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OAKLAND RESIDENTS URGED TO GET FLU SHOTS Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) has urged residents to get vaccinated against seasonal flu in the wake of a CDC report that said there has been a rapid increase in flu cases in Michigan. In addition, the Michigan Department of Community Health has upgraded flu activity from “sporadic� to “local,� reflecting recent increases in confirmed influenza cases. Both Influenza A/ H3N2 and Influenza B are noted to be circulating and showing increases in several other areas of Michigan.

BROOKS ELEMENTARY STUDENTS SEE HOLIDAY LIGHTS A group of children from Brooks Elementary School ate dinner at Leo’s Coney Island in White Lake and took a Motor City Party Bus to tour the Wayne County Lightfest on Thursday, Dec. 13. After returning the children were greeted by Santa and each received presents. INSIDE Local Interest ...........2A-8A Sports Weekly ..........1B-2B Real Estate ...............3B-5B Classified .................6B-7B 248.360.7355

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The calendar says winter but Mother Nature hasn’t been cooperating on making any real snow for local skiers. But that hasn’t stopped the folks at Alpine Valley in White Lake. Office manager Mari Atreo says the ski run opened recently. “It’s a little bit of a slow start but we’re getting there,� Atreo said. “We opened once and closed and reopened again Wednesday (12/12) and we’ll go as long as we can.� With only a couple of runs open at this point in the season, Alpine Valley has had plenty of

visitors taking turns on them. But when school is out and the holidays hit, Atreo expects more runs to be open and more skiers and snowboarders to be hitting the runs. “The holidays are one of our busiest times as long as the snow is good. We’re hoping the weather will turn around for us,� she said. The ski location has been in existence since 1960 and continually makes improvements to its facilities and runs. During the week, a lift ticket is $32 and rentals are $20. Weekend prices are $40 for a lift ticket and $25 for a rental. There are also rental

classes available from group to private to semiprivate beginning at $35 and up. You can find more information at their website, www.skialpinevalley.com or call them at (248) 887-2180. A little further north, you can ski at Mount Holly, www.skimtholly. com, where they have seven chairlifts and 19 trails to choose from. There is also a full service ski shop and two cafeterias on site. Or you can stay on I-75 to Shanty Creek in Bellaire where there is plenty of snow and several specials and events to take part to celebrate the resorts 50th anniversary. OnTheSnow. com’s visitors have rated Shanty Creek as the “Best Downhill Terrain in the Midwest.�

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Milford Child Receives A Christmas Gift of Life Milford Special Education Teacher and Former Coach Helping Daughter Battle Leukemia It was the first Christmas for newborn Maleena Hill in 2011. But she wasn’t feeling well and her dad, Jeff Hill- Milford High School special education teacher and former head football coach – took her to get checked out. At barely

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sister Macy. The family is learning to cope with and understand the daily routines and reactions to take when needed. “We know what to expect and everything is not a new thing,� Hill said. “We understand what the protocol is now. The biggest thing for us is that we have not had any major ‘hiccups’ in the road for us. Things are

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DMC Huron ValleySinai Hospital in Commerce Township was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization of large employers dedicated to improving hospital performance. The “A” rating, on a scale of “A” to “F,” was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety Score, which assesses U.S. hospitals on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections. This eval-

uation is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is designed to provide the public with information they can use to obtain high quality health care. The Hospital Safety Score uses 26 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to create a single score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe by preventing errors and complications. Individual hospital scores are available at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

Milford Merchants Extend Holiday Hours A number of downtown Milford merchants have extended their store hours during the 2012 holiday season, giving shoppers another opportunity to pick up presents for loved ones while supporting the local business community. Extended hours include Sundays and continue through Dec. 30. The businesses with Sunday hours include: Acorn Farm, After the Rain, Amber Lights, Aubergine Gallery, Bangkok City Thai Cuisine, Bling Boutique, Blue Grill, Burger Joint, The Clothing Cove, Coratti’s

on Main, Down Towne Apparel, For Feet’s Sake, Going Glazy, Hoot Gift Gallery, Huron Valley Furniture, Jenn’s On Main, Jimmy Johns, Le Rendez Vous, Legends of Time, Lei Ting, Main Street Art, Max and Izzy’s Children’s Boutique and Bookstore, Milford House, Nana’s Niche and Corner, Rottermond Jewelers, Starbucks, Sweet Retreats, Tequilarita’s, The Bar, Uptown Threads, Village Butcher, Village Toy Shoppe and Your Nesting Place. For more information, visit www.meetmeinmilford.com.

