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Published May 9, 2016

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights Downtown Development Authority has announced its theme for this year’s Art Challenge: “This Is Home.” And this time, it’s about designing functional art in the form of bike racks that will be built by a local businessman and installed by the DDA around town.

Students from the Madison and Lamphere districts, as well as Bishop Foley Catholic High, are invited to submit designs for bike racks that reflect local businesses, neighborhoods or the city itself.

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Published May 9, 2016

HAZEL PARK — The Hazel Park Public Schools are full of talented young artists. Now they will have a place to share their creations with the community.

The Wilfred Webb Art Gallery will open Monday, May 16, in the district’s administrative building at 1620 E. Elza Ave. The grand opening will be held from 5 to 6:15 p.m. There will be an ice cream social in the courtyard at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to all.

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Published May 9, 2016

With winter well in the past, the bikers are back on Michigan’s roads, and more people are looking to shop for a motorcycle, according to motorcycle dealers.

Frank Blowers, customer and community manager from Wolverine Harley-Davidson in Clinton Township, said his store had good business during the winter months, but he called April’s customer traffic “incredible.” He said customers on average tend to be buying two new motorcycles for every used one.

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Published May 6, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — In their third year of existence, the South Lake High School Mighty CavBots are taking to the seas — or at least a pool.

The robotics club has earned a spot to compete in the sixth National SeaPerch Challenge, to be held May 20-21 on the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. 

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Published May 6, 2016

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This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day, and whether you’re delving into comics for the first time or you’re a seasoned collector, it’s the perfect opportunity to visit your local comic book store.

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Published May 6, 2016

WARREN — As Mental Health and Foster Care Awareness Month gets underway, one local agency that assists people with mental health issues and foster care has a new home.

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Published May 6, 2016

WARREN — Judging by the eloquent remarks offered by three generals in attendance at the Detroit Arsenal as command officially changed hands May 2, the U.S. Army continues to be every bit as professional as it is combat effective.

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Published May 11, 2016

METRO DETROIT — When it comes to renovating a rental, what options are available to tenants who want to make changes without losing their security deposit? 

Local professionals in the world of rentals — such as Michael Jordan, founder and CEO of Livonia-based Strategy Property Management, and Warren-based Total Construction and Renovation LLC owner Jason Szymborski — discussed in interviews what is best left to them, and what you may do when it comes to renovations. 

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Published May 11, 2016

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METRO DETROIT — The average child in the U.S. spends seven hours a day in front of a screen.

This excessive media use can lead to attention problems, school difficulties, sleep and eating disorders, and obesity, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

So what can you, as a parent or caregiver, do to help minimize your child’s screen time during those school-free months? One option, local experts say, is to have them explore nature. 

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Published May 6, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Members of North Star Sailing Club are getting the season afloat with a series of events planned along the shores of Lake St. Clair.

North Star Sail Club Director Nickie Kowal said things will set sail with a Boater to Boater Sale, a sort of swap meet for boating enthusiasts, May 14-15.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, shoppers will be able to peruse an array of used boating equipment for sale. Table rentals are still available for $25.

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Published May 5, 2016

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1. Celebrate mom with flowers
Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7 • Lake Orion  |  Sunday, May 8 • Royal Oak

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8, and if you’re looking for a gift for mom, you can’t go wrong with flowers. Here are a few places to buy bouquets, baskets, plants and more.

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Published May 4, 2016

GROSSE POINTE — Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony for officers and board members of the newly formed Grosse Pointe-Harper Woods branch of the NAACP on April 28 at Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan Barbara McQuade drew some wisdom from University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh. 

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Published May 4, 2016

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — The last time Grosse Pointe Theatre staged “Hello, Dolly!” in 1978, a then-teenaged Theresa Selvaggio played the show’s ingénue.

For the 2016 reboot of the classic musical, Selvaggio, of Grosse Pointe Farms, occupies the starring role, playing New York City matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi opposite Ron Otulakowski, of Eastpointe, as her challenging client, the stubborn widower Horace Vandergelder. 

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Published May 4, 2016

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — As the saying goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

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Published May 4, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The  Clinton-Macomb Public Library’s fifth annual “Taste of the Town” was its biggest event yet.

Library Director Larry Neal said the fundraiser, which took place April 22 at the Main Library, was part of a record-breaking year that drew more than 350 estimated guests and raised about $12,500.

Last year’s event was attended by a little more than 300 guests and raised about $12,000.

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Published May 4, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Despite tough cuts elsewhere, City Council members said they want to make sure the library has enough money to continue to buy new materials in 2017. 

During the April 27 city budget hearing, Library Director Rosemary Orlando told City Council that they had zero capital requests listed in the budget — which meant that no materials were budgeted to be purchased in 2016-17. 

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Published May 4, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — Turning off the TV and going for a run over the weekend could help a neighbor get the car repairs they need.

Southfield Human Services is calling all community members to participate in the Tone Up for Tune Ups run/walk, which helps fund minor car repairs for families in need.

Runners will step off at 9 a.m. May 14 from Covenant Presbyterian Church,  21575 W. 10 Mile Road, and can choose to participate in a 5K run or 1-mile walk. Registration costs $25 for adults and $20 for people ages 13 and younger. Registration fees are tax deductible.

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Published May 4, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — As a child, West Bloomfield resident Gerald Provencal, 75, said he remembers his mother telling him to “look out for the little guy.” 

“My mother was one of those people who was part of that ‘greatest generation,’” Provencal said, explaining that his mother would help “anyone in a jam.” 

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Published May 4, 2016

In celebration of the Troy Public Library’s 45th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the Troy Historical Society, the city of Troy, its library and its historical society will recognize those both living and deceased who made Troy what it is today.

The Embracing Excellence and History Makers Awards Ceremony May 18 will honor history makers who have helped build Troy.

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Published May 4, 2016

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and Detroit native David Maraniss was inspired to write about Detroit while he watched a Chrysler commercial with rap star Eminem with the theme “Imported from Detroit” during the 2011 Super Bowl.

Maraniss said the commercial featured “wonderful, iconic” Detroit landmarks and he “got choked up.”

He and his family moved out of Detroit when he was 7. Maraniss grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, and his mother was from Ann Arbor.

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