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On March 14 the Walled Lake City Library will host a presentation from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Cyber Safety. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are invited to attend a CSI (Cyber Safety Initiative) seminar. Conducted by the speakers from the Michigan Attorney General Office, this workshop is to learn more about cyber safety and responsible online behavior for your child. Protect your child from cyber bullying, social media mania and Internet predators.

Left: Detective Brad Connell of the White Lake Police Department stands with Police Chief Edward A. Harris after being awarded Officer of the Year. Above: Thomas Zaske of the White Lake Fire Department stands with Fire Chief Tony Maltese after being awarded Firefighter of the Year.

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The Four Towns United Methodist Church at 6451 Cooley Lake Road will be having a Lasagna Dinner on March 15 from 5 – 7 p.m. The cost is adults $7.50 and children ages 5 -12 $4.00. Cost includes lasagna dinner with garlic toast and salad bar. Any questions please call Thelma at 248-682-6868

OPEN DOOR 2013 EASTER PROGRAM

Help Open Door Outreach Center provide Easter goodies to the less fortunate in our community. All items are needed by March 15. Donations can be dropped off Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Items needed are: hams, fruit cocktails, canned vegetables, canned yams, cool whip, potatoes, rolls, eggs, margarine, Easter candy, egg coloring kits (no vinegar types), new books for junior and senior high school aged students. Monetary donations and gift cards will be appreciated. For additional information call 248-360-2930

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Like a red carpet award night, there were elegant dresses, plenty of suits and ties, men and women all dressed for success. On March 2 the White Lake/Oxbow VFW Post 4156 sponsored the Annual Police Officer /Firefighter of the Year 2012. There were over 150 policemen and firemen and guests in attendance. The evening was full of plenty of Smiles, laughs,

and conversations from many lifelong friends. Tickets to the event were $20.00 with food being prepared by Linda Gloger and the Ladies Auxiliary alongside volunteers from the post within various organizations. VFW Post 4156 Post commander, Scott Gloger, host says: “We are proud to sponsor such a wonderful event, recognizing our policemen and firemen who serve us all.” There were plenty of local leaders included in the evening’s

award ceremony. Some in attendance were: Mike Kowall, State Senator 15th District; Edward A. Harris, White Lake Chief of Police; Tony Maltese, Fire Chief,; Robert E. Kostin, attorney; Judge Kelley Kostin, District Judge; and White Lake Township Clerk, Terry Lilley. The evening award presentations began with “Rookie of the Year” which was presented to Myles Pierce. White Lake Police Chief Edward A. Harris would present the award for 2012 Offi-

cer of the Year to: Brad Connell, Detective and Evidence Technician at White Lake Township Police Department. Connell’s parents, Kevin and Shelly Connell said of their son: “This is such a great moment, we are extremely proud. Brad always does his best to help the community.” The 2012 Firefighter of the Year award was presented to Thomas L. Zaske, of the White Lake Fire Department. Zaske was appointed to the White Lake Township Fire Department in July

of 2007. White Lake Fire Chief Tony Maltese says: “I am proud of Tom, this award is well deserved. I am equally as proud of our committed firefighters who are dedicated to our community.” State Senator Mike Kowall also presented a special tribute to Detective Brad Connell and Firefighter Thomas L. Zaske. There were several other awards presented during the evening recognizing personal from both the White Lake Police and Fire Departments.

A Century Plus: Highland Resident Roy Glass has seen plenty in his 107 years BY MARK STOWERS CONTRIBUTING WRITER In 1905, the Detroit Tigers had only been around five years, Teddy Roosevelt was president, the Wright brothers took flight and Roy Glass was born in the small town of Hartland in New Brunswick, Canada. Since then, the Tigers have won four World Series and 11 American League pennants, there have been 18 more presidents, we’ve traveled to the moon and beyond and Highland resident Roy Glass has been around for all of it. The 107-year-old Glass came to the United States in 1922 to start a new life in the automotive industry. “I’m an old farm boy,” Glass said. “We had everything, horses, cows, hens, sheep and calves. We had 150 acres with 50 in woodland.” Glass came to Royal Oak with his brother and they eventually built a house on Vermont Avenue. There he tried, unsuccessfully, to get into the auto industry but did manage to catch on with DTE for the next 41 years after getting through the depression with an array of jobs. “My barber was from Canada, same place I was, and he worked for Detroit Edison for a while and he said Edison was hiring,” Glass said. Glass turned down a Linesman job

