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Posted on: August 17, 2017

Macomb County Department of Roads to begin concrete repairs to Mound Road

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The Macomb County Department of Roads will shortly begin a project to provide concrete repairs to Southbound Mound Road between M59 and 18 Mile Road.  The project is anticipated to begin on Monday, August 21.  To complete the repairs it ...

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Macomb County Department of Roads website City News
Posted on: August 7, 2017

Dodge Park to temporarily close for “Recreating Recreation” construction projects

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Sterling Heights residents will soon see major “Recreating Recreation” improvements coming to Dodge Park, with construction to begin this month.

This August, Dodge Park will temporarily close to allow for the construction of a splash pa...

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City News
Posted on: July 26, 2017

Sterling Heights is a Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Inside|Out community!

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The City of Sterling Heights has been chosen as a Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Inside|Out community for 2017. Eight (8) pieces of art have been installed throughout its City Campus and in Dodge Park.

Inside|Out brings high-quality reproductions of maste...

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Map of Inside Out Pieces City News
Posted on: January 5, 2017

GFL Refuse Pick Up Holiday Schedule 2017

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GFL Environmental Refuse Pick Up Holiday Schedule 2017

  • New Years Day - Sunday, January 1, 2017, no delay in collection.
  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 29, 2017, closed. One-day delay Tuesday - Saturday.
  • Independence Day - Tuesday, July 4, 2017, closed. One-day d...
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Posted on: March 23, 2017

Macomb Interceptor and Sinkhole General Information

Macomb Interceptor and Sinkhole Map

For updates on traffic conditions, repair progress and contact information, visit the Macomb Public Works page.

Macomb Interceptor and Sinkhole Info City News

Posted on: August 2, 2017

SHACF attends Dodge Park Farmers Market to provide citizen outreach

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Come learn about the Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation at the Dodge Park Farmers Market throughout the season and buy a chance to win Michigan Lottery Tickets.

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

City Trolley, donation from SHACF, hard at work

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Check out the City's trolley hard at work during Sterlingfest 2017. This trolley was purchased by the Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation for the City to use at special events.

Community Foundation
Posted on: August 2, 2017

SHACF partners with City to bring DIA Inside/Out to City Campus

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Come see eight reproductions of art by the masters on loan from the Detroit Institute of Arts on the Richard J. Notte City Center grounds now through November. These reproductions are proudly brought to you by the Sterling Heights Area Community Foundatio...

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Community Foundation

Posted on: August 18, 2017

BAE Systems to invest $11.8 million in new facility

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(From Macomb Daily) BAE Systems is investing nearly $12 million in a new facility that will be located in Sterling Heights.

The company will be constructing a new standalone 12,800-square-foot facility...

Additional Info... Economic Development
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Takata deal puts Key Safety Systems in line to leap into big leagues

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(From Detroit Free Press) In one bold move, Key Safety Systems, a longtime supplier of airbags and safety systems in the auto industry, has positioned itself to jump into the big leagues.

Additional Info... Economic Development
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Plans to Rethink America’s Malls Can’t Keep Up With Retail’s Collapse

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(From Bloomberg) Outside Detroit, plans have been in the works for two years to transform the outdated Lakeside Mall into an open-air center with green space and a waterway. With the property in foreclosure and its ownership in limbo...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

Clinton Valley Mall sells for $23.5 million

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(From Crain's Detroit Business) The Clinton Valley Mall Shopping Center in Sterling Heights has sold to Time Equities Inc. for $23.5 million.

Additional Info... Economic Development
Posted on: June 5, 2017

BAE Systems and QinetiQ to Pursue Electric Drive on Combat Vehicles

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(From DBusiness) Sterling Heights-based BAE Systems today announced the signing of a teaming agreement with QinetiQ to incorporate new technology for electric drive mobility systems into combat vehicles.

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

Sterling Heights City Council approves local match required for a $130 million grant for Mound Road

City Council passed a resolution pledging support for the application by the Macomb County Department of Roads on behalf of Innovate Mound for an Infrastructure for Rebuilding America Grant and making a commitment to fund the City's local match.

