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Published May 4, 2016

Troy High School history teacher Rebecca Moore read and loved Nancy Drew books when she was younger.

While she was teaching middle school in Kentucky a few years ago, sitting in her room while her students were taking a test, she had an idea.

What if a teenage girl’s dreams really came true? And what if she used those dreams to solve mysteries?

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Published May 4, 2016

METRO DETROIT — The biennial Junior League of Detroit Designers’ Show House has featured some beautiful homes before, but this time, they’re partially responsible for saving one.

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Published May 4, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Undercooked pancakes topped with chunks of strawberries and mounds of whipped cream — with noticeable indents where little fingers dove in for a sample.  

A Mother’s Day brunch doesn’t have to be perfect for it to be Mom’s favorite entrée of the year. But a few pros around metro Detroit have their own secrets to making Mom a meal she’ll love, without a side of antacids.

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Published May 4, 2016

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WARREN/STERLING HEIGHTS/TROY — Improved security, updated technology, interior and exterior door replacements, improvements to heating and cooling systems, new school buses, and parking lot and sidewalk replacement are among the projects on the horizon for Warren Consolidated Schools after voters approved a bond issue during the May 3 general election.

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Published May 4, 2016

With 18 percent of the more than 17,000 registered voters casting a ballot, Lake Shore Public Schools will be able to improve buildings, technology and more with the help of a $35 million bond approved by voters May 3.

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Published May 4, 2016

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — A new program aims to fill the township’s unpaved road potholes with limestone.

Many of the township’s gravel roads are treated with limestone for a smoother and stronger surface. In the past, potholes on those roads were filled with gravel. 

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Published May 3, 2016

ROCHESTER HILLS — A tree planting ceremony recently honored two women important to the past and present history of the Rochester Hills Museum.  

One of Sarah Van Hoosen Jones’ favorite trees was replaced during the Arbor Day celebration. An American elm tree was removed many years ago when it was stricken with Dutch elm disease, and a disease-resistant liberty elm was planted in the same location. 

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Published May 4, 2016

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Bees may soon be buzzing at Cranberry Lake Park, thanks to a new beekeeping program slated to begin on park grounds in May.

The program will include hives and a regular schedule of beekeeping classes, led by Preston Zale, of Popz Beez.

“There is plenty of room to put bees in, and it just seemed like a natural fit to give people an educational opportunity,” Zale said at the April 26 Oakland Township Board of Trustees meeting. “It would be a good way to mesh the whole Cranberry Lake experience.”

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Published May 3, 2016

ROCHESTER — The 17th season of the Downtown Rochester Farmers Market comes to town May 7, bringing fresh Michigan fruits, plants and vegetables to the corner of East Third and Water Street.

The outdoor market will continue from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 29.

Downtown Development Authority Marketing Coordinator Kelly McMahon said the market is a place for the community to shop for fresh, locally grown foods and spend time with friends and family.

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Published May 3, 2016

NOVI — Fans of all things pop culture will have a chance to chat with comic book creators, meet film and TV icons, and walk among superheroes at the 27th annual Motor City Comic Con May 13-15 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

This year, more than 300 artists, writers, illustrators and actors will be on hand to showcase their work, greet fans, sign autographs, take photos and participate in panel discussions. More than 50,000 guests are expected to attend the convention, which is the largest event of its kind in Michigan.

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Published May 4, 2016

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Michael Schmidt didn’t have any previous experience in building construction or television production, but that didn’t stop him from building his own film studio in Macomb Township to get kids up and moving.

Schmidt, a Macomb Township resident, is the man behind the “Buddy Bigfoot” production, which sets out to make exercise fun for kids.

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Published May 4, 2016

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A pair of detectives have a new task in Tony Aued’s third book in his local murder mystery series.

Aued, a Macomb Township resident, released “Motor City Justice” in early April as the third of a four-book series focused on fictional criminal investigations in Detroit.

In his most recent book, Aued again features his two main characters, Detective Amy Harper and Detective Don Frederickson, as they find themselves chasing after a drug cartel operating out of Eastern Market.

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Published May 3, 2016

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Similar to a Planning Commission meeting in early April, a host of residents spoke out during a Macomb Township Board of Trustees meeting April 27 to voice their displeasure over a proposed dog park.

The park would be located along 21 Mile Road, behind Fire Station No. 2.

Township Clerk Michael Koehs joined the residents in voicing opposition to the park by stating that there are other suitable locations within the township for it.

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Published May 3, 2016

ROYAL OAK — The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan will be hosting its 20th annual Kidney Walk on Sunday, May 15, at the Detroit Zoo.

The foundation hopes to raise $600,000 to fight kidney disease.

The walk will commence at 8:30 a.m., with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. at the zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Road. In its 20th year, organizers expect the walk to attract more than 8,000 participants.

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Published May 3, 2016

BERKLEY — Medical bills can take an expensive toll on families when one of their own is having health problems.

Berkley resident Danielle Pietraszewski has been going through such problems since her daughter Lucia, 8, was diagnosed with systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, a rare form of the disease that not only causes inflammation of the joints, but attacks her organs too.

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Published May 3, 2016

FERNDALE — Jordan Gagnon is no stranger when it comes to stage fright. She isn’t afraid of it, but she does embrace it.

“It’s good. I look forward to it. The adrenaline gets me going,” she said. “It’s one of those things I like most about performing. It’s the risk of knowing that you might screw up and people might see, but that’s just kind of the thrill of live theater.

“I always try to take that nervous energy and channel it into the performance.”

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Published May 3, 2016

BERKLEY — The Berkley School District will be hosting its ninth annual Read in the Park event this weekend, with three authors presenting some of their works to the community and students.

The event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the Berkley High School Collaborative Center, 2325 Catalpa Drive, and is co-sponsored by the Book Beat.

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Published May 3, 2016

DETROIT — An iconic landmark on the Detroit River will be getting some much-needed repairs, thanks to an upcoming fundraiser.

The Detroit Yacht Club on Belle Isle, designed in 1923 by the George D. Mason Co., will be the focus of “Restoring the Grandeur: City Lights Gala” at 6:30 p.m. May 20 at the DYC. Put on by the DYC’s nonprofit arm, the DYC Foundation, this event will feature auctions and raffles, music, a strolling dinner and more. 

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Published May 3, 2016

ROSEVILLE — The second annual RoseFest is coming up June 16-19, and the organizers are busy finalizing entertainment and events.

Co-chairwoman Virginia Green said one of the changes that visitors might notice this year is more activities for small children. In the event’s inaugural year, Green said, many of the rides were only accessible to people taller than 42 inches, leaving toddler-age children out.

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Published May 3, 2016

ROSEVILLE — The Regional Transit Authority presented its proposed transit plans for the Gratiot, Woodward and Michigan Avenue corridors at Roseville’s City Council meeting April 26. The plans would connect Ann Arbor, Mount Clemens and Pontiac to downtown Detroit — along with the communities in between — using specialized buses.

Project Manager Sarah Binkowski said bus rapid transit, or BRT, involves light commuter rail trains that run on tires and pavement instead of tracks, capable of carrying about 60 people at a time.

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The events in our calendar were submitted prior to the coronavirus crisis. As efforts have increased to contain the spread of the coronavirus, many events have been canceled. Read More... On March 13, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order to cancel all events statewide that involve more than 250 people. It is recommended that you call ahead if you still intend to attend one of these events.

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