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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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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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