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THE GUIDE

BIRMINGHAM/BLOOMFIELD

2012

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THE GUIDE: INDEX Profile of the Communities.................................................9 Municipalities: Birmingham ..............................................13 Municipalities: Bloomfield Hills.........................................15 Municipalities: Bloomfield Township ................................17 Maps of the Communities...........................................20-21 Oakland County Government...........................................23 State Legislature...............................................................25 Education: Public Schools ...............................................29 Education: Private Schools ..............................................31 Houses of Worship ...........................................................37 Hospitals...........................................................................39 Places to Visit ...................................................................41 Lake Access Waterways ..................................................44 Parks.................................................................................47 Restaurant Guide..............................................................51

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Hall & Hunter Realtors ......................22/Presenting Sponsor Harp’s Lingerie ................................................................14 Hills Fine Wine & Spirits ..................................................52 Hoffert & Associates .......................................................18 Hohendorf, Colleen/Master Stylist ..................................36 Kastler Construction .......................................................42 Ken Kojaian Homes.........................................................30 Krystyna's European Spa................................................32 LaVida Massage..............................................................10 Legacy Jewelery ...............................................................8 Mai Kai Cleaners .............................................................24 Max Broock/Jeff Barker ..................................................42 Max Broock/Kathy Broock Ballard....................................1 Michigan Divorce Lawyer................................................27 Mills Pharmacy + Apothecary .........................................39 My House of Style...........................................................40 Old World Olive Press .....................................................40 Patrick Costa Photography.............................................46 Peabody's Restaurant.....................................................52 Pizzeria Biga....................................................................52 Ross Mortgage Corporation ...................Inside Back Cover Shades Optical..................................................................7 SKBK Sotheby's International Realty ...............Back Cover SKBK Sotheby's/Dan Gutfreund.....................................50 Steel Dragon Limo and Tours .........................................50 Steve's Deli .....................................................................54 Suhm-thing/Oliver's Trendz.............................................30 TCH/The Community House...........................................19 The Varsity Shop.............................................................12 US Bank Home Mortgage/Ted Edginton ........................36 Zazios Birmingham .........................................................55

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FROM THE PUBLISHER The 2012 edition of The Guide that has been mailed to a majority of homes in Birmingham, Bloomfield Township and Bloomfield Hills marks another milestone for Downtown Publications. When we first started our Birmingham-based publishing group in the fall of 2010, we hoped that support from the local business community would allow us to not only succeed with our monthly newsmagazine, Downtown Birmingham/Bloomfield, but provide us with the base to bring special publications like The Guide to the market. So in the fall of 2011, we were able to mail to the local communities copies of the Black Book of Non-Profits, the first of its kind guide to major metro area fund-raisers, long supported by the residents of the Birmingham/Bloomfield area. With the introduction of The Guide, we have added to our publishing group an annual community directory that serves as a local resource, with information on the government, education opportunities, houses of worship, hospitals, parks, the local dining scene, and other information for residents. Yes, there have been past attempts by others to produce similar publications. The Guide, however, embodies something unique, aside from the fact that it represents the largest distribution of a community directory in this area. We took the time to develop a design and format we felt was more befitting of the area, as well as being functional in size. We are excited by our first issue of The Guide, and must thank the advertisers you find inside for their support of our effort. Their backing allows us to fulfill our dream of continuing to develop our reputation as the key information supplier for this special area of Oakland County, so please show your appreciation by supporting these community leaders. Lastly, we look forward to future editions of The Guide and welcome any feedback on this first edition. David Hohendorf Publisher davidhohendorf@downtownpublications.com

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THE GUIDE: COMMUNITY PROFILES Birmingham With all the charm of a small town in one of Michigan’s most trendy and upscale cities, the city of Birmingham has relied on its ardent and enterprising residents to bring the city to its current state of splendor and eminence. Established in 1864, the community depended on noted pioneers such as John Hamilton, John West Hunter, Benjamin Pierce and Elijah Willits to elevate this Oakland County gem. Today, Birmingham spans 4.8 square miles and is home to 20,103 residents. The median household income for the city is $101,529, according to the 2010 Census. The state median household income is reported to be $48,432. The average housing value in Birmingham is $369,200. By contrast, the average housing value for the state of Michigan is $144,200. With an affluent residential community boasting 8,941 households, the city’s central business district offers residents a posh downtown area with an eclectic variety of retailers and services within its borders. Divided into three downtown districts, Birmingham is home to the Rail District, the Triangle District and the Central Business District. The Rail District, traditionally a light industrial and small manufacturing division of the city, is now an up-andcoming area with the recent addition of chic new retailers, a brewery, restaurants, and artists. The Triangle District offers a combination of larger businesses such as car dealerships and office buildings. According to the Birmingham Principal Shopping District, this district is poised for exciting and vibrant redevelopment in coming years. The Central Business District is composed of a myriad of shops, boutiques, hair salons, and eateries that encompass the heart of downtown Birmingham. This area of the city is home to award-winning dining, noted artists and clothing boutiques. Residents and visitors can experience old-fashioned cinematic entertainment at Birmingham’s state-ofDOWNTOWN PUBLICATIONS

the-art movie theaters. The Palladium 12 and Birmingham 8 are located in the crux of the downtown walkable community. The Townsend, a Birmingham landmark, is a luxury boutique hotel. With its exquisite accommodations in one of southeastern Michigan’s most opulent cities, it is often chosen by outof-town celebrities working or visiting the area. This city is largely comprised of educated residents, with 98.2 percent having graduated from high school and 74.5 percent having earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. Averages for the state of Michigan reveal 88 percent of its residents have graduated high school and 25 percent have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. The Birmingham School District boasts one early childhood center, one 3-8 district wide school of choice, eight elementary education institutions, two middle schools, two high schools, and one alternative high school. The Birmingham School District is a high achieving district with top MEAP and MME scores for both the state and country. Birmingham features quick responding police and fire services for its citizens. The Birmingham Police Department is located at 151 Martin Street. Adams Fire Station, located at 572 South Adams, houses administrative office for the fire department. Chester Fire Station is located at 1600 West Maple Road. The Baldwin Public Library, located at 300 West Merrill Street, serves the city of Birmingham and the nearby communities of Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, and Bloomfield Hills. The original building, named for longtime resident and civil leader, Martha Baldwin, first opened to the public in 1927. Birmingham also has an abundance of recreational opportunities from its picturesque golf courses to nearly two dozen parks and recreation centers, including an ice rink and numerous tennis courts. Summer months bring Birmingham’s popular farmers market to North Old Woodward Avenue where shoppers can purchase fresh produce, flowers and

enjoy live entertainment each Sunday from May to October. Visitors can also delight in the summer evening concerts and art shows at Shain Park, Birmingham’s main commons in the heart of the city. Notable Birmingham residents have included actor Tim Allen, sculptor Marshall Fredericks, film director Sam Raimi, and actor/comedian David Spade. From its dozens of eateries to the public art and culture that infuse the streets of the city, Birmingham is an eclectic, vibrant community in a familiar, intimate setting.

Bloomfield Hills Bloomfield Hills, one of the wealthiest cities in the nation, is reknown for its magnificent landscape, rolling terrain and luxurious residential communities. Bloomfield Hills was largely a farming region until the turn of the 20th century when the land was bought by wealthy Detroit residents. This exclusive Oakland County treasure was established in 1932 following a vote by residents to classify the region as its own city. The city, covering just five square miles of Oakland County, is now home to 3,869 residents. The median household income in Bloomfield Hills stands at $133,370, according to the 2010 Census. The median household income for the state of Michigan is $48,432. The average housing value of a residence in Bloomfield Hills is $715,300. In comparison, the average housing value in the state of Michigan sits at $144,200. The city accommodates 1,489 households within its perimeters. Essentially known for its elegant estates and picturesque countryside, Bloomfield Hills maintains a small business district consisting mainly of office buildings and a modest listing of eateries. Cranbrook Education Community is conceivably the centerpiece of Bloomfield Hills’ boundless allure. The campus, which features private educational facilities, sits on 319 acres THE GUIDE /2012 9


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THE GUIDE: COMMUNITY PROFILES of rich land accentuated with wooded areas, a lake, streams, trails, historic art and architecture. This Bloomfield Hills destination, founded by George and Ellen Booth in 1904, is home to an art museum, house and garden tours, and an extensive science institute, complete with a planetarium. Known as a community with a strong emphasis on the arts, St. Dunstan’s Theater, located at 400 Lone Pine Road, offers drama and culture to audiences at its Bloomfield Hills playhouse. The city is largely composed of educated residents, with over 97 percent of residents having graduated high school and 69 percent having graduated college with a bachelor’s degree or higher, according to the 2010 Census. Averages for the state of Michigan reveal 88 percent of its residents have graduated high school and 25 percent have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. The Bloomfield Hills School District offers three pre-schools, one special education center, four elementary schools, three middle schools and five high schools. Bloomfield Hills School District is a high achieving district with top MEAP and MME scores for both the state and country. The Bloomfield Hills Police Department is located at 45 East Long Lake Road. Bloomfield Hills’ Public Safety Department, located within the same building, combines the police and fire department to serve its residents. The city is served by the Baldwin Public Library, located at 300 West Merrill Street in Birmingham. Although it is virtually void of public parks, the city features some of Oakland County’s most lavish country clubs and Michigan’s most remarkable landscapes. Notable Bloomfield Hills residents have included Detroit Red Wing All-Star and former team captain Steve Yzerman, former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney, actor Robin Williams, and television journalist Bob Woodruff. This serene and private cove of southeast Oakland County values the traditions of quiet, rural neighborhoods and acres of open green space on stately properties. DOWNTOWN PUBLICATIONS

