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Walled Lake Farmers Market to Open Next Month The City of Walled Lake’s Park and Recreation Commission is sponsoring the Farmers Market beginning May 1 and running through October 30. The market will be located at the Walled Lake City Event Field on E. West Maple between Decker and Pontiac Trail in Walled Lake. The market will be open every Wednesday, beginning May 1 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. . Some of the items available at the market this year include: fresh vegetables, fresh baked goods, popcorn, Amish peanut butter, honey, jams, jellies, fruits, natural soaps and lotions, salsa, hand stitched aprons as well as annual and perennial flowers and garden accessories. For more information please contact Janell Joyce at the City of Walled Lake, 1499 E. West Maple Road between Pontiac Trail and Decker Road of call 248-624-4847

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Demolition Begins at Highland Middle School, Baker Elementary


Demolition began Tuesday, April 16 at Highland Middle School. The process was scheduled to begin Monday, April 15 but was delayed due to inclement weather. Demolition also began at Baker Elementary School in Milford last week. Fences had been set up around both properties and the demolition area is off-limits. The two schools were closed in 2011 due to declining enrollment and decreased state funding. It was ultimately decided that closing a middle school would best support an optimal learning environment for students and allow the district to

implement new curriculum. The Huron Valley Board of Education approved the demolition of both buildings in December 2012 after the district did not receive any offers to purchase the buildings that were near market value. The school board received 17 bids for the demolition of both buildings, but approved a bid from Adamo Group to demolish Baker Elementary for $95,000 and a bid from ProDemo to demolish Highland Middle School for $199,000. The funds will come from the district’s building and site sinking fund. For more photos, visit www.

ABOVE - Razing of Highland Middle School began last week. The Huron Valley Board of Education voted 5-2 to close the school last year. BELOW - The demolition of Baker Elementary School in Milford started Thursday. The total cost to fund both projects is near $300,000. PHOTOS BY CHRIS WALL/SPECIAL TO THE SPINAL COLUMN

Locals Participate in Boston Marathon BY ALI ARMSTRONG EDITOR

Several local residents were in Boston when tragedy struck Monday, April 15 after two homemade bombs detonated at near the finish line at the Boston Marathon. The explosions left three people dead and wounded over 170. Milford resident Michael Andersen was among those in attendance. An avid runner, this was Andersen’s first visit to Boston for the annual marathon. Andersen was in a nearby Marriot Hotel when the first explosion went off. He had finished the race two hours earlier and was celebrating with friends and family. “We were all celebrating and having a drink when somebody ran in and said ‘did you hear that?’ Andersen said. “We didn’t really pay attention to it un-

til other people started talking about explosions. We went on to Twitter and saw all of the pictures and quickly became aware that we were going to have to get out of there.” Based on a marathon database, 560 Michigan runners were registered for the race. The website Run Michigan reported that 181 registered runners were from Metro Detroit. The explosions left the Detroit-area running community scrambling to contact local Boston Marathon runners. Andersen describes the scene in Boston as “chaotic” and “confusing.” “Nobody really knew what was going on. There was more police then you have ever seen in your life, cars flying around and ambulances everywhere,” Andersen said. “Coming from a small town like Milford you see emergency vehicles that obviously move fast, but to see them

in a big city situation where it’s crowded and closed down – the whole idea of they’re in a hurry and it’s important kind of hits home.” Even once he returned home Tuesday afternoon, Andersen said he had not thought about the race once. “I haven’t even thought about the race yet and that’s what angers me more than anything,” Andersen says. “The people who did this took away the joy and excitement that is the Boston Marathon. We haven’t had a chance to celebrate our accomplishment. It was taken away in a very direct way and that’s what feels personal. We may not be injured, but they certainly hit us hard in taking away the spirit of that day.” Despite Monday’s tragic events, Andersen says it will not deter him from running or again traveling to Boston in 2014 for the marathon.

Michael Andersen of Milford was in Boston for the annual marathon when two homemade bombs detonated near the finish line.

“Once you do start to question what you do and what you are passionate about, that’s when they win,” says Andersen. “You really have to not let them win. I’m ready to sign up for Boston 2014 already.”




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Walled Lake Horror Author and Harpist Releases CD and Book This Month BY ALI ARMSTRONG EDITOR

people on my Christmas list enjoy it, Emerian Rich who owns horroraddicts. net got wind of it and said ‘this is hilarious, you’ve got to do this.’”


an you tell me about yourself and your background?


“I’ve lived in Michigan all my life. I went to Michigan State University and I studied piano for 13 years. In 1999 I took up the harp and I have been playing ever since. I started writing horror stories when my children became teenagers.”

id you have base of interest in horror stories before you released your book?

“When I was a teenager my momwould buy me romance novels…and I hated them, I liked to read horror and science fiction novels. So instead, I would cut the covers off romance novels and glue them onto my horror and science fiction novels.”


hy did you decide to write horror stories?

“Have you ever raised teenagers? It’s a form of therapy.”


hen did your initial interest in the harp develop?


“I was in an Irish band and I was playing drums and they said “well you’re a pretty good piano player, I wonder how hard it would be for you to figure out the harp.’ I took about three months and a few lessons and have been playing it ever since.”


ou recently released a CD entitled “Languid Sunday.” So far it has received positive reviews calling it both “elegant and relaxing.” Can you tell me more about your sound? “I recorded the harp part here in Commerce and it’s a combination of classical and Irish music. I then sent those recordings to London where my soundman recorded his accompaniment and then we mixed it. It’s the kind of music that you would sit back and have a glass of wine or to play when you’re having a dinner party. It’s very relaxing music. They say the harp hits certain harmonics that makes people

“I have some places that I am going to be doing book signings and harp concerts combined…and I just started to work on a new book. I’m not exactly sure how long it will take me, but this one will be a gladiator-vampire sort of novel. I haven’t been able to get that story out of my head.”

