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Published April 6, 2017

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FARMINGTON HILLS/WEST BLOOMFIELD — Public officials have a lot to say about the Orchard Lake Road/14 Mile Road roundabout — but the overall message is for drivers to be patient and vigilant on the road.

The discussion is centered around the Farmington Hills-based Michigan Auto Law group’s 2016 report on the top 20 most dangerous intersections in Michigan that have the highest number of car accidents. 

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Published April 6, 2017

WEST BLOOMFIELD — West Bloomfield resident Phil Rice, 23, attributes his success to the people along the way who encouraged him to get to where he is today: on the hit FOX TV show “Empire.” 

The actor discussed his life — and getting his acting chops locally — April 4 at the West Bloomfield Township Public Library.

“The people that have seen my journey have seen the work I have been putting into it,” he said, noting his stint on NBC’s “Chicago P.D.” TV show and other roles. 

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Published April 5, 2017

SOUTHFIELD/LATHRUP VILLAGE — Local kids are gathering up their baskets and bags this season in preparation for a few favorite annual springtime events.

One of the first signs that spring has sprung is the annual Southfield Parks and Recreation Department’s EGGS’travaganza. This year’s event is slated for 2-4:30 p.m. April 8 at the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road.

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Published April 5, 2017

HUNTINGTON WOODS — After the death of a beloved Huntington Woods teen, the city will dedicate one of his favorite spots in his honor.

The Huntington Woods City Commission approved at its March 28 meeting a resolution to place a plaque in honor of Dominic Geskey on a bench in front of the city’s Public Safety Department, 12755 W. 11 Mile Road.

Geskey, 15, died March 13 from sudden cardiac arrest. He is survived by his parents, Stephen Geskey and Mary Blazevich, and his sisters, Claire and Ella.

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Published April 5, 2017

FERNDALE — During the election in November 2012, the city of Ferndale suffered from long wait times that caused voters to stand in line for more than two hours.

To fix this and any other problems relating to elections, the city created an election task force to dig into such problems as long wait times. It comprised precinct inspectors, residents, and city officials and staff. It was led by City Clerk Marne McGrath, who gave a wrap-up presentation about the task force at the council’s March 27 meeting.

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Published April 5, 2017

FERNDALE/BERKLEY — The cities of Ferndale and Berkley will be holding Easter-related events this Saturday.

The Ferndale Recreation Department is hosting the Ferndale Community EGGstravaganza, and the Berkley Parks and Recreation Department is helping to host Breakfast with the Bunny. Both events are scheduled for April 8.

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Published April 5, 2017

Sterling Heights picked its Poison when it came time to choose its top acts for this summer’s Sterlingfest Art and Music Fair.

During a March 20 Sterling Heights City Council meeting, officials announced via a video presentation the three main headlining music groups that are scheduled to perform during the festival, which runs July 27-29 and is described as the “biggest party of the summer.”

On July 27, party band Killer Flamingos will perform dance, pop and rock music. On July 28, Rod Stewart tribute band Danny D and the Vagabonds will perform.

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Published April 5, 2017

The Michigan Department of Transportation is reminding motorists to exercise caution around work zones as the department promises to get to work on local projects this construction season.

Angie Kremer, MDOT traffic incident management engineer, explained that April 3-7 is National Work Zone Awareness Week. She said this year’s theme is “Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands,” and people are encouraged to wear orange April 5 to support the campaign.

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Published April 5, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Nicole Parlor, program director for the Boys & Girls Club of Troy, couldn’t remember the last time a large Christmas wreath, stowed in the storage area, had been used. 

Since it had been at least two years, volunteers from the National Association of Professional Organizers, Michigan Chapter — who donated their time, expertise and sweat equity to organize the storage area at the club March 28 — put it onto the donate pile. 