Bloomfield Township Founded in 1827, Bloomfield Township captures the placidity of quiet neighborhood communities positioned within a convenient distance to a thriving business district. With a blend of prosperous residential and commercial entities, most of the township’s business and industrial areas sit along major thoroughfares on Woodward Avenue and Telegraph Road. According to the 2010 Census, 41,070 residents inhabit Bloomfield Township, which spans 26.1 square miles. The median household income for the township is $106,778. By comparison, the median household income for the state of Michigan is reported to be $48,432. The average housing value in Bloomfield Township is $379,900 while the average housing value in the state of Michigan is $144,200. This deluxe corner of Oakland County boasts 17,779 households. Although Bloomfield Township does not have any township, county or state parks, its vast landscape offers acres of open green space on beautifully maintained property. The township also boasts a bounty of lakes within its borders and luxurious waterfront properties. This tony community features a comprehensive variety of commercial entities including international headquarters, office buildings, chain retail establishments and small, local businesses. Telegraph Road, the epicenter of the business district, averages 30,000 vehicles daily, making it a desirable location for business establishment. The township offers extensive support to seniors including delivered meals, minor home repair, support groups, medical and errand transportation and health and wellness screening. The Bloomfield Township Senior Center features fellowship and fitness opportunities from swimming to cardio workout equipment and a billiard room. Enrichment offerings for seniors range from computer classes to painting, card games and education. Bloomfield Township is largely

comprised of educated residents with over 97 percent having graduated from high school and 68 percent having earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. Averages for the state of Michigan reveal 88 percent of its residents have graduated high school and 25 percent have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. Bloomfield Township students are served by both the Bloomfield Hills School District and Birmingham Public Schools. Bloomfield Hills Schools boasts three pre-schools, eight elementary education institutions, two middle schools, two high schools and one alternative high school. The Bloomfield Hills School District is a high achieving district with top MEAP and MME scores for the state and country. The Birmingham School District has one early childhood center, one 3-8 district wide school of choice, eight elementary education institutions, two middle schools, two high schools, and one alternative high school. The Birmingham School District is a high achieving district with top MEAP and MME scores for both the state and country. Bloomfield Township’s police and fire departments are both stationed at 4200 Telegraph Road in Bloomfield Hills. The Bloomfield Township Public Library, located at 1099 Lone Pine Road in Bloomfield Hills, was erected in 1964. The facility offers special programs for its youngest and eldest residents, from computer tutorials and knitting circles to singing and reading programs for infants. Notable Bloomfield Township residents have included American real estate developer and philanthropist A. Alfred Taubman, shopping center developer Sidney Forbes, singer Aretha Franklin, and former Detroit Piston Joe Dumars. As the first township established in Oakland County, Bloomfield features some of Michigan’s most alluring residential offerings paired with a medley of shopping, culture and community pride. This diverse area has emerged as a favorite southeast Michigan destination. – By Katey Meisner THE GUIDE /2012 11


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City of Birmingham Government offices: 151 Martin Street, Birmingham 48012 Phone: 248.530.1800 Fax: 248.530.1080 Website: www.ci.birmingham.mi.us City Commission: Mark Nickita, mayor; George Dilgard, mayor pro tem; Rackeline J. Hoff, Tom McDaniel, Scott Moore, Gordon Rinschler, Stuart Sherman. Meets every two weeks on Mondays. City Manager: Robert J. Bruner, Jr. 248.530.1808 Assistant City Manager: Joseph A. Valentine. 248.530.1810 City Clerk: Laura Broski. 248.530.1802 City Treasurer: Sharon Ostin. 248.530.1813 Planning: Jana Ecker, director, 248.530.1841 Building Official: Bruce Johnson, 248.530.1842 Public Services: Lauren Wood, director, 248.530.1702 City Engineer: Paul O'Meara. 248.530.1836 City Attorney: Tim Currier, Beier Howlett Planning Board: Robert (Robin) Boyle, chairperson; Scott Clein, Carroll DeWeese, Bert Koseck, Gillian Lazar, Kate Leary (student representative), Janelle Whipple-Boyce, J. Bryan Willia. Generally meets every two weeks on Wednesday. Zoning Board of Appeals: David Conlin, Cynthia Grove (alternate), Thomas J. Hughes, Peter Lyon, Jeffery Jones , Randolph A. Judd, Kevin Lewand, Charles Lillie, John Miller (alternate). Meets monthly on Tuesdays. Parks and Recreation: Therese Longe, chair; Dominick Pulis, vice chair; Anna Collins (student representative), Ross Kaplan, Daniel Maertens (student representative), John Meehan, Art Stevens, Keith Vosburgh, William Wiebrecht. Meets monthly on Tuesdays. Library: Doug Koschik, director; Baldwin Public Library, 300 W. Merrill Sreet. Library Board: Andrew Harris, president; David Underdown, vice president; Sheila Brice, secretary; Frank Pisano, James W. Suhay, Bob Tera. Generally meets monthly on Mondays.

Goldman (alternate), John Henke III, Janet Lekas, Shelli Weisberg, Michael Willoughby. Meetings held every two weeks on Wednesday. Design Review Board: Keith W. Deyer, Darlene Gehringer, Robert Goldman, John Henke III, Janet Lekas (alternate), Andrew Meyer, Shelli Weisberg, Michael Willoughby. Meetings held every two weeks on Wednesday. Other Boards/Commissions: Advisory Parking Committee (meets once monthly) Architectural Review Committee Birmingham Triangle District Corridor Improvement Authority Board of Building Trades Appeals Board of Ethics Board of Review Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Historic District Study Committee Housing Board of Appeals Museum Board (meets every two months) Public Arts Board (meets monthly) Principal Shopping District Board (meets monthly) Traffic & Safety Board (meets monthly) Police: Donald A Studt, Chief of Police. 248.530.1863 Fire: Michael Metz, Fire Chief. 248.530.1900

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City of Bloomfield Hills

Government offices: 45 E. Long Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 Phone: 248.644.1520 Fax: 248.530.1080 Website: www.bloomfieldhillsmi.net City Commission: Michael Zambricki, mayor; Sarah H. McClure, mayor pro tem; Patricia Hardy, Michael McCready, Constance Salloum. Meets monthly on Tuesdays. City Manager: Jay Cravens, 248.530.1404 City Clerk: Amy L. Burton, 248.530.1403 City Treasurer: Lisa Dolan, 248.530.1402 Building: Larry Rospierski, 248.530.1408 Public Works: Jamie Spivy, 248.203.0621 Municipal Attorney: Bill Hampton, Secrest Wardle Planning Board: Jay Cravens, Walter Cueter, Virginia Fox, Sylvia Hagenlocker, Mary Kauper, Paul Lay, John Monaghan, Constance Salloum, Michael Zambricki. Meets monthly on Tuesdays. Zoning Board of Appeals: Michael Coakley, William Hickson, Mary Kauper, Frank Lewis, Edward Mardigian, Susan McCarthy (alternate), Sarah McClure, Judy Vindici (alternate). Meets monthly on Tuesdays. Library: Baldwin Public Library in Birmingham Public Safety: Richard J. Matott, Director, 248.644.4200

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Bloomfield Township Bloomfield Township offers the best choices in the region for beautiful residential neighborhoods and upscale business venues. Encompassing 25 square miles and with a population of 44,000, its mature woodlands, winding roads, rolling hills and tranquil lakes create a uniquely attractive setting to the 17,000 homes within its boundaries. Many of southeast Michigan’s most successful entrepreneurs, professionals and corporate executives and their families live in Bloomfield Township. There is a wide range of housing options, suitable for almost every budget. Bloomfield Township enjoys a thriving business environment with several major commercial development projects currently in progress. Businesses of all kinds – professional and corporate offices, retail and dining destinations, research and development – find that Bloomfield Township is a good place to locate. Come visit and see for yourself. Bloomfield Township is the best place for your home or business.

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Bloomfield Township

Government offices: 4200 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills 48303-0489 Phone: 248.433.7700 Fax: 248.433.7714 Website: www.bloomfieldtwp.org Township Board: Leo Savoie, supervisor; Janet Roncelli, clerk; Dan Devine, treasurer; Neal J. Barnett, David B. Buckley, Brian Kepes, Corrine Khederian. Meets twice monthly on Mondays. Supervisor: Leo Savoie, 248.433.7708 Clerk: Janet Roncelli, 248.433.7702 Treasurer: Dan Devine, 248.433.7705 Assessing: William D. Griffin, director, 248.433.7710 Engineering/Environmental Services: Wayne Domine, director, 248.433.7710 Public Works: Tom Trice, director, 248.594.2800 Community Relations: Leslie Helwig, director, 248.433.7790 Information Technology: Gayle Sadler, 248.433.7794 Planning, Building, Ordinance: Patricia Voelker, director Planning: 248.433.7795 Building: 248.433.7715 Ordinance: 248.594.2845 Senior Services: Christine Tvaroha, 248.723.3500 Municipal Attorney: Bill Hampton, Secrest Wardle

Thomas Petinga, Lisa Seneker, William Stark. Meets monthly on Mondays. Zoning Board of Appeals: Robert Taylor, chairman; James Aldrich, vice-chairman; David Buckley, Brian Henry, Tracy Leone, Carol Rosati, Lisa Seneker, Pam Williams (alternate), Justin Winkelman (alternate). Meets monthly on Tuesdays. Design Review Board: Neal Barnett (alternate), Dan Devine, Jan Roncelli, Leo Savoie. Meets monthly on Wednesdays. Library: Karen Kotulis-Carter, director; Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-2437 Library Board: Judy Lindstrom, president; Margaret Cohen, Joseph Falik, Grant Gerhart, Joan Luksik, Pamela Williams. Meets monthly on Tuesdays. Board of Review: Robert Taylor, Jr., chairman; Tracy D. Leone, Furhad Waquad. Police: Kirt Bowden, Police Chief. 248.433.7755 Fire: Dave Piche, Fire Chief. 248.433.7745

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THE GUIDE: OAKLAND COUNTY County Board: 1 R Nuccio, Beth, 2875 Scenic Meadows Drive, Ortonville 48462 .............nucciob@oakgov.com...............248.770.2374 2 R Hoffman, Bob, 2521 Rose Center Road, Highland 48356 ...................hoffm2521@comcast.net..........248.363.0340 3 R Gingell, Michael, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Pontiac 48341 ..................gingellm@oakgov.com ..............248.858.0100 4 R Middleton, Thomas, 6928 Tappon Drive, Clarkston 48346 ..................middletont@oakgov.com ..........248.620.6551 5 R Scott, John, 3896 Lake Front St, Waterford 48328 .............................scottj@oakgov.com ..................248.891.9067 6 R Runestad, Jim, 2210 Teggerdine, White Lake 48386...........................jim.run@comcast.net ................248.802.5500 7 R Long, Christine, 1342 E. Commerce Road, Commerce 48382............longc@oakgov.com ..................248.366.2666 8 R Weipert, Philip, 400 S. Lafayette, South Lyon 48178 ...........................weipertpj@oakgov.com.............248.486.1100 9 R Crawford, Kathy, 46275 W. Eleven Mile Road, Novi 48374..................kscraw@msn.com ....................248.349.5079 10 D Hatchett, Mattie, 135 Perkins Street, Pontiac 48342 ...........................mattiehatchett@aol.com ...........248.802.0980 11 D Greimel, Tim, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Pontiac 48341 .......................timgreimel@yahoo.com.............248.425.7525 12 R Matis, Jeff, 539 Wyngate Drive, Rochester 48307 ...............................matisj@oakgov.com ..................248.652.1350 13 R Gosselin, Robert, 5773 Sussex, Troy 48098........................................gosselin@mich.com ..................248.250.3822 14 R Dwyer, William, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Pontiac 48341 ....................wdwyer@mivv.com ...................248.417.7500 15 D Nash, Jim, 27490 W. Ten Mile Road, Farmington Hills 48336..............jimnash2004@msn.com ...........248.471.3759 16 R Taub, Shelley, 1959 Shore Hill Drive, Bloomfield Township 48302........shelleytaub@comcast.net .........248.858.8870 17 D Gershenson, Marcia, 5964 Wing Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills 48301...gershensonm@oakgov.com......248.808.1032 18 D Woodward, Dave, 1718 W. Farnum Avenue, Royal Oak 48067 ...........woodwardd@oakgov.com ........248.894.6650 19 R Bosnic, Mike, 710 N. Crooks Road, Clawson 48017...........................neelandnick@cs.com ................248.435.3509 20 R Potts, David, 600 S. Adams, Birmingham 48009 ................................potts6496@comcast.net...........248.594.4999 21 D Jackson, Janet, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Pontiac 48341 ...................janetjacksoncc@yahoo.com .....248.910.6035 22 D Zack, Helaine, 8320 Hendrie Blvd., Huntington Woods 48070 ............hzack430@aol.com ..................248.910.6035 23 D Quarles, Nancy, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Pontiac 48341 ...................quarlesn@oakgov.com..............248.496.3812 24 D McGillivray, Gary, 926 Tanglewood Drive, Madison Heights 48071 ......mcgillivrayg@oakgov.com .........248.589.9207 25 D Covey, Craig, 276 W. Breckenridge Street, Ferndale 48220 ................coveyc@oakgov.com ................248.399.4362 *County Executive: L. Brooks Patterson........................................248.858.0484

