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Published November 22, 2016

STERLING HEIGHTS — Local police recently engaged in a challenging fundraising cycle by pledging to pedal for 12 hours in exchange for donations.

Sterling Heights Police Lt. Aaron Burgess joined two Shelby Township police officers Nov. 14 in a 12-hour marathon session on stationary bikes outside the Sterling Heights Police Department.

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Published November 22, 2016

STERLING HEIGHTS — A Sterling Christmas, the city of Sterling Heights’ annual holiday event, promises to mix the old and the new as the tradition gets ready to mark its 40th year.

According to Sterling Heights Parks and Recreation Director Kyle Langlois, the event will offer free family fun for thousands of people in Dodge Park Dec. 3.

Langlois said turnout depends on the weather, as it does for all outdoor events. 

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Published November 19, 2016

METRO DETROIT — You managed to stay cool on social media during the entire political season. You didn’t once snap at Uncle Bruce’s relentless posts bashing your candidate, and now that the election is over you can take a deep breath and relax.

But wait.

Thanksgiving is this week, and even more holidays are just around the corner.

You’ll have to see family members on either side of the aisle, and face it, there just isn’t enough pie to bring them all together.

You’re not alone.

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Published November 14, 2016

METRO DETROIT — If your Christmas shopping list is running out of gas or ideas, the right auto accessories may become the perfect present on a winning wish list, according to auto experts.  

Chuck Barr, parts manager at Dean Sellers Ford in Troy, said two of the biggest and most popular gift ideas for the holidays are accessories that keep a vehicle’s interior clean from dirt and moisture.

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Published November 14, 2016

As the flow of progress continues on cleanup work to refurbish the Clinton River, the Sterling Heights City Council recently listened to officials offer updates.

During a Nov. 1 City Council meeting, City Manager Mark Vanderpool explained that Sterling Heights and its partners have been working for months to use a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The grant will help restore and protect about nine miles of the Clinton River in Sterling Heights and Utica. Sterling Heights’ portion stretches from Hayes Road to the Utica city limits.

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Published November 10, 2016

WARREN/CENTER LINE/STERLING HEIGHTS/TROY — Several school board races were decided on Election Day, Nov. 8.

In the Warren Consolidated Schools district, five candidates ran for three open seats. Incumbents Susan Trombley and Megan Papasian-Broadwell and former board member Susan Jozwik won the six-year terms.

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Published November 10, 2016

Police are looking for a person who shot and killed a man in his late 20s in Sterling Heights early in the morning Nov. 9

According to Sterling Heights Police Lt. James Belmonte, the man was killed at about 3:30 a.m. in the vicinity of Plumbrook and Schoenherr roads. Belmonte called the incident a homicide but declined to offer further details, and would not verify whether any witnesses saw the shooting take place.

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Published November 9, 2016

STERLING HEIGHTS — Republican President-elect Donald Trump prevailed over his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, in Sterling Heights as he appeared to hold onto a slight lead in Michigan, as of 3 a.m. Nov. 9, after voters went to the polls Nov. 8.

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Published November 9, 2016

METRO DETROIT —  On Election Day, voters in four counties weighed in on a transportation millage proposal by the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan, and they voted to strike down the plan.

According to unofficial results, in Oakland County, the proposal received 292,401 yes votes, or 49.91 percent, and 293,510  no votes, or 50.09 percent.

In Macomb County, the proposal received 148,159 yes votes, or 39.9 percent, and 222,806 no votes, or 60.1 percent. 

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Published November 9, 2016

STERLING HEIGHTS — The goal of the inaugural Hat Trick for Heroes to raise money for Michigan’s disabled vets.

Held in honor of Veterans Day, it’s also a win-win for those who also love standup comedy, classic cars and nostalgic hockey. 

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Published November 9, 2016

It was no walk in the park, but Sterling Heights’ millage proposal to fund parks and recreation projects passed at the ballot box Nov. 8.

