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[Contents]

10 Fishing

13 Landscaping CONTENTS

06 What’s Up Dock? 07 Lake and Stream Leaders Institute 09 Water Monitoring Grants 10 Fishing 12 Michigan Lakes Fishing Guide 13 Don’t DIY! 17 Oakland County Moms April 2013

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What’s Up, Dock? Sitting out by a lake on your very own private dock can be one of the great joys of lakeside living. Whether you’re looking to launch a boat, relax and cast a fishing line or jump off into the lake’s deep end, keep a few of these basic tips in mind when building and installing your brand-new dock.

1.) Permanent vs. Seasonal It may, at first, seem like less of hassle to install a permanent, year-round dock to enjoy your lake from – but think again. Any lake that freezes over can cause serious damage to a dock left sitting in the water – and with Michigan’s frigid winter weather, something a little more seasonable may be wiser.

2.) Know the Water Conditions of Your Lake Does the water level of your lake vary widely throughout the season? If so, a floating dock may be the way to go. Usually an economical option and easy to take in and out every season, floating

docks are a great way to combat dramatic fluctuations in water levels, but they’re also liable to bounce around in choppy water conditions. If rising and falling water conditions aren’t as much of a concern, consider building a pipe dock. Supported usually by thin metal legs resting on the lake bed, pipe docks are much more stable, and many models can be attached to wheels to make installation and removal more manageable. Just make sure the freeboard (the distance from the deck to the water) is high enough to avoid flooding.

3.) Living in a Material World Choosing the right materials to build your dock from can drastically affect its look, feel and function. Classic wood docks are strong and sturdy, but they’re also heavy and can be more difficult to install and remove each season. If choosing a wooden dock, make sure to use treated lumber and to reseal it at least once a year to avoid unnecessary wear and tear. Metal docks offer

a lighter alternative to wood, and are generally easier to install and remove each season. However, docks using metal parts are also more susceptible to rust.

4.) Sink or Swim Know when you’re in over your head. Installing your own dock can be difficult work – so don’t hesitate to call the professionals. Oakland County is home to many fine businesses who can lend a hand. Get the local help you need with an expert touch by contacting American Marine Shore Control at (248) 887-7855, Midwest Dock and Midwest Marine Services at (248) 685-0222 or DSL Marine Transport and Services at (248) 894-0086.

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Apply now for the 2013 Lake and Stream Leaders Institute! Dr. Jo Latimore, Michigan State University Photos by J. Herbert & Jo Latimore

What is the key to protecting Michigan’s lakes and streams? People! People who are ready to step up in their communities and within their organizations as volunteers, community leaders, professionals, or who are just interested in protecting their lake or stream can make a difference. If this sounds like you, consider applying for the Michigan Lake and Stream Leaders Institute of 2013! To be effective, aspiring lake and stream leaders need to be familiar with current aquatic science

and management options and have the leadership skills necessary to work through sometimes challenging issues with a variety of interested stakeholder groups. That is the idea behind Michigan’s Lake and Stream Leaders Institute. Since 2002, the institute has developed local water resource leaders who promote lake, stream and watershed management through partnerships between local communities and natural resource agencies, and encourage their neighbors and colleagues to take part in good

resource management. Participants learn about the ecology of lakes and streams, develop strong leadership skills, and gain an understanding of the institutions and legal frameworks that guide lake and stream protection and management in Michigan. The institute itself is a partnership program developed and run by Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Lake and Stream Associations, Inc., and the MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife with financial support from the Paul H. Young Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Past participants have included lake association and watershed organization members, natural resource agency staff, drain commissioners, educators and interested citizens. Today, nearly 100 institute alumni are found across Michigan and are leaders of lake associations; work within state and local natural resource agencies; serve on planning commissions; monitor stream and lake quality, and more.

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The institute employs a combination of classroom activities, field experiences, and independent work. Instructors are leaders and experts in their fields including university faculty, extension educators, state and local agency professionals, leaders from nonprofit organizations, and institute alumni. Participants attend institute sessions, complete homework assignments, and conduct an applied project which is shared with their peers and institute alumni during a poster symposium on graduation day. After graduation, participants can become engaged in an institute alumni program that promotes communication, continued learning possibilities and opportunities for service.

