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.
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.
Garbage and Recycling Delay
Please be aware that there will be garbage and recycling delays due to the holidays.
For the week of the Dec. 23, garbage will run normally through Tuesday, Dec. 24. There will be no pickup on Wednesday, Dec. 25. If your collection day falls on a Wednesday, please bring your garbage and recycling containers to the curb the following day. Pickup will then run a day late for the remainder of the week.
Likewise, for the week of Dec. 30, garbage will run as normal through Tuesday, Dec. 31. There will be no pickup on Wednesday, Jan. 1. If your collection day falls on a Wednesday, please bring your garbage and recycling containers to the curb the following day. Pickup will then run a day late for the remainder of the week.
DPW Does Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams
On Dec. 13, members of the Department of Public Works and the Ferndale Fire Department attended “Moonbeams For Sweet Dreams” at Beaumont Hospital. At 8 p.m. every night in December, pediatric patients shine lights from the hospital windows and look for community members to stand outside and shine them back. The goal is to let all patients know they’re not alone, and the community is behind them in support of their journey to be happy and healthy.