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K. Michelle Moran

C&G Staff Reporter – Grosse Pointe Times

Published October 19, 2011

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GROSSE POINTE WOODS/ST. CLAIR SHORES — St. Michael’s Episcopal Church is looking for “organ” donors — but it doesn’t entail medical tests or hospital procedures.

The church hopes to raise money to restore its historic E.M. Skinner Opus 705 organ — yes, the musical kind — during Party for the Pipes, a dinner and auction that starts at 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Greek Assumption Cultural Center in St. Clair Shores. Tickets are $50 per person for this event, which includes entertainment and an open bar.

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Published October 19, 2011

GROSSE POINTE PARK — The good news for Windmill Pointe Park users and nearby residents is that the various work trucks and other heavy equipment that had found a temporary home in the parking lot have been moved.

The bad news? A number of trucks — including a dump truck and bucket truck — and related pieces of equipment ended up on Wayburn, where it dead-ends at Mack.

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Published October 19, 2011

GROSSE POINTES — From park programs to community events, it’s pretty clear the Grosse Pointes are sweet on Halloween.

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Published October 18, 2011

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Over the last week and a half, the Park and City have been hit by crooks trying to steal vehicles or items from vehicles — most of which have occurred overnight.

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Published October 18, 2011

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After a 24-year career in Grosse Pointe Shores, where he has served as public safety director since 2004, Stephen Poloni is retiring from that post to take the helm in the City.

Poloni — whose contract as the City’s new public safety director was unanimously approved Oct. 17 by the City Council — will take over for retiring City Public Safety Director James Fox, who himself is retiring after 28 years with the City Public Safety Department — the last five of which have been as director. Fox is scheduled to retire at the end of October.

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Published October 12, 2011

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — As promised, city officials are offering updates about sewer backups at regular council meetings.

At a meeting Oct. 3, City Manager Shane Reeside shared the latest developments in the investigation and efforts to keep the backups from recurring with city leaders and residents.

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Published October 12, 2011

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — A group of promising modern artists found inspiration in the past while working on pieces for the new exhibit at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, “Artifact: A Blending of Art and Artifact.”

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Published October 12, 2011

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — A little over a year after he was appointed to fill one council vacancy, Martin West has been tapped to fill another.

West — who was appointed last April to serve out the remainder of the late Doug Roby’s term, which expires this November — was named by the City Council to fill the seat left vacant by City Council member Charles “Terry” Davis, who died Aug. 14. The council approved the appointment at a meeting Oct. 3. West will serve the rest of Davis’ term, which is set to expire in November 2013.

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Published October 12, 2011

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Setting a party-perfect table doesn’t necessarily end with selecting a nice centerpiece and some pretty, coordinating china and silverware.

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Published October 5, 2011

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — In keeping with a promise city officials made to residents, the Farms hosted its second informational forum Sept. 26 at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial to offer the latest findings and city action to address recent basement sewage backups.

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Published October 5, 2011

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Federal dollars will provide the majority of the funds needed to resurface Lake Shore, from Vernier north to city limits, next year.

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Published October 5, 2011

GROSSE POINTE FARMS/WOODS — Residents will be able to continue receiving emergency and community alerts from Nixle.

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Published October 5, 2011

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A MichCon worker died Oct. 4 while attempting to repair a ruptured gas line.

The Public Safety Department issued a press release stating that they received a 911 call at 12:43 p.m. Oct. 4 from a MichCon employee, who told them his partner was unconscious in a hole where a gas line had ruptured. Alejandro Bodipo-Memba, a spokesperson for DTE Energy, said workers were responding to a report of a gas leak in the 400 block of Moran at the time. MichCon is a subsidiary of DTE.

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Published September 30, 2011

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A photographer leaning out of a white van taking photographs outside Ferry Elementary School recently turned out to be part of a crew shooting a documentary about a local family.

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Published September 28, 2011

GROSSE POINTE CITY — The City is the latest community to weigh in on a proposed change in Lansing that would make Schools of Choice mandatory across the state — even for districts like Grosse Pointe that don’t already opt in.

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