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Published February 8, 2016

BIRMINGHAM — There’s nothing like a warm bowl of soup to cozy up a chilly Birmingham night.

On Wednesday, Feb. 10, First United Methodist Church of Birmingham will host its annual Empty Bowls event. Around 40 volunteers will dish out tasty soups from some of the area’s favorite chefs to benefit those who have to go without.

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Published February 8, 2016

BIRMINGHAM — There’s no time to waste at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center. As the gallery prepares to close one exhibit, it’s gearing up to open a new, highly anticipated show.

Since Jan. 22, the art center has welcomed visitors to enjoy its annual student works exhibition. The collection, juried by local artist Laurie Tennant, features pieces from about 125 current BBAC students across all of the center’s available mediums.

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Published February 8, 2016

BIRMINGHAM — It’s only February, but already 2016 is shaping up to be a big year for the Birmingham Historical Museum and Park.

Or should we say, the Birmingham Museum.

The historical museum in downtown Birmingham asked residents and business owners in the city to share their input on the attraction’s name last month. An online survey drew only a couple hundred participants, but that was enough to gauge the public’s thoughts, according to museum Director Leslie Pielack.

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Published February 8, 2016

FRANKLIN — Multiple homes in Franklin that have been up for sale were invaded and had appliances stolen while homeowners were out of the house recently.

Three home invasions happened along 14 Mile, between Telegraph and Inkster, between Jan. 28 and Jan. 29, all of the homes with “For Sale” signs in front.

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Published February 3, 2016

BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Education Foundation will hold its 15th annual Unabashed Bash auction fundraiser to raise funds for grants for the Birmingham Public Schools district.

The event will be held beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Somerset Collection, 2800 W. Big Beaver Road in Troy.

The money raised by the event helps supply grants to the 13 schools in the district to fund field trips and programs the schools might not be able to pay for otherwise.

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Published February 3, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Jewelry and flowers are always a safe bet for your honey on Valentine’s Day. Well, at least tradition tells us they are.

But on a holiday meant for celebrating lovers, why not get a gift that both of you can enjoy?

That’s what makes sweets so special for Valentine’s Day, according to Jenn Tilton, executive pastry chef at Morning Glory Coffee and Pastries in Grosse Pointe Farms.

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Published February 3, 2016

BIRMINGHAM — Seaholm High School’s next musical is right around the corner, and this year’s performance looks to Broadway for inspiration.

The school’s musical is based on the Broadway adaptation of the Tim Burton film “Big Fish” and the novel it’s based on, “Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions.”

Musical Director Laurie Frick said the rights to the musical just became available to perform when they were deciding what to put on, and she was looking for a show with a large chorus.

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Published February 3, 2016

BEVERLY HILLS — The Birmingham Groves High School auditorium will play host to a special film presentation and talk with the people behind the documentary “PlantPure Nation.”

The talk and screening takes place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, in the auditorium of the school, 20500 W. 13 Mile Road.

The film features Dr. T. Colin Campbell, PhD., professor emeritus of nutritional biochemistry at Cornell University; his son, Nelson Campbell; and Kentucky state Rep. Tom Riner as they try to spread the message of the benefits of a plant-based diet.

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Published February 2, 2016

BEVERLY HILLS — It might seem easy to install a child’s car seat in a vehicle, but public safety officer Jeff Moore said it’s not as simple as it might look.

Moore, an officer of the Beverly Hills Public Safety Department, is certified to install car seats in vehicles. He can install a car seat for the first time or check over someone’s own work on the installation for any resident in Beverly Hills.

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Published February 1, 2016

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — It’s about that time when cabin fever starts to kick in for many metro Detroiters, and they’ll do just about anything for a taste of spring, even if it’s for just a few minutes.

In the Cranbrook House and Gardens greenhouse, it’s a balmy 80 degrees year-around. On Feb. 12 and 13, the public can enjoy the warmth for themselves during the winter greenhouse sale.

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Published February 1, 2016

BIRMINGHAM — Sip. Sparkle. Repeat.

That’s the plan for the fourth annual Vintage Jewelry Sale and Tea at The Community House Feb. 6.

More than 40 vendors will be on hand for the popular event to sell new and vintage jewelry, along with some handmade, repurposed items and other accessories.

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Published February 1, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — It’s been a year since the state of Michigan enacted reforms that now require parents to meet with a health professional before they can receive a nonmedical immunization waiver for their child.

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Published February 1, 2016

BIRMINGHAM — What’s the best part of any diet?  When you finally start to see some results.

Civil engineer Mike Labadie presented an interim report to the Birmingham City Commission during its regular meeting Jan. 25 to shed some light on how the lane reconfiguration is working on West Maple Road.

Last summer, the commission voted to temporarily trim the street from four lanes to three with a center turn lane between Southfield and Cranbrook roads.

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Published January 27, 2016

BEVERLY HILLS — Grammy-winning pianist Richard Goode will perform some of the last music ever composed by Ludwig von Beethoven at a special concert in Beverly Hills.

The concert will take place at 8 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Seligman Performing Arts Center, 22305 W. 13 Mile Road.

Sonata in E major, Op. 109; Sonata in A-flat major, Op. 110; Bagatelles, Op. 119, Nos. 6-11; and Sonata in C minor, Op. 111, were composed from 1820 to 1822, a time after Beethoven already had been rendered completely deaf.

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Published January 27, 2016

METRO DETROIT — An engagement is an exciting and overwhelming experience.

Once you’re able to stop staring at that shiny new ring — don’t worry, you can take your time — you look up to realize that everyone around you, from friends and family to magazines and TV shows, is trying to tell you just how to plan the first day of the rest of your life.

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Published January 25, 2016

BEVERLY HILLS — Since last year, administrators in the Birmingham Public School district have made it their mission to share more information with families about the increased prevalence of depression and anxiety in young people.

That mission has continued into 2016 with a forum Thursday, Jan. 28.

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Published January 25, 2016

BIRMINGHAM — The city’s undisputed tastiest time of the year is underway as Birmingham Restaurant Week returns for its 11th season.

Birmingham was the first city in the state to jump on board the popular culinary trend, which offers diners three-course lunches and dinners at a fraction of what they would normally cost. This year, a whopping 26 restaurants have signed up to participate in the event, giving guests a wide variety of cuisine to choose from.

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Published January 25, 2016

Investigators in the Eagle’s coverage area and around the country are gearing up for a big increase in paperwork.

That’s because tax season has arrived, and it seems that every year police take more and more reports from victims of fraudulent tax returns filed by someone they don’t know.

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Published January 22, 2016

WARREN — In the summer of 1950, less than five years after the guns of World War II fell silent in the Far East, armed conflict erupted on the Korean peninsula.

The Korean War, also known in the United States and Canada as “The Forgotten War,” would eventually result in more than 36,000 American combat deaths. More than 100,000 Americans were wounded. Theater-wide, the numbers were staggering, with more than 5 million people killed, nearly half of them civilians.

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Published January 20, 2016

BLOOMFIELD/BIRMINGHAM — Since 1994, the Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition has made great strides in the local fight against alcohol and drug abuse among students.

Now, that fight will be a bit tougher since the nonprofit has lost a great deal of federal funding that for nearly a decade has kept the group alive.

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