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Published June 22, 2016

ROYAL OAK — The excitement began building June 15 during an afternoon preview of the 19th annual Ford Arts, Beats & Eats.

Key festival members gathered at Lockhart’s BBQ to reveal the 2016 commemorative poster — created by Royal Oak’s own FWD design and marketing firm — along with new festival initiatives, including Meters Made Beautiful and #ABEHunt16.

The social scavenger hunt and giveaway will allow attendees to share selfies at various locations throughout the festival for a chance to win prizes.

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Published June 22, 2016

Police said a 23-year-old Pontiac man took his own life by lying on the railroad tracks near Catalpa Drive the morning of June 22.

Royal Oak Police Department Criminal Investigations Division Lt. David Clemens said the man’s next of kin was notified June 23.

“We are withholding the name out of respect and compassion for the family,” he said.

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Published June 22, 2016

CLAWSON — You can learn a lot about Judy Reed by taking a tour through her garden.

Stories of trips to Europe, a year-round pond her late husband constructed and roadside trash that Reed and her sister turned into treasures pepper the modest yard on Langley Boulevard.

Every piece of art, flower, plant and treasure from the past 40 years Reed particularly placed, and each one boasts a story.

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Published June 22, 2016

CLAWSON — After no action and a failed motion, members of the Clawson City Council put a stop to ongoing kitchen renovations inside the City Hall community room.

A vote of 3-2 June 7 placed the budgeted second round of renovations on ice, with Mayor Pro Tem Howie Airriess and Councilman Jim Horton voting in favor of continuing the work.

“I was against it from the beginning,” Horton said. “I voted for the budget because I was in the minority.”

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Published June 22, 2016

ROYAL OAK — Police are looking into whether or not a recently arrested 62-year-old Pontiac man is responsible for a rash of vehicle larcenies in the area east of downtown.

Police caught the suspect after receiving a call at 3:20 a.m. June 16 from a woman living in the 600 block of Kayser Avenue. She reported that her car alarm went off shortly after she had parked.

The woman told police she checked her vehicle and discovered that her purse had been stolen.

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Published June 22, 2016

ROYAL OAK — Off-duty police officer Joe Francis used his training to save a woman’s life recently while dining with his wife to celebrate their second wedding anniversary.

Francis was eating lunch at Ironwood Grill in Plymouth June 8 when he noticed a woman in distress.

According to accounts of the story, the woman was unable to breathe and Francis realized she was choking. Francis performed the Heimlich maneuver and, on the third thrust, dislodged a large piece of food from the woman’s throat. She then began to breathe normally.

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Published June 22, 2016

CLAWSON — Hot dogs and kids pedaling in parades have been traditions in the little city with a big heart for at least seven decades.

“The Kiddie Parade and Coney Day have been happening since before I moved to Clawson 36 years ago,” said Mayor Penny Luebs.

Historical Museum Curator Melodie Nichols has seen photos of Coney Day from the early 1940s. This year, the annual Kiddie Parade and Coney Day will take place on Saturday, June 25.

The excitement will begin at 11 a.m. with the Kiddie Parade.

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Published June 20, 2016

ROYAL OAK — A piece of iconic visual history arrived in Memorial Park Monday morning with the placement of a 25-foot statue replicating the Embracing Peace photograph.

The visual made famous in Life magazine of a soldier kissing a nurse on V-J Day, taken by photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, arrived on a flatbed truck from artist Seward Johnson’s New Jersey studio to its temporary resting place in Royal Oak at the northeast corner of Woodward Avenue and 13 Mile Road.

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Published June 15, 2016

ROYAL OAK — Beaumont Health officials gathered June 8 for a topping off ceremony for the hospital’s $120.8 million emergency center, which officials plan to open next year.

“Everything is on schedule and moving along, and we’re within budget and looking to open the new addition in late spring of 2017,” said Beaumont Project Executive Art Eckert.

Eckert said the new Beaumont Hospital emergency center will include the latest technological advances, new equipment, 125 private rooms with sliding glass doors, and no more curtains.

