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Local Heroes Conquer the Day at St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser in Walled Lake

Glassblowing Demonstration May 4 & 5 The Epiphany Spring Open Studio is Saturday and Sunday May 4 and 5 from 12 to 6 p.m. Visitors can enjoy live glassblowing demonstrations while perusing beautiful glass art on display and for sale in the gallery and gardens. Light refreshments and wine will be served. Epiphany Studios is the state-of-the-art glassblowing studio of world-renowned artist April Wagner. This year’s special guest artist for the spring show is glass artist Paul Runde. Epiphany Studios is one of the largest private hot glassblowing studios in the Midwest. Epiphany Studios is located on Orchard Lake Rd. in Pontiac, one 1/4 mile east of Telegraph. More information can be found online at www.epiphanyglass.com. A trip to this hidden gem is not to be missed. Great artists, great art and great glassblowing.

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On April 20 the Walled Lake firehouse was filled with hundreds of volunteers, many who shaved their heads, to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer.

BY CURTIS DROGMILLER CONTRIBUTING WRITER When you think of heroes and the Walled Lake Fire Department, you may think of the many courageous men and women firefighters. On April 20 the Walled Lake Fire Department had an entire firehouse with almost every square inch filled with a different kind of local hero. The battle being fought was not fires or saving cats from trees, it was fighting cancer. For the seventh year in a row, the City of Walled Lake event organizer Emily MacBeth has brought hundreds of heroes in the form of volunteers and fundraisers to help fight childhood cancer. People of all ages, from all nearby cities, some as

far a Troy, came out to do the expected: shave the way to conquer kids cancers at the St. Baldrick’s Foundation head shaving event. The rooms at the Walled Lake firehouse were full. One room was filled with kids laughter as they colored and played various games including the infamous bean bag toss and another with hundreds of volunteers shaving their heads to conquer cancer. Auction items including framed Detroit Red Wings signed photographs and jerseys; packages with deluxe dinner and hotel stays; as well as a 50/50 raffle were also a part of the event. Food, beverages and baked goods were also available for sale, while a local band from the School of

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Gill-Roy’s Complete Hardware Store Manager Trains Future Leader Dogs for the Blind BY ALI ARMSTRONG EDITOR editor@scnmail.com

The following are excerpts from a conversation with GillRoy’s Complete Hardware Store manager, Eric Cloude.

How did you and your family first become involved with Leader Dogs for the Blind? “My wife and I met a couple at a volleyball game for our kids 11 years ago. They had a leader dog with them; we sat, talked, asked questions and became interested. We contacted Leader Dogs for the Blind and became involved. We had our first dog back in 2000.”

What initially sparked your interest in training leader dogs? “Labs. We are definitely a lab family…that was probably the first thing. My wife and I talked about it and I said ‘why can’t we do this?’ I’m a waterfowl hunter and we trained labs for that purpose and I said ‘why can’t we do this? It can’t be that difficult.’”

You are now raising your fourth leader dog, Piper, and you bring her to work at Gill-Roy’s with you. How has it been having her at the business? “We had a big gap from the first dog to the second one. We ended up acquiring the first dog we trained. She was two weeks from graduation and because of the fact that she didn’t make it, we were the first people that they asked to adopt her and we decided to keep her. Because of that, we ended up with too many dogs at home and we didn’t want to train any more until it evened out. It wasn’t until five years ago that we finally got our second dog. My wife and I talked about it and she told me the only way we would be able to train the dog was if I could take it to work with me. We didn’t want to leave it at home…so I contacted the owner of Gill-Roy and asked him about it and he said ‘sure if you want to try it, go ahead’ and it has been history ever since. This is our fourth dog and it has been very successful. We’re very pleased.”

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The first dog you trained did not pass her training and you adopted her. Can you tell me more about that and how it has been having her as your pet? “She’s great having her around. She’s an excellent pet and great with kids. I have two grandkids and they just love her death. She was my duck-hunting dog for 10 years; I had to retire her for the first time last year. She’s getting old. She’s 12 years old. It’s getting to the point where a decision is going to have to be made with her in the next year or so.”

You mentioned that the most difficult part of the training process is releasing the dogs to Leader Dogs for the Blind for further training. Can you tell me about that? “Everybody that comes through here, that’s their number one question. Anytime we go out into the public, that’s their number one question. Anybody we come in contact with, that’s their number one question. The answer is fairly simple. Yes it is difficult, especially that day when you have to drop them off and you have to turn around and walk one way and the dog has to walk another way. Once they get into their training, we are able to keep in touch. If the dogs do complete their training, which you want them to, they are with their owners 24/7. You and I can’t do that. The dogs are doing something that they are trained to do and they are with their owner all the time, you can’t beat that. They have the best life in the world. I know they’re happy.”

While the dogs are with you, what exactly does the training process entail? “It’s basic discipline and basic training. The old sit, stay, down, off, how to eat, how to be around people, house breaking, being around other animals and being out in

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public. Because of spending so much time in the store with me, being in public is probably the hardest thing to work with them because at a young age, they want to meet everybody. I try to teach them that when they are on a leash they are to ignore everybody. When they get older, they start to know that. They know they are working. This way, once they get into the formal training it’s a lot easier for the trainers to take over.”

How long do you plan on training leader dogs? “Wow. I honestly can’t answer that question. We might take a break before the next one. We said we would take a break before Piper, but that lasted a couple of months. I’ll say we’ll take a break and then the next thing I know, we’ll have another dog in the house. We might take a year off and then get back at it again.”

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EDUCATION

West Bloomfield Students Celebrate Earth Day, Recycle 40 Bags of Paper.

To celebrate Earth Day, West Bloomfield Elementary students from Sheiko Elementary School recycled 40 bags of paper.

WLCSD raises funds for St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Elementary, Glengary Elementary, Walnut Creek Middle School, Geisler Middle School, Sarah Banks Middle School and Walled Lake Western High School. Overall, 86 members of the Walled Lake Schools’ community (students, staff, and families) participated in the event and eight staff members volunteered to have their heads shaved at the event.  The District Karrie Martin, Michelle Fiebke Lang and Melanie McFadden. helped raise over $34,000 for St. Bal The Walled Lake Consolidated School District redrick’s and that number will continue to grow due to ongocently partnered with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to raise ing fundraising efforts at several buildings including Mary money for childhood cancer research. The Foundation’s Helen Guest Elementary and Sarah Banks Middle School. annual Lakes Area Head Shaving event took place on April Also all donation pages will remain open through the rest 20 at the Walled Lake Fire House. of 2013 for those who still wish to donate. This year’s event raised over $70,000 for the foun Emily MacBeth, St. Baldrick’s Event Organizer, dation and 197 participants had their heads shaved for the said: “This was the most successful Lakes Area St. Balcause. drick’s event to date! We are so grateful for the support St. Walled Lake students, staff and families were Baldrick’s has received from the Walled Lake Schools.” all active in the fundraising process. Eight Walled Lake For more information, contact Judy Evola at  judyevola@ Schools formed donations teams, including: Mary Helen wlcsd.org Guest Elementary, Walled Lake Elementary, Loon Lake

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COMMERCE TOWNSHIP : VEHICLE ARSON On April 21 deputies and Commerce Township Fire were dispatched to 2444 Carl Court for the report of a vehicle fire. Deputies learned that suspects were observed running from the scene. An eyewitness stated that he knows the suspects, an 18-year-old and a 17-year-old. They were observed fleeing the scene. Commerce Township Fire requested an Oakland County Sheriff Arson Investigator. The Sheriff ’s Fire Investigator responded to the scene and determined that the fire was arson. The suspects were unable to be located. Investigation continues.

COMMERCE TOWNSHIP : BOMB THREAT Deputies responded to Clifford H. Smart Middle School located in the 8500 block of Commerce Road for a possible bomb threat. Deputies received a call from the principal stating the bomb threat was written on a stall door in one of the girl’s bathrooms and the principal deemed it credible. Deputies arrived with Commerce Township Fire and assisted with the evacuation of the school. Once the school was secured Oakland County Sheriff Bomb Detection K-9 were notified and responded. A search of the interior and exterior of the school was conducted with negative results. Suspect(s) are unknown.

COMMERCE TOWNSHIP: FELONIOUS ASSAULT Deputies responded to a felonious assault occurring in the 220 block of Union Lake Road. A 51-year-old patron was standing outside the rear of Wilson’s Pub when he was struck in the head by an unknown object. Victim suffered two wounds to his right ear and head drawing blood. The victim and his friends did not see or hear anything. No known suspects or vehicles were seen. Subject was transported to Botsford Hospital where it was confirmed that he was shot with a pellet from a pellet gun. The victim was treated and released. A canvas was conducted of the area and did not reveal any evidence. The investigation remains open.

HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP: MISSING CHILD Deputies responded to the 2000 block of Honeywell Lake Road for a report of a missing child. The mother said she went to check on her 10-year-old daughter at about 12:05 a.m. when she discovered that her daughter was missing. Deputies checked the area and were unable to locate her. A Sheriff ’s K-9 Unit was requested. K-9 was unable to establish a good track. Sheriff ’s Aviation Unit was then requested. Aviation Unit responded and searched the area with no results.