For application forms and more information about the 2013 institute, visit http://msue.anr.msu.edu/ programs/michigan_lake_and_stream_leaders_institute or contact the Institute Coordinator, Dr. Jo Latimore, at latimor1@msu.edu or (517) 432-1491.

Make plans now to take part in the Class of 2013! The first session will take place May 17-18 at the Michigan DNR’s Ralph A. MacMullan (RAM) Conference Center on Higgins Lake. The second session will be held July 26-27 at Kellogg Biological Center (KBS) near Kalamazoo, and will include ample time for hands-on lake and stream field activities. The final one-day session, including the poster symposium and graduation, will take place October 11 at Potter Park Zoo in Lansing. The application deadline is April 15, 2013. Tuition for the 2013 Institute is $375, and includes all instruction, materials, meals and overnight lodging at the RAM Center and KBS. Limited scholarships may be available.

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Water Quality Monitoring Grants Awarded

The DEQ recently awarded 15 Inland Lake Beach Monitoring Grants, totaling $200,000, to assist local governments with monitoring water quality of inland lake beaches. Beach monitoring data can be found on the DEQ’s BeachGuard website at  http://www.deq.state.mi.us/beach/.   The recipients of the grant funding are: Barry-Eaton District Health Department, $9,064.32 to monitor four beaches Chippewa County Health Department, $8,300 to monitor three beaches District Health Department #2, $21,304 to monitor 20 beaches District Health Department #4, $8,300 to monitor three beaches Health Department of Northwest Michigan, $20,540 to monitor 19 beaches Luce-Mackinac-Alger-Schoolcraft District Health Department, $8,300 to monitor three beaches Macomb County Health Department, $7,534 to monitor two beaches Oakland County Health Department, $40,430 to monitor 45 beaches Ottawa County Health Department, $11,360 to monitor seven beaches Public Health Muskegon County, $11,999.68 to monitor 15 beaches The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay, $13,654 to monitor 10 beaches Washtenaw County Public Health Department, $7,654 to monitor five beaches Wayne County Health Department, $10,594 to monitor six beaches Western Upper Peninsula Health Department, $9,778 to monitor six beaches Wexford County Drain Commissioner, $11,188 to monitor six beaches

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Did you know . . . . . . pet waste contains bacteria that makes our lakes and rivers unsafe for swimming and other recreational activities? Most of us pick up after our pets to be a good neighbor and keep our yard clean, but there’s another important reason to clean up after our pets. Pet waste contains bacteria that is harmful to our water. Leaving it on the sidewalk or in the yards means that harmful bacteria can get washed into storm drains and roadside ditches that flow directly into our lakes and rivers untreated.

What can you do? Simple. Whether you are in your yard or on a walk, pick up and dispose of your pet’s waste promptly in the trash or toilet to prevent it from entering storm drains and roadside ditches.

Pick up after your pet . . . and help keep our water clean. To find more tips on how to protect our water resources, please visit: www.oakgov.com/riparian

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2013 Fishing Guide Now Available The Department of Natural Resources recently released the 2013 Michigan Fishing Guide, which includes rules and some major regulation changes effective from April 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014. This year’s guide is a reflection of an effort by the DNR to make improvements to this annual publication. The 2013 guide is

printed on higher-quality paper, has a smaller physical size (better able to fit in a tackle box), and has an easier-to-read font size. “We really appreciate the vast public input we received as we worked to revamp our annual fishing guide,” said Jim Dexter, DNR fisheries division chief. “We think anglers will find it visually appealing and easier to navigate as they fish their favorite locations.”

A Look Inside: License Requirements

Fishing License Requirements and Special Provisions: • You must purchase a license if you are 17 years of age or older. • If you are under 17, you may fish without a license, but you are required to observe all fishing rules and regulations.

• When fishing, you must carry your license and the identification used to purchase that license and exhibit both upon demand of a Michigan Conservation Officer, a Tribal Conservation Officer or any law enforcement officer. Your fishing license is valid from Mar. 1 of a given year through Mar. 31 of the following year. To purchase a fishing license or to obtain a tag, you must have: • A valid Michigan Driver License; or • A valid Michigan ID Card (issued by the Secretary of State) with additional proof of Michigan residency, such as a Michigan voter registration card; or • A DNR Sportcard (issued by license dealers). If the information on your DNR Sportcard from a previous year is still accurate, you may continue to use it. To qualify for a resident fishing license, you must: • Be a person who resides in a settled or permanent home or domicile within the boundaries of this state with the intention of remaining in this state, or • Be a full-time student at a Michigan college or university, or • Serve full-time in the U.S. Military and be either officially stationed in Michigan or maintain residency in Michigan. The ownership of land in Michigan by itself is not qualification for a resident license.

