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Join us March 4 at Caribou Coffee on Union Lake Road in Commerce from 78:30 p.m. for a discussion on the book Prague Winter, a memoir by Madeleine Albright. Upcoming book selections will be discussed. Chapter #135, Oakland County Lakes Area, is a local chapter of Mothers & More, a national nonprofit organization in support of mothers — because moms need playgroups too! This is a free event, open to the public. Adults only, please. Register by calling 248-238-0561 or visit groupspaces.com/ mmocla

Three police officers from the Lakes Area Lodge, Officer Bob Stephens, Officer Joe Stephens and Officer Jeff Gomez, took the Polar Plunge into the Detroit River February 16. Through the Polar Plunge fundraiser, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #128 raised $2,500 to support the Michigan Special Olympics. (CURTIS DROG-

MILFORD SENIOR CENTER All are invited to a Spaghetti Dinner on March 1 from 5-7 p.m. The dinner will include a spaghetti dinner with a homemade meat or marinara sauce, garlic bread, salad, beverage and dessert. Price of admission is $7. Proceeds to benefit the Milford Senior Center. The location is at the Milford Senior Center located at 1150 Atlantic Street in Milford. For more information call Nancy Hinzmann, Senior Center Director at 248-6859008 between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday – Friday.

WHITE LAKE FARMERS’ MARKET 2013 APPLICATIONS If you would like to be part of the White Lake Farmers’ Market in 2013, applications are now out. The Farmers’ Market is open May 4 through Oct. 5 from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. You can find the application at www.whitelakefarmersmarket.weebly.com or visit us at www.huronvalleyrec.com and click on farmers market. If you have any questions about becoming a vendor, please contact Kevin Lawrence at 248755-1195 or via e-mail at alaw4196@aolcom INSIDE One Minute Interview....2A Lake Area News..............3A Obituaries.......................4A Feb. Heart Healthy.........5A Commentary..................6A Entertainment................7A Community News...........8A Real Estate................3B-5B Classified..................6B-7B 248.360.7355

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The day started bright and sunny, like any other Michigan winter day, but quickly turned unpredictable, cold and snowy. Time was ticking down; the bus was loaded and we ventured to the annual event on February16, the Polar Plunge. Fraternal Order of Police, F.O.P. Lodge #128, was on the ultimate mission,

not to serve you or I, but an organization in need of support: the Michigan Special Olympics. This year’s event cochairs were F.O.P. Chairman, West Bloomfield Officer, Bob Stevens and Walled Lake business owner, Dale Uranis. This year F.O.P. Lodge #128 would have three officers taking the plunge into the Detroit River at Milliken State Park on the Detroit Riverfront. The Lakes Area Lodge

officer plungers were Bob Stephens of the West Bloomfield Police Department, Joe Stephens of the Lathrup Village Police Department and Jeff Gomez of the Orchard Lake Police Department. The F.O.P. Lodge #128 not only raised money for Michigan Special Olympics, they also wore special shirts in memory of West Bloomfield Officer Patrick O’Rourke who lost his life in the

line of duty on September 9, 2012. This year’s plunge was dedicated in honor of Officer O’Rourke and his family. Members wore special event shirts with the back of the shirts displaying Officer O’Rourke’s name and badge number 55. “The Lodge does many charity fundraisers, but, this event The Plunge for Special Olympics is our main event,” Co-chairs Bob Stephens and Dale Uranis said. “We love to

help kids and children; it’s really rewarding and most of all the kids need the money.” F.O.P. Lodge #128 raised over $2,500 at the plunge this year. Donations may be made until March 1 at Dales Custom Jewelry, 933 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake (248) 669-4320. The F.O.P. Lodge #128 will proudly present a check to the Michigan Special Olympics on March 6.

HVCA Offers Student Volunteer Opportunities BY ALI ARMSTRONG EDITOR aliarmstrong@scnmail.com

The Huron Valley Council for the Arts has teamed up with local high schools to help recruit student volunteers. The council currently works with Walled Lake Northern, Lakeland and Milford High Schools. Lisa Merglewski, volunteer coordinator at the Huron Valley Council for the Arts, began working at the council in 2011. Her agenda: recruit honor students, something that has never been done at the council before. “It hadn’t been done here before, and with high school students of my own, I know the importance of community service with the honor students program … and I know how capable high school students are and I thought it was a perfect match,” Merglewski said. To date, student volunteers have participated in council events like the Artist Marketplace at the Bogie Lake

Greenhouse, the holiday extravaganza and their classical concert series. Students also work in the council’s art shop. During the classical concert series, which runs once a month between January and April, student volunteers setup and breakdown the instruments and gain an hour of community service time. And the students aren’t the only ones doing some good. At the holiday extravaganza, proceeds raised during the show’s intermission went to a charity of the student’s choice, Heifer International. “It just made the show warmer, friendlier and more of a success,” Merglewski said. “Students were greeting patrons, working as ushers, taking tickets, selling tickets, they ran intermission and handed out programs.” In return for their work, Merglewski and the staff of the council reward students with things like raffles, where they raffle off things like

Volunteer coordinator Lisa Merglewski stands with student volunteer Katie Meyer from Milford High School.

art shop gift certificates, Van Gough tour tickets and more. This year, Merglewski will also be nominating students for the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program, for a chance to win a college scholarship. With 40 annual events that the council hosts each year, there are 9,700 volunteer hours that need to be filled for the council’s regular operations.

