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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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Published August 29, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Mothers and fathers, step aside. It’s time for grandparents to shine.

To celebrate Grandparents Day, the youth and adult services departments at the West Bloomfield Township Public Library have teamed up to throw a grandparents bash 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 12.

Kids are invited to grab their grandparents and venture out to the main library branch to enjoy special activities designed to make visiting the library a family tradition.

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Published August 28, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD —  Walking into the West Bloomfield High School courtyard, students and staff will notice a change to the neglected space this school year.

After months of planning, English teacher Jennifer McQuillan, a group of student volunteers and community members began the first phase of the school’s new literary garden Aug. 19-21 and Aug. 24.

The garden is reportedly the first of its kind in the nation and will feature plants, flowers and trees cut from gardens belonging to famous American authors.

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Published August 27, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD — In just two minutes, West Bloomfield firefighter/paramedic Josh Lyon changed a woman’s life forever.

The West Bloomfield Fire Department received a call from a resident in the 5200 block of Cedarhurst Drive at 1:34 a.m. June 26. The woman, who is in her 50s, told dispatchers that there was a fire in the house and that she was trapped in the master bedroom.

The first fire truck arrived at 1:40 a.m., and the woman was rescued from her home at 1:42 a.m.

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Published August 26, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD — A day camp counselor at the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit will remain in federal custody pending trial after he allegedly took photos of children undressing at the JCC.

Matthew Kuppe, 21, of West Bloomfield, was charged in federal court Aug. 13 with production, distribution and possession of child pornography, according to Khaalid Walls, northeast regional communications director/spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement with the Department of Homeland Security.

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Published August 26, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Ever wondered what major crimes have happened nearby or where roads are closed within the township?

West Bloomfield residents will have quicker access to that information as the West Bloomfield Police Department launches its Facebook and Twitter pages.

The Facebook page is currently up and running, and the Twitter page is not far behind.

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Published August 26, 2015

KEEGO HARBOR — The Keego Harbor Parks and Recreation Commission will host the third annual A Taste of Keego Harbor at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at Santia Hall.

Adults are invited to join the commission in tasting appetizers, main dishes and desserts from 18 local restaurants, including Bachelor’s One, Bellacino’s, Bosko’s Coffee & Kitchen, Yard Bird and Paradise Cakes. This year, two new restaurants have been added to the list — Indo Indonesian Restaurant and Filo Fresh.

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Published August 20, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Nonwoven wipes are used on a daily basis.

Whether they’re used to clean a countertop, remove makeup or  change a baby, the convenience of nonwoven wipes makes them a marketable product.

But despite their handiness, nonwoven wipes can cause significant damage to sewer systems if they are not disposed of properly.

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Published August 18, 2015

Emma “Big Mama” Didlake, the nation’s oldest veteran, died at Heartland of West Bloomfield Aug. 16. She was 110 years old.
A mother of five, Didlake outlived her children and her husband.

On July 17, Didlake was escorted by members of Talons Out Honor Flight and her granddaughter, Marilyn Horne, of Farmington Hills, to Washington, D.C., where she met President Barack Obama and visited various national memorials.

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Published August 17, 2015

Even the lowest oil prices in around six years do not guarantee a cheaper August road trip in Michigan, and experts are blaming it on reports of technical problems at an Indiana refinery.

On Aug. 12, the price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil hovered around the $43 per barrel mark. Nevertheless, AAA Michigan reported a major recent swing in gas prices — although the state’s gas prices averaged around $2.48 per gallon Aug. 11, that increased to $2.58 per gallon Aug. 12 and to around $2.81 per gallon Aug. 13.

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Published August 16, 2015

METRO DETROIT — President Barack Obama unveiled his Clean Power Plan on Aug. 3, tasking the Environmental Protection Agency with setting goals for carbon emission reduction from power plants and leaving the states to figure out how to reach those targets.

With the reductions, the president hopes to slow carbon pollution into the atmosphere and reduce the severity of global warming in the long term.

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Published August 14, 2015

DETROIT — U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, unveiled a bill in Detroit on Aug. 10 that would require an international review of a Canadian power company’s proposal to bury nuclear waste less than a mile from the Lake Huron shore.

If passed, the legislation would invoke the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 between the U.S. and Canada, which would require the International Joint Commission to study the risks to the Great Lakes watershed and the State Department to negotiate with Canada to wait for those study results before approving a waste site.

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Published August 14, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD —  The West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission will host the 11th annual Grub Crawl from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 19.

The crawl formerly was hosted by the Greater West Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce on a Thursday night, but when the commission took it over, officials decided to move the crawl to a Saturday so participants could attend an afterglow concert at Drake Sports Park.

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Published August 13, 2015

A West Bloomfield resident who was a day camp counselor at the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit has been turned over to federal custody after he allegedly took photos of children undressing at the JCC.

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