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Cancer: Community Stories of Heroism BY ALI ARMSTRONG EDITOR editor@scnmail.com

As you have seen on the front page of this paper, on April 20 hundreds of volunteers showed up for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation shaving event at the Walled Lake Fire Department. People from all ages and from cities all around the county showed up to show their support…and shave their heads. The event was a fundraiser to benefit children’s cancer research. I just want to take a moment to applaud these residents for their support and for those who shaved their head, their bravery. You are all heroes. Cancer is something that my family and myself has known all too well since 2005 when my grandmother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The fighter my grandmother was, she fought a hard battle against her cancer before she succumbed and passed away. My grandfather was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2012 before he passed away in February earlier this year.

It was a slow, but ironically too fast, process that took my family members away much sooner then they should have been. But in their memory, I have vowed to do all that I can to help support the fight against cancer as well as many members of this community. For years this community has spent their time volunteering to help local families and the fight against cancer. In 2009 The Red Dog Saloon raised over $8,500 to support the Sanecki family, a local family stricken with cancer, and for years countless St. Baldrick’s fundraising events have raised money and awareness for children’s cancer. Last month, the memory of a South Lyon mother who lost her battle with cancer in 2007 was relished at the sixth annual ACCelerate the Cure walk and run in Novi. To date, the foundation (Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation) has raised over $400,000 for cancer research. This community has continued to amaze me and I am so glad I get to be apart of the effort some way, some how. It seems in today’s day and age, cancer is something that we are all too familiar with. Over 2 million people this year have already died from cancer and the number is growing. It is projected

that over 11 million people will die from cancer in 2030. I can’t help but wonder when enough is enough. Nationwide celebrations like Breast Cancer Awareness month and No Shave November, in the name of raising awareness for men’s prostate health, have made headlines for years. NFL players wear pink equipment, play with game balls with pink decals and even use pink coins during the entire month of October to support a fundraising campaign as part of their partnership with the American Cancer Society. To date, the partnership has raised over $3 million for the American Cancer Society. Organizations like Cancer Sucks, which began in 1998, and Stand Up To Cancer both hold events to support cancer research. And the research is getting closer. An international effort involving over 100 institutions and 200,000 people has uncovered dozens of signposts in DNA that can help reveal further a person’s risk for breast, ovarian or prostate cancer. Cancer is regarded as a disease that must be fought, and the war on cancer has been declared.

Don’t Listen To Your Skinny Friends: A Doctor’s View on Weight Loss does. Unfortunately, physicians’ silence on matters of weight gain has opened the door for the popular press, the commercial diet industry and all too commonly, our skinny friends to fill our heads with halftruths and bad advice that frequently cause more harm than good. The advice that I hear often is that people who are overweight could resolve their problem simply by learning self-control. Our society doesn’t condemn people with high blood pressure or high cholesterol the same we judge patients who are overweight, yet their diseases are due to similar lifestyle decisions. There’s a lot of biochemistry and physiology that drive weight gain, just as physiologic derangements cause elevated blood pressure and cholesterol levels. DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital’s Dr. Matthew Weiner is a bariatric surgeon and weight loss expert. To schedule appointments with DMC docs, call 1-888-DMC-2500.

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Us thin people are very quick to point out the things we do to achieve leanness and discount the most important factor - our genetics and physiology favor a lean weight. Not everyone has it so good—it’s time to approach obesity from a scientific perspective. Over the last few years, I’ve changed my philosophy on the role of personal responsibility in the management of obesity. While I fully acknowledge that there is a small subset of patients who completely ignore their body, and develop obesity and all of the health conditions that go along with it, this is truly the minority. I’ve found that most patients who are referred to me have eating and exercise habits consistent with the

rest of the population, and are actually often better than average. They have developed obesity because of factors typically having little to do with personal responsibility. For example: 1) Prescribed medications causing weight gain (there are lots of them). 2) Genetics favoring fat storage/obesity in the family. 3) Offerings of the very predatory diet industry, frequent starvation or fad diets (resulting in rapid weight loss and then weight regain). 4) Life’s stresses resulting in elevated levels of several hormones contributing to weight gain. 5) Soda pop addictions or other habit forming with fattening processed foods without an understanding of their true impact on weight gain. There are many other causes of weight gain, all of which need to be addressed before making any meaningful interventions - nutritional, exercise or surgical. Again, those of us who are thin are very quick to attribute our self-discipline as the reason we are lean. Rather, it’s more likely that our genetics, life experience and lack of exposure to other factors that cause weight gain have resulted in a favorable physiology— which has imparted the self-discipline necessary to maintain a lean weight. For those of you who have struggled with your weight for decades, only to see the problem get worse, don’t despair, the science of weight loss is advancing rapidly and there are physicians out there who can help. It’s time to stop listening to your skinny friends.

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Lost Marbles Art Gallery Now Open in Walled Lake come in, you get a canvas and you paint. Something good for couples to do.”

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A new art gallery in Walled Lake opened its doors last month. Lost Marbles Art Gallery features creations from local artists in areas like Commerce, Detroit and more. The gallery has apparel, glasswork, canvas paintings, jewelry, rocks, crystals and of course, marbles. Owner, David Dodson, says his love for art grew when he was young. “My interest began as a young child,” Dodson said. “It really got started because…my grandma was an artist. She would paint and I would go around with her all over the state…and we would sell her artwork.” In addition to the exclusive art pieces the gallery carries, Dodson says he is also planning on hosting monthly events, which will feature a different local artist as well as monthly evening painting instructions and a “girls night out” to feature local jewelers.

Above: Lost Marbles owner David Dodson holds a glass marble from the selection at the gallery. Right:, Lost Marbles also sells apparel, jewelry, glasswork and more. Below: The gallery features the work of many local artists like Allison Key and Stephen Kruse.

The gallery features pieces from artists Ethereal, Allison Key, Stephen Kruse and Third Eye Pinecones. Lost Marbles Art Gallery is located at 103 E. Walled Lake Drive in Walled Lake. Store hours are: Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday – Wednesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 pm. For more information call 248-859-5327 or find them on Facebook.

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NALC National Food Drive is May 11

around the holidays—many folks get caught up in a spirit of giving, so food pantries and other such organizations see a major upswing in food donations, but by May the shelves begin to empty out. This is why the NALC has decided to conduct this nationwide food drive in the month of May, when people aren’t really thinking about it—to remind people that, sadly, the need for food is year round. As men and women who touch every neighborhood in America six days a week, letter carriers far too often see firsthand how poverty and hunger affect the customers they serve.

All food collected on May 11 will be distributed to locate food pantries, such as Hospitality House Food Pantry. Jerry Anderson, Hospitality House Warehouse Manger explained that many families with children, who receive free or reduced school breakfast and lunch, will soon be on summer break, losing access to those free or subsidized meals.  This food drive will provide healthy nutritional meal throughout the summer.

the country’s largest one-day food collection effort. Last year, they picked up more than 70 million pounds of non-perishable food donations, which brought their grand total from more than two decades of collections to 1.2 billion pounds. Such a massive effort is nearly impossible without the aid of other supporting organizations , which is why NALC is extremely grateful for the support they receive from national and regional food drive partners:  *   The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association  *   U.S.Postal Service  *   Valpak  *   United Way Worldwide * And many more

Mail carrier Nicki Szczesny received a donated bag of food from her customer, Mark Gutman. Photo 2, Mail carrier Bill Nelson with Hospitality House Warehouse Manager Jerry Anderson stocking food.

With the National Association of Letter Carrier’s 21st Annual National Food Drive now just a few short weeks away, United States Postal Service employees, food banks and other supportive companies are working behind-thescenes to make this year the best ever. “On the second Saturday of May each year, thousands of letter carriers step forward and join our co-workers, family members, friends and community partners to pick up those all-important and often heavy sacks of donated non-perishable food items which will be left by customers’ mailboxes,” Marhsall Brooks, acting postmaster of

Walled Lake said. “To prepare for such a wonderful and well needed event takes the dedication of hundreds of branch food drive coordinators, who have spent the last few months ordering and mailing countless customer-reminder postcards, putting up food drive flyers and posters and so much more—often after spending the day delivering the mail.” “We care about the community,” stated Bill Nelson, Letter Carrier and Food Drive Coordinator of the Walled Lake Post Office.

