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Posted on: May 23, 2017

City offices will be closed to the public on Memorial Day, May 29

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All municipal offices, including Sterling Heights Parks & Recreation, the 41-A District Court and the Sterling Heights Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 29 to observe Memorial Day. Furthermore, the library will be closed on Saturday, May 27...

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

Collection Drive to Support Families Affected by Sterling Knolls Fire

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The City of Sterling Heights is partnering with St. Blasé Catholic Church to coordinate a donation drive for those affected by the Sterling Knolls Apartment Complex Fire that took place on May 17.

The fire affected 16 apartment units, displacing the...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

M-59 construction update: Hayes Road intersection to be closed for 10 days

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As part of ongoing work on M-59 (Hall Road), crews will close the Hayes Road intersection beginning Wednesday for approximately 10 days. This will allow crews to safely reconstruct the two right lanes of eastbound and westbound M-59 through the intersecti...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Waste Management notifies City of early contract termination of curbside recycling

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Waste Management (WM) has informed the City of Sterling Heights it will be terminating its voluntary, fee-based curbside recycling program for City residents effective July 31, 2017.

Effective August 1, 2017, GFL Environmental Inc. will begin delivering St...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Sterlingfest Seeking Sponsors

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Michigan’s best summer festival, Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair, is returning to Sterling Heights from July 27th, 28th and 29th, running all three days from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.! Sterling Heights’ Community Relations staff is gearing ...

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Sponsorship Packet
Posted on: March 23, 2017

Macomb Interceptor and Sinkhole General Information

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

Macomb Interceptor and Sinkhole Info
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: May 19, 2017

Lockheed Martin visits Macomb County to connect with potential suppliers

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(From Macomb Daily) Bob Seger tickets are hot, but even hotter for anyone who does business in Michigan were the invitations to Lockheed Martin Supplier Matchmaker Event at Macomb Community College’s University Center in Clinton Township Wednesday.

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Innovate Mound Sends Local Leaders to Advocate in Washington D.C.

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(From Innovate Mound) Mound Road is far from just being a road. It has a long and storied history in manufacturing, particularly in the defense and aerospace industries. Today it is home numerous international businesses, which employ tens of thousands...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Snyder praises county for Michigan’s economic rebound

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(From C&G Newspapers) Both Gov. Rick Snyder and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley made remarks during a recent Macomb Chamber Alliance event that Macomb County has been instrumental in Michigan’s economic rebound in recent years...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Sterling Heights City Council approves plans for BJ's Restaurant & Brewery

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(From Macomb Daily) A new BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse will take its place on the Hall Road corridor in Sterling Heights on the outskirts of Lakeside Mall when it opens either later this year or in early 2018, according to city and company officials.

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

How defense spending could boost Detroit suburbs

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(From Detroit Free Press) President Donald Trump's proposed budget is a mixed bag for Detroit suburbs, with some standing to possibly benefit from proposed hikes in defense spending while seeing deep cuts in federal funding for community programs that...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Sterlingfest Seeking Sponsors

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Michigan’s best summer festival, Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair, is returning to Sterling Heights from July 27th, 28th and 29th, running all three days from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.! Sterling Heights’ Community Relations staff is gearing ...

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Sponsorship Packet
Posted on: March 20, 2017

Sterlingfest 2017 Line Up

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Guess who is headlining Sterlingfest 2017? Get ready for three music-filled days July 27, 28 and 29!

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

City partners with Motown Museum in Detroit to offer discount to residents

The City of Sterling Heights is partnering with the Motown Museum in Detroit to offer a special discount to Sterling Heights residents to check out this cultural gem only a short drive away.

The Motown Museum is offering discounted e-tickets to Sterling Heights residents beginning on Sunday, June 4 through Wednesday, June 7. When purchasing tickets, Sterling Heights residents should use the code SHMOTOWN for 20% off standard ticket price. Pur...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

SHFD responds to apartment fire at Sterling Knolls Apartment Complex, one fatality reported

Late evening on Wednesday, May 17, the Sterling Heights Fire Department was called to a reported structure fire at Sterling Knolls Apartment Complex located on 15 Mile Road.

Upon arrival, fire crews were confronted with a well-advanced fire in an eight-unit apartment complex. The fire was quickly spreading to an additional adjoining eight-unit complex. All apparatus and personnel from the Sterling Heights Fire Department were...Read on...

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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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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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Fatal House Fire on Bloomingdale Drive

On April 28, 2017, the Sterling Heights Fire Department was called to a reported structure fire in the 42000 block of Bloomingdale.

While enroute, dispatch advised that there was a trapped occupant. Upon arrival, crews found a first floor fire that was well involved. Frantic family members reported that there was a 17 year old male trapped in his bedroom directly above the fire. Engin...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Plant Exchange set for Saturday, May 20

The Sterling Heights Beautification Commission will sponsor its annual Plant Exchange from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, May 20 at the Nature Center, 42700 Utica Road.

