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Published June 27, 2017

TROY — Enjoy a stroll through six private gardens — with themes including sitting in the shade, going to the woods and working on the railroad — at the 43rd annual Troy Garden Club Garden Walk.

Four of the gardens are located in Troy:

• “The Eagle Has Landed,” where an eagle sculpture watches over a garden developed over the course of 38 years.

• “Solitary Trees,” which features a pond and a waterfall in a garden created over the course of 33 years.

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Published June 28, 2017

ROCHESTER — Residents of the Rochester area may soon have a farmers market they can visit throughout the year.

Rochester Downtown Development Authority Director Kristi Trevarrow said the DDA and the Principal Shopping District are looking into the idea of a year-round farmers market following the results of a downtown visioning session at the Royal Park Hotel in April.

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Published June 28, 2017

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Residents from all five Grosse Pointe communities have a chance to “Build a Better World” through the Grosse Pointe Public Library’s summer reading program.

The reading program — which has taken on the theme of  “Build a Better World” — is an opportunity for children, teenagers and adults to enjoy their local library while curling up with a good book as well as other reading materials.

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Published June 28, 2017

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — For the last 70 years, Edmund T. Ahee Jewelers on Mack Avenue in Grosse Pointe Woods has been providing its customers with luxurious jewelry and watches.

But it’s the contributions that the Ahee family has made to their community, and countless nonprofits, that led the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce’s nonprofit arm, the Grosse Pointe Chamber Foundation, to honor the Ahees during this year’s Legacy on the Lake fundraiser, which was held June 21 at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores.

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Published June 28, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Responsibility for child and pet passengers doesn’t end when a driver leaves a vehicle, as proven by the dangers of being trapped inside a car while it’s warm outside. 

The safety advocacy group KidsAndCars.org says that 12 children have died from vehicular heatstroke so far this year, and 39 such deaths happened last year. The group warns parents that anyone can potentially have a memory lapse that leads to forgetting a child in a hot car, and it’s not something that only happens to other people.

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Published June 27, 2017

FERNDALE — On the night of Friday, June 9, 32-year-old Abdulmalek Aldalaly entered a shopping center looking to get something to eat and drink after a day of fasting for Ramadan.

Aldalaly, who was in the area for work, drove his AAM Wholesale Carpet company van to the Meijer at Eight Mile Road and Woodward Avenue, where he heard the sound of police sirens coming from the main road.

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Published June 27, 2017

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — The Eastpointe Memorial and Roseville Public libraries have multiple programs for residents to enjoy this summer.

In an email to the Eastsider June 22, Eastpointe Memorial Library Assistant Director Sue Todd urged people to check out the library’s summer offerings.

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Published June 28, 2017

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Clinton Township Supervisor Bob Cannon said he was sitting in a room with his wife, daydreaming, in Monterey, California, June 8.

The couple was there for the 51st annual National Association of Regional Councils, or NARC, conference.

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Published June 27, 2017

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The 21st century version of most libraries offers something for everyone.

The Clinton-Macomb Public Library, which has three branches — two  in Clinton Township and one in Macomb Township — is no different. Recently, the library has been touting its Library Things To Go collection.

Jamie Morris, head of communications for the CMPL, said the collection includes items in three subcategories: Tech To Go, Hobbies To Go and STEM To Go, referring to science, technology, engineering and math fields. 

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Published June 26, 2017

Just like pierogi are stuffed with potato or other fillings, so is the upcoming American Polish Festival and Craft Show stuffed with events.

The American Polish Century Club’s annual event will return to Sterling Heights to celebrate Polish culture July 7-9.

Organizers expect a turnout of more than 15,000 visitors. Event co-chair Arnold Beller described how much attendees like to get reacquainted with one another every year at the event, adding that some people throughout the Midwest plan their vacations and family reunions around the festival.

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Published June 28, 2017

BIRMINGHAM — Don’t worry, kids. Screen time isn’t as bad as the grownups say.

