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Troy – September 30, 2019

Troy – September 30, 2019

Friends,

It’s officially autumn. Beyond the pumpkin spice debate lies a more important topic in my house: Halloween.

My 7-year-old twins have been planning their costumes since August, so I’m very aware of how critical Oct. 31 is in their world. I’m not the only one, either. So many communities are planning trick-or-treat events, that I can’t possibly list them all. As a PTO mom, I’m helping plan a trunk-or-treat at our Eastside elementary.

Enjoy the fun of October. In addition to getting juiced up on candy, there are apple orchards to visit (try convincing your kids that you’re going doughnut picking, too, it’s fun), pumpkins to carve, chili to make and football to watch. What’s your favorite activity?

Enjoy autumn,

Rebecca

Sign Up Today for Compressed Air Challenge Seminars

Compressed air leaks can be the source of a lot of wasted energy. Sign up for one or both of these seminars to learn how to manage, maintain and optimize compressed air systems in your business.
Fundamentals Seminar

Oct. 8
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Somerset Inn, Troy
Register Here

Advanced 2-Day Seminar
Oct. 9-10
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Somerset Inn, Troy
Register Here

For more information, contact info@esciences.us or 248-430-5568.

Dane and Judy Slater Endowment Kickoff and Retirement Party

For more than 40 years, Dane and Judy Slater served the community, seeking to make Troy the very best place to live, work and raise a family. Dane Slater is the former mayor of the city. Now, the community is thanking them for their service and establishing the Dane and Judy Slater Endowment Fund.

The Dane and Judy Slater Endowment Fund will give annual donations to Troy charities and non-profits and will be hosted by the Troy Community Foundation, an organization that Dane Slater helped co-found during his tenure as mayor.

Join in celebrating the Slaters on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Melting Pot. General tickets are $100 per person.

 

Troy Fire Department Open House

Save the date for Oct. 6 and attend the Annual Fire Department Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. Stop by any of the six Troy fire stations to meet our firefighters, take ladder truck rides, practice using a fire extinguisher, operate a working fire hose, try on the fire gear, ride in a ladder truck, and meet Sparky the fire dog. Firefighters will demonstrate vehicle extrications and help develop an escape plan for your home. For more information and specific activities, please visit troymi.gov/fire.

 

Grants Available

The Troy Community Foundation announced the Fall 2019 Troy Community Foundation Grant Application. Grants are available in four key areas: Youth & Seniors, Arts & Culture, Beautification, and Health & Recreation.

Traditionally, grants range in size from $250 to $2,000 and each grant is reviewed on its own merit. The spring 2019 Grant Application deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 15. The grant application is available at: www.TroyCF.org/grants

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

citynewseditor@localbiznews.net
To share your news, announcements, and events, please email citynewseditor@localbiznews.net
Berkley – September 30, 2019

Berkley – September 30, 2019

Friends,

It’s officially autumn. Beyond the pumpkin spice debate lies a more important topic in my house: Halloween.

My 7-year-old twins have been planning their costumes since August, so I’m very aware of how critical Oct. 31 is in their world. I’m not the only one, either. So many communities are planning trick-or-treat events, that I can’t possibly list them all. As a PTO mom, I’m helping plan a trunk-or-treat at our Eastside elementary.

Enjoy the fun of October. In addition to getting juiced up on candy, there are apple orchards to visit (try convincing your kids that you’re going doughnut picking, too, it’s fun), pumpkins to carve, chili to make and football to watch. What’s your favorite activity?

Enjoy autumn,

Rebecca

Berkley Named Best Suburb in Michigan

Berkley Pride is on full display as the city announced it was named the Best Suburb in Michigan by GOBankingRates and featured in msn.com’s list of the Top Suburb in Every State.

 

Touch-A-Truck

Berkley Parks & Recreation is teaming up with the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Public Works to bring you Touch-A-Truck 2019. A variety of trucks will be on hand for kids to explore and enjoy on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Community Center.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. On Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., bring your unused prescription medications to the Department of Public Safety for proper disposal.

Berkley Schools Celebrate New Administrative Offices

On Monday, Sept. 16, Berkley Schools celebrated the official grand opening of the Administrative Offices at a ribbon cutting and open house ceremony. The community was invited in to see the transformation from an early childhood center (formerly Tyndall Center) to an office building focused on professional development and collaborative spaces.