Michele Roger of Walled Lake released a book, which takes place at Michigan school that is rumored to be haunted, and a CD titled “Languid Sunday” this month.

relax, they even use it in hospitals now.”


ou have been playing the harp for over 10 years. Why did you decide now to release your own

“I perform regularly in the area and so a lot of people had pushed me to. I hadn’t really thought about it. I play over at the English Tea Garden in West Bloomfield and Casey’s Irish Pub…and people just like to music so much they asked me to do a CD and I thought ‘why not?’”

hat are your plans for the future? Are you planning on releasing another book or


e’re aware of your musical background, but this month you also released a book titled “The Conservatory,” which is based off the haunting of a Michigan school. Where did your passion for writing come from?


id you ever think when you were a child reading horror novels that you would one day release your own? “No I never did. I always thought I was going to grow up and be what my parents wanted me to be which was a lawyer.”

“I was just having a really rough Christmas one year…and I knew there was no way I could send out a ‘happy’ Christmas letter. Instead I wrote a short horror story called ‘Santa Claws’ about how Santa Claus gets turned into a werewolf and wreaks havoc when he comes back to the North Pole. Everyone who had made me angry became a character. I sent it in my Christmas card and it was so hilarious that not only did

The Michigan Harp Center in Clawson and Squirreled Away Books in Armada both carry signed copies Roger’s book and CD. They can also be purchased on Roger will also be at the Clarkston United Methodist Church May 4 playing 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Copies of “Languid Sunday” will also be available for purchase.

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Walled Lake Western visits the ‘Big Apple’

WLCSD Student Places in National Geography Bee The Walled Lake Consolidated School District is proud to recognize William Tryon, Walnut Creek Middle School sixth-grader, for placing 7th out of 101 students in the State Semifinal of National Geographic Bee Friday, April 5 at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. Tryon qualified for the state competition by first being one of two team champions from his core class team of approximately 130 students.  He then won the Walnut Creek final, besting 14 other sixth, seventh, and eighth grade team champions to be the last student standing out of 1000 Walnut Creek students. Tryon then took a qualifying test for the state semifinal.  To qualify for that competition, his score had to be among the 100 best qualifying test scores statewide.  He was successful and the stage was set for him to compete in Kalamazoo as one of the best and brightest geography students in Michigan. At the competition, Tryon was one of 12 competitors to get all eight preliminary round questions cor-

College-Tech School Fair

Walled Lake Western High School performing arts recently toured New York City from April 4 to April 8. Forty members of the choir and drama departments were part of the trip. Students performed two choral concerts, saw three Broadway shows, and attended classes with professionals in the music and theater business. The group also visited many famous landmarks, including the Brooklyn Bridge, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the 9/11 Tribute Museum. As part of the trip, students spent a day volunteering at soup kitchens in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Manhattan. This gave the students an opportunity to serve people in need and further their New York experience. One of the group’s choral performances took place at Park East High School, which does not offer performing arts to its students. Walled Lake Western Alum, Steven Sterling is a teacher at the school and his senior class hosted a ‘meet and greet’ with the Walled Lake Western students. Greg Cleveland, WL Western Choir Director, said: “Taking in all that this famous city has to offer, and then also being able to spend time giving back to the people there, made this choir tour turn out to be a life changing experience for the students and parents.” For more information, contact Greg Cleveland at

On Tuesday, April 30 Walled Lake Central High School will be hosting a College-Tech School Fair from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the Walled Lake Central Gymnasiums. Sixty-six schools will be participating.  Participating colleges and universities include: Adrian College, Baker College, Central Michigan University, Oakland University, the University of Michigan and many more.

William Tyron, of Walnut Creek Middle School, placed 7th in the State Semifinal of National Geographic

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Events In And Around Oakland County PET VACCINATION CLINICS April 27

On Saturday April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Waterford Oaks County Park, the Oakland County Parks and Recreation (located at 1702 Scott Lake Rd in Waterford) is partnering with All About Animals Rescue and the Oakland County Pet Adoption Center to offer a number of services for dogs and cats: vaccinations $10/each, $10 microchips, $20 heartworm tests, dog licenses and preventive treatments.


A Mom2Mom sale will be held at West Bloomfield United Methodist Church (4100 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield) on Saturday, May 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $2 to the general public. Vendors will be selling gently used children’s clothing (infant to size 10), toys and miscellaneous items. Larger items such as high chairs, strollers, outside toys, etc. will also be available for sale. Tables are $20 each to rent, rack space is $5 and $2 per large item. Setup will be Friday, May 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. and re-opened at 7:30 a.m. the day of the sale. Participants must preregister by April 29 to rent a table(s), rack space and large items. Sellers are required to stay until 1 p.m. on the day of the sale. For more information about the sale or to reserve a table, please call 248-909-0985


National Day of Prayer is a vital part of our heritage. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed into

law by President Harry Truman. It is held every year on the first Thursday in May. Each year Americans all over the country gather to pray on public grounds for this nation and local communities. This May 2 a community prayer will be held in Milford at the Central Park Pavilion from noon to 1 p.m. This event is a time for pastors, leaders and people of faiths to come together as the body of Christ and pray. It’s as simple as that.

