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Published August 14, 2018

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Four years ago, University Liggett School Upper School history teacher Adam Hellebuyck introduced a new class, “Approaching the National Narrative Through a Local Lens,” to students.

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Published August 14, 2018

FARMINGTON HILLS — Sister Mary Maurita Sengelaub, 100, made waves and changes in the health care system, with impacts still felt today.

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Published August 13, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP/FRASER — Noah Holloway thought he was just suffering from a lingering baseball injury. Months later, the prognosis was worse than he and his family thought.

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Published August 13, 2018

FERNDALE — Ferndale police officers were in the right place at the right time after a Detroit woman started going into labor in her vehicle.

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Published August 10, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The Gurguls welcomed Violet into their St. Clair Shores home as an 8-week-old puppy during the summer of 2017. A Labrador-border collie mix, the rescue dog has always had a lot of energy, perfect for her life living with 7-year-old Ethan, who thinks of her like a sister.

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Published August 8, 2018

A metro Detroit girl recently received a gift for her eighth birthday: learning the basics of horse sense at a Sterling Heights equestrian camp. Bella Kovacevic, from Chesterfield Township, won a contest for a free Summer Fun Riding Camp session July 23-27 at Springbrook Equestrian Center.Read More

Published August 7, 2018

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — When sisters Zena and Mena Nasiri got fed up about the lack of diversity in books within their community, they decided to do something about it.

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Published August 7, 2018

HAZEL PARK — On the northern facade of Davids’ Gold Medal Sports, there’s a new mural depicting three bunnies. Concealed in the heart over each rabbit’s head is a different letter. Together, they spell “JOY.Read More

Published August 6, 2018

BIRMINGHAM — When it comes to the Woodward Avenue corridor, a lot has changed since the highway was a dirt pathway through the wilderness, traveled by Native Americans migrating between villages.

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Published August 6, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Carol Barker is being called an angel in human form. At the July 23 Clinton Township Board of Trustees meeting, the 73-year-old resident surprised board members and the public by giving an envelope to Supervisor Bob Cannon. It contained a check for $16,000.

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Published August 2, 2018

DETROIT — On July 28, members of the Youth Community Agency took to the streets of a northeast Detroit neighborhood to help improve the community.

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Published July 31, 2018

TROY — Planning Commissioner Donald Edmunds, 81, died July 22 following complications from surgery. 

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Published July 31, 2018

ROYAL OAK — The life of Michael Gleeson, 81, of Royal Oak, still has more chapters to come, but his official 60-year career with the city of Royal Oak came to an end earlier this year.

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Published July 31, 2018

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Grosse Pointe Congregational Church has a creative congregation — many of the artists featured at public exhibitions at the church have also been members there — and it turns out that this isn’t a recent phenomenon.

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Published July 30, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Residents Ekrem Bardha and daughter Donika Bardha celebrated U.S. Independence Day different than most — they were honored with a Presidential Medal from the president of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci. 

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Published July 25, 2018

FERNDALE — A Ferndale resident and Oakland University graduate will be heading to Japan as part of a program through the Office of the Consulate General of Japan in Detroit.Read More

Published July 24, 2018

ROCHESTER — A former superintendent of the Rochester Community Schools district was honored last week when the district announced that his name will be placed on a new educational campus.

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Published July 24, 2018

HARPER WOODS — On July 15, Redeemer United Methodist Church in Harper Woods hosted a rally and panel to help combat bullying in the community.

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Published July 24, 2018

CLAWSON — As nearly 80 people filed into the Knights of Columbus hall for Julia Ullman earlier this month, she said she felt a little overwhelmed. Guests were coming to celebrate a milestone birthday for a remarkable 100-year-old Clawson mother, wife, neighbor and parishioner. But Ullman looks back at her century of memories as just another “normal life.”

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Published July 23, 2018

DETROIT — Dignitaries, friends and family gathered on Belle Isle July 6 to honor Ed Deeb, the founder of Metro Detroit Youth Day, and witness the unveiling of a new sign renaming a street on the island as “Edward Deeb Avenue.”

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