Berkley Schools also dedicated the largest conference room in the Administrative building to Larry Gallagher, who is the district’s deputy superintendent of Finance, Facilities and Operations.

 

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

citynewseditor@localbiznews.net
Royal Oak – September 30, 2019

Royal Oak – September 30, 2019

Friends,

It’s officially autumn. Beyond the pumpkin spice debate lies a more important topic in my house: Halloween.

My 7-year-old twins have been planning their costumes since August, so I’m very aware of how critical Oct. 31 is in their world. I’m not the only one, either. So many communities are planning trick-or-treat events, that I can’t possibly list them all. As a PTO mom, I’m helping plan a trunk-or-treat at our Eastside elementary.

Enjoy the fun of October. In addition to getting juiced up on candy, there are apple orchards to visit (try convincing your kids that you’re going doughnut picking, too, it’s fun), pumpkins to carve, chili to make and football to watch. What’s your favorite activity?

Enjoy autumn,

Rebecca

Take a Walk with a Fun-gi

On Saturday, Oct. 26, save time for a Mushroom Walk at Cummingston Park at 10 a.m. Park and meet at Leafdale and Torquay. Mary Fredricks, a member and botanist/mycologist of the Royal Oak Nature Society, will lead the walk. Anyone with an interest in learning more about mushrooms and other fungi of the urban woods is welcome. There is no pre-registration or cost for this walk.

Trick-or-Treat at Tenhave Woods

Candy and hauntings abound at “Trick or Treat” at Tenhave Woods on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. Families can follow a trail map through the park for Trick or Treating with volunteer hosts. Everyone is welcome. Bring families, neighbors, nieces and nephews – kids in costume if they wish. In addition to candy that is nut free, non-edible treats will also be offered. Children should bring their own treat bags. There is no preregistration or cost for this activity.

Royal Oak Spooktacular

The 36th Annual Royal Oak Spooktacular haunts Downtown Royal Oak on Sunday, Oct 27. The traditional free Trick or Treating event will take place in downtown Royal Oak from 1 to 4 p.m. A limited number of Spooky Passes will be available. The Spooky Pass will grant little monsters access to the Monster Mash Party, from noon to 6 p.m. on Washington Ave. (between 4th Street and 6th Street) in Downtown Royal Oak.

Beer Stroll

The 2019 Michigan Craft Beer Stroll returns to downtown Royal Oak on Saturday, Oct. 12, from noon to 5 p.m.

Enjoy samples of beer from top Michigan craft breweries and food from Downtown Royal Oak restaurants. New this year, many stops are featuring beer-themed food with yummy infusions, glazes, marinades, sauces and more.

Tickets include a food and drink sample from each location and tickets are now on sale. Tickets are non-refundable and are for those guests aged 21 and over only.

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

citynewseditor@localbiznews.net
Birmingham – September 30, 2019

Birmingham – September 30, 2019

Friends, It’s officially autumn. Beyond the pumpkin spice debate lies a more important topic in my house: Halloween. My 7-year-old twins have been planning their costumes since August, so I’m very aware of how critical Oct. 31 is in their world. I’m not the only one, either. So many communities are planning trick-or-treat events, that I can’t possibly list them all. As a PTO mom, I’m helping plan a trunk-or-treat at our Eastside elementary. Enjoy the fun of October. In addition to getting juiced up on candy, there are apple orchards to visit (try convincing your kids that you’re going doughnut picking, too, it’s fun), pumpkins to carve, chili to make and football to watch. What’s your favorite activity? Enjoy autumn, Rebecca

Seaholm High School Open House

Join Birmingham Public Schools and Seaholm High School for an Open House event on Monday, Oct. 28. Learn more about character education, rigorous academics, championship sports and the wealth of opportunities for students within the Birmingham Public Schools. Groves will host an Open House on Monday, Nov. 4, at 5:30 p.m. Can’t make the Open House? Call 248-203-3001 to be connected to a school for a tour.

