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Published March 20, 2019

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Published March 19, 2019

ROCHESTER — This is the residence of Dr. B.C.H. Spencer, located on the west side of Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, now University Drive. Before Spencer occupied the home in the 1910s, it belonged to Dr. Jesse Wilson and his family, who purchased the property in the 1860s. The original section of the home dated back to the 1830s, when it was occupied by Almon Mack.

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Published March 19, 2019

ROCHESTER — The city of Rochester is once again joining volunteers in 100 countries to take part in a worldwide celebration of doing good during Good Deeds Day April 7. This year, the Rochester community is invited to donate children’s items to the Rochester Area Neighborhood House for the birthday room at the Clothes Closet, which provides new items to families in need for a child’s birthday.

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Published March 19, 2019

ROCHESTER — Oakland University student Ciara Sosnowski is hoping to bring an art and music festival to Rochester this summer. Sosnowski, 19, a recent graduate of Rochester Adams High, created the Rochester Fringe Fest — a nonprofit art and music festival for students — last year.

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Published March 19, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS/AUBURN HILLS/BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — A local school district has set its sights on expanding a program for gifted students. The Avondale School District launched its GATE, or Gifted and Talented Education, program during the 2017-18 school year, enrolling approximately 31 students in two multiage third- and fourth-grade classrooms at Woodland Elementary School.

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Published March 19, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — A safety path along the northwest side of Gallagher Road is closer to completion after township officials recently approved an engineering study for the project. The 1.1-mile pathway is slated to begin at the entrance of the Goodison Place neighborhood, on Silverbell Road, and will travel down Gallagher to the Paint Creek Trail.

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Published March 19, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — A new off-leash dog park could be on tap for Stony Creek Metropark in the next few years. The Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority board of commissioners is seeking a grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund to develop the off-leash dog area, the first of its kind in the metropark system.

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Published March 19, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Michigan is home to many who take advantage of spring break, enjoy vacations over the summer, or even escape the entire winter season in favor of a warmer climate. While they’re away, their homes are left largely unattended, making them vulnerable to break-ins and other crime. Luckily, law enforcement officials say there are a number of things people can do to protect their homes.

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Published March 19, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Have you ever wondered if your trusty family physician gets miffed by that old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”? We’ve got it on good authority that she doesn’t. In fact, your doc would be pleased as punch — a very nutrient-rich punch — to hear that you’re getting in daily servings of apples, berries and, especially, green vegetables.

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Published March 18, 2019

METRO DETROIT — The Michigan Department of Transportation announced last week that additional restrictions will be tacked on to the state and local road weight restrictions, which took effect Friday, March 15.

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Published March 18, 2019

METRO DETROIT — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is urging Michiganders to make informed diet choices during March, which is National Nutrition Month.

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Published March 14, 2019

METRO DETROIT — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Oakland County Health Division confirmed a total of 38 measles cases April 5. The cases follow an announcement made March 13 by the Oakland County Health Division confirming a case of travel-related measles.

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Published March 13, 2019

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Published March 13, 2019

METRO DETROIT — It’s an all-natural product that can reportedly treat chronic pain, ease anxiety and bring sleep to those suffering from insomnia — with few to no side effects or drug interactions. But about half of those who hear about this supposed wonder drug won’t even try it because of its association with marijuana. It’s cannabidiol, better known as CBD oil.

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Published March 13, 2019

METRO DETROIT — The garden of your dreams doesn’t have to exist in your mind, or even in the ground in your backyard. Raised-bed gardens, made of wood or other creatively repurposed building materials, offer many advantages to vegetable growers in residential lots and community gardens.

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Published March 13, 2019

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — A new partnership between two local nonprofits is benefiting low-income seniors in need. Thanks to a grant from an anonymous donor, low-income seniors serviced by the Rochester Area Neighborhood House are now able to exercise, eat a healthy lunch, socialize and get involved with the community at the Older Persons’ Commission.

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Published March 13, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — In the hopes of freeing up clogged phone lines on Election Day, the city of Rochester Hills developed and launched its online Election Day Precinct Support Portal last November.

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Published March 13, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Two hundred years ago, on March 16, mill builders Benjamin Woodworth and William Russell purchased 160 acres of land on the Paint Creek, near Dutton and Livernois roads.

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Published March 13, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — Residents in the city of Rochester Hills now have fewer days to light off fireworks. At the end of 2018, the Michigan Legislature approved a set of bills giving local communities more control over fireworks. The bills give municipalities the option of cutting the total number of days that fireworks can be set off from 30 days per year to 12, an option that the Rochester Hills City Council unanimously approved Feb. 25.

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Published March 13, 2019

ROCHESTER — Those who shop or dine in downtown Rochester this March will have a chance to start spring off with shopping sprees of up to $1,000. The Rochester Downtown Development Authority is hosting its sixth annual Mad Money March event, which DDA Events Coordinator Jenna O’Dell said is an incentive to spend dollars in downtown Rochester to be entered in a drawing for a chance to win shopping sprees of $1,000, $500 or $250 at participating businesses.

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