window of not having any symptoms.” If Maleena passes that time frame symptom free then she will be declared cancer free. “That’s when they officially rule you as cured for childhood leukemia,” Hill said. “Some different cancer groups go as far as 10 years. 2013 has the promise of better things.” And she’s progressing normally in her development as well. “She is completely hitting all of her milestones. She started walking at 11-months,” he said. “She has days where she’s sick from the chemo of the other meds and that’s normal for all this stuff. This Christmas will be interesting because she has to go back for her last major chemo hospitalization on December 26.” The Hills have to be very careful as the treatments weaken Maleena’s ability to fight simple germs as colds and flu. So the family spends a lot of time at home and can’t be more than an hour away from the hospital. “If we go anywhere outside of 45 minutes or an hour’s drive, we have to talk to our hematologist and plan out where hospitals are if we go,” he said. With Maleena’s health a constant, consistent daily battle, Hill gave up his position as Royal

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WALLED LAKE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS The Walled Lake Consolidated Schools Board of Education will receive firm, sealed Bid Proposals for Pre-Demolition Asbestos Abatement at Maple and Twin Beach Elementary Schools. All Proposals are due and must be delivered to the Educational Services Center located at 850 Ladd Road, Building D, Walled Lake, MI 48390 no later than 2:00 P.M. on or before Thursday, January 3, 2013 (“Due Date�). The Board of Education will not consider or accept a Bid Proposal received by the Board after the Due Date. Bid Proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Educational Services Center immediately following the Due Date. The bid documents consist of plans and specifications prepared by Arch Environmental Group. Documents may be obtained at the office of the project manager, Arch Environmental Group, 23937 Research Drive, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48335, Ph: (248)426-0165, www.archenvgroup.com, starting Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Contractors wishing to review the sites must contact Arch Environmental Group following the issuance of the specification documents. Bid Proposals must be accompanied by a sworn and notarized statement disclosing any familial relationship that exists between the owner or any employee of the bidder and any member of the Board of Education or Superintendent. The Board of Education shall not accept a Bid Proposal that does not include this sworn and notarized disclosure statement. The Walled Lake Consolidated Schools Board of Education reserves the right to accept or reject any and all Bid Proposals, either in whole or in part, to waive any informalities or irregularities therein, or to award the contract to other than the low Bidder, in its sole discretion. SC: 12-19-12


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CITY OF WIXOM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS HYLAND (ONBASE) SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE SERVICES CONTRACT

The City of Wixom is currently accepting proposals for Hyland (Onbase) Software Maintenance Services Contract Provider for a three year period. Interested firms should obtain a Request for Proposal (RFP) document by: 1) visiting the Wixom City Clerk’s Office, 49045 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, MI 48393; 2) through the Michigan MITN System via the city website www.wixomgov.org and navigate to bid information. All proposals should be delivered in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Hyland (Onbase) Software Maintenance Services Contract� and directed to: Wixom City Clerk, 49045 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, MI, 48393, by January 2, 2013, 10:00 a.m. Questions regarding this proposal should be directed to the Finance Department at (248) 624-0885.

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AGENDA 1. Call to Order/Roll Call 3. Approval of Agenda 4. Approval of Minutes a. Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting of October 25, 2012 b. Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting of November 29, 2012

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CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF WHITE LAKE Special Board Meeting Synopsis –December 4, 2012 Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. Seven board members and attorney present. APPROVED: Move to Closed Session APPROVED: Move to Open Session APPROVED: Adjournment Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m. Terry Lilley, CMC White Lake Township Clerk 12/19/12

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5. Continuing Business a. File No. 12-018 Applicant: Alan Asp 8876 Tackles White Lake, MI 48386 Location: 8876 Tackles White Lake, MI 48386, identified as 12-13-104-009 Request: Variance to Article 3.1.6 R1-D single family residential, for lot width, lot size, side yard setback, front yard setback, lot coverage, minimum floor area per dwelling, and distance to neighbors.