The City is a founding partner with the County of Macomb and the City of Warren in the Innovate Mound Project, an initiative that seeks to transform nine miles of the Mound Road corridor, from Interstate 696 to State Route M-59. The project includes a new...

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Fire Department awarded $2.6 million federal grant through SAFER program

The Sterling Heights Fire Department is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a federal grant totaling $2,621,292 over the next three years.

The grant funding was awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) competitive Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program. A principle objective of the SAFER program is protecting the health, safety, and wel...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2017

City to host “Volunteer Fair” in an effort to encourage new participation in programs

The City of Sterling Heights will be hosting its first-ever “Volunteer Fair” this fall in an effort to grow its existing volunteer organizations and provide a venue for other local volunteer groups to meet interested volunteers.

The Volunteer Fair will be held 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Senior Center, 40200 Utica Road. At the fair, residents of all ages can walk from table to table and meet representatives from volunteer organizations around Sterling Heights. It&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2017

City Council to honor Committee's Diversity Champs

The City's Ethnic Community Committee has chosen six honorees for its 10th annual Diversity Distinction Awards, to be presented during a dinner celebration on Sept. 21, 2017 at the Century Banquet Center, located within the American Polish Century Club.

The Ethnic Committee is proud to partner with the City Council in presenting award trophies, provided through the generosity of Comcast, to deserving individuals, organizations and businesses that make a difference in our community.

The committee will hono...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2017

Dodge Park to temporarily close to make way for "Recreating Recreation" construction projects

Sterling Heights residents will soon see major “Recreating Recreation” improvements coming to Dodge Park, with construction to begin this month.

This August, Dodge Park will temporarily close to allow for the construction of a splash pad, ice rink, farmers market pavilion, new amphitheater, volleyball courts, turf mini soccer fields and other aesthetic improvements.  Recreating Recreation...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2017

Sterling Heights Police to re-launch its Citizens Police Academy this fall

The Sterling Heights Police Department is once again launching its Citizens Police Academy this fall in an effort to help the public better understand the operation of the police department.

This is the first time the academy will be held since it was put on hold in 2008 due to financial constraints.

The Citizens Police Academy is a 10-week, 30-hour program running Wednesday evenings from Sept. 27 through Dec. 7. The academy is open to anyone ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2017

City to host "New Resident Forum" in an effort to better connect, communicate with residents

The City of Sterling Heights will once again host its “New Resident Forum” this month in an effort to better connect and communicate with residents.

The first forum will be held at at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at the Library Programming Center, 40255 Dodge Park Road.

At the forum, residents will hear from leaders in the City’s Police, Fire, City Development, Finance, Parks & Recreat...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2017

City announces “Sterling Heights Day” at Jimmy John’s Field set for August 31

Sterling Heights residents can take advantage of discounted tickets and watch the Mayor throw the first pitch at “Sterling Heights Day” at an upcoming game at Jimmy John’s Field.

The United Shore Professional Baseball League has officially designated Thursday, Aug. 31 as “Sterling Heights Day”.

Sterling Heights residents can receive $5.00 off grandstand tickets to watch the Utica Unicorns play the Birmingham Blo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2017

Police invite residents to a National Night Out Against Crime on August 8

The Sterling Heights Police Department will be hosting its annual National Night Out event from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

The event will take place in the Sterling Heights Police Department parking lot at 40333 Dodge Park Road. National Night Out is an annual, nationally recognized event, where the police department engages with the community to promote police-community part...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2017

Sterling Heights City Council approves change to City Council meeting start times

At the July 18 regular meeting, the Sterling Heights City Council voted to change the start time of regular meetings from 7:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. As such, beginning on Aug. 1, all regular City Council meetings will begin at 7 p.m.

City Council meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Council Chambers of the Richard J. Notte City Center at 40555 Utica Road.

The earlier start time is intended to encourage more residents to attend meetings in-person, watch liv...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2017

SHFD responds to blaze at Buff Whelan Chevrolet July 18

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Just before 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, the Sterling Heights Fire Department responded to the report of a car on fire inside the service area of Buff Whelan Chevrolet at 40445 Van Dyke.