Birmingham Public Schools Treat for Mosquitos

With the health and safety of students and the community as a priority, the school district took precautions last weekend to treat five locations. Mosquito treatments took place at Groves and Seaholm high schools, Derby and Berkshire middle schools and Birmingham Covington School as these locations frequently host student activities at dusk when mosquitos are most active.  Seven cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis were confirmed on the southwest side of Michigan, including three fatal cases. While no cases have been reported in Oakland County so far, the situation can change swiftly. Treatments included a fog insecticide as well as a larvicide for areas of standing water. More tips and suggestions can be found on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website. Questions around EEE or the status in Oakland County can be directed to the Oakland County Health Division at 800-848-5533 or NOC@oakgov.com.  

Young Rembrandts Drawing

Fall is the perfect time to enroll your child in Young Rembrandts Drawing. Young Rembrandts students have fun learning to draw colorful compositions using creative patterns and designs. The session kicks-off with a drawing of a detailed gumball machine. Students then progress to a dragonfly composition drawing. A colorful Egyptian headdress is the focus of the art history lesson. To enroll, please visit www.communityed.net.

Road Patching on Coolidge

Asphalt road patching and concrete repairs are underway on Coolidge Highway, between Derby Road and Maple Road. This segment should return to normal traffic flows the week of Sept. 30. Smaller restoration efforts after traffic is returned to normal will require some additional lane closures. The project is expected to be completed by Oct. 5. Questions or concerns? Contact the Engineering Department at 248-530-1850.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Morning Coffee Concerts

Fans of Aretha Franklin, take note. On Friday, Oct. 11, Birmingham NEXT is filling a bus and heading to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. The bus departs Next at 9 a.m. The concert, “Queens of Soul,” features a special musical and video tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, and celebrate the reigning divas of Soul and R&B. Enjoy the hits from strong and soul women, including Tina Turner, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Etta James, Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys and Adele. The cost is $60 for members and $66 for non-members. Be sure to pre-register, space is limited. Click here to register.    

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

citynewseditor@localbiznews.net
Ferndale – September 30, 2019

Ferndale – September 30, 2019

Friends,

It’s officially autumn. Beyond the pumpkin spice debate lies a more important topic in my house: Halloween.

My 7-year-old twins have been planning their costumes since August, so I’m very aware of how critical Oct. 31 is in their world. I’m not the only one, either. So many communities are planning trick-or-treat events, that I can’t possibly list them all. As a PTO mom, I’m helping plan a trunk-or-treat at our Eastside elementary.

Enjoy the fun of October. In addition to getting juiced up on candy, there are apple orchards to visit (try convincing your kids that you’re going doughnut picking, too, it’s fun), pumpkins to carve, chili to make and football to watch. What’s your favorite activity?

Enjoy autumn,

Rebecca

Fido Does Ferndale

Downtown Ferndale goes to the dogs on Oct. 17 when Fido Does Ferndale takes over the district with canine activities, vendors and lots of doggone good fun.

The fun event happens from 5 to 8 p.m. throughout downtown with headquarters at Schiffer Park at Planavon and West Nine Mile. The event includes a K9 Treasure Hunt featuring free goodies for your four-legged friend at more than a dozen participating businesses, a Pooch Parade, dog contests and opportunities to meet and make a new best friend via several pet rescues and adoption agencies.

Ferndale Schools Receives Equity Innovator Award

Ferndale Public Schools announced it was selected as the 2019 MAP Center Equity Innovator. The MAP Center–which stands for Midwest & Plains Equity Assistance Center– recognized Ferndale Schools at the 2019 Equity Leaders Institute award luncheon on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis, Indiana. As part of the award, FPS will receive a $5,000 honorarium for their luncheon presentation on the progressive equity initiatives in the district, as well as to support their future equity efforts.

 

Fall Festival Oct. 5

Leaves are changing, nights are cooler, and autumn is in the air, which means it’s time for Ferndale Parks & Recreation‘s annual Fall Festival.

On Saturday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., bring the family, rain or shine, to Martin Road Park for:
Horse/pony and hay rides
Arts and crafts
Bouncy houses and inflatables (must wear socks)
Face painting
Pumpkin painting
Trick-or-treat trail
Photo station
Rock climbing tower
Live DJ and entertainment

The cost is $5 per person for an all-inclusive wristband. Children aged 2 and under are free. Food will be available for purchase.

 

 

 

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

citynewseditor@localbiznews.net