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Notice is hereby given of a public hearing by the White Lake Township Planning Commission Thursday, January 03, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. at the White Lake Township Hall, 7525 Highland Road, White Lake, Michigan 48383, to consider the following changes to the zoning map: Properties described are parcel numbers 12-23-128-026 (9615 Highland Rd.) and 12-23-128-012 (9595 Highland Rd.), located on the south side of Highland Road, just west of White Banks Road, consisting of approximately 1.64 acres. Applicant for parcel 12-23-128-026 is Dorchen/Martin Associates, Inc. The deed holder is Mark Pfau. Applicant for parcel 12-23-128-012 is David McManamon. The deed holder is Amy and Dave LLC. Applicants are requesting to rezone from (LB) Local Business to (RB) Restricted Business. Persons interested are requested to be present. Pertinent information relative to this rezoning request is on file at the Township Community Development Department and may be examined at any time during regular business hours of 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. Persons interested may visit the Community Development Department, contact the Community Development Department by telephone at 248698-3300, ext. 163, or attend the Public Hearing on the date specified. Written comments are also welcome at the address above. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Clerk’s Office at least 5 days before the hearing. Sean O’Neil, AICP Planning Director SC: 12-19-12

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Wixom Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing at the next meeting scheduled for Monday, January 7, 2013 for the following topics: PUBLIC HEARING FOR SPECIAL USE #13-001: STEVE SACK, 19500 HALL ROAD, SUITE 100, CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI 48038: The applicant is seeking special use approval to use a portion of an existing building as a volleyball training facility. The Municipal Code, Section 18.09.040 (J) requires approval from the Planning Commission for this request. The Property is located at 47247 Cartier Drive and zoned M-1, Light Industrial. The parcel number is 22-04-152-011. PUBLIC HEARING FOR SPECIAL USE #13-003: MATT RECKNAGEL, 28287 BECK ROAD, SUITE D-4, WIXOM, MI 48393: The applicant is seeking special use approval to use a 6,500 sq. ft. suite with an existing building as a fitness training facility. The Municipal Code, Section 18.09.040 (J) requires approval from the Planning Commission for this request. The Property is located at 48845 West Road and zoned M-1, Light Industrial. The parcel number is 22-08-100-005. The regular meeting of the Planning Commission begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the City Council Chambers in the Wixom City Hall; 49045 Pontiac Trail. Persons having any questions on this matter are urged to attend this meeting. Please contact the Building Department at (248) 624-0880 for further information.

SC: 12-19-12

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Candlelight Vigil Held For Victims In Connecticut Shooting

In spite of a light rain, hundreds of students and other members of the community turned out on Sunday, Dec. 16 for a candlelight prayer service for the victims and families of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. The service was organized by Huron Valley Milford High School senior Jarred Jackson and led by Alan Coloske. Music was provided by Huron Valley Milford senior Shaun Richardson, and Nadia Hassan closed with a prayer. The names of the 20 students and six educators killed during the Friday, Dec. 14 massacre were also read. (SPINAL COLUMN NEWSWEEKLY PHOTO/CINDIE AUDIA)

Commerce United Methodist Church

Christmas Worship

1155 N. Commerce Road Commerce Township

(Just south of intersection of Bogie Lake & Wise Rds.)

(248) 363-3935

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CHRISTMAS EVE 7:00 p.m. Contemporary Family Candlelight Service

10:00 p.m.

Traditional Candlelight Service with Communion

Christmas at St. Patrick 2012

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Sunday, December 25, CHRISTMAS DAY 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. – Christmas Liturgies

FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY Saturday, December 29, 2012 5:00 p.m. Sunday, December 30, 2012 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - NOON NEW YEAR’S DAY Mary, Holy Mother of God Tuesday, January 1, 2013 10:00 a.m. FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY Saturday, January 5, 2013 5:00 p.m. Sunday, January 6, 2013 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - NOON

Season’s Greetings

Catholics in the Union Lake area have been celebrating the birth of Christ for over 170 years – and we hope you will be part of our parish celebration in 2012. St. Patrick is your parish, and we invite you to “come home� for the holidays.

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WALLED LAKE UNITED METHODIST

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WALLED LAKE CHURCH OF CHRIST 1403 N. Pontiac Trail

Located between Decker and S. Commerce Rd.

248-624-4600

Bible Classes (all ages) 10 a.m. Worship with attended nursery - 11 a.m. 1 P.M. CHRISTMAS EVE AFTERNOON SERVICE

313 Northport (behind Lynch & Sons Funeral Home) Walled Lake, MI 48390

248-624-2405

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309 E. Market St., Walled Lake

248-624-2483

Email: office@fbcwalledlake.org

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CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT 7:00 p.m.

CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE

HAVE A BLESSED NEW YEAR!

10:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAY ADVENT SERVICES 7:00 p.m.


A1 SC 12-19 FRONT