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Zip through Stony Creek with Go Ape!

BY ZACH MICKLEA OU News Bureau Southeastern Michigan residents now have the chance to harness their inner ape this year at Stony Creek Metropark where treetop adventure course and zip line company Go Ape! has launched a new operation. The attraction officially opens April 14 and features more than 4,000 feet of rope ladders, zip […]

April 17th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Macomb C.,Oakland County | Read More »

Puppy in training as police dog

BY KAITLIN SLOAN OU News Bureau  The Sterling Heights Police Department recently began training a new K-9 puppy — and she is catching on quickly. On average, K-9s in training can detect narcotics after a year. Ivy learned how to in three months.  “Ivy has been doing great,” said Ivy’s handler, Officer Darren Steele. “She […]

April 6th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Macomb C. | Read More »

United Shores preps for second season

BY STEVEN SKIPINSKI OU News Bureau Baseball season is right around the corner, and the United Shores Professional Baseball League has plans to break ground on a new stadium. Minor league baseball made its debut in Utica last year when Jimmy John’s Field opened its doors to the public. The league has four teams, which […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Macomb C. | Read More »

Meet the animals at educational farm

BY KAITLIN SLOAN OU News Bureau Beginning this year at Springbrook Equestrian Center, an educational farm will allow participants to meet and learn about farm animals. The program is designed for people interested in familiarizing themselves with the individual care of domesticated farm animals. Featured animals include pigs, alpacas, goats, chickens, ducks and a mini-donkey. […]

March 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Macomb C. | Read More »

The Clean Plate targets allergies, health

BY SHELBY TANKERSLEY OU News Bureau When it opened in 2014, The Clean Plate in Shelby Township set out to serve anyone regardless of dietary needs. It is mainly a vegan-friendly restaurant, but is hospitable to people with gluten, soy and avocado allergies, as well. The Clean Plate goes to great lengths to make sure […]

February 19th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Macomb C. | Read More »

Card store moves into new era

BY KAITLIN SLOAN OU News Bureau Raad Ankawi holds his own at his Sterling Heights sports card collectors shop in this ever-advancing era of technology. Ankawi was a card collector after he came to America in 1966. He and his oldest son, Bryan, decided to start up a hobby business. In 1989, Grand Slam Sports […]

February 12th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Macomb C. | Read More »

Chili lovers drain bowls at cook-off

BY STEVE SKIPINSKI OU News Bureau Chili ran out at the 2nd Annual Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Chili Cook Off in Armada. Blake’s Cider Mill hosted its second annual chili cook-off Jan. 28. David Blake, one of the event coordinators, said there were more than 500 attendees and 35 chili cookers, which shattered last year’s attendance of […]

February 12th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Macomb C. | Read More »

Giant helmets a fan favorite

BY KAITLIN SLOAN OU News Bureau When 23-year-old cystic fibrosis patient Steven Strickland puts his mind to something, big things can happen. Strickland of Sterling Heights founded Giant Helmet, which creates large sports helmets up to 8 feet high for fans to gather around and inside for photographs. Giant Helmet displayed the Red Wings helmet […]

February 10th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Macomb C. | Read More »

Pizzeria by sinkhole: Yes, we’re open!

BY SCOTT SANDORA OU News Bureau One Fraser business owner is using pizza to aid in the town’s efforts to solve its sinkhole crisis. T.J. Spreitzer, co-owner and manager of Green Lantern Pizzeria, has given free pizzas to the construction crew and police officers on duty since the massive sinkhole opened and began swallowing houses […]

February 6th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Macomb C. | Read More »

Black Friday shoppers find camaraderie

BY COLLEEN KOWALEWSKI OU News Bureau Black Friday. The phrase conjures images of near-riots over televisions at Best Buy and fistfights over toys at Wal-Mart. But there is another side to the busiest shopping day of the year, where bargain hunting is a game rather than a battle and a mood of friendly camaraderie rather […]

December 8th, 2016 | Posted in Featured article,Macomb C. | Read More »