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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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Published August 23, 2016

BERKLEY — The north and south sides of Robina Avenue connected to 12 Mile Road will be closed temporarily to perform a traffic study on the area for a possible plaza area.

The closure, which the City Council approved at its Aug. 15 meeting, will take place from Sept. 19 to Nov. 18 to allow for a traffic study to learn how the area would be affected if a plaza were installed in the area.

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Published August 23, 2016

BERKLEY — The north and south sides of Robina Avenue connected to 12 Mile Road will be closed temporarily to perform a traffic study on the area for a possible plaza area.

The closure, which the City Council approved at its Aug. 15 meeting, will take place from Sept. 19 to Nov. 18 to allow for a traffic study to learn how the area would be affected if a plaza were installed in the area.

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Published August 24, 2016

LENOX TOWNSHIP — For the 21st year, Macomb Township residents Mike and Joy Jennett are set to host their “Heritage Day” event to showcase outdoor sporting activities.

The event will be held Aug. 28 at the Huron Pointe Sportsmen’s Association on 28 Mile Road in Lenox Township.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature several shooting sport activities, as well as several other outdoor activities for all ages.

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Published August 24, 2016

The Sterling Heights Public Library hopes to start out young residents’ K-12 academic careers by having them first experience 1K books.

Just in time for the school year, the library is promoting its 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program to local preschoolers and even younger children. Library staffers say the program will help children become literate at an early age, thus boosting their academic scores and futures.

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Published August 24, 2016

BEVERLY HILLS — For families looking to address mental health and communications issues with children in a fun, nonthreatening way, a local mental health service provider will screen the 2015 Pixar film “Inside Out” as a means to start the conversation.

Kadima, a mental health service provider,  was formed 32 years ago by families within the Jewish community. The organization has since grown to become a nondenominational group that works to address a wide range of mental health issues through clinical assistance and increasing awareness.

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Published August 23, 2016

DETROIT — New developments in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia may be on the way thanks to a new program uniting three of Michigan’s most prestigious universities.

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Published August 23, 2016

DETROIT — Detroit’s significant jazz roots will be evident during the 37th annual Detroit Jazz Festival, the largest free jazz festival in the world, when the festival takes over downtown during Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-5.

Hundreds of musicians will perform on four stages, including homegrown greats like Ron Carter.

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Published August 23, 2016

HARPER WOODS — The Harper Woods Public Library will be reopening its bottom floor after a flood on July 8, and it is planning several events in the following weeks.

The water affected only the bottom floor of the public library, with water rising less than a quarter of an inch, but it was enough to soak through carpets, ruin tiles and require repainting. Fortunately, none of the library’s rentable materials, furniture or computers were damaged.

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Published August 23, 2016

MADISON HEIGHTS — An accomplished music group with more than 40 seasons under its belt will be holding auditions for new members this fall.

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Published August 23, 2016

FARMINGTON — The Harvest Moon Festival is 11 years old.

In those 11 years, traditions have been born and a gathering place created at the heart of downtown Farmington — the Walter E. Sundquist Pavilion in Riley Park. 

During this year’s festival Sept. 15-16 at Riley Park, more memories will be made as attendees celebrate the beginning of fall with a wine and beer tasting that features over 50 craft beers and over 40 wine selections Sept. 15.

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Published August 23, 2016

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — On Sunday, let someone else do the grilling. You just worry about kicking back with the family and enjoying one of the last weekends of summer we’ve got left at a staple summer event.

Preservation Bloomfield will host its annual trip back in time 3:30-6 p.m. Aug. 28 with a corn roast at the site of Bloomfield Hills Schools’ historic Bowers Farm. Guests can enjoy burgers, hot dogs and plenty of freshly roasted corn from My Garden Produce in Bloomfield Hills. And, yes, the ice cream will be back too.

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Published August 22, 2016

BIRMINGHAM/BLOOMFIELD — About 1 million people and more than 50,000 sweet rides took over M-1 last Saturday to enjoy the annual Woodward Dream Cruise.

Despite steamy temps and a few poorly placed rain showers, the cruise went off without a hitch, according to police and event organizers in the Eagle’s coverage area.

“It was average crowds for an average Saturday Dream Cruise,” said Cmdr. Scott Grewe, of the Birmingham Police Department.

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Published August 22, 2016

ROYAL OAK — Dan and Denise Hollenkamp celebrated 40 years of wedded bliss Saturday like any other couple might do — renewing their vows — but in the front seat of their classic car on Woodward Avenue.

The couple drove their 1968 Mercury Monterey convertible — better know as Big Red — through the Hagerty drive-through marriage vow renewal event, Veils, Vettes & Vow Renewals.

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Published August 23, 2016

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Shelby Township will collect donations of canned pet food, sealed bags of dry pet food and pet food coupons through Sept. 16 to give relief to low-income senior pet owners.

The initiative kicked off when township employees heard from Meals on Wheels volunteers that seniors living in Macomb County-subsidized senior housing complexes were sharing delivered meals with their furry companions.

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Published August 24, 2016

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — On Aug. 18, the Friends of the Shelby Township Library awarded two $2,500 scholarships to current library employees who will pursue master’s degrees in library and information science this fall.

Erin Luetz, 23, of Ortonville; and Heather Rochon, 22, of Shelby Township, both plan to attend Wayne State University.

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Published August 22, 2016

September is almost here, but it’s not too late to take a refresher course on driving safety tips and the rules regarding school buses.

First Lt. Jim Flegel from the Michigan State Police described some of the unique challenges that back-to-school season imposes on the roads.

“Going back to school is an exciting time for both children and parents, but it can also be a hazardous time and an increase in risk of children being hit and injured by vehicles,” Flegel said.

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Published August 22, 2016

WARREN — Music, food, laser lights, kids activities, craft beer and more will be on tap in Warren’s Civic Center, as the city celebrates its 59th birthday with the annual summer bash.

Warren’s Birthday Bash will be held over four days and nights Aug. 25-28, in and around City Square on Van Dyke, north of 12 Mile Road, next to City Hall.

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Published August 22, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Aside from the classic cars and hot rods, many people would argue that the biggest draw of the Harper Charity Cruise is the parties along the avenue.

Myriad businesses open their parking lots for families, friends and customers, but there are also about 21 open parties along the cruise route where anyone can stop by, enjoy some entertainment and classic cars, and even sometimes some food.

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Published August 19, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — It was a steamy day on Lake St. Clair on Aug. 3 as some 55 adults and children with muscular dystrophy enjoyed free boat rides thanks to members of the Huron Pointe Yacht Club.

Faye LaPorte, chairperson of the HPYC’s annual event, said that while the weather cooperated yet again — there was no rain — it was the excessive temperatures mixed with high humidity that kept numbers down this year.

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