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Published November 29, 2013

ROSEVILLE — Plans to put an Emagine Theatre in Roseville hit a dead end, as the company decided not to move forward with its proposed multimillion-dollar plans at 13 Mile Road and Little Mack Avenue.

Roseville City Manager Scott Adkins said he received a phone call from Emagine CEO Paul Glantz in late August informing Adkins that the project was not economically feasible and that the company would be withdrawing its proposal.

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Published November 26, 2013

The lights, the songs, the anticipation! No, it’s not everyone tearing into their presents on Christmas morning as the holiday music plays in the background — it’s one of the many festive shows you’ll find around town.

And after all of the preparation, stress, spending, wrapping and running around, what better gift to give to yourself than an evening to sit back, relax and be entertained?

Here are just a few of this year’s highlights:

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Published November 21, 2013

EASTPOINTE — The staff and students at Bellview Elementary School kicked off a green initiative at an assembly Nov. 18 and have plans to fit the “three Rs” — reduce, reuse and recycle — into everyday classroom life.

Principal Nichole German said that the school’s teachers were the ones who brought up the idea originally, with fourth-grade teacher Brooke VanRhee being “very instrumental in getting the effort off the ground.”

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Published November 20, 2013

ROSEVILLE — A plan to close St. Athanasius Catholic Church and merge the nearby Sacred Heart Church and Our Lady Queen of All Saints Church has been scrapped by Bishop Michael Byrnes, as of Nov. 6.

A transition team consisting of members of all three churches was tasked with finding a way to merge the three parishes together by June 30, 2014, and the team submitted a plan to the bishop Oct. 15 that would close St. Athanasius.

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Published November 6, 2013

ROSEVILLE — On Oct. 20, Roseville High School Principal Pete Hedemark completed a half marathon, 13.1 miles, in Detroit.

The 47-year-old Hedemark was not the only person from the school system or the area to participate in the Detroit Free Press Talmer Bank Marathon, which also includes half-marathon, relay and 5k races, though he is the first to admit he does not look the part of a runner. Hedemark said in the four or so years he’s been running, he has been able to do one important thing: improve his health.

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Published November 6, 2013

ROSEVILLE — On Oct. 20, Roseville High School Principal Pete Hedemark completed a half marathon, 13.1 miles, in Detroit.

The 47-year-old Hedemark was not the only person from the school system or the area to participate in the Detroit Free Press Talmer Bank Marathon, which also includes half-marathon, relay and 5k races, though he is the first to admit he does not look the part of a runner. Hedemark said in the four or so years he’s been running, he has been able to do one important thing: improve his health.

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Published October 23, 2013

ROSEVILLE — The annual Big Bird Run through Roseville returns for its 35th year Nov. 10 with the aim of raising money for Eastpointe- and Roseville-based community organizations.

According to Anthony Lipinski, Recreation Authority of Roseville & Eastpointe director, the run will follow the same route as in past years for its one-mile, 4k and 10k courses — starting from the recreation center on Sycamore Street, participants will head toward Gratiot Avenue and split off on different streets.

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Published October 16, 2013

ROSEVILLE — The principal and a fifth-grade teacher at Connor Creek Academy East in Roseville have each been selected as finalists in their respective categories for statewide charter school honors.

Principal Karen Smith has been named one of five finalists for the Michigan charter school administrator of the year award through the Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA). Teacher Kristen Allen is one of the five finalists for the MAPSA Michigan charter school teacher of the year award.

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Published October 16, 2013

ROSEVILLE — For the second year in a row, the Recreation Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe is planning a Halloween Trick or Treat Trail from 6-7 p.m. Oct. 26.

According to authority Special Events Coordinator Frank Heinrich, local individuals, businesses and organizations are setting up booths at the Veterans Memorial Park so kids can come through and get candy in a safe environment.

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Published October 16, 2013

EASTPOINTE — An Eastpointe resident with some unusual animals has been given an ultimatum under a city ordinance: get rid of his chickens, or face a fine and/or possible jail time.