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Southwest Oakland County’s first frozen yogurt shop opens in the Village The latest trend in tasty frozen treats is coming to Downtown Milford. The Village’s new  frozen  yogurt shop, Easy Freezy, will open its doors in May.   The shop is a self-serve concept, offering 15 flavors of  frozen  yogurt  and over 30 different toppings. Easy Freezy will also serve slush-

ies, smoothies, swirl fusion – a sweet blend of  frozen  yogurt  and toppings – and frozen coffee.   Self-serve  frozen  yogurt shops first gained popularity in California and have since been popping up around the country, including here in Michigan. Easy Freezy will be the first selfserve frozen yogurt shop to

open in the southwest Oakland County.   “I was craving a  frozen yogurt after first trying it while travelling on business and was surprised to learn that the closest shop was 15 miles away,” said Dan Cracana, owner of Easy Freezy, “I’m excited to bring the make-it-your-

self  frozen  yogurt  craze to my community.”   The shop will have a retro look and will offer a unique feature to enhance the experience of customers – a photo-booth. Additional attractions will be Wi-Fi, music, television and a coin operated kiddie horse ride. Easy Freezy joins Milford

House Ice Cream as the second frozen dessert shop in downtown Milford.   “Going out for ice cream holds a special sentiment whether it’s after a school program, to celebrate a big win, or an after dinner treat,” said Ann Barnette, executive director of the Milford Downtown Devel-

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Milford Garden Club to Host Plant and Bake Sale Just in Time For Mother’s Day BY GAIL COOPER V.P. Milford Garden Club

Saturday May 11 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., the Milford Garden Club will be hosting its 23rd annual Plant and Bake Sale at Johnson Elementary School (515 General Motors Road, Milford.) Hardy perennial plants, annuals, shrubs and trees from members own gardens as well as delicious baked goods from their kitchens will again be featured at reasonable prices. New this year is a Bargain Boutique featur-

ing gently used garden tools, decor and books. This year’s shoppers will have the opportunity to take home a beautiful plant with luxury gift cards attached. How does a day at the spa sound with dinner at a local restaurant after planting your new purchases?

Huron Valley resident high school scholarships as well as library contributions. Our second fundraiser will be our 17th Annual Garden Walk on June 15. Information on both events can be found on Facebook and Pinterest under Milford Garden Club.

So mark your calendars and come early for best selections. Club members will be available to answer gardening questions. This sale is the first of two fundraisers with proceeds going to

We are a branch of Women’s National Farm and Garden Association and always welcome new members. We look forward to seeing you May 11.

Village of Milford Receives 2016 Funding for Commerce Rd. The recent residential support of the road millage in the last election enabled the Village of Milford to apply for federal road funds via the Oakland County Road Com- mission. The Funding Committee of the Oakland County Federal Aid Task Force approved a nearly $700,000 grant for the resurfacing of East Commerce Street from Main Street to East of Summit Street for 2016. The grant requires a 20 percent local match, which is an opportunity to leverage federal dollars to improve roads within the Village of Milford.

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Women’s Care in West Oakland County: Complete Health Services at DMC BY KEN BEARDEN DETROIT MEDICAL CENTER

Every woman deserves skilled, knowledgeable treatment, delivered in a beautiful environment that combines sublime comfort with state-of-the art capabilities. One area hospital lives up to that high standard: DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, a Detroit Medical Center Hospital, staffed with leading women’s care physicians and partnered with DMC Hutzel Women’s Hospital, the state’s first and only hospital just for women. Obstetrics - The Merle and Shirley Harris Birthing Center at DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital has earned a reputation as one of the area’s best obstetrics programs. Widely regarded for our highly trained staff and our extensive capabilities, we’re also favored by mothers for our decidedly personal approach. DMC is also the first in the region to offer expectant mothers a free pregnancy tracking smartphone application – just search for Mobile Maternity in your phone’s applica- X-rays and compression to produce tion marketplace. an image or picture of the breast. With digital mammography, the Gynecology - Every woman images appear on the computer, should see a gynecologist annually. rather than on X-ray film. This proThe best in Michigan practice at the cess is similar to the way a digital Detroit Medical Center. From your camera functions with the ability first annual gynecologic exam to to enhance or magnify a particular post-menopause, quality gyneco- area. logic care is a very important part Learn More – to see the full specof a long, happy and healthy life. trum of women’s health services at DMC provides comprehensive gy- DMC, visit www.dmc.org/womennecologic services, from well wom- shealth. To find a DMC Huron Valan care, routine examinations and ley-Sinai physician in your neighscreenings to contraceptive man- borhood, call 888-DMC-2500. To agement, menopause-related care schedule a mammography at the urogynecology, incontinence relat- Sinai Center for Women, call 248ed care and much more. 937-5130. Mammography – The Sinai Center for Women at DMC Huron Valley-Sinai offers both standard and digital mammography. Digital mammography is similar to film mammography in that both use

Age with grAce Provides FriendshiP For seniors As we age sometimes we need help with the little things in life, as well as the big things. Age with Grace provides help for those who need assistance with everyday living. Founder and owner, Mary Grace Charter provides one-on-one care to seniors in the comfort of their homes. Services are customized to accommodate client’s needs with shifts ranging from 2 hours to 24/7. “Some clients can’t be left alone. We provide up to 24/7 care and take care of a variety of needs such as meal preparation, med reminders, assistance with grooming and dressing. Caregivers encourage some form of physical and mental stimulation with each visit,” Charter said.“Most of our care is in their homes but when clients go into the hospital or rehab facility, we can go there as well. It is important that they have an advocate/friend,” Charter said. “Our caregivers bring comfort and encouragement to their clients who are sometimes uneasy with their circumstances.” Age With Grace Senior Care has been in business for 5 years and employs 40 caregivers that offer assistance with everyday living. “We help our clients with whatever they need to make their life a little easier. We also want to give

them something to look forward to” Charter said. “People are lonely and their families have busy lives. Once we meet someone, we become their new best friend. We can’t sell friendship but that’s really what it is.”

out above the rest because they truly enjoy what they do.” Understanding her client’s needs and matching those needs to caregivers personalities is key, says Charter. “Friendship is an important part of my own life. I’ve been blessed with many lifelong friends. When I look at my business and see the success we’ve reached in a short time, I realize it’s come to be because of friendships I’ve made along the way. I know my caregivers personally. Some of them are personal friends I’ve known for most of my life. I’ve also started new friendships with client’s families that I will cherish forever.” For more information contact Age With Grace Senior Care at (248) 529-6431 or visit them online at

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The Secret To Beautiful Skin: Natural Skin Beauty Secrets If you find yourself coveting the gorgeous skin of fashion models in most of today’s magazines, first think  clean, then think green.

Clean Companies that produce skin care products would like you to believe that a beautiful complexion can be purchased in a jar. But truly radiant, moist and blemish-free skin is a result of being clean, not just skin deep, but from deep within. Create  clean  blood that continuously supplies wonderful  nutrients right to the doorway of each and every cell in your body and you’re well on your way to having beautiful skin. Today, keeping toxins out of your blood and organs is difficult because we live in a “sea” of chemicals and drugs, and eat mostly refined foods. If your goal is healthy skin, you have to

make a conscious effort to cleanse these dangerous substances out of your body while putting in the finest nutrients. The good news is that your body is constantly in a cleansing mode and was created with the ability to push out toxins as long as you supply it with the energy to do so. Cleansing energy is more abundant when you provide your body with the foods mentioned below. The six organs responsible for providing you with beautiful skin include your: • Liver • Kidneys • Adrenals • Thyroid • Large intestines • Small intestines  But you are accountable to them as well. Keep them clean at all times and beautiful skin will result from your daily efforts. Your liver and kid-

neys are the two filtering organs that constantly provide ongoing housecleaning services. Today they are seriously overworked and underpaid. Why overload them with outside challenges? Shield them from outside harm, feed them well, and they’ll keep you and your skin healthy. Sitting on top of your kidneys are your walnut-sized adrenals. Often called the “workhorses” of the body, they make many essential hormones including pregnenolone, DHEA, estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Healthy hormones are an essential ingredient when seeking energy and beautiful skin. A well-nourished, energetic thyroid also provides hormones and works closely with your adrenals to create energy. Dry, flaky, sluggish skin is evidence of a weak thyroid. The well-being of one’s

liver, kidneys, adrenals and thyroid is dependent on the condition of your small and large intestines. These two organs not only provide nutrients to other organs, but they are also responsible for the removal of waste products from your body. When waste meant for elimination remains in your intestines your skin becomes thick, oily and blemished. Pure, flawless skin is a reflection of clean intestines. Drugs, alcohol, chemicals and heavy metals (mercury, lead) do daily damage to millions of Americans. Your liver is damaged from refined oils containing trans-fatty acids. Your kidneys are damaged by common table salt devoid of natural minerals. Trans-fats and refined salt are found in thousands of processed foods consumed by most Americans every day. Pasteurized and homogenized dairy products

also clog your kidneys. They are to be avoided, but to reach your goal of good-looking skin you also need to add foods into your diet that nourish your six organs of beauty. Think Green Spring is here and in Chinese medicine spring is the season when the liver naturally cleanses and heals by pushing out dangerous toxins.  Green  foods including chlorella are excellent for the liver. Dark green leafy veggies including kale, spinach, dandelion greens and broccoli are especially wonderful foods. Have them cooked, raw, juiced and even cultured. More Foods to Nourish Your Body and Skin Green super-food formulas provide a combination of nutrients including cereal grasses, algae and green veggies. Look for one that has organic ingredients and

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Wills & Trusts: What You Think You Know (But Really Don’t) BY Nicole Wipp Milford Attorney

As a family estate planning attorney, clients often come to me with ideas about wills & trusts that they learned from friends, neighbors, and the internet. I’ve come to realize that a lot of people think they know about wills & trusts - but they don’t. Unfortunately, most people don’t ever find out they don’t know, because by the time it comes to light, it’s simply too late. Here are some frequently misunderstood facts about wills & trusts: 1. A will is, essentially, your ticket into probate court. Many people think that if they have a will, they will avoid probate.

