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Published March 20, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The North Branch of the Clinton-Macomb Public Library in Macomb Township has partnered with the Detroit Institute of Arts for “Through Her Eyes: Women Artists in the DIA’s Collection.”

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Published March 19, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A pair of Clinton Township parks may see increased funding for recreational purposes, depending on the actions of the state Senate.

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Published March 19, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Katie Fahey was just a woman in her mid-20s, living in the Grand Rapids area, working a job in sustainable business. Then, one social media post changed everything.

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Published March 19, 2019

ROCHESTER — This is the residence of Dr. B.C.H. Spencer, located on the west side of Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, now University Drive. Before Spencer occupied the home in the 1910s, it belonged to Dr. Jesse Wilson and his family, who purchased the property in the 1860s. The original section of the home dated back to the 1830s, when it was occupied by Almon Mack.

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Published March 19, 2019

ROCHESTER — Oakland University student Ciara Sosnowski is hoping to bring an art and music festival to Rochester this summer. Sosnowski, 19, a recent graduate of Rochester Adams High, created the Rochester Fringe Fest — a nonprofit art and music festival for students — last year.

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Published March 19, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — A safety path along the northwest side of Gallagher Road is closer to completion after township officials recently approved an engineering study for the project. The 1.1-mile pathway is slated to begin at the entrance of the Goodison Place neighborhood, on Silverbell Road, and will travel down Gallagher to the Paint Creek Trail.

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Published March 19, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — A new off-leash dog park could be on tap for Stony Creek Metropark in the next few years. The Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority board of commissioners is seeking a grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund to develop the off-leash dog area, the first of its kind in the metropark system.

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Published March 19, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Michigan is home to many who take advantage of spring break, enjoy vacations over the summer, or even escape the entire winter season in favor of a warmer climate. While they’re away, their homes are left largely unattended, making them vulnerable to break-ins and other crime. Luckily, law enforcement officials say there are a number of things people can do to protect their homes.

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Published March 19, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Have you ever wondered if your trusty family physician gets miffed by that old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”? We’ve got it on good authority that she doesn’t. In fact, your doc would be pleased as punch — a very nutrient-rich punch — to hear that you’re getting in daily servings of apples, berries and, especially, green vegetables.

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Published March 19, 2019

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Grosse Pointe Theatre’s latest show is “Shrek the Musical,” a theatrical production based on the popular book and animated film. But while “Shrek” is certainly family-friendly, you don’t need to be a kid — or bring one — to enjoy it.

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Published March 19, 2019

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Two local college students are putting their mutual love of running to good use. Julia Roarty and Anna Piccione, both of Grosse Pointe Park, are members of the University of Michigan Running Club, or MRun. The students, both college juniors, will be taking part in MRun’s 11th annual Race Across Michigan March 23.

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Published March 19, 2019

ROYAL OAK — After almost four years of back-and-forth discussions, both the Royal Oak City Commission and the Oakland County Board of Commissioners approved a $1.1 million contract to help build a 40-acre park on the site of the former Normandy Oaks Golf Course.

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Published March 19, 2019

ROYAL OAK — The third annual spring art fair will roll into the Royal Oak Farmers Market Thursday, April 4, and Friday, April 5.

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Published March 19, 2019

ROYAL OAK — While Royal Oak resident Sherry Boston had a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery, she called her lymph node transplant surgery, which cut the swelling in her right arm due to lymphedema in half, her “happiest” surgery.

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Published March 19, 2019

HARPER WOODS — For decades, Redeemer United Methodist Church has been a pillar in the Harper Woods community, and it is now celebrating its 75th anniversary.

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Published March 19, 2019

HARPER WOODS — The Harper Woods Beautification Commission is putting out a call for anyone who wants to pitch in for Earth Day.

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Published March 18, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — The Huntington Woods Men’s Club once again is looking to raise money for a community project. The Men’s Club’s 38th annual auction will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Gillham Recreation Center. This year’s auction will help pay for shade canopies and trees at Burton Community Park.

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Published March 18, 2019

FERNDALE — One month after the city of Ferndale selected Geary Park as the location for its skate park, it also has finalized the design of the skate park.

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Published March 18, 2019

FERNDALE — Back in November, the Ferndale City Council approved a 10-person task force of residents to look at potential upgrades for the Gerry Kulick Community Center. It was the committee’s job to recommend to the city what it should do in regard to improvements at the community center, which now is more than 90 years old.

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Published March 18, 2019

BEVERLY HILLS — After her recent Oakland Schools Scripps Regional Spelling Bee win, Berkshire Middle School eighth-grader Eleanor Limbaugh said it all comes down to studying.

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