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Published June 18, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Having wonderful, friendly neighbors is always nice, but it’s also good to have a little privacy on your yard. Many communities have homes that are close together, and that can take away the feeling of serenity and tranquility in the property. Plants, such as trees, bushes and flowers, can be used to add not only beauty to a yard, but also some privacy in both the front and backyards.

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Published June 18, 2019

METRO DETROIT — These days, to rock vivid hair color, you don’t have to be an Instagram baddie or a punk rocker. You just need the courage and a little time.

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Published June 18, 2019

METRO DETROIT — At 6:45 p.m. on a sunny, warm Thursday in June, Augie’s Bar and Grill in Madison Heights is close to empty. It’s just too nice outside. But by 6:55 p.m., the dining room is full. Thursday at Augie’s means it’s time for some bar trivia — two hours’ worth of questions read off by a host, while players on teams write down their answers and turn them in for points. Each correct answer is worth a certain number of points, and the highest-scoring team wins.

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Published June 17, 2019

PONTIAC — Oakland County health officials urge protection against mosquitoes after a mosquito in Pontiac tested positive for West Nile virus.

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Published June 14, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — At Messmore Elementary School, a tree was recently the symbolic key to helping classmates treat one another with respect. Sixth grade Messmore Elementary student Lindsay Tomaszewski, who is also the student president, worked alongside Messmore Principal Renee Fiema to put a Random Acts of Kindness Tree on one of the school walls.

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Published June 14, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — The summer is a busy time for Leonard Palermino, the executive chef and general manager at the American-Polish Century Club. That’s when he presides over a kitchen that is busy preparing pierogi dumplings, kielbasa sausage, “city chicken” kabobs and other dishes that will be eaten at the American Polish Festival and Craft Show in July.

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Published June 14, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Keith Hanson remembers what it was like to grow up in Sterling Heights and join the Parks and Recreation Department programs as a child more than four decades ago.

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Published June 12, 2019

Your guide to this weekend's events

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Published June 12, 2019

METRO DETROIT — If you’re moving soon, don’t even think about asking Tina Iulianelli or Amy Anderson to help haul your stuff. Their cars’ trunks are filled to the brim with yoga mats, blocks and resistance bands.

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Published June 12, 2019

METRO DETROIT — The sun and warm days are finally upon us. But that doesn’t mean it’s not time to think about winter. According to local chimney care experts and firefighting professionals, now is the time to get your chimney inspected and thoroughly swept in order to be ready to reignite those logs once the temperatures drop again.

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Published June 11, 2019

TROY — A Troy woman battling stage 4 mastocytosis leukemia has sued the state agency that regulates marijuana over rules that took effect April 1, rules that she said have dried up the supply of pot she needs to continue with her treatment.

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Published June 11, 2019

DETROIT — To those who knew him, Jerome Adams, of Eastpointe, was the kind of man who was always there with a smile to give and a hand to lend … and if that hand included one of his refreshing cocktails, it was all the better.

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Published June 10, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Macomb County has close to 32 miles of coastline along Lake St. Clair.

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Published June 10, 2019

WARREN/CENTER LINE/STERLING HEIGHTS — Once their graduation cap tassels were moved from one side to the other, the Class of 2019 officially graduated from high school.

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Published June 7, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Liftoff nears for the Sterling Heights Public Library’s space-themed summer reading program. Every year, the library encourages residents and patrons to invest their time in a book — preferably a bunch of books — while they have more vacation or free time.

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Published June 7, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS/UTICA — For Utica High School graduate Nicole Coleman, the end of the school year brings memories of walking through the halls and a last chance to regularly see the people who have been like family to her.

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Published June 7, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Jerry Reis, the owner of Clinton River Canoe & Kayak in Sterling Heights, said the recent spring rains and higher water levels can make paddling along the Clinton River challenging — especially if you don’t know what you’re doing.

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Published June 7, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights voters will decide the fate of the Safe Streets Millage renewal proposal during the Nov. 5 election.

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Published June 6, 2019

Editor’s note: Staff Writer Brian Louwers is in Europe, visiting historic spots and attending ceremonies in France and the Netherlands marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day (June 6, 1944). Below are some dispatches and photos he’s sent in about his experiences:

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Published June 5, 2019

Your guide to this weekend's events

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Upcoming Events

St. Clair Shores
Folk Songs at the Farmhouse
7-8:30 p.m.
Selinsky-Green Farmhouse Museum
Franklin
Exotic animals at the library
7 p.m.
Franklin Public Library
West Bloomfield
JCC annual meeting
7 p.m.
Jewish Community Center
Royal Oak
Library talk about growing up in Detroit
7 p.m.
Royal Oak Public Library
Birmingham
Learn how astronauts live in space
7 p.m.
Baldwin Public Library

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