News & Notes - 9/6/23 Eagle

Birmingham-Bloomfield Eagle | Published September 8, 2023

Photo provided by the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan


Seaholm High School student earns Shining Star Award
BIRMINGHAM — Birmingham resident Zoe Granger will be awarded the Shining Star Award by the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan at a signature fundraising event Sept. 7 at Chroma, in Detroit’s historic Milwaukee Junction.

Granger, a senior at Seaholm High School, is being honored for developing the Caring Kids Kits and her contribution to the Girl Scouts. At the presentation Sept. 7, she will become an honorary Girl Scout.

“Zoe Granger exemplifies what it means to be a Girl Scout,” Monica Woodson, the CEO of the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan, said in a press release. “She saw a need and created a project that made a positive impact in our community. She generously offered her time and leadership experience to our Girl Scouts. Zoe inspires all of us to do more for others.”

More information on the Shining Star Award and this year’s fundraising event can be found at


Greenwood Cemetery holds tour
BIRMINGHAM — If you have ever wanted to know how Birmingham got started, this is your chance to find out.  Greenwood Cemetery, on Oak Avenue in Birmingham, will have a tour focusing on the pioneers of Birmingham starting at 1 p.m. Sept. 23.

Participants must meet at the east gate.  A $10 donation is requested to further the preservation of the cemetery. Temporary parking will be allowed on Greenwood Street.


Shopping district celebrates milestones
BIRMINGHAM — Several Birmingham businesses have recently celebrated milestone anniversaries. The Birmingham Shopping District recently recognized local businesses through the Business Anniversary Recognition Program.

The BSD recognized these businesses publicly during board meetings. They were given a commemorative decal, personalized watercolor art print of their business façade and a Birmingham-themed gift basket.

“Long-standing businesses like these set the tone and character of a community,” said Cristina Sheppard-Decius, the BSD’s executive director. “To be in business as long as they have not only shows the strength of how they do business, but also the strength of the downtown and community that supports them. We are lucky to have so many.”

Both established in 1923, the Community House and the Village Players of Birmingham are celebrating 100 years this year. In 1973, Tiffany Florist and Astrein’s Creative Jewelers opened their doors and have been serving the community for 50 years. However, Astrein’s Creative Jewelers closed in June.


Support the Friends of Bloomfield Township Public at their Second Saturday Book Sale
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — On Sept. 9, the Friends of Bloomfield Township Public Library are holding their Second Saturday Book Sale 11 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Friends members are invited to shop the sale early 10-11 a.m. Guests can purchase memberships at the door on the day of the sale.

Thousands of books and audiovisual materials will be available to purchase on the lower level of the library. A range of genres and age levels will be featured.

A $15 minimum purchase is required for Visa, MasterCard and debit cards. More information can be found by calling (248) 642-5800 or visiting


Community House invites guests to Bourbon, Cigars and Friends
BIRMINGHAM — The Community House is hosting a new event Sept. 21 called Bourbon, Cigars and Friends at the Van Dusen Terrace.

The celebration of craftsmanship and luxury will feature bourbons and a curated selection of premium cigars from Wild Bill’s Tobacco.

A  one-hour pre-glow is offered as a  VIP experience at 6 p.m. The event will include an additional pour of exclusive bourbon, premium cigars and appetizers prepared by an award-winning culinary team.

General admission is 7-9 p.m. and includes a flight of four unique bourbons, quality cigars and charcuterie.

Tickets for the Bourbon, Cigars and Friends event can be purchased online at or by calling (248) 644-5832.