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Lakes Area Rotary Presents “The Rotary Carnival” May 18

Rebuilding Together Oakland County Hosts Rebuild Day To Benefit Homeowners In Need

Located on the corner of M-5 and Pontiac Trail in Commerce, this four-day event provides opportunities to have fun, eat your favorite carnival foods, plan your spring garden and enjoy local entertainment all day and evening long. We hope you will join us. All proceeds go to Rotary’s Youth programs. For advance discount ticket information go to

Spectacular Saturday: Spring Puppet Show May 11 It’s the last Spectacular Saturday before summer! Families can join us on Saturday, May 11 at 10:30 a.m. for a spring puppet show at the Wixom Library. Special guest Rick Morse will be here for the delightful and entertaining show, “The Three Wishes.” Saturday programs are geared for children ages 2-10. To register call 248-624-2512.



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“The Lakes Community Church of Walled Lake and Jamie Greaves (daughter of Ken Campbell, from the Ken Campbell Memorial House) partnered together to sponsor a home in West Bloomfield.”

BY ALI ARMSTRONG EDITOR Over 1000 volunteers helped to repair dozens of Oakland County homes at a Rebuilding Together Oakland County rebuild day on April 27. Rebuilding Together Oakland County began over 20 years ago with the mission to bring communities and volunteers together to provide free housing repair and neighborhood revitalization for low-income homeowners in Oakland County.

“In 1993 my dad was involved with Rebuilding Together that started out of Highland,” Greaves said. “That year they repaired four homes and my dad was hooked. He worked for the township in the building department and it was right up his alley. They kind of spearheaded what we now call the ‘CW3 Group.’ “ Greaves’ father passed away 10 years ago in a plane crash, but since his death she has been working with the organization that he loved.

The organization was started in 1988 as “Christmas in April” with 13 loosely organized community service programs. Rebuilding Together Oakland County was founded in 1992.

She has been working as a house captain for the past eight years and this year helped repair a home with volunteers from her church, The Lakes Community Church.

This year over 40 homes in Oakland County were repaired in the communities of Huron Valley, Farmington Hills, Pontiac, Southfield, Commerce, Wixom, Walled Lake and Wolverine Lake. Volunteer and house captain Jamie Greaves worked within the organization’s coined “CW3 area” (Commerce, Walled Lake, Wixom and Wolverine Lake.)

Volunteers helped repair the home of Nancy Batzer by replacing flooring, kitchen cabinets and much more. “It’s a lot of work that goes into this day to bless these homeowners with the repairs they need. It’s amazing what we can do in a day,” Greaves said. “I was raised to serve others…this was just another way to serve. Now I have my own kids and I am just trying to keep that going.”

Greaves has been a part of the organization since 1993 when her father volunteered.

A typical Rebuilding Together homeowner may be: a senior citizen, a veteran, a disabled person or more.

To date Rebuilding Together Oakland County has repaired 584 homes and non-profit facilities; volunteers have performed over 250,000 hours of volunteer service; and delivered $5.5 million in market value. The organization also performs landscaping needs for homeowners. For six years Cheryl Gosselin has been working with Rebuilding Together Oakland County and area high school students to perform landscaping duties to those in need. Students from Walled Lake Northern and Walled Lake Central are a part of the program.

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Applications to be considered for home repair in April are accepted through the end of November. To be eligible for home repairs you must: own and live in your house, be current on your mortgage and taxes as well as have homeowners insurance. Applications for homeowners, volunteers and sponsors can be found at For more information call 248-432-6551.

“We come in on rebuild day…and we spruce up their yards by raking, tree trimming, planting and more,” Gosselin said. “This is the first time students are face to face with those in need and make the connection that they are really helping somebody. They put a face with what they’re doing which I think is a great part about this program.” Gosselin began working with Rebuilding Together Oakland County after years of being a Girl Scout leader. “I’ve been a Girl Scout leader for 11 years and that is how I found out about rebuild,” she said. “We just got a group

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together of high school boys and other students and it just grew from there. It’s gratifying for me to help the seniors do their yard, but it’s equally as gratifying to see the kids get a kick out of it.”

Homeowner Nancy Batzer of West Bloomfield was the lucky homeowner of one of the 45 houses in Oakland County selected to be repaired by Rebuilding Together Oakland County on April 27. PHOTO SUBMITTED BY JAMIE GREAVES

Walled Lake Schools Move Forward With Privatization Plans BY TORRY YU CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Heavy hearts and strong emotions filled the Walled Lake Consolidated Schools’ Educational Services Center on Thursday, May 2 as members of the Board of Education were faced with deciding whether or not to outsource transportation services to Lansing-based, Dean Transportation. The department was given ten days by the district to come up with a way to reduce the budget by $1.4 million, after the transportation staff took $5 million in cuts three years ago. The evening began with a peaceful protest in front of the school district’s office comprised of district employees, students and community members. Oakland County Sheriffs and Walled Lake Police were on hand to keep order at the meeting. As board members and district officials exited negotiations, they were met with outrage from those in the audience, which continued through the meeting. Most of the complaints were towards Superintendent, Ken Gutman; Board President, Peggy Casagrande; and Director of Operations, Bill Chatfield.

Many addressed the board during autheir seniority will be taken and will be paid dience comment to discuss their outrage at accordingly. Board Trustee, Nancy van Leuwen, asked if special education drivers could the district for considering the change. It was brought up quite frequently the privat- keep their current routes. Dean responded, ization of custodial services in the district, saying that those with seniority will have three years ago, and how the opportunity to bid the buildings were being for their preferred bus routes. poorly maintained. The amount of cuts and curBefore voting, van rent pay for drivers was Leuwen stated: “We also a hot topic issue. need to get past the emotion…I don’t want Several drivers, past and to support this, but we present, who received awards for their serhave to.” Board Memvice to the department bers Nancy Bither and returned them to GutCasagrande said the same, adding: “We love man. The meeting got heated at this point as our drivers. This isn’t personal. We wish we Ann Ridge, Walled Lake The evening began with a peaceTransportation Associ- ful protest in front of the school could have made a difation President, spoke district office. ferent decision.” President Casagrande stated that if things do not and was escorted out of the building by police. The police were then asked by President work out or the economy turns around, the district can end the contract at any time, as Casagrande to clear the room as a result of the interruptions during a presentation by buses and gas are still owned by the district. Kellie Dean, owner of Dean Transportation. The board voted unanimously to approve the bid to Dean Transportation, citing not When asked, Dean told the board that he wants to rehire all the current drivers and being able to negotiate with the transpor-







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tation staff. Treasurer, Marc Siegler, told the audience that although a deal was made three years ago, they would be in this position again and “you won’t like us.” According to a message from the district, Dean’s son, Patrick, will be assisting with the transition process along with Chatfield and Jill Segal, Transportation Supervisor, who will continue to operate the department. It was also stated that Dean’s bus inspection record got high marks by the Michigan State Police for their inspections, as Walled Lake has received in recent years. In terms of savings, the district says they would save $4.2 million over Dean’s three-year contract with a one-time expense of unemployment and healthcare of $449,083. The district will also no longer have to pay legacy costs, nor workers’ compensation. Dean is planning to add a GPS system on each of the buses to track their locations, and Child Minder systems on 41 buses that do not have them. “We hope [the drivers] return on the buses next year to continue serving the students in Walled Lake,” van Leuwen said.


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Rudy’s Pancake and Waffle House in Walled Lake Offers Variety For Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner BY ALI ARMSTRONG EDITOR

You opened Rudy’s Pancake and Waffle House six months ago. Can you tell me about yourself and how you got started in the restaurant industry?

