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Published May 7, 2015

METRO DETROIT — May is Asthma Awareness Month, and local doctors and the American Lung Association are urging the approximately 25 million people in the United States who suffer from asthma to learn how to take control of the disease.

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Published May 7, 2015

The 1930 Berkley High School marching band, shown in this photograph, won the state championship that year. The success of the 1930 band led the school to have a variety of musical groups to this day, including choir, jazz band and orchestra.
James Tong, with the Berkley Historical Museum, came across this photo while compiling it as part of “Images of America: Berkley,” which is available at the Berkley Public Library, Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com.

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Published May 7, 2015

FERNDALE — Michigan native Robert Sabuda knows the satisfaction of jumping into a good book and being immersed in its world.

Sabuda’s job is to make that world jump out at you.

A Pinckney native, Sabuda currently resides in New York City, where he writes, illustrates and constructs children’s books, many of them pop-up books that show scenes in three dimensions that fold neatly into the pages for easy storage and transportation.

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Published May 6, 2015

FERNDALE — Since the early 1970s, Ferndale resident Ann Heler has been bucking the norm and paving her own path in a career that began as a special education teacher and ended up with her in the health care field.

Along the way, Heler has helped define sexual education in the classroom; fought for equal rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community; and helped provide medical attention to those who can’t afford insurance.

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Published May 6, 2015

BERKLEY — Berkley High School has been honored time and time again by numerous organizations for being one of the most challenging and rewarding high schools in the state.

Nothing has changed in 2015, as BHS appeared on the Washington Post’s “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” list for the fifth consecutive year. And while high school administrators are pleased at the continued achievement by the school, they also think the award honors the whole district.

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Published May 6, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Embarking on the search for a new home can be daunting, especially for first-time buyers, so C & G Newspapers asked several experts, including real estate agents and a representative from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, for guidance.


John Kurczak, a Keller Williams Realtor, said the best way to start is to find out what you can afford.

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Published May 6, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Mother’s Day is just around the corner. But when a special lady in your life has given you cherished memories or sage advice to take with you through the years, isn’t every day Mother’s Day just a little bit?

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Published May 5, 2015

Michigan roads are a disaster. That’s no surprise, as residents in C & G Newspapers’ coverage area have voiced their concerns about the dilapidated roads and growing potholes.

Voters were asked to decide on a proposal to amend the Michigan Constitution, increasing the sales/use tax from 6 percent to 7 percent. And on May 5, 80 percent of voters turned down Proposal 1, 1,405,716 votes to 349,813 votes, according to the state of Michigan’s unofficial election results.

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Published May 5, 2015

DETROIT — The Detroit Jazz Festival has been attracting some of the top jazz players in the world for years, but the 36th annual festival scored a particular coup this year with artist-in-residence Pat Metheny.


The jazz guitarist and composer, who has won 20 Grammy Awards and has sold more than 20 million records, will be performing with a number of other jazz greats — including Kenny Garrett, Ron Carter and the Gary Burton Quartet — during the festival, which takes place over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4-7, in downtown Detroit.

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Published May 4, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY —
Last year’s magic number was 300,000.

That was approximately how many pounds of food Macomb County residents donated during the National Association of Letter Carriers and U.S. Postal Service “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive held in 2014.

Macomb Food Program coordinator Linda Azar said the donations fed more than 140,000 Macomb County residents and that without the Postal Service’s food drive, “I don’t know what we would do.”

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Published May 4, 2015

Warmer weather means it’s more likely for bikers to take their prized possessions for a ride on Michigan’s roads. And that means everyone on the road needs to be cautious, whether on two wheels or four.

AAA Michigan Public Affairs Director Susan Hiltz said drivers should never tailgate a motorcycle or abruptly change lanes in front of one.

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Published April 30, 2015

Michigan’s no-fault insurance law, which has existed for around four decades, could face significant changes if the state Legislature and Gov. Rick Snyder pass through pending legislation, according to activists on both side of the debate.

Senate Bill 248 passed the Senate April 16, and a state House version passed in a House committee April 23. A full House vote is expected to take place soon.

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Published April 30, 2015

The eyes of the nation were on the U.S. Supreme Court on April 28 as it heard arguments for and against same-sex marriage. The cases were brought forth by Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee.  

The first issue, directly involving Michigan, is whether it’s constitutional to deny same-sex couples the right to marry. The other issue is whether all states must recognize same-sex marriages conducted in other states.

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Published April 30, 2015

When Ferndale residents got wind of the City Council possibly banning the use of drones anywhere in the city outside of private property, residents flooded the council chambers April 27 to protest the potential ordinance change.

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Published April 29, 2015

FERNDALE — In the past five years, University High School in Ferndale has seen student achievement on state assessments continue to improve, thus UHS was one of 27 schools to come off the Michigan Department of Education’s priority list April 16.

State Superintendent Mike Flanagan announced that 27 schools, which had been on the priority list since 2010, had made the necessary improvements to be removed from the list. The priority list tracks the state’s bottom 5 percent of schools based on academic achievement.

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Published April 29, 2015

FERNDALE — A proposed development on city and private land just north of Eight Mile Road on Livernois Street in Ferndale could bring more rental opportunities for the city, as well as new commercial space.

The city owns two noncontiguous parcels of land on the west side of Livernois that are separated by a privately owned piece of land that was used as a single-family residence in the past. However, Nextus Capital has a purchase agreement in place for the private land and is hoping to purchase city-owned land to build three rental buildings.

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Published April 29, 2015

FERNDALE — When Jovaughn Wilson heads into University High School in Ferndale each day to teach geometry to his 10th-grade students, he is a little more fatigued than he was a year ago, but otherwise Wilson is as passionate about his job as ever.

It was the way Wilson conducted himself — the exact same way he had every day of his five years at UHS — that made his recent reveal to the school that much more impactful.

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Published April 29, 2015

Walking into a home without wall art would be almost as jarring as stepping inside an observatory and seeing no telescopes, or eating at a Mexican restaurant and not being served chips and salsa.

People sense the ambiance when standing inside a building. And no matter what the setting is or what is taking place in that particular environment, people often expect to see aesthetically pleasing and visually stimulating art.

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Published April 29, 2015

It’s so easy to honor a new graduate’s accomplishment with a gift card, a fancy tech device or even just some cash tucked into an envelope.

But there are other gifts you can give that student starting a new chapter in his or her life that involve a bit more thought and creativity. Those gifts, of course, mean so much more than their monetary value.

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Published April 29, 2015

METRO DETROIT — As artillery and troops traveled overseas to fight in World War II, metro Detroiters who remained at home stayed productive by making the equipment needed to defeat the Axis powers.


Ron Lamparter, who owns the Defense Corridor Center for Collaboration and Synergy in Sterling Heights, said dozens of books and tens of thousands of pages have been written about Detroit’s role as the “Arsenal of Democracy” in World War II.

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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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'James and the Giant Peach Jr.'
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Costick Activities Center
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Meet the hosts of 'Under the Radar Michigan'
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Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society Museum
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‘Little Shop of Horrors’
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