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Preschool class takes tour of Walled Lake Post Office

County Oaks Elementary will sponsor a Book Drive and Sale on February 4-15. The school is seeking donations of new or gently used books. The books can be of any elementary reading level and can be dropped off at Denise Wader’s room.

SPRING TRAVEL SOCCER REGISTRATION Huron Valley Travel Recreation Soccer and HV Junior Jags Soccer are open to any returning or new U9 player and up looking for a fun, competitive soccer league. The 8 game season begins the first week of April. Registration ends Feb. 22. HV Junior Jags is perfect for the beginning soccer player from U5 to U10 looking to learn skills with professional coaches. Wednesday practice/ Saturday scrimmages. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer coach or assistant coach for the 2013 Travel Recreation season, please call Denise at 248.563.9049

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The Village of Milford comes alive Feb. 14 at 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with music. Enjoy a variety of musical experiences at shops and restaurants. Bring non-perishable food or monetary donations as your ticket to the fun. All proceeds go to Community Sharing Outreach Center. Live music at participating locations: Baker’s of Milford, The Blue Grill, The Burger Joint, The Comeback Inn, Coratti’s on Main, Le Rendez Vous, Main Street Bar & Grill, Milford House Bar & Grill, Palate, Tequilarita’s, Acorn Farm, Bling Boutique, Clothing Cove, Nana’s Niche and Corner and Your Nesting Place. INSIDE One Minute Interview ...2A Lakes Area News.... ..3A-4A Obituaries ......................4A Commentary..................6A Entertainment ...............7A Community News ..........8A Real Estate ...............3B-5B Classified .................6B-7B 248.360.7355

LEFT: From Left to right, Customer Service Supervisor, Michael McCurdy, Head Teacher, Mary Austin, Acting Postmaster, Marshall Brooks and the Young 5’s Class from Peanut Patch Preschool in Walled Lake. ABOVE: Customer Service Supervisor, Michael McCurdy and Mail Carrier, Kenny Martin, talked about the daily functions of a mail carrier. Photo and copy credit to Marshall Brooks.

On Wednesday, February 6 the Young 5’s Class from Peanut Patch Preschool in Walled Lake went on their second community tour field trip. Their head teacher, Mary Austin, arranged for her class to visit businesses in the community to help her students build a better understanding of

the economic concepts of goods and services. Among the tours of the day was the United States Post Office in Walled Lake, Kroger store in West Bloomfield and Best Source Credit Union in West Bloomfield. Last fall the class toured McDonald’s restaurant in Walled

Lake, the Pet Smart store in Commerce Twp. and Long’s Family Orchard in Commerce Twp. On their next community tour field trip they plan on making Pizza at Picaso Pizza in Commerce Twp., constructing a project at Lowes in Commerce Twp. and touring a local li-

brary where they’ll get their own library cards. Acting Postmaster of Walled Lake, Marshall Brooks, and Customer Service Supervisor, Michael McCurdy, led the group of enthusiastic students on a behind the scenes tour of the Walled Lake Post Office. Students had the oppor-

tunity to color a “love” stamp, which were later displayed in the lobby. They also learned what happens to letters that they place in the mailbox and how this government agency provides a valuable service to the community. Upon leaving each child also received a postal coloring book.

Do Something Special on Valentine’s Day Many a poet and philosopher has said that love is for all seasons. That’s true, but there’s nothing like Valentine’s Day to remind your significant other. The tired and true ways of showing your appreciation are always safe: cards, chocolates and red roses. But why stop there? There are plenty of creative gifts you can give that won’t deplete your wallet. They may take a bit of your time, but that’s good. . Don’t be afraid to be daring and offbeat!  It’s better to have tried something new and fizzled than to not try anything new at all. And you always get points for trying. Here are 10 gift suggestions that will get your creative juices flowing and just might make you the hero this Valentine’s Day. 1. Buy a big melon, carve out “I love you” on it…put it on the top shelf in the refrigerator where she’ll certainly see your (healthy) gift. 2.  Buy new white linen sheets and purchase two-inch adhesive-backed felt letters.   Make the bed with the new sheets and stick the following message on the top sheet: “You’re the only one that I dream of waking up with—I love you!” 3.   Purchase a large bar of soap and carve it into a heart shape. Place it in the shower soap tray with a note: “Everything about my love for you is so pure. Can I share this soap with you?” 4. Buy a Crayola washable window writer and write “I love you” on the odometer glass of her car. 5.  Get a white helium balloon and write on it with a magic marker: “Thank you for being in my life to love.” Put it in the clothes closet or somewhere where she’ll see it when she gets up in the morning. 6.  Purchase a washable red magic marker (not the permanent kind.) Write on several of the shower tiles (up high and down low) the words, “I love every part of you.”

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7. Make her an omelet for breakfast. On the top spell out “I love you” with thin slices of red pepper. 8.   If there’s snow on the ground, buy some red food coloring and draw a big heart in a snow mound. Add the words “I love you” in the middle. Find an excuse to get her outside to see your work. 9. Buy some small self-adhering letters. Spell out, “There’s not enough time in a day to spend with you” on the face of the kitchen clock. 10. Purchase a custom-made temporary tattoo (easily found online) with your loved-one’s name placed in a heart.   Wear it on your forearm or the back of your hand for the whole the day. If the above ideas seem corny, be assured, they are! But that’s the point: corny works. In fact, if a Valentine’s Day gift

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isn’t corny, it’s probably not romantic. The fact that you’re actually doing corny things will speak volumes. When you act corny you show your loved one that you care enough to drop all pretenses and make yourself vulnerable for her! Finally, when in the presence of your loved one on Valentine’s Day, you may become wonderfully speechless. So it’s wise to plan ahead. How will you say how you feel this Valentine’s Day? Where there is great love there is great imagination. Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to let her know that you believe that, up there with the rainbow, she’s one of God’s most remarkable creations and you feel incredibly blessed to have her in your life. Rob White is an author, motivational coach and storyteller. Visit him online at www.robwhitemedia.com/

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Local woman talks about release of Calendar of Events first book aimed to help on set extras BY ALI ARMSTRONG EDITOR editor@scnmail.com

The following are excerpts from a telephone and e-mail exchange with author Jamie Arindaeng.

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an you tell me a little bit about your book?

“I started off doing extra work four years ago when the industry first came here and I noticed on set that a lot of people were confused about things like jargon and were just scattered. No one really knew what to do and no one on set really offered help, so I decided I needed to write a book about those type of things.”

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an you tell me more about your acting experi-

“Since I was young, I always had a dream of being in commercials. It was one thing to create them for business clients, but another to actually book a local or national commercial for myself. In 2008 as the film industry was becoming more prevalent in Michigan, I decided to utilize my creative side and learn as much as I could about the business. To date, I have been cast as a featured extra in many major

Jamie Arindaeng wrote “101 Tips For The On-Set Extra.” The book is available for sale at Amazon.com.

films, I am also an experienced stand-in and have had a leading role and several supporting.”

