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Published August 10, 2015

HAZEL PARK — More than 70 artists and nearly 20 unique musical acts are set to appear at the fourth annual Hazel Park Art Fair. And partial proceeds will benefit the Hazel Park Promise Zone, which sends graduating Hazel Park High seniors to college.

The event will take place at Green Acres Park, 620 W. Woodward Heights Blvd. (Nine 1/2 Mile) in Hazel Park, during the weekend of Saturday, Aug. 22 and Sunday, Aug. 23.

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Published August 7, 2015

DETROIT — The East English Village Association will host an annual tradition in the neighborhood — the community’s garage sale event.

This year’s garage sale will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 15-16. Residents can participate for a $5 daily registration fee. They’ll get signs and balloons to identify their homes as garage sale participants so shoppers can easily find the homes taking part in the sale.

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Published August 7, 2015

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The Detroit Arsenal of Democracy Museum in St. Clair Shores will remember the final end of World War II on Aug. 15 with an event showcasing rare photographs, artifacts and a chance to meet veterans who fought in the Pacific.

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Published August 5, 2015

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METRO DETROIT — While people have been told for years that they can help conserve water by turning off running sinks and taking shorter showers, new technology is combining with old techniques to provide residents with additional measures they can take around the home.

Water shortages and restrictions are not the issue here that they are in the American Southwest, but some of the things developed there can be — and have been — exported to other parts of the country.

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Published August 5, 2015

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METRO DETROIT — There’s no doubt about it. It’s hot out there.

Got a bottle of water with you? Good. But many don’t think to snag some aqua as they rush out the door each day during the summer, and experts say that could lead to some serious consequences.


Dr. Supak Sookkasikon, with Emcura Urgent Care in Bloomfield Township, said that this time of year, she sees at least one patient each day with symptoms of dehydration.

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Published August 4, 2015

Two Sterling Heights churches say there is still plenty of time to celebrate the summer this August, thanks to their upcoming festivals.

St. Malachy Roman Catholic Church plans to launch its 36th annual Summerfest Aug. 14-16. According to Summerfest organizers, the festival promises to offer fun “rain or shine.” Activities and attractions will include games, bingo, a flea market, live music, meet-and-greets with Cinderella and Spider-Man, food and more.

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Published August 4, 2015

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DETROIT — If you’re looking for drama and tension, you’ll have to find it in the songs Whiplash plays. Most bands disintegrate because of conflict, but the guys in Whiplash — all local music scene veterans — say this group is thankfully free of that.


“We all get along well,” said bassist and vocalist Rick Crooker, of Clinton Township. “There’s no friction.”


Drummer and vocalist Ernie Modestino, of St. Clair Shores, chimed in with a similar sentiment.

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Published August 4, 2015

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Fishing might not sound like something that would generate much interest among modern kids. It doesn’t have flashing lights or sophisticated computer graphics, there’s no tie-ins to comic book superheroes or animated movie characters, and it requires patience.

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Published August 3, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Yesterday is history and tomorrow is a mystery, but it’s important to never forget how the past has impacted the present.


Clinton Township, which now boasts more than 100,000 residents and is among the largest municipalities in all of Michigan, has a rich history that has shaped its place in Macomb County and around the state.

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Published August 5, 2015

“There’s another world waiting, at Ford Field on Van Dyke between 22 and 23 Mile Roads in Shelby Township. The magic that is a carnival has turned the field into a maze of whirling lights, cotton candy, and laughter. There’s a tiny zoo of stuffed animals vying for new owners. The music and rides and thrills will last only through Sunday, when the 24th annual Shelby-Utica Lions Homecoming comes to an end. It’s a trip into childhood, where time goes away for a while.”

 

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Published August 3, 2015

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The 32nd annual Shelby Township Art Fair will bring a few new features that encourage the public, young and old, to not just browse artists’ wares, but also create some art of their own.

The art fair will take place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 8 and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 9 on the municipal grounds, located at 52700 Van Dyke Ave., south of 24 Mile Road. A free shuttle service will be available from the Shelby Community Center, located at 51670 Van Dyke Ave., north of 23 Mile Road.

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Published July 30, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD — It may seem easier to park kids in front of a screen while on a road trip, but experts suggest that read-along books are more interactive for children and the whole family.


The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children older than the age of 2 should not exceed on average two hours of screen time per day, according to Dr. Beth Swartz, a pediatrician with Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. Children younger than 2 years old should have zero screen time.

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Published July 30, 2015

CITY — Living in Michigan, artists don’t have to go far to find inspiration for “Our Rivers, Our Lakes.” For many, they need only look out their window or head to their community park.

The Grosse Pointe Art Center hosted an opening reception for the 13th annual “Our Rivers, Our Lakes” on July 24 that drew dozens of artists and visitors to the gallery to take in scenic landscapes, water-inspired abstract works and more.

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Published July 29, 2015

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METRO DETROIT — With some of the most popular weeks for American travel upon us, local law enforcement agencies say there are simple steps to take to protect your home and property while you are away.


St. Clair Shores Police Lt. David Centala said that, while putting lights on timers inside your home and making sure the outside of your home is illuminated is always a good idea, 99 percent of home invasions actually occur during the day.

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Published July 29, 2015

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METRO DETROIT — For bargain hunters, there’s nothing quite like a garage sale. The search for an oh-so-good deal — that needle-in-the-haystack item that was barely used and is priced to sell — is about as thrilling as it gets.


Many people are now realizing that the same thrill can be found without even leaving the couch. Thanks to secondary market websites like Craigslist and eBay, along with online resale groups on Facebook, the clearance rack is always open.

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Published July 29, 2015

HARPER WOODS — A lot has changed in the four years since the ballot proposal to amend the city charter in favor of a Public Safety Department failed to garner enough votes among the city’s residents.

Since then, the union for the firefighters has agreed to allow cross-trained police officers to assist them in fighting fires, MedStar has taken over as the city’s main ambulance service, and former Police Chief James Burke was given a new title as public safety director.

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Published July 29, 2015

ROCHESTER — A new exhibit offering a perspective on life through the eyes of local artists with disabilities will open Aug. 1 at Level One Bank on Woodward Avenue in Ferndale.

The exhibit, dubbed “Perspective,” features the work of nine artists from Paint a Miracle, a nonprofit art studio and gallery based in Rochester that is designed for children and adults with disabilities.

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Published July 28, 2015

ROCHESTER — Over 300 cars will be on display during the 16th annual Rockin’ Rods ’n’ Rochester Car Show in downtown Rochester next weekend.

Event organizer Bill Claussen said several thousand car lovers visit Rochester each year during the event — which organizers bill as the “Dream Cruise Warmup” — to get a sneak peek of a variety of vehicles before they hit the streets for the Woodward Dream Cruise.

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Published July 28, 2015

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — The science event of the summer has arrived, and it’s going to be a doozy.

Cranbrook Educational Community and the Organization for Bat Conservation have teamed up to present the first ever BioBlitz — a biodiversity festival taking place inside and outdoors at Cranbrook Institute of Science.

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Published July 29, 2015

BIRMINGHAM/BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — Local gearheads are primping and priming in preparation for the the 21st annual Woodward Dream Cruise. With the date lurking right around the corner, many communities are in the final stages of event organization.

Bloomfield Township is currently on the lookout for classic car owners for its 11th annual show, to be held at Mercedes-Benz of Bloomfield Hills on Woodward Avenue, south of Quarton Road.

In the adjacent lot at Comerica Bank, the Bill Wells Car Club Classic will be held.

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