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Published July 15, 2013

BERKLEY — In 2002, Jakita White saw her apartment go up in flames while she and friends jumped from the third floor to avoid being caught in the fire. Out on her own for the first time with her 1-year-old son, White had nothing after the fire.

White said she remembers what it felt like to be burned out after a fire, with nothing left to your name and no one to help you get back on your feet. Her dad, Antonio Hayden, also remembers what his daughter had to go through, and he wanted to make sure others didn’t suffer a similar fate.

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Published July 12, 2013

FERNDALE — Ferndale city officials and summer youth campers got their hands dirty planting trees June 25 in what has become an annual tradition for more than a decade at Oppenheimer Park along St. Louis Street.

The city celebrated the community’s 11th year as an official Tree City as part of the Arbor Day Foundation by planting two trees in the park. Department of Public Works Supervisor Shaun Slocum worked with 24 kids from the city’s summer camp program to get the trees in the ground.

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Published July 3, 2013

For many homeowners, remodeling their kitchen is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

“People are really thinking it through,” said Barb Baker, of Elder Living Construction in Farmington Hills. “They are investing in a little higher quality. They are taking the time to understand the different wood qualities, and they are spending the money to make upgrades.”

Baker said her customers want new cabinets that will look good and last for a long time. They are also looking at new ways of hiding electrical outlets for a smooth, uninterrupted backsplash.

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Published July 3, 2013

METRO DETROIT — Next weekend, metro Detroiters will follow their noses to Romeo for the 11th annual Michigan Lavender Festival July 12-14 at Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill.

There’s just something about the sight and scent of lavender that can evoke the excitement of summer and instill a feeling of serenity. And like so many seasons before, many Michiganders are once again on the hunt for the herb to use for cooking, cleaning or just plain sniffing.

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Published July 2, 2013

FERNDALE — Now in its 16th year, the Ferndale sidewalk replacement program is making some changes this summer that are sure to be welcome assistance for residents in the current economic climate.

The program splits Ferndale into 10 districts, with each district getting inspected and repaired every 10 years. In past years, residents had to pay for repairs to sidewalk slabs in front of their houses, even if a tree that the city planted in the right-of-way caused the damage.

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Published July 2, 2013

BERKLEY — With summer officially getting under way a few weeks ago, the summer edition of the Detroit Institute of Arts’ Inside|Out exhibit program got into full swing June 26 along Woodward Avenue.

In its fourth year, the DIA’s Inside|Out program places reproductions of nearly 80 paintings from inside the museum into neighboring communities around Detroit. The DIA asks that the pieces be placed outside and preferably in walking or biking distance from one another.

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Published June 26, 2013

HUNTINGTON WOODS — Living in Chicago and away from family Dec. 11, 2009, Ryan Beale was forced to face his finalized divorce by himself.

Less than two weeks later, on Dec. 24, Beale had a new tragedy to deal with — his older brother, Steve, committed suicide at the age of 37.

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Published June 26, 2013

FERNDALE — What was supposed to be a large cycling event for bicycle enthusiasts and newcomers alike has turned into more of a casual ride along the 27-mile stretch of Woodward Avenue.

Despite facing resistance from several communities along Woodward, and mainly Royal Oak, the Gran Fondo (roughly “big ride” in Italian) organizers still planned on running the first dream cruise for bikes from Detroit to Pontiac.

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Published June 26, 2013

BERKLEY — It’s not uncommon for a group of high school teenagers to get together and form a band. While some no doubt have talent, making it big isn’t as simple as just getting together to play music.

F8, a band made up of four Berkley High School students, played five gigs in a two-week period in the early part of June. The sound and dedication of the four band members caught the attention of several music-lovers in the area and the band was booked to open for all three Robina Rhapsody concerts.

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Published June 24, 2013

The Ferndale Public Library is a popular place for readers and people who just need a quiet place. However, the library is also a popular destination for yoga enthusiasts and music-lovers.

As the economy suffered during the past decade, more people have turned to libraries for cheap and even free services. Jessica Keyser, director of the Ferndale Public Library, said the staff in Ferndale saw this as an opportunity to engage the community in more ways than just reading.