Roy Glass with daughter Sharon Martin.

where he had to “be up the pole in the wintertime and be up that pole in the summertime” and found his way to the truck cab to be a driver. Glass lives with his youngest daughter, Sharon Martin. Glass spends his days cheering for the Tigers. He is a little limited with some vision and hearing issues but he takes part in everyday life, just as he has for the past century. And what is

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his secret to living such a long life? “I just take it a day at a time,” he said. “I like to be outside.” And he was part of a new fad long before it was a fad. “He ate organic vegetables long before they were the rage,” Martin said. “He had a big, huge garden.” Since retiring in the early 1970s, Glass traveled a bit with his late wife, Lois, and has served the community as a member of the board of the Highland Senior Center and enjoyed his garden. Lois passed away in 2004 at the age of 94 due to a heart condition. They had been married 76 years. A huge Tiger fan, Glass has spent plenty of time at old Tiger Stadium but now keeps his radio tuned in to each and every Tigers broadcast. When he turned 100, he got an autographed letter from Ernie Harwell – a rarity – and plenty of recognition from the team. And his favorite Tiger player? “Inge – third baseman. He couldn’t hit but he was a good third baseman,” Glass said. Glass played baseball with “a roll of yarn” and “our bat was cut out of wood ourselves” but fancied himself a pretty good pitcher. Oh, he’s a righty and is available for the bullpen if needed, Mr. Illitch.

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ONE MINUTE INTERVIEW Meet Water Resource Commissioner Jim Nash BY ALI ARMSTRONG EDITOR

understand and can really get behind. I’m going to do all I can to make sure our water is protected and always possible. We set-up 20 percent of the world’s water in the great lakes and we have to be good stewards of that and that is what I have dedicated my career to.”

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an you tell me a little bit about yourself?

“I have been county commissioner for eight years, this is the first year I have served as Water Resource Commissioner, so this is new to me. But I have been an advocate of sustainability, green building and environmental issues for many, many years so this is a natural fit for me. I’ve been involved with politics for many years and this is something I have been working towards. Personally, my wife and I have been married for 28 years, our anniversary is coming up in a few months. Together we have four kids, three grandkids all living in Michigan.”

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hat initially made you decide to run for the position of Water Resource Commissioner? “I had been districted out of a district. The republicans changed away districts and forms in Oakland County and they put me in a new district with a democratic that was 80 percent in the old district, so I didn’t have anything else to do and I’ve always had my eye on this. This is a position that is the environmental

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agent for the county really, so it’s been something I’ve always thought about running for given the opportunity.”

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ow does it feel to be working in your new position as Water Resource Commissioner? “It feels great. I’ve always tried to be somebody who ran on the issues that I care about and it’s always gotten a good response. People just instinctively care about how their environment is around them, how their water is. They’re protected from future accidents by people who don’t care about that kind of thing, so people have always been very open to my philosophy of sustainability and I think it’s something that people

see that you are an advocate for green policies. How do you plan on applying this to your position as Water Resource Commissioner? “The way storm water is treated in Michigan is different than most states and I’m trying to find a way to organize it better so we really address the problem with only affecting a few people. I am organizing a regional storm water summit in the fall and its really going to look at storm water issues, how we can address them better in the future and how we can act reasonably. I’m also working on a project now that would put energy producing turbines in our sewer system and other appropriate places so we can produce power out of the system. We have all this flowing water that we drink everyday and there is no reason why we can’t produce energy from that.”

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hat other plans do you have for this position?

“I’m running a series, hopefully, of powered homes across the county on the issues of fracking. There are issues around fracking that are very potentially dangerous for the water resources we have in our county and we depend on those water resources for our economy, property values are held up by our water resources around lakes and rivers…The pulling out of so much water for running these wells could have an effect on our water and I’m trying to make sure that people understand that before they go out and lease their land.”

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s there anything in particular you would want to tell our readers given that we are in such a high lakes area? “These wells can use five to 20 million gallons of water each. The water can never be treated and released again. So the water is either trapped in the ground in the well or they inject what comes up out of the well and inject that deeper into the ground to just dispose of it forever, it can never come back up into the system because it’s poison and they don’t have to release the chemicals they use. So nobody really knows what chemicals are being injected around them… and there is tremendous potential for accidents.”

