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WEST BLOOMFIELD — Those who have recently visited the West Bloomfield Township Public Library website probably noticed that it has a new look. On Dec. 18, the library launched a new site, replacing the one that was originally designed in 2007. “The new site is three components — we have a new website, and we also have a new catalog system and a new event calendar system,” said Victoria Edwards, the communications specialist for the library. “Part of it was that we knew we wanted to shift our catalog system over to something newer that was going to be more competitive with what patrons are used to seeing on a lot more commercial sites. So the new catalog system has a See LIBRARY on page 8A

WB deputy chief accepts job with Franklin-Bingham Farms PD WEST BLOOMFIELD — After serving the West Bloomfield community for more than two decades, Curt Lawson recently made the decision to move on from his position as the deputy chief of the West Bloomfield Police Department. Lawson said that Jan. 2 was to be his last day of work for the department before beginning his new

role as the deputy chief of the Franklin-Bingham Farms Police Department Jan. 4. With the current chief for those communities, Daniel Roberts, set to retire in August, Lawson is expected to assume his role afterward. “My understanding (is) he’s done a fantastic job in those two communities. I have some big shoes to fill,” Lawson said. The same could be said for the new deputy chief See LAWSON on page 6A

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SOUTHFIELD — On Nov. 16, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners approved a partnership between the Oakland County Parks and Recreation Department and the city of Southfield for park improvements. The Oakland County Parks and Recreation Department will redevelop 39 acres of the former Beech Woods Golf Course, which closed in 2019. The golf

course will be transformed into a nature preserve public park called Southfield Oaks County Park, adjacent to Southfield’s Beech Woods Park. The project is a 20-year renewal partnership agreement that allows for collaboration and cost sharing between both the county and the city, allowing Southfield to retain ownership of the park while the county operates it and granting Southfield residents free access. A budget of $2 million has been allocated for this portion of the renovation of the former golf course. See NATURE on page 10A

BLOOMFIELD HILLS/BEVERLY HILLS — When twins Lara and Maya Hammoud were in first grade at an elementary school in Bloomfield Hills, they had a friend who, at the time, was the only child with autism in their class. Every day, the students would eat as a homeroom, but their friend would go to his sensory room, where he would work with his instructor on social skills. One day, Lara and Maya decided to go with their friend to the sensory room during lunch, where they had the opportunity to see how their friend flourished in that space. According to the National Council for Special Education, a sensory room is “specially designed with a student’s sensory preferences and needs. It is a space which aims to provide students with the (individualized) sensory input they need to self-regulate, so they can be better prepared for learning and interacting with others.” They observed that while he was more reserved in class, he seemed more comfortable engaging with his friends and teachers while he was in his sensory room. They eventually brought more friends to come engage with the students in the sensory room, to encourage more one-on-one, meaningful interactions. By the time they were in fifth grade, their friend’s parents wanted to build him a sensory room at home. However, they See SENSORY on page 4A

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lacked the funds and resources to build one. That’s when Lara and Maya stepped in. They decided to make and sell bracelets, raising over $3,000 for the family. It opened Lara’s and Maya’s eyes to the lack of resources and sensory places in public areas and schools. “I feel like that inspired our commitment to creating secure environments for all children and essentially to allow them, kind of, places to flourish,” Lara said. “I think that’s a right that everyone should have, and I feel like that’s been our guiding mission. It’s mainly about contributing to society as a whole and how we can shape an inclusive community where children with autism, adults with autism or anyone with any neurodevelopmental disorders can essentially thrive in this environment where we can all kind of collectively come together.” Lara and Maya are now sophomores at Detroit Country Day, as well as the cofounders of the Perception Foundation, officially established in 2020. “Our community as a whole should be a place of inclusion and acceptance for every-

one, and this is, like, something that’s really crucial but maybe not being noticed as much as other things,” Lara said. They have even inspired people from other schools to start Perception Foundations at their own schools. “I feel like it’s helping people become more understanding, and with understanding, we can have acceptance,” Maya said. The logo of the Perception Foundation is a “duck rabbit,” inspired by a book their teachers read to them in elementary school, “Duck! Rabbit!” In this book, the narrators debate whether the illustration is a duck or a rabbit. “There’s not one true way to see the world. It’s not just black or white, but rather we can all perceive our world differently, and it’s correct and accepted,” Lara said.

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Volunteers sought for Meals on Wheels WEST BLOOMFIELD — Meals on Wheels is in need of drivers to deliver meals to seniors in West Bloomfield. “We’re serving meals to homebound residents five days a week and we lose many volunteers over the winter months,” according to an email from the organization. “(We’re) helping seniors to be able to stay in their homes with a nutritious meal delivered by a friendly volunteer that offers conversation and a wellness check.” For more information, call (810) 632-2155 or email c.hovarter@lwmow.org.