Sterling Heights Fire Department crews responding from Fire Station 1 arrived to find several cars fully engulfed in flames deep inside the building. Fire Chief Chris Martin reports that, as the crews mounted an attack, the fire quickly spread and was con...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2017

Ethnic Committee seeks nominations of those that champion diversity

In a continued effort to champion diversity and cultural understanding, Sterling Heights Ethnic Community Committee is bringing back the Diversity Dinner this fall for the first time since 2010.

The Committee is currently seeking nominations of individuals and businesses that champion diversity for its annual Diversity Dinner to be held Thursday, Sept. 21 at the Century Banquet Center in Sterling Heights. Nominees should either be Sterling Height...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2017

SHPD to operate dunk tank at Sterlingfest 2017, proceeds to benefit Special Olympics

Ever wanted to dunk a cop? During Sterlingfest 2017, officers from the Sterling Heights Police Department will be manning a dunk tank to benefit the Special Olympics Torch Run.

SHPD officers will be sitting in the tank at Dodge Park from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on both Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29. Members of Sterling Heights City Council will also join in the fun for a portion of Saturday’s dunk tank event.

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2017

Signature book sale moves to new venue

The Sterling Heights Public Library’s grand book sale and signing is returning for its third year, but this time at a brand new location.

On Saturday, July 29, over thirty talented Michigan authors will enrich the City of Sterling Heights’ annual festival, Sterlingfest, by offering their creative titles underneath the covered walkway between the library and police department.

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2017

Sterlingfest 2017 to feature connection from Main Stage to Suds N' Sounds tent

Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair, Sterling Heights’ well-loved summer festival, features a new connection this year from the Main Stage concert viewing area to the Suds N’ Sounds tent concert area.

City staff coordinating the event said this change offers attendees the opportunity to safely move from one concert area of the festival to another without having to cross through other high traffic areas. The newly enclosed Main Stage space also allows f...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2017

Sterling Heights leaders to host ceremonial groundbreaking for skatepark

As part of the Recreating Recreation initiative passed by voters in 2016, City of Sterling Heights officials will be hosting a ceremonial groundbreaking for a skate park set to be completed, weather dependent, later this fall.

Who: Mayor Michael C. Taylor and members of the Sterling Heights City Council, City Manager Mark Vanderpool and City staff. 

What: Brief ceremonial shovel photo-op and a few words from Mayor Taylor.

When: 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, July 18.

Where: Sterlin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2017

City of Sterling Heights looking forward to DIA Inside/Out display coming this June

The City of Sterling Heights has been chosen as a Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Inside|Out community for 2017 and will see installation coming in late July. The City is set to get eight (8) pieces installed throughout its City Campus and in Dodge Park.

Inside|Out brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA’s collection to outdoor venues throughout metro Detroit. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will sponsor the program, which embarks on its eighth year. The program...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2017

City Council shows support of Selfridge Air National Guard Base

At the July 5 City Council meeting, Council members passed a resolution in support of Selfridge Air National Guard Base being selected as a possible site for the F-35 Lightning II Aircraft Mission.

The F-35 aircraft is considered to be the world's most advanced multi-role aircraft combining advanced stealth capabilities with fighter aircraft speed and agility, fully fused sensor information, network-enabled operations, and advanced logistics and sus...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2017

Fire Department rescue of ducklings turns potentially dangerous

On the afternoon of Wednesday, July 12, the Sterling Heights Fire Department was called for the report of ducklings that had fallen into the sewer, a frequent call in spring and summer months.

Upon arrival of the Fire Department, Fire Chief Chris Martin reports two bystanders had already taken it upon themselves to remove the sewer cover and enter the storm drain in an attempt to rescue the ducklings. Sterling Heights Engine 2 first quickly saw...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Sterling Heights: Macomb County Officials Have Clear Conflict of Interest in Sewer Collapse

Macomb County Officials Refuse To Release Insurance Policies That May Cover $70 Million Repair Cost

The City of Sterling Heights is expanding its lawsuit over the 15 Mile Road sewer collapse and sinkhole. Due to the irreconcilable conflict of interest of the Macomb Interceptor Drain Drainage District (“MIDDD”) board, the expanded sui...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2017

Sterling Heights Police seek suspects in vandalism of homes and cars, release video

Sterling Heights Police are seeking the persons responsible for vandalizing multiple homes and cars in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 9.