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Published June 15, 2016

ROYAL OAK/CLAWSON — Whether you are 4 or 74, a fun part of summer is reading. From beach reads to “War and Peace,” now is the time to grab a book and some friends and visit your local library for some summer fun and programs.

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Published June 13, 2016

ROYAL OAK — A bit of nostalgia peppered the annual State of the City Address June 8 as Jim Ellison took the stage for what could be his last State of the City as mayor.

Before Ellison addressed a full crowd inside the Baldwin Theatre in downtown Royal Oak, his son, Bradley Ellison, took the stage for a surprise performance of “Beautiful City” from “Godspell.” He sang and played the keyboard after speaking about his father, offering heartfelt and comical opening remarks.

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Published June 10, 2016

An Oakland County Circuit Court jury found Royal Oak resident Kirk Leach not guilty of the murder of 28-year-old Kenith Walter inside Leach’s Fern Street home in October 2015.

The jury reached the unanimous decision the afternoon of June 9, finding Leach not guilty on a count of open murder, which carried a potential sentence of life in prison.

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Published June 8, 2016

ROYAL OAK — Georgie Abbey’s opinions on abortion were reinforced after making an award-winning documentary on the contentious subject.

The Royal Oak High School senior interviewed clergymen, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence and students, and utilized C-SPAN footage in her short film.

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Published June 8, 2016

ROYAL OAK — For more than the past two decades, artisans specializing in clay, glass and metal have been filling Washington Avenue with their earthly creations.

“They are all created from dirt and earth, and they come from fire, so I like to think of it as a very grounded event,” said Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce Director of Events Jennifer Clark.

The 22nd annual Clay, Glass & Metal Show will take place 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, June 11, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, June 12, on Washington Avenue from Fourth Street to Lincoln Avenue.

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Published June 8, 2016

ROYAL OAK — Building character for fifth-grader Farrah Ardwin involves a laptop, moviemaking software iMovie and an eye for detail.

The Addams Elementary School student recently was asked by Spanish teacher Shannon Bowman to produce a short movie detailing the building’s new Family Circles character-building program.

The movie is scheduled to be shown before the Royal Oak Schools Board of Education June 9 to demonstrate the program, which Bowman and Addams Principal Joseph Youanes started this year.

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Published June 6, 2016

ROYAL OAK — When resident Robert Jones was honored with the Royal Oak Commission for the Arts lifetime achievement award at the age of 100 last year during the annual Celebration of the Arts, many thought the revelry wouldn’t be topped.

Jones’ daughter, Beverly Garcia, described the event as moving, especially when 24 trombone players began playing from the balcony of the middle school theater.

“A lot of them were his students,” she explained.

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Published June 4, 2016

METRO DETROIT — While there’s plenty of fun to be had on Michigan’s abundance of lakes and rivers this summer, there are also many potential dangers that can be easily avoided.

Local emergency personnel say that by following the rules of the water, all can enjoy a safe boating season this year.

“It comes down to common sense,” said Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham. “Be aware of your surroundings.”

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Published June 1, 2016

CLAWSON — Water rates will increase in the city following City Council approval of the 2016-17 annual budget.

Council members unanimously adopted the $15.17 million budget and accompanying millage and water and sewer rates during the council’s May 17 meeting. The council adopted the budget following public hearings where no one spoke.

Water and sewer rates will increase about 5.6 percent per 1,000 cubic feet per quarter for the upcoming fiscal year beginning July 1.

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Published June 1, 2016

ROYAL OAK — About 140 people filled the Churchill Community Education Center auditorium May 24 to learn more about the proposed $100 million Royal Oak Civic Center development.

Factors affecting the project were discussed, including the hows and the whys from the city’s perspective regarding the project, which would build a new police headquarters and City Hall.

The existing City Hall was built in 1952 for $473,061, which City Manager Don Johnson said would cost about $4.3 million today.

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Published June 1, 2016

ROYAL OAK — Visiting Engraving Specialist in the business’s  modified Washington Street house was like walking into an era when customer service included a long conversation about how the family was doing.

This level of kinship has come to a close, as partners Dick Lang and Kent Randall have decided to retire after more than four decades of helping clients with myriad engraving needs.

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