Director Information Technology: Edwin J. Poisson ............................................248.858.0857

Deputy County Executives: Kenneth Rogers..............................................248.858.0485 Gerald D. Poisson...........................................248.858.2090 Robert J. Daddow ..........................................248.858.1650 Phillip R. Bertolini............................................248.858.0815

Health and Human Services Director: George J. Miller ..............................................248.858.1293

Public Services Director: Michael W. Zehnder........................................248.858.1074 Director Central Services: J. David VanderVeen.......................................248.858.0516 Human Resources: Nancy Scarlet .................................................248.858.0537 Director of Facilities Management: Art Holdsworth ...............................................248.858.0160 Corporation Counsel: Judith K. Cunningham ....................................248.858.0553

Manager of Risk Management: Julie Secontine ...............................................248.858.1558 *Clerk & Register of Deeds: Bill Bullard Jr. ..................................................248.858.0560 *Treasurer: Andy Meisner..................................................248.858.0624 *Sheriff: Michael J. Bouchard.......................................248.858.5001 *Prosecuting Attorney: Jessica R. Cooper ..........................................248.858.0656 *Water Resources Commissioner: John P. McCulloch..........................................248.858.0958

Director of Economic Development & Community Affairs: Maureen Krauss .............................................248.858.0733

Environmental Health Services Administrator: Anthony Drautz...............................................248.858.1320

Manager of Planning & Economic Development Services: Daniel P. Hunter ..............................................248.858.0720

Equalization Division Manager: David Hieber...................................................248.858.0760

Management & Budget Director: Laurie VanPelt.................................................248.858.2163

Health Manager: Kathleen Forzley .............................................248.858.1410

Media & Communications Officer: William Mullan.................................................248.858.1048

Road Commission Managing Director: Brent O. Bair...................................................248.645.2000 *elected officials

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THE GUIDE: STATE LEGISLATURE Michigan Government 96th Legislature – 2011-2012 STATE OFFICERS Governor............................................................Rick Snyder Lieutenant Governor...........................................Brian Calley Secretary of State ...........................................Ruth Johnson Attorney General ...............................................Bill Schuette SENATE LEADERSHIP President Pro Tempore............................Tonya Schuitmaker Assistant President Pro Tempore.....................Goeff Hansen Associate President Pro Tempore....................John Gleason Majority Leader ............................................. Randy Richard Majority Floor Leader......................................Arlan Meekhof Majority Caucus Chairperson...............................Rick Jones Minority Leader.........................................Gretchen Whitmer Minority Floor Leader....................................Tupac A.Hunter Minority Caucus Chair...................................Morris Hood, III SENATE (State Capitol Building, Lansing, MI 48909) 26 Republicans, 12 Democrats Lt. Governor Brian Calley (R), President, 517-373-6800 Carol Morey Viventi, Secretary, 517.373.2400 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

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Young, Coleman II, 410 Farnum Bldg .....517.373.7346 Johnson, Bert, 220 Farnum Bldg............517.373.7748 Hood, Morris III, 710 Farnum Bldg..........517.373.0990 Smith, Virgil, 510 Farnum Bldg ...............517.373.7918 Hunter, Tupac, S-9 Capitol Bldg. ............517.373.0994 Anderson, Glenn, 610 Farnum Bldg .......517.373.1707 Colbeck, Patrick, 1020 Farnum Bldg......517.373.7350 Hopgood, Hoon-Yung, 515 Farnum Bldg .517.373.7800 Bieda, Steven, 310 Farnum Bldg............517.373.8360 Rocca, Tory, 205 Farnum Bldg ...............517.373.7315 Brandenburg, Jack, 605 Farnum Bldg....517.373.7670 Marleau, Jim, 1010 Farnum Bldg............517.373.2417 Pappageorge, John, S-2 Capitol Bldg ....517.373.2523 Gregory, Vincent, 1015 Farnum Bldg......517.373.7888 Kowall, Mike, 305 Farnum Bldg..............517.373.1758 Caswell, Bruce, 720 Farnum Bldg ..........517.373.5932 Richardville, Randy, S-106 Capitol Bldg..517.373.3543 Warren, Rebekah, 415 Farnum Bldg.......517.373.2406 Nofs, Mike, S-132 Capitol Bldg ..............517.373.2426 Schuitmaker, Tonya, 405 Farnum Bldg ...517.373.0793 Proos, John, 820 Farnum Bldg...............517.373.6960 Hune, Joe, 505 Farnum Bldg .................517.373.2420 Whitmer, Gretchen, S-105 Capitol Bldg ...517.373.1734 Jones, Rick, 915 Farnum Bldg ...............517.373.3447 Pavlov, Phil, 905 Farnum Bldg ................517.373.7708 Robertson, David, 320 Farnum Bldg ......517.373.1636 Gleason, John, 315 Farnum Bldg ...........517.373.0142 Jansen, Mark, S-310 Capitol Bldg..........517.373.0797 Hildenbrand, Dave, 920 Farnum Bldg.....517.373.1801 Meekhof, Arlan, S-8 Capitol Bldg ...........517.373.6920 Green, Mike, 805 Farnum Bldg...............517.373.1777

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Kahn, Roger, S-324 Capitol Bldg............517.373.1760 Emmons, Judy, 1005 Farnum Bldg ........517.373.3760 Hansen, Goeff, 420 Farnum Bldg ...........517.373.1635 Booher, Darwin, 520 Farnum Bldg..........517.373.1725 Moolenaar, John, 715 Farnum Bldg........517.373.7946 Walker, Howard, 910 Farnum Bldg .........517.373.2413 Casperson, Tom, 705 Farnum Bldg........517.373.7840

HOUSE LEADERSHIP Speaker of the House .......................................Jase Bolger Speaker Pro Tempore.........................................John Walsh Associate Speaker Pro Tempore ................Margaret O'Brien Associate Speaker Pro Tempore .................Paul Opsommer Majority Floor Leader..........................................Jim Stamas Majority Caucus Chair.......................................Dave Agema Minority Leader ...........................................Richard Hammel Minority Floor Leader ...........................................Kate Segal HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (State Capitol Building, Lansing, MI 48909) 63 Republicans, 47 Democrats Gary Randall, Clerk, 517.373.0135 Please note, for location, HOB = House Office Building

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Bledsoe, Timothy, 585 HOB ...................517.373.7346 Howze, Lisa, 586 HOB...........................517.373.0106 Talabi, Alberta, 587 HOB ........................517.373.1776 Stapleton, Maureen, 588 HOB ...............517.373.1008 Olumba, John, 589 HOB ........................517.373.0144 Durhal Jr., Frederick, 685 HOB...............517.373.0844 Womack, James, 686 HOB....................517.373.0589 Stallworth III, Thomas, 687 HOB ............517.373.2276 Jackson, Shanelle, 688 HOB..................517.373.1705 Santana, Harvey, 689 HOB.....................517.373.6990 Nathan, David, 690 HOB ........................517.373.3815 Tlaib, Rashida, 691 HOB ........................517.373.0823 Kandrevas, Andrew, 692 HOB................517.373.0845 Clemente, Paul, 693 HOB ......................517.373.0140 Darany, George, 694 HOB......................517.373.0847 Constan, Bob, 695 HOB ........................517.373.0849 Cavanagh, Phil, 696 HOB.......................517.373.0857 LeBlanc, Richard, 697 HOB ...................517.373.2576 Walsh, John, 251 Capitol Bldg ...............517.373.3920 Heise, Kurt, 699 HOB.............................517.373.3816 Slavens, Dian, 785 HOB .........................517.373.2576 Geiss, Douglas, 786 HOB ......................517.373.0852 Somerville, Pat, 787 HOB.......................517.373.0855 Forlini, Anthony, 788 HOB ......................517.373.0113 Switalski, Jon, 789 HOB.........................517.373.1772 Townsend, Jim, 790 HOB.......................517.373.3818 Lipton, Ellen, 791 HOB ...........................517.373.0478 Liss, Lesia, 792 HOB..............................517.373.2275 Vacancy, 793 HOB .................................517.373.0475 Farrington, Jeff, 794 HOB.......................517.373.7768 Lane, Marilyn, 795 HOB .........................517.373.0159 LaFontaine, Andrea, 796 HOB................517.373.8931 Goike, Ken, 797 HOB.............................517.373.0820 THE GUIDE /2012 25


