People

Published September 8, 2020

ROCHESTER HILLS — For most people, a marathon — 26.2 miles — is the ultimate test of endurance, but for Rochester Hills distance runner Edgardo Perez, it’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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Published September 8, 2020

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — For decades, Grosse Pointe Shores residents calling the Department of Public Works with a complaint have likely been surprised to find DPW Director Brett Smith responding at their door.

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Published September 4, 2020

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — They’re still growing. Almost four months after Norm Malinowski, of Macomb Township, planted sunflower seeds, a couple sunflowers have reached over 12 feet tall. 

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Published September 4, 2020

UTICA — A Utica priest is in awe after discovering that he wasn’t actually baptized as a baby, like he thought he had been for over 30 years.

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Published September 4, 2020

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The outbreak of the coronavirus kept many people at home for an unusual amount of time this past summer, and some found themselves filling the extra time with their love of gardening.

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Published September 3, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Normally, Harmanjit Jalf would be spending her summer selling wedding dresses, colorful blouses and saris from her Troy-based home clothing boutique, Sahar Creations.

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Published September 2, 2020

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Turn from Jefferson Avenue onto South River Road and, in just a moment, a little piece of paradise pops up along the side of the road.

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Published August 25, 2020

ROCHESTER — A couple months prior to Art Simmons arriving in South Vietnam, droves of American troops were called upon to fight in the Vietnam War.

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Published August 25, 2020

GROSSE POINTE CITY — The scorching August heat didn’t keep dozens of friends, family members and officials from being on hand for the unveiling of the Dale N. Scrace Marina at Neff Park in Grosse Pointe City Aug. 22.

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Published August 24, 2020

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A dog is more than just a pet; a dog is both a family member and a friend. The memorial for one friendship that was built over almost 16 years brought an unexpected coda to a dog’s life in Shelby Township.

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Published August 24, 2020

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A Shelby Township resident and author released the first two books of her new romance book series, “Forever Partners” and “Partners Against Crime,” Aug. 7.

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Published August 21, 2020

ROSEVILLE — When 13 Felician Sisters of the Livonia convent passed away due to COVID-19 or its complications, many in the region were heartbroken. One local artist has created a tribute to the nuns to help people honor their memory.

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Published August 21, 2020

WARREN — Cheryl Sharrow spent the days this summer closing the book on her storied career as a business owner along Mound Road, in the historic Village of Warren district.

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Published August 20, 2020

MOUNT CLEMENS — Sixteen-year-old Caleb Mallery knew that he was taking on a challenge when he tackled an entryway sign and beautification project for downtown Mount Clemens as his Eagle Scout project, but what he didn’t anticipate was planning and preparing for the project in the midst of a pandemic.

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Published August 11, 2020

FARMINGTON/HILLS — When Farmington Hills resident and local rapper Matt Cloonan, known by his rap moniker Clooner, uploaded the music video for his single “King of Farmington” July 20, he wasn’t expecting to be propelled into the spotlight as much as he has been.

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Published August 11, 2020

ROYAL OAK — Two friends who will enter their senior year at Royal Oak High School this fall recently launched a nonprofit endeavor called Kits 4 Kids, in which they are soliciting donations to create a school supply kit for each kindergartner in the Royal Oak Schools district.

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Published August 11, 2020

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — He was known around the department as a mentor for younger officers, a model father, a jokester and, more than anything, an exceptional public safety sergeant.  

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Published August 10, 2020

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP — He was on the verge of becoming one of the first American service members to arrive in mainland Japan at a crucial moment of the 20th century.

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Published August 7, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Brandon Marchiori can recite the birthdays of 178 friends, relatives and neighbors without help from a calendar, and when it comes to his own, he thinks it is the best day of the year, getting as excited for it as a little kid on Christmas morning.

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Published August 7, 2020

WARREN — “Catching Up With Alumni” highlights the accomplishments of local high school graduates. In this issue, we look at 1977 Mott High School graduate and musician Gregg Bissonette.

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