Expansion announced at local temple

WEST BLOOMFIELD — A dedication ceremony was held Dec. 17 for several “dramatic” outdoor and indoor additions to Temple Shir Shalom in West Bloomfield, according to a press release. The release states that the money for the expansion has been raised via donations by members. According to the release, it is a $6 million expansion. “The original vision was created by the congregation’s founding Rabbi, Daniel I. Schwartz, who was killed in an automobile accident this past October,” the release states. “Temple Shir Shalom members will be able to have all of their needs met for the first time, on one campus.” The temple was originally built in 1995. Expansion includes outdoor spaces “as well as multi-purpose indoor spiritual, community and sacred spaces which will benefit the nearly 1,000 families who are proud members of Temple Shir Shalom,” the release states. A preschool and a religious school have also been constructed. “Our dream has always been to complete the Torah (part of the original construction), for our building to house all of our programs, all of our families and find ways to engage our members every single day,” Rabbi Michael Moskowitz stated in the release. “With Phase 1 of our new space complete, it will be our blessing opening and using this new space which will carry us into the future,” Rabbi Schwartz stated in the release. “The project is a dream come true! The ability to have all of our programs centered under one roof allows us to expand our mission of bringing goodness, love and depth into our world.”

JFS offers program for caregivers WEST BLOOMFIELD — Offered in partnership with Jewish Family Service and the Area Agency on Aging 1-B, the JFS is set to host a program for caregivers on six consecutive Mondays Jan. 22-Feb. 26, according to a release from JFS. According to the release, the program is designed to help caregivers take care of themselves by learning new techniques for relaxation and incorporating exercise into daily living. It could also help attendees manage emotions, including guilt, anger and depres-

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Local resident named ‘Humanities Champion of the Year’ According to an email, Tim Paré, the “mover and shaker” behind Talkin’ Broadway, a program that the Friends of the Library sponsor for the West Bloomfield Township Public Library, was selected as the 2023 recipient of the Michigan Humanities Champion of the Year. The release states that Paré is a proponent of “theater and Playlabs specifically to positively address the rising mental health challenges impacting our community.” According to the email, in two years, Playlabs has grown from nine to 150-plus participants in partnership with local public school districts and has expanded to include senior programs.

sion; improve confidence in coping with caregiver demands; and connect with resources that may be of value. According to the release, those who register must be a family caregiver. The release also states that registration is required. For more information, call (248) 970-2779 or send an email to egordon@jfsdetroit. org.

United We Walk event scheduled WEST BLOOMFIELD — On. Jan. 14, the 30th “United We Walk” event is scheduled to take place 1-3 p.m. at West Bloomfield Middle School, 6000 Orchard Lake Road. “Established in 1995, United We Walk’s shared mission is to celebrate annually the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by embracing the continuing influence and impact of Dr. King’s dream of creating a beloved community that values diversity, promotes unity, and underscores the worth of every person,” a press release from the West Bloomfield School District states. Jay B. Marks — who, according to the release, is an internationally recognized consultant in the area of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice — is the scheduled keynote speaker for the event. The theme for the event is “The King in Me: We Walk in Unity, Equality and Community.” Aside from being a part of the walk, residents can participate by dropping off books at the West Bloomfield Township Public Library branches, donating school supplies for students or donating supplies for homeless hygiene kits at the schools, according to the release. Donations can be brought to the event. The walk is scheduled to take place after comments from Marks. For more information, email Jennifer.Graham@wbsd.org.

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of the West Bloomfield Police Department, whose name had not been released at press time. After starting as a cadet in 1994, Lawson rose in the ranks of the WBPD. “I was fascinated with law enforcement, and being a cadet, I was able to interact with the community and learn about this Police Department,” Lawson said. “Over the past 29 years, I’ve been very fortunate to be able to experience almost every position within the Police Department, from being a patrol officer to a detective to working undercover task force in Oakland County to being (on) our special response team to finally being the deputy chief. … I still love coming to work, and it’s been extremely fulfilling.” Lawson said that, in 1994, he was offered a position with the Troy Police Department and the West Bloomfield Police Department on the same day. Although he was more familiar with Troy, he shared his rationale for choosing West Bloomfield. “I knew that West Bloomfield had a very diverse community, and I very much wanted to work with a community like that. I knew they were supportive of their Police Department,” Lawson said. “It was the best decision that I ever made.” West Bloomfield Police Chief Michael Patton said he is grateful for Lawson’s years of service. “He was a remarkable employee,” Patton said. “Franklin and Bingham Farms are a good community partner with us; I was exchanging communications with their current chief this

West Bloomfield Police Department Deputy Chief Curt Lawson has accepted a position with the Franklin-Bingham Farms Police Department. Photo by Patricia O’Blenes

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variety of formats all rolled up into one … kind of like Amazon, when you’re looking at an individual item and you can see it listed as a Kindle book, as a print book hardcover, all those kinds of things, all in the same listing.” West Bloomfield Township Public Library Director Cathy Russ has been in her role for a little more than three years. Talk of a new website began before she arrived. “The previous library director had wanted to do a new website, and it had been talked about, and then the pandemic came. And so everything was postponed, in terms of that project,” Russ said. “Once we got through the pandemic, I would say, towards middle 2021, end of 2021, we started talking about it in earnest, to make it finally happen. I’m glad that we’re finally here.” Edwards started at the library in 2021, and she said that a new website was something that was discussed for as long as she has been there. Like Russ, she said that she is glad that it has finally arrived. “There’s so many nice things about the new website,” Edwards said. “I, personally, am really excited about the mobile-friendly features

