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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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Published March 29, 2016

KEEGO HARBOR — Keego Harbor residents facing a financial drought can now apply for a water and sewerage assistance program offered through the Great Lakes Water Authority.

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Published March 28, 2016

ORCHARD LAKE —  The Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society is urging residents to get out and enjoy the fruits of the season at the Spring Nature Walk at 2 p.m. April 17. 

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Published March 28, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD —  West Bloomfield High School marketing students are celebrating after 34 students qualified to compete in the DECA International Career Development Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, in April.  

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Published March 24, 2016

KEEGO HARBOR — After a pedestrian bridge located near Willow Beach Street and Park Circle in Keego Harbor was shut down Dec. 29, 2015, due to the structure failing, the Keego Harbor City Council unanimously voted March 17 to have the bridge repaired.

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Published March 23, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The former Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit camp counselor who was indicted for child pornography has requested that evidence obtained from email accounts be suppressed due to a lack of probable cause; however, U.S. attorneys argued that the motion should be denied. 

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Published March 23, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD —  In the midst of heightened stereotypes and debates about diversity, West Bloomfield seventh-graders are breaking barriers by learning about religions found in the metro Detroit region.  

The Religious Diversity Journeys program, which is sponsored by the InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit, is designed to immerse Oakland and Wayne County seventh-graders in various religions. The program follows the state’s seventh-grade content expectations in world religions. 

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Published March 23, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Passwords for West Bloomfield student Google accounts were reset after the West Bloomfield School District learned of an internal security breach that impacted a network-stored file containing student information. 

The file involved in the breach included the following student information: Google account usernames and passwords; first, middle and last names; student identification numbers; and students’ grade levels, graduation years, school names and birthdates. 

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Published March 23, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit recently received a grant from the Jewish Federations of North America for new programming for Holocaust survivors. 

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Published March 23, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Three metro Detroit doctors and seven other individuals have been indicted on charges of conspiracy to illegally distribute prescription drugs.  

The three doctors charged are 50-year-old Dr. Boris Zigmond, of West Bloomfield; 39-year-old Dr. Jennifer Franklin, of Harrison Township; and 78-year-old Dr. Carlos Godoy, of Farmington Hills. 

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Published March 18, 2016

METRO DETROIT — March is National Nutrition Month, and dietitians are urging people to review their food habits and get back to the basics of eating healthy. 

National Nutrition Week began in 1973, but as the number of people interested in promoting nutrition increased, the program expanded and became National Nutrition Month in 1980. National Nutrition Month is sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Published March 16, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Riding a bike can give a child a sense of freedom, but not all children have the luxury of experiencing that feeling.  

While most kids get the chance to hop on a bicycle in their early years, unless the bike is adaptable, children with special needs may miss out on the adventure. 

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Published March 16, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — At 88 years young, Marie Woo, of West Bloomfield, spends her days molding ceramic pieces. 

From vessels to wall art to three-dimensional sculptures, Woo has created a variety of ceramics since the 1960s, she said. 

Woo is one of the most accomplished ceramic artists in the state. She studied with Maija Grotell, who founded ceramics at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, and has taught at the University of Michigan. 

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Published March 16, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — A piece of the West Bloomfield School District’s past will be unveiled during a historical celebration at the West Bloomfield Township Public Library at 7 p.m. March 30. 

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Published March 16, 2016

METRO DETROIT — For some, it’s a rite of passage. For others, a family tradition.

But if your child has special needs, does that mean summer camp is out of the question? 

No, according to local experts, who say summer camp has a lot to offer children who develop differently than their peers.

The Judson Center’s Autism Connections program offers summer programming for children ages 4-21 in Southfield and Royal Oak.

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Published March 10, 2016

OAKLAND COUNTY —  The Oakland County Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) has been awarded a grant to combat invasive species, including phragmites, swallow-wort and knotweed. 

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Published March 10, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD/CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A Columbus Township family is leaping for joy after welcoming their second child to be born on a Leap Day. 

Evelyn Croff, daughter of Chad and Melissa Croff, was born at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township at 3:06 a.m. Feb 29. She was 6 pounds 9 ounces. Evelyn shares a birthday with her big sister, Eliana, who was born at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital at 3:33 a.m. Feb. 29, 2012. The family lived in Commerce Township at the time of Eliana’s birth.

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Published March 9, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Crew members from four West Bloomfield Fire Department stations were dispatched to a house fire in the 2000 block of Saddlewood Road, near Hiller and Willow roads, at around 8 p.m. Feb. 28. 

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