Calendar of Events The Coffee Club Join us for this free morning mixer on March 15 from 8 - 9 a.m. at Le Rendez Vous located at 245 N. Main Street. Come and enjoy food, fun and friendship. Friends Super Spring Used Book Sale The Friends of the Walled Lake City Library are having their annual Early Spring Book Sale! Stop in and pick up some great reads at a fraction of the cost. To find out more about the Friends of the Library call 248-6243772 VFW St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef Meal VFW Post #9914 located at 3200 North Duck Lake Rd., in Highland will be serving a St. Patty’s corned beef meal on Saturday, March 16 from 2 p.m. until gone. Dinner is $8 and sandwich only is $4. Come join us! Coupon Basics White Lake Twp. Library is having a coupon basics event on March 16. Jolyn Felten, from BargainstoBounty.com, will present strategic coupon use: collecting and organizing coupons, coupon anatomy, saving at the store without coupons and more. It’s not as difficult as you might think; learn to save up to 50 percent on your current grocery bill. Space is limited, registration required. Call 248-698-2550 Nature Center at Kensington Metropark On Saturday at 2 p.m. the Nature Center will have a workshop to earn a Webelos Forester badge. All requirements for this badge will be met during this indoor/outdoor program. Fee: $5 per scout. Preregistration required. Call 810-227-8910 Sunday, March 17 at 2 pm, the Nature Center will have a Webelos Naturalist workshop. All requirements for this badge will be met during this indoor/ outdoor program. Fee: $5 per Scout. Preregistration required. Call 810-227-8910


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EDUCATION March Madness: That badonkadonk in your trunk is not an economic slam-dunk By Kenny the Car Guy Walters Love it or hate it, March can be a maddening month. For NCAA basketball fans, March Madness sets in with all of its ball-dribbling hoopla. Off the court, you might be the one jumping through hoops to keep gas in your tank as fuel prices continue their maddening jumps and alleyoops, leaving you feeling dunked. Luckily there are things you can do to improve your fuel economy. Some of these tricks require a bit of behavior modification that takes practice. This month, try these spring training tips and driving drills that will add miles to our travels and put money in our pockets. According to the How Stuff Works. com Consumer Guide, these tips can improve fuel economy by 20 percent. For SUV owners getting 18 miles a gallon, that totals savings of $400 a year – or four Indiana Hoosiers NCAA championship tickets, if one were so inclined. Begin your driving drill with a warmup tip on warming up your car. Don’t leave the motor running for more than 30 seconds. “What?!” you yelp. “Hello! I live in Michigan where the average March temperature is 29 degrees! I leave my car running until my bagel is toasted!”” Thirty seconds is all it takes for most cars to warm up enough to blast the heat. Leaving your engine running with heat going full throttle wastes gas. Once your car is warmed up, start dribbling out of the driveway. It’s no joke - slow and steady wins the fuel economy race. There are benefits to not blasting the pedal to the medal. You’ll save time by staying within the speed limit. Speeding doesn’t get us anywhere that much faster. Plus, going the speed limit saves money. According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s website on fuel economy Fueleconomy.gov, every five miles an hour you drive over 50 mph equates to an additional $0.26 per gallon for gas. Conversely,

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going the speed limit saves you two to four miles per gallon. Another great tip: look at the junk in your trunk. You may love a hearty heiny, but getting rid of vehicle-toting badonkadonk is a money-saving slam-dunk. Again, Fueleconomy.gov breaks it down into dollars and cents. Removing that heavy items can increase fuel efficiency by a full two percent. This is especially true for small and compact cars. That takes care of our mental game. Now, give your car the automotive equivalent of a physical to make sure you’re maintaining a lean, mean, efficient economic machine. Check air pressure in your tires. Driving around with the correct pressure saves money in two ways. First, inflating your tires to the proper pressure decreases the “rolling resistance” that occurs when driving on low tires. Second, minimizing that floppy grip on the road extends the life of your tires, and consequently, takes your dollars a few more miles down the road. Make sure you stay on top of your manual’s maintenance schedule. Give your car a complete once-over to make sure it’s in fighting shape. The last part of our training might be the hardest. Roll up the windows. Rolling up your window prevents wind resistance, which increases fuel economy. Granted, it’s no trick to keep windows closed on frigid days. But when the buds start to open on those sweet-smelling spring days? Think of it as the three-pointer at the buzzerthat makes the game worth playing. Then again, if keeping the windows up gives you the sweats, roll them down and let the wind rip. Spring fever trumps March madness every time. Kenny the Car Guy Walters owns the award-winning auto shop Mufflers and More at 490 N. Pontiac Trail in Walled Lake, 248.668.1200, www.mufflersandmore.net. Email Kenny the Car Guy at Kenny@mufflersandmore.net.