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hen and why did you start writing? And why did you write this book? “Two years ago I started the writing process, it took a while, but I collaborated with a friend and had my own thoughts here along with some stories from my friends. I just knew that I needed to help people; I have a passion for that. I wanted to write a book that explained what it’s like to work on set, that it is fun but it is also a job, and even though it doesn’t pay that great there are other opportunities.”

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hy did you decide to write about tips for

actors? “Simply because of the need I saw and knowing that there was nothing else like it out there. I have always been a creative person in designing marketing materials and websites but never knew how to express that in writing. When I decided I needed to help others on set with some type of guide so to speak, it just came easy to me to share what I have learned and put those thoughts down on paper in a funny yet heartfelt way.”

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s this your first published piece?

“It is! I’m thinking about another book, but for now, I’m just

focusing on my newly released book and ways to market it. I never considered myself a writer. I never considered this my forte, but seeing the great reviews this book is getting, it just makes me very proud.”

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o you have any advice for up and coming actors?

“I would read this book and I m not just saying it because I wrote it, but I would. Not all sets are created equal and this book is just a compilation of some things I have learned and they are very helpful. I would treat acting and being on set as a job. It’s fun but it is also daunting. There are other aspects to this world that people don’t think about.”

WIXOM PUBLIC LIBRARY PLANS FEBRUARY BOOK “BLIND DATES” During February you can head to the Wixom Public Library for a mysterious rendezvous. If you’re up for a date, all you have to do is check out one of the books on display. Will it be fiction or non-fiction, funny or informative, entertaining or heartbreaking? Sure, you could be disappointed but you might just have a great time with a book you may not otherwise read. Inside each book is a ‘Rate Your Blind Date’ slip. Turn in as many as you read and there will be a raffle drawing for participants.

HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP LIBRARY BOOK SALE On Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. we will be having a Friends Book Sale. Come buy quality used books at very reasonable prices. WALLED LAKE CITY LIBRARY TEAMS UP WITH MCDONALDS The Walled Lake McDonalds wishes to encourage kids to visit the public library so pick up a special bookmark. Check out some books and get it stamped. Collect five stamps and take the bookmark to the McDonalds located on West Maple in Walled Lake to get a free Happy Meal or Mighty Kids Meals.

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COMMUNITY NEWS Don’t Put A Wrecking Ball In Your Life BY OAKLAND COUNTY CIRCUIT JUDGE RUDY NICHOLS

A criminal record can have a devastating impact on a young person’s future. Harmless high school pranks, minor brushes with the law and following the crowd without standing up and saying “no” can result in a teenager being labeled a criminal or juvenile delinquent with a criminal record for the rest of his or her life. Defacing mailboxes, starting a fire in a restroom, hanging with friends who are drinking or participating in underage drinking, smoking marijuana, shoplifting or destroying another person’s personal property may all start out as a dare or innocent teenage fun, yet each can have serious long-term consequences. The impact of a criminal record is serious. Poor choices can permanently scar a young person’s future. High school students filling out college applications, for example, will find that a record can prohibit them from attending the university of their choice. Many college applications ask the question “Have you ever been convicted of a crime?” and the answer may negatively factor into the admission decisionmaking process.

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A young adult with a criminal history can be ineligible for federal and state financial aid. Even if accepted into the college of their choice, they may be shocked to learn that their record prohibits them from obtaining licensure in a field of their choice, thus making their college degree virtually worthless. Examples include licensing requirements for attorneys, doctors, social workers, physical therapists, nurses, building trades, to name a few. For teens, thinking about going into the military, federal law requires all applicants to disclose any criminal history, including expunged juvenile records. A criminal record can make it difficult to travel abroad. In fourteen states a felony conviction can prevent

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one from voting. One of the biggest impacts on adults with a record is their inability to secure gainful employment. Potential employers are reluctant to hire anyone with a criminal record and have every right to do a criminal background check. Without the ability to obtain meaningful employment, an adult with a record will find it difficult to support him or herself, find housing, apply for credit or obtain memberships to professional organizations. There is a misconception that all teenage offenses committed under the age of 18 are sealed and not a matter of public record. In the past, juvenile files were sealed, but with a change in the law several years ago, nearly all juvenile cases are public record and anyone can learn about an individual’s past criminal history. The younger years are an exciting time of physical, mental, emotional and social growth. Parents, educators, counselors, coaches and mentors need to reinforce to them the importance of the choices they make. It is imperative that teens realize the poor choices they make in their high school years can lead to serious legal consequences haunting them the rest of their lives.

Judge Nanci Grant was unanimously elected as Chairperson of the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission during its February meeting. Judge Grant is the Chief Judge of Oakland County Circuit Court and was elected to the bench in 1996. Judge Grant was elected in 2007 to the Judicial Tenure Commission (JTC) by the state’s circuit court judges as their representative. Commenting on her new position as Chairperson of JTC, Judge Grant said, “I am grateful to be a part of this very important Commission. As judges, we must all strive to do our best for the people that come before us and remember that it is the public whom we serve.” Judge Grant was elected in 2007 to the Judicial Judge Grant is also a past president

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of the Michigan Judges Association, is a past recipient of the Oakland County Bar Association’s Professionalism Award, was named a “Leader in the Law” for 2012 as well as many other accolades. She is a graduate of The University of Michigan and Wayne State University Law School.

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New Wixom Convenience Store Offers Variety of Products

Vino Trail owned by Mike Morgi in Wixom is now open for business and offers a wide selection of Michigan made products.

Owner Mike Morgi is the face behind Vino Trail, a new convenience store open in Wixom in the Village Park Place. But Morgi is not new to owning and operating

his own business venture. With an Associates Degree from Macomb Community College, he has more than 17 years of experience in retail business and has opened more than

three retail stores in the past six years. Morgi says he chose Wixom as the location for his newest store because of the city’s reputation for success in retail business. “Wixom’s constant growth in population, quality of residents, safety and customer’s support to local business encouraged me to choose my location in the city of Wixom.” Morgi said. “Knowing that Wixom is one of the most successful cities for retail business in Oakland County really encouraged me to find the right location to operate my business.” Vino Trail offers a variety of discounted RYO tobacco and cigarettes, premium beer from all around the world, fine wine, cigars, lottery and liquor soon to come. “Vino Trail…offers

reasonable prices, superior quality products of premium beer and fine wine; and exceptional personnel who provide a professional level of service designed to exceed the expectations

of our customers,” Morgi said. Vino Trail convenience store is located at 47764 Pontiac Trail in Wixom. Store hours are Monday – Wednesday 10 a.m.-10

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Be My Car-Entine: Get Intimate in the Garage this Valentine’s Day

