Kayla Dimick

C&G Staff Reporter – Southfield Sun

Published October 1, 2014

LATHRUP VILLAGE — In order to help build strong communities, the Michigan Alliance of TimeBanks will be hosting its first-ever Bidding to Build Our Communities event at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18.

The event, which will be held at the Royal Oak Woman’s Club, located at 404 Pleasant St., will consist of a live and silent auction. Proceeds from the event will benefit various TimeBanks in the area.

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Published October 1, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — A light breeze spun a sea of pinwheels in the grass of Brace-Lederle K-8 School as students, faculty and community members spoke on the importance of peace Sept. 24 in celebration of the International Day of Peace.

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Published October 1, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — After gunshots rang out outside a nightclub on Northwestern Highway on Saturday, Sept. 20, the Southfield Police Department made an arrest of one of two suspects believed to have injured two people.

In a press release, Police Chief Eric Hawkins announced that officers responded to a report of a shooting at Duo Lounge, located at 29555 Northwestern Highway.

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Published October 1, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — On Sunday, Sept. 28, a state trooper from the Metro Post attempted to stop the driver of a 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle for a traffic violation on eastbound I-696, near Evergreen Road, in Southfield.

According to a press release from the Michigan State Police, the officer reported that the driver failed to stop and was traveling from shoulder to shoulder on the freeway. Soon afterward, the motorcycle struck a 2005 Chevy Silverado in the right lane.

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Published September 28, 2014

LATHRUP VILLAGE — The leaves are changing color, the weather is getting cooler, the kids are back in school, and that means one thing in Lathrup Village: the Fall Family Festival will soon be underway.

On Sunday, Sept. 28, Lathrup Village residents and residents from surrounding communities will gather at Lathrup Village City Hall, 27400 Southfield Road, to enjoy all things fall.

For a $7 admission price, patrons will be served lunch, cider and doughnuts, and enjoy various fall activities, such as a petting zoo, horse and pony rides, and train rides 1-4 p.m.

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Published September 28, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — For families who are concerned about caring for a loved one with a dementia-related illness, such as Alzheimer’s, the Area Agency on Aging 1-B and the Michigan chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association are offering a free caregiver class.


Called Creating Confident Caregivers, the six-week course teaches attendees the skills necessary to take care of loved ones with dementia.

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Published September 28, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — Local foodies will prepare their forks and knives as the Taste of Southfield is served for its 10th year. 

Presented by the Southfield Chamber of Commerce, 20 restaurants and catering companies will gather at the Southfield Town Center atrium 5-7 p.m. Oct. 7 to give residents an idea of what they have cooking.

“We’re hoping to make this stick as one of the premier events in Southfield,” said Tanya Markos-Vanno, executive director of the Southfield Chamber of Commerce.

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Published September 28, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper and Southfield Police Chief Eric Hawkins announced in a press conference Tuesday, Sept. 18, that security guards at the Northland Shopping Center will have no charges filed against them in the death of McKenzie Cochran.

In a cellphone video that went viral early this year, Cochran, a 25-year-old Ferndale man, can be seen being held down by Northland Center security personnel after an earlier altercation with the guards.

“I can’t breathe,” Cochran said repeatedly in the video.

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Published September 28, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — When voters head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4, they’ll be faced with many decisions, and one of those decisions has $99 million riding on it.

Voters will be asked whether they approve a $99 million tax bond that will be used to improve the city’s streets and roads.

The money would be used to improve the condition of sidewalks, curbs, gutters and drainage systems by paving, repaving, reconstructing and improving streets, according to the city.

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Published September 22, 2014

LATHRUP VILLAGE — The debris lining Southfield Road in Lathrup Village will meet its match Sept. 20 as a group of volunteers band together to improve the road.

Through an effort from the Lathrup Village Downtown Development Authority’s Design Committee, volunteers will edge grass, sweep, weedwhack, landscape and pick up trash in order to get the Southfield Road corridor in shape before winter comes.

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Published September 22, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — When people think of the typical college student, they will most likely think of a red cup-toting, hoodie-wearing, Greek-rushing 18-year-old.


Looking around the college campuses of Southfield, however, you may find something different.


According to local experts, Southfield is quickly becoming a hub for adults who are looking to continue their education at the several higher-education facilities the city  has to offer. 

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Published September 19, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — On Sept. 20, Southfield Public Schools will host the Explorers program through a partnership with DAPCEP, a Detroit-based nonprofit organization, for children in pre-K through third grade.

Found in 1976, DAPCEP, which stands for Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program, is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing underrepresented youth with educational programming in science, technology, mathematics and medicine, according to their website.

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Published September 19, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — Food lovers looking to dig in to a discussion all about food need look no further than the library this fall.

A fall humanities series, “The Next Course,” will begin Thursday, Sept. 18, and meet 1:30-3 p.m. every Thursday through Nov. 6 in the library meeting room.

Participants will discuss the many ways that food has influenced their lives in a roundtable discussion. Each person will have the chance to share cultural recipes, favorite foods, and memorable eating and culinary experiences.

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Published September 19, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — On Sept. 28, more than 7,000 people will crowd the streets of Ann Arbor and Warren, all with one main goal: to stop Type 1 diabetes in its tracks.

The One Walk, which is organized by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, will raise money to fund research and better treatment for Type 1 diabetes.

JDRF is made up of eight different sites throughout the state of Michigan. Its metro Detroit chapter is located on Northwestern Highway in Southfield.

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Published September 19, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — Residents are finding themselves again having to dodge orange barrels, barricades and delays after another major roadway has been shut down.

A portion of Civic Center Drive, between Central Park Boulevard and Evergreen Road, was shut down Sept. 5 as part of the $12.1 million Evergreen Road Improvement Project.

“Access to adjacent properties will be maintained at all times, and every effort will be made to minimize the inconvenience to area residents,” said Community Relations Manager Michael Manion in a press release.

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