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Brendan Losinski

C&G Staff Reporter – Eastsider and Advertiser Times


Staff Writer Brendan Losinski covers Eastpointe, Roseville, Harper Woods and Northeast Detroit. Brendan has worked for C & G Newspapers since 2016 and graduated from Oakland University.

Published August 9, 2017

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In the Aug. 8 primary, voters residing in the state House of Representatives District 1 selected Democrat Tenisha Yancey, Republican Mark Corcoran and Libertarian Gregory Creswell to advance to the general election in November.

The three candidates will now compete to be the representative for Michigan’s 1st District.

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Published August 8, 2017

HARPER WOODS — National Church Residences Park Place, a senior living center in Harper Woods, is asking the community to come by and help make the neighborhood a little furrier and maybe a little healthier.

Park Place will be hosting its third annual “Ole Skool Lawn Party,” which will be incorporating the Mission Day initiatives of its parent company, National Church Residences. The event will be focused on raising money for a dog park for senior center residents.

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Published August 8, 2017

HARPER WOODS — The public will soon be able to experience Harper Woods’ history firsthand while viewing the community from a bicycle.

The Harper Woods Pedal to Porch program was founded by resident Ernestine Lyons. Those taking part will gather at a meeting place with their bicycles, volunteers will lead them through the city, and the group will make stops at particular locations where designated “storytellers” will share personal stories about Harper Woods.

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Published August 2, 2017

FRANKLIN — The village of Franklin will soon celebrate its Labor Day Roundup festivities as it has for the last 73 years.

For decades the village has marked the end of summer with a parade, games, performances and other attractions for residents and visitors.

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Published July 26, 2017

HARPER WOODS — Michigan’s House District 1 has been without representation in Lansing since the recently elected holder of that seat, Brian Banks, resigned Feb. 6 after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of filing false financial statements.

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Published July 26, 2017

HARPER WOODS — A Harper Woods resident has been nominated for a national health and fitness award for her healthy lifestyle and for using fitness to rebound from challenges in her life.

Asenith Parker is in the running for the 13th annual Richard L. Swanson Inspiration Award. It honors a member of the SilverSneakers, a group run by Tivity Health that encourages people to improve their lives through fitness and to inspire and motivate others along the way.

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Published July 26, 2017

HARPER WOODS — For the 11th year in a row, Harper Woods will be taking part in the National Night Out.

The National Night Out is an event celebrated across the country to encourage togetherness and community. 

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Published July 26, 2017

HARPER WOODS — Painting and scavenger hunts are both fun activities for kids, but a combination of the two recently has become a new trend among families.

Painting rocks and hiding them for others to find has become a popular hobby in some areas, including metro Detroit. Susan Smitka, who has been a resident of Harper Woods for almost 40 years, said she thought it would be a fun activity for her grandchildren and a nice addition to her hometown.

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Published July 26, 2017

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The 24th annual Benefit on the Bay for the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at MacRay Harbor, located on Lake St. Clair in Harrison Township. 

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Published July 26, 2017

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — The Heart of the Hills run will be returning to Bloomfield Hills Saturday, July 29, and runners from all over the area are lacing up their running shoes.

The run will encompass a 5K and a 10K, and it benefits youth charity programs run through the Bloomfield Hills Optimist Club and the Bloomfield Hills School District’s charity program. The run has been lauded by past participants for its beautiful and challenging route.

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Published July 26, 2017

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — The Bloomfield Hills Board of Education announced July 14 that Jason Paulateer will become its newest member.

Paulateer took the oath of office July 14 after being chosen from several candidates interviewed by the other six members of the board. He is taking the place of former board President Ingrid Day, who stepped down from the board June 15. Board members confirmed that they will soon elect a new board president now that Paulateer has been sworn in to his new seat.

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Published July 26, 2017

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — The 4-H Club at Bowers School Farm in Bloomfield Hills came home from the Oakland County Fair with the prestigious Scramlin Award.

The fair took place July 7-16 at Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg. In addition to the club members making their animal and agricultural presentations, they also created a banner to represent their team, which earned them the award.

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Published July 20, 2017

DETROIT — More than 35,000 students traveled to Belle Isle July 12 for Metro Detroit Youth Day, a celebration of Detroit-area students that aims to provide information and opportunities for their futures.

The event began in 1982 and celebrated its 35th anniversary at this year’s celebration. It was started as a response to incidents between youths and Detroit business owners. The business owners were brought together to try to help the kids of the city, instead of punishing them.

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Published July 19, 2017

FRANKLIN — Members of the Franklin community are banding together to construct a new playground for children on the grounds of the Franklin Community Church, 26425 Wellington Road.

The playground will replace an older one on the same site, which has become outdated and, in the case of some of the equipment, deteriorated to the point of being unusable.

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Published July 19, 2017

BINGHAM FARMS — The meetings of Bingham Farms’ Design Review Board are usually quiet, but its meeting room was filled to capacity on July 11 due to citizen pushback regarding a certain item on the board’s agenda.

That item was the Planned Unit Development status of a proposed housing development located off of 14 Mile Road, between Bingham Road and Robinhood Drive. The Design Review Board had to determine whether to recommend the village’s approval of that status.

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