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Clawson – January 27, 2020

Clawson – January 27, 2020

Share Your Vision for Downtown Clawson

The Downtown Development Authority is working with city planners at Giffels Webster, who have created an online survey to better understand what residents and business owners think about specific types of downtown projects. Please take five to 10 minutes and make your opinion count.

PictureThis

If you’re heading out for a fun time in Downtown Clawson, be sure to check out PictureThis. The DDA uses the online platform called PictureThis™ so Images can be submitted from any internet browser using your phone, tablet or computer. Share your Clawson adventures!

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Leap into Learning

Customers at The Yarn Stop can always increase their skills with classes.

On Leap Day, Feb. 29, The Yarn Stop is offering 29 “Taste Of” or “Intro To” classes. In all, there are 29 class available. Each class is 45 minutes.

The classes will be $12 each. Spend the day with an All-Day Pass for six classes for $50 or a Half Day Pass of three classes for $30.

In-store registration is required for this event.  Check out the full schedule.

The Detroit Free Press Features Clawson

Did you catch the article in the Freep last week about all the exciting things happening in Clawson? If not, be sure to check it out.

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

citynewseditor@localbiznews.net

To share your news, announcements, and events, please email citynewseditor@localbiznews.net

Clawson – January 20, 2020

Clawson – January 20, 2020

Friends,

My heart is happy.

I’m a huge advocate for volunteerism. It’s a huge, satisfying part of my life.

With it being Martin Luther King Jr. Day, seeing all the volunteering and giving opportunities makes me proud to be in these communities. While I’m not going to pretend to understand the depth and breadth of what Dr. King means to the African-American community, I truly admire the movement to create something special in his memory. I think that’s one of the most profound legacies a person can leave in this world.

In talking with my aunt last week, she said something that resonated with me: To whom much is given, much is expected. I agree. I’m no millionaire, but I certainly can’t complain about my lifestyle. My family is safe, warm and fed. We have access to doctors and teachers. Life is good.

But others aren’t so lucky.

Time is free and it’s the most important thing you can give. I encourage you to get out there this week, and every week, and lend a hand where you can. You don’t even need to be formal about it. Grab some paper and markers and make cards for kids in the hospital. Pick up litter at your local park. Start a pay-it-forward the next time you’re in the drive thru.

It’s all about kindness, folks. And it’s the least we can do.

Stay warm,

Rebecca

Leap into Learning

Customers at The Yarn Stop can always increase their skills with classes.

On Leap Day, Feb. 29, The Yarn Stop is offering 29 “Taste Of” or “Intro To” classes. In all, there are 29 class available. Each class is 45 minutes.

The classes will be $12 each. Spend the day with an All-Day Pass for six classes for $50 or a Half Day Pass of three classes for $30.

In-store registration is required for this event.  Check out the full schedule. .

Domestic Chickens

Residents of Clawson are now able to raise domestic chickens in their yards, so in this case, the chickens come before the eggs.

However, to start your brood, you must fill out an application and turn it in to the city.

The rules around raising chickens in Clawson include having just one coop per property with four chickens.

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Be a Part of the Streets of Downtown Clawson

Commemorative Brick Pavers add to the charm of the sidewalks while celebrating families, friends and important occasions.

These bricks last a lifetime, sending your message to all who walk our streets.

By donating only $80, you can make a permanent memory of a 5” x 9” custom brick paver engraved with a family name, a special date or message.

Use them as gifts, remembrances or to celebrate a momentous occasion.

Download the brick order form to bring or mail your order to Clawson City Hall, 425 N. Main, or fill out the online form.

Mother/Son Super Hero Party

Moms and sons save the date for a super afternoon of fun. All are invited to wear your favorite super hero costume. The event includes a super craft, super snacks, super hero trivia and super magic.

Tickets include a photo memento. Buy your tickets by March 25 at Hunter Community Center.

The Super Hero Party is Saturday, March 28, at 3 p.m. The cost is $20 per couple and $5 each additional son.

Daddy/Daughter Valentine Dance

The Daddy/Daughter Dance at the Hunter Community Center includes live entertainment, a corsage for the special lady, light refreshments and a photo memento. Tickets must be purchased in advance at Hunter Community Center.

