April Lehmbeck

Published September 11, 2014

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — While paying monthly fees at a gym is a popular option for those who want to drop a few pounds or just stay healthy, residents in Grosse Pointe Woods can fill their exercise needs on the new Burke Fossee Fitness Trail in Lake Front Park.

Thanks to the Grosse Pointe Woods Foundation’s work to raise money to make this a possibility, new fitness stations were unveiled during Grosse Pointe Woods’ annual Bridge Walk on Labor Day.

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Published September 11, 2014

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Grosse Pointe North High School senior Courtney Lamparski was only 4 years old when the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks took place, but it’s something she’ll never forget.

“It’s impacted me a lot,” she said, adding that it’s impacted “our whole country.”

Lamparski was just one of many students who took time out of her day Sept. 11 to plant flags in the entryway of the high school.

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Published September 11, 2014

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — After a severe storm swept through metro Detroit Sept. 5, about 2,600 DTE customers lost their power with 1,800 still in the dark as of Sept. 8.

City administrators were told that the power restoration for most residents would take place by 11:30 p.m. Sept. 8.

Woods Public Safety issued a Nixle.com alert with some safety tips that residents should follow.

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Published September 11, 2014

HARPER WOODS — The 2014-15 school year got off to a good start last week with some changes throughout the district, according to local school officials.

The district is launching its one-device-for-every-student initiative this year, but that’s not all of the new things going on in the district this year.

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Published September 11, 2014

History Channel’s ‘American Restoration’ features Harper Woods mayor

Mayor Ken Poynter held on to a special piece of American automobile history for 25 years, waiting for a day he could get it restored to its original, early 1930s condition.

That day came with the help of the experts on the History Channel’s “American Restoration” television show. The show featured a transformation of Poynter’s rare 1932 Hudson quarter-scale model of the original version.

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Published September 10, 2014

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — In a matter of four days, the Grosse Pointe Woods Public Safety Department responded to two separate bank robberies.

It’s an unusual event for Grosse Pointe Woods, which hasn’t had a bank robbery in the city in years.

“(The) last bank robbery was May 18, 2011,” City Administrator/Acting Public Safety Director Al Fincham said in an email.

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Published September 10, 2014

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Grosse Pointe North was closed for 35 minutes Sept. 9 after a North student using social media allegedly made a bomb threat that turned out to be a hoax.

The teen, a senior, faces charges of false report or threat of bomb/harmful device, a four-year felony; and malicious use of telecommunications services, a six-month misdemeanor.

According to his bond conditions, he is not allowed to have contact with Grosse Pointe North High School, he must wear a tether and he cannot use social media.

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Published September 10, 2014

HARPER WOODS — Police believe two weapons were used to fire multiple shots at two people in the parking lot of Eastland Center during the afternoon Aug. 27.

The incident led to the two people being taken to a local hospital with gunshot wounds.

Harper Woods Public Safety detectives are working with other agencies to see if the Eastland shooting possibly is related to other incidents around the same time frame.

“We’re still working closely with the Violent Crimes Task Force,” Harper Woods Director of Public Safety James Burke said.

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Published August 28, 2014

Police believe two weapons were used to fire multiple shots at two people in the parking lot of Eastland Center during the afternoon Aug. 27.

A 30-year-old man and 22-year-old woman were shot when a vehicle containing at least three suspects pulled up and fired multiple times as the victims were on the west side of the mall at about 3:30 p.m.

The suspects fled the scene.

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Published August 28, 2014

Police are investigating a sexual assault against a young girl that involved at least one male juvenile.

The incident took place during the afternoon Aug. 27 in the 18700 block of Elkhart.

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Published August 28, 2014

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Briarcliff Campus, the former Liggett Middle School, will soon be the home of some high-end condos after the City Council approved a conditional rezoning request at its Aug. 18 meeting.

City officials were excited about the project because they say the zoning change, from its current zoning as one-family residential to high-density multiple dwelling district, will benefit the community.

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Published August 27, 2014

HARPER WOODS — District officials discussed the positive news and what needs improvement after the Michigan Department of Education released its School Accountability Scorecards and Top-to-Bottom rankings earlier this month.

Harper Woods Schools Director of Academic Accountability and Student Services David Rabbideau gave a presentation about the new report cards at the Aug. 19 school board meeting.

“There’s a lot of positive news in Harper Woods as it relates to student achievement in these scorecards,” Rabbideau said.

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Published August 27, 2014

HARPER WOODS — The district has been working in overdrive trying to roll out new technology for the students, but an upcoming project will set the district even farther apart from others.

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Published August 22, 2014

HARPER WOODS — A quick police response allowed officers to stop a group of fleeing suspects before they could leave the scene after shots were fired during an altercation Aug. 16.

The incident took place shortly before midnight when officers were called for multiple gunshots being fired in the area of Woodside and Beaconsfield.

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Published August 21, 2014

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Parcells Middle School science teacher Christine Geerer spends her summers soaking up knowledge, working on research that translates to activities and information that she can bring back to her students.

This summer, she was one of 12 middle and high school teachers to head up to Michigan Technological University to spend a week at the Global Change Teacher Institute studying the impact of global change on ecosystems.

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