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Mary Beth Almond

C&G Staff Reporter – Rochester Post


Staff Writer Mary Beth Almond covers the city of Rochester, Rochester Community Schools and Avondale Schools for the Post. Almond has worked for C & G Newspapers since 2005 and attended Michigan State University.

Published March 19, 2019

ROCHESTER — The city of Rochester is once again joining volunteers in 100 countries to take part in a worldwide celebration of doing good during Good Deeds Day April 7. This year, the Rochester community is invited to donate children’s items to the Rochester Area Neighborhood House for the birthday room at the Clothes Closet, which provides new items to families in need for a child’s birthday.

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Published March 19, 2019

ROCHESTER — Oakland University student Ciara Sosnowski is hoping to bring an art and music festival to Rochester this summer. Sosnowski, 19, a recent graduate of Rochester Adams High, created the Rochester Fringe Fest — a nonprofit art and music festival for students — last year.

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Published March 19, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS/AUBURN HILLS/BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — A local school district has set its sights on expanding a program for gifted students. The Avondale School District launched its GATE, or Gifted and Talented Education, program during the 2017-18 school year, enrolling approximately 31 students in two multiage third- and fourth-grade classrooms at Woodland Elementary School.

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Published March 19, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — A new off-leash dog park could be on tap for Stony Creek Metropark in the next few years. The Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority board of commissioners is seeking a grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund to develop the off-leash dog area, the first of its kind in the metropark system.

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Published March 19, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Michigan is home to many who take advantage of spring break, enjoy vacations over the summer, or even escape the entire winter season in favor of a warmer climate. While they’re away, their homes are left largely unattended, making them vulnerable to break-ins and other crime. Luckily, law enforcement officials say there are a number of things people can do to protect their homes.

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Published March 13, 2019

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — A new partnership between two local nonprofits is benefiting low-income seniors in need. Thanks to a grant from an anonymous donor, low-income seniors serviced by the Rochester Area Neighborhood House are now able to exercise, eat a healthy lunch, socialize and get involved with the community at the Older Persons’ Commission.

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Published March 13, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — In the hopes of freeing up clogged phone lines on Election Day, the city of Rochester Hills developed and launched its online Election Day Precinct Support Portal last November.

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Published March 13, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — Residents in the city of Rochester Hills now have fewer days to light off fireworks. At the end of 2018, the Michigan Legislature approved a set of bills giving local communities more control over fireworks. The bills give municipalities the option of cutting the total number of days that fireworks can be set off from 30 days per year to 12, an option that the Rochester Hills City Council unanimously approved Feb. 25.

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Published March 13, 2019

ROCHESTER — Those who shop or dine in downtown Rochester this March will have a chance to start spring off with shopping sprees of up to $1,000. The Rochester Downtown Development Authority is hosting its sixth annual Mad Money March event, which DDA Events Coordinator Jenna O’Dell said is an incentive to spend dollars in downtown Rochester to be entered in a drawing for a chance to win shopping sprees of $1,000, $500 or $250 at participating businesses.

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Published March 7, 2019

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — The Rochester Community Schools district is reminding parents to pay careful attention to their students’ online activity, as the “Momo Challenge” continues to attract attention on social media.

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Published March 7, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — Former U.S. Rep. William S. Broomfield, who served Michigan in Congress for 36 years, died Feb. 20. He was 96. Broomfield had strong ties to the Rochester area, according to Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Manager Pat McKay.

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Published March 7, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — A recent donation to the Rochester Hills Public Library has brought the magical world of books to life in the youth room.

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Published March 7, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — Officials from the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm are hoping to raise enough money to rebuild a historical equipment barn on the property next year.

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Published March 7, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — Drivers who frequent Rochester Hills can now see exactly which roads the city’s snowplows have cleared after a winter storm. Rochester Hills officials recently launched a new online snowplow tracker, a map that shows the recent whereabouts of plows, at rochesterhills.plowtracker.com.

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Published February 27, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — This summer, a $100,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will pay to complete a connection from Avon Creek to the Clinton River.

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