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Published February 22, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — What began as a church camp project that raised $500 for the hungry has blossomed into an annual event that involves hundreds of people and raises $25,000 to help feed the homeless in Detroit.

“We started it when my kids were little for vacation church camp,” said Bonnie Mellos, chair of the Empty Bowls fundraiser at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church. “We were teaching the kids about giving back and being good stewards for the church.”

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Published February 22, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Work could begin as early as next month on a new garage for the St. Clair Shores Police Department. 

City Council approved Cross Renovation to begin construction on a new garage for the Police Department at its Feb. 6 meeting. With a bid of $166,327, Cross Renovation was the lowest of nine bidders for the project, which will be paid for with drug forfeiture funds.

Police Chief Todd Woodcox said that there is about $277,000 in the forfeiture account right now.

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Published February 22, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — With temperatures swinging from the 20s to the high 40s and back again, one of Michigan’s most native species is popping up around the city — the pothole.

“They’re terrible,” said Lora Barber, of St. Clair Shores. 

In her opinion, side streets around the city are the worst spots for potholes this year.

“I’ve blown two tires there just this year,” she said of side streets crossing Martin Road west of Little Mack Avenue.

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Published February 16, 2017

MACOMB COUNTY — Business leaders from across the region attended the fifth annual Macomb Business Awards Feb. 14 at the Palazzo Grande in Shelby Township.

Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel joined Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development Director John Paul Rea to recognize the award winners.

R&E Automated Systems in Macomb Township won the Champion of Workforce Development award.

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Published February 15, 2017

METRO DETROIT — With studies showing that keeping your brain active prevents the onset of dementia, more and more people are looking to find ways to do just that.

The answer might be in your own neighborhood.

Aging populations have led to a proliferation of senior centers, with one in almost every community offering card groups, book clubs, knitting circles and more.

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Published February 14, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — When the rain fell July 8 and Aug. 15-16, it didn’t just keep people indoors — it wreaked havoc in some residents’ basements.

Now some of them are looking for relief from the court system. 

Three residents are suing the city on behalf of a class of at least 250 homeowners who experienced sewage backups into their basements after excessive rainfall during the summer of 2016. 

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Published February 14, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — One method the city is pursuing to try and alleviate basement flooding has to be put on hold after City Council members expressed concern over the ability of the recommended contractor to do the work.

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Published February 14, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The St. Clair Shores Fighting Saints will be fighting for the families of infants who are born angels when they take the ice this month.

The city’s professional hockey team will hold a charity game at 8 p.m. Feb. 25 to benefit Miles for Mila, a foundation established by Gregg Kirk and his wife, Sarah, after their daughter, Mila, was stillborn June 19, 2015.

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Published February 14, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — More than a year after a new zoning classification was made — and granted to a portion of the property of the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House — City Council voted Feb. 6 to clarify the language in the rezoning motion.

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Published February 14, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — While residents have filed suit against the city to recoup costs they incurred when sewage backed up into their basements, the city is working with Anderson, Eckstein and Westrick to get to the bottom of the problem and find a solution.

But while the city was scheduled to receive an update on the work that has been done to date, including the televised investigation of about 76 percent of the planned 62,000 feet of sewer lines, that update was halted due to concerns that it could provide fodder for plaintiffs’ attorneys in a pending lawsuit.

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Published February 8, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — For the first time, the Selinsky-Green Farmhouse Museum is inviting young guests to step back in time for Valentine’s Day and create a traditional Victorian valentine.

“The Victorians, it was one of the few things in Victorian society that men and women could give freely to each other without it being improper,” said museum curator Mary Stachowiak. “Depending on the elaborateness of it or what it said, they would try to interpret the other person’s feelings.”

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Published February 8, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A local cancer support center is getting 2017 off to a good start in a new location with more space and a network of other nonprofit agencies.

The Lake House — a gathering space for those touched by cancer that provides support, education, therapy and social activities for its members — moved Dec. 28 from its initial 2,800-square-foot space on Little Mack Avenue to 5,200 square feet of space inside the former Pare Elementary School in South Lake Schools, which has been empty since June 2009.

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Published February 8, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — “To keep it clean for future generations, for your children’s children, is what we’re trying to do.”

That’s why Peter McGinnes is a member of the St. Clair Shores Waterfront Environmental Committee, which discussed a plethora of projects that it tackles throughout the year at its annual meeting Jan. 31, all with the express purpose of cleaning and protecting Lake St. Clair for beauty and recreation.

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Published February 8, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — After three years of “some kind of disaster on Friday,” the St. Clair Shores Aqua Freeze Festival is set for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19, at Blossom Heath Park on Jefferson Avenue, south of 10 Mile Road.

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Published February 7, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Peter Sapiano says he can’t remember a time in his life when his father didn’t own his 1973 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL.

“Before I could even remember, this bike’s been in my life,” said the St. Clair Shores resident. 

His father, Joseph, completely disassembled the bike when Sapiano was 7 years old, customizing it for shows. 

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Published February 1, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — When Cece Giles got a call from a Meals on Wheels volunteer Jan. 18, she immediately got into the car and drove to her 90-year-old mother’s home in St. Clair Shores.

“Meals on Wheels called me and said, ‘Your mother didn’t answer the phone; she isn’t answering the door; something isn’t right,’” said Giles, who also lives in St. Clair Shores.

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Published February 1, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Far from the hushed atmosphere of a typical library, a room in the youth services department of the St. Clair Shores Public Library exploded with laughter and excitement on a recent Wednesday evening, all because of math.

The Crazy 8s Club, funded by the Bedtime Math Foundation, is meeting weekly at the library Wednesday evenings in January and February for children in kindergarten through second grade, with plans for another eight-week session of Crazy 8s for children in grades 3-5 set to begin in March.

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Published February 1, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The city of St. Clair Shores will have to decide whether it will pay to reconstruct the decks and pilings at Blossom Heath Harbor, as accounting rules have made it so that TIFA cannot help finance the project.

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Published January 31, 2017

MACOMB COUNTY — After prescription drugs and opiates have ravaged families and society in recent years, one community has come together to offer proactive solutions.

On Jan. 31, “Hope Not Handcuffs” was officially launched in Macomb County, led by Families Against Narcotics, in partnership with the Police Assisted Addiction Recovery initiative.

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Published January 31, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Scores released from the Michigan Department of Education have local schools celebrating their success.

New school accountability scorecards rate schools on how well they meet a variety of benchmarks, with scores in red indicating that the schools have not met the proficiency or growth benchmarks on a continuum through orange, yellow, lime and finally to green, indicating those that did meet those benchmarks.

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