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Published April 27, 2012

“What kind of a weirdo plant is that, Krelborn?”

Skid row florist Mr. Mushnik asks his nebbishy employee, Seymour Krelborn, that question early into “Little Shop of Horrors,” the new Farmington Players musical production running through May 19.

The plant in question is Audrey II, a plant with more than a passing resemblance to a Venus flytrap, which Krelborn discovered during “a total eclipse of the sun” in a wholesale flower market.

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Published April 25, 2012

FARMINGTON — The City Council voted 3-2 April 16 to authorize the city manager and city attorney to negotiate an interlocal agreement with Farmington Hills for public safety dispatch services.

The amended plan City Manager Vince Pastue recommended to council no longer includes contracting with Farmington Hills for jail services. Farmington will keep its lockup and will initiate a part-time cadet program to monitor the lockup and provide service at the front desk that would continue the current 24-hour access to City Hall.

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Published April 25, 2012

FARMINGTON HILLS — The City Council unanimously approved an agreement April 9 that should come as welcome news to motorists who drive on Orchard Lake Road between 13 Mile and 14 Mile roads.

“I can tell you that out of all the questions that I get, now that we have the dog park issue taken care of, most of the questions I get (are), ‘What are they doing about Orchard Lake Road?’” said Mayor Barry Brickner.

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Published April 23, 2012

The City Council unanimously approved an agreement April 9 that should come as welcome news to motorists who drive on Orchard Lake Road between 13 Mile and 14 Mile roads.

“I can tell you that out of all the questions that I get, now that we have the dog park issue taken care of, most of the questions I get (are), ‘What are they doing about Orchard Lake Road?’” said Mayor Barry Brickner.

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Published April 20, 2012

The lawyers representing the two young men accused of brutally attacking a family and killing a 52-year-old man said they need about a month to prepare for their clients’ preliminary examinations.

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Published April 19, 2012

A district court judge arraigned two men on five potential life felonies each April 18 for the death of a 52-year-old Farmington Hills man and the assaults on his wife and 17-year-old son that left them in critical condition at Botsford Hospital.

Tucker Robert Cipriano, 19, and Mitchell Jordan Young, 20, each face counts of first-degree premeditated murder, first-degree felony murder and armed robbery, and two counts of assault with intent to murder.

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Published April 17, 2012

FARMINGTON HILLS — The Costick Center will be the center of the local art scene for the next three days during the Festival of the Arts April 19-21.

A date to circle is April 21, when the center, 28600 W. 11 Mile Road, will host the free Family Festival Day 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

“For people looking for a good place to bring their family or friends, we have something that everyone will be interested in,” said Farmington Hills Cultural Arts Division Supervisor Nancy Coumoundouros.

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Published April 17, 2012

FARMINGTON — In February, Farmington Public Schools administrators recommended that the district sell a piece of the former Fairview Elementary School property to adjacent homeowners whose basketball court encroaches on school property, but the board voted to postpone the recommendation indefinitely April 10.

Superintendent Sue Zurvalec said that as recently as that afternoon, the district had questions from board members about the property’s market value, plus a last-minute competing offer to purchase it.

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Published April 17, 2012

FARMINGTON HILLS — A new exhibit on loan from the Florida Holocaust Museum to the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus, 28123 Orchard Lake Road, will reveal the experiences of women who survived the Ravensbrück concentration camp.

“The Women of Ravensbrück: Portraits in Courage” was originated by a Florida artist, Julia Terwilliger, who befriended a Ravensbrück survivor, and then more Ravensbrück survivors. Ravensbrück was the only major concentration camp for women.

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Published April 17, 2012

FARMINGTON HILLS — Exactly what to do about it is open for ideas, but one city councilman said that whatever the city’s current hiring practices are, they need to change so that the city’s workforce better reflects its population.

City Councilman Michael Bridges brought up the item for discussion during a study session at City Hall April 9. He said that the last time he checked, the city had 17 minority employees among its workforce of approximately 350. He noted that minorities make up almost 30 percent of the city’s overall population.

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Published April 17, 2012

FARMINGTON HILLS — The City Council voted unanimously April 9 to introduce an ordinance to sell a lot on Rensselaer, south of Shiawassee, in the city’s southeast corner, to a group of churches planning to build a home there.

Several local churches have come together under the name Life Remodeled to build a home, select a family in need, and when the family demonstrates it can pay its bills for three years, turn over ownership to the family. Life Remodeled approached the city about the city-owned land on Rensselaer.

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Published April 17, 2012

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Published April 16, 2012

A domestic assault claimed the life of a 52-year-old man and left two other people with possibly life-threatening injuries April 16 at a home near 11 Mile and Orchard Lake roads.

Police responded to a domestic homicide report on Rose Hill Drive at 2:50 a.m. and found Robert Cipriano, 52, the director of business services for Dearborn Public Schools, dead. His wife, 51, and a 17-year-old son were seriously injured. At press time April 16, police said the two had been taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries that were possibly life threatening.

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