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Published February 11, 2019

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Back in 1972, when the Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein began investigating a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex, there was no internet or social media on which to immediately share their findings.

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Published February 8, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — Meals on Wheels, a program run by the Macomb Community Action Office of Senior Services, is in dire need of volunteers for the winter months.

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Published February 8, 2019

On Feb. 6, Ann Marie Curley received the honor of becoming Sterling Heights’ Featured Artist for February and March. Her work is currently up for display in the basement of City Hall and at the Sterling Heights Public Library until the end of March.

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Published February 8, 2019

During the mParks Conference and Trade Show Jan. 29-Feb. 1 in Kalamazoo, Kyle Langlois received the group’s 2019 Recreation Leadership Award.

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Published February 8, 2019

WARREN — Warren Woods Tower High School sophomore Isabella Vehar wasn’t expecting to like the songs on Charles Mingus’ “Ah Um” record. The instrumental album, released in 1959, isn’t something to which she normally would listen. But after giving the music a try, Vehar was jazzed.

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Published February 8, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — Mount Clemens resident Donita Johnson’s name is often associated with the number 34. It was her number when she played on the Mount Clemens High School girls basketball team, and it was again her number on the Michigan State University women’s basketball team.

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Published February 8, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — A senior airman from Selfridge Air National Guard Base is being called a hero for her lifesaving actions while at an Emerald Warrior training exercise in Florida last month.

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Published February 8, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — For the first time in the history of Lake Shore High School, an art student has won a prestigious American Vision award, given out to only five students in the area’s Scholastic Art and Writing Awards contest.

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Published February 8, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — She keeps a weathered ball of cotton that she picked in Newton, Alabama, in a plastic baggie and gingerly stows it away after her guests leave.

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Published February 8, 2019

HAZEL PARK — The eye-catching colors and bubbly tastes of Faygo soft drinks are well-known to metro Detroiters, and are an inseparable part of the area’s history and culture. Those who want to learn more about the company’s connection to Detroit — and also sample the various flavors — can look forward to an upcoming event at the Hazel Park District Library. 

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Published February 7, 2019

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OAKLAND COUNTY — West Bloomfield Fire Marshal Byron Turnquist wants you to have fun on the ice, but there are parameters, he said.

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Published February 6, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — After overcoming numerous health challenges, a longtime member of the Martin Luther King Jr. Task Force was presented with two community service awards. MLK Task Force president and longtime Southfield resident Patricia Haynie was honored Jan. 21 at the annual MLK Peace Walk Celebration at the Southfield Pavilion.

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Published February 6, 2019

METRO DETROIT — When they started out, it was all about advocating for low-income housing during the Great Recession. But as the economy grew, so did the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan, said Brian Rakovitis, the manager of financial empowerment initiatives at the Lansing-based CEDAM.

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Published February 6, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Does that old T-shirt from high school in the back of your drawer bring you joy? What about the box of receipts from 2015 lurking in your basement? There’s a new method of organization sweeping the nation called KonMari, and it’s all about focusing on keeping what brings you joy and getting rid of what doesn’t. The method was developed by Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo, who has written four books on the subject.

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Published February 6, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — Frigid temperatures led to a burst pipe at approximately 4 a.m. Feb. 1 in the Oakland University Kresge Library. 

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Published February 6, 2019

FRANKLIN — The unique character and charm of Franklin depends upon the preservation of its historical buildings, according to village officials. Franklin was first settled in 1824, and many of its downtown buildings date from that era. Currently, the Franklin Historic District provides a collection of buildings, streets, trees and landscape features that encompass the village’s historical core.

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Published February 6, 2019

ROCHESTER — Constructed in 1924 at the southwest corner of Fourth and Main streets, the locally owned Rochester National Bank was the only Rochester bank to survive one of the worst banking crises of the Great Depression. 

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Published February 6, 2019

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS — The Clinton River Trail is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year with a variety of events for people of all ages.

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Published February 6, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Every spring, former students of University Liggett School gather for the annual Alumni Weekend celebration. The event is a chance for past graduates to relive their glory days at Liggett, become acquainted with each other, and get a look at the updates and changes the school has undergone over the years. This year’s Alumni Weekend is set for May 17-18.

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Published February 6, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Fans of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra have seen Hong-Yi Mo performing with the violin section, but this weekend, he’ll have a chance to shine on his own.

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Upcoming Events

Troy
February movie nights
7 p.m.
First United Methodist Church of Troy
Ferndale
'Death of a Salesman' performances
8 p.m.
The Ringwald Theatre
Birmingham
Project Kidsight vision screenings
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Baldwin Public Library
Sterling Heights
'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'
7:30 p.m.
Warren Consolidated Schools Performing Arts Center
Farmington Hills
'As Bees in Honey Drown' play
8 p.m.
Farmington Players Barn Theatre

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