“garden party”on may 18 from 10 a.M. To 2 p.M. Come and enjoy our art gallery of beautiful landscape paintings. There will be vendors and unique crafts available for purchase. Admission is $1. Drawing for $10 gift certificates toward the purchase Of any item at one of the booths will be held. Booths are available by emailing: diane@dddvendorshow@ yahoo.Com

CLEVER COYOTES JAZZ BAND CONCERT/ EDUCATIONAL EXPO ITALIAN DINNER On Saturday May 4 from 6 – 8 p.m. AT LYON OAKS DOG Walled Lake Central High School (lo- PARK cated at 1600 Oakley Park Road) will be hosting a Jazz Band concert. For more information call 248-956-4700

Computer Club At The White Lake Township Library

May 2 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, computer users are all abilities are welcome to come and ask questions, share tips and continue learning in a friendly, non-threatening setting. No registration is required. Just drop in! in!


A Mom2Mom sale will be held at Dublin Elementary (425 Farnsworth, White Lake) May 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $1 at the door. Call 313-622-4076 if interested in table rental. $15 per 8-foot table.

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Williams lake church of the nazarene (located at 2840 airport rd. In waterford) is hosting their annual

Participants learn about coyotes spotted locally at Oakland County Parks and Recreation’s informal educational expo Clever Coyotes  on Saturday, April 27 at Lyon Oaks Dog Park in Wixom. “The event is a great opportunity to learn about these members of the canine family  and how coyotes expand their ranges to include urban areas in Michigan,” Education Resource Specialist Kathleen Dougherty said. Educational materials and displays provide tips on how to distinguish coyotes from dogs or foxes and what to do when a coyote is observed in the wild or a neighborhood. Questions and concerns will be answered by Oakland County Parks and Recreation Educational Resources staff and local researchers from Wayne State University. The event runs from 1 to 3 p.m. and is free; an Oakland County Parks 2013 Annual Vehicle Permit or a daily pass is required for park entry. Pre-register by April 25 by emailing Lyon Oaks Dog Park is located inside Lyon Oaks County Park at 52221 Pontiac Trail 

in Wixom. For event information, visit  or find  Oakland County Parks and Recreation on Facebook.

HVSB Yard/Bake Sale for Strong Kids Campaign

The Huron Valley State Bank is having a yard and bake sale to benefit the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign April 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds will be donated. For more information please call 248-8879900. The Huron Valley State Bank is located at 2920 East Highland Road in Highland at the southeast corner of Duck Lake Road and M59.

Spring Used Book Sale at the Wixom Public Library

Select from thousands of items at the Wixom Public Library spring used book sale on April 24-27. Genres for sale include: fiction, non-fiction, DVDs, CDs, talking books, special items and more. Book prices range from $.25 to $1. For a complete list of hours visit

Rummage Sale at Four Towns United Methodist Church

The Four Towns United Methodist Women will present a rummage sale to benefit local and world mission projects on April 25 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., April 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and April 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. The United Methodist Church is located at 6451 Cooley Lake Road in Waterford.

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Walled Lake Library Celebrates 50 Years Excitement has been building for months at the Walled Lake City Library in anticipation of their 50th birthday celebration, which was held Saturday, April 13. A daylong celebration that began at 10 a.m. and concluded at 5 p.m. included activities like a petting zoo; a balloon release and recover; and book readings by Ronald McDonald. Children’s Librarian Darlene Williams was all smiles during the day as she watched families come out and enjoy the festivities. There was fun for everyone! Carousel Farms of South Lyon brought their famous petting zoo for kids and parents to meet various breeds of animals from ducks, bunnies, pigs and more. Kids were able to have a one-on-one experience holding and petting the animals while learning about them from Carousel personnel.

The library was birthday themed, decorated with a craft made 50-foot birthday cake with news clippings and photos showcasing events at the library from over the 50year span. Guests could enjoy real birthday cake, cookies and beverages as well as a giant birthday card for all to sign, birthday balloons everywhere with a special one of a kind birthday balloon release and recover held outside. The countdown began, kids launched helium balloons, they held onto them, released them holding onto the strings, making them fun and environmentally friendly too. Kids were also treated to an appearance by the one and only Ronald McDonald. The character was on hand to clown around with everyone at the library. Kids were all smiles as he joked and read a book to the children. There were many volunteers that helped

make this celebration a success for all to enjoy. Be sure to check www. for upcoming events, library hours and more. Happy 50th birthday Walled Lake City Library.

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Photo 1, Kids and parents enjoyed the Walled Lake City Library 50th Birthday Celebration on April 13. Pictured are: children’s librarian Darlene Williams with children who participated in the one-of-a-kind balloon launch. Kids held on to their strings and release the balloons and bring them back making them environmentally friendly. Photo 2, Lilian, Marco and Maggie of Walled Lake enjoyed the hands on experience of holding and petting a bunny at the Walled Lake City Library 50th birthday celebration on April 13. The various breeds of animals were made possible for the children to enjoy thanks to Carousel Acres of South Lyon whom brought their mobile petting zoo for all to enjoy. Photo 3, Special guest Ronald McDonald was also in attendance. The character hosted a story time for children, reading some of their favorite books from the library.


