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Clawson – October 28, 2019

Clawson – October 28, 2019

Trivia Night for Teen Clean Closet

Head to the Clawson Knights of Columbus at 870 North Main Street on Saturday, Nov. 2, for a fundraiser benefiting Teen Clean Closet. Toiletry and hygiene item donations gratefully accepted. All admissions include: trivia and a cash bar.

The fun kicks off at 5:30 p.m. The cost for dinner and trivia is $240 per table/team of eight or $30 per person. For more information, call the Royal Oak Optimists at 248-561-9396.








The Yarn Stop Participates in Shop Hop

The Yarn Stop is joining 17 Metro Detroit area yarn stores for the Southeast Michigan Shop Hop Nov. 7 through 10.

The Yarn Stop is also hosting a trunk show with Michigan’s own Why Knot Fibers, plus an Annual Early Morning Clearance Sale. Save the date for bingo, sales, prizes and fun.






Block Development Grant

On Oct. 16, the City Council approved to hold a public hearing on Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. regarding the Community Development Block Grant funding. The Community Development Block Grant is a grant funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to keep communities sound, attractive and economically viable.

Oakland County also provides federal Community Development Block Grant funding to communities for revitalization projects. The program strengthens neighborhoods by supporting local revitalization, home improvement and public services for senior citizens, low income persons and families, disadvantaged youth and disabled residents throughout most of Oakland County.

Learn more here.


Mural Unveiled

The mural was unveiled last week during the Great Pubkin Crawl. Check it out!


Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

Troy – October 28, 2019

Troy – October 28, 2019

Are You Using Technology or Is It Using You?

More than 2 billion people have smartphones, and we check our phones on average an incredible 150 times every day. Technology makes our lives easier in so many ways – but what is the cost of our dependence, and our children’s reliance, on screens? LIKE reveals the true effects of technology on the brain and uncovers the impact social media can have on our lives.

Troy Youth Assistance and Troy Tech Talks present a screening of the documentary LIKE

Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Troy High School Auditorium, 4777 Northfield Pkwy.

This film is recommended for ages 10 and up. RSVP here.


eCities Research Recognizes Troy for Supporting Business in their Community

Troy was recognized for its successes and efforts in contributing to Michigan’s entrepreneurial growth and economic development in the annual eCities study conducted by researchers at iLabs, University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research.

Troy was honored as a five-star community along with 93 other communities across the state.


Troy Police Host Meeting for House of Worship Leaders

Troy Police invite local house of worship leaders and security staff to join together for an annual security meeting for faith-based organizations on Nov. 4, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Troy Police and Fire Training Center, 4850 John R Road.

Officers will discuss the Troy Police Department’s protocol for responding to active shooter incidents as well as ideas on how houses of worship and police can work together. CodeRED, the city’s new emergency notification system, will also be presented.

The Troy Police Department has held similar meetings for more than seven years and views the annual meeting as an opportunity to address the unique security concerns of houses of worship and connect with local leadership.

Anyone interested in attending the upcoming meeting or hosting a safety presentation at their house of worship should contact Officer Greg Pokley, or 248-680-7223.


Cathleen Russ Named 2019 MLA Librarian of the Year

The Michigan Library Association announced Cathleen Russ is the 2019 MLA Librarian of the Year. Russ received the award during the MLA 2019 Annual Conference Awards Luncheon on Oct. 17 in Novi.

“As we read through the letters of support for Cathleen’s nomination it became clear that she has been a guiding force for Michigan librarians on both a micro and macro level — she has mentored library professionals one-on-one, taught our profession’s fundamentals and ethics in formal classroom settings, coached colleagues at statewide workshops, and advocated for all Michigan libraries on the Board of the Michigan Library Association,” said Juliane Morian, MLA Awards Subcommittee member and Annual Conference Chair. “In short, Cathleen elevates librarianship from occupation to vocation.”

Russ has served as director of the Troy Public Library since 2007. She holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Wayne State University and a Bachelor of Arts, Honors, Communications from Loyola University Chicago. She currently serves on the Board of the Michigan Library Association.




Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor
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Berkley – October 28, 2019

Berkley – October 28, 2019

America’s Classiest Cars

Presented by Russell Doré, historian, learn about the most luxurious classic cars built by American companies. Find out how the Eckhart Brothers, E.L. Cord, the Duesenberg Brothers and Harry Stutz built their companies. Follow mergers between some of these companies and how the companies finally ended their production.

