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K. Michelle Moran

C&G Staff Reporter – Grosse Pointe Times

Published June 11, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Is Grandma’s glass bowl a kitschy classic or a source of cash? Is that old painting in the attic a masterpiece masquerading as discount store décor? Get the answers to questions like these during Treasure Uncovered, an appraisal event from 3 to 7 p.m. June 20 at The Helm at the Boll Life Center in Grosse Pointe Farms. Attendees are invited to bring up to three items to be evaluated, at a cost of $7 per item, with proceeds supporting the work of the nonprofit Helm, formerly Services for Older Citizens.

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Published June 11, 2019

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Before it became a famous men’s magazine, did you know that Playboy was actually Playboy Motor Corp.? Cars from the failed automaker — which was in existence from 1947 to 1949 — are among the unique vehicles that will be on view during EyesOn Design.

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Published June 4, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — With changes coming to allocations of Community Development Block Grant funds distributed by Wayne County, Grosse Pointe City hopes to use this year’s funding to finish making a few of its more significant intersection ramps more accessible to the blind and visually impaired.

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Published June 4, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — A truck that has exceeded its lifespan is getting replaced in Grosse Pointe City. The City will be buying a 2019 Freightliner — to serve as a garbage and snowplow truck — to replace a 2003 International truck that has a Leach 25-yard rear-loading rubbish packer. The City Council unanimously approved the purchase at a meeting April 15.

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Published June 4, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Because interest payments on the voter-approved facilities bond start this year, Grosse Pointe City residents will be seeing their tax bills go up at the start of the 2019-20 fiscal year July 1.

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Published June 4, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — A major new building in Grosse Pointe City is getting signs that officials say reflect its scope. The two-story Saros Building, at 17108 Mack Avenue, is situated at the corner of Mack and Cadieux Road, on the border of Grosse Pointe Park.

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Published June 4, 2019

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Visitors to Osius Park this summer will be able to go online without consuming their personal data. During a meeting May 21, the Grosse Pointe Shores City Council voted 5-2 in favor of a proposal to add Wi-Fi service to the park, at least for the summer.

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Published May 28, 2019

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — The closing off of the Osius Park parking lot to non-Grosse Pointe Shores residents seems to have had some unintended consequences. Shores city officials approved a guardhouse at the parking lot entrance — similar to what the other residents-only parks in the Pointes have — as an effort to improve security; the gatehouse was installed this spring. Now, residents who live near Schroeder Field, which is across the street from Osius Park, say that attendees of Schroeder Field activities are creating traffic jams and safety hazards in their neighborhood.

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Published May 28, 2019

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Grosse Pointe Park officials say the budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year — which begins July 1 — is fairly similar to the current budget. During a meeting May 13, the Park City Council unanimously voted in favor of the new budget and millage rates.

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Published May 21, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Grosse Pointe City officials are hoping to keep some homeowners from being forced to purchase flood insurance that officials say they don’t actually need.

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Published May 21, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — With Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start to summer, we all know what that means: sun, sandals, swimming — and stealing. The warm weather doesn’t just bring people outdoors for relaxation and recreation. Crooks are more prevalent too, and police want people to be vigilant so they don’t become victims.

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Published May 21, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — A once-controversial plan to convert The War Memorial’s Fries Auditorium into a movie theater no longer seems to have left the Grosse Pointe community divided.

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Published May 17, 2019

GROSSE POINTE PARK — A three-story home that neighbors and workers said has stood tall on Yorkshire Road for more than 100 years will now likely have to come down after fire tore through the third floor the afternoon of May 16.

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Published May 14, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Artists are always honing their skills and trying to become better at their craft, so “Under Construction: Artists at Work” seems like a fitting title for the latest exhibition at Grosse Pointe Congregational Church in Grosse Pointe Farms.

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Published May 14, 2019

GROSSE POINTES — The Grosse Pointes once again have a Kiwanis Club of their own.

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