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Stanley, Woodrow, 798 HOB.................517.373.8808 Hobbs, Rudy, 799 HOB .......................517.373.1788 Lund, Peter, 374 Capitol Bldg ..............517.373.0843 Barnett, Vicki, 886 HOB.......................517.373.1793 Crawford, Hugh, 887 HOB...................517.373.0827 Brown, Lisa, 888 HOB .........................517.373.1799 Moss, Charles, 351 Capitol Bldg..........517.373.8670 Knollenberg, Martin, 890 HOB .............517.373.1783 Haugh, Harold, 891 HOB.....................517.373.0854 Haines, Gail, 892 HOB ..........................517.373.0615 Kowall, Eileen, 893 HOB .......................517.373.2616 McMillin, Tom, 894 HOB .......................517.373.1773 Haines, Gail, 892 HOB ..........................517.373.0615 Kowall, Eileen, 893 HOB .......................517.373.2616 McMillin, Tom, 894 HOB .......................517.373.1773 Jacobsen, Bradford, 895 HOB..............517.373.1798 Denby, Cynthia, 896 HOB .....................517.373.8835 Hammel, Richard, 167 Capitol Bldg ......517.373.7557 Ananich, Jim, 898 HOB ........................517.373.7515 Smiley, Charles, 899 HOB.....................517.373.3906 Vacancy, 985 HOB................................517.373.1780 Ouimet, Mark, 986 HOB .......................517.373.0828 Irwin, Jeff, 987 HOB..............................517.373.2577 Rutledge, David, 988 HOB....................517.373.1771 Olson, Rick, 989 HOB...........................517.373.1792 Zorn, Dale, 990 HOB ............................517.373.2617 Jenkins, Nancy, 991 HOB .....................517.373.1706 Kurtz, Kenneth, 992 HOB .....................517.373.1794 Lori, Matthew, 993 HOB .......................517.373.0832 McCann, Sean, 994 HOB .....................517.373.1785 O'Brien, Margaret, 995 HOB.................517.373.1774 Segal, Kate, 141 Capitol Bldg ...............517.373.0555 Bolger, Jase, 164 Capitol Bldg..............517.373.1787 Poleski, Earl, 998 HOB..........................517.373.1795 Shirkey, Michael, 999 HOB ...................517.373.1775 Rogers, William, 1085 HOB ..................517.373.1784 Byrum, Barb, 1086 HOB.......................517.373.0587 Bauer, Joan, 1087 HOB ........................517.373.0826 Meadows, Mark, 1088 HOB .................517.373.1786 Outman, Rick, 1089 HOB .....................517.373.0834 Shaughnessy, Deb, 1090 HOB .............517.373.0853 Yonker, Ken, 1091 HOB ........................517.373.0840 MacGregor, Peter, 1092 HOB ...............517.373.0218 Agema, David, 1093 HOB.....................517.373.8900 Dillon, Brandon, 1094 HOB...................517.373.2668 Schmidt, Roy, 1095 HOB......................517.373.0822 Hooker, Thomas, 1096 HOB.................517.373.2277 Tyler, Sharon, 1097 HOB.......................517.373.1796 Pscholka, Al, 1098 HOB .......................517.373.1403 Nesbitt, Aric, 1099 HOB .......................517.373.0839 Gilbert II, Judson, 1185 HOB ................517.373.1790 Daley, Kevin, 1186 HOB........................517.373.1800 Muxlow, Paul, 1187 HOB......................517.373.0835 Damrow, Kurt, 1188 HOB .....................517.373.0476 Glardon, Ben, 1189 HOB ......................517.373.0841 Lyons, Lisa, 1190 HOB .........................517.373.0846 Callton, Mike, 1191 HOB ......................517.373.0842 Genetski II, Robert, 1192 HOB..............517.373.0836

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Price, Amanda, 1193 HOB....................517.373.0838 Haveman, Joseph, 1194 HOB ..............517.373.0830 Hughes, Holly, 1195 HOB .....................517.373.3436 Hovey-Wright, Marcia, 1196 HOB .........517.373.2646 Opsommer, Paul, 1197 HOB ................517.373.1778 Horn, Kenneth, 1198 HOB....................517.373.0837 Oakes, Stacy, 1199 HOB ......................517.373.0152 Brunner, Charles, 1285 HOB.................517.373.0158 Johnson, Joel, 1286 HOB.....................517.373.8962 Stamas, Jim, 153 Capitol Bldg..............517.373.1791 Cotter, Kevin, 1288 HOB.......................517.373.1789 Bumstead, Jon, 1289 HOB...................517.373.7317 Franz, Ray, 1385 HOB ..........................517.373.0825 Potvin, Phil, 1386 HOB .........................517.373.1747 Rendon, Bruce, 1387 HOB ...................517.373.3817 Schmidt, Wayne, 1388 HOB .................517.373.1766 MacMaster, Greg, 1389 HOB................517.373.0829 Pettalia, Peter, 1485 HOB .....................517.373.0833 Foster, Frank, 1486 HOB ......................517.373.2629 McBroom, Ed, 1487 HOB.....................517.373.0156 Lindberg, Steven, 1488 HOB ................517.373.0498 Huuki, Matt, 1489 HOB ........................517.373.0850

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Why Choose Academy of the Sacred Heart? • Michigan’s oldest independent school • Part of a global network of schools in the U. S. and 41 countries • Only school in Michigan to have both single-gender middle and upper schools • 100% of graduates attend college; 98% are accepted at their first college or university of choice • A Catholic school with a commitment to religious and cultural diversity • Small class sizes • Rigorous academics • Experiential learning • Tablet and state-of-the-art technology • Nurturing, secure environment • Community and social service • Financial aid available

The Academy of the Sacred Heart was founded in 1851 and is Michigan’s oldest independent school. Located at 1250 Kensington Road in Bloomfield Hills, it is a Catholic, college-preparatory school for girls (infant-Grade 12) and boys (infant-Grade 8) of many cultures and faiths. For more information visit us online at www.ashmi.org or call 248-646-8900. 28 THE GUIDE /2012

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THE GUIDE: SCHOOLS Public Schools Birmingham Schools The community places an extremely high value on education. Parents expect us to provide their children with the best possible learning environment and a curriculum that will prepare them for a successful future. The Birmingham Public Schools staff is continuously striving to outdo themselves and, as a result, our schools have always ranked among the highest achieving in the state. Even as we face cuts to funding, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our curriculum or to deliver it in an innovative way. Total Student Count: 8,200+ Local millage levy: 10 Mills Website: birmingham.k12.mi.us

Derby Middle School 1300 Derby Road Birmingham 48009 Deborah Hubbell, principal 248.203.5000

Administrative Offices: 550 West Merrill Street Birmingham 48009 248.203.3000

Berkshire Middle School 21707 W. Fourteen Mile Road Beverly Hills 48025 Jason Clinkscale, principal Superintendent: David F. Larson Ed.D. 248.203.4702 School Board: Susan Hill, president; Michael Fenberg, vice president; Christopher Conti, secretary; Robert Lawrence, treasurer; Geri Rinschler, Steve Scheidt, Lori Soifer

Birmingham Covington Districtwide 3-8 School 1525 Covington Road Bloomfield Hills 48301 Adam Hartley, principal 248.203.4444

School locations: High schools Seaholm High School 2436 West Lincoln Birmingham 48009 Deanna Lancaster, principal 248.203.3700 Groves High School 20500 West Thirteen Mile Road Beverly Hills 48025 Fred Procter, principal 248.203.3530 Lincoln Street Alternative High School 2436 West Lincoln Birmingham 48009 Gary Bigger, principal 248.203.4895 Middle schools DOWNTOWN PUBLICATIONS

Elementary schools West Maple Elementary School 6275 Inkster Road Bloomfield Hills 48301 Laura Mahler, principal 248.851.2667 Quarton Elementary School 771 Chesterfield Birmingham 48009 Jill Ghiardi-Coignet, principal 248.203.3425 Pierce Elementary School 1829 Pierce Street Birmingham 48009 James Lalik, principal 248.203.4325 Pembroke Elementary School 955 North Eton Road

Troy 48084 Susan Crocker, principal 248.203.3888 Harlan Elementary School 3595 North Adams Road Bloomfield Hills 48304 Embekka Thompson, principal 248.203.3265 Greenfield Elementary School 31200 Fairfax Ave. Beverly Hills 48025 Donald Tobe, principal 248.203.3210 Bingham Farms Elementary School 23400 West 13 Mile Road Bingham Farms 48025 Russ Facione, principal 248.203.3350 Beverly Elementary School 18305 Beverly Road Beverly Hills 48025 Jamii Hitchcock, principal 248.203.3150 BPS Early Childhood Center 2121 Midvale Birmingham 48009 Laura Tinsley, director 248.203.5800 Bloomfield Hills Schools Bloomfield Hills Schools offers an academically rigorous curriculum delivered in small classes. Students balance academic requirements with increased responsibility, independence THE GUIDE /2012 29


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THE GUIDE: SCHOOLS and leadership. Small schools offer personal attention while maintaining a group dynamic that is intellectually stimulating. All are NCA accredited; nine are International Baccalaureate, authorized or candidate schools. Year after year students score significantly above national averages on standardized tests.

Bill Boyle, principal 248.341.5985

Jane Wienner, supervisor 248.341.7075

Middle schools Bloomfield Hills Middle School 4200 West Quarton Road Bloomfield Hills 48302 Kaarin Averill, principal 248.341.6000

Bloomin’ Tots & Kids at Lone Pine 3100 Lone Pine Road West Bloomfield 48323 Jane Wienner, Supervisor 248.341.7375

Total Student Count: 5,518

East Hills Middle School 2800 Kensington Road Bloomfield Hills 48304 Jason Rubel, principal 248.341.6200

Local millage levy: 11 Mills Website: bloomfield.org Administrative Offices: 4175 Andover Road Bloomfield Hills 48302 248.341.5400

West Hills Middle School 2601 Lone Pine Road West Bloomfield 48323 Heidi S. Kattula, principal 248.341.6100

Superintendent: Robert Glass School Board: Ingrid Day, president; Ed Ford, vice president; Robert Herner, secretary; Cynthia Von Oeyen, treasurer; Mark Bank, Joan Berndt, Jacqueline El-Sayed. School locations: High schools Andover High School 4200 Andover Road Bloomfield Hills 48302 Rob Durecka, principal 248.341.5500 Lahser High School 3456 Lahser Road Bloomfield Hills 48302 Charlie Hollerith, principal 248.341.5700 Model High School 2800 Lahser Road Bloomfield Hills 48302 Bill Boyle, Principal 248.341.5960 International Academy Central 1020 East Square Lake Road Bloomfield Hills 48304 Lynne Gibson, principal 248.341.5900 Bowers Academy 1220 E. Square Lake Road Bloomfield Hills 48304 DOWNTOWN PUBLICATIONS

Elementary schools Way Elementary School 765 West Long Lake Road Bloomfield Hills 48302 Adam Scher, principal 248.341.7800 Eastover Elementary 1101 Westview Road Bloomfield Hills 48304 Letitia Tappin, principal 248.341.7100

Bloomin’ Tots at Fox Hills 1661 Hunters Ridge Drive Bloomfield Hills 48304 Lisa Gryglak, supervisor 248.341.7950

Private Schools Academy of the Sacred Heart The Academy of the Sacred Heart is the only school in the regional community that blends the values of an independent school education with the distinctive commitments of faith aligned with the only network of independent schools in the United States. Rooted in 160 years of experience, young women and men educated at the Academy of the Sacred Heart recognize the exemplary nature of their experience as they find their way to first-tier colleges and universities of their choice and ultimately to leadership positions in corporations, communities, families and service-based organizations. Total Student Count: 500

Lone Pine Elementary 3100 Lone Pine Road West Bloomfield 48323 Mary Hillberry, principal 248.341.7300 Conant Elementary School 4100 West Quarton Road Bloomfield Hills 48302 Pamela Balas, principal 248.341.7000

Tuition: Infant/toddler program, $11,720; preschool program, $13,490; primary school, pre-K, K and grade 1, $15,900; lower school, grades 2-4, $18,100; middle school for girls, grades 5-8, $19,560; Kensington Hall, grades 5-7, $19,560; Kensington Hall, grade 8, $19,660; upper school, grades 9-11, $21,270; upper school, grade 12, $21,520.

