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K. Michelle Moran

C&G Staff Reporter – Grosse Pointe Times

Published March 19, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — A landmark local business is moving — but not far. Jerry’s Club Party Store, at 381 Kercheval Ave., will be relocating to 383 Kercheval, the building next door. As Robert Ertzbischoff, of Grosse Pointe Construction, which is undertaking renovations on the new location, pointed out, it’s only 1 foot — and one wall — away from the current space.

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Published March 19, 2019

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Grosse Pointe Theatre’s latest show is “Shrek the Musical,” a theatrical production based on the popular book and animated film. But while “Shrek” is certainly family-friendly, you don’t need to be a kid — or bring one — to enjoy it.

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Published March 19, 2019

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Two local college students are putting their mutual love of running to good use. Julia Roarty and Anna Piccione, both of Grosse Pointe Park, are members of the University of Michigan Running Club, or MRun. The students, both college juniors, will be taking part in MRun’s 11th annual Race Across Michigan March 23.

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Published March 12, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — A slightly different twist on the typical business sign needed to get the greenlight from the Grosse Pointe City Council. Because the owners of Benoit Real Estate Co., at 17712 Mack Ave., wanted backlighting on their logo — to be placed near the front entrance, facing Mack — the council had to review and approve the proposed sign.

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Published March 12, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — It’s a bit too cold right now to be thinking about swimming, but Grosse Pointe City officials are already preparing for the summer season at Neff Park.

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Published March 12, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Rezoning of Mack Avenue, work on new facilities, creation of a new city website and addressing projected financial challenges are among the tasks the Grosse Pointe City Council is expected to tackle this year.

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Published March 12, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — St. Patrick’s Day 1975 was just an ordinary day for Grosse Pointe Farms Police Department officer Kenneth Gordon Pine. The 30-year-old Pine, who had been with the department for five years, was conducting a traffic investigation in the area of Mack Avenue and Elizabeth Court around 10:20 p.m. March 17.

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Published March 12, 2019

GROSSE POINTE SHORES/GROSSE POINTE FARMS — “Let’s get the damn seawall built,” District 1 Wayne County Commissioner Tim Killeen, D-Detroit, said during a Feb. 19 Grosse Pointe Shores City Council meeting, paraphrasing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s campaign catchphrase, “Let’s fix the damn roads.”

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Published March 8, 2019

CITY — In “Goodbye Toothless House,” her first full-length collection of poetry, Kelly Fordon explores the deceptively serene territory of modern suburbia and exposes dark, sometimes bitter undercurrents.

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Published March 5, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — The War Memorial is taking another step toward being a regional cultural institution and community center. The nonprofit has teamed up with WJR-AM to present a new, monthly radio show called “Inspired Heroes.” To be hosted by WJR afternoon anchor Marie Osborne, former War Memorial Board Chair Ted Everingham and War Memorial President and CEO Charles Burke, the first episode will air at 4 p.m. March 9.

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Published March 5, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Thousands of paper cranes — some only about the size of a dime — have found a safe place to land at Grosse Pointe Congregational Church in Grosse Pointe Farms.

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Published February 26, 2019

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — A recently updated master plan for Grosse Pointe Shores’ parks has been accepted by resolution as a starting point for future projects and developments.

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Published February 26, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — AT&T cellphone customers in and around Grosse Pointe City might notice better reception on their devices in the coming months.

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Published February 26, 2019

GROSSE POINTE SHORES/GROSSE POINTE WOODS — It appears that footprints in the snow played a critical role in the identification of at least one suspect who police connected to a string of larcenies from vehicles in Grosse Pointes Shores and Woods.

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Published February 26, 2019

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — They may be new to the Grosse Pointe Shores Public Safety Department, but the two most recent hires both bring plenty of experience to their jobs.

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