Everything that your will says is completely public. Even worse, any property that passes through a will is public record. This can be bad for those left behind, because even the most sensible people, when in the grieving process, may be vulnerable to predators. All property that passes through a will, and therefore through probate court, is subject to any and all debt that you have during your life. I tell my clients, “Probate is a lawsuit you file against yourself, with your own money, on behalf of your creditors.” What this means is your creditors, not your family, often gets first dibs on your property. A will only controls what you own in your sole name when you die. If you have assets that are jointly owned, or have beneficiary designations (IRA’s, 401k’s, bank accounts) the property passes directly to that person, even if you didn’t mean it to. A will is subject to what we call “the State’s rulebook.” What this means to you is that, regardless of what the will says, probate is a court process that may result in changes to what you wanted to happen - and you won’t have any control over that. On the other hand, a trust, if written properly, is your rulebook. It gives your family your rules for life, disability, and death. A trust remains private. Any property in the trust passes the way you specifically want it to, based on the rules you set in it. A revocable living trust is like an “open box” - it does not provide asset protection to you during your life (but it can provide asset protection for your beneficiaries after your death). You may name a guardian of your minor child in a will or a trust

if something happens to you. That being said, regardless of how you name a guardian, there is a court process that must happen to make it fully legal. Naming guardians in advance makes the likelihood of your child(ren) going to who you want much, much higher (unless the person you nominate is simply not appropriate). 10. Irrevocable trusts may actually be written in a way that allows the grantor (you) to retain control of the trust - unlike the way irrevocable trusts worked in the past. Even better, a properly written irrevocable trust can provide asset protection to you during life - unlike a revocable living trust. 11. A trust that isn’t funded properly isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. There are a lot of people out there that have trusts and think that they are covered. If your property isn’t titled properly into the trust, it’s not a part of the trust and will be subject to probate. --Milford attorney Nicole Wipp specializes in estate planning for families and the elderly. She firmly believes that education is a necessary component in estate planning for everyone.


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It has happened to all of us, we leave the house in a rush to get to work, church, the kid’s soccer game thinking we have all the bases covered just to discover that half way there that we forgot something. Irritating, stressful, disappointing, everyone is on edge because you’re running late and Billy forgot his soccer ball and shoes, again! Sound familiar? Well don’t despair because YOU are in charge, and with some professional help in planning your mudroom area you can fix this and prove that yes you are super parents! Most homes do not have enough storage areas and typically the door your family enters the house through most often can be the bottleneck of your life. Most homeowners enter through the laundry room/mudroom 98% of the time ..... who uses the front door? That being the case your mudroom/laundry area may look like a hoarder’s paradise it’s in there somewhere. As most everything is parked, thrown and left to perish in this area and you want sanity in your life then you need to seek help in designing this space from a professional designer. The mudroom is a critical area for storage that most home do not have, your 4ft closet just doesn’t cut it. Having a mud room that is large enough to organize and store everything you need as you head out the door can lead to a wonderful life. You may need to add a small addition or better yet reconfigure your overall house floor plan. Either way here are a few items that you may want to consider: Your Children: Having a bench for your children to sit down on put on or take their shoes with an area below to store all the shoes, coat hooks above the bench (Kid’s don’t use hangers ..... their busy) with tall storage cabinets nearby to store sports equipment, shoe racks, book bags and whatever now you know where everything is.

Your Pets: Dogs can drag a lot of mud throughout your house. If space allows a fiberglass shower pan with a hand held rinse will keep Fido’s dirt in the mudroom. How about a space for the dog’s food and water dish, the 50 Ib bag of food, his brushes and all the incidental items he needs. Whatever the pet is, all of these items can be easily planned for and stored away out of site with a little planning. Message Center: Ok where are the keys? Having a landing space where everything is dumped, neatly mind you, will make your life easier. This would also be a good area for a message center, key hooks and a writing surface for quick notes to remember all the stuff you need to remember when you go out the door, like Milk! Closet space: Having a large closet with enough room for all the family members’ coats, gloves, scarves, shoes and parents. boots is a must. You may find yourself rotating the items in this closet as our seasons change, a cedar closet in a dry basement is a wonderful 2nd closet. Do not store anything else other than what you plan for in this closet. Floor: I would suggest a ceramic or porcelain tile floor as they are both durable and easily cleaned. Purge: If you haven’t used something in quite awhile do you really need it? Get in the habit of donating old items that you no longer need and you will find that you have a lot more space for the items you do use. All in all a well planned mudroom can make your life a lot easier ..... and yes you will be super

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Mother’s Day Contest Winner Mother’s Name – Cindy Schlussel Lives in – White Lake Submitted by: Thanatchaphorn Fongkham Mother’s day is every day for me. Mother is one of the people that I will always give respect and love because mother is the most important person in my life. She is the one that takes care of me without wanting anything back no matter what, and for me I feel really lucky to have two mothers. Both of my mothers are the best women in the world. My name is Thanatchaphorn Fongkham or you can call me Fong. I’m an exchange student with the EF Foundation from Thailand. This is my first time in the United States and I have been here for about eight months now. I live in White Lake with my awesome host mom, Cindy Schlussel. She is like my second mother; she is the best host mom I could ever ask for. She gives suggestions and supports me on everything I choose to do. She’s always there by my side and makes me feel comfortable in situations whether I’m happy or sad. I have a really great time with her. We have shared so many things, we laughed, we cried, we smiled and we do a lot of things together. I have learned so much from her. For this mother’s day, I want to say thank you so much for everything she has done. I don’t know if I would have had a chance to come here and have this great experience in America without her. You will always stay in my heart. I will never forget you. I LOVE YOU!

Mother’s Day Contest Runner Up Mother’s name: Rosemary Cosner City: Springville, PA Submitted by Angela Cosner Lives: Milford, Michigan What My Mother Means to Me Nearly 23 years ago my  mother  gave birth to me, and did she know the trouble she was in for! Over the past 20 years my  mother  has picked me up after crashing my bike and after the boy I liked let me down and told me that ‘these are the things that will make me a strong women.’ We’ve shared many interests like vegetable gardening and riding horses and she’s supported me in my interests even if she thought they were crazy and dangerous (car racing and snowboarding to name a few). She’s even helped support me in the research and pursuit of a patent.  Rosemary Cosner, or Mum as I call her, has supported me through four years of the ups and downs and stresses of an engineering education and pushed me to keep try-

ing to find a job. If my mother hadn’t been there for me in the past year of dealing with the stress of graduation, getting interviews, not  getting  offers, accepting an offer and moving halfway across the country, everything would have been a lot harder. The endless hours of help, comments and suggestions on how to do things have led for great memories.  I miss my mother everyday, but I cannot wait to have here back in Milford again! 

Mom’s name: Catherine Savone Submitted by: Francesca Savone My name is Francesca, and this is a poem I wrote about how I love my mother and the things she does. It is based on the “Honey, I Love” poem by Eloise Greenfield. Honey, I Love My Mother I LOVE I love a lot of things, a whole lot of things LIKE How my mother cooks Even without a cookbook Her food tastes gourmet She should set up a buffet! But honey, let me tell you I LOVE the way she cooks I love the way my mother cooks AND I love the way my mother kisses me Her lips touching my cheeks So soft and peaceful Her kisses make me feel better But honey let me tell you I LOVE the way she kisses me I love the way my mother kisses me AND I love the way my mother supports me In all of my needs My homework and my writing My hopes and my dreams But honey, let me tell you, I LOVE the way she supports me I love the way my mother supports me Oh, honey, I LOVE MY MOTHER!

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Laugh and Smile Your Way to Health Want a totally free, simple way to boost your spirits and your health with no prescription needed? Then you want to laugh and smile as much as possible. As simple as it sounds, laughing and smiling, in other words allowing yourself to get swept away with overall good humor, is beneficial to the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, muscular system, central nervous system and endocrine system. So laugh, smile, go check out a funny movie or  learn a new joke. Whatever it takes to put a smile on your face is what you should be doing. Research also shows that laughing can boost the immune system, helping the body to stay disease free and fight colds and the flu, and can help people with type 2 diabetes process sugars after meals.