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LAKES AREA NEWS Celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunications Week BY OAKLAND COUNTY SHERIFF MICHAEL BOUCHARD This past week, we recognized and celebrated National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, a week every year when we honor the individuals who serve as our 911 Dispatchers. I would like to take a moment to tout the work of the professional Dispatch Specialists who serve at the Oakland County Sheriff ’s Office Communications Unit. These are the people who, when 911 callers are in a dire situation or distress, take the call and get the needed help sent, whether it is a car accident, a medical emergency, or a domestic dispute.  We don’t see them, as they are not working out in the public, but the role they play in keeping us safe is so important. When callers are in need, these specialists provide that calm voice of help and reason that is critical to keeping us all safe.  They provide that direct link to the men and women from law enforcement and firefighting that are serving out in the field and personally responding.  They take hundreds and thousands of calls per year, and do so with amazing skill and grace.  All of our Dispatch Specialists are trained in Emergency Medical Dispatch, so if someone is in medical trouble, they can walk the caller through steps that may save a life. In fact, babies have even been delivered by callers because the Dispatch Specialist was able to

COMMERCE TOWNSHIP Commercial B&E Deputies responded to Tokyo Sushi Express located at 2240 Union Lake Road. A proprietor from a neighboring business discovered the break in. The restaurant’s front door glass was missing. Broken glass and loose change was seen on the floor. Deputies entered the establishment to discover the suspect(s) had entered and exited through the front door. Money from the cash register had been stolen. The business owner was notified. The investigation continues.


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provide instructions on what to do. Also, all of the dispatchers are trained in Emergency Fire Dispatch, and can provide instructions to a caller on what to do during a fire incident. At the Oakland County Sheriff ’s Office, our dispatchers provide services to all sixteen communities the Sheriff ’s Office provide contracted law enforcement services to, as well as five additional local law enforcement agencies and fourteen fire departments around Oakland County.    Additionally, the Sheriff ’s Office 911 center is equipped to provide assistance to other area 911 centers if a center is unable to operate because of an emergency power or phone outage. During those emergencies, the Sheriff ’s Office center can accept re-routed 911 calls from those

affected areas. The dispatchers at the Oakland County Sheriff ’s Office are some of the best trained in the state, and spend several thousand hours a year in training, learning skills such as how to talk to child callers, how to help suicidal callers, or how to handle a domestic dispute.  There is no end to the number of different types of calls a dispatcher answers so these folks need to be well trained and able to make quick and lifesaving decisions on a moment’s notice. I couldn’t be any prouder of the team at the Oakland County Sheriff ’s Office. Please take a moment to recognize your local Dispatchers who work tirelessly every day to help you in emergencies.  

Deputies were dispatched to the 2300 block of Mead Blvd. for a complaint of an assault that had just occurred. The caller stated that her daughter returned home and stated that a 16-year-old boy from the trailer park had assaulted her at knifepoint in the woods. Deputies were able to locate the suspect and take him into custody. The crime scene where the assault took place was located in the woods by deputies. An evidence tech responded to process the scene. The female victim sustained serious injuries during the attack. Due to the extent of her injuries the victim was transported to Huron Valley Hospital for treatment. The suspect’s mother responded to the Highland Substation to be present for questioning. The 16-year-old male from Highland Township is being lodged at Children’s Village. Charges are pending.

WIXOM Damage To Property On April 11 officers were dispatched to Total Sports Complex. Upon arrival officers met with the complainant who explained that while he was inside management informed him that

someone smashed the windshield of his car with a golf club. When he went to his car he found the club still in the window. The golf club was collected as evidence. There was no other damage done to the car.

WIXOM Vehicle Theft On April 11 complainant came to the station to file a stolen vehicle report. Complainant states she and her husband were contacted by the Novi Police Department inquiring about her 1998 Dodge Caravan and that the vehicle had been stolen from the parking lot of their apartment complex. Novi recovered the vehicle. Both door locks and ignition had been punched and the passenger window had been broken.

WIXOM Larceny On April 12 a representative for Elite Maintenance Inc. states that while doing a check he discovered that approximately 50 feet of copper pipe was missing from the basement laundry room. Complainant states that the home was foreclosed. There were no signs of forced entry. There are no suspects at this time.

WALLED LAKE OWI On April 9 officer on duty observed a Mitsubishi Outlander traveling over a single yellow line before Decker Road. Officer could immediately smell the odor of intoxicants coming from suspect. Driver failed a field sobriety test and was placed under arrest for operation while intoxicated. Vehicle was impounded. Suspect was lodged pending detoxification and was issued a misdemeanor citation.

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A Show of Character After Boston Bombings BY ALI ARMSTRONG EDITOR

Tragedy struck Boston last week when two homemade bombs detonated near the finish line at the Boston Marathon. The explosions left three people dead and over 170 injured. My thoughts turn to fellow Americans, stunned and frightened, and to what I can do for them. Many local residents were in the marathon and terror hit home. I can’t help but think back to Sept. 11, 2001 and the terrorist attacks that changed everything for our country. Many of the same feelings of confusion, anger and fear have arisen again. However, it’s very difficult not to be humbled and impressed by the reaction of the Bostonians to the bombings. Boston’s poise, humanity and calm amid the shock are all the more noteworthy because no one could have prepared themselves for such an attack. By the time the bombs went off, the elite runners had crossed the finish line hours before and some three-quarters of the runners already had finished the race. So who was left on the course at the time? People who were running the race,

one of the hardest marathons in the world, just to see if they could finish it. And who was in the crowd of spectators at that time? The friends and family of those runners include an 8-yearold victim who was waiting for his father to finish the race. The timing of the attack tells me something about the cruel nature of these actions. They were intended to target ordinary people who were celebrating an extraordinary achievement. The Boston bombings took away the finish line for thousands of victims. We can’t ignore the weight of the crime. But when it comes to the investigation, there is a finish line and we will cross it and bring whoever is responsible to justice. This is the best of America – of who we are and what we do. This country should never become accustomed to such horrific acts of violence, and we should find comfort knowing that Americans are capable of setting aside trivial differences in the wake of such monstrosities and band together. We are resilient and refuse to be terrorized.