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Some major regulation changes that can be found in the 2013 guide include: Statewide

Muskellunge Possession Limit Change: Only 1 muskellunge (including tiger muskellunge) may be harvested per season per angler. A new non-transferable muskellunge harvest tag is required to harvest muskellunge. The muskellunge harvest tag is free and is available at all fishing license vendors. Northern Pike Fishing Regulations: Northern pike regulations now include the establishment of a new 24”-34” protected slot limit on several waters and a no minimum size regulation where 5 fish may be harvested daily with only 1 northern pike greater than 24” allowed. Bow and Spear Fishing Regulations: Crossbows are included as lawful gear on the waters where bow and arrow use is lawful. The spearing prohibition on Houghton Lake in Roscommon County was removed. Netting Regulations: Netting regulations have been modified and some season dates have changed.

Upper Peninsula

Inland Trout and Salmon Regulations: There are 5 new research streams in the Upper Peninsula where an additional 5 brook trout may be retained

as the daily possession limit. Michigan/Wisconsin Boundary Waters Muskellunge Possession Limit Change: Only 1 muskellunge (including tiger muskellunge) may be harvested per season per angler. A new non-transferable muskellunge harvest tag is required to harvest muskellunge. The muskellunge harvest tag is free and is available at all fishing license vendors.

Platte River and Little Manistee River

Possession Limit Change: The Platte River daily possession limit is 1 rainbow trout from the Upper (Hatchery) Platte River Weir downstream to Lake Michigan. The Little Manistee River daily possession limit is 1 rainbow trout from 300 feet downstream of the Little Manistee River Weir down to Manistee Lake.

T h e 2013 guide can be obtained at any location where fishing licenses are sold and is also available in a user-friendly, electronic format online at www. michigan.gov/fishingguide. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural

Among its many useful features, the 2013 guide includes a photographic guide to common fish species. resources for current and future generations. For more information, visit to www. michigan.gov/dnr.

Betsie River

Spawning Closure: The lower portion of the Betsie River from the Betsie Valley Trail Bridge (former railroad trestle bridge) west to a line in Betsie Bay between the westernmost dock of the Northstar Marina and the westernmost dock of the Eastshore Marina is closed to fishing until further notice.

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Michigan Lakes Fishing Guide

All the information you need for the perfect day of fishing! Table Key

FISH SPECIES

a

a

a

a

a a

Walleye

a

Rainbow Trout

a

`

a

Brown Trout

a

a

Redear Sunfish

a

Pumkinseed Sunfish

x

a

Suckers

x

P

a

Splake

P

37

a

a

Northern Pike

167

`

`

Yellow Perch

Big Seven Lake

a

Black Crappie

A3

x

Cisco

$

Catfish

P

217

Carp

14

Big Lake

Bullhead

Alderman Lake

E6

U = Universal Access

Bluegill

C8

Smallmouth Bass

Grid No.

1

Largemouth Bass

Map No.

P = Ramp Located in Park; Park Permit Needed

Pier

= State Boat Launch; Permit needed for ramp use

F = Free Use of Ramp

Shore Fishing

$

Boat Ramp

a = Fishable Population Present

Size (acres or miles)

z = Better Than Average Fishing

Lakes With Public Access

∙ 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 ∙ 32 ∙ 33 ∙ 34 ∙ 35 ∙ 36 ∙ 37 ∙ 38 ∙ 39 ∙ 40 ∙ 41 ∙ 42 ∙ 43 ∙ 44 ∙ 45 ∙ 46 ∙ 47 ∙ 48 ∙ 49 ∙ 50 ∙ 51 ∙ 52 ∙ 53 ∙ 54 ∙ 55 ∙ 56 ∙ 57 ∙ 58 ∙ 59 ∙ 60 ∙ 61 ∙ 62 ∙ 63 ∙ 64 ∙ 65 ∙ 66 ∙ 67 ∙ 68 ∙ 69 ∙ 70 ∙ A ∙ B ∙ C ∙ D ∙ E ∙ F ∙