Special education Wing Lake Developmental Center 6490 Wing Lake Road Bloomfield Hills 48301 Carolyn Packard, director of special education 248.341.7900

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Preschools Bloomin’ Kids at Conant 4100 West Quarton Road Bloomfield Hills 48302

Head of School: Sr. Bridget Bearss

Administrative Offices: Academy of the Sacred Heart 1250 Kensington Road Bloomfield Hills 48304 248.646.8900

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THE GUIDE: SCHOOLS Academy of the Sacred Heart 1250 Kensington Road Bloomfield Hills 48304 248.646.8900 Brother Rice High School Brother Rice High School is a Catholic, college preparatory school for young men. Inspired by the essential elements of a Christian Brother Education, the school fosters the spiritual, intellectual, cultural and physical development of its students. The Brother Rice Community promotes excellence through an environment conducive to life-long personal growth, responsible moral choices and critical thinking. Total student count: 690

Total student count: 1,653

Tuition: Single Student, $10,350; second and third student, $9,850 (each).

Tuition: Half day M-W-F prekindergarten (age 3), $6,200; half day pre-kindergarten and junior kindergarten (3- and 4-year-olds), $9,900; full day pre-kindergarten, junior kindergarten, and senior kindergarten (age 3, 4 and 5), $18,600; grades 1-5, $21,900; grades 6-8, $23,800; grades 9-12 (day), $27,450; grades 9-12 (boarding), $37,900

Website: brrice.edu Administrative Offices: Brother Rice High School 7101 Lahser Road, Bloomfield Hills 48301 248. 647.2526

they can pursue excellence in their lives and careers, and play effective roles in their families and communities. Total student count: 1,575 Tuition: Pre-kindergarten (3 yrs.) half day, $9,000; pre-kindergarten (3 & 4 yrs.) full day, $16,830; junior kindergarten, $16,830; kindergarten, grade 2, $19,950; grades 3 – 5, $20,960; grades 6 – 8, $23,870; grades 9 – 12, $25,870.

Website: schools.cranbrook.edu Head of School: John Birney, president School locations: Brother Rice High School 7101 Lahser Road, Bloomfield Hills 48301 248.647.2526 Cranbrook Schools Cranbrook Schools are independent day and boarding schools that provide students with a challenging and comprehensive college preparatory education. We motivate students from diverse backgrounds to strive for intellectual, creative, and physical excellence, to develop a deep appreciation for the arts and different cultures, and to employ the technological tools of our modern age. Our schools seek to instill in students a strong sense of personal and social responsibility, the ability to think critically, and the competence to communicate and contribute in an increasingly global community. DOWNTOWN PUBLICATIONS

Website: dcds.edu Administrative Offices: Cranbrook Schools 39221 Woodward Ave. Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 248.645.3610 Head of School: Arlyce Seibert, director of schools School locations: Cranbrook Schools 39221 Woodward Avenue Bloomfield Hills 48304 248.645.3000 Detroit Country Day School Detroit Country Day School provides a superior college preparatory, liberal arts educational opportunity to young people of cultural and intellectual diversity. Within a dignified and supportive setting, the school facilitates a spirit of achievement and promotes the academic, artistic, ethical, character, physical and leadership development of all students so that

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Total student count: 185 Tuition: Primary school, $22,000; elementary school, $20,500; middle transitional, $21,000; upper school, $22,000. Website: etonacademy.org Administrative Offices: Eton Academy 1755 Melton Road Birmingham 48009 248.642.1150 Head of School: Pete Pullen School locations: Eton Academy 1755 Melton Road Birmingham 48009 248.642.1150 Holy Name Catholic School Holy Name Catholic School is a coeducational facility that currently services students preschool through grade 8. Holy Name Catholic School was founded in 1928 and is located in a residential neighborhood in Birmingham. Total student count: 370 Tuition: Registered parishioners, 1 child, $ 3,850; 2 children, $7,500; 3 children, $10,900; 4 children, $13,200; 5 children, $15,150. Non-parishioners, 1 child, $4,950; 2 children, $ 9,300; 3 children, $13,150; 4 children, $16,400; 5 children, $18,000. Website: home.catholicweb.com/hnschool Administrative Offices: Holy Name School 680 Harmon DOWNTOWN PUBLICATIONS

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Our Shepherd Lutheran School The teaching of religion is the most important part of our curriculum, not only in gaining knowledge of God’s Word but to grow spiritually by the study of it and to have a close relationship with Jesus and to equip them for a life of service. Therefore, God’s Word permeates into all other curriculum areas in the classroom teaching and discussion. All subjects are taught from a Christian/Lutheran perspective. Total Student Count: 242 Tuition: Half day kindergarten, $2,285; full day kindergarten and grades 1-8, $4,570. Website: ourshepherd.org Administrative Offices: Our Shepherd Lutheran School 658 E. Lincoln Birmingham 48009 248.645.0551 Head of school: Janet McLoughlin, principal School locations: Our Shepherd Lutheran School 658 E. Lincoln Birmingham 48009 248.645.0551 Marian High School Marian is a Catholic college preparatory school for young women, sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The mission of Marian is to ensure, within a Christian environment, an excellent education built on a strong academic curriculum, which will enable young women to value human diversity and live responsible lives of leadership and action based on gospel values. Total student count: 526 Tuition: $10,450

Website: marian-hs.org Administrative Offices Marian High School 7225 Lahser Road Bloomfield Hills 48301 248.644.1750 Head of school: Sr. Lenore M. Pochelski, IHM president School locations: Marian High School 7225 Lahser Road Bloomfield Hills48301 248.644.1750 The Roeper School The Roeper School is a coeducational day school for gifted and talented children. It is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and Association of Independent Michigan Schools (AIMS). The school is organized into three divisions: Lower School, ages 3-11; Middle School, grades 6-8; and Upper School, grades 9-12. The Lower School is located on a 12-acre, wooded campus in Bloomfield Hills. The Middle/Upper School campus is located in Birmingham. Total student count: 570 + Tuition: Stage 1 (3-4 year olds): $4,350 $16,500; Stage 2 (kindergarten -1st grade): $18,600; 2 - 5th grade: $19,300; middle school: $21,400; upper school: $23,350. Website: roeper.org Administrative Offices: The Roeper School 41190 Woodward Avenue Bloomfield Hills 48304 248.203.7300 Head of School: David Feldman (July 2012) School locations: Lower School 41190 Woodward Avenue Bloomfield Hills 48304 Middle/Upper School 1051 Oakland Avenue Birmingham 48009 THE GUIDE /2012 35


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THE GUIDE: HOUSES OF WORSHIP Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church ELCA 5631 N. Adams Road Bloomfield Hills 48304 248.646.5041 bslcmi.org

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Congregational Church of Birmingham UCC 1000 Cranbrook Road Bloomfield Hills 48304 248.646.4511 ccbucc.org Cross of Christ Lutheran Church 1100 Lone Pine Road Bloomfield Hills 48302 248.646.5886 bloomfieldcross.org Embury United Methodist Church 1803 E. 14 Mile Road Birmingham 48009 248.644.5708 First Baptist Church 300 Willits Street Birmingham 48009 248.644.0550 firstbaptistbirmingham.org First Church of Christ, Scientist, Birmingham 191 N. Chester Birmingham 48009 248.644.7935 christiansciencemi.org DOWNTOWN PUBLICATIONS

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Birmingham Historical Museum Established in 2001, the museum and park feature the 1822 John West Hunter House and the Allen House which dates to 1928. The houses are linked by the History Plaza which is the gateway to the John West Hunter Historic Park. The museum and park are located downtown and are the center for lectures, special events and Belle Isle public tours. Long considered the gem of the Detroit 556 W. Maple Road park system, Belle Isle is a 982-acre Birmingham 48009 island park, originally planned by the 248.530.1681 same designer who helped create New museum@ci.birmingham.mi.us York's Central Park. Great views of Detroit and Canada, home to the Anna Museum of African-American History Scripps Whitcom Conservancy, a A 22,000 square foot museum founded nature center, wooded trails, miles of in 1965, the Charles H. Wright Museum shoreline and the Dossin Great Lakes Museum of African American History is Museum, just to name a few highlights. considered the world's largest Considerable fund-raising has taken institution dedicated to Africanplace in recent years to restore the American history. Located in the heart island to its original glory. of Detroit's Midtown Cultural Center, 6925 E. Jefferson Avenue the Museum has an interactive core Detroit 48218 exhibit and boasts an impressive array 313.628.2081 ci.detroit.mi.us of collections of history and art. 315 East Warren Avenue Detroit 48201 Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center 313.494.5800 thewright.org The mission of the art center, a regional facility, is to connect people of all ages and abilities with visual arts education, Cranbrook Art Museum exhibitions and other creative A local treasure and internationally experiences. The BBAC offers classes, known institution, the Cranbrook Art workshops and has become a local Museum underwent an extensive focal point for the arts. reconstruction and just reopened in 1516 S. Cranbrook Road recent months to rave reviews. Part of Birmingham 48009 the 375-acre educational community 248.644.0866 bbartcenter.org first created by George and Ellen Booth in 1904, the art museum still serves the Birmingham Farmers Market general public, students and the Running each Sunday from May until Cranbrook Academy of Art with its October, the Birmingham Farmers collection of contemporary art that Market has proven each year to be a blends tradition and innovation. popular gathering place on Old 39221 Woodward Avenue Woodward in the city's downtown. Bloomfield Hills 48303 Fresh produce from a number of 248.645.3320 supplier stalls dot parking lot #6 north cranbrookart.edu/museum DOWNTOWN PUBLICATIONS

Cranbrook Institute of Science An integral part of the the Cranbrook Educational Community in Bloomfield Hills, the Cranbrook Institute of Science is a natural history and science museum that prides itself on helping to develop a literate public able to cope with today's knowledge-based society. A number of special programs and exhibits are hosted throughout each year. 39221 Woodward Avenue Bloomfield Hills 48303 248.645.3200 science.cranbrook.edu

