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Creative Endeavours Features More than 100 Artists, Craftsman

Creative Endeavors at the Troy Community Center is a shop where local artisans aged 50 and older sell their handmade arts and crafts. Pottery, woodcarvings, needlework, greeting cards, clothing and jewelry are among the many items for sale.

Stop by for a unique gift. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m.

The store is located just inside the north entrance of the Community Center. For more information, click here.

Troy Community Lions Club Funds Universal Access Collection at Troy Public Library

The Troy Community Lions Club established a new Universal Access Collection for the Troy Public Library. The items are for adults and teens with low vision.

The collection includes 50 popular young adult large-print titles, which can be enjoyed by both teens and adults. These books will benefit both patrons with visual impairments and striving readers, as recent research has shown that large print books for young adults can increase reading performance and build confidence. Students of all ages who are learning English as a second language can also benefit from large print materials, as they can motivate striving readers to keep trying and help them make progress with reading and feel successful.

In addition, the collection includes two C-Pen readers – portable, pocket-sized devices which, when run over text, instantly display definitions and read the words aloud. They also scan and capture lines of text for uploading to a PC or Mac into nearly any application.

There is also a Carson ezRead Digital Magnifier, which transforms a television into an electronic reading aid. Screen-oriented teens will find these very user-friendly, and adults with low vision will be able to enjoy print materials that may have been inaccessible to them until now.


City of Troy 2019 Winter Property Tax Payments Due

All 2019 winter property tax payments must be received on or before Friday, Feb. 14, to avoid penalty charges. Postmarks are not accepted. A 3% penalty must be applied to all unpaid winter tax bill balances after the due date for February.

Several payment options are listed on the back of your tax bill. Payments made online through your banking institution may not be electronically submitted but require that institution to create a paper check and mail it. Please allow seven to 10 business days when mailing payments.

Payments by check may be made at City Hall located at 500 W. Big Beaver anytime using the secure drop boxes conveniently located outside the east (walk-up) and west (drive-up) entrances to the building.

If you are responsible for paying property taxes but have not received your bill, contact the Treasurer’s Office at 248-524-3333, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or visit If you recently refinanced or paid off your mortgage and are not sure who is responsible for the payment, contact your mortgage company.

City Council Applications Due Feb 7.

Applications for residents who are interested in serving on the city council are due to the city clerk by Feb. 7, at noon.

The purpose of the application is to provide the mayor and city council with basic information about applicants considered for appointment to the Troy City Council.

Public interviews will be held on Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor
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