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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 October 19, 2016

HARPER WOODS — Local residents will be showing their creative sides and bringing out their favorite creations to sell at the upcoming Harper Woods Public Library Artisans Market.

This is the third year the library has hosted the Artisans Market. Mary Kingston, president of the Harper Woods Friends of the Library, said that the sale is an extension of the library’s ongoing mission to provide a variety of events and activities for the community.

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Published October 19, 2016

HARPER WOODS — The Harper Woods Public Library is bringing a little jazz and swing to the community. 

On Oct. 26, the library will be jamming to the sound of trombonist John “Tbone” Paxton and the R.J. Spangler Trio.

Paxton and Spangler met in 1980 and were instrumental in forming The Sun Messengers, a favorite local band for many in the Detroit area. For this upcoming show, the duo will be appearing with bass player Jeff Cuny and guitarist Matt LoRusso.

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Published October 19, 2016

HARPER WOODS — For those confused or worried about their health care options, the Harper Woods Public Library is throwing out a lifeline. The library will host a series of Medicare workshops to assist with what can be a complicated process.

The workshops will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. on Mondays through Dec. 5. Trained volunteers with the Detroit Area Agency on Aging will be on hand to help compare plans, explain enrollment options and see what people qualify for.

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Published October 19, 2016

HARPER WOODS — A suspect in the theft of a donation can from a local store has been charged with larceny in a building following his arrest by the Harper Woods Public Safety Department.

The suspect, Harper Woods resident Matthew Sukkar, is accused of trying to steal two collection cans for breast cancer patients and research that had been set out at the Harper Woods Kroger. The money put in the cans was to benefit the American Cancer Society.

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Published October 19, 2016

BIRMINGHAM — Birmingham voters will be casting their ballots Tuesday, Nov. 8, on one of the community’s most important segments: its schools.

The measure in question is the possible renewal of a millage that provides a significant amount of the funding for the Birmingham  Public Schools district.

The current millage, which is virtually identical to the one the public is being asked to vote on this November, expires in December. If approved, the renewal will last for five years and will expire in 2021.

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Published October 19, 2016

BEVERLY HILLS — A chill is in the air, and the jack-o-lanterns are coming out.

In Beverly Hills, that means it’s once again time for the Halloween Hoot.

The Hoot is the village’s annual family-friendly Halloween celebration. It begins at noon on Sunday, Oct. 23, with pumpkin carving in Beverly Park, which wraps up at 2 p.m. It picks back up 6-8 p.m. with trick-or-treating back at the park. There is no cost to attend the event.

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Published October 17, 2016

HARPER WOODS — On Tuesday, Nov. 8, Harper Woods residents will head to the polls to vote on a variety of issues. Among them is the race for the Harper Woods Public Schools Board of Education.

Six candidates are running for three four-year terms on the board. The candidates spoke with C & G Newspapers.

Ginny Foster comes into the race with a master’s degree in science and business management. She has two children in the district and said she is driven by a passion to improve the district.

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Published October 12, 2016

BEVERLY HILLS — With Halloween on the horizon, many people are heading out to buy or make a great costume for this year.

Some pet owners like to take it a step further and dress their pets up as well, resulting in some fantastic costumes ranging from cute to impressive to just plain odd.

Mike Palmer, the owner of Premier Pet Supply in Beverly Hills, said people can show off those dressed-up dogs for the inaugural Pup Strut Costume Contest.

Dog owners can dress up their canine to compete for prizes both for both dog and owner.

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Published October 12, 2016

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Come Nov. 8, voters will get to choose three individuals to serve as trustees on the Bloomfield Hills Public Schools Board of Education.

The League of Women Voters hosted a forum Sept. 26 to allow the five candidates in the race to voice their opinions and share what they think they can do in service of the district.

The race is for four-year terms — a change from the previous six-year terms that school board members earned in prior elections.

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Published October 7, 2016

When people think of manufacturing jobs, they might think of dark, foreboding factories that offer little except poor-paying manual labor jobs. However, there are those who are trying to show the world that this couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Published October 5, 2016

HARPER WOODS — November is quickly approaching and that means Election Day, Nov. 8, is on the horizon. Among the candidates and issues that Harper Woods residents will get to weigh in on will be a millage renewal for the Harper Woods Public Library.

B. Kristen Valyi-Hax, the director of the Harper Woods library, wants to ensure that voters know this proposal would be a continuation of a previous measure, not a new measure or an increase.

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Published October 5, 2016

DETROIT — This year marks the 75th anniversary of St. Jude Catholic Church on Detroit’s east side. The parishioners of St. Jude will mark this anniversary with a celebration on Saturday, Oct. 29.

The Rev. Shafique Masih, the parish’s current pastor, said this is an important event for the church and the people of the east-side community. He hopes it reminds people what St. Jude’s mission is and will serve not only as a celebration, but a call to action.

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Published October 5, 2016

HARPER WOODS — For 22 years, Harper Woods High School has hosted an event to showcase some of southeast Michigan’s best high school marching bands and provide those bands with a chance to grow and improve.

The event is called Band-O-Rama, and Harper Woods High School brought in six local bands Sept. 24 to play their best tunes and show off their tightest formations on the school’s football field. The event served as a preliminary expo for the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association’s competitive season.

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Published October 5, 2016

HARPER WOODS — Harper Woods police officers arrested a suspect Sept. 15 for his alleged connection to a string of automobile break-ins.

At approximately 6:30 a.m. Sept. 15, Harper Woods officers responded to the area of Kingsville and Beaconsfield streets on a report of suspects breaking into an automobile. Upon arrival, officers observed three suspects who began to flee on foot. The officers pursued the suspects and arrested Deante Bernard Hurt, a 21-year-old Detroit resident. 

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Published October 5, 2016

DETROIT — Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in the United States and has devastated many families. To help curb the problem, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan has partnered with Mercy Primary Care Center to provide their “My Choice … My Health” diabetes prevention program. 

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