“It takes almost 10,000 volunteer hours a year to operate and host all of the community events that we do,” Merglewski said. “It’s so inspiring because all of these people just give up their time so unselfishly because they believe in art and cultural events and the support of it and keeping this out in their community.” And honor students aren’t the only ones who are encouraged to vol-

unteer. The council also offers opportunities for special need students as well as senior citizens. For more information about the Huron Valley Council for the Arts or to learn about volunteer opportunities, contact volunteer coordinator Lisa Merglewski at 248889-8660 or visit www. huronvalleyarts.org

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ONE MINUTE INTERVIEW

Renowned educator, speaker Dr. Adolph Brown discusses presentations and offers advice BY ALI ARMSTRONG EDITOR

to other students and connect students to the subject, but they should also connect themselves to the students. Ultimately I love meeting people and engaging.”

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hat do you think makes a good educator and expert and speaker?

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hen and why did you begin consulting and training?

“Wow, over two decades ago. At the time I was at a university and the president of the university would have me go places in his stead and it kept happening. He was a friend with Retired General and Secretary of State Colin Powell at the time and he asked me if I would mind working with him on a campaign called America’s Promise. Shortly later I became the co-chair for that movement and one thing lead to another and my classroom just got bigger and bigger.”

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ow would you best describe your presentation and training style?

“Being that I’m an educator, my dissertation was on that I can teach anyone anything once I get your attention, a part of education that we haven’t paid a lot of attention to. We have content and we have a message, however we haven’t always done the best at getting the attention of every single student.”

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hat kinds of things do you speak about during each of your presentations?

“I don’t stray too far away from two major topics: my expertise in educational excellence and serve and leadership. Each of my presentations involves messages of accountability and responsibility. That’s the one thing that doesn’t change during any message that I give, but the rest of the message depends on the focal points that I get from the organization.”

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“Head, heart and hands. Head for best practices and knowing that we never really know it all. We’re constantly learning new things and new ways to presents. Hands for knowing it’s hard work. Educators have to understand that it’s not a

job. Heart is when you bring your integrity into the mission. It’s the place where your emotional self, spiritual self and intellectual self all integrate.”

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hat’s the one piece of advice you would give our readers?

“Human beings, we’re the only species who will beat ourselves up for our mistakes. So just because you messed up doesn’t mean you have to give up or something my grandfather always use to say: just because something goes wrong doesn’t mean you have to go with it.”

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hy do you enjoy the Q&A portion of each of your presentations so much?

“I love that exchange. There are people just sitting in the audience and they think ‘wow this is great’ but they have questions, personal questions and when you allow them to ask that question they feel like it’s really relevant. A lot of people communicate, very few connect and one of the ways that I connect is by going to the audience and asking questions.”

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LAKE AREA NEWS

Be Winter Weather Wise BY OAKLAND COUNTY SHERIFF MICHAEL BOUCHARD

As Michigan residents, we know our winters are unpredictable.    This year, the temperatures have fluctuated greatly, and sadly, we have already seen tragedies here in Oakland County.  Our residents need to take necessary precautions when going out in winter weather, whether it is for recreational purposes on an ice-covered body of water, snowmobiling, or driving on winter roads.  One good rule of thumb to always keep in mind is “When in doubt, don’t go out”.    Low temperatures and snowfall will make for dangerous driving conditions on our roads. Prior to departure, you must thoroughly clear your vehicle; all windows, mirrors, and headlights, of snow and ice.    Failing to fully clear windows, mirrors and headlights results in poor visibility for you, the driver, while fully clearing all other lights and side markers is critical to allow other drivers to see and react to your signals. Also, your license plate needs to be clear and legible for lawful operation of the vehicle.   The posted speed limit does not necessarily apply in inclement weather, so incorporating extra drive time into your travel plans is essential, as you must reduce your speed on icy roads. Maintaining a safe distance from other vehicles is critical if you or another driver lose control of your vehicle. While it is wise to carry a cell phone in case of an emergency, it is best to not use it while driving.  On Oakland County’s lakes, ponds, streams, and trails, there are abundant winter recreational opportunities. Whether ice fishing, skating or snowmobiling, you must use caution. There is no ice that is 100% safe. Ice should be at least 5 inches thick mini-

