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Published May 15, 2019

FARMINGTON HILLS — Ever since she was born, Amelia Nordhaus, now 7, of Farmington Hills, has been around people who have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis — including her mother, Tanya Nordhaus.

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Published May 15, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Linda Smith, a music teacher at Fox Elementary School in Macomb Township, was recently named the Macomb Intermediate School District Elementary Teacher of the Year.

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Published May 15, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Judge Jacob Femminineo Jr. was officially sworn in May 1 as the newest judge in 41-B District Court in Clinton Township.

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Published May 15, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Throughout her life, Warren resident Barbara Young was a saver. She was determined to have enough money to hire help and live out her days in her own home, and Young’s children estimate that she saved somewhere around $100,000. But when she passed away a few years ago, that savings was gone.

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Published May 15, 2019

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — For Cara Lougheed, teaching isn’t just a profession — it’s always been a part of who she is. She’s so good at what she does that the Michigan Department of Education recently named the Stoney Creek High School teacher the 2019-20 Teacher of the Year for the state of Michigan.

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Published May 14, 2019

FERNDALE — A Ferndale artist is using her creativity in the form of an interactive book to try and help children bring out their own. Espacia Fotiu is releasing her first children’s book — “Imagine, Draw, Erase, Repeat!” — in which kids can use her artwork to create something new from their own imaginations.

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Published May 14, 2019

HARPER WOODS — The Grosse Pointe-Harper Woods branch of the NAACP will host a Youth Day program for members of the community on Saturday, May 18.

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Published May 13, 2019

WARREN — If you look around at early childhood programs and elementary schools, there are very few male teachers, according to educator Eliza J. McWilliams. It’s a topic she is so interested in that she wrote her college doctorate dissertation on the subject.

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Published May 13, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — May 27 will be a special day for Air Force Master Sgt. Hope Morphew. It will be her 41st birthday. It will mark the anniversary of when she came home from Iraq. And it will also be the day that she leads the Sterling Heights Memorial Day parade as grand marshal.

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Published May 8, 2019

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TROY — Whenever Southfield Mayor Kenson J. Siver asked his family questions about his great-grandfather,  Edwin Turner Osbaldeston, they went unanswered or the subject was changed.

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Published May 8, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Nothing compares to the searing grief of losing a loved one, but learning that their organ donation saved or improved the lives of others can help temper the pain.

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Published May 8, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Being a female entrepreneur isn’t much different than being a male entrepreneur. It takes hard work and sacrifice to build a business. But sometimes success is a little bit sweeter for a female business owner, because she’s probably had to overcome a few stereotypes to get to the top and pave the way for the ladies behind her.

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Published May 6, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A Shelby Township woman was recently recognized with an award at the state Capitol for her dedication and advocacy in the fight against cancer.

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Published May 6, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Richard Heins will always be remembered by the Sterling Heights police chief as a  6-foot-6-inch man with a heart of gold, and one of the nicest guys you’d ever want to meet.

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Published May 3, 2019

WARREN — They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but that wasn’t the case at the 37th District Court on the last Monday of Chief Probation Officer Gregg Wilczynski’s long career.

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Published April 30, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS/GROSSE POINTE SHORES — She’s a longtime Grosse Pointe Woods City Council member who has been active in a number of other organizations in the Grosse Pointes and elsewhere, but it was a recent high honor that Vicki Granger received at her workplace that led to her recognition by the Grosse Pointe Shores City Council.

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Published April 30, 2019

ROYAL OAK — On April 22, Royal Oak students, parents, educators and dignitaries gathered for the annual Royal Oak Youth Assistance awards at the Royal Oak Elks Lodge.

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Published April 29, 2019

UTICA — Local volunteers were recently applauded for their hard work and service to help keep local parks maintained and thriving. A local group called the Clinton River Area Mountain Bike Association, or CRAMBA, was awarded an mParks Volunteer Service Award at a ceremony April 17.

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Published April 29, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP —  A young Shelby Township resident is hoping to make it to the top in a music contest put on by Sun and Sky Entertainment Inc. Chloe Szymanski, a 12 year-old from Shelby Township, was selected as a contestant in the Detroit Celebration of Music and could win May 4 with the help of her peers’ votes.

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Published April 26, 2019

WARREN — Lincoln High School senior Mackayla Lipford exemplifies the mission behind the Women of Tomorrow organization. On April 17, Lipford was honored at a Women of Tomorrow banquet luncheon in Dearborn, during which she received a $40,000 scholarship to attend Central Michigan University.

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