Tender rubdowns. Lubricants. Rich chocolately oils. Nothing says “Happy Valentine’s Day” like an engine flush or a car wash. Everyone wants relationships that will last over the long haul, right? No one wants to be in a relationship that strands you on the side of the road, and as we travel along love’s highway, who doesn’t prefer a smooth purr to high-pitched screeching? This Valentine’s Day, include your car in your celebration of love. In a town where we rely on our autos to get us pretty much everywhere, it doesn’t matter if the “Blue Book” value is $2,000 or $200,000; the true value of your car lies in its reliability to get you where you’re going, safely, reliably and comfortably. Plan a “date night” with your car this month. Unlike romantic date nights, though, don’t turn the lights down. Turn them on bright. Check your headlights, taillights, turn signal lights and hazard lights, making sure all are functioning properly. Then, give your car a long, appraising look, bottom to top. How are the tires? Are the treads worn down? Are there any nails or rocks embedded in the treads? Give a love tap to your tires with an air pressure gauge and make sure they are at the proper PSI, usually between 32 and 40 PSI, depending on the car. February is a good time for this, as cold weather tends to cause a loss in pressure.Get closer to your love-mobile; pop the hood. Look at

fluid levels. Replenish anything that’s low, you want to stay well lubricated, and make sure the color of the fluid is clear and clean. Get more physical. Grab the floor mats and give them a shake. Go over the seats and floor with a vacuum. Spot-clean any stains with upholstery cleaner. February is a good time for a cleaning, as rock salt and wintertime gunk can leave lasting marks on your car’s interior. Lastly, give your car a rubdown, either yourself or hire a professional at the automotive equivalent of a massage parlor: the car wash. Staying on top of your car’s maintenance schedule and changing the oil regularly go a long way in keeping your relationship with your car from going up in smoke. According to the Federal Highway Administration, the average American automobile commuter travels 10,000 miles a year to work alone, without factoring in trips to the store, outings with the kids and road trips. Like relationships, cars feel the wear and tear of the daily grind, especially if they’re being taken for granted. This Valentine’s Day, show your car a little heart. Do the little things that add up to a long, happy, mutually beneficial relationship. Kenny the Car Guy Walters owns the award-winning auto shop Mufflers and More in Walled Lake, Email Kenny at Kenny@mufflersandmore.net

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COMMUNITY NEWS POLICE BLOTTER WOLVERINE LAKE ATV Upside Down in Lake

On Friday February 1 at approximately 8 a.m. Officers of the Wolverine Lake Police Department responded to a fourwheeler ATV in the water. Upon arrival, Officers were able to determine that the rider of the ATV was able to get out of the water and had left the scene. Officers observed the ATV upside down in the lake and a motorcycle helmet floating nearby. There were footprints that led away from the water up an embankment to Ethel Court where the footprints stopped. Oakland County Sheriff Deputies made contact with a subject that they had previously encountered in the area on a

four wheeler and confirmed that it was his and that he was okay. The 23-year-old Commerce resident was transported to the scene and arrangements were made to retrieve the ATV from the water. There are no pending charges and the operator was not issued a citation.

HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP 62-Year-Old Female Unresponsive

On February 3, the Oakland County Sheriff ’s Office responded with the Highland Township Fire Department to the 1700 block of LaSalle where a 62-year-old female resident was unresponsive and not breathing. The woman was pronounced deceased on the scene. The victim was found by her son who indicated that he did not believe his mother suffered from any major medi-

cal condition but that she had been in contact with her doctor because she thought she was coming down with the flu. The son last spoke to his mother at about 8 p.m. the night before. The responding Deputy requested that a Patrol Investigator respond to the scene to conduct the investigation. Also responding was an investigator from the Medical Examiner’s Office. The investigation is on going.

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On January 15, Walled Lake Police were dispatched to a local business in reference to a Breaking and Entry alarm. The drawer to the cash register was taken along with $270.00. Also taken was liquid medication. Several items within the business had been moved.

On February 1, victim reported damage to his vehicle while it was parked in his driveway of his home. A second vehicle parked in the street was also damaged. Both vehicles had their driver’s side mirrors broken and were hanging by their cables.

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On January 29, Officers were informed that a car had been broken into outside a business. Stolen from the vehicle was a stereo and navigation screen. Officers were informed that this was the third incident that has occurred to vehicles parked behind the business. Victim requested extra patrol behind the business.

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Valentines Day: A Day To Celebrate The Ones We Love BY ALI ARMSTRONG EDITOR

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The statue artwork outside of Carl’s Family YMCA in Milford is coated in snow after the area received another touch of winter weather this past week. Winter storm Nemo, as The Weather Channel designated it, brought significant snow to the Oakland County area. PHOTO COURTESY OF CURTIS DROGMILLER/ DROGMILLER PHOTOGRAPHY.

MAIL BAG Penny Drive Successful Good afternoon, I wanted to let you know that our Penny Drive conducted by our Student Ambassadors raised a total of $1,600 to be donated to the food pantry at the church of the Holy Spirit. Mrs. Weiss’s class raised the most pennies at $55.62. Congratulations to Mrs. Sheldon’s

class for having a grand total of $239.05. We also want to thank our parent volunteers for coming in to count each day and to Mrs. Iaconelli who is our Student Ambassador leader. I also wanted to let you know that we raised close to $4,800 for the American Heart Association last Saturday at our Jump Rope for Heart event. The district total was close to $56,000, which I believe sur-

passed all previous totals by a significant amount! Awesome!! Thanks to Mr. Petoskey for leading our school at the event, and our helpers at the table on Saturday morning. What a great week of participating in some awesome events for our kids! Have a great day! Randy R. Muffley Principal Spring Mills Elementary

Hello Spinal Column readers. It seems it is that time of year again. Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day is quick and approaching. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and in every store red, pink and white decorates the aisles. It is obvious that the holiday is celebrated by retail stores, but what about everyone else? Jon Stewart called Valentine’s Day “A manufactured day that really doesn’t mean anything,” presenting a severe point of view on the subject. The meaning behind Valentine’s Day is still there, even if it is lost in a jungle of candy hearts and sparkly jewelry. There are several stories about where Valentine’s Day came from. According to the History Channel, one story is of Emperor Claudius II, who believed that single men made better soldiers and outlawed marriage for young men during the third century in Rome. Valentine, a priest, disagreed and continued to marry young lovers in secret. When Claudius discovered Valentine’s secret, he ordered that Valentine be put to death. Another story suggests that Valentine was killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons. The imprisoned Valentine sent the first “valentine,” to his jailor’s daughter, whom he had fallen in love with, and ended the note “From your Valentine.” This might ease those notions that Valentine’s Day is just a holiday created by Hallmark to sell more cards. After all, it is nice to have a day dedicated to celebrating the ones we love.

ALI ARMSTRONG I grew up with a wonderful model of love. My parents, married for over 30 years, have set for me a wonderful example of a happy marriage throughout my adult years and have lead me to say that I am happily in my own successful relationship with an old flame from high school. Indeed it is the ones we are surrounded with everyday that set the examples of love for us, not Hollywood and characters like Edward and Bella or Romeo and Juliet, even with how painfully romantic those stories may be. So in light of the approaching holiday, I remind all of our readers to take a look around at your loved ones and tell them that you love them, because after all, this is the holiday of love and a time to celebrate the ones in our life who make us smile.

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Local Teen Pushes Against Bullying Through Music

Shedlowsky, of Waterford, released her second single Feb. 6.

