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Published May 17, 2017

DETROIT — For fans of popular Grand Rapids-based Founders Brewing Co., the creators of some of Michigan’s favorite beer labels will be adding a new location in Detroit.

The announcement was made April 25 that Founders will open a taproom in the heart of the city’s South Cass neighborhood. The new facility will brew its own beverages and provide a drinking and dining experience for visitors.

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Published May 17, 2017

HARPER WOODS — For those looking to exercise their green thumbs this spring, the Harper Woods Beautification Committee is inviting the public to join in on its annual perennial plant exchange from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 20, at Salter Park.

The exchange allows residents to, at no cost, trade a flower, vegetable or other plant from their garden with those from their neighbors’ gardens.

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Published May 17, 2017

HARPER WOODS — Harper Woods resident Anna Jochum was recognized for her work with the Girl Scouts at a banquet at the San Marino Club in Troy April 1.

Jochum was given the Volunteer of Excellence Award from the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan. She was nominated due to her long-standing and diligent work with young Scouts in the Harper Woods area.

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Published May 17, 2017

HARPER WOODS — It might not constitute a price reduction from the current contract, but officials with the Grosse Pointes-Clinton Refuse Disposal Authority say their new trash disposal contract with Detroit Renewable Power is a great deal for all of the member communities.

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Published May 12, 2017

HARPER WOODS — Harper Woods police arrested two juvenile suspects late last month following a series of break-ins in Harper Woods.

The break-ins took place during the course of two days, with the suspects allegedly breaking into three homes and attempting to enter two more. None of the residents were home during the incidents.

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Published May 12, 2017

Detroit-area residents and officials gathered at Grand Circus Park May 12 to celebrate the opening of the QLINE trolley system on Woodward Avenue.

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Published May 11, 2017

DETROIT — The Solanus Casey Center, a pillar of the Detroit community aimed at assisting the homeless and those in need, will be hosting its annual fundraiser on Saturday, June 24.

Called the “Nourishing the Soul Pasta Fellowship Dinner,” it will be the center’s only 2017 fundraiser. The event will consist of a Mass at St. Bonaventure Monastery Chapel at 4 p.m., followed by a spaghetti dinner at the Solanus Casey Center itself.

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Published May 11, 2017

DETROIT — On May 4, Pope Francis in Rome announced that Father Solanus Casey, the Franciscan monk and Detroit-area icon, would be beatified by the Roman Catholic Church.

Beatification marks a critical step on the road to sainthood, and the person involved is called “blessed” by God. It is a rare honor bestowed by the church, as it requires a miracle to be attributed to the individual.

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Published May 3, 2017

HARPER WOODS — A recent hot topic of discussion in the Harper Woods community, both in and out of City Council meetings, has been how to best address the issue of panhandling.

Many residents have long complained that the number of panhandlers begging for money reflects poorly on a community trying to rebuild and improve itself, while others want to ensure that poverty in the area is handled in a respectful and sympathetic manner regarding those living on the streets. 

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Published May 3, 2017

DETROIT — More than 800 volunteers descended on Belle Isle April 22 for Earth Day to keep the Detroit jewel beautiful and trash-free.

The event was called Keep Belle Isle Beautiful, and its goal was trash and debris removal from the park and its numerous public areas. It was organized by the Belle Isle Conservancy and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, which both oversee the island.

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Published May 3, 2017

DETROIT — On April 20, Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron blessed a new property expansion for the Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit.

For more than a century, the institution at the corner of Linwood Street and Chicago Boulevard has been a pillar of the Detroit community through good times and bad. Those involved in the blessing said this is a sign that the city is entering into good times. 

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Published May 3, 2017

DETROIT — The Detroit Yacht Club is inviting the public to attend a fundraising gala to support its historic clubhouse on Belle Isle.

A fixture in Detroit for nearly a century, the clubhouse will host the fundraiser, which will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 19, in the clubhouse’s ballroom. 

The purpose of the event is the preservation of the architecturally and historically significant building.

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Published April 27, 2017

DETROIT — Seventeen-year-old Tyler Tate, the last of four suspects charged in connection to the 2015 murder of 17-year-old Tyrell Lane, was sentenced to serve no less than 40 years in prison.

The sentence was rendered April 24 in the courtroom of Judge Kevin Cox, in the 3rd Circuit Court in Detroit.

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Published April 27, 2017

DETROIT — The Detroit Institute of Arts is hosting its 80th annual Detroit Public Schools Community District Student Exhibition, a display of art created by students attending Detroit Public Schools.

Students from 18 schools submitted ceramics, collages, drawings, videos, textiles, jewelry, paintings, photography, prints, sculptures and other works to a jury of local artists, retired Detroit Public Schools educators and DIA staff, who selected the nearly 400 pieces included in the show.

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Published April 21, 2017

The Society of Professional Journalists, Detroit Chapter, honored 10 C & G Newspapers staffers with 14 awards at the annual awards ceremony April 19.

Staff Photographer Deb Jacques garnered four awards in Feature Photography — first place, “Penguin exhibit opens”; second place, “Summer fun”; third place, “Waste not”; and honorable mention, “Afghanistan veteran triple amputee honored.”

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Published April 19, 2017

DETROIT — To help accommodate people with transportation issues, the Detroit Institute of Arts will be hosting its annual Wayne County Day, in which the renowned museum will be providing free transportation to and from the institution.

Wayne County Day will take place on Saturday, April 22. There will be five locations around Wayne County where people can get free bus rides to the DIA. Admission to the museum is free for Wayne County residents.

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Published April 19, 2017

HARPER WOODS — The Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society will be hosting another fundraiser to continue its support of the recently instituted Harper Woods Department of Public Safety K-9 program.

The program began to raise funds in early 2016 to purchase a specially trained dog for the department. In January of 2017, Kaiser joined the force and went to work with his human partner, Officer Steve Johnson.

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Published April 19, 2017

HARPER WOODS — AMVETS Post No. 57 in Harper Woods will be hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Thursday, April 20, to benefit a memorial honoring the first responders who were on duty during the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

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Published April 18, 2017

HARPER WOODS — Harper Woods is giving residents the chance to take a stroll through its Walking Group.

The Walking Group meets at 10 a.m. on Saturdays at Salter Park in Harper Woods. The organizers described it as a casual outing where people can try to get some light exercise, take in the outdoors and get some worthwhile time socializing with their neighbors.

The program gets some assistance from the local Advantage Healthcare office, a nursing and health care service.

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Published April 18, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Even though April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, most of us already know that disturbing sexual crimes take place in our communities more often than we’d like to believe.

So this month, law enforcement officials, legislators and advocates against violence are taking the opportunity to promote what people can do when they suspect that their neighbors are victims of sexual assault.

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