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Published April 13, 2015

Whether it’s for planning a long road trip or to have some backup wheels while their main ride is in the shop, securing a rental car will likely become a favorable option for most drivers sooner or later.

However, businesses that loan vehicles to drivers often have their own requirements and guidelines for renting vehicles and taking care of those vehicles.

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Published April 13, 2015

NOVI — While some actors might regret being typecast due to a certain role, that is not the case for Robert Englund.

The California native — probably best known for scaring filmgoers as Freddy Krueger in several “A Nightmare on Elm Street” movies  —  said the frightening character he played actually opened many more doors for him in the U.S., Canada, Israel, Africa and Europe, where he has found steady work.

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Published April 9, 2015

OAKLAND COUNTY — For over three years, Terri and Sean Compton, both of West Bloomfield, tried to conceive.


During that time, Terri had two miscarriages, two ectopic pregnancies and lost their son, Patrick, when she was 17 weeks pregnant.


“I was one of those people who could get pregnant very, very easy. … I just couldn’t carry,” Terri said.


Four-year-old Brin was Terri and Sean’s sixth pregnancy and their little miracle.

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Published April 9, 2015

A week after Ferndale police served Glo Nightclub with an emergency suspension order from the Michigan Liquor Control Commission, the club’s owners filed a complaint against the city of Ferndale and the Liquor Control Commission claiming defamation and violation of constitutional rights.

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Published April 9, 2015

Ferndale police arrested a suspect in an armed robbery April 3 after a concerned passer-by stopped the crime in progress and took the victim to the police.

At about 1:30 p.m. April 3, a 65-year-old woman visiting Ferndale from the Upper Peninsula was attacked by a man who tried to rob her at gunpoint, police said. The robber followed the woman from the downtown area near Nine Mile Road and Woodward Avenue into the residential neighborhood at Bermuda and East Breckenridge streets.

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Published April 8, 2015

OAK PARK — After the news that the Jewish Community Center in Oak Park will close, members of a local grass-roots group are taking it upon themselves to raise money to keep the building open.


The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit announced in a community briefing March 5 that the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit will cease programming and services at the Oak Park facility after Aug. 31.

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Published April 8, 2015

METRO DETROIT — For people with space challenges and unfavorable soil conditions, container gardens may be a simple, colorful solution.


Mary Gerstenberger, Macomb County Michigan State University Extension consumer horticulture coordinator, and Karen McCuen, president of the Shelby Gardeners Club, agree that whether people are planting vegetables or flowers, the first step is to select the right container.

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Published April 8, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Most people don’t notice awnings until they decide to buy one.


The main reason most homeowners decide to purchase an awning is for shade. Also, they wish to cut the cost of cooling their home and keep the patio cool in the summer, said Lorraine Strachan, office manager for Signature Awning in Livonia, which serves all of metro Detroit.


“The biggest reason is shade,” Strachan said.

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Published April 8, 2015

DETROIT — Go Comedy! Improv Theater is packing up the laughs and taking them down the road.


The Ferndale-based improvisational comedy group will be bringing its award-winning All-Star Showdown to Detroit’s Elizabeth Theater for special performances April 18 and May 16.

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Published April 8, 2015

FERNDALE — Last summer, the city of Ferndale planned to tear up more than a mile of East Nine Mile Road as part of a resurfacing project that would have divided the work around the Woodward Dream Cruise.


However, bids for the work came in nearly $1 million over projections and the city was forced to sit on a majority of the work, electing to do only a water main replacement last year and move the resurfacing job to 2015.

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Published April 8, 2015

BERKLEY/HUNTINGTON WOODS — Berkley Mayor Phil O’Dwyer said that if you ask residents how they feel about living in Berkley, most will provide positive feedback.


Now, due to AreaVibes, which has been ranking the livability of cities across the country since 2010, others may feel the same way that O’Dwyer does about Berkley.

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Published April 8, 2015

BERKLEY — The Berkley American Legion has been stationed on 12 Mile Road east of Coolidge Highway for 75 years, but following years of financial mismanagement, the post’s members are at risk of losing the building.


The Stanley J. Fons Post 374 had a balloon mortgage payment come due recently, and if the post can’t pay the $100,000 by April 27, the building will be turned over to the bank. Post Cmdr. Tom Bustance said the bank involved, which he declined to name, has been more than helpful, but the time has come for the post to pay up.

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Published April 8, 2015

HUNTINGTON WOODS — The Huntington Woods Men’s Club regularly uses a good chunk of the money raised at its annual service auction to benefit community projects. This is why Men’s Club Publicity Chairperson Alex Cooper said the community always supports the event.


Last year, the Men’s Club set a record for money raised when it brought in nearly $160,000. More than $60,000 went to support the new Burton Community Park equipment.

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Published April 8, 2015

OAKLAND COUNTY — Waving goodbye to the snow and ice of winter isn’t hard for most people to do come spring, but county officials want residents to know that as the temperatures increase, so do the chances for severe weather.

Last year, there were 112 storm-based warnings issued in southeast Michigan, three of which were recorded tornadoes. County officials said the recent tornado that touched down in Rochester Hills serves as a reminder of how destructive tornadoes can be and why it is vital to have a severe weather plan.

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Published April 6, 2015

FERNDALE — Within 10 days of a stabbing incident, Ferndale police worked with the Liquor Control Commission to suspend Glo Nightclub’s liquor license and close the bar effective March 27.


Police responded to an incident during a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the nightclub March 17 where two men were stabbed and a third assaulted with a bottle. When police arrived at the scene, the building had been evacuated by club security, but in working with local hospitals, police located three injured patrons.

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Published April 6, 2015

A greener, warmer Michigan might signal the end of winter driving, but the end of winter advisory alerts doesn’t mean that drivers can let down their guard.

According to AAA Public Affairs Director Susan Hiltz, many people take road trips around this time of year. But she said some vehicles may need to prepare for a transition between local cold winter driving and driving over the next couple of months.

Road trips also require careful attention to surrounding traffic, she said.

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Published April 2, 2015

BERKLEY — Funding has forced music to become an afterthought in some districts across the country, but Berkley School District administrators have made sure to make music a priority for the students and schools.

Because of the dedication of the students and staff, the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation named the district a Best Community for Music Education for the fourth year in a row in March for maintaining music as part of the core curriculum.

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Published April 2, 2015

BERKLEY — Thanks to the Friends of the Berkley Public Library, children who visit the library will have a new learning device to use.

An AWE Early Literacy Station was set up earlier this month. The station combines a touchscreen with a keyboard and mouse to give children a chance to explore several educational games in several curriculum areas ranging from reading and language arts to math and science.

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Published April 2, 2015

FERNDALE — Jeremy Cybulski had always dreamed of being on a classic game show, so when the “Wheel of Fortune” mobile casting call came through Detroit last summer, the Ferndale resident took the opportunity to try out.

In the initial round of interviews in June, potential contestants were judged on their enthusiasm and energy. Having no problem showing his fun side, Cybulski got the call to come to the second round of auditions in August.

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Published April 2, 2015

FERNDALE — Just outside Ferndale City Hall and the Ferndale Police Department on East Nine Mile Road stands a historic clock tower, lots of green space and several unused parking spots.

The space seems primed to be a community gathering place, but city officials are looking for ways to best utilize the area. Enter six Lawrence Tech University students who, along with their professor, Ralph Nunez, took the opportunity to get some real-world experience and help out Ferndale by creating designs for the area.

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