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Published November 24, 2015

SOUTHFIELD — It won’t be long before the Potters Market opens its doors for business.

Now in its 40th year, the Potters Market will feature around 35,000 pieces by 140 potters. They’re made to the show’s exacting standards, including many in the $5-$30 price range. It’s an event where you never know what you’ll see next, since the selection changes as items are sold and new items take their place. 

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Published November 23, 2015

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Eastpointe and Roseville will hold tree-lighting ceremonies and celebrations during the first week of December, with both cities including in the festivities visits from Santa Claus, activities and songs.

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Published November 23, 2015

EASTPOINTE — Local teenagers will bring in the holiday season in December with themed plays at Eastside Teen Outreach and East Detroit High School.


The outreach organization has a rendition of “It’s a Wonderful Life” set for 7 p.m. Dec. 5. According to Eastside Teen Outreach co-founder Deena Trocino, the play will not only feature local teens, but also former members of the defunct Eastpointe Players community theater group.

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Published November 23, 2015

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — For residents that have been putting off raking leaves, the deadline is fast approaching to get them picked up at the curb.

Eastpointe Department of Public Works Director Mary Van Haaren said the city’s last pickup dates for leaves at curbside is going to be the week of Nov. 30-Dec. 4, while Roseville Department of Public Services Director Tom Aiuto said Roseville’s last pickup will be the week of Dec. 7-11.

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Published November 23, 2015

An alleged bank robber is in police custody following a robbery at TCF Bank on Little Mack Nov. 21.

According to a Police Department press release, the suspect allegedly robbed the bank at 9:20 a.m. with what appeared to be a handgun in the waist of his pants. The suspect entered the bank and allegedly produced a note demanding money while displaying the weapon.

The teller complied with the note and placed an unknown amount of money in a small duffel bag, which the suspect had supplied. The suspect then allegedly fled the bank. There were no injuries during the robbery.

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Published November 18, 2015

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Unless the pipe has burst or the water line is damaged, sewers are rarely at the forefront of people’s minds. But these largely invisible pieces of infrastructure are an important — and easily overlooked — piece of our modern cities.

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Published November 18, 2015

LANSING — During the Nov. 3 election that included races for many city, village and township decision-makers’ seats in Oakland and Macomb counties, only about 20 percent of registered voters cast their ballots across both counties, according to the respective county clerks’ offices.

Hoping to get a better turnout at the polls on election days, state Rep. Robert Wittenberg, D-Oak Park, introduced a resolution Nov. 3 that asks the U.S. Congress to make Election Day a national holiday. Such a move would give voters the day off from work and school.

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Published November 17, 2015

LANSING — While Gov. Rick Snyder and members of the state Legislature seem pleased with the road funding package signed into law Nov. 10, local leaders are cynical regarding whether it will provide any helpful financing to deal with crumbling infrastructure.

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Published November 16, 2015

The recent Canadian election saw the Liberal Party come to power with new ministers and officials, but the government has not yet announced plans to change its timetable for a decision on the proposed Kincardine nuclear waste site near Lake Huron.

“Essentially, we do have a new minister of the environment as of Nov. 4, and the status of the environmental assessment is that the decision is due Dec. 2,” said Lucille Jamault, communications manager from the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.

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Published November 15, 2015

WARREN — Students from across Macomb County schools were invited to a diversity summit held at Macomb Community College Nov. 5 to help learn about other cultures and how to work together effectively.

Roseville Community Schools sent eight students from Roseville Middle School and another seven from Eastland Middle School; East Detroit High School also had a group of eight students attend the event.

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Published November 13, 2015

ROSEVILLE — A new grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation will not only help Roseville repair Edison Drive in an industrial part of town, but under the terms of the grant, MST Steel, located along that road, will hire more people and invest more into its property.

According to a press release from MDOT, the transportation economic development fund grant provides $1 million to completely reconstruct the road, with the remaining estimated $516,322 cost being covered by the city.