One Waterford teen is taking on the battle against bullying. Anna Shedlowsky aka Lil Pepper, a seventh grader at Pierce Middle School in Waterford, released her first single titled “Why Me” featuring Kaotic The Castaway online Jan. 31. While this is the teen’s first musical single, it is not her first introduction to music. Shedlowsky began singing at el-

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Next time you enjoy the scenic drive that is Walled Lake Drive, notice that there is more than the beauty of Walled Lake to be absorbed. Now open in the Walled Lake waterfront business area is one of the newest additions to the Walled Lake business community. Cherry Love, specializes in the latest in fashion and design. The best fashion and designs in clothing, handbags and jewelry can be found. Cherry Love opened its doors for business November 5, 2012. “This is my first business venture and I wanted to be in Oakland County in a downtown area and Walled Lake waterfront business area was the perfect place for my boutique: Cherry Love,” Tamara Frederick, proprietor says. With a current cliental of only women, Cherry Love will soon be making a new addition to their boutique: the Men’s Vault, which will carry a selection of items for men. Cherry Love is collaborating with Studio West to host an event Saturday. They will host Fash-N-Paint: a fashion show and party. The event will be hosted at Studio West in Brighton. Fash-N-Paint will show-

Cherry Love opened its doors November 5. The boutique sells women and men’s clothing, handbags, jewelry and home accessories.

case Cherry Love merchandise and guests will be able to paint their own canvas painting. Cost to Paint and Pour is $35. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with thefashion show starting at 8 p.m. with a cover of $10, ages 21+. Music provided by VDJ Dave of Angel Entertainment. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Work Skills Corp, non-profit 501(c). Cherry Love is located at 133 E. Walled Lake Drive, Walled Lake. Visit their website at www.cherryloveboutique.com or email Frederick at Tamara@cherryloveboutique.com

CALENDAR OF EVENTS CREATIVE WRITING APPRECIATION GROUP The Creative Writing Appreciation Group meets Thursday February 14 from 7-9 p.m. at the Huron Valley Council for the Arts, 205 W. Livingston Rd, Highland. All skill levels welcome! Bring a piece to share (5-7 copies) or just come and enjoy. Anyone with an interest in creative writing is always welcome! WHITE LAKE TWP. LIBRARY MOVIE On February 14 at 2 p.m. we will be having a movie matinee for adults. Free popcorn will be served. Any questions call 248-698-2360 11TH ANNUAL WINE TASTING Come with your sweetheart for a special

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ABOVE: Lakeland sophomore #24 Amanda Lock drives to the basket late in regulation for the Eagles on Feb. 8.

The Lakeland girls basketball team upended the Walled Lake Western Warriors 41-38 in overtime on Friday, February 8. Junior guard Dominique Zigo hit two free throws with 4.6 seconds to go for the win for the Lady Eagles. Zigo led all scorers with 15 points in the last regular season game for Lakeland.  Walled Lake Western held a narrow 8-6 lead after a sluggish first quarter.  The Eagles turned on the offense in the

second quarter as they scored 17 points to take a 23-19 lead into the locker room at halftime. The second half was highlighted by tough defense by both squads. The score was knotted at 34-34 heading into overtime. Lakeland’s defense, led by Amanda Lock, played great in the extra stanza holding the Warriors to just four points. The Eagles scored seven points in the overtime led by Zigo’s clutch free throws for the victory. With the win, the Eagles head into the KLAA tournament with a 4-6 record in the North division and 8-8 overall.  

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Two losses this past week ended Walled Lake Western’s hopes of earning at least a share of the Kensington Lakes Activities Association North Division title. The Warriors (11-5, 7-3 KLAA North) fell at home to Waterford Mott, 40-34, on Feb. 5 before losing in overtime at Huron Valley Lakeland, 41-38, on Feb. 8. Those defeats opened the door for Waterford Kettering (13-1, 8-1) to claim its third straight KLAA North Division title with one division game remaining against Walled Lake Northern on Feb. 9.

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Huron Valley Milford split its final two games in Kensington Lakes Activities Association West Division play this past week.

The Mavericks (4-11, 2-8 KLAA West) first fell at home to Brighton, 56-35, on Tuesday, Feb. 5 as the Bulldogs would end up clinching the KLAA West title with a perfect 10-0 division record.

Feb. 5 thanks to a game-winning 3-pointer by T.J. Warren at the buzzer. Northern’s game at Waterford Kettering on Feb. 8 was also postponed due to snow and was made up Monday,.

Walled Lake Northern demolished Walled Lake Central on the road, 72-32, on Feb. 5. The Knights (4-11, 3-6 KLAA North) were led by Caitlin Crowley, who scored 34 points, including 6 threepointers, while Noelle McDonald had 11.

The Warriors won their final two division games this past week, including a 58-51 victory at Waterford Mott on Feb. 5. The Warriors then followed up with a 56-45 victory at home over Huron Valley Lakeland (5-11, 2-8) on Feb. 8 as Jaksic finished with 14 points for Western while Booker had 13 points.

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Mortgage Rates are at historic lows, house prices are on the rise and there are too few homes on the market... It’s a great time to sell! Now thru March 15th when you list your house with us, we’ll pay for a Pre-Sale Home Inspection and Radon Test! Call us today for a private consultation.

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Where did all our Homes Go???? “SOLD” We currently have Six Lake Front Purchasers looking for Homes from $250,000$750,000 for any All Sports lake in Commerce, Walled lake, White lake, West Bloomfield, Waterford, Milford and Highland Townships. We Currently have Three purchasers looking for homes in Milford, Novi, Commerce, White lake and Highland on 1/2- 15 acres from $150,000- $550,000.

Lower Straits Lakefront Two Homes on property $289,500/ Land Contract Available

We currently have Eight purchasers looking for a new home from $80,000$225,000 in the surrounding lakes area. Their Preapproved and ready to go! We currently have fourteen families looking for a lease home from $900.00- $ 2,500.00.

Farmington Hills 3 bedroom/2 bath with a different round design, Walkout lower level $170,000


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Commerce Market Center David Botsford - Team Leader Call about our new agent and veteran’s scholarship programs. 248-360-2900

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2900 Union Lake Rd., Ste 210 Commerce Twp., MI 48382 Residential & Lakefront Expert Award Winning, Top Producing Realtor

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61 ACRES / 1000 FT OF LAKE FRONTAGE Beautiful property in White Lake Twp on 61 acres with 1000 feet of lake frontage on all sports Brendel Lake. 4 parcels include: 1400 sq ft house on 7 acres, 975 sq ft house on 2 acres, 3rd parcel is 12 acres, 4th parcel is 40 acres. Near major intersection, S of M-59, Eliz Lk Rd. Close to Large shopping center, restaurants, anchored by Kroger, KMart, JC Penny and many other retail in shopping center. Preliminary approval was had for 77 homes and 20 deeded boat slips.

Call Me Today & Let Me Tell You Why NOW is a Great Time to Sell Your Home.