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mum for general use (fisherman, ice skaters, and foot traffic), and 8 inches thick minimum for travel by snowmobile or Off Road Vehicle (ORV). Check the ice thickness with an ice spud, auger, or cordless drill.  Snowmobiles, ORVs and vehicles on the ice increase your risk of falling through, especially at night. Signs of unsafe ice include:  moving water near a stream, river, unseen spring or inlet, slushy areas, depressions in the snow, heavy snow, or white or black colored ice.    If you go out on the ice, try to take a partner with you, or at least make sure you leave a travel plan with someone who can call for help if you do not return. Check with someone who has experience with a particular lake or pond before you venture out on the ice. Plan ahead for an emergency by bringing safety items, which may include: cell phone, whistle,

rope, ice pick or awls, screw driver, hand flares, flashlight, and a throwable PFD. Dress appropriately for changing weather conditions.   If you hear the ice crack or detect unsafe ice you should stay spread out, immediately lie down, which will distribute your weight, and crawl back to safer ice by the same way you came.  If someone falls through the ice, do not run to the hole.  First call 911 and get help on the way and then use a pole, branch, rope or any other handy object, which can be extended to the victim from a safe position.  You cannot help if you also become a victim. If you fall through the ice, try not to panic, as this will only hinder your self-rescue actions.  Call out for help and kick your feet while getting your hands, and then arms, up onto safer ice. This is when the ice pick or screwdriver will help you with your self-rescue by digging it into the ice to help you pull.  Continue to “swim” up onto the ice far enough to crawl or “roll-out” to safer ice. Snowmobiling is also a popular wintertime activity which comes with it, inherent dangers. Please observe the following rules of snowmobile safety which could prevent a terrible tragedy.    Always keep your machine in top mechanical condition, making sure your head and taillights are fully functional. Always wear insulated boots and protective clothing including a  helmet, gloves and eye protection. Never operate on a street or highway, and when approaching an intersection, come to a complete stop, raise off the seat, and look for traffic. For more safety information, please check our website at www.oaklandsheriff.com, or like us on Facebook at Oakland County Sheriff ’s Office.

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The White Lake Fire Department was called to Wildwood Street where a 33-year-old Waterford resident was injured after falling off a platform onto the ground. The victim was taken to the hospital where they found a nail had struck his brain from a nail gun he had been using.

Walled Lake Disorderly Intoxication

Officers arrived at the scene of a business located at Commerce and Decker roads to observe two intoxicated subjects passed out in front of a light pole Feb. 16. A LEIN test on one subject displayed a warrant for disorderly conduct out of Walled Lake. Both subjects were issued citations for disorderly intoxication.

Driving While License Suspended

Walled Lake officers were on the lookout for a silver sedan driving erratically Feb. 13. Officers located and stopped the vehicle and placed the driver under arrest for driving while license suspended. The vehicle was impounded and license plate was confiscated. Driver was later released.

Misdemeanor Arrest

Walled Lake officer responded to assist Wolverine Lake Police on a suspicious person Feb. 16. A LEIN test indicated the subject had a misdemeanor warrant out of Walled Lake and was placed under arrest.

COMMERCE TOWNSHIP Breaking and Entering Deputies were dispatched to an alarm at Cottage Inn Pizza in the 29000 block of W. Fourteen Mile. When deputies arrived they found that the front window had been broken out. After searching the inside deputies found that the safe had been broken into. There are no suspects at this time.


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LAKES AREA NEWS Calendar of Events Sparks Market Avenue 2013 is looking for vendors Sparks in the Park, which will be at Milford high school June 29, is looking for vendors. Applications are now available at www.sparksmarketavenue.weebly. com. If you have any questions about this year’s event or seeking more information on becoming a vendor please call Kevin Lawrence at 248-755-1195 or via e-mail at alaw4196@aol.com. Volunteer Workshop Nest Box Monitor Volunteer Training will take place on March 3 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. at Wint Nature center located in Independence Oaks county Park at 9501 Sashabaw Rd. in Clarkston. Workshop participants learn how to monitor next boxes at six Oakland County Parks from April - August. Information will be provided about bird species, monitoring techniques and other requirements. Volunteers will be assigned nest boxes and record statistics about the birds using the boxes. Cavity nesters such as the Eastern Bluebird, Tree Swallow and House Wren benefit from these efforts. Call 248-8580916 to register. Salvation Army’s annual March Mayhem Sale On Saturday from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. at all 33 metro Detroit Salvation Army thrift store locations will be having their annual March Mayhem Sale. This will include 50

percent off clothing. Shoppers will have opportunities to pick up great deals on accessories, home goods and other items with bonus sales announced hourly at each store. Proceeds from all stores benefit The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center, an independently funded, 180-day residential rehabilitation program for adults.

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The Coffee Club The coffee club will meet March 1 from 8 – 9 a.m. at the Real Estate One office located at 560 N. Milford Rd. Join us for this free morning mixer. Bring along a canned fruit or veggie for Community Sharing.

