through the duration of the project.

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Published July 26, 2017

TROY — Paul Clark doesn’t expect to win any awards for his recently acquired 1983 burgundy Buick Riviera convertible at the Troy Traffic Jam. 

But Clark, a member of the Southeast Michigan Buick Club of America, wouldn’t miss the show. 

Clark, who worked in facilities engineering management for General Motors until he retired, is a lifetime member of the Troy Historical Society and volunteers his time and expertise to fix things at the Troy Historic Village. 

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Published July 26, 2017

TROY — Although it was sweltering July 21, Marcy Korpalski, a client service consultant for Ulliance, a firm that provides workforce services, gave up her lunch break to walk a dog around their office building on Wilshire Drive in Troy. 

She took Teeron — a 2-year-old male pitbull who currently lives at the Oakland County Animal Shelter — for a mile-long walk. Korpalski and other Ulliance employees have walked temperament-tested dogs every other Friday since May as part of Oakland County’s Fitness Unleashed program. 

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Published July 26, 2017

FARMINGTON — Farmington is ready to open its doors once again to Haiti. 

During an upcoming biennial festival, Bel Bagay Lakay — “beautiful things from home” — July 29-30, attendees can enjoy art, crafts, food and other activities.

The festival will be held 6-11 p.m. July 29 and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 30 at the Sundquist Pavilion in Riley Park, 33314 Grand River Ave. 

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Published July 26, 2017

BERKLEY — The Berkley Community Center soon will have the dulcet sounds of a piano ringing through the building again, thanks to a helpful resident.

After his daughter traveled from London, where she worked as a music director, David Mills told her that she could practice the piano at the senior and community center. Mills and his wife, Linda, had gotten rid of their family’s piano since their daughter moved out.

Once he heard back from his daughter, Corinth, that the center had no piano, Mills decided to take it upon himself to find a replacement.

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Published July 26, 2017

BERKLEY — The Berkley City Council has approved a change at the public library that lowers its credit card processing fees from 5 percent to 2.75 percent.

The change was made at the council’s July 17 meeting. According to city documents, the library, located at 3155 Coolidge Highway, had been using credit cards as a form of payment for more than a year.

For every bill that was paid with a credit card, a 5 percent service fee was added on, which was used to cover the processing fee and other fees charged by the processing company.

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Published July 26, 2017

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe’s Music in the Plaza series had a newcomer, Denise Davis and the Motor City Sensations — a group that plays rhythm and blues, Top 40, pop and funk — perform during the July 19 show behind City Hall.

The next concert will be at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 2 with Mainstream Drive, which is a classic rock and Top 40 cover band that enjoys performing most popular or “mainstream” music.

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Published July 26, 2017

Thanks to local firefighters, life turned out just ducky for a swarm of ducklings July 12, but officials warned that people should not endanger themselves by attempting to rescue such animals from a sewer or storm drain.

Sterling Heights firefighters from Fire Engine No. 2 went to Windwood Drive, which is near Hall Road and Lakeside Circle, at around 5 p.m. July 12 after learning that some ducklings had fallen into a sewer.

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Published July 26, 2017

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The Clinton Township Cruise has become a hit party scene, and the 2017 edition is expected to continue the festivities.

The 15th anniversary of the cruise will take place Sunday, Aug. 6, and will include pre-cruise car shows, cars parading up and down Gratiot Avenue, a large midway, and activities for kids of all ages.

Pre-cruise shows will take place 5-8 p.m. at Fern Hill Golf Club July 31, Avante Banquets by Catering 2 You Aug. 1, Wiseguys Bar & Grill Aug. 2, ConCorde Inn Aug. 3 and Clancy’s Irish Pub Aug. 4

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Published July 26, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Carol Malone is training for her 10th 300-mile bike ride to raise money for Make-A-Wish Michigan, but she almost didn’t make it to the milestone.

Malone, of St. Clair Shores, first began raising money for Make-A-Wish by participating in the three-day ride because of what she calls the “double effect” of participating.

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Published July 26, 2017

ROCHESTER HILLS — Reading a new book is as simple as a stroll around the Rochester Hills Public Library this summer.

The library has installed a temporary Braille Enhanced StoryWalk — an activity that places the pages from a children’s story along a popular walking route in the community — allowing children and adults to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time.

The installment, made possible due to funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services via the Library of Michigan, will be up through the end of August.

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Published July 26, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — With cheers and good-natured jeers, St. Clair Shores seniors are getting exercise and socializing through booming bocce ball and shuffleboard leagues at the Senior Activities Center.

“It’s one of the biggest active groups we have at the center,” said Mary Cipriano, the league coordinator for the past 10 years. “It doesn’t matter what your health or capacity is; everybody can participate in this.”

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Published July 26, 2017

In the Sentinel’s coverage area, voters will decide during the Aug. 8 primary election which six candidates for City Council will move on to the November general election. Candidates were asked, in 150 words or fewer, to state the top items they wish to accomplish if elected and how they would go about accomplishing them. If a candidate went over the word limit, (…) replaces the rest of the answer. (I) indicates that the candidate is an incumbent.Read More

Published July 26, 2017

In the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods, voters in the Aug. 8 special primary election will choose which individual will represent their political party in the Nov. 7 general election. Grosse Pointe City voters have a bond proposal to decide.

Candidates were asked, in 150 words or less, to state the top three goals they wish to accomplish if elected and how they would go about accomplishing them. If a candidate went over the word limit, (...) replaced the rest of the answer. All answers are printed verbatim.

 

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Published July 26, 2017

HARPER WOODS — Michigan’s House District 1 has been without representation in Lansing since the recently elected holder of that seat, Brian Banks, resigned Feb. 6 after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of filing false financial statements.

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Published July 26, 2017

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Just under a month after the longtime local business owners and philanthropists were honored by the Grosse Pointe Chamber Foundation, Grosse Pointe Shores officials also saluted the Ahee family.

During a July 18 City Council meeting, family matriarch Bettejean Ahee and several of her children and grandchildren were presented with a proclamation recognizing their “deep commitment to the Grosse Pointe community … (and) also for establishing a legacy of philanthropy throughout the metro Detroit area,” the document reads, in part.

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Published July 25, 2017

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — “We had the best of times,” Marc Cuddeback said when remembering his colleague and close friend, Collin Rose.

The pair got to know each other when the police officers worked together patrolling the campus of Wayne State University in Detroit.

“He was the hardest worker; a mentor to most. He was one of those guys you wanted to aspire to be like. His motivation and his drive were second to none,” said Cuddeback, now a police officer in Clinton Township. “He had a very distinctive smile. He was always smiling.”

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