GREEN LAKE - HIGHLY PRIZED SETTING New England style home featuring huge heated Florida room over looking 93” of natural sandy beach front. 2 master suites, 4 full baths + 2 half baths, 3474 sq. ft. Finished walkout basement w/ wet bar, 3 fireplaces and 3 plus car garage w/ workshop! $624,900

END YOUR SEARCH! PRICE REDUCTION! End your search w/ this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath charming colonial home. Formal living & dining rooms, family room w/ natural fireplace, 1st floor laundry, full finished basement, updates t/o house. Doorwall leading to patio w/ deck and pool! $ 182,900

BRENDEL LAKE - 380’ OF ALL-SPORTS LAKE FRONTAGE 3126 sq. ft. spectacular views of All-Sports Brendle Lake from every room in the house! 4 private balconies w/ electric storm shutters, turret w/ breakfast room, large open floor plan w/ 3 bedrooms & 2.1 baths. Your own Shangri la! $484,900.

CEDAR ISLAND LAKE OWN PIECE OF PARADISE Live the sporting life - Ski, swim, fish..Right from the convenience of your All-Sports Cedar Island Lake waterfront home! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1814 sq. ft. Maple cabinetry t/o kitchen w/ doorwall leading to spacious deck, formal living, family rm w/ fireplace, over sized 2 car garage on huge lot! $269,900

PRICE REDUCED!

Situated on 1.3 Wooded acres w/lake views & upgraded amenities t/o. 4 Bed, 2 1/2 bath. 2 Story foyer w/wrought iron staircase & travertine fls. Liv rm w/wainscotting. Great rm w/ soaring ceilings & stone fp. Island kit w/granite, stainless, granite backsplash, & pristine hardwoods. 1St fl mstr ste w/ tray ceilings w/ambient lighting. Mstr bath w/his hers sinks, walk-in shower w/body sprays, vanity area, &wic. All bdrms w/wic. Unfin w/o prepped for bath. $499,900 MILFORD Great home with 3 beds; 2 baths; 2 car detached garage on generous lot across street from Milford Pond. Open floor plan with kitchen, family and dining area; living room; family room with fireplace all on nearly a half acre walking distance to downtown, library and YMCA. $189,000.00

WHITE LAKE 5 Beds and 5 1/2 baths with over 6700 sq ft of finished living area. Many upgrades; finished lower level has master suite with living room; large family room, 2 full baths and full kitchen; excellent in-law quarters. Additional living space created from former 4 car attached garage. Backs to brentwood golf course 7th fairway. $399,000.00

– ORCHARD LAKE – HOME IN SANDY BEACH HEIGHTS UPPER STRAIGHTS LAKE PRIVILEGES. 213010633 $219,000

–MILFORD– 19.74 ACRES HUNTER’S PARADISE SMALL CABIN 2 BED, 1 LAV 213008664 $875,000

WILL YOUR HOME BE FEATURED HERE NEXT? CALL TODAY FOR A FREE CONFIDENTIAL MARKET ANALYSIS OF YOUR HOME!

– COMMERCE TWP– LAKEFRONT ON ALL SPORTS LONG LAKE, MANY UPDATES, 4 BED 2 BATH 213003759 $320,000

– LYON TWP – TANGLEWOOD GOLF COURSE COMMUNITY, 2-WAY FIREPLACE, NEW ROOF 213010847 $347,000


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LEGAL NOTICE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS February 28, 2013 at 7.00 p.m. White Lake Township 7525 Highland Road, White Lake, MI 48383

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New Business: a. File No. 13-002 Applicant: William Frost 9525 Mandon White Lake, MI 48386 Location: 9525 Mandon White Lake, MI 48386, identified as 12-35-129-039 Request: Variance to Article 3.1.6 R1-D single family residential, for front yard setback, side yard setback and minimum lot size.

Contact Mary Nicole at 800-370-5816 or MaryNicole@RealEstateOne.com

b. File No. 13-003 Applicant: Dorchen/Martin Associates, Inc. Frank Martin 29895 Greenfield Rd, Ste. 107 Southfield, MI 48176 Location: McDonalds 9615 Highland Rd. White Lake, MI 48386, identified as 12-23-128-026 Request: Variance to Article 5.11 M for Minimum Requirement for OffStreet Parking.

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c. File No. 13-004 Applicant: Margaret Evans 8886 Arlington White Lake, MI 48386 Location: 8886 Arlington White Lake, MI 48386, identified as 12-13-157-003 Request: Variance to Article 3.1.6 R1-D single family residential, for lot size, lot width, distance to neighbors, side yard setback, front yard setback, lot coverage, and minimum floor area.

St. William Church

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Proceeds go to St. Williams parish’s general Funds.

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Cute 2 bedroom home offering stone fireplace, heated porch/Florida room, full basement. Lake privileges on Oxbow Lake. Award winning Walled Lake Schools. $55,000 (CY9980E)

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Over 3,000 sf, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, granite - stainless kitchen, dinning room, fabulous master suite, 3 car garage. Listed at $392,000 Call Tom Buchanan

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Absolutely nicest home on White Lake for sale. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, no steps down or up a hill to boat or bath. Large parking area, too. Deep heated garage on main lake, sandy front, fresh paint, carpet and granite, more! $454,900. MLS 212086175, (3252L3) LAKE LOT ON 2 LAKES!

Now is the time to build! Affordable interest rates, builders are anxious for work! Located in Mallards Landing on Cul-de-sac. Fronts 2 lakes that connect! Beautiful homes in area. Almost one acre build site! Walkout possible. Past perk on file. EZ build restrictions. $69,900 MLS#212097696 (MAL3) Denotes a Real Estate One Virtual Tour

STONERIDGE TROY RANCH PLUS!

3-4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, upper room with full walk up stairway to 20 x 12 & 12 x 8 unfinished rooms (possible suite). Plenty of square feet. Newer kitchen updated late 90’sw/breakfast open to family room w-fireplace, doorwall to yard-patio, family room, dining, privately owned, 1 year warranty, New roof. $199,900. MLS 212118816 (5878M3)

MOTIVATED SELLERS, BEAUTIFUL COLONIAL, PRIVATE MATURE TREED LOT, VILLAGE ACRES SUB, ALL NEW, LESS THAN 5 YEARS OLD... Roof, VinylSiding, Gutters, Windows, 2 Doorwalls, Front Porch & Pillars, Paver Deck, Front Door, Garage Door, Glass Block Windows & Furnace Blower, Water Heater, Wood Laminate Floor, Carpet thru-out. All Warranties Transferable. Updated Kitchen w/Ceramic Flooring. Updated Bathroom w/Granite & Double Sinks. Walk to St Patrick’s & Dublin Elem *MOVE IN READY* MLS#213006702 $179,000 CALL ME TODAY!!! ©Real Estate One, Inc., 2013