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They say you should never be afraid to ask for help. Well, I’m asking. As the newly appointed editor of the Spinal Column, I’ve enjoyed covering the area’s news and getting to know local people more and more everyday. Being a team member of this publication, I get to do something that I have always loved to do: I get to be a voice for the community. And while my e-mail is constantly flowing with news tips and comments on the paper and the obvious changes it has recently made, I’m looking to our readers to see what they would like to see in their local newspaper and to let you know that you can also have a say in what you see. I want our readers to know that I am always interested to hear what they have to say. I am always reading the comments our website generates, looking over letters to the editor

and attempting to take every phone call and follow every news tip. But I can’t do all of this on my own. As readers and members of the community, I encourage you to let me know what’s going on in your community. Perhaps you or your neighbor is a local business owner, or your son or daughter plays sports or maybe you just know of something amazing going on just down the street. I’m asking our readers to submit their news tips to me. Submit photos from your son’s football game or your daughter’s cheerleading competition. Tell me about what’s happening in your community. My number one goal is to bring quality engaging news to our readers, and I couldn’t be any happier to do so. But I can’t do my job without your help. To move forward, I need you to be there too. Our mission to provide quality engaging news is what gives us direction and guides us through all our processes so that we can do what’s best for everyone. But with a circulation of 53,000 we can only do so much before we need fresh minds and innovative thinking. Come on down to our office, located at 1103 S. Milford Road in Highland, and introduce yourself, give me a call or shoot me an email and tell me what you think.

Trains and Trades, a model train convention, came to the Beacon Hill Golf Club February 24. The event featured door prizes, live trains on running tracks and onsite repair and appraisal. PHOTO SUBMITTED BY: BRIAN McKEE

Milford Community Garden to Host Kick Off Meeting ‘Growing Greens,’ Milford’s Community Garden, will hold its 2013 kickoff meeting Saturday from 10:30 a.m. - noon at the Milford Police Station, 1100 Atlantic Street, Milford, MI 48381.    We garden according to organic principles, and welcome anyone who would like to make a difference for their own family or the community. We are located behind Pet Supplies Plus on GM Road – check out our website  www.growinggreensmilford.org. ‘Growing Greens’ began as a seed of an idea in the spring of 2011, and has grown into a community gar-

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Walled Lake Western Hosts Volleyball Marathon Fundraiser

Walled Lake Western High School (600 Beck Rd. Walled Lake 48390) is hosting a Volleyball Marathon Fundraiser on March 22 at 6:30 p.m. The event will end March 23 at 7 a.m. All funds raised will go to Friendship Circle, an organization that provides assistance to families with special needs. The event will include volleyball, inflatable games, a DJ, dancing, games, hypnotists, comedians, food, prizes and more. This event is open to any student that raises a minimum of $100. Prizes will be given to the top five student fundraisers. To raise money, students need to complete and

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Brooks Elementary Craft/Vendor Show Come and be a part of Brooks’ first Craft show on March 23 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. We welcome a variety of crafters and vendors. The cost is $15 per 6ft table and as many chairs as you would like and for your convenience, the Brooks PTO will be providing concessions. Please call Anna at 248767-0027 or email to anna@ckcsmi. com. Applications are due by March 1.

Chickadee Chowdown Kensington Park Nature Center will be having a Chickadee Chowdown on Saturday at 2 p.m. In winter, a variety of songbirds will actually take sunflower seeds from your hands. Birdseed will be provided for this short walk along the nature trails. Fee: $3 per person. Preregistration required. This program is for all ages. You can register at the Nature Center or the Farm Center or call 810-2278917 Birthday Dr. Seuss Come celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with stories, crafts, and birthday cake March 2 at the Milford Library. Families with children of all ages are welcome. No registration needed. Drop in anytime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to participate. Craft night at the Commerce Library March 4

We’re hosting a Craft Night for adults on the first Monday of every month at the Commerce Library from 6 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Come and get into the crafty spirit with other like-minded people. Bring your own supplies and we will provide a cozy environment. For more information call 248438-8163 Bus Trip to Detroit Red Wings The Village’s Park and Recreation Board has planned a bus trip for the April 7 Detroit Red Wings’ game against the St. Louis Blues. Bus leaves Clara Miller Park at 11 a.m. Game time is 12:30 p.m. The cost is $40 per seat in section 203. Pay in advance at the Village Hall, 425 Glengary, Wolverine Lake.248-624-1710. Deadline to purchase tickets is March 5. Huron Valley Recreation & Community Education The Huron Valley Recreation and Community Education is offering Archery Parties for kids ages 7 and older. Parties can be Monday - Friday nights. The cost is $10 per person for an hour, $14 per person for two hours or $18 per person for three hours. All times require a minimum of four kids. Participants will learn the foundations of archery. All necessary equipment is provided. Parties are at the Apollo Center. Call 248-676-8451 to book a party today.

White Lake Resident Releases Children’s Book White Lake resident Kathy Smith never imagined when she began writing that her words would someday be turned into a book. Smith, who began writing in 1972, wrote poetry verses about her family and life experiences. “My writing really helps me express myself and helped me to grow out of the shell that I was in,” Smith said. “I never thought I would become a writer, but since I began, I have really grown in my skills.” Her recently released book, The Hulk of Cranberry Lake, is a children’s book aimed to teach kids about bullying and its effects. The book follows two animals, a swan and a goose. The book developed when Smith and her husband moved into a

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MHS Winter Theatrical Production of And Never Been Kissed The Milford High School Theatre Company is proud to present And Never Been Kissed as its winter theatrical production. This play, written by Aurand Harris, is a teen-age comedy about love and life in the 1920s. Flory Patterson is almost 16 and never been kissed but not for lack of trying as she devotes every moment to attracting the opposite sex. Involved in the hilarious proceedings are Flory’s best friend, her understanding mother, her matter of fact little sister and the sister’s equally matter of fact friend, and, of course, the boys: disdainful Charlie, unattainable Douglas, eager Gilmore and, finally, the divine Phillip. With its fast pace, clever dialogue and unusual situations, you are sure to enjoy this timeless comedy. The laughter and story will warm your heart during these cold winter days. The cast is made up of twelve