Comments

N3

Buhl Lake

J15

Carpenter Lake

I10

Cass Lake

1,180

P

F9

Cedar Island Lake

167

$

L4

Chamberlain Lake

10

$

J3

5

Clear Lake

34

F10

Cooley Lake

87

H9

Crescent Lake

96

$

H4

Crooked Lake

68

P

C3

Crotched Lake

40

P

C3

Crystal Lake (Holly)

5

P

J9

Crystal Lake (Pontiac) Davisburg Pond Deer Lake

138

F

Dickinson Lake

46

P

K8

Galloway Lake

34

M4

Graham Lake, East

37

M4

Graham Lake, West

22

C8

Grass Lake

33

M4

Hart Lake

E1

Hartwig Lake

E3

Heron Lake

11

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

a

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`

a

`

a

a

`

`

a

a

`

`

`

a

a

`

a

a

a

Part of inter-connected lakes system

x

x

a

`

a

a

a

a

a

`

`

a

a

a

a

a

Electric motors only; access via Independence Oaks

a

a

a

a

a

a

Public access via Holly State Recreation Area

a

a

a

a

Public access via Holly State Recreation Area

a

a

a

a

`

a

a

a

a

a

No motors

a

`

`

Village permit needed

a

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x

a

a

a

a

a

a

x

a

a

a

a

x

a

`

a

a

a

a

a

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a

a

a

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Electric motors only

a a

a a Public access via Holly State Recreation Area

a

a

a

a

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a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

Electric motors only

1,036

$

x

U

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`

`

`

a

`

a

`

Access via Kensington Metropark; 10 mph limit

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`

`

a

`

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a

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`

a

a

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`

a

a

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a

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K5

Lake Sixteen

91

P

Lakeville Lake

444

$

30

F

169

$

K3

Long Lake (Oxford)