Buy tickets early to the Saturday, Feb. 1, event. The cost is $20 per couple and $5 each additional daughter. The fun starts at 3 p.m.

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

citynewseditor@localbiznews.net

Clawson – January 13, 2020

Clawson – January 13, 2020

Citizens Police Academy

The Clawson Police Department is now accepting applications for the Citizens Police Academy. The course will walk participants through the departments within the police station and how each works.

Classes begin Feb. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. If you are interested, email Sgt. J. Horne at jhorne@cityofclawson.com.

Winter Taxes

Winter taxes were mailed on Dec. 1 and are due by Feb. 14. Payments may be made online at www.cityofclawson.com.

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Awesome Clawson

The Awesome Clawson and Awesome Clawson Kids shows are local cable TV shows that talk about the people, businesses, organizations and events in Clawson. If you would like to be a guest on the shows or have an event that you would like to promote, contact the Awesome Clawson Kids at awesomeclawsonkids@yahoo.com.

Feedback to the Oakland County Executive

Oakland County residents have until Friday to let County Executive David Coulter know just what the priorities for his administration should be for 2020.

The 10-question online Citizen Survey asks residents to rank what is important to them in terms of jobs and the economy, public health, neighborhoods and housing, roads and transportation, among other items. Coulter has made it a priority to meet with residents and businesses to hear from those who want a voice in county government.

 

To take the survey, go to www.OakGov.com and click on the “Citizen Survey 2020” button. The survey is open until Friday. Coulter’s administration will use the survey results to help the county be responsive to those who live in Oakland County and ensure the policies and strategies of county government are inclusive of all residents.

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

citynewseditor@localbiznews.net

Clawson – January 6, 2020

Clawson – January 6, 2020

Friends,

Welcome to the New Year! I hope you enjoyed the holidays and are ready to take on the Michigan winter.

I don’t consider myself overly techie, but I also don’t think I’m too far behind the times. So, when I received an Apple Watch as a gift, I had no idea what this would mean.

Understand: I grew up watching the Jetsons, Wonder Woman and ALF. We have some amazing technology these days, but I’m still disappointed I don’t have a jetpack.

I was a little floored with my new watch. I had no idea all the things it can do. It even tells me when to breathe. But the most surprising feature to me is the ability to take phone calls ON A WATCH.

I was putting in a load of laundry and my watch started ringing. My husband and I looked around to see who stepped on a kids’ toy only to figure out it was my wrist. I answered it and we talked to a telemarketer for a while just because IT WAS ON A WATCH.

This thing is straight out of the campy Batman show from my childhood. POW! If only it did the laundry.

Bring in the New Year strong.

Rebecca

Froze Creamery Opens

On Dec. 31, Froze Creamery opened in Downtown Clawson. The new treat locale features ice cream, bubble tea and other frozen treats. Stop by and give them a try:  230 S. Main. Between Due Venti and Frittata.

Writing Contest

There are two writing contests, designed around Women’s Suffrage, open to Oakland County students.

The idea is a celebration of 100 years of the 19th Amendment. One contest (poetry) is open to students in grades kindergarten through 12. The other is for secondary students and is the creation of a PSA.

The initiative is for Oakland County students only. Cash prizes will be awarded.

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Stitching for Inner Peace

This popular class at The Yarn Stop will be an exploration of how you can use knitting or crochet to learn how to relax, gain perspective, and move through the daily challenges we all face.

The four-week class begins Thursday, Jan. 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. The class fee is $40.

Wednesday Afternoon Book Club

The Blair Memorial Library will host an afternoon book club starting Jan. 15.

If your New Year’s Resolution is to read more, be a part of The Wednesday Afternoon Book Club from 1 to 2 p.m. every third Wednesday of the month. Check with the library to see each month’s selection and reserve your copy today.

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

citynewseditor@localbiznews.net

Clawson – December 30, 2019

Clawson – December 30, 2019

Main Street Oakland County Website

The Main Street Oakland County website has done a private launch and will announce public launch soon. The new website is a marketing tool being provided at no cost to the accredited Main Street downtowns, with each downtown having a page and calendar to highlight businesses, events and community to visitors to the area as well as residents.