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Published November 13, 2015

ROSEVILLE — This month’s photo is of the old Roseville Recreation & Youth Center, located at 18185 Sycamore St. — the current location of the Recreation Authority of Roseville & Eastpointe. This photo is dated April 24, 1969, and shows the nearly complete $25,000 addition to the recreation center. The addition was scheduled to open in May of that year.

Pictured in the photo are Recreation and Parks Director Dennis Versele, department secretary Juliet George and Mayor William McDonald.

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Published November 13, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Floppy disks, videotapes and books all have one thing in common — without proper preservation, the materials are going to degrade and become useless.

Image files, text documents and other files typically found on computers, compact discs and old floppies may seem like they would be relatively easy to preserve compared to old books and photographs, but they come with their own challenges, according to University of Michigan Digital Preservation Librarian Lance Stuchell.

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Published November 13, 2015

CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP —Hundreds of veterans came out to take a stroll through history — and to be recognized for their contributions to it — during a Veterans Day event at Stahls Automotive Museum in Chesterfield Township.

Veterans of the U.S. armed forces, accompanied by family members, friends and supporters, toured the museum on Nov. 11 during special hours set aside to honor those who served their country in times of conflict and peace.

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Published November 11, 2015

EASTPOINTE — A new center for women in Eastpointe is interested in helping pregnant women in the area, especially teen girls, with classes, supplies and, eventually, residences.

Called Gianna House, the center is operated by Roman Catholic Sisters Theresa Mayrand, the associate director, and Diane Masson, the executive director. Masson said the idea first came to her six years ago, when she was trying to find a need going unsatisfied in a local community.

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Published November 9, 2015

UPDATE: Police now say that a fourth victim with a gunshot wound, originally believe to have been shot outside the hall, was actually shot in an unrelated incident in Eastpointe.

WARREN — Three people were shot, including one who was left critically injured, during an altercation at a social hall on Eight Mile east of Schoenherr early on Nov. 8.

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Published November 9, 2015

The giving spirit at a local auto dealership is hoping to provide warmth to the needy over the next few weeks. 

Elder Ford in Troy is hosting a coat drive this holiday season, and the donated coats will go to The Salvation Army. C & G Newspapers is also an event sponsor, and Signarama in Troy donated some signage for the campaign. 

According to Elder Ford, coats of all sizes and for every age group will be accepted, but they should either be new or gently used.

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Published November 5, 2015

Voters in Roseville and Eastpointe turned out to vote in municipal elections Nov. 3. Roseville voters selected three City Council members for four-year terms along with their mayor, while Eastpointe chose its mayor and filled two council seats for full terms, along with one partial term.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, the three people elected to Roseville’s City Council for the next four years were incumbents Catherine Haugh and Colleen McCartney, and newcomer Charles Frontera.

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Published November 5, 2015

METRO DETROIT — After months of tussling with partisan plans for fixing the state’s troubled roads, Michigan lawmakers moved swiftly on Election Day to approve a package of bills that supporters claim will raise $1.2 billion annually for repairs.

Proponents of the plan, which cleared the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives on Nov. 3, mostly along party lines, say it will fund repairs through $600 million in increased fuel taxes and vehicle registration fees, tempered with tax credits and $600 million in unspecified cuts to the state’s general fund.

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Published November 4, 2015

EASTPOINTE — Starting around the fall of 1982, a group of local video game enthusiasts — calling their club the Activision Addicts, and later, the Video Addicts — decided to help local hospitalized kids for the holidays.

Former Video Addicts club president and Eastpointe resident Ernest Sevener said the club formed around 1981-82. The club would meet at Abbot Video in Roseville once or twice a month to try out the new games and see how they liked them.

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Church euchre tournament
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St. Peter Catholic Church
Ferndale
'A Very Golden Girls Christmas'
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The Ringwald Theatre
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High school choir concerts
7:30 p.m.
First English Evangelical Lutheran Church
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'Forever Christmas' performances
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Avon Players Theater
Rochester
'Winter Wonderland' concert
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St. Paul's United Methodist Church

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