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Eric Czarnik

C&G Staff Reporter – Sterling Heights Sentry


Staff Writer Eric Czarnik reports on Sterling Heights and Utica Community Schools, and he writes a weekly auto column. He is a Wayne State University graduate who has been employed at C & G Newspapers since 2007.

Published July 19, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — From a young age, Sarah Howell knew she was adept at languages, such as the time she picked up German from her mom’s friend. So when Howell attended Stevenson High School and saw her friends attending Japanese class, she decided to do it too, as a challenge.

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Published July 19, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights’ messaging is getting a new manager, though it will be a familiar face to many in the community. At a July 2 Sterling Heights City Council meeting, the council voted 6-0 to confirm Melanie Davis as the city’s new community relations director. Mayor Michael Taylor was absent for the vote.

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Published July 19, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — While recalling his memories of being part of the Stevenson High School Class of 1969, Len Gavin said that his graduation year was a good one.

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Published July 19, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Kathy Curtis lives in a condominium development near Schoenherr Road and Moravian Drive in Sterling Heights. But she says many of her neighbors don’t know what to make of a nearby vacant edifice that occupies the intersection’s southwest corner.

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Published July 12, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Firefighters wasted no time getting the wheels rolling on putting out an early morning fire July 9 at the Ford Sterling Axle Plant, according to the Sterling Heights Fire Department.

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Published July 12, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Starting a clothing business at age 21 might not be every marketing student’s dream.  But for Mathew Hunt, it fit him to a T.

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Published July 12, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — The 2019 Sterlingfest Art and Music Fair is ready to start things off with a bang, according to its organizers.

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Published July 9, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Firefighters were called to the scene, near Mound and 17 Mile roads, around 4:43 a.m. on a report that a production machine had caught fire. They reportedly arrived around three minutes later, saw smoke and learned from workers that the burning machine contained 30,000 gallons of oil.

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Published July 5, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Classes may no longer be in session at Utica Community Schools, but a different kind of work is going on this summer. According to UCS officials, the school district recently embarked on an assortment of school improvement projects that are funded by a $155 million bond plan passed by voters last November. The plan aims at repaying the bond over 15 years to cover five years of school improvements.

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Published July 5, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights city officials will proceed with a plan to build a trail along the Plumbrook Drain, though they will continue to communicate with residents and try to address privacy and safety concerns, officials said.

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Published July 5, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — In early July one year ago, city officials broke ground on the future Sterling Heights Community Center, located near the roundabout at Utica and Dodge Park roads. And like the seedling sculpture that it neighbors, the Community Center building has been growing from the ground up.

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Published July 3, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — A July 3 house fire reportedly resulted in the death of an 18-year-old woman and critical burn injuries to a man and a woman in their 20s, according to a Sterling Heights Fire Department press release.

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Published June 27, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Paige Caldwell remembers the days back when she was a student at Malow Junior High School and Kirstin Carolin was her theater teacher. The experience was so rewarding that years later, Caldwell nominated her former teacher for a statewide theater coach award.

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Published June 27, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Lovers of Italian or German culture and cuisine will be in luck this month as festival organizers host events in Sterling Heights. The Italian American Chamber of Commerce of Michigan is bringing Festa Italiana back to Freedom Hill County Park July 12-14.

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Published June 27, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — On a sunny summer day, Sterling Heights firefighters managed flames in a different capacity — they presided over the picnic grill while serving families with children who have life-threatening medical conditions.

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