According to unofficial tallies documented on the Macomb County elections website, with all 45 precincts reporting, Sterling Heights voters narrowly approved the proposal 50.7-49.3 percent. By vote totals, yes had 26,400, and no had 25,662.

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Published November 8, 2016

METRO DETROIT — A local auto dealership is looking to collect a bundle of donated clothing this holiday season so that it can help bundle up people in need for the winter.

Dealership customers are encouraged to donate winter coats to Elder Ford in Troy from now until Dec. 16 for The Salvation Army. C & G Newspapers is a sponsor of the coat drive as well.

Elder Ford asks that the donated coats be new or gently used, and it welcomes coats of all sizes that can fit children or adults.

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Published November 8, 2016

Business groups are predicting a merry holiday shopping season as the days count down to Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Hanukkah and Christmas.

For Melanie Davis, ’tis the season for business and busyness for many of her members in the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

“A good chunk of the business that they do throughout the year still comes during November and December, when people are shopping for gifts,” she said. “I think even restaurants see an increase because they do see people who are having holiday parties.”

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Published November 8, 2016

Sterling Heights, Utica Community Schools and other community organizations are standing at attention to commemorate Veterans Day this year.

The city of Sterling Heights will hold a ceremony to honor veterans at 11 a.m. Nov. 11, Veterans Day, at the Recreation Center at Dodge Park, 40620 Utica Road.

Besides the central role that veterans will serve in the event, the Sterling Heights Community Foundation, Sam’s Club and Utica Van Dyke Towing are also playing a role in sponsoring the event.

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Published November 8, 2016

A plot of land along Ryan Road in Sterling Heights will remain vacant for now due to the Sterling Heights City Council’s recent split majority vote to stop a rezoning proposal for a commercial development.

During an Oct. 18 meeting, the council voted 4-3 to pass a motion to deny the introduction of a proposal to conditionally rezone a piece of land by the intersection of Ryan Road and Nathan West from R-60 residential to C-1 commercial.

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Published November 8, 2016

Sterling Heights has sought the help of a guru to give residents another on-demand option for yardwork and snow removal.

During a Nov. 1 presentation, Sterling Heights City Manager Mark Vanderpool discussed the city’s new partnership with a company in Ann Arbor called LawnGuru.

The company lets residents use a computer or mobile device app to find and pay on-demand for a worker to mow a lawn, or clear a snowy driveway. Users pay for the work with a credit card.

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Published November 8, 2016

METRO DETROIT — If you’ve ever flocked to nearby eateries to enjoy special restaurant week promotions, get ready, because tea shops across the state are brewing up something special Nov. 14-20.

Or, should we say steeping?

The first-ever Michigan Tea Week is an effort founded by Eli Majid, of Birmingham’s Eli Tea Bar. Since the Mitten State is already known as a leader in the U.S. for quality eats, amazing craft brews and other delicacies, Majid wants to add tea to Michigan’s fame.

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Published November 1, 2016

Local high school students will soon get a chance to re-enact a TV movie that turned Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens and other performers into household names.

Henry Ford II High School will present “High School Musical on Stage!” Nov. 10-12. The stage musical is based on the 2006 TV movie, “High School Musical,” which aired on the Disney Channel and has since spawned sequels.

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Published November 1, 2016

Local businesses and residents are weighing in on the debate over mass transit as the countdown to a public vote on an upcoming millage continues.

In late September, the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s board of directors voted to advocate a “yes” vote on a millage proposal that comes courtesy of the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan.

If it passes at the polls Nov. 8, the proposal would levy 1.2 mills for 20 years, thus costing $120 annually to a taxpayer owning a home with an assessed value of $100,000.

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Published October 28, 2016

Macomb County and its two most populated cities are uniting to raise a mound of grant money to fix Mound Road.

The Sterling Heights City Council voted unanimously in its consent agenda Oct. 18 to approve chipping in $50,000 toward a Mound Road reconstruction grant-seeking initiative.

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