“I knew we had to do something different. In Flint I use to have my other restaurants and the business wasn’t too good nor was the area. I got a notification in the mail asking me if I wanted to open my next restaurant. I didn’t think much of it and (threw) it aside. A few days later, I had become so depressed because of the lack of business at my restaurant. I

“I came to Michigan 40 years ago. My first job was as a dishwasher at a Ram’s Horn in Keego Harbor, that’s how I got started in business. Years later my former boss bought a restaurant in Flint and offered the business to me. I accepted and that was my first restaurant. I opened three more (restaurants) after that. I found this location and realized that there are a lot of coney island restaurants in the area, but nothing like a pancake house. We opened six months ago and so far everybody loves it!”

the items on the menu? “Customers love our breakfast, especially the hot skillets and the French toast. For lunch customers love our salads: strawberry salad, Greek salad. Popular items for dinner are ribs and Rudy’s Style Chicken. We offer steaks: rib eye, T-bone and pork chops. We also have smoothies, protein shakes and fresh squeezed orange juice. Almost everything is homemade. I make my own mashed potatoes, gravy, season my own vegetables. Everything is quality.”

Do you have any specialties? “French toast. Breakfast is the main thing right now.”

Why do you think someone should come to eat at Rudy’s Pancake and Waffle House?

Before you took over your first restaurant, you had only worked as a busser and prep cook. How did you make the transition into a manager and was it difficult?

“I have a variety of food. I have crepes, French toast, waffles, ribs, salads and steaks. In coney island restaurants you cant find crepes or Rudy’s Pancake House in Walled Lake offers items for breakfast, lunch and dinner such as French toast, crepes, salads, ribs and Rudy’s Style Chicken. hot skillets. It’s hard to find this kind of restaurant. I tried “To be honest with you, no. to do something different than everyone else around I had ideas and experience from working in restau- told my wife that I would close the restaurant and we here. ” rants all those years and I had lots of help. My wife is would look for a new location. I had not known much always with me. She’s a waitress and I’m a cook, that’s about Walled Lake before I opened my business here. Rudy’s Pancake and Waffle House is located at 674 N. how it got started and now I have 10 employees!” It’s like God put me here!” Pontiac Trail in Walled Lake and is open Monday – Why did you choose to open a pancake house in Rudy’s Pancake and Waffle House offers break- Sunday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information call 248-669-7550. Walled Lake?

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WLCSD participates in STAND4CHANGE May 3 The Walled Lake Consolidated School District participated in ‘STAND4CHANGE’ on May 3 at 12 p.m. Students and staff participated to demonstrate their commitment to putting an end to bullying. All 19 Walled Lake schools participated in the event. A list of activities included: ·        Geisler Middle School: Students presented personal messages to staff members at 10 a.m. on the importance of ending mean and aggressive behavior in schools. ·                Hickory Woods Elementary: Students recited an anti-bullying pledge together during morning announcements. In addition, teachers were provided with the lesson plan from ‘STAND4CHANGE’ and were encouraged to either use it to reinforce their stand against bullying. ·        Oakley Park Elementary: Students listened to a special message on the importance of ‘STAND4CHANGE’ and what the day means before they re-

cite the pledge. ·        Walled Lake Elementary: Principal, Linda Day conducted a school wide broadcast in the morning explaining what Defeat the Label means. At the end of the day the school stood and recited the pledge. ·                Loon Lake Elementary: Students recited the pledge in the morning and participated in interactive lesson plans that help them understand the importance of ‘STAND4CHANGE’.

·        Clifford Smart Middle School: - Each grade level spelled out ‘LOVE > HATE’ on the playground and students were instructed on the importance of taking a stand against bullying. “Middle school years can be difficult trying to find your place in life…some students have experienced this personally and were really excited to join together to be a part of something that is going to send a real positive message,” Gudrun Doan, Geisler Middle School counselor said. “There just are not enough opportunities for our kids to be with others, but more than that, want to be a part of something that can help others. It doesn’t happen enough in our schools and we were sure that we were going to be a part of it again this year.” For more information, contact Judy Evola at  or visitwww.defeatthelabel. com.

Oakley Park Elementary Celebrates Arbor Day By Planting 450 Trees BY ALI ARMSTRONG EDITOR

This past Arbor Day, Oakley Park Elementary students celebrated by planting 450 trees. As part of the Trees Into Cartons, Cartons Into Trees (TICCIT) program, on April 26 Sealant Equipment and Engineering (a Nordson Company based in Plymouth) brought 450 tree seedlings and potting soil to Oakley Park for each student in all six grade levels to plant into biodegradable milk cartons and take home. The “carton and tree units” were then to be planted into the ground at each student’s home, with the carton providing protection for tree roots by acting as a natural water funnel. “Nordson has a foundation called the Nordson Committee and they work with the community and charities,” David Mandeville, marketing manager for Sealant Equipment and Engineering said. “We

signed up on this TICCIT program: Trees are a part of the Michigan Green School Into Cartons, Cartons Into Trees. We had Program and so our student council helps our monthly meeting and said ‘what are we lead our recycling efforts here at Oakley,” going to do?’ We needed to find a school to Kristin Rendi, Oakley Park Elementary do this with.’” Principal said. “We recycle everything from E d pap er, uc at iona l to print brochures cartridgwith ines to cell formation phones on Earth and batDay, Arbor teries… Day, the and we re c y c l i n g are alprocess, w a y s the tree looking potting for ways and plantthat we ing procan keep cess were connectdistributed ed to the to students environAll six grade levels participated in the tree planting event. and staff. ment. PHOTOS BY THOMAS TUDOR “ We We are

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Upcoming Charity Events to Benefit Commerce Family Stricken with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy BY ALI ARMSTRONG EDITOR

Marissa Penrod is a mom on a mission. When her son Joseph was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy when he was five years old, she immediately began researching, fundraising and advocating. Within one year she founded Team Joseph, a non-profit committed to finding a cure for Duchenne. “I decided instead of feeling sorry for ourselves that we were going to do something about it, Marissa Penrod said. “We formed Team Joseph with an incredible group of volunteers and our primary mission is to fund cutting edge medical research that will lead to a cure.” Duchenne muscular dystrophy typically is diagnosed between the ages of 2 and 6. It primarily affects boys with 99 percent of the 200,000 new cases each year being boys. There is currently no treatment and no cure that stops the progression of Duchenne. Team Joseph has not lost hope and has spent the last four years fighting to find a cure. Since 2011 Team Joseph has hosted a 5K-10K-1 mile run/walk, a Strike Out Duchenne fundraising event with Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello, a golf tourna-

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things like telling my mom that I love her or telling her about my day’s events, something that was done everyday just months before.


They’ve kissed our knees, packed our lunches and wiped our tears. Mothers have that special brand of knowing just what we need, right when we need it.

Now as an adult, I’d just like to say thank you to my mom. Thank you for teaching me to use my manors and always say please and thank you; for raising me to believe that anything is possible and to follow my dreams; for always being my number one fan; for letting me cry on your shoulder when I went through my first break-up; thank you for all of your support and unconditional love. Thank you for raising me to be the woman I have become today.

Mothers are our protectors, our teachers and our guides through life. Most of them pour their hearts into their children, celebrating the successes and suffering in empathy through the heartbreaks. On Mother’s Day, we have a designated chance to share our appreciation for all they have done, for all the kisses, the care and for all they have done to make our lives a little easier. It is up to us to make sure our mothers realize how important and how treasured they are. It’s the least we can do and Mother’s Day is the appropriate time.

over childhood memories or help with jobs that need to get done.

We will celebrate with gifts, cards, special meals and flowers. But most mothers will tell you that what they want the most is time. As we grow up and get involved in our own lives and families, it sometimes gets harder and harder to break away enough time just to sit and talk, to laugh

When I was 21-years-old, much to my mother’s heartbreak as the last child left in her home, I moved out and left her with an empty nest. Between a full time school schedule, a part time job and a new life living on my own, my days became filled. I seemingly faded away from simple

Like most mothers, at every important step in my life my mother was nearby and prepared to provide whatever the situation demanded. From the time we are born, mothers nurture, teach, support and provide for their children often without sufficient recognition and thanks. This Mother’s Day we give them the recognition they deserve and celebrate all the special women in our lives. Happy Mother’s Day.

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Local Officer To Recognize Fallen West Bloomfield Sergeant in 2013 Police Unity Tour BY ALI ARMSTRONG EDITOR

late husband’s name revealed on the law enforcement officer’s memorial.

