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Published September 30, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — St. Clair Shores police responded to a call from CVS in the 22000 block of Greater Mack Avenue the evening of Sept. 24 after a man allegedly grabbed cash out of the register.

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Published September 29, 2016

Two men have been arrested in possession of stolen checks and credit cards, and police say they may be responsible for stolen mail in several metro Detroit communities.

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Published September 28, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — During Prohibition, much of the illegal beer and spirits brought to Michigan from Canada came through Windsor and Detroit, over the Detroit River and across Lake St. Clair.

A century later, the Lake St. Clair Tourism Initiative and the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development are celebrating that history with the inaugural Michigan Bootlegger Heritage Festival, from 1 to 10 p.m. Oct. 1 at Colony Marine, 24530 Jefferson Ave.

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Published September 28, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Reintroducing seniors to the wealth of history that Detroit has to offer, this year’s Senior Expo at Assumption Cultural Center will feature speeches from Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and WDIV host Chuck Gaidica, as well as health screenings and more to help seniors as they age.

This year’s theme is a celebration of Detroit, said Senior Expo Chairperson Terri Murphy.

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Published September 28, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Sixty years after its founding, St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church is still making an impact on the community.

“We pray and we have a sign on our door that says, ‘Welcome home,’” said the Rev. Ron DeHondt, pastor of the parish on 13 Mile Road since 2003. “(The parish) keeps an open spirit for worship, for assistance.”

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Published September 28, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A project to increase the safety of police officers and give the department more room for storage will be paid for with money from the Police Department’s drug forfeiture account.

Members of the Police Department were before City Council Sept. 19 asking for approval for a single-story garage addition to the building, which was originally planned in 2012. 

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Published September 28, 2016

METRO DETROIT — The moment they’re born, children are learning through the senses of sight, smell, sound, taste and touch. 

One of the most basic ways for infants, toddlers and children to learn is through exploration using the senses, said Laureen Krausman, the preschool teacher at St. Germaine Catholic School in St. Clair Shores. By manipulating objects with their hands and touching new textures, children can get a better idea of what something is and what it is used for.

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Published September 26, 2016

A Michigan State Police trooper is recovering from a broken clavicle and two broken ribs after being struck by another vehicle on Interstate 94 as he was traveling to a funeral.

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Published September 21, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The Kayes were bit by the craft brewing bug when they lived in San Diego several years ago.

Around 2009, Kat Kaye said, the craft beer brewing industry was really hitting its stride out in California.

“You’d go around and there’s all these small breweries opening up in warehouses ... throw open the doors and just a little table and everyone was standing,” she said. “It was very rugged and the beer was amazing. It was an amazing culture.”

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Published September 21, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The smell of baking apples, cinnamon and pie crust hits you the moment you walk through the door.

Apple pie week at the St. Clair Shores Senior Activity Center is a fall tradition. Shoppers were lined up to purchase their pies Sept. 13, and organizers said they expected to sell out before the end of that week.

Christine Sable, of St. Clair Shores, said she always tries to make it to the center in September to pick up a pie or four.

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Published September 21, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — In the original location of the Selinsky-Green Farmhouse, before it was moved to 11 Mile Road in St. Clair Shores, there was a barn with the home.

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Published September 21, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Continuing its program of renovating houses seized for back taxes, City Council approved a contractor to make renovations at a house it acquired in 2015.

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Published September 19, 2016

Firefighters rescued a cat and two dogs from a house fire on Red Maple Lane Sept. 19.

St. Clair Shores and Eastpointe Fire Departments responded to a call from the 22000 block of Red Maple Lane around 7:40 a.m. Sept. 19. The homeowner and her stepson were home at the time and the homeowner was trying to extinguish the fire, according to a report from the St. Clair Shores Fire Department.

“The female homeowner and her stepson were notified of the fire by smoke detectors and the smell of it,” said Fire Marshal M. Bodnar.

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Published September 16, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Candidates running for public office came together at St. Clair Shores City Hall a few months ahead of the general election to spread their message to constituents.

A town hall meeting hosted by the Women’s Civic League of St. Clair Shores focused much of the time on the health of Lake St. Clair and what is in the power of state and county officials to fix.

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Published September 14, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Residents crowded City Council chambers Sept. 6, looking for relief from flood waters plaguing their basements on a semiannual basis.

Donna Narva has lived on Rosedale Street for more than a decade and never had a drop of sewer water in her basement until Aug. 4, 2014. The next flood came a week later, when metro Detroit was hit with such a deluge that the Federal Emergency Management Agency was called in.

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Published September 14, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Despite the emergency nature of the problem, St. Clair Shores will put the roof on the North End Fire Station out to bid again after issues crept up with the latest request for proposals. 

“This whole thing is a mess,” said City Councilwoman Candice Rusie.

Battalion Chief Greg Coplai said that there have been several patches put on the roof, some as recently as the end of August, and “they’re all failing.” 

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Published September 14, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — With Lakeview Public Schools in the top five of Macomb County schools in almost all subjects and grades tested on this year’s M-STEP examinations, and Lake Shore Public Schools meeting that benchmark in several levels as well, many St. Clair Shores students have shown they are proficient on the newest state test.

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Published September 14, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — St. Clair Shores employees will receive 2 percent raises each year for the next three years under contracts recently approved by City Council. 

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Published September 14, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Flooding is causing more expense for the city of St. Clair Shores, along with its residents.

Police Lt. Tony Pietrzak was before City Council Sept. 6 requesting the purchase of two new sport utility vehicles for the department, a departure from its fleet of low-profile Dodge Chargers.

Pietrzak told City Council members that the department first began investigating Ford Explorers for its fleet after the flood of 2014, but at that point, the SUVs “were having a lot of issues.”

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Published September 14, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Seniors from Bloomfield Hills Marian and Warren Regina high schools will take over Phillip E. Runkel Field at Stevenson High School  in Sterling Heights for the annual powderpuff football game at 1 p.m. Sept. 17.

Since 1981, the all-girls Catholic schools have competed in an annual powderpuff football game that brings together students, staff, alumni and families. At last year’s game, Regina defeated Marian 21-12. In powderpuff, the players don’t wear pads, and instead of tackling, the athletes pull flags from their opponents.

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