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Helen’s Closet overflows with kindness

BY CHRISTIAN MILLER OU News Bureau Nestled within the confines of St. Mark Church in Warren there is a room labeled “Helen’s Closet.” Inside are two women making a world of difference. Continuing charity that began with her grandmother Helen Herzig,  Sandy Hill and her mother, Helen Derwa, distribute clothes to people who have fallen […]

December 1st, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Macomb C. | Read More »

Granite leads the countertop industry

BY MICHAELA SCARSELLA OU News Bureau With its high-end appearance and low-maintenance upkeep, granite has found itself leading the countertop industry. Often featured on HGTV, granite is a natural stone that is quarried from below the earth’s surface. It is formed from molten, mica, feldspar and other minerals that have been compacted for millions of […]

November 20th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Macomb C. | Read More »

Oral history creates pathways to the past

BY MARY SIRING OU News Bureau Stories are an inherent part of our societies and culture, seen in our values and even inspiring movies, books and music. There is a science behind the act of recording — whether in print or other media — the lives of those who came before us. “Oral history is […]

November 7th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Macomb C.,Oakland County | Read More »

Zeroing in at the range

BY ALYSSA STEELE OU News Bureau Shooting at a range can be a fun, recreational sport. Findings show that shooting can help people physically and mentally.  While shooting is an athletic activity, it is psychological, as well. When someone begins, it is 60-70 percent physical and when they get really good it become 95 percent […]

October 31st, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Macomb C. | Read More »

In the muck, volunteers clean waterway

BY CHRISTIAN MILLER OU News Bureau On any given workday, General Motors Co. employee Ronald Rodriguez is in the office. On Wednesday, Oct. 18, he was knee deep in mud. Rodriguez and 13 other volunteers gathered at Beaver Creek Park in Sterling Heights for the Clinton River Watershed Council’s weekly cleanup. The goal is to […]

October 25th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Macomb C. | Read More »

Busy as a beekeeper

BY MICHAELA SCARSELLA OU News Bureau Collectively, a hive of honey bees will fly 55,000 miles to produce 1 pound of honey. That helps put the term “busy as a bee” into perspective. The hardworking creatures are responsible for pollinating one-third of Americans’ food. Some people become beekeepers for their own benefit, but it is […]

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

Inability to read alters daily life

BY MICHAELA SCARSELLA OU News Bureau The inability to read and write is an issue that can prevent people from functioning in society and living productive lives. Fourteen percent of adult Americans cannot read, according to Statistic Brain Research Institute. That number is not necessarily correlated with education either. Nineteen percent of high school graduates […]

October 1st, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Macomb C. | Read More »

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 »