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Published December 9, 2015

Ferndale police are investigating a report of an armed robbery that allegedly occurred the night of Dec. 5 at the home of Motives of Existence band member John Annesser following a band rehearsal.

According to a report filed by the band Dec. 5, two armed suspects forced their way into Annesser’s home in the 200 block of Livernois Street between 8:30 and 9 p.m. Dec. 5. They reportedly told everyone in the home to get on the ground, and they were looking for money.

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Published December 7, 2015

FERNDALE — About 61 percent of the student body in the Ferndale School District qualifies for free or reduced lunch during the school year. At the elementary level, more than 51 percent of students, or 553 kids, qualify.

If families struggle to pay for a student’s lunch during the week, what is the situation like on the weekends? That is a question that Kennedy Elementary School second-grade teacher Lindsay Gonska asked, and one she hopes to help answer.

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Published December 4, 2015

Ferndale police are seeking information on two suspects who were involved in an alleged attempted armed robbery Dec. 3 that ended with a man being shot in the face.

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Published December 1, 2015

BERKLEY — The holiday season is in full swing, as Hometown Holidays and the Holiday Lights Parade will return Dec. 5 to downtown Berkley.

Hometown Holidays is entering its third year as a daytime event that sees the Berkley Downtown Development Authority and local businesses collaborate to offer specials, treats and activities throughout the day leading up to the Holiday Lights Parade.

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Published November 30, 2015

BERKLEY — In Berkley School District Drama Coordinator John Hopkins’ fourth year in the district, the drama students will be tackling possibly their biggest production yet when they present “Noises Off” Dec. 3-5.

The production, a three-act play-within-a-play written by Michael Frayn, takes the audience through the troubles during dress rehearsal, gives them a peek backstage during a live performance, and then finally shows how all the problems present themselves during the closing performance.

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Published November 30, 2015

METRO DETROIT — About 20 members of the Osak family, their friends and supporters packed into vans and headed to the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly last December.

They went to honor Edward John Osak Sr., the family’s patriarch, a Warren resident who had served honorably as an infantryman in the U.S. Army during World War II. Osak had remained as sharp as a tack through the years. He’d kept his wit, was spry enough to bowl and continued to be an ardent supporter of veterans until his death, just days after his 90th birthday in September 2014.

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Published November 25, 2015

BERKLEY — As part of ongoing planning in both the city of Berkley and the Berkley School District, a play structure at Angell Elementary School that had been deemed unsafe this fall will be torn down and replaced by the end of the school year.

The two entities announced the plan and collaboration Nov. 10. The city will remove the current play structure by the end of November, and the school district will install a new drainage system in the area next spring. Lastly, the city will install the new play structure.

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Published November 25, 2015

BERKLEY — Following the vote earlier this month to retain the current Berkley logo unless the residents approve a new one, Lansing-based MessageMakers presented the City Council Nov. 16 with the results of a recent branding study.

The city entered into an agreement with MessageMakers this summer for $24,000 to conduct a branding study in an effort to craft a new logo and marketing scheme for the city. Shortly after that decision, a group of residents successfully submitted a petition to put the power of changing the logo in the people’s hands.

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Published November 25, 2015

FERNDALE — Next summer, two Ferndale School District musicians will have the opportunity to expand their musical and cultural educations as they travel to Europe as part of the Blue Lake International Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Eighth-grader George Van Der Vennet and sophomore Rachel Arquero were two of the 400 musicians selected to be part of the youth orchestra for the summer of 2016. More than 1,700 students applied for the opportunity to travel and play in France, Germany and a third, yet-to-be-determined country.

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Published November 24, 2015

SOUTHFIELD — It won’t be long before the Potters Market opens its doors for business.

Now in its 40th year, the Potters Market will feature around 35,000 pieces by 140 potters. They’re made to the show’s exacting standards, including many in the $5-$30 price range. It’s an event where you never know what you’ll see next, since the selection changes as items are sold and new items take their place. 