“That’s pretty exciting to have Gary Boudreau of the Oakland County Sheriffs Department will be making a 250 mile trip them there. I feel like I’m not doing from Philadelphia to Washington D.C…on his it alone,” Boudreau said. “Once Patrick was murdered it was pretty much bike. a done deal for me that this is what I As part of the 2013 Police Unity Tour, Bou- was suppose to do.” dreau will be riding a bicycle, along with almost The Police Unity Tour was orga2000 others, to the National Law Enforcement nized in 1997 by Officer Patrick P. Officer’s Memorial in Washington D.C. Montuore of the Florham Park Police The purpose of the trip? As a part of the 2013 Department, with the hope of bringPolice Unity Tour, officers from all over the ing public awareness of police officers country will “ride for those who died.” The pri- who have died in the line of duty. mary mission of the Police Unity Tour is to raise The tour began with 18 riders on a awareness of law enforcement officers who have bicycle ride from Florham Park, New died in the line of duty. Jersey ending at the National Law Boudreau will be riding in memory of Sgt. Enforcement Officer’s Memorial in Patrick O’Rourke of the West Bloomfield Police Washington, which raised $18,000. Department. O’Rourke was killed in September Today, almost 2,000 riders make up 2012 after he was fatally shot after responding to the trip with the tour’s total donations at nearly $12 million. a 911 domestic disturbance call. “I came across the unity tour a few years ago. It was something I wanted to do but it was always on the back burner,” Boudreau said. “After Patrick was murdered it seemed like the perfect opportunity to do something for his family.”

In 2010 the unity tour funded the restoration of the law enforcement officers memorial, a $1.1 million restoration project that included the re-engraving, coating and sealing of the 18,983 names on the memorial.

Sgt. Patrick O’Rourke was shot and killed while making entry into a home after responding to a 911 domestic disturbance call. Sgt. O’Rourke served with the West Bloomfield Police Department for 12 years and is survived by his wife and four children.

Boudreau has been heading a fundraising efThis year over 300 names will be added to the fort since October 2012. His goal: $3,000. To date wall. Boudreau has raised $2,575 towards his goal.

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For more information on the Police Unity Tour visit For more “I think all police officers have a tie,” Boudreau information regarding Chapter 9 of the 2013 PoO’Rourke’s father and brother will be riding said. “People sometimes take advantage of police lice Unity Tour, visit www.policeunitytourchapwith Boudreau. They will be riding as part of Chapter 9 of the 2013 Police Unity Tour. Found- officers. They think we are just out there giving ing members of Chapter 9 are comprised of offi- tickets, but they shouldn’t forget the sacrifices cers and civilians based out of Delaware, Mary- that police officers make.” To make a tax deductible donation visit http:// land and Pennsylvania. O’Rourke’s wife will also The 2013 Police Unity Tour will begin May 9 policeunitytour. be in attendance at Washington D.C. to see her

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Experience the Bounty of Downtown Milford’s Farmers’ Market Milford community comes together for another season of fresh produce, live music, events Engage in the sights, scents and sounds of Milford’s most fruitful event, as the Milford Farmers’ Market replenishes its bounty in the downtown area this spring. Beginning May 9, shoppers will welcome the seasonal market to the Village for live music, family fun and Michigan-grown produce. From 3-8 p.m. every Thursday through Oct. 24, customers will gather on East Liberty Street to celebrate the season and support local farmers and artisans. “It’s truly a sensational experience,” said Kelley Kirchner, marketing and events coordinator for the Milford Farmer’s Market. “The market serves as more than just a place to pick up produce for the week. It’s an opportunity for the community to socialize and enjoy weekly entertainment. Everywhere they look, visitors delight in the vibrant colors, flavors, sounds and fragrances of the market.” From spring greens and herbs to artisan baked goods and farm fresh eggs, customers will be presented with an array of products. While the list of vendors continues to grow each year, market-goers will enjoy community favorites, including Farm Boy Produce offering local produce, jams, jellies and homemade pies; Christine’s Natural Soaps, providing the best ar-

tisan goat’s milk soaps; and U.P. Pasties, serving up delicious vegetarian, beef and chicken pasties. The market offers a convenient way to purchase fresh local produce straight from the source. In addition to the fresh vegetables, fruits and baked goods, guests will enjoy honey, maple syrup, spices, salad dressings, artisan roasted coffee, homemade noodles, grass fed meats and yard art. Great locally-sourced shopping is just one part of the weekly event that offers tons of family fun. Each week from 4-7 p.m. children can join the festivities by participating in a variety of kids’ crafts, including a special Mother’s Day activity on opening day. Also during the kickoff celebration, children are invited to the cookie decorating and sprinkle station courtesy of the Milford Baking Company. Each Thursday live music will fill the market streets from 5-7:30 p.m. On May 9, Michelle Chenard, a 2012 Michigan Emmy recipient, will perform to kickoff the entertainment this season. Several other special events, including cooking classes, market-to-table dinners and a dog fashion show will add to the excitement this year.

Milford Farmers’ Market is located on East Liberty Street between South Main and Union streets. Plenty of public parking is available in the downtown area surrounding the market. For more information visit Facebook or to see a list of vendors, visit

Movers for Moms Seeks to Collect Hundreds of Thousands of Items to Support Moms in Crisis

Moving Company Franchise Locations in 31 States Work with Local Schools to Assist Domestic Abuse and Homeless Moms this Mother’s Day On the second Sunday in May, moms across the country are deservedly showered with attention on Mother’s Day. Unfortunately, while most moms are being treated to breakfast in bed or having flowers delivered to them, tens of thousands of women spend their Mother’s Day living in shelters due to homelessness or as a result of escaping from domestic violence. To aid mothers in crisis, Two Men and a Truck created its Movers For Moms program, a community-based initiative working with neighborhood schools and organizations, such as Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School and A School for the Mind and Body locally to collect essential items

to donate to women in shelters on Mother’s Day. The program began as a statewide effort in Michigan in 2008 and will run in 31 states in 2013 to support more than 100 women shelters, including HAVEN and Grace Centers of Hope in Pontiac. As the program continues its rapid growth, expanding from 18 franchise locations to 113 in the last three years, the moving company hopes to surpass its 2012 collection of 115,000 items by donating more than 200,000 supplies to community shelters assisting mothers in need this spring. “Statistics show that one in four women in America will be the victim of domes-

tic violence and these women often find themselves without basic resources, such as soap and shampoo,” said Randy Shacka, president of Two Men and a Truck. “It’s heartbreaking to think of moms forced to live in shelters and potentially having to go without essential items like toothpaste. Movers for Moms helps stock the shelves of wonderful shelters that are doing phenomenal work so that they have the materials they need on hand when victims arrive. We are grateful to our community partners for supporting the collection.” The local Two Men and a Truck invites additional community partners to join the cause in 2013 in hopes of eclipsing its col-

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DNR Seeks Citizen Information on Bald Eagle Shooting At about 11:40 a.m. Saturday, April 27, Officers Al Mendez and Jeff Walker responded to a complaint about gunfire and a dead bald eagle found near Alward Road adjacent to Highland Hills Golf Club in DeWitt. The caller retrieved the bald eagle and took it to Sleepy Hollow State Park to turn in to the DNR. Officers Mendez and Walker were then joined by Officers Jason Smith and Derek Miller to canvass the area around the golf club to look for evidence and suspect information. “Anyone with information about this incident should come forward and talk to us about it so that we can apprehend the person responsible for this poaching incident,” said Lt. Sherry Chandler, DNR Law Enforcement supervisor for the region. “Information can be left anonymously by calling the DNR’s Report All Poaching (RAP) Line at 800-292-7800.”

