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Published June 24, 2015

METRO DETROIT — After the YMCA helped set a Guinness World Record last year for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson, you’d think they’d take a year off.

Think again.

Last week, the nonprofit teamed up again with World’s Largest Swim Lesson — a coalition of national water safety experts and trainers — to try to set the record for the world’s largest swim lesson in 24 hours. Currently, Team WLSL holds the Guinness record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson, with 36,564 participants in 22 countries around the world.

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Published June 24, 2015

ROYAL OAK — City officials want it known that they will be replacing many trees that will be removed as part of the 2015 downtown sidewalk improvement program.

“In the downtown area, we have determined that we don’t have any choice but to replace the trees,” said City Manager Don Johnson, adding that not all trees will be removed, just those that are marked or already gone.

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Published June 23, 2015

ROYAL OAK — Thoughts of snow and sub-zero temperatures aren’t at the forefront for most residents, but elected officials are discussing best practices to keep sidewalks clear come winter.

The City Commission unanimously agreed June 15 to enact a public information campaign that places emphasis on the importance of keeping sidewalks clear of snow and ice during winter months.

Graduate City Management Intern Kayla Barber-Perrotta presented a report during the June 15 City Commission meeting outlining options for city leaders.

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Published June 22, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Sixteen people around metro Detroit have been charged in what the federal government is calling the largest Medicare fraud takedown in history.

Nationwide, 243 arrests were made as part of the investigation, including doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals for their alleged participation in schemes to defraud Medicare of $712 million through false billings. The investigation also led to the suspension of a number of health care providers.

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Published June 22, 2015

CLAWSON — Carrying on a lengthy tradition of revelry, the city is kicking off its weeklong-and-then-some Fourth of July celebration beginning June 24 with an ice cream social and band concert.

Members of the Clawson Lions Club will begin serving ice cream sundaes at 7 p.m. June 24 at the Clawson City Park pavilion followed by a 7:30 performance by the South Oakland Concert band.

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Published June 22, 2015

A stretch of Van Dyke Avenue in Warren is seeing signs of redevelopment as General Motors and a local dealership have committed to investing in the area.

In May, GM announced that its Warren Technical Center in Warren is poised to undergo an estimated nine-figure investment toward renovation and expansion.

GM spokesman Dan Flores said the automaker opened the Tech Center in the 1950s, and it has served as a core hub of vehicle development and design as well as research and development.

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Published June 19, 2015

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — With the Pride of Michigan floating in the background, local officials and business leaders touted the impact that the lake continues to have on the local economy during the second annual State of Lake St. Clair address on June 10.

County Executive Mark Hackel said Macomb County’s Blue Water Economy initiative is the reason for numerous accomplishments since its inception in 2013.

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Published June 18, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS — Dozens of prisoners at the Macomb County Jail were released the evening of June 17 and the morning of June 18 due to overcrowding, sheriff’s officials reported.

According to Sheriff Anthony Wickersham, an overcrowding state of emergency was declared on June 2 after the jail population exceeded the rated design capacity (RDC).

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Published June 17, 2015

CLAWSON — Hearing some of the daily “Pattyisms” is one of the things that those who know Schalm Elementary School Principal Patricia Pell will miss about her.

Adages like, “Even on your worst day, you are someone’s biggest hope,” “Everyday is a fresh start,” and “Strive to understand the other person’s point of view,” will be remembered by her colleagues.

But the most endearing memory will be the principal’s love for the students. Pell has spent 19 years as the principal at Schalm Elementary School.

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Published June 17, 2015

METRO DETROIT — The flooring scene has changed drastically in the last few years, according to flooring experts in the area.

New types of flooring are available, such as luxury vinyl, which can resemble any other type of floor. And other timeless types of flooring, such as hardwood and carpet, have advanced leaps and bounds in terms of stability, finishes, style and softness.

Matt Pfeiffer, owner of Northern Flooring in Lake Orion, said that hardwood is the No. 1 type of flooring in Michigan and the best investment in terms of resale factor.

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Published June 17, 2015

METRO DETROIT — With winters that seem to last most of the year, Michiganders know how to take advantage of the warm weather once it finally rolls around.

Dinner time, exercise routines and daily play all seem to migrate outdoors in the summer months. It should come as no surprise, then, that many families in metro Detroit like to relocate movie night to the open air, too.

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Published June 15, 2015

ROYAL OAK — Less than a week before the deadline to raise enough money for a downtown “smart park,” the city reached its $60,000 target.

The city reached its crowdfunding goal via Patronicity June 10 with a $10,000 donation from Emagine Royal Oak entrepreneur Paul Glantz.

As of press time, the city had raised $64,840 via 394 donors at The campaign kicked off May 18 and ended June 16.

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Published June 15, 2015

METRO DETROIT — The Michigan Gaming Control Board and 15 plaintiffs, including the Michigan Charitable Gaming Association, have been in a legal battle since the MGCB filed new rules on May 14, 2014, that would significantly limit the amount and type of business conducted in charity poker lounges.

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Published June 15, 2015

Few things suggest summer like vacations, camping, cookouts and the beach. But AAA Michigan is reminding drivers that summer can also bring increased danger on the roads.

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the season between Memorial Day and Labor Day makes up what AAA calls the “100 Deadliest Days.” Teen deaths related to auto accidents tend to rise during this period partly because teens have more time and chances to drive, according to the foundation.

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Published June 11, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Fireworks are a Fourth of July staple.

From cherry bombs to Roman candles, Michiganders have enjoyed launching fireworks since before the Fireworks Safety Act of 2011 was signed into law, permitting consumer pyrotechnics on the day before, day of and day after designated national holidays.

But for some veterans, fireworks and other loud noises can trigger memories from military experiences.

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Published June 10, 2015

ROYAL OAK  — The love affair Marge Goodrich has with her Crane Avenue home began years before she signed the purchase agreement.

“Whenever I took a walk — because I lived only a couple blocks away — I would circle this block, and then I started becoming fixated on this particular home,” Goodrich said.

It seemed like kismet that after unsuccessfully attempting to correspond with the out-of-state homeowner, the house hit the market and became hers.

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Published June 10, 2015

ROYAL OAK — Changes to the 21st annual Clay, Glass & Metal Show this weekend include a new location and more interactive opportunities for the expected 15,000 attendees.

The show is moving to Fourth Street between Main and Knowles in downtown Royal Oak this year because of construction at its usual location on South Washington Avenue, and Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce Director of Events Jennifer Clark said the change is building additional excitement for the event, which will take place from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 13 and from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. June 14.

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Published June 10, 2015


ROYAL OAK — A man wanted for breaking into local homes was arrested last week through the cooperation of the Royal Oak Police Department and the Berkley Public Safety Department.

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Published June 10, 2015

ROYAL OAK — After an intense month of discussions with residents, the City Commission last week approved modifications to its residential sidewalk program.

As expected, commission members voted unanimously June 1 in favor of new requirements for sidewalk replacement and patching criteria, as City Manager Don Johnson had suggested and preliminarily implemented in May.

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Published June 10, 2015

METRO DETROIT — It’s time to let your light shine — in your home, that is.

We all have many lighting styles in our homes: table lamps, under-cabinet lights, and even the tuxedo of lights: chandeliers.

But what kinds of lighting work best for your abode?

Corie Conroy, owner of Bloomfield Hills-based First Impression Home Staging and Interior Design, said different lighting packs a unique punch in your home, like bedroom table lighting that creates a calming feel.

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