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Area Teams Look Towards Tournament Action BY MICHAEL SHELTON STAFF WRITER michaelshelton@thescngroup.com

BOYS BASKETBALL WALLED LAKE CENTRAL Walled Lake Central and Waterford Mott clashed for a third time Feb. 19, but this time, it was the Corsairs who would come out on top. T.J. Warren led Central with 9 points, fol-

lowed by Philip Nelson with 8. Khalil Malone was Mott’s leading scorer with 15 points, while Quincy Norman had 13. Mott fell at home to Grand Blanc in the KLAA Lakes Conference Tournament final Feb. 22. That same night, Central bounced back with a 38-35 victory at home over South Lyon. WALLED LAKE WESTERN

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to build momentum entering the district tournament. Lakeland then took care of business at home with a 54-45 victory over Livonia Stevenson as Brad Govan scored 14 points for the Eagles while Troxell had 12.

GIRLS BASKETBALL WALLED LAKE WESTERN Two losses this past week have Walled Lake Western beginning district tournament play this week on a threegame slide. The Warriors (12-8) began their week with a 38-30 loss at Novi (18-2) on Feb. 18. Erickah Woods led Western with 10 points. Western then fell on the road at Northville, 42-22, on Feb. 21 as the Mustangs improved to 15-5. HURON VALLEY LAKELAND Huron Valley Lakeland split two games this past week and will await their next opponent in the MHSAA Class A District Tournament thanks to a first-round bye. The Eagles will next face either Walled Lake Central or Walled Lake Western in an MHSAA Class A District Tournament semifinal at North

Farmington tonight. WALLED LAKE NORTHERN Walled Lake Northern dropped two games this past week and now hopes a first-round bye will aid it in the MHSAA Class A District Tournament. The Knights (5-15) began their week with a 38-35 loss at home to South Lyon on Feb. 18 as Caitlin Crowley finished with 18 points. Northern then fell at Livonia Churchill, 44-37, on Feb. 21. HURON VALLEY MILFORD Huron Valley Milford split two games this past week as it will have a first-round bye at the MHSAA Class A District Tournament at Fowlerville. The Mavericks (7-12) began their week with a 44-37 loss at home to Livonia Franklin on Feb. 18. WALLED LAKE CENTRAL Walled Lake Central earned its second victory of the year in a 60-50 win over Wayne Memorial on the road Feb. 21. The Vikings’ last victory came Dec. 6 when they defeated St. Catherine 61-34. Central (2-18) began its week with a 52-8 loss to Livonia Stevenson on the road Feb. 18. The Vikings played

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Commerce-spectacular ranch with over $60k in updates. Formal entry, granite kitchen w/ss appliances. Formal dining, stunning flooring, new lighting, crown moulding t/o, updated main bath, closet systems in all bedrooms, master suite w/brand new private bath, finished walk-out ll w/storage. Deck w/lakeviews. Freshly painted inside and out. Gorgeous landscaping. Move in ready. $249,900

MILFORD Great home with 3 beds; 2 baths; 2 car detached garage on generous lot across street from Milford Pond. Open floor plan with kitchen, family and dining area; living room; family room with fireplace all on nearly a half acre walking distance to downtown, library and YMCA. $189,000.00

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End your search w/ this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath charming Colonial home! Formal living & dining rooms, family room w/ natural fireplace, 1st floor laundry, full finished basement, updates t/o house! Door wall leading to patio w/ deck & pool! $179,900 MLS:213004628

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.

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Live the sporting life..ski, swim, fish - Right from the convenience of you All-Sports Cedar Island Lake waterfront home! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1814 sq. ft. Maple cabinetry t/o kitchen w/ door wall leading to spacious deck, formal living, family room w/ fireplace, oversized 2 car garage on huge corner lot! $269,900 MLS:213000713

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

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LEGAL NOTICES PUBLIC NOTICE In compliance with Michigan Public Act 451 Section 324.3112a, the City of Wixom, Michigan, hereby provides notice that as a result of a blockage in the sanitary sewer system, approximately 400 gallons of raw wastewater overflowed from the sanitary sewer to a storm sewer, from approximately 1000 hours to 1128 hours on February 18, 2013. Notification was made by the City to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Oakland County Health Department. There was no report of property damage and the environmental impact appears to be negligible. Refer any questions to United Water at 248-960-0870. Michael P. Howell Public Works Director City of Wixom S.C. 2-27-13

Notice of Posting For Charter Township of Commerce Township Board 1. Synopsis for the February 12, 2013 Regular Township Board Meeting. The above synopsis shall be posted (in its entirety) at the following locations: (1)