I7

Loon Lake

210

G7

Lotus Lake

194

C9

Lower Pettibone Lake

103

P

L5

Lower Trout Lake

64

P

G7

Maceday Lake

221

$

J3

Mickelson Lake

x x

$

x

x

`

Mohawk Lake

32

Moore Lake

86

Moss Lake

13

H11

Orchard Lake

865 198

I9

Otter Lake

B9

Pickerel Lake

8

F8

Pontiac Lake

633 32

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a

a

`

`

`

`

`

`

x

`

a

`

`

`

`

`

a

a

`

a

`

a

`

a

a

`

a

a

`

a

`

`

a

a

a

`

`

`

`

`

a

Public access via Maceday Lake Electric motors only

a

a

`

a

a

Connected to Lotus Lake Part of inter-connected lakes system

a P

`

a

Public access from Upper & Lower Proud lakes

a $

`

P F,P

x

U

P

a

a

a `

B5

Rose Oaks Lakes

27

P

x

`

a

I7

Schoolhouse Lake

41

a

a

Carry in boat only a

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`

a

a

a

a a

a

a

a

a

`

a

a a

a

`

a

Access interior fishing lakes by using park trails

a

I8

Silver Lake

J8

Silver Lake, Upper

37

B3

Spring Lake

100 10

J3

Squaw Lake

32

$

F

x

`

`

a

a

a

a a

a a

a

x

`

`

No Motors `

D3

Stewart Lake

31

P

x

a

a

Stony Creek Lake

498

P

x

`

a

a

I10

Sylvan Lake

402

F

`

a

K3

Tan Lake

`

61

D9

Teeple Lake

49

P

A6

Tipsico Lake

254

$

G10

Union Lake

474

$

E3

Valley Lake

38

P

576

$

x x

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a

a

a

a

a

a

a

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a

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`

a

a

a

a

a

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a

`

a

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`

a

a

a

a

a

` a

a

Part of inter-connected lakes system

a a

a

a

a

a

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`

a a

a

a

`

`

a

a

a

a

`

a

a a

a

a a

a `

Electric motors only; access via Groveland Oaks

a

a a

a

`

Part of the inter-connected lakes system

a

a a

a

34

`

`

a

a

a

`

a

`

F

`

a

a

a

`

` x

a

Public access via Upper Silver Lake Public access via Hawthorne Park

a

a

O6

146

a

a

a

Part of inter-connected lakes system

a

`

287

a

a

a

x

a

Wormer Lake

a

`

a

a

Woodhull Lake

`

a

a `

`

a

a

x

Wolverine Lake

`

a

`

P

I7

a

a

a

P

H7

a

a

a

` a

49

E12

a

a

`

55

52

Electric motors only; access via Orion Oaks

`

Public access via Holly State Recreation Area `

a

Proud Lake, Lower

White Lake

`

a

Proud Lake, Upper

Wildwood Lake

a

`

E11

D8

a

a

`

`

D11

E3

`

a `

`

x

F

68

D11

a

`

42 183

`

a `

35

C10

Prince Lake

a

x

N3

M4

a

`

x

$

I7

a

a

a

P $

Milford Millpond

a

`

5

493

C10

`

a

6

312

Middle Straits Lake

`

a

a

a

119

Lake Orion

G11

`

F

Lake Oakland

Little Lake

U

x

P

I7

Long Lake (Commerce)

a

x

K4

C2

a

a

94

A3

F10

a

a

a

a

D5

Kent Lake

a

a

`

G6

B12

x

x U

a

a

` Connected to Wildwood Lake ` Connected to Valley Lake a Public access via Lake Oakland

a

Rivers With Public Access M8

Clinton River (above Yates Dam)

12 mi

x

D11

Huron River

6 mi

x

2 mi

G1

Kearsley Creek

M6

Paint Creek

15 mi

x

K13

Rouge River

11 mi

x

7 mi

x

B4

Shiawassee River

`

`

a

`

`

`

Special Regulations Designated Designated Trout Stream

a a

Designated Trout Stream

a a

a

a

a

a

a

Public access via Water Works Park

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Don’t DIY-

Hire a Professional!

The desire to have a pristine, well-manicured landscape leads many homeowners to toil outdoors for hours every weekend. Hiring a professional landscaping company can free up homeowners’ time and help them ensure that their yards are beautiful extensions of their homes. “The most important decision a homeowner can make when investing in their property is partnering with a professional,” said John Hodgkin, an owner of XTier, Inc. “The process and procedures, proper construction techniques, permitting and engineering (if needed) are handled as part of the service. We can take the worry out of your project.”

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Benefits to Hiring a Landscaping Service Time-Saving

Landscapers typically have commercial-grade equipment that can dramatically reduce the time it takes to mow and perform other maintenance and enhancement tasks around your property. Furthermore, some services have multiple employees working concurrently, enabling

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them to tackle several projects at the same time and complete them in a fraction of the time it would take a homeowner working on his or her own. “We employ around 25-30 people,” said Kim Fisher, landscape architect at Your Way Property Services, Inc. “We offer lawn maintenance and snow removal services for both

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residential and commercial, in addition to landscape design and installation.”

Expert Plant Care

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Hiring a professional landscaper is, in many instances, more economical. For a monthly or weekly fee, homeowners receive the benefit of professional knowledge and execution. Also, homeowners will not have the expense of purchasing the various tools and equipment necessary for lawn and garden maintenance or to complete a massive construction project. “An advantage of hiring a professional is that all the variables are considered,” said Hodgkin. “We not only put together our plans for today, but we also like to look at the long-term project that can be phased-in over several years to help accommodate clients that may have a tighter annual budget.”

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Hi everyone! My name is Lisa LaGrou and I’m the founder of OaklandCountyMoms.com, a top online resource for families in the Oakland County area. A major component of OaklandCountyMoms.com is to provide families with the latest happenings in the area and that is what I’ll be doing here each month.

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his month, there are several family-friendly Earth Day celebrations. The Detroit Zoo, located at 8450 W. 10 Mile Road in Royal Oak, is holding their GreenFest on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The zoo-wide celebration includes earth-friendly crafts, an endangered species scavenger hunt, animal enrichment activities, zookeeper talks and exhibits by local conservation groups and the Detroit Zoo’s Green Team. Activities include a rock climbing wall, family yoga lessons, composting demonstrations, a visit from the Arts and Scraps ScrapMobile, live entertainment and much more. All GreenFest activities are free with zoo admission.

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Lisa Lagrou resides in Rochester Hills and is the proud mother of Jayson (10) and Lindsey (8). Her website OaklandCountyMoms.com has been servicing Oakland County families since 2005.

