News & Notes - 5/25/23 Southfield Sun

Southfield Sun | Published May 24, 2023

Southfield honors Veterans with Memorial Day Commemoration 
SOUTHFIELD — The city of Southfield will commemorate Memorial Day at 9 a.m. Friday, May 26, in Southfield Council Chambers, 26000 Evergreen Road.

The ceremony will include remarks from Mayor Kenson Siver and Southfield Veterans Commission President Gerald Houston, as well as a keynote address by retired Sgt. 1st Class SFC Ron Cyrus, a program analyst for the Federal Reserve Component Transition Advisory Program.

A presentation by the Veterans Commission will honor the late Felix Seldon, a longtime Southfield resident and Southfield Veterans’ Commission member, with the Veterans Commission Award of Excellence.

There will be a performance by Southfield High School for the Arts and Technology, a presentation of colors, a 21-gun salute and the playing of taps by Paul Roache, of Bugles Across America. The Very Rev. Chris Yaw of St. David’s Episcopal Church will provide the invocation and benediction. For more information, contact Southfield Community Relations at (248) 796-5130.


Law Day Free Legal Aid Event returns after hiatus
BIRMINGHAM — Scott Goodwin Law will be holding the 33rd annual Law Day Free Legal Aid Event June 3. This event is returning after a hiatus due to the pandemic.

This event will feature a combination of free legal advice and free carnival fun 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Adults will have the opportunity to receive free legal counsel from lawyers for all areas of law.

“We give back to the community by providing free legal advice and a chance to get legal questions answered in a friendly, pressure-free environment,” Goodwin said in a press release. “To keep kids safer this summer, we hand out free bicycle safety helmets to every child attending.”

For children, there will be carnival fun, including bounce houses, face painting, free hot dogs, ice cream and more. Four bikes and Detroit Tigers tickets will be given away as prizes.

WMUZ-FM 103.5 radio is a sponsor of Law Day, and WMUZ hosts Chris Stevenson, Bob Dutko, Chris Ayotte and talent from WCHB-AM will make an appearance. The event will be held at 999 Haynes St. in Birmingham.


Michigan Women Forward seeks 2023 hall of fame nominees
DETROIT — Michigan Women Forward is accepting nominations for 2023 inductees to join the 344 women in the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame.

Michigan Women Forward was founded in 1986 to encourage and empower women in philanthropy and governance. The Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame and Historical Center, also known as “HERstory,” was established in 1983 to “tell the stories of women’s contributions to Michigan’s history and to inspire the women and girls of tomorrow.”

Until July 15, nominations can be made by individuals or groups and can be made in two categories: historical for deceased candidates and contemporary for living candidates. Candidates must have been born in Michigan, achieved prominence within the state or been a resident of the state for an extended period after achieving prominence elsewhere. Women are also allowed to nominate themselves.

Nominations will be judged based on the following criteria:

• Distinctive accomplishments or contributions that have been of an enduring nature and further the social, cultural, economic, health, education, and/or political well-being of the community, state or nation.

• Service or activity which has significantly advanced the status of women in society.

• Ways in which the nominee changed the course of history for Michiganders and/or citizens of the world.

Nominations that do not have the correct number of examples listed in each part will not be considered.

For more information, visit and click on the tab that says “Hall of Fame.” Those interested in judging the 2023 nominees can email Natalie Hall, chief development and program officer for MWF, at


Nonprofit set to host dance class series
BLOOMFIELD HILLS —According to a press release, JARC, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Bloomfield Hills and dedicated to providing housing and services to people with developmental disabilities, is scheduled to host a free-to-the-community musical theater dance class series in June.

The three-part class is one of several “Hobbies and Hangouts” events, a program of “Making Community Connections,” which is meant to bring people together to learn a new hobby and connect with one another, the release states.

Participants who join the musical theater dance series will learn a dance routine from a Broadway classic, with all experience levels welcome, according to the release.

The series of classes is scheduled to take place 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays June 1, 8 and 15 at Temple Beth El in Bloomfield Hills.

According to the release, attendees are required to be able to attend all three class sessions and must sign up through Jessica Tierney by sending an email to or calling (248) 940-2607.