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Published May 18, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Last year, three local nonprofit organizations received thousands of dollars in cash donations and advertising as part of C & G Newspapers’ inaugural Community GiveBack contest, and now C & G is teaming up with Suburban Hyundai in Troy once again to offer the program for a second year. 

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Published May 17, 2016

FARMINGTON — The organizers of the Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market hope you have a fresh time during the market’s 23rd season, which kicked off May 14.  

“It is a unique lighthouse for public gatherings,” Walt Gajewski, market manager, said recently. “We bring an experiential element to providing fresh produce in that we have cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, workshops (and) special events.”

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Published May 11, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS — The Farmington Hills Police Department hopes to change an uptick in thefts from vehicles by informing residents about how to keep their valuables and vehicles safe.

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Published May 11, 2016

OAKLAND COUNTY — Three people have filed to run for the Oakland County executive seat — including longtime Republican incumbent L. Brooks Patterson, who is seeking his seventh term.

The two Democrats running for their party’s slot in the August primary are former state Rep. Vicki Barnett and Mark Danowski, of Davisburg.

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Published May 11, 2016

METRO DETROIT — When it comes to renovating a rental, what options are available to tenants who want to make changes without losing their security deposit? 

Local professionals in the world of rentals — such as Michael Jordan, founder and CEO of Livonia-based Strategy Property Management, and Warren-based Total Construction and Renovation LLC owner Jason Szymborski — discussed in interviews what is best left to them, and what you may do when it comes to renovations. 

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Published May 11, 2016

Michigan traffic fatalities were up in 2015, keeping in line with what is a national trend. The first months of 2016 also appear to show an increase in traffic deaths, but the provisional numbers change daily.

The harder question to answer is what caused the increase in traffic deaths.

“Things have changed so quickly that we’re just now kind of catching up on the data side,” said Anne Readett, communications manager for the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning. “We still have a lot of ground to cover and a lot of progress to make.”

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Published May 9, 2016

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS — Farmington Public Schools trustees voted 5-1 to outsource their custodial staff for a projected savings of $1.4 million annually, according to a school letter sent out to community members. They also voted to approve a tentative agreement with transportation union members on health care provisions 5-1 — if all bargaining units don’t agree on the terms, school officials will discuss the next step at the following school board meeting.

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Published May 4, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS — Mayor Pro Tem and City Councilwoman Valerie Knol’s husband, Paul Welday, was her biggest cheerleader, she said.

Welday, 57, died April 25, and throughout the area, many in the political community have come forth to say how their friend and associate supported them too.

Welday was a principal partner at Lansing-based Superior Capitol Consulting, a government and public affairs consulting firm, according to the firm’s website.

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Published May 4, 2016

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS — Cheryl Phillips has seen the effects of drugs. 

But the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital health coordinator has yet to see a person on drugs who hoped to wind up that way.

“I never met anyone who planned to be addicted to drugs or planned to destroy their lives,” Phillips said. “(They) wanted to stop, but now it is a medical issue.”

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Published May 4, 2016

AUBURN HILLS/FARMINGTON HILLS —  Tim Meyer, chancellor of Oakland Community College, is optimistic about the future of OCC.

During the OCC state of college report, the theme of Meyer’s address was “a vision for our future.” 

Meyer said that in the midst of graduation season, final exams, summer classes and more, the community college is also moving forward with a “dedicated focus on OCC’s vision for the future.”

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Published May 4, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Tiny pieces of plastic are able to cause a huge headache in the Great Lakes, and they primarily are coming from discarded litter found on the street.

Microplastics are remnants of larger pieces of plastic — like bags, utensils and bottles — that have degraded due to environmental factors into smaller and smaller pieces, according to International Joint Commission Commissioner Dereth Glance.

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Published May 3, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Climate models and existing data suggest that Michigan will be getting warmer in the coming years, with more frequent major storms and humid, stagnant air. A new report suggests that this would bring along a rash of public health concerns for residents as well.

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Published May 2, 2016

OAKLAND COUNTY — Farmington Hills Ice Arena representatives hope to dazzle the crowd with the arena’s 20th annual ice show, “Monopoly on Ice,” May 6-7.

Co-director Barb Miller said the goal is to make the show enjoyable for all.

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Published April 27, 2016

Lead was found in the water at five buildings in the Farmington Public Schools district.

In an April 26 districtwide email, FPS Superintendent George Heitsch said the school district received the initial findings from its voluntary water sampling and analysis for lead and copper that was conducted by Arch Environmental Group April 16.

“As you may know, after the Flint water crisis, the district wanted to be proactive in testing our water as a precautionary measure,” Heitsch said in the email.

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Published April 27, 2016

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS — In its 11th year, National Prescription Drug Take Back Day hopes to protect the community from prescription drug abuse.

In collaboration with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the Farmington Hills Police Department is participating 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 30 at the Police Department, 31655 W. 11 Mile Road.  

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Published April 27, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS — Men down on their luck in Buffalo, New York, will resort to taking it all off to earn extra cash in an upcoming Farmington Players musical production, “The Full Monty.”

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Published April 27, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS — Oak Park resident Michael Weiss, 91, was born in Kascony, Czechoslovakia, where he lived in a small, dirt-floor home without running water or electricity.

This humble place is one he cherishes, even today, because his grandfather built the house when he married. His mother grew up in that home, and Weiss did too.

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Published April 26, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS — Officials are revising the Middlebelt Transport and Storage Tunnel Project to decrease the tunnel length by 1,636 feet and lower its capacity.  

The purpose of the tunnel is to reduce the risk of sanitary sewer overflows, or SSOs, which may occur when the Farmington Interceptor overloads during heavy rainstorms. When SSOs occur, sewage can flow out of manhole covers or back up in residents’ basements.

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Published April 26, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Even though it’s spring, you can treat your mom to a winter wonderland this Mother’s Day.

The Parade Company Studio in Detroit is opening its doors Mother’s Day weekend, May 6-7, for private, behind-the-scenes tours of its 200,000-square-foot warehouse, which is home to floats, costumes and props used in the annual America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van.

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Published April 26, 2016

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS — Harrison High School senior and homecoming queen Brenna Johnson is excited to graduate this May. 

But the Farmington Hills resident is also looking forward to crossing over and being declared the winner of this year’s Water Wars — so she hopes.

“I’m excited to see who wins, because a lot of my friends are doing Water Wars; it will be nice to see some of them win and have fun.”

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