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FOR SALE SCRAP METAL: Aluminum $.30- .65 /lb. Copper $2.10- 2.70/ lb. Brass $1.00- $1.50/ lb Auto Rads $.90 - $1.20/ lb 1011 Decker Walled Lake Mann Metal Corp. 248-960-1200 AUCTIONS Mini Storage Depot will sell at public auction, contents of Units Numbered (N1216, Donna Jakubiec-Household Goods, Furniture, Boxes, Suitcases, Toys), Dennis Vassell-Household Goods, Furniture, Boxes) on Thursday February 28th at 2:00 pm, for back storage fees owed. The auction will take place at Mini Storage Depot- 46550 Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake, Michigan 48390. We reserve the right to reject any and all bids. Hadley’s Towing LLC. 24825 Hathaway St. Farmington, MI. 48335 248-471-5763 AUCTION 2-20-2013 10:00 AM 24825 Hathaway St. Farmington, MI. 48335 2000 Olds Alero 1G3W552H3YF131095 1997 Dodge Ram 2B6HB21X5VK551524 1998 Saturn Sedan 1G8ZK5276WZ115628 1996 Chevy Cavalier 1G1JC1245TM106726 1997 Jeep Cherokee 1J4FX58S2VC624262 1998 Ford Escort 1FAFP13P4WW238921 CARS/TRUCKS/ MOTORCYCLES 2000 Ford Van 250: Work Van Low miles $4500.00 C- 248-421-8444 or H- 248-889-0777 2003 Mini Cooper S: 68 k, yellow, navigation, new tires $7800.00 248-685-0206

UNWANTED AUTOS LLC: TOP $ paid for any: *Junk *Non running * Wrecked Cars $275 & up 248-467-0396 REAL ESTATE FOR SALE HARTLAND: Stylish waterfront home on all sports Lake Tyrone. 3 bedrooms, sharp kitchen, dining area with cherry cabinets & granite counters open to great room with soaring ceilings. Deck for relaxing & enjoying the views. Walk-out lower level finished with bedroom, walk-in closet & full bath. 4 car garage w/finished loft area. Paved road. $231,000 England Real Estate (248) 887-9736 REAL ESTATE RENTALS MILFORD: Fabulous 2 bdrm. 2 bath ranch condo. Open floor plan, appliances, finished LL, 2 car attached garage. $1,350.00 monthly plus 1 ½ month’s security. England Real Estate (248) 887-9736 WHITE LAKE: Near M-59, 1 bedroom apt in new home, walkout on lake, responsible male. SECURITY DEPOSIT $425 utilities free. 248-824-0856 ROOM FOR RENT: Waterford Area $100.00 per week 248-894-7582 HARTLAND: Desirable 3 bedroom 2 bath home in Dunham Lake Estates. Basement & Garage. $1,725.00 monthly plus 1 ½ month’s security. England Real Estate (248) 887-9736

HELP WANTED TEACHER AIDE/ OFFICE: Need classroom experience. Part or Full time. Walled Lake/West Bloomfield area. Email resume to administrator@ mimontessori.com DRIVER: Taxi and Airport Drivers. Full and Part time 248-666-1962 STERILIZATION / ASSISTANT Looking for a personable, well groomed individual with computer Skills. Willing to train in patient care. Full Time Lakes Pediatric Dentistry 248-360-2555 DIRECT CARE STAFF, Novi, Waterford areas. Full / Part time, afternoons/ midnights. Benefits $8.50 and up 248-636-2461 PLUMBERS: Must have truck, tools and valid driver licenses. 25,000. to 45,000. a year. Full/ Part time or weekends. 248-770-9222

up to 20! (part-time, 18-25 hr/week) To Apply, come to the office with resume during OPEN INTERVIEW HOURS: Monday, February 18th, 9am-5pm Wednesday, February 20th, 9am-5pm Friday, February 22nd, 9am-5pm VIP PetCare (MI Branch) 30549 Century Dr. Wixom, MI 48393 www.vippetcare.com

MEDICAL ASSISTANT Tues,Wed,Thur for a Dermatology office. Experienced. Good people skills. Milford/Novi. Resume to derm101@att. net or fax to 248-684-2485

LOOKING TO SELL, PURCHASE OR RENT? Call Arlene, Keller Williams Realty. mihome4u.com. 248-9124628. Sales / Purchases / Leasing and Relocation

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CERTIFIED OVERHEAD DOOR SERVICE *Garage Doors *Repaired/ Services *New Doors/ Openers *Installed at Factory Pricing *Emergency Service Available 248-624-3161

DU-IT-ALL HOME CARE IMPROVEMENTS Specials: Ceramic tile *Formica Tops & Kitchens *Exteriors/ Interior Painting Also We do complete basement and all other interior work, including electric plumbing etc. Call Today Cell 248891-7072 Licensed and Insured

ACCEPTING RESUMES: Landscape/Lawn/ Tree Industry – Many Companies! All positionsskilled/unskilled: Landscape Design/Install, Maintenance, Pesticide Applications, Tree Climbers, Brick-Paving, Irrigation. Fax Resume to: (248) 646-4994

BOOTH RENTAL: Looking for 5 Full time serious cosmetologists. Part time is also available. Location is 1050 Benstein Plaza Call Melinda at 248669-2191 HOUSE CLEANING: Part time. $10 an hour. Must have own transportation. Honest and dependable and efficient. Resume and references. Call 248-360-0307 ask for Estelle. Classic Cleaning Company OFFICE CLEANING Evenings Monday thru Friday Novi or Livonia Area Corporate Cleaning Group 248-313-9880

COMMERCE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF REVIEW The Commerce Township Board of Review will meet at the Commerce Township Hall, 2009 Township Drive, Commerce Township, Michigan on the following dates for the purpose of reviewing the 2013 property tax assessments Tuesday, March 5, 2013 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon 1:30 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

RESIDENT ASSISTANTS: Senior Home care Solutions is now hiring P/T Resident Assistants at our White Lake location for all shifts. Care giving experience required. Apply in person at the Independence Village 935 Union Lake Rd. or email resume to: Lisa ivwlharbors@ sbcglobal.net VIP PetCare is now hiring! Successful California company recently opened new branch in Wixom, looking for motivated & engaging people to add to the growing team. Available Positions: 1. Assistant Branch Manager (full-time plus benefits) 2. Clinic Supervisor/ Warehouse Associate (full-time plus benefits) 3. Weekend Clinic Assistants,

DIRECT CARE WORKERS: Oakland County area. Must be over 18 and have a valid Michigan Drivers licenses. Health benefits and paid vacations. Call 248-666-9295

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon 1:30 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Thursday, March 7, 2013 1:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Monday, March 11, 2013 1:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 13, 2013 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon 1:30 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Thursday, March 14, 2013 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon 1:30 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. All properties will be subject to the following Tentative State Equalization factors by Agricultural 1.00 Commercial 1.00 Industrial 1.00

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Any Taxpayer wishing to protest their proposed assessment may do so by calling Oakland County Equalization Division, Toll Free, 1-888-350-0900, Ext. 84655 prior to March 5, 2013, for an appointment to be scheduled. Written appeals must be received at the Commerce Township Office, Attn: Board of Review, by March 14, 2013. SCN: 02.13.2013