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aint companies including BEHR, Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams have chosen neutral and muted tones as the 2024 colors of the year, while Pantone is inviting people to “embrace the warmth” with its choice. The BEHR paint company’s 2024 color of the year is Cracked Pepper — a color that associate broker Laurie Glass, of Cooper Glass Homes with Max Broock Realtors, in Birmingham, said can make a room feel very “rich,” “warm” and “inviting.” “It’s a striking color that you can really make exciting and warm by adding some rich woods in front of it, and like a warm leather or chocolate sofa, or even a honeycolored sofa,” Glass said. “And then gold, and then a white rug to contrast — it’ll really feel rich. … Very cozy for winter. You’re taking a very striking color and making it very cozy and inviting for winter.” BEHR’s website describes Cracked Pepper as “a versatile, soft black that elevates every environment.” According to its website, Cracked Pepper brings a modern appeal that pairs with complementary colors, finishes and materials in both residential and commercial spaces. Glass added that Cracked Pepper can also give a room a more modern look. “The thing about Cracked Pepper is that it takes something that may look old and it modernizes it. It can crisp it up, make it look fresh,” she said. “It can also take an imperfect wall and make it look striking.” Benjamin Moore’s 2024 color of the year is Blue Nova, which the company’s website said will “elevate the everyday and expand horizons through juxtaposed color that is sure to inspire.” “With Blue Nova leading the way, depth and intrigue are balanced by an undercurrent of reassurance,” the website states. “This alluring mid-tone features an enchanting duality, capturing the spotlight with endlessly classic appeal.” Glass said Blue Nova would work well as a backdrop or an accent wall in a bathroom with white cabinetry and white tile. She also said it could work well as an accent wall in a child’s room, or even as a ceiling color. “It could also be very interesting as a ceiling paint color, underneath the front porch or even in the basement,” she said. “I’m not really fond of these black and dark gray basement colors. I think they sit very heavy. But something like this blue could bring some real personality to a modern, clean, minimal basement.” For 2024, Sherwin-Williams named Upward its color of the year, describing the color as “a breezy, blissful blue” on its website.

TOP RIGHT: BEHR’s color of the year is Cracked Pepper. Photo provided by BEHR

ABOVE LEFT: Pantone chose Peach Fuzz as its 2024 color of the year. Photo by PhotoIris2021 | Dreamstime.com

ABOVE RIGHT: Sherwin-Williams describes its 2024 color of the year, Upward, as “a breezy, blissful blue.” Photo provided by Sherwin-Williams

RIGHT: This bedroom features walls painted in Blue Nova, which is Benjamin Moore’s 2024 color of the year. Photo provided by Benjamin Moore

The website adds that Upward is “the color found when we slow down, take a breath and allow the mind to clear.” Glass said Upward would be a nice color for a dining room, depending on how it’s decorated. She also added that it could give a room a “beachy” feel. “It’d be fairly pretty with gold accent pieces as well,” she said. In contrast to the paint companies, Pantone named Peach Fuzz its 2024 color of the year. “Peach Fuzz captures our desire to nurture ourselves and others,” Pantone states on its website. “It’s a velvety gentle peach tone whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body and soul.” In a prepared statement, Leatrice Eiseman, executive director for the Pantone Color Institute, said Peach Fuzz “echoes our innate yearning for closeness and connection.” “A shade that resonates with compassion, offers a tactile embrace and effortlessly bridges the youthful with the timeless,” she said. Glass said that, while Peach Fuzz isn’t her favorite color, it would make a nice accent wall in a kid’s bedroom or a bathroom with warm wood.

“It makes your skin feel warm,” she said. “And it just brings a warmth and an attractiveness to the bathroom.” Emily Sikora — of Just By Happenstance in Clinton Township, who refinishes furniture and deals in home decor, wall art and more — said all the colors pair well together. “There are so many uses, using the deepness of the Cracked Pepper and Blue Nova on your larger furniture pieces (allows) you to set the accents with the softer colors with pillows, artwork and other decor,” she said in an email. “I would also use the lighter colors to refinish smaller pieces of furniture to add a whimsical feel to it.” Sikora added that Blue Nova and Cracked Pepper allow the softness of Peach Fuzz and Upward to “really pop.” When it comes to renovating a house, Glass added that, in her opinion, there’s more value in painting than anything else. “We often say that there’s more bang for your buck in paint than anything else you can do in terms of dollar-fordollar return,” she said. Call Staff Writer Brian Wells at (248) 291-7637.


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An investment of over $7 million will be made at Beech Woods Park and Southfield Oaks County Park within three years to enhance recreational amenities and restore natural features with a combination of federal, county and city funding. The planned improvements include the construction of a new playscape, new all-season restrooms, new picnic shelters and improved walkways. Oakland County is to contribute $1.5 million towards these improvements. “Oakland County Parks continues to be a great partner to the city of Southfield as we work collectively together to expand recreational opportunities throughout Southfield and the county,” said Mayor Ken Siver.

