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Published May 18, 2016

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — The Older Persons’ Commission is giving community members of all ages, not just seniors, a chance to reconnect with their minds, bodies and spirits this weekend.

The community senior center’s first Mind-Body-Spirit Day, which will begin at 8 a.m. May 21, is a special event featuring health and wellness activities such as tai chi, yoga, and breathing and relaxation techniques. Residents of all ages from Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township are invited to sample the activities.

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Published May 17, 2016

ROCHESTER — Each year, Rochester-Avon Historical Society member Rod Wilson places a top hat upon his head and hits the streets of downtown Rochester with a crowd of followers in tow.

Wilson kicked off the 13th season of the Historical Society’s historic walking tour series May 16, sharing stories of Rochester’s past with all who came to listen. The walking tours, which last approximately 2 1/2 hours each, are held each month. Upcoming tours will begin at 7 p.m. June 14, July 20 and Aug. 19, and at 1 p.m. Sept. 17 and Oct. 16.

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Published May 18, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Six out of seven counties in southeast Michigan reported residential construction growth in 2015 compared to 2014, according to a recently released report by the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments.

Janet Mocadlo, a SEMCOG planner and data analyst, said the report revealed a trend of rising apartment construction, especially in Ann Arbor and Detroit.

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Published May 18, 2016

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METRO DETROIT — In large part, the days of calling the golf course clubhouse, asking for a tee time and hoping there’s an opening have faded into the past.

For many golfers, the decision of where to go, how much to pay and what time they’re teeing off is now just a few clicks away.

GolfNow was founded in 2001 and has become the leader in discount golf. The service (www.GolfNow.com) is affiliated with the Golf Channel and is a member of the NBC Sports Group.

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Published May 17, 2016

FARMINGTON — The organizers of the Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market hope you have a fresh time during the market’s 23rd season, which kicked off May 14.  

“It is a unique lighthouse for public gatherings,” Walt Gajewski, market manager, said recently. “We bring an experiential element to providing fresh produce in that we have cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, workshops (and) special events.”

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Published May 16, 2016

BIRMINGHAM — If you’re one who enjoys shopping, sipping cocktails and socializing with friends, raise your hand.

Wow, that’s a lot of hands.

The nonprofit Michigan Women’s Foundation is bringing more than 40 female entrepreneurs to the Townsend Hotel Monday, May 23, for a unique shopping and networking event that can only be described as a “win-win,” according to MWF Chief Community Engagement Officer Peg Tallet.

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Published May 16, 2016

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — The staffers at the Bloomfield Township Public Library pride themselves on developing a variety of programming options so there’s a little something for everyone.

Everyone, and every ability.

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Published May 18, 2016

This pamphlet, titled “Facts Regarding the City of Birmingham,” from the Birmingham Museum’s collection, was published by the city of Birmingham in September 1939.

The pamphlet was distributed to residents, and it provided phone numbers and information for city management, departments, cultural institutions and city history. Birmingham had technically been a village until only shortly before the pamphlet was published, when the municipality took the big step to incorporate as a city.

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Published May 17, 2016

FERNDALE — The city of Ferndale will host multiple events in the next several weeks that residents can be on the lookout for.

One event hitting the field is bubble soccer, a game where people get inside large, inflatable bubbles to play a game of soccer. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at Ferndale High School, 881 Pinecrest Drive. It is for people 18 years old and older.

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Published May 17, 2016

HUNTINGTON WOODS — The Tri-Community Coalition will be holding its 18th annual Golf Classic to benefit its Y.O.U. Youth Coalition to prevent substance abuse.

The golf outing will take place beginning at 8:30 a.m. Friday, June 24, at the Rackham Golf Course, 10100 W. 10 Mile Road.

The charity event will include a round of golf — $125 for an individual or $500 for a group of four — food and the ability to network with others in attendance.

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Published May 16, 2016

FERNDALE — Brendan Patrick has not always been blind, but he has always had cystic fibrosis.