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Published November 21, 2015

HAZEL PARK — Hazel Park is a small town with a big heart. For more than 30 years, the community has pulled together each holiday season to assemble goods for struggling families in the Hazel Park school district, which includes parts of Ferndale. And this year will be no different.

From now through Nov. 30, those in need can fill out applications for the Holiday Baskets at the Hazel Park District Library, 123 E. Nine Mile Road, near John R, or at any of the school buildings.

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Published November 18, 2015

BERKLEY — Margaret Beaudoin is making a name for herself with U.S. Paralympics.

The 15-year-old Berkley High School freshman suffered a stroke while her mother, Christine McNish, was pregnant with her, and it has affected the left side of Beaudoin’s body; she has hemiplegic cerebral palsy.

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Published November 18, 2015

FERNDALE — When the Ferndale Cat Shelter was created in 2014, its purpose was to rescue local homeless cats and find permanent residences for the felines. Now, a year and a half later, the shelter is bringing a new way for people to meet their future pets.

The Catfé Lounge opened the first week of November at 821 Livernois Ave. in Ferndale. It provides a space for patrons to meet cats who are looking to be adopted, as well as enjoy an array of drinks and snacks.

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Published November 18, 2015

FERNDALE — By the time the Ferndale High School marching band took to the field after 10 p.m. Nov. 7 at Ford Field, the state marching band judges had seen more than 40 performances throughout the day, including 11 other performances in Ferndale’s flight.

But the best was most certainly saved for last in Flight IV, as the FHS marching band was able to wow the judges and the audience with its Middle Eastern-themed performance and take home the state championship after a three-year drought.

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Published November 18, 2015

FERNDALE — The holiday season is fast approaching, but Ferndalians won’t have to wait until Thanksgiving to get their holiday cheer fix, as the third annual Holiday Hoof and FestivALE events will return Nov. 21 to downtown Ferndale.

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Published November 18, 2015

LANSING — During the Nov. 3 election that included races for many city, village and township decision-makers’ seats in Oakland and Macomb counties, only about 20 percent of registered voters cast their ballots across both counties, according to the respective county clerks’ offices.

Hoping to get a better turnout at the polls on election days, state Rep. Robert Wittenberg, D-Oak Park, introduced a resolution Nov. 3 that asks the U.S. Congress to make Election Day a national holiday. Such a move would give voters the day off from work and school.

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Published November 13, 2015

CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP —Hundreds of veterans came out to take a stroll through history — and to be recognized for their contributions to it — during a Veterans Day event at Stahls Automotive Museum in Chesterfield Township.

Veterans of the U.S. armed forces, accompanied by family members, friends and supporters, toured the museum on Nov. 11 during special hours set aside to honor those who served their country in times of conflict and peace.

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Published November 11, 2015

FERNDALE — The Ferndale Area District Library has monthly concerts for adults and several events each month for children, but now the library staff wants to tackle its toughest demographic yet — teenagers.

In October, the Ferndale librarians and staff developed the Teen Advisory Group in hopes of getting input and suggestions from local teenagers on how the library could better serve them.

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Published November 10, 2015

FERNDALE — What started as a small show in Siouxsan Miller’s home has grown into a local artists showcase each year, as the 17th annual Ridge Fine Art & Handmade Wares Show will return to Ferndale Nov. 21.

Miller, who has been creating art and doing art shows in the metro Detroit area for years, said the show, which started in Pleasant Ridge but now resides at the Drayton Avenue Presbyterian Church, 2441 Pinecrest Drive in Ferndale, gives Michigan artists a way to get their items out there, and the show also embraces the local art community.

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Published November 5, 2015

METRO DETROIT — After months of tussling with partisan plans for fixing the state’s troubled roads, Michigan lawmakers moved swiftly on Election Day to approve a package of bills that supporters claim will raise $1.2 billion annually for repairs.

Proponents of the plan, which cleared the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives on Nov. 3, mostly along party lines, say it will fund repairs through $600 million in increased fuel taxes and vehicle registration fees, tempered with tax credits and $600 million in unspecified cuts to the state’s general fund.

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