“This partnership and investment in Beech Woods Park will greatly improve the amenities, such as walking and hiking trails, as well as the park’s infrastructure and access improvements.” This partnership is through Oakland County’s Healthy Communities Park and Outdoor Recreation Investment Plan, which is a $20.2 million program to enhance parks and recreation in communities that were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Healthy Communities Park and Outdoor Recreation Investment Plan utilizes funds from the American Rescue Plan Act matched by the county, with a portion of the funds dedicated toward the expansion of the Oakland County park system through long-term agreements with local governments for the county to assume responsibility for managing multiple municipal parks,

which were approved earlier this year and include Pontiac Oaks in Pontiac, Oak Park Woods in Oak Park and the addition of Ambassador Park to Red Oaks County Park in Madison Heights. Oakland County Commissioner Yolanda Smith Charles emphasized the integral role that community feedback has played in the Healthy Communities Park and Outdoor Recreation Investment Plan from residents who care deeply about the future of the parks. “The community members speak out loud and boldly on these parks,” she said. “All of these parks had residents who were highly vocal on how they wanted to see this move forward and how they definitely did not want to see it move forward. So, I feel like the county did a great job to allow the See NATURE on page 15A

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CRIME WATCH Resident reports scam

WEST BLOOMFIELD — In a report dated Dec. 1, a resident went to the West Bloomfield Police Department to report that he was the victim of an online scam. He was reportedly doing something online and was alerted that he had won several items. The resident reportedly sent money after being asked to pay for shipping and insurance. After sending the money, he became aware that it was a scam. The report was for documentation only.

Pricy booze reportedly stolen

WEST BLOOMFIELD — In a report dated Dec. 10, a subject entered a store on Walnut Lake Road and concealed numerous bottles of high-priced alcohol. The total value was reported to be more than $800.

Detectives identified a suspect and were reportedly seeking an arrest warrant.

Facebook fraud reported

WEST BLOOMFIELD — In a report dated Dec. 10, a resident on Champlain Circle reported that he was on Facebook when he was offered free money if he paid a $50 fee. The resident elected to pay the $50, but there was no free money. The report was for documentation only.

Equipment reportedly stolen from job site

WEST BLOOMFIELD — In a report dated Dec. 8, a plumbing company had equipment stolen that was left at a job site. The equipment was reported to be mini skid steer, valued at $30,000. The case was turned over to detectives. If you have information about these crimes or others, call the West Bloomfield Police Department at (248) 975-9200. — Mark Vest

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morning. … I look forward to seeing him in his new capacity very soon here.” Roberts, who has been in his position for more than 10 years, said that the search to find the next chief of the Franklin-Bingham Farms Police Department was a lengthy one, with close to 25 people applying for the job. “The caliber of candidates we had was outstanding, and Curt rose to the top of that list during the interview process,” Roberts said. “His answers were right on point. It was multiple rounds of interviews with different folks — the city management here, some elected officials (and) myself were involved in various panels. … It certainly was noteworthy that he went to Bingham Farms Elementary School as a young child, which is in our jurisdiction, and so that’s always helpful, when people know the area, are comfortable in it and they’re a really good fit here.” West Bloomfield Board of Trustees member Jim Manna said that Lawson’s departure is a “tremendous loss” to the township. “I’m very, very sad to see him going,” Manna said. “He was very much loved by the community as a whole. … He’s gonna be very much missed.”

After joining the WBPD, Lawson’s aspiration was to work there for a period of approximately five years before transitioning to a job with the FBI. “But I fell in love with the community. I fell in love with the Police Department,” he said. “This community has treated me very well; they’ve treated my officers very well. This is where I decided I wanted to stay for the majority of my career, and I’ve done so.” Although Lawson said that West Bloomfield is a special community where he has developed a lot of close relationships, he cited one of the positives of his decision to transition to another role. “It’s important to give other leaders a chance so they can grow, they can learn, and they can reach their full potential,” he said. “By me leaving, that gives them that opportunity.” Although Lawson is not a West Bloomfield resident, he said that he lives nearby. He discussed some of what he will miss the most about his role with the community. “I think my involvement in the nonprofit groups in the community,” Lawson said. “I’ve been doing that for 15 years, whether it’s the Optimist Club, West Bloomfield Youth Assistance, the Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition, the West Bloomfield Police Foundation. I’ve been a part and a lead-

er in most of those organizations, and I’ve really enjoyed being a part of that, of being part of the community and making a difference.” Lawson’s role with nonprofit groups has not gone unnoticed by West Bloomfield Supervisor Steven Kaplan. “Curt has been a stalwart police officer and commander for more than 25 years,” Kaplan said. “He has vast experience in the three major divisions of the Police Department, and those are traffic, detective bureau and administration. Curt’s been extremely involved in the community; he has been active on numerous boards.” Kaplan said that Lawson has been the public information officer for the department since 2016. Lawson is married with two daughters. He graduated from Groves High School in Beverly Hills before attaining a bachelor’s degree from Lake Superior State University and a master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University. Lawson has competed in the Ironman Triathlon — which consists of a long-distance swim, bicycle ride and marathon — four times, and holds a black belt in martial arts. He went to the FBI National Leadership Academy for three months, along with going to Israel to train with some elite counter-terrorism individuals a few years ago.