Service Directory APPLIANCE REPAIR TONY’S APPLIANCE SERVICE Servicing all Major Appliances *Hot water tank 248-360-0213 248-698-8819

CABINETRY Elegant Woodworking *Mantels *Fireplace Surrounds *Furniture *Entertainment Center *Custom Cabinets *Crown Molding *Kitchen Cabinets *Custom Bars Harold Canfield 248-363-3804 elegant-woodworking. com

CARPET INSTALLATION Bob’s Carpet Mohawk Carpet Great Buys! Remnants Living room & bedroom sized $4 per yd. Low prices on re stretching, repairs, pad, & installation 35 years experience Bob 248-681-5771

CEMENT/ CONCRETE C & G CEMENT Quality Workmanship ResidentialCommercial Over 30 years Experience STAMPED CONCRETE DRIVEWAYS FOOTINGS GARAGE FLOORS BLOCK WORK FREE ESTIMATES Michael 248-363-4783 MILFORD LOCATION 248-684-5928

THE DOOR STOP Since 1980 Garage door springs and door openers repaired and/or replaced Call Anytime 248-624-4042 (cell) 248-640-6298 DRYWALL R & D DRYWALL & PAINTING *Hang & Finished *Small Repair *Texture Repair *Plaster Repair * Wet Sand Ron 248-673-7665

ELECTRICIANS MASTER ELECTRICIAN Insured & State Licensed 25 years experience. Prompt, courteous Service. FREE ESTIMATES. ALL TYPES OF WORK Competitive Prices 248-683-7985

EXCAVATING J.J.M. BACKHOE SERVICE LLC Backhoe service & landscaping. 38 Years Experience. Small or Large jobs. Fully insured. Free Estimates. 248-624-6458

D & S HOME REPAIRS REMODELING *Additions *Garages *Drywall *Painting *Plumbing *Electrical *Tile *Marble *Kitchens *Baths *Basements *Decks 33 years... Licensed 248-684-41-75 810-714-3058

TOTAL HOME SERVICE 35 years experience PLUMBING * HEATING CARPENTRY * DRYWALL *ELECTRICAL NEW SERVICE KITCHENS BATHS CERAMIC TITLE “The job your husband will do tomorrow.” 248-887-2366

“HONEY-DO” HANDYMAN Honey-Do Lists Elec.- Plumbing Drywall – Painting Carpentry – Tile Finished Basements Bathrooms CALL GARY NOW 248-320-5360 OVER 20 yrs. Exp. LICENSED & INSURED

HEATING/ DUCT WORK

PAINTING/ DECORATING

Thomason Heating & Cooling * Furnaces * Boilers * Air Cleaners * Air Conditioners * Humidifiers Service & Replacements FREE ESTIMATES ON INSTALLATION 248-363-1615

VS PAINTING WINTER SPECIAL save 10% this season on exterior/ interior painting, drywall repair, & wallpaper removal on small or big jobs. 25 years experience. Licensed and Insured. Same day free estimates. 248-894-3239

HOME/ OFFICE CLEANING COLLEEN’S CLEANING SERVICE is coming to your neighborhood BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY CLEANING NOW Residential/ Commercial 20 years experience *Insured *Local upon request. Call for FREE Quote or Questions 248-974-5104

LAWN/ GARDEN SERVICES A R T Outdoor Services, LLC *Snowplowing *Salting *Fall Clean ups *Gutter cleaning *Insured *Res & Com www.artoutdoorservices. com 248-625-5719

PAINTING/ DECORATING FARR’S PAINTING Interior 20% OFF Wood repairs *Caulking Staining *Wallpaper Removal Drywall repairs *Water Repairs Free power washing w/ paint. Farrshomeimprovement. com 248-477-7764 248-345-3308

PLUMBING Premier Plumbing License & Insured Complete Plumbing Service New Construction & remodel Commercial & Residential 248-363-5864

ROOFING D & D Construction *Fall Roofing Specials * $200 per square/ 30 year siding * Windows Leaf guard *Gutters Doug Dible 248-431-6243

SIDING/ TRIM I.D.C. Home Service Siding, Trim & Soffit Guaranteed Professional Installation Lic./ Ins. References available Bob 248-363-0589 idchomeservices.com

TILE J.M. Tile & Marble Custom Work *Remodeling *Quality Service *New Construction *Repairs *Grout sealing *Licensed and Insured John Miller 248-505-8865 jmtileandmarble.com

TRASH/ DEBRIS REMOVAL

Progressive Transportation Specializing in *Appliances *Furniture *Debris Removal *We haul cars too! Call anytime for estimates & great service 248-887-4892

TREE SERVICE MAXON’S TREE SERVICE * Trimming * Tree Removal *Stump Grinding *Lot Clearing *Firewood & Woodchips “We now have wood fencing & Deliver sand, gravel, top soil.” Licensed & Insured Free Estimates 248-887-2190

WATERPROOFING Dry Basements, LLC We repair: *Poured Walls/ Concrete Blocks *Waterproofing *Cracked or Bowed Wall *Foundation Repaired Replaced *Underpinning *Crawl Space and Encapsulation *Licensed & Insured *Ron Heck, Builder 248-420-0116

WELLS McPherson WELL SERVICE *PUMPS *TANKS *WELL REPAIR 2, 4, & 5 INCH Emergency Service 7 days a week 248-3636464 aquawells.com All credit cards accepted

BOB WYCKOFF WELL SERVICE “If you have questions, we have answers!” *PUMPS *TANKS *WELL REPAIR 248-310-0917 Emergency Service Visa & MasterCard


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LEGAL NOTICES CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF WHITE LAKE 7525 HIGHLAND ROAD WHITE LAKE TOWNSHIP, MI 48383

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF COMMERCE PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the Commerce Township Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing in the Township Board Room, located at 2009 Township Drive, Commerce Township Michigan, in the Township Hall, for the purpose of hearing the followin Special Land Use, Monday, March 4, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Township Board of the Charter Township of White Lake, Oakland County, Michigan, will meet at a Regular Board meeting on the 19th day of February 2013, at 7:00 p.m., at the Township Hall, located at 7525 Highland Road, White Lake Township, Michigan 48383, to review the Special Assessment Roll for and to receive public comments, if any, regarding the accuracy of their assessment and the total project cost.

PSU13-0001 WD Partners of Dublin OH representing Speedway LLC is requesting a Special Land Use to construct a new fuel station located at 8183 & 8175 Commerce Road.

