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Published March 8, 2016

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP —With warm weather approaching, the whole family can enjoy kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, archery, fishing, exercise classes and much more at township parks.

Instruction sessions on a variety of activities are planned. “We have some really cool classes,” said Becky McLogan, township recreation manager.

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Published March 6, 2016

WARREN — Nearly 3,000 people came to “Feel the Bern” March 5 at Macomb Community College’s Warren campus.

A mixed-age crowd poured into MCC’s Sports and Expo Center to see presidential Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, of Vermont, discuss his campaign initiatives.

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Published March 2, 2016

A new program introduced by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan looks to help qualified homebuyers receive loans to purchase renovated homes in the city.

Duggan introduced the Detroit Home Mortgage program at a press conference on Thursday, Feb. 18, and detailed how banks will give a second mortgage needed to purchase renovated homes or make repairs to homes in Detroit.

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Published March 2, 2016

ROCHESTER HILLS — According to local officials in Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township, the outlook is positive for homeowners, residents, students and business.

“We are ranked the 16th highest for property values (in the nation) that have risen significantly,” Rochester Mayor Cathy Daldin said at the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce Community Outlook event Feb. 25 at Oakland University. City homeowners have seen a 40 percent average increase in home values in the past five years, she said.

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Published March 2, 2016

ROCHESTER — Spending your money in downtown Rochester this month will not only help support local merchants, it could also earn you a $1,000 shopping spree.

The Rochester Downtown Development Authority is hosting its third annual Mad Money March event, which DDA Events Coordinator Stephanie Hellebuyck said gives the community an incentive to spend dollars in downtown Rochester during a month that can otherwise be a bit dreary.

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Published March 2, 2016

ROCHESTER HILLS — A new 220,000-square-foot, 750-bed housing facility at Oakland University is on track to be completed by August 2018.

“A $77 million building for student housing,” OU Vice President John Young said. In addition to student housing, the building will hold a 600-seat dining hall, classrooms, meeting spaces and more.

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Published March 1, 2016

ROCHESTER — Those eagerly awaiting spring can bring a little bit of cheer into their homes this month as part of a long-standing fundraiser for Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve.

Rita Kerr, a longtime nature center volunteer and retired employee, said a past board member came up with the idea for the Daffodils for Dinosaurs fundraiser 26 years ago.

“She had been traveling and either saw something similar or read about something similar and said, ‘What about a daffodils sale in the early spring?’” Kerr said.

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Published March 1, 2016

ROCHESTER HILLS — Local firefighters recently fought residential fires in an apartment and a house.

According to Rochester Hills Fire Chief Sean Canto, a local woman suffered minor injuries while jumping from her second-floor apartment during a 12:50 p.m. Feb. 26 fire in the 400 block of Kensington Drive, near Hamlin and Rochester roads.

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Published March 1, 2016

ROCHESTER — The Rochester Community Schools district will survey 300 randomly selected parents of preschool children March 7-9 to assess opinions about preschool education and to ask parents of preschoolers what they think about the future plans for the program within RCS.

Rochester Community Schools Superintendent Robert Shaner said the preschool program has been a valuable part of the school district for more than 34 years.

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Published February 24, 2016

ROCHESTER — Students in the Rochester Community Schools district will soon receive free entry into the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farms thanks to a new program.

Rochester Hills Public Library Director Christine Lind Hage brought the idea back from the ConnectED Library Challenge Summit at the White House offices in Washington, D.C., last month.

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Published February 23, 2016

ROCHESTER — The antiques gathering dust in the attic or taking up space in the basement could be worth some cold hard cash — or their value could be merely sentimental.

The only way to find out for sure is to visit the Rochester-Avon Historical Society’s annual Antique Appraisal Day noon-4 p.m. March 6 at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow Ave., to have items assessed by certified appraisers.

Event chair Carol Tough said the Rochester-Avon Historical Society has hosted the event for over two decades.

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Published February 23, 2016

ROCHESTER — St. John Lutheran School’s Future City Competition team was in Washington, D.C., last weekend, battling against schools across the nation to defend its two-time national championship title.

For the sixth consecutive year, the team took first place in the Engineering Society of Detroit’s Michigan Regional Future City Competition, and it also won the Automation Technology Achievement, Building a World of Difference and Incorporation of Plastic Materials awards for its city — “Egabrag,” which is garbage spelled backward.

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Published February 23, 2016

ROCHESTER HILLS —Twelve local schools have been selected as green school finalists in a program aimed at educating and motivating students to live a greener lifestyle.

The city’s Recyclebank program funds school projects ranging from outdoor learning centers to community gardens. Recyclebank points — which residents earn for recycling — are donated to the program to fund the school efforts. Schools in the program are allowed to apply for up to $2,500 for a green school project.

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Published February 23, 2016

ROCHESTER HILLS/AUBURN HILLS  — The Avondale Theater Company was selected to represent the state of Michigan and perform in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland, in August, but raising enough money to go is a challenge the group is still working on diligently.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world — with approximately 50,459 performances of 3,314 shows in 313 venues reported last year.

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Published February 23, 2016

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — More than a dozen enthusiastic volunteers recently learned the safe way to conduct prescribed burns in the township.

Controlled burns are planned at four township parks this spring.

“We are working to build our volunteer training crew,” Ben VanderWeide, Oakland Township stewardship manager, said at a Feb. 20 training session at the Paint Creek Cider Mill. “Fire is a pretty important part of our natural areas. We have about 1,000 acres of parkland here.”

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Published February 22, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS — How did the American culture of death and dying come to be?

When do you talk to children about death? What happens when and after we die?

These questions and more are dissected during the third and last installment of “The Embrace of Aging” program on Detroit Public Television this month: “The Embrace of Dying — How We Deal with End of Life,” which premiered Feb. 8 as an eight-part series.

The first two installments focused on the male and female perspectives of growing old.

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Published February 20, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Book lovers across metro Detroit are invited to experience a communitywide reading program sponsored by public libraries in Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties.

Now in its 15th year, Everyone’s Reading promotes community dialogue through reading and discussing the same book. This year’s book selection is “Shanghai Girls,” by Lisa See.

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Published February 19, 2016

WARREN — When Tiffany Mullen was 7 years old, Child Protective Services removed her from the Mount Clemens home she shared with her mother.

“My mother was an alcoholic. When she was sober, she was an amazing mom. She was beautiful, kind and loving,” Mullen said. “Unfortunately, addiction got its claws in her, and she was not able to get out of it.”

Mullen was placed in foster care at the Shelter Care facility in Mount Clemens. All she had with her were some personal belongings delivered in a garbage bag through her caseworker.

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Published February 18, 2016

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Published February 16, 2016

ROCHESTER — Pretty much anything goes when decorating a skateboard deck for downtown Rochester’s sixth annual Deck Art competition.

South Street Skateshop co-owner Linda Gallaher — who coordinates the event with her husband, Von, their staff and the Rochester Downtown Development Authority — said the skateboard art exhibition and competition allows participants to use a blank skateboard deck as their canvas.

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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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