The location of Lawson’s new job is not unfamiliar territory to him. “What’s interesting is I grew up in Bingham Farms, so I’m kinda headed back to where I grew up,” Lawson said. “I went to Bingham Farms Elementary (and) Berkshire Middle School, which is right next door in Beverly Hills. This is kind of like a coming home story.” Although leaving West Bloomfield is “tough,” from Lawson’s perspective, he has fulfilled his role as deputy chief in the township, and he is looking for an additional challenge. “I think I still have something to offer, and that’s why I chose Franklin-Bingham Farms,” he said. “It’s a community that truly supports their Police Department, like West Bloomfield. It’s an opportunity that kinda developed, I focused on it, and I was fortunate to be the one that they chose.” Lawson thanked the West Bloomfield community for their support of the police and fire departments. “The next generation of leaders, they fully understand the importance of customer service, professionalism and our special partnership with the community,” he said. “The community is in good hands.” Call Staff Writer Mark Vest at (586) 4981052.

Peek Inside Your Health: Full Body MRI Screenings Unveil Silent Issues Before Symptoms Arise SOUTHFIELD- Full body MRI clinics have gained national attention lately, as TV personalities publicly share their personal full body scan experiences. One actress credits the scan for saving her life after doctors dismissed her unexplained pain for months. After various tests, including a CT scan, had “unremarkable” results, the pregnant actress became her own advocate, searched out a full body MRI clinic and discovered she had pancreatic cancer. Thanks to early detection the tumor was removed successfully. As a general rule, when symptoms occur related to cancer, it usually has progressed to stage three or four. Even with annual physicals, there are limitations. Most screenings only

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and the accessibility features on the new website. I’m also glad that we were able to have a more modern design, and I think it’s a lot more navigable. Patrons are going to have an easier time finding the resources that they’re looking for.” According to Edwards, the cost of the new website was $38,200, with Stirling Brandworks coming in with the lowest bid proposal. In an email, Edwards stated that Stirling Brandworks came with “glowing recommendations” from other public library clients. She shared how the library receives its funds. “At West Bloomfield, we’re operated by a separate millage, so most of our funding comes from property taxes. We also get some funds through state grants,” Edwards said. Russ said the current total millage rate is 1.3257 mills. When calculating property taxes, 1 mill is equal to $1 for every $1,000 of taxable value. From Russ’ perspective, the library’s new website is “cleaner” and easier to navigate. “I think our previous website was very much of its time when it was originally designed, and things have changed,” she said.

“People have gotten used to different looks, in terms of websites. I think our new website is more in line with what people see when they go to Amazon or other organizations’ websites. So, it’s more understandable to them, rather than having them navigate old technology.” Judy Suter is on the board of the Friends of the West Bloomfield Township Library. She was asked to be part of a survey for the new website and spend time with developers prior to it being launched to the public. From her perspective, the new website is a “million times” better than the previous one. “I think it’s great for the end user, because there is a series of different pull-down menus,” Suter said. “If you’re a person that likes to just click and explore, like a map, and go around and see what’s there, there’s a way to do that. If you’re somebody that doesn’t like to explore and wants to get right where you are, there’s a search box that you can go into. There’s like three or four different ways to get to the same end result, which I think makes it very user-friendly for a very diverse population of people.” Edwards was the project manager for the website transition. She discussed the biggest difference between the new website and the previous one. “We were focused on designing it with users at the center,” Edwards said. “When you first look at our website, whether you’re look-

ing at it on phone, tablet or a computer, you’re going to see a large search bar that goes directly to our catalog, because we know most people coming to our website want to look for a particular book, movie or title of some kind to see if we have it available. We’ve added some additional features as well to allow people to better discover some of our less well-known or newer collections. … I think it’s a lot easier to, with the new catalog system that we have, discover some of our e-resources.” Edwards enjoyed being a part of the process to usher in a new website for the library. However, she wasn’t alone. “It was a lot of fun to work on the design for this, and especially to incorporate patron feedback,” Edwards said. “We sent out a survey to our patrons, asking them for input on our current website, what they want to see from a new website, and we collected some feedback from our staff as well, and had a report compiling all the information that helped us decide on the direction of our website. … It was really interesting to see people engaging with our website and to know how people were using it.” Although Edwards said that feedback has been positive, she understands that patrons who are used to the previous website may need some assistance navigating the new one. “Change is hard, and we recognize that, so we do have tech one-on-one sessions avail-

able, so any patron can request to meet with our library staff,” she said. “They can just walk in for some general assistance, or if they want some more in-depth assistance with using the website, they can arrange a tech one-on-one appointment. We also have online tutorials.” Edwards hopes that the new website is a hit with the community. “I really hope that the new website meets our patrons’ needs,” she said. “We worked really hard to make sure we were keeping the community at the center of our design for the new website, and making sure that we were taking patrons’ feedback under advisement throughout the process, from beginning to end, so, hopefully, that comes through when people take a look at this.” Russ shared some words of encouragement for community members who may have a challenging time navigating the new website. “Any staff member, including me, is able to help if anybody has any issues or trouble or has questions,” she said. “This is what we are here for; so, we want you to use it, like it and understand it so you can continue to do all the things you’re used to doing from the library website. So don’t give up on anything. Let us know.” The library’s website address is wblib.org. Call Staff Writer Mark Vest at (586) 4981052.