Scharrer Wins Foundation For Excellence Tuition Expedition Raffle

Edward Scharrer, Commerce Township, purchased the winning ticket in the Foundation for Excellence Tuition Expedition raffle. He will receive $15,250 in scholarship funds. Mr. Scharrer bought the ticket to assist his seven grandchildren with college expenses. Scharrer is a past employee of the WL School Employees Federal Credit Union. He said: “It was a huge surprise to receive the call from the Foundation on Saturday and I am thrilled to be the recipient!” Some 305 tickets were sold for a to-

tal of $30,500 in raffle sales. Dr. Adolph Brown, the keynote presenter at the Parenting Education Fair, picked the winning ticket and FFE Executive Director Sandy George called Mr. Scharrer to give him the good news. The Foundation for Excellence Walled Lake Schools would like to thank the Walled Lake Schools Employees Federal Credit Union (WLSEFCU) for their generous sponsorship for the sixth consecutive year. The FFE would also like to thank Uptown Grille for donating numerous $10 “Free Lunch” gift cards.

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New Business To Feature Michigan Made Products BY CURTIS DROGMILLER CONTRIBUTING WRITER

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Lately people have been migrating from all over to join the Walled Lake Waterfront business district and now open for business, with a grand opening scheduled for March 21 at 11 a.m., Below the Bridge & Above “Michigan Products.” If you are looking for pure Michigan made products of all types chances are you will find it here at Below the Bridge & Above. Owner Susan Voydanoff lived in Petoskey Michigan for the past 20 years. She returned to Walled Lake to call home again. “I choose to set up my business in this area because I am originally from this area,” Voydanoff said. Voydanoff brainstormed and came up with the type of store she wanted to open, one that gets back to basics and offers the best of what Michigan has to offer right in its own backyard. The building itself was chosen for the historical value of the original business that occupied the space in the 1930s, which was an old pharmacy and soda/ ice cream shoppe. Voydanoff not only knows the history of the building and waterfront, she knows the history be-

hind every product in her store, a one of a kind, shop and learn store. Give her a chance and you will be entertained with stories and knowledge while shopping, making it a shoppers delight. This retail store has a wide variety of items that include: gourmet foods;

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Michigan authors and artists; photography; drawings; sculptures and hand blown glass from East Jordan Glass Works cruets; and friendship bulbs. There is a full line of products by American Spoon Foods: Chocolate Milk Carmel,

Rocky Tops-Cherry Butter, Cherry Republic, candles, syrups, and goat milk products. Some upcoming items to be featured are: Stormy Kromers Hats, Copper Jewelry from Copper Harbor in the Marquette area, soy candles from Mid Michigan, South Haven’s famous blueberry scone mix and preserves will also be featured in the coming months. “Our products are personal too, I’ve even milked the goats at Good Girl Goats Soap in Horton Bay, Michigan. The goat’s milk is a great moisturizer; each soap is named after one of the goats,”Voydanoff said. “Below the Bridge & Above is for people of all ages, men and women.” Voydanoff says she is looking forward to working with the DDA and Chamber to reinvent Walled Lake, giving it a” jump start.” Susan also supports the Pure Michigan Campaign. Below the Bridge & Above offers items priced from $5.95- $69.00. Below the Bridge & Above: Michigan Products is located at: 123 East Walled Lake Dr. Walled Lake, Michigan 48390 telephone: (248) 960-8922.

