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Angela Fichera

Published April 27, 2011

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — After more than four years of lawsuits and disagreements with Macomb Township officials, Tavern at Tina’s Country House is open for business.

As of April 2, the tavern, located on North Avenue south of 23 Mile Road, was open to the public. According to owner Mary Jo Hadjisofroniou, a grand opening is being planned for May.

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Published April 20, 2011

MACOMB COUNTY — More students could soon be enjoying locally grown food in their school lunches.

A new grant program, which was announced earlier this month, may make it easier for schools to incorporate fresh produce from local farmers into their school lunches.

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Published April 12, 2011

MACOMB COUNTY — Hollywood, Cedar Point, American flags, Eagles and various iconic athletes. They all represent American culture, at least to students in Sue Smyk’s sixth-grade art class.

L’Anse Creuse Middle School-North students are participating in a cultural exchange program through the Michigan State University Extension Center in Clinton Township, which circulates 10 pieces of art from the Shandong Province in China around Macomb County.

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Published April 11, 2011

A 36-year-old Macomb Township woman was killed after she was pinned between two cars at Sugarbush and Cotton roads in Chesterfield Township.

Debra Jo Gonzalez died at about 3 a.m. April 9 after what started out as an act of kindness took a turn for the worse.

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Published April 6, 2011

MACOMB COUNTY — Chippewa Valley Schools Board of Education President Henry Chiodini lost his battle with intestinal cancer March 28.

Chiodini, 56, served on the Board of Education for 18 years and was dedicated to the CVS district.

“Henry devoted his life, his energy, his time and talents to all things related to the betterment of our school district,” said Ron Roberts, CVS interim superintendent. “He touched the lives of our students, parents and families.”

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Published March 30, 2011

ST. CLAIR TOWNSHIP — The name says it all.

Special Dreams Farm opened its doors in 2008, but it isn’t your average farm. Here, duties and chores are completely taken care of by farmers with developmental disabilities, such as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, closed head injuries and other cognitive disabilities.

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Published March 22, 2011

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — About six months ago, six manhole covers and four gate well covers were found missing from Legacy Estates Subdivision, and the motive was most likely money.

The development, which was never completed, doesn’t see a lot of foot traffic, but a homeowner who often walks his dogs through the sub let the township know about the missing covers, said Ron Steinbrink, foreman of Macomb Township’s Water and Sewer Department.

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Published March 22, 2011

Dakota High School student Neeosha Nelson, 18, was hit by a car while walking to school March 15. She died March 17 from injuries sustained in the crash, said Anthony Wickersham, Macomb County sheriff.

The incident occurred around 7 a.m. while Nelson was crossing 21 Mile Road near LeGrande Boulevard in Macomb Township.

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Published March 16, 2011

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Macomb Township has agreed to pay close to $318,000 to restore the broken-down Buckingham Village retention basin, but once the repairs are complete, future maintenance costs will be in the hands of Buckingham Village and Wingate property owners.

A public hearing regarding the retention basin was held at the Macomb Township Board of Trustees meeting March 9. The main concern of Buckingham Village and Wingate property owners was the transfer of maintenance and repair responsibility from the township to property owners serviced by the basin.

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Published March 16, 2011

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — First-graders at Miami Elementary School were definitely feeling the love March 11. That’s because they were doing an act of kindness, making fleece tie blankets for patients their age in the critical care unit at The Children’s Hospital in Detroit.

Dana Oselett, a student teacher in Joanna DiNello’s first-grade class, organized the service-learning project she calls Blankets of Love as a part of her semester of student teaching through Central Michigan University.

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Published March 15, 2011

An 18-year-old girl was hit by a car and seriously injured while walking to Dakota High School the morning of March 15.

The incident occurred around 7 a.m. while she was crossing 21 Mile Road near LeGrande Blvd.

The road was closed for the investigation but has since reopened.

A vehicle driving eastbound hit the girl, but it is unclear who is to blame, said Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham.

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Published March 8, 2011

MACOMB COUNTY — Fresh Michigan-grown asparagus, spinach, strawberries, squash and carrots. These are just a few of the items your child could be enjoying as a part of their school provided lunches.

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Published March 8, 2011

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — She has always been fascinated with them, even as a small child.

Today, Francine Alband’s interest in cemeteries has spurred quite the investigation into the history of Macomb Township.

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Published March 2, 2011

MACOMB COUNTY — Statewide funding for schools would be hit hard under the proposed budget unveiled by Gov. Rick Snyder Feb. 17 in Lansing.

According to Synder’s plan, K-12 schools would face a $470 per-pupil reduction that would save the state $452.5 million. The savings would help cover a deficit of somewhere between $1.4 billion and $1.8 billion needed to cover the exhaustion of federal stimulus funds and other shortfalls in Lansing.

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Published March 1, 2011

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Rain or shine, snow or sleet, he’s out there.

Whatever the weather, Michael Davey, an English teacher at L’Anse Creuse’s DiAnne M. Pellerin Center, stands just outside of the center’s front doors reading aloud.

Sometimes a group gathers, sometimes they just acknowledge him as they pass by, but either way students are taking notice.

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