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Published October 10, 2017

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METRO DETROIT — Halloween is a scary time of year, with ghosts and goblins lurking around every corner, but for the millions of families managing food allergies, the most frightening thing about it is often the treats.

“What people might not know is that 1 in 13 kids in the U.S. have a food allergy,” said Nancy Gregory, senior director of communications at Food Allergy Research and Education.

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Published October 10, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Offering everything from books to music, DVDs to online magazine rentals, admission to local museums and more, it can seem like these days the library is the place to get everything.

Now, it’s also offering free online tutoring — available without ever leaving home.

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Published October 10, 2017

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GROSSE POINTES — When she was growing up in Royal Oak, Elizabeth Weigandt, of Grosse Pointe Farms, fell under the spell of quest books like “Watership Down,” “The Hobbit” and “The Last Unicorn.”

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Published October 10, 2017

DETROIT/GROSSE POINTE SHORES — A local connection is bringing Pampered Chef founder and Chair Doris Christopher into town to headline a pair of fundraisers for Forgotten Harvest.

Christopher will be addressing two events for women that will benefit Forgotten Harvest Farms, a 125-acre farm in Fenton where the nonprofit grows fresh produce to supplement the food it collects for children, adults and seniors in need in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

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Published October 10, 2017

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — As rain fell gently on Grosse Pointe Equestrian’s grounds Oct. 6, Federation Equestre Internationale dressage trainer Jesse Collins was inside the arena training atop a Lusitano horse.

Collins, who also competes in the sport, has been tapped to teach dressage instruction at Grosse Pointe Equestrian, formerly known as the Grosse Pointe Hunt Club.

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Published October 10, 2017

GROSSE POINTE CITY — From perfectly manicured lawns to pretty gardens, many Grosse Pointe City residents demonstrated their green thumbs and an eye for landscape design this summer.

A few stood out even more than the others. During a ceremony Oct. 4, the Grosse Pointe City Beautification Commission honored winners of this year’s Beautification Awards. Eight homes and one business — Hunchback LLC at 718 Notre Dame St. — received honors this year.

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Published October 10, 2017

DETROIT — They say there is no “I” in team, and those who have gathered around a young girl facing medical issues certainly have exemplified that sentiment.

When Riley Slattery was diagnosed earlier this year with an inoperable mass on her brain stem, it didn’t take long for those around her to become Team Super Riley in an effort to provide support for the 7-year-old and her parents, Heidi and Ryan Slattery.

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Published October 9, 2017

BIRMINGHAM — The 32nd annual OUR TOWN art show and sale at The Community House will feature 357 pieces of artwork from 142 Michigan artists, returning 35 percent of their proceeds from art sales back to the nonprofit’s outreach programming.

But the annual juried show isn’t about numbers — it’s about color and beauty, and with works in paint, sculpture, fiber, photography, jewelry and mixed media, there’s plenty to be had.

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Published October 9, 2017

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Township Beautification Committee recently honored those who labor lovingly to provide the aesthetic portion of the “terrific township,” as Supervisor Rick Stathakis is prone to saying at Board of Trustees meetings.

Committee co-chair Erika Zoller narrated a video presentation at the Oct. 3 Board of Trustees meeting, honoring five residential properties and one business. The committee toured gardens nominated by the public through the Clerk’s Office to determine the winners.

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Published October 9, 2017

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Saturday, Oct. 14, and Wednesday, Oct. 18, are two dates that Shelby Township officials would like residents to mark down.

Oct. 14 will be a day full of three family fun events, while Oct. 18 is the date selected for the township’s annual community visioning event to help determine its top 10 priorities for 2018.

The annual Shelby Township Fire Department Open House, the Shelby Township Police Department Community Shred Day and the Halloween Spooktacular all land on Oct. 14.

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Published October 9, 2017

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The sale of Shelby Manor has a firm new sell-by date: Dec. 15, 2017.

Township Attorney Rob Huth has been working with the purchaser to find a favorable compromise for both parties. Two new developments recently approved by the Board of Trustees include lowering the purchase price to $14 million and extending the due diligence period another 30 days.

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Published October 6, 2017

PONTIAC — Visitors, of the human variety, packed into the newly built Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center Oct. 4 for the grand opening of the more than 35,000-square-foot facility.

Even though there were remarks from Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, guided tours of the state-of-the-art building and even snacks for guests, it was clear the day was all about the animals.

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Published October 10, 2017

WARREN — Navigating the myriad of services available for veterans through the various tiers of local, county, state and federal agencies can be overwhelming and exhausting.

However, there are resources that exist specifically to help veterans with that task. Many of them were assembled Oct. 2 at Macomb Community College in Warren, where about 60 vets had a chance to meet with the experts capable of offering needed guidance and assistance.

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Published October 6, 2017

WARREN/CENTER LINE — Sean Milich said he started abusing prescription drugs after a sports injury in high school. He eventually graduated to heroin and spent years running from addiction.

But on Sept. 24, Milich, 32, and a dozen other recovering addicts at Grace Centers of Hope in Pontiac, ran in a different direction. The team of seven women and six men, each carrying their own burden through recovery, completed the 13.1 miles of the 10th annual McLaren Health Care Brooksie Way’s half-marathon in Rochester. 

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Published October 6, 2017

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From sprawling apple orchards to pick-your-own pumpkin patches, Michigan offers plenty of ways to spend a crisp autumn day. But if you’re looking for something a little more active — and you’re up for a challenge — it’s time to get in on the corn maze craze.

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Published October 6, 2017

MOUNT CLEMENS — When Sonya Keel heard on a local radio station last year that there was an open casting call for the popular, long-running game show “Family Feud,” she knew her own close-knit family would be the perfect contestants.

“We heard the announcement in August (2016), so we immediately made two videos,” said Keel, a native of Mount Clemens who now lives in Sterling Heights.

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Published October 5, 2017

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1. Camper and RV Show
Oct. 4-8 • Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi

The 28th annual Fall Detroit Camper and RV Show has returned to the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, running from Oct. 4-8.

More than 280 RVs and 50 brands will be displayed. Folding campers, motorhomes, travel trailers and truck campers are just some of the types that will be displayed.

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Published October 4, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — Members of the Southfield Chamber of Commerce and local cuisine connoisseurs are inviting residents to dig in to a Taste of Southfield.

The annual event will take place 5-8 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Southfield Town Center Atrium, 1000 Town Center, and will feature a sampling of local restaurants and banquet facilities, plus music, dancing, shopping with local vendors, and a restaurant contest.

New this year, local nonprofits will be on hand at the event to provide information for eventgoers.

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Published October 4, 2017

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Residents in Eastpointe and Roseville who are at least 18 years old and want to vote during the general election Nov. 7, but who have not registered, have until Oct. 10 to do so.

Polls in both cities will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.

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Published October 4, 2017

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe Lions Club will hold its annual Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 21 at the East Brooke Commons shopping center, where the club will provide free vision screenings for kids, child identification kits, pumpkin painting and free goodie bags to the first 300 children.

The shopping center is located on the southwest corner of Nine Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue. In the event of rain, the Lions Club will reschedule the event to Oct. 22.

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