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Mike Koury


Staff Writer Mike Koury covers Berkley, Ferndale, Huntington Woods and Pleasant Ridge along with the Berkely Schools and Ferndale Schools districts for the Woodward Talk. He has worked at C & G Newspapers since October 2015 and attended Michigan State University. He has been described as “a wonderful angel” by his mother and “sleepy” by his editor.

Published March 18, 2019

BERKLEY — This year already has proven to be a windy one in Michigan, with numerous days hitting speeds of more than 20 miles per hour. A strong windstorm can knock out power in homes easily, especially with the help of tree branches that grow into nearby power lines.

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Published March 18, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — The Huntington Woods Men’s Club once again is looking to raise money for a community project. The Men’s Club’s 38th annual auction will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Gillham Recreation Center. This year’s auction will help pay for shade canopies and trees at Burton Community Park.

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Published March 18, 2019

FERNDALE — One month after the city of Ferndale selected Geary Park as the location for its skate park, it also has finalized the design of the skate park.

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Published March 18, 2019

FERNDALE — Back in November, the Ferndale City Council approved a 10-person task force of residents to look at potential upgrades for the Gerry Kulick Community Center. It was the committee’s job to recommend to the city what it should do in regard to improvements at the community center, which now is more than 90 years old.

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Published March 12, 2019

FERNDALE — The Ferndale City Council approved its third set of bids for construction related to the development on Troy, a mixed-use parking structure project known as “The dot.”

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Published March 12, 2019

FERNDALE — An auto repair facility in Ferndale had its registration suspended by the Michigan Department of State as a result of alleged workplace violations.

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Published March 12, 2019

BERKLEY — As more young people are using vape pens, the Berkley City Council introduced an ordinance amendment in hopes of curbing the rise of vaping among teenagers.

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Published March 12, 2019

BERKLEY — Berkley High School’s upcoming spring musical is shaping up to be a real disaster.

Hitting the stage this month is the school’s production of the musical “Disaster!” in which the plot follows a floating casino and nightclub that’s hit with multiple disasters on its opening night. The musical is an homage to the disaster films of the 1970s. 

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Published March 12, 2019

FERNDALE/BERKLEY — St. Patrick’s Day, a day when many people nationwide will drink copious amounts of alcohol, is here once again.

As green beer and whiskey will flow through the gullets of drinkers all around Michigan, local police will have their hands full as they look to maintain order.

With Ferndale and Berkley both having downtowns to police, the local departments are asking that those partaking in St. Patrick’s Day plan ahead and figure out how they’ll get to and from the places they’ll be drinking, as drunken driving is their No. 1 concern.

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Published March 12, 2019

BERKLEY — Berkley is the latest community to consider changes to its local ordinance to further limit the number of days that fireworks can be used. 

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Published March 5, 2019

FERNDALE — A very peculiar family will be brought to life by Ferndale High School students in the school’s upcoming spring musical.

Ferndale High School’s production of “The Addams Family” will take place on six days later in March. The musical will bow at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, followed by performances at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17. 

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Published March 5, 2019

FERNDALE/BERKLEY — School districts across Michigan have had their fair share of school closings this year, and that’s left local districts worrying about possible repercussions.

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Published March 5, 2019

FERNDALE — A project to build a downtown Ferndale Baker College campus has left residents feeling concerned about the possible development. 

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Published March 5, 2019

BERKLEY — The United States has been going through an opioid epidemic for quite some time, with thousands dying every year from prescribed or illegal narcotics.

Starting in November 2017, the Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities and the Tri-Community Coalition have been holding training seminars for civilians to learn to look for symptoms of an opioid overdose and use a Narcan nasal spray to save people’s lives.

One of these seminars was held at the Berkley Public Library Feb. 28. 

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Published February 26, 2019

PLEASANT RIDGE — A Pleasant Ridge retail shop that specializes in providing women with help through chemotherapy, radiation, menopause, hair loss and more recently announced that it is shutting down.

After 20 years of business, Susan’s Special Needs at 24052 Woodward Ave. will have its final day Feb. 28.

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