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CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF HIGHLAND PART TIME BUILDING OFFICIAL ORDINANCE DEPARTMENT SUPERVISOR Highland Township is accepting applications for a part-time Building Official/ Ordinance Supervisor (approximately 30hrs./wk) in the Building Department. Applicants must be a registered building official and building inspector, plan reviewer, oversee inspection process assuring compliance with building codes and Township ordinances, review and approve building blueprints and documents. Submit application/resume by March 7, 2013 to the Highland Township Supervisor’s Office, 205 N. John St. Highland, MI 48357, fax to (248) 887-1937or email to hamillr@twp. highland.mi.us Call (248) 887-3791, ext 6 for more information. Publish: February 27, 2013

The synopses for all Highland Township Board of Trustees Meetings, including the Special meeting held at 7:00 p.m. on February 19, 2013 are available at the Township offices or on the web: www.highlandtwp.com - Government – Twp. Clerk – Board Meeting Synopsis Mary L. McDonell, MMC Highland Township Clerk

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WEST BLOOMFIELD $2,400,000 Architectural masterpiece in gated community! 212078176 248-851-4100

NOVI $925,000 Custom upgrades, Hardwood floors, finished basement! 212118253 248-851-4100

BLOOMFIELD $699,000 Exquisite ranch with open floor plan. 213010467 248-851-4100

FARMINGTON HILLS $425,000 Custom 3 bedroom home with wrap around deck! 212124120 248-851-4100

MILFORD $319,900 Gorgeous 3 acres, 4 bedroom updated colonial 212103374 248-851-4100

SOUTHFIELD $150,000 Updated 4 bedroom colonial with over 2400 sq ft! 213014984 248-851-4100

WATERFORD $146,900 Great home on corner lot with lake privileges 213014401 248-851-4100

BLOOMFIELD $135,000 Lovely floor plan with large living room & dining room 213001444 248-851-4100

WEST BLOOMFIELD $100,000 Desirable ranch condo with spacious kitchen 213010364 248-851-4100

WEST BLOOMFIELD $2,200,000 Beautiful view of Walnut Lake! 213003262 248-851-4100

COMMERCE $429,900 Beautifully decorated 4 bedroom home! 213012822 248-851-4100

WEST BLOOMFIELD $414,900 Elegant cape cod with great floor plan! 213011297 248-851-4100

FARMINGTON HILLS $399,900 Great historical home on almost 2 acres! 212041014 248-851-4100

WEST BLOOMFIELD $325,000 4400+ Sq. Ft. ranch home fully furnished! 29147684 248-851-4100

WEST BLOOMFIELD $280,000 Totally updated home with deck & full basement. 212127048 248-851-4100

NOVI $239,900 Unique contemporary home with finished basement. 213012786 248-851-4100

ROYAL OAK $226,000 Great bunglaow on almost 1/2 acre! 213015817 248-851-4100

NOVI $214,900 3 bedroom brick ranch with open floor plan! 213014681 248-851-4100

FARMINGTON HILLS $185,000 Fantastic end unit with finished basement! 213014017 248-851-4100

NOVI $177,000 Fantasic condo with first floor laundry 213013857 248-851-4100

WALLED LAKE $165,000 Beautiful & well maintained 2 bedroom condo! 213015799 248-851-4100

WALLED LAKE $164,900 Adorable 3 bedroom home with Hawk Lake Privileges! 212094652 248-851-4100

WEST BLOOMFIELD $149,900 2 bedroom home on treed lot with lake view! 212097467 248-851-4100

ROYAL OAK $142,500 Delightful 3 bedroom brock home with hardwood floors! 212122545 248-851-4100

FERDALE $70,000 3 bedroom ranch updated in 2011! 213015786 248-851-4100


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FOR SALE ESTATE SALE: Fitness equipment: Airdyne Bike, Pro-Form elliptical and treadmill, Body Solid weight machine and more! Antique furniture, office furniture, hundreds of books in perfect condition, household goods – much more! Call 248-255-5719 ESTATE SALE: All home furnishings, office furniture and supplies, electronics, tools, garden items, fitness equipment, and collectables. Thursday, 2/28 thru Saturday 3/2. 10am to 4pm. 181 Reid Rd, Highland across from Milford High School. SCRAP METAL: Aluminum $.30- .65 / lb. Copper $2.10- 2.70/ lb. Brass $1.00- $1.50/ lb Auto Rads $.90 - $1.20/ lb 1011 Decker Walled Lake Mann Metal Corp. 248-960-1200 AUCTIONS AUCTION: March 4, 2013 10:00 AM 24825 Hathaway St. Farmington Hills, MI. 48335 1. 1994 Saab 4DR VS3DM5587R2006448 2. 2002 Pontiac Gran Prix 1G2WK52142F125479 3. 1985 Mercedes 2DR. WOB1260441A168141 4. 1996 Isuzu Box Truck JALC481K4T7003233 5. 2001 Ford Taurus 1FAFP55U71G106331 6. 1998 Chevy Cavalier