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The series will start off on the National Council for Severe Autism and the Perception Foundation’s Instagram accounts in the form of reels and posts. Anyone will be able to follow the series and learn more about autism. The National Council for Severe Autism is still making their account, and the Perception Foundation’s Instagram handle is @the_perception_foundation.

Working with Emagine Health Services

The Perception Foundation does several events with Emagine Health Services, an Applied Behavior Analysis therapy agency in Detroit. ABA services help the quality of life of individuals through therapy that targets things such as communication skills, daily living skills and more. They offer ABA services, speech services and occupational services for people with autism 21 and younger. They have been working together for about a year by collaborating on events and

sensory rooms. The Perception Foundation is currently planning a sensory room in Emagine Health Services’ clinic. “They (Lara and Maya) are so young, and you kind of forget that when you’re speaking to them, because they know so much in regards to autism and they are always wanting to learn more, willing to learn more, and they are very receptive and very communicative. It has just been really, really pleasant,” Emagine Health Services owner Samah Khatib said.

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They previously helped build a sensory room at Dearborn High School, and they are currently in the process of building one for Bloom Pediatrics and Zeeland High School. They also plan on building one for the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services once they finish their construction. They primarily raise funds to build these sensory rooms through sweatshirt sales throughout the year. They also apply to various grants. Maya said the best part of this journey

for her has been the people they have worked with along the way. “It’s been like a wonderful journey with all these incredible people that have just like really made such a profound impact on my person, because we’ve made like, one huge compassionate community together that I know will keep growing even after we go to college, even after we keep working,” Maya said. Lara said she appreciates how they have learned and exemplified how one small action can lead to something big. “If we invest time and invest resources, we can really create something meaningful and long lasting in our community,” Lara

said. “I feel like that’s something that we both just really want to see.” Their goal is to build 20 sensory rooms for underprivileged schools and institutions by September. They want to raise $10,000 to build these rooms, since each classroom costs $500 to furnish. They said they look forward to growing this foundation into adulthood as long as they can. To learn more about the Perception Foundation, visit perceptionfoundation. com or @the_perception_foundation on Instagram. Call Staff Writer Mary Genson at (586) 498-1095.

CITY OF ORCHARD LAKE VILLAGE NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ZONING ORDINANCE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at the December 18, 2023 Regular Meeting of the City of Orchard Lake Village Council the second reading and adoption was held on the Zoning Ordinance Amendment No. 14.01, Article IV, Section 4.15(D)(2)(b) (HV AC Equipment) relative to screening requirements for swimming pool equipment. Also Zoning Ordinance Amendment No. 14.01, Article IV, Section 4.09(A) (Fireplaces) and Section 4.09 (D) (Swimming Pools) These ordinances will take effect fifteen (15) days following publication of this notice. Complete copies of the full text of the Zoning Ordinances are available for inspection by and distribution to the public between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at City Hall. Rhonda McClellan CityClerk@CityofOrchardLake.com 0094-2402 Publish: West Bloomfield Beacon 01/10/2024

Notice of Posting For Charter Township of West Bloomfield Township Board 1. Synopsis of the Regular meeting on: Monday, December 18, 2023 2. Adoption of Ordinance No. C-47B, to amend Chapter 25, Article l, to add Sections 25-1, Definitions, and Section 25-2, Unauthorized Discharges, to address Non-Storm Water Discharges consistent with the Township’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit The above Synopsis and Ordinance shall be posted (in their entirety) at the following locations: (1) Office of the Township Clerk 4550 Walnut Lake Road (2) Township’s website: www.wbtownship.org Debbie Binder Township Clerk 0073-2402

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CITY OF ORCHARD LAKE VILLAGE SUMMARY OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING December 18, 2023 At the December 18, 2023 Regular City Council Meeting, Council took the following action: o Approved a Zoning Board of Appeals Lakeside Setback Variance for Installation of Retaining Walls at 5656 Pontiac Trail; o Adopted a Resolution for the Publicly Funded Health Insurance Contribution Act; o Appointed Election Commissioners for the February 27, 2024 Presidential Primary Election; o Accepted the Orchard Lake Aquatic Advisory Board Annual Report; o Appointed a Board of Review Member; o Postponed a Wetland/Environmental Sensitive Area (ESA) Permit for 5656 Pontiac Trail until January 16, 2024; o Approved a Request for Qualification for a Planned Development Proposal for Orchard Shoppes at 4196 & 4200 Orchard Lake Road; o Held the Second Reading & Adoption of Zoning Ordinance Amendment No. 14.01, Article IV, Section 4.09(D) (Swimming Pools) Relative to Setback for InGround Swimming Pools on the Lakeside; o Held the Second Reading & Adoption of Zoning Ordinance Amendment No. 14.01, Article IV, Section 4.15 (D) (2) (b) (HVAC Equipment) relative to screening requirements for swimming pool equipment; o Approved a Building Permit Extension for 4825 Old Orchard Trail; o Approved the Master Plan and Adopted a Resolution; o Accepted all Department Reports. Photo provided by the Perception Foundation

Lara and Maya run the Perception Foundation at Detroit Country Day.

