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Published September 16, 2015

Chief Harold Lanstra poses with the members of the St. Clair Shores Village Police Motorcycle Squad on June 19, 1928. They were photographed in the police yard, which was located on the northeast corner of the Davis block near Harper and 11 Mile Road. From left to right are Trufly Dubey, Harvey Champine, Jim Trombly and Jim Nelson. In June 1926, the first Police Department had been organized with a team of four men and two motorcycles. John (Jack) Doyle was appointed chief, and Harold Lanstra, Abel Allard and Harvey Champine were patrolmen.Read More

Published September 16, 2015

METRO DETROIT — The school year kicked off Sept. 8, filling the roads and sidewalks once again with buses and children traveling to and from school.

With more traffic on the roads and more children walking outside, AAA Michigan is reminding motorists to stay alert in neighborhoods and school zones as part of its School’s Open — Drive Carefully awareness campaign.

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Published September 9, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — The price of water has been a long-debated topic in metro Detroit, and recent meetings involving community leaders and members of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, or DWSD, have shed some light on the issue.


Macomb Area Communities for Regional Opportunities, or MACRO, has held meetings with DWSD representatives to discuss forthcoming contracts in relation to the Great Lakes Water Authority, or GLWA — an arrangement enacted in November 2014 that involves Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties paying annual lease payments.

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Published September 9, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration announced Sept. 1 that the state would develop its own carbon implementation plan to meet the power plant carbon emissions guidelines set for it in President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan.


The Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce power plant greenhouse gas emissions by a third of 2012 levels by 2030, allows states to develop their own plans to reach their respective targets.

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Published September 9, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration announced Sept. 1 that the state would develop its own carbon implementation plan to meet the power plant carbon emissions guidelines set for it in President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan.


The Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce power plant greenhouse gas emissions by a third of 2012 levels by 2030, allows states to develop their own plans to reach their respective targets.

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Published September 9, 2015

ST. CLAIR SHORES — For Martin Bucknarish, art didn’t come to be a big part of his life until he was laid up with back surgery a decade ago.


“I was a design engineer for most of my life,” said Bucknarish, of Sterling Heights.


Now 63, the colored pencil and ink artist began by sketching to keep himself occupied and started seeing improvement after about two years. Working as a visionary artist, Bucknarish said most of his artwork reflects visions in his head and dreams of other worlds. Every piece, he said, has a story.

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Published September 9, 2015

ST. CLAIR SHORES — With vendors selling Michigan-made products, activities for children, music, food trucks and more, the 2015 Made in Michigan Festival has something for everyone.


The festival kicks off at 1 p.m. Sept. 18, at the Senior Activities Center, 20000 Stephens, with more than 60 vendors of homemade and Michigan-made products, as well as a variety of food trucks and performances throughout the day by local bands. It will be open until 8 p.m. that day.

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Published September 9, 2015

METRO DETROIT — After a strong summer, the housing market in metro Detroit shows no signs of regressing heading into the fall, although buyers and sellers both could take extra precautions in getting in or out of a house.


For the buyer, real estate agent Jan Hays, with Max Broock in Birmingham, said the market will still look to be a sellers market in the fall, so buyers should be ready to make a bid when going to look at a house and not be afraid to make the call.

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Published September 4, 2015

Summer may be ending soon, but the construction schedule for two counties’ road commissions will still mostly be ongoing through the fall.

According to Craig Bryson from the Road Commission for Oakland County, a few major road undertakings within the C & G Newspapers readership area are underway but not complete.

The biggest project, he said, concerns the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of 14 Mile and Orchard Lake roads as well as its surroundings.

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Published September 4, 2015

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Nearly 80 years ago, on Sept. 27, 1935, the St. Clair Shores Public Library opened its doors.


Tucked in a room of the old Municipal Building, on the site currently occupied by the 40th District Court, the library was staffed by volunteers from the St. Clair Shores Study Club and contained more than 500 books that had been donated or purchased, including 60 bought with a donation from Edsel Ford.

