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Published February 18, 2016

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Published February 17, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS — The Farmington Hills Fire Department recently welcomed back former firefighter Jon Unruh, this time as fire chief.

During a Feb. 8 swearing-in ceremony at Fire Station 5, a little pomp and circumstance went a long way to make Unruh, 48, feel welcome as the city’s sixth fire chief.

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Published February 17, 2016

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS — From mythical folklore about a West African spider-god, Anansi, to delving into the arts through an African-American lens, the Farmington Community Library has an array of events to celebrate Black History Month. 

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Published February 16, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS — Since joining NBC in January, North Farmington High School graduate Steve Patterson, 31, flew into a methane gas leak and was kidnapped.

It’s all part of the job for Patterson, a Farmington Hills native and longtime broadcast journalist, who made his way up the ranks and was recently hired as an NBC News correspondent.

“Right now, I’m telling the stories that the nation is listening to,” Patterson said. “It is a huge responsibility.”

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Published February 16, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS/LIVONIA — Are you a herpetologist at heart? 

Then put your love of protecting amphibians to good use through the 19th annual Rouge River Watershed Frog and Toad Survey.

The Rouge River Watershed Frog and Toad Survey is a volunteer listening survey that requires volunteers to distinguish the breeding calls of seven types of frogs and one toad type found in the watershed, according to a press release. 

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Published February 15, 2016

OAKLAND COUNTY — It’s been more than 10 years that the Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority has been working with law enforcement officers around the county as part of its pre-booking jail diversion program.

But recently, the county made its effort official with a resolution to continue training that keeps nonviolent misdemeanor offenders with mental illnesses or developmental disabilities out of jail.

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Published February 15, 2016

OAKLAND COUNTY — Those who frequent Interstate 75 can expect some relief from rush hour traffic this year, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced during his 2016 State of the County address.

The Michigan Department of Transportation will begin working on widening I-75 this summer in an effort to ease congestion and improve commerce, Patterson said in front of an estimated 600 people at the Auburn Hills Marriott Feb. 10.

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Published February 9, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS — A large framed image of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preaching and marching hung above the Oakland Community College library entryway.

During the African-American Read-In Feb. 3 at the Orchard Ridge Campus, men and women of all creeds and colors read aloud from books written by black authors.

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Published February 9, 2016

BEVERLY HILLS — Viral video star Trevor Sullivan raised his selfie stick high as hundreds of students shaped their hands into hearts Feb. 2 at Berkshire Middle School to kick off their annual Hoops for Heart fundraising campaign for the American Heart Association.

Sullivan, 15, of Southfield, was the subject of a video showcasing him waking up from heart transplant surgery in November. The video has gained national attention and has garnered over 1 million views on YouTube.

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Published February 9, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS — The Farmington Public Schools Board of Education voted 7-0 to receive requests for proposals from privatized transportation and custodial service companies Jan. 26.

The decision to potentially privatize could impact roughly 1,300 union members, many of whom live in the district and have children who attend community schools, said Lori Tunick, executive director for the Farmington Michigan Education Association, which oversees transportation and custodial service unions in FPS.

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Published February 9, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS — Many people know the story of Anne Frank.

That understanding inspired Maureen Mansfield, of Farmington Hills, to tell others a message she has held dear since her youth.

As the director of an upcoming drama, “The Diary of Anne Frank,” Mansfield said she wanted to do a fresh take on the classic story of courage.

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Published February 3, 2016

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS — Farmington Public Schools Superintendent George Heitsch met with about 20 parents, volunteers and community members to discuss the current issues — and future changes — facing the school district during a coffee hour Jan. 22 at the Administration Building.

Heitsch discussed with the group how the school district might have less revenue next year and more than likely 350 fewer students.

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Published February 3, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Lt. Gov. Brian Calley thought early on that his young daughter displayed “difficult behaviors” as a child. 

“We knew there was some real struggle there — some real difference, but we didn’t know how to help,” he said.

It was not until Calley was in a committee meeting learning about autism in the House of Representatives that he realized that his daughter, Reagan, might have autism.

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Published February 3, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS — While living in Redford in 1990, Tim Tutak held in his arms a neighbor’s baby who had a seizure while he and the parents drove to the hospital. 

What raced through his mind was the possibility of performing infant CPR on the less than 1-year-old girl. Luckily, he didn’t have to.

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Published February 3, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS — Henry Tanaka, academic dean of art, design and humanities at Oakland Community College, recently took the trip of a lifetime to Japan.

“This first visit to Japan for me was an amazing personal experience. I was brought up in post-World War II, and growing up, my Japanese heritage was an important factor,” Tanaka said in a press release.

As a fourth-generation Japanese-American, Tanaka said connecting with his cultural roots, among other things, was a highlight of the trip.

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Published February 3, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Whether you want to get an early start on spring cleaning or completely change your home décor, local experts have your back on making things more organized in your abode.

Rochester Hills residents Matthew and Megan Eash, both 28, are renovating their kitchen themselves, a project that they hope to finish in the next several months.

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Published February 2, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS/WEST BLOOMFIELD — New York City resident Jeff Stolzer walked into a Los Angeles barbershop in the spring of 1991 needing a haircut and walked out with a play idea.  

“It’s one of those things (where) you sit in the chair, he cuts your hair and you talk, and there is this strange type of intimacy,” Stolzer said.

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Published January 27, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS — Princesses will become belles of the ball during the upcoming Daddy Daughter Princess Ball.

The event will be held 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 5-6 at the Costick Center, 28600 11 Mile Road.

Farmington Hills Recreation Supervisor Cathy O’Rourke-Wendrick said the traditional city event draws a lot of girls who have been attending since they were little. 

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Published January 27, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS — Farmington Public Schools will see about $166,000 in savings after school officials approved a new contract for 33 FPS administrators. 

“These are the types of things, unfortunately, we have to do these days in this kind of economic environment,” Trustee Terry Johnson said during a Jan. 12  study session.

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Published January 27, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS — It was 272 words. Lasted about three minutes. Remembered by countless people around the world more than 150 years later. 

The indelible Gettysburg Address, given by President Abraham Lincoln, is the speech dreams are made of. 

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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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