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Published May 7, 2021

WARREN/YPSILANTI — In 1974, while in speech class at Eastern Michigan University, Bennie Zizio left class to use the restroom.

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Published May 7, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — After a year where life has been precarious and unpredictable for many, Sterling Heights resident Anthony Leonard recently celebrated reaching the age of 103.

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Published May 2, 2021

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Public Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the hiring of Jon Barth as the district’s new director of facilities recently.

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Published April 29, 2021

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The 69th annual Meguiar’s Detroit Autorama was planned to take place at the TCF Center in Detroit April 30-May 2 and feature many vehicles and their owners, including a couple of Shelby Township residents and their vehicles, but Autorama was canceled April 20 due to COVID-19 until next year.

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Published April 26, 2021

FERNDALE — A Ferndale artist will be holding an exhibition in town at a local bank.

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Published April 24, 2021

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Local lawmakers and talent development officials recently celebrated a local man’s successful recovery from addiction to returning to the workforce.

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Published April 22, 2021

GROSSE POINTE CITY/PARK — As a certified arborist who serves as the forester for Grosse Pointe City and Grosse Pointe Park, Brian Colter spends his working hours monitoring, caring for and researching trees.

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Published April 22, 2021

BERKLEY — A Berkley woman is celebrating a personal milestone at the end of April: her 100th birthday.

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Published April 21, 2021

SHELBY TOWNSHIP/UTICA — A local Boy Scout’s eagle project will help children who are in crisis situations get much-needed items such as snacks, hygiene products, breakfast foods and more.

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Published April 21, 2021

ROYAL OAK — The Detroit Zoological Society is now accepting applications from Michigan residents ages 7 to 12 to be the next mayor of Amphibiville, a 2-acre wetland village that houses the award-winning National Amphibian Conservation Center at the Detroit Zoo.

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Published April 21, 2021

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — While applying to attend Central Michigan University and knowing she wanted to enter the world of fashion, Lauren Bark was drawn to the Threads Fashion Show.

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Published April 20, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — The forge heats up early in John Summerhill’s workshop.

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Published April 19, 2021

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Donations being made to a special foundation are making wishes possible for local cancer warriors to give them a reason to celebrate and forget about cancer for a while.

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Published April 18, 2021

HARPER WOODS — Harper Woods children can get creative with a new program aimed at enriching numerous educational and problem-solving skills.

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Published April 11, 2021

SOUTHFIELD — Mary Beall has been involved with the Southfield Public Library in some capacity for over 25 years.

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Published April 9, 2021

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — When Grosse Pointe Farms resident Richard “Dick” Graves Jr. took over the concession stand at Pier Park in 1980, the building was a worn-down structure that had few customers and had earned the moniker of “The Shack.”

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Published April 8, 2021

SOUTHFIELD — One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, life has been difficult for a lot of people, and Alisha Love is no different.

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Published April 5, 2021

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — It was a cause worth recognizing for Max Kusza. April 1 marked two years of Kusza being cancer free. He also turns 3 on April 10.

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Published March 26, 2021

DETROIT/GROSSE POINTE WOODS/MEMPHIS — Kayla Saelens always leads with her heart. The 12-year-old Memphis resident, a member of Girl Scout Troop No. 75062, likes to help other people — especially children.

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Published March 24, 2021

MADISON HEIGHTS — Community members have been paying tribute to Madison Heights Fire Capt. Jeff Brozich, who recently died unexpectedly, leaving behind family including a daughter who is taking care of her mother facing breast cancer.  

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