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Published May 24, 2017

BEVERLY HILLS — The village of Beverly Hills will be showing its patriotic side for its annual Memorial Day parade and carnival Monday, May 29.

The parade and carnival have become a long-standing tradition in the community and are a point of pride.

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Published May 24, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — With construction continuing on a large senior living facility on Jefferson Avenue, the developer returned to City Council with some requests for changes to the plan.

Mike Parks, of Cypress Partners, said that winter rains had pushed the project about three weeks behind schedule on the Lakeshore Senior Living project on the site of the former St. Gertrude Church on Jefferson Avenue, north of Martin Road. Nevertheless, he said that they anticipate finishing the project the first week of November.

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Published May 24, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — When Joshua Lopetrone spotted a Little Free Library in his neighborhood, he was intrigued. 

He had been looking for a large project to tackle to earn his Eagle Scout designation, and the more he looked into the Little Free Libraries, the more he decided this could be the right fit for him.

“I’ve been planning this for a little under a year,” said Lopetrone, a 16-year-old sophomore at Lake Shore High School. “It’s been a long time planning all of this, researching ideas.”

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Published May 22, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — This year is the 65th anniversary of the annual St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade. Attracting tens of thousands of spectators, the parade is the largest in the area and possibly one of the largest in the Midwest. 

Originally organized by the American Legion, the Amvets and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the parade today is organized by the city of St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade Committee.

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Published May 24, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Preparing to sell a home can often seem like a daunting task. Many might balk at the thought. Where to even begin?

Local experts offered several easy and inexpensive tips to get the ball rolling that also could help homeowners sell their homes faster and at a higher price.

Corie Conroy, president of First Impression Home Staging, said the first things she notices as she walks up to a home are the walkways and landscaping, and whether or not they are well-maintained.

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Published May 24, 2017

METRO DETROIT — In December, Bloomfield Township resident Virginia Lee Smith will be 100 years old.

Closing in on such an impressive milestone means Smith moves a little slower than she used to, though she’s still moving just fine with a little help from a walker. And she’s not working full time at the library that employed her for decades and that she even helped to found, but she’s still there several times a week to help out as a volunteer.

Smith said she just can’t seem to let go of the things she’s passionate about.

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Published May 23, 2017

C&G Newspapers

MACOMB COUNTY — As National Police Week was observed May 14-20, a group of 41 Macomb Community College police cadets officially graduated during a commencement ceremony May 16 at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts in Clinton Township.

The students completed a 17 1/2-week course as Class 101 at the college’s police academy. Several guest speakers, including Academy Director Raymund Macksoud, were on hand to honor the cadets as they move toward their next step in patrolling the streets.

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Published May 18, 2017

ORCHARD LAKE — St. Mary’s Preparatory Headmaster Cormac Lynn wants you to have fun at the 46th annual St. Mary’s Polish Country Fair — set for Memorial Day weekend — but keep in mind that you’re indirectly helping students. 

“This fair is the school’s largest fundraiser and helps provide financial aid, support student initiatives and improve our 120-acre, picturesque campus, including 26 historic buildings,” he said.

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Published May 24, 2017

WEST BLOOMFIELD  — World Asthma Month may almost be over, but breathing properly is certainly important for a lifetime.

It might not be common knowledge that keeping asthma symptoms at bay and breathing easier can be based on what people with asthma eat.

Kathleen Slonager, executive director of the West Bloomfield-based Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Michigan Chapter, said asthma can be exacerbated by unhealthy foods, including excess carbs. It can be better regulated, however, by a proper diet including leafy greens and other healthy foods.

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Published May 18, 2017

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1. Motor City Comic Con
May 19-21 • Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi

Motor City Comic Con — Michigan’s largest celebration of pop culture — is taking over the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi May 19-21.

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Published May 24, 2017

DETROIT/HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan, or GSSEM, announced that a Harrison Township resident received an honor at the National Volunteer Awards banquet held in April at the San Marino Club in Troy.

Individuals who earn these awards demonstrate exceptional dedication and service as Girl Scouts volunteers.

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Published May 15, 2017

C&G Newspapers

MACOMB COUNTY — On the afternoon of May 9, two Richmond men, one driving and the other a passenger, lost consciousness while their car traveled along eastbound Interstate 94 in Harrison Township.

According to witnesses, the vehicle was seen swerving at the Metropolitan Parkway exit before it struck a guardrail and a roadside sign and landed in a ditch near Joy Road.

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Published May 17, 2017

METRO DETROIT — As soon as it’s warm enough to stay outdoors, it quickly becomes classic car show season in metro Detroit. And this year promises another series of shows for people who like to drive or showcase their hot rods, convertibles and more where they can be seen and admired by the public.

As usual, the Woodward Dream Cruise will be coming back, this year Aug. 19. The event’s president, Greg Rassel, said last year’s cruise drew about 750,000 people. 

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Published May 17, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Looking to replace your driveway pavement, get new windows or install a new roof?

Before tackling any home improvement projects, local experts have some tips to protect your home — and your bank account.

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Published May 17, 2017

FERNDALE — More than 100 different vendors and thousands of attendees will pack downtown Ferndale for the seventh year of Ferndale Pride next month.

The seventh edition of Ferndale Pride will take place Saturday, June 3, covering a footprint of West Nine Mile Road between Woodward Avenue and Planavon Street, as well as portions of Allen Street and West Troy Street. The main event will run from 1 to 10 p.m.

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Published May 17, 2017

BERKLEY — A young family that suffered a heartbreaking tragedy with the passing of their daughter last year received a gift that will let her name live on in her favorite park.

A new bench has been placed in Jaycee Park in memory of Leah LaCroix — the 2-year-old daughter of Berkley residents Drew and Katie LaCroix — who died Dec. 8, 2016, from acute myeloid leukemia.

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Published May 17, 2017

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville Knights of Columbus held a clergy appreciation dinner at the Century Banquet Center in Sterling Heights May 1 to honor the work of the vocational leaders throughout the community.

Knights of Columbus Vocation Director Joe Gomez spearheaded the event and explained why it meant so much for him to have a night like this for the clergy.

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Published May 17, 2017

EASTPOINTE — Residents can enjoy music from longtime series performer Wally Fitz Jazz to kick off Eastpointe’s Music in the Plaza from 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 24 in the plaza behind City Hall at 23200 Gratiot Ave.

Richard Paul, of the Carey and Paul Group, helps book the bands for the series and said that Fitz is from the area.

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Published May 17, 2017

C&G Newspapers

METRO DETROIT — With the frost finally gone and the return of mild temperatures, many Michiganders participate in the annual ritual of “spring cleaning.” Heavy snow boots and jackets are stashed away, while items like pool toys, lawn furniture and golf clubs see the light of day for the first time in months.

With drivers, irons and putters in tow, many will head to their favorite local links. While some will play a weekend round with friends, others will enter leagues, an offering featured at many local courses.

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Published May 17, 2017

CLAWSON — The 2017 Clawson Farmers Market season will open this weekend with its popular Flower Day and will continue straight through to fall with a record number of vendors since the event’s inception and a wider selection of goods.

The market will open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at City Park at Elmwood and Custer avenues. It will continue with those hours each Sunday through September.

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