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Published April 27, 2015

ROYAL OAK — The Detroit Zoological Society is seeking $55,000 through online donations to construct a “biodigester,” a device that would collect the methane from animal waste and turn it into electricity.


The money is part of the final effort needed to construct the digester, Detroit Zoo Chief Operating Officer Gerry Van Acker said. The zoo already has raised $900,000.

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Published April 27, 2015

Several of Michigan’s traffic intersections with the most total accidents or related injuries or deaths in 2014 were found in Oakland and Macomb counties, according to top 10 lists recently compiled by a law firm.

Using data from the Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit, the Michigan Auto Law firm’s website posted in March that the Michigan intersection with the most accidents last year was South State Road at West Ellsworth Road in Ann Arbor, with 170 accidents.

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Published April 22, 2015

NOVI — Men, you might as well look away now.


There will be a lot to see and do during the 20th annual Michigan International Women’s Show from April 30-May 3 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.


“It has definitely grown,” Beth Anderson, executive show manager of Southern Shows, said. “It has changed, and we hope that everyone enjoys it as much today as they did 20 years ago when it first started at the Novi Expo Center.”

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Published April 22, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — State lawmakers and department heads are communicating to the public about Proposal 1 and how funds would be dispersed if voters approve the proposal.


On March 23, officials held a Proposal 1 town hall meeting at the Macomb Intermediate School District. Anyone from the public could attend and ask questions.


State Rep. Marilyn Lane, D-Fraser, helmed the meeting. She is the vice chairwoman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

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Published April 22, 2015

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Bello Woods Golf Course in Macomb Township will celebrate its 45th season of being family owned and operated this summer, but it will feature something nearly brand new for this year’s golf season.

Bello Woods experimented with FootGolf last October, and after hearing positive reviews from participants, the course will host FootGolf days on its gold course on most Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays this year.

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Published April 22, 2015

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A handful of new programs will be introduced by the Macomb Township Parks and Recreation Department for this upcoming spring and summer season.

For the first time, the department will be offering an equestrian class for kids in partnership with Justamere Equestrian Center on Card Road.

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Published April 21, 2015

MACOMB TOWNSHIP— Surrounded by family and friends on the steps of the Macomb Township administration building on April 21, former Michigan state senator Alan Sanborn announced that he will be running for the 10th congressional seat being vacated by Candice Miller next year.

Sanborn said that Miller will be a tough act to follow.

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Published April 21, 2015

DETROIT — Local leading jazz musicians will be sharing a famous stage with some aspiring jazz greats of tomorrow when the University Liggett School Jazz Band opens for the Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra on April 30 at the Music Hall Jazz Café.

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Published April 20, 2015

With the right frame of mind, drivers navigating a roundabout in metro Detroit can turn going in circles into a positive experience, according to road and driving safety representatives.

Construction recently began on an upcoming roundabout at 14 Mile Road at Orchard Lake Road at the border of West Bloomfield and Farmington Hills, according to Craig Bryson, spokesman for the Road Commission for Oakland County. The RCOC expects the project to be finished this autumn.

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Published April 17, 2015

C & G Newspapers Staff Writer Kevin Bunch is one of 10 journalists nationwide selected for the University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting’s 17th annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists. Bunch writes about Eastpointe and Roseville for the Eastsider, and he has carved out a niche as C & G Newspapers’ science writer.

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Published April 17, 2015

Five members of the C & G Newspapers team took home awards at the Society of Professional Journalists Detroit Chapter’s annual Excellence in Journalism competition at the San Marino Club in Troy on April 15. The awards recognized work from 2014.

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Published April 15, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Ain’t progress grand? Our phones rarely keep us tethered to the wall anymore. Thanks to email, our messages are as fast as lightning and don’t require a stamp. With MP3 players, we don’t have to wait for the radio disc jockey to play our favorite tune.


With so many changes in our everyday lives, it only makes sense that other activities we’re used to — like camping — would evolve with the times, too.

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Published April 15, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Ain’t progress grand? Our phones rarely keep us tethered to the wall anymore. Thanks to email, our messages are as fast as lightning and don’t require a stamp. With MP3 players, we don’t have to wait for the radio disc jockey to play our favorite tune.


With so many changes in our everyday lives, it only makes sense that other activities we’re used to — like camping — would evolve with the times, too.

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Published April 15, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Starting April 16, water heater manufacturers must comply with mandatory new standards issued by the U.S. Department of Energy geared toward conserving energy.


The new water heaters will be larger in size, due to increased insulation, and will have more expensive price tags, but they will save more energy.

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Published April 15, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — Grab your helmet and your favorite bicycle because it’s almost time to pedal your way around metro Detroit.


Macomb County will soon be inundated with bikes and riders, all traveling specific routes of differing lengths as part of CARE of Southeastern Michigan’s third annual Bike PATH fundraiser.

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Published April 15, 2015

CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP — A major renovation project for the MJR Theatre in Chesterfield Township was announced by the theatre company on March 23.

Work will begin in August on the theater, located at 23 Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue.

“We’re going to do a complete update with the new recliner seats,” said Dennis Redmer, vice president of operations for MJR Theatres. “We’re doing what’s necessary to bring the theater up to today’s standards.”

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Published April 15, 2015

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — “A hero is a person who risks something of his own welfare for the sake of others.”

That’s the definition of hero that Mike Goeddeke gave while discussing the aim of the cycling team he helps coach, “Johnny and the SuperHeroes.”

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Published April 15, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Children who enjoy live theater are invited to check out two productions coming to the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts this month.

“My Heart in a Suitcase” is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. April 21.

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Published April 14, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP —  Clinton Township resident Patricia Bellomo has been writing novels since she was 13 years old, but the 1978 graduate of Chippewa Valley High School didn’t publish her first novel until 2010.


On April 1, Bellomo released “The Prince of Mafia Princes,” her fourth novel since her first release.


The novel is set in South Florida and is told from the standpoint of Bellomo’s infamous mobster, Louie Morelli.

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Published April 13, 2015

Whether it’s for planning a long road trip or to have some backup wheels while their main ride is in the shop, securing a rental car will likely become a favorable option for most drivers sooner or later.

However, businesses that loan vehicles to drivers often have their own requirements and guidelines for renting vehicles and taking care of those vehicles.

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