Detroit Historical Museum The Detroit Historical Museum was established in 1928 and is one of the country's oldest and largest museums dedicated to metropolitan history. Over 600 historic artifacts in 80,000 square feet of exhibit space help visitors understand over 300 years of metropolitan Detroit history. Highlights include the recreation of a 19th Detroit Street, military displays, cars and trains. 5401 Woodward Avenue Detroit 48202 313.833.1805 detroithistorical.org Detroit Institute of Arts The art collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is considered among the largest in the nation, housed in a facility that includes over 100 galleries, an auditorium and lecture/recital hall, art reference library, and a state-of-the-art conservation services laboratory.The DIA is noted for the diversity of its collection. 5200 Woodward Avenue Detroit 48202 313.833.7900 dia.org Detroit Zoo The zoo, actually located off Woodward in Royal Oak, sits on 125 acres and houses a variety of major exhibits. Home to 3,300 animals of 280 species, the Detroit Zoo is one of the more popular destinations in the state of Michigan. The zoo is operated by the Detroit Zoological Society, which also operates the Belle Isle Nature Zoo. 8450 W. 10 Mile Road (at Woodward) THE GUIDE /2012 41


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Franklin Cider Mill First opened in 1837, the Franklin Cider Mill is considered one of the treasured local destination points in the area, offering traditional products like apples, donuts and, of course, cider. 7450 Franklin Road Bloomfield Hills 48301 248.646.8261 franklinmill.com

Meadow Brook Hall If you want to glimpse into the past of automotive aristocracy, then the historic home of Matilda Dodge Wilson is a good starting point. Left with a fortune from her first husband, John F. Dodge of Dodge Brothers Motor Car Company, Matilda Dodge Wilson was considered one of the richest women in the country and her home, and its original furnishings, are preserved and can be viewed on guided tours at Meadow Brook Hall, adjacent to the campus of Oakland University which Wilson's fortune helped found. 480 S. Adams Road Rochester 48309 248.364.6200 meadowbrookhall.org

Greektown The Greektown Historic District, known locally as simply Greektown, is a small section of Detroit offering old-world European charm and authentic Greek cuisine at a number of establishments, plus one of the city's three casinos. The Greektown area is located northeast of the heart of downtown Detroit, along Monroe Avenue between Brush and St. Antoine Streets. Historic Fort Wayne Historic Fort Wayne on the Detroit River was built in 1845 as a new artillery post to serve the United States in future attacks by British Canada. Throughout its more than 160-year history, however, the fort has largely been a peaceful location, serving as an infantry garrison and a primary induction point for Michigan troops entering every U.S. conflict from the Civil War through the Vietnam War. The fort is currently owned and operated by the city of Detroit. Tours can be taken of the fort and special events and reenactments are held each year. 6325 W. Jefferson Detroit 48207 313.628.0796 historicfortwaynecoaltion.com Holocaust Memorial Center Considered the country's first freestanding museum that is dedicated to the memory of the Holocaust, this impressive facility features state-of-theart display techniques to bring to life the stories of the Holocaust and European Jewish history against the backdrop of the rise the Nazis. 28123 Orchard Lake Road DOWNTOWN PUBLICATIONS

Mexicantown Although there is some debate about the actual boundaries of what has become known as Mexicantown in southwest Detroit, the general BagleyVernor area near the Ambassador Bridge offers some Mexican restaurants that start to define the area. If you go off the beaten path, there is much more to the experience than the eateries. Motown Museum The Motown Museum, albeit small, is one of the southeast Michigan area's more popular tourist destinations. Founded in 1985 by Esther Gordy Edwards, the museum strives to preserve the legacy of Motown Records, which helped Detroit gain recognition decades ago as a major influence in the world of music. 2648 W. Grand Boulevard Detroit 48208 313.875.2264 motownmuseum.com Museum of Contemporary Art MOCAD, established about five years ago, is located near the Detroit Institute of Arts, Wayne State University, and the College for Creative Studies in a former auto dealership. It has quickly developed a reputation as the place for emerging ideas in the contemporary arts. Exhibits, lectures, performances

and literary readings are among the offerings of MOCAD. 4454 Woodward Avenue Detroit 48201 313.832.6622 mocadetroit.org

Pewabic Pottery Founded in 1903 by Mary Chase Perry at the height of the Arts and Crafts movement in America, Pewabic Pottery is a multifaceted institution that includes education, exhibition, museum, design and fabrication programs. It offers classes, workshops, internships and residency programs for studio potters and other artists. Pewabic Potter is recognized by the National Trust for historic Preservation as a “Historic Artists' Homes & Studio� site. 10125 E. Jefferson Avenue Detroit 48214 313.822.0954 pewabic.org The Automotive Hall of Fame Dedicated to celebrating the men and women whose auto innovations changed the world, the Automotive Hall of Fame was first built on the campus of Northwood University in Midland in 1975 but was moved to Dearborn in 1997. It is located next to The Henry Ford and attracts thousands of visitors each year from around the world who come to view the exhibits and displays. 21400 Oakland Boulevard Dearborn 48124 313.240.4000 automotivehalloffame.org The Henry Ford Comprising the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, The Henry Ford was established by industrialist Henry Ford and has become one of the most visited locations in Michigan. A massive development dedicated to preserving items of historical significance, visitors will find unrivaled exhibits, including actual recreations of village and streets. 20900 Oakwood Boulevard Dearborn 48124 313.982.6001 thehenryford.org THE GUIDE /2012 43


THE GUIDE: LAKE ACCESS Boat Ramp Shore Fishing Pier Largemouth Bass Smallmouth Bass Bluegill Bullhead Carp Catfish Cisco Black Crappie Yellow Perch Northern Pike Splake Suckers Pumpkinseed Sunfish Redear Sunfish Brown Trout Rainbow Trout Walleye

Fish Species Size (acres or miles)

Table Key ▲ = Better Than Average Fishing ● = Fishable Population Present X = Fishable Population Present $ = State Boat Launch; Permit needed for ramp use F = Free Use of Ramp P = Ramp Located in Park: Park Permit Needed U = Universal Access Alderman Lake (Highland)

14 P

X ●

Big Lake (Springfield)

217 $

Big Seven Lake (Holly) Buhl Lake (Lakeville) Carpenter Lake (Orion)

5

▲ ●

● ▲

● ●

● ● ● ●

● ● ●

● ●

167 P X X ●

● ● ●

37 P X

● ●

U ●

● ●

Electric motors only Electric motors only; access via Addison Oaks Use Ten Mile Road access

Cass Lake (Waterford)

1180 P X U ▲ ▲ ▲ ● ●

▲ ▲ ▲▲

Cedar Island Lake (White Lake)

167 $

▲ ●

Chamberlain Lake (Lake Orion)

10

● ●

Clear Lake (Oxford)

34

▲ ● ●

Cooley Lake (Commerce)

87

Crescent Lake (Waterford)

96

● ● ●

● ●

Electric motors only; access via Indpendence Oaks

Public access via Holly State Recreation Area

Public access via Holly State Recreation Area

● ● ▲

$ X ▲

Part of the inter-connected lakes system

● $

▲ ●

Crooked Lake (Independence)

68 P X X ▲

▲ ●

Crotched Lake (Holly)

40 P

● ●

Crystal Lake (Holly)

5

● ●

Crystal Lake (Pontiac)

94

Davisburg Pond (Springfield)

11

● ●

Deer Lake (Clarkston)

138 F

Dickinson Lake (Holly)

46 P

X ●

Galloway Lake (Pontiac)

34

X ●

Graham Lake, East (Oakland)

37 P

X ●

● ● ●

Graham Lake, West (Oakland)

22

● ● ●

Grass Lake (White Lake)

33

Hartwig Lake (Groveland)

5

Heart Lake (Oakland)

6

Electric motors only

Access via Kensington Metropark; 10 mph limit

P

X

F

● No motors

● ▲ ●

● ●

● ●

Village permit needed

Electric motors only

● ●

● ●

● ●

Public access via Holly State Recreation Area

Heron Lake (Groveland)

119 P X X ●

Kent Lake (Milford)

1036 $ X U ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲

▲ ●

Lake Oakland (Waterford)

312 $

▲ ▲ ●

Lake Orion (Lake Orion)

493 $ X

▲ ● ●

● ▲

● ▲ ▲

● ● ▲

▲ ●

● ● ●

Lake Sixteen (Orion)

91 P

X ●

Lakeville Lake (Addison)

444 $

Little Lake (Holly)

30

Long Lake (Commerce)

169 $

▲ ● ● ▲

▲ ● ▲

● ● ▲

Long Lake (Oxford)

35

▲ ● ●

Loon Lake (Waterford)

210 $ X

▲▲▲

Lotus Lake (Waterford)

194

Lower Pettibone Lake (Highland)

103 P

Lower Trout Lake (Orion)

64 P X X ▲

● ●

Maceday Lake (Waterford)

221 $

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● Public access via Orion Oaks

Public access via Holly State Recreation Area

Part of inter-connected lakes system

● ▲ ●

X ▲

● ▲ ●

▲ ▲ ● ● ▲

● ●

Public access via Maceday Lake

Electric motors only ▲ ●

Connected to Lotus Lake

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THE GUIDE: LAKE ACCESS Boat Ramp Shore Fishing Pier Largemouth Bass Smallmouth Bass Bluegill Bullhead Carp Catfish Cisco Black Crappie Yellow Perch Northern Pike Splake Suckers Pumpkinseed Sunfish Redear Sunfish Brown Trout Rainbow Trout Walleye

Fish Species Size (acres or miles)

Table Key ▲ = Better Than Average Fishing ● = Fishable Population Present X = Fishable Population Present $ = State Boat Launch; Permit needed for ramp use F = Free Use of Ramp P = Ramp Located in Park: Park Permit Needed U = Universal Access Mickelson Lake (Oxford)

42

Middle Straits Lake (Commerce)

183 F

▲ ● ● ● ▲

Milford Millpond (Milford)

68

Mohawk Lake (Waterford)

32

X

Moore Lake (Milford)

86 P

▲ ● ●

● ● ▲

● ●

Moss Lake (Commerce)

13

Orchard Lake (Orchard Lake)

865 $

▲ ● ▲ ●

Otter Lake (Waterford)

198

▲ ●

● ● ●

▲ ● ●

Pickerel Lake (Highland)

8

Part of inter-connected lakes system

Public access from Upper & Lower Proud Lakes

P

Carry in boat only

Pontiac Lake (White Lake)

633 FP X U ▲

▲ ● ▲▲

Prince Lake (Lake Orion)

32 P

● ●

Proud Lake, Lower (Commerce)

49 P

Proud Lake, Upper (Commerce)

55 P X

▲ ● ●

Schoolhouse Lake (Waterford)

41

Silver Lake (Waterford)

