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Published February 22, 2016

Continuing a tradition started by gym teacher Lisa Pecoraro, students at Violet Elementary spent a day jump roping for health this month.

Students donned red in honor of the American Heart Association and spent the day jumping, skipping and more Feb. 12 to celebrate the money they had raised for the AHA in 2016. The school has participated in Jump Rope for Heart annually since about 2000, when Pecoraro joined the school staff. It was about the same time that she lost her grandmother to heart disease.

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Published February 21, 2016

With organizers joking that it will be your fault if you leave hungry, plans are underway for this year’s Shorian Taste Fest, a fun time with an important purpose — making sure kids stay safe on the football field.

The seventh annual Shorian Taste Fest will be held 1-5 p.m. March 6 at Barrister Gardens, 24225 Harper Ave., with more than 30 restaurants and caterers offering up tastes of their cuisine, from Andiamo and Applebee’s to Hooters, Buffalo Wild Wings, Starbucks and G. Willie’s.

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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 17, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — While the North American International Auto Show has wrapped up, auto enthusiasts don’t have to hide out in the garage, waiting for summer cruises — Autorama is just around the corner.

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Published February 17, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Winners were announced for the St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade logo, a contest open to high school art students.

The Parade Committee announced the winning logo Feb. 1, created by Kyle Molloy, a senior at Lakeview High School.

“Originally, it was a school project,” Molloy said. “One of my friends, last year, won the same contest. I thought it’d be a really cool thing to win.”

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Published February 17, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — While the cold, snow and salt keep classic cars covered for the winter, it’s not stopping plans from progressing for this year’s Shorewood Kiwanis Harper Charity Cruise. 

The winners of this year’s logo contest were announced Feb. 5 at Macomb Community College. 

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Published February 17, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Brys Park has gone to the dogs, and some local students are making sure those canines have a good time there.

Although Daniel Feldman, of Grosse Pointe Woods, is a sophomore at Grosse Pointe North High School, his father, Jim Feldman, teaches at Lake Shore High School. The Feldmans have a 3-year-old golden retriever, Finn, who they regularly bring to play in the Statler Maloof Bark Park at Brys Park.

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Published February 17, 2016

METRO DETROIT — As the water crisis unfolds in Flint, homeowners living in older houses may want to consider that they risk lead contamination as well.

Lead is a toxic metal that can be found throughout the environment — in the air, soil or water — or even inside the home. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that at least 4 million U.S. households have children living in them who are exposed to elevated lead levels. 

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Published February 12, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Despite the general lack of frozen weather this winter, organizers are hoping that St. Clair Shores residents will still come out to have a great time at the 2016 Aqua Freeze Festival Feb. 19-21 at Blossom Heath Park.

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Published February 10, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Celebrating 70 years of inviting customers to “stay on the right track” and come visit them at Nine Mile and Mack, representatives from Roy O’Brien Ford were before City Council Feb. 1 asking for site plan approval for a new look for the dealership.

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Published February 10, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — In its third year of granting scholarships to three St. Clair Shores graduating seniors, the Women’s Civic League of St. Clair Shores is upping its game. 

This year, the first-place scholarship winner will take home a $1,500 scholarship, second place will win $500, and third will win $50. Previously, all three winners had been awarded $500.

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Published February 3, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Feeling stressed? Want to meet new friends?

Then grab your markers and head over to the St. Clair Shores Senior Activities Center.

The Coloring Social Circle meets at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays at the center, located at 20000 Stephens St. The group was formed to help members experience the health benefits of adult coloring: “By engaging multiple parts of the brain while coloring, focusing on the lines, movements and colors, we can de-stress,” according to its newsletter.

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Published February 3, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Asking for more clarification, City Council tabled a request from the Community Development and Inspection Department to increase rates paid for permits.

CDI Director Chris Rayes said the latest audit by Plante and Moran showed that the department was not being supported by the fees it was charging users. In reviewing the last five years of fees and revenues, it seemed that the Building Department’s permit prices were generating enough income, but the electrical, mechanical, plumbing and refrigeration permits were not.

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Published February 3, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Continuing a process begun in 2012, the city will finish the replacement of its stock of mercury vapor streetlight fixtures with LED lighting with help from the Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office.

To date, 3,500 fixtures in the city have been replaced through the program because of an Energy Optimization Rebate from the energy office. Now, Community Development and Inspection Director Chris Rayes said that the city will receive another rebate to help pay for the replacement of the final 500 fixtures.

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Published February 3, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — State and federal politicians recently shared their concerns for the health of the Great Lakes and Lake St. Clair during the annual Waterfront Environmental Committee meeting.

“My mother used to swim in the Rouge River,” said U.S. Rep. Sander Levin, D-Roseville, speaking at the Jan. 21 meeting.

Levin said that’s why he is behind the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, because it is important for everyone to get involved. St. Clair Shores, he said, is very active in working to clean up the water.

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Published February 1, 2016

Firefighters spent more than four hours fighting a house fire along Lake St. Clair Jan. 30 that necessitated help from four neighboring agencies, as well.

“I saw a haze off the back,” said Maynard Buszek, who lives three doors down from the house that went up in flames that morning. “I could hear crackling and I saw flames on the back deck (and) smoke coming out the roof.”

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Published January 26, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The St. Clair Shores Historical Commission is inviting residents to take a look back with the dedication of a third historical landmark in the city.

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Published January 26, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Facing changes to dozens of sections of the zoning ordinance, City Council instead tabled the matter, with the mayor creating a new committee to go through the changes and make recommendations to council. 

“I don’t think the public has had adequate notice about a lot of the changes on here today,” Councilman Chris Vitale said.

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