The presentation is Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the library. Register online or call 248-658-3440.





First Responder Basketball Game

Join your Berkley Public Safety Officers as they take on the traveling First Responder’s Tour; connecting local high school youth, and police agencies through basketball. There will be plenty of laughs, hoops and amazing competition to be had.

Be at Berkley High School on Friday, Nov. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. for the fun.



Get Out and Play

Berkley Parks and Rec offers a wide variety of classes and programs for everyone. Be sure to check out the online catalog for classes that include drawing for children, photography and self-defense for adults, and a whole calendar of events for seniors.





Students Sponsor Military Appreciation Day

U.S. History students from Berkley High School are sponsoring the eighth annual Military Appreciation Day on Nov. 4. This event brings military personnel, both retired and active duty, together with high school students for a day filled with great conversations, amazing entertainment and thoughtful connections.

Register by Oct. 31, for veterans and active-duty members who would like to attend.





Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor
Auburn Hills – October 28, 2019

Auburn Hills – October 28, 2019

FANUC America Opens Facility in Auburn Hills

FANUC America held a grand opening celebration at its new 461,000 square-foot North Campus robotics and automation facility in Auburn Hills on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

FANUC invited customers, local officials, educators, suppliers, and the media to an official program, ribbon cutting ceremony and facility tour.  Special guests include Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Auburn Hills Mayor Kevin McDaniel, and Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett.

Constructed and in full operation just one year after breaking ground, the new facility houses several departments including engineering, product development, manufacturing and warehousing. Now, to keep pace with the growing demand for robots and automation, FANUC occupies over 1 million square feet of building space in Oakland County.



Oakland Symphony Orchestra Plays OU

For the first time in more than a decade, the Oakland Symphony Orchestra will present a concert on a Saturday evening during a special performance at 8 p.m. on Nov. 2 in Varner Recital Hall.

The program for the evening will feature the exciting Le carnival romain, Op. 9 by Hector Berlioz and Rainbow Body by Christopher Theofanides.

The concert will conclude with a monumental performance of Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93 by Dmitri Shostakovich.

Tickets are $22 for the general public and $12 for students, and can be purchased online at

For more information, visit


International Games Day Celebration

Saturday, Nov. 9, from noon to 4 p.m. celebrate International Games Day in Community Room at the Auburn Hills Public Library, 3400 E. Seyburn Dr.

Try new board games or revisit a favorite at the library. The event will feature classic and new games, games to play solo or to play with a group, whatever your gaming preference swing by for a great afternoon.



Click It or Ticket

The Auburn Hills Police Department enforces the seat belt law to reduce fatalities and serious injuries caused by not wearing a seat belt. This statewide Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign is scheduled now through Oct. 31. Please buckle up!




Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor
Mount Clemens – October 28, 2019

Mount Clemens – October 28, 2019


City Election is Tuesday, Nov. 5

The next election in Mount Clemens is Tuesday, Nov. 5, for mayor and three city commissioners.

Voting precincts will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. Please note that Precinct 5 (Cairns Community Center – 58 Orchard) will be temporarily relocated to Precinct 6 (City Hall – One Crocker) and voters for Precincts 5 and 6 will all vote at City Hall for this election.

Please call the City Clerk’s Office at 586-469-6818 x3 for questions about the election.



Seeking Local Treasure Nominations

Do you know of someone who makes Mount Clemens a better place to live, work or play? If so, nominate them as a Mount Clemens Local Treasure.

Local Treasures are Mount Clemens residents who have made a positive contribution to our city, however large or small, and the city would like to recognize them for all of their good deeds. To nominate someone for Local Treasure, please use a nomination form and send it to City Hall by Dec. 16.



Small Business Workshop

THE coLABorative in downtown Mt. Clemens will host workshops with the Michigan Small Business Development Center. The SBDC offers expert assistance to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a business. The first workshop will give a brief introduction to the benefits and challenges of business development.

Sign up for the Tuesday, Nov. 5, workshop from 2 to 3 p.m. at



Create Tin Foil Sculptures

On Saturday, Nov. 5, join local children’s book author/illustrator/sculptor Jeff Jantz and have some fun using aluminum foil to create sculptures and unleash the power of imagination. This free event takes place at the library from 2 to 3 p.m.




Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor