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Published August 12, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD —  Friendship Circle is calling on all metro Detroit residents to join in the Walk4Friendship campaign by simply picking up the event yard sign at two local car wash locations.

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Published August 12, 2016

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1. Spirit of ’45 Day
Sunday, Aug. 14 • Royal Oak

Aug. 14, 1945, marked the end of World War II, and in 2010, the U.S. Congress declared Aug. 14 Spirit of ’45 Day.

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Published August 11, 2016

WARREN — At a plant known for its meticulously engineered “Macomb to Mars” technology, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton laid out her vision of a future without limits for American workers and businesses.

Appearing in Warren for an afternoon campaign stop on Aug. 11, Clinton delivered an upbeat economic policy speech before a crowd of workers and supporters at Futuramic Tool & Engineering Co.

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Published August 17, 2016

DETROIT — Next year, and for the first time in more than 60 years, city officials are expecting Detroit’s residential population to increase. 

“Demand for living in Detroit is growing every day,” said Detroit Mayor Michael Duggan in a prepared statement. “Census numbers show the city’s decades of population decline is reversing.” 

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Published August 17, 2016

HOLLYGROVE — Michaela Laabs, of Bloomfield Hills, is a mother of two, with another one on the way. With her due date just around the corner, her little ones are anxious about their new sibling’s arrival — for a very specific reason.

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Published August 10, 2016

DETROIT — Anyone who was alive during the summer of 1967 in Detroit likely has powerful memories of the unrest during that time.

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Published August 10, 2016

FARMINGTON — What’s teal and white all over, and reminiscent of an old-school ice cream truck?

The Farmington Community Library Farmington Branch’s Book Bike, of course.

The new bike was rolled out, literally, July 22 and will allow residents to check out books and learn about library events.

Farmington Branch Manager Kelly Siegrist said that she came up with the idea after seeing other libraries — primarily in warmer parts of the country — on her Facebook page unveil their own bikes.

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Published August 10, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP/FRASER — Now that the 2016 primary season has come and gone, the winners are now pivoting toward November’s general election.

According to the Macomb County Clerk’s Office, the Aug. 2 primary saw a turnout of 17.7 percent in Clinton Township — tied for 16th among Macomb County municipalities.

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Published August 10, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Engulfed by water, Cheryl Angelelli’s life forever changed decades ago.

At the age of 14, the now Clinton Township resident was competitively swimming. She had been doing so since age 8 as part of a team.

On one fateful day, her swim coach told her to jump over a rope that was placed near new starting blocks in the pool’s shallow end. She made the leap into the water, and little did she know her life would never be the same.

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Published August 10, 2016

Although the Troy Historical Society, which has operated and funded the Troy Historic Village since 2010, with stipends from the city, has been around for 50 years, some people still drive past Livernois and Wattles Roads and wonder what’s there, or completely miss it.

“We frequently hear, ‘I’ve driven by so many times and finally stopped in,’” said John Lavender, treasurer for the Troy Historical Society.

The buildings, land and artifacts remain city property.

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Published August 10, 2016

Alisa Voyevidko and Sydney Buser, Cadette Scouts in Troop 72522, wanted to do a craft project, work with other kids and fill a need in the community to earn their Silver Award, the second-highest award a Cadette Scout may earn.

They found an idea on the social media site Pinterest — cut up plastic bags and braid them into jump ropes.

Danielle Buser, co-leader for Troop 72522, based at Larson Middle School, said the Scouts also liked the jump rope project because it would encourage healthy activity.

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Published August 10, 2016

Wayne State University student Dylan Stanfield, a 2012 Troy High School graduate, said his recent stay in Japan helped him to be open to new things and to come out of his shell.

The Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU) study abroad program is an immersive  educational and cultural experience established under the auspices of the sister-state relationship between Michigan and Shiga Prefecture in Japan.

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Published August 10, 2016

CLAWSON — When longtime community activist and Lions Club member Howie Airriess came up with the idea to host a car show nearly two decades ago, he was just hoping to give a boost to the downtown area.

“I originally started this show to get things moving on South Main Street,” he said. “I look back now how it has helped South Main, plus it has turned into the Lions Club’s biggest fundraiser.”

The Down on Main Car Show will return to Clawson for its 18th year this weekend, growing from a couple dozen cars to between 300 and 350 entries.

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Published August 10, 2016

ROYAL OAK — The city will be home to a grand Spirit of ’45 Day celebration this weekend, carrying forward a tradition sanctioned by Congress six years ago.

Communities across the nation will be remembering all who played an important role on the battlefield and on the home front during the World War II era following the unanimous decision by lawmakers in 2010 to proclaim the second Sunday of August for that purpose.

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Published August 10, 2016

ROCHESTER — Through Aug. 27, the public can feast its eyes on the works of two local artists, Patricia Riascos and Roger Meeker, at the Paint Creek Center for the Arts.

PCCA Exhibitions Manager Megan Stone said the duo had never met before participating in this exhibition, which she said is interesting because although they create very different work, it focuses on similar interests, such as texture and color.

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Published August 9, 2016

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Ballot proposal renewals will fund township parks and senior transportation. The millage renewals for parks and recreation and Older Persons’ Commission transportation were overwhelmingly approved by voters Aug. 2.

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Published August 10, 2016

ROCHESTER — Rochester is the new home of the Detroit Walk Like MADD event this year, and organizers are hoping it will stay that way for years to come.

Previously held at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, the Mothers Against Drunk Driving event invites families that have been impacted directly by drunken driving, as well as those wishing to eliminate drunken driving from the nation’s roadways, to participate in a 5K walk/run and a number of family-friendly activities that will follow. This year, it will be held in Rochester Municipal Park.

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Published August 10, 2016

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — An upcoming accessibility workshop will examine public comments and input about the renovation of a historic Paint Creek Trail bridge.

Township and trail officials plan to replace the 92-year-old timber railroad bridge located between Dutton and Silverbell roads.

The 61-foot-long pedestrian bridge, labeled 33.7, is part of a regional rail trail included in the Iron Belle Trail, planned as a statewide hiking and bicycling trail stretching from Belle Isle Park in Detroit to Ironwood in the western Upper Peninsula.

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Published August 10, 2016

ROCHESTER — The month of August is slammed with car shows across metro Detroit, but organizers of Rockin’ Rods n’ Rochester say theirs is one of the best.

This year’s Rockin’ Rods n’ Rochester will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, in downtown Rochester. The show, which organizers bill as the “Dream Cruise Warm Up,” typically draws over 3,000 spectators hoping to get a sneak peek of a number of cars before they hit the streets for the Woodward Dream Cruise on Aug. 20.

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Published August 9, 2016

TROY — Total reconstruction of a 50-year-old freeway will start the week of Aug. 15 and likely snarl traffic through a busy stretch of Interstate 75.

The daily traffic count on the stretch of I-75 from Coolidge Highway to South Boulevard varies and can be as high as 150,000 vehicles northbound and southbound, said Rob Morosi, spokesman for the Michigan Department of Transportation.

MDOT planned to host an informational meeting on the first segment of construction Aug. 10 at the Troy Community Center.

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