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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 May 23, 2017

BEVERLY HILLS — The village of Beverly Hills is promoting some communitywide spring cleaning with its community garage sale.

Beverly Hills residents can register at Village Hall to have their address added to a list of homes taking part. People wishing to peruse the sales can pick up a copy of the list from the hall or on the village’s website, www.villagebeverlyhills.com.

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Published May 17, 2017

BEVERLY HILLS — When most people go running, they just use headphones.

It’s not every day that they can listen to an actual orchestra while getting some cardio.

However, that’s the idea behind the Groves High School Forte 5K Fun Run. The event raises money for the school’s orchestra program, and while runners are out on the course, members of the music program will serenade them.

“This is our fifth year hosting the run,” said Paul Shawver, who has been the director of orchestras at Groves for 15 years.

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Published May 17, 2017

HARPER WOODS — Harper Woods resident Anna Jochum was recognized for her work with the Girl Scouts at a banquet at the San Marino Club in Troy April 1.

Jochum was given the Volunteer of Excellence Award from the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan. She was nominated due to her long-standing and diligent work with young Scouts in the Harper Woods area.

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Published May 17, 2017

HARPER WOODS — For those looking to exercise their green thumbs this spring, the Harper Woods Beautification Committee is inviting the public to join in on its annual perennial plant exchange from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 20, at Salter Park.

The exchange allows residents to, at no cost, trade a flower, vegetable or other plant from their garden with those from their neighbors’ gardens.

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Published May 17, 2017

DETROIT — For fans of popular Grand Rapids-based Founders Brewing Co., the creators of some of Michigan’s favorite beer labels will be adding a new location in Detroit.

The announcement was made April 25 that Founders will open a taproom in the heart of the city’s South Cass neighborhood. The new facility will brew its own beverages and provide a drinking and dining experience for visitors.

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Published May 17, 2017

DETROIT — What began as a desire by one Commerce Township resident to help others has grown into an ongoing program to provide healthy food to those who are struggling.

That individual is Bill Birndorf, a manufacturing rep for the Apple Marketing Co., which sells consumer products to big-box retailers like Spartan, Meijer and Kmart. He was spurred to action a few years ago after a happy and fulfilling Thanksgiving, and a news story that reminded him not everyone had been so lucky.

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Published May 17, 2017

AUBURN HILLS — Something fishy was going on with Birmingham Covington Elementary School third- and fourth-graders recently.

The students released more than 70 adolescent salmon into the Clinton River May 9, salmon they had begun raising from eggs in November.

It was part of a program the school had designed to educate students about conservation and animal life cycles.

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Published May 17, 2017

BEVERLY HILLS — The Groves High School forensics team took home the Michigan state forensics title with a win at the state finals at Eastern Michigan University April 28 and 29.

Four members of the team — senior Kendall Hall, senior Halle Tilotti, junior Victoria Lurz and sophomore Lauren Emerick — placed first in their individual categories at states.

Forensics is an often-overlooked high school activity, but many regard it as one of the most intellectually challenging and rewarding programs.

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Published May 12, 2017

HARPER WOODS — Harper Woods police arrested two juvenile suspects late last month following a series of break-ins in Harper Woods.

The break-ins took place during the course of two days, with the suspects allegedly breaking into three homes and attempting to enter two more. None of the residents were home during the incidents.

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Published May 12, 2017

Detroit-area residents and officials gathered at Grand Circus Park May 12 to celebrate the opening of the QLINE trolley system on Woodward Avenue.

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Published May 11, 2017

DETROIT — On May 4, Pope Francis in Rome announced that Father Solanus Casey, the Franciscan monk and Detroit-area icon, would be beatified by the Roman Catholic Church.

Beatification marks a critical step on the road to sainthood, and the person involved is called “blessed” by God. It is a rare honor bestowed by the church, as it requires a miracle to be attributed to the individual.

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Published May 11, 2017

DETROIT — The Solanus Casey Center, a pillar of the Detroit community aimed at assisting the homeless and those in need, will be hosting its annual fundraiser on Saturday, June 24.

Called the “Nourishing the Soul Pasta Fellowship Dinner,” it will be the center’s only 2017 fundraiser. The event will consist of a Mass at St. Bonaventure Monastery Chapel at 4 p.m., followed by a spaghetti dinner at the Solanus Casey Center itself.

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Published May 10, 2017

BEVERLY HILLS — Several Beverly Hills residents are asking the Village Council to consider changes to village ordinances that would allow people to own chickens on property in the community.

Currently, the village prohibits any animals classified as livestock from being kept on residential property.

However, some residents say that allowing a small number of chickens to be owned on residential property would provide numerous benefits for families and the area as a whole.

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Published May 10, 2017

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Fifteen students from the International Academy in Bloomfield Hills came home as the winning team at the Michigan Science Olympiad, an annual competition where teams of high school students compete in a variety of science, technology, engineering and math related subjects.

The state competition took place April 29 at Michigan State University. This was the 35th state tournament and the 17th attended by International Academy’s team.

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Published May 3, 2017

HARPER WOODS — A recent hot topic of discussion in the Harper Woods community, both in and out of City Council meetings, has been how to best address the issue of panhandling.

Many residents have long complained that the number of panhandlers begging for money reflects poorly on a community trying to rebuild and improve itself, while others want to ensure that poverty in the area is handled in a respectful and sympathetic manner regarding those living on the streets. 

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