Published October 14, 2015

UTICA — Utica High School theater students are counting down the days until they perform a unique play based on the characters from Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.”

The school will perform “Dracula,” by Utica alumnus and playwright Jake Feeman, Nov. 5-7. The production will be an additional time that an original Feeman composition has been presented at the school, with another being “Lovely Lovely Valentine” last school year.

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Published October 14, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS — Henry Ford Macomb Hospital has opened its first school-based health center at Mount Clemens High School.

Henry Ford officials said the clinic, which is being called Clem Care, is for patients 10 to 21 years of age, and services students at both Mount Clemens Middle School and the high school, and those who qualify within the community.

The location is part of Henry Ford Health System’s network of school-based health centers throughout the service area.

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Published October 14, 2015

WARREN/STERLING HEIGHTS — Cousino High School junior Christina Bojovic was one of those kids who always liked to take apart various items and attempt to put them back together.

“I started it with some of my toys at the age of 6 or 7,” she said.

So visiting Rave Computer Oct. 2 on National Manufacturing Day with 20 of her fellow Career Preparation Center students was ideal. The Warren Consolidated Schools students spend part of the day at the CPC building and part of the day at their home school.

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Published October 14, 2015

BERKLEY — Pattengill Elementary School, part of the Berkley School District, was one of 13 Michigan schools to be named a National Blue Ribbon School for 2015 based on the school’s overall academic excellence.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the recognized schools Sept. 29, which included 335 schools nationwide. The award honors public and private schools in one of two performance categories — schools that achieve high learning standards and schools that make notable improvements in closing the achievement gap.

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Published October 13, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — When the Chippewa Valley football team took the field for its homecoming game against Utica Eisenhower on Oct. 9, it was 50 years to the date from Chippewa’s very first homecoming game.

More than 15 players from that 1965 team were on hand to participate in homecoming festivities this year, and also to share memories with their former classmates and teammates.

Some of those memories, 1964-65 Chippewa quarterback Bob Konupek said, include corn stalks and an unfinished high school building.

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Published October 7, 2015

MADISON HEIGHTS — Traffic crashes are the leading cause of teen deaths, and in nearly 6 out of 10 incidents, driver distraction was involved, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

The two most common distractions causing teen driver crashes are interacting with passengers and using a cellphone. Just one teen passenger doubles the risk that a teen driver will get into a fatal crash, while three or more quadruples the risk.

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