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Published September 30, 2015

KEEGO HARBOR/SYLVAN LAKE — The Sylvan Lake and Keego Harbor garden clubs will germinate a perennial exchange at the gazebo at Rose Sortor Park in Keego Harbor 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 3.


Rose Sortor Park is located near Keego Harbor City Hall, 2025 Beechmont St. Refreshments will be provided by the Keego Harbor Garden Club.


Previously, the Sylvan Lake Garden Club solely hosted the annual event in the spring, but last spring, the Keego Harbor Garden Club joined in. This is the first fall perennial exchange.

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Published September 30, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Every three days, a baby in Michigan dies from an unsafe sleep environment.


September is Safe Sleep Awareness Month, and initial data for 2015 indicates that the number of infants who are believed to have died because of suffocation is increasing, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

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Published September 30, 2015

ORCHARD LAKE — The Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society, in conjunction with the Orchard Lake Nature Sanctuary and the city of Orchard Lake, will offer residents a chance to explore the changing seasons during the Autumn Nature Walk at 2 p.m. Oct. 18.


Guided by Naturalist Carol Fink, the free hike is part of a nature series held twice a year at the Orchard Lake Nature Sanctuary — on Pontiac Trail, just west of Old Orchard Trail — in celebration of spring and autumn.

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Published September 23, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Seven months after a fire enveloped a house in the 6800 block of Apple Blossom, two men have been arrested for delivering and manufacturing marijuana in the house.


Twenty-six-year-old Joseph Semma and 25-year-old Justin Semma were charged with two-count felonies for delivering and manufacturing 5 to 45 kilograms of marijuana. One count is for 28 pounds of loose marijuana, and the other count is for the 28 mature and 28 immature marijuana plants found in the house, according to West Bloomfield Police Detective Pete Canelopoulos.

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Published September 23, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD —  After receiving complaints that drivers are speeding through school zones during enforcement times, the West Bloomfield Police Department is stepping up patrols, and drivers in violation could face double the normal fine for school zone infractions.


Traffic officer Bob Houchins said the fines are set by the courts and vary from court to court. Houchins was not sure what the fine is for the 48th District Court, as the court can change its fine schedule, and he suggested that people with questions contact the court itself.

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Published September 23, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD —  The West Bloomfield Fire Department welcomes the community to kick off Fire Prevention Week with the department’s annual open house noon-3 p.m. Oct. 4.


The open house will be held at Fire Station No. 1, 4601 Orchard Lake Road in West Bloomfield.

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Published September 23, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD — In the early morning of Aug. 22, Westacres resident Harvey Donohue awoke to people yelling outside that a neighbor’s house was on fire.


Donohue and his wife “jumped up and ran across the street” to find his lifelong friend Duncan Galbraith’s house burning, Donohue said. But Galbraith, whom Donohue knew would need extra assistance getting out of the house because he uses a walker, was not among the neighbors standing in the street.

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Published September 17, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD —  ’Tis the season for college applications.


Admissions officers traditionally review GPAs, essays and extracurricular activities, but 35-50 percent of colleges and universities are also researching a student’s electronic footprint, according to Julie Fisher, executive director of Building Better Families Through Action. And if a student is on a waiting list or in the running for a scholarship, that percentage goes “way up,” she added.

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Published September 16, 2015

METRO DETROIT — The school year kicked off Sept. 8, filling the roads and sidewalks once again with buses and children traveling to and from school.

With more traffic on the roads and more children walking outside, AAA Michigan is reminding motorists to stay alert in neighborhoods and school zones as part of its School’s Open — Drive Carefully awareness campaign.

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Published September 15, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission will throw its annual Fall Fest 2-5 p.m. Oct. 3 at Marshbank Park.


Parks and Recreation Public Information Officer Meagan Kurnat said the Fall Fest is a tradition for the commission and one of the free events offered to the community each year.


“It’s a way to say ‘thank you’ to all of our residents for being supportive of our programs and parks. … We look at (the festival) as a way to give back a little bit,” Kurnat said.

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Published September 9, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — The price of water has been a long-debated topic in metro Detroit, and recent meetings involving community leaders and members of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, or DWSD, have shed some light on the issue.


Macomb Area Communities for Regional Opportunities, or MACRO, has held meetings with DWSD representatives to discuss forthcoming contracts in relation to the Great Lakes Water Authority, or GLWA — an arrangement enacted in November 2014 that involves Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties paying annual lease payments.

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Published September 9, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration announced Sept. 1 that the state would develop its own carbon implementation plan to meet the power plant carbon emissions guidelines set for it in President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan.


The Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce power plant greenhouse gas emissions by a third of 2012 levels by 2030, allows states to develop their own plans to reach their respective targets.

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Published September 9, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD  — The West Bloomfield School District will honor U.S. military, police and fire heroes at the fifth annual Family Fun Night at 5 p.m. Sept. 11 at West Bloomfield High School.


Following the event, West Bloomfield families are invited to show their Laker pride and cheer on the football team at a 7 p.m. game against Clarkston High School.

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Published September 9, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD — During the Ten Days of Repentance, two congregations in West Bloomfield have found unique ways to give alms.


Temple Shir Shalom will collect nonperishable food during its annual food drive 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 20. Food can be dropped off at either Temple Shir Shalom or at The Corners, 2075 Walnut Lake Road in West Bloomfield.

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Published September 9, 2015

METRO DETROIT — After a strong summer, the housing market in metro Detroit shows no signs of regressing heading into the fall, although buyers and sellers both could take extra precautions in getting in or out of a house.


For the buyer, real estate agent Jan Hays, with Max Broock in Birmingham, said the market will still look to be a sellers market in the fall, so buyers should be ready to make a bid when going to look at a house and not be afraid to make the call.

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Published September 4, 2015

Federal prosecutors say it is “extremely likely” that a former camp counselor “engaged in some form of sexual contact with campers.”


The statement came after the attorney for the former Jewish Community Center for Metropolitan Detroit camp counselor requested he be released into his parents’ custody.

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Published September 4, 2015

Summer may be ending soon, but the construction schedule for two counties’ road commissions will still mostly be ongoing through the fall.

According to Craig Bryson from the Road Commission for Oakland County, a few major road undertakings within the C & G Newspapers readership area are underway but not complete.

The biggest project, he said, concerns the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of 14 Mile and Orchard Lake roads as well as its surroundings.

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Published September 2, 2015

METRO DETROIT — With school back in session, families will soon be swinging into hectic schedules.


But instead of getting in the habit of saying, “I don’t have time,” Laura Meagher, a registered dietitian at Beaumont Hospital, said everyone can and should make time to eat healthy.

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Published August 31, 2015

METRO DETROIT — An invasive, tree-killing insect working its way across the U.S. is closing in on Michigan, and the Department of Natural Resources is asking residents to be watchful.


The Asian longhorn beetle, first found in New York back in 1996, bores into trees to lay its eggs, which then hatch and bore deeper to the heart of the tree, according to DNR spokeswoman Joanne Foreman.

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Published August 30, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Labor Day is right around the corner, which means it’s time for Friendship Circle’s annual Walk4Friendship, which will take place Sept. 6.

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