Bald eagles first received federal and state protection in Michigan in 1940 and 1954, respectively. They continue to be protected by the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the Federal Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, and the Michigan Endangered Species Protection law. Under these laws, a person may not kill, harass, disturb or otherwise harm bald eagles. Bald eagles, the national emblem, are one of two species of eagles found in the United States. The image of the bald eagle has had great significance in the formation of the U.S. Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to call the DNR’s Report All Poaching (RAP) Line at800-292-7800. Information can also be provided online at Information can be provided anonymously. Information leading to an arrest and conviction is eligible for a cash reward funded by the Game and Fish Protection Fund.

“Anyone with information about this incident should come forward and talk to us about it so that we can apprehend the person responsible for this poaching incident,” said Lt. Sherry Chandler, DNR Law Enforcement supervisor for the region. “Information can be left anonymously by calling the DNR’s Report All Poaching (RAP) Line at 800-292-7800.”

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Eagles and Mavericks Split Twin Bill BY CHRIS WALL CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Under sunny skies on Monday, April 29, Huron Valley baseball rivals split a double header. Game one was a pitcher’s duel featuring Lakeland junior Josh Martin and Milford senior Jake Lee. The Eagles pulled out the heart-stopping win 1-0 in the tenth inning. Pitcher Josh Martin led off the inning with a single.  Dylan Jespersen reached base on a throwing error followed by a bunt single by Nolan Johnson to load the bases.  

Ryan Kraft lays down the sacrifice bunt for the Eagles in the exciting 1-0 win over cross town rival Milford on Monday, April 29 at Lakeland.

Milford got the next two batters on a strike out and a pop up out on an attempted squeeze bunt. With the bases loaded and two out, Terry Haren came to the plate for the Eagles. He took the count to 3-2 and drew a walk on a close pitch forcing in the winning run for Lakeland.       Both pitchers were outstanding through 7 innings.  Lee left after 7 innings giving up no runs, allowing only 3 hits and fanning six.  Martin threw a shut out through 9 innings throwing 123 pitches while striking out 15. Milford’s Alex Butkovich and Grant Hawes came on in relief for the Mavericks giving up no runs in the 8th and 9th innings.   Junior Ross Heiman came on in relief for the Eagles in the 10th  to get the win for Lakeland.  Josh Martin went 3 for 4 at the plate to lead the Eagle hitters.   Milford  bounced back in the second game with the solid 5-1 win. The Mavericks got a quick lead 3-0 in the first inning thanks to an RBI single from Sam Lee and a throwing error by Lakeland.  Milford pitcher Scott Cazabon picked up the win for the Mavericks as the game was called after six innings due to darkness.

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On All sports 540 acre White Lake. Oakland Counties 6th largest lakes. Recreational use only. 50 feet of sandy beach and room for 6 cars on lot. All sides fenced and has double door gate. Boat hoist may stay.Your own private slice of paradise.Dock your boat and jet skis here! Close to White Lake Inn. Cash or land contract possible. $74,900 (000J3) MLS # 213040280

Highland. See and buy this adorabled affordable cottage on 50 feet of lake front lot. Close to 1000 Sq. Ft. .Cash only.Shed.Sprinkler system. $121,900



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2200sf Colonial with Geo Thermal Heating/Cooling System 2010*New Carpet & Paint 2013*Newer Roof, Vinyl Siding, Windows & Well Pump*Large Bedrooms* Sunroom*Deck*Pole Barn* Much More... 1 yr Home Warranty -- Call Me Today!! MLS# 213027537 $299,900

A must see for all horse lovers!!! 60 x 30 Kentucky Steel Barn with 2 stalls and room for 2 more. Ride into Kensington Park through your own backyard. Open Floor Plan Ranch w/Stone FP in Great Room. Call Me Today!! MLS# 213026083 $330,000

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1736 HURON SPRINGS COMMERCE TWP. Huron Hills 3 BR 2.5 Bath Colonial with a Finished Basement.Kitchen w/ Island and Granite Counters. Kitchen Appl. Incl. Master Suite w/ walk in closet and large bath. Home shows well and won’t disappoint. Call Christin Bracken 248-709-3800 for more details.

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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.



Live the sporting, swim, fish - Right from the convenience of Privacy abounds this 2122 sq. ft. Colonial! 4 bed, 2 1/2 bath, large kitchen you All-Sports Cedar Island Lake waterfront home! 3 bedrooms, 2 w/ newer appliances, formal living, dining, family rm w/ fireplace, basement baths, 1814 sq. ft. Maple cabinetry t/o kitchen w/ door wall leading to & attached garage on gorgeous .69 acre lot! Warranty Included!! $199,900 spacious deck, formal living, family room w/ fireplace, oversized 2 car garage on huge corner lot! $269,900 MLS:213000713 MLS:213040523



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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. Rec room w/ wet bar, 3 fireplaces, finished walkout basement & 3+ car garage w/ workshop! $624,900 MLS:213012335

3 acre vacant parcel on All-Sports Cedar Island Lake featuring frontage on the main lake canal & Huron River. Located between 326 &334 Vista Terrace. Endless Possibilities!!! $139,900 MLS#: 213026902

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HARTLAND TWP. Majestic setting for this beautiful custom home located on the 13th fairway of Dunham Hills. 4 Bedrooms, 4 full baths and 2 half baths. First floor master, great room, large family kitchen with hearth room and informal dining. Beautiful decks overlook the golf course. 3 car garage w/ bath and walk out lower level includes a finished bath.

HIGHLAND TWP. Prestwick village golf community professionally decorated former model home has many upgrades and features including; first floor master w/ jetted tub; hardwood floors; large chef’s kitchen with island and solid surface counters; crown moldings and custom built in cabinetry. $329000.

Beautiful 4 bedroom colonial. Inviting 2 story entry, hardwood floors, extensive trim and crown molding. Formal living room can also be used as dining space. Den/library. Gorgeous island kitchen w/tile backplash and undermount lighting. Family rm w/ FP. Luxurious large master suite w/ 2 WIC, private bath w/ his/hers sinks, Jacuzzi, water closet. 2nd floor laundry. Professionally landscaped, fresh exterior paint and deck stain. Fabulous lot backs to common area. 3.5 car garage.


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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 For special needs children have new standing Dani, wheel chair, bed rails, and bed pads. 2 new Colombian car seats. Call 248881-6380 or 248-242-6876 REAL ESTATE FOR SALE HARTLAND. Private treed 3.44 acre setting w/this 4 bedroom Cape Cod. Offering 1931 sq. ft., nice kitchen w/island, french doors to deck from dining area, spacious living room. Unfinished bonus room, walkout lower level & 2 car garage. Plus 30x40 wood barn. Hurry! $189,900. England Real Estate (248)887-9736 HARTLAND. Just listed! Spacious 2288 sq. ft. 2 story home. Offering 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, spacious kitchen w/appliances, covered front porch and unfinished bonus room above the 2 car garage. $180,000. England Real Estate (248)887-9736 HOWELL SCHOOLS. Just listed! Beautiful and spacious 2524 sq. ft. ranch on 5 wooded acres. 4 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, great room with fireplace and bay windows, oak kitchen with snack bar, breakfast nook has doorwall to deck. Formal dining, 1st floor laundry. 2 car garage, plus 32x40 finished pole barn with 220 amp service. Paved road. $350,000. England Real Estate (248)887-9736 GARAGE SALES ANNUAL FRIENDS OF CAMP DEARBORN FLEA MARKET: 9am to 4pm May 18th at Camp Dearborn in Milford. Admission is $3.00 per vehicle Vendors space available Contact Cathie 313-204-4503

