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Maria Allard

C&G Staff Reporter – Warren Weekly, Grosse Pointe Times, Sterling Heights Sentry


Staff Writer Maria Allard covers the school districts of Center Line, Fitzgerald, Van Dyke, Warren Consolidated and Warren Woods, and Macomb Community College for the Warren Weekly and Sterling Heights Sentry newspapers. She also covers the City of Grosse Pointe Woods and the Grosse Pointe Public Schools System for the Grosse Pointe Times newspaper. Allard has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Wayne State University, and she is in love with the Rolling Stones.

Published September 18, 2020

WARREN — On Oct. 16, Regina High School will host a virtual concert with alternative rock band The Verve Pipe, beginning at 7 p.m. Anyone who purchases a ticket will receive an access code with a link to the concert.

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Published September 18, 2020

LANSING — Michigan employees considered essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic this past spring will now have the opportunity to enroll in college classes at no cost.

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Published September 18, 2020

WARREN — Fitzgerald Public Schools officials have combined art with food.

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Published September 18, 2020

METRO DETROIT — On Oct. 1, the Michigan Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will “Light The Night.” The virtual event — to be held statewide from 7 to 8 p.m. — is dedicated to supporting patients living with blood cancers, remembering loved ones no longer here and celebrating blood cancer survivors.

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Published September 11, 2020

METRO DETROIT — With many local students returning to school in a virtual learning environment because of COVID-19, parents are setting up areas at home specifically for school instruction. 

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Published September 8, 2020

METRO DETROIT — In the early 1960s, Gretchen Peterson enjoyed cruising Woodward Avenue with all the other hot-rodders and car buffs.

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Published September 8, 2020

GROSSE POINTE WOODS/FARMS/PARK — The Library of Michigan — through the Institute of Museum and Library Services — has awarded the Grosse Pointe Public Library a $6,100 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act grant.

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Published September 8, 2020

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — The Detroit Institute of Arts Inside|Out art program has made its way to Grosse Pointe Woods.

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Published September 3, 2020

WARREN — The new school year in Fitzgerald Public Schools comes with a new superintendent. After an interview process that began several weeks ago, the district’s Board of Education on Aug. 24 appointed Kimberly Pawlukiewicz to the role of superintendent.

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Published September 3, 2020

WARREN — Late last month, in-person learning began for De La Salle Collegiate High School students, while Regina High School students returned in a hybrid format.

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Published August 25, 2020

WARREN — "She’s got her elbow on my car,” Warren resident Bob Gaines teased when his daughter, Dawn Gaines, momentarily leaned on her dad’s 1968 Ford Galaxie 500.

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Published August 25, 2020

GROSSE POINTES — A number of Grosse Pointe Public School System employees will be placed on furlough effective Aug. 31.

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Published August 25, 2020

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — More than 30 Public Safety Department employees will receive extra pay for working during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Published August 25, 2020

GROSSE POINTE CITY — The scorching August heat didn’t keep dozens of friends, family members and officials from being on hand for the unveiling of the Dale N. Scrace Marina at Neff Park in Grosse Pointe City Aug. 22.

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Published August 25, 2020

GROSSE POINTES — Grosse Pointe Public School System students will return to school next month in one of two ways.

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