Downtown Milford’s Ladies Night Out returns April 25

Hundreds of women expected to shop, dine and explore Milford’s Main Street Retailers and restaurants will welcome hundreds of women to shop, dine and explore Milford’s Main Street for the Village’s 12th annual Ladies Night Out from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 25. The highly anticipated event includes giveaways, discounts, storewide sales, freebies, complimentary snacks and beverages at all participating retailers. Participants can collect stamps for the official Ladies Night Out postcard at any of about 35 participating businesses. Attendees who collect 10 stamps may enter to win one of 40 gift certificates, worth at least $20 each, by dropping the completed postcard off at any participating location. “With so many shops and restaurants to explore in downtown Milford, Ladies Night Out expands year after year,” said Ann Barnette, executive director of the Milford Downtown Development Authority. New this year to the event is Jenn’s on Main, a recently opened accessories shop located at 345 N. Main. A small boutique with a big city feel, Jenn’s on Main sells jew-

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“The Milford community has been so welcoming and we couldn’t be more excited for our Ladies Night Out debut,” said Jennifer Lanfear, owner of Jenn’s on Main. “The event is the perfect opportunity to see new faces and strengthen relationships with our

regulars.” The annual downtown Milford event gives visitors a chance to seek out previews of the latest merchandise at clothing, furniture, gift and accessory retailers. Visitors will also find specials at several of Milford’s restaurants.

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Entertainment Milford Filmmaker Travels To Jail For Making of Feature Film BY ALI ARMSTRONG EDITOR

In November 2011 Milford resident Penny Carlisi went to jail. A local filmmaker, Carlisi went to the Livingston County Jail by special invitation. The visit was to film scenes for her first featurelength film, “Unexpected Places.” The film is loosely based on true events from Carlisi’s life. “Unexpected Places” is a fictional drama that follows a troubled son who struggles with addiction and crime. “It’s loosely based on a true story and it’s the story of me and my younger son,” Carlisi said. “He ended up making some poor choices, getting arrested and turned to god and decided what he was doing wasn’t working. It’s a story of redemption.” The cast and crew’s visit to jail began when Carlisi sought out prop materials for the production. She approached Chaplain Jim Proos who later received approval for Carlisi and her team to shoot two scenes inside a four-person cell inside the Livingston County Jail. Two scenes were filmed inside a trustee cell, a third scene was filmed inside the lobby and a fourth scene on general grounds.

“It was very interesting,” Carlisi said. “We had the sights, smells and sounds of the jail, but we were in a different area all by ourselves.” Other filming also included locations in Milford, Howell and Brighton. The film, which premiered December 2012, received the Dove Foundation seal of approval and will be distributed by Bridgestone Multimedia Group beginning July 2013. Carlisi began making films after she became a grandmother. While “Unexpected Places” is her first feature-length film, she has been involved in the production of approximately 100 films and produced several of her own short films. Her first film projects were short testimonials from individuals about how their faith in God helped them overcome problems like alcoholism and thoughts of suicide. Those films have been played in churches across the state She is also the founder of two of her own production companies, Chapter 2 Creative Productions and Reveal Film Group. A showing of “Unexpected Places” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 26 at the Warren Road Light and Life FM Church in Westland. Items for sale at the event

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vis impersonator Chris Law will make a special appearance on May 4 between 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. A free performance will be held for all in attendance of the grand opening day of the White Lake Farmers Market located at Lakeland High School. Kevin Lawrence, market manager says: “We are continuing to bring our patrons of the market new ideas and venues for them to come out

It’s been years since there were reports or rumors of Elvis being spotted in Kalamazoo or anywhere else in the world. But don’t be surprised if you hear the sweet songs and lyrics of Elvis, or people spotting him soon. Elvis has left the building and is on his way to the White Lake Farmers Market. Bring your cameras, El-

on Saturdays and take a family drive to the White Lake Farmers Market. They will be able to choose from some of the area’s best locally grown produce and other items, and also enjoy a musical show or two each week. We are planning on plenty of entertainment and musical acts as we try to pave the way in to the next generation of market goers to enjoy the full market experience. The White Lake Farmers Market is continu-

ing to grow larger each year as we do our best to become one of the areas premiere markets. Our goal is 100 percent customer satisfaction.” The White Lake Farmers Market opening day celebration will be held Saturday May 4 from 9 a.m.- p.m. The White Lake Farmers Market is located at: Lakeland High School 1500 Bogie Lake Road in White Lake, Michigan. For more information contact Kevin Lawrence at 248-755-1195 or visit


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Milford Baseball Team Wins Thriller BY CHRIS WALL CONTRIBUTING WRITER The Milford Mavericks baseball team won a thriller 9-8 over Waterford Mott on Monday, April 15. Down 8-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Mavericks offense came to life by exploding for 5 runs.  Alex Larson smashed a 2 run triple followed by Jacob Lee two run double to tie the score at 8-8. Freshman Sammy Lee hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 7th  to win the game for Milford.    Trevor Emme started things off with a double to the right field fence.    Jake Johnson came on to pinch run for Emme and promptly stole third base.  Johnson scored the winning run on Lee’s single to right center.  Senior Alex Larson got the win for the

Mavericks (2-0) striking out 4 in two innings of work. Coach Rob Hamilton was all smiles after the exciting win.    “I was really happy to see that the guys never gave up when we went down 8-3.”  “We didn’t pitch or defend the way I know we can, but it was a good team effort with contributions from a lot of guys.” Coach Hamilton was very impressed with the way pitcher Alex Larson came back after giving up a grand slam in the top of the 6th inning. “He really bore down and got the next 4 guys he faced.”    “He really showed a lot of senior leadership today.” With the win, Milford ups their record to 2-0 on the young season.

