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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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Published March 30, 2016

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville High School drama club has announced that its spring production is “Grease: The Musical,” and dozens of students all the way down to the elementary level have been preparing for its April 28-29 show dates.

Drama Director Angie Houghton said the production has been in the works since December, when auditions were held. Following the Christmas break, students started rehearsals at least once a week, practicing more frequently as time has gone on, she said.

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Published March 30, 2016

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Candidates for local elections have begun to announce their intentions to run in the Aug. 2 primary election.

With current U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, Harrison Township, departing from her post this upcoming fall, candidates will be vying for the vacant 10th Congressional District seat. The 10th Congressional District encompasses northeast Macomb County, most of Tuscola County, and all of Huron, Sanilac, Lapeer and St. Clair counties.

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Published March 29, 2016

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP/GROSSE POINTE — A pair of local filmmakers have collaborated over the last seven years to produce a film that is set to premiere in early April.

Kim Stricker, 36, of Grosse Pointe Park, and Mike Pfaendtner, 59, of Macomb Township, have created a nearly 70-minute film called “The Goat Yard,” which tells the tales of a sailing club on the east side of Detroit, and the sailors who used to or still inhabit it.

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Published March 29, 2016

A celebration for a Utica Community Schools teacher recently was converted into a convertible.

During a March 23 breakfast at the Community Education Center at Walsh in Sterling Heights, Utica Community Schools Superintendent Christine Johns honored Harvey Elementary School kindergarten teacher Molly Mayernik as the school district’s overall Teacher of the Year. 
In an email statement given afterward, Johns said Mayernik represents “the care, innovation and exemplary teaching and learning that students experience every day” at UCS.

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Published March 30, 2016

MADISON HEIGHTS — In an era when more people are connected via their mobile devices and “cutting the cord” at home — using cable TV less, and Internet more — YouTube has become a major force where charismatic personalities have built brands and even made a living publishing their own content online. 

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Published March 29, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Put those winter clothes away and brush off the summer necessities. Registration for summer day camps is right around the corner.  

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Published March 28, 2016

BIRMINGHAM — Skiers didn’t get to have much fun this year.

The same lack of snow that put a damper on Michigan’s slopes makes for a great spring on local golf courses. And in Birmingham, golfers are shaking off their cabin fever with some early rounds at Lincoln Hills, which opened earlier this week.

“We didn’t have a winter, so we’re looking really good,” said Birmingham Golf Manager Jacky Brito.

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Published March 28, 2016

FRANKLIN — The Franklin branch of the Women’s National Farm and Garden Association will be holding its 31st annual Garden Walk around the village.

Walks will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, touring private gardens in the area. The walk also features an Artisan Market of garden-related items that people will be selling and a lunch available for purchase from the garden club or food from a local eatery.

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Published March 28, 2016

ORCHARD LAKE —  The Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society is urging residents to get out and enjoy the fruits of the season at the Spring Nature Walk at 2 p.m. April 17. 

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Published March 30, 2016

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Kaleidoscope is an annual initiative of the Michigan Reading Association to publish a book containing a collection of approximately 50 excerpts from students in kindergarten through 12th grade from around the state.

This year, Beck Elementary School sixth-grader Addyson Richard, 11, of Shelby Township, was among those chosen to be a Kaleidoscope young author winner.

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Published March 29, 2016

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Officials estimate that the 24 Mile Road reconstruction work along the entire length of an approximately 7-mile water main project from east of Dequindre to Romeo Plank roads will be finished before the end of June.

On March 18, crews finished installing the new 42-inch water main that runs parallel to an existing 36-inch water main. The $3.3 million project began on the eastern Macomb Township end in October 2014.

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Published March 28, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Effective science education can give people a greater understanding of the world around them, but conveying complex ideas is not always easy.

At the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, the staff tries to make science understandable with hands-on programs, Head of Communications Steven Pagnani said.

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Published March 28, 2016

The sunny side of the street might also be the more dangerous side if drivers fail to take precautionary steps to fight sun glare while driving.

According to an alert from AAA, sun glare is becoming more of a factor this time of year due to the recent start of daylight saving time and the timing of daily commutes.

The agency says drivers who have to drive amid sun glare should follow some tips to avoid being blinded, which could endanger other vehicles or pedestrians.

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Published March 30, 2016

WARREN — Mayor Jim Fouts will be live on the airwaves beginning in late April.

Never short of opinions on topics ranging from insurance reform to fireworks to personal property taxes, Fouts said he will take part in a weekly call-in radio show on WFDF 910 AM in the 4-5 p.m. times lot, beginning on Saturday, April 23.

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Published March 24, 2016

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1. Spend a day in Bunnyville
March 25-26 • The Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak

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Published March 29, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY — Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony Marrocco was recently honored by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) for his 10-year commitment to the Adopt-A-Highway program.

Marrocco sponsors and volunteers with the cleanup of 2 miles of Hall Road through the program.

“We have to start somewhere,” Marrocco said. “Why not start in our own county, get the trash cleaned up, then we can focus on prevention and make an even bigger impact in keeping Macomb beautiful.”

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Published March 23, 2016

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — They say necessity is the mother of invention. For Grosse Pointe Memorial Church Music Minister James Biery, it was also what prompted him to compose a new musical drama.

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