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October 04, 2012
CITY OF GROSSE POINTE — It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood of Lakeland between Maumee and St. Paul.The entire block qualified for the City of Grosse Pointe Beautification Com-mission award.“It’s an award for the appearance of the block and it’s really nice properties,” said Andrew Hartz, commission member.Owners or representatives of 12 residences and three business accepted the awards during an annual ceremony Tuesday, Sept. 25, at city hall.Mayor Dale Scrace considers the event a highlight of his duties.“The beautification of our residences, business and blocks is wonderful,” he said. “It’s another reason why everybody loves to be in Grosse Pointe.”Nominees are submitted by the commission’s 13 members.Each commissioner is assigned a separate sector of the city to find noteworthy properties.“Every commissioner nominated five homes,” Hartz said. “Those are compiled into a master list. The commission votes on 15 winners: three business and 12 residential.” Winning residential properties and their owners are:2 Cameron Place, James and Harriet Tepel,4 Cameron Place, Robert and Judy Leonard,54 Cranford Lane, Petersen Decker,9 Lakeside Court, Chady and Mona Haurani,820 Lincoln, Thomas Gage,459 Neff, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gietzen,867 Neff, Ronald and Carrier Balderson,767 Rivard, Anthony and Kimberly Romolino,544 St. Clair, Robert Wood,785 St. Clair, Kevin and Christina Hayes, caretakers; Bethany and Bertrand Bouchet, owners;445 University, Hans and Lori Stricker and544 University, J. Richard and Connie Dunlap.The business category used to have only one winner.“We’ve expanded that to three because there’s so many business that look so nice,” Hartz said.Business winners were:718 Notre Dame, the Fruehauf family,16821 Kercheval, Flagstar Bank and17000 Kercheval, Kercheval Place.

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