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NOVI — An Ohio man who purchased 10 televisions from Best Buy in Novi Dec. 7 went to pick up the order the next day and was told that nine of the televisions had been delivered to a residence in Texas, and one of them had been delivered to a residence off Vinewood Street in Detroit, according to a Novi police report. The order included nine Samsung 4K UHD smart TVs and one specially ordered Samsung 8K UHD smart TV. The order cost the man $6,349.29. A store associate said that the delivery instructions were changed through email and stated that the buyer was moving to Texas and needed the televisions delivered there and not to the Novi store. The real buyer did not receive an email because his email password had been changed. The specially ordered TV was delivered to the Vinewood address. Detectives later advised the man that the Vinewood address was a vacant lot. The man stated he only wanted the reports for documentation at this time and had no other information. He was advised that because his primary residence is in Ohio, he should make any identity theft reports in that jurisdiction.

Woman steals planter

NOVI — Police were sent to a residence in Novi Dec. 5 after a man saw a suspicious person in his Ring doorbell camera footage coming from the east side of his home. Then on Dec. 8, he realized that a large iron planter was missing. The planter was last seen next to his air conditioning unit. The man could not recall how much the planter was worth; however, he stated that he has had the planter for approximately 15 years. The planter was also extremely rusted and had a patina all over it, according to the report. After viewing the footage from the Ring camera, police said it appeared that a woman carried a large item from the east side of the home. According to the police report, the planter was valued at $50. The resident only wished to document the incident at this time, in case anyone else in the subdivision had a similar problem.

Retail fraud reported

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — On Dec. 3, Bloomfield Township police were dispatched to a golf store in the 1900 block of South Telegraph Road for a report of a retail fraud that had occurred the day prior. Management stated that around 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2, a woman went into the store and placed a blue Nike hoodie valued at $104 into her purse. She then approached the checkout counter, removed two shirts

and the Nike hoodie from her purse, and asked to return them. As management grew suspicious, they questioned the woman and began to review security surveillance. The woman stated she had to run to her car, then left with the merchandise. The case was under investigation.

Resident reports stolen package

BIRMINGHAM — On Dec. 2 at approximately 9 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Ruffner regarding a report of a larceny. The victim, a 40-year-old male resident, stated that a package he was expecting was delivered to his home at around 8 p.m. by UPS, but when he opened the package, he found that it was not what he had ordered. The intended package had contents valued at approximately $250 and was stolen from his porch. An investigation was ongoing.

Stolen firearm found after traffic stop

BIRMINGHAM — Officers on patrol identified a vehicle running a red light at Woodward Avenue and Bowers Street at 4 p.m. Dec. 2. Officers performed a traffic stop and immediately identified signs of intoxication from the suspect, a 26-year-old Detroit man. The suspect informed officers that he had a firearm in the vehicle and was licensed to carry it. In the car, they also found an open bottle of liquor, a marijuana cigarette and a cup containing alcohol. A field sobriety evaluation was conducted, and the driver was arrested. After the arrest, officers learned that the firearm was a stolen firearm.

his home and was still determining if any other items were missing. Police said the residence has no alarm system and no surveillance system. A K9 unit and a drone unit responded to the scene and initiated a track, which were both unsuccessful. Police were continuing to investigate. Deputies leaving the above incident were flagged down by another resident who lives on Fawn Hill, stating his house had also been broken into. The 46-year-old man stated he had returned to his residence around 9 p.m., and several friends had arrived. One of his friends told him the police were outside his neighbor’s because their home had been broken into. The victim began to check throughout his house and discovered that his bedroom dresser drawers were open. The victim stated that some coin rolls had been taken, but he was unsure if any other items had been taken. Deputies found that the rear door had been damaged, and a safe in the main bedroom had been opened. The residence had no alarm system and one surveillance camera. A K9 unit and a drone unit responded to the scene and initiated a track, which were both unsuccessful. Police were investigating.

Watches, paperwork missing from safe after home break-in

HAZEL PARK — According to a police report, a 50-year-old Southfield man was arrested around 5:50 p.m. Dec. 5 after he was caught stealing two prepaid cellphones and hair trimmer kits from the Kroger store in the 23100 block of John R Road. The stolen merchandise totaled $162.95. Police were investigating.

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Deputies responded to the 2500 block of Ashburton Court in reference to a breaking and entering at 9:49 p.m. Nov. 25. The complainant, a 64-year-old man from Oakland Township, reported returning home to find that someone had entered his home through a window. Deputies met with the complainant, who stated he had returned home to find that someone had ransacked the closet in the primary bedroom and opened the drawers in the bathroom. His safe had been opened, and watches and paperwork were missing. The victim was unsure if he had left the safe locked. The residence had no alarm system and no surveillance system. Police were investigating.