Mark your calendar for these other family-friendly events in April: April 4-7 • Michigan Pinball Expo at Oakland University April 26-28 • Earth Day Festival in Rochester April 27 • 2013 Parent Conference and Resource Fair at Lake Orion Community Center • Arbor Day Celebration in Novi Be sure to visit OaklandCountyMoms.com for the latest upcoming events and chances to win tickets for you and your family.

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“The Lady in the Lake” by Raymond Chandler

Mystery and detective novels have long been a guilty pleasure of mine, and few writers have defined the genre better than the esteemed master, Raymond Chandler. His fourth novel, “The Lady in the Lake,” is no exception – a great read for those stuck indoors waiting for warmer weather. Follow private eye Philip Marlowe as he travels outside the cityscapes of Southern California to the bucolic lakeside town of Little Fawn Lake. On the trail of a runaway wife, Marlowe quickly discovers a dreadful secret just below the water’s surface. In traditional Chandler fashion, a series of seemingly unrelated plot points and memorable characters are cleverly woven together in surprising and unexpected ways to make this old classic one you won’t want to put down.

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The debut album from this Seattle-based quartet is a no-nonsense, back-to-basics pop/rock record with catchy musical hooks, beautiful four-part vocal harmonies and easy to remember lyrics that come together perfectly in a solid breakout performance. Ivan & Alyosha waste no time coming on strong right from track one with, “Be Your Man,” a straight-forward pop tune that, at times, can’t help but remind the listener of another musical fab-foursome. From there the record only gets stronger, with rich vocal harmonies and layered guitar parts that help this album soar. This is a pop/ rock album that embodies the best qualities of the genre, and is definitely worth a listen. Check them out on the iTunes store or on Amazon.com.

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Farmington Hills’ very own Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanica l Museum is a stop like no other, easily earning a spot on RoadsideAmeri ca.com. Filled with hundreds of mechanical oddities collected by owne r Marvin Yagoda for over 50 years, visitors are encouraged to grab a handful of change to try out pinball machines, animatronic dummies, fortune-te lling mechanical gypsies and other mechanical marvels beyond descriptio n. The perfect rainy-day getaway for you and the family is just a short drive down the freeway. Visit the museum at 31005 Orchard Lake Road in Farmington Hills (just south of 14 Mile), call (248) 626-5020 or visit www.mar vin3m. com for more details.

Stuff You Should Know Podcast

Stuff You Should Know is one of my favorite podcasts – an engaging, funny and well-researched show covering a wide range of topics including: how to survive a plane crash, how sleepwalking works, a podcast asking if zombies really exist, an episode explaining black holes and much, much more. With over 300 episodes and counting, hosts Josh and Chuck break down even the most complex concepts into bitesized, digestible chunks suitable for both adults and kids, usually with a hefty dose of pop-culture references to keep the show fun and entertaining. Recently the podcast was just picked up by the Science Channel for its own televised series – so perhaps now is as good a time as any for new listeners to check out this quickly rising (and free on iTunes) phenomenon.

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Putting Clinic at Red Oaks Golf Course in Madison Heights $15/person – grip, proper technique, alignment and reading

Spring Star Party at Wint Nature Center in Clarkston – 9-11 p.m. view constellations in the night sky through telescopes, make a craft and enjoy a treat. For families and people of all ages $4/person Celebrate Earth Day at Red Oaks Nature Center in Madison Heights

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Clever Coyotes – learn all about coyotes and their habitats. Free event. 1-3 p.m. at Lyon Oaks Dog Park in Wixom.

Free Parent Conference and Resource Fair- The event includes 30 community agencies and vendors providing parent resources, educational workshops, free breakfast and lunch, raffles and is taking place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Lake Orion Community Education Resource Center, 455 East Scripps Rd., Lake Orion. You can register for the conference online at www.oakland.k12.mi.us.

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Putting Clinic at Lyon Oaks Golf Course in Wixom $15/person – grip, proper technique, alignment and reading the greens.

Get Ready To Golf – for beginners at Lyon Oaks Golf Course $99/ person goes to end of May

Events were provided by Oakland County Parks & Recreation.

