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Published March 29, 2016

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — This weekend, police departments around Michigan will be wrapping up yet another stint of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.

But that doesn’t mean the hunt for inebriated drivers is over, according to Sgt. Kim Comerford, of Bloomfield Township police.

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Published March 28, 2016

BIRMINGHAM — Skiers didn’t get to have much fun this year.

The same lack of snow that put a damper on Michigan’s slopes makes for a great spring on local golf courses. And in Birmingham, golfers are shaking off their cabin fever with some early rounds at Lincoln Hills, which opened earlier this week.

“We didn’t have a winter, so we’re looking really good,” said Birmingham Golf Manager Jacky Brito.

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Published March 28, 2016

OAKLAND COUNTY — You pick up the latest copy of the Birmingham-Bloomfield Eagle and read, with interest, the latest news happening in your community.

But imagine if the words in the newspaper just didn’t make sense — if you couldn’t understand the signs on the street or read a ballot so you can exercise your right to vote.

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Published March 28, 2016

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — The Biff, the longtime radio station run out of Bloomfield Hills High School, is celebrating 40 years on the air this year and wants to do so with the Bloomfield community.

The station, which operates on WBFH 88.1 FM, will hold a dedication ceremony, open to the public, for its studio that was built at the new high school, 4200 Andover Road, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 16.

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Published March 28, 2016

FRANKLIN — The Franklin branch of the Women’s National Farm and Garden Association will be holding its 31st annual Garden Walk around the village.

Walks will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, touring private gardens in the area. The walk also features an Artisan Market of garden-related items that people will be selling and a lunch available for purchase from the garden club or food from a local eatery.

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Published March 23, 2016

BIRMINGHAM — At a time when there has been much debate and conversation about religious sensitivity and discrimination, Birmingham School District students are participating in a program where they learn about different religions.

The program, Religious Diversity Journeys, is presented by the InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit and allows seventh-grade students from various school districts to learn and experience religions they might not be too familiar with by visiting the places of worship.

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Published March 23, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Nick Britsky is something of a connoisseur of cocktails. The bar blogger has been following trends in Detroit drinking for years, and has been sharing advice on how readers can create their own libations at home.

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Published March 23, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Confucius once said that the journey of 1,000 miles begins with the first step.

But taking that first step is easier said than done when you’re a person who just plain doesn’t like walking. Or jogging. Or lifting weights.

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Published March 21, 2016

BIRMINGHAM — Ella Mae Lyons is something of a regular over at Next.

Better known just as Mae, she can be found every week over at the Birmingham senior center with her cohort of knitters and quilters.

She considers the group’s members good friends, but sometimes Lyon admits she wonders what her pals think as they pull out skeins of yarn and she pulls out plastic shopping bags.

“They probably think I’m a little crazy. But they’re all so nice, they would never let on. They just let me do what I do,” said Lyons.

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Published March 21, 2016

BEVERLY HILLS — Fraud and identity theft can be considered something of an equalizer: They’re so prevalent that anyone could be vulnerable.

Ask a law enforcement official and they’re likely to tell you their department has seen a massive spike in crimes that involve identity theft, fraud, phone scams or other technology-driven financial crimes.

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Published March 16, 2016

The first schoolhouse in Birmingham was constructed in 1822, but it wasn’t until the Hill School opened in 1869 that the city had a public secondary school as well as a primary school.

Until that point, students who wished to further their studies past the eighth grade had to pay tuition at an academy run by local minister Samuel N. Hill.

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Published March 15, 2016

OAKLAND COUNTY — The green thumbs of Oakland County can hardly wait to get down and dirty out in their yards.

With that in mind, the Oakland Conservation District has some exciting plans for nature lovers who want to make the most of their own green space.

It all starts with the OCD’s annual tree sale, where customers can order bare-root trees and shrubs at a lower cost than most big-box nurseries.

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Published March 15, 2016

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — The Bloomfield Hills High School marching band has been selected as one of 10 finalists to perform the national anthem at a Detroit Tigers game.

In addition to playing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at a Tigers game on Saturday, April 9, the winning band also will be given a $5,000 grant for its program.

Band Director Alan Posner said the band was very excited about making the top 10. They shot their video a couple of times before feeling they had a good submission to send in.

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Published March 14, 2016

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — To help raise money for the Bloomfield Hills Schools Foundation, the school district will hold its second annual Foundation CeleBHration on Friday, April 15.

The event will take place beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Forest Lake Country Club, 1401 Club Drive, with a VIP reception, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction at 6:30 p.m., and dinner, entertainment and a live auction at 7:30 p.m.

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Published March 14, 2016

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — There’s a new movie coming out next month called “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Perhaps you’ve heard of it.

Much of the highly anticipated superhero flick was filmed right here in metro Detroit. To commemorate that and draw attention to the real nighttime crusaders, Cranbrook Institute of Science is turning March into Bat Superhero Month with new opportunities to learn about bats and their contributions to the environment.

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Published March 14, 2016

BIRMINGHAM — Surprisingly, there wasn’t much talk of the ongoing campaign for U.S. president March 7 during the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce’s annual Government Forecast.

Instead, the rhetoric from the keynote speakers, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters and Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, was more hopeful, and certainly more focused on what they think lies ahead for Michigan specifically.

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Published March 9, 2016

METRO DETROIT — There’s nothing like a wreath on the front door to meet your guests with a cheerful greeting.

But for some, Christmastime is the only season the door is treated to any kind of embellishment. And that’s a shame, because there are so many options to choose from when it comes to buying — or even creating — a springtime wreath.

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Published March 8, 2016

The majority of residents who voted today — and there were lots of them — cast ballots against a proposed charter amendment dictating the lane configuration of West Maple Road.

Failing by 61 percent  -- with 4,447 votes against --   the citizen-initiated proposal would’ve amended the Birmingham City Charter to prevent a reconfiguration of West Maple Road from anything besides four lanes.

Just short of 39 percent of the ballots, or 2,820, were cast in favor of the amendment.

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Published March 8, 2016

BIRMINGHAM — Seaholm High School’s bands will host their 17th annual auction fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 18, at the Marriott at Centerpoint in Pontiac, 3600 Centerpoint Parkway.

The fundraiser will support the ninth-grade band, marching band, concert band, jazz band and symphony band. Money raised from the auction will go toward purchasing supplies such as sheet music, bringing clinicians to the school and replacing old instruments.

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Published March 7, 2016

BIRMINGHAM — It doesn’t get much sweeter than watching a child practice their reading skills by reading one of their favorite stories aloud.

That is, unless you add a cuddly dog to the mix.

Twice a month, parents can bring their new readers over to the Baldwin Public Library for the Ruff Readers program. Children ages 6 and older take turns reading to certified therapy dogs, who have been trained to be patient and attentive to young storytellers.

And that’s important, according to Stephanie Klimmek, head of youth services at the BPL.

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The events in our calendar were submitted prior to the coronavirus crisis. As efforts have increased to contain the spread of the coronavirus, many events have been canceled. Read More... On March 13, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order to cancel all events statewide that involve more than 250 people. It is recommended that you call ahead if you still intend to attend one of these events.
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