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Published July 14, 2016

The Macomb County Health Department confirmed July 16 the death of a Macomb County woman who recently contracted bacterial meningitis.

Kristy Malter, 21, a junior at Central Michigan University and a Notre Dame Prepratory School alumna, recently served as a day camp instructor at Life Time Fitness in Rochester Hills, working with children between the ages of 5 and 12.

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Published July 8, 2016

A despondent gunman caused the evacuation of Heritage Park and a barricade of the surrounding area just before noon July 8. Farmington Hills Assistant Police Chief David Stasch said that the situation is under control and it appears that a man has committed suicide.

Police barricaded the area and evacuated families and children from the park, located in the area of Farmington Road and 11 Mile, after a call came in about a despondent man in a vehicle in the park.

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Published July 7, 2016

1. Oakland County Fair
July 8-17 • Springfield Oaks County Park, Davisburg

The Oakland County Fair is a much-loved summer tradition, and this year the event will come to town July 8-17 at Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg.

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Published July 6, 2016

Officials from the Oakland County Health Division are reminding residents to take proper precautions against West Nile virus this summer, as a pool of mosquitoes recently tested positive for the disease.

“We have traps set in Oakland County, and we routinely go through and check the traps for mosquitoes and test them for West Nile,” Kathy Forzley, manager of the Oakland County Health Division, said. “We had our first positive.”

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Published July 1, 2016

Michigan’s dry. It’s no surprise.

Although no statewide fireworks ban has been instituted, many local communities are restricting burning and fireworks until further notice.

In just one week, Michigan has more than doubled the area considered dry. During the week of June 21, 13.02 percent of the state was abnormally dry, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center. When the state was monitored on June 28, that increased to 31.47 percent.

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Published July 1, 2016

Beaches, cherry and film festivals, wineries, fine resorts and much more make Traverse City one of the top tourist destinations in the state. The city also has a rich history, including a legacy of long-ago lumber barons, along with cultural offerings like the restored City Opera House and the Traverse City Film Festival.

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Published June 30, 2016

1. Clawson’s Fourth of July celebration
Monday, July 4 • Clawson

When it comes to the Fourth of July, there ain’t no party like a Clawson party. Independence Day has been a big deal in this small town since the 1930s, and this year is no exception.

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Published June 24, 2016

Located at the top of the mitten on the shores of Little Traverse Bay, Petoskey offers visitors a true Up North experience.

“Ever since the days of passenger trains, guests have flocked to Petoskey to take advantage of its scenic beauty, relaxed atmosphere and northern Michigan hospitality,” said Diane Dakins, Assistant Director of the Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau.

Whether your vacation style is action-packed or ultra-relaxed, Petoskey’s got you covered.

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Published June 23, 2016

1. GM River Days Festival
June 24-26 • Detroit

If you haven’t had a chance to explore downtown Detroit’s newly renovated riverfront, GM River Days is the perfect time to check it out and have some summer fun while you’re at it.

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Published June 16, 2016

1. Benefit for Orlando
Friday, June 17 • Soho, Ferndale

In response to the June 12 mass shooting at an Orlando, Florida, nightclub, Ferndale businesses are coming together for a benefit to raise funds for the victims of the attack and their families.

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Published June 15, 2016

With miles of beaches, countless outdoor recreation options, summer festivals and plenty of vacation rentals, it’s no wonder Caseville is often considered the “closer Up North.”

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Published June 9, 2016

1. Clay, Glass & Metal Show
June 11-12 • Downtown Royal Oak

The annual Clay, Glass & Metal Show in downtown Royal Oak isn't your average art fair because, unlike other shows, this one only includes works that are created from the earth using heat and fire.

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Published June 7, 2016

Summer in Michigan is the perfect time for traveling, and whether you want to relax in a quaint resort town, walk along a sandy beach, explore a bustling city or escape from one, countless options abound right here in the mitten. Each week, our new Discover Michigan web series will explore a road trip-worthy Michigan destination and offer some tips on what to see and do while you’re there. 

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Published June 2, 2016

1. Detroit Grand Prix
June 3-5 • Belle Isle, Detroit

Fulfill your need for speed all weekend long at the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix June 3-5 at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park.

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Published May 25, 2016

1. Memorial Day parades
Saturday, May 28 • Madison Heights
Sunday, May 29 • St. Clair Shores
Monday, May 30 • Royal Oak | Sterling Heights | Roseville | Eastpointe

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Published May 19, 2016

1. Visit your local farmers market
May 21-22 • Metro Detroit

There’s nothing like spending a spring morning browsing fresh produce and locally made products at one of metro Detroit’s farmers markets — and with new markets popping up every year, there are more locations than ever to choose from.

This weekend, in particular, a number of local markets will officially open for the season:

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Published May 14, 2016

Motor City Comic Con is this weekened, and more than 300 artists, writers, illustrators and actors are on hand to showcase their work, greet fans, sign autographs, take photos and participate in panel discussions. More than 50,000 guests are expected to attend the convention, which is the largest event of its kind in Michigan.

C & G Newspapers was there when Motor City Comic Con opened on Friday. Here's a look at the first day of the convention through social media. 

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Published May 12, 2016

1. Motor City Comic Con
May 13-15 • Novi

Fans of all things pop culture will have a chance to chat with comic book creators, meet film and TV icons, and walk among superheroes at the 27th annual Motor City Comic Con May 13-15 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

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Published May 6, 2016

This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day, and whether you’re delving into comics for the first time or you’re a seasoned collector, it’s the perfect opportunity to visit your local comic book store.

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Published May 5, 2016

1. Celebrate mom with flowers
Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7 • Lake Orion  |  Sunday, May 8 • Royal Oak

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8, and if you’re looking for a gift for mom, you can’t go wrong with flowers. Here are a few places to buy bouquets, baskets, plants and more.

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