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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 June 5, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Like many businesses, Nothing Bundt Cakes in Sterling Heights couldn’t simply react to the COVID-19 pandemic by doing nothing.

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Published June 5, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Although Sterling Heights recently decided to cancel its biggest summer event of the year, playtime will not be completely canceled in the city this summer, according to the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.

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Published April 2, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Securing a safe source of food for your family, supplementing community food programs and lessening the burden on the regional food supply network are but a few of the benefits of growing your own fruits and vegetables and preserving your harvest for any lean times ahead.    

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Published March 31, 2020

The new coronavirus is testing school and state officials’ ability to adapt as Michigan’s schoolchildren have gone more than two weeks without in-class instruction.Read More

Published March 28, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights city officials recently moved fast to get a local business help with its goal of manufacturing hand sanitizer, city officials said.

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Published March 25, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights public safety staff and rescuers are thankful for assistance in keeping them safe so they can keep others safe.

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Published March 20, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Schools may be closed amid the coronavirus pandemic, but stomachs need to be filled — especially those belonging to students who struggle with food insecurity.  

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Published March 20, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — In every community around Michigan, there is an eerie stillness where, not long ago, there was hustle and bustle: School desks sit empty, barstools grow cold, store shelves lie bare.

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Published March 18, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — The city reported that a worker from the FCA Sterling Heights Assembly Plant was tested and confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus, aka COVID-19.  

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Published March 17, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Plans for the future of Lakeside Mall are being put on ice — literally.

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Published March 17, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — For Velan Manivannan, the Sterling Heights Cultural Exchange has been an annual part of life since he was a young child.

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Published March 16, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — The new coronavirus has swiftly forced a new way of life on Sterling Heights residents, students and beyond.

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Published March 11, 2020

METRO DETROIT — So you’ve been looking over a spectrum of color swatches and have found the perfect paint to match your interior design vision. But to transform your walls from a canvas to a masterpiece, it takes some knowledge, foresight and care, according to home painting tipsters.

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Published March 6, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — A crowning achievement in Sterling Heights’ multiyear parks and recreation projects has finally opened its doors to residents.

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Published March 6, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Local firefighters are remembering the life of Fire Lt. Lorne Farrell after his sudden passing this month.

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