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K. Michelle Moran

C&G Staff Reporter – Grosse Pointe Times

Published December 14, 2011

GROSSE POINTES — The cities are hoping to save money while preserving services through increased collaboration in the area of fire services.

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Published December 8, 2011

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Residents interested in serving their community and debating challenging issues pertaining to business and residential portions of the city are invited to apply for an opening on the city’s Planning Commission.

The recent departure of Robert Nederhood has left the commission a member short. By charter, commission members are appointed by the mayor with concurrence of the council, and the nine members serve staggered three-year terms.

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Published December 8, 2011

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Stylistically, Carl Demeulenaere’s art recalls another time and place, but thematically, it couldn’t be more of the moment.

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Published December 8, 2011

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Santa has set up shop this season at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House.

The South Cottage of the historic site features “Santa’s Workshop,” a holiday-themed exhibit and place for children to play with toys, color, make clay ornaments and write letters to Santa. There’s also a room with antique toys and a workbench for Santa, along with his famous naughty/nice list.

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Published December 8, 2011

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Despite cuts in budgets and personnel over the last several years, city leaders expect they’ll need to ask voters for a Headlee override next year to enable the Woods to recoup some of the tax revenue lost when property values tumbled.

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Published December 2, 2011

Police are reminding residents not to leave their vehicles warming up in the driveway with the keys in the ignition after the first two “drive-offs” of the season.

On the morning of Thursday, Dec. 1, two residents living just a few doors apart on Oxford, west of Mack, were the victims of car theft after crooks stole their vehicles while they were running, Public Safety Director Andrew Pazuchowski said.

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Published December 1, 2011

METRO DETROIT — Whether you’re suffering from the stress of the season or looking for a way to get into the holiday spirit, an array of concerts, plays and other productions could be just the ticket.

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Published November 30, 2011

GROSSE POINTE CITY/SHORES — The City has adopted a new resolution that will reduce its employee health care costs and be in line with legislation adopted by state officials this fall.

Public Act 152 — also known as the Publicly Funded Health Insurance Act — was signed into law at the state level Sept. 24 and applies to public employers, such as cities, according to the Michigan Municipal League. It took effect Sept. 27 and also applies to contracts or collective bargaining agreements signed on or after Sept. 15.

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Published November 30, 2011

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — The city will once again be thanking its many volunteers with a party in their honor.

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Published November 30, 2011

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — An enthusiastic new City Council may have jumped the gun a bit when it comes to naming a mayor pro tem.

At the council’s first meeting after the Nov. 8 election, Nov. 15, the new council members all had nameplates at their seats — including one that indicated City Council member Daniel Schulte was the mayor pro tem.

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Published November 30, 2011

DETROIT — Considered by many the greatest artist of Holland’s “Golden Age,” Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) is revered for his paintings, drawings and etchings.

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Published November 23, 2011

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Although revenues have fallen steeply in the City, as they have around the state, officials are keeping a steady hand on the financial reins to prevent the municipality from falling into financial ruin.

During a Nov. 14 City Council meeting, auditors with Plante & Moran told city officials that they’ve taken many important steps to keep the community financially stable despite the challenging times.

Once again, the City received a clean bill of health for its financial record keeping.

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Published November 23, 2011

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — The youths in one Shores family are hoping their neighbors will help them make this a happy holiday season for those in need.

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Published November 23, 2011

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Recently retired Grosse Pointe Shores Public Safety Director Stephen Poloni took over the same duties Nov. 14 in neighboring Grosse Pointe City, and he was given the oath of office for his new position by City Clerk Julie Arthurs at a council meeting that night.

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Published November 23, 2011

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — For the first time in almost 20 years, the nonprofit Junior League of Detroit will be holding a show house in the Shores.

Kristina Acheson, Jane Fox and Barbara Prues — co-chairs for the 2012 Designers’ Show House — appeared before the City Council Nov. 15 to announce plans for a show house next year at 22 Webber Place, the residence of Jeannette and Floyd Davis.

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