BRENTWOOD HUGE SUBDIVISION SALE: May, 16-19, Thursday – Sunday 9am-4pm . Off Carey Rd or Off Boogie Lake Rd. MOM TO MOM SALE: At Dublin Elementary School, located at 425 Farnsworth, White Lake. Saturday, May 18th 9am2pm. $1 admissions at the door. If interested in table rental Call 313-622-4076. $15 per 8 foot table. WHISPERING MEADOWS SUB SALE: May 9th-11th from 9am-4pm. On Boogie Lake Road between Cedar Island and M59 ESTATE SALE: May 10th & 11th and 17th & 18th . 9am to 5pm Household Items, Art Work & Pontoon Boat. 7073 Capri, White Lake, 48383 OVER 65 YEARS CUMMALATION: Big Sale!!!! May 9th,10th & 11th Antiques, Vintage, Tools, Furniture and Linens. 3565 Sleeth Court, Commerce Open House/Moving Sale May 11th, 12p-5p House, Weight Machine, Kids Skies, Pictures,1967 Harley Roadster, Kids Dirt Bike, Snow Blower, and Much More. 2246 Mentone St. Wolverine Lake GARAGE SALE; May 9th-11th, 9 to 5pm A little bit of everything. 3089 Royal, at Commerce and Newton Rd. GARAGE SALE: May 9th thru 11th - 9am to 5pm. 3810 Hardyke, Commerce HUGE SALE: May 9th, 10th 11th. - 9am to 4pm 1994 World Cup, Vintage Linens, Clothes, Fire Alarm, Bamboo Daybed, 8 foot Spindle Doors. Much more 1880 Alton, Commerce ESTATE SALE: High End Michigan Design Center Furniture. SATURDAY May 11th - 10am to 6pm 1153 Pinecrest Court White Lake

Estate Sale: Furniture, Kitchenware, Tools, Books, Collectibles, Art, Sports Equipment. Lots more! May 9-11 Thurs/Fri 10-6. Sat 10-4. 421 Rosario Ln., White Lake AUCTIONS “Mini Storage Depot will sell at public auction, contents of Units Numbered (G501, Dennis Vassell- Household Goods, Furniture, Boxes), (O1352, Colin Tober- Household Goods, Furniture, Boxes), (O1340, Bobbie RobinsonHousehold Goods, Furniture, Boxes, Trunks), (O1337, Kevin Ohl- Household Goods, Furniture, Boxes, Suitcases, Toys, Sporting Goods, Tools), (O1322, Kevin Ohl- Household Goods, Furniture, Boxes, Suitcases, Toys, Sporting Goods, Tools), (N1205, Rachel King-Lloyd- Boxes, Suitcases), (D229, Joseph Iscaro- Toys, Motor Vehicles, Other Vehicles/Trailers), (O1314, Myra Finney- Household Goods, Furniture, Boxes, Trunks, Toys, Sporting Goods, Tools, Equipment), (O1325, Cyril Charron- Household Goods, Furniture, Boxes, Suitcases, Sporting Goods, Tools) on Friday May 31st at 2:00pm, 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. AUCTION 5-14-13: 10:00 am, 24825 Hathaway St. Farmington Hills, MI. 48335 1989 Toyota Supra JT2MA70L0K0115260 1999 Ford Ranger 1FTYR10C8XUA51273 199O Ford T-Bird 1FAPP64R9LH141358 1999 Chevy S-10 1GCDT19W6XK154037 2006 Chrysler Sebring 1C3EL46X16N273943 2006 Chevy Malibu 1G1ZT61846F158099 1994 Ford Mustang 1FALP42T0RF175873 2004 Honda Accord 1HGCM66884A076990 2000 Chevy Malibu 1G1NE52J6Y6346999

1994 Ford Escort 13J4RR164514


CARS/TRUCKS /MOTORCYCLES UNWANTED AUTOS LLC: TOP $ paid for any: *Junk *Non running * Wrecked Cars $275 & up 248-467-0396 HARLEY SPORTSTER 1999, EVOLUTION: Very low miles, $4,600. Call Ronny at 248-8875078 BOATS/OUTDOORS DAVE’S MOBILE MARINE • Pontoon Hauling • Outboard, I/O Repair “ We come to you “ • Buy & Sell Motors (248) 666-9248 REAL ESTATE RENTALS LOOKING TO SELL, PURCHASE OR RENT? Call Arlene, Keller Williams Realty. 248-912-4628. Sales / Purchases / Leasing and Relocation APARTMENT FOR RENT: 1 Bedroom apartment for rent in the city of Milford. No pets. Heat and Water is included. Please call 248-477-9192 FOR LEASE: Retail Space 2,800 plus sq. ft.. $12.00 per sq. ft. plus . Located at 696 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake 248-366-7044 LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO SHARE LIVING QUARTERS: Includes washer/ dryer, Kitchen, Bath, Dish, Air, Some storage. Located in Highland Greens. $350.00 a month. Call Bill 248-881-5018 ROOM FOR RENT: In residential home in Walled Lake. Private entrance and personal bathroom. Only $400.00 per month. Call 248-669-5958 THINGS FOR FREE

Free 22 inch T.V. Excellent working condition. Call 248-894-6636 FREE, 6 Person hot tub. U haul away. Works great. Call 248-318-2509 FREE: Upright Player Piano 41 rolls, pump & Electric motor. Hammond Council Organ. Beautiful, runs great. You Haul. Call 248-363-6584 VACANT LAND TYRONE TWP., Rohn Rd., W. of Denton Hill. Peaceful setting with this 2.5 acre parcel. Rolling & partially wooded walk-out site on private drive. Perked & surveyed. $44,000. England Real Estate (248)887-9736 HIGHLAND. Catherine Ann Dr., N. of Clyde, W. of Hickory Ridge. Choice wooded 5 acre parcel in an upscale area. Walkout basement and daylight windows in basement are available on this property. $100,000. 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 DIRECT CARE WORKERS OAKLAND COUNTY: $8.25/ hr South Lyon $9.00/hr DCW Certification (MORC,CLS,TTI,Hazey) Current CPA/FA Certification. Valid MI DL w/ no suspension history in past 3 years. Enhance, Inc. 248-9794287 EMAIL RESUME: jobs@ EXPERIENCED ONLY CARPENTERS: All around remolding carpenters. Needed in Walled Lake/ Commerce area to start right away. Must be dependable. Truck and tools needed. Also need siding & framing crews. Contact Mike at 248-390-3977

HOUSEKEEPERS: Independence Village of White Lake is looking for FT & PT housekeepers for day and afternoon shifts. Must be detail oriented, dedicated and able to pass drug test/background check. Fill out an application in person or fax your resume, attention Housekeeping, to 248-360-7626 NOW HIRING : Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500.00 weekly potential. Info. 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. MI-2319 POSITION AVALABLE: • Growing infant/toddler room needs experienced person. •Experienced Teacher Aide Join our wonderful school and great staff. Fax resume to 248-363-8893 Email SEEKING EXPERIENCED & QUALIFIED LANDSCAPERS: Maintenance crew leaders & laborers. Spray Technician. Installation crew leaders, and laborers. Equipment operators. Must have good driving record. Call 248-477-9695 FJ Lafontaine & Sons . NEW UPSCALE ASIAN FUSION RESTAURANT NOW HIRING! Servers, Bartenders, Busers, Dishwashers, Host/ Hostesses, Kitchen Helpers, Chef with Sushi and Chinese Wok Experience. Apply with in at 42875 Grand River Ave, Novi or call 248-349-8989 CLEANERS: Must be experienced and dependable. 25 hours per week. Pay is based on experience. Call 248-310-2952 OFFICE CLEANING Evenings Monday thru Friday         Novi  Area        Corporate Cleaning Group                       248-313-9880

Service Directory APPLIANCE REPAIR TONY’S APPLIANCE SERVICE Servicing all Major Appliances *Hot water tank 248-360-0213 / 248-698-8819 ATTORNEY FESSLER LAW CENTER: 40 yrs. Experience Specializing in Chapter #7 and Chapter 13’s Bankruptcy. FREE CONSULATATION Collaborative Divorce & D.U.I.L.’s 248-666-4445 Richard D. Fessler – Attorney Former State Senator (Debt Relief Counselor) CABINETRY Elegant Woodworking *Mantels *Fireplace Surrounds *Furniture *Entertainment Center *Custom Cabinets *Crown Molding *Kitchen Cabinets *Custom Bars Harold Canfield 248-363-3804 CARPET INSTALLATION BOB”S CARPET Carpet installer has low prices on Carpet, Pad, and Installations. Lots of room size remnants at $4 per yd. Also re-stretching and repairs. Free Estimates. 35 years experience Bob 248-681-5771 CEMENT/ CONCRETE MARCUCCI CONSTRUCTION ( As seen on ABC Extreme Makeover) 30 plus years experience * All Concrete Work * Driveways * Footings * Brick and Block * Stamped, Expose Agg. * Licensed and Insured Tom 248-486-5900 Wixom

