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Published October 1, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office and the Friend of the Court completed an amped-up child support enforcement sweep last week.

The weeklong sweep resulted in 81 arrests for outstanding FOC warrants, while another 37 individuals voluntarily surrendered to the FOC office, according to Macomb County Sheriff’s Lt. John Michalke.

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Published September 30, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — In 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue, and Italian-Americans in the metro Detroit area don’t want their heritage to lose its meaning anytime soon.


The Michigan Columbus Day Celebration Committee is at the forefront of incorporating a series of events that reach out to Italian-Americans around the nation’s annual Columbus Day festivities.

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Published September 25, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — The Demers, whose patriarch Gilbert Demers founded C & G Newspapers in Warren in 1981, were among five Macomb Foundation Hall of Fame inductees honored Sept. 24 at Villa Penna in Sterling Heights.

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Published September 22, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Luis Pastora was just a toddler when he and other family members fled his homeland of Nicaragua in a Red Cross caravan in 1980.

They grabbed whatever they could fit in a car, and fled to Honduras to seek safety from fighting that was going on in their home country at the time.

For 20 years, Pastora and his family lived in Honduras thanks to a job Luis’ father was able to get through a connection he had while working as a consultant in the agriculture industry.

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Published September 20, 2015

WARREN/MOUNT CLEMENS — Macomb County Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore is spreading the word about its recently opened second location.

After opening on Van Dyke in Warren last year, the charitable organization has been able to extend its reach across the county.

Helen Hicks, president and CEO of Macomb County Habitat for Humanity, said both stores have their own unique personalities, as well as hidden gems.

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Published September 19, 2015

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham reports that a 43-year-old Chesterfield Township woman died after two boats collided on Lake St. Clair the night of Sept. 18.

According to Wickersham, a 911 call came in at 8:05 p.m. indicating an accident involving two boats in the Anchor Bay area, approximately one mile north of MacRay Harbor in Harrison Township.

The caller stated there were several people in the water and one female boater was unaccounted for.

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Published September 18, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS — Ann Crocker, the first child of former Mount Clemens Mayor George Crocker, was thought of by many as somewhat of a tough cookie.

But it was the children in the community during the early to mid-1900s who knew her soft side: a generous woman who for many years of her life cared for her diabetic mother and could often be seen sweeping the sidewalk around her home while donning her favorite Hoover apron.

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Published September 17, 2015

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Big Family of Michigan founder Jeanne Fowler died Sept. 7, according to family and friends. She was 68.

Fowler, who reportedly died of natural causes at her home in Roseville, founded Big Family of Michigan in 2002 in an effort to provide dignity, humility and love to Michigan’s 10,000 foster children, whose emotional and physical needs are often overlooked. 

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Published September 16, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — During the past 11 years, the 21 members of the Macomb County Sheriff’s Aviation Division have grown from just one Cessna airplane to multiple planes and a helicopter.

The planes, as well as the helicopter, aren’t piloted by paid sheriff’s deputies, but rather, by a unit of volunteer reserves who provide support whenever they’re in need.

Paul Schwarz, a member of the unit for the past nine years, said each volunteer pilot has multiple years of experience under their belt.

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Published September 16, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — Macomb County sheriff’s deputies will be keeping an extra-close eye on teenage drivers this fall.

But they’re not looking for those practicing bad driving habits, but rather, those following the rules of the road and keeping themselves, their passengers and other drivers safe while behind the wheel.

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Published September 16, 2015

METRO DETROIT — The school year kicked off Sept. 8, filling the roads and sidewalks once again with buses and children traveling to and from school.

With more traffic on the roads and more children walking outside, AAA Michigan is reminding motorists to stay alert in neighborhoods and school zones as part of its School’s Open — Drive Carefully awareness campaign.

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Published September 9, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — The price of water has been a long-debated topic in metro Detroit, and recent meetings involving community leaders and members of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, or DWSD, have shed some light on the issue.


Macomb Area Communities for Regional Opportunities, or MACRO, has held meetings with DWSD representatives to discuss forthcoming contracts in relation to the Great Lakes Water Authority, or GLWA — an arrangement enacted in November 2014 that involves Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties paying annual lease payments.

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Published September 9, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration announced Sept. 1 that the state would develop its own carbon implementation plan to meet the power plant carbon emissions guidelines set for it in President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan.


The Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce power plant greenhouse gas emissions by a third of 2012 levels by 2030, allows states to develop their own plans to reach their respective targets.

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Published September 9, 2015

METRO DETROIT — After a strong summer, the housing market in metro Detroit shows no signs of regressing heading into the fall, although buyers and sellers both could take extra precautions in getting in or out of a house.


For the buyer, real estate agent Jan Hays, with Max Broock in Birmingham, said the market will still look to be a sellers market in the fall, so buyers should be ready to make a bid when going to look at a house and not be afraid to make the call.

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Published September 9, 2015

Written by Kim Parr, director of the Macomb County Historical Society and Crocker House Museum, located at 15 Union St., Mount Clemens, MI 48043
(www.crockerhousemuseum.com)

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Published September 5, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS — Gibraltar Trade Center ended retail pet sales at its Mount Clemens public market after not renewing the lease for LittleDogz pet sales, formerly called Pollywood Pets.

That was back in April.

Four weeks ago, the Macomb County Animal Control Office made it possible for the 600,000-square-foot weekend market to maintain a “puppy friendly” policy by offering Saturday open adoptions.

On Aug. 29, a ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Gibraltar as a celebration of increasing pet adoptions in the community.

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Published September 4, 2015

Summer may be ending soon, but the construction schedule for two counties’ road commissions will still mostly be ongoing through the fall.

According to Craig Bryson from the Road Commission for Oakland County, a few major road undertakings within the C & G Newspapers readership area are underway but not complete.

The biggest project, he said, concerns the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of 14 Mile and Orchard Lake roads as well as its surroundings.

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Published September 2, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS — For 39 years, the Macomb County Santa Parade in downtown Mount Clemens has been held the day after Thanksgiving.

That’s all about to change.

Citing dwindling attendance and a decreasing number of volunteers, members of the parade committee, headed by Mount Clemens Mayor Barb Dempsey, have decided that in order to keep this annual tradition alive, the parade will be moved to the Saturday before Thanksgiving — Nov. 21.

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Published August 31, 2015

METRO DETROIT — An invasive, tree-killing insect working its way across the U.S. is closing in on Michigan, and the Department of Natural Resources is asking residents to be watchful.


The Asian longhorn beetle, first found in New York back in 1996, bores into trees to lay its eggs, which then hatch and bore deeper to the heart of the tree, according to DNR spokeswoman Joanne Foreman.

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Published August 27, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — There are 220 traffic cameras monitoring almost every major intersection in Macomb County.

By the end of 2016, officials estimate that there will be close to 300 cameras.

Why so many? According to Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, their uses are invaluable and far-reaching.

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