Officers responded to the area of Clinton River Road and Schoenherr Road at approximately 3 a.m. July 9 for reports of homes just vandalized.  According to SHPD, residents reported hearing loud noises outside and discovered that suspects had thro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Improperly Discarded Fireworks Causes House Fire

At 1:37 a.m. on July 5, the Sterling Heights Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 4100 block of Vera Court (15 Mile & Ryan Road area).

Upon arrival, Engine 3 found an attached garage fully involved with fire, which was extending into the home. It took crews from Stations 1, 3, 4 and 5 to bring the fire under control, which took about 20 minutes. There were no injuries, but there was exte...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2017

Sterling Heights Police Department update regarding shooting

At 12:55 this morning, Sterling Heights police officers responded to a 911 call regarding a reported shooting in the parking lot outside the Empire Hookah Lounge at 34766 Van Dyke.

At the scene, officers located a 22-year old male with gunshot wounds to his abdomen and leg. The victim was transported to a medical facility for treatment and is reported to be in stable condition. No suspects have been identified at this time. Witnesse...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Recognize the efforts of your neighbors by nominating their properties for beautification award

Nominations for the Beautification Commission’s annual Beautification Awards program, which honors property owners who go above and beyond in terms of landscaping, are now being accepted until Friday, August 25.

 

Photographs of the front of nominated properties can be brought into City Hall,e-mailed to cityhall@sterling-heights.net or mailed to: Community Relations, 40555 Utica Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48313, attn: Beautification Awards.

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Curbside Recycling Update

Green For Life (GFL) Environmental Inc. will begin offering Sterling Heights residents enhanced recycling services effective August 1, 2017.

Effective August 1, 2017, Green For Life (GFL) Environmental Inc. will begin offering Sterling Heights residents enhanced recycling services, including weekly curbside recycling pick-up at a cost of $57 per year In advance of this commencement date, all C...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2017

Canoe the Clinton celebrates the re-opening of the Clinton River to recreation in Sterling Heights

The City of Sterling Heights is celebrating the re-opening of the Clinton River for recreational use with the inaugural Canoe the Clinton event on Saturday, July 8.

The City is partnering with Clinton River Canoe & Kayak for Canoe the Clinton, the first paddling event since the federally-funded $4.5 million river restoration project was undertaken in 2016. This event will allow participants to paddle a family-fri...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2017

City to proceed with complaint against MIDDD for sinkhole costs

The City of Sterling Heights continues to proceed with its Complaint against the Macomb Interceptor Drain Drainage District (MIDDD).

The City continues to proceed with its Complaint against the MIDDD to compel it to seek recovery on behalf of all of the MIDDD communities that have been unfairly apportioned the assessed amount of $70 million for costs associated with the emergency repai...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2017

Join us June 1 for the Dodge Park Bridge ribbon cutting

Members of the media and residents are invited to join City officials along with representatives from SEMCOG and MDOT to celebrate the re-opening of the new Dodge Park Bridge

Who: Members of the media and residents are invited to join City officials along with representatives from SEMCOG and MDOT to celebrate the re-opening of the new Dodge Park Bridge

When: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, June 1st

Where:  40620 Utica Road, inside...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2017

City files lawsuit contesting the assessment of costs for 15 Mile sinkhole

The City of Sterling Heights has filed a lawsuit contesting the $22.2 million assessment by the Macomb Interceptor Drain Drainage District (MIDDD) for costs associated with the December, 2016 collapse of the 15 Mile Road interceptor.

Under the assessment approved by the MIDDD board over the City’s objection on April 19th, 2017, $22.2 million of the estimated $70 million cost is apportioned to Sterling Heights and will ultimately be paid by its residents and businesses. Sterl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2017

City announces Sterlingfest 2017 entertainment line-up; Bret Michaels to headline Saturday night

At the Monday night City Council meeting, the City released a video announcing the Main Stage acts for Sterlingfest 2017. Most notably, the City has signed on former Poison lead singer Bret Michaels as the headlining act for Saturday night.

