News & Notes - 11/9/23 Southfield Sun

Southfield Sun | Published November 9, 2023

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Southfield fire station reopens after mold remediation
SOUTHFIELD — Southfield Fire Station No. 3, located at 20135 W. 12 Mile Road, completed a remediation process Oct. 27 after a small amount of mold was detected at the station.

“The health, safety and welfare of every Southfield employee, resident, and visitor is always of the utmost concern,” Southfield Fire Chief Johnny Menifee stated. “Several stations have been in use for decades and will receive continued maintenance as would be necessitated with any building or equipment.”


Southfield Goodfellows’ ‘No Child without a Christmas’ seeks donations
SOUTHFIELD — The Southfield Goodfellows are seeking monetary donations for the annual “No Child Without a Christmas” holiday giveaway program.

The donations will be used to purchase food, clothing and gifts for low-income families and seniors who live in Southfield and Lathrup Village. The Goodfellows also provide year-round assistance to those in need through the Urgent Needs Program. To make a donation, visit or make a check out to “Southfield Goodfellows” and mail it to P.O. Box 2336, Southfield, MI 48037-2336. For more information, call (248) 788-5899.


Become a master rain gardener
METRO DETROIT — This winter, the Friends of the Rouge, in partnership with the Oakland County Water Resources Commission and seven other local watersheds and water resource groups, are joining forces to present the Master Rain Gardener Training Program 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays Jan. 25 and Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2024.

The classroom will be virtual, with in-person tours.

To earn a Master Rain Gardener certificate, garden sign and T-shirt, students must attend all five classes and plant or adopt a rain garden.

Registration is open, and early registration offers a discounted rate of $89 until Jan. 15 at 11:59 p.m. The regular registration rate is $145; however, scholarships are available as well, starting at a $20 minimum. For more information or to enroll, visit or email


Detroit Jewish Book Fair set to come to The J
WEST BLOOMFIELD — The Detroit Jewish Book Fair, the oldest and largest of its kind in the United States, is scheduled to return for its 72nd Season at the JCC of Metropolitan Detroit, now known as The J, located at 6600 W. Maple Road in West Bloomfield.

The book fair was set to take place Nov. 1-12.

“With a wide range of subjects ranging from The Muppets to Costco to the discovery of DNA’s double helix, the Detroit Jewish Book Fair continues a cultural and literary tradition that showcases diverse authors, discovers new Jewish writers, features local talent, and promotes the global art of Jewish storytelling,” the release states.

More than 30 authors from around the world are a part of the scheduled lineup, according to the release.

“Signature programs and special events” are also set to be part of the Detroit Jewish Book Fair.

A typical Detroit Jewish Book Fair draws more than 20,000 people, the release states.

Events are open to the public and most are free, with the exception of events that include food.

Visit for more information.