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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Sterling Heights to celebrate Memorial Day with Annual Parade on May 25

The City of Sterling Heights and its Arts Commission are making preparations for the 41st Annual Sterling Heights Memorial Day Parade to be held on Monday, May 25, 2020.

The parade theme is "Valor", and will feature local Army Veteran Sharron Allen as Grand Marshal. Ms. Allen is also a current member of the Sterling Heights Ethnic Community Committee.

The Sterling Heights Memorial Day Parade is one of the City&am...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Applications now available for the 2020 Sterlingfest Arts & Crafts Show

The city’s Arts Commission today announced that Artisan and Fine Crafter Applications are now available for the 2020 Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair, slated for July 23-25.

Artisans and crafters have until March 14 to complete and submit an application for the 2020 Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair, held at the Richard J. Notte Sterling Heights City Center.  Festival rules, fees, and other guidelines are included in...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2020

Federal Railroad Administration: New Blocked Crossing Portal

Communities have long dealt with the issue of blocked crossings, and FRA is now seeking broad public input to understand the scope of the problem and engage with affected parties to identify potential solutions.

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has established a new, dedicated webpage at www.fra.dot.gov/blockedcrossings, allowing the public and law enforcement to report blocked highway-rail grade crossings. Blocked crossings occur when stopped trains imp...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Sterling Heights to recognize Black History Month

Sterling Heights is designating February 2020 as Black History Month in the City of Sterling Heights.

Black History Month is a nationwide campaign celebrating achievements by African Americans and for recognizing the central role of African Americans throughout U.S. history. The City of Sterling Heights invites all residents and surrounding community to c...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Sterling Heights Art Commission seeking businesses to apply for 2020 Public Art Mural Program

Following the successful launch of the City of Sterling Heights’ first-ever Public Art Mural Program in 2018, the Sterling Heights Arts Commission is seeking businesses interested in participating by offering a side of their building or business.

Under the 2020 Mural Program, interested businesses will fill out a form on the City’s website identifying their building and designated wall for the purpose of public art. If selected by the City to participate, the business owner will be requi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor to attend White House event

Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor has accepted an invitation from President Donald J. Trump and the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs to attend a “Discussion on Transforming America’s Communities” at the White House on Friday, Jan. 24.

The meeting is intended for the nation’s mayors as part of the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual winter meeting. President Trump and Senior Administrative Officials will meet with Mayor Taylor and other mayors from throughout the country to discu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation Announces 2020 Scholarship Program and New Ronald Himmler

Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation and nine scholarship sponsoring partners will award 21 scholarships totaling $21,000 to area college bound high school seniors and current college students living in Sterling Heights, Macomb County in May 2020.

This marks the 22nd consecutive year that the Foundation has awarded scholarships to area youth pursuing degrees in higher education or vocation training.

The Foundation began awarding scholarships in 1999 and has awarded scholarships to 461 area students ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2020

City to host Census 2020 Stakeholder Forum to educate regarding the upcoming count

The City of Sterling Heights to host a Census 2020 Stakeholder Forum on Jan. 16 from 6-8 pm at the Velocity Center to help educate, share ideas and answer questions about the upcoming census count and importance of obtaining complete count for the City.

At the forum, City leaders including Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor, City Manager Mark Vanderpool and City Clerk Melanie Ryska, among others, will be on hand to share the critical role a complete census count plays in the City’s future fu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2020

The Annual Sterling Heights Cultural Exchange to take place on Friday, March 6

The City of Sterling Heights and its Ethnic Community Committee will hold its 2020 Cultural Exchange on Friday, March 6, from 6-10 p.m. in the City’s new Community Center, located at 40250 Dodge Park.

The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend this celebrated event. Free overflow parking and shuttle service will be available from City Hall and the 41A District Court.

Sponsored by the Sterling Heights Ethnic Community Committee, the 2020 Cultural Ex...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Sterling Heights Seeks Entries for Monthly Photography Contest

The City of Sterling Heights Arts Commission invites residents to submit their favorite photos for a new monthly Photo Contest. Each month, the contest will have a new theme.

All photos will be posted on the City's Facebook page, and the photo with the most 'likes' will earn the photographer a $25 gift card. Winning photos will be shared on the City's social media outlets.

The Photo Contest’s first theme will be Hallo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Four Sterling Heights Firefighters Receive Valor Awards from The Hundred Club of Detroit

On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, four firefighters from the City of Sterling Heights Fire Department received Valor Awards by the Hundred Club of Detroit at a special annual ceremony in recognition of their remarkable service to our community.

The Hundred Club of Detroit was founded in 1950 and has since recognized the brave first responders who continue to serve our community through public affirmation and gratitude each year with Valor Awards.

“It has been a very busy year for the St...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Sterling Heights Encourages Commercial Energy Efficiency with PACE Program for Local Businesses

In effort to encourage environmentally friendly business practices throughout, Sterling Heights joined forces with Lean & Green Michigan (LAGM) to roll out PACE program to commercial, industrial, multifamily, agricultural and non-profit properties.

PACE is a long-term financing tool available to commercial property owners to pay for energy and water efficiency and renewable energy upgrades. LAGM is the statewide administrator for PACE financing that local governments can join for free, creating one ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Family Treated for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

On Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. the Sterling Heights Fire Department was called for a possible gas leak in a home in the 8000 block of Tinkler Rd., with people feeling ill.

Upon arrival, the Fire Department was confronted with three individuals from one family showing signs of severe carbon monoxide poisoning. The residents were already out of the house, and fire crews began evaluating and treating them. A fourth family memb...

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