If you are facing an illness, having a positive outlook and a sense of humor will keep your body open to healing. If you are healthy, laughing will help to make sure you stay that way, and can add enjoyment to your work and home life and reduce your daily stress. Of course, it can be hard to keep a positive outlook all the time. Simply taking the time to focus on the positive and be thankful for the good things in your life can help, but if you are struggling with negative emotions that you just can’t seem to overcome there are tools that can help. But a little laughing and smiling will also go a long way toward improving your health, so try it--you have nothing to lose! There are so many things out there to smile about and all you have

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Highland Community Garden “Breaks Ground” on Earth Day

Rick Hamill, Heidi Bey and Leonard Czuchra (with shovels) break ground for the Highland Community Garden at the Highland Adult Activity Center on Earth Day, Monday, April 22.

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Members of the Highland Garden Guild gathered under sunny skies on Earth Day, April 22 to break ground for Highland’s “Community Garden.” Highland Township Supervisor Rick Hamill, Heidi Bey from the Highland Adult Activity Center and Leonard Czuchra manned the shovels to officially break ground for the garden.   Highland’s first community garden is located adjacent to the Highland Adult Activity Center at 205 North John Street.  Residents of Highland and surrounding communities will have an opportunity to grow their own vegetables for a minimal cost.      The idea came from the inspiration from Highland residents who formed the Highland Garden Guild with the support of the Highland Township Board of

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Oakland County Unveils Discount Prescription Card To Be Available To All Residents

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During a press conference on April 18 Oakland County announced that they have adopted a discount prescription card as a health resource for residents, making them the first in the state to roll out the savings program. Through the Coast2Coast Rx program consumers can save money on their prescriptions and other health care services with annual savings of up to 55 percent. The card is available for free to Oakland County residents, even those with insurance coverage. During the press conference, Commissioner Jim Runestad said it was “unanimous by the county commissioners to make this change.”

The card offers discounts on more than 60,000 brand name drugs at 59,000-plus participating pharmacies nationwide. Some of the participating pharmacies include CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart, Meijer, Sam’s Club, Costco and more. According to their website, cardholders can save on both brand name and generic drugs. Savings on single prescriptions range from a few percent to up to 75 percent. Cardholders can save an average of 20 percent off the pharmacy’s regular price on commonly prescribed prescriptions and 50 percent on three month supplies of select generics.

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Walled Lake Central Tops Brighton 5-3 BY CHRIS WALL CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The Walled Lake Central baseball team beat Brighton 5-3 under sunny skies at home as pitcher Bret Gustafson fired a 2 hitter for the Vikings.   Gustafson was in control the entire way as he struck out 9 to raise hi record to 2-0.  All 3 of Brighton’s runs were unearned as the Viking defense committed 4 errors.   The Viking offense had only 5 hits but took advantage of each hit to put 5 runs on the board for their second win of the season. The Vikings (2-0) took advantage of their 5 hits led by Tyler Davis who went 2 for 3.    Catcher Kevin O’Malley had two RBI’s and was outstanding behind the plate as he made two great catches on foul pop ups.  Head Coach Mike Roffi was very pleased with

the second win of the season.    “Bret Gustafson just pitched an unbelievable game today.”    “We played a real quality team today. Brighton is an outstanding team that went to the quarter-finals last year.”  Coach Roffi went on to say “I loved how we competed today especially as the game got tighter.    We don’t strike out very often and we manufactured a very important run in the sixth inning.”

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Area High School Sports Recap SOFTBALL LAKELAND HIGH SCHOOL LHS 3 vs. WLN 0 Lakeland Varsity Softball beat Walled Lake Northern 3-0 in five innings. The game was called due to the weather.  The second game was not played. Madison Burgess went 3-3 at the plate, helping Lakeland Varsity to a 3-0 victory over Walled Lake Northern on Wednesday at Walled Lake Northern. LHS 3 vs. L’Anse Creuse 1 Selena Hicks looked sharp on the mound. Hicks held L’Anse Creuse hitless over four innings, allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out five. Lakeland Varsity never surrendered the lead after the first inning, Madison Burgess started the first inning with a singled to centerfield.  Burgess scored on a groundout by Kelly Merkle. LHS 2 vs. Eisenhower 1 Kelly Merkle went 2-3 as Lakeland Varsity took home a 2-1 victory over Eisenhower in six innings at Anchor Bay High School on Saturday. She singled in the first inning and doubled in the third inning. LHS 9 vs. Dakota 1  Lakeland Varsity shut the door early on Dakota, capturing a 9-1 victory at Anchor Bay High School. With seven runs in the first three innings, Lakeland Varsity left no doubt about the eventual outcome.   LHS 0 vs. Anchor Bay 1 Selena Hicks both hit and pitched well for Lakeland Varsity, but it wasn’t enough as Lakeland Varsity fell to Anchor Bay 1-0 at Anchor Bay High School on Sunday. Lakeland Varsity was led by Hicks’ hitting. Hicks went 2-3. She singled in the fourth and sixth innings Lakeland was runner-up in the Anchor Bay Tournament.

Walled Lake Central WLC 2 vs. Pinckney 0 The winning pitcher was freshman pitcher Kaitlyn Woschlager. Her season debut was a scoreless, one hitter through 7 complete innings. With two runners on in the 5th, Rachael Janettee hit a double to score the two runs.  WLC 12 vs. WLW 6 The offense was lead by Morgan Meredyk, also the winning pitcher. Morgan was 3-3, with 3 singles and one stolen base and 2 runs scored. Kennedy Crawford was 3-4, with 2 singles and one double and 2 RBIs, 2 runs scored. WLC 12 vs. Brighton 8 WLC had 16 hits on the game with Kaitlyn Wolschlager and Emma Klaserner leading the way both going 3-4 with 3 singles each.  Emma also had 2 RBI’s.  Leaha Ferriby was 2-4 with a single and double, 2 RBIs.  Also Rachael Janettee was 2-4, with 2 singles and 1 RBI. Kaitlyn Wolschlager was the winning pitcher. WLC 14 vs. Brighton 4 Again WLC had 15 hits in just 5 innings played.  Kaitlyn Wolschlager was 3-3, with one single and two doubles and 1 RBI.  Also, hitting for Central was Hannah Haas who was 3-4, with 3 singles and 1RBI and Mackenzie Bonar who was 2-3, with one single and two doubles, and 1 RBI.

in in the comeback victory, including home runs from sophomore Kyle Valden (35, 6 RBIs) and senior Jake Lee (3-5, 3 RBIs).   Senior Josh Corey also led the offensive attack with 4 hits, including 2 doubles and 3 RBIs.  The Mavericks opened up a 7-1 lead behind solid pitching from Junior Alex Butkovich, but Kettering bounced back with 2 unearned runs in the 4th before scoring 8 runs in the bottom of the 5th to take an 11-7 lead. The Mavericks committed 4 errors in the two frames.   Mavericks will next travel to Grand Blanc for a doubleheader on Wednesday.  For more information contact head coach Rob Hamilton at 810-962-0830. Boy’s Lacrosse Walled Lake Northern Walled Lake Northern hosted Walled Lake Northern in boy’s lacrosse on April 13, with WLN winning 9-4. Zach Schroll had 2 goals and 3 assists, Cale Kaczmarek had 2 goals and 1 assist, Alex Holm had 2 goals and 1 assist, Dan Diffenderfer had 2 goals, Anthony Giacona had 1 goal and 2 assists, and Jack Gosselin had one goal. Doug Scott had 11 saves. Alex Holm was 14/17 on face offs. 

Soccer Lakeland High School Wednesday March 20 Lakeland vs. Hartland canceled due to weather, was rescheduled for April 13 at Hartland. Wednesday March 27 Lakeland vs. Milford at Milford non-league game; The Milford Mavericks welcomed there rivals the Lakeland Eagles. The game started off with high intensity and highly attacking soccer. It was the Lakeland Eagles who looked more dangerous in attacking and looked more likely to score in the opening minutes. After a series of shots and chances it was senior Megan Kalanik who opened the scoring after an assist from senior Morgan Kroezen. The eagles went into the half with the 1 goal lead. Within the first 10 minutes of the second half it was the Mavericks who equalized off a free kick to tie the game at 1 a piece. The Eagles continued to play there possession game controlling the ball and attacking from all different angles helping them to create multiple chances during the second half. With outstanding goal keeping from the Mavericks goalkeeper the game finished at a 1-1 result. Tuesday April 9 Lakeland vs. Waterford Mott at Wa-

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Events In And Around Oakland County Roxanne Schepansky

Spring Art & Craft Show

Clarkston High School (located at 6093 Flemings Lake Road in Clarkston) will be having their spring art and craft show May 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come shop for Mother’s Day. Entry fee is $2 for adults and children 12 and under are admitted fee. Portion of the proceeds go to Clarkston Athletics. For additional information please call 989-781-9165 or 989-681-4023.

Spring Rummage Sale May 2-4

Waterford Central Methodist Church is having a rummage sale May 2 from 1 to 7 p.m., Friday May 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday May 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Waterford Central United Methodist Church is located at 3882 Highland Rd. For more information please call 248681-0040.