The free “green” event allows gardeners to exchange plants of various varieties. Participants may package their plants in plastic bags, boxes or other small containers. Gardeners are asked not to sell plants. Gardeners may also bring g...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Waste Management notifies City of early contract termination of curbside recycling

Waste Management (WM) has informed the City of Sterling Heights it will be terminating its voluntary, fee-based curbside recycling program for City residents effective July 31, 2017.

Effective August 1, 2017, GFL Environmental Inc. will begin delivering Sterling Heights residents enhanced recycling services, including weekly curbside recycling pick-up. In advance of this commencement date, all City residents will be receiving informat...

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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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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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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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Posted on: April 5, 2017

New report confirms Sterling Heights property values among highest in the state

According to a recent report released by the Michigan Department of Treasury, the City of Sterling Heights has the fifth-highest taxable property value in the State of Michigan and the highest taxable property value in Macomb County for the year of 2016.

Sterling Heights total assessed value came in at $4,659,209,727, affirming the City’s strong property values.

Like most cities in Michigan, the City of Sterling Heights has struggled with staggering revenue losses of almost $90 million due to steep decline...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

City partnering with Macomb Habitat for Humanity this spring to encourage donations to ReStore

As part of its Spring Sterling Pride month, the City of Sterling Heights is partnering with Macomb County’s Habitat for Humanity to collect donations for the organization’s local ReStore.

Habitat for Humanity will be on-site taking donations at the Department of Public Works’ “Clean Up Saturdays” on May 6 and May 20 at DPW, located at 7200 18 Mile Rd.

At DPW’s Clean-Up Saturdays, residents can drop off items they wish to dispose of, includi...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Library buzzes with local literature

Book lovers should prepare themselves for a shot of homebrewed culture. On Thursday, April 20, residents are invited to enjoy local authors perform open mic readings during a book sale.

“The Sterling Heights Public Library is always looking for ways to support our local writers,” says Jason Groth, the library’s Public Relations and Programs Coordinator. “This open mic book sale is a great way to in...

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

City Council to discuss proposed 2017-2018 City Budget Tuesday, April 11

The Sterling Heights City Council will discuss the proposed 2017/18 City Budget during a special budget meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 at City Hall.

The proposed spending plan for the fiscal year beginning July 1 totals $192 million – an increase of $6.3 million or 3.4 percent.  The budget funds Parks and Recreation operational and capital improvements through the voter approved Rec...

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Cops & Lobsters Fundraiser

Enjoy the food and atmosphere at Red Lobster while Sterling Heights Police Department and Fraternal Order of Police members help serve your meal.

This is a Tip A Cop fundraiser where off duty officers assist the Red Lobster staff by collecting tips and donations. On April 13th, community members can enjoy a meal at Red Lobster on Hall Road from 10 am – 9 pm where proceeds from this event ...

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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. to 1...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

E-recycling day set for April 22

Residents, business owners and school officials looking to get rid of old televisions, computers and other electronic items are invited to drop them off for recycling during a city-sponsored Electronics Recycling Day Saturday, April 22.

Great Lakes Electronics will be at the Department of Public Works building at 7200 18 Mile Road west of Van Dyke from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.  Click here for more information and a full list of acceptable electronics that can be recycled.

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Household Hazardous Waste Event set for April 8

The first annual Household Hazardous Waste Event will be held at the Department of Public Works on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

US Ecology will be at the DPW building at 7200 18 Mile Road west of Van Dyke, collecting, identifying and packaging for transport acceptable household hazardous materials. A complete list of acceptable materials can be found here. This event is for reside...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

SHRED Day scheduled for April 1 to help protect privacy

Shred Legal will be at the Department of Public Works (DPW) on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 8 am until 2 pm to shred documents at no charge.

Shredding will be conducted on site for complete security and the shredded materials will be recycled. This event will be free to residents because Shred Legal will be donating their time and trucks as a community service.

In order to allow as many residen...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

Sterling Heights Senior Center to serve as a Warmer Center

Our Senior Center will be open as a warming center for residents who have lost power due to the high winds that impacted southeastern Michigan on March 8th.

The warming center is intended to serve as a temporary respite from what are expected to be below freezing temperatures this weekend. The Senior Center will be open until 10 p.m. Sunday evening. No sleeping facilities are available and pets cannot be acco...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

City of Sterling Heights Official Statement

Over the past several months, the American Islamic Comm. Center (AICC) and the City have been engaged in facilitation to assist in bridging the gap between the Planning Commission’s land use concerns and those issues raised by the AICC in the lawsuit.

Because of that process, the AICC and the City have reached a compromised settlement.As part of the settlement, the issues of parking, traffic and overall size of the dome and spires initially raised by the Planning Commission have been addressed.&ldq...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

SHPD's new CORE Program to host informational session, meet-and-greet on Tuesday, March 7

The Sterling Heights Police Department, in conjunction with the Community Relations Department, will host its first public informational session and meet-and-greet forum from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7 at the Senior Center, 40200 Utica Road.

