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Published June 15, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Books closed. Pencils down. 

School’s out for summer — almost — and the West Bloomfield Township Public Library is preparing to launch its annual summer reading program, designed to keep kids, and even adults, engaged throughout those months when information learned during the school year has a tendency to slide out of the brain. 

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Published June 15, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD/KEEGO HARBOR — Come one, come all.

Blessings in a Backpack — West Bloomfield/Keego Harbor is inviting children to gather under the big top and join in the Circus for a Day fundraiser to supply weekend meals for kids in need. 

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Published June 9, 2016

ORCHARD LAKE — While it seems like a nice way to spend a hot Saturday, Apple Island is not open for everyone.

On May 6, the Orchard Lake Police Department and the West Bloomfield Fire Department were dispatched to Apple Island after a resident reported smoke. Police Chief Joe George said that a group of teenagers were having a bonfire on the island. Although criminal charges were not filed, the teens were asked to leave because they were on the island illegally.

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Published June 9, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Following an investigation into questionable charges on the Pleasant Lake Elementary School PTA’s checking account, a West Bloomfield resident has been charged with embezzlement. 

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Published June 9, 2016

METRO DETROIT — The Michigan Senate unanimously passed a bill May 31 that would require that all students in the state receive CPR training before graduation. 

The fate of the CPR in schools bill rests in the hands of the Michigan House. 

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Published June 8, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — West Bloomfield police officer Asreta Yumny was presented with the Lifesaving Award at the Oakland County Medical Control Authority meeting May 26 for her involvement in saving the life of a West Bloomfield resident.

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Published June 8, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD —  One in 24 older adults is a victim of elder abuse, neglect or abandonment.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15, and the Center for Elder Abuse Prevention at Jewish Senior Life invites the public to kick off Senior Power Days on Belle Isle and bring awareness to the silent epidemic at a community event held on Belle Isle 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

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Published June 8, 2016

WALLED LAKE — It’s graduation season, and 20 Walled Lake Western High School students recently received not one, but two diplomas. 

Among those 20 were 18-year-old Sonja Allen, of West Bloomfield, and 17-year-old Kyle Crawford, of Wixom, who spent their junior and senior years exposed to a rigorous curriculum through the International Baccalaureate program. 

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Published June 8, 2016

SYLVAN LAKE — The Sylvan Lake Memorial Day parade has been held since 1945. This photo was taken during the 1950 parade, and local Brownie troops gathered behind Daniel Whitfield School in preparation. The groups are holding flowers — often tulips or lilacs that were cut from the bushes in residents’ yards — that were then scattered on the lake by boats or an airplane. 

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Published June 4, 2016

METRO DETROIT — While there’s plenty of fun to be had on Michigan’s abundance of lakes and rivers this summer, there are also many potential dangers that can be easily avoided.

Local emergency personnel say that by following the rules of the water, all can enjoy a safe boating season this year.

“It comes down to common sense,” said Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham. “Be aware of your surroundings.”

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Published June 2, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Eight Frankel Jewish Academy sophomores are working on changing the world one slice of pizza at a time. 

Peace of Pizza, the nonprofit organization created by the teens, started with a simple thought of how to make the community a better place. Sixteen-year-old Jonathan Hayman, of West Bloomfield, said that oftentimes teenagers are focused on what needs to be done to get into college instead of looking at the bigger picture. 

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Published June 1, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD —  The Secretary of State’s Bureau of Elections has determined that Township Supervisor Michele Economou Ureste violated the Michigan Campaign Finance Act by advertising her campaign website on the township’s official Twitter page. 

The department issued a warning letter May 16, resolving the complaint.

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Published June 1, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — In the coming years, the Orchard Lake Road corridor will receive a facelift as a new amendment to the township center district ordinance requires specific criteria for developers to follow, whether they are improving existing buildings or erecting new structures. 

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Published June 1, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The Greater West Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce held its 10th annual Key of the Township awards dinner May 10 to honor individuals committed to impacting the West Bloomfield community. 

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Published May 25, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Boating season is upon us, and whether you enjoy spending time on a speedboat or in a kayak, the wrong decision on the water can result in injury or even death. 

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Published May 25, 2016

METRO DETROIT — During the spring and summer months, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and local nature centers receive an increase of calls from people across the state about helping baby animals that appear to be in trouble. 

But despite our instinct to help, experts say it’s important to leave wild animals in the wild.

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Published May 24, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The Road Commission for Oakland County is now slated to fix the Putnam bridge — which was closed Jan. 22 due to deterioration —  after the boating season. 

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Published May 19, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Surrounded by paints, laser printers and yarn, 21-year-old Akiva Pollock, of Oak Park, focuses his creativity on transforming a quote by John Green into a personal masterpiece. 

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Published May 19, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Growing up in Iraq in the 1940s and ’50s, West Bloomfield resident Salma Ajo said, the country was safe and children were innocent.

“Iraq … was the most beautiful country, and they had everything. We had any fruit you wanted … and we had the oil. We had everything, and it’s destroyed,” she said.

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Published May 18, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — West Bloomfield residents will decide the fate of the Parks and Recreation Commission’s millage renewal in the Aug. 2 election. 

If the millage is renewed, West Bloomfield will be authorized to continue levying up to 0.3892 mill for a 10-year period, from 2018 to 2027. For a household with a taxable value of $100,000, it would cost the homeowner $38.92 per year. 

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