Garden Party May 18th

Williams Lake Church of the Nazarene (located at 2840 Airport Rd. in Waterford) is hosting their annual Garden Party on May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come and enjoy their art gallery full 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 done. Booths are available by emailing Diane at dddvendorshow@yahoo.com

Keller Williams Red Day

Keller Williams is having a RED Day for the whole month of May. RED (Renew, Energize, and Donate) is an initiative dedicated to celebrating Keller Williams Realty’s year-round commitment to improving our local communities. The office is located at 2900 Union Lake Rd. Suite 210, Commerce Township. The office will be collecting canned goods and gently

used clothing from May 1 - May 31 with the big push on May 9.The times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday and 10 – pm on Sunday.

Highland Adult Activity Center Craft Fair May 18

The Highland Adult Activity Center (located at 209 N. John Street in Highland) is having a spring craft fair and treasure trunk sale on Saturday May 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Indoor craft tables are $25 each and outside spaces are $20 each. For more information or to book your space call Edna/Heidi at 248-887-1707.

VAN GO TOURS May 9

Van Go Tours will be heading for a tour on May 9 to Pewable Pottery tour and hands on workshop. The fee for this tour will $27 a person and will be leaving HVCA (Huron Valley Council of the Arts.) Van Go Tours are a series of group trips to arts and cultural locations and events throughout Michigan. For more information and to RSVP for the tour please call the HVCA office at 248-889-8660.

GENEALOGY RESEARCH MAY 4

On May 4 at the Milford Public Library you can learn how to get started with your genealogy research. Do you want to know more about your family’s history, but don’t know where to start? Discover useful library resources, online sites and even how stuff from your attic can jumpstart your journey to the past. Aimed at beginners, but anyone with an interest in genealogy is welcome to attend. Please call 248-684-0845 for more information.

Rummage Sale May 9,10, 11

The Milford United Methodist Church (1200 Atlantic Street, Milford) is having a rummage sale on Thursday, May

9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday May 11 from 9 a.m. to noon. We will be selling good quality used items including: baby items, small appliances, furniture, books, CD’s, clothing, toys, electronics and much more. Please call 248-684-2798 for more information.

Clifford Smart Middle School May 8

On May 8 at the Clifford Middle school, a free sensory processing and behavior workshop at 6 p.m. The event will take place in the media center at Clifford Smart Middle School located at 8500 Commerce Rd, Commerce. RSVP to Sandy Josephson at 248-956-3581 by May 6.

Business 2 Business EXPO May 9

Save the date for the 2013 Business 2 Business EXPO on May 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. This will be the year’s premier opportunity to network with over 300 attendees. The EXPO is open to the public. LaFontaine Automotive Group is hosting the event at their Highland dealership. Refreshments and food “tastes” will be provided. A business booth is $50 for Huron Valley Chamber members and $75 for non-members. To reserve a booth, email laura@huronvcc.com. For sponsorship opportunities, please email jennifer@ huronvcc.com

2013 White Lake Farmers’ Market Entertainment

If you have a hidden talent and would love to show it off singing, dancing, there’s no better place than the White Lake Farmers’ Market. The market is held every Saturday starting May 4 until October 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market is located at Lakeland High School. For more information please call Kevin at 248-755-1195.

Tot Time: Mudpies for Mom, Saturday, May 4

At Indian Springs there will be a Mudpies for Mom event. This event takes place on May 4 at 10 a.m. at the Environmental Discovery Center. Children will get their hands dirty making mom a masterpiece! Fee: $5 per person. Preregistration required by calling 248-625-7280. For ages 3 to 5 years. Dress to mess!

2nd Hawkeye Hike May 5

Muir Middle School will be hosting its 2nd Hawkeye Hike on Sunday, May 5. The funds raised at this event will be used to support Muir’s Special Education Community-based program. Any questions about sponsorship opportunities can be directed to Erin Welsh @ (248) 496-8499. Everyone is welcome to attend... running or walking!

Kensington Metropark May 3

“Calling All Owls,” Friday, May 3 at 8:30 p.m. at the Nature Center. Owls, mysterious and fascinating birds, are often misunderstood. Join an interpreter and separate fact from fiction followed by a walk in search of resident screech owls. Fee: $5 per person. Preregistration required call 810-227-8910. For ages 6 and older.

Waterfall Jewelers Anniversary Ribbon Cutting May 3

Join members from Hartland, Holly, Huron Valley, Lakes and Waterford Chambers as well as the Highland White Lake Business Association for the Waterfall J Anniversary Ribbon Cutting on May 3 at 340 Town Center Blvd, White Lake at 12 p.m. The event will be celebrating their 3-year anniversary. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Civil War re-enactment comes to Kensing-

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Public Notices Your Right To Know VILLAGE OF WOLVERINE LAKE NOTICE OF ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS PUBLIC HEARING

Check The Spinal Column Each Week For Listings

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to Michigan Public Act 110 of 2006, the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, as amended, the Village of Wolverine Lake Zoning Board of Appeals will consider the following appeals at their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 425 Glengary, Wolverine Lake, Michigan 48390. ZBA CASE #13-615 Greg Beattie 2300 Ventura, Wolverine Lake, MI 48390 17-22-451-040 BASIS FOR APPEAL: 1270.08 (b)(1) D. 1. 2. Fences in the required and un-required front and side yard cannot exceed 30 inch and 48 inch in height. A 72 inch fence is proposed. Sharon A. Miller Village Clerk S.C. 5-1-2013

WHITE LAKE TOWNSHIP DRAFT RECREATION PLAN FOR REVIEW AND COMMENT A complete draft of the White Lake Township Recreation Plan Update is available for public review and comment starting Monday, May 6th 2013 through Tuesday, June 4th 2013. Copies of the draft can be viewed at the White Lake Township Hall, 7525 Highland Road, during regular business hours, and at the Dublin Senior Center, 685 Union Lake Road. The plan will also be available for review on the Townships website: www.whitelaketwp. com. A public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the White Lake Township Hall, 7525 Highland Road, White Lake MI 48383. The purpose of the public hearing is to receive comments on the Draft Recreation Plan prior to adoption by the Township Board. Written comments will be accepted by the Township Community Development Department. Oral comments will be heard during the meeting. S.C. 5-1-2013

PUBLIC HEARING VILLAGE OF WOLVERINE LAKE PLANNING COMMISSION

White Lake Township NOTICE OF BIDDERS

The Village of Wolverine Lake Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Village Hall Council Chambers located at 425 Glengary, Wolverine Lake, MI 48390 to consider the following request for rezoning of property.

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.

The property owner is requesting rezoning of the property at 3025 S. Commerce Rd., Wolverine Lake, MI 48390 (17-23-101-014). The parcel is located just south of E. Oakley Park Road. The request is to rezone the parcel from its current zoning classification of C-2 Community Shopping Center District to RM-1 Multifamily Residential District for the purpose of developing this site into multifamily residential dwellings. The purpose of this public hearing will be to receive public input on the rezoning request. The complete application can be reviewed at the Village Hall during normal business hours (Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Written comments will also be received at the above address during normal business hours. S.C. 5-1-2013

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF WHITE LAKE OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Terry Lilley, C.M.C. White Lake Township S.C. 5-1-2013

WHITE LAKE TOWNSHIP NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE CITY OF WIXOM

NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that nominating petitions for the City General Election scheduled to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 are available at the City Clerk’s Office, 49045 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, Michigan 48393.

ORDINANCE NO. 71 OMNIBUS CRIMINAL ORDINANCE ORDINANCE NO. 75 GROUP ANNUITY PLAN ORDINANCE ORDINANCE NO. 98 MASSAGE REGULATION ORDINANCE ORDINANCE NO. 99 LIQUOR CONTROL ORDINANCE ORDINANCE NO. 129 FEE ORDINANCE

At this election, there shall be elected:

Notice is hereby given that at a regular board meeting on April 16, 2013 the Charter Township of White Lake introduced amendments to White Lake Township Ordinances No. 71 the Omnibus Criminal Ordinance, Ordinance No. 75 the Group Annuity Plan Ordinance, Ordinance No. 98 the Massage Regulation Ordinance, Ordinance No. 99 the Liquor Control Ordinance and Ordinance No. 129 the Fee Ordinance with final consideration to be made at the May 21, 2013 regular board meeting.

Property described under parcel number 12-22-252-020 (10325 Highland Rd) located on the south side of Highland Road, just east of Teggerdine, consisting of approximately 1.54 acres, currently zoned Light Manufacturing (LM)

One (1) Mayor Three (3) City Council Members Two (2) Library Board Trustees One (1) Library Board Trustee - Partial Term

Applicant is Stephen Alder, DBA Detroit Iron. Deed Holder is First Parker Reality.

The deadline for filing nominating petitions with the City Clerk is 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at which time a determination will be made as to whether it will be necessary to conduct a primary on August 6, 2013.

These proposed ordinance amendments have been posted in the White Lake Township Clerk’s Office at 7525 Highland Road, White Lake, MI and on the Township’s website at www.whitelaketwp.com.

Persons with questions concerning the matter of nominating petitions should address them to the City Clerk’s Office (248-624-4557) during regular business hours.

