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Published April 20, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD —  Formal complaints have been filed with the Secretary of State’s Office against three elected township officials for allegedly violating the Michigan Campaign Finance Act. 

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Published April 20, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Nine Orchard Lake Middle School students put their history knowledge to the test during the Detroit regional finals of the National History Bee April 11. 

This year, Orchard Lake Middle School hosted students from across the state, and as far as Ohio and Indiana. Sixth-grade students Max Joyce and Ryan Rucker and eighth-grade student Sydney Brogniart qualified for the 2016 national competition, which will be held in Chicago June 9-12. 

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Published April 20, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD —  Gear up for the pro-Israel demonstration of the season. 

The annual Walk for Israel is right around the corner, and this year the event is bigger than ever as coordinators have introduced a family bicycle ride that will take place just days before the walk and 5K run. 

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Published April 20, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — This year, the Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival is celebrating its 18th anniversary. 

And in honor of the number 18 — which is special in Jewish culture, as it means life — the festival will celebrate Jewish life spanning across times, cultures and locations. 

The film festival will be held at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts May 8-19, and select films will be shown at the Flint Institute of Arts April 26-May 19.

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Published April 20, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Community members are invited to enjoy a night of music while raising funds for those in need during the West Bloomfield Police Foundation’s Concert for a Cause.

The concert is presented in partnership with the West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission and will be held at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts 6:30-9 p.m. June 23. 

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Published April 20, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Cluttered closets causing chaos? Are you dancing the spring cleaning shuffle? 

Before you begin purging unwanted items, local experts suggest asking yourself if you can repurpose, reuse or recycle.

West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation naturalist Lauren Azoury said that landfills often are taken for granted.

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Published April 13, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD —  Township Supervisor Michele Economou Ureste held the seventh annual State of the Township address April 4, at which she welcomed new and future businesses, promoted the township’s RiverSafe program and highlighted the public safety departments.

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Published April 13, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Volunteers are needed to help pick up debris along a portion of Haggerty Road in West Bloomfield during the first Earth Day Haggerty Road cleanup event, which will be held 5-8 p.m. April 22. 

Those who wish to participate are asked to meet at the rear of the parking lot of Meijer, located at 1703 Haggerty Road.

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Published April 13, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD —  What started as an investigation of an identity theft in West Bloomfield has resulted in the indictment of a Detroit man accused of child pornography acts and trafficking adult women.  

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Published April 13, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Since 2006, child poverty rates have increased in 80 of Michigan’s 83 counties, according to the Kids Count in Michigan Data Book 2016, which the Michigan League for Public Policy released March 21. 

The Michigan League for Public Policy is a nonpartisan policy institute that works to ensure economic security for people in Michigan.

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Published April 11, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS/WEST BLOOMFIELD — Dennis North is used to seeing his name in lights. 

But the lights shone even brighter for the Oakland Community College Orchard Ridge fine and performing arts department professor with his latest role as a scheming politician in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

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Published April 7, 2016

OAKLAND COUNTY — Spring has arrived, which means now is prime time for tornadoes. 

In Michigan, most tornadoes occur April-July between 3 and 7 p.m., according to the state of Michigan’s website. While the average tornado is only grounded for less than 10 minutes and travels about 5 miles, the damage a tornado creates can be devastating. 

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Published April 7, 2016

NOVI — The state’s premier plant-based tastefest and exposition is back. 

Presented by VegMichigan — a nonprofit organization that promotes the health, environmental and ethical benefits of a plant-based, vegan lifestyle — VegFest will be held at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. April 24. 

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Published April 6, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS/WEST BLOOMFIELD — Farmington Hills author Lisa Rose decided to take on the 68th Israeli Independence Day in a unique way — through a children’s book, “Shmulik Paints the Town.”

Rose’s book is about a town celebrating Israeli Independence Day, which causes the town mayor to honor the day with awards, speeches, music and dancing, according to a press release. 

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Published April 6, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Because of Mother Nature’s unpredictability, the West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission has restructured this year’s Earth Day celebration to move most activities indoors.  

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Published April 6, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Plastic grocery bags are everywhere. 

Whether they’re found in grocery stores, under your kitchen sink or along the road, it’s no secret that plastic bags are making the rounds.

Unless plastic bags are recycled, reused or repurposed, they can damage the ecosystem, according to West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission naturalist Lauren Azoury. 

“When these (bags) end up in our waterways, in the long run, they can end up in the ocean,” Azoury said. 

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Published April 6, 2016

In March 1970, Ronee Gritzinger, a teacher at Frank E. Doherty Elementary School, described natural ice formations to a group of sixth-grade students. This photo appeared in the Inter-Lake News in 1970.

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Published March 31, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — After residents protested an updated Woodland Conservation Overlay District map at a March 22 Planning Commission public hearing, the Planning Commission unanimously voted to recommend that the Board of Trustees reject the map.

The Board of Trustees reportedly will not take further action on the map or on the recommended denial at this time, and the current map remains in effect. 

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Published March 31, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — While the fate of the Putnam bridge — which was closed unexpectedly Jan. 22 due to deterioration — is still unknown, on March 21 the township Board of Trustees unanimously approved committing $200,000 in Tri-Party funds to assist in bridge repairs.

The Tri-Party fund is money that comes from a local community, the county and the Road Commission for Oakland County.

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Published March 29, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Put those winter clothes away and brush off the summer necessities. Registration for summer day camps is right around the corner.  

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The events in our calendar were submitted prior to the coronavirus crisis. As efforts have increased to contain the spread of the coronavirus, many events have been canceled. Read More... On March 13, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order to cancel all events statewide that involve more than 250 people. It is recommended that you call ahead if you still intend to attend one of these events.

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