APPLIANCE REPAIR TONY’S APPLIANCE SERVICE Servicing all Major Appliances *Hot water tank 248-360-0213 248-698-8819 CABINETRY Elegant Woodworking *Mantels *Fireplace Surrounds *Furniture *Entertainment Center *Custom Cabinets *Crown Molding *Kitchen Cabinets *Custom Bars Harold Canfield 248-363-3804 elegant-woodworking. com CARPET INSTALLATION Bob’s Carpet Mohawk Carpet Great Buys! Remnants Living room & bedroom sized $4 per yd. Low prices on re stretching, repairs, pad, & installation 35 years experience Bob 248-681-5771 CEMENT/ CONCRETE C & G CEMENT Quality Workmanship Residential- Commercial Over 30 years Experience STAMPED CONCRETE DRIVEWAYS FOOTINGS GARAGE FLOORS BLOCK WORK FREE ESTIMATES Michael 248-363-4783 MILFORD LOCATION 248-684-5928

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LOOKING TO SELL, PURCHASE OR RENT? Call Arlene, Keller Williams Realty. mihome4u.com. 248-912-4628. Sales / Purchases / Leasing and Relocation

UNWANTED AUTOS LLC: TOP $ paid for any: *Junk *Non running * Wrecked Cars $275 & up 248-467-0396 REAL ESTATE FOR SALE HARTLAND, All sports waterfront home! Stylish custom built 1 ½ story home on Lake Tyrone. 3 bedrooms, sharp kitchen, dining area with cherry cabinets & granite counters open to great room with soaring ceilings. Deck for relaxing & enjoying the views. Walk-out lower level finished with bedroom, walk-in closet & full bath. 4 car garage w/finished loft area. Paved road. $231,000. England Real Estate (248) 887-9736

VACANT LAND HARTLAND, Clyde Rd., W. of Fenton Rd, Fantastic 10 acre parcel. Let nature surround you! Walk-out site possible. L/C terms available. $119,900. England Real Estate (248) 887-9736 HARTLAND TWP. Hyde Rd., N. of M-59, E. off Fenton Rd. Wooded, up north setting w/this 2.6 acre parcel. Walk-out site. Perked & surveyed. $59,900. England Real Estate (248) 887-9736

A RARE MANAGER OPPORTUNITY: Oakland County’s best and largest Ice Cream store is accepting resume. Fast food Manager experience helpful. Top pay with benefits and perks. Fax resume to 248-9605544. Also accepting application for crew. Dairy Twist Cafe Commerce Twp/ Walled Lake area. NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500 weekly potential. Info. 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. MI-2319

Highland/ Milford area. 2 bedrooms.1200 square feet. 1 bath Condo. New everything, granite counter tops, appliances. Available NOW. $825.00 per month plus deposits. Call 586-662-3525

DRIVER: Taxi and Airport Drivers. Full and Part time 248-666-1962

Local AAHA accredited veterinary hospital is seeking a receptionist. Must be customer service focused. Have a positive attitude and work as part of a fast paced team. Previous experience, Saturdays and evenings required. Part time with potential for full time. Email resume to shannon@ walledlakevet.com

HARTLAND, Hurry! 3 bedroom 2 bath home in Dunham Lake Estates.

DENTAL ASSISTANT: Looking for a personable, well

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groomed individual with computer skills. Experienced in the dental field and in patient care. Call LAKES PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY 248-360-2555

TEACHER AIDE/ OFFICE: Need classroom experience. Part or Full time. Walled Lake/West Bloomfield area. Email resume to administrator@ mimontessori.com

of Walled Lake and Waterford are seeking compassionate individuals to work with seniors in their own home. All shifts available in NW/SW Oakland County, with greatest need in the Milford, Walled Lake and Commerce area. Must be 21 years of age with valid driver’s license, car insurance, and reliable vehicle. Please apply online at www. homeinsteadmich.com, or call 248-886-7303 for more information. PAINTER WANTED: Minimum 5 years experience. Able to spray interior and exterior, climb and move extension ladders properly. If not comfort on an extension ladder or roof please do not call. Call Mike at 248-787-4776 MEDICAL ASSISTANT Tues,Wed,Thur for a Dermatology office. Experienced. Good people skills. Milford/ Novi. Resume to derm101@att.net or fax to 248-684-2485 BARTENDER AND WAITSTAFF: Upscale entertainment bar looking for energetic smiling faces with experience in food and alcohol beverage service. Willing to make money. Join our team. Hiring immediately. Send resume to

CERTIFIED OVERHEAD DOOR SERVICE *Garage Doors *Repaired/ Services *New Doors/ Openers *Installed at Factory Pricing *Emergency Service Available 248-624-3161 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 Specials: Ceramic tile *Formica Tops & Kitchens *Exteriors/ Interior Painting Also We do complete basement and all other interior work, including electric plumbing etc. Call Today Cell 248-891-7072 Licensed and Insured

**HONEY-DO** HANDYMAN Honey-Do Lists Elec.Plumbing Drywall – Painting Carpentry – Tile Finished Basements Bathrooms CALL GARY NOW 248-3205360 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 RENT-A-SON CONTRACTERS INC. Full Kitchen, Bath, and Basement Remodeling. Specializing in Paint, Drywall, Counter Tops, and Ceramic tile. Call 248-214-9158 FULLY INSURED AND EPA CERTIFIED. TOTAL HOME SERVICE 35 years experience PLUMBING * HEATING CARPENTRY * DRYWALL *ELECTRICAL NEW SERVICE KITCHENS BATHS CERAMIC