The entire band lineup for each of the four Sterlingfest 2017 stages is attached. Timeslots for each respective act are available at www.sterlingfest.info

Sterlingfest 2017 is set for Thursday, July 27 through Saturday, July 29, running 10 a.m. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2017

City encourages residents to take advantage of on-demand lawn services this spring with LawnGuru

With spring upon Sterling Heights, the City is reminding residents they can take advantage of on-demand lawn cutting to effortlessly keep their properties pristine throughout the warmer months.

Michigan-based LawnGuru allows users to summon a certified contractor, pay for requested services via credit card and receive a receipt of follow-up, all from the convenience of a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer.

In fall 2016, the City announced an ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2017

City receives 32nd consecutive Tree City USA award

The city of Sterling Heights recently earned its 32nd consecutive Tree City USA Award from the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.

The program recognizes communities with a proven record of commitment to effective community forestry. The standards, established to ensure that qualifying communities maintain tree management programs, include existence of a tree board or department, a t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2017

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse coming to Sterling Heights

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc., a California corporation, will open its first BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse restaurant in Michigan in Sterling Heights later this year

At its April 18 regular meeting, the Sterling Heights City Council approved a Class C liquor license and other necessary permits for the restaurant development to move forward. The restaurant is a planned redevelopment at 14455 Lakeside Circle, replacing ...

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Press Releases

Posted on: August 18, 2017

Text Notifications Down

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The library's text notification service is currently down. If you use text notification, please log into your library account or email to check on overdue items and holds. We do not know when the issue will be fixed, but we hope to resolve it soon.

Sterling Heights Library
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Eclipse Glasses

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Regrettably, we will not have eclipse glasses available for public distribution. We sought glasses from three vendors over the last ten months, but we just today received a shipment containing far fewer glasses than our original requests.

We DO have enough...

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Sterling Heights Library
Posted on: August 19, 2017

Drone Launch

Airborne Night

Prepare for lift-off! On Thursday, Aug. 24 at 2pm, ages 11-17 can join us for an exciting event that’s all about drones. Participants will learn basic coding and will program flight paths for their drones. Enjoy fun challenges and freeform flyin...

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Sterling Heights Library
Posted on: June 5, 2017

Summer Reading

Adult Build a Better World

Build a Better World with our 2-month summer reading program running from June 19 to Aug. 19. By popular demand, this year’s summer reading program will be similar to last year’s program. We’re assembling a simple, flexible, ...

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Sterling Heights Library
Posted on: August 14, 2017

After Hours Teen Party

After Hours Teen Party

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hang out in the library after it's closed? Now's your chance to find out! On Friday, Aug. 25 from 6pm to midnight, our brand new Teen Advisory Board (TAB) has prepared a night to remember. Fuel up on pizza a...

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Sterling Heights Library
Posted on: August 11, 2017

Summer Reading Party

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On Saturday, Aug. 26 from 2-4pm, celebrate another year of summer reading with our favorite petting zoo, Children’s Farm! Touch and see goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, rabbits, and an alpaca or llama! There will be so many fun animals that we will host the...

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Sterling Heights Library
Posted on: August 2, 2017

Upton House Quiz Results

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The results are in! 57 residents participated in our Upton House quiz during Sterlingrest. This year's winner is Noel Santos. Congratulations!The questions and answers to the quiz are as follows:1) In the photograph of the baseball player, what h...

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Sterling Heights Library
Posted on: July 1, 2017

Exercise Your Brain

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The City of Sterling Heights has begun a yearlong community initiative to enhance Brain Health. The Senior Center and the Library will be highlighting programs each month that offer benefits to the brain. Look for this brain builder icon in the City Magaz...

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Sterling Heights Library
Posted on: March 27, 2017

Used, But Sterling Bookstore

Friends Bookstore

Stop in for great deals at our Friends bookstore! Find the very best fiction and non-fiction for adults and kids alongside DVDs, audiobooks, puzzles, and more! You can get all these treasures for bargain prices too!

Sterling Heights Library