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Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County and several area churches assisted in a house blessing for a Waterford couple that is set to move into the house soon. DJ Melford and Kaleena Hartfield had been looking for a home through Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County. After unsuccessful attempts to locate a house in the Clarkston area, Habitat for Humanity found a property in Waterford, which broke ground earlier this month. The home blessing held March 5, was lead by Pastor Dan Whiting from the Clarkston Community Church. “It’s amazing to be able to be a apart

of this,” children’s pastor at the Clarkston Community Church Bonnie Laudeman said. “We’ve worked so hard to find this place, you’d think it’d be easy but it wasn’t, and so just to be able to have a home for them now is amazing.” When construction finishes, Melford, Hartfield and their two children will move into the house. “The idea that all these different community organizations… and all these people are willing to chip in at giving us a better life, it’s so overwhelming,” Melford said. “We’ve gotten so much support to put us into a better situation and it’s an indescribable feeling.”

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Dr. Abed and her staff offer an incentive program to their young patients - rewarding them for taking care of their braces, stopping harmful habits like thumb-sucking and having good check-Ups. “We like to provide an opportunity for our kids to be accountable for their positive efforts,” said Dr. Abed. Abed Orthodontics also takes a special interest in their growing clientele of adult patients - many of whom weren’t able to get treatment for orthodontic work when they were younger, and are excited about having the smile they’ve always wanted. “I love to make a difference in people’s lives, no matter what their age.” said Dr. Abed. “I have a passion for what I do.” Dr. Abed earned her doctorate of dental surgery degree and master’s degree in orthodontics from the University of Detroit - Mercy School of Dentistry. She has been recognized by the American Association of Orthodontics, the American Academy of Oral Pathology, Proctor & Gamble and Dentistry International. But by far, her most important recognition is the one that comes from patients who return to her office with a new self-confidence and of course, a beautiful-smile. “I take great pride in taking care of my patients,” said Dr. Abed. “They are my greatest reward.” Dr. Abed offers complimentary consultations. Most insurDr. Susan Abed offers the latest technology in orthodontic care ances are accepted and Abed Orthodontics is a provider for some insurances. and treatment in her Hartland office Visit them on Facebook at abedonhodontics.

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WHITE LAKE TOWNSHIP Marijuana Possession HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP On March 4 officers were dispatched to reports of a vehicle stuck Breaking and Entering in the snow. Officers made contact with the driver of the vehicle, a 44-year-old male, who appeared to be hiding something. Found in his pocket was a marijuana pipe. A small quantity of marijuana was also found in the driver’s vehicle. He was issued a citation and released.

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Highland Deputies responded to S&G Coin and Jewelry in the 1600 block of Milford for a B&E alarm. Upon arrival deputies found that the glass on the south door had been shattered. K-9 Deputy tracked the scent from the scene to an adjacent parking lot were the scent was lost and it appears a car was parked. An individual arrived on scene and stated that nothing appears to be missing at this time.

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Two Area Wrestlers Bring All-State honors back to Huron Valley cord and third place state ranking into the tournament with a title on his mind. Although Hosking was not the favorite to win the tournament, MichiganGrappler.com picked him to be in the finals in their individual state preview. The former 215-pounder came out with a purpose winning by pin in the opening round over Paul Scott of Lake Orion. The following morning, Hosking lost a 6-4 nail biter in

Daniel Shear of Walled Lake Central takes on Camden Bertucci of Grand Haven.

BY MARIO FLORES CONTRIBUTING WRITER In what has been regarded as one of the deepest state wrestling tournaments in recent years, Mitch Craig of Walled Lake Central and Noah Hosking of Milford were two of six area wrestlers who competed this past weekend in the MHSAA Individual State Wrestling Tournament at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Last Thursday, 896 of Michigan’s best wrestlers converged on the Palace to crown 56 state champions from 14 weight classes and 4 divisions. The top 8 wrestlers from each weight class earn All-State Honors. Huron Valley was strongly represented by six local grapplers from four area high schools. Walled Central was represented by 103-pound freshman Kaleb Marion, 112-pound sophomore Daniel Shear, and now 160-pound All-Stater Mitch Craig. Walled Lake Northern was represented by 135-pound Christian Lauderback. Walled Lake Western had a sole wrestler in 130-pound junior Austin Murray. Top-