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Published September 4, 2015

The state of Michigan and Macomb County Health Department have confirmed the first human cases of West Nile Virus in Macomb County since 2013.

Michigan health officials said that human cases of the virus have been confirmed in Macomb, Monroe and Ottawa counties this week, and warn residents to take care to protect themselves from mosquitos that may carry the virus.

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Published August 31, 2015

METRO DETROIT — An invasive, tree-killing insect working its way across the U.S. is closing in on Michigan, and the Department of Natural Resources is asking residents to be watchful.


The Asian longhorn beetle, first found in New York back in 1996, bores into trees to lay its eggs, which then hatch and bore deeper to the heart of the tree, according to DNR spokeswoman Joanne Foreman.

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Published August 29, 2015

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Although it may seem as if summer’s warmth may never end, the kids will be back in school within the next week, welcoming new friends, new principals and new technology.


In Lake Shore Public Schools, high demand means another Great Start Readiness preschool class will be added at Rodgers Elementary, bringing the total to four classes of the program.

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Published August 29, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Detroit Arsenal of Democracy Museum Director John Lind said booking a 1940s-era swing dance on Patriot Day, the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, was certainly not a coincidence.

“It’s a celebration of the American spirit,” Lind said. “It’s a celebration of our veterans, a celebration for our working men and women, past and present. It’s a victory celebration.”

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Published August 28, 2015

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development issued a consumer advisory Aug. 24 regarding products sold at farmers markets and festivals that could pose a potential health risk.

Although no illnesses have been identified, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development spokeswoman Jennifer Holton cautioned consumers to dispose of all products labeled under the brands Brandy’s “Jam”boree-N-More, Brandy & Dutch Weigand or Pier III.

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Published August 27, 2015

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Twelve-year-old Aiden Toby was on the lookout for Corvettes at this year’s Shorewood Kiwanis Harper Charity Cruise, held the evening of Aug. 26.


It’s his favorite car because of “the really slick look of it.”


Toby, of Allen Park, and his brother, Ethan Toby, 5, sat alongside their grandfather, Robert Pisha, to watch classic cars, hot rods, muscle cars and a few unique trucks cruise Harper Avenue from Old Eight Mile Road up to Bayside Street, near 11 Mile Road.

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Published August 26, 2015

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Now in its fourth year, the Jefferson Middle School Community Giving Garden is more popular than ever.

“So far, this has been our best season for our garden,” said Sarah Bowman, who teaches the Project Science class at Jefferson Middle School with Lisa Beckman.

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Published August 17, 2015

ST. CLAIR SHORES — While the summer may be winding to its end, there’s still one tradition yet to come that gives visitors a chance to have fun in the sun and see the history of the automobile cruise down Harper Avenue.


The Shorewood Kiwanis Harper Charity Cruise will hit the road from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 26 along Harper Avenue, from Old Eight Mile Road up to Bayside Street, bringing thousands of people to St. Clair Shores, said Dr. Carl Papa, of Shorewood Kiwanis.

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Published August 17, 2015

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The same week that Shorewood Kiwanis hosts its major fundraising event, the Harper Charity Cruise, it will be taking part in a huge gathering of other Kiwanians to celebrate 100 years of Kiwanis International.


To be held at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, the Michigan District of Kiwanis International will gather Aug. 27-30 for its annual convention.

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Published August 17, 2015

Even the lowest oil prices in around six years do not guarantee a cheaper August road trip in Michigan, and experts are blaming it on reports of technical problems at an Indiana refinery.

On Aug. 12, the price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil hovered around the $43 per barrel mark. Nevertheless, AAA Michigan reported a major recent swing in gas prices — although the state’s gas prices averaged around $2.48 per gallon Aug. 11, that increased to $2.58 per gallon Aug. 12 and to around $2.81 per gallon Aug. 13.

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