100

Silver Lake, Upper (Waterford)

37

Spring Lake (Pontiac)

10

Squaw Lake (Oxford)

32

X ▲

▲ ● ●

Part of inter-connected lakes system

Stewart Lake (Groveland)

31 P X

Electric motors only; access via Groveland Oaks

Stony Creek Lake (Shelby)

498 P X

● ● ● ▲

▲ ● ▲

Sylvan Lake (Sylvan Lake)

402 F

▲ ●

Tan Lake (Oxford)

61

▲ ● ●

● ● ●

● ▲ F

X ●

▲ ● ●

● ● ●

No motors

● $

Teeple Lake (White Lake)

49 P X

Tipsico Lake (Rose)

254 $

Union Lake (Commerce)

474 $

● ●

X ●

● ●

● ●

● ●

● ● ▲ ●

● ▲

38 P

White Lake (White Lake)

576 $

▲ ● ● ▲

● ● ▲

Wildwood Lake (Groveland)

52

● ● ● ●

Wolverine Lake (Walled Lake)

287 F

● ▲ ●

● ● ●

Woodhull Lake (Waterford)

146

Wormer Lake (Waterford)

34

Part of inter-connected lakes system

● ●

Valley Lake (Groveland)

● ● ● ●

● ●

▲▲▲ X ●

Public access via Upper Silver Lake Public access via Hawthorne Park

▲ Connected to Wildwood Lake

● ▲

Connected to Valley Lake

● Public access via Lake Oakland

THE GUIDE: RIVER ACCESS Clinton River (above Yates Dam)

12mi

X

Huron River

6mi

X

Kearsley Creek

2mi

Paint Creek

15mi

Rouge River

11mi

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▲ ● ▲▲

Special Regulations Designated

Designated Trout Stream

▲ ●

Designated Trout Stream

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THE GUIDE: PARKS A variety of parks and recreation opportunities are offered in the Birmingham/Bloomfield area, including local parks, along with county, regional and state park facilities.

children, complete with a swing set and play structure. The park also offers tennis courts. This tree-lined park on three-anda-half acres offers ample space for a game of catch or an afternoon picnic.

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Howarth Park Cummings Street and Davis Avenue This well-maintained neighborhood park is the ideal setting for parents to let their children play. This park offers large play structures, swings and slides. Also located on nearly two acres of property is a baseball diamond and open areas for recreation.

Adams Park Adams Road and Ridgedale Avenue Positioned next to Roeper School, Adams Park features a basketball court, a play area for children, and green space on nearly one-and-a-half acres of land. Barnum Park Pierce Street and E. Frank Street With softball and soccer fields, play structures and walking paths, this park is an ideal recreation area for children, athletes and nature enthusiasts. Picnic areas are available on nearly one acre of property for outdoor eating in this wellmaintained, professionally landscaped family environment. Booth Park Harmon Street and N. Old Woodward Avenue A family-friendly recreation area featuring stabilized stream banks, a rain garden, play structures for children, a natural amphitheater and a walking trail that connects to the Rouge River Hiking Trail. The park, offering ample open green space on nearly four acres, is located within close proximity to downtown Birmingham. Birmingham Dog Park 2666 West 14 Mile Road This fenced in dog park, located on nearly one acre of property, offers sufficient space to let dogs roam freely on open green space. Passes to the park may be purchased through the Birmingham Ice Arena or the Department of Public Services. There is a cost for annual passes for Birmingham residents and for non-residents. A key fob is issued to participants upon purchase and is required to enter the park. Birmingham Historical Museum and Park 556 W. Maple Road Located on nearly three acres of property, this park features an on-site museum, picnic tables and expansive green space situated along the Rouge River Hiking Trail. Crestview Park Southfield Road and W. Southlawn Crestview features a play area for DOWNTOWN PUBLICATIONS

Kenning Park 2100 E. Lincoln Street Kenning Park is a multi-functional outdoor space offering skate ramps, tennis courts, baseball fields and a play area for children. This large park, located on nearly 22 acres of property near East Lincoln and Commerce streets, features picnic tables, benches and open green space. Linden Park Hawthorne Street An ideal spot for nature lovers, Linden Park features a wood chip walking nature trail through a tranquil, forested area along the Rouge River. The park, situated on over seven acres, also offers a play area for children and abundant open green space for picnics and other outdoor activities. Linn Smith Park Southfield Road and Wallace Street The tree-lined, natural space on two acres offers a quaint and placid environment. With an abundance of mature trees and open green space, this peaceful spot is the quintessential park for quiet relaxation. Lincoln Well Park 1853 W. Lincoln Street Surrounded by mature trees, this park offers tennis courts and a children’s play area featuring slides, swings and a play structure. Open green area offers ample space to play catch. Benches and a picnic table are on site for outdoor dining and relaxation on over two acres of property between Pleasant Street and Arden Lane. Lower Baldwin Park Maple Road and Baldwin Road Situated on two acres of property, Lower Baldwin Park is a quaint environment for

nature enthusiasts. The recreation area offers access to the Rouge River nature trail and a sculpture by Christopher Yockey on site. Manor Park Shepardbush Street This nature preserve is the quintessential location for bird watching, nature hikes and picnics. Located on over eight acres, the peaceful environment offers ample shaded open space, a natural wooded area and nature trails. Martha Baldwin Park W. Maple and Southfield Road Located on nearly one acre of natural property, this park is named for esteemed resident Martha Baldwin. The park is adorned by the Heart of Tetrahedron, an art sculpture by Mark di Suvero, and conveniently located near the downtown area. Pembroke Park N. Eton Street and Windemere Road Located in the core of a desirable Birmingham residential area, this park offers a variety of recreational opportunities for children, families and athletes. Pembroke features play structures, two tennis courts, a little league baseball diamond, a basketball hoop and a soccer field on over five acres of beautifully maintained land. Poppleton Park Oxford and Mohegan streets This large neighborhood recreational environment, situated on over 17 acres of property, offers two tennis courts and a softball diamond for sports enthusiasts. A handicapped-accessible playground makes this an ideal spot for all families.

Pump House Park Norfolk and Wakefield streets This recreation spot on .2 acres of property offers swings, a modest play structure for children, a picnic table. Quarton Lake Park 501 Lakeside Drive This desirable, natural environment offers breathtaking views of Quarton Lake and its surroundings. The opulent space, covering over 27 acres, features a winding nature trail and views of the Rouge River. With a beautifully constructed dock, visitors can peer out over the water and enjoy a calm and peaceful experience. THE GUIDE /2012 47


THE GUIDE: PARKS Quarton Tennis Courts Oak Street and N. Glenhurst Located adjacent to Quarton Elementary School, this locale offers tennis courts on nearly one half acre of property. St. James Park Grant Street and Humphrey Avenue This park is bursting with opportunities for athletic aficionados. The recreation area, situated on nearly six acres, offers a soccer field, a basketball hoop, tennis courts, baseball field, a large play structure, swings and slides for children. Shain Park 200 W. Merrill Street Situated in the heart of downtown Birmingham, this park is conveniently located within walking distance to local shops and eateries. The popular recreation spot boasts a children’s play area, a performance stage with ample lawn space for large audiences, attendees of summer evening concerts, art shows and other outdoor activities. The Birmingham landmark is named after Charles Shain, a Birmingham businessman born in 1882. It is marked with a Marshall Fredericks statue and adorned with a large, decorative granite water fountain on over two acres of land. Springdale Park 316 Strathmore Springdale Park sits on four acres of land adjacent to Springdale Golf Course. This recreation spot features a play area for children and a picnic shelter for outdoor gatherings. Waterfall Park 501 Lakeside Drive Stationed within the Quarton Lake Park, the scenic nook offers a step waterfall in the midst of tranquil, natural surroundings. “Dancing Fish,” a James Clover sculpture, sits on this property, which covers over two acres. MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSES Birmingham has two municipal golf courses open to the public for a fee. Residents can obtain a leisure pass, allowing them to play for reduced fees; non-residents may gain access and play at a slightly higher price. Fee schedules are available at GolfBirmingham.org. Lincoln Hills Golf Course 2666 W. Fourteen Mile Road 48 THE GUIDE /2012

The terrain is rolling and offers golfers a fun and challenges golf experience, as well as a new clubhouse. Lincoln Hills is considered one of the top municipal, nine hole golf courses in the Detroit area. Course offerings include a PGA golf pro, youth and adult lessons, an exceptional Junior Golf Program, handicapping service, golf education center and league play. Springdale Golf Course 316 Strathmore Road A rolling, challenging course, Springdale offers many of the same amenities as Lincoln Hills. In addition, the park boasts a picnic pavilion, children's playground and picnic facilities.The clubhouse offers power carts, pull carts, concessions and league play. BLOOMFIELD HILLS Charles L. Bowers School Farm 1219 East Square Lake Road This outdoor destination is a land laboratory for Bloomfield Hills Schools. The learning environment offers a variety of farm animals and guided tours of onsite facilities. A community garden on the property serves families in the community who rent space in the garden for a nominal fee. E.L. Johnson Nature Center 3325 Franklin Road This natural setting offers 40 acres of plant and animal life, a two-mile scenic walking trail, and educational opportunities for students. A four-acre pond, home to a large assortment of fish, sits on the vast land, and a tributary of the Rouge River flows through the property. Benches and picnic tables are available for outdoor dining. The center is available for day camps and instructional programs. OAKLAND COUNTY Addison Oaks 1480 W. Romeo Road Leonard 48367 This 1,140-acre park is located in northeast Oakland County. The recreation area features two lakes and spring-fed ponds. Addison Oaks offers camping, boating, hiking, picnicking, cross-country skiing and ice fishing opportunities. A 24hole disc golf course is open throughout the year. Boating and mountain bike rentals are available as well as a conference center for receptions, banquet, weddings and business meetings.