ABOVE - Senior Alex Larson blasts a triple for Milford during the sixth inning rally on Monday, April 15, 2013 at Milford. BELOW, RIGHT - Pinch runner Jake Johnson scores the winning run for the Mavericks in the thrilling 9-8 win over Waterford Mott on Monday, April 15. PHOTOS BY CHRIS WALL, CONTRIBUTING WRITER

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Lakeland Blanks Walled Lake Northern 3-0

LEFT - Brooke Beale with the single to center field in the top of the 4th inning for the Eagles on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Walled Lake Northern. RIGHT - Lauren Brouillard with the RBI single for the Eagles on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Walled Lake Northern. BELOW - Lakeland’s Annika Wiesinger fires a strike for the Eagles in the 3-0 victory over Walled Lake Northern on Wednesday, April 17. PHOTOS BY CHRIS WALL, CONTRIBUTING WRITER Michigan’s Biggest & Best

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BY CHRIS WALL CONTRIBUTING WRITER The Lakeland softball team blanked Walled Lake Northern 3-0 in a rainshortened game on Wednesday, April 17. The game was postponed after 5 innings after a 55-minute rain delay. Senior pitchers Selena Hicks and Annika Wiesinger combined for the one hit shut out for the Eagles (2-0). Hicks struck out 7 during her 4 innings on the mound and Wiesinger struck out 3 as she pitched the fifth inning.

Madison Burgess went 3-3 for Lakeland.   Burgess scored the Eagles first run on a RBI single by Kelly Merkle in the first inning. Lauren Brouillard had a RBI single for the Eagles. Sam Dunnigan scored the Eagles third  run in the top of the third inning.  The second game of the doubleheader was postponed as constant lighting and thunder surrounded the field at Walled Lake Northern. With the win, Lakeland is 2-0 so far this spring.

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Kensington Metro Park Spring Festival April 27 & 28

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On Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Farm Center at Kensington Metro Park there will be a fun-filled weekend of activities for the whole family. This twoday event centers around shearing the farm’s flock of sheep. Other activities include horse-drawn hayrides, candle dipping, wool spinning, weaving, a Border collie demonstration and entertainment by Rosco the Clown. Call 248-684-8632 for more information.

Highland and Milford Senior bus riders effective immediately: the bus fares have been cut in half. $2 each way or $4 round trip in our area. If you go out of the area than it will be $4 each way or $8 round trip. Please check cost to each area. These reduced fares are being done on a trial basis to see what kind of response they get, so please use the bus if you can to keep the price down. For more information please call 248-889-4979

LEGAL CITY OF WIXOM PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Wixom Zoning Board of Appeals will conduct the following public hearings at their next regular meeting scheduled for Monday, May 13, 2013 for the following topics: ZBA CASE # 007-13: ETNA SUPPLY COMPANY, 29949 BECK ROAD, WIXOM, MI 48393: The applicant is seeking a temporary use permit to conduct a parking lot sale on June 22, 2013. The Wixom Municipal Code, Section 18.22.060, requires approval from the Zoning Board of Appeals for this request. The property is located at 29949 Beck Road and zoned M-1, Light Industrial. The tax parcel number is 22-05-476-016. ZBA CASE # 008-13: ROBERT SAROKI, 3650 STALLION WAY, COMMERCE, MI 48382: The applicant is seeking a temporary use permit in order to sell fireworks beginning June 8, 2013 and ending July 8, 2013. The Wixom Municipal Code, Section 18.22.060, requires approval from the Zoning Board of Appeals for this request. The property is located at 2055 Wixom Road and zoned B-2, Community Business. The tax parcel number is 17-30-200-016. ZBA CASE # 009-13: DHIRU PATEL, 47776 PONTIAC TRAIL, WXOM, MI 48393: The applicant is seeking a variance from Section 18.16.100, Parking Area Signs, to install a larger parking area sign for the drive-through located at Dunkin Donuts, 47776 Pontiac Trail. The Wixom Municipal Code requires approval of a dimensional variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals when it can be shown that ordinance standards have been met. The property is zoned B-2, Community Business and the tax parcel number is 17-32-476-033. ZBA CASE# 010-13: CALVIN FARANSO, 47454 PONTIAC TRAIL, WIXOM, MI 48393: The applicant is seeking a temporary use permit in order to sell fireworks beginning June 1, 2013 and ending July 10, 2013. The Wixom Municipal Code, Section 18.22.060, requires approval from the Zoning Board of Appeals for this request. The property is located at 47300-47530 Pontiac Trail and zoned B-2, Community Business. The tax parcel number is 17-32-476-007. The Zoning Board of Appeals meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in Wixom Council Chambers, 49045 Pontiac Trail. Persons having any questions regarding these matters are urged to attend this meeting or contact the Building Department at (248) 624-0880. Catherine Buck, City Clerk City of Wixom (248) 624-4557

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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.

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COMMERCE TWP Beautiful ranch on all sports Lake Sherwood. 4 Bedrooms; 3.5 Baths; 3 car Garage; Vaulted ceilings; hardwood floors; formal dining room and large country kitchen w/fireplace open to hearth/living room. Finished walkout lower level with rec. room; family room; full bath and bedroom. Absolutely gorgeous yard and over 125 ft of water frontage 5 minutes from the main lake on a quiet cul de sac.

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


Spring has sprung! This charming All-Sports Union Lake waterfront home is move in ready! Enjoy great views from spacious kitchen, formal dining, living & family room! 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2410 sq. ft. All natural sandy beach, professional gardening & wonderful family neighborhood! $499,900 MLS:213021226


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

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.


