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Maria Allard

C&G Staff Reporter – Mount Clemens-Clinton-Harrison Journal, Sterling Heights Sentry, Warren Weekly


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 newspaper. 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 April 17, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — On Christmas morning in 2015, Grosse Pointe Woods Detective Ryan Schroerlucke and his wife were taking their 1-month-old daughter, Cora, who was fighting a bad cold, to the emergency room.

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Published April 17, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — When 15th-century explorer Christopher Columbus left Spain on a quest to discover a new world, his ships — the Niña, the Pinta and the Santa Maria — were considered the most advanced vessels at the time.

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Published April 17, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — “Be Our Guest.” That is the invitation on behalf of the Grosse Pointe Public School System students who will be performing in South’s all-school musical “Beauty and the Beast.”

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Published April 12, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS/WARREN/CENTER LINE — When Sterling Heights High School held its pep rally last month after raising $27,000 during charity week, Warren Consolidated Schools Superintendent Robert Livernois had a special announcement.

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Published April 12, 2019

WARREN — Through a team effort, Warren Woods Public Schools Adult and Community Education is doing its part to promote literacy in adults. WWPS adult education program educators are part of the Southeast Michigan Region 10 Adult Learners team participating in the Adult Literacy XPRIZE Communities Competition.

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Published April 10, 2019

METRO DETROIT — It’s a warm Saturday as the summer sun begins to set over the lush backyard. The bride and groom have recited their wedding vows, the tiered cake has been cut, and the reception is just getting started.

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Published April 5, 2019

WARREN — After rehearsing on the evening of March 28 on the Warren Woods Middle School stage, the Warren Woods Drama Club cast members gathered inside the choir room for “notes.” For about 30 minutes, Director Kristy Sikes provided feedback on their practice as the performers prepared for Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” The cast features Warren Woods Public Schools elementary, middle and high school students.

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Published April 2, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS/GROSSE POINTE WOODS/GROSSE POINTE PARK — It’s time to curl up with a good book — the Grosse Pointe Public Library will be participating in National Library Week April 7-13.

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Published April 1, 2019

WARREN — On the late evening of March 19, guitarist Jimmy Burkard played a tribute show at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles to honor late Ozzy Osbourne axeman Randy Rhoads.

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Published April 1, 2019

WARREN — About 125 middle school students were up for the “challenge” March 26 at Macomb Community College’s South Campus in Warren. Students from Warren Consolidated Schools’ Middle School Mathematics Science Technology Center, or MMSTC, and from the Detroit Waldorf School participated in the college’s fifth annual Fluid Power Challenge. Representatives from several local companies were at the event to assist.

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Published March 29, 2019

WARREN — A new program has started at Siersma Elementary School, and delicious meals are on the menu. The school has partnered with Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, Wayne State University and the Michigan Department of Education to bring the Gleaners school food mobile program to Siersma once a month.

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Published March 27, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — For the past seven years, Grosse Pointe South High School junior Claire Sheeren has watched her older sister, Elizabeth, battle various autoimmune diseases that have included long stays at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor. This past year was especially difficult, as Elizabeth spent a total of seven months on and off in the hospital’s Pediatric Palliative Care Program.

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Published March 22, 2019

WARREN/STERLING HEIGHTS — Come this fall, it’s back to the traditional calendar for Siersma and Holden elementary schools. At its March 20 meeting, the Warren Consolidated Schools Board of Education voted 7-0 to return both schools to the traditional schedule beginning in the 2019-20 school year.

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Published March 21, 2019

WARREN — Investigators allege that the president of the PEP Club at Westview Lower Elementary School in the Fitzgerald Public Schools district stole more than $13,000 since last October by failing to pay invoices for fundraisers and instead withdrawing money or writing checks for cash.

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Published March 19, 2019

GROSSE POINTES — Changes in the Grosse Pointe Public School System are on the horizon as school officials deal with declining enrollment while planning the reconfiguration of the school district.

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