Homes broken into, items stolen

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OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Deputies responded to Fawn Hill Court for a breaking and entering at 9:28 p.m. Nov. 25. A 40-year-old man reported returning home to find the door of his residence open, broken glass in the home, and jewelry missing. Deputies met with the homeowner, who stated he had come home to find all the doors to his basement open. He went upstairs and discovered that the back door had been kicked in. The complainant stated that two watches were missing. He had been remodeling

ROCHESTER HILLS — Deputies responded to a coffee shop in the 2500 block of Rochester Road for a report of an attempted armed robbery at 9:21 p.m. Nov. 11. A 21-year-old Rochester Hills woman said two unknown males armed with firearms attempted to rob her. She stated that the suspects fled in a vehicle eastbound on Barclay Circle. She had left the coffee shop and crossed the parking lot to her vehicle when two unknown males came up behind her and pointed handguns at her stomach. The victim stated that the suspects were

demanding the keys to her car, a black 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The victim stated that she did not have anything and started to scream for help. Several people in the parking lot started to take notice of what was happening and tried to help her. She stated that, suddenly, a newer-model, all-black Ram pickup with tinted windows pulled up alongside her and the suspects. The suspects got into the truck and fled eastbound on Barclay Circle. The suspects include two males wearing gray masks and hoodies, and an unknown individual driving the getaway vehicle. There was a 10-minute delay in the call, but the area was checked without results for the suspects. No businesses had video cameras in the parking lot.

Man arrested after reportedly following a man home, resisting police

ROCHESTER HILLS — Deputies were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle in the 1000 block of Princeton at 12:34 a.m. Nov. 14. The caller, a 30-year-old man from Shelby Township, said a blue 2006 Buick Lacrosse had followed them home and pulled into his driveway before leaving. Deputies located the vehicle near John R and Hamlin roads and initiated a traffic stop. The driver was unlicensed and stated he did not speak English, although he was able to answer basic questions. The driver was ordered out of the vehicle and became noncompliant. When deputies attempted to handcuff him, he began pulling his arms away and tightened up. They pinned him up against the car and were eventually able to take him into custody. The vehicle was impounded, and the driver was arrested and lodged at Oakland County Jail.

Man robbed in hotel room by masked suspects

SOUTHFIELD — A man told police that at 6:33 a.m. Nov. 26, his hotel room, in the 28000 block of Northwestern Highway, was broken into. A group of masked perpetrators entered with firearms and stole the victim’s designer sunglasses and cash.

Champagne stolen

ROYAL OAK — A complainant reported that at 1:46 p.m. Dec. 3, an unknown person stole $367.88 worth of champagne from Holiday Market, 1203 S. Main St.

Vehicle stolen from driveway

ROYAL OAK — A complainant reported that between 1:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. Dec. 3, an unknown person stole a 2005 Chevy Blazer from a driveway in the 1300 block of McLean Avenue.


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Lantern Walk: This month’s activity offered by Outdoor Explorers Club, 6-7 p.m., Commerce Township Community Library, 180 E. Commerce St., registration required, (248) 669-8108

D&D Club: Play “Dungeons and Dragons,” no experience required, 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 11 and 25, Feb. 8 and 22, and March 7 and 21, West Bloomfield Township Public Library - Westacres Branch, 7321 Commerce Road, wblib.org

West Bloomfield/Farmington Senior Expo: 50-plus organizations specializing in assistance and care expected, also health screenings, hourly prize drawings, giveaways and refreshments during free event, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., The J (formerly Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit), 6600 W. Maple Road in West Bloomfield, seniorexpousa. com

JAN. 14

Curling: Detroit Curling Club shows modern equipment and see memorabilia of West Bloomfield olympian from 1932 during open house at home of Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society, 1-4 p.m., Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road, free admission but donations appreciated, gwbhs.org/events

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Talkin’ Broadway: Play reading, performances and discussion about “Fiddler on the Roof,” 2-3 p.m., West Bloomfield Township Public Library - Main Branch, 4600 Walnut Lake Road, wblib.org

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Game On!: Play video, board and puzzle games, 5-6:30 p.m. every first and third Wednesday of month, Commerce Township Community Library, 180 E. Commerce Road, (248) 669-8108

JAN. 27

Lakes Area Amputee Support Group: Meets 6:30 p.m. every second Tuesday of month, Ropp Clinic, 2075 E. West Maple Road, Suite B-207, in Commerce Township, register at (248) 669-9222

Wild Winter Walk: Glowing craft, telescope viewing with Oakland Astronomy Club, marshmallow toasting, nature education stops and more, 6-8:15 p.m., Recreation Activities Center, 4640 Walnut Lake Road in West Bloomfield, wbparks.org/event/wildwinterwalk Shutterstock image

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Movies: “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret?” Jan. 19, “Hidden Figures” Feb. 16 and “A Dog’s Purpose” March 22, all 1-3:30 p.m., West Bloomfield Township Public Library - Main Branch, 4600 Walnut Lake Road, wblib.org

Celebrate MLK: Storytime at 10:30 a.m., presentation at 1 p.m., “I Have a Dream” speech activity at 2 p.m. and book discusions at 7 p.m., West Bloomfield Township Public Library - Main Branch, 4600 Walnut Lake Road, wblib.org

JAN. 17

Euchre tournament: 5:30 p.m., Sylvan Lake Community Center, 2456 Pontiac Drive, (248) 682-1440

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