Terry Lilley, CMC White Lake Township Clerk

Catherine Buck, City Clerk

S.C. 5-1-2013

Notice is hereby given of a public hearing by the White Lake Township Planning Commission on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. at the White Lake Township Hall, 7525 Highland Road, White Lake, 48383, Oakland County, Michigan, to consider the following request for a Special Land Use Approval under Zoning Ordinance No. 58 – Section 4.8 Automobile Facilities for Heavy Repairs.

S.C. 5-1-2013

Applicant is requesting to repair and sell motorcycles. Persons interested are requested to be present. Pertinent information relative to this matter is on file at the Township Community Development Department and may be examined at any time during regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Persons interested may visit the Community Development Department, contact the Community Development Department by telephone at 248-698-3300, ext. 163, or attend the Public Hearing on the date specified. Written comments are also welcome at the address above. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Clerk’s Office as least 5 days before the hearing. Sean O’Neil, AICP Planning Director

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF WHITE LAKE OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF WHITE LAKE OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN

NOTICE OF ADOPTION

NOTICE OF ADOPTION

ORDINANCE NO. 136 FIREWORKS SAFETY ACT ORDINANCE

ORDINANCE NO. 135 GRADING AND SURFACE DRAINAGE ORDINANCE

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Notice is hereby given that at a regular board meeting on April 16, 2013 the Charter Township of White Lake adopted Ordinance No. 136, Fireworks Safety Act Ordinance.

Notice is hereby given that at a regular board meeting on April 16, 2013 the Charter Township of White Lake adopted Ordinance No. 135, Grading and Surface Drainage Ordinance.

AN ORDINANCE TO CONTROL THE USE AND DISCHARGE OF FIREWORKS AND OTHER EXPLOSIVE AND FLAMMABLE COMPOUNDS, CHEMICALS, AND DEVICES USED IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.

AN ORDINANCE TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND GENERAL WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE OF THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF WHITE LAKE BY ESTALISHING REGULATIONS FOR GRADING AND SURFACE DRAINAGE IN CONNECTION WITH CONSTRUCTION THROUGHOUT THE TOWNSHIP; AND TO PROVIDE FOR PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION.

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF WHITE LAKE ORDAINS: ARTICLE I ARTICLE II ARTICLE III ARTICLE IV ARTICLE V ARTICLE VI ARTICLE VII ARTICLE VIII ARTICLE IX ARTICLE X ARTICLE XI ARTICLE XII ARTICLE XIII

TITLE PURPOSE DEFINITIONS PROHIBITIONS PERMITS COST RECOVERY INSURANCE PENALTY SEVERABILITY REPEALER SAVINGS CLAUSE EFFECTIOVE DATE ADOPTION

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF WHITE LAKE ORDAINS:

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

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ARTICLE I ARTICLE II ARTICLE III ARTICLE IV ARTICLE V ARTICLE VI ARTICLE VII ARTICLE VIII ARTICLE IX ARTICLE X ARTICLE XI ARTICLE XII ARTICLE XIII

TITLE PURPOSE DEFINITIONS GRADING REGULATIONS PENALTIES SEVERABILITY REPEALER SAVINGS CLAUSE EFFECTIVE DATE ADOPTION REPEALER EFFECTIOVE DATE ADOPTION

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

EXHIBIT B NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING VILLAGE OF WOLVERINE LAKE VILLAGE COUNCIL

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS HURON VALLEY SCHOOLS HIGHLAND, MI 48357

2013 LAKES AREA #3 SANITARY SEWER INDIVIDUAL HOOK-UP SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT

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

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

17-22-429-001

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17-22-436-010

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17-23-301-016

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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. Sharon A. Miller, Village Clerk Village of Wolverine Lake

New Lockers – White Lake Middle School There will be a pre-bid meeting on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 3:30 PM at White Lake Middle School, 1450 Bogie Lake Road, White Lake, MI 48383. Bid documents are available online at http://www.hvs. org/bids/ or by going to the District’s web site, www.hvs.org and clicking on Quick Links, then selecting Bid Registration & Information. Sealed bids should be submitted to Sandra Elka, Supervisor of Purchasing, Huron Valley Schools, 2390 S. Milford Rd., Highland, MI 48357. Bids are to be submitted no later than 10:00 AM local time Thursday, May 9, 2013. The District will not consider or accept a bid received after the date and time specified for bid submission. Bids will be publicly opened immediately following the close of receiving bids. No oral, email, telephonic or telegraphic proposals shall be considered. In compliance with MCL 380.1267, the bid shall be accompanied by a sworn and notarized statement disclosing any familial relationship that exists between the owner or any employee of the bidder and any member of the board, or the superintendent of the school district. The bid shall also be accompanied by a sworn and notarized statement disclosing whether the bidder is an Iran Linked Business in compliance with PA 517 of 2012. The Board shall not accept a bid that does not include these sworn and notarized disclosure statements. Certified check or Bid Bond by an approved surety company must accompany each proposal in an amount not less than 5% of the bid amount. Price proposal shall be good for a period of no less than 60 days from the bid date, unless otherwise noted. The Board reserves the right to waive any irregularities, reject any or all bids, or accept any bid when in the opinion of the Board such action will best serve the District’s interest Bonnie Brown Secretary, Board of Education

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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

ANNUAL FRIENDS OF CAMP DEARBORN FLEA MARKET: 9am to 4pm May 18th at Camp Dearborn in Milford. Admission is $3.00 per vehicle Vendors space available Contact Cathie 313-204-4503

Sealy Posturepedic Twin pillow top mattress, box springs and frame. Like new. $75.00. Call 248-6242971 REAL ESTATE FOR SALE HARTLAND! Private treed 3.44 acre setting w/ this 4 bedroom Cape Cod. Offering 1931 sq. ft., nice kitchen w/island, french doors to deck from dining area, spacious living room. Unfinished bonus room, walk-out lower level & 2 car garage. Plus 30x40 wood barn. Hurry! $189,900. England Real Estate (248)887-9736 HARTLAND! Delightful 3 bedroom ranch on all sports Lake Tyrone. 1834 sq. ft., convenient kitchen with appliances, dining area off living room with woodstove. 12x28 deck and 3 car garage. Paved drive. $218,500. England Real Estate (248)887-9736 HIGHLAND! Dunham Lake access w/this spectacular 1.5 story home situated on 1 acre setting. Well planned with 3076 sq. ft. Gorgeous kitchen w/butler’s pantry, granite counters & terrazzo floor. Spacious great room w/2 story see through stone masonry fireplace. 1st floor master suite. 1338 sq. ft. in finished walk out lower level includes family room w/fireplace & addl. 2 car garage/ workshop. Extensive landscaping. $489,000. England Real Estate (248)887-9736

MOM TO MOM SALE: At Dublin Elementary School, located at 425 Farnsworth, White Lake. Saturday, May 18th 9am-2pm. $1 admissions at the door. If interested in table rental Call 313-622-4076. $15 per 8 foot table. SPRING RUMMAGE SALE: May 2-4th. Thursday 1-7pm, Friday 10-4pm, Saturday 9-12pm (BAG DAY). Waterford Central United Methodist Church. 248-681-0040 ESTATE SALE: May 2,3,4th, 10am to 4pm Household Items, Tools, Antiques, Collectables, Art Work and Display Cabinets. 9353 Beechcrest, off Fransworth, in White Lake SUB WIDE GARAGE SALE: May 2,3,4th 9am to 4pm Crosscreek sub at Wise and Boogie Lake Rd. Lots of stuff!!!! AUCTIONS ABANDON CAR AUCTION; 1989 BMW 325I CARBIO WHITE W BA B B 2 3 0 2 K 8 8 7 5 0 9 1 MAY 6 10 AM 1237 EAST WEST MAPLE, WALLED LAKE 248-787-9994 ONLINE AUCTION; Starting: May 6 Ending: May 13 RJM Plymouth Location 695 Amelia Street Plymouth, MI 48170 Inspect: May 6, 9-5 5 Classic Cars (23 Ford T-bucket, 31 Ford victoria, 31 Pontiac 6 cylinder, 32 Ford sedan, 69

Dodge coronet), trucks (digger derrick, crane, dump, 2 stake, 3 box, 3 pick-ups), vans, car, 1870s Hazelton grand piano, other antiques, a/v sound stage equip, dental equip, vending machines & much more! R.J. Montgomery & Assoc. Inc. 734-459-2323 www.rjmauctions.com 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 BOATS/OUTDOORS DAVE’S MOBILE MARINE • Pontoon Hauling • Outboard, I/O Repair “We come to you“ • Buy & Sell Motors (248) 666-9248 PONTOON HAULING: Local & Long Distance Summer Storage $59.99 Snowmobiles, Trailers, Snow Plows, RV’s Fenced, Gated & Lighted. Spring Start Up and Repairs. Let us sell your Pontoon. Tom 248-681-4250 www.tomspontoonservice.com REAL ESTATE RENTALS LOOKING TO SELL, PURCHASE OR RENT? Call Arlene, Keller Williams Realty. mihome4u.com. 248912-4628. Sales / Purchases / Leasing and Relocation

