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Published February 24, 2016

ROYAL OAK — For art teacher Jamie Laidlaw, allowing students their own personal space to amplify their talents has resulted in success.

For 22 years, Laidlaw’s Shrine Catholic High School and Academy art room has allowed students the freedom to explore the mediums where they feel their talents lie while taking the time to individually foster their talents.

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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

Berkley American Legion Post 374
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Published February 17, 2016

ROYAL OAK — A special ceremony is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at Royal Oak Middle School to acknowledge the naming of Glenn Frey Drive as a tribute to the late musician and resident.

A portion of Willis Avenue running along the south side of Royal Oak Middle School — the former Dondero High School — will be changed to Glenn Frey Drive following unanimous approval by the Royal Oak Schools Board of Education Feb. 11. The district owns the portion of roadway to be rededicated, and that portion of roadway does not include any addresses that would need changing.

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Published February 15, 2016

OAKLAND COUNTY — It’s been more than 10 years that the Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority has been working with law enforcement officers around the county as part of its pre-booking jail diversion program.

But recently, the county made its effort official with a resolution to continue training that keeps nonviolent misdemeanor offenders with mental illnesses or developmental disabilities out of jail.

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Published February 15, 2016

OAKLAND COUNTY — Those who frequent Interstate 75 can expect some relief from rush hour traffic this year, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced during his 2016 State of the County address.

The Michigan Department of Transportation will begin working on widening I-75 this summer in an effort to ease congestion and improve commerce, Patterson said in front of an estimated 600 people at the Auburn Hills Marriott Feb. 10.

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Published February 10, 2016

CLAWSON — A plan for a community skating rink was put on ice last week after a series of complications made carrying out the idea a no-go for this winter season.

“It does look like our ice rink has been delayed for this winter of 2016, so we look forward to the ice skating rink in perhaps November, December of this year,” said Mayor Penny Luebs.

Former colleagues and members of the City Council thanked Gregory Kucera Jr. for all of his work and volunteer time in trying to make the free skating rink a reality.

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Published February 10, 2016

ROYAL OAK — When Kelli Dobner first interviewed with the Judson Center, it was more of a formality.

Dobner said she was contacted by a recruiter and she wasn’t really interested because she felt satisfied with where she was employed. After some additional thought, she decided to just go to the interview.

“And then it was done after that because I got to learn more about the organization and what they do and some of the people that make it possible,” she said. “And then I was all in, and I’m always going to be all in.”

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Published February 8, 2016

ROYAL OAK — Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha began championing human health and human rights long before the Flint water crisis.

“It was here in Royal Oak that I learned what to do,” she said.

Hanna-Attisha and a group of fellow Royal Oak students formed a group in 1994 to speak out against an incinerator believed to be harmful in Madison Heights. As teenagers, they worked to get it closed.

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Published February 3, 2016

CLAWSON — History buffs and community supporters are invited to journey back to a time where anything was possible at the general store.

“You were limited by what he stocked; however, you could order almost anything and have it delivered right to your doorstep or to the shopkeeper,” said Clawson Historical Museum curator Melodie Nichols.

The Clawson Historical Museum has been closed for housekeeping and the installation of a new exhibit, “The World at Your Doorstep: the General Store, 1900-1935.”

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Published February 2, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Sometimes people balk at the cost of adopting an animal. A rescue may charge $200 for a dog, but they might have already spent hundreds more on spaying or neutering, dental care, food and more. Treating heartworm alone can cost $400. And then there are cases where an animal has mange, broken limbs or other ailments that require immediate treatment.

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Published February 1, 2016

ROYAL OAK — Jack Salter may be a Republican, but the founder of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland and Macomb Counties said last week that he supports Royal Oak Mayor Jim Ellison in his plan to seek the Democratic Party’s nomination for state representative.

Salter said he would always vote for Ellison because of the qualities he stands for, regardless of political party affiliation.

“And Jim has integrity in spades,” Salter said.

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Published January 27, 2016

ROYAL OAK — Already stressed out in the new year? Searching for solutions to life’s challenges? Oakland Community College is hosting a series of free wellness sessions designed for a little extra help.

“We have a number of different things happening on a number of campuses at any given time,” said Bridget Kavanaugh, Oakland Community College marketing and communications interim manager.

Kavanaugh said it just so happened that OCC was offering a number of activities at many of its campuses, so it seemed natural to have a wellness week.

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Published January 27, 2016

ROYAL OAK — Members of the City Commission unanimously approved earlier this month an agreement with an independent firm to analyze forthcoming plans for a new City Hall complex.

Plante Moran Cresa will vet details when a new complex is proposed by a partnership between the Surnow Company and the Boji Group — a partnership granted the exclusive opportunity to research and pitch a redevelopment plan for a new City Hall complex at the existing complex’s downtown location. The commission approved up to $30,000 Jan. 11 for the Plante Moran Cresa analysis.

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Published January 22, 2016

WARREN — In the summer of 1950, less than five years after the guns of World War II fell silent in the Far East, armed conflict erupted on the Korean peninsula.

The Korean War, also known in the United States and Canada as “The Forgotten War,” would eventually result in more than 36,000 American combat deaths. More than 100,000 Americans were wounded. Theater-wide, the numbers were staggering, with more than 5 million people killed, nearly half of them civilians.

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Published January 20, 2016

ROYAL OAK — Police closed the case of a 21-year-old Southfield woman who was found dead in her vehicle in November after investigators determined that no foul play was involved.

“There were no drugs or alcohol in her system,” said Royal Oak Police Department Criminal Investigations Division Lt. David Clemens. “She died from natural causes.”

Clemens said the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office concluded its investigation and determined that Brittany Jones died from natural causes.

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Published January 20, 2016

CLAWSON — A recall petition filed last week to oust Clawson school board trustee Kevin Turner states that he did not comply with the Open Meetings Act and does not encourage free expression.

Oakland County Director of Elections Joe Rozelle said a recall petition was filed Jan. 11 by Shelley Holloway.

Reasons listed on the petition are:

• Turner did not comply with the Open Meetings Act by not posting a timely announcement of the July 13, 2015, and Aug. 10, 2015, meetings and/or meeting agendas.

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Published January 20, 2016

ROYAL OAK — The city will participate for a second year in the annual point-in-time tally of people living on the streets of Oakland County.

The 2016 homeless street count will take place Wednesday, Jan. 27, and will be facilitated by the Oakland County Alliance for Housing with support from the city of Royal Oak.

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