Attention Readers: We're Back
C&G Newspapers is pleased to have resumed publication. For the time being, our papers will publish on a biweekly basis as we work toward our return to weekly papers. In between issues, and anytime, continue to find local news on our website and look for us on Facebook and Twitter.

Follow Us

Contact Us

Advertiser Times

Birmingham - Bloomfield Eagle

C&G Newspapers

Farmington Press

Fraser - Clinton Township Chronicle

Grosse Pointe Times

Macomb Township Chronicle

Madison - Park News

Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal

Rochester Post

Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider

Royal Oak Review

Shelby - Utica News

Southfield Sun

St. Clair Shores Sentinel

Sterling Heights Sentry

Troy Times

Warren Weekly

West Bloomfield Beacon

Woodward Talk

Published August 8, 2017

With back-to-school season soon to be in sight, the Sterling Heights Public Library is preparing to wind down this year’s summer reading programming with the Summer Reading Party for kids and families Aug. 26.

Library public relations and programs coordinator Jason Groth said this is the first year that the library has chosen to take its Summer Reading Party to Dodge Park.

“We wanted a little more room because it was a big event last year,” he said. “We are going to have a petting zoo. We’re going to have a bounce house.”

Read More

Published August 8, 2017

A throng of yard sale shoppers will head out to Dodge Park in Sterling Heights Aug. 12 to seek out the latest finds at the city’s annual Treasure Hunters Market.

Market planners say the event has previously drawn about 100 vendors, who sell everything from old books and toys to furniture. Organizers say only a few types of items, such as auto parts and power equipment, are not allowed for sale.

Read More

Published August 7, 2017

Nostalgia has long been part of the Woodward Dream Cruise’s appeal, but according to event organizers and longtime fans, this year is bound to bring some modern twists to a classic tradition.

This year, the official cruise day is Aug. 19, though many gearheads and classic car aficionados will flock to Woodward Avenue over the preceding week. An estimated 1 million visitors are expected to attend Dream Cruise events this year, and around 50,000 cars are expected to take part in the cruise that week, according to Woodward Dream Cruise president Greg Rassel.

Read More

Published August 4, 2017

The Sterling Heights City Council recently decided to conditionally rezone property near a busy business corridor to make room for apartment buildings.

At an Aug. 1 meeting, the City Council unanimously adopted a proposal that conditionally rezones an area south of 15 Mile Road and east of Van Dyke Avenue. The zoning district is being switched from a C-3 general business district to an RM-3 multiple family mid- and high-rise district. The council had earlier introduced and discussed the proposal at a July 18 meeting.

Read More

Published August 2, 2017

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Kansas native Millie Dillmount arrives in New York City to start a new life as the Roaring 1920s build steam in “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” which the Heart of the Hills Players are bringing to the stage.

Read More

Published August 1, 2017

MACOMB COUNTY — A Macomb County Health official confirmed today that the West Nile Virus has been detected for the first time this summer in two separate samplings of mosquitoes gathered in the county.

Health Department Director William Ridella said there have been no confirmed cases of a human contracting the virus in Michigan this year.

Ridella issued a list of precautions for the public to follow to protect themselves and their family from West Nile:

Read More

Published August 1, 2017

It was in the middle of an impassioned speech from her longtime boyfriend about the 2017 solar eclipse when Robin Udell, of Silver Spring, Maryland, thought about taking the next step in their relationship.

“So, he was talking about how cool the eclipse is, how awesome it is that it’s happening in our lifetime, and I thought, ‘OK. So let’s get married,’” said Udell, formerly of Ann Arbor.

Read More

Published August 1, 2017

By Samantha Shriber
C & G Special Writer

Succulents, plants that store water in their leaves and stems, have been popping up across the United States with the same heat as their desert roots.

Amelia Oke, of St. Clair Shores, said that succulents generate a cheerful and positive atmosphere for her household.

“My succulents at home are very healthy and happy,” she said in a Facebook message, explaining how they sit on counters and dresser tops with a lifelike happiness.

Read More

Published August 1, 2017

When it comes to driving simply for the fun of it, many car enthusiasts turn to modern-day sports cars, but for Jon Albert, of Bloomfield Hills, nothing beats the driving experience of the 1940s.

Albert owns a 1946 MG TC roadster, the third model in the “T” series manufactured by the MG Car Co. in England. It’s a car that Albert has had his eye on since he was a kid, and now that he has one, he takes it out on the road “for the sheer enjoyment of driving.”

Read More

Published July 31, 2017

Police are warning drivers to make sure their windowpanes are visible so that their vehicles are not a pain to themselves or others on the road.

