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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 July 19, 2017

BEVERLY HILLS — The Northbrook Presbyterian Church in Beverly Hills, 22055 W. 14 Mile Road, will be hosting a special performance by the Ugandan Kids Choir on Sunday, July 30.

The performance is part of an 11-month national tour of the United States. On the tour, the 10 youth vocalists will act as representatives for the nonprofit Childcare Worldwide.

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Published July 12, 2017

DETROIT — The QLINE light rail, which opened to the public May 12, is extending its free fares promotion to all riders through Labor Day thanks to a contribution from the Kresge Foundation.

The trolley line runs 3 miles up and down Woodward Avenue between midtown and downtown Detroit. The Kresge Foundation committed to cover expected ridership revenue from July 1 through Sept. 4, in addition to the foundation’s initial $50 million investment in the project.

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Published July 12, 2017

DETROIT — The Archdiocese of Detroit announced that the beatification ceremony of Father Solanus Casey will take place Saturday, Nov. 18, at Ford Field in Detroit.

The announcement that Casey would be beatified was made by Pope Francis in Rome May 4. Beatification is the penultimate step in the Roman Catholic Church’s process for sainthood. It requires verification of a life lived in accordance with Christian teaching and involvement in at least one miracle recognized by the church.

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Published July 12, 2017

HARPER WOODS — Residents of Harper Woods may say there are numerous reasons to live and work in their city, and one new addition to the City Hall staff is backing up that sentiment by saying it’s one of the best decisions he’s ever made.

Paul Corbet is studying government at Wayne State University and recently joined the Harper Woods municipal staff as an intern. Gaining his position through a fellowship, he selected Harper Woods as his desired location to work.

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Published July 12, 2017

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TROY — Michael Salhaney, 52, an attorney for Secrest Wardle in Troy, lives in Bloomfield Hills and tries to ride 100 miles each week on his bike. 

As he has done since 1999, he will ride his bike 300 miles from Traverse City to Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan, with members of his bicycle riding club, Team O-2, as part of the Make-A-Wish Wish-A-Mile Bicycle Tour July 27-30. 

The tour also features a 50-mile ride and a half-mile ride for those ages 5-13. 

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Published July 12, 2017

FRANKLIN — The village of Franklin is inviting people to grab the popcorn with the return of its Movies on the Green summer movie series.

Each Wednesday between July 26 and Aug. 9 will feature a family-friendly film projected onto a large screen on the Franklin Village Green. The films will start at dusk — approximately 9 p.m. — and the showings are presented by the Franklin Community Association at no cost to those attending.

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Published July 12, 2017

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — The Cranbrook Institute of Science is inviting in the public for its summer programs and events with longer hours through Labor Day.

These longer hours are to take advantage of the longer days of summer and because the institute does not have to work around the schedules of visiting schools throughout the summer months.

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Published July 7, 2017

DETROIT — Tour de Troit, a nonprofit that organizes bike rides through Detroit and advocates for nonmotorized transportation options in the city, is welcoming cyclists to join it for its annual Bike the Bridge ride.

Bike the Bridge began in 2013 and is the only bike ride that includes both the Detroit and Windsor sides of the Detroit River. It also is the only time the Ambassador Bridge is open to bicycle traffic. This year, it will take place on Sunday, Oct. 22.

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Published July 7, 2017

HARPER WOODS — The Harper Woods Board of Education has named Steven McGhee as the school district’s new superintendent.

The board approved McGhee with a 6-1 vote at a meeting June 26. Board President Regina Williams was the dissenting vote, but said that she fully supports McGhee’s selection as superintendent and thinks he will do well in the job.

“One of the things that stood out from him was his passion to help the kids. His 90-day plan had some interesting concepts and programs.

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Published July 5, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Birmingham teen was honored in Washington, D.C., June 21 for her efforts to make her community a better place.

Her name is Emily Prokop, a 17-year-old entering her senior year at Cranbrook Kingswood High School in the fall. She was awarded the Congressional Award Gold Medal, the highest congressional honor for youth citizens.

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Published July 5, 2017

BEVERLY HILLS — Enjoying Michigan from a bike is a pretty common pastime in the state. Doing it for 300 miles can take some extra incentive.

Yet for the last 30 years, hundreds of riders have done just that as part of the Wish-A-Mile Bike Ride, a 300-mile journey that benefits Make-A-Wish Michigan, a nonprofit that makes dreams come true for children battling debilitating or dangerous medical conditions.

Brad Zimmerman, a 62-year-old family man and executive coach from Beverly Hills, has taken part in the ride every year but one since 2000.

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Published June 28, 2017

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Bloomfield Hills Board of Education President Ingrid Day announced her decision to step down from the position and retire at a school board meeting June 15.

Although Day’s decision was officially announced at the board meeting, friends and colleagues had known for some time about Day’s plans to step down.

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Published June 28, 2017

HARPER WOODS — The Friends of the Harper Woods Public Library are inviting anyone in the community with a talent for creating to join them for their 2017 Artisans Market.

The Artisans Market allows people to sell their crafted goods — including jewelry, ceramics, candles, clothing and woodwork — with profits going to the artists and the costs of the artists’ booths going to the library. 

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Published June 27, 2017

HARPER WOODS — The Harper Woods City Council approved a rate increase for residents’ water and sewer bills at its meeting June 19.

The council cited rising costs and the need to repair, maintain or replace elements of the aging system.

“The rate increase is necessary for maintenance of Harper Woods’ water and sewer system,” said City Manager Randolph Skotarczyk. “For a household using three units of water, which is about 3,244 gallons per month, it will amount to an average monthly increase of $5.25 per household.”

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Published June 25, 2017

DETROIT — Intermittent rain couldn’t dampen the spirits at the kickoff for Detroit’s 2017 Occupy the Corner program.

Occupy the Corner’s aim is to reduce and discourage crime by providing people with the means to “take back” their city from criminals. It does this by having volunteers go out and share information and resources with members of the community to improve their lives or their neighborhood.

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