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Published April 21, 2015

DETROIT — Local leading jazz musicians will be sharing a famous stage with some aspiring jazz greats of tomorrow when the University Liggett School Jazz Band opens for the Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra on April 30 at the Music Hall Jazz Café.

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Published April 21, 2015

WARREN — This Saturday, the hometown rockers will let Joe Sgroi know how they really feel about him.

On April 25, the local rock ‘n’ roll community will band together to roast Sgroi, a concert promoter who has been a staple on the metro Detroit music scene for the past 45 years. To celebrate the milestone, those who know Sgroi well will tell their best personal stories about him, reminisce, crack a few quips, and offer some “Sgroisms.”

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Published April 20, 2015

With the right frame of mind, drivers navigating a roundabout in metro Detroit can turn going in circles into a positive experience, according to road and driving safety representatives.

Construction recently began on an upcoming roundabout at 14 Mile Road at Orchard Lake Road at the border of West Bloomfield and Farmington Hills, according to Craig Bryson, spokesman for the Road Commission for Oakland County. The RCOC expects the project to be finished this autumn.

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Published April 18, 2015

WARREN — City officials are set to consider a tax break that could help land another huge General Motors investment in Warren.

The City Council was scheduled to meet April 21, after the Warren Weekly went to press, to discuss a tax abatement for an investment of more than $419 million in real property at the GM Tech Center north of 12 Mile, between Van Dyke and Mound. The figures were included in an application filed by GM with the office of Warren City Clerk Paul Wojno on Feb. 24.

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Published April 17, 2015

WARREN — A 28-year-old Warren man jailed on a child abuse charge earlier this month may soon be facing a more serious allegation.

Police said the 21-month-old girl that Gregory Lowe was accused of shaking died early April 16, five days after she was removed from life support at Detroit’s St. John Hospital.

Lowe was arrested April 4 at a home in the 21000 block of La Salle, north of Eight Mile and west of Gratiot, following an investigation that began with a 911 call from the child’s mother at 2:40 p.m.

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Published April 17, 2015

C & G Newspapers Staff Writer Kevin Bunch is one of 10 journalists nationwide selected for the University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting’s 17th annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists. Bunch writes about Eastpointe and Roseville for the Eastsider, and he has carved out a niche as C & G Newspapers’ science writer.

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Published April 17, 2015

Five members of the C & G Newspapers team took home awards at the Society of Professional Journalists Detroit Chapter’s annual Excellence in Journalism competition at the San Marino Club in Troy on April 15. The awards recognized work from 2014.

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Published April 15, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Ain’t progress grand? Our phones rarely keep us tethered to the wall anymore. Thanks to email, our messages are as fast as lightning and don’t require a stamp. With MP3 players, we don’t have to wait for the radio disc jockey to play our favorite tune.


With so many changes in our everyday lives, it only makes sense that other activities we’re used to — like camping — would evolve with the times, too.

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Published April 15, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Ain’t progress grand? Our phones rarely keep us tethered to the wall anymore. Thanks to email, our messages are as fast as lightning and don’t require a stamp. With MP3 players, we don’t have to wait for the radio disc jockey to play our favorite tune.


With so many changes in our everyday lives, it only makes sense that other activities we’re used to — like camping — would evolve with the times, too.

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Published April 15, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Starting April 16, water heater manufacturers must comply with mandatory new standards issued by the U.S. Department of Energy geared toward conserving energy.


The new water heaters will be larger in size, due to increased insulation, and will have more expensive price tags, but they will save more energy.

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Published April 15, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — Grab your helmet and your favorite bicycle because it’s almost time to pedal your way around metro Detroit.


Macomb County will soon be inundated with bikes and riders, all traveling specific routes of differing lengths as part of CARE of Southeastern Michigan’s third annual Bike PATH fundraiser.

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Published April 15, 2015

WARREN — Every year, Macomb County educators are nominated by their peers, parents and students to be considered the outstanding teachers of the year in their respective school buildings.

From there, each building winner competes through the Macomb Intermediate School District to determine the outstanding teachers for the elementary, middle and high school levels throughout the county.

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Published April 15, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Children who enjoy live theater are invited to check out two productions coming to the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts this month.

“My Heart in a Suitcase” is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. April 21.

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Published April 13, 2015

Whether it’s for planning a long road trip or to have some backup wheels while their main ride is in the shop, securing a rental car will likely become a favorable option for most drivers sooner or later.

However, businesses that loan vehicles to drivers often have their own requirements and guidelines for renting vehicles and taking care of those vehicles.

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Published April 13, 2015

NOVI — While some actors might regret being typecast due to a certain role, that is not the case for Robert Englund.

The California native — probably best known for scaring filmgoers as Freddy Krueger in several “A Nightmare on Elm Street” movies  —  said the frightening character he played actually opened many more doors for him in the U.S., Canada, Israel, Africa and Europe, where he has found steady work.

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Published April 10, 2015

WARREN — Clues led police to a shallow grave in the northern Lower Peninsula last June, where the body of 51-year-old Kim Dejohn was found.

A long legal process will bring her husband, Loyd Dejohn, back to a Warren courtroom April 16, where a judge will decide if he’ll stand trial for her murder.

Loyd Dejohn, 47, was declared fit to stand trial Feb. 26 after a competency hearing before 37th District Court Judge Matthew Sabaugh.

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Published April 10, 2015

WARREN — Mayor Jim Fouts said Warren weathered the “year of the storm” in 2014. Heading into the months to come, his eyes are now set on a potentially huge corporate investment and new initiatives dealing with medical marijuana growers and blight.

Before he addressed a crowd of community leaders, city officials, residents and guests gathered at Warren’s Andiamo Italia on April 9, the mayor remained tight-lipped about the specifics of the looming investment, but he said it was expected to create a minimum of 2,500 jobs over the next five years.

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Published April 8, 2015

METRO DETROIT — For people with space challenges and unfavorable soil conditions, container gardens may be a simple, colorful solution.


Mary Gerstenberger, Macomb County Michigan State University Extension consumer horticulture coordinator, and Karen McCuen, president of the Shelby Gardeners Club, agree that whether people are planting vegetables or flowers, the first step is to select the right container.

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Published April 8, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Most people don’t notice awnings until they decide to buy one.


The main reason most homeowners decide to purchase an awning is for shade. Also, they wish to cut the cost of cooling their home and keep the patio cool in the summer, said Lorraine Strachan, office manager for Signature Awning in Livonia, which serves all of metro Detroit.


“The biggest reason is shade,” Strachan said.

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Published April 8, 2015

DETROIT — Go Comedy! Improv Theater is packing up the laughs and taking them down the road.


The Ferndale-based improvisational comedy group will be bringing its award-winning All-Star Showdown to Detroit’s Elizabeth Theater for special performances April 18 and May 16.

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