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Published June 19, 2013

BERKLEY — Christian Belz is an architect who has always had aspirations to be a writer.

Belz’s father wrote during Belz’s childhood, and he grew up reading mysteries involving the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew.

In 2000, the Berkley resident finished his first novel and incorporated aspects from his everyday job as an architect. “The Accused Architect” follows the main character, who is also an architect, as he tries to solve a murder after a body shows up on a construction site.

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Published June 17, 2013

PLEASANT RIDGE — William and Shae Janelle were 3-month-old twins in September 2012. The two were born six weeks premature, but, by all accounts, seemed healthy.

Then, William vomited. Hours later, he was on a surgical table at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak having an aneurysm clipped while his parents, Bill and Kathy, sat in the hospital waiting room fearing the worst but hoping for the best.

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Published June 5, 2013

As kids anxiously await the arrival of summer, parents are weighing their summer child care options. From day camps to sitters, there’s a lot to consider when choosing who your youngster will spend their summer break with.

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Published June 5, 2013

FERNDALE — When Bobbie Cash was looking for a senior residential complex to call her new home last year, she had one criterion that had to be met.

Her new home had to have a garden.

After looking at numerous places around Oakland County, she found Devon Square Apartments in Ferndale with a small garden in the parking lot. Community Manager Marjory Elzerman had turned a grassy median into a garden for the residents, but it wasn’t accessible for everyone.

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Published June 5, 2013

FERNDALE — Open the latest issue of Britain’s Attitude magazine and halfway through is a full-page advertisement for G.A. Hauser’s new book, “Marry Me.”

Ferndale’s Jeff Perdue designed the ad to promote Hauser’s new book after getting in touch with the long-time author through a mutual friend. The advertisement in one of Britain’s largest magazines isn’t Perdue’s first ad, but it is one in a long line of recent projects for a graphic artist who is trying to turn his passion into a career.

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Published June 5, 2013

FERNDALE — It wasn’t long ago when Jim Farris was let go from the Ferndale Police Department due to financial cutbacks. In fact, Farris has been a casualty of several financial cutbacks in numerous police departments.

Still, when the Ferndale Police Department went into a partnership with the Ferndale School District in April 2012 to have a school resource officer at the Digital Learning Center near Eight Mile Road, Police Chief Timothy Collins was more than happy to see Farris come back to the force.

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Published June 5, 2013

BERKLEY — Students are never too young to learn about the community they live in.

That is the message Rogers Elementary School second-grade teacher Michele Young and her fellow second-grade teachers are proving to students, parents and basically everyone in the Berkley community.

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Published May 29, 2013

Impatiens, a top choice for homeowners planting colorful annual flower displays, will not be available at most nurseries this year.

“There is a downy mildew problem with impatiens,” said Carl Eckert, owner of Eckert’s Greenhouse on Ryan in Sterling Heights. “We didn’t grow them this year, and most other nurseries also didn’t.”

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Published May 29, 2013

BERKLEY — The first Maxfield Science Symposium May 20 attracted 13 Berkley High School seniors who competed for scholarships by completing and presenting original science experiments to a panel of judges.

The competition’s namesake, retired Berkley School District Superintendent Dr. Bob Maxfield, was in attendance to see Josh Graff and Aharon Wayne take home the top prizes, both receiving $1,000 scholarships.

Fellow seniors Ava Landgraf and Sarah Michalak won $500 scholarships and Daniella Silver, Heather Graves and Armen Brus won $250 scholarships.

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Published May 29, 2013

BERKLEY — Shanti Yoga of Berkley is teaming with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the 12-hour “Yoga Gives to St. Jude Kids” yogathon June 15 to raise money and awareness for the patients and research that is done at St. Jude.

The all-day yoga and entertainment event will begin at 8 a.m. June 15 and involve different varieties of yoga, including family yoga, as well as food, music and presentations by St. Jude representatives. Activities will be held at Shanti Yoga and outside Berkley High School until 8 p.m.

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