Cortney Casey

Published November 20, 2012

Shelby Township police are continuing to investigate a Nov. 20 crash on Mound, near M-59, that left a woman dead.

An officer who was in the area reportedly witnessed a westbound Ford Flex striking a Saturn that was heading southbound on Mound just before 11 a.m. The Saturn ended up on its side against a nearby cyclone fence.

Read More

Published November 16, 2012

Despite falling short of a previously declared threshold for subscribers, the city and Waste Management intend to move forward with a long-pending curbside recycling program — with a few changes and a slightly delayed timeline.

Under a revised agreement approved by city council Nov. 7, Waste Management will launch Recycle Sterling Heights on March 1, 2013, with pickups scheduled for every other Friday.

Read More

Published November 16, 2012

It seems that native Michiganders fall solidly into two camps: those who long for snow and those who lament it.   

There’s one day each year when Parks and Recreation Manager Kyle Langlois hopes for fluffy whiteness without fail: on the day of Sterling Christmas, the city’s signature holiday celebration in Dodge Park.

Read More

Published November 16, 2012

Forget shelling out triple-digit prices for a Broadway show; Sterling Civic Theatre’s got just the ticket close to home — for $10.

On Nov. 24, the community theater troupe will diverge from its usual production routine to put on “A Night of Broadway,” a montage of tunes culled from myriad musicals of the past and present.

Held at the city’s Recreation Center, the performance is a joint fundraiser for Sterling Civic Theatre and the Sterling Heights Parks and Recreation Department.

Read More

Published November 16, 2012

This holiday season, the most appreciated gift you give may be to someone you don’t even know.

As of mid-November, more than 20 families remained to be adopted through Sterling Heights’ Holiday Assistance Program, which coordinates distribution of goods to needy families in partnership with local churches, service clubs, schools and other agencies and organizations.

Read More

Published November 16, 2012

When Denice LaJeunesse talks about her affinity for knitting, the words roll off her tongue like poetry.

“It’s almost hypnotic because you’re moving your hands, you’re creating something, but your mind is able to think and concentrate on other things,” the Sterling Heights resident gushed. “To me, knitting an afghan is almost like art. You see certain yarns, you see certain colors, and to me it says, ‘I need to look like this’ when it’s made up. You have a big canvas, then, to display your interpretation of the yarn.”

Read More

Published November 16, 2012

When it comes to selling its appeal as a business-friendly locale, Sterling Heights is doing it right.

So said a panel of entrepreneurs, who declared the city among eight “top performers” in the 2012 eCities program conducted by iLabs, the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research.

The annual program, now in its sixth year, evaluates participating communities on their success in fostering entrepreneurial growth and economic development. This year’s edition involved more than 100 municipalities statewide.

Read More

Published November 16, 2012

A pregnant Shelby Township woman was seriously injured and her unborn child killed Nov. 6 after a car accident near 18 Mile and Ryan.

According to Sterling Heights police, the woman was traveling northbound in the right through- lane of Ryan around 2:55 p.m. when the accident occurred.

Read More

Published November 14, 2012

The adventurous oenophile

Craving something fresh and new versus tried and true for your glass? Master sommelier Madeline Triffon and sommelier Michael Descamps offer some suggestions for switching up your wine-buying this holiday season.

Read More

Published November 14, 2012

Sheryl Burns knows exactly what her dream house looks like.

“I want one that’s peeling paint,” she said, her voice impassioned, “and has rusty nails sticking out.”

The Sterling Heights Artist of the Month for November is talking photography subjects, not future abodes of her own. And when it comes to what captures her attention, it’s the more askew, the more rundown, the more beat up, the better.

Read More

Published November 14, 2012

Ryan Glick is accustomed to whipping up dinner for his battalion at Sterling Heights’ Fire Station No. 2, but on Nov. 1, the firefighter/ paramedic had a special order to prepare.

“The young lady requested cheeseburgers,” he announced, shuffling pans of French fries and tater tots in the oven.

The “young lady” receiving a dinner at the firehouse was 6-year-old Aaliyah McGee, the grand prize winner in a coloring contest held during the Fire Department’s Oct. 14 open house.

Read More

Published November 14, 2012

C&G Newspapers

You won’t see sales-circular-clutching shoppers camped out in front of Pierre Nahed’s store on Thanksgiving night — and that’s just fine with him.

“The biggest thing with small businesses is, you’re not waiting in lines,” said Nahed, owner of Elegant Creations Fine Modern Jewelry in Shelby Township. “You’re going to get what you want. Most of the time, you’re probably going to get a better product.”

Read More

Published November 8, 2012

Lead-footed drivers, beware: Your ticket may be up.

In an effort to combat motorists’ excessive speeds in the area, Sterling Heights, Shelby Township and Utica are teaming up to increase traffic enforcement along Hall Road/M-59, from Dequindre to Hayes.

Read More

Published November 7, 2012

Online Only

Henry Yanez plans to retire from his job of nearly 18 years with the Sterling Heights Fire Department come January, when he takes office as the newly elected District 25 state representative.

But as the clock edged past midnight and Election Night turned into the morning after, Yanez was already joking that he wouldn’t be able to field interview requests for much longer. After all, he had his shift at the fire station to cover later that day.

Read More

Published November 7, 2012

Two faces new to the Board of Education — but not to the district itself — are coming to Warren Consolidated Schools.

In the Nov. 6 general election, Sue Trombley ran away with nearly a third of the vote, easily securing a seat on the board with 18,561 votes (32 percent), according to unofficial results from the Macomb County Clerk’s Office.

Also earning a place at the table for the next four years was Ben Lazarus, who came in second with 10,047 votes (17.3 percent).

Read More

Upcoming Events

Grosse Pointe Farms
Shelby Township
Sterling Heights
Sterling Speakers Toastmasters meetings
6:30 p.m.
Bethesda Christian Church
Royal Oak
'Wild Lights' at Detroit Zoo
5-8:30 p.m.
Detroit Zoo
Bloomfield Hills
Cranbrook Art Museum exhibits
11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Cranbrook Art Museum

MORE LISTINGS

ADD AN EVENT

FULL CALENDAR

Newsroom tweets

Tweets by C & G Newspapers journalists
Reporters' opinions are their own and retweets do not equal endorsements.