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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 31, 2017

DETROIT — The Detroit Port Authority unveiled a new educational display May 22 called the “Portal View” that aims to teach the public about the maritime history of Detroit.

The event took place at the site of the Portal View display — outside the Carl Levin Port Authority Building at 130 Atwater St. Making the occasion even more significant was that it took place on National Maritime Day.

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Published May 31, 2017

DETROIT — Many Detroit residents gathered at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law May 20 to attend a summit on housing in Detroit aimed at educating residents about their rights and options.

The event was organized by Detroit City Councilwoman Mary Sheffield and state Rep. Stephanie Chang, D-Detroit. They believe there are strong threats to those who require low-income housing and affordable housing to survive. They say these threats include rising rents and property prices, and less government support for affordable housing than in the past.

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Published May 30, 2017

HARPER WOODS — Rick Blauvelt, a science teacher at Harper Woods High School, has been selected for a fellowship during the summer months with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

Known as the Science Ambassador Fellowship, the program brings in teachers from around the country to learn more about health-related topics from experts in the field. It was designed to allow for these educators to bring back what they learn to their respective districts and promote science education.

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Published May 29, 2017

BEVERLY HILLS — Beverly Elementary hosted a student DIY Festival last week so students could show off and sell their homemade creations to benefit some worthy causes.

The event took place May 23 and was organized by parents Elyssa Sardy, Lisa Samartino, Ashley Caza and Marla Mellon.

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Published May 29, 2017

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — The Bowers School Farm, in Bloomfield Hills, is inviting local children to take part in its summer camp programs, aimed at educating kids about animals and agriculture in a fun and engaging way.

The camps will take kids around the farm and teach them about animals and animal care, growing and harvesting plants, and how a farm works through a variety of hands-on projects and activities.

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Published May 24, 2017

DETROIT — Statistics released by the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources show a sharp decrease in crime on Belle Isle since the two organizations assumed responsibility for patrolling the island in 2014.

Previously, the Detroit Police Department was responsible for policing the island.

The total number of offenses on the island went from 27 in 2012 and 45 in 2013 to five in 2014, seven in 2015 and seven in 2016. As of press time, there had been no reported incidents so far in 2017.

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Published May 24, 2017

FERNDALE/BIRMINGHAM — A Ferndale resident and teacher at the Roeper School advanced to the semifinals of the 2017 “Jeopardy!” Teachers Tournament, taking home $10,000 in winnings.

Susannah Nichols, an English teacher at Roeper Upper School, competed in the “Jeopardy!” tournament in episodes that aired Friday, May 12, when she won and advanced, and Tuesday, May 16, when she came in third and exited the competition.

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Published May 24, 2017

BEVERLY HILLS — The village of Beverly Hills will be showing its patriotic side for its annual Memorial Day parade and carnival Monday, May 29.

The parade and carnival have become a long-standing tradition in the community and are a point of pride.

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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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