Linda Shepard

Published September 11, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Nature and architecture are rich sources of inspiration for plein air painters and urban sketchers.

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Published May 28, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — A pavilion, a playground, a scenic overlook, trails and a native plant garden combine in Gallagher Creek Park to create a sense of community for township residents. “This is a wonderful project,” Colin Choi, the Parks and Recreation Commission chairman, said at the park dedication May 23.

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Published May 22, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — An emergency or accident victim can bleed to death in less than 10 minutes after a major injury, according to Oakland University officials. “Time is of the essence,” Darcy Leutzinger said May 16 at OU. Leutzinger is the president of Premier Safety Group, which was ired by OU officials to train students and staffers in emergency bleeding control.

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Published May 21, 2019

BEVERLY HILLS — New equipment will soon be installed in the Beverly Hills Public Safety Department building. “The existing boiler needs to be replaced. The generator has exceeded its useful life,” Beverly Hills Village Manager Chris Wilson said.

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Published May 15, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — As part of ongoing efforts to restore a historical farm, broken concrete will be replaced at Cranberry Lake Farm’s former dairy barn for a display of farm implements. In addition, a picnic area is under development near a stone barbecue built in the 1930s.

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Published May 14, 2019

BEVERLY HILLS — Volunteers battled mud and cloudy skies to clear invasive plants May 11 in Beverly Park. “We are getting rid of buckthorn,” Beverly Hills Village Councilwoman Rachel Hrydziuszko said. “We want it cleaned up for the Memorial Day parade and for new tree plantings.”

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Published May 8, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — The township Board of Trustees has chosen a candidate with extensive history as a police chief as the new Oakland Township manager.

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Published May 6, 2019

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Bloomfield Hills Schools Superintendent Rob Glass will leave his position next month.

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Published May 1, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Replacement of a 96-year-old former railroad bridge will close the Paint Creek Trail between Dutton and Silverbell roads starting in mid-May.

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Published April 29, 2019

BEVERLY HILLS — Groves High School senior Allie Unger said she spends about six hours a day painting, dedicatedly refining her skills before she enters the Savannah College of Art and Design in the fall.

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Published April 22, 2019

BEVERLY HILLS — Village officials said they are aiming for a speedy reconstruction of 14 Mile Road between Lahser Road and the west village limits.

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Published April 17, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Find beekeeping classes, local history, nature and more at Cranberry Lake Park this spring. Cranberry Lake Park offers beekeeping classes beginning in May. In addition, the archive room at the historical Cranberry Lake Farm main house is open to the public by appointment 1-4 p.m. each Wednesday.  

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Published April 15, 2019

FRANKLIN — Village officials are fine-tuning a concept plan to add sidewalks, lighting and landscaping to Franklin Road between 13 Mile and 14 Mile roads. “Our hope and desire is to pull some of the traffic in the fall from the cider mill, to get them into the village to spend some money,” Franklin Village Council President Pamela Hansen said April 8 during a council discussion.

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Published April 10, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP —The state of the township’s 44 miles of unpaved roads is of great concern to residents and township officials.

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Published April 8, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — A 70-year-old Oxford Township motorcyclist died as a result of injuries sustained after a wild turkey flew into his chest, causing him to lose control of his motorcycle.

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