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Published May 29, 2016

CENTER LINE — Beginning on June 4, Center Line’s municipal offices will officially bear the name of the longest-serving elected public official in the city’s 80-year history.

The David W. Hanselman Municipal Complex will be formally rededicated at 10 a.m. on that day in a respectful nod to the late Mayor David Hanselman, who died in August 2015 after more than 30 years of service on the City Council, as mayor, and as a member of many Center Line boards and commissions.

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Published May 27, 2016

STERLING HEIGHTS — Change is coming to part of the Clinton River this year, and kayakers, fishers and others who use the waterway for recreation should keep the impact in mind, according to city officials.

Last year, the Sterling Heights City Council agreed to a plan with Utica to secure $4.5 million in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant money — with no local matching funds needed — for restoration and cleanup improvements to an estimated 9-mile portion of the Clinton River.

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Published May 28, 2016

MADISON HEIGHTS — When the drama club at Lamphere High put on its stage production of “The Great Gatsby” last fall, it impressed a professional choreographer so much that he nominated the club to the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, also known as the Fringe, where the students will perform before an audience of world-class performers.

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Published May 27, 2016

MADISON HEIGHTS — The ongoing civil war in Syria has displaced millions of people who want nothing more than to peacefully coexist with their fellow man. But life is tough starting over from scratch in a new country with a different language and culture. That’s the situation many refugees find themselves in as they seek a better life for their families.

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Published May 27, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — The area’s most creative artists will have their unique work on display along Macomb Place during the 34th annual Mount Clemens Art Fair.

Presented by the Anton Art Center, the art fair, which is free and open to the public, will be held June 4-5.

More than 40 artists and vendors will be on hand displaying all forms of art media, including ceramics, fiber, painting, photography, jewelry, metalwork, illustrations and more. The Art Fair will award $1,000 in prizes to participating artists.

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Published May 25, 2016

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — With roughly a half-dozen different locations in the last decade and a half, finding the Grosse Pointe Art Center has sometimes felt a little like a game of “Where’s Waldo?”

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Published May 25, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — With Memorial Day right around the corner, a local group decided to pay tribute to local first responders for the first time recently.

The Support Our Law Enforcement Rally was held May 17 in conjunction with National Police Week on the front lawn of the Southfield municipal complex, 26000 Evergreen Road.

The nonpartisan event was hosted by the 14th Congressional District Republican Committee in an effort to support and lift up local first responders.

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Published May 25, 2016

SOUTHFIELD/LATHRUP VILLAGE — Several drinking fountains and sinks were found to contain high numbers of lead during recent testing at Southfield Public Schools.

According to a letter sent out May 11 to SPS parents, staff and community members by Superintendent Lynda Wood, the district participated in voluntary water screenings April 23. District water sources were tested for lead and copper.

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Published May 25, 2016

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Saturday, May 28 • Madison Heights
Sunday, May 29 • St. Clair Shores
Monday, May 30 • Royal Oak | Sterling Heights | Roseville | Eastpointe

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Published May 25, 2016

BERKLEY — Ever since he was 5 or 6 years old, Berkley High School senior Eric Gelb has been infatuated with telling stories.

He grew up as a big lover of Disney, “Sesame Street” and children’s books such as “The Berenstain Bears,” and he realized that telling stories could be a career.

“I thought it was so cool people went to work and that’s what they did,” he said. “I was really attached to that.”

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Published May 25, 2016

Mother’s Day was winding down for Farmington Hills resident Irene Forbes and her husband and children when they discovered that one family member was missing: Livvy, their 15-year-old schnauzer.

“If your dog gets picked up you pray to God that they bring him to the authorities,” Forbes said last week.

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Published May 25, 2016

ROYAL OAK — Fifth-grade teacher Robert Wax has an interesting perspective on life.

“You know how when you are little, how kids are asked, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’” he said. “I never had one answer to that.”

The Northwood Elementary School teacher has personified his life philosophy that you don’t have to pick just one thing.

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Published May 25, 2016

ROCHESTER — Local galleries, studios and businesses will give the public a glimpse of what’s going on in the world of art during the Paint Creek Center for the Arts’ Spring Gallery Stroll 5-8 p.m. June 3.

The twice-yearly gallery strolls, typically held in the spring and the fall, give art lovers a chance to stroll from gallery to gallery, admiring artwork, mingling with artists and becoming better acquainted with downtown Rochester.

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Published May 24, 2016

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — The community once again is invited to remember the local men and women who gave their lives in the service of their country. 

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Published May 24, 2016

ROCHESTER — Families can travel back in time Memorial Day weekend during the Greater Rochester Heritage Days Festival.

The festival, according to event steering committee member Liz Golding, is designed to provide entertainment for the community and educate people on the heritage of the area, and it also serves as a fundraiser for many local nonprofits, which benefit from various sponsored food and vendor sales.

“There are really so many events that are going on. It’s a really family-friendly festival,” Golding said.

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Published May 24, 2016

Troy police selected the best of the best and honored them at a ceremony at the San Marino Club May 19 in celebration of Police Week.

Troy police officer Brian Warzecha was named as 2015 Officer of the Year. He has been with the department for 16 years and routinely volunteers to work alcohol enforcement and seatbelt enforcement initiatives. Warzecha is a standardized field sobriety test trainer, a field training officer and a traffic safety specialist.

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Published May 24, 2016

BERKLEY — Baby animals always are a delight to observe, but they can find themselves in dire situations.

Such was the case on Thursday, May 12, when a group of 13 ducklings and their mother were trying to cross the road near the intersection of Robina Avenue and Wiltshire Road.

Berkley resident Meagan Hunyor said that when she saw the group trying to get across, she ran to them to make sure they traveled safely and weren’t hit by a car. But when she turned around to leave, she saw three of the ducklings fall into a nearby storm drain.

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Published May 24, 2016

FERNDALE — Ferndale Pride will celebrate its sixth year in the downtown area this year, and it will do so with weddings, music and food.

The main event from 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 4, will be a street fair that features music all day and more than 100 vendors lining the street offering different types of food and goods. Restaurants and businesses also will be having specials and promotions throughout the day.

“The event, even though it’s throughout the day, it continues to go on until 2 in the morning,” event chair Julia Music said.

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Published May 25, 2016

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Macomb Township resident Charles Karafa has been a politician for just a little more than a month, but he has his eyes set on Lansing for this fall.

Karafa, a Republican candidate for the 33rd District seat in the Michigan House of Representatives this August, is hoping to bring an extensive background in technology and job services to the state Legislature.

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Published May 24, 2016

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MACOMB COUNTY — The Macomb Food Program recently received more than 300,000 pounds of food thanks to the 24th annual National Association of Letter Carriers and U.S. Postal Service Food Drive.

The May 14 countywide drive netted a total of 500,000 pounds of food. The food helps feed families, seniors, veterans, children and the homeless throughout the county.

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