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Grasslands Bird Survey Volunteer Training at Wint Nature Center in Clarkston. 7-9 p.m. Free event

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Putting Clinic at White Lake Oaks Golf Course in White Lake $15/person – grip, proper technique, alignment and reading

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Lake Orion Farmers’ Market Welcome to the kick-off of the farmers’ market season in Michigan! While it still may seem early, we have been busy preparing for our 5th season at the Lake Orion Farmers’ Market, conveniently located in downtown Lake Orion. We have a good core of quality vendors here, and as Market Manager I couldn’t be more proud of the hard-working people who are committed to growing our food and sharing their lifestyle experiences with us every week.

My featured vendor this month is Raub-Rae Farm out of Brown City, Michigan. Their motto is, “Healthy soil, healthy food . . . healthy people.”

Happy Spring! Janet Hartman, Market Manager

Their farm is a Michigan Centennial Farm, owned and Raub-Rae Farm operated by the same family for over 100 years. They have 8820 Clear Lake Road, Brown City, MI 48416 been certified organic since 1991, including produce, eggs, (586) 531-8166 or (810) 346-3242 beef and free-range poultry. This year, Raub-Rae Farm is branching out to include a Community Supported Agriculkclark34355@yahoo.com or ture (CSA) offering, which is a weekly share of their locally yvonneosborne08@gmail.com grown bounty! Contact them directly via email or Facebook www.facebook.com/raubraefarm for details. Join us at the Lake Orion Farmers’ Market every Wednesday from 2-7 p.m., running June 19 through September 11. For more information or to request vendor materials, please visit www.lakeorionfarmersmarket.com. Or ‘Like’ us on Facebook www.facebook.com/lakeorionfarmersmarket. Happy Spring! Janet Hartman, Market Manager

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Oakland County Farmers’ Markets Auburn Hills Farmers’ Market 3308 Auburn Rd. Auburn Hills, MI 48326  Opens June 6  Hours: Thursdays , 3-7 p.m.

Lake Orion Farmers’ Market 93 S. Anderson  Lake Orion, MI 48362  Opens June 19 Hours: Wednesdays, 2-7 p.m.

Birmingham Farmers’ Market 660 N. Old Woodward  Birmingham, MI 48009 Hours: Sundays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Lathrup Village Farmers’ Market   27400 Southfield Rd. Lathrup Village, MI 48076   Opens June 6 Hours: Wednesdays, 2-7 p.m.

Clarkston Farmers’ Market Front of Clarkston Community Education Building  Opens June 23 Hours: 8 a.m. -1 p.m.

Milford Farmers’ Market 115 E. Liberty St.  Milford, MI 48381  Hours: Thursdays, 3-8 p.m.  

Clawson Farmers’ Market 1080 N Custer  Clawson, MI 48017  Hours: Sundays, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Lyon Township Farmers’ Market 56808 Grand River Ave.  New Hudson, MI 48165  Hours: Fridays, 12:30- 6 p.m.

Springfield Farmers’ Market 12000 Davisburg Rd.  Davisburg, MI 48350  Opens June 17 Hours: Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Novi Farmers’ Market   Fuerst Park (10 Mile & Taft Rd.) Novi, MI 48377 Hours: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Farmington Farmers’ & Artisans Market 33113 Grand River Ave.  Farmington, MI 48336  Hours: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Orion Farmers’ Market at Canterbury  2345 Joslyn Court. Lake Orion, MI 48360 Opens May 4 Hours: Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Beets, Beats and Eats Farmers’ Market Crossman Park  Ortonville, MI 48462  Opens June 14 Hours: Fridays, 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Oxford Farmers’ Market  Burdick and M-24  Oxford, MI 48317  Opens June 28 Hours: Thursdays, 3-7 p.m. Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market  Corner of E. Third & Water  Rochester, MI 48307  Hours: Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Beaumont Farmers’ Market  3601 West Thirteen Mile Rd.  Royal Oak, MI 48073  Check website for dates and times Royal Oak Farmers’ Market  316 East 11 Mile Rd.  Royal Oak, MI 48067  Fridays, Farm Market- 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., May through December Saturdays, Farm Market- 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Sundays, Antique & Collectible Market- 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