Michigan State Police Spl/F/Lt. Jim Flegel said objects that obscure the line of sight amid traffic can be dangerous and can impede defensive driving.

“It’s just like driving while distracted,” he said. “It distracts you. You cannot see any hazards out there.”

Read More

Published July 28, 2017

A pit bull/Labrador retriever mixed-breed dog bit a 9-year-old girl on her thigh the evening of July 27, according to Sterling Heights police.

At around 9:28 p.m. the girl was reportedly riding her bicycle in the 35000 block of Townley Drive, near 15 Mile Road and Van Dyke Avenue. A neighbor was taking the dog for a walk and allegedly asked the girl to back away, police said. Although the girl complied, the canine still bit the girl, the report states. 

Sterling Heights Police Lt. David Sarvello could not be reached for comment by press time.

Read More

Published July 28, 2017

Starting this month, regular Sterling Heights City Council meetings will begin a half hour earlier due to the council’s recent decision to change up the schedule.

At a July 18 City Council meeting, the members voted unanimously to change the governing body of rules of procedure to switch the starting time of regular council meetings from 7:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Read More

Published July 28, 2017

Progress on a skate park in Sterling Heights is rolling along following a recent groundbreaking ceremony performed by city officials.

At the July 18 City Council meeting, City Manager Mark Vanderpool mentioned the City Council’s same-day dedication and groundbreaking for the new skate park, which will be between the Sterling Heights Public Library and the 41-A District Court building. Those buildings are near the intersection of Utica and Dodge Park roads in Sterling Heights.

Read More

Published July 28, 2017

A star was born on the Stevenson High School stage July 22 when Sterling Heights resident Addison Mathews made her debut performance.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation agreed to arrange the venue for Addison’s performance as part of her wish to be a pop star for a day, according to Addison’s mother, Kelly Mathews. Addison, 9, has Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a form of epilepsy and a seizure disorder that can be life-threatening, Kelly said.

Read More

Published July 28, 2017

With the summer cycle in full swing, Sterling Heights police and their volunteer allies are monitoring local parks as part of the Bicycle Patrol Unit program.

According to Sterling Heights police, some of the new events and renovations at city parks have produced an increase in visitors — but also vandalism and crime.

Sterling Heights Police Capt. Aaron Burgess explained that the continuing improvements, including those from the Recreating Recreation plan, make it even more necessary for police to ensure safety.

Read More

Published July 28, 2017

By Samantha Shriber
C & G Special Writer

Yard and garage sales fill the neighborhood as summer carries on.

There are various reasons to host a sale. For example, nonprofit organization Tigerlily Cat Rescue hosts an annual sale in Sterling Heights to raise money for feline rescue services.

Others put on sales in relation to moving, to create more space in their homes or simply to remove the burden of neglected items.

Read More

Published July 28, 2017

The Haugh family makes it a point to limit screen time for their children.

But a few evenings each week, you’ll see all four of their faces glued to a smartphone screen. And that’s OK, said Wendee Haugh, of Southfield.

“Although we use the app for this, it doesn’t count because it’s a family activity that we can do together and be outside,” Haugh said of geocaching.

The outdoor activity utilizes a smartphone’s GPS to navigate a neighborhood in search of hidden treasures, or caches, stashed at certain coordinates.

Read More

Published July 28, 2017

WARREN/MACOMB COUNTY — A complaint filed July 17 by a Warren resident is the basis of an ongoing investigation into whether Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger committed perjury when she listed her address on campaign-related documents last year.

That much was confirmed July 25 by Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham, who said a formal complaint had been filed alleging possible perjury stemming from Spranger’s identification of a home at 7520 Hudson Ave. in Warren, south of Nine Mile and west of Van Dyke, as her residence when she filed to seek office last year.

Read More

Published July 28, 2017

CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP — It’s “Michigan, Michigan, Michigan.”

That’s how George Calvet describes the newest Cabela’s sporting goods store, slated to open in Chesterfield Township Aug. 3.

Calvet, retail marketing specialist for the Macomb County Cabela’s, said the 90,000-square-foot store has all the makings of home — and the outdoors.

“I’m so excited about this,” said Calvet. “This store is all things Michigan. You walk in and you feel like you’re home.”

Read More

Published July 26, 2017

Thanks to local firefighters, life turned out just ducky for a swarm of ducklings July 12, but officials warned that people should not endanger themselves by attempting to rescue such animals from a sewer or storm drain.

Sterling Heights firefighters from Fire Engine No. 2 went to Windwood Drive, which is near Hall Road and Lakeside Circle, at around 5 p.m. July 12 after learning that some ducklings had fallen into a sewer.

Read More