You just need to have a really, really big screen.

The Birmingham Shopping District is pulling out the biggest screen it’s got again this summer for free family-friendly flicks al fresco during movie nights in Booth Park.

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Published June 28, 2017

BIRMINGHAM — Birmingham is about 30 minutes outside the heart of Detroit. But 50 years ago, the impact of the riot that ravaged Detroit was felt in the suburbs and beyond.

Baldwin Public Library will take the opportunity this summer to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit riot with a variety of presentations to shed light on one of the most historic events in the nation’s history, which resulted in 43 fatalities and 7,000 arrests.

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Published June 28, 2017

UTICA — On June 22, Utica kicked off its bicentennial celebration at Jimmy John’s Field with performances by local high school marching bands, remarks from local dignitaries, a short historical video, a vintage baseball game and a regular-season baseball game.

The four-day celebration coincided with the city’s annual Riverwalk Festival, but organizers pumped up the entertainment and the focus on history for the special 200th anniversary.

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Published June 26, 2017

WARREN — The Dorothy M. Busch Branch Library is back in the business of serving patrons in the southwest neighborhoods of Warren.

Capping a project that began in 2010, when voters approved a dedicated 20-year library millage, a group of residents, city administrators and library officials gathered June 22 for a grand reopening celebration for the new 6,700-square-foot library that now features modern amenities like computers, community and study rooms, and a dedicated children’s area.

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Published June 28, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — One of the city’s “signature events,” the First State Bank Fireworks Extravaganza, is scheduled for June 30 at Veterans Memorial Park, 32400 Jefferson Ave.

“We’re looking forward to a big family fireworks night here in St. Clair Shores,” said Dave Rubello, of the St. Clair Shores Activities Committee, which organizes the show each year. “This is a St. Clair Shores favorite. This is a signature event.”

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Published June 23, 2017

EASTPOINTE — Russell and Linda Johns met during their split third- and fourth-grade class at Crescentwood Elementary School in 1953.

Sixty-four years later, the married couple wanted to revisit the classroom where Russell wrote his first love letter to the then Linda Turner.

Once inside Crescentwood, Russell and Linda remembered everything about the hallways and knew exactly where to find their classroom.

“The classroom looks the same, but we just had our rows of individual desks,” Linda said.

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Published June 28, 2017

METRO DETROIT — For some, the concept of dust mites alone is enough to send a disgusted shudder down their spine.

But understanding what they are, the symptoms of dust mite allergies and how to reduce them in your home may be key for many allergy sufferers.

Sanaz Eftekhari, a spokeswoman for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, responded to a series of emailed questions from C & G Newspapers.

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Published June 28, 2017

METRO DETROIT — It’s a trend that sort of combines art class with science class and math class, with a twist of comic book sci-fi.

Or it could be totally different from that. 

It’s all about what you make it.

It, of course, being the maker trend that’s been sweeping the nation for the past decade, with everything from 3-D printers to knitters to mechanical fire-breathing dragons — no, really. Makers and their wares are becoming popular enough that event planners and even municipal governments are taking notice.

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Published June 28, 2017

HARPER WOODS — The Friends of the Harper Woods Public Library are inviting anyone in the community with a talent for creating to join them for their 2017 Artisans Market.

The Artisans Market allows people to sell their crafted goods — including jewelry, ceramics, candles, clothing and woodwork — with profits going to the artists and the costs of the artists’ booths going to the library. 

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Published June 23, 2017

CENTER LINE — Evelyn Herzog was born in 1915 and died in 1925. She was killed in an “aeroplane accident” and was laid to rest in the St. Clement Cemetery in Center Line, east of Van Dyke and just north of 10 Mile Road.

“There’s actually a newspaper article about it,” said Sandra Fortin, walking among the cemetery’s headstones and stone accoutrements, many recently dug from the earth, where they laid buried for decades alongside the graves of the dearly departed.

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