Aspen Meadows Street Lighting The proposed Special Assessment District involves all buildable properties in the Aspen Meadows Condominiums located in the Charter Township of White Lake, Oakland County, Michigan, more specifically described as:

Sidwell No.: 17-12-426-038 & 045

“See Exhibit A on file in the Clerk’s Office”

The Special Land Use, the Commerce Township Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map are available for public inspection in the Clerk’s office during regular office hours. Public Comment will be taken in writing at the Clerks Office until the close of business on the date of the hearing, or in person at the public hearing. For further information please contact the Planning Department, Commerce Township Hall, (248) 960-7050. Kathleen C. Jackson Commerce Township Planning Consultant

SC: 01-13-2013

The Special Assessment Roll can be inspected at the office of the Township Clerk at the address listed above. In order to appeal the amount of any special assessment, affected owners or parties with an interest must protest the proposed assessment. This may be done by appearing in person at the hearing or having an agent appear at the hearing on behalf of an owner or party in interest, or in writing by filing a letter of protest before the hearing, addressed to the Township Clerk at 7525 Highland Road, White Lake Township, Michigan 48383. An owner or party having an interest in the real property affected by the special assessment may file a written appeal of the special assessment with the Michigan Tax Tribunal within 30 days after the confirmation of the special assessment roll if the special assessment is protested at the hearing held for the purpose of confirming the special assessment roll. Please direct any questions you may have to Jeanine Smith (248) 698-3300, Ext. 3. Terry Lilley, Clerk Charter Township of White Lake

SCN: 02.13.13

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF WHITE LAKE 7525 HIGHLAND ROAD WHITE LAKE TOWNSHIP, MI 48383

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF WHITE LAKE OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

AMENDMENT TO ORDINANCE NO. 129 FEE ORDINANCE

NOTICE OF ADOPTION

Notice is hereby given that the Township Board of the Charter Township of White Lake, Oakland County, Michigan, will meet at a Regular Board meeting on the 19th day of February 2013, at 7:00 p.m., at the Township Hall, located at 7525 Highland Road, White Lake Township, Michigan 48383, to determine if the following Special Assessment District will be established and to receive public comments, if any, regarding creation of the following Special Assessment District: Aspen Meadows Street Lighting The proposed Special Assessment District involves all buildable properties in the Aspen Meadows Condominiums located in the Charter Township of White Lake, Oakland County, Michigan, more specifically described as: “See Exhibit A on file in the Clerk’s Office” Plans showing the improvement, the location, and the legal description are on file with the Township Clerk for public examination. In order to appeal the amount of any special assessment, affected owners or parties with an interest must protest the proposed assessment. This may be done by appearing in person at the hearing or having an agent appear at the hearing on behalf of an owner or party in interest, or in writing by filing a letter of protest before the hearing, addressed to the Township Clerk at 7525 Highland Road, White Lake Township, Michigan 48383. An owner or party having an interest in the real property affected by the special assessment may file a written appeal of the special assessment with the Michigan Tax Tribunal within 30 days after the confirmation of the special assessment roll if the special assessment is protested at the hearing held for the purpose of confirming the special assessment roll. Please direct any questions you may have to Jeanine Smith (248) 698-3300, Ext. 3. Terry Lilley, Clerk Charter Township of White Lake SCN: 02.13.13

Notice is hereby given that at a special board meeting on January 29, 2013 the Charter Township of White Lake adopted amendments to Ordinance No. 129, Fee Ordinance. The amendments to the Ordinance were accepted by the Charter Township of White Lake on January 15, 2013 and adopted at the January 29, 2013 special board meeting. ARTICLE I – AMENDMENT SECTION 13 – Treasurer’s office I. Vetter Park ($100.00 refundable security deposit) a. Pavilion Rental fee b. Field Practices and Games (per 2 hour block of time) J. Hawley Park ($100.00 refundable security deposit) a. Pavilion rental b. Field Practice/Game - Large field 3 (per 2 hour block of time) c. Field Practice/Game - Small field 1 and 2 (per 2 hour block of time) d. Field Practice/ Game - Quarter Practice Field (per 2 hour block of time) e. Basketball Court (per season) f. Volleyball Court (per season) g. Horseshoe Pits (per season) K. Hidden Pines Park Field Practices and Games (per 2 hour block of time) L. Bloomer Park ($100 refundable security deposit) Pavilion rental

Terry Lilley, Clerk

2013 HIGHLAND CHARTER TOWNSHIP TAX BOARD OF REVIEW MEETING DATES The Highland Township Tax Board of Review will meet at Highland Auditorium, 205 North John Street, Highland, Michigan, 48357 on the following dates: Tuesday March 5, 2013 10:00am-12:00noon (Organizational Meeting) Tuesday March 5, 2013 – 1:30pm- 4:30pm Monday March 11, 2013 – 1:00pm-4:00pm Monday March 11, 2013 – 6:00pm-9:00pm Wednesday March 13, 2013 - 9:00am-12:00noon Wednesday March 13, 2013 - 1:30pm- 4:30pm

MONDAY– March 11, 2013 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY – March 13, 2013 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. NOTE: Board of Review meetings will be held by appointment only on the above dates. For information call the Assessor’s Office at (248) 698-3300 Ext. 3. 50% all classes 1.00 all classes

HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP ASSESSING SCN:2-13-13

Mary L. McDonell, MMC Highland Township Clerk SC: 02-13-2013

Persons or their agents who have appeared to file a protest before the Board of Review on or before March 13, 2013 or at a scheduled appointment that was made before March 13, 2013 shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard by the Board of Review. In lieu of an appointment, the Board of Review shall receive letters of protest regarding assessments from resident and non-resident taxpayers from March 5, 2013 until it adjourns on Wednesday March, 13, 2013, from the public hearing for which it meets to hear such protests. Assessments will be reviewed by Assessor’s Office, 205 N John Street, Highland, Michigan through March 5, 2013. For more information or to make an appointment for the March Board of Review, call 1-888-350-0900, Extension 88793 or 248-858-8793

Jeanine A. Smith, Assessor White Lake Township

The synopses for all Highland Township Board of Trustees Regular Meetings, including the Special meeting held at 6:30 p.m. on February 6, 2013 are available at the Township offices or on the web: www.highlandtwp.com - Government – Twp. Clerk – Board Meeting Synopsis

$60.00

SCN 2.13.2013

TUESDAY – March 5, 2013 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The tentative ratios for 2012 Estimated multipliers for 2012

$40.00

This Ordinance will be in effect seven (7) days after publication. This Ordinance is available for purchase or inspection at the office of the Township Clerk at 7525 Highland Road, White Lake, Michigan during regular hours from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. Monday through Friday, except holidays.

NOTICE OF BOARD OF REVIEW Township Hall 7525 Highland Road (M-59)

$60.00 $75.00 $40.00 $25.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00

ARTICLE II SEVERABILITY ARTICLE III –REPEALER ARTICLE V - EFFECTIVE DATE ARTICLE VI –ADOPTION

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF WHITE LAKE The annual meeting for the Board of Review for White Lake Township will be held at the

$60.00 $40.00

SCN: 02.13.2013

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE ON THE MASTER PLAN AMENDMENTS Pursuant to the Michigan Planning Enabling Act (Act 33 of 2008), notice is hereby given that the City of Wixom Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. to present the Master Plan Amendments and to allow an opportunity for residents to provide input on the draft document. The Master Plan serves as the city’s guide for orderly planned growth and development while providing the basis for the city zoning ordinance. The Planning Commission meeting 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 regarding this matter are urged to attend this meeting or contact the Building Department at (248) 624-0880 Catherine Buck, City Clerk City of Wixom (248) 624-4557

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