News & Notes - 6/28/23 Farmington Press

Farmington Press | Published June 27, 2023


American House has ‘Flag Day Celebration’
FARMINGTON HILLS — American House Farmington Hills held a Flag Day Celebration June 14.

Army veteran and former state Rep. Rocky Raczkowski was the guest speaker.

The celebration also featured a tribute to Rosie the Riveters from the Yankee Air Museum.

“This group represents the women who answered the call and went to work in factories, defense plants and the other jobs left vacant when the men left to fight in the war,” a press release states.

The celebration also included the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154 and the Honor Point Team Guard, the singing of the national anthem and “God Bless America,” a flag-folding ceremony, and a luncheon.


Local bakery scheduled to close
OAK PARK/WEST BLOOMFIELD — Star Bakery, located in Oak Park, is scheduled to close July 2, according to a press release.

Due to the rising costs of labor and ingredients, and continued difficulties “left over from the pandemic,” the business could no longer remain viable, according to the release.

“Star Bakery, which was founded in 1915, was well known to generations of Detroiters for providing traditional Jewish-style baked goods such as rye breads, challahs, rolls, rugelach, seven-layer cake and mandel bread,” the release states. “Now production of some of the bakery’s favorite recipes will continue at Diamond Bakery. There will be job losses, but it is hoped some positions will be transferred to Diamond Bakery.”

Star Bakery’s owners purchased Diamond Bakery, located on Orchard Lake Road in West Bloomfield, in 2021.

According to the release, Diamond Bakery will continue to sell some of Star Bakery’s favorite baked goods, including rugelach, kichel and mandel bread.


Farmington Hills Fire Department offers emergency training
FARMINGTON HILLS — The Emergency Preparedness Commission and the Farmington Hills Fire Department are offering an American Heart Association Heartsaver Class with instruction in CPR, AED, and Stop the Bleed tourniquet training for those age 12 and over 5:30-10 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, at Fire Station 4, located at 28711 Drake Road, according to a press release. The fee is $10 for Farmington Hills/Farmington residents and $20 for non-residents. To receive an American Heart Association Certificate of Training, an additional $20 fee is required regardless of residential status.  An electronic certification card can be printed or accessed online. Non-refundable fees are due by July 13 to ensure the correct student-to-instructor ratio. The class requires that participants are physically able to kneel on the floor and use their arms and hands to perform continuous chest compressions, the release states. To register or for more information, send an email to


Free car seat inspections offered
FARMINGTON HILLS — According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 60% of all child car seats are installed or utilized incorrectly, according to a press release from the city of Farmington Hills.

“The City of Farmington Hills is working to change those statistics by hosting FREE child car seat inspections with nationally certified child car seat technicians from the City’s Fire Department,” the release states.

Child car seat inspections by appointment only are scheduled to take place 8 a.m.-noon on Sunday, July 16, at Fire Station 3, located at 29260 Grand River Ave.

“Technicians will check for proper installation and possible recalls of child car seats,” the release states. “Parents and caregivers will also be provided with education on how to properly install and use the child car seat.”

Inspections take approximately 45 minutes or less, according to the release. The event is free to the public, with no residency restrictions. To register, send an email to