News & Notes - 6/28/23 West Bloomfield Beacon

West Bloomfield Beacon | Published June 28, 2023


Ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for senior center
WEST BLOOMFIELD — Connect, the West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission’s senior center, has scheduled a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a temporary facility that has been secured.

The ceremony is scheduled to take place 9-10 a.m. Aug. 23 at 33230 W. 14 Mile Road, with coffee and treats included.

The location is on the corner of 14 Mile and Farmington roads.

The ribbon cutting is set for 9:30 a.m.

The commission has signed a three-year lease to occupy a storefront located within the Simsbury shopping center at Farmington and 14 Mile roads.

The location will be the primary site for all senior programs and events, and will house senior services staff, according to a press release.


Election workers recognized at board meeting
WEST BLOOMFIELD — At the West Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees meeting June 12, part of the agenda included a proclamation of gratitude for the township’s election workers and polling facilities.

The proclamation resolved “that the West Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees, on behalf of your grateful community, THANKS and recognizes your efforts and contributions toward the integrity and fairness of all elections held in West Bloomfield Township.”


New assistant principal named at Walled Lake Central High School
COMMERCE TOWNSHIP — At a Walled Lake Consolidated Schools Board of Education meeting June 15, Jessica Fisher was appointed as the new assistant principal at Walled Lake Central High School, according to a press release.

Fisher most recently served as the assistant principal at Seminole High School in Pinellas County, Florida.

Prior to that, she was an instructional staff developer with Pinellas County Schools. She started her career as a science teacher and also served as the science department head, the release states.

“I believe that education is the gateway to endless possibilities,” Fisher stated in the release. “I’m passionate about education and supporting teachers, students, and the Walled Lake community. Let’s go Vikings!”

Fisher, who is a Michigan native, graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in elementary education and holds a master’s of administration and supervision from National Louis University in Tampa, Florida, according to the release.


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.