C & G CEMENT    Quality Workmanship Residential- Commercial  In business since 1970. STAMPED CONCRETE DRIVEWAYS  FOOTINGS       GARAGE FLOORS BLOCK WORK     FREE ESTIMATES Michael 248-363-4783 MILFORD LOCATION  248-684-5928 DOORS 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 HANDY PERSON DU-IT-ALL HOME CARE IMPROVEMENTS Try our refacing Kitchen specials. Ceramic tile *Formica Tops & Kitchens *Exteriors/ Interior Painting. Complete basement and all other interior work, including electric plumbing etc. Call Today! 248-891-7072 Licensed and Insured

**HONEY-DO**                    HANDYMAN     Honey-Do Lists          Elec.- Plumbing            Drywall – Painting Carpentry – Tile          Finished Basements  and Bathrooms              CALL GARY NOW       248-320-5360           OVER 20 yrs. Exp.   LICENSED &  INSURED D & S HOME REPAIRS REMODELING *Additions *Garages *Drywall *Painting *Plumbing *Electrical *Tile *Marble *Kitchens *Baths *Basements *Decks 33 years... Licensed 248-684-4175 - 810-714-3058 TOTAL HOME SERVICE 35 years experience * PLUMBING * HEATING * CARPENTRY * DRYWALL *ELECTRICAL * NEW SERVICE * KITCHENS * BATHS * CERAMIC TILE “The job your husband will do tomorrow.” 248-887-2366 HOME/ OFFICE CLEANING COLLEEN’S CLEANING SERVICE is coming to your neighborhood BOOK YOUR SPRING CLEANING NOW Residential / Commercial 20 years experience *Insured *Local upon request. Call for FREE Quote or Questions 248974-5104 LANDSCAPING COLLEGE STUDENT: FULL LANDSCAPING SERVICES INSURED Call Shawn Larkins 248-931-0295 LAWN/GARDEN SERVICE ART OUTDOOR SERVICE: Spring Clean UP! Weekly lawn service. Full landscape service. Shrub Trimming, Gutter Cleaning & Weeding and Brush Removal - Fully Insured Call 248-625-5719

GRASS GROOMERS INC. Commercial and Residential. Experienced and Insured. For all your outdoor maintenance needs (spring cleanup, lawn service, mulch, and much more.) Family Owned & Operated. Call Today!! 248-9269993. A.T. MAINTENANCE Low-cost, Weekly Lawn Maintenance - Spring Clean Ups - Professional, Owner-Supervised Service -Free Estimates (248) 804-6327 PAINTING/ DECORATING FARR’S PAINTING: Interior & Exterior Painting of all surfaces. Wood Repairs, Caulking, Staining. Drywall Repairs & Water Damage. Free power washing w/ paint job. 248-477-7764 248-345-3308 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 POWER WASHING FARR’S POWER WASHING: Deck Cleaning Sealing & Staining. Deck Repairs & House Washing. Mold & Rust Removal, Exterior Painting, Brick Pavers Cleaning & Sealing. 248-345-3308 248-477-7764 ROOFING D & D ROOFING: *Spring Roofing Specials. Gutters, Gutter Guards, Siding, Soffits Windows and Trim. Call Doug Dible 248-431-6243

ROOF REPAIRS: Missing shingles replaced. Chimney flashing resealed. Leaks stopped Vent stack flashing replaced. Complete roof inspection service. Guaranteed work. 30 years experience. Call Doug Miller 248-360-0344

KODIAK TREE SERVICE Trimming, Topping, and Removal. Landscaping and Land Clearing. Stump Removal. Free Estimates Insured 30 years experience Call 248-921-9097


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

I.D.C. Home Service Siding, Trim & Soffit Guaranteed Professional Installation Lic./ Ins. References available Bob 248-363-0589 TILE J.M. Tile & Marble Custom Work *Remodeling *Quality Service *New Construction *Repairs *Grout Sealing *Licensed and Insured John Miller 248-505-8865 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 & Wood chips “We deliver sand, gravel, top soil.” Licensed & Insured Free Estimates 248-887-2190 STUMP GRINDING      AFFORDABLE        Free Estimates             Prompt Service                  Fenced yard accessible     CALL  248-425-0155


WELLS BOB WYCKOFF WELL SERVICE “If you have questions, we have answers!” *PUMPS *TANKS *WELL REPAIR 248-310-0917 Emergency Service Visa & MasterCard McPherson WELL SERVICE *PUMPS *TANKS *WELL REPAIR 2, 4, & 5 INCH Emergency Service 7 days a week 248-363-6464 All credit cards accepted



The City of Wixom will receive proposals at the City of Wixom Office of the City Clerk; 49045 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, Michigan 48393, until 3:00 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2013 at which time placed proposals will be opened and read for the following:

On April 30th, 2013, approximately twenty gallons of grease overflowed from a scum pit at the Wixom wastewater treatment plant onto a grassy area between two clarification tanks. The area was cleaned promptly. This event did not impact roadways, storm drain systems, or waterways, nor did it have any significant environmental impact. Required notification was made to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and to the Oakland County Health Department. Questions or comments regarding this event may be directed to

NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING WIXOM PUBLIC LIBRARY The Wixom Public Library Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed library budget for fiscal year July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 at the Wixom Public Library, 49015 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, Michigan, 48393 on May 20, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing. A copy of the budget is available for public inspection at the Library, 49015 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, Michigan, 48393 during business hours. The Wixom Public Library Board will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon 5 days notice to the Library Board. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Library by writing or calling the following: Cindy Mack, Library Director, Wixom Public Library, 49015 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, Michigan, 48393, 248-624-2512.

EPDM GUTTER LINER REPAIR Request for Proposal packages may be obtained from the Office of the City of Wixom Clerk, Monday through Thursday, 7:15 am to 5:30 pm. There will be a mandatory pre-bid meeting Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at City Hall located at 49045 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, MI 48393. The City of Wixom reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals it may deem to be in the best interest of the municipalities.

Notice is hereby given that the regularly scheduled Zoning Board of Appeals meeting of Monday May 27, 2013 has been changed to Wednesday May 29, 2013 at 7:30 pm. Location: 1499 E. West Maple Walled Lake, MI 48390. Tina Smith, Recording Secretary City of Walled Lake 1499 E. West Maple Walled Lake, MI 48390 248-624-4847

S.C. 5-8-2013

Michael P. Howell Director, Department of Public Works City of Wixom

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S.C. 5-8-2013


Richard Bacon, United Water, City of Wixom Wastewater Plant Contractor 248-960-0870




The owner, agent, or occupant of the land on which noxious weeds or grass are found growing shall destroy the weeds or grass before they reach a seed bearing stage and prevent their regrowth, or shall prevent them from becoming a detriment to public health. Weeds not cut by May 1 of that year may be cut by the Village, at which point the owner, agent, or occupant of the property shall be charged with the cost of service. If the owner, agent, or occupant refuses to destroy the noxious weeds, the Commissioner of Noxious Weeds, or his or her designee, may enter upon the land and destroy the noxious weeds. In addition to the May 1st deadline, the Village may cut weeds or grass as many times as is necessary and charge the cost to the owner, agent, or occupant of the property. Expenses incurred in the destruction shall be paid by the owner, agent, or occupant of the land, and the Village shall have a lien against the land for the amount of the expense. The lien shall be enforced in the manner provided by law for the enforcement of construction liens. Sharon A. Miller, Village Clerk