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Published April 5, 2017

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1. Detroit Tigers Opening Day
Friday, April 7 • Comerica Park, 2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit

The weather hasn’t been ideal for baseball so far this spring, but that won’t stop thousands of Detroit Tigers fans from making their way downtown for the home opener at Comerica Park on Friday.

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Published April 5, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Theresa May, owner of Santosha Yoga in Chesterfield Township, tells her clients that stress impacts the body the same way frigid temperatures do. 

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Published April 5, 2017

FARMINGTON — When you’re getting your car fixed, you’re usually hoping that the mechanics don’t find more problems with your vehicle. 

But if you are Farmington Hills resident Tanya Nordhaus, you’re thinking of ways to end multiple sclerosis.

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Published April 4, 2017

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With an abundance of shoreline, lakes and wetlands, Michigan is a popular pit stop for thousands of birds as they make their way north each spring. 

Whether you’re a seasoned birder hoping for a rare sighting, or you’re a novice backyard bird-watcher wanting to learn more about some of the species passing through, spring migration brings plenty of birding benefits.

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Published April 5, 2017

ROCHESTER HILLS — A new nonsurgical  tumor procedure is available at  Crittenton Hospital. 

The procedure, called ablation, is similar to a needle biopsy, but it is performed via computerized tomography — commonly known as a CT scan — or with an ultrasound.

“Image-guided tumor ablation can treat many cancerous tumors as thoroughly as other treatment options, with less pain, less risk, faster recovery time and lower recurrence rates,” Dr. Peter Littrup, Crittenton interventional radiologist, said in a statement.

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Published April 5, 2017

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Grosse Pointe Shores has a large number of leading medical professionals living in its boundaries, but officials deemed two in particular as especially worthy of singling out for recognition.

Dr. Thomas LaLonde and Dr. Edward W. Schervish, both of whom are on the staff of St. John Hospital and Medical Center, were saluted for their accomplishments with proclamations from the mayor and City Council during a March 21 council meeting.

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Published April 4, 2017

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Grosse Pointe South High School senior Julia Ansell has a love for dogs and a passion for creative writing.

She has put the two together to create her own blog titled “Paw Blog,” which can be accessed at pawblogsite.wordpress.com.

Ansell has autism, and her case coordinator at South, Deb Teolis, thought now was the ideal time to get the word out about the blog, as April is Autism Awareness Month.

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Published April 3, 2017

FERNDALE — Phil Elam never went to school for acting. He thought his career would take him into biology, but now he’s going to be starring in what might be his biggest role yet.

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Published April 5, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Ready to give your fitness tracker a workout, or just looking for a way to get moving after winter?

No matter your motivation, the Healthy St. Clair Shores Alliance is looking for you.

A partnership between the St. Clair Shores Senior Activity Center, the Beaumont Health and Fitness Center, The Lake House, South Lake Schools, the Woods Church and other volunteers, the alliance is kicking off the Walk St. Clair Shores 28-Day Walking Challenge May 1, but it is looking for volunteers to help now. 

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Published April 5, 2017

CLAWSON — The hunt will begin this weekend when the Easter Bunny hops into town and greets local children with a treat and a smile.

The annual Clawson Easter Egg Hunt will take place at 10 a.m. April 8 in City Park, located at 935 N. Custer Ave., at Bywood Avenue.

“It looks like April 8 will be a dry and sunny day,” said Mayor Penny Luebs, encouraging everyone to come out.

Last year’s mid-March happening was chilly, and organizers are hoping for a warmer temperature this year.

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Published April 3, 2017

FARMINGTON — Spring is here, which means one of many things for Farmington denizens, and that includes the opening of the Governor Warner Mansion. 

During an April 2 afternoon, museum guests stepped back in time to the Victorian era as the Warner Mansion celebrated its spring open house.

The mansion event featured tours, with costumed docents answering questions on the mansion, built in 1867. Buzz of the 150th celebration of the historical Victorian Italianate home of Michigan’s 26th governor, Fred Warner, was in the air.

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