Elmer Hurd currently owns five chickens — three hens and two roosters — and has kept them in his yard as a source of fresh eggs. However, an Eastpointe city ordinance expressly forbids residents from keeping chickens and other poultry on their property.

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Published October 9, 2013

EASTPOINTE — The anti-domestic violence organization Handbags of Hope held an awareness party Oct. 1 in a bid to gear up for the “paint the town purple” event it is running Oct. 16.

The party provided attendees the chance to pick up purple ribbons, car decorations and posters to help bring more visibility to the fact that October is domestic violence awareness month. Attendees could also connect with resources for victims and talk to survivors.

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Published October 2, 2013

From the Roseville Historical & Genealogical Society and the Roseville Public Library

The Roseville Inn was located on the west side of Gratiot, at the corner of Frazho. It had once been the Haselhuhn General Store. The saloon was downstairs and there was a big dance hall upstairs. The date of the photo is unknown.

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Published September 25, 2013

EASTPOINTE — From a young age, Henry Gusa knew he wanted to go into the ministry.

Now, the 34-year-old pastor reaches people across the world through his Internet television program, Faith Friday, on the online television multi-channel hub The Godly Network (TGN).

“We put him on our independent television network and placed him on TV,” said Roger Mills, owner of TGN and executive producer of Faith Friday. “He’s cleaning house. He had people watching from all over the world.”

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Published September 20, 2013

EASTPOINTE — Students at East Detroit High School will be getting some additional support this year from AmeriCorps volunteers.

The group of eight young adults — all volunteers through AmeriCorps — are participating in the City Year program, where people volunteer in urban school districts, according to East Detroit Superintendent Joanne Lelekatch.

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Published September 18, 2013

ROSEVILLE — For the past few years, the Roseville Public Library has been holding programs designed to attract teenagers to its doors.

Youth Librarian Jason Novetsky said the teen nights started as a way to give kids in the city something fun to do, and as a way to draw them to the library for something they will enjoy.

“We get some kids we don’t usually see other times of the month, but they come for the activities,” Novetsky said.

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Published September 4, 2013

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Autumn is a time for going back to school, football, digging out those long sweaters and the start of the many fall programs that the Recreation Authority of Roseville & Eastpointe offers.

Once again, there is a lot to choose from, and registration is currently underway for events and programs that range from longtime traditions, like the Big Bird Run, to hands-on activities for children.

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Published August 28, 2013

DETROIT — With its exotic blooms and tranquil atmosphere, stepping inside the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory on Belle Isle is like stepping into a world of natural wonder.

There, visitors will find an acre of cacti, blooming plants, tropical trees, ferns and unusual orchids in the World of Horticulture alone, along with the elegant formal perennial garden and lily pond gardens.

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Published August 28, 2013

OAKLAND COUNTY — The Oakland County Art Authority has sent a strong statement to those handling the city of Detroit’s bankruptcy: hands off the DIA.

During the most recent meeting of the Oakland County Art Authority Aug. 20, the five-member board voted unanimously to pass a resolution that would cancel their existing contract to financially support the Detroit Institute of Arts if the museum’s collection is affected by the city’s bankruptcy process.

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Published August 16, 2013

EASTPOINTE — This summer, 10 East Detroit High School students have been working on projects to benefit their school and community.

They are members of the school’s GM Student Corps, and beautifying courtyards on the school grounds, the athletic field and a city marquee have been assignments they finished this summer.

On Aug. 10, the students had another project on their hands: a food drive to benefit the food pantry at St. Veronica Church in Eastpointe. The drive was held on the school’s parking lot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Published August 14, 2013

ROSEVILLE — Mike Holland has one goal in mind as fire chief, and that’s to continue making sure Roseville’s residents are safe.

He believes that education, prevention and vigilant focus on safety needs in the community are keys to the department’s success.

“What we’re trying to continue is providing the highest level of care and service for the citizens of Roseville,” Holland said. “That is something we start every day with.”

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