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Published August 31, 2016

WARREN — The race for the 28th District state House seat has come down to just two names. Well, maybe three.

On the Democratic side, incumbent Warren City Councilman Pat Green is set to appear on the ballot in his first bid for statewide office after a 20-point win in the primary over a field of three other candidates. Green, of Warren, garnered 50.3 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary election on Aug. 2, followed by Lori Stone (30.7 percent), Mike Westphal (13.8 percent) and Paul M. Kardasz (5.2 percent).

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Published August 29, 2016

City officials expect North Main Street to reopen early this week after a large sinkhole shut down the roadway just north of 12 Mile Road.

“We’re hoping that we can get it completed today,” said Royal Oak Department of Public Works Director Greg Rassel on Monday, Aug. 29. “Because of the size of the job, we needed to bring our contractor in with larger equipment than what we have to complete the repair.”

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Published August 30, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — With five café operators closing down since 2002, the city is looking to make a change in the Friends of the Library Gift Shop and Café space on the building’s east side.

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Published August 27, 2016

MADISON HEIGHTS — More than 40 Lamphere Schools alumni, including Madison Heights Mayor Brian Hartwell and Mayor Pro Tem Mark Bliss, will star in a drama production of “The Arabian Nights,” which includes the tale of “Aladdin,” at Lamphere High on Saturday, Sept. 10.

And it’s for a good cause, too: 100 percent of the proceeds will help fund the drama club’s trip to Scotland next summer, where it will perform in the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival, also known as the Fringe.

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Published August 27, 2016

HAZEL PARK — As the new school year begins at Hazel Park Public Schools, the district is making several major changes to the way it teaches students. The theme is “engagement,” encouraging students to be active thinkers rather than passive listeners.

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Published August 26, 2016

WARREN — A go-kart ride at age 5 and watching his parents sell vehicles inside a car dealership while growing up fueled Tyler Reddick’s passion for race car driving.

“My father raced for most of his life. He was racing quite a bit when I was young,” the 20-year-old American professional stock car driver said. “I trained by just racing all the time. That’s the best way to get better at this.”

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Published August 29, 2016

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MACOMB COUNTY — The Macomb County Veteran Affairs Commission is seeking to possibly add more volunteers to its workforce through the addition of a task force.

Pat Daniels, the chairman of the commission, said he hopes to involve several individuals who recently applied for a pair of commission appointments, which were filled by Michael Salyers and Therese Wrobel, both of whom were up for reappointment.

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Published August 25, 2016

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1. Oakland County International Airport Open House and Air Show
Sunday, Aug. 28 • Waterford

You can get an up-close look at nearly 50 vintage aircraft and see a few of them soar in an aerial show during the 31st annual Oakland County International Airport Open House and Air Show 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 28.

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Published August 31, 2016

DETROIT — When Kelda London and her husband were first married, they hoped that someday they would live in one of the gracious and grand homes found in the city’s University District. 

“It was the beauty and the history of it all,” London said. Four years ago, the couple finally moved into their dream home in the neighborhood located west of Palmer Park, bounded by McNichols Road, Seven Mile Road, Livernois Avenue and the Detroit Golf Club.

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Published August 31, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Hey there, parents. How’s that back-to-school shopping going? Got all those shiny new sneakers and fresh pairs of jeans ready to roll?

Well, unfortunately, you’ve only nailed down one of many steps to getting your kids classroom ready — and it’s not even the most important item on the to-do list.

Ask teachers what they really need parents to do before the bell rings each fall and you’ll be surprised at what they suggest.

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Published August 24, 2016

GROSSE POINTES — The Family Center recently released its schedule of fall programs, which will include a number of parenting sessions free of charge. Participants can register online at www.familycenterweb.org or call (313) 432-3832. A complimentary dinner and child care will be provided at the sessions. 

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Published August 24, 2016

More than 100 juried painters, potters, photographers, fiber artists and stained glass artists will bring their best to the 42nd annual Northfield Hills Art on the Lake.

“It started out with just people who lived here,” said Kathleen Deburghgraeve, who coordinates the show with Connie Kohn. “This year, only three of the artists are residents. The rest are coming from across the U.S., and 75 percent are returnees.”

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Published August 24, 2016

Got tons of tomatoes, countless cucumbers or bunches of green beans?

Get hands-on help and learn how to can the bounty from your own garden or fresh fruits and vegetables from your favorite farmers market at Canning 101 at the Troy Historic Village.

Bill Warren, known at the historic village as Farmer Bill, will teach attendees the hot water bath method of canning produce with a high acidic content. Warren plants and tends the Pioneer Garden at the historic village, this year with help from members of the Morse Elementary School community.  

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Published August 24, 2016

An industrial road that gets a lot of traffic and is the route to reach over 40 businesses received unexpected funding for an upgrade through a new county program.

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution sponsored by Commissioners Robert Gosselin, R-Troy; Wade Fleming, R-Troy; and Gary McGillivray, D-Madison Heights, to secure $108,106 in funding for a road project in Troy. Oakland County’s contribution will be put toward the completion of an estimated $216,211 project to replace concrete slab on Souter Drive.

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Published August 24, 2016

FRASER — When it comes to music, one might say Jason Hartless is caught in a “Stranglehold.”

The 21-year-old drummer, who is originally from Fraser and attended Fraser High School, has spent the summer touring with “Motor City Madman” Ted Nugent.

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Published August 24, 2016

METRO DETROIT — According to www.realtor.com, millennials — buyers 35 years and younger — for a third consecutive year make up the largest group of homebuyers in the United States, at 35 percent.

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Published August 24, 2016

NOVI — Matt Scramlin doesn’t take vacations. 

The 39-year-old second-generation farmer — who raises sheep on his Holly farm — unwinds by putting his livestock in shows like the Fifth-Third Bank Michigan State Fair.  

There, Scramlin is in his element — reconnecting with family and longtime friends, showing fairgoers a peek into his life. That is what the State Fair means to him. 

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Published August 23, 2016

ROCHESTER — The Rochester Community Schools district is giving the public a chance to own a piece of history.

A limited number of bricks from the old Brooklands Elementary School building that was demolished over the summer are now available to the community.

Pete Muscio, the district’s director of capital projects and facility operations, said the demolition of the building went smoothly, adding that the project is now complete. 

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Published August 23, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — The first day of school is looming, and for some kids in Oakland County, that means going back to class without school supplies.

According to Susan Benson, director of Oakland Schools Homeless Student Education Services, one out of every 47 students in Oakland Schools will experience homelessness in their school career.

Suzanne Simon, past president of the National Council of Jewish Women, said giving back to the community stems from a Jewish concept promoting altruism.

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Published August 24, 2016

BERKLEY — In recognition of September being Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, the city of Berkley will be adorned with teal ribbons to spread information and awareness about the disease.

The event, Turn the Towns Teal, is part of a national campaign to bring awareness of ovarian cancer to cities all over the United States. Berkley’s part of Turn the Towns Teal, as well as 31 other cities participating this year, is sponsored by the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance, or MIOCA.

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