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


Live the sporting, 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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Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • B5

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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 GARAGE SALES RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE: Thursday April 25th and Friday April 26th 9-4. Saturday April 27th 9-12. Bag Day on Saturday Commerce United Methodist Church 1155 N. Commerce RD. 248-3633935 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 248-887-5078 CAMPBELL’S TOWNG: Top dollar paid for junk Cars and Trucks and all other Iron. $275.00 and up. Call 248-698-1062 or 248698-9473 Mobile Homes for Sale RELOCATE YOUR HOME If you’re thinking of relocating your manufactured home, please give us a call at Cranberry Lake, a beautiful 55 plus community. Call for details 248-698-1120

Mobile Homes for Rent BEAUTIFUL 55+ COMMUNITY: Brand NEW Homes for rent. Appliances, Lake access. MOVE IN SPECIALS!!!!!!! Beautiful multi section homes. 12 month lease.$775/month. Cranberry Lake White Lake 248-698-1120 REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Wolverine Lake Main Lake Front. 276 Angola, 3 bedroom and 2 1/2 bath, 2 1/2 garage, full basement, central Air, $349,900.00 248-819-0691 No agents. HARTLAND! Custom built 3480 sq. ft. Colonial with hilltop setting in desirable subdivision. 4 bedrooms upstairs plus large bedroom suite on main level, 3 full baths. Beautiful kitchen w/ island & 3 pantries. Formal dining, living room w/ fireplace, bonus room, large deck, walk-out lower level, 3 car garage. Oversized paved drive. $300,000. England Real Estate (248)887-9736 HARTLAND! Nice 2 bedroom cottage on all sports Maxfield Lake. Great views! Convenient kitchen open to living area with wood burning fireplace. Large deck on lake side for entertaining. $145,000. England Real Estate (248)887-9736 IDLE ITEMS Take up space. Sell them with a classified ad in the Spinal Column Newsweekly! 248360-7355

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 248477-9192 LAKE FRONT HOME FOR RENT: Located On All sports Wolverine Lake Front: 1500 sq. ft., 3 bedroom 1 ½ bath, full basement, attached garage, $1,550.00 per month. 248-330-9949 HELP WANTED TEACHER AIDE/ OFFICE: Need classroom experience. Part or Full time. Walled Lake/West Bloomfield area. Email resume to administrator@

ROOFING LABORERS: Experienced or will train. Looking for hard workers that are dependable, reliable and must have own transportation. Call 248390-0452 I R R I G A T I O N TECHNICIAN: Full time Tech opening. Responsible for servicing. Maintenance and installation of systems. Experience necessary Email resume to hrproland@ or Fax to 248889-9068 HELP WANTED DIRECT CARE STAFF NEEDED: In small group homes. Up to $9.03 an hour to start plus benefits. Must be reliable and dependable. Part Time in Rochester Hills and Holly. Full time in Novi area Call 248-4865368 LANDSCAPE HELP WANTED: Looking to hire experienced workers in landscape maintenance or installation. Call 248-4779695

CHIROPRACTIC ASSISTANT NEEDED: CA Experience needed. Ethomas software, Caring, health minded, multitasker, fax resume to 248681-3891

DRIVERS CDL-A: Lots of Miles. Great Pay/Benefits & Bonuses. Dedicated Team Route, 5400mi/wk. Home Weekly. No Slip Seat. No Touch. Newer Equipment. 877-723-8932

E X P E R I E N C E D GARDENER: Lawn Maintenance, Landscape Laborers, Crew Leaders Needed. Please email resume to: info@ or Fax to: 248-684-5272 For appointment call 248-6845225

RECEPTIONIST: The Independence Village of White Lake is now hiring a receptionist. Computer skills and customer service are required Fax resume to 248-360-7626 ATTN: Annette. EOE

MAINTENANCE/ CUSTODIAL POSITION: 15-19 hours per week, evenings/weekends and holidays. Position pays $10 per hour. Qualified applicants should apply in person between 9:00am – 5:00pm. St. William Parish 531 Common St. Walled Lake (248) 624-1421 UPSCALE LAKEFRONT RESTAURANT HIRING NOW!!!! Line & Pastry Chef ’s, Waitstaff and Carryout Counter Positions NOW AVALIABLE. Apply in person at 2323 Union Lake Rd, Commerce Twp. CHIROPRACTIC ASS’T: Needed for a fast paced Highland chiropractic office. Must be a bright, energetic, detail oriented, self motivated individual with computer skills and the ability to multitask. $9-10/hr to start. 25 hrs/wk: Email resume: mcsadowski34@comcast. net CAREGIVERS; For the White Lake area 12 bed home. Part time fill in and also full time 11pm to 7am shift. CPR and First Aid Required and experience preferred. 248-866-3984 or cal 248-887-0616

CAREGIVER: Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm in West Bloomfield area. Recent References Call 248-855-3693 between 9pm till 9pm ONLY INSURANCE SALES ASSOCIATE: White Lake insurance office seeks energetic sales associate to join our growing agency. PNC licensed preferred but not required. Salary plus commission. Send resume to L A N D S C A P E / YA R D WORKER: Must speak Polish. West Bloomfield area. 5 to 6 hours, 5 to 6 afternoons per week. Call 248-326-1897 WORK WANTED HEATHER’S HOUSE CLEANING: Excellent service. Affordable Rates. Trustworthy. References available.10% discount on first two cleanings scheduled by April 30th. Call Heather at 248-5054268 BRICK BLOCK STONE: Masonry Home Updates Landscape walls. Pizza Oven. Free estimates Licensed and Insured Call Tom 248-318-7877