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Thomason Heating & Cooling * Furnaces * Boilers * Air Cleaners * Air Conditioners * Humidifiers Service & Replacements FREE ESTIMATES ON INSTALLATION 248-363-1615 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 248-974-5104 RENT-A-SON CONTRACTERS INC. Residential and Commercial Cleaning. Specializing in New Construction Clean Up 15 years experience. Fully Insured Call 248-688-2131 LAWN/ GARDEN SERVICES

RECEPTIONIST: Local company looking for secretarial position in the commerce area. Must have computer, office, phone skills, reliable transportation and an open schedule. Starting wage $8 to $9 an hour, Please call 248363-5704 to schedule an appointment. CABINET MAKERS AND INSTALLERS NEEDED: Full and part time. Experience needed. Email resume to alfonse@ eurokitchenplus.com

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Positions Available: ● Growing infant/ toddler room needs experienced person. ● Pre school Teacher needed. Montessori experience preferred. ● Experienced Teacher Aide Join our wonderful school and great staff. Fax resume to 248-363-8893 Email terrificteachers09@ yahoo.com

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

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 PLUMBING Premier Plumbing License & Insured Complete Plumbing Service New Construction & remodel Commercial & Residential 248-363-5864 ROOFING D & D Construction *Fall Roofing Specials * $200 per square/ 30 year siding * Windows Leafguard *Gutters Doug Dible 248-431-6243 SIDING/ TRIM

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

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

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J.M. Tile & Marble Custom Work *Remodeling *Quality Service *New Construction *Repairs *Grout sealing *Licensed and Insured John Miller 248-505-8865 jmtileandmarble.com TRASH/ DEBRIS REMOVAL Progressive Transportation Specializing in *Appliances *Furniture *Debris Removal *We haul cars too! Call anytime for estimates & great service 248-887-4892 WATERPROOFING Dry Basements, LLC We repair: *Poured Walls/ Concrete Blocks *Waterproofing *Cracked or Bowed Wall *Foundation Repaired Replaced *Underpinning *Crawl Space and Encapsulation *Licensed & Insured *Ron Heck, Builder 248-420-0116 WELLS 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 248-3636464 aquawells.com All credit cards accepted


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BOARD OF REVIEW MEETING

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF WHITE LAKE REGULAR BOARD MEETING SYNOPSIS - FEBRUARY 19, 2013

CITY OF WIXOM The Board of Review will meet at the Wixom City Hall, 49045 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, to hear valuation appeals on:

Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. Seven board members and attorney present. Approved: Approved: Approved: Approved: Tabled:

TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013 10:00 AM TO 12:00 NOON AND 1:00 PM TO 5:00 PM

Approved: Approved: Approved: Approved: Approved: Approved: Approved: Approved: Approved: Approved: FYI: Approved: Approved: Approved: Approved:

MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013 1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM AND 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM CALL 248.624.3280 To Schedule an Appointment

Consent Agenda Minutes, January 8, 2013 Minutes, January 15, 2013 Minutes, January 29, 2013 Establishment of Special Assessment District for Aspen Meadows and Confirmation of Special Assessment Roll for Aspen Meadows, Resolution #13-003 Budget Amendment Cleaning, Inspection & Repair of Water Tower Preliminary Site Plan for McDonald’s Fence Purchase for Ball Fields Equipment Purchase, 6 Ipads for Fire Department Weapons & Accessory Purchase, Police Department Resolution #13-005, Regarding Abandoned Portion of Fisk Road Move to Second Reading, Ordinance No. 88 (Excavation & Extraction) Move to Second Reading, Ordinance No. 132, Cemetery Ordinance Resolution #13-004, Support of Mental Health Services Feasibility Study for Iron Filtration Adjourn to Executive meeting Move to General Session. Proceed with Attorney Recommendations Adjournment

Hardship appeals will be heard at the July and December Boards of Review. Applications will be available at the assessing office.

Meeting adjourned at 9:52 p.m. Terry Lilley, CMC White Lake Township Clerk 2/27/13 SCN:2-27-13

S.C. 2-27-2013

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

The City of Walled Lake Board of Review will meet at the City Hall complex, 1499 E. West Maple, Walled Lake, Michigan on the following dates for the purpose of reviewing the 2013 property tax assessments Monday March 11, 2013 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. 1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 1:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Monday, March 11, 2013 1:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 13, 2013 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon 1:30 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Monday March 18, 2013 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. 1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Thursday, March 14, 2013 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon 1:30 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. All properties will be subject to the following Tentative State Equalization factors by Residential 1.00 Developmental 1.00 Personal 1.00

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

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon 1:30 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Agricultural 1.00 Commercial 1.00 Industrial 1.00

LEGAL NOTICES

Any Taxpayer wishing to protest their proposed assessment may do so by calling Oakland County Equalization Division, 248-858-5583 prior to March 5, 2013, for an appointment to be scheduled. Written appeals must be received at the City Hall, Attn: Board of Review, by March 14, 2013.

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