APARTMENT FOR RENT: 1 Bedroom apartment for rent in the city of Milford. No pets. Heat and Water is included. Please call 248-477-9192 FOR LEASE: Retail Space 2,800 plus sq. ft.. $12.00 per sq. ft. plus . Located at 696 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake 248-366-7044 LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO SHARE LIVING QUARTERS: Includes washer/ dryer, kitchen, bath, dish, Air, some storage. Located in Highland Greens. $350.00 a month. Call Bill 248-881-5018 HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP: 2 Bedroom. Newly renovated. Separate entrance. Patio. Wardlow and Duck Lake area. No Pets. No applicant with felony convictions.$525.00 a month and a $525.00 security deposit. Call Andy 248-514-5858 or email at vette028@aol.com HARTLAND. Spacious 3 bedroom 2 bath home in Dunham Lake Estates. Basement & Garage. $1,650.00 monthly plus 1 ½ months security. England Real Estate (248)887-9736 THINGS FOR FREE FREE, 6 Person hot tub. U haul away. Works great. Call 248-318-2509 FREE: Upright Player Piano 41 rolls, Pump & Electric motor. Hammond Council Organ. Beautiful, runs great. You Haul. Call 248-586-5306 HELP WANTED TEACHER AIDE/OFFICE: Need classroom experience. Part or Full time. Walled Lake/West Bloomfield area. Email resume to administrator@mimontessori.com

DIRECT CARE WORKERS OAKLAND COUNTY: $8.25/hr South Lyon $9.00/hr DCW Certification (MORC,CLS,TTI,Hazey) Current CPA/FA Certification. Valid MI DL w/no suspension history in past 3 years. Enhance, Inc. 248-979-4287 EMAIL RESUME: jobs@enhance-inc. com SEEKING EXPERIENCED & QUALIFIED LANDSCAPERS; Maintenance crew leaders & laborers. Spray Technician. Installation crew leaders, and laborers. Equipment operators. Must have good driving record. Call 248-4779695 FJ Lafontaine & Sons . NEW UPSCALE ASIAN FUSION RESTAURANT NOW HIRING! Servers, Bartenders, Busers, Dishwashers, Host/Hostesses, Kitchen Helpers, Chef with Sushi and Chinese Wok Experience. Apply with in at 42875 Grand River Ave, Novi or call 248-349-8989 CLEANERS: Must be experienced and dependable. 25 hours per week. Pay is based on experience. Call 248-310-2952 CHIROPRACTIC ASSISTANT NEEDED: CA Experience needed. Ethomas software, Caring, Health Minded, Multi-tasker, fax resume to 248-681-3891 EXPERIENCED GARDENER: Lawn Maintenance, Landscape Laborers, Crew Leaders Needed. Please email resume to: info@lawnorldinc.com or Fax to: 248-684-5272 For appointment call 248-684-5225 ROOFING LABORERS: Experienced or will train. Looking for hard workers that are dependable, reli-

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TONY’S APPLIANCE SERVICE Servicing All Major Appliances *Hot water tank 248-360-0213 248-698-8819

THE DOOR STOP Since 1980 Garage door springs and door openers repaired and/or replaced Call Anytime 248-624-4042 (cell) 248-640-6298

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 248-363-3804elegant-woodworking.com CEMENT/ CONCRETE MARCUCCI CONSTRUCTION 30 plus years 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

C & G CEMENT Quality Workmanship ResidentialCommercial In business since 1970. STAMPED CONCRETE DRIVEWAYS FOOTINGS GARAGE FLOORS BLOCK WORK FREE ESTIMATES Michael 248-363-4783 MILFORD LOCATION 248-684-5928

DRYWALL R & D DRYWALL & PAINTING *Hang & Finished *Small Repair *Texture Repair *Plaster Repair * Wet Sand Ron 248-673-7665 ELECTRICIANS MASTER ELECTRICIAN Insured & State Licensed 25 years experience. Prompt, Courteous Service. FREE ESTIMATES. ALL TYPES OF WORK Competitive Prices 248-683-7985 EXCAVATING J.J.M. BACKHOE SERVICE LLC Backhoe service & landscaping. 38 Years Experience. Small or Large jobs. Fully insured. Free Estimates. 248-624-6458 HANDY PERSON DU-IT-ALL HOME CARE IMPROVEMENTS Try our refacing Kitchen specials. *Ceramic tile *Formica Tops & Kitchens *Exteriors/ Interior Painting. *Complete basement and all other interior work, including electric, plumbing, etc. Call Today! 248-891-7072 Licensed and Insured **HONEY-DO** HANDYMAN Honey-Do Lists: Elec.- Plumbing, Drywall – Painting, Carpentry – Tile, Finished Basements and Bathrooms CALL GARY NOW 248-320-5360 OVER 20 yrs. Exp. LICENSED & INSURED

D & S HOME REPAIRS REMODELING *Additions *Garages *Drywall *Painting *Plumbing *Electrical *Tile *Marble *Kitchens *Baths *Basements *Decks 33 years... Licensed 248684-41-75 810-714-3058 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 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 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

GRASS GROOMERS INC. Commercial and Residential. Experienced and Insured. For all your outdoor maintenance needs (spring cleanup, lawn service, mulch, and much more.) Family Owned & Operated. Call Today!! 248-926-9993. grassgroomersinc.com

A.T. MAINTENANCE -Low-cost, Weekly Lawn Maintenance - Spring Clean Ups - Professional, Owner-Supervised Service -Free Estimates (248) 804-6327 PAINTING/ DECORATING FARR’S PAINTING: Interior & Exterior Painting of all surfaces. Wood Repairs, Caulking, Staining. Drywall Repairs & Water Damage. Free power washing w/ paint job. 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 POWER WASHING FARR’S POWER WASHING: Deck Cleaning, Sealing & Staining. Deck Repairs & House Washing. Mold & Rust Removal. Exterior Painting, Brick Pavers Cleaning & Sealing 248-345-3308 248-477-7764

Roofing D & D ROOFING: *Spring Roofing Specials. Gutters, Gutter Guards, Siding,Soffits Windows and Trim. Call Doug Dible 248-431-6243 ROOF REPAIRS: Missing shingles replaced. Chimney flashing resealed. Leaks stopped Vent stack flashing replaced. Complete roof inspection service. Guaranteed work. 30 years experience. Call Doug Miller 248-360-0344 SIDING/ TRIM I.D.C. Home Service Siding, Trim & Soffit Guaranteed Professional Installation Lic./Ins. References Available Bob 248-363-0589 www.idchomeservice.com TILE J.M. Tile & Marble Custom Work *Remodeling *Quality Service *New Construction *Repairs *Grout Sealing *Licensed and Insured John Miller 248-505-8865 jmtileandmarble.com TRASH/ DEBRIS REMOVAL Progressive Transportation Specializing in *Appliances *Furniture *Debris Removal *We haul cars too! Call anytime for estimates & great service 248-887-4892 TREE SERVICE MAXON’S TREE SERVICE * Trimming * Tree Removal * Stump Grinding * Lot Clearing * Firewood & Wood chips “We deliver sand, gravel, top soil.” Licensed & Insured Free Estimates 248-887-2190

able and must have own transportation. Call 248-390-0452 PART TIME MERCHANDIZER: Bread Company looking for part time merchandiser. Good job for retiree. Early mornings & must have transportation. Pay starts at $10 an hour plus gas reimbursement Fax resume or letter of interest to 313-952-2907 EXPERIENCED LANDSCAPERS: Experience in all phases of landscaping. Drivers license a must. Chauffeur and or CDL a plus. $11.50 to $15 an hour. 2/5 years exp. $15 to $18 for Foremen or Crew Leaders. 5/7 years exp. 248-889-1491 COUNTER HELP: Union Lake Golf Course. Part time counter help. Apply in person at 8295 Wise Rd., Commerce 248-363-4666 Office Cleaning Evenings Monday thru Friday Novi Area Corporate Cleaning Group 248-313-9880 NOW HIRING HAIR STYLIST: Must have cosmetology licenses. Call Dee or Tom at 248-444-4501 / 248-499-6931 Or Call Salon at 248-889-2051 Assistant mechanic for Beacon Hill and Brentwood Golf Club. Experience a plus, to work on electric golf carts and golf course equipment. 40hrs/week, seasonal work. $10-11/hr. golf privileges included. Call Mickey at 248.684.1148 EXPERIENCED STONE AND SOLID SURFACE FABRICATORS, INSTALLERS, AND GENERAL LABOR: Impressive Marble and Granite in Brighton now hiring. Full time positions available 810-227-0434

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 248921-9097 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 wyckoffwell@att.net McPherson WELL SERVICE *PUMPS *TANKS *WELL REPAIR 2, 4, & 5 INCH Emergency Service 7 days a week 2 48-363-6464 aquawells.com All credit cards accepted


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