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Published May 17, 2017

ROYAL OAK/CLAWSON — What do you get when you host two animal-loving events throughout the area in one weekend? A cornucopia of tail-wagging, sloppy kisses and “furever” friends.

The spring edition of Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo and the 12th annual Claws & Paws take place this weekend, and both events are free to the public for entry and parking.

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Published May 17, 2017

ROSEVILLE/EASTPOINTE — Roseville and Eastpointe will hold their Memorial Day parades May 29 to honor those who served and died for their country.

Roseville’s parade will begin at 10 a.m. with floats, bands from the middle schools and high school, and local dignitaries. The parade route will begin on Common Road east of Utica Road and head east on Common to Roseville City Hall. There will be a ceremony following the parade at around 11 a.m.

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Published May 17, 2017

CLAWSON — City Attorney Jon Kingsepp was expected to continue the discussion May 16 about a new ordinance governing animals deemed a public nuisance.

Kingsepp was expected to revisit the conversation that started earlier in the month after the majority of City Council members passed the first reading of an ordinance creating sanctions aimed at animals that cause a nuisance. The council was not expected to pass the ordinance on second reading during the May 16 meeting, which was held after the Review went to press.

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Published May 16, 2017

TROY — As the employees of Beaumont Hospital, Troy, were celebrating the hospital’s 40th anniversary, they wanted to include the community in the celebration. 

Beaumont Hospital, Troy, President Nancy Susick said the hospital conducted a community needs assessment last year, which identified heart and vascular conditions, diabetes and obesity as topics about which the community needs knowledge. The result is a community outreach program, “Keeping the Beat,” a free event at the hospital 5-8 p.m. May 23 that will focus on heart health. 

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Published May 16, 2017

ROCHESTER —  People can take a journey through Rochester’s history a week earlier this year during the Greater Rochester Heritage Days Festival.

“It is an amazing event, and it really brings all of our favorite things about Rochester to the forefront,” Rochester Downtown Development Authority Director Kristi Trevarrow said.

Typically held over Memorial Day weekend, the festival was pushed up a week this year in hopes of securing more volunteers for the event, which will celebrate the city’s bicentennial.

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Published May 16, 2017

FARMINGTON — On April 29, the last day of the Winter Artisan Market, two Miss Farmington 2017 contestants dug up and chucked dirt to make way for potted purple and green coral bells.  

On that crisp morning, friends Taylor Terry, 16, and Jillian Dutch, 17, alongside Terry’s father, Mark Terry, helped spruce up the Farmington Masonic Lodge 151, 23715 Farmington Road. They did it to honor past and present veterans and to beautify the lodge. About seven Miss Farmington contestants helped out.

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Published May 17, 2017

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — The tones of jazz, the classics and bluegrass will blend with nature at its finest in township parks this summer. 

“We like to think of ourselves as a cut above your average music in the park series,” said Oakland Township Recreation Manager Becky McLogan. 

The free Oakland Township Music in the Meadows series will present Friday night concerts June 16, July 7 and Aug. 18 in two different parks.

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Published May 17, 2017

Before the building was torn down sometime during the 1960s, the offices of Rochester municipal officials were located above the city’s fire station in the east alley, off Fourth Street, near Main Street.

The building was built in 1895 for a cost of $750, according to Rochester Hills Museum officials, and it replaced a rented facility that had been used by city officials for the previous 25 years. In addition to the municipal offices and the Fire Department, the building held the city Police Department and jail.

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Published May 17, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Beginning Sept. 1, Paula Herbart will serve as the new president of the Michigan Education Association.

The decision was made April 22 in Lansing, when 500-plus delegates to the MEA’s Representative Assembly elected Herbart to replace current President Steven Cook, who is retiring Aug. 31 after six years in the position.

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Published May 17, 2017

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — If libraries open the door to knowledge, people like Clinton-Macomb Public Library Director Larry Neal keep those doors open.

On May 9 at the Chippewa Valley Schools Administration Building, Neal was honored with the Community Partner Award. The award is presented by the Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth and Families.

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Published May 17, 2017

MOUNT CLEMENS — They’ve been friends for years, but artists Linda Allen, of Grosse Pointe City, and Roselyn Rhodes, of Grosse Pointe Park, have never worked together.

So the two longtime Grosse Pointe Artists Association members are excited to be doing a show together. Works by Allen and Rhodes will be on display May 20 through June 4 at The Loft Fine Art gallery in downtown Mount Clemens. Titled “Landscapes to Dreamscapes: Visions by Two Artists,” the exhibition features new work by the two award-winning artists.

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Published May 17, 2017

DETROIT/WOODS — Despite the obstacles Horacio Falcon endured while pursuing his dream of becoming a dentist, he never gave up.

He also hasn’t forgotten those individuals along the way who helped him achieve his goal.

On May 12, the Grosse Pointe Woods resident officially became Dr. Horacio Falcon when he graduated from University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry with high honors. The now-dentist was the guest speaker at the commencement ceremony held at Calihan Hall on the school’s McNichols Campus.

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Published May 17, 2017

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — What had once been a single day of reflection and remembrance has now expanded into a week’s worth of activities dedicated to honoring and serving veterans and their families.

The War Memorial in Grosse Pointe Farms will be celebrating new military enlistees during Our Community Salutes May 23; raising funds for organizations that serve veterans during the gala An Evening of Red, White and Blue May 25; and saluting fallen veterans during the time-honored tradition that is the annual Memorial Day service May 29.

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Published May 17, 2017

HARPER WOODS — Harper Woods resident Anna Jochum was recognized for her work with the Girl Scouts at a banquet at the San Marino Club in Troy April 1.

Jochum was given the Volunteer of Excellence Award from the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan. She was nominated due to her long-standing and diligent work with young Scouts in the Harper Woods area.

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Published May 17, 2017

HARPER WOODS — For those looking to exercise their green thumbs this spring, the Harper Woods Beautification Committee is inviting the public to join in on its annual perennial plant exchange from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 20, at Salter Park.

The exchange allows residents to, at no cost, trade a flower, vegetable or other plant from their garden with those from their neighbors’ gardens.

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Published May 17, 2017

DETROIT — What began as a desire by one Commerce Township resident to help others has grown into an ongoing program to provide healthy food to those who are struggling.

That individual is Bill Birndorf, a manufacturing rep for the Apple Marketing Co., which sells consumer products to big-box retailers like Spartan, Meijer and Kmart. He was spurred to action a few years ago after a happy and fulfilling Thanksgiving, and a news story that reminded him not everyone had been so lucky.

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Published May 17, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Summer will unofficially begin at 1 p.m. May 28 when the 65th St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade steps off at Nine Mile Road and Jefferson Avenue.

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Published May 17, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Mackenzie Orzechowski has always loved animals. 

She said she often talks about animals and the environment with her classmates at South Lake High School.

This summer, she’ll have the chance to discuss her passion with hundreds of students just like her at the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment June 25-30 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

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Published May 15, 2017

HAZEL PARK — Even during the tough times of the Great Recession, when just about everything else was subject to cuts, Hazel Park was able to hold its Memorial Weekend festivities. This is because it’s always been a popular — and thus profitable — event for the city, drawing people from all over with its carnival, live music and more.

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Published May 15, 2017

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — The entries are in, the winners have been selected, and the images are certainly impressive.

The first-ever Bloomfield Township Public Library photo contest wrapped up April 1, and according to Assistant Library Director Tera Moon, the participation was better than expected for the inaugural competition.

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