Acting Out Kids Posts Winter Sessions

The next session of classes for kids ages 3 ½ to 18 starts on Jan. 9. The classes are located at the Hunter Community Center in Clawson (509 Fisher Ct.). Class space is limited and is filling up quickly, so advance registration is required. To register, please contact actingoutkids@yahoo.com.

Cabin Fever Knit-A-Long

Head to The Yarn Stop to create a colorful collage using a geometric design to mix and marl your fingering weight yarns together. The shawl will take eight colors of fingering weight yarn, (held double) one should be a mohair type yarn.

Since there are so many colors involved you can shop from your stash for some of the yarn, if you wish. However, we are requiring that a minimum of four skeins be purchased from the store.

The Knit-A-Long runs for six weeks beginning Saturday, Jan. 4, at 2 p.m. The fee is $17, which includes the Knit-A-Long and the Pattern.

Oakland County Directory Cover Art Contest for High School Students Deadline Extended

The deadline for the Oakland County Directory Cover Art Contest has been extended to Jan. 13, giving students time to enjoy their winter break.

Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds Lisa Brown previously announced an art contest for high school students residing in Oakland County to design the cover of the 2020 Oakland County Directory.

The theme of this year’s contest is Oakland County’s bicentennial. All high school students residing in Oakland County are eligible to enter by submitting an original work of art depicting the county’s 200th anniversary.

The winner will have their artwork featured on the cover of the 2020 Oakland County Directory and will receive a $500 prize from VIBE Credit Union. Students under age 18 need a parent’s or guardian’s permission to enter. Each entry must be submitted in a medium that can be reproduced, include a short description (up to 300 words) of how the original artwork was created, specify the medium/media used, and the inspiration behind the work.

Entries will be accepted through Jan. 13, at 4 p.m. Entries may be dropped off in person or mailed to Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown, Directory Cover Contest, Elections Division, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Dept. 417, Pontiac, MI 48341. Entries submitted via email will not be accepted.

All entries must include a fully completed entry form, which can be downloaded from www.oakgov.com/clerkrod, where a complete list of rules is also available.

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

citynewseditor@localbiznews.net

Clawson – December 23, 2019

Clawson – December 23, 2019

Friends,

Finally, the big week is here. And by that, I mean it’s my birthday today.

That’s right, I’m a Christmas baby. Well, nearly anyway. So, beyond the usual excitement of the season, I get to lump in my birthday and the ever clever, “Merry Birthday!”

People ask me how I like having my birthday so close to Christmas and I never know what to say. I’m tempted to ask them how they like being tall or old or a Lions fan, but that just seems snippy. So, I shrug and respond, “I like cake.”

For me, my birthday kicks off Christmas—it’s Christmas Eve-Eve. And it’s time to celebrate. Whatever it is you celebrate, or don’t, this season, know that I wish you all the best. Stay warm. Do something kind. Have fun.

Rebecca

Oakland County Survey

Oakland County Executive David Coulter wants to hear from residents about their top priorities for the New Year. His administration released the Oakland County Government’s Citizen Survey 2020, which asks residents to rank what is important to them in terms of jobs and the economy, public health, neighborhoods and housing, roads and transportation, and more.

Please share and encourage your neighbors to take advantage of this opportunity to speak directly to the Oakland County executive.

VinoTalk

Join local wine expert John Jonna as he discusses wines to serve during the holidays in this week’s Vino Talk.

Cabin Fever Knit-A-Long

Break up the winter doldrums and create a colorful collage shawl. Knitters will mix and marl eight colors of yarns together beginning Jan. 4 for six weeks. Knitting runs each Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. The cost is $17, plus a. minimum purchase of four skeins of yarn from The Yarn Stop.

Citizens Police Academy

If you’re in need of food, the Clawson Community Food Bank is open the third Monday of every month. You can pick up food bags from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Grace Apostolic Church, 700 E. Elmwood Avenue.

If you’re looking for a way to help locally, food donation boxes are in city buildings and local businesses. The food bank needs boxed dinners, cereal, canned fruits and veggies, canned soup, pasta and sauce, tuna, instant oatmeal, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, jelly, rice, stuffing, crackers and juice boxes.

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

citynewseditor@localbiznews.net