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Published May 13, 2016

The time will soon be ripe for Sterling Heights’ second annual Dodge Park Farmers Market to set up shop in the city.

According to city officials, the market will open June 2 this year and will run 3-8 p.m. every Thursday through Sept. 29, not including the Thursday of the Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair, July 28.

In the past, officials have explained the concept of the farmers market as a place to buy products and produce, and as a community gathering destination. Veggies, fruits, other foods and products will be available for purchase.

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Published May 12, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The Road Commission for Oakland County is preparing to rehabilitate 1.8 miles of Maple Road, and the project will be split into two phases.

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Published May 12, 2016

ORCHARD LAKE — Each year, Orchard Lake’s summer season begins with the nation’s largest high school fair.

St. Mary’s Polish Country Fair — which is sponsored by the St. Mary’s Preparatory Moms and Dads Club — offers a range of entertainment mixed with a Las Vegas-style gambling tent, authentic Polish cuisine and carnival rides. 

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Published May 12, 2016

ORCHARD LAKE — Today, Apple Island is mostly wooded and natural, and a peaceful oasis in the midst of a bustling community. Many people are surprised to learn that people once lived on the island, even if only during the summers. Over a century ago, trees were cleared for farming, houses and outbuildings were constructed, and sometimes hired help lived on the island to work for the families who owned it. 

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Published May 12, 2016

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1. Motor City Comic Con
May 13-15 • 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.

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Published May 11, 2016

CLAWSON — It is no surprise that historical museum curator Melodie Nichols loves fashion. She is often seen about town mixing her love for vintage apparel with current appeal.

During a signature fundraising event for the Clawson Historical Society, Nichols will bring her classic flair to the community and combine it with the widespread love for that certain PBS TV show that takes place in the 1920s.

The society will host a “Downton Abbey” themed fashion show and tea at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15, in the Clawson City Hall community room, 425 N. Main St.

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Published May 11, 2016

CLAWSON — Before rushing off to work last week, Myra Hurd took the time to pray.

“We’re lifting up each other,” she said. “Not only for myself, but for everything. For the nation, for people, for the world and our loved ones.”

Hurd came to America from the Philippines and found belonging in a new country through prayer and fellowship at Grace Apostolic Church in Clawson.

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Published May 11, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Kids and adults should have an entertaining summer.

That is what administrators from the Clinton Township Parks and Recreation Department are saying as they gear up for another fun-filled season of games, camps and activities.

The department’s preschool day camp program is aiming to reel in youngsters ages 3 to 5 in a social environment that features games, craft projects, songs and themed activities.

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Published May 11, 2016

A free program at the Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center will help people find ways to help children understand the natural world.

Early childhood educator, child day care provider and Baker College instructor Seema Ibrahim will talk about children and nature and the importance of nature in learning at a program 7-8 p.m. May 16 at the nature center, 6685 Coolidge Highway. Registration is not needed.

Ibrahim uses the Reggio Emilia philosophy to teach about nature and outdoor play. She explained via email that the philosophy encourages child-led curriculum and lesson plans.

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Published May 11, 2016

Wondering how to start your garden or make it pop this year?

Professional gardener and designer Janet Macunovich will share her 30 years of experience at “Plant it Well, Enjoy it Forever: Complete How-To for Planting” 7-8:30 p.m. May 24 at the Troy Public Library, 510 W. Big Beaver Road.

“She was very popular last year,” Margaret Forrest, adult information librarian, said of Macunovich. “She knows so much about plants. She’s really going to give some really great tips.”

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Published May 11, 2016

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MACOMB COUNTY — Voters will decide whether or not the Macomb County Veterans Service Department will see increased funding following a millage proposal vote this August.

On May 5, the Macomb County Board of Commissioners approved unanimously the language that will appear on the ballot for the Aug. 2 primary election day vote.

“I’m pleased, because now we can offer more services starting next year, or at least move forward to expanding,” said Laura Rios, director of the Veterans Services Department.

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Published May 11, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — A life without chocolate.

To some people, it may seem impossible, but for West Bloomfield resident Danny Zivian, 15, having chocolate means shortening the life of his one working kidney. 

“We only found this out a couple years ago. I was living my whole life enjoying chocolate, and then it was taken away from me,” he said with high spirits. “It’s obviously not the worst thing that’s ever happened to me, but it’s an inconvenience not to have chocolate.”

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Published May 11, 2016

ORCHARD LAKE — Just in time to see the trilliums in bloom, residents are invited to join the Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society for a three-hour tour of Apple Island May 21-22. 

The island’s deep roots date back to the Potawatomi Indians, and the historical society has offered the tours since 1968. 

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Published May 11, 2016

GROSSE POINTES/HARPER WOODS — As the crowd that filled up the ballroom of the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club May 5 for the Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast finished their last bites of food, former Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson took the podium and told his story of how prayer and faith brought him to an unlikely place.

Hanson recounted the night of the NFL Draft in 1992, when both he and his wife were asked if there was any team they would prefer not draft him. He said his wife mentioned two teams: Detroit and Miami.

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Published May 11, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha has garnered national and international recognition for her role in exposing the link between Flint river water and lead poisoning, and advocating for the children and families of Flint affected by the water crisis. 

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Published May 11, 2016

FARMS — Actress and impressionist Amy Phillips isn’t one of the “Real Housewives,” but she plays several of them on TV.

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Published May 10, 2016

ROCHESTER — When Michael Platt joined the Royal Park Hotel as its new general manager, he knew he wanted to make a few changes.

After years of the hotel not allowing four-legged friends inside, Platt decided to adopt a pet-friendly atmosphere at the Royal Park Hotel this year.

“A lot of people like to travel with their pets and I thought, ‘Why would we not welcome a four-legged guest, along with our regular people guests?’” Platt said.

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Published May 10, 2016

ROCHESTER — The season for decking the halls is long gone, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to be over.

Downtown Rochester is once again partnering with local and national artists to “deck out” area businesses with uniquely designed skateboard decks for the 2016 Deck Art competition.

What began as a small skateboard art competition six years ago now draws artists from all over Michigan and even across the country, according to Deck Art founder Linda Gallaher, of South Street Skateshop.

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Published May 10, 2016

ROCHESTER HILLS — South Boulevard was slated to be closed to all traffic at Rochester Road May 10 through early July, according to Road Commission for Oakland County officials.

Rochester Road will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction at the South Boulevard intersection. According to Rochester Hills Department of Public Services Director Allan Schneck, the project will have “significant impact” on motorists.

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Published May 10, 2016

OAKLAND COUNTY — The race for Oakland County water resources commissioner took a sad turn last month when Republican candidate Paul Welday died at the age of 57.

Welday, a principal partner at Superior Capitol Consulting and a political strategist, died on April 25 from currently unknown causes. Before passing away, he had registered to run as a Republican for the position of Oakland County water resources commissioner.

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