ROUGH CARPENTERS WANTED: Call 810-3433967 CLEANING LADY: In West Bloomfield Area. Tuesday thru Friday 9:30am to 5:30PM Recent References Call between 6pm to 9pm ONLY 248855-6393

Service Directory Deliver your message to over 50,000 readers each week. Place a Service Directory ad today! APPLIANCE REPAIR TONY’S APPLIANCE SERVICE Servicing all Major Appliances *Hot water tank 248360-0213 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 CEMENT/ CONCRETE

CASSIDY CONCRETE INC. Since 1989 Residential/ Commercial All phases of concrete work. Includes driveways, pouches, patios, foundations, floors, colored and stamped. Free estimates. Call Jerry Stewart 248-887-4400 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

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


MARCUCCI CONSTRUCTION 30 plus year’s experience All concrete work * Driveways * Footings * Brick and Block * Stamp and color concrete, expose Agg. * Same location in Wixom for 35 Years * Licensed and Insured Tom 248-486-5900

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

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

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


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

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

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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

D & D ROOFING: *Spring Roofing Specials. Gutters, Gutter Guards, Siding, Soffits Windows and Trim. Call Doug Dible 248-431-6243

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 and Weeding Brush Removal Call 248-625-5719 PAINTING/ DECORATING FARR’S PAINTING Interior 20% OFF Wood repairs *Caulking Staining *Wallpaper Removal *Drywall repairs *Water Repairs *Free power washing w/ paint. 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

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 SIDING/ TRIM 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

STUMP GRINDING AFFORDABLE Free Estimates Prompt Service Fenced yard accessible CALL 248-425-0155 KODIAK TREE SERVICE Trimming, topping, and removal. Landscaping and Land Clearing. Stump removal. 30 Years experience. Free Estimates Insured 30 years experience Call 248-921-9097 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 248-363-6464 All credit cards accepted

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


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Public Notices Your Right To Know Check The Spinal Column Each Week For Listings


White Lake Township NOTICE OF BIDDERS

The Annual Report of the Thomas W Itin Charitable Trust, Pursuant to Section 6056 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, amended for its fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2012, is available for inspection during regular business hours by any citizen who requests it within 180 days after May 15, 2013 at the principal office of the Trust which is located at 3080 Orchard Lake Rd Ste N, Keego Harbor MI 48320. Principal managers of the Trust are Dawn Goode and Timothy Itin.

White Lake Township is seeking bids to demolish two homes in White Lake. Specifications for demolition are available in the Building Department. Bids will be accepted through May 6th at 4pm. Homes to be demolished are at 377 Lakeview and 1408 Caprice.

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Terry Lilley, C.M.C. White Lake Township

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF WHITE LAKE Regular Board Meeting Synopsis - April 16, 2013


Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. Seven board members and two attorneys present.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: The Village Council of the Village of Wolverine Lake, Oakland County, Michigan, will meet at a regular meeting on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Room of the Village Hall, located at 425 Glengary Road, Wolverine Lake, Michigan 48390-1404, to review the Special Assessment Roll for the 2013 Lakes Area #3 Sanitary Sewer Individual Hook-Up Special Assessment District (see detailed information below) and to hear and receive comments from the public and affected property owners. The Special Assessment Roll can be inspected at the office of the Village Clerk located at 425 Glengary Road, Wolverine Lake, Michigan 48390-1404 (phone # 248-624-1710). 17-22-358-007
































PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE: In order to appeal the amount of any special assessment, affected owners or parties with an interest must protest the proposed assessment. This may be done by appearing in person at the hearing, having an agent appear at the hearing on behalf of an owner or party in interest or by filing a protest by the hearing date, by letter addressed to the Village Clerk at the above address. An owner or party having an interest in the real property affected by the special assessment may file a written appeal of the special assessment with the state tax tribunal within 30 days after the confirmation of the special assessment roll if that special assessment is protested at the hearing held for the purpose of confirming the special assessment roll.

Approved: Approved: Presentation: Approved: Approved: Approved: Approved: Approved: Approved: Approved:

Amendment to Agenda Consent Agenda Audit Report Minutes, March 12, 2013, March 19, 2013, March 26, 2013 Ordinance 135, Grading Ordinance 136, Fireworks Fire Hose Purchase for White Lake Fire Dept. Twin Lakes Well House Rehabilitation Municipal Civil Infraction Fines & Penalties Budget Amendments, Close Out Construction Fund & Amend Drug Forfeiture Budget Move to Second Reading, Ordinance No. 58, Zoning Move to Second Reading, Ordinance No. 75, Group Annuity Move to Second Reading, Ordinance No. 129, Fee Ordinance Move to Second Reading, Ordinance No. 71, Omnibus Criminal Ordinance Move to Second Reading, Ordinance No. 99, Liquor Control Ordinance Bids for Architectural Services ADA Compliance (Siegal / Tuomaala) Bids for Septic Cleaning (Brendel) Bids for Porta John’s (D & J Septic) Bids for Floor Finishing at Community Hall (Lape Floors) Bids for Design Service for Façade Concepts (Design Resources) Bids for Township Welcome Signs (Northern Sign) Move to Second Reading, Ordinance No. 98, Massage Regulation Adjourn to Executive Session Move to General Session Adjournment

Approved: Approved: Approved: Approved: Approved: Approved: Approved: Approved: Approved: Approved: Approved: Approved: Approved: Approved: Approved:

Sharon A. Miller, Village Clerk

Meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m. Terry Lilley, Clerk White Lake Township

Village of Wolverine Lake (248) 624-4557

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