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Published April 17, 2015

C & G Newspapers Staff Writer Kevin Bunch is one of 10 journalists nationwide selected for the University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting’s 17th annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists. Bunch writes about Eastpointe and Roseville for the Eastsider, and he has carved out a niche as C & G Newspapers’ science writer.

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Published April 17, 2015

Five members of the C & G Newspapers team took home awards at the Society of Professional Journalists Detroit Chapter’s annual Excellence in Journalism competition at the San Marino Club in Troy on April 15. The awards recognized work from 2014.

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Published April 15, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Ain’t progress grand? Our phones rarely keep us tethered to the wall anymore. Thanks to email, our messages are as fast as lightning and don’t require a stamp. With MP3 players, we don’t have to wait for the radio disc jockey to play our favorite tune.


With so many changes in our everyday lives, it only makes sense that other activities we’re used to — like camping — would evolve with the times, too.

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Published April 15, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Ain’t progress grand? Our phones rarely keep us tethered to the wall anymore. Thanks to email, our messages are as fast as lightning and don’t require a stamp. With MP3 players, we don’t have to wait for the radio disc jockey to play our favorite tune.


With so many changes in our everyday lives, it only makes sense that other activities we’re used to — like camping — would evolve with the times, too.

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Published April 15, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Starting April 16, water heater manufacturers must comply with mandatory new standards issued by the U.S. Department of Energy geared toward conserving energy.


The new water heaters will be larger in size, due to increased insulation, and will have more expensive price tags, but they will save more energy.

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Published April 15, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — Grab your helmet and your favorite bicycle because it’s almost time to pedal your way around metro Detroit.


Macomb County will soon be inundated with bikes and riders, all traveling specific routes of differing lengths as part of CARE of Southeastern Michigan’s third annual Bike PATH fundraiser.

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Published April 15, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Children who enjoy live theater are invited to check out two productions coming to the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts this month.

“My Heart in a Suitcase” is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. April 21.

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Published April 14, 2015

St. Clair Shores Police say a woman who reported being forcefully robbed of her wedding ring during a Saturday afternoon at a local grocery store parking lot was not telling the truth.

“She came in yesterday for an interview regarding the report and she confessed to making up the story,” Detective Gordon Carrier said April 14.

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Published April 13, 2015

UPDATE: Police say woman made fake report

St. Clair Shores Police are looking for a suspect accused of stealing a woman’s wedding ring when she had nothing else to give him.

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Published April 13, 2015

Whether it’s for planning a long road trip or to have some backup wheels while their main ride is in the shop, securing a rental car will likely become a favorable option for most drivers sooner or later.

However, businesses that loan vehicles to drivers often have their own requirements and guidelines for renting vehicles and taking care of those vehicles.

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Published April 13, 2015

NOVI — While some actors might regret being typecast due to a certain role, that is not the case for Robert Englund.

The California native — probably best known for scaring filmgoers as Freddy Krueger in several “A Nightmare on Elm Street” movies  —  said the frightening character he played actually opened many more doors for him in the U.S., Canada, Israel, Africa and Europe, where he has found steady work.

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Published April 10, 2015

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A St. Clair Shores man is accused of possessing and distributing child pornography, as well as videotaping an unclothed person.

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Published April 8, 2015

METRO DETROIT — For people with space challenges and unfavorable soil conditions, container gardens may be a simple, colorful solution.


Mary Gerstenberger, Macomb County Michigan State University Extension consumer horticulture coordinator, and Karen McCuen, president of the Shelby Gardeners Club, agree that whether people are planting vegetables or flowers, the first step is to select the right container.

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Published April 8, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Most people don’t notice awnings until they decide to buy one.


The main reason most homeowners decide to purchase an awning is for shade. Also, they wish to cut the cost of cooling their home and keep the patio cool in the summer, said Lorraine Strachan, office manager for Signature Awning in Livonia, which serves all of metro Detroit.


“The biggest reason is shade,” Strachan said.

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Published April 8, 2015

DETROIT — Go Comedy! Improv Theater is packing up the laughs and taking them down the road.


The Ferndale-based improvisational comedy group will be bringing its award-winning All-Star Showdown to Detroit’s Elizabeth Theater for special performances April 18 and May 16.

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Published April 8, 2015

OAKLAND COUNTY — Waving goodbye to the snow and ice of winter isn’t hard for most people to do come spring, but county officials want residents to know that as the temperatures increase, so do the chances for severe weather.

Last year, there were 112 storm-based warnings issued in southeast Michigan, three of which were recorded tornadoes. County officials said the recent tornado that touched down in Rochester Hills serves as a reminder of how destructive tornadoes can be and why it is vital to have a severe weather plan.

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Published April 6, 2015

ST. CLAIR SHORES — What do you want to be when you grow up?


This seemingly innocuous question for children becomes more and more pressing the older they become, but students at Jefferson Middle School in Lakeview Public Schools got a chance to learn more about careers from the professionals that work them day in and day out with Patriots Explore Professions career day April 1.


Stephanie Dzubak, a seventh-grade teacher at Jefferson, said this is the second year the school has put on such an intensive career day for the eighth-grade students.

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Published April 6, 2015

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Custard spots always seem to have a cult following, and the newest dessert sensation to come to St. Clair Shores is no different.


Erma’s Original Frozen Custard, which opened in 1942 on Auburn Road in Utica and which also has a location in Warren, is taking over the Dairy Boy Ice Cream store on Harper Avenue, north of Martin Road, that closed in July after the death of proprietor Joe Peters Jr., 55, of Warren.

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Published April 6, 2015

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Donning chef’s hats and stepping into the kitchen, local students made their own meals and learned social skills on a recent field trip.


But this community-based instruction trip for special needs students at Kennedy Middle School was different than most, in that they were learning from, and dining with, students at another school.


South Lake High School’s culinary arts program hosted its second Feast with Friends on March 30, serving lunch to special needs students from Kennedy.

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Published April 6, 2015

A greener, warmer Michigan might signal the end of winter driving, but the end of winter advisory alerts doesn’t mean that drivers can let down their guard.

According to AAA Public Affairs Director Susan Hiltz, many people take road trips around this time of year. But she said some vehicles may need to prepare for a transition between local cold winter driving and driving over the next couple of months.

Road trips also require careful attention to surrounding traffic, she said.

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