S.C. 5-8-2013

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The Walled Lake Consolidated School District’s Board of Education will receive firm, sealed proposals for the expansion of the District’s existing wireless network. Bids shall be delivered not later than 12:00 PM, EST Monday, May 20, 2013 to the Educational Services Center located at 850 Ladd Road, Building D, Walled Lake, MI 48390. Bids will be publicly opened at the above location at 2:00 PM EST, May 20, 2013. The Board of Education will not open, consider nor accept a bid received after the date and time specified for bid submission. All late bid proposals will be returned to the bidder unopened. The bid shall be accompanied by a sworn and notarized statement disclosing any familial relationship that exists between the owner or any employee of the bidder and any member of the Board of Education or the Superintendent. The Board of Education will not accept a bid that does not include this sworn and notarized statement. The Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids in whole or in part and to waive any informalities or irregularities therein, or to award the contract to other than the low bidder, in its sole discretion. Walled Lake Consolidated School District reserves the right to accept that bid which in its opinion, is in the best interest of the Owner. Additional bid information can be obtained at

S.C. 5-8-2013


May 23, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. White Lake Township 7525 Highland Road White Lake, MI 48383

AGENDA Huron Valley Schools will be receiving bids for the following bid package:


Call to Order/Roll Call


Pledge of Allegiance

Wireless Project 2013 Re-Bid


Approval of Agenda


Approval of Minutes:

There will be NO pre-bid meeting for this bid. Bid documents are available online at bids/ or by going to the District’s web site, and clicking on Quick Links, then selecting Bid Registration & Information. Contact Robin Scurr, Supervisor of Technology Systems, 248-684-8287, for more information.


Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting of April 25, 2013


Continuing Business


New Business: a.

File No. 13-009


Adam Kolbus 9016 Pontiac Lake White Lake, MI 48386 9016 Pontiac Lake White Lake, MI 48386, identified as 12-13-153-023 Variance to Article 3.1.6 R1-D single family residential, for side yard setback and lot coverage.

Location: Request: b.

File No. 13-010


Don McCuean 10687 Castlewood White Lake, MI 48386 10687 Castlewood White Lake, MI 48386, identified as 12-34-151-005 Variance to Article 3.1.6 R1-D single family residential, for lot width, lot size, side yard setback, and lot coverage.

Location: Request: 7.

Other Business


Next Meeting Date: a.


June 27, 2013


Sealed bids should be submitted to Sandra Elka, Supervisor of Purchasing, Huron Valley Schools, 2390 S. Milford Rd., Highland, MI 48357. Bids are to be submitted no later than 2:00 PM. local time on Monday, May 20, 2013. The District will not consider or accept a bid received after the date and time specified for bid submission. Bids will be publicly opened immediately following the close of receiving bids. No oral, email, telephonic or telegraphic proposals shall be considered. In compliance with MCL 380.1267, the bid shall be accompanied by a sworn and notarized statement disclosing any familial relationship that exists between the owner or any employee of the bidder and any member of the board, or the superintendent of the school district. The bid shall also be accompanied by a sworn and notarized statement disclosing whether the bidder is an Iran Linked Business in compliance with PA 517 of 2012. The Board shall not accept a bid that does not include these sworn and notarized disclosure statements. Certified check or Bid Bond by an approved surety company must accompany each proposal in an amount not less than 5% of the bid amount. Price proposal shall be good for a period of no less than 60 days from the bid date, unless otherwise noted. The Board reserves the right to waive any irregularities, reject any or all bids, or accept any bid when in the opinion of the Board such action will best serve the District’s interest. Bonnie Brown Secretary, Board of Education SCN: 05.08.2013

SCN: 05.08.2013



Huron Valley Schools will be receiving bids for the following bid package:

Huron Valley Schools will be receiving bids for the following bid package:

Technology Data Re-cabling Package 2013 A pre-bid meeting will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 3:00 PM at Spring Mills Elementary School, 3150 Harvey Lake Road, Highland, MI 48356. Bid documents are available online at http://www.hvs. org/bids/ or by going to the District’s web site, and clicking on Quick Links, then selecting Bid Registration & Information. Sealed bids should be submitted to Sandra Elka, Supervisor of Purchasing, Huron Valley Schools, 2390 S. Milford Rd., Highland, MI 48357. Bids are to be submitted no later than 2:00 PM local time on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. The District will not consider or accept a bid received after the date and time specified for bid submission. Bids will be publicly opened immediately following the close of receiving bids. No oral, email, telephonic or telegraphic proposals shall be considered. In compliance with MCL 380.1267, the bid shall be accompanied by a sworn and notarized statement disclosing any familial relationship that exists between the owner or any employee of the bidder and any member of the board, or the superintendent of the school district. The bid shall also be accompanied by a sworn and notarized statement disclosing whether the bidder is an Iran Linked Business in compliance with PA 517 of 2012. The Board shall not accept a bid that does not include these sworn and notarized disclosure statements. Certified check or Bid Bond by an approved surety company must accompany each proposal in an amount not less than 5% of the bid amount. Price proposal shall be good for a period of no less than 60 days from the bid date, unless otherwise noted. The Board reserves the right to waive any irregularities, reject any or all bids, or accept any bid when in the opinion of the Board such action will best serve the District’s interest. Bonnie Brown Secretary, Board of Education

Roofing Package 2013 A pre-bid meeting will be held on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 4:30 PM at Oxbow Elementary School, 100 Oxbow Lake Road, White Lake, MI 48386. Bid documents are available online at or by going to the District’s web site, and clicking on Quick Links, then selecting Bid Registration & Information. Sealed bids should be submitted to Sandra Elka, Supervisor of Purchasing, Huron Valley Schools, 2390 S. Milford Rd., Highland, MI 48357. Bids are to be submitted no later than 11:00 a.m. local time on Monday, May 20, 2013. The District will not consider or accept a bid received after the date and time specified for bid submission. Bids will be publicly opened immediately following the close of receiving bids. No oral, email, telephonic or telegraphic proposals shall be considered. In compliance with MCL 380.1267, the bid shall be accompanied by a sworn and notarized statement disclosing any familial relationship that exists between the owner or any employee of the bidder and any member of the board, or the superintendent of the school district. The bid shall also be accompanied by a sworn and notarized statement disclosing whether the bidder is an Iran Linked Business in compliance with PA 517 of 2012. The Board shall not accept a bid that does not include these sworn and notarized disclosure statements. Certified check or Bid Bond by an approved surety company must accompany each proposal in an amount not less than 5% of the bid amount. Price proposal shall be good for a period of no less than 60 days from the bid date, unless otherwise noted. The Board reserves the right to waive any irregularities, reject any or all bids, or accept any bid when in the opinion of the Board such action will best serve the District’s interest. Bonnie Brown Secretary, Board of Education

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DISTRICT-WIDE ACCESS CONTROL The Walled Lake Consolidated School District’s Board of Education will receive firm prime contractor bids to provide a district wide access control system for 23 buildings within the Walled Lake Consolidated School District.

Please take note the City of Walled Lake Zoning Board of Appeals will meet as noticed above to consider the following appeal: Case # 2013-01 Appellant: Sadier Abro Parcel ID # 17-34-229-019 Location: 1123 E. West Maple, Walled Lake, MI 48390 Request: Non-Use Variance

The bidding documents consist of plans and specifications prepared by IDS, LLC, Troy, Michigan. Documents may be obtained for $250 per set and you may review them electronically by contacting the Charles Guy or Shawn Debo at the George W. Auch Company. The non-refundable deposit is payable to Walled Lake Consolidated Schools at the office of the Construction Manager, George W. Auch Company, 735 South Paddock Street, Pontiac, MI 48341, Ph: 248.334.2000, on or after 1:00 PM, Monday, May 6, 2013. A pre-bid meeting will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Attendees are to meet at the Main Lobby of Educational Services Center located at 850 Ladd Road, Building D, Walled Lake, MI 48390 prior to the start of the meeting.

Applicant requests a non-use variance from the distancing requirement under Zoning Ordinance section 21.29 I.19. requiring a minimum two hundred fifty feet (250 ft.) between drive-thru restaurants to construct a drive-thru service to applicants existing restaurant located less than two hundred fifty feet from a neighboring drive-thru restaurant. Complete details of the proposal are available at City Hall for review. All interested parties are invited to attend. Written comments will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. the day of the hearing.

