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Published June 27, 2019

HAZEL PARK — This year’s summer reading program is space-themed at the Hazel Park District Library, and there is programming to match, including astronaut training and a chance to build and launch your own rocket ship. Fans of “Star Wars” should also take note, with one event dedicated entirely to adventures a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

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Published June 27, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights Art Board has been building momentum in the community with one head-turning project after another — the most recent being an outdoor mural that spans all four walls of the Jaycee shelter building at Civic Center Park, with imagery that celebrates the power of the imagination.

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Published June 27, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — During the general election Nov. 5, there will be a proposal on the ballot asking residents to approve a general charter millage increase. If approved, the millage will help bolster public safety services in the city by hiring additional personnel in police, fire and emergency medical services. The millage will also improve quality-of-life programs such as the library, parks, recreation, economic development and downtown development.

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Published June 26, 2019

Hazel Park resident Phil Guadagni’s 30-year journey with his 1950 Cadillac has come full circle — starting in Michigan, traveling to Florida and then returning back to the Mitten, just a short walk from where it all began. 

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Published June 26, 2019

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Published June 25, 2019

METRO DETROIT — With spring and summer cleaning comes a need for a place to put all that junk. While it can feel good to declutter and eliminate years of remodeling leftovers and junk that isn’t fit to donate, sometimes it becomes too much to put out on the curb.

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Published June 25, 2019


METRO DETROIT — If Oakland County Commissioner Shelley Goodman Taub wants to have a nice belly laugh, she thinks back to some of the reasons suffrage opponents gave for why women shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

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Published June 24, 2019

HAZEL PARK — Despite a steady rise in home market values, current homeowners in Hazel Park will only see their city tax bills increase by about 2 percent in fiscal year 2019-20, which begins July 1. 

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Published June 24, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — For the last five years, Oakland County Parks has held a popular outdoor event called Come Out and Play at Catalpa Oaks County Park in Southfield. But this year it will be closer to home in Madison Heights.

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Published June 24, 2019

HAZEL PARK — Officials for Hazel Park Public Schools recently announced that the district has hit another milestone on the road to eliminating its deficit. 

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Published June 24, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The annual Pre-Fourth of July Festival in the Park will once again end with a bang, with fireworks lighting up the skies over Civic Center Park. But there will be plenty of other things to check out before the night reaches its explosive conclusion.  

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Published June 20, 2019

OAKLAND COUNTY — Families were invited out to Independence Oaks County Park in Clarkston June 15 for an introductory open house at the new archery range.

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Published June 19, 2019

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Published June 18, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Having wonderful, friendly neighbors is always nice, but it’s also good to have a little privacy on your yard. Many communities have homes that are close together, and that can take away the feeling of serenity and tranquility in the property. Plants, such as trees, bushes and flowers, can be used to add not only beauty to a yard, but also some privacy in both the front and backyards.

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Published June 18, 2019

METRO DETROIT — These days, to rock vivid hair color, you don’t have to be an Instagram baddie or a punk rocker. You just need the courage and a little time.

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Published June 18, 2019

METRO DETROIT — At 6:45 p.m. on a sunny, warm Thursday in June, Augie’s Bar and Grill in Madison Heights is close to empty. It’s just too nice outside. But by 6:55 p.m., the dining room is full. Thursday at Augie’s means it’s time for some bar trivia — two hours’ worth of questions read off by a host, while players on teams write down their answers and turn them in for points. Each correct answer is worth a certain number of points, and the highest-scoring team wins.

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Published June 17, 2019

PONTIAC — Oakland County health officials urge protection against mosquitoes after a mosquito in Pontiac tested positive for West Nile virus.

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Published June 14, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — Those curious about the inner workings of city government and how they can get involved will have an opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn about it firsthand during the upcoming Madison Heights Citizens Academy.

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Published June 14, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The greenhouse attached to Lamphere High School is finding new use as a learning space for special needs students.   The Lamphere Adult Transition Program, or LATP, is a post-secondary life skills and vocational program that serves young adults ages 18-26 with a development disability or cognitive impairment who reside in the Lamphere school district and who have not received a high school diploma.

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Published June 14, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The milkweed plant was once banned in the city of Madison Heights, but is now allowed following an ordinance amendment that recognizes its role in sustaining pollinator insect populations — most notably that of the monarch butterfly.

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