CORE, an acronym for “Community Outreach and Engagement,” was created earlier this year and is aimed at building stronger police-community relations. The program gives each of the six patrol area districts of the City its own SHPD Offi...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Police to unofficially swear in K9 Officer "Ivy" at Tuesday City Council meeting

The newest four-legged member of the Sterling Heights Police Force, “Ivy,” will be presented to City Council next Tuesday and unofficially sworn-in to begin her training with the SHPD.

  • What:  Members of the media invited to view Police Chief John Berg’s presentation of the newest K9 Officer to the Mayor and City Council
  • When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 7
  • Where: Council Chambers, City Hall, 40555 Utica Road, Sterling Heights

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Police Department shuts down illegal marijuana grow operation this week

Late Wednesday evening, the Sterling Heights Police Department’s Crime Suppression Unit (CSU) executed a warrant at a home on the 2000 block of Deveere Drive resulting in the closure of a large illegal marijuana grow operation.

This marks the 38th illegal grow operation to be shut down in Sterling Heights in the past two and a half years, according to Police Chief John Berg.

According to Police Chief John Berg, the CSU executed the search warrant on the Deveere Drive residence ar...

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Posted on: January 30, 2017

Sterling Heights to Celebrate Memorial Day with Annual Parade on May 29

The City of Sterling Heights and its Art Commission are making preparations for the 38th Annual Sterling Heights Memorial Day Parade to be held on Monday, May 29, 2017.

The Sterling Heights Memorial Day Parade is one of the City's great events for residents and visitors to experience.  Tens of thousands of spectators line the parade route each year.  Marching bands, scout troops, civic groups a...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Police Department launches CORE program aimed at further bridging Police-community relations

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The Sterling Heights Police Department, in conjunction with the City’s Community Relations Department, announced the launch of a new program Tuesday night aimed at building stronger Police-community relations.

The new program, called CORE, gives each of the six area districts of the City its own officer assigned to serve as a resource to residents of the region.

At the City’s Strategic Planning meeting Tuesday night, Police Chief John Berg and Community Relation...

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Posted on: October 27, 2016

Key Safety Systems, Inc. Plans Investment of $1.5 Million

Key Safety Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of advanced engineered safety products for global automotive and non-automotive markets, which is headquartered in Sterling Heights, plans an expansion that will bring 50 new positions to the company.

The positions will be in research and development and engineering.

This addition will generate a total investment of $1.5 million, which will result in a $200,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. This expansion comes just...Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2016

Sterling Heights recognizes exceptional volunteers, employees at 2016 Appreciation Dinner

Sterling Heights recognized exceptional and long-time volunteers and employees at its Appreciation Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Those celebrating an anniversary with the city or who were being honored for outstanding work were recognized with an award.

The exciting evening centered on the recognition of volunteers who have devoted their commitment, insight and generosity and employees who dedicated their career to Sterling Heights. Mayor Michael C. Taylor, City Council and City Manager Mark Vanderpool h...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2016

Office of Purchasing launches new Electronic Bid Submission option

The City of Sterling Heights’ Office of Purchasing recently launched a new online option for submission of bids called an Electronic Bid Submission, or EBS.

This new option will benefit both the bidder and the City in saving cost, streamlining electronic storage and providing receipt and more.

Previously, the Purchasing Department has historically only accepted hard copy responses to Invitation to Bid, or ...Read on...

Posted on: June 17, 2016

City announces Riverland Pedestrian Bridge to be replaced this year

In an effort to improve existing walk and hike/bike paths and promote outdoor recreation throughout the city, the City of Sterling Heights is replacing the Riverland Pedestrian Bridge later this year.

The new bridge to be constructed will be open-style with a wood deck, according to Department of Public Works Director Mike Moore. Following a bid process, the award of construction for the project is slated for September. The old bridge structure will ...Read on...


Posted on: May 23, 2017

My Journey as an Author with Autism

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Ron Sandison, a local author and parent with autism, is visiting the library Tuesday, June 6 at 7pm to discuss his life and latest book, A Parent’s Guide to Autism. Join us for a moving and informative event. Copies of Mr. Sandison’s book ...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Superhero Party

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Pull out your capes and costumes, because the library is inviting all elementary-school-aged children to join us for a Superhero Party! On Saturday, June 3 at 2pm, we’ll have crafts, games, and other super-powered activities for you to enjoy!

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Memorial Day Hours

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The library will be CLOSED Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day.

Posted on: May 1, 2017

MeL Databases

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Need research for school? Look no further than MeL.org?! Find several high-quality sources that you won't find with a general internet search. All ages can benefit from MeL's full-text articles, magazines, journals, newspapers, and more!

Posted on: April 27, 2017

Free Audiobooks for Teens

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SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. From now until Aug. 16, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available at www.audiobooksync.com.

Posted on: March 27, 2017

Used, But Sterling Bookstore

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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!