Bids shall be delivered not later than 12:00 PM, EST Friday, May 24, 2013 to the Educational Services Center located at 850 Ladd Road, Building D, Walled Lake, MI 48390. The Board of Education will not open, consider nor accept a bid received after the date and time specified for bid submission. All late bid proposals will be returned to the bidder unopened. Bids shall be accompanied by a sworn and notarized statement disclosing any familial relationship that exists between the owner or any employee of the bidder and any member of the board or the superintendent. Additionally, bids shall be accompanied by a sworn and notarized statement for the Iran Economic Sanctions Act Affidavit of Compliance. Bids not accompanied by these sworn and notarized statements will not be accepted by the board. The Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids in whole or in part and to waive any informalities or irregularities therein, or to award the contract to other than the low bidder, in its sole discretion. Walled Lake Consolidated School District reserves the right to accept that bid which in its opinion, is in the best interest of the Owner.

Vahn Vanerian City Attorney

Additional bid information may be obtained at

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Events In And Around Oakland County The Spinal Column’s Community Calendar Mom to Mom Sale May 18 A Mom to Mom Sale is going to take place at Dublin Elementary School (located at 425 Farnsworth in White Lake) on Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entry fee is a $1 at the door for shoppers. Call 313-622-4076 if interested in table rental. Tables are available for $15 per 8 foot table rental.

Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk May 12 Indian Springs Metropark is having a Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk at the Environmental Discovery Center on May 12 at 1 p.m. Join an interpreter for a guided hike to experience some of the beautiful woodland wildflowers of May. Fee is $5 per person and Moms are admitted free. Preregistration required. For more information please call the Environmental Discovery Center at 248-625-7280

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Farm May 12 On Sunday May 12 from noon to 4 p.m., the Farm Center of Kensington Metropark invites you to come celebrate Mother’s Day at the farm. Hayrides will be running for the holiday. Fee $3 per child/ $5 per moms are free. For more information, please call the Farm Center at 248-684-8632 Boater Safety Class June 15 On June 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be a Boater Safety Class at the Village Hall lower level Council Chambers (located at 425 Glengary in Wolverine Lake.) If you were born after 1978 you must have a Boater Safety Certificate to operate a personal watercraft. Fee is $15 per person and

preregistration is required. Be sure to bring a lunch. For information please call 248-624-1710

Stamp Out Hungry May 11 A food drive to Stamp Out Hunger will be held on May 11. Conducted by the United States Postal workers, everyone who receives mail is asked to leave a bag of food by their mailbox. Volunteers are needed to help unload the mail trucks and sort food at the pantry from noon to 6 p.m. Call 248960-9975 for more information.

Neighbor for Neighbor Rummage & Bake Sale May 17-18 Neighbor for Neighbor, an all volunteer non profit, charitable organization which has provided food, clothing and financial assistance to families in crisis from Springfield, Holly, Groveland, Rose and parts of Independence and White Lake Townships will be having their annual “Treasures and Treats” spring fundraiser.. This rummage and bake sale will be held Friday, May 17 and Saturday May 18 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Neighbor for Neighbor food pantry and offices located in the Hart Community Center on the grounds of Mill Pond Park in Davisburg. All proceeds from the sale will benefit area families in need.

Dogs Play Poker in Milford May 18 My dog plays poker in Milford…what does yours do? The 5th Annual Dogs Playing Poker in Milford is guaranteed to be a great event, benefiting a fantastic cause...the Pet Pantry at Community Sharing. The Pet Pantry helps 400-500 pets a month with pet Food and also provides vaccinations and veterinary visits for those in need. Last year, this event helped raise over $2000, along with over 100 pounds of food. Join us on Saturday, May 18 at the historical Milford Powerhouse Station from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for this exciting FUN-raiser! Participants can begin their adventure at any time between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. This year to help celebrate the YMCA’s birthday, we have created an extra-credit stop at the YMCA. You and your pet will receive the Healthy Pet Card for going the extra distance and collecting a card at the Y! Healthy Pet Card winners will receive a special event T-shirt and a bandana for your poker-playing dog. Dogs Playing Poker begins at the Milford Powerhouse Station (near the site of the proposed Amphitheater,) bringing the community together for a friendly game of ‘poker.’

Family and Aging Law Center May 13 & 23 Join local attorney Nicole Wipp for this free informative workshop. Do you need a Will or a Trust? Can you prevent the nursing home from taking all your money? Will your Health Care Power of Attorney really work when you need it? Have you been told you need to give your assets away to protect them? All of these questions and more, answered in our free workshop on Monday, May 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Family & Aging Law Center located at 1100 Corporate Office Dr, Suite 340 in Milford. The second workshop is Thursday May 23 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Highland Adult Activity Center (located at 209 N. John St. in Highland.) For more information call 248-491-8011

Do you have an event you would like include in our community calendar? Call Roxanne Schepansky at 248-3607355 ex. 16 or e-mail her at insidesales@scnmail.comFood Pantry in


May is National Burger Month Celebrate with Hiller’s own fresh ground gourmet Beef, Chicken Breast or Turkey Breast Patties $5.99/Lb. Made FRESH Daily!

You collect your cards throughout beautiful downtown Milford and after visiting all the stops, participants will head back to the historic Powerhouse Station to ‘play’ their hand, visit with the vendors and win fabulous prizes. The 1st prizewinner will have their name engraved on the perpetual trophy displayed at Veterinary Care Specialists, along with a wonderful grand prize. Sponsors for the Dogs Playing Poker in Milford include: LaFontaine Automotive Group, Silver Bone Pet Grooming, Advanced Pet Sitting, Veterinary Care Specialists, Club Pet of Milford, Waterfall Jewelers, Troy’s Treats and Huron Valley State Bank. Prizes from our communities generous local businesses include: Main Street Art, the Village Toy Shoppe, Salon Del Sol, Your Nesting Place, For Feet’s Sake, Pet Supplies Plus, Milford Feed & Supply, MVP Bar & Grill and many, many more! In addition, the first 100 participants will receive a gift bag with over $100 worth of savings and giveaways. The cost is $20 per scorecard, and additional cards to improve your hand can be purchased for only $5 each. This event is a great way to connect with your community, so bring your whole family to the beautiful Milford Powerhouse on Saturday, May 18 for a day full of fun! Dogs Playing Poker will warm your heart and put a smile on your face. Helping families and their pets is key to supporting your community. For more information contact Heather at or call 248684-0468.

Treat Mom Time to fire up the grill to a cook-out


$ 99 Lb.

Boneless Ahi Save $6.00/Lb. Yellowfin Tuna Steaks Wild Caught

Our Famous Over The Counter Butcher Shop Service Naturally Aged - Tender & Delicious

Guernsey Half Gallon Milk Sale

Save Up To $4.00/LB.

9.5 to 15.6-oz Assorted

Chips Ahoy! or Oreos and Cakesters

2 5 /$

Mix or Match

12-Pack Double Roll

Cottonelle Bath Tissue


$ 44

Homogenized - 2% - 1/2% - Skim

2 4 /$

From Northville Michigan

Buttermilk - Chocolate - Probiotic Half Gallon 2/$5

Aunt Millie’s 8-Count Hearth Buns Assorted Hot Dog/Hamburger

2 5 /$


$ 99

Whole Beef Tenderloin 3 to 4-Lb Average

Lb. Beef Tenderloin Steak (Filet Mignon) $7.99/Lb.

Mother’s Day Dozen Fresh Roses Bouquet


$ 99

Sunday, May 12th Sanders Candy

7-oz box Woodward Collection chocolate sea salt caramels. Wrapped and ready for gift giving.




Fresh Bananas Viva 6-Roll Paper Towels $5.99



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Additional Charge For Wrap & Greens We also offer Pre-Made Bouquets - Custom Bouquets - Centerpieces - Hanging Baskets Flowering and Foliage Plants - Place your special orders early.



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