Catalpa Oaks Catalpa Drive Southfield 48076 This park, located just west of Greenfield Road, offers nearly 24 acres of open space in the bustling city of Southfield. The park features a baseball diamond, a softball field and six soccer fields. Groveland Oaks 14555 Dixie Highway Holly 48442 Situated on 362 acres of property, this park is a favorite family destination. With a large children’s playscape, sandy beach, swimming on Stewart Lake and boat and bike rentals, Groveland Oaks is a popular summer recreation spot. The park also features a campground, a walking trail, an 18-hole mini golf course and a skateboarding area. Highland Oaks 6555 Milford Road Highland 48442 This picturesque, natural setting offers 302 acres of wetlands, rolling hills and old pastures. Highland Oaks provides recreational opportunities while preserving the natural habitat. A multi-purpose trail offers hiking, mountain biking, crosscountry skiing and horseback riding opportunities. Archery deer hunting is permitted under Michigan DNR rules in select areas from October 1 to January 1. Independence Oaks 9501 Sashabaw Road Clarkston 48348 Located on 1,276 acres of naturallymaintained property, this recreation destination features picnicking, hiking, fishing and swimming opportunities. The Tony Filippis Memorial Garden and gazebo shelter offers views of Crooked Lake, ideal for outdoor wedding ceremonies. A youth group overnight camping area is available in addition to nature and skiing trails. Lyon Oaks 52221 Pontiac Trail Wixom 48393 The 1,041-acre park features 800 acres of wetlands, six miles of biking, cross country skiing and walking trails. A picnic shelter, recreation field and children’s play area are all available for day use. The park also includes a fenced dog park that spans 13 acres. A banquet center and 18-hole golf course and driving range are also located on the premises. DOWNTOWN PUBLICATIONS


THE GUIDE: PARKS Orion Oaks 2301 W Clarkston Road Lake Orion 48360 With 916 acres of natural land, this park offers fishing on 90-acre Lake Sixteen. Ten miles of trails run through the property along with a dog park and a small boat launch for non-motorized boats. Red Oaks 29600 John R Road Madison Heights 48071 Red Oaks, a 163-acre park, is ideal for active families, golfers and sports enthusiasts. Located on the property is a 5.2-acre fenced dog park, a 9-hole golf course and a youth soccer complex. Red Oaks Waterpark sits on the land and features a waterslide, a wave-action pool and a children’s water playground. Rose Oaks 10400 Fish Lake Road Holly 48442 With 640 acres of wooded uplands and open meadows, this undeveloped park offers fishing, non-motorized boating and four miles of trails for hiking, biking and equestrian use. Springfield Oaks 12451 Andersonville Road Davisburg 48350 Springfield Oaks is home to the annual Oakland County Fair. The park sits on 332 acres and boasts a golf course, a community service garden and the historic Ellis Barn. An exhibit hall offers opportunities for art and antique shows, wedding receptions and dances. A multipurpose room is also available for seminars, banquets and reunions. Waterford Oaks 1702 Scott Lake Road Waterford 48328 This 185-acre park is ideal for action seekers. In addition to 1.5 miles of paved hiking trails, the recreation center offers a bicycle motorcross track and a waterpark featuring a wave-action pool, an interactive water playground and a group raft ride. Platform tennis and sand volleyball are available for sporting enthusiasts. A banquet and activity center is also available through Waterford Oaks. HURON-CLINTON METROPARKS Indian Springs Metropark 5200 Indian Trail White Lake 48386 With 2,215 acres of rolling meadows and DOWNTOWN PUBLICATIONS

wooded wetlands, Indian Springs hosts a variety of activities including the Environmental Discovery Center with an underwater pond viewing room, an 18hole golf course, a paved hiking and biking trail, picnic areas, volleyball and horseshoe pits. In the summer, kids can use the Spray ’n’ Play spray grounds, an adventure maze and rock-climbing wall. Indian Spring’s event room offers space for banquets and parties. Kensington Metropark 2240 W. Buno Road Milford 48380 One of Michigan’s most popular parks, Kensington offers 4,481 acres of wooded terrain surrounding Kent Lake. This vast park, home to waterfowl and wildlife, offers opportunities for biking, boating, cross-country skiing, sledding, swimming, picnicking, fishing and ice skating. The recreation area also features a disc golf course, an 18-hole golf course and is home to 2.5 million visitors each year. MICHIGAN PARKS Bald Mountain Recreation Area 1330 E. Greenshield Road Lake Orion 48360 Bald Mountain Recreation Area offers rugged terrain and steep hills on its 4,637 acres of land in southeastern Michigan. Camping is available in rustic cabins. Inland lakes, extensive trails, trout streams, and wild game provide outdoor opportunities throughout the year. Mountain biking, snowmobiling, swimming, hiking, and skiing are some of the many amenities available to outdoor enthusiasts at Bald Mountain. Dodge #4 State Park 4250 Parkway Drive Waterford 48327 Situated on 139 acres, this park features a sandy beach and one-mile of shoreline on Cass Lake. Along with swimming and picnicking, a fishing pier accommodates local fisherman. Hiking, cross country skiing and a children’s play area make this an ideal setting for family fun throughout the year. Pontiac Lake Recreation Area 7800 Gale Road Waterford 48327 Pontiac Lake Recreation Area sits on 3,745 acres of land featuring a combination of marshes, ponds, forests, fields and lakes that are home to a variety of waterfowl and animal life. The park

offers opportunities for mountain biking, hiking, camping, snowmobiling fishing and horseback riding. Proud Lake Recreation Area 3500 Wixom Road Commerce Township 48382 Proud Lake Recreation Area is located on 4,700 acres of scenic, natural property. The Huron River offers diverse and plentiful recreational opportunities such as canoeing, fishing and kayaking. More than 20 miles of trails cover diverse habitats and offer recreational opportunities to hikers, equestrian enthusiasts and mountain bikers. Lodging and camping are available on the grounds. Highland Recreation Area 5200 Highland Road White Lake 48383 Highland Recreation Area features 5,900 acres of marshes, forests and lakes in the rolling hills of southeast Michigan. Trails accommodate equestrian enthusiast, hikers, skiers and mountain bikers. Opportunities for swimming, fishing and cross-country skiing are also available at this popular recreation destination. Holly Recreation Area 8100 Grange Hall Road Holly 48442 The Holly Recreation Area's prairies and woodlands encompass this ample 7,817acre landscape. Available on the vast land are a disc golf course, hiking, fishing, skiing, biking, boating, picnicking and swimming. Ortonville Recreation Area 5779 Hadley Road Ortonville 48462 Set on 5,400 acres of wooded hills, the Ortonville Recreation Area offers activities for equestrian enthusiasts, hikers, hunters and mountain bikers. This substantial park also features opportunities for swimming, boating, snowmobiling and picnicking. Seven Lakes State Park 14390 Fish Lake Road Holly 48442 This park features a boundless variety of ecosystems and topography. The land, set on 1,434 acres, features forests, rolling hills and farmland. Several miles of shoreline on 230 acres of water offer ample opportunities for fishing and swimming. Also available are trails for mountain biking, hiking and cross-country skiing. THE GUIDE /2012 49


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Chen Chow Brasserie: Japanese. Dinner, daily. Reservations. Liquor. 260 North Old Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, 48009. 248.594.2469. China Village: Chinese. Lunch & Dinner, daily. Reservations. 1655 Opdyke, Bloomfield Hills, 48304. 248.758.1221. Cityscape Deli: Deli. Lunch & Dinner, Monday-Saturday. No reservations. Beer. 877 W. Long Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, 48302. 248.540.7220. Commonwealth: American. Breakfast & Lunch, daily. No reservations. 300 Hamilton Row, Birmingham, 48009. 248.792.9766. Cosi: American. Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner, daily. No reservations. Beer & wine. 101 N. Old Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, 48009. 248.203.9200. Crust Pizza and Wine Bar: Pizza. Lunch & Dinner, daily. No reservations. Liquor. 6622 Telegraph, Bloomfield, 48301. 248.855.5855. Deli Unique of Bloomfield Hills: Deli. Breakfast & Lunch, daily. No reservations. 39495 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, 48304. 248.646.7923. Dick O’Dow’s: Irish. Lunch & Dinner, daily. Reservations. Liquor. 160 West Maple Avenue, Birmingham, 48009. 248.642.1135. Einstein Bros. Bagels: Deli. Breakfast & Lunch, daily. No reservations. 176 South Old Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, 48009. 248.594.9888. Also 4089 West Maple Road, Bloomfield Hills, 48301. 248.258.9939. Elie’s Mediterranean Cuisine: Mediterranean. Lunch & Dinner, Monday-Saturday. No reservations. Liquor. 263 Pierce Street, Birmingham, 48009. 248.647.2420. Embers Deli & Restaurant: Deli. Breakfast & Lunch, daily. Dinner, Monday-Friday. No reservations. 3598 West Maple Road, Bloomfield Hills, 48301. 248.645.1033. Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: American. Dinner, daily. Reservations. Liquor. 323 N. Old Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, 48009. 248.723.0134. Forest Grill: American. Lunch, Monday-Friday; Dinner, MondaySaturday. Reservations. Liquor. 735

Forest Avenue, Birmingham, 48009. 248.258.9400. Fox Grill: American. Lunch, Monday through Friday; Dinner, daily. Sunday brunch. Reservations. Liquor. 39556 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304. 248.792.6109. Fuddrucker’s: American. Lunch & Dinner, daily. No Reservations. Beer & wine. 42757 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Township, 48302. 248.333.2400. Greek Island Coney Restaurant: Greek. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, daily. No reservations. 221 Hamilton Row, Birmingham, 48009. 248.646.1222. Hogan’s Restaurant: American. Lunch & Dinner, daily. Reservations. Liquor. 6450 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills, 48301. 248.626.1800. Honey Tree Grille: Greek/American. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, daily. No reservations. 3633 W. Maple Rd, Bloomfield, MI 48301. 248.203.9111. Hunter House Hamburgers: American. Breakfast, Monday-Saturday; Lunch & Dinner, daily. No reservations. 35075 Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, 48009. 248.646.7121. IHOP: American. Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner, daily. No reservations. 2187 S. Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301. 248.333.7522. Kerby’s Koney Island: American. Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner, daily. No reservations. 2160 N. Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, 48304. 248.333.1166. La Feast: Mediterranean. Lunch & Dinner, daily. 297 East Maple, Birmingham, 48009. 248.731.7768. Leo’s Coney Island: American. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, daily. No reservations. 154 S. Old Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, 48009. 248.593.9707. Also 6527 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills, 48301. 248.646.8568. Little Daddy’s Parthenon: American. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, daily. No reservations. 39500 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, 48301. 248.647.3400. Luxe Bar & Grill: American. Lunch & Dinner, daily; Late Night, 9 p.m.closing. No reservations. Liquor. 525 N. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham, 48009. 248.792.6051. Max & Erma’s: American. Lunch & THE GUIDE /2012 51


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Original Pancake House: American. Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner, daily. No reservations. 33703 South Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, 48009. 248.642.5775. Panera Bread: Deli. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, daily. No reservations. 100 North Old Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, 48009. 248.203.7966. Also 2125 S. Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills, 48302. 248.253.9877. Peabody’s: American. Lunch & Dinner, daily. Reservations. Liquor. 34965 Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, 48009. 248.644.5222. Phoenicia: Middle Eastern. Lunch, Monday-Friday; Dinner, daily. Reservations. Liquor. 588 South Old Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, 48009. 248.644.3122. Pita Cafe: Middle Eastern. Lunch & Dinner, daily. No reservations. 239 North Old Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, 48009. 248.645.6999. Qdoba: Mexican. Lunch & Dinner, daily. No reservations. 795 East Maple

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