South Lyon Farmers’ Market Pontiac Trail and Liberty St  South Lyon, MI 48178  Hours: Wednesdays, 2-7 p.m. Walled Lake Farmers’ Market  1499 E. West Maple St.  Walled Lake, MI 48390  Springfield Farmers’ Market  12000 Davisburg  Opens June 16 Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Oakland County Farmers’ Market  2350 Pontiac Lake Rd.  Waterford Twp, MI 48328  Hours 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.  May through December: Tuesdays, Thursdays  Year-round: Saturdays Wixom Farmers’ Market  48900 Pontiac Trail  Wixom, MI 48393  Hours: 3-7 p.m. White Lake Farmers’ Market  1500 Bogie Lake Rd.  White Lake, MI 48383  Hours: Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


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Lake Levels

Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Weekly Legal Lake Level Information for March 22, 2013

Following are the waterway level readings for lakes and rivers across Oakland County, as compiled by the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s office. Legal levels are denoted by elevation in feet from sea level. Current (as close to press time as possible) levels are denoted both in elevation from sea level and as plus or minus the legal level in hundredths feet. Prior year elevation from sea level is provided as a comparison. River depths are measured from the river bottom at the point of measurement.

Lake Angelus Bevins Big Bunny Run Bush Lake Cass Cedar Island Cemetery-Dollar Clinton River Commerce Crytal Dawson Mill Pond Duck Fox Huron River Indianwood Lakeville Long (Commerce Twp.) Loon Lousie-Huff Middle & Lower Straits Mohawk Oakland-Woodhull Orchard Oxbow Oxford-Multi Pontiac Schoolhouse Scott Sylvan-Otter Tipsico Union Upper Straits Van Norman Walled & Sherwood Watkins Waumegah White Williams

Legal Level 950.00 909.90 1016.70 965.45 913.60 927.87 933.50 968.00 2.10 906.30 917.00 927.25 1016.13 929.50 1.08 992.12 951.80 932.50 948.80 961.77 930.40 948.80 957.00 930.20 942.00 1017.48 962.83 948.80 951.00 927.25 1015.25 926.66 930.80 966.20 932.10 949.50 1049.40 1018.60 964.92

A) Oxford Multi includes: Cedar, Clear, Long, Squaw, Michelson & Tan Lakes. B) Waterford Multi includes: Cemetery(Middle), Dollar, Greens, Maceday, Lotus, Lester, Van Norman, Williams, Mohawk. C) The Loon Lake control structure also controls Mohawk, Wormer, Schoolhouse Silver and Upper Silver Lakes. D) The Van Norman control structure also controls Greens, Maceday, Lotus and Lester Lakes. E) Lake Angelus, Huron River and Clinton River levels are not under the jurisdiction of this office.

3.22.13 950.10 911.05 1017.59 965.67 913.72 928.74 933.86 968.26 3.30 907.10 916.90 927.60 1016.55 930.40 1.72 992.54 951.95 932.69 949.37 961.80 930.21 949.66 957.34 930.45 942.77 1017.38 962.77 949.60 949.34 927.77 1015.20 926.58 931.08 966.31 933.02 949.52 1049.40 1019.03 964.90

+ OR 0.10 1.15 0.89 0.22 0.12 0.87 0.36 0.26 1.20 0.80 -0.10 0.35 0.42 0.90 0.64 0.42 0.15 0.19 0.57 0.03 -0.19 0.86 0.34 0.25 0.77 -0.10 -0.06 0.80 -1.66 0.52 -0.05 -0.08 0.28 0.11 0.92 0.02 Legal 0.43 -0.02

Prior Year 950.05 910.95 1017.66 965.60 913.71 928.76 933.80 968.30 3.10 907.15 917.50 927.90 1016.10 930.39 1.72 992.73 952.10 932.72 949.28 962.08 930.38 949.65 957.46 930.42 942.66 1017.60 962.78 949.63 950.00 928.00 1015.26 926.98 931.18 966.40 933.10 949.55 1049.56 1019.10 965.01

F) The Dawson Mill Pond and Sylvan-Otter Lakes are controlled by the Price Dam. G) Crystal Lake is controlled by the Walter Moore Dam. Wormer, Schoolhouse, Silver, Upper Silver and Loon Lakes. H) Lake Louise and Huff Lake are controlled by the Ruth Johnson Dam. I) Waumegah Lake reading in N.G.V.D. (1983) J) Some WInter Levels are set by Court Order. Others reflects customary drawdown

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