ping off our area competitors was Milford High School 285-pound All-State senior Noah Hosking. In the Wake of the International Olympic committee voting to remove wrestling from the 2020 Olympics, these gladiators continued to train relentlessly in their respective rooms to prepare for this competition. Craig, a senior from Walled lake Central, entered the tournament with a 42-5 record and was ranked ninth in the state headed into the tournament. After dropping his quarterfinal bout to state finalist Dean Vettesse of Rochester, Craig responded with a major-decision over Lansing Everett’s Jacqwese Williams 17-7 earning himself a spot on the podium among the state’s best. Milford senior Noah Hosking took the plunge into the deep end of the pool by moving up from the 215-pound weight class to the heavyweight division at the individual district tournament. By doing so, he declared his intent to compete in the 285-pound division at the state tournament. Hosking took his 50-3 re-

the quarter finals to Adam Ortman of Temperance Bedford. He bounced back by pinning his Westland John Glenn opponent in the consolation bracket to earn All-State honors. He later lost again to Adam Ortman in the medal rounds to end his career sixth in the state. The sister of Hosking sang the national anthem at the opening ceremonies to start the tournament.

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LOCAL SPORTS Weekly High School Sports Round-up BY MICHAEL SHELTON STAFF WRITER michaelshelton@thescngroup.com

BOYS BASKETBALL WALLED LAKE CENTRAL The Vikings fell to the host Raiders, 47-33, in a Michigan High School Athletic Association Class A District Final on March 8. T.J. Warren led the Vikings with 10 points while Jeturi Brown had 8. Jeron Rodgers led North Farmington with a game-high 22 points. The Vikings began district tournament play March 4 with a matchup against rival Walled Lake Western after splitting two meetings with the Warriors in the regular season.

But, it was Central who toppled Western, 45-42, to advance to the district semifinals. Warren and Brandon Nafso each scored 10 points to lead Central, while Brown scored 7. Western (14-7) was led by Marcus Bailey with 11 points, while Booker and Anthony Harris each had 10 points. Central then advanced to the district final with a 43-30 victory over Huron Valley Lakeland on March 6. Nick Troxell led the Eagles (8-13) with 11 points. MILFORD The host Mavericks fell to the Lions, 42-32, in an MHSAA Class A District Semifinal on March 6. The Lions would go on to defeat How-

ell, 49-43, in the Milford district final on March 8. Jacob Lee led the Mavs (11-10) with 9 points, while Danny Wallace had 8. Luke Short had 11 points for the Lions while Bill Harrison had 10. WALLED LAKE NORTHERN North Farmington eliminated the Knights with a 59-42 victory in an MHSAA Class A District Semifinal on March 6. Gage Throgmorton and Chris Cliff each scored 14 points for the Knights while Brennan Williams had 8. Caleb Hogans led the Raiders with a game-high 23 points as North Farmington would go on to defeat Walled Lake Central on March 8 to win a district title. On March 4, Northern stunned Farm-

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WALLED LAKE NORTHERN Walled Lake Northern was eliminated from the Michigan High School Athletic Association Ice Hockey Tournament as it fell to host Hartland, 3-2, in a Division 2 Regional Final on March 2 at the Hartland Sports Center. Chris McRae scored the game-winning goal for the Eagles, who claimed their second straight regional title. Hartland advanced to the Division 2 state final, where it fell, 5-4, to Livonia Stevenson on March 9.

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WHITE LAKE 5 Beds and 5 1/2 baths with over 6700 sq ft of finished living area. Many upgrades; finished lower level has master suite with living room; large family room, 2 full baths and full kitchen; excellent in-law quarters. Additional living space created from former 4 car attached garage. Backs to brentwood golf course 7th fairway. $399,000.00

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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

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FOR SALE BIG BAG BOOK SALE: Walled Lake City Library 1499 E. W. Maple Friday March 15th and Saturday March 16th 10am – 5pm $5.00 per bag. SCRAP METAL: Aluminum $.30- .65 /lb. Copper $2.102.70/ lb. Brass $1.00- $1.50/ lb Auto Rads $.90 - $1.20/ lb 1011 Decker Walled Lake Mann Metal Corp. 248-9601200

AUCTIONS PUBLIC AUCTION: Mini Storage Depot will sell at public auction, contents of Units Numbered (D268, Britteny Eickhoff-Boxes), (K903, Michelle ShawHousehold Goods, Furniture, Boxes, Toys), (L1052, Jana Francis-Household Goods, Furniture, Boxes, Suitcases), (L1053, Joy FlemingHousehold Goods, Furniture, Boxes, Suitcases, Toys, Sporting Goods), (J8086, Cheryl Warren-Household Goods, Furniture, Boxes, Inventory), (J8001, Cheryl Warren-Household Goods, Furniture, Boxes, Inventory) on Friday March 29th at 2:00pm, for back storage fees owed. The auction will take place at Mini Storage Depot – 46550 Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake, Michigan 48390. We reserve the right to reject any and all bids.

