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Published April 1, 2016

WARREN — Deer are a common sight on the banks of the Red Run Drain. At night, coyotes sometimes croon to the wail of emergency sirens on nearby Dequindre or Ryan roads. A fox will occasionally make an appearance; in one case, one dropped in for a photobomb as resident Dennis Proctor took a picture of a perfectly posed big buck.

But what Proctor saw a few feet from his own yard two weeks ago was something different. When he realized it was a bald eagle, he high-tailed it back to the house to grab his camera.

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Published March 31, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — While the fate of the Putnam bridge — which was closed unexpectedly Jan. 22 due to deterioration — is still unknown, on March 21 the township Board of Trustees unanimously approved committing $200,000 in Tri-Party funds to assist in bridge repairs.

The Tri-Party fund is money that comes from a local community, the county and the Road Commission for Oakland County.

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Published March 31, 2016

MADISON HEIGHTS — For the sixth time in five years, a teacher from Lamphere Public Schools has been named an Oakland County Outstanding Teacher of the Year. The awards are given in three categories — elementary school, middle school and high school.

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Published April 6, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY — For Albert Jagenow, volunteering with Macomb County’s Meals on Wheels program once a week, every other week, just wasn’t enough.

Jagenow, 59, of Fraser, wanted more routes and deliveries to keep busy in his early stages of retirement, and he got them.

“I just don’t like to sit on the couch watching television. I don’t do that, so I found some available openings, and I volunteered for those when someone couldn’t make it, and I’ve been trying to pick up as many as I can to keep busy,” Jagenow said.

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Published March 31, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Macomb County Animal Control officials are getting ready for what they call “kitten season.”

To prepare, they’re throwing a “kitten shower” of sorts.

Akin to a baby shower or a bridal shower, Chief Animal Control Officer Jeff Randazzo said they have compiled a registry on Amazon — a list of items needed to care for the many kittens they traditionally become inundated with each spring.

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Published March 31, 2016

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1. Fill a bowl to feed the hungry
Saturday, April 2 •  Pewabic, Detroit

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Published March 30, 2016

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Some college professors prefer to work with upperclassmen and graduate students, who might be more mature and focused by that point in their academic careers, but artist Robert Schefman couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with freshmen.

The College for Creative Studies professor chairs the freshman foundations program, a program for students just entering art school.

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Published March 30, 2016

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — For fans of the popular Dabble in the Farms events — which have quickly attracted a following for their mix of eclectic food, craft beer and entertainment — there’s some good news and some bad news.

The good news is that Dabble in the Farms will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. June 4 in the municipal parking lot behind businesses on the Hill. The bad news is that this is the only Dabble event on the calendar for 2016.

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Published March 30, 2016

FARMINGTON — Spring has sprung at the Governor Warner Mansion. 

Be prepared to step back in time to the Victorian era, where the Warner Mansion will celebrate spring in full bloom.

From 1 to 5 p.m. April 3 at the mansion, 33805 Grand River Ave., all are welcome to attend the spring open house.

The mansion event will feature tours, costumed docents in every room answering questions on life during those times, and more.

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Published March 30, 2016

FARMINGTON — Getting a good night’s sleep is creating a lot of buzz in Farmington and beyond.

Representatives from the local nonprofit organization Sweet Dreamzzz Inc. recently met up with Mehmet Oz from the “Dr. Oz” show to discuss the fundamentals of getting enough zzz’s for students to maintain their As and Bs.

Sweet Dreamzzz Inc. Executive Director Nancy Maxwell said recently that she is looking forward to the show airing soon.

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Published March 30, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Spring is technically here, according to the calendar, but experts caution that it is possible to begin tidying up lawns and landscaping too early.

Two local experts agreed that homeowners should wait until overnight temperatures are consistently above 50 degrees, lawns dry out and grass begins to grow before doing anything that will compact the soil and grass roots.

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Published March 30, 2016

METRO DETROIT — A while back, a patron at the Baldwin Public Library in Birmingham went to the reference desk to ask a few questions about what the library had to offer besides books.

She was considering canceling her costly cable package and hoped the library might have some entertainment options, like DVDs of movies or TV shows she could borrow. And she was in luck, because Head of Adult Services Maria Williams happened to be behind the desk that day.

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Published March 30, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — She is recognized by her stern face, her red polka dot bandana, her blue work shirt and flexing forearm.

The “she” is Rosie the Riveter, who generations have identified with as a symbol of women’s efforts during World War II.

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Published March 30, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Sometimes wearing a suit and tie every day can be a tedious venture.

Yet when Clinton Township Civic Center employees dress casually once a week, they’re not simply doing it for their own comfort, but to benefit others in the process.

Debbie Staller, administrative aide to the board of trustees, said the idea started more than a decade ago when employees and administrators discussed a way they could have casual days at work while benefiting local charities and organizations.

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Published March 30, 2016

CLAWSON — Sandy LaCross always gathers her handmade crochet and fleece blankets along with some unneeded household items and heads to the Clawson Senior Center in early April for its annual indoor garage sale.

“My mom and I both participate. We get a table together,” she said. “We’ve done that ever since it was started. We enjoy it. It is a mother-daughter day for us, and we maybe get to make a couple of bucks to boot.”

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Published March 30, 2016

ROCHESTER HILLS — With the kids off on spring break, the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library are giving area moms and dads the chance to provide a little cheap and educational entertainment.

During the month of April, the Friends will host a couple of used book, media and game sales.

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Published March 29, 2016

Sarah and Bill Williams lined up a sitter for their children, Aurora, 6, and Brayden, 8, on March 24 to go to the movies to see “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

Their date night was a bit different from other couples in the theater, though.

Sarah Williams and a cake she created were in a scene in the movie.

“It was so awesome to see my cake on the big screen,” she said.

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Published March 30, 2016

Detroit Symphony Orchestra musicians will come to the Troy library to perform music featured in a best-selling novel set in Michigan as part of a statewide reading initiative.

At 7 p.m. April 7 at the library, DSO flutist Jeff Zook, violinist Sheryl Hwangbo and cellist David LeDoux will perform a selection from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Mendelssohn, and works by Vivaldi and others mentioned in the book “Station Eleven.”

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Published March 29, 2016

ROCHESTER — While many across the country play practical jokes on friends and loved ones for April Fools’ Day, a local store will be focusing on spreading a little cheer.

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Published March 29, 2016

AUBURN HILLS — Michigan’s Legoland Discovery Center has been building a home inside Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills for the past year, and now the public finally has a chance to see what’s inside.

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Upcoming Events

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.
Farmington Hills
'James and the Giant Peach Jr.'
1 p.m.
Costick Activities Center
Eastpointe
Meet the hosts of 'Under the Radar Michigan'
2 p.m.
Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society Museum
Bloomfield Hills
Grosse Pointe Park
‘Little Shop of Horrors’
2 p.m.
Pierce Middle School

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