Eight years ago, the 34-year-old Ferndale native, then 26, underwent surgery for a lung transplant when complications arose that took his ability to see.

As an artist, both a musician and a painter, Patrick didn’t know at the beginning how to deal with this new situation.

“It was tough,” he said. “Being an artist, I didn’t really know how to cope with it initially. I felt like I lost everything. I lost my art.”

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Published May 16, 2016

PLEASANT RIDGE — The Pleasant Ridge Historical Commission will hold its 12th annual Home and Garden Tour, showing off homes built in the 1920s to homes newly built, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4.

Attendees will meet behind City Hall, 23925 Woodward Ave., where they can pick up the tour booklet and information about the homes and gardens.

There are eight homes on the tour — some exhibiting only the homes, some only the gardens, and some both. The styles include 1920s English Tudor, 1930s Art Deco and the current trends in the industry.

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Published May 16, 2016

This month’s photo is of Roseville’s interurban railway, which serviced communities between Mount Clemens and Detroit with passenger service from 1895 until 1930. This particular photo is undated and does not have a specific location listed. According to a city history document from the Roseville Public Library, the Rapid Railway Co. controlled interurban service during that time.

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Published May 16, 2016

ROSEVILLE — Roseville’s four-legged police officers are getting an extra layer of protection while they are out on the job, thanks to a private donation for a pair of safety vests.

Roseville’s two K-9 officers, Corporal and Chase, are each receiving bulletproof and stab-resistant vests, according to Roseville Police Chief James Berlin. The vests are being provided by Vested Interest in K9s, with the $4,600 needed for them coming from sisters Sharon Peters and Patricia Settimo.

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Published May 18, 2016

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — At Oakland University May 13, the Chiquitos Bilingual Montessori hosted its first art exhibition for its elementary students to show off a collection of more than 100 artworks from throughout the school year.

Pieces from each of the Spanish immersion school’s art projects were on display, and the young artists wore burgundy caps to distinguish themselves. The evening included live violin music and a Mexican food buffet.

Approximately 100 people attended the event, which took place in a banquet room inside the Oakland Center.

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Published May 18, 2016

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Ric-Man Construction resumed final paving operations along 24 Mile Road April 18 and appears to be on schedule to finish the 7-mile water main project by the end of June.

“I think all of the full closures are all done with right now,” Shelby Township Deputy Supervisor Brad Bates said. “A traffic crew is out there doing traffic control, so they can do paving without shutting down the road.”

He said the paving process is progressing quickly, with crews working on a different spot each day.

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Published May 16, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — The 27th annual Senior Fun Fest is coming back to give metro Detroit seniors valuable tips on staying healthy and active.

The Senior Fun Fest will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 20 at the Gibraltar Trade Center in Mount Clemens.

The event, organized each year by Macomb Community Action’s Office of Senior Services, will offer a variety of free health screenings, fitness demonstrations, wellness activities, cooking demonstrations and community resource providers, combined with entertainment including live music and bingo.

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Published May 16, 2016

MADISON HEIGHTS — Close to 1,300 people attended this year’s Family Science Night at Wilkinson Middle School in the Madison school district.

The May 6 event, now in its third consecutive year, featured a variety of indoor and outdoor attractions, many of them educational in nature.

“It’s a community event. It’s bringing everyone in our district together,” said Mike Janigian, a science teacher at Wilkinson and the organizer behind the popular event.

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Published May 16, 2016

Dogs and cats cannot drive vehicles, so it is up to their owners to look out for pet passengers’ safety.

Although animal welfare groups have long warned pet owners against leaving animals inside hot cars during the warmer months, the problem persists, Michigan Humane Society spokesman Ryan McTigue said.

“We do still occasionally get calls of people leaving their animals in their cars,” he said. “Hopefully, people are getting more aware that there are some major issues with doing that.”

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Published May 14, 2016

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Motor City Comic Con is this weekened, and more than 300 artists, writers, illustrators and actors are 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.

C & G Newspapers was there when Motor City Comic Con opened on Friday. Here's a look at the first day of the convention through social media. 

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