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Published December 21, 2016

FRASER — It’s been about two years since discussion of Fraser’s senior housing facility became commonplace, with both seniors and concerned residents wondering what the building’s future would be — and whether seniors could still live there.

According to State Rep. Marilyn Lane, D-Fraser, everyone in the city can breathe a sigh of relief.

At the Dec. 8 Fraser City Council meeting, Lane provided feedback on the situation. She originally discussed the building at length publicly at the Aug. 11 City Council meeting.

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Published December 20, 2016

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For many metro Detroiters, the week between Christmas and New Year’s means time off from work or school. If you’re looking for ways to fill your down time with fun, check out these local activities.

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Published December 21, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — More than a year after it was first introduced, a three-bill package to create a statewide child abuse registry has had a committee hearing, another step forward in the quest to make the bills law.

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Published December 21, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — After about a month of collections and lots of help from the community, the Optimist Club of St. Clair Shores was able to make a donation of blankets, pillows, clothes, mittens, gloves, suitcases and more to two local organizations that aim to help foster children. 

It took a half-dozen volunteers some time to pack a U-Haul full of brand-new and used items, including blankets made at two separate parties, to give children in the foster care system some belongings of their own as they move from place to place.

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Published December 21, 2016

ROCHESTER HILLS — A historic equipment barn is slated to be rebuilt within the next several years at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm.

“The equipment barn is a building that was original to the Van Hoosen Farm site,” Museum Supervisor Pat McKay said.

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Published December 20, 2016

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville City Council voted unanimously in favor of a memorandum of understanding between All About Animals Rescue and the city at the Dec. 13 City Council meeting.

The memorandum states that it pertains to the neuter and return of community cats brought to AAAR by Roseville animal control officers and will be effective immediately.

According to the MOU, the roles and responsibilities of AAAR are as follows:

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Published December 21, 2016

DETROIT — If clothing makes an unmistakable statement about its wearer, then a dress by fashion designer Christina Liedtke and painter Alex Fedirko seems custom-made for a woman proud of her complex past and looking forward to a bright future.

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Published December 21, 2016

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Children aren’t the only ones getting into the spirit of the season: Adult artists also have found a way to communicate their enthusiasm for the most wonderful time of the year.

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Published December 21, 2016

SAGINAW — The talented theater students who comprise the thespian groups at both Grosse Pointe North and South high schools enjoyed the spotlight during the Michigan Thespian Festival at Saginaw Valley State University Dec. 2-3.

The Michigan Educational Theatre Association hosted the annual two-day theater festival for high school students from across the state of Michigan. META is an organization devoted to supporting theater education for Michigan students and teachers.

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Published December 21, 2016

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Grosse Pointe South High School student Daniel Cullen accomplished something very few people do.

The high school junior scored a perfect 36 on the ACT test he took in October at Grosse Pointe North High School.

“I was pretty surprised and pretty excited as well,” said Cullen, who received a letter of congratulations dated Nov. 15 from Marten Roorda, the chief executive officer of the ACT National Office in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Published December 21, 2016

DETROIT/GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Lifelong history buff and collector John Steininger remembers when it all began. He was 13 and had just celebrated his confirmation as a Catholic in 1963 when his dad took him to Trader Ray’s on Woodward Avenue in Detroit, where the boy used $35 of the $36 he received in confirmation money to purchase an old Winchester rifle.

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Published December 21, 2016

It’s hard to imagine just how dirty walking around town would be without sidewalks. Birmingham’s slogan certainly couldn’t be “a walkable community” without them.

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Published December 20, 2016

The men and women in blue helped make the holidays merry in Sterling Heights, affording dozens of local kids a chance to do some Christmas shopping for themselves and their families.

During the morning of Dec. 10, uniformed officers from the Sterling Heights Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 118 served as shopping assistants for kids during the 18th annual Cops and Kids event at the Target store near the corner of Metropolitan Parkway and Dequindre Road in Sterling Heights.

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Published December 20, 2016

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METRO DETROIT — More than 2,000 years later, the story of Hanukkah continues to inspire local Jews to celebrate and reflect as archaeologists and scholars expound on clues about a major subject of the festival, the Second Jewish Temple.

The eight-day Hanukkah festival, which begins on different dates of the Western calendar each year, starts this year at sundown Dec. 24. Jewish families often celebrate the festival by lighting menorahs, eating latkes and jelly doughnuts, playing a dreidel game, opening gifts and more.

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Published December 21, 2016

BIRMINGHAM — If you’ve ever bought fresh apples at the Birmingham Farmers Market, admired holiday lights and garland adorning the downtown, or snuggled up with the kids for a summer movie night under the stars, then you’re probably familiar with the Birmingham Shopping District.

The BSD is a downtown development authority and then some, promoting community engagement and retail success in downtown Birmingham.

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Published December 20, 2016

MADISON HEIGHTS — The mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando June 12 sent shockwaves not only through the gay community, but across the nation as a whole. Nearly 50 people were murdered that night — a cruel reminder that hatred exists in this country, and for many people, a call to action to fight hate with love.

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Published December 20, 2016

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Bloomfield Hills Schools may not have had classes Dec. 12 due to a snowstorm, but Bloomfield Hills High School was full of activity as it hosted a ceremony to present Superintendent Robert Glass with the Superintendent of the Year award from the Michigan Association of School Administrators.

The ceremony was a surprise for Glass, who walked in through the front doors of the building to be greeted by a cheering crowd.

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Published December 21, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Whether the drink of choice is Christmas eggnog or New Year’s champagne, imbibers are being reminded once again to stay away from the steering wheel this holiday season.

Anne Readett, spokeswoman for the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, said traffic fatalities tend to rise around the end of the calendar year. 

“Despite the progress that we’ve made over many years, still about 30 percent of traffic fatalities are either drug- or alcohol-involved,” she added. “We still have a lot to do.”

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Published December 21, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Criminals better watch out: Santa may not be the only one watching them this holiday season.

With the technology for cameras and wireless links becoming more common and affordable, the use of cameras on front doors, also known as doorbell cameras, has been steadily rising in recent years. These cameras can be of varying sizes and costs, but they are installed facing out from the front door of a home and can record or send a video stream or still photo when they detect motion near the door.

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Published December 21, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Have you ever wondered, after you scrounged your pockets for a few bucks and slipped it into that charity canister, where the money goes from there?

You’re not alone. 

While many people are happy to give back to those in need, particularly during the holiday season, it’s hard not to question whether your donation dollars are being used wisely.

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