CARS/TRUCKS/ MOTORCYCLES 1999 DODGE DAKOTA (GREEN 90,000 Miles, good condition. $3900.00 or best offer. Call Donna at 248-622-4024 UNWANTED AUTOS LLC: TOP $ paid for any: *Junk *Non running * Wrecked Cars $275 & up 248-467-0396

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE HARTLAND SCHOOL! 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. $225,000. England Real Estate (248)887-9736

REAL ESTATE RENTALS OFFICE/ RETAIL SPACE FOR LEASE: Downtown Walled Lake 305 N. Pontiac Trail Newly renovated. Two Suites up to 1162 sq. ft. $13.00 per sq. ft. Call 248-245-8292 RENTAL: Highland/ Milford area. 2 bedrooms.1200 square feet. 1 bath Condo. New everything, granite counter tops, appliances. Available NOW. $825.00 per month plus deposits. Call 586-662-3525 WHITE LAKE: 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 2 car garage located on Cedar Island Lake. Appliances and washer and dryer. Stone Patio. Tenant pays utilities. No pets allowed. $1000.00 a month plus security. Call and leave message at 248-360-3862 COMMERCE beautiful upscale condo. Loft/Room for rent. Female/non smoker. Large room with huge walk in closet and attached bathroom. $550.00 monthly including utilities. Full months security deposit. Available immediately. If interested email me at rentcondo04@ yahoo.com WATERFORD Area. 2 bedroom, 1 ½ bath, Townhouse with laundry room. Appliance included. Fresh paint that looks good with wood and carpeting. $700.00 a month. Call Mark at 248-482-4486 and leave a message HARTLAND: Desirable, clean, 3 bedroom 2 bath home in Dunham Lake Estates. Basement & garage. $1,725.00 monthly plus 1 ½ months security. England Real Estate (248)887-9736 LOOKING TO SELL, PURCHASE OR RENT? Call Arlene, Keller Williams Realty. mihome4u.com. 248912-4628. Sales / Purchases / Leasing and Relocation

HELP WANTED TEACHER AIDE/OFFICE: Need classroom experience. Part or Full time. Walled Lake/West Bloomfield area. Email resume to administrator@ mimontessori.com DRIVER: Taxi and Airport Drivers. Full and Part time 248-666-1962 DENTAL ASSISTANT: Looking for a personable, well groomed individual with computer skills. Experienced in the dental field and in patient care. Call LAKES PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY 248-360-2555 WANTED CNA/MA Seeking multiple CNA/MA to service residents in an upscale Senior Community that provides outstanding service and quality. Part time available for all shifts. Apply at Independence Village of White Lake 935 Union Lake Rd., White Lake or call 248-360-7235

ASSISTANT: Growing construction company in Commerce area is looking for an assistant with good computer skills, general bookkeeping experience, self motivated, and excellent organization skills. Quick books knowledge is a plus. Part time and or full time. Good pay with perks. Please email resume to jareesedemo@yahoo.com. or call 248-779-4040 BARTENDER AND WAITSTAFF: Upscale entertainment bar looking for energetic smiling faces with experience in food and alcohol beverage service. Willing to make money. Join our team. Hiring immediately. Send resume to l.sanchezhealthone@ gmail.com

MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST Full time experience preferred, but willing to train the right person. Send resume to haggerty@ pontiactrailmedicalcenter. com or fax to 248-624-4408 or drop off resume at 620 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake.

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A RARE MANAGER OPPORTUNITY: Oakland County’s best and largest Ice Cream store is accepting resume. Fast food Manager experience helpful. Top pay with benefits and perks. Fax resume to 248-960-5544. Also accepting application for crew. Dairy Twist Cafe Commerce Twp/ Walled Lake area. FRONT DESK POSITION: Part Time. Accepting applications for energetic employee at local fitness club. Person must have excellent interpersonal skills and be dependable. Job description includes sales, customer service and light cleaning. Must be available to work weekend shifts. Apply in person at Balance Fitness, 686 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake, 48390 after 10 AM Monday - Friday or by emailing your resume to balancefitemploy @gmail.com

Contact Mary Nicole at 800-370-5816 or MaryNicole@RealEstateOne.com

NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. C-306-13

Residents within 300 ft. will be notified by mail. Notice is further given that information will be given and written comments will be received regarding the request during office hours Monday through Friday at 205 N. John Street, until the date of the hearing. Phone # (248) 887-3791, ext. 2.

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CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF HIGHLAND ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS April 3, 2013 7:30 P.M. Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held on April 3, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the Highland Township Auditorium, 205 N. John St., Highland, MI 48357. To consider: Case #: 13-02 Parcel Id #: 11-14-100-030 Property Address: 2906 Dunleavy Dr. Variance Requested: This variance for a shed built without permit

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An amendment to the ordinance of the City of Walled Lake Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2 “Administration”, Article II, Division 2, “City Manager” combining the administrative offices of City Clerk and City Treasurer under the administration of the City Manager.

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF WHITE LAKE OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION ORDINANCE NO. 88 EXCAVATION AND EXTRACTION ORDINANCE ORDINANCE 132 CEMETARY ORDINANCE Notice is hereby given that at a regular board meeting on February 19, 2013 the Charter Township of White Lake introduced White Lake Township Ordinance No. 88 the Excavation and Extraction Ordinance, and Ordinance No. 132 the Cemetery Ordinance with final consideration to be made at the March 19, 2013 regular board meeting.

NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. C-307-13 An ordinance of the City of Walled Lake Code of Ordinances, establishing the Department of Finance and Budget.

Ordinance 88 and Ordinance 132 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. Terry Lilley, CMC White Lake Township Clerk

S.C. 3-13-2013

S.C. 3-13-2013

NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. C-308-13 An amendment to the ordinance of the City of Walled Lake Code of Ordinances, Chapter 42, “Law Enforcement”, Article II, “Police Department” re-establishing the Police Department. NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. C-309-13

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS HURON VALLEY SCHOOLS HIGHLAND, MI 48357

An amendment to the ordinance of the City of Walled Lake Code of Ordinances, Chapter 38, “Fire Prevention and Protection”, Article III, “Fire Department” re-establishing the Fire Department.

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

Lakeland High School Stadium Lighting Upgrade A pre-bid meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Lakeland High School, 1630 Bogie Lake Rd, White Lake, MI 48383. Bid documents are available online at http://webapps. huronvalley.k12.mi.us/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 a.m. local time on Friday, March 22, 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.

A copy of these amendments in their entirety is available for public use and inspection at the office of the City Clerk, 1499 E.West Maple Road, Walled Lake, MI, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. L. Dennis Whitt City Manager/City Clerk S.C. 3-13-2013

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF WHITE LAKE 7525 HIGHLAND ROAD WHITE LAKE TOWNSHIP, MI 48383

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 Board shall not accept a bid that does not include this sworn and notarized disclosure statement.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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.

Notice is hereby given that the Township Board of the Charter Township of White Lake, Oakland County, Michigan, will meet at a Regular Board meeting on the 19th day of March 2013, at 7:00 p.m., at the Township Hall, located at 7525 Highland Road, White Lake Township, Michigan 48383, to review the Special Assessment Roll for and to receive public comments, if any, regarding the accuracy of their assessment and the total project cost.

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.

Aspen Meadows Street Lighting The proposed Special Assessment District involves all buildable properties in the Aspen Meadows Condominiums located in the Charter Township of White Lake, Oakland County, Michigan, more specifically described as:

Bonnie Brown Secretary, Board of Education SCN: 03.13.2013

“See Exhibit A on file in the Clerk’s Office” The Special Assessment Roll can be inspected at the office of the Township Clerk at the address listed above. 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 or having an agent appear at the hearing on behalf of an owner or party in interest, or in writing by filing a letter of protest before the hearing, addressed to the Township Clerk at 7525 Highland Road, White Lake Township, Michigan 48383. 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 Michigan Tax Tribunal within 30 days after the confirmation of the special assessment roll if the special assessment is protested at the hearing held for the purpose of confirming the special assessment roll. Please direct any questions you may have to Jeanine Smith (248) 698‑3300, Ext. 3. Terry Lilley, Clerk Charter Township of White Lake

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