One of the best parts of being City News editor is I get to see all the good we humans do for each other around the holidays. From toy and canned food drives to charity events and volunteering opportunities, my heart is happy.
I’ve always loved the giving time of year and I’m trying to instill that spirit of generosity into my kids year-round. I had them help me donate to the Macomb Foster Closet, which gives foster kids two free wardrobes each year. I love this charity for several reasons. There’s no middle man. Our donations go from our trunk to their shelves. We are helping children in our area. And my kids are adopted. Luckily, they didn’t spend any time in foster care, but it’s a path many children have to take.
What are some of your favorite charities? Why? Let’s see if we can get a shout out to the ones that mean the most to us. Together, we can make an even more caring community.
Coolidge Complete Streets Pilot Program Public Meeting
Berkley will host a public meeting on the Coolidge Road Diet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, in the Public Safety Conference Room as a part of the six-month data review update.
Berkley Ranked 2nd for Shop Small Saturday
Out of the 51 cities, townships and villages reporting from Shop Small Saturday, Berkley ranked second in Oakland County with 198 receipts submitted representing $9,215.46 in sales.
This data was shared by Oakland County Main Street.
Increase your knowledge of Chianti (with or without fava beans) in the latest edition of VinoTalk with local wine expert John Jonna.
City Hall, Library Closed Dec 20.
City Hall and the Berkley Public Library will be closed on Friday, Dec. 20, for staff development on ALICE active shooter training. Normal hours will resume on Monday, Dec. 23.
Berkley Parks & Recreation will host a Senior Holiday Bingo Spectacular on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 12:30 p.m. The cost to participate